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most prestigious competitions. at this hour, million of people in florida and along the southeast are bracing for impact as tropical storm elsa closes right now on florida's gulf coast. also briefly strengthened to a hurricane late tuesday. it has since lost a little bit of its punch. still, 33 counties are under a state of emergency at this hour. the storm is expected to make landfall late wednesday morning. before that though, elsa battered the florida keys with wind and heavy rain. this was the scene in key west on tuesday as the storm skirted west of the lower keys. for more on what we can expect from the storm, we bring in tyler malden.
it has been keeping you guys on you are why toes. in terms of where we're at with not just location but wind speed. >> the wind speed has actually dropped. it is now a 70-mile-per-hour storm but there's not a big difference between 75 miles per hour and 70-miles-per-hour. at the moment, this system is a couple hundred miles to the northwest of surfside. it is about 60 mile due west of tampa. it has gusts as high as about 80, 85 miles per hour. this entire area from about napless all the way to cedar key and orlando, too, so disney world, you're in a tornado watch until 8:00 this morning. as this system does push to the north. elsa continues to swimming these outer bands in. and each little band rotates and has the potential of potentially creating a quick little spindle-off tornado in the national weather service would have to issue a tornado warning. so that's a tornado watch there.
we continue to see the rain push over the same areas over and over and over again. in the last two days, we've seen some areas pick up about six inches of rainfall. as could easily lead the some flooding and elsa is also as it pushes right off the coast of tampa bay, the timing right now is co-insighting with high tide. that is hoping the exacerbate the storm surge threat in the area. it could get up to five feet in the tampa bay area. it goes over north florida, then coastal georgia and them into the mid-atlantic and up the, up into new england and the hurricane graveyard in the north atlantic. you can see pits not just the state of florida that will be dealing with. this it is the entire eastern seaboard. it is a pushes to the north, it will throw all that rainfall up the peninsula, so another soggy day for and many then showers and thunderstorms pushing into
the carolinas and the mid-atlantic. here, paula, we'll have to watch for storm surge as well as heavy rain and flooding as elsa impacts them. >> yeah. it will be with the united states for some time to come. thanks. so. appreciate it. like we were saying, tropical storm elsa is threatening the crews working at the champlane's condo towers. they've been battling that wind and rain as they continue searching the rubble. on tuesday we learned eight more bodies have been recovered bringing the official death toll to 36. more than 100 people are still unaccounted for. we're getting a closer look now at what is left behind and the enormous scale of this disaster. cnn reports. >> reporter: the search and rescue effort growing more urgent as tropical storm elsa looms closer to florida. outer bands of rain already being felt.
>> despite the conditions, we have recovered four additional victims. the number of confirmed deaths is now 36. >> teams still working as long as wind gusts remain under 45 miles per hour. >> they were forced to pause for a little bit. about two hours earlier this afternoon because of the lightning which is mandatory to not work during lightning, and also some gusts of wind that did go above 30 miles per hour with the tropical storm. >> rescue teams now have 100% access to the building rubble and a third of the site where they couldn't safely explore prior to sunday's demolition. expediting the discovery of victims but no sign of life just yet. >> we're not seeing anything positive that continues. in sense. the key things we're looking for all throughout in regard to space, livable spaces. we're not coming across that. we're actively searching as aggressively as we can. >> while the search and rescue effort is still the main focus
at surfside, numerous investigations are happening simultaneously. >> the whole world wants to know what happened here. and especially those who are the victims, the survivors, the family members of those who are in the pile, and i'm very confident that specially the federal investigative team will get to the bottom of this. and that we'll learn what happened, what could have been prevented and how to make sure it never happens again. >> we certainly watched this from afar, being so close. you can see the twisted metal, the concrete that make up a very tall pile. to put it in perspective, the ocean is on the other side and you can't even see it from where we are standing right in front. of course, it is what is underneath this pile that is tearing apart this community. for families, it is knowing that loved ones are somewhere, could
be somewhere underneath. and for the survivors, it is knowing that some of their most cher he ished belongings will n be seen again. surfside, florida. there is troubling new date on the spread of the delta covid variant. the cdc now says the highly contagious variant makes up more than half of all new coronavirus cases. this comes as infections are on the rise in 11 states now. data also shows covid cases are about three times higher in states with below average vaccination rates. not a surprise, right? president joe biden is now sounding the alarm. >> virtually every covid-19 hospitalization and death in the united states has been among the unvaccinated. so if you're vaccinated, you're protected. but if you're unvaccinated, you're not. and you're putting yourself,
more importantly, maybe from your perspective, maybe, your family and your friends at risk. so please get vaccinated now. >> joining me now from san francisco is an internal medicine physician at california pacific medical center. good to see you. we are still talking about this pandemic, of course. and now both in the world but also in the united states, they're talking about a two-track pandemic why. is that at this point in time so significant? especially in the united states? we have those stats that really shows the difference between have vaccine states and the have-not vaccine states. >> we still have. so more work to do in beating this virus in the u.s. this delta variant which we know is much more infectious and may cause more severe illness is now the dominant variant in this country. the speed by which this variant took hold here is truly
remarkable. and i think in areas with lower vaccine coverage, we may likely see large spikes in new cases, and the weeks and months ahead. now, because our vaccines are effective against variants including delta and enough people are now vaccinated, a national surge is really unlikely. but there will be regional ones. the partially vaccinated and the unvaccinated who you're speaking about are really at very high risk right now. so we need to do everything we can to encourage people to take the vaccine. the supply is no longer an issue. we just need people to actually take shots. >> so the white house seems to be having what they're calling more of a granular push. some of that involves getting the vaccines to primary care physicians. do you believe that vaccine mandates will also help? >> well, you know, right now the biden administration is doubling down on effort to get more shots into articles without doing any
mandates. they're focusing on increasing vaccine access in doctors' offices which is a good idea, and work places, as we know people are returning to work. they're ramping up efforts to get more young people ages twoel 18 before they go back to school in the fall. and i think for people hesitant to take vaccine due to the lack of full fda approval, we hope the fda will move quickly on this for the mrna vaccines which will encourage people to move forward with their shots. and we can't forget that most of the world still doesn't have access to vaccines. i feel the need to mention, to beat this virus, we have to work together globally. this is not just a humanitarian act. the more this virus spreads, the more likely it is for a more variant, and that really impacts all of us. so it is in our best interests to help other countries get
access. >> yeah. the w.h.o. spoke about that. and they want to see it go. more quickly. unlt with of reasons is the variants. we're talking about the delta variant now. we had that new data out of israel and it was a bit alarming to everyone, including me. when you see the vaccines are not as effective. when we take a closer look at the data, what do you see? >> it turns out that the current vaccines, the ones available in the united states, the pfizer and moderna as well as the johnson & johnson vaccines, we know they are protective against serious illness, hospitalization and death from the delta variant. the breakthrough cases, the people who were fully vaccinate and still tested positive for the delta variant, they were not tending to get as ill from the, from that particular variant. so that really shows us just how much, how important it is, right? right now for as many people as
possible to get their vaccines in order to avoid illness and suffering. >> it's amazing even with all that data out there, that there is that vaccine hesitancy. the coronavirus pandemic remains very dangerous even as some progress is made. here's a look at how cases are trending compared to the previous week. the w.h.o. director general says the equitable distribution of vaccines and supplies is the only way out of the global crisis. he laid out how the pandemic is now affecting countries differently. >> as you know, we phase a two-track pandemic. the countries that are now opening up their societies are those that have largely controlled the supply of life saving personal protective
equipment, tests, oxygen and especially vaccines. meanwhile, countries without access to supplies are facing waves of hospitalizations and death. >> south korea meantime is entering its fourth wave of coronavirus infections. the health minute industry says it reported its highest day of new infections on tuesday. the country is in a dire situation as the virus is spreading at a very fast rate. the country's leaders are urging immediate action to find out what that could be, we join paula hancock. the point here is that they are experiencing a new wave. do they understand where those outbreaks are during and why? we know in past months, they've been really good at tracking this. >> that's right. what we're hearing from health
officials, paula, is that the main bulk. these new numbers are in the people who are in their 20s and 30s. now, we're not seeing the level of hospitalizations and the number of deaths rise in tandem with these significant rises in new cases. so that shows that obviously, the elder generation, over 60, have for the large part been vaccinated. at this point, under 50s are still not eligible to be vaccinated in south korea so there's a real rush to vaccinate as many as possible. health officials say they're well aware the delta variant is to blame in part and, in great part, in fact, and has a significant presence now in south korea itself. seoul, the capital where they are being found at this point. 81% of the numbers are in the greater seoul area. and we heard from the mayor of seoul saying there will be
additional measures put in place. he said that there have been extra temporary testing centers being settle up. the health minute sister is urging people in their 20s and 30s to get tested, even if they don't have symptoms to slow down this surge. a couple weeks ago we were talking about in south korea lifting some of the social distancing restriction at this. point you still can't have gatherings of more than four people, for example. but now we are talking about potentially increasing the level of social distancing restrictions which shows how quickly things can change. we've had daily figures hovering between 400 and 800 for weeks now. this going well over 1,000 has really made people sit up and take notice. and officials are saying, if you don't need to go out, don't go out. don't have unnecessary gat
gath gatherings. don't have unnecessary trips and asking the population to pull back and keep this in check. it is a country that has not gone for the hard and fast lockdowns as many other countries have done. they've really tried to rely on the sensibilities of the people themselves. but they say if they need to, they'll put more restrictions in place. >> especially in the face of variants so much more dangerous. close to 58,000 fans turned out to see italy beat spain in a penalty shoot-out to advance to the euro 2020 finals. they will face the winner of england versus the denmark schedule to start about 13 hours from now. you know, which english fans are actually counting? spain led most of tuesday's match but missed two penalty kicks. yes, they did. a heart breaker there. fans in rome went wild over the 56th riflt italy is unbeaten in its last 33 matches. if they win, it will be their
first european championship since 1968. the u.s. says the withdrawal from afghanistan is more than 90% complete. the afghan government must pick up the pieces of what is left behind to hold up the taliban. plus, exactly a half year since the january 6th insurrection. we have newly released videos of the riot. what they show and why more u.s. capitol police officers are leaving the force.
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when everyone and everything is connected. that's really beautiful. anything is possible. good morning. cisco. the bridge to possible. in afghanistan the central government is scrambling as the u.s. nears a complete withdrawal. looters have tried to make a profit on what the u.s. left behind, picking through scraps of bagram air base. u.s. forces also left a prison with thousands of detainees including al qaeda figures and taliban. nearly half the country is under taliban control there, shown there in black. that's according to the long war journal. all this comes as the u.s. says
it is almost done with the quote, orderly and responsible withdrawal. >> reporter: as the security situation in afghanistan continues to deteriorate, u.s. central command has announced more than 90% of the u.s. withdrawal is now complete. it comes days after u.s. and nato forces flew out of bagram air base, once the inevitable center of american operations and the 20-year war. since president biden announced the withdrawal in april, the equivalent of 90% has been thrown back to the united states. 650 u.s. marines will remain in afghanistan to protect the u.s. embassy. while other u.s. troops will secure the international airport until a permanent arrangement is reached with turkish forces. while this may signal the end of america's war, for afghanistan it is just another chapter. an emboldened taliban is in the
north where tens of thousands of people have been displaced as they flee the fighting. peace talks between the afghan government and the taliban are at a virtual standstill and the threat of civil war is looming. for the afghans we speak to, they say there is no end in sight to the violence and have little confidence there will ever be peace in this country. cnn, kabul. >> so earlier .with the analyst general mark hurt blg that withdrawal. he said the u.s. hasn't set the afghan government up to fail by leaving but the country has so many issues that haven't been fixed for a number of reasons. listen to part of our conversation. >> it a combination of u.s. strategy changing, the different administrations that have put different views on it. the changing mission set for the military. the changes in terms of the number of force structures that
were alined from the united states and our nato allies. the requirement to do different times of missions and the changing of those missions. and the inherent corruption and dynamics involved in the afghan government. i mean, this will make for a phenomenal after-action review from the strategic, tactical and operational standpoint and i think we have a whole lot to learn about what we wanted to do when we went into afghanistan, what we did and how it changed over the years. >> the u.s. military has been defending many strategic arenas since world war ii. why not afghanistan? especially when we see the rise of isis in iraq. military commanders like you have been telling people like me for decades that it is those ungoverned spaces where terror
groups and insurgencies rise. >> that's true. and you can count on more than two hands the number of ungoverned spaces all over the world and the changes in dynamics between the kinds of terrorists we've had to deal with. whether it was initially al qaeda or later, isis, or boko haram. you can say what kind of changes are they causing? what we've seen in afghanistan after 20 years is a lack of development and growth in terms of countering what is causing the unique and complex insurgency terrorism in that space. >> our thanks there to general mark hertling. the u.s. justice department releases more videos of the capitol riot. why six months later police and others say not enough is being done to address the security
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welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm paula newton and this is cnn news rule. six months since the january 6th insurrection in washington. the fbi has released dramatic new videos from the riot at the u.s. capitol. they include footage from the body cameras of officers who risked their lives trying to keep insurrectionists at bay. brian todd has details. >> reporter: exactly six months since that horrific day.
>> police just came to the foot of the steps and moved more rioters off the steps. >> reporter: the justice department releasing more video from january 6th. this time showing that fanone's radio was stolen from him. moments when he was being severely beaten. the left hand grabbed a badge. the right hand grabbed the radio by the antenna. other video shows rioters chasing guards, threatening the guards before the rioters break into a senate chamber. this comes as more than a dozen current and former u.s. capitol police officers, security officials, lawmakers and aides tell cnn after the insurrection, not nearly enough has been done to address the security failures exposed by the capitol attack. sources tell cnn, the u.s. capitol police department still needs an overhaul and morale is really low. since january 6th, the capitol
hill police have lost an average of three officers a week. quote, we're losing guys left and right. >> part of the morale issue is the fact they didn't feel like they were prepared. so what leadership will have to do is really communicate with the rank and file and reassure them that there are changes being put in place. people need to see the changes, to feel the changes. >> reporter: meanwhile threats against lawmakers have gone up this year. over the past few weeks, the fbi and department of homeland security have warned of potential violence this summer tied to false conspiracy theories that former president trump will return to office in august. >> some of those folks are dangerous. you can't take it lightly. that's part of what the capitol police has to be able to do. not just to be able to shore up the building. >> reporter: the heavy security fencing around the capitol has been gradually scaled back. outer fencing was removed by the end of march. and there are report the current
fencing will be taken down. in the investigation, more than 535 people have now been arrested in connection with breaching the capitol, assaults and other charges. significant conspiracy cases are being built against members of far right extremist groups including the oath keepers. >> the oath keepers are people the justice department says worked together to arrange for guns to be planted around washington, d.c., primarily at hotels and hotels in virginia, across the river, and that they moved together. they got together to come on january 6th. >> but there are him of riot here's have not yet been identified. the dragnet for them is still in force. and the suspect who's planted the two pipe bombs have not been apprehended. law enforcement says they're concerned that personal might try to strike again. the governor of new york has
declared a state of emergency over the state's gun violence. now, andrew cuomo said he'll sign legislation that allows for civil lawsuits against gun manufacturers, distributors and dealers for how they market and sell firearms. he says the new law will do what washington refused to do. hold gun manufacturers accountable. more than 50 people were shot in new york state over the july 4th holiday weekend. governor cuomo says when you break down these numbers, there are more people dying of gun violence and crime than of covid. >> we went from one epidemic to another epidemic of the we went from covid epidemic to gun violence. and the fear and the death that goes along with it. >> brazil's president faces major political challenges as the covid crisis, the vaccine scandal and protests on the streets grow.
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the covid-19 variant has been detected in brazil but officials say there have been no sign of community spread. it comes as they want the president bolsonaro meimpeached over yet another covid scandal. >> reporter: once riding high over the cheering of supporters, the wave of popularity now crashing hard into the rising tide of discontent. as cries for his impeachment seem to grow louder about at this day, fueled in large part of hishamming of the pandemic and governmental corruption in
vaccine acquisition that opponent say delayed the delivery of high efficacy vaccines like pfizer and buyon tech that could have saved more lives. in favor of the co-vaxin. a less proven vaccine at a much higher cost. a contract that many of those took to the streets in protest this weekend, say may have led not only to delays in vaccinations but also, unethical financial gain for pro bolsonaro lawmakers. >> it is a question of principles. it is a question of values. it is a question of morals. it is a question of repudiating and rejecting the criminal negligence that has led to over 500,000 deaths. >> speaking to rt roers after a whistleblower testified to congressional investigators that he had warned the president about the alleged contract improprieties, displaying the dismissive defiance he's become famous for. >> translator: as far as i'm
concerned, there is nothing wrong with the contract. not a penny was spent on co-vaccine. you people who want to judge me for corruption, you're going to get it wrong. i am incorruptible. >> that co-vaxin contract now suspended. for its part, denying any wrongdoing saying as of june 29th, they have not received any advance ability for supplied any vaccines to moh brazil. supplies in several countries worldwide where it is being supplied successfully. meanwhile, opposition lawmakers seizing on bolsonaro's cratering popularity amid allegations of graft by combining some of the more than 100 already existing impeachment requests against the president into a so-called super request for his ouster. and the brazilian supreme court
green lighting a criminal inquiry last week into bolsonaro for his handling of the matter. leading to a palpable sense of anger. >> that's a dollar that bolsonaro wanted to earn on each vaccine they bought on the life of every brazilian. it is the result of genocidal policy which trivialized coronavirus in our country. >> with it likely to run its course, the death toll from covid-19 still rising. albeit more slowly than before with more people joining the ranks of the grieving as the pandemic rages silently on. cnn. police in nicaragua detained a sixth leader in what a rights group call a night of terror. the government of daniel ortega
has detained dozens his opponents since last may. business people have been targeted, human rights groups say they are working to eliminate disent ahead of november elections. thank you for joining us here at cnn newsroom. if you're watching in the united states, i'll be right back with more news. you know when your dog is itching for a treat. itching for an outing... or itching for some cuddle time. but you may not know when he's itching for help...
china's crackdown on tech coil prompted a sell-off of the ride hailing company didi just days after the debut on the stock market. shares fell as much as 25% in the trading session tuesdayful china announced it will also step up assume vision of chinese firms listed offshore. david culver has details from shanghai. >> didi facing mounting pressure from chinese regulators and a pushback on chinese media. the massive ride hailing company
went public on the new york stock exchange last week and it was followed by a swift rebuke from beijing. citing national data security concerns and suspended it from adding new users for its app. it also banned app stores for offering it from download. into like the uber of china and it boasts some 377 million users on mainland china alone. the regulatory agency said didi severely violate laws by illegally collecting and using personal information. didi says it will come my and rectify and improve risk avoidance. there are some reports suggesting they may have been warned 8 of it but they might have gone ahead because of the mounding pressure of investors. she is not the only one. a truck line recruiting company prevented new users. you this all have something in common. they all recently went public in
the u.s. stock market and they carry a lot of personal information. so it raises questions if geo politics might be at may here. while not specifically naming any company, state media reporting on tuesday that china will increase regulation of its overseas companies and crack down on illegal activity in the securities market. several tech company have faced investigations that in turn have led to record fines and massive overhauls. cnn. shanghai. so the glitz, the glamor and the stars have all returned to the french riviera. the cannes festival is back after being shut down. covid is still casting a big shad officially. >> reporter: after a year of washout, organizers at the cannes film festival are rolling
out the red carpet once again ahead of the 74th edition. canceled last year and usually held in may, there year the festival will run from july 6 to 17. and it is back a stacked line-up. 24 films in 16 countries will be competing. those in the running include annett starring adam driver. the actor and director sean penn's flag day. and wes anderson's the french dispatch. malcolm x director spike lee will be heading the diverse. >> the lockdowns that game the safety measures, everyone is really hoping that this cannes will be a off point, a reentry back into the world for the whole film. >> they're hoping it will be
unlike any other. strict safety and health measures will be in place. that means stars won't be exchanging kisses and hugs. although frags lifted its coronavirus mask ordinances and curfew in june, festival attendees will have to wear masks indoors. testing centers have sprung up. guests will spit into tubes and those who can't provide negative covid tests will be turned away. the usual glamorous parties will be scaled down. all in an effort to keep moviegoers and festival attendees safe. >> translator: well there is no situation with zero risk but generally it is safer to go see a film at the festival than to go shopping at the supermarket. >> many businesses are relying on the festival to help them.
>> we missed it in terms of finances, too. we won't lie. we're thrilled. we remained positive since the beginning of the crisis so we're delighted to see tourists again. >> reporter: with some international travel restrictions still in place, the number of high spending tourists will be lower than usual but still now, as cyril just mentioned there, director spike lee is serving as jury president at this year's festival. he's the first black person to ever hold that role. on tuesday he spoke out about race relations in america, and he referenced radio ream, the character who was killed by police in his film "do the right thing," which premiered at cannes three decades ago. >> when you see brother eric garner, you see king george
floyd murdered, lynched, i think of ray rahim. and you would think and hope that there 30 [ bleep ] years later, that black people stop being hunted down like animals. >> lee's film, black klansman, which also dealt with race, earned one of the festival's top awards in 2018. we are following new developments in britney spears' legal battle to obtain control of her finances. the pop star's court appointed attorney has submitted a petition to resign. he's represented spears throughout her 13-year conservatorship. his resignation comes nearly two weeks after the singer's explosive testimony where she called the conservatorship arrangement abusive. spears' longtime manager also resigned tuesday, saying the singer intends to retire. the next court hearing in the case is scheduled for next week.
so a study in iceland found that a four-day workweek -- that's right, just four days -- didn't hurt employees' productivity. researchers tracked 2,500 workers for four years, not a little bit of time, who had reduced their workweek to 35 or 36 hours. now, researchers found the wor workers -- productivity remained the same or even improved. 86% of iceland's working population is now either on shorter working hours or now have the right to be there in the future. natalie naegle joins me now. she's the co-founder and ceo of a company that has operated on a four-day workweek since 2017. my first words to you are, congratulations. >> thank you. >> beyond that, i'm going to start with a question you would normally end the interview with. i'm going to make it my first question. if a four-day workweek is so
good for business and it's good for the employees, why the heck are people still working five days a week? >> that's the best question, right? i think we're just -- we're just -- we're not asking ourselves enough questions around why are we working the way we work, and can we challenge that? i think there's a lot of issues still around how we measure the productivity and evaluate our knowledge workers, and we're kind of stuck in thinking more industrial revolution. like we're trying to evaluate folks by the number of widgets we put on a conveyor belt, but you can't do that with knowledge work. we say, okay, we're going to measure you by the hours your but butt is in your seat because we can do that. it's much harder to count output. for us, the realization that it doesn't matter how many hours you work, it matters how productive the time is, that's hard. we don't train managers to do that well. so it just becomes much easier to say, okay, show up for 40 hours.
that's what i pay you to do, and that's how i know you're doing a good job. >> let's do a deep dive here, though. your employees do 32 hours a week, though. this is not about trying to squeeze more hours into four days. and what have you found? are people just as productive? >> yeah. when we launched it, we launched it as an experiment because we had been reading a book "deep work," we talks a lot about the brain's capacity for deep, meaningful work. that's the work we're hired to do, not checking email or facebook. the science shows that the brain maxes out at four hours a day. so when we looked at it, we said, what are we doing for eight hours a day, five days a week for 40 hours? we must be doing something wrong. there must be a better way. so our team is not only as productive, i would argue some of the quality of our work has improved too because we're getting these three -- four eight-hour days and then three consecutive days off where the brain can rest and recover, solve challenging programs in the background while you're doing other things and really
come back to work refreshed and ready to go. >> i don't have a lot of time left, but what surprised you the most about the benefits to not just your company but your employees? >> i think what we found that's been most impressive is how much that fifth day has contributed to not just like happiness internally, but our ability to contribute externally outside of ourselves. so some folks spend that time with their family or building a deck outside. but a lot of folks on my team spend it contributing to their communities, whether it's at their church or nonprofits or mentoring other folks who are early in their career. and that's been really not only rewarding, but it allows us all to grow and really try to understand the purpose of work and can we make that more about being people first than just feeding this beast that is the business constantly. it's been very rewarding and we're really excited to be able to do it. >> so much to think about there. you've given us all a lot to mull over as we continue with
our 40-plus hour workweeks. thanks. appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. thank you. now, the olympic journey to tokyo has come to an end for sha'carri richardson. usa track and field revealed their olympic roster tuesday, and the sprinter's name wasn't on it. she had hoped to compete in the 4 by 100 meter relay because the one-month suspension she recently received for that positive thc, it would have ended before that event in tokyo. but the u.s. team says all athletes must adhere to current world anti-doping code even though they argued the rules regarding thc should be re-evaluated. now, richardson had previously secured her trip to tokyo for her signature 100 meter dash event but was disqualified because of that suspension. all right. that does it for me here at "cnn newsroom." i'm paula newton. rosemary church picks things up for us right after the break. thanks for watching.
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