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it's friday, september 24th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, final approval. the cdc gives the green light for a vaccine booster shot. who's eligible for a third dose of protection against covid-19. grocery store mass shooting. a gunman opens fire killing at least one and wounding 12 others. the new details about the shooter. subpoenas issued. the four trump allies now at the center of a house committee investigation into the january 6th capitol riot. good morning, i'm diane king hall in for anne-marie green. we begin with breaking developments on the covid-19
vaccine. overnight the director of the cdc approved pfizer's booster shot for millions of americans. rochelle walensky signed off on recommendations made by a panel of advisers. it offers a new round of protection against a virus that's killed more than 684,000 americans. here's who is eligible for a third dose -- people over the age of 65, nursing home residents, and people ages 18 to 64 with underlying medical conditions. walensky added a recommendation saying people over 18 who have a job where they might be exposed, for example health care workers, can get a booster, as well. you have to wait six months from your last pfizer dose. health officials are still working on booster data for moderna and johnson & johnson vaccines. now to a mass shooting at a tennessee grocery store where a gunman killed one person and wounded at least a dozen others. it happened at a kroger store just outside the memphis yesterday afternoon.
police say the shooter took his own life. law enforcement sources tell cbs news he may have been a disgruntled employee. bradley blackburn has the latest on the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: diane, good morning. this story's in an upscale suburb of memphis. the police chief says it's the most horrific thing to happen in the town. we're hearing from witnesses who were right there when the shooting began. it was just before 1:30 in the afternoon when the first shots rang out inside a kroger supermarket in collierville, tennessee. >> active shooter at the kroger. >> reporter: a young man entered the store and began firing. >> he comes right behind us and starts shooting. and he kept on shooting and shooting and shooting. >> reporter: employees ran to the back of the store to hide, but the gunman seemed to follow them. >> he came through the receiving department, through the back of the store, by a break room. he went through the back and came through the back of the receiving department. and one of my co-workers got shot in the head.
and a customer got shot in the stomach and an arm. >> reporter: officers found the gunman's body in the rear of the store dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. >> we found people hiding in freezers and in locked offices. you know, they were doing what they h had been trained to do - run, hide, fight. >> reporter: this was the second mass shooting at a u.s. supermarket this year. in march, ten people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a king super in boulder, colorado. and the fbi has joined the investigation in tennessee helping to process evidence from a very large crime scene. the gun violence archive says there have been more than 500 mass shootings already this year. >> tough to hear. bradley blackburn in new york. thank you. the house committee investigating the january 6th capitol attack has issued its first round of subpoenas. among those subpoenaed, mark meadows, steven bannon, dan scovino, and cash patel, all in contact with former contact president trump before and
during the capitol riot. the committee says it's investigating the facts, circumstances, and causes of the attack. epositions nt mont government could shut down and default on its debt. the double whammy could wipe out six million jobs here in the u.s. nikole killion reports from washington, d.c. >> reporter: the federal government in limbo one week before funding is due to run out. >> a shutdown is inconceivable, abhorrent, repugnant. >> reporter: the white house officially put federal agencies on notice warning it is preparing for any contingency. the 2019 shutdown lasted 35 days and cost the economy $11 billion. but a shutdown now during a pandemic could impact the cdc and nih. >> we'll keep government open. >> reporter: congressional democrats and republicans remain
deadlocked over the spending measure which includes aid for hurricane ida and afghan refugees. but the real disagreement is over a provision to suspend the debt limit so the government can keep paying its bills which so far republicans are refusing to do. is t there anything that can change your mind? >> i'm not going to increase a debt limit to spend another $5 trillion in the next month. >> reporter: the senate is expected to vote on the government funding bill in the coming days, but there's not a lot of hope it will pass given the current divide which doesn't leave congress much time to find a fix. nikole killion, cbs news, capitol hill. meanwhile, a federal arrest warrant has been issued for the fiance of gabby petito, the 22-year-old whose body was found in a wyoming national park. the indictment accuses brian laundrie of unauthorized use of a debit card and several other accounts, spending more than $1,000. it allegedly happened around the time of petito's disappearance and does not say who the card belongs to.
meantime, investigators rib out again today searching for laundrie at a florida nature preserve. he's been missing for more than a week after returning home to florida on september 1st without petito. the city of moab, utah, is launching an investigation into its police department's hang laun ian offic concl i report it was not domestic assault but more of a mental health crisis. this morning there is new fallout over the expulsion of haitian migrants at the texas border. daniel foot, the special envoy to haiti, has quit. he's protesting the, quote, inhumane, counterproductive decision by the u.s. to deport a large number of haitian refugees. the biden administration temporarily suspended the use of mounted horse patrols near the border. the decision comes as footage surfaced showing some agents charging at migrants with some witnesses saying officers even swung horse reins near their faces.
right now at least 3,100 migrants remain at an encampment at the texas border town. government officials say the u.s. has expelled nearly 2,000 haitian adults and families since sunday. coming up, crew member quarantine. a billionaire on a historic spacex flight gets some rth. a ubs caht on deo getting a fun lesson on a school playground. this is the "cbs morning news." so, the last two years that i've had my dexcom have been the most adventurous years of my life. loved running. this is incredible. i really worry about lows to the point where i let it get in my way for years. the alerts are a miracle. it's changed my life. a hundred percent. i love my dexcom. i really do. for people who could use a lift
jurors are jurors are expected to begin deliberations today in the federal trial of r. kelly. the 54-year-old r&b star faces racketeering charges related to alleged illegal sexual activity involving women and underage teens. during yesterday's closing arguments, kelly's attorney compared the singer to dr. martin luther king jr., invoking one of his speeches. kelly faces decades in prison if convicted.
he's also been charged with sex crimes in illinois and minnesota. why a spacex crew member is under quarantine, and there's a new development in a deadly police custody case. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the rochester democrat and chronicle" reports only one city police officer will face departmental charges in the death of daniel prude. the 41-year-old black man died of asphyxiation last year. officers restrained him by putting a hood over his head and held him down with his head against the pavement during a mental health episode. the police department says one of the seven suspended officers, mark vaughn, has been served with departmental charges. it did not reveal what the exact charges are. none of the officers face criminal charges. "reuters" says the billionaire commander of the first all-civilian crew to orbit the earth is under quarantine because his family tested positive for covid-19. jared isaacman and three other private citizens returned to
ground saturday after three days mission. he says hife, thr two lall virud from florida. wife and my kids and myself, prior to launch as part of just normal launch protocols. while in orbit, quarantine, you know, breaks at that point. and you know, i guess you're around a lot of people during the launch and re-entry events. looks like we got a little case of covid going through the household right now. >> isaacman says all the adults in his household were fully vaccinated, and he has not tested positive. and the "associated press" reports prince harry and his wife visited the world trade center site in new york city. the couple toured the rebuilt location yesterday with new york governor kathy hochul and mayor bill de blasio. they also made a somber visit to the september 11th memorial. arin nork for is ess of sussex
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and contact the company. delta airlines says it's banned more than 1,600 people since the federal mask mandate went into effect. the company now wants other airlines to share the names on their banned list. the number of people on those internal lists separate from the federal no-fly list now topped 4,000 by may, but it's likely higher than that since southwest and american airlines don't release their data. as of now, the federal mask mandate is slated to end in january. and something just in time for halloween. the rhode island farmhouse that inspired the 2013 horror movie "the conjuring" is up for sale. it has 14 rooms and sits on 8.5 acres. the tale is the home is haunted by a woman who lived in the house in the 1800s. if that doesn't scare you, maybe the price will. it's listed for $1.2 million. diane, i'm going to stay far,
far away from that house. >> i was literally going to ask you if you had the money, would you -- and same. nope. i'm a nope on this one. i don't like scary movies, and i don't need a scary house to remind me. right? >> i hear you, girl. >> all right. elise preston at the new york stock exchange, thank you. up next, a wild scene at the playground. a bear cub learns how to navigate a slide. we'll show you the adorable video.
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our top stories this morning -- an investigation is underway after a mass shooting at a tennessee grocery store outside memphis yesterday. a gunman killed one person and injured at least 12 people. police say the shooter took his own life. law enforcement sources tell cbs news he may have been a disgruntled employee. and breaking overnight, the cdc approved pfizer's covid-19 booster shot for millions of americans. those eligible include people over the age of 65, nursing home residents, adults with underlying medical conditions, and workers who have increased risk of being exposed to covid like health care employees. the tony awards celebrating
the best of broadway are returning this sunday. the ceremony was delayed for more than a year because of the pandemic. dana tyler has a preview of this year's show. ♪ >> reporter: you ought to know broadway's long intermission is over. ♪ with shows finally reopening after the pandemic pause, the tony awards are honoring performances from the last season. jagged little pill featuring music from alanis morissette is up for 15 tonys. >> i can't believe these songs have taken on a new life in a way that has expanded what i even knew possible. >> reporter: "moulin rouge" is next with 14 nominations and it reopens this tony weekend. its star aaron tavate is poised to win as the only nominee for best leading actor in a musical. >> you dream about it, but you don't imagine it's going to happen. it's very, very special. >> reporter: "a soldier's play" is among the nominees for best revival of a play.
>> you need to learn respect. >> reporter: along with its lead actor blair underwood, society an army base in segregated louisiana, underwood played a captain investigating a sergeant's murder. >> you hear the gasps some nights, but more importantly, you feel it. you can feel it just sometimes just stunned silence. >> reporter: it explored the relationships of three interracial couples and earned 12 tony nominations, including five in the acting categories. >> to be honored among all of these incredible artists is -- i'm over the moon. this theater kid is very happy. >> reporter: the awards show will be hosted by audra mcdonald and streamed on paramount plus, followed by a two-hour special on cbs hosted by actor leslie odom jr. that broadcast will include the three top tony awards and performances by broadway's biggest stars. ♪ a celebration and a message to the world -- broadway is back. dana tyler, cbs news, new york.
coming up on "cbs mornings," we'll take you to michigan and show you how the auto industry is being severely impacted by a global computer chip shortage. plus, vlad duthiers introduces us to an ice cream shop owner in downtown new york city who's giving back to the community. and actress reese witherspoon talks with gayle king about season two of the hit streaming series "the morning show." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thank you for watching. i'm diane king hall. have a great weekend. ♪