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come for that yet. >> that's the best line. >> it really good morning, america. we're covering two big stories this wednesday, new mask guidelines from the cdc and breaking news out of tokyo. overnight simone biles withdraws from the olympic all around final to focus on her mental health. just 24 hours after pulling out of the gymnastics team finals. will she take the mat again in tokyo? olympic champion dominique dawes joins us live this morning. also overnight, tokyo reporting its highest number of new covid infections. officials there reportedly asking hospitals to increase bed capacity. here in the u.s., the about-face over masks. the cdc now advising fully vaccinated people to wear masks indoors in areas of high transmission. cdc director dr. rochelle walensky joins us live to
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discuss it all. the dramatic testimony from four police officers who fought to defend the capitol during the january 6th insurrection. one officer said, i thought i was going to die. another sends this message to lawmakers who've downplayed the violence. >> the indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful. >> the latest from capitol hill. disturbing arrest. two colorado police officers now facing criminal charges after one was caught on body camera beating, choking and pistol whipping the suspect during his arrest. croc shock. a california teen ambushed by a crocodile on a beach while vacationing in mexico. how she saved her own life and what she's saying from her hospital bed this morning. back-to-school shopping crunch. the pandemic disrupts supply chains around the world. why it will be harder than ever to get the essential supplies for your kids. ♪ we're cool for the summer ♪ and jewel of the pool.
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>> katie ledecky. to the wall. >> katie ledecky swimming into the history books winning the first-ever women's 1,500-meter freestyle. and we certainly do say good morning, america. thank you for joining us and starting your morning with us because we have so much news to get to, including that big headline out of the cdc saying vaccinated people should wear masks again in some areas. cdc director dr. rochelle walensky, there she is, she is standing by. >> we're going to speak with her in a moment. but first, that breaking news out of tokyo. another bombshell from simone biles. she's withdrawing from the individual all around competition to focus on her mental health. >> usa gymnastics saying they support her decision wholeheartedly. many are wondering what's next for the olympian. let's get right to amy robach who's live in tokyo with the latest. good morning, amy. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, michael.
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yes, overnight, simone biles withdrawing from yet another olympic event, this time the individual all around final which is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning. it's an event she won gold in back in 2016 if you'll remember, and this of course comes after she stunned the world after dropping out yesterday. biles said she has decided to focus on her mental health. after a rocky performance on the vault tuesday, she told reporters she wasn't in the right mental state to compete and she didn't want to injure herself, and now she has four individual events that are scheduled for next week but right now it is unclear whether or not she will compete in those. usa gymnastics has confirmed to abc news that if biles decides to pull out of those remaining events only mykayla skinner could replace her on the vault. no other u.s. gymnast could step in for her on the floor, beam or bar. a lot more to come, michael. >> we will be watching, amy. thank you so much. and coming up, gymnastics trail blazer and gold medal winner dominique dawes is going to join us live with key insight on simone biles' decision.
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that is just ahead. but there's another big headline playing out. tokyo setting a new record of covid cases in the last 24 hours. james longman is there live with the latest. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, george. japan is seeing a big jump in covid cases. on a daily basis more than 3,000 in the last 24 hours, that is yet another record. delta is fueling it, but also inside the olympic bubble 174 cases now, among them, one athlete who tested positive when she arrived here in japan and she's now taken to instagram to complain about the conditions she's in in quarantine. her name is candy jacobs, a dutch skateboarder. she's not been allowed to open the window in her hotel room to get fresh air. she calls it inhuman and i think it's a worrying glimpse for what other athletes who test positive might face. >> thanks. here at home, the surge in delta infections prompting the
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cdc to make an about-face on mask guidance saying vaccinated people in some areas with high transmission should wear masks indoors. cdc director dr. rochelle walensky is standing by live, but first, eva pilgrim with more details for us. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we've heard repeatedly that this delta variant is different. now the cdc says they have the science that shows this variant acts in a way unlike previous variants. this morning, the cdc changing its mask guidance advising that fully vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in areas of high transmission as cases climb around the country. >> this was not something that we took lightly and something i know weighs heavily with me and all of america. >> reporter: director walensky citing new science showing even vaccinated people can transmit the delta variant. the data showing that the vaccine reduces the risk of getting the virus sevenfold and the risk of being hospitalized twentyfold. the cdc also recommending kids
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and teachers return to school in the fall with everyone masked, even if they're vaccinated. a reverse from guidance given just two weeks ago. the new guidance coming as parents across the country protest mask mandates in schools but the head of one of the lrgest teachers unions in the country standing by the new guidance. >> obviously we're going to embrace the science but, you know, it's with great reluctance that we have to put our masks back on. >> reporter: the variant now responsible for an estimated eight in ten cases as we learn who is in those hard hit hospitals. abc calling 50 hospitals in 17 states, of the 272 covid patients in the icu, 255 were not vaccinated. icu doctors telling abc news, the vast majority of vaccinated patients in their icus had underlying conditions or weakened immune systems. with more than 156 million americans fully vaccinated nationwide, approximately 153,000 symptomatic breakthrough
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cases have occurred. representing less than 1% of those fully vaccinated. according to an unpublished internal cdc document obtained by abc news. overnight, pfizer's ceo making the case for booster shots saying some studies suggest the delta variant challenges the vaccine's protection after six months. talking to former white house adviser andy slavitt in a podcast. >> we can see that there is a drop in the protection of infections and there is a drop in the protection against hospitalizations but only for people, or mainly for people that they are six months -- that they did six months ago their second dose. >> reporter: and more vaccine mandates could be on the way. the president saying that he is considering the requirement for all federal employees, george. >> okay, eva, thanks.
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let's bring in cdc director dr. rochelle walensky right now. dr. walensky, thanks for joining us again. your decision caught a lot of people by surprise. we've been hearing for weeks that if you take the vaccine, you're safe. what changed? >> good morning, george. thanks for having me. so, first, i want to just comment that we've known the delta has been very contagious. we've seen areas of the country that are -- have more and more cases right now, our cases are up. our hospitalizations are up, and for months we've been saying if you are unvaccinated, if you have a lot of disease, please, please wear your mask because we know the vast amount of transmission that's happening in this country is among those who are unvaccinated. but we did, over this last several days now, see new science that demonstrated for those who are vaccinated that they could, in fact, transmit if they are one of those rare breakthrough infections, so that's new. when we were looking at the alpha variant, at prior variants in this pandemic, we were not able to see that if you are vaccinated and you are a
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breakthrough case that you could transmit to others. so we felt it was important for the vaccinated people to understand that if they happen to be one of those breakthrough infections, which was more likely in areas with a huge amount of transmission and disease that those people could potentially pass it on to somebody, a loved one immunosuppressed. >> we're hearing about breakthrough infections every single day. does the vaccine not protect people as much as we thought? >> i'm so glad that you asked because, in fact, the vaccine is working exactly as we thought it would work as we studied it in the clinical trials. in those clinical trials it was -- and its design was to prevent severe disease and to prevent hospitalizations and deaths and, in fact, even with the delta variant, we are fortunate that it is working actually quite well and pretty close to as well as the vaccine worked to prevent severe hospitalization and death as it did the alpha variant so there are plenty of reasons to protect yourself, to get vaccinated and,
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in fact, these breakthrough infections are quite rare. about 1 to 2 per 20, 90% to 95% is the efficacy of these vaccines in preventing severe disease and death. what we hadn't even in the clinical trials, it wasn't studied, how well they work at preventing transmission. they work quite well in that in alpha and what we're seeing is working less well with delta. >> we know you are continuing to follow the science. can we talk about schools here, dr. walensky? >> absolutely. >> because again the cdc changing, updating your guidance as far as recommending universal mask wearing indoors regardless of vaccination status, so what is your message to parents who want their kids to have a normal school year? >> so do i. i'm a parent too, and i want our kids to have a normal school year, so we are continuing to lean in and say, the children can and should be back to full
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time in-person learning in the fall as long as those protection measures are in place. we've seen time and time again this past summer, or this summer that there are outbreaks in school, clusters in schools that are not taking prevention interventions seriously. they're not masking and, in fact, as we conduct those outbreaks, many of these schools are now saying, oh, yes, we really do need to mask. what's different now, we certainly have more delta now than we initially did during our initial school guidance or the guidance published earlier this month. we have less vaccination than we hoped so we, of course, children 11 and under are not yet eligible for the vaccine, but even children 12 to 17 we only have about 30% of those children who are vaccinated at this point. so as we head into the school year with more delta, more disease, more transmission even among those vaccinated, and the vast majority of people in these
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schools not yet vaccinated, we felt it was prudent to make sure our kids can have a normal school year and to have them masked to stay safe. >> i'm sure we will be speaking with you again and as always we appreciate your time here on "gma," dr. walensky, have a good day. thank you. >> thank you so much. we go to the capitol and the fallout from the dramatic hearing on the january 6th siege. four officers revealed what it was like defending congress from the mob and angry and emotional many testimony that moved members of congress to tears. congressional correspondent rachel scott was there. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: george, good morning, and it really was gripping and vivid testimony. emotional at times, outright angry. for the first time four officers on the front lines coming before congress to publicly testify. this morning, capitol hill still reeling from the testimony of four uniformed officers who fought to defend the capitol on january 6th. >> i was grabbed, beaten, tased, all while being called a traitor to my country. >> reporter: the hearing raw and emotional. the house committee playing never before seen video. >> can i speak with pelosi?
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yeah, we're coming [ bleep ]. oh, mike pence? we're coming for you too. >> reporter: sergeant aquilino gonell, an army veteran testifying first, saying the insurrection was more terrifying than serving in iraq. >> you're going to die tonight. >> i could feel myself losing oxygen and recall thinking to myself, this is how i'm going to die. >> reporter: officer daniel hodges visibly shaken, forced to relive the moment he was pinned in the doorway by men he called terrorists. >> one man tried and failed to build a rapport with me shouting are you my brother. another takes a different tact shouting you will die on your knees. >> reporter: officer michael fanone whose beating was caught on his body camera. >> i heard shouting from some in the crowd, get his gun and kill him with his own gun. >> reporter: sending this message to lawmakers who have
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downplayed the violence. >> i feel like i went to hell and back to protect them and the people in this room, but too many are now telling me that hell doesn't exist or that hell actually wasn't that bad. the indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful. >> reporter: and officer harry dunn telling the committee about the racism he faced. >> one woman in a pink maga shirt yelled, you hear that, guys, this [ bleep ] voted for joe biden. then the crowd, perhaps around 20 people, joined in screaming, boo, [ bleep ]. >> reporter: gop leadership boycotting the probe, but two members breaking ranks to serve on the panel. >> you talk about the effects you have to deal with and, you know, you talk about the impact of that day but you guys won. you guys held. >> reporter: as for what is next, the committee has indicated that subpoenas will be coming soon and we've also learned this morning that the
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department of justice will allow former trump doj officials to testify. george. >> memory of how horrifying that day was. okay, rachel, thanks very much. michael. >> thank you, george. now to two colorado police officers nder arrest and facing charges after body cam video surfaced showing one of them choking and beating a suspect during an arrest. we want to warn you, some of the video you're about to see is disturbing. kayna whitworth has the story. >> help, help. >> reporter: this morning, two colorado police officers facing charges after this body cam video surfaced. >> don't hurt me. >> it's not acceptable. this is not the aurora police department. this was criminal. >> reporter: aurora officers john haubert and francine martinez responding to a trespassing call, attempting to arrest 29-year-old kyle vincent and two other adult men. authorities say all three had warrants out for their arrest, but the scene quickly escalated. haubert drawing his weapon. >> hands all the way out in front of you. >> reporter: moments later, he has a gun to vincent's head. >> you have a gun pointed at your head.
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>> i don't have a gun. >> reporter: police say haubert then hit vincent in the head with his gun 13 times. the officer then pushing down on vincent's neck. >> you move, i will shoot you. do not move. >> i didn't do anything. >> reporter: vincent ultimately arrested and taken to the hospital where he required six stitches. he has not yet responded to our request for comment, haubert now charged with assault and martinez charged with not interfering, which is a colorado state law. both now released on bond. both officers now on paid administrative leave, and they have hearings next month, and, michael, the officer directly involved in that altercation maintains his innocence. >> that's hard to watch there, kayna. thank you so much. robin. we will switch gears and head back to amy in tokyo. it was a big night for team usa, wasn't it, amy? good morning. >> reporter: oh, it certainly was, robin.
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good morning to you. yes, in particular it was a golden night for katie ledecky. the american swim star started off slowly, she finished fifth in the 200-meter freestyle but then she came back in a big way, dominating the first-ever women's 1,500-meter free to take home the gold. this is her first of these games so far. americans alex walsh and kate douglass also winning some hardware, taking the silver and bronze in the 200 medley, capping off a very successful night in the pool for team usa, and then on the basketball court, yes, the american men bouncing back in a big way from their upset loss to france earlier in the week routing iran, 120-66, to pick up their first win here in tokyo. guys, it wasn't even close. [ laughter ] >> we'll take it. thank you, amy. coming up, we are going to stick with the olympics and dominique dawes will join us live with her insight into the simone biles case.
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good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. waking up to cloud cover and that's the case throughout the day mixed with sunshine. the big story is the risk of heat illness inland today through friday. it will break up through the weekend. temperatures in the north bay and the east bay, the 90s and 80s for the bay. mid to upper 60s along the coast of san francisco coming up, why you should get a head start on your back-to-school shopping this year and the sales that are happening right now. you don't want to miss them. we'll be right back.
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welcome back to "gma" and, oh, what a beautiful look at oklahoma. yes, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains, we're live from the sooner state this morning. that is the next stop on our "rise & shine" tour across america. >> getting very close to singing that. >> i'm very close. i thought you were going to like join in. >> didn't want to disturb you. >> no, thank you. any time. any time. but also across america, how about the crossroads of america right outside of our studio.
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you know we have people come by. i went outside and got this lovely -- this is an eye pad. that woman right there. with those great glasses. you get it? >> handy. >> get the dad sign in there. what does he say? >> thank you for everything, mom and dad. i love you for everything that i have or something like that. i said, he must need something. [ laughter ] we're following a lot of headlines right now, including the cdc changing its mask guidance advising fully vaccinated people to return to mask wearing indoors in high transmission areas. the cdc is also recommending that kid, teachers return to school in the fall with masks even if they're vaccinated. capitol hill reeling from the emotional testimony from four uniformed officers who fought to defend the capitol on january 6th. one officer said he thought he was going to die and this morning we've learned that the justice department will not block former trump doj officials from testifying.
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abd the midwest and northeast are bracing for severe weather right now with damaging winds, large hail and possible tornadoes hitting the heartland, and it's expected to make a major eastern -- expected to hit major eastern cities tomorrow, robin. yeah, but right now, we have the latest from tokyo and the decision from gymnastics star simone biles overnight withdrawing from another olympic event to focus on her mental well-being. let's go back to amy live there in tokyo with the latest. good morning again, amy. >> reporter: good morning again to you, robin. we know simone biles is considered by pretty much everybody to be the greatest gymnast of all time doing things no one has ever done in that sport, a four-time olympic gold medalist which made her sudden withdrawal that much more stunning and now we are learning why. this morning, simone biles pulling out of her second olympic competition in two days, announcing overnight she won't compete in the individual all around. the u.s. gymnastics team
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applauding her writing in a statement, after further medical evaluation, simone biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition. we wholeheartedly support simone's decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. >> wow. >> reporter: the news coming just a day after she removed herself from the women's gymnastics all-around team final after this shaky vault routine as soon as the competition began. >> wow. and that was not what was planned. >> reporter: overnight, olympic swimmer katie ledecky speaking out in support of biles after winning the inaugural 1500-meter race. >> we have the most size on us of anyone in the world right now. >> reporter: the 24-year-old who is known as the greatest of all time says she realized she wasn't in the right headspace's and didn't want to ruin her team's chances. her team also writing, her
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courage shows yet again why she is a role model. >> i never felt like this going into a competition and i tried to come out here and have fun, but once i came out here i was like, no, mental is not there. >> reporter: biles sitting the rest of the event out enthusiastically cheering on her teammates from the sidelines. >> i didn't want to do something silly and get injured so i thought it was best if these girls took over and did the rest of the job which they did. >> reporter: the team coming together rallying and taking home the silver medal. olympic gymnast aly raisman was on the 2016 olympic team with biles, part of the gold medal-winning final five. >> i think people forget that they are human. there are good days, there are tough days. >> yeah, i say put mental health first. it's okay sometimes to even sit out the big competitions to focus on yourself because it shows how strong of a competitor and person that you really are rather than just battle through it. >> reporter: her teammate jordan chiles who stepped in for her
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during the competition yesterday, called simone biles her best friend riting on instagram that they won their silver medals together, robin. it is so beautiful to see how this team supports one another and really simone's showing us what strength truly is. >> you're right about that. thank you, amy. and joining us now are gold medal-winning former u.s. gymnasts dominique dawes and "usa today" sports columnist christine brennan. always good to see you both. let me start with you, christine. you're there smack dab in the middle of it as always, there in tokyo, so what has been the reaction on the ground there to simone biles' decisions? >> robin, it is a bombshell and the reaction has been exactly what you would expect, almost every athlete is talking about it. they're being asked about it in the press conferences. it is notable that almost all of them are answering the questions and talking about their support for simone biles at the swimming venue all day.
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it's been the topic. i think it's safe to say around tokyo, at every olympic venue, simone biles has been the number one topic of conversation. >> and, dominique, simone talked about the immense pressure of competing in the olympics. you're an olympic gold medalist. you're a trail blazer yourself. what can you tell us about the pressure she's up against? what do you say to those who say that's just part of what comes with being an elite athlete? >> there's definitely an enormous amount of pressure. i faced that in 1996, 25 years ago, getting ready for te olympic games in atlanta, georgia. just knowing the weight of the fans and family and friends believing that we could win gold, i could not imagine the immense pressure that simone has been feeling. she's got an amazing support system, however, she's been labeled as the g.o.a.t. she's been an olympian before. she's expected to bring home five-plus olympic medals and also lead the team. there's a lot put upon her but
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what i respect most about her is she's listening to her inner voice and she made a decision that was best for her. during the 2000 olympic trials i actually quit. i was done after prelims, because it was too much on me emotionally, however i was not able to make that decision. it was very much a controlled atmosphere. >> and, christine, of course, this comes on the heels of naomi osaka's decision to withdraw from the french open. where does this conversation go next? >> george, i think it's more than a conversation now. i think it's a movement. when you consider what dominique just said, and i loved covering dominique for years and how she couldn't talk about these things, now, of course, the athletes feel they can. naomi osaka, as you mentioned, of course, simone biles, michael phelps, on and on it goes, this is i believe a true movement of some of the top athletes in the world bringing this to everyone's attention and it's not only, of course, helping them but it's helping kids, it's helping others. these are role models for millions of young people and
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hopefully they're able to get that message that they can talk about this as well. >> that is indeed the hope and, dominique, like christine, i saw you in '96 in atlanta winning the gold medal being one of the leaders on the team and for dominique to say -- excuse me, for simone to say yesterday that she did not want to jeopardize the team's chances to medal, can you help people understand what she was saying, what she meant? >> well, i think she knew that she wasn't going to be on her "a" game. she ended up balking a vault and did only a 1 1/2 instead of 2 1/2 twist and really got lost in the air, and if that does happen there is a mental block there and the concern is not only for your mental health but physical health and she knew if she was not going to be on her "a" game, team usa would not be on top of the podium or maybe even get on the podium. i love that she was truly america's biggest cheerleader from the sideline. she was there for her teammates
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and one thing i want to point out when i watched the competition you see the american girls high-fiving and hugging the russian gymnasts. i've never seen that before during a competition. if you look back to my career 25 years ago we were taught to keep blinders on, not communicate literally with one another many times, let alone our russian competitors. that was definitely a different atmosphere but i think that will be a healthier culture for the sport of gymnastics. >> times are a-changing. dominique, great to see you. christine, as always, appreciate your perspective. be safe in tokyo. coming up, the california teenager speaking out from her hospital bed, after a crocodile attacked her on the beach. she was on vacation in mexico. ♪ ♪ there she is, miss america ♪ ♪ there she is, your ideal ♪
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we are back with a california teenager's scary encounter with a crocodile on a beach in mexico. marcus moore is near the resort where it happened and has the story. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: george, good morning. this is absolutely terrifying. this is the beach the teenager was on. it was pitch black in the middle of the night when seemingly out of nowhere this crocodile appears and drags her into the water and she might have died if it had not been for a group of bystanders who jumped in to help. kiana hummel was vacationing in mexico at this marriott resort in puerta vallarta when she was attacked by a crocodile. hummel, who's now back in the u.s. recovering at a hospital, says she and her friend were sitting on the sand when the 12-foot crocodile appeared,
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pulled the shocked teen underwater. >> i felt a heaviness on my leg and that heaviness ended up being the crocodile and all of a sudden i'm getting dragged into the water. >> reporter: luckily there were bystanders near the scene who jumped into the water to help the distressed teen. >> and we couldn't see anything because it was pitch black and finally the marriott worker took a flashlight and shined it towards us and that's when we saw the crocodile and it came above water. >> and i just started hitting it as hard as i could. it just kept taking me under the water. >> reporter: her blows forcing the crocodile to let go briefly but bit into her right ankle and dragged her back under water. they were able to free her and bring her to shore. her mom says she was on the phone with the teen immediately after the attack. >> i'm constantly hearing kiana like yelling at these people, i need an ambulance, i need to go to the hospital. >> reporter: hummel says it took nearly four hours for medical help to arrive before getting an ambulance to a hospital. >> they literally just rinsed my legs off with bottles of water,
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put bandages on me and left me for four hours. >> reporter: the teen is now recovering from surgery at a hospital in california. the family says marriott should have done more to warn guests about the potential threat of crocodiles. >> they need to be responsible for what happened and the fact they haven't contacted or did anything to try to help us. >> reporter: marriott released a statement to abc news saying, quote, we are aware of the incident and we can confirm that appropriate signage as well as night patrolling and red flags were and are properly in place. we encourage all guests to be vigilant for their safety. this map shows the river and a croc viewing area that feeds into the ocean. likely where the crocodile came from. >> so my guess is this was an american crocodile, again not terribly uncommon in the area, but it is uncommon to have an attack on a human. they're looking for food, and if there's river access to the ocean or beach, that's an easy way for a crocodile to be found on the beach. >> reporter: overnight at the resort we saw white chains
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blocking entrances to the beach and had laminated signs that read, for your safety night access to the beach is prohibited. this morning, hummel is still recovering from those serious injuries and, guys, once again she is so thankful to be alive this morning. >> we are thankful she is as well. coming up next, we have our wednesday hump day. "play of the day." >> come on. come on. >> hump day. >> there you go. >> there you go. tail businesses have a black owner. that needs to change. so, i did something. i created a black business accelerator at amazon. and now we have a program that's dedicated to making tomorrow a better day for black businesses. ♪ ♪ i am tiffany. and this is just the beginning. ♪ ♪
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. new overnight, simone biles withdrawing from the olympic all-around final to focus on her mental health. just 24 hours after pulling out of the gymnastics team finals. will she take the mat again in tokyo? also overnight, tokyo reports its highest numbers of new covid infections days after the games begin. officials there ask hospitals to increase bed capacity. here in the u.s. the about-face over masks. the cdc now advises fully vaccinated people to wear masks indoors in areas of high transmission. cdc director dr. rochelle walensky talks to "gma" this morning. back to school shopping crunch. with the pandemic disrupting supply chains, how to find the essential supplies for your kids and the sales to take advantage
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of starting right now. ♪ "rise & shine," and good morning from oklahoma. the sooner state is sparkling once again and ready to ride. we're live ahead of one of the biggest horse competitions in the world as oklahoma gets back in the saddle and we're saying -- >> bravo, oklahoma. good morning, america. ♪ great crowd out here in times square joining us. >> lots of people. >> having a great debate inside but we can't talk about that. >> what is it, women are from mars, men are from venus because we're having one -- we are not eye to eye on certain issues. >> george and i kind of are. we won't go any further. >> thankfully t.j. came out here and he was on my side so -- >> he kind of made it 2-2.
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okay. well, you know, we have a lot of news to get to. >> i got the papers. >> we have a lot of news to get to including that those new mask mandates mean for your kids. professor of pediatrics joins us live answering questions on what school could look like this fall and how to keep your kids safe. >> simone biles' decision to withdraw from the all-around final to focus on her mental well-being. amy is in tokyo with the latest. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, george. yes, overnight simone biles withdrawing from another olympic event, the individual all-around final. this is an event you remember she won gold in back in 2016. it's scheduled to take place here tomorrow morning and this, of course, comes after she dropped out of the women a team finals yesterday stunning the world. biles said she decided to focus on her mental health after a rocky performance on the vault tuesday morning. she told reporters, she was not in the right mental state to
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compete and that she did not want to injure herself. she does have four more events scheduled for next week but it's unclear whether or not she is going to compete in those. earlier biles and other gymnasts, we have to say, seemed to be in good spirits watching them cheer on their teammates. we've seen a lot of teamwork happening here over the past couple of day, george. >> we sure have, thanks very much. another headline out of tokyo this morning. the record number of covid cases in the last 24 hours, james longman is there live with the latest. good morning again, james. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, michael. japan is seeing a big jump in covid cases on a daily basis. more than 3,000 in the last 24 hours. that is yet another record here. delta is causing this surge both in tokyo and inside the olympic bubble. 174 cases so far and among them an athlete, a dutch athlete who tested positive when she arrived here in tokyo at the airport. she was sent directly into
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quarantine and she's now on instagram complaining about the conditions there. her name is candy jacobs. she's a cakeboarder and said she's not even allowed to open the window to get fresh air calling these conditions inhuman. i think it offers a bit of a worrying glimpse to other athletes who have yet to arrive here about what they face if they too test positive. >> sounds like a tough situation. here at home the delta variant is driving up covid cases all across the country. the cdc now saying vaccinated people in some areas with high transmissions should wear masks again indoors. eva pilgrim is back with the latest. good morning again, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. yeah, we have heard repeatedly that this delta variant is different and now the cdc says they have the science that shows this variant acts in a way unlike previous variants. overnight pfizer's ceo albert bourla making the case for booster shots saying some
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studies challenges the protection after six months talking to former white house adviser andy slavitt in a podcast. >> we can see that there is a drop in the protection of infections and there is a drop in the protection against hospitalizations but only for people or mainly for people that they are six months -- that they did six months ago their second dose. >> reporter: the variant now responsible for an estimated eight in ten cases as we learn who is in those hard hit hospitals. abc calling 50 hospitals in 17 states. of the 271 covid patients in the icu, 255 were not vaccinated. this as the cdc changing its mask guidance advising that fully vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in areas of high transmission. citing new science that shows even some vaccinated people can transmit the delta variant. "gma" spoke to cdc director
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rochelle walensky about the new guidance earlier this morning? we felt it was important for the vaccinated people to understand that if they happen to be one of those breakthrough infections which was more likely in areas with a huge amount of transmission and disease that those people could potentially pass it on to somebody, a loved one immunosuppressed. >> reporter: the cdc recommending masks for everyone in schools even if you have been vaccinated, a reverse on guidance they gave just two weeks ago, robin. >> thank you. coming up here what those new cdc mask guidelines mean for the upcoming school year. it's time to "rise & shine." where, robin? >> in oklahoma. >> the sooner state getting back in the saddle live from one of the world's biggest horse competitions. tory johnson with "deals & steals" to turn back the clock with products starting at just $4. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ don't stop make it pop deejay blow my speakers up tonight ♪ cts
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welcome back to "gma." robin, it is a big day for you. disney plus show premieres today "turning the tables with robin roberts." >> i'm excited about it. every episode i sit down with three remarkable women. all walks of life and discuss the experiences that bring us together, we have more similarities than differences, i have to remember that this morning with you two guys. s it called "turning the tables"
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because sometimes they flip the script and ask me and others questions. it was a free-flowing conversation and talking and more importantly we're listening. it's special. >> i love that. they turn the tables on you and you got to answer some questions. one of your guests is sofia carson and she will be here tomorrow for our summer concert series. now to our "gma" cover story. people vaccinated should go back to wearing masks indoors in areas where the virus is surging and for schools k to 12, everyone should wear masks even if they are vaccinated. joining us now is dr. paul offit, he's a vaccine expert and a member of the fda advisory panel. thanks for being here. just two months ago, we know the cdc said if you're vaccinated you don't need to wear mask indoors. we all know about the delta variant. can you explain about the sudden change here? >> well, number one is what you just said, the delta variant is far more contagious than the original virus that came into this country, a thousand times more virus from your nose and throat than the first virus that came in which killed 500,000 peopl. the second thing that was a
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surprise is we were vaccinating 3 million to 3 1/2 million people a day a couple of months ago. the assumption was we would continue to do that and be at 80% immunization rates instead of 50% where we wouldn't have this conversation. they put us in a position where we're taking a step back. >> i don't have to tell you, people are adamant. they do not want to go back to where we were last year in lockdown. in your view, where are we headed? where are we heading into the fall? >> i think you have a few difficult things coming together. one is you have a highly contagious virus, two, you move to fall and early winter, this is at its heart a winter is at its heart a winter respiratory virus and you have a highly unvaccinated population. i think it's likely we'll see again more than a thousand deaths a day and it's really sad because this was all preventable. i think the conversation over the next six months i think will come down to mandates, because i think we hit a wall in terms of getting people to get the vaccine that is their ticket out
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of this pandemic. it's really frustrating. >> what is the conversation you would have with parents. how safe should they feel about sending their kids back to school this fall. >> i'm the parent of a 10-year-old. knowing that you have a highly contagious virus in the winter months i would only feel safe sending my child to school if i knew that there was going to be a mask mandate. >> all right, dr. offit, i know that this is a discussion that's going to continue. we appreciate you being with us this morning. take care. michael. all right, robin. the pandemic is also causing trouble when it comes to back-to-school shopping. experts say high demand could make it hard to find essential supplies, a story we first saw in "the washington post" and deirdre bolton has more. good morning, deirdre. >> reporter: good morning, michael. companies are going to be playing catch-up for awhile so that means potential shortages of backpacks, sports gear and electronics. back-to-school season is just around the corner.
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>> pens, pencils, binders. >> reporter: and with more classrooms fully re-opening experts say in a year plagued with product shortages and supply chain problems, demand will be high especially the longer you wait. >> if you're a family out there wanting to get all of the school supplies, but usually wait until maybe a week or two before school, that's when it's going to become a problem. >> reporter: and even with rising prices, according to the national retail federation's annual survey, consumers plan to spend record amounts for both school and college supplies. families with children in elementary through high school pan to spend an average of $848.90 on school items, which is $59 more than last year. tota back-to-school spending is expected to reach a record $37.1 billion up from 33.9 billion last year. >> as you get closer to the back-to-school season and that demand for product goes up, more
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than likely you will not be able to find what you need. >> reporter: what can consumers do? experts say, take advantage of sales happening now. >> if you are like many of us a last-minute shopper you can always look to the maybe second or third generation of products that is not on your list, but something similar. also, you can look at the secondhand market as well. you may have to spend a little bit more on that product, but there's certainly lots of product out there that you can find. >> reporter: experts say you can look at now online, all major retailers will send you inventory and price alerts, also mobile apps such as shop savvy can also be helpful. michael. >> all right, deirdre, let your kids know if you don't have some supplies they still have to do their homework, right? thank you for that. >> good luck with that. let's head to the sooner state, oklahoma, on our "rise & shine" tour. zohreen shah joins us from
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oklahoma city. hey, zohreen. >> reporter: good morning, george. i've been to oklahoma before but nothing like this. i really fell in love with the state this time and how could you not? we went up and down the state and we met so many amazing people, so many beautiful animals, and the truth is you don't have to dig very deep to find those hidden gems. oklahoma, from water-lined cities like tulsa to the natural beauty of the countryside, the state is a sight to see like the salt plains national wildlife refuge, a site of prehistoric ocean and left over salt leaving dark crystals like these. in the shallow ground below -- >> there's about 11,000 acres of salt flats which is the largest saline flats in the central part of the united states. >> this place attracts thousands of people every weekend. >> yes, so, the crystal digging
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area, especially when it's open from april to october will attract up to 10,000, 13,000 people on a weekend, and over 150,000 throughout that digging season. >> that's more than some california beaches. >> it's very popular. >> reporter: during the pandemic oklahomans flocked to the salt plains as a safe and fun outdoor activity. >> i just picked a whole and found the jackpot. >> good job. just off the iconic route 66 you'll find ike's chili. >> this is the best chili in the world. >> reporter: for over a hundred years ike's chili has been serving their special recipe, the thing that keeps the customers coming back. >> consistency. they know what they're going to get when they come here. >> reporter: the pandemic forced ike's to close their doors last year. >> we just didn't know, so we closed like everybody else, so 100% income was gone. >> reporter: the ike's team shifting to curbside and to-go orders, now re-opened their family atmosphere is back. >> we mean a lot to our customers and they mean a lot to us.
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when they come in it's like, oh, my gosh, i'm glad to see you, you know, and they're glad to see us. >> reporter: in sand springs, brandy carrying on a new tradition of her cherokee ancestors through her business of stained glass. >> we're cherokee and it's just part of our everyday life and art is a great way to share your culture. >> reporter: during the pandemic she kept her doors opened and offered a spot for other artists to sell their work. >> i was like, well, i have a lease, i have to pay it regardless, so bring your stuff up here so they brought their artwork up here and put it with mine and it was great. we all just kind of pulled together and that's part of being cherokee is that you are family and that you just support each other. >> reporter: and a staple of oklahoma, we're on a mission to find the perfect hat. a finally made cowboy hat. >> i'll put this around your head. >> reporter: the hats at
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shorty's are considered the finest around. i might keep this, i like it. >> i didn't lay off any of my employees, i kept them working. >> reporter: during the pandemic, shorty changing to appointment only sales. now on the other side, shorty is helping us to say -- >> "rise & shine," oklahoma. >> reporter: okay, so miss shorty is amazing. she has made hats for everyone. i asked her for the big names. she says, look, if you're wearing my hat you're famous, so a lot of famous people in oklahoma but about that chili, you guys, we had to send some to you. i had some yesterday. the owner sent you 12 pounds over to new york. >> wow. >> it is delicious. this is the original recipe, old school style but with a twist. it's a lot spicier so watch out. >> okay. >> we got to talk to our guys behind the scenes, sent 12 pounds, that's all that left, that little bowl. what happened?
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>> i'm with you. looking good in that hat. >> yeah. >> zohreen, looks good on you. thank you. >> we'll check back with you in a little bit. >> see you in a little bit. right now to ginger. >> i was expecting all of you to be in that cowboy hat. 12 pounds of chili works too. severe storms that made their way through the northeast. damaging wind, actually, in excess of 60, 70 miles per hour could happen again today and tomorrow. today it's back in the midwest, great lakes, tomorrow it's anywhere from southern ohio right through pennsylvania again, almost the whole state. remember, we are s good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. waking up to cloud cover and that's the case throughout the day mixed with sunshine. the big story is the risk of heat illness inland today through friday. it will break up through the weekend. temperatures in the north bay and the east bay, the 90s. 70s and 80s for the bay.
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good morning, everyone, i'm kumasi aaron from abc7 mornings. >> hi kumasi. our bridges are pretty packed. check this out, a live look at the richmond san rafael bridge for anyone making their way westbound, it is under the limit completely across the bridge. the bay bridge toll plaza, pretty much the same story. metering lights came on at 6:03. our biggest stretch of slow traffic is in the east bay from
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good morning. it is wednesday, and temperatures are already starting to respond to the sunshine in vacaville and brentwood. 50s and 60s for the rest of us. the commute, we had a little bit of fog that was hanging around for the last couple of hours. it's going to lift pretty soon. let me show you what's going on. the big picture here, the air conditioning is going to stay at the coast. the rest of us are going to be in the 80s, 90s, and 100s, with a low to moderate risk of heat illness. then temperatures drop back to average starting saturday.
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sunday, monday, and tuesday look pretty comfortable. >> we'll have another abc7 news update in a 30 minutes. you can always find the latest at back to this, blank, blank -- >> dame. >> yes, yes. >> judi dench was the last thing on anybody's mind. >> i had a serious eyebrow. >> tonight's episode of "$100,000 pyramid." pretty great lineup. >> yeah, that was rachel dratch. you both experienced the show. so much fun and episodes every wednesday through september 15th at 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central. >> ali wants a rematch. >> george. george said that because george knows he's good. as the kids say she doesn't want it. >> you know what, you're killing
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it. killing it with "pyramid." >> the olympics, we're hearing from some of the all-star team usa athletes who have already made it to the olympic podium. amy spoke with them and she joins us again from tokyo. good morning, amy. >> reporter: hey, good morning, guys, yes, this is an olympic like no other, a pandemic first of all, there is a lot of new events and for many team usa athletes, well, it's history in the making. this morning, we're hearing from some of the first team usa stars who are bringing home the hardware. >> i mean it's a lifelong dream just to be at the olympics and to be able to say that we medaled at the olympics is pretty crazy. >> reporter: delaney schnell and jessica parratto are taking home silver become the first u.s. women to medal in the event. the pair teaming up to compete together just ten days before the start of the trials. >> pretty crazy when people say that out loud to us, we don't reize it was such a short amount of time. obviously it was a really good
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call and just have been moving on and trusting in each other and it's been great. >> reporter: and with skateboarding makes its debut jagger eaton is taking home bronze. i know you were pretty nervous in the hours leading up to the actual competition. >> i was nervous and i'm, you know, for me the only pressure that there is in competition is the pressure that you put on yourself and i put a lot of pressure on myself to do well and i'm just grateful to come out with a medal. >> right after -- >> never leaving my side. >> reporter: but it's the u.s. swimmers making a splash with medals under their caps, among them 25-year-old university of georgia alum jay litherland. >> from one dog to another. >> go, dogs. >> congratulations. it was really in the last 15 meters of the race where you just came out of nowhere and, boom, took the silver.
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what was going through your mind when you're in the pool? >> i think that last push is more like let's just -- let's just put it on fault. i heard that team usa, my teammates going crazy so just kind of went with that. >> reporter: jay took silver in the 400 individual medley and stood right next to his teammate chase kalisz who won gold, the two teammates at the university of georgia and talked about medaling at the olympics for so many years and jay told me it was just an out-of-body experience to finally make it happen, guys. >> uga, uga, uga. >> yeah, exactly. >> way to go. we turn to edgar ramirez who recently starred in "the undoing" and "yes day" and now in "jungle cruise." edgar, great to have you back on "gma." >> good morning. >> good morning. >> thank you so much. so happy to be here. >> so i heard you finally got to
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take the jungle cruise ride. >> yes, finally. actually it was very special because it was right after the premiere of the movie, so it was actually my first time seeing the movie, you know, completely and it was so special. it was at disneyland and then i rode jungle cruise with my family and with my closest friends so all around it was a very, very special experience. >> well, i guess when you ride that, i notice that dewayne johnson makes a lot of bad jokes and when he and emily were here they were cracking jokes the entire time. we heard you have a similar sense of humor. do you have a favorite bad joke? >> i mean i have kind of like -- yeah, of course, i have many, many bad, bad kind of like silly little surreal jokes, there's one that i always tell my nephews and they love it every time. i hope you like it. have you heard about the little
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airplane that goss lost? >> no have you guys heard about him. >> no. >> so it's like eeee, eeee, eeee. [ laughter ] >> it's super silly. my kids -- >> that's a bad joke. >> the little airplane's lost. >> i'm sure it went over well with your little nephews. hey, how about we take a little look at "jungle cruise"? here it is. >> it's impossible. >> this is real. [ speaking foreign language ] >> edgar, your character is covered in snakes. it's something that you failed to tell your mother who went to
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the premiere with you and she wasn't happy about it, was she? >> yeah, i failed to tell my mother. there's only one person who is more scared of snakes than me and that's my mom and, of course, i mean i wanted to play a little trick on her then i didn't tell her and, yeah, of course, of course i pay for it in the end. she hugged me and congratulated me. why wouldn't you tell me? i missed half of your performance because i was going aagh every time you showed up with snakes. thank god no snakes anywhere near me during the making of this film. >> we know she's proud of you. what is your favorite thing about your character? >> what i love about it is, yeah, he's a villain but i feel for him. you know, i mean he suffers a lot in the film. you'll see -- i don't want to spoil it for everyone who hopefully will go and watch it this weekend. but he made very poor choices
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and unfortunately turns into this monster. but his intentions were noble. he was very, very noble at heart and i feel for him and that's what i love about disney's characters who humanity is always very palpable. >> a layered villain. thanks very much. always great to have you on. "jungle cruise" with premiere access on friday on disney plus. coming
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♪ we're bock now on "gma" as we say good morning from oklahoma. the state's big horse competition is galloping back and zohreen is there to share it all with us. good morning again, zohreen. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. welcome back to the sooner state. so we have that nickname here for a reason. it's about the energy in oklahoma, about that can do spirit. you guys, i met so many teens out here and this amazing horse, my new buddy over here and they really bring that nickname to life. i've been on a horse before but nothing like this. ♪ it's one of the biggest youth horse competitions in the world and it's back. >> this is the pinnacle of a lot of our youth showing career. >> reporter: officials for the american quarter horse association competition say it brings in about $60 million to
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oklahoma, but during the pandemic the event brought in less than half. >> this year we're back and that volume is back up to 10. we're so excited. >> reporter: no more half empty stadiums or virtual events. >> you hear the crowd clapping for you and it's an adrenaline rush. you feel like you're at home. ♪ >> reporter: home and back in the saddle in front of all the people they love. >> makes it more fun. you see everybody, everybody you've grown up with. >> reporter: starting this week about 800 kids from around the world at over a thousand horses competing to be the best of the best vying for that coveted golden globe. winning here is like winning the olympics for you guys. >> yeah, if not even bigger. it's just like your whole life. if you can win a golden globe, that's it you made it. >> reporter: i decided to give it a go. i am super pumped. i have a teacher who will guide me through the whole thing. if these kids can do it, i can do it. come on. good to meet you.
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>> likewise. nice to meet you. >> this is the horse i will he be riding. >> this is her. like a pro. >> reporter: not as easy as it looks, just follow that guy, come on. >> the release is the reward. >> got that? little miss blue hen raised in the sooner state is a pro. we got it. hey, you like spinning. >> she does. kentucky derby. >> i'm in. >> her newest world champion. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> i'm a fast learner, you guys. >> reporter: that was so much fun. clearly these kids are so happ i'm not eligible. this is what they're vying for. this beautiful trophy, the golden globe. they have worked so hard to try and get this and, you guys, next time i'm out here i'll try some jumps. i was getting close. they had to hold me back. wish we could have sent you more stuff. we sent you chili.
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we'll send you crystals. you have to try it yourselves. this is so beautiul it looks like it's on another planet. >> you are having a great time. love that, zohreen. give everybody our best and thank you for showing us oklahoma. everybody, take care. >> reporter: having a blast, robin. let's get another check a -- oh, now let's get a check a little closer to home with ginger. >> yes, thank you. you sound good saying that. okay, so what else is oklahoma getting? heat. heat advisories include tulsa so they're going to see a heat indices close to 110. in jackson, excessive heat warnings, 110 to 115 for the feels like. a lot of folks included in that. on the back side of that you get more monsoon flow. phoenix has had more rain this month than they've had in the last two months combined and it shows.
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good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. mix of sun and clouds and then eventually high clouds. and now we are going to a member of the legendary fierce five, the gymnasts who took gold at the london olympics. now they are training the next generation of athletes. jordyn wieber knows how hard it is and this segment sponsored by olay partnering with jordyn to help others achieve their moments beyond the games. jordyn wieber cemented her champion status when she helped the fierce five u.s. women's gymnastics team win gold at the 2012 olympics. >> it was a dream come true for me. when you looked up at the scoreboard and saw usa on top, i remember just feeling really, really proud of the people standing next to me. >> reporter: now she's making it her mission to help guide the next generation of gymnasts to
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their fullest potential as head coach of the university of arkansas gymnastics team. >> being able to mentor them and teach them life lessons really through the sport of gymnastics is an honor. gymnastics is so much bigger than just doing flips, it's really about life. it's about learning how to be a resilient human. it's about getting through those daily obstacles and figuring out how to do that. >> reporter: and as a spokesperson for olay wieber knows how important it is for athletes to be supported through all the challenges they face. that's the goal of the u.s. olympic and paralympic foundation. >> our mission is to support team usa athletes and we want to make sure that an athlete feels that they have the resources needed to be healthy on and off the field of play and education is a huge part of that. >> reporter: now olay is celebrating that competitive spirit with a limited edition gold medal jar of the micro sculpting cream commemorating their face of strength campaign.
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>> olay will make a donation to the organization's tuition assistance fund of $250,000 that go directly to helping women get their education and take them to their next step in life and help them reach their own dreams whatever it might be which is something that is so powerful and truly special. >> you see those pics and you're brought right back to 2012. what a great way to celebrate. coming up here on "gma," "outer banks" star chase stokes is going to be with us live. sponsored by olay. face anything. this unplugged device is protecting our beautiful coastlines and more. put off chores and use less energy from 4 to 9 pm
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ monitor, check and lock down you money with security from chase. control feels good. chase. make more of what's yours. we're back with the hit show "outer banks" which won most bingeworthy show at the people's choice awards, now season two is about to begin and stars chase stokes who says we should strap in. he's going to join us in a
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moment but first a clip where the gang is ready to take a stand. >> what's the deal with this? >> i don't know. i do think she has the information that could exonerate you. >> not to throw a monkey wrench in the entire thing but she just did try to kidnap you, man. how many type times i got to say this? why don't we go to yucatan? >> i'm not running anymore. >> we got him to stop running to join us now, chase, good morning. thank you for joining us. >> good morning, good morning, how are you? >> oh, i'm doing very well and i understand your grandfather, you have him to thank for the role. why is that? >> i do. yeah, i mean i spent a lot of time on the eastern shore and he was one of the first people to get me in a boat so anything from a center console to a little boat is where the fascination with the water came so, grandpa, thank you for forcing me on to the water. >> there is a scene in the trailer of a container ship that
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is stuck in a massive storm. it's not a little center console boat but what was it like to shoot that. >> oh, man, that sequence was pretty insane. we were tied to a dock in the middle of charleston and we had rain machines and all of these crazy fans and whatnot that were shooting all sorts of different earthly materials at us but it was pretty wild. it was my first time doing something that felt like a traditional hollywood set so i didn't know what was happening at the time but as we saw it kind of turned out pretty cool. >> it looked pretty intense. something else that was pretty intense, you and your co-star's kiss because you won best kiss at the mtv movie awards. serious question. did you know it was going to be an award-winning kiss when you were right in the middle of it? >> no, it was one of those -- we got stuck on a lightning delay so we were stuck for i think three or four hours in a holding
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area and jonas decided to say let's try it in the rain. and she was sick which was great because i ended up getting sick afterwards so, thanks. but we ended up doing it and it was ironic because it was like less than two miles away from where ryan gosling and rachel mcadams shot their iconic kiss for "the notebook" so to be in that kind of wild company is still bizarre and still pinching myself about it. still doesn't feel real but, yeah, it just sort of coming out of covid and having this experience has been very, very grateful but also very bizarre. >> i can feel you on that one. i heard you came close to playing han solo and that you tried to sneak one of his iconic lines into "outer banks." how did that work out? >> yeah, yeah, we did. it didn't make the scutt but myself and rudy and the rest of them, it was a line between rudy and i and i had kind of in my horrible han solo impression i
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was like punch it, chewie and he did the chewbacca noise and he drove off and the drone followed us and realized it might expensive mistake so he lives somewhere in the universe. >> always a future. you never know what means for the future. i appreciate it. season two of "outer banks" premieres friday on netflix. stay there california, did you know our homes share power? but when we try to stay cool in a heat wave our supply is pushed to the limit. but you have the power to keep us up and running! “i do?” yup, we all do! with flex alerts. they notify us when to shift our energy use if our power supply is stretched. so from pre-cooling our homes, to using less energy from 4-9pm, together, let's flex our power to save our power.
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good morning, everyone. i'm kumasi aaron from abc7 mornings. >> much better, hi everyone, much better for the richmond san rafael bridge for anyone making their way westbound, speeds are improving, and you will get to the limit before you make it across the bridge. a different story at the bay bridge toll plaza, usually it clears up by now. metering lights came out at 6:03. the 90s near morgan hill. the near 100s in the east bay, and around lake port and ukiah in the low to mid-90s. enjoy the 60s and 70s for most of the bay until you get to san mateo southward. good news, we'll have clear air
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during this heat wave. >> we'll be back >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, film and television star, minnie driver. and i work out with jen selter as we continue "live's fitfluencer week." plus, actor and producer maria menounos joins ryan at the co-host desk. all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are ryan seacrest and maria menounos! >> ryan: maria, great to see you, my friend. thank you all. it is wednesday. okay. >> maria: yeah. >> ryan: filling in for kelly today is our pal, maria menounos.


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