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>> this is good lotion. mike, listen. >> it's not too -- >> what are you afraid of? >> it smells good. this will get rid good morning, america. and as we come together on this thursday morning, tornadoes touching down around the country. breaking overnight. wild weather all across the country. twisters tearing through the heartland. >> tornado is on the ground. >> damaging homes as fires and floods rip through the west. monsoon storms sweeping arizona. >> oh, my god. >> carrying cars down streets. firefighters rescuing a family trapped on the roof of their car. and flames raging on the west coast. nearly 70 wildfires burning. now, the new threat targets the heartland. ginger tracking it all. alarming rise. positive covid cases in america nearly doubling since mid-june.
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hospitals saying they're seeing younger patients get sicker as concern grows for kids with the delta variant spiking. the cdc director joins us live. this morning, chilling 911 calls from the surfside condo collapse revealing the chaos inside. >> yes, i'm in champlain towers. something is going on here. you've got to get us out of here. >> as a new investigation reveals warning signs about the building as early as 1996. breakthrough for britney. a judge granting the superstar's request to hire her own attorney as she calls for her father to be charged with conservatorship abuse. her tearful new testimony, what's next and her new message to fans overnight. also this morning, roughly 2 million passport applications p. americans forced to cancel trips, what's behind the delays and the new warning about some websites.
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we're going to tell you your best chance for getting your passport on time. ♪ and all tied up! >> this building is shaking. >> the bucks storming back in the nba finals. giannis blocking out the suns. who will take pivotal game five? plus, five-time medalist simone biles on "gma." how she's gearing up for the olympics. her final interview before getting on that plane to tokyo. as she says -- >> good morning, america. good morning, america. it's great to be here with robin and amy and i know you two stayed up last night to watch that nba finals game. >> absolutely. it was good. >> absolutely not. >> absolutely not, okay. that's what i was expecting to hear. since you didn't, i'm going to tell you, the series is all tied up. the bucks had a big win last night. >> was it worth it? >> oh, so worth it.
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>> sounds like it was. >> even steven now. >> i'll let you catch me up on it during the break. a lot of news to get to. the latest on that alarming rise in covid cases as the delta variant is spreading new concerns now about unvaccinated kids getting sick. cdc director dr. rochelle walensky is standing by to talk about that live. that is ahead, but first, that triple threat hitting overnight. dangerous weather ripping all across the country. tornadoes touching down in the heartland. floodwaters washinthwe as dozens of wildfires burn. ginger, of course, is going to track that all for us and joins us now with more. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, robin. i know people see, oh, 28 reported tornadoes in iowa. it's iowa. they get tornadoes, right? not like that, and not in july. that is four times their entire monthly average of july. twister after twister zeroing in on iowa. >> tornado is on the ground. due east. >> reporter: at least 28 tornadoes tearing across fields igniting power lines. >> ooh.
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>> oh, look at that. >> reporter: this was the scene in lake city, debris turning it into projectiles across the road. this home shredded. the roof peeled right off. a drone capturing the severity of all the damage. tree limbs snapping or in this case catching this trailer. and a semi-truck bowled over. inside dozens of pigs. thankfully they were able to corral all of them quickly. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: annd in arizona, the long-awaited monsoon rains coming down too fast and furious sending cars floating down streets. much of the southwest suffering severe drought, now getting 4 to 5 inches of rain so quickly and under a flash flood watch. first responders in rescue mode plucking people from peril. this man and his daughter being helped stranded on the roof of the car in tucson. and now at least 68 large
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wildfires are burning an area the size of delaware. in oregon, the bootleg fire is that's grown to an area nearly seven times the size of san francisco. it's mostly in forested areas so the officials say it will likely burn until late fall. so let me show you what this looks like on a map, the triple threat going forward today on the jet stream is really the culprit, dry and windy the in the northwest. then you've got monsoon storms from tucson metro, right through say the southeastern area of arizona, southwestern new mexico and severe storms possible from oklahoma up to michigan and new york. damaging winds, the main threat, but we've seen this produce considerable amounts of tornadoes. i'd watch out right in the center of the region, amy, and we'll be giving you more updates on this throughout the show. >> we know you are watching, thank you. now to the coronavirus emergecy. an alarming rise in cases as the
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delta variant sweeps through the country and hospitals are saying patients are coming in younger and sicker. whit johnson joins us with more n all of that. good morning, whit. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. new york city, once the epicenter of the pandemic has made a remarkable recovery, but cases here have more than doubled in the last week. fueled by the delta variant and across the country the cdc is now predicting an increase in hospital admissions over the next month. this morning, the highly contagious delta variant gripping the nation, positive covid cases across the country rising nearly 87% since mid-june. in los angeles, cases are up 500% over the past month. cedars-sinai hospital reporting a seven-fold increase in covid hospitalizations in two weeks. hels officials say the majority of those patients are unvaccinated, 20 to 40-year-olds. the rapid rise of the delta variant now putting an urgent focus on children, those under 12 still not eligible for a vaccine. health officials in utah, where
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there are no mandatory covid protocols in place, say they investigated outbreaks at ten different summer camps in one week. >> this is perhaps a glimpse of what's to come for the school year which, if that's the case, it's quite concerning. >> reporter: seven children in mississippi are being treated in icus including one younger than a year old. two of the children on ventilators. health experts say they are seeing more severe symptoms in children who test positive for the delta variant. >> i suspect that's probably because this delta variant is imparting a little more severe illness in the pediatric population than those earlier strains that were circulating. >> reporter: for one family in arkansas, a hopeful development. 13-year-old kaia hospitalized with covid is getting taken off a ventilator. >> i had not heard my baby's voice since july 3rd so i'm excited to hear her say hi, mom. >> reporter: and back here in new york city, health officials say more than 98% of those who were hospitalized or died from covid this year were not fully vaccinated. michael. >> all right, thank you, whit.
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joining us now is the director of the cdc, dr. rochelle walensky. dr. walensky, thank you for joining us this morning. we're getting reports of younger people now being hospitalized with covid. are children more vulnerable to getting severely ill from the delta variant and how bad are their symptoms? >> good morning, michael. i think what we recognize is that people who are unvaccinated are more likely to get severe symptoms and end up in the hospital and what we're seeing now is that children are now more likely to be unvaccinated so the lower age you are the less likely you've been vaccinated. we know that our 12 to 17-year-olds, only about 30% of them are vaccinated across the country, whereas our greater than 65-year-olds over 80% are vaccinated across the country. so what we're seeing is, people are coming into the hospital when they're unvaccinated. >> in some parts of the country,
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the fall semester speaking of younger kids, the fall semester of school is set to start next month. with younger kids being unable to receive a vaccine and the surge happening in unvaccinated people, is it safe to send them back to school? >> well, i can tell you about how to keep them safe. so yes, first of all, we want our schools to be open. we believe our schools can safely be open. but we still have to practice mitigation measures that keep them safe as we open those schools which is so very important in the fall ahead and the school they've missed over the last year and a half. how do we do that? we vaccinate our families so our younger kids are not at risk. by vaccinating your teenagers and adults in the household, you protect your young children from being at risk. when they go back to school to have them wear masks, to practice the mitigation measures we have been talking abot, and by doing so, we believe our kids can be safely back at school. many of the outbreaks that we're investigating now, working with states to investigate now, are a result of not practicing those prevention measures. >> nearly -- but nearly every state is reporting a rise in new cases, chicago, they've reinstated travel restrictions for unvaccinated travelers.
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if this trend that we're seeing right now keeps up, do you anticipate more cities and states doing the same as chicago is doing? >> i think that may be the case but i think now is our moment to really double down on our vaccination efforts and our other prevention interventions. we still have to send the same messages as we did last year, if you have upper respiratory symptoms, symptoms of covid, please go get a test. those tests are available. if you think you have symptoms and you haven't had a negative test yet please stay home, quarantine. do not expose yourself to others, wear a mask. all of the same prevention measures and, of course, this year we have the best tool that is go get vaccinated. >> and we all know in about a week the olympics are going to start in tokyo and they are reporting the highest number of covid cases in almost six months. is it safe for the games to proceed even though there won't be fans? >> right, so they have deployed measures, prevention measures within the olympic stadium and
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the olympic games to try and keep their athletes and the viewers safe and so what would defer to the tokyo games for the prevention measures i know they're putting in place including vaccination as well as testing and other quarantine measures. >> dr. walensky, thank you so much. we always appreciate your input. >> thanks so much for having me. >> thank you. robin. and speaking of the olympics, the opening ceremony a little more than a week away now as tokyo reports its highest number of new covid cases in six months. james longman is live in tokyo, has the latest for us. good morning, james. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, robin. more and more athletes are arriving here in tokyo for the games and we're hearing more and more positive cases being reported and as a result entire teams in some cases are having to isolate. the international olympic committee says they're confident they can put on a safe and successful games. this morning, with the olympics just over a week away, tokyo is setting the wrong kind of record. reporting the highest number of
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new covid cases in almost six months. at over a thousand daily cases the numbers are low compared to other countries but they're going in the wrong direction, and with only 16% of japanese people fully vaccinated new outbreaks are causing concern, with several in isolation after being near someone who tested positive. overnight, sources have confirmed to espn that team usa's bradley beal entered health and safety protocols at the camp raising the possibility that the basketball player may have to miss the games, and it's getting clearer just how different these games will be. no fans, no high-fives and now a new first, winning athletes will have to put medals around their own necks. overnight, abc news was with the u.s. gymnastics team as they boarded their plane to the games. five-time olympic medalist simone biles telling our kaylee hartung that even though these olympics will be different, she's ready. >> there will be no crowd. we will kind of be sanctioned to our rooms, but other than that, it's still the olympics, so we're excited.
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>> reporter: something like 85% of all athletes and officials arriving here have been vaccinated and the ioc is keen to point out, if an athlete does test positive, they won't be disqualified. they'll be simply labeled as did not start which means another team member can take their place but this sure is a different olympics, robin. >> it certainly is, james. thank you. we'll have more with the incredible simone biles coming up in our next hour. michael. now we'll go to the latest on the surfside condo collapse. for the first time we are hearing 911 calls from residents racing to escape as new evidence emerges of possible warning signs as early as 1996. victor oquendo is on the scene in surfside. >> what is your emergency? >> yes, i'm in champlain towers. something is going on here. you have to get us out of here. >> reporter: the distressed calls for help made just moments after the surfside condo's sudden collapse. >> you're in your apartment. >> yes, but half the building is gone! >> reporter: 911 calls coming in
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the middle of the night from inside part of the tower still standing. >> we think the roof collapsed in the building. a bunch of us are in the garage but we cannot get out. >> reporter: desperately attempting to escape through the garage. >> we're going back up the stairwell. the garage is inundated with water. we don't know where the water is coming from. >> reporter: outside, a chaotic scene as first responders rushed in. >> half of the building collapsed. i was able to escape, but i'm out in the parking lot. >> reporter: in the three weeks since the building's collapse the search transitioning into a recovery mission, family of the victims struggling to come to terms. bernardo and maria who lost their sister telling wplg, they still question why. >> hundreds of thousands of buildings just their building fell, collapses. that's unbelievable. >> reporter: and we've obtained documents indicating that as far back as 1996 inspectors were calling for repairs to the garage and to the pool. the building would have been just 15 years old at that time
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and while the repairs were eventually made, some experts we've spoken with say that is still pretty unusual. amy. >> victor, thank you. also this morning, a top u.s. general's bombshell comments about former president trump. general mark milley saying he feared trump would stage a coup following his election loss. martha raddatz has details for us. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the chairman of the joint chiefs was deeply concerned after the election that donald trump would try to use the military to remain in office. "the washington post" says general mark milley, in the upcoming book about trump, made numerous references to the onset of nazi power in germany saying he had a stomach-churning feeling about a possible reichstag moment when hitler used an attack on the german parliament to establish a nazi dictatorship. milley who had already publicly apologized at that point for walking with the president through lafayette square after black lives matter protesters were forcibly removed from the
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area is quoted telling aides, he feared the equivalent of brown shirts in the streets after a briefing about a pro-trump rally protesting the election. the book describes how milley started informal meetings with other military leaders about how they would refuse to follow any orders that trump issued they saw as illegal, robin, very disturbing. >> very disturbing, indeed. martha, thank you. we're going to turn now to the nba finals, down to the best of three series after the bucks' big win tying the series 2-2. will reeve was there in milwaukee. amy, pay attention. here are the highlights coming up with will. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, robin. i'm in the spot where it happened. 1:16 left in the fourth quarter. devin booker of the suns has the ball, down two. giannis antetokounmpo standing here 15 feet away from the rim. booker throws an alley-oop to deandre ayton. giannis meets the ball at the
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rim, blocks it, ball goes the other way, bucks win, and we all go to phoenix, tied 2-2. this morning, the nba finals are tied. >> i've got to be better. >> reporter: the bucks downing the suns 109-103. the home fans jubilant inside and outside in the deer district replete with fireworks postgame. the suns got off to a hot start led by young star devin booker who last night set the all-time record for most points in a player's first postseason but, his 42 points in game four were not enough as his teammates like chris paul struggled all night. >> chris paul with an uncharacteristic turnover. >> reporter: milwaukee superstar giannis antetokounmpo continued his elite finals performing scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists, and then in the closing minutes there was this instantly iconic game-saving block. >> just a hustle play. i thought i'm going to get down, to be honest with you but going down the stretch, do whatever,
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you know, it takes to win the game. we wanted this bad and the team showed it tonight but we got to keep getting better. >> holiday, middleton, he banks it home. >> reporter: a breakout 40-point game from bucks star khris middleton helped put milwaukee over the top, as a 2-2 series returns to phoenix for saturday's game five. >> it's a best of three now. and a whole team has won every game so far. >> reporter: that block will live forever. and we can't wait to see more moments on saturday. game five, it's a finals, guys. >> yep, game five on saturday. amy. all right, we are following a lot of other headlines, including britney spears' victory. what it means for her fight for freedom. first let's go to ginger. hey, ginger. and let's get those hot cities sponsored by consumer cellular.
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>> spelling. look at the dribbling. holy smokes. >> i know. her first goal is to play in the wnba. >> somehow i think she's going to do it. >> i have no doubt, amy. i have no doubt. following some of the top headlines for you including that wild weather across the country. twisters tearing across the heartland. monsoon storms sweeping through arizona as those wildfires rage on the west coast with nearly 70 burning right now. ginger tracking all of that this morning and then, an alarming rise in positive covid cases in the u.s. nearly doubling since mid-june. the delta variant spiking and hospitals saying they're seeing younger patients getting sicker with new concerns about kids and we're following all of that. also right now, johnson & johnson is voluntarily recalling five aerosol sunscreen products from neutrogena and aveeno after a cancer-causing chemical was found in some samples. the company is saying there is no indication that the levels found are high enough to have negative effects, but they are recalling it out of an abundance of caution.
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you can find out about that on abcnews.com. and now to the wnba all-star game pitting team usa against the wnba's best players. both sides, of course, were playing to win. the wnba stars winning the game, 93-86, led by mvp arike scoring a game-high 26 points. that's like one of your old games, robin. put that ball in the basket. the 24-year-old, though, could find herself on team usa the next time the olympics roll around in just a few years. it was a good tune-up for team usa who are now heading to tokyo to hopefully win their seventh straight gold medal. >> it was a great game in las vegas a lot of fun. a lot more ahead, including a major backlog in processing passports. what the delay means for travel plans. and also this morning, the child tax credit on the way.
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details on that. and it is time to "rise & shine" for massachusetts. lara is bringing us there this morning as the bay state bounces back. that's coming up later i show, amy. looking forward to all of that, michael, but now to that breakthrough in the britney spears case. the judge saying the superstar could finally hire her own attorney. spears herself speaking up, calling for her father to be charged with conservatorship abuse. kaylee hartung in los angeles with all of those details. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, amy. their goal was to make me feel crazy, britney said, and i'm not. just more stunning details from what britney described as the cruelty of this conservatorship she's been living under. she got emotional about how she and at times she spoke so quickly the judge asked her to slow down. she doesn't want her father to have any control over her life and she wants to press charges against him. ♪ britney spears back in court, now saying she wants her father
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charged with conservatorship abuse telling a judge, investigate him. the 39-year-old who called in to the hearing forcefully saying, i am here to get rid of my dad and pleading through tears, my dad needs to be removed today. asking a judge for the second time in less than a month to end the conservatorship that's run her life for the last 13 years without any further medical evaluation saying, she does not want people to question my intelligence for the millionth time. spears describing how she was at times forced to work 70-hour weeks while under the conservatorship saying, i thought they were trying to kill me and she was denied coffee, hair vitamin, even had her driver's license taken away. saying, that's not abuse, that's just cruelty. in court wednesday, jamie refusing to step down from his role of conservator of her estate. managing her estimated $60 million fortune. his attorney saying the star made a lot of misstatements, whether it's misinformation, lack of correction or being wrongly advised, i don't know, but in a win for britney the judge granting her request to
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have former federal mathew rosengart take over as her attorney. ♪ >> one thing that everybody has lost sight of is what is in the best interest of britney spears? we will be moving promptly and aggressively for his removal. the question remains, why is he involved? he should step down voluntarily as that is in the best interest of britney spears. ♪ >> reporter: overnight, spears posting this video on instagram, writing, coming along, folks. coming along. you have no idea what it means to me to be supported by such awesome fans. this is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing cartwheels today and using that infamous hashtag free britney. putting this new attorney in place was a critical step in
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moving this process forward, he was met with cheers as he left the courthouse by members of the free britney movement who gathered there. make no mistake, britney wants this conservatorship to end altogether, but she does want her conservator of person, jodi montgomery, to stay in place as long as this process takes to play out. what she wants right now is her father out. amy. >> all right, kaylee, yes, she made that loud and clear. all right, for more let's bring in abc news chief legal analyst dan abrams and, dan, good morning to you, so tell us what do we think is going to happen next with the new attorney. obviously he said they wanted to move promptly and aggressively. >> and i expect it'll be a matter of days or weeks, not months, in terms of filing this next motion. but let's take a quick step back here and recognize how big a deal this is. the fact that she's now being allowed to choose her own lawyer means that it's not going to be people who are going to be in court saying, oh, i think this is in britney's best interest or her best interest would be this or that, he's now a lawyer who is taking directions from her to say, this is what i want. d a resuli think you'll erest
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see a very different tenor moving forward. >> and we also heard some very serious allegations that britney hatr jamie spears saying, actually conservatorship abuse, we don't know specifically what that is. obviously we've heard from jamie earlier saying he denies any wrongdoing and he actually said, yes, let's have an investigation. do you think we'll see something like that? >> remember that can mean a lot of different things, there are a whole range of things from financial to physical that can be conservatorship abuse. i think what you're going to see is the lawyer for britney spears now filing this motion which is going to lay out what they believe are the misdeeds of jamie spears in an effort to simply get rid of him in connection with this conservatorship. >> all right, why do you think now? why is this all happening now? she's been in a conservatorship for 13 years. >> 13 years. yeah, look, it's her comments in court. it's the first time that she's been able to not in connection with an interview with someone behind closed doors but in public say, this is nuts.
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this is crazy. i can't believe that i have to live this way and i think as a result that has had an enormous impact on both the practical and on the legal system here. >> and certainly all of her fans are watching. >> yeah, absolutely. >> very closely. >> dan abrams, thank you as we're going to turn now to that new report on the fbi finding it mishandled allegations of sexual abuse against former usa gymnastics dr. larry nassar. chief justice correspondent pierre thomas has more. >> reporter: overnight, a stunning report slamming the fbi for their handling of the allegations against dr. larry nassar. >> i just signed your death warrant. >> reporter: nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison in 2018 for molesting hundreds, including some of the nation's most well-known olympians, simone biles, aly raisman. >> i hope that the abuse will end with us, and i hope that people can learn from what happened to us, that this should
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never, ever, ever happen again. >> reporter: the new probe from the inspector general of the justice department revealing fbi agents failed to respond with the urgency that the allegations required and failed to mitigate the ongoing threat posed by nassar. according to the report, the fbi first heard the allegations against nassar in july 2015, but for months agents did not flag authorities who could have taken action. that delay leading to questions about whether as many as 70 athletes were assaulted as the fbi fumbled their investigation into nassar. the report also found as the controversy blew up some fbi officials engaged in a cover-up providing misleading information to make it appear that they took the allegations seriously. robin. >> so disturbing. allright, pierre, thank you so much. coming up next, gio benitez is going to talk about a major backlog in processing passports and how it could affect your vacation. come on back. your vacation. come on back.
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now to the nig now to the nightmare for americans trying to get a passport. the state department reporting a backlog of up to 2 million applications resulting in huge delays putting people's travel plans at risk. transportation correspondent gio benitez is at newark airport with the details for us. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, robin, good morning. we are hearing about so many people with passport applications just stuck in
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limbo. so this morning, we're taking these questions right to the state department. this morning, a massive backlog of passport applications as many as 2 million keeping americans hoping to travel grounded. >> our call center is experiencing just unprecedented call volume. >> reporter: the state department's 26 passport agencies across the country are overwhelmed. >> it's been about 2 1/2 months now and the expected time frame for it was supposed to be four to six weeks. >> reporter: connor jordan is especially desperate. in just over a week, he's scheduled to gone his honeymoon, but he needs a new passport. he can't get a refund on his hotel. >> we've been looking forward to it, put effort into planning tholid chance that we are not going to be able to make it to our honeymoon.
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>> reporter: congressman mike mccaul sent a letter to the state department this week urging faster processing times. >> the state department needs to go back to work in person because that's the only way they can process these passports. i do think they have to hire additional staff. >> reporter: the state department blaming, any part, the u.s. postal service meaning mail delays means it can take up to six weeks to receive it or send out a new passport. >> we are working as expeditiously as we possibly can, knowing that the traveling public has legitimate interests in travel. >> reporter: the agency now warning this morning against scammers who purport to sell passport appointments. >> we are working to prevent them. >> reporter: a passport appointment does not require a fee and the agency does not work with third-party booking sites. you also won't get your passport any faster that way. the state department says you should apply directly by mail. but just know it can now take as long as 18 weeks to get that passport back.
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here's what you should do right now. just grab your passport, open it up, look at that expiration date even if you are not traveling any time soon. if that date is getting close, just go ahead and start the process because it's clearly going to take a while, guys. >> good advice there. >> my mom is caught up in that right now. >> really? >> yeah, free momma's passport. [ laughter ] >> thank you, gio. >> thank you, gio. coming up, lara is in massachusetts for "rise & shine." >> where your momma want to go? ♪ go? go? ♪ oh, i've traveled all over the country. talking about saving with geico. but that's the important bit, innit? showing up, saying “hello! fancy a nice chat?” then we talk like two old friends about sticky buns and all the savings you could get by bundling your home and car insurance. but here's the real secret. eye contact. you feel that? we just had a moment. [chuckles] who would've thought it?
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♪ we're back now with "rise & shine" and this morning, we're heading to massachusetts. lara is live from brimfield, mass, at one of the biggest flea markets in the world. lara, you are in your element. >> oh, michael, truer words never spoken. "rise & shine," america, from beautiful brimfield flea market in western massachusetts. so good to be here. so exciting. the re-opening is happening in the bay state, we're talking 400,000 college students coming back to in-person learning this fall around massachusetts. businesses bouncing back on the beaches of cape cod and nantucket and you definitely don't want to miss what's happening right here. for the first time in 22 long months brimfield flea market is back and bigger than ever. you guys can see over here i
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight, wild weather all across the country. tornadoes tearing through the heartland. damaging homes as fires and floods rip through the west. monsoon storms sweeping arizona carrying cars down streets as wildfires rage on the west coast. nearly 70 wildfires burning, ginger tracking it all. alarming rise. positive covid cases in america nearly doubling since mid-june. hospitals saying they're seeing younger patients get sicker as concern grows for kids with the delta variant spiking. help is on the way. child tax credits are rolling out this morning.
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>> what you were doing, a little body roll. >> rob bass, it takes two. from my college days, bringing me back. good morning, america. i got to say it's great to be ear with you, robin and you, amy. i absolutely love it. brightens my day. it brightens my day you guys are joining us on this thursday morning. >> guess what, it's time to rise of the moors riddell. lara at brimfield flea market. we have a big surprise for a beloved barber shop. that is all coming up. >> tag-teaming the state. that is ahead. but a lot of news first starting with the dangerous weather. tornadoes touching down in the heartland, floodwaters out west. dozens of wildfires burning. whoo, ginger is back with those details again. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: robin, much to talk about. let's start with the tornado video because it really is stunning out of iowa.
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at least 28 reported tornadoes. you can see the vortices spinning in that one. this sounds like, oh, it's iowa, right, they get tornadoes, not like this in july. that's four times their entire monthly average of july. so a lot of tornado, a lot of damage that they're waking up to and, yes, that storm will still be moving east but we also have to talk about the incredible flash flooding that's been happening in the southwest so areas so stricken with drought now getting 4 to 5 inches of rain very quickly and hits burn scars and areas parched and it takes cars down. look at this final video. one of the big fires, the biggest in the nation right now in oregon and you can see this one is more than 210,000 acres burned. robin, we still have each area going to see heat, dry, wind. more flash flooding in the south and damaging winds anywhere from missouri up through michigan and new york. >> so much happening all across the country. all right. ginger, thank you. amy. now to the latest on the pandemic. an alarming rise in cases as the
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delta variant sweeps through this country. hospitals are saying they are seeing younger patients who are getting sicker. whit johnson has the latest on all of that. good morning, whit. >> reporter: amy, good morning. despite a remarkable turnaround in new york city, covid cases have doubled in just the last week fueledly the delta variant and across the country the cdc is now predicting an increase in hospital admissions over the next month. now, positive covid cases nationwide jumped nearly 87% since mid-june. in los angeles, cases are up 500% over the last month. the rapid rise of the delta variant now putting an urgent focus on children. seven children in mississippi are being treated now in icus including one younger than a year old. two of the children on ventilators. health experts say they're also seeing more severe symptoms in children who test positive for the delta variant and earlier this morning on "gma," the cdc director, dr. rochelle walensky saying that only about 0% of
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eligible kids are fully vaccinated and that now is the moment, now is the time to double down on those vaccination efforts before the school year begins. michael. >> all right, thank you, whit. now we'll turn to help on the way for tens of millions of americans with the new child tax credit rolling out this morning. chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis is here with the details, good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. and millions of families should be getting this money via direct deposit very shortly. $15 billion has gone out and each family is eligible for up to $250 per child, $300 per child under 6 years old. the treasury estimates the average payment to families this round will be $425 and, remember, this is all part of the newly expanded child tax credit. some big changes here. the first one being that people will be seeing more money, the pa arely through the monthf drnsad of one
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big lump sum and more people are eligible including families who are low income and not eligible and don't need to file taxes, they are eligible for the child tax credit. it's expected to lift up to 5 million children out of poverty and it is automatic, michael, you don't need to do anything. if you filed your 2019 or 2020 tax, it should automatically be directly deposited for you. >> a lot are excited about that the big question do people have to pay taxes on their 2021 child tax credit money? >> and that is a question, the answer is, no, but what you should know about this credit is that it is advanced meaning the money is hitting your account before estimates for 2020 incomes are in so that could be adjusted and, remember, the qr code you see on your screen is something you can scan because we have lots more information at abcnews.com. michael. >> thank you, rebecca. as she said you can find all the information you need on our
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website, just point your phone at that qr code at the bottom of the screen. robin. >> okay there, michael. coming up, more of our interview with simone biles right before she leaves for tokyo and the olympics, she tells us about the closeness of team usa and what makes them winners. time to "rise & shine" from massachusetts. lara and ginger are both there live. plus, it's day two of our "deals & steals" event. everything you need to look great this summer. we'll be right back. going to do some body rolls in the break. >> hit it, michael. don't hurt yourself. more love, more adventure, more community. but with my hiv treatment, there's not more medicines in my pill. i talked to my doctor and switched to fewer medicines with dovato. dovato is for some adults who are starting hiv-1 treatment or replacing their current hiv-1 regimen. with just 2 medicines in 1 pill, dovato is as effective as a 3-drug regimen... to help you reach and stay undetectable. research shows people who take hiv treatment as prescribed
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the historic alpha kappa alpha sorority incorporated is adding eight new honorary members and they're inducting exemplary women across all industries including ursula m. burns, ruth e. carter, film and television producer debra martin chase, tony, grammy and emmy award winner, cynthia erivo, three-time wnba mvp lisa leslie, golden globe winner tracee ellis ross, the color purple author alice walker and -- >> who? who is that? >> our very own robin roberts. [ applause ] and for those who don't know honorary membership is the sorority's highest honor and i know you're walking in your momma's footsteps. >> i sure am. thanks. we had a formal up-person
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induction ceremony a couple of months ago but asked to keep it quiet until today and my mother, howard university, there she is, she was a member of alpha kappa alpha "sorry"ry so i'm a legacy member and i remember hearing her voice with such pride when she talked about her experience and it's really based on sisterhood and it's based on service, service to all, so i am extremely honored and just pleased. did you see that list up there? >> it was incredible. >> i love how you say and who -- [ laughter ] >> i saw that face, i was just waiting. just waiting. >> congratulations. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> those are the colors that you're wearing. >> i didn't want to say -- >> i just noticed that. >> pink and green, yes. >> well, congratulations, robin. >> thank you all. we'll move on to our "gma" cover story. america's most decorated gymnast simone biles now on her way to tokyo to compete in her second summer games. kaylee hartung spoke with her for her final interview before takeoff and she is back with
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that. good morning again, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, amy. there is really no bigger star in tokyo representing this country or any other than simone biles. she is chasing history. she could soon tie or even break the record for most gold medals won by a gymnast in olympics history and talking to her, you would never sense the weight of that pressure. [ cheers and applause ] team usa is off to tokyo. [ crowd chanting "usa" ] >> reporter: just before jetting off, the most dominant gymnast of her time, simone biles sitting down for her last one-on-one interview. you go to get on this plane to tokyo, what's front of mind? >> right now it's just get rest and be prepared as much as we can because once we land there we'll be at the gates and go. >> reporter: her gravity-defying skills.
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feed off energy from a crowd but restrictions from barring fans from the games making this the first time ever biles will compete without her family cheering her on. >> my mom is like, please facetime me before. just relax, cool, calm and collected. >> you're like, i've got this. >> but i know they'll be there in spirit. >> reporter: atemging to become the first to win titles in more than 50 years, a challenge she almost didn't take on. when the summer games were postponed in 2020 did you really think about giving it all up? >> yes, because at the end of the day it was the uncertainty. it was a whirlwind. i was like, okay, if i take a little bit of time off i think i can do this because mentally and physically it's just so draining. >> did you feel like anything good came of it? >> i did. i feel like i got an extra year with my teammates and they kept me going through the year. >> reporter: biles at 24 is the sixth woman team seasoned veteran only to perform on the olympic stage before but confident they're ready. >> we'll bring the joy and bring
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back the medals. >> reporter: you better believe it. now, simone says there were tears when they are mom dropped her off at the airport yesterday but her mom has asked her to facetime her before every competition. what a way to get excited for the olympics, guy. >> what a way, indeed. kaylee, thank you so much for bringing that to us. it is now time to "rise & shine" from the bay state. magnificent massachusetts is the latest stop on our cross-country tour as america re-opens and lara is live in brimfield right now, one of the biggest antique stops in the world. as we said this assignment has your name all over it. nobody else even thought about putting their name in. >> oh, yeah. i mean, i am in heaven right now, robin. it's so great to be here to witness firsthand the resurgence of businesses in massachusetts coming back strock including right here at brimfield flea market which thankfully survived the pandemic and now is thriving
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and i do believe that has something to do with so many people moving all over the country and looking to furnish their homes in a sustainable way but before we get to that i think you guys know that famous incident in massachusetts involving a lot of tea and the boston harbor. well, why don't you say we spill the tea on what makes the bay state so special. from the berkshire mountains to boston, massachusetts is where the pilgrims landed, four of our presidents were born and it's home to many of our country's firsts. the first public park, boston common open in 1634. boston light, the oldest continually working lighthouse shining into the sea since 1716 and, of course, harvard, the oldest operating university in our country. and the world renowned education doesn't stop there. massachusetts is home to 107 colleges and universities. that's over 400,000 students bringing their brain power to the bay state. >> i think a lot of people
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around the world do view boston and massachusetts as really the center of higher education in the united states. >> reporter: viin his first yea as president of holy cross making history as the first black president and only one who hasn't been a catholic priest and says the schools and towns of massachusetts are filmed to have them back for in-person learning and living. how bad did it get? >> it was very, very disruptive. but, you know, in that disruption i think we all learned a lot too about the importance of community, about how we support one another. we are so excited to have everyone back. >> reporter: and since school is still over a month away why not check out cape cod. it's a summer getaway where sailing, seafood and cranberry bogs have been flourishing for more than 200 years. from there you can catch a ferry to martha's vineyard seven miles off the coast or 30 miles offshore check out nantucket,
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home to cisco brewery, a 26-year-old maker of beer, wine 200,000 visitors a year creating great memories in their beachy relaxed setting co-founded by wendy morton cisco magic. you guys love dogs. it's such a happy vib residents to have you back. >> the values of our company are so similar to kind of nantucket and massachusetts, respect and acceptance of all people and dogs. >> reporter: the pandemic caused them to furlough 90% of their beloved staff. what was the scariest day for you? >> i thought we'd go, you know, need to go under and it's a horrible feeling. >> but not only did that not happen but quite the opposite, your company is actually bigger now than it's ever been. >> even busier than ever. we have been opening new loikszs in new bedford and stamford,
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connecticut. >> reporter: speaking of new bedford it was featured in herman melville's classic "moby dick" and was an anchor in the whaling industry. today it is the highest grossing fishing port in the u.s. for the 20th consecutive year and sea scallops keep them on top making up 84% captain of "the legacy" out of new bedford. >> reporter: jessica walker is the only woman captain of a scalloping vessel in the new england fishing industry and says it's been challenging breaking barriers in this male dominated world. >> i got a lot of flack from men who have been fishing their whole lives but i just worked my butt off. >> reporter: earning her way into the wheelhouse serving as captain for eight years. >> can't let anything stop you if that's what you want to do and you can do it. >> reporter: she knows a thing or two about shucking a scallop so the next time you're enjoying some fresh seaforward --
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>> this scallop could end up on your plate. >> reporter: there were scallops on the plate last night. thank you. business bustling there and have to believe it's because so many people have descended on this area to hit the country's largest flea market where you .now you can find something proof positive, i finally found the weapon to fix my net game. i can't wait to take you guys shopping here, robin, i mean, are you ready? best doubles team ever. >> as long as i'm on your team i'm fine. i know you brought a u-haul bringing a lot of stuff back home. now to ginger who is in boston harbor. >> yes, boston harbor, breeze is choice. it feels so nice with the humidity building. heat advisory in place, new jersey, connecticut and long island.
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you got to watch for that. new york city, temperatures will be around 90 but could feel close to 100. good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. widespread clouds this morning and expect more drizzle during the commute. this locks and a springlike afternoon with summer heat returning as quickly as tomorrow. look at these temperatures. 6 to 11 degrees below average. 50s at the coast. 70s inland. good sleeping weather. back to the 50s with clouds and drizzle. my accuweather 7- now to "deals & steals." this morning, we are back with even more items to help you beat the heat this summer and right now we have some apparel and accessories to help you stay cool. use that qr code and it will take you right to these deals and tory is here to tell us all about them. let's jump right in. what you got? >> bombas.
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they are loved for their look, feel and performance, they also give a pair for every pair they sell. so 45 million pairs have been donated to homeless people in this country. today's a good day to stock up because we have a huge assortment for men, women and kids that start at $5.25. >> they are great and these lightweight water repellant shoes we have here. >> ponto footwear. you get the comfort of a sneaker but the look of a dress shoe and as you said, water repellant, lightweight, durable, sustainably made, options for men and women, bright but neutral colors, 50% off today $64.50. >> next product helps you get your workout in but you'll stay cool while you do it. >> you get to be hands-free with sprigs which is the best thing. you get to keep all your essentials at your fingertips or in this case your arm, wrist or waist. they also have a cool sun shade that fits on the back of any hat
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to protect your neck from the sun, a new product, everything 50% off, 10 to $15. >> all right, next let's talk about sun protection, tory. >> vapor apparel. what's great. this is a fabric that has the sun protection built right in. so no matter the adventure you're going on whether you'll get wet or stay dry, these shirts are pretty fabulous. they won't fade, cling or stretch. we have options for men, women and kids, today your choice starts at $9.50. >> next item is not for me, it's more my kid, hair ties. >> yeah, by lilla. i love them. sort of you get to decide. hair tie or wrist candy or both. what's great is they're beautiful, they won't snag their hair and feel good. really fun mother/daughter gift, really great gift items. good day to stock up. the sets start at $14 and free shipping from by lilla. >> another "gma" favorite.
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tell us about this bag. >> malibu skye, baby, it's a brand-new crossbody so you get to go hands-free. it has three zippered compartments across the top. nine colors and exceptional value on this. today, michael, your choice of these bags are not necessarily your choice but america's choice. $22 and free shipping from malibu skye. >> with time to swim in style with our next deal. >> jantzen swimwear have been at the forefront of swim fashion since 1910. they've got a variety of options built right into everything. first and foremost is sun protective fabrics, that's a big one plus tummy control, adjustable straps, we've got a huge assortment of one pieces as well as separates. a lot times the size is different from top to bottom or you want to create your own style. all the pieces are slashed in half and start at $22.50, again
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from jantzen, free shipping? >> finally arguably the most important accessory for the summer, sunglasses, these guys put these here for me. i don't know how they look. >> who is behind those foster grants? we have -- this i think is our biggest assortment ever from this company, michael. we've got -- they're sturdy games from scratch resistant lens, maximum sun protection built in and huge assortment for men, women and kids. go online and check it out. prices start at just $5.50. those are your "deals & steals." >> i promise i'll get gary back for picking these glasses out for me but thank you, tory, as always. coming up, even more deals for fun in the sun and next we have the dynamic duo, heidi klum and tim gunn are going to join us live. cannot wait. we'll be right back.
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hey, bay area, "live with kelly and ryan" is coming up . we will talk to emily bond about her movie and bargains with monica mangin. let's talk about the weather . we have had some drizzle, up to eight hundredths of an inch and likely throughout the morning commute and even a couple of hours later, the closer you are to the goes, it will be a little breezy.
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look what this breeze does to our temperatures ex 6 to 11 degrees cooler. summer returns tomorrow. we will have another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes but you can always find a date at ♪ ♪ one of our favorite tunes. welcome back to "gma." good to have you with us on this thankful thursday. happy friday eve. we are excited to bring in our next guests, they are one of the best known duos in entertainment and now they are back for a second season of their design competition series, "making the cut." tim gunn and heidi klum. joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we are so thrilled to have you both back here on "gma." come on. you -- >> thank you for having us. >> always, always, hard to believe that you all have been working together for 17 years now.
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so -- to borrow -- >> it's the longest marriage -- the longest marriage i've ever been in. it's amazing. >> i didn't want to go there. i didn't want to go there. >> we still love each other. >> you said -- how do you make it work? to use tim's phrase, how do you make it work? >> well, i have to say we really do love and adore each other and we have great respect for each other and we share so many of the same values, we have our differences, i mean i will say i think we're fashion's oddest couple but that's what makes us work, robin. >> yeah, we love the industry that we're in. we still live and breathe fashion so we do definitely have that in common and when i think about this, 17 years, my oldest child is now 17 years. i mean, tim has seen me -- not seen me giving birth but breast-feeding and all these phases. all my four children. it's been a long way.
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it's been a very fun ride. hopefully for many more years to come. >> 17 more at least. >> at least, at least 17 more. and on the first season of the show we saw you travel. you and the contestants traveled from new york to paris to tokyo for inspiration. well, this season you couldn't travel so how did that affect the show? >> i think everyone was so cooped up for the last year and a half during the pandemic that everyone was so excited to even film. you know, once we got the green light, we can film "making the cut" season two, we were super excited so everyone, i guess, you know, was super happy to also our designers come from so many different parts of the world. you know, we have some from australia, france, colombia, america, so people are from all over the place and they already bring so much from wherever they are from and, you know, what their story is about so there's
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never a lack of inspiration there. always fun to travel and go into all these different capitals of the world, but, you know, they are super talented people and they have the inspiration just, you know, inside of them. >> is yh.at withi clip thshow right. >> tim, i have to tell you, this carnival is so much fun. >> heidi, for me, it's surreal. i feel like a kid again, and in that spirit i think we should ride the ferris wheel. it's something out of a romantic comedy. >> love it. >> we were just so happy to be doing something, period. i have to tell you, i mean when we saw each other because shooting got pushed and pushed so many times that when it was
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actually happening, we were really like kids in a carnival, you know? >> you can tell -- you can see that in the clip for sure. we want to take advantage of you being here in your fashion expertise so we'll ask you a couple questions, see if some certain trends that are here now will stick around so i'll start with you, tim, dad pants. >> oh, absolutely the worst. more volume the clothes have, the more volume you appear to have. don't do it. >> i love that. really good advice. heidi, you're next, crop tops. >> i feel like if you want to wear it, rock it. i don't always think that there's a right or wrong. definitely when we're looking for new designs, you know, we always want to look for something that is new and fabulous but i feel like everyone should be able to wear what they want to wear so if you want to wear a crop top, go for it. tim, i want to see you in one. >> oh, boy. >> his face says it all. tim, puff sleeves. >> well, if you're heidi klum,
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you can do it. but you have to be very careful about the scale and relative to your own proportions. it can be easy, but it can be fabulous as heidi is demonstrating? >> do you like my puffy sleeves. >> you look amazing in about anything, i imagine, heidi. what about jean shorts? >> i say yes. also on the jean shorts, i mean for me they've gotten longer. they used to be shorter but now since there's a second butt the shorts have gone a little bit longer. >> i agree. no daisy dukes. >> you two are amazing. >> you guys are adorable. absolutely adorable. thank you for bringing the sunshine this morning to "gma." bless you both. thank you. y'all take care. mwah. >> thank you. >> she did say that, right? >> she did. >> on season two of "making the cut" premieres tomorrow on amazon prime. now, it is time, we're going
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ross america.to massachusetts w" lara is live in brimfield. still at one of the biggest antique destinations of the world. you notice the crowd is shopping for old treasures looked a little different this year. >> yeah, michael, totally does. first of all i'm noticing a lot more young shoppers out here looking for chic vintage furniture. not only stylish, but also sustainable, i love that they're into it now. the other thing i notice is the size of the crowd. brimfield flea market happens three times a year. it's may, september and july. july usually being the slowest but not this week. no way. after being closed for 22 long months it is clear brimfield is back, baby. brimfield is back. >> thank god. absolutely wonderful. >> reporter: this shopper's paradise in western massachusetts has been shut down for nearly two years.
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but this week it's back with a vengeance. this is just great that you can find anything in brimfield. have we moved on from the pandemic? >> oh, yeah, i think so. >> reporter: america's largest flea market open for one week shop-a-thons in may, june and september attracting 50,000 visitors a day and has become hot for young shoppers like madison. why flea market over online shopping? >> it's nice to get something you feel like has a story and a little bit of mud on the tires. >> history. >> i feel better about not putting more into the world. >> you guys are moving to san diego? >> we are. >> shopping for your new home at the flea market? >> yes, we are. >> what are you looking for? >> we're from connecticut so we're looking to bring that new england feel with us all the way to california. >> that's so nice. >> and the fact that everybody in each tent, each booth knows exactly what it is and where it came from and how it was created and who owned it before is really cool. >> that is ee really cool.
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>> i would rather come here and keep that history alive than go shopping somewhere else. >> so whether you've come to brimfield just to take it all in or have flown nearly 2,000 miles for a bargain -- >> we flew here from texas to shop for all sorts of things. >> honestly when we made our reservations we didn't know if it would happen because everything was still shut down. when it came to fruition, it was so exciting. >> reporter: -- this flea market extraordinaire has a little something for everyone. why did you decide to buy that here? >> i saw them and started taking up woodworking. >> they're beautiful. how old are they? >> early 1900s. >> beautiful. some midcentury art. >> midcentury art attracted to the frame of all things, totally. from far away. the guy said all three for 50 bucks and i tew m o andsa take evytng ho.into get into this particular field.
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it's called maze antique market opens in less than a half hour so people are so excited to see the treasures from over 200 dealers from around the country. if you decide to come, and brimfield is open until this sunday, got to bring supplies like hat, because it gets hot. sustenance and, oh, yeah, michael, a lot of cash. don't forget your cash. that is the key to negotiating. the other thing, michael, i wanted to say if you can make it, i found something you might like. this desk i thought would be appropriate for you to do your work at. can you guys show the picture. they took the front end of a corvette and turned that into a desk. isn't that so strahan? >> yeah, i'd rather have the rest of the car with it but -- [ laughter ] i will take it. that's a great idea, lara. maybe i'll do that and come on your show and you can show me how. make sure to bring walking shoes. that's one big flea market. you are fantastic as always. thank you, enjoy the rest of your day.
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♪ we are back now with more "deals & steals." tory is going to help us have some fun in the sun this summer with great savings and you can find them at that qr code on your screen. let's keep it going, tory. what do you have? >> so first up, robin, get floaty the. easiest way to make a splash with giant pool floats. i'm thinking that the pretty cute narwhal would be awesome for you. a giant unicorn that sweet amber would look amazing floating in the pool. make a splash with. all of these are durable, they're fun. they bring smiles and that's what summer celebrations are all about. 50% off today. they start at $14.50. >> you always bring a smile to my face, i got to say that. thank you. here, got to have music if you're going to float around the >> you g it, baby. speaqua.
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worry about putting too much on every day this is the product to use, you want sun protection every single day. you don't want to feel sticky. you want to look good. this line has got something for everybody and all of it is cruelty free and 50% off. prices $5 to $24. >> win, win, win, chicken dinner. if you do miss a spot with the sunscreen, this can help out, right? >> we got you covered with aruba aloe, this is the oldest aloe company in the world. we have their sun care lotions, their skin care gels, the whole bath and body line. a huge assortment from this company. good time to stock up because it's the only time we'll have them. $3.50 to $33. >> hey, tory. how are you doing? we haven't checked in with you a while. how is everything going? >> i am great and i can't talk to you now because pete's in the control room telling me to wrap but i love you.
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>> pete. pete, i'm trying to have a moment here. all right. well, tory, we love you, miss you and as always we have partnered with these companies on these great deals. you can get them by heading directly to our website. that pete in the control room. while there don't forget to sign up for our shop newsletter for the latest deals delivered to your inbox. i want pete to yell in my ear. now to ginger at the boston harbor. >> wait, but, if you wait to get pete yelling, wait, we love you, pete. i do have to -- i empathize with that man. look at this gorgeous boston harbor. we are just enjoying the morning basking in the boston sun. look at this rainbow out of florida, ft. myers. a nice capture to send you into friday eve. good
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♪ we are back now on "gma" as we "rise & shine" from massachusetts, ginger is in boston harbor with a very special surprise. ginger, take it away. >> oh, yeah. i can't wait to show you this. the barber shop, amy, that is a cornerstone in so many communities. but that's an understatement for what fast phil's is to cambridge, massachusetts. but when the pandemic hit, they got hit hard. this is sponsored by expedia. we got to show you how their customers kept them going through the pandemic. from the majestic skyline to the swan boats in the common, boston
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is a city of landmarks rich with history. whether it be baseball's oldest ballpark or the bar where everybody knows your name, beantown kind of has it all. a few short miles away in the suburb of caridge lives fast ph >> phil is quite the comedian. >> i am making it look so good it's illegal, okay? >> reporter: nearly 20 years ago when they opened their doors they wanted to be a place for a cheap cut and a connection. charging only $10. >> when i first opened, there was a recession going on and a lot of people were not working. so the $10 i didn't think people would have to worry about $10 to come in for a haircut. they won't have to think about it. >> reporter: while the low prices got the customers in the door, it's the laughter. >> is this a toupee? >> not yet. >> reporter: and the friendship that keeps them coming back. >> i have had customers say to me that he has had the same cut
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for $50 or $60. it's the same haircut. this is a routine for a lot of people. don't people don't always need a haircut but come in, see how the family is. >> reporter: when the pandemic closed the doors for nine months they lost 70% of their business and the future of this community taple was in doubt. >> it was like a ghost town and, you know what, i panicked because for the first time in my life i thought, holy cow, i'm going to have no income. i didn't know what was going to happen. >> reporter: offering cuts in a pop-up area outside, their loyal customers returning to help keep them afloat. >> there are people so dedicated they won't get their hair cut anywhere else. we wore masks and sanitized outside. >> reporter: now fully re-open fast phil's is cutting like they used to. >> like father, like son. >> reporter: our sponsor expedia wants to honor these small business owners for all those years of dedication to their communities. >> what's love got to do with it? ♪
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>> reporter: with a surprise they just won't believe. so i'm joined by philip soccorso and cynthia hughes, co-owners of fast phil's and i know you both had a tough year and i think you're here to talk about business. that's not what is going to happen. this is actually a surprise for you. >> oh, my gosh. >> get ready. they really have no idea. i've been talking throughout the morning. kedventu >> yes. >> the expedia rewards team wants to honor folks like you who are needing a break. >> wow. >> with a dream vacation. >> that is awesome. >> no way. >> you are not going to believe where you are going, my friends, to hawaii. >> oh, my god! >> are you serious? >> yes. >> thank you, "gma." >> oh, my god, this is amazing. >> what a surprise. >> it's so much about expedia, you know it's easy to get your flight, your hotel and activities all booked in one place..
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how are you feeling? you deserve this so much. >> its been a tough 15 months. >> it's been really rough. >> we hung in there. >> yeah. >> we want to thank all our customers and i want to say thank you very much for your support. we love you and fast phil wants to be there for you. >> yeah, we couldn't do this without them. they came and they came back and they were there for us and they cared about us. this is amazing. we really appreciate this. >> you get to take a moment for yourselves. yay, amy. i'll be talking about it all day. >> that is beautiful. good things happen to good people. i love that, ginger. thank you. >> that's so true. >> and we'll be right back. >> that was cute. "gma's" "rise & shine" is sponsored by expedia. it matters who you travel with.
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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. good morning, everyone. i am kumasi aaron with abc 7 news . i am following a crash and it looks like a vehicle has rolled over. the crash is involving two cars are northbound 80. injuries are involved in emergency crews are on the way. we are bringing you a live picture from walnut creek and 680. moving in both directions. starting to clear up. the clouds are going to hang around a little bit longer and that will lead to an afternoon at 6 to 11 degrees below average. 60s in the bay and mainly 70s
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inland. as summer returns, our air quality will remain good. for fog as temperatures climb in the afternoon. it is time for "live with kelly and ryan" >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new film, "jungle cruise," emily blunt. and more tips to bait the summer heat. and performance from a 4-year-old piano prodigy us as we continue "live's amazing kids week." all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> ryan: whoa! ♪ let's get down ♪ ♪ let's get down to business ♪
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