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that's a live look at the intersection in minneapolis where george floyd was killed. people have been gathering to pay respects and applaud the murder conviction of derek chauvin. the johnson & johnson vaccine has been cleared for use in europe. it had been paused because of potential blood clots. but regulators say the benefits outweigh the risks. it comes as new concerns come about vaccine hesitancy in the u.s. i spoke earlier with a doctor. thanks for joining us, dr. ravi, what do you think needs to be done to address the growing vaccine hesitancy to convince more people to get their shot? >> we need to see community leaders step up and help people understand the science in that getting vaccinated is in their best interest. >> if the cdc allows the johnson & johnson shot to be distributed
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again after their meeting this friday, how crucial will that be or do you think the damage has already been done in terms of people's confidence in that vaccine? >> i think there has already been damage done and we'll need to build up that confidence. the cdc was acting in abundance of caution in pausing the vaccinations and there were six cases out of 6.8 million vaccines into arms and that the risk of adverse effects is so small. compared to many other medical interventions that we take for granted every day. >> we are learning that another new variant of the coronavirus has been found in texas in a college student. how concerned should we be about more variants popping up? >> well, faith, as we continue to vaccinate our country, we're racing against these mutations being created. we don't quite know how this
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individual got this mutation. what we do know is cases are increasing in the united states. and especially this last week we've seen a great surge globally. >> dr. ravi, thank you. >> of course, thank you. and here's a bit of pandemic fallout that probably nobody saw coming. sales of girl scout cookies are way down this year. >> i didn't see that one coming. scout leaders in atlanta are saying they are seeing slow sales and they have more than 700,000 boxes left that are usually already sold by now. the pandemic limited in-person sales. and increased online sales. they weren't even enough to make up for the difference. now they have all these boxes left over. sales deadlines have been extended and there are websites out there where you can buy some of these leftover boxes. >> mm, you know, they say not all heroes wear capes. that's me. >> which one are you going for? >> thin mints, samoas. and that's where i stop, y'all.
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>> send her some boxes. coming up, the countdown to the oscars. we're looking back at some of the most unforgettable moments in oscar history, including the longest-ever acceptance speech. and later this happened. just when you thought parallel parking was hard. you're watching "world news now." we'll be right back. we'll be right back. do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy, even a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. we thought we had
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♪ [male narrator] for as long as we've existed, boys & girls clubs has always been about coming together. to support the families of our communities and do whatever it takes to give every kid a chance at a great future. but we're going through a challenging time right now. and while we may not all be able to come together in the same physical ways, in other ways, we're coming together like never before. because that's what “whatever it takes to build great futures” means. it means providing a safe place to go for children whose parents are on the front lines battling the virus. it means providing millions of meals for kids who previously relied on their school or a meal program which are now shut down. and it's about harnessing the power of technology
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to keep kids moving forward with their education. so yeah. “whatever it takes to build great futures” may mean something different right now. but whatever it is, that's exactly what we're going to keep doing. ♪ and those hollywood nights ♪ ♪ and those hollywood hills ♪ ♪ she was lookin' so right ♪ we are now down to just four more hollywood nights until sunday night's academy awards. >> and this year's oscars promises to look very different than previous years, so this morning we're looking back at sme of the greatest moments of oscar history.
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let's bring in will ganss for more details. good morning. >> you know when this comes to oscars i have this thing on lock. you already know. you already know. after virtual baftas and emmys, we're gearing up for the oscars. a look back at some of the biggest moments in oscars history. and don't worry, we didn't include the streaker from 1974. the most unforgettable moments. >> you like me. right now, you like me! >> the slipups. the slip up. >> this is not a joke. "moonlight" has won best picture. >> the longest speech of all time. >> i'm very happy to be a part of this industry. >> greer garson speaking for more than five minutes, and it was already past midnight. and decades later, joe pesci, slightly more concise. >> it's my privilege. thank you.
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>> with just days to go before hollywood's golden night, the film fans looking to the moments we just can't forget. pushups and the messups. >> please welcome the wickedly talented, one and only, adele dazib. >> will the star-studded lineup of presenters be able to fill the shoes of previous hosts like billy crystal? >> well, welcome to the oscars, or as abc likes to call it, regis' night off. ♪ it's ♪ >> he's hosted the show nine times. but this year the focus is on the films and the academy's most diverse class of filmmakers ever. and an opportunity for more history-making moments. super sized moments.
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>> and the oscar goes to marissa tomei. >> and the hollywood hilarity that only oscar can bring. >> this is hilarious. i got an oscar. >> this is hilarious. olivia coleman who we just saw winning for "the favorite" says she keeps her oscar in bed with her between her and her husband. kate winslet says she keeps hers in the bathroom. emma stone's is at her mom's house. and jared leto has no idea where his oscar is. but the rest of us can find oscar this sunday night. >> just as iconic as those moments are the dresses. the outfits. >> the fashion. cher from the '80s with that see-through situation. >> ooh. >> i can't wait. >> you showed halle berry's dress. but that dress was also iconic. she had all the floral in the right places. >> and the adrian brodie smooch
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that happened. >> i just want to say, you like me, y'all like me. you like me. >> we really like you. we do. >> will ganss, thank you.
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all right, welcome back to "this happened", where we tell you what happened. and we are starting with a man who wanted to prove that his type one diabetes was not going to hold him back. so he decided to run coast-to-coast from disneyland in california to disney world in florida. disney is the parent company of abc. he is an ultra marathoner, and it took him 2,761 miles, 88 days to complete. he called it the mouse to mouse run. and why not, right? think about it. disney's slogan is if you can dream it, you can do it. it's also the happiest place on earth, so why not?
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>> he did that. good for him. >> that happened. the pandemic has done an number on relationships, right? because you're in close quarters and getting on each other's nerves. but this happened in new york in greenwich village. >> ah. >> so if you can read the marquee right there, it says, melanie, you are my star, my hero, my love. will you marry me? and there they are. the couple getting engaged right there. this is melanie, and melanie loves movies. she's a movie buff. so the boyfriend said hey, let's go see a movie. and they get there, and the marquee is basically a proposal to her. congratulations to the happy couple. >> i love proposals. they have so much thought put into it. i hate the ones that are pranks. but this one, you did a good job, joe.
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this next story, i'm going to give you a trigger warning. we have ptsd from the "ever given", and the suez canal. this is maybe how it should have been done. this is a brand-new, super yacht being transported in holland, trying to enter the north sea. but when i tell you the space was tight, that they had to use these pontoons attached to the front and back of it, right, they had very limited space. so the photographer captured the move. look at that. >> all angles. >> how stressful is that? >> that actually looks pretty cool. they did it, right? >> yes, i also want to know who's buying that super yacht, my gosh. and if you are, call me. let me know. one last story before we go. who knew ducklings could actually use a life vest. >> oh, stop. >> a couple saw them struggling to get out of the pool and put those life vests right there, and you see them jumping on them, getting out of the pool.
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how cute. >> this happened.
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, academy award nominee and recording artist, andra day. plus, how to celebrate your love for the movies with a virtual screening party. also, questions, comments, updates, and more, on another edition of "inbox." all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> ryan: good morning. hello, kelly. hi, guys. hello. >> kelly: good morning. i just ate that spicy thing. >> ryan: the hot pepper. >> kelly: the lozenge. >> ryan:

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