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it's friday, july 16th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." mask up. millions of people in los angeles will have to wear face coverings indoors again as the delta variant threatens to derail america's progress against covid. former president trump slams the nation's top military officer over bombshell allegations detailed in a new book. caught on camera -- home surveillance captures the moment when former nfl star richard sherman apparently tries to sherman apparently tries to break into his in-laws' home. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. just as people got used to taking off their masks indoors, america's most populated county is telling residents to put them back on. starting tomorrow night, los angeles county is requiring everyone vaccinated and unvaccinated to wear masks again because of a sharp rise in covid cases largely fueled by the delta variant. meantime, there are concerns of a possible covid outbreak for team usa basketball just one week before the olympics begin. it canceled today's exhibition game against australia after bradley beale tested positive for the virus. another teammate is under health and safety protocols. bradley blackburn is tracking all of this for us. good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. every state in the country is seeing increases in covid cases right now, and officials are grappling with what to do. in l.a., they believe the best
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way is to make everyone mask up again. los angeles county is requiring masks to be worn inside businesses once again beginning this weekend. >> masking indoors must again become a normal practice by all regardless of vaccination status. >> i don't like it. i'm vaccinated. i wish everybody else would get vaccinated. so it's frustrating. >> reporter: l.a. is reporting more than 1,000 new cases a day. >> we expect to keep this order in place until we begin to see improvements in our community transmission of covid-19. >> reporter: california's sacramento and yolo coes encouraging everyone to wear a mask to slow the more contagious delta variant. >> the vaccines are great, but they're not perfect. that person is less likely to have severe disease to end up in the hospital. but they could still transmit disease to others. >> reporter: daily vaccinations in the u.s. have dropped by more than half over the last month. >> they are going to need the full immunity. >> reporter: this hospital in arkansas has reinstated its covid unit as hospitalizations
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climb, now with more younger and unvaccinated patients. >> i do not want a repeat of this last winter, but the way we are headed right now, we will have a repeat. >> reporter: at the white house, the surgeon general said social media companies need to do more to stop the spread of covid misinformation. >> their algorithms tend to give us more of what we click on, pulling us deeper and deeper into a well of misinformation. >> reporter: dr. vivek murthy called it an urgent threat to public health on par with issues like tobacco use and opioid addiction. the cdc still says fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask or social distance, and that vaccines help reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. but they also say people need to follow their local rules and regulations like what we're seeing in california. anne-marie? >> all right. bradley blackburn in new york. thank you so much. so overseas, the death toll
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rose this morning following severe flooding in western germany. more than 90 people have died, and hundreds are missing. this was one of the hardest hit towns where several homes collapsed.toaigerege of rushing waterduhe old brick and timber houses to rubble. meantime, crews raced to rescue dozens of people who climbed to their roofs as the water rose. they used helicopters and inflatable boats to bring them to safety. hundreds of soldiers were also deployed to the area to help out. there are bombshell alegations about the final days of the trump administration. a new book claims america's top general came up with contingency plans in case then-president trump attempted a coup to stay in power. kris van cleave has more including mr. trump's reaction. >> reporter: bombshell new details about the final days of the trump presidency. >> does anybody believe that joe had 80 million votes?
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>> reporter: as the former president pushed his big lie about a stolen election, the nation's top military officer worried mr. trump or his supporters could attempt a coup. they may try, but they are not going to expletive succeed, clairol of joint chiefs general mark milley is quoting as saying. comments in a new book about the final year of the trump presidency out next week. milley continued, "you can't do this without the military, you can't do this without the cia and fbi, we're the guys with the guns." >> thank you. >> reporter: the former president is firing back at his joint chief calling the claims so ridiculous adding, "if i was going to do a coup one of last people i would do it with is mark milley." he said there were parallels including claims betweentler cly saying this is a reichstag moment, the gospel of the furor. he said listening to the president was like reading the dystopian novel "1984," lies are
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truth, division is unity, evil is good. at an event the general appeared to joke about the potential impact his comments could have on his own career. >> i won't be at his retirement unfortunately. i may be at my own before that, but who knows. >> reporter: the book claims millie was not alone in his concerns. top democrats including house speaker nancy pelosi called the general. he assured her mr. trump would not use nuclear weapons. senate majority leader chuck schumer dodged -- did you express those concerns? >> i'm going to keep my conversations between myself and general milley private. >> reporter: milley himself was criticized for appearing with trump on june 1st after protesters were cleared from lafayette square. he later apologized. the book says milley and other top military leaders discussed the possibility of resigning one after another if it became necessary. these accounts come as the house select committee investigating the causes of january 6th have scheduled its first hearing for later this month. kris van cleave, cbs news,
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a police standoff in texas has left one officer dead and levelland near lubbock. the suspect was taken into custody before midnight, more than ten hours after the police responded after a neighbor reported the suspect was acting strange and walking around with a gun. the suspect had barricaded himself inside his house before he allegedly opened fire on the officers, killing one. a motive has not been released. and this morning, former seattle seahawks cornerback richard sherman is scheduled to make a court appearance after footage showing he's trying to break into his in-laws house in suburban seattle. this happened wednesday. inside, panicked family members called 911 fearing what could happen next. >> my sister's husband is trying to break in the house. he's literally crazy. i've got a house full of kids --
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>> where exactly is he trying to get? >> he tried to break in the front door. he has a door closed and is slamming on the door. >> sherman was arrested and released without bail yesterday. authorities say he may have been intoxicated. he's facing charges including criminal trespass and resisting arrest. coming up, capitol hill arrest. why a congresswoman was taken into custody in a senate office building. hitching a rice into space -- history that is. meet the teenager who will be the first paying customer on jeff bezos' rocket next week. this is the "cbs morning news." rocket next week. this is the "cbs morning news." overwhelmed by the ups and downs of frequent mood swings of bipolar i? ask about vraylar. some medicines only treat the lows or highs. vraylar effectively treats depression, acute manic or mixed episodes of bipolar i in adults. full-spectrum relief for all bipolar i symptoms
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21 homes have been destroyed. the bootleg fire is the largest one burning in the nation, torching an area larger than new york city. the fire is being fueled by scorching temperatures and windy conditions. it is 7% contained. a congresswoman was arrested on capitol hill, and new york's governor will reportedly face questioning. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the new york times" reports governor andrew cuomo will be questioned in an investigation into sexual harassment claims against him. cuomo is reportedly set to be interviewed by investigators with the state attorney general's office tomorrow in albany. he's facing accusations from several women who allege inappropriate touching and offensive remarks. cuomo has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. and the "washington post" says congresswoman joyce beatty was arrested at a voting rights protest in a senate building. the chairwoman was placed in zip
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changes to the ride after some of the scenes featured natives as primitive and threatening. on the cbs "money watch" now, amazon is being sued over unsafe products, and the world's most popular emojis. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. stock futures are pointing to a mixed open following a mixed finish during yesterday's session. investors grew more concerned over the state of the u.s. recovery. the dow rose 53 points. the nasdaq dropped 101, and the s&p 500 fell 14. a federal regulator wants to take amazon to court. the consumer product safety commission has sued the e-commerce giant for not recalling hazardous products sold on its website. items include flammable children's pajamas and faulty carbon monoxide detectors. in a statement, amazon said it's already removed a vast majority of unsafe merchandise, notified customers, gave refunds, and asked shoppers to destroy the products.
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the streaming wars are heating up, according to bloomberg. netflix will offer video games within the next year. it's hoping to add more subscribers to stay ahead of competitors including disney plus and amazon prime. netflix will reportedly not charge extra for the games. back in april the streaming giant said it had more than 208 million subscribers across the globe. and you don't even need to say a word. a new report ranks the most popular emojis in the world. adobe surveyed 7,000 people, and they said the laugh out loud face is their favorite. it was followed by the thumbs up and red heart emojis. the wink and kiss and sad face with a tear round out the top five. 90% of users believe it makes it easier to express themselves. anne-marie? >> you know, i'm into the smiling/laughing face because it's one of those things that you can always send out to correct a tweet. you send a text like, that was
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ what is this? ah! i'm a cartoon? >> what's up doc? >> lebron james is hoping to score a slam-dunk at the box office. "space jam: a new legacy" is released today nationwide. it features the nba superstar who teams up with looney tunes in a basketball game to connect back with his son. the movie will also stream on hbo max for 31 days. there's a new passenger heading to space, and he's only 18-years-old. oliver daemen will join jeff bezos and two others aboard blue
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origin next tuesday. the physics student is taking the place of a person who bid $28 million but can't make it now due to a scheduling conflict. on twitter, he expressed how happy he is for this historic opportunity. >> i've been dreaming about there all my life. i'll be the youngest ever because i'm 18-years-old. i am super excited. thank you so much for the people of blue origin for making this happen and making the effort. >> blue origin said his father paid for the seat and chose to fly his son, but the company declined to see how much was paid. we are now one week away from the start of the olympic games. american gymnasts including simone biles arrived at the airport in tokyo yesterday. the city is under a state of emergency because of a sharp spike in covid cases. as part of the safety measures, winning olympians will be served medals on a tray instead of someone putting it around their necks.
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fewer than 1,000 vips will be allowed to attend the opening ceremony, slashed from the initial 10,000. and former nfl quarterback colin kaepernick is releasing a series of children's books. the 33-year-old will release a picture story called "i color myself different" next year. it will be based on a kindergarten memory when he used a yellow crayon to draw his adoptive family, then a brown one to draw himself. in a statement, he said that the story's deeply personal to him and inspired by real events in his life. coming up on "cbs this morning" now, chance the rapper joins us in the studio to tell us about the new concert film he has. "magnificent coloring world" it's called. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ ♪ much
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♪ ♪ our top stories this morning -- los angeles county is reinstating its indoor mask mandate amid a surge of covid cases. l.a. is reporting more than 1,000 new cases a day, and people will have to use a face covering regardless of their vaccination status. this comes just a month after california lifted mask mandates. and more than 90 people are dead and hundreds missing after severe flooding in western germany. torrential rain triggered
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floodwaters, reducing these houses to rubble. rescue crews raced to save dozens of people who climbed to their roofs to escape the rising water. back home, parents across the country are being warned about a rare summer outbreak of a virus that attacks the lungs usually in the wintertime. it's called rsv. mireya villarreal has the details. >> reporter: for ten days, a machine at cook children's medical center in fort worth has helped 9-month-old baby bridger breathe. at first, kate crowell thought her son was coming down with a cold. >> he would have coughing bouts where he was choking. he was getting worse in a matter of hours. yes. >> reporter: bridger is battling respiratory syncytial virus or rsv. the illness infects the lungs and breathing passages. healthy people typically experience mild cold-like symptoms including cough, congestion, and fever. but the virus can be serious among infants and the elderly, leading to as many as 14,500
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deaths a year. >> this is more rsv so far than we had three or four years ago in a typical winter season. the numbers here are still climbing. >> reporter: the u.s. is in the midst of an unusual summer surge, especially among southern states. the virus commonly circulates in the winter and is responsible for more than two million outpatient visits a year for kids under 5. >> for the last 15 months, no one in the united states has been exposed to rsv. so we've got a lot of susceptible hosts. >> reporter: everybody's been inside sheltering inside. >> yes. i think the other thing is the masks are off, we're moving back closer together, more indoor activities, more moving life toward normal. >> reporter: baby bridger is getting better, but it could be days before he can go home. what do you tell parents right now? >> if your child starts experiencing any kind of like light cold symptoms, take it seriously. >> reporter: mireya villarreal, cbs news, fort worth, texas.
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well coming up on "cbs this morning," the latest twist in the murder case of iowa college student mollie tibbetts after possible new evidence emerged this week. we'll have the details. plus, we'll speak with the u.s. surgeon general, dr. vivek murthy, but fighting the growing wave of misinformation about covid. and chance the rapper joins us in the studio to tell us about his new concert film "magnificent coloring world." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great weekend. ♪
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