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right now on "america this morning," political earthquake. the results overnight from the virginia and new jersey governor races. the clear message from voters this morning. >> we will change the trajectory of this commonwealth. >> our experts analyze the results. also breaking overnight, the first young children getting their first covid vaccine shot after the cdc director signed off on pfizer's vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. what parents need to know about the next steps and what scientists are saying about the side effects. developing story, a pro football star arrested accused of dui after this deadly crash. what the investigation is revealing. a mother's prayers answered. a 4-year-old girl police say was kidnapped from a campsite in the middle of the night while
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sleeping next to her mom is found 19 days later. what we're learning about where she was found. relief on the way? the new plan in washington to lower prescription drug prices. and world champs. >> oh, my gosh. it's been 26 years. >> the atlanta braves homered their way into history. good wednesday morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news. voters sending a message with that bombshell result in the virginia governor's race. >> republican glenn youngkin is the projected winner over democrat terry mcauliffe. the results are part of a huge night for the gop in blue states. crime, taxes, covid restrictions and education among the top issues for voters. in the new jersey's governor's race it's too close to call. democrat phil murphy was widely considered to be a heavy favorite, but he's now in the fight of his political life.
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>> all of this unfolding overnight just as president biden returned from the global climate summit in scotland. >> the election results are a possible sign of trouble ahead for biden and the democrats heading into next year's midterm elections, so let's begin our coverage with abc's ike ejiochi live in washington. ike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mona. virginia isn't the only state breaking ground. new york city and boston, they've elected new mayors with new jersey's race coming down to the wire. >> your next governor, glenn youngkin. >> reporter: this morning, abc news projecting republican candidate glenn youngkin as the next governor of the commonwealth of virginia. >> my fellow virginians, we stand here this morning at this defining moment. >> reporter: the race between democrat terry mcauliffe and youngkin widely seen as a referendum on president biden's first year in office. >> it's very clear that glenn youngkin has done significantly better than other republicans
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have, a state that no republicans won statewide in 12 years. >> reporter: youngkin pivoting his strategy to focus on schools but the race was about more than just education. exit polling reveals 33% of virginia voters ranked jobs as their number one priority in the race compared to 24% who said education and just 13% who listed the pandemic as the main issue. in new jersey, republican candidate jack ciattarelli staying up late with his constituents rallying support as he tries to upset the incumbent democrat phil murphy. >> i wanted to come out here tonight and tell you that we had won. >> we'll have to wait a little while longer. >> reporter: the race still too close to call. in neighboring new york abc news calling the race for new york city mayor for democrat eric adams, the former police captain will be the city's second black mayor in its history. in boston the city electing democrat michelle wu as their next mayor becoming the first woman and asian-american to hold the job. >> and what we deserve is a
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boston where all of us are seen, heard, treasured and valued. a boston for everyone. >> reporter: and in minneapolis, the majority of residents there voting against eliminating its police department for a department of public safety. mona. >> ike, thank you. let's take a closer look at the results overnight. earlier i spoke with abc news political contributor amanda renteria. first let's talk about this virginia's governor's race. many seeing it as a referendum on schools from masks to vaccines to, of course, critical race theory. is that how you see it? >> i don't. what i see here is much more about what is happening on the ground, what is, you know -- a lot of folks talk about politics and for awhile it's been nationalized with trump on the scene. i think what has happened is things have become hyper, hyper local. people are living their lives in their communities, and if a campaign comes in and thinks that they can nationalize it, i think those days are over.
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>> democrat terry mcauliffe once said, i don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach, and many say that that was sort of a turning point in this race. the political website the hill said that comment deserved a top spot in the hall of fame for political blunders. do you think that is what made this race so close and perhaps cost mcauliffe in the end? >> so i think it was smart of youngkin to take that comment and really link it to the education conversation that he was having with voters. so there were two things that he was doing. one was not only talking about critical race theory, which has an education tone to it, but it also has the culture war conversations that have been happening and certainly that trump leaned into when he ran, and it really did put it in place of a sentiment that people, all parents and people are feeling right now, and he was really able to capture that. >> our thanks to amanda renteria. now to the other big story this morning. the first young children in the u.s. have now received their first covid vaccine shot just
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moments after the director of the cdc gave the green light. this morning, new video of this pfizer facility in wisconsin churning out pediatric doses of the covid vaccine after cdc advisers gave the shot unanimous approval for children ages 5 to 11. >> we have a total of 14 yeses, 0 noes. >> reporter: the first kids in the country getting their first dose late tuesday. doctors in connecticut administering the shot just minutes after the cdc director gave the okay. >> good. >> reporter: the president calling this a major step forward. the cdc saying that by vaccinating kids, the rate of virus transmission could be covid cases could be prevented - between now and next march. kids will get only one-third of the adult dose. early studies found the vaccine to be nearly 91% effective in preventing symptomatic illness in young children with only mild side effects including a sore arm, headaches or fever and studies found no cases of myocarditis, a rare heart
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inflammation seen in some young men. >> it's probably because of the smaller dose in these vaccines, but we're finding that fever and other side effects are a lot less common in kids in this age group, and most of these kids aren't even going to need to miss a day of school. >> reporter: despite promising results, nearly two-thirds of parents say they will not be lining up for the shot any time soon. >> i wouldn't be giving any of my kids an emergency use authorization vaccination. i definitely would want to see long-term studies. >> these are exceptionally safe vaccines, even for kids with complicated medical histories or pre-existing conditions. you know, really the only absolute contraindication to the vaccine is if your child is allergic to the vaccine itself or one of its components. havelrea bipped.hildren's doses walgreens will open scheduling for children online today. cvs will follow later this week. a pro football star is facing felony dui charges after a deadly crash. the las vegas raiders released wide receiver henry ruggs iii last night just hours after
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police say his corvette slammed into an suv in a fiery crash. a 23-year-old woman in that suv was killed. ruggs and his passenger were injured. if convicted, he could face decades in prison. >> today the supreme court will hear the most consequential case involving the second amendment in more than a decade. at issue, does the constitutional right to carry a gun extend outside the home? if the justices rule in favor of a group of new york gun owners, it could lead to more guns on the streets in several states where restrictions are currently in place. breaking overnight, it is back to work for both sides in the john deere labor dispute after union members rejected a 10% raise. they said no to a tentative agreement giving up multiple pay raises and a bonus. a john deere spokesperson said the deal would have invested an extra $3.5 billion in employees, but opponents say it's not enough given the company's record profits. the atlanta braves are world champions. they dominated the astros in game six of the world series last night.
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series mvp jorge soler hitting a three-run homer on the way to a 7-0 win. the team now celebrating their first title since 1995. >> we're in november right now, and we've been doing this since february, and we've had so many ups and downs this year, and for us to be world champions, again, that is awesome to hear. >> veteran freddie freeman there, happy, of course, getting that ring. now, this is the fourth world series for the franchise, the second since they've been in atlanta. some fans attribute the good luck to the pearl necklace that outfielder joc pederson has been wearing calling it his lucky charm. now time for a look at your wednesday weather. more lake-effect snow is expected today in northern michigan. most of the midwest will see the coldest temperatures of this season. this morning, 20 degrees. readings will be widespread. elsewhere, most of texas will
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see heavy rain today, and a new storm hits the west coast today bringing rain from the bay area to the pacific northwest. checking today's high temperatures, 62 in portland, mid-40s from the great lakes into the deep south and 50s across the northeast today. 52 in new york. coming up, the big news from washington. a deal to lower prescription drug prices. we'll explain who benefits. also ahead, another announcement about grocery prices. how much more you can expect to pay. and later a worker on that alec baldwin movie describes what he saw on the set before what he saw on the set before that deadly shooting.
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found inside heavy metal rollers that are used on lawns. police say it's the biggest seizure of cocaine for more than a decade. be prepared to pay more for some of your favorite snacks. the company that makes or owes, ritz crackers and sour patch kids, will be raising prices. and get ready to shell out for bread on bread, thanks to rising wheat prices. as the price of everything goes up, encouraging news about drug prices. they could be going down if a new deal reached in washington becomes law. this morning, president biden's build back better spending plan could be one step closer to passing, after kirsten said she would. >> people can't afford their
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costs for medicine. >> reporter: it would go directly to the costs of drug companies. >> it would end the days where a life of changing diagnosis could mean thousands of thousands of dollars in new expenses. >> reporter: nearly one in four americans struggles to pay for monthly medications. the average adult spending $31,000 per year on prescriptions. >> we had the refund at the house to pay medical bills. >> reporter: it would allow companies to issue a rebate. unone major drug affected, insulin. it's skyrocketed 300%. it could save patients up to $176 per month. pharmaceutical companies say it will threaten innovation. and the plan is not a done deal. >> i see shell games and budget
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gimmicks. >> reporter: joe manchin is demanding the details in biden's overall plan, valued at nearly $2 trillion. >> the perfect is going to be the enemy of the good. >> president biden is dismissing concerns that joe manchin will block the overall plan. coming up, allegations in the alec baldwin movie set shooting. and a 4-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl abducted from a campsite is s why hide your skin if dupixent has your moderate-to-severe eczema or atopic dermatitis under control? hide my skin? not me. by hitting eczema where it counts, dupixent helps heal your skin from within, keeping you one step ahead of eczema. and that means long-lasting clearer skin... and fast itch relief for adults. hide my skin? not me. by helping to control eczema with dupixent, you can show more with less eczema. don't use if you're allergic to dupixent.
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back, now, with new evidence of a troubled movie set just before the fatal shooting involving alec baldwin in new mexico. a camera operator's resignation letter expresses concerns of safety on "rust." he said in his decades of experience, he had never worked on a show that, quote, cares so little for the sate of its crew. one said he was false and had nothing to do with protocol or the budget. later this morning, lane looper will be live on "good morning america" to explain his accusations. we turn to the young girl allegedly kidnapped from a campground while sleeping next to her mother. she was found alive after 18 days. >> reporter: this morning, the outcome that everyone was hoping for. >> cleo is alive and well.
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>> reporter: cleo smith reunited with her family, after officials say she was abducted two weeks ago. >> i found little cleo in one of the rooms. >> reporter: piceti a conneion family. she vanished in the middle of the night, sleeping in a tent only a few feet from her mother, at a popular campground in western australia. her sleeping bag was also missing. and judging by the height of the was abducted.police believe she- they found her early wednesday morning inside a house 30 miles away. >> one of the officers picked her up and said what's your name? she said, my name is cleo. >> reporter: her disappearance had triggered a massive search. police sifting through hundreds of bags of trash looking for clues. a $1 million reward was offered, as her mother pleaded.
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help. >> she is beautiful. has the biggest heart. >> reporter: this morning, her mother on instagram, my family is whole again. police are now questioning the suspect. they are not providing any further details about him or how they tracked down cleo. no word if anyone will get that reward. >> police called this a miracle. coming up, the controversial college dorm with no windows. also ahead, a controversial new kind of soup. people with moderate to severe psoriasis, or psoriatic arthritis, are rethinking the choices they make like the splash they create the way they exaggerate the surprises they initiate. otezla. it's a choice you can make. otezla is not an injection or a cream it's a pill that treats differently. for psoriasis, 75% clearer skin is achievable, with reduced redness, thickness,
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for parents to celebrate. we now have a vaccine eligible for 28 million children. >> those first shots for children ages 5-11 already underway this morning. the process expected to intensify. > part of t > part ground already transformed into ap accurate vaccine site. one local doctor describing the light at the end of the tunnel. >> deadly dui crash. a now former- facing potentially years in prison. >> and the return of the skate rink. the opening celebration at the holiday spirit is setting in in san francisco. >> good morning, you are watching abc 7 live. >> we want to start with a check of our forecast with mike. mike: it is pretty foggy out there as we expected along the coast. look at livermore. through the old monitor pass,
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