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wearing sweaters because i have a closet full. i think i can bring them back. >> you do what you good morning, america. as we join you this friday, the new headline about the delta variant and how fast it can spread even if you are vaccinated. overnight the unreleased cdc document saying that they have to, quote, acknowledge the war has changed when it comes to covid. finding the delta variant is just as transmissible as chicken pox, spreads faster than the common cold and that vaccinated people may spread the virus as easily as unvaccinated people. trail of destruction. seven tornadoes touching down in the midwest and northeast overnight. the new threats on the way this morning. overnight simone biles revealing what's really caused her to drop out of competition in tokyo. sharing videos of what she calls the twisties.
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and how it could endanger her during competition. race against time. millions in danger of getting kicked out of their home with the moratorium set to expire in less than 24 hours. billionaire bamboozle. the tycoon who promised to revolutionize the truck industry with cleaner vehicles. >> for every doubter out there that said there is no way this is true, how can that be possible? we've done it. >> now charged with scamming investors. the commercial at the center of the case. prosecutors claiming the truck's doors had to be taped shut and that it was rolled down the hill with no gas or motor. "black widow" battle. why hollywood superstar scarlett johansson is suing disney over the release of the smash hit "avengers" spin-off. buckle up for bolt. the first ever roller coaster at sea. will reeve is going for a ride live on "gma." ♪ everybody get golden ♪ meet america's new golden girl.
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sunisa lee taking home the top prize in the gymnastics all-around. how she went from practicing on a homemade balance beam as a child to an olympic champion. her parents and sisters talking to "gma" right after her historic win. >> all: good morning, good morning, america. that just makes you smile, doesn't it? >> absolutely. >> great to be here with cecilia and whit this friday morning and we can't get enough of that stunning win on the mat by suni lee and her family watching from home, thousands of miles away. and wait until you hear more about her remarkable life and her remarkable family. looking forward to that. >> she is a superstar and deserves to be celebrated. we have a lot of news to get to. we are starting with that alarming new headline about the delta variant. an internal report from the cdc first obtained by "the
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washington post," listen to this, it says delta spreads as easily as chicken pox and it's being spread by vaccinated people as much as unvaccinated people. >> all of this is fueling new cases across the country. this week the u.s. recorded its highest daily case number in more than five months. more than 86,000, higher than any single day last summer. >> this comes as a major music festival gets under way in chicago. alex perez is there with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. lollapalooza is the biggest event the city has hosted since the beginning of the pandemic and with all those new concerns over the delta variant, officials will be watching very closely. this morning, a startling new report revealing just how urgent the fight is against the delta variant. in a cdc document obtained by "the washington post," health experts sounding the alarm calling on officials to, quote, acknowledge the war has changed warning the delta variant is more transmissible than the
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common cold and as transmissible as chicken pox and it's possible some vaccinated people may be able to transmit it as easily as those unvaccinated. >> this is an incredibly, incredibly contagious version of the virus. almost like a whole different virus and the cdc is estimating that it is probably also more deadly. >> reporter: the cdc has not confirmed this report to abc news. they are set to release the data today that led to its new recommendation that even fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission. >> the massive outbreak linked to provincetown, massachusetts, believed to be one of the deciding factors, 882 infected. most of them apparently vaccinated. >> that's how contagious this virus is. it's not going to be curtailed unless we have many, many more people vaccinated. >> reporter: president biden announcing more than 4 million federal workers will be required to get the vaccine or get tested weekly.
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biden calling on states and local governments to issue $100 incentives for those who roll up their sleeves for a shot and responding to questions about the changing mask guidance. >> in may you made it sound like the vaccine was the ticket to losing the mask forever. >> that was true at the time. i thought there were people who would understand that getting vaccinated made a gigantic difference. what happened was a new variant came along. they didn't get vaccinated. it was spread more rapidly and people were getting sick. >> reporter: as concerns grow over the increasing number of cases across the country and more worries about breakthrough cases, chicago's largest music festival lollapalooza now under way. about 100,000 people expected to attend each day of the massive four-day event. revelers singing along with their favorite artists, proof of a covid vaccine or a negative test needed to get in.
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unvaccinated guests asked to stay masked. >> i got vaccinated. i made sure people i'm with were vaccinated. i'm going to have a mask with me. >> reporter: and some encouraging news, the vaccination rate is inching upward. more than 2.7 million people getting vaccinated over the last week. here at lollapalooza, organizers say about 600 people were turned away because they didn't have the right medical documents yesterday. michael? >> alex, we saw the president say americans do not need a booster shot at this point. but israel is prepared to administer them to some residents. >> reporter: yeah, michael, officials in israel say they will begin administering that third booster vaccine to people age 60 or older this weekend. pfizer supposed to present its booster data to officials here in the u.s. on august 16th. michael? >> all right, alex, thank you so much. cecelia? we turn to those severe summer storms and several tornadoes leading a path of destruction across the midwest and northeast overnight. erielle reshef is in bucks
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county, pennsylvania where a tornado reportedly touched down just hours ago. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning to you, cecilia. one of those violent tornadoes touching down here. you can see the extensive damage. one of these cars flipped like a toy essentially. this building levelled to the ground. the field of debris here is extensive. the damage widespread. five people injured when that storm roared through. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: overnight a reported tornado leaving a trail of destruction through parts of pennsylvania and new jersey. demolishing multiple car dealerships, crushing buildings and tossing debris into the streets. cars flipped over. the windows of this car dealership blown out. officials surveying the scene and securing the area. at least five people injured. >> it just looked like a tv show. looked like a bomb went off. it's gone. i've been doing this for 34 years and never saw that kind of devastation from a storm.
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>> wow. car is shaking. >> reporter: in virginia, the roadways a chaotic scene whipping wind and beating hail. >> get going, get going. turn now. turn. >> reporter: pelting the windshields of drivers attempting to make their way through relentless blinding rain. in ohio, several reported tornados touching down. roadways flooded. intense storm damage uprooting tree, this one striking a power line. you can see windows of these cars completely blown out but the good news here in bensalem, pennsylvania is authorities say everyone has been accounted for that was affected by this storm. the national weather service will be on scene later today surveying this damage. cecelia? >> that is good news, erielle. okay, thanks. we want to head to ginger who is tracking all of this for us. hey, ginger. >> cecilia, we've been in touch with nws mt. holly. that's who will be doing those surveys. they say it was the first time they think in their history they have issued a particularly dangerous situation tornado warning. this is what happened yesterday. this is something we reserve for the southeast or maybe the plains like oklahoma, iowa, but we do not see this in the northeast.
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yes, it was many supercells running across the land there and today we have a threat and it's back in the midwest but today that threat is for damaging wind in parts of kansas. you can see there, nebraska, missouri and iowa. whit, i want to leave you with one thing, our map is a mess, i have so many more warnings to talk about including extreme heat. >> yeah, a lot to follow. we'll check with you soon. ginger, thank you. we want to move to the olympics and another huge night for team usa. suni lee cementing her place in american gymnastics royalty winning gold in the women's all-around. teammate simone biles right there cheering her on and sharing new insight about what caused her to drop out. amy robach is live there in tokyo with the very latest and all the excitement. amy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, whit. for the last week the question has been whether or not simone biles will compete in these olympics after withdrawing from two big events. overnight she fired back at her critics as one of her teammates sunisa lee stepped right into
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the spotlight and brought home the gold. overnight simone biles taking to instagram explaining what she's been experiencing since landing in tokyo. a mental block gymnasts refer to as the twisties. these videos show her practicing where despite her best efforts, she isn't able to finish her twists. adding in a caption, for anyone saying i quit, i didn't quit. my mind and body are simply not in sync. i don't think you realize how dangerous this is on a hard competition surface. biles was in the stands thursday cheering on her teammate, suni lee. the 18-year-old becoming the breakout star of the women's gymnastics competition winning gold in the all-around, dominating on the vault, uneven bars, beam and floor. >> it doesn't even feel like real life. >> reporter: lee's family cheering her on all the way from her hometown in minnesota.
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also overnight bmx rider connor fields was carried off on a stretcher after crashing in the third heat. the u.s. olympic and paralympic committee writing, we can confirm connor is awake awaiting further medical evaluation. a special moment for annie lazor a and lilly king who snagged bronze and silver in the breaststroke. >> i wouldn't have done that if she wasn't next to me. >> reporter: the two embracing the gold medal champion, tatjana schoenmaker, whose race time set a new world record. the americans have 14 gold medals so far in these games. that places the u.s. third behind china and japan. but team usa is leading in the overall medal count with 41 and guess what, we're not done yet. the big breakout star of the games, suni lee, expected to compete once again next week and we'll have a lot more in the next half hour, michael. >> we look forward to that and watching her compete further on in the olympics. amy, thank you so much for that.
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in tokyo covid is still looming large with cases on the rise. this morning, other parts of japan are going into a state of emergency. james longman is live in tokyo with the latest. good morning, james. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, michael. we now have 3,300 cases of covid reported in the last 24 hours in tokyo. that is 180% rise on this day last week and other parts of japan are now going into states of emergency. the big city of saka and three prefectures are going into special measures monday because covid is spreading across japan fueled by the delta variant. more than 10,000 cases now countrywide. that is a new record and tokyo is also extending its state of emergency. it's now going to run through the paralympic games as well. olympic officials are adamant cases are not spilling over they say from the bubble into tokyo at large. michael? >> james, how are they controlling covid cases in the bubble? >> reporter: well, michael, they've described the bubble as the most tested community almost anywhere on earth, and they say
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there's not been one single case of someone transferring covid from the bubble into tokyo, and i suppose with fewer than 200 cases inside the bubble that's something like 15,000 athletes, many more volunteers they're doing a pretty good job so far but there is a long way to go here. >> that's pretty impressive, but there is a long way to go, james. thank you so much. cecelia? we'll turn to that race for millions of americans in danger of losing their homes. a pandemic relief moratorium on evictions set to expire tomorrow. congressional correspondent rachel scott has the latest from capitol hill. president biden called on congress to act immediately but they're about to head out on a recess. >> reporter: yeah, cecilia, that request really did catch lawmakers off guard here. good morning. this is a dire situation. we are talking about more than 3 million families that could be at risk of eviction in just 24 hours when that moratorium expires. the white house releasing a statement saying that their hands are tied because of a recent supreme court ruling. they are calling on congress to
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act and now democrats in both chambers are scrambling to put together a plan that would extend the moratorium until the end of the year, but they are racing against the clock. the house is scheduled to go on recess tonight and lawmakers are supposed to leave town and to make matters worse the money congress did put aside to help renters during the pandemic isn't going out fast enough. of the $47 billion available only $3 billion has actually been distributed. some states say they are struggling to keep up with the amount of requests. they're having a hard time streamlining the process. cecilia, states like new york have sent out almost nothing. >> we are down to the wire. rachel, thanks to much. whit? cecilia, now to the billionaire tycoon who promised to revolutionize the trucking with electric vehicles now indicted for fraud. prosecutors say trevor milton, quote, lied about nearly every aspect of the business. victor oquendo has the latest. >> reporter: his company marketed as a game changer. >> we've built something that no
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one else thought was possible. >> reporter: cleaner vehicles powered by hydrogen and electricity. >> for every doubter that said that there is no way this is true, how can that be possible? we've done it. >> reporter: now the founder of nikola motor company, trevor milton is being charged with securities fraud. >> do you have anything to say? >> we have a statement. check it out. >> reporter: milton seen leaving a manhattan courthouse thursday charged by federal prosecutors who say he lied about every aspect of his truck of the future. >> milton claimed that the nikola one could be driven when, in fact, the closest it ever came to driving was when a group of nikola engineers took it to the top of the hill and rolled it down so it could be filmed for a commercial. >> reporter: prosecutors claiming the truck's door even had to be taped up for the video so it wouldn't fall off. the indictment saying that early prototype was missing sgnificant parts like gears, motors and a control system, though milton called it fully
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functioning. >> this truck is by far the most state-of-the-art truck ever built in history. this thing fully functions and works which is really incredible. >> reporter: it was claims like those that misled investors resulting in loss of up to $100,000, even retirement savings for investors. milton pleaded not guilty on a $100 million bond and nikola releasing a statement saying in part, milton resigned from the company in september of last year and they want to make it clear that the legal action is against milton and not the company. guys? >> so fascinating. thank you, victor. now to that big night at the nba draft. so exciting to watch as the future stars of the nba see their dreams come true. t.j. holmes is here with the biggest moments of the night. >> reporter: and one of those moments had us crying. we'll get to that one in a moment, but the commissioner reminded us at the top there have only been 5,000 players in the 57-year history. that's a very small group and these guys are now getting to join and for the top here most of the top prospects it went as
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according to plan and number one overall 6'8" forward out of oklahoma state talking about cade cunningham. there he is. his daughter, 2-year-old riley, was the star of the show early on. gets up there and hugs his family. these are those moments. his name is cade cunningham drafted one overall to the detroit pistons and the nickname they're going with already motor-cade. >> that's perfect. >> i like that. still the moment of the night went to terrence clarke. his name was called at the nba draft stage. he wasn't there to hear it. this young man died in a car crash three months ago. he was expected to be a first round pick out of the university of kentucky and this was the beautiful moment with his family to hear his name called. >> it is my honor to now announce that with the next pick in the 2021 nba draft, the nba
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selects terrence clarke from the university of kentucky. >> beautiful moment there for him and his family. great they honored him. he did have his name called. he just wasn't there to hear it. beautiful night for a lot of these families. >> the nba and adam silver got it right. t.j., you called that first pick yesterday. we are following a lot of other headlines this morning. the family of team usa superstar suni lee on how she went from practicing in the backyard to the olympic podium. why "black widow" star scarlett johansson is now suing disney over the release of her new movie. first, let's head back to ginger. >> to get an excessive heat warning we have to go over 100. gulf coast, 113 plus. they'll do it today. your local weather in 30 seconds. first, the weekend forecast sponsored by allstate. the week sponsored by allstate.
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good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. we made it to friday, our last hot day inland. a few clouds at the coast. those will spread with areas of fog and mist but we're going to get into a quieter pattern and nothing extreme in the seven- day. low to mid-60s coast and san francisco. mid-80s around the bay. 80s and 90s inland.
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it's time to take out the trash. it's time to take out the trash. >> oh, that looks good. welcome back to "gma." we are going gaga over the new trailer of "house of gucci." that was lady gaga, of course, starring alongside adam driver as the real-life couple behind the legendary fashion house whose messy divorce led to murder and what an all-star cast they have, al pacino, jared leto, salma hayek and jeremy irons. we cannot wait. it's coming out in november. >> incredible cast. cannot wait for that. we want to tell you about the top headlines we're reporting on right now,
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including that disturbing new cdc report that finds the delta variant is just as contagious as chicken pox. it spreads faster than the common cold and that vaccinated people may spread the virus as easily as unvaccinated people. also this morning, former roman catholic cardinal theodore mccarrick has been criminally charged with sexual abuse of a minor. mccarrick now 91, he is the former archbishop of washington, d.c. this makes him the highest ranking u.s. catholic to be charged with a crime defrocked in 2019 after a vatican investigation found him guilty of sex crimes. overnight the first group of afghan interpreters who worked alongside those american troops for so many years have arrived in the united states. the evacuation flight touching down in washington, d.c. just a few hours ago, carrying more than 200 people including dozens of children. hey, guys, also a big birthday this weekend, mtv turning 40 on sunday and a little trivia for you here, do you remember the song that launched the legendary music channel? >> well, only because they were just playing it on the commercial break but otherwise -- >> "video killed the radio star." ♪ video killed the radio star ♪
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>> there it is. by the buggles. happy birthday to mtv. trl, remember when they played music videos. things are a little different now but happy birthday. we've got a lot more ahead. we're live from the land of enchantment this morning, that's john quinones right there. he'll be ahead. well, that was a roller coaster. but we do have john quinones pulling into historic santa fe. there he is with the drop top and everything. a lot more fun ahead on that. michael? >> oh, boy. that was great. >> we'll get to the roller coaster as well. and now we'll get to the new olympic star, u.s. gymnast sunisa lee taking gold in the all-around with her stunning performance sticking the landing as she cemented her place in history. this morning we're hearing from her family. we're going to go back to amy in tokyo with that. hey, amy. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. that's right, the parents of suni lee as you might imagine could not be prouder of their daughter following her stunning
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gold medal win in the individual all-around. these games have certainly been full of surprises and lee has managed to emerge as the next superstar in american gymnastics. 18-year-old suni lee making history. the minnesota native taking home gold in the women's gymnastics individual all-around event. the fifth american gymnast in a row to get the top honor. >> this is such a surreal moment. there was a point in time where i wanted to quit and i just didn't think i would ever get here. i'm just super proud of myself for sticking with it and believing in myself. >> reporter: her family and friends cheering her on from afar. abc sitting down with her parents and sister just hours after her big win. >> i'm super proud of her. >> the word proud, it's understatement. there's no word that can describe it. >> reporter: suni's win came just days after her teammate simone biles withdrew from the team and individual all around event. biles seen cheering her on from the front row and sharing this video online celebrating.
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>> yes! >> i'm so proud of the girls at the olympics that they were able to support each other even in that kind of situation. i'm proud of all her teammates that they were able to stick together and work through this competition. >> reporter: suni's win deeply personal. the teen, the first hmong-american to win gold at the olympics. >> i know that the hmong community and everyone else in minnesota is super proud of her and i know that everything she's done has had a lot of hard work. >> reporter: suni shares an unbreakable bond with her father john who built her a makeshift beam to practice on as a small child. >> the beam i built for her it was out of 2x4 wood with -- covered with an old air mattress and, you know, we couldn't afford a real one. >> reporter: in 2019 john suffered an accident that left
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him paralyzed from the chest down. now he and suni inspire each other to keep fighting. >> she is a fighter. >> when she put her mind to something, she just goes out there and does it. i feel great that she accomplished our dream, like she said, it's our dream. so she made it and i just feel so amazing. >> reporter: shortly after her gold medal win lee posted a simple but pointed message to her fans, her family and her friends on instagram writing, the people i do it all for i love you guys and i think i fell in love with her a little bit more learning about where she came from and how far she's come to get to where she is. guys? >> i think we all did. >> yeah. >> we were talking too as dads just watching and having daughters and dad tears started to well up. you know, very emotional. we support her and her family. great story. thank you, amy. we do want to turn to that box office battle. "black widow" star scarlett
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johansson now suing disney over the release of the hit "avengers" spin-off on disney plus. t.j. is back with more on that. t.j., good morning. >> whit, we are talking about one of the highest paid actresses in the world saying she's not getting paid enough for her latest movie, "black which do." that's according to the lawsuit. we have a pandemic labor where the studios are trying to adjust to new realities putting the movies on streaming and get them to viewers who might not be comfortable going to a theater. the artists say this is robbing them of theatrical glory and maybe a lot of money. scarlett johansson gearing up for another battle. this one in a courtroom. >> we have unfinished business. >> reporter: the actress has sued the walt disney company over the way the company chose to release her latest film, "black widow" alleging a breach of contract. >> with the pandemic everything has changed, so "black widow" was released simultaneously in theaters and on disney plus. >> reporter: the lawsuit filed
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thursday says with the bulk of ms. johansson's compensation being tied to box office receipts, disney knew that the cannibalization of such receipts by disney plus would save marvel and by extension disney very large amounts of money that it would otherwise owe ms. johansson, adding, her team's attempts to reach an understanding were ignored. >> you don't know everything about me. >> reporter: the film broke pandemic era records and it's brought in over $300 million worldwide. millions more from streaming on disney plus. but "the wall street journal" reports the actress may have lost out on more than $50 million in revenue that could have been generated by the movie's success. in a statement to abc news, johansson's attorney writes, it's no secret that disney is releasing films like "black widow" directly on to disney plus to increase subscribers and thereby boost the company's stock price and that it's hiding behind covid-19 as a pretext to do so. disney fired back saying, there is no merit whatsoever to this filing. the lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and
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prolonged global effects of the covid-19 pandemic. disney has fully complied with ms. johansson's contract and furthermore the release of "black widow" on disney plus with premier access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the 20 million she has received to date. >> this is probably the tip of the iceberg, not just for the walt disney company, but for every single major hollywood studio. >> this is an 11-year relationship, eight movies she made that made billions of dollars, but this was expected to be the last time to see her as "black widow." these back end deals reportedly now -- you all remember when robert downey, jr. made $75 million for one "avengers" movie. if you negotiate a little percentage, then the movie makes $2 billion. $2.7 billion. you are going to rake in some cash and that's part of the argument if it had gone to the theaters, exclusively, "black widow" she would have gotten a bigger paycheck so this is not
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the last we'll hear of it. >> lots more on this one. t.j., thanks. watch this one, everybody. coming up, an abc news exclusive, the first ever roller coaster at sea. guess who drew this ticket. will reeve right there will try it out live. i'm told he doesn't love heights so good luck, will. >> oh, boy.
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will reeve is on board in port canaveral, florida, getting ready to take a ride. i can see you on the camera. right before we came to you, you look a little nervous, my friend. >> reporter: yeah, and i hear you laughing, cecilia. what's that all about? is it too late to mention that roller coasters and heights aren't really my thing? i guess it is too late because i'm about 200 feet in the air on a cruise ship and this is a roller coaster i'm about to ride on national tv. this is the "mardi gras" setting sail tomorrow. carnival says it has an emphasis on safety and on fun. this morning, a one of a kind ride ready for takeoff. >> ready. bolt. >> reporter: bolt is the first ever roller coaster at sea debuting on the highest deck of carnival's newest ship "mardi gras" making its maiden voyage tomorrow. >> we sit around and try to come up with great new guest experiences, and why not? a roller coaster on a ship, first ever. >> reporter: the launch delayed for more than a year after the pandemic brought the cruise
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industry to a halt. now it's set to sail the high seas, carnival hoping its new features and safety procedures on board will draw back passengers. >> we'll bring guests on for the very first time on saturday. of course we're working with the cdc as things evolve and change to ensure that our number one priority is protecting the health and safety of our guests and our crew. >> reporter: just this week at least two passengers on celebrity cruise ships tested positive for covid-19. in both instances the passengers were removed from the ship and no other positive cases were found on board. carnival says they require 95% of guests on board to be vaccinated in accordance with the cdc and encourages masking for unvaccinated passengers who will have to take multiple covid tests before and during their cruise. >> as the delta variant spreads, do you expect you might update your policy regarding vaccinations? >> if things need to change because of the variant, we'll adjust. we've been adjusting for 17
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months, but the main thing is we have restarted sailing. guests have just had great cruises. lots of positive feedback and our crew just can't wait to welcome guests back. >> reporter: jeff and sherylynn carlson are fully vaccinated and they say they can't wait to get on board. >> we have been cooped up for 16, 17 months like everybody else has and cruising was our -- a way to get away. >> reporter: okay, i'm on the thing. i'm strapped in. i guess it's time to bolt. let's go, bruce, send me out of here. i've got a camera here. let's do it. all right. so hopefully you guys can hear and see me. the top speed on this thing is 40 miles per hour. we'll go a little slower because i asked them to so it doesn't look too crazy on tv but you get a 360-degree view. everything you can see. there's port canaveral. this is a big turn. mini golf course below. again, we're on top. it took years to build.
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this coaster was assembled in germany and then put on the ship in finland. really a global effort as we go downhill and my stomach drops guys. we're about halfway through feeling okay so far. >> hope you doubled up on the dramamine. >> reporter: right? okay, this is what we're seeing, lots of fun here on the playground. that looks like a water slide. that's the great expanse of the atlantic ocean here. let me turn the camera around. there's everyone waiting for me back at home. oh, we're turning. oh, that feels good. [ laughter ] drops out of nowhere. we're coming around the dark side of the moon here. this is carnival's -- i'm blown out by the sun but this is carnival's famous funnel that you recognize anywhere and as we go 200 feet in the air -- >> 200 feet in the air. voice cracking. >> i wonder if bruce can hear
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>>go good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. new overnight, the new headline about the delta variant in an unreleased cdc document finding the variant is just as transmissible as chicken pox, spreads faster than the common cold and that vaccinated people may spread the virus as easily as unvaccinated people. on the rebound? the new headlines on the u.s. economy. the american job market, and could delta derail all the momentum? medical miracle. a 26-year-old mom pregnant with nine babies calling it a gift from god. linsey davis has the exclusive interview with the parents. sarah ferguson one-on-one. >> i have destroyed myself many times, but the most important thing is to get up and get going.
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>> the duchess of york on how she was vilified in the press and pitted against princess diana and what she's saying about harry and meghan. as she publishes her first novel. turning back time to old tokyo. the monastery established more than 600 years ago where monks train and study. a burial site for shoguns. amy takes you inside the temple. hitting the road for "rise & shine," and good morning from new mexico. john quinones putting the pedal to the metal on route 66 from the art to the dancing keeping tradition alive. we're turning up the heat. cheers from the land of enchantment, and we're saying -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ good morning, america. on this friday morning, it's great to see people outside in
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times square again every morning. it's great to be here with whit and cecelia as we kick off the weekend. >> happy friday. >> yes, happy friday. we're headed to new mexico. excited to see what john will >> exactly, and that john is the one and only john quinones there hitting one of the most famous roads, route 66. we also call it the main street of america. john, what's going on? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: cecelia, i made it was a long ride, but here i am in santa fe plaza. this is the oldest state capital in the country founded in 1610. we're going to have dancers there from the lightning boy foundation performing their traditional native american dance to a modern beat. the fiesta is just getting under way. it's going to be wonderful. guys, back to you. >> looking forward to that. he knows how to make an entrance, and we hear he's sending food as well.
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so looking forward to that. first, we have a lot of other news to get to this morning, starting with the alarming new headline about the delta variant. an internal report from the cdc says delta spreads as easily as chicken pox and that it's being spread by vaccinated people as much as unvaccinated people. >> cases on the rise across the country and all this comes as a major music festival gets under way in chicago. alex perez is there with the latest. good morning again, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning once again, michael. lollapalooza is expected to be jam packed this weekend, and with all those new concerns over the delta variant, officials will be keeping a close eye on things. this morning, a startling new report revealing just how urgent the fight is against the delta variant. in a cdc document obtained by "the washington post" health experts sounding the alarm calling on officials to, quote, acknowledge the war has changed warning the delta variant is more transmissible than the common cold and as transmissible as chicken pox and that it's
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possible some vaccinated people may be able to transmit it as easily as those who are unvaccinated. >> this is an incredibly, incredibly contagious version of the virus. it's almost like a whole different virus and the cdc is estimating that it is probably also more deadly. >> reporter: the cdc has not confirmed this report to abc news. they are set to release the data today that led to its new recommendation that even fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission. as concerns grow over the increasing number of cases across the country and more worries about breakthrough cases, chicago's largest music festival lollapalooza now under way. proof of a covid vaccine or a negative test needed to get in. unvaccinated guests asked to stay masked. >> i got vaccinated. i made sure people i'm with are vaccinated. i mean i'll have a mask with me.
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>> reporter: and organizers here at lolla say about 90% of attendees did have the correct medical documents. the rest, those who did not were turned away. cecilia? >> okay. thank you. we turn now to the u.s. economy seemingly on the rebound. abc's deidre bolton joins us with what these new numbers mean and whether the delta variant could derail some of this progress. good morning, deidre. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. by one big measure the u.s. economy is back. so gross domestic product, the dollar amount of all goods and services produced, it showed us that the second quarter that the us. economy has completely recovered from the coronavirus shutdown months ahead of schedule. the reason why, we are all spending more and that is helping. so the number came out to $19.36 trillion, topping its pre-pandemic peak. now, economists say if not for those widespread product shortages and supply chain issues, we would have all spent even more. we're spending more on restaurants and traveling, so vaccinations, government aid and
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just the broader re-opening is helping. now, as for the future, there are a lot of questions about that delta variant so you do have some economists concerned if it does spread, holds people back from spending, that will certainly affect the bottom line. guys? >> definitely will. deidre, thanks so much. coming up, that young mother giving birth, listen to this, to a record nine babies at the same time. we'll hear what she's saying about her big new family. also this morning, a one-on-one with the duchess of publishes her new novel. we are live in new mexico. john quinones, he is there with farmer mark romero getting ready to roast some of that state's famous green chiles. we're very excited about all of this. stay there. we'll be right back. ack.
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♪ when i met you in the summer ♪ welcome back to summer in new york. tomorrow on "gma" we're helping you find great, safe, last-minute getaways. you'll get to watch whit. >> must watch television. i mean friday is great but saturday we really take it up. >> thank you for the insult. cecelia? >> let me help you out, whit. we turn to our "gma" cover story. a pretty good one. a mom breaking a world record after giving birth to nine babies, listen to this, four boys and five girls and they were two babies a surprise. linsey davis, tell us everything, my friend. >> reporter: good morning to you, cecilia.
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this is a woman who grew up as an only child and she says that she would see these big families with lots of siblings and be envious. now imagine just moments before she's about to give birth she learns she's about to have nine babies. now imagine raising nine babies. they go through 100 diapers and 6 liters of milk in a day. it's a medical miracle. at 26 years old halima cisse has now surpassed the world record after giving birth to nine babies at the same time conceived in a natural pregnancy. cisse lives in mali but after a visit revealed she was pregnant with what they believed was seven babies, the expectant mom flew to morocco for medical intervention where at 30 weeks pregnant all nine of her children were born by c-section. five girls and four boys. with the smallest weighing just over a pound she underwent emergency surgery for internal bleeding, but now we're hearing
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from the parents for the very first time. beside their nine thriving babies in the neonatal unit in morocco. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: to say this mom has her hands full is a bit of an understatement but she shared with us that she's always wanted a big family, surprise or not. [ speaking foreign language ] cisse's husband calls their babies a gift from god and even though they can't take their children home just yet they're already antiipating what life will be like. [ speaking foreign language ] >> follow mommy. >> reporter: remember octomom. nadya suleman became a reality star after giving birth to octuplets following invitro fertilization. the doctors tell us the mother from mali and her little ones were in danger. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: it makes how far
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they've come along at almost 3 months old an even bigger shock to the world. nonuplets are rare. in fact, only two other documented cases and in both the babies only lived for a few days. in this case the babies are expected to go home from the hospital in about two more months. this couple already has a daughter. so they've quickly become a family of 12 in just two pregnancies. mom has not ruled out having more. for more on this story i hope you will stream with us on abc newslive prime 7:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 p.m. pacific. cecilia, i thought i had my hands full with one. god bless these people. >> i was going to say i know you thought you had your hands full. we're all going, wow, what an incredible story. thank you so much for bringing it to us. we'll definitely be watching. michael? >> i can't even talk. wow. >> 100 diapers a day. >> that's a lot. congratulations to them. now it is time to "rise & shine" in new mexico. it's the latest stop on our cross-country tour and john quinones is live in santa fe
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plaza for a celebration like no other. hey, john. >> reporter: hey, michael. you know, new mexico is known as the land of enchantment. clearly it's because of all the beauty in this state and that beauty inspires the wide diversity of people here. it's part of the art, it's part of the architecture and part of the culture of new mexico and it's been a touchstone recently as this state returns to the way of life that made this place so incredibly special. ♪ it's a four corner state famous for the open desert and a culture with deep spanish and native american roots. best way to explore the land of enchantment is in a classic beauty like this pretty baby. new mexico, home to a piece of
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the famous route 66, the original highway connecting the midwest to the west coast. route 66 is one of the country's original highways. for anyone who drives a car it symbolizes freedom, mobility. on the road we meet queneesha myers. >> i've been baking since 10 or 11 and started with a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. >> reporter: she turned that hobby into a business, but the pandemic forcing her to close her dream store. >> i had to let my employees go initially. it was nerve-racking and it was a little bit scary. >> reporter: now open at full capacity, q's cakes are back. >> the great thing about new mexico especially albuquerque is that people here really want to support local businesses. ♪ >> reporter: at weems gallery and framing you'll find art you might have seen on tv. >> bowling, that's fun. >> reporter: yet, even with its hollywood roots, the gallery continues to support local artists. >> we just made a decision to
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stick it through for the community. we support over 200 artists here, small businesses. >> it's not just you. >> oh, no, no, it's a large community here. >> reporter: and from sculptures to canvass, an important look at the culture of the land of enchantment. >> hollyhocks are just gorgeous. >> reporter: renowned native american artist and former governor there, george rivera using his talent to share his native heritage. >> there was nothing more impressive to me than being involved in the culture and trying to capture and portray it with my work. >> reporter: one of those art forms traditional hoop dancing. ♪ he and his wife creating the lightning boy foundation in honor of their 8-year-old son tino who passed away in 2016. >> we created the lightning boy foundation to teach young native americans hoop dancing. the results you get are just amazing.
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♪ >> reporter: the pandemic changing the way the foundation operates. >> the pandemic put a halt to all of the performances that we were doing. as soon as we could we started practicing again outside little by little. >> reporter: those outdoor practices keeping the tradition alive. ♪ this is the longest aerial tram in north america overlooking some of the most breathtaking urban peaks in the entire country. we're ascending more than 10,000 feet into the mountains outside of albuquerque where the panoramic view of more than 11,000 square miles. the national parks and forest of new mexico a huge draw for the more than 38 million tourists who visit every year. >> this right here is a dry riverbed in new mexico. mostly we have dry riverbeds.
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>> reporter: george mali works to teach visitors about these majestic deserts. what do you want people to take away? >> the idea is, in fact, nature is something which speaks to anyone of us. when you come here, we just feel happy. >> you want to put a smile on people's faces? >> exactly. >> reporter: and when we come back here, it's all about the food. new mexico has some of the most unique cuisines in the entire country. so get ready, guys, to bring on the heat with those chiles. >> all right, we're looking forward to it here in the studio. >> i'm ready. >> always. >> shocking, i want to eat more. >> all right, john, thank you. we'll see you in a little bit. now back to ginger. hey, ginger. >> thank you.
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count me in by the way. i've been in the studio only a couple of days and haven't gotten food yet so waiting for it. there will be flash flood free in new mexico but not so in arizona. pictures out of miami, arizona, a wash, yes, it's meant to capture the water but it was rapids coming over and going into the buildings on the side. they had one to two inches per hour. you'll see more today in the areas highlighted there. that's a big picture. let's get a chec good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. we made it to friday, our last hot day inland. a few clouds at the coast. those will spread with areas of fog and mist but we're going to get into a quieter pattern and nothing extreme in the seven- day. low to mid-60s coast and san francisco. mid-80s around the bay. 80s and 90s inland. now to the duchess of york, sarah ferguson out with a new novel called "her heart for a comass" and maggie rulli has more.
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>> i wish i had some apples for you. >> oh. he likes you. look at that. >> reporter: when i meet up with the duchess of york, she tells me to call her sarah. >> you're a bit of a show-off. you got the camera. >> reporter: we saddle up. >> lady margaret would be riding side saddle. >> all right. hey there. we're good. you look good. >> reporter: then trot through the english countryside. >> i say the negativity of it should drift away and we're here today and we celebrate being here today. >> reporter: she's showing the world it's never too late to start something new releasing her first novel, "her heart for a compass," based on the unconventional and determined lady margaret, her distant relative set in the victorian era. >> lady margaret is an extremely wonderful, strong, resilient redhead who against extraordinary confines of what is seen as normal and duty, and i couldn't explain it if i hadn't had a hint of fighting my
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own journey through my own compass of my own heart. >> wondering how that translates to you today finding your own voice, making your needs heard, not always being the one that pleases others. >> yeah, 100% stopping being a people pleaser and speaking up and realizing that you're entitled to a voice. i don't believe i've really spoken out until now properly. >> reporter: now she is not holding back speaking out about how she was vilified in the press and pitted against her famous and much loved sister-in-law, princess diana. >> it was an extraordinary thing to realize that we were selling papers rather than it being real. in the days of diana and i, it was really tough. >> do you feel as if the media treats women unfairly? >> you don't really have an opinion and i think it's quite fun to keep coming back with an opinion. is that the rebel in me? i think it could be. >> reporter: but even more
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recent times there's been the epstein scandal that made headlines and affairs and things, a lot to have to deal with as a human. how do you find this resilience and deal day-to-day? >> hmm, for anybody watching, i apologize profusely to yourself, to others. i have destroyed myself many times, but the most important thing is to get up and get going. >> i'm curious your thoughts on the way the press has treated meghan in particular. >> there should be no judgment on race, color or denomination. i wish harry and meghan so much happiness and i know that diana would be so proud of her sons and their wives. i loved diana and will always love her. as though she's here in person. >> reporter: reminiscing she says one of her fondest memories is when she married prince andrew 35 years ago. the couple split ten years later, but today she says they're the happiest divorced couple in the world.
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>> it's very difficult to put me in a box because nobody really can understand. they say i'm kooky. i'm not. i'm just myself. they say i'm eccentric. i am myself but that's okay. i like to do what i do. >> reporter: guys, her new book is out on tuesday but she tells us she's only just getting started and another one is already in the works. guys? >> maggie, thank you so much. next tuesday right here the duchess of york will join us live. michael? all right, whit, now we're going back to the olympics and we've been covering the games from the grounds of a 600-year-old temple and this morning amy is taking us on a special tour. >> reporter: japan's capital is a collision of old and new where the modern sits side-by-side with the traditional tokyo. and one of the most exquisite examples of japan's rich history might be a familiar sight. it was so exciting. all week long we've been live from the grounds of the
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beautiful zojoji temple, located minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown and it's hallowed ground. you leave the greed and the hatred and delusion behind in those streets of tokyo and pass through this gate and your soul and your body are cleansed. founded in 1393 originally a seminary for a branch of buddhism where the temple sits in the heart of modern tokyo across the street from the tokyo tower. >> the traditional and modern right next to each other. this is one of those iconic views of tokyo. >> yes, this is tokyo. >> reporter: monks from all over japan come here to train and study. many of the structures on the grounds were destroyed by allied air raids in world war ii but not everything. this is the oldest wooden structure in tokyo. >> my goodness. it withstood the war. nothing else did. the rest all had to be rebuilt. >> yeah. >> reporter: those grounds include various gardens including one for representing children and a special burial site. so these are where the shoguns are buried?
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>> yeah, six here. >> six shoguns. wow. >> reporter: while there are fewer sightseers because of covid the temple is still being used as a ceremonial site like this traditional wedding. it is a special place, stunning and a spiritual oasis in this metropolis that symbolizes a city that embraces its past and present. the amazing feeling is just how serene it is here. the hustle and bustle of the city outside the walls and said if you go through the main gate you'll be free from all greed, all anger and all ignorance. i've gone through a couple of times. >> you have none of any of that. thank you. we'll be right back.
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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. good morning. i'm kumasi aaron from abc7 mornings. checking in now with jobina for a look at our roadways. >> it is pretty nice out there. a live picture right now showing off the bay bridge. metering lights did not come on today and that has been the story throughout the bay area in terms of traffic. even the richmond-san rafael bridge which was our hotspot since 7:00 a.m. has really cleared up as well. i have some drive times for you that have been proved too. i reported to the maize is our only slow
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deposit, plan and pay with easy tools from chase. simplicity feels good. chase. make more of what's yours. as you can imagine, the low clouds are hanging around. highway 13, 280 on the peninsula probably the most plagued from some of the fog and mist that is hanging around. we have breezy conditions from the golden gate through the delta for the afternoon. if you are traveling up to the sierra, look at this. a flash flood watch. some moisture laden thunderstorms up there. be careful if you are heading up that way. hot today. this is the last one. we will have another abc7 news update in 30 minutes but you can always find the latest on our app and on www.abcnews7.com. the news continues now with good morning america.
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♪ welcome back, everybody. we are also live from new mexico and you're looking live at la emi a flamenco artist who uses the power of the dance to celebrate the culture and history. let's go back to john quinones who is in santa fe plaza. hey, john. >> hey, michael. it's so beautiful to witness this tradition right here in the heart of santa fe in the plaza, la emi is a native of santa fe and her guitarist. santa fe is alive with music and with food and as we know, the history of countries and of communities can be found in its food. over the centuries the people of santa fe have created something very special here.
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dishes that you can only find here. you can find them nowhere else. they tell a special story and they taste great too. ♪ >> thank you. >> reporter: in santa fe, new mexican food like its people is a mix of diverse cultures and flavors. >> you'll come to find various types, anywhere from mediterranean or italian food but obviously new mexican food is definitely our staple. >> reporter: everyone in this state has their own secret recipe. they are famous for their tamales. >> my grandmother taught me when i was 5. >> we got the tamales, the rice and beans. what makes this so special? >> it's all made from scratch. >> all right. now the true test. ♪ really, really good. at a state that shares a border
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with old mexico, new mexicans love their margaritas. it's a hot steamy day and it's 5:00 somewhere so here to help me make the she'd perfect margarita. how do we start? >> we start adding 1 1/2 ounces of tequila. >> half an ounce. >> lime juice. >> yes, sir. >> pretty easy. >> very easy, three ingredients. you have to shake it very well. >> reporter: this drink is part of the santa fe margarita trail. what makes it so special? >> it's being made by generations of families. >> well to that we should toast, cheers, everyone. >> cheers. >> reporter: the heart of new mexican cuisine starting on the farm. >> good morning. >> reporter: the santa fe farmers market the oldest and largest in the country. >> this is sort of their retirement career, back about 28 years ago it's really a center for santa fe.
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it's a community. >> reporter: one of those vendors is matt who grows a green chile that's become famous all across the country. >> it has a flavor component that can't be matched. >> reporter: while his chiles are what people coming back to his stand it's the people who make the farmers market stand out. >> it's a connection with people that really makes it worth it. >> reporter: and matt romero is live with us in the plaza cooking up roasting his signature dish, those green chiles. matt, you ready to pull them out of the roaster? >> yes, sir, they're ready. let me get them out. [ applause ] >> let's see what happens here. do your stuff. whoa. that is hot, buddy and these are hot little babies over here. >> be careful. return the favor.se, they'll - [ laughter ] >> all right.
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put them all in the dish there, right? >> when you survive those flames you know you've done something good. >> no hair left on your arms, right? >> look at that. that looks scrumptious. take them over there. >> right over here. tell us about it. >> so now we've got these chiles perfectly roasted. as you can tell the skin just wants to fall off the chiles and that's a sign of perfect roasting, okay. so what we did is we get them peeled. pick out a few of the seeds, lay them right here so we'll just do a couple of these. you can see this is exactly what you want. you want chile that gives it up. so the real jewel is underneath the skin. >> what makes them hot because they go from mild to really spicy. >> the genetics of these chiles are where people in the north, they prefer hot chile, yes. we got a little saying here that when you bite this it's going to return the favor. >> you started off -- you
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started off as a chef and then became a farmer? >> correct, right. >> how is that? >> well, i burned out a little bit on being a chef so i got an opportunity to live on my wife's grandmother's estate. fell in love with getting up early, being on the land and just said i'm going to quit my job and become a farmer. little did i know what i was in for. >> these are your special chiles. >> they were handed down to me by my uncle who bred them for close to 40 years. >> what is it about these spicy vegetables that makes them so -- >> these have never been grown anywhere else but northern new mexico. completely adapted to the weather, altitude, the short season. it freezes memorial day weekend. >> can we taste one. >> let me get a little seasoning on them. a little oil. mix it all up right here. we'll put it in this bowl for you. > beautiful. >> then we've got a nice tortilla. we'll both try it. >> tortilla. >> one here. >> and put them in there. >> be careful, john. >> no worries, i can handle this.
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guys, we'll have some of these for you guys in the studio. >> yeah, john, you know we can handle this. my amigo is en fuego. >> he was talking about the genetics. this chile has good genes, john, i can tell you that. it is hot. >> oh, my gosh. >> hey, john, thank you so much. whit, there's no water in that cup. you are suffering. that was fantastic. and thank you, guys, so much. we appreciate you and everybody stay there. we'll get whit some water. we'll be right back. >> whoo. hot.
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i don't think i could ever imagine a tea party quite like this. >> vulnerability is a strength. it's not a weakness. >> vulnerability is courage. ♪
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we're back we're back now with the u.s. women's national soccer team going for gold at the olympics but they've got an even bigger match happening off the field. their fight for equal pay and this morning one of their biggest super fans is jumping in to help out. our becky worley has much more on that. becky, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, whit. that fan is missy park. she's an athlete, ceo and someone who believes women deserve to be paid equally to their male counterparts but after watching a documentary about the u.s. women's soccer team and their pay struggles, she says she got fired up and decided we can all be a part of the solution. >> rapinoe, shot, goal. >> reporter: the u.s. women's national team shattered records with their fourth world cup victory in 2019. but the team also made headlines off the field.
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in their fight for equal pay. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: in march of 2019 the players suing for gender discrimination despite the court's dismissing their equal pay claims last year, the team while competing at the olympics filed an appeal stating the ruling penalized the u.s. women's national team players for their success. >> we got the entire world on our side. >> reporter: the hbo max documentary "lfg" chronicling the battle. >> i want to leave this team better than i found it on and off the field. >> this will be a landmark decision talked about for decades. >> anything less than winning is a failure. >> reporter: it resonated with viewers including missy park, the founder of the women's active apparel brand called title ix. >> these women, they play more games. they win more games and yet the're paid less so i was really mad about that. but then i also realized i was kind of mad at myself.
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it's not just up to u.s. soccer it's up to all of us. >> reporter: title ix establishing the kick in for equal pay initiative with a million dollar contribution to support the players and they'll match fan contributions up to $250,000 to help galvanize the message. >> they're fighting for all of us to achieve equal pay from the factory floor to the boardroom to the soccer pitch. >> reporter: the u.s. soccer federation though says the players' lawsuit was correctly dismissed because the women negotiated and agreed to have guaranteed annual salaries and benefits. unlike the men who get paid per game played. they say the women get lower per game bonuses as a result. in a statement to abc news the federation saying in part, u.s. soccer is committed to fair and equal pay for our women's national team players and for all women and adding we'll continue to work with the team and its players association to chart a positive path forward. but for missy as the mother of two kids, a boy and a girl, it's also personal.
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>> i think about leo when he was young, i mean, he dreamed of being in the nba, you know, he could dream of making a living doing that. my daughter is a soccer player. don't we all want our sons and daughters to have the same dreams? >> reporter: these soccer players have been inspiring us for decades. when they won the world cup, my son bought a megan rapinoe jersey with his allowance money and my daughter cited the team in a school presentation about equal pay. whit, as a girl dad i know you get it. this is about so much more than soccer. >> absolutely, my daughters both huge fans as well and an important story, thank you so much, becky. we appreciate it. ginger, let's go back to you, good morning. >> good morning to you. anybody want to go to the beach this weekend? well, it's going to be a little even cool. i won't call it cold but we're saying refreshing. that was rhode island. our surf line camera. the water may be at points -- well, it will be warmer than the air especially tomorrow morning. low 40s for saranac lake.
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61 in new york city. so not that good morning. welcome to friday. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. time now for our "gma" summer concert series with the reigning cma and acm group of the year, let's say good morning to old dominion. good morning, you guys. matthew, i want to start with you. you just did two soldout shows in lake tahoe, the group did, you're back on tour now. what did you most miss about being together on the road, matthew? >> i mean, you know, first of all, for a period of time, it was fun to be together. missed being around together and
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missed doing our job, our shows are the way we can tell if our music is connecting or not. >> well, you have over a billion streams so your music definitely connects and so that part is working for you. you have a new album in the works. trevor, when can we expect that? >> pretty soon actually. really soon. we've had it completed for awhile. we just finished the mixes on it so you can expect it definitely by the end of the year, can't say the exact date, but coming soon. >> that's a nice little tease you got everybody excited. we don't even know when it's coming. we'll hear you perform your new single, "i was on a boat that day" a song title you've had in mind for nearly eight years. >> yeah, we definitely were kind of hanging on to that one. it's just like -- ♪ >> hearing a little bit of it there.
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>> it became time to write it. >> i tell you what, we're glad you did and we're glad you're going to perform it for us right now. we appreciate you doing it this morning and we're not going to make anybody wait any longer. here they are with that new single, "i was on a boat that day," here's old dominion. ♪ ♪ i remember it like it was yesterday 'cause it was ♪ ♪ and i was letting the sun and the rum just do what it does ♪ ♪ i threw my phone in the water little push off the dock ♪ ♪ she was packing her bags i was popping a top ♪ ♪ is she gone for the summer, gone for the night ♪ ♪ gone for the weekend or the rest of my life ♪ ♪ was she laughing, was she crying as she walked away ♪
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♪ i can't say i was on a boat that day ♪ ♪ the river was rolling i was getting my float on ♪ ♪ she was telling me so long i was already so long gone ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ ♪ she could have been halfway to houston, but i didn't care ♪ ♪ i was [ muted ] as a skunk eating lunch with a cross-eyed bear, you been there ♪ ♪ she was looking for something better than me ♪ ♪ i was looking for nothing just riding the breeze ♪ ♪ is she gone for the summer, gone for the night ♪ ♪ gone for the weekend or the rest of my life ♪ ♪ was she laughing, was she crying, as she walked away ♪ ♪ i can't say i was on a boat that day ♪ ♪ the river was rolling i was getting my float on ♪ ♪ she was telling me so long i was already so long gone ♪
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♪ i remember it like it was yesterday 'cause it was, and i still got a buzz ♪ ♪ is she gone for the summer, gone for the night ♪ ♪ gone for the weekend or the rest of my life ♪ ♪ was she laughing was she crying ♪ ♪ as she walked away i can't say i was on a boat that day ♪ ♪ the river was rolling i was getting my float on ♪ ♪ she was telling me so long i was on a boat that day ♪ ♪ the river was rolling i was getting my float on ♪ ♪ she was telling me so long i was on a boat that day ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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we are back now with our "gma" summer concert series. here's old dominion with "make it sweet." ♪ i know it's a drag i know it's a grind ♪ ♪ i know that a dollar ain't worth a dime ♪ ♪ just trying to keep up with the joneses at the end of the block ♪ ♪ i know you get tired, i know you get down, i know you get sick of this soul-sucking town ♪ ♪ but let's make a little lemonade if lemons is all we got ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm stuck on you you're stuck on me i never gotta wonder where my honey be ♪ ♪ i ain't saving all my sugar for a saturday night, seven days a week i got an appetite ♪ ♪ the sunset's like a tangerine let's find a road we've never seen ♪ ♪ don't waste another mile or a minute not kissing me life is short, make it sweet ♪
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♪ open sky, glimpse of heaven take the top off the cj-7, let that surfside san anne wind mess up your hair ♪ ♪ and let that windshield frame the ocean, radio keep coast-to-coasting ♪ ♪ if we don't get where we're going, baby, i don't care i'm already there ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm stuck on you you're stuck on me ♪ ♪ never got to wonder where my honey be ♪ ♪ i ain't saving all my sugar for a saturday night, seven days a week i got an appetite ♪ ♪ the sunset's like a tangerine let's find a road we've never seen ♪ ♪ don't waste another mile on a minute not kissing me ♪ ♪ life is short make it sweet ♪ ♪ days will be long but the years will fly right by ♪ ♪ we'll never be as young as we are tonight ♪ ♪ baby, ain't that right, yeah ♪ ♪
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♪ 'cause i'm stuck on you you're stuck on me ♪ ♪ i never got to wonder where my honey be ♪ ♪ i ain't saving all my sugar for a saturday night, seven days a week i got an appetite ♪ ♪ the sunset's like a tangerine let's find a road we've never seen ♪ ♪ don't waste another mile or a minute not kissing me ♪ ♪ live is short, make it sweet ♪ ♪ life is short make it sweet ♪ [ cheers and applause ] "gma's" summer concert series is sponsored by caesars rewards. any way you play. any way you play. ♪ like a tangerine ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ any way you play. ♪ like a tangerine ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> announcer: "gma" next friday, get ready, america. because nelly is about to ignite your summer weekend. ♪ get up ♪ >> announcer: it's nelly with special guests performing for you next friday on "good morning america" sponsored by caesars rewards. a big thank you to old dominion for those great performances and also a thanks to our "rise & shine" new mexico crew. i was going to say, great job, you guys. enjoy those chiles. >> i'm still recovering from them. well worth it. before we go a big congratulations this morning to
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rick knight. retiring after 44 years with abc news. congratulations, he's done it all. way to go. >> congratulation, rick. thanks for watching, everybody. >> have a great weekend. ♪ let that windshield frame the ocean radio keep coast-to-coasting ♪ attention, california. new federal funding of $3 billion is available to help more people pay for health insurance — no matter what your income. how much is yours? julie and bob are paying $700 less, every month. dee got comprehensive coverage for only $1 a month.
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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. good morning, everyone. i'm kumasi aaron from abc7 mornings. here is jobina with traffic. >> i want to touch on a couple of crashes. we will start in the north bay in petaluma where we have injuries involved. no slow down, though. i want to head down to the south bay in san jose where we have another crash on northbound 101. no injuries reported but there is a slowdown. then a live look here at the golden gate bridge that you cannot see because of the fog. >> there is a little bit of that around this morning. that is why we are warming into the mid to upper 90s in the east bay and the 100s around ukiah. the rest of us in the 60s along the coast. those hottest temperatures up north, that is the heat advisory. be careful if you are outside today. the heat eases this weekend.
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now it is time for live with kelly and ryan. we will be back at 11:00 for mid-day live. have a >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the romantic comedy, "resort to love," jay pharoah. anand a baltimore chef is servig up a delicious thai chicken meatball sandwich. plus, a workout as we wrap up our "fitfluencer week." also, maria menounos returns for another day of cohosting. all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are ryan seacrest and maria menounos! [cheers and applause] >> ryan: good morning. >> maria: good morning. happy friday, everybody. >> ryan: it's friday, july 30th. it's back filling in for kelly is maria menounos. good to see appear to be too good s

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