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Lawmakers report awful conditions at Rikers Island

New York lawmakers who visited Rikers Island jail complex this week described the conditions there as "awful" and "inhumane." Plans are in the works to close the facility by 2027. Earlier this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an emergency relief plan to address immediate issues at the complex. New York State Senator Jabari Brisport and New York State Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas, who visited Rikers, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss what they saw.


Biden tours Ida damage in Northeast

President Biden on Tuesday surveyed the storm damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in parts of New Jersey and New York. He called the storm an opportunity to acknowledge the reality of climate change as extreme weather events become more common. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, NPR White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and Axios congressional correspondent Alayna Treene join CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on the president's domestic policy agenda, as well as Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Doha, Qatar.

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