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ni> it's monday, july 12th, western wildfires. flames rip through several states amid a record heat wave. how a combination of two blazes is wreaking havoc in northern california. major league scare. guns and ammunition are found in a hotel near the site of baseball's all-star game. the unlikely hero who reported the cache of weapons. three, two, one, release, release, release. >> on top of the world. richard branson soars into space in his own rocket. what this historic flight means for average citizens hoping to for average citizens hoping to fly above earth one day. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, 30 million people in the west are under excessive heat warnings and advisories. the scorching temperatures are helping wildfires explode in size. the bootleg fire which has burned more than 140,000 acres is threatening two small towns in southern oregon. officials say they may start arresting people who refuse evacuation orders. meantime, california's largest fire of the year spawned this fire-nado north of lake tahoe as flames doubled in size over the weekend. now burning more than 86,000 acres. laura podesta is tracking the latest. how bad is the wildfire damage so far? >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, the exact number of structures burned is not known. but witnesses say that on
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saturday in doyle, california, they saw six houses go up in flames. yesterday the fire was still smoldering with several ranch properties in danger nearby. firefighters are battling the beckworth complex fire in northern california. the state's largest wildfire this year. >> back up! back up! >> reporter: a combination of two blazes burning near lake tahoe that has destroyed houses, structures, and cars. >> flames are big, and they're hot. >> reporter: phil burgarela realized he wasn't going to be able to save his home. >> i thought i was clear, but the corners of the trailer started by debris i guess, and it was too much. i didn't have no water, nothing. i as pouring beer on it. >> reporter: he injured his arm and lost four dogs while escaping. >> i couldn't get them out. they couldn't see. the smoke was there. i -- i think they're gone. >> reporter: officials say more than 1,200 personnel are fighting
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this f mn things that firefighters have to deal with when they're out there. it's extremely dry fuels, humidity of 10% and high heat and high winds. >> reporter: extreme heat is fueling dozens of wildfires while also setting high temperature records. >> it's never been hotter. it feels like we're in an oven. >> reporter: this weekend it 120 degrees in joshua national park and 130 in death valley. washington and oregon set new emergency orders mandating access to shade, water, and breaks for anyone working outdoors after an oregon farm worker died of heat-related causes. >> reporter: devastating news out of arizona where two firefighters who were surveying flames on saturday were killed when their plane crashed. anne-marie? >> man. laura podesta in new york. thank you so much. denver police arrested four people and seized more than a dozen weapons at a hotel near
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the stadium hosting tomorrow's major league baseball all-star game. three men and one woman were arrested friday night. two vehicles were also impounded. police were alerted after a hotel worker reportedly found more than a dozen weapons and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition in a room. guests at the hotel were stunned. >> so our balcony faces directly toward coors field. there's no building in between. the balcony you see straight across. thank you to whoever reported what they saw. they could have circumvented a tragedy. >> there was no threat to the all-star game, but police don't rule out a mass attack was planned. a possibly motive has been released. vaccine maker pfizer is set to meet with top health officials to discuss a covid booster shot. last week pfizer announced it plans to seek emergency approval for a third dose of the shot. it comes as dr. anthony fauci
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addresses the severity of the delta variant which is now the most common strain in the u.s. he encouraged unvaccinated americans to reconsider their decision when he appeared on "face the nation" yesterday. >> so it's pretty clear from the data, john, that if you are vaccinated, your risk is extraordinarily low. if you are unvaccinated, you have a high risk of this very nasty variant, the delta variant. >> right now just over 159 million people are fully vaccinated. that's 48% of the u.s. population. texas republicans advanced restrictive voting bills in a special session yesterday. lawmakers passed controversial legislation to overhaul the state's voting system. the measures include prohibiting 24-hour polling places, banning drop boxes, and stopping drive-through voting. the state and -- rather, the state senate and house are expected to vote on the bills
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this week. the action comes after democrats killed a restrictive voting bill in a historic walkout from the house floor in may. space tourism is one step closer to reality.sori his virgin galactic rocket ship traveled to the edge of space yesterday. he called it the dawn of a new space age and aimed at sending tourists there, as well. mark strassmann reports from new mexico. welcome to space unity 22. >> reporter: this is the moment sir richard branson took one giant leap into the space tourism business. during this test flight, virgin galactic rocketed its space plane unity into the final frontier, and branson became the first person to blast off in his own spaceship. he beats amazon's jeff bezos and blue origin into space by nine days. >> the experience of a lifetime. >> reporter: virgin galactic's mother ship carried unity to about 45,000 feet. >> release, release, release. >> reporter: then the space
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plane dropped, rocketing up at mach three, more than three times the speed of sound, until it reached the edge of space. during several minutes of weightlessness, branson and everyone aboard reached a peak altitude of 53 miles over the desert. this test flight was a marketing bonanza for virgin galactic. it hopes to start taking paying customers on space joyrides starting next year. when unity touched down, the british billionaire got what he has chased for nearly 20 years -- his astronaut wings. >> the whole thing, it was magical. the mission statement that i wrote inside my space suit was to turn the dream of space travel into a reality for my grandchildren who are here, for your grandchildren, and for man people who are alive today. for everybody. >> reporter: cbs news, truth or consequences, new mexico. coming up, how you can earn your astronaut wings, too. we're going to tell you about a contest giving away seats on
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conservative political action conference in dallas. he said it's important republicans win next year's midterm elections. >> we will take back the house. we will take back the senate, and then after witnessing all that has gone wrong in our country in such a short period of time with our borders, with our economy, with crime, we will take back that glorious white house. [ cheers ] >> mr. trump also slammed the biden administration over the border crisis and railed against, quote, left-wing cancel culture. "the new york times" reports pope francis led a sunday prayer service a week after undergoing colon surgery. this was the pope's first public appearance since the scheduled operation on july 4th. francis, who greeted the faithful from a hospital balcony, sounded weak as he spoke to a crowd that gathered at noon.
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there's an investigation into what went wrong. on the cbs "money watch," "black widow" breaks a box offiecord,nd you can win a trip to space on richard branson's space liner. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning. investors are in for a busy week with the start of second-quarter earnings season kicking off along with a slew of new economic data. meantime, all three indices hit fresh record highs on friday. the major indices. the dow rallied 448 points. the nasdaq gained 142, and the s&p 500 added 48. the new child tax credit will start hitting bank accounts this week. eligible parents will receive monthly payments for each child starting thursday. it's part of the american rescue plan signed by president biden. families can get up to $3,600 per child or $300 a month. the advanced payments are set to expire at the end of the year. democrats are pushing to make the tax credit permanent.
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as we reported earlier, sir richard branson traveled to space on his virgin galactic plane, and now you and a guest could win a seat on the next voyage. they're raffling two tickets for one of the first commercial flights for the "ss unity." people can enter for $5, you can get up to 2,000 entries for $100. all funds will support space for humanity designed to help send everyday citizens into space. and back on earth, moviegoers traveled to the box office to see "black widow." >> we have to go back to where it all started. >> where did you think i was all this time? >> we have unfinished business. >> disney says the superhero film generated roughly $80 million this weekend in north america. that's a record for the pandemic. the release of "black widow" starring scarlett johansson was delayed for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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anne-marie? >> all right. back to this whole space travel thing that -- i know you and i talked about this. now that you have seen richard branson, you know, leave the planet and come back, are you feeling any better about the concept? >> i mean, i love the idea that sir richard branson because i had the chance to interview him before talking about the future of space. so seeing it -- we interviewed him in his space suit. seeing this all happen is kind of -- it's cool. it is cool. i'm still not ready yet. >> yeah. me neither. i totally understand. >> right? exactly. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, diane. >> you got it. so up next, naomi osaka in the spotlight. the tennis champ's message as she accepts a top award at the espys last night. ts a top award espys last night. et boring brow, try new rachael ray® nutrish® big life™. ♪ ♪ ♪
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ gets past him. inside for the slam! >> the bucks dominated the suns in game three of the nba finals last night. final score 120-100.
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giannis antetokounmpo led the way and had six assists. the suns still lead the series 2-1. game four is wednesday in milwaukee. all of italy is celebrating this morning after winning the european soccer championship. >> he's got to score here to keep england alive. and he does it! and italy are champions of europe! >> they defeated england 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out yesterday to win the euro 2020 final. normal playing time ended in a 1-1 tie. this is italy's second european championship. on the tennis court, novak djokovic is close to making history. the number-one-ranked player in the world captured the men's wimbledon championship yesterday. it's his 20th career grand slam. he's become the first man to win the first three major tournaments in a season since 1969. he'll go for a calendar year
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grand slam when the u.s. open kicks off next month. meantime, ashley bartley won the wimbledon ladies championship on saturday. this is her second grand slam championship and first wimbledon. she is the first australian since 1980 to win the event. and naomi osaka returned to the spotlight this weekend since withdrawing from the french open and skipping wimbledon. she attended the espys in new york where she won two trophies including best athlete in women's sports. osaka said she was nervous and wanted to keep her speech short. >> i know this year has been a really -- it hasn't even finished, but it's been really tough for a lot of us. for me, i just want to say i really love you guys, and this is my first espys, so it's really cool to be surrounded by all these incredible athletes. i think all of you guys are really cool. >> last month osaka withdrew
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our top stories this morning -- fire crews in northern california are struggling to control the state's largest fire of the year. the beckworth complex fire doubled in size over the weekend now burning more than 86,000 acres. it is 20% contained. meantime, temperatures in e triple digits again today. and texas republicans
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yesterday advanced controversial restrictive voting bills. the measures include prohibiting 24-hour polling places, banning drop boxes, and stopping drive-through voting. the state senate and house are expected to vote on the legislation this week. fbi and homeland security officials are heading to haiti to help in the investigation into the assassination of the country's president. for now, u.s. troops will not be going despite a request for them. christina ruffini reports from the white house. we are watching the situation very closely. >> reporter: chief dod spokesman john kirby said the pentagon is still analyzing haiti's request for military support. but in a statement, the white house said it was engaged with the haitian government to learn more about their needs and that a team of federal agencies, diplomats, and advisers are being dispatched there. >> i thik that's where our energies are best applied right now in helping them get their arms around investigating this incident and figuring out who's
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culpable. >> reporter: the incident happened wednesday morning when an armed hit squad entered the home of haitian president jovenel moise, killing him and seriously injuring his wife. the assailants fled into the capital, port-au-prince. authorities say a squad of 26 colombian nationals and two haitian americans were responsible. the americans say they were only working as translators. an audio recording alleged to be of first lady martine moise who is recovering in the hospital posted to her personal twitter. in it she says she is in beautiful condition but heartbroken and urges haitians not to let the assassination become a cause for their country's decline. the white house announced it will be sending aid to haiti in the form of covid-19 vaccines. that's because haiti is one of the only countries in the world not to have administered a single dose. christina ruffini, cbs news, the white house. coming up first on "cbs this
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morning", michael c. bender tells us about his new book "frankly, we did win this election," about former president trump and his political future. plus, only on "cbs this morning," we'll speak with the ceo of the florida nonprofit health in the hood about addressing food inequalities in her community. and photographer flo engala shifts her focus from celebrities to photojournalists in the wake of george floyd's death. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ .
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