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capital i'm errol barnett have a great weekend. ♪ it's friday, july 23rd, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." let the games begin. the olympics get under way as covid-19 sidelines more athletes. the latest jump in cases as tokyo remains under a state of emergency. gun trafficking. the justice department is stepping in after major u.s. cities see more violence. how it plans to chase down illegal weapons before they're used on the streets. >> why the government just sent a stern message to people in florida who are showing support florida who are showing support for cubans. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green.
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we begin with the start of the tokyo olympics. the opening ceremonies take place this morning, but the reality of the coronavirus outbreak is castinga dark shadow over the games. today organizers said three more competitors tested positive for the virus. the number of reported cases among people accredited for the olympics is now more than 100 since the beginning of the month. and that includes five american athletes like volleyball player taylor crabb, tennis star coco gauff, and nba player bradley beal, all sidelined from the competition. tokyo remains under a state of emergency with nearly 2,000 cases reported yesterday. the highest number since january. first lady jill biden is in tokyo where she met with the wife of japan's prime minister today. she also held a virtual meeting with american athletes. this is her first solo international trip as first lady as she leads the u.s. diplomatic delegation at the olympics. so here in the u.s. the cdc
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is calling this a pivotal moment in the fight against covid-19. the agency's director, rochelle walensky, described the delta variant as one of the most infectious respiratory viruses seen in her 20-year career. the con stages strain accounts for more than 80 cases across the nation. laura podesta is in new york tracking the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the delta variant has led to a surge in hospitalizations, but also a slight uptick in vaccinations. this as more than 610,000 americans have now died from covid-19. new cases of covid-19 are mostly in states with low vaccination rates. >> this week just three states, florida, texas, and missouri, accounted for 40% of all cases nationwide. >> reporter: some good news -- white house health officials noted vaccination rates are going up in states being hit hardest.
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>> we need to come together as one nation unified in our resolve to protect the health of ourselves, our children, our community, our country, and our future. >> reporter: missouri has seen a bump in vaccinations, but officials at local hospitals say they're already suffering. >> we've had days in the last few weeks where 100% of our icu patients were ventilated. >> reporter: mercy hospital's chief administrator says the next few weeks will get worse as the highly contagious delta variant circulates unchecked. >> it's making people sicker. it's getting into a younger population. last year communities wore masks and social distancing. restaurants have been at capacity. that's all gone away. >> reporter: over the last week, louisiana reported its biggest increase in hospitalizations since the spring of 2020. just over one in three residents are fully vaccinated. >> the pressure that this amount of patients puts on us we can't do a great job every day. it's impossible. >> reporter: overseas italy has
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joined france in requiring proof of vaccination or of a negative test to participate in certain activities like visiting a museum or eating indoors. france saw more than one million people book an appointment for the vaccine in the 24 hours after that announcement was made a month ago. anne-marie? >> wow. laura podesta in new york. thank you so much. developing this morning, bullets fly in a busy area of washington, d.c., leaving two people injured. police say the shooting happened last night on a street filled with restaurants and bars. people ran for cover. two men were shot. one victim was possibly targeted, and the other may have been an innocent bystander. police say their injuries are not life threatening. witnesses heard up to 30 shots. >> my girlfriend said, i keep hearing shots. my friend who came from out of town was walking down the street, and i immediately called him and said you need get in a
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building right now. he heard the shots and saw people running. terrifying scene. i didn't realize the car went down here because we ran up. and it was -- most frightening experience. >> police released surveillance video two of suspects running into what's described as an older black sedan that drove away. the violence in our nation's capital comes as the justice department launches a crackdown on illegal guns plaguing cities. yesterday the attorney general toured a support center hours after another outburst of gunfire. jeff pegues has more. >> reporter: three mass shootings in one of america's most violent cities wednesday night. 18 shot including eight on this party bus that was attacked. >> we are experiencing drive-by shootings much more than we've seen in the last several decades. >> reporter: chicago murders
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overall are down slightly this year but up 50% from two years ago. the violence here and in four other cities has prompted the department of justice to launch gun strike forces, teams that will try to chase down the illegal weapons before they're used in urban warfare. chicago police have recovered nearly 7,000 illegal guns. a 25% rise from last year. many of which were smuggled into the city. >> our job is also, of course, to go after the sources of those guns and the networks that feed those guns to the places where they are doing the most violent crime. >> reporter: but federal efforts to reduce gun crime have rarely had much of an impact. chicago residents we spoke with remain on edge. would you allow your grandmother, your mother to walk these streets alone at night? >> no -- >> reporter: or just together at night? >> no. >> reporter: it's not safe at night here. >> no.
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>> reporter: that from a 25-year-old college basketball player who lives right down the street from police headquarters here behind me. after years of distrust between police and community, there are a lot of residents in these neighborhoods who lack faith that the police can get the job done. jeff pegues, cbs news, chicago. demonstrators in south florida are planning to launch a flotilla of private vessels toward cuba today. it's a show of support for ongoing anti-government protests taking place in cuba. organizers say the flotilla will stop in international waters near the island but not cross into cuban waters. the u.s. department of homeland security issued a warning saying it is illegal to travel to cuba for any purpose without a permit. coming up, stern warning. the nfl threatens players and teams with harsh punishment if there's a coronavirus outbreak. and concert collapse. a giant video screen crashes on to a stage one day before the start of a hip-hop music festival.
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ask about ubrelvy, the anytime, anywhere migraine medicine. with just over a month before the nfl season kicks off, the league is sending a powerful warning about covid-19. in a memo the nfl said teams could forfeit games if there's a coronavirus outbreak among the unvaccinated players. if a game cannot be rescheduled, both teams would not get paid. the nfl hasn't mandated vaccinations, but it's urging athletes and team employees to get inoculated. a stage collapses one day before the start of a big music festival, and the -- and mississippi asks the supreme court to overturn a historic abortion ruling. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "usa today" reports mississippi officials are pressing the u.s. supreme court to overturn its landmark roe versus wade decision in a blockbuster abortion case. the office of the state's
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republican attorney general made the request in written arguments filed yesterday. the high court agreed in may to hear a challenge to mississippi's ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. cthw six-member majority a chance to roll back the 1973 ruling. abortion rights advocates say the case threatened access to abortions across the country. the justices are likely to hear the case this fall. the "miami herald" says a stage partially collapsed one day before the rolling loud hip-hop music festival was set to start in miami gardens. organizers say a giant video screen connected to one of the stages suddenly came crashing down yesterday. the festival said no one was hurt when the screen toppled on to the stage at hard rock stadium. officials say the projection screen was not secured, and it fell as a result. it's expected tobe repaired before doors open today. and the "milwaukee journal sentinel" reports tens of thousands of bucks fans gathered downtown for the team's nba
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title parade. people crammed on to streets to cheer as the team made its way through the cities on double decker buses. finals mvp giannis antetokounmpo said he was proud of the entire bucks organization. >> we put extremely unbelievable work. we believed in ourselves, we went out there to compete. i'm extremely happy. i can't believe this is happening. >> this is the bucks' first nba championship in half a century. still ahead, cheap tickets. how you can see some of the biggest upcoming concerts for only $20. of the biggest coming concert for only $20. only imagine enjoying chocolate cake. ucoming concert for only now, she can have her cake $20. pcoming concert for only $20. nexium 24hr stops acid only $20. can you imagine 24 hours without heartburn? ♪ ♪ nuggets for breakfast?
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five, six, seven, eight -- ♪ >> the rockettes are back for 2021. the precision dance team will return for the christmas spectacular at new york's radio city music hall starting in november. it was scrapped last year because of the pandemic. the annual holiday show has been seen by more than 69 million people since its debut in 1933. on the cbs "money watch" now, what caused thousands of websites to go down, and how you can score $20 concert tickets. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. let's start with a look at the labor market. there was a surprise increase in the number of americans filing for unemployment benefit. yesterday the labor department said 419,000 people filed new claims last week, that's the most in two months showing the economy's not out of the woods yet.
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on wall street, the dow gained 25 points, the nasdaq was up 52, and the s&p 500 added 8. thousands of major websites are back on line this morning after a widespread outage. the glitch took down nearly 24,000 websites yesterday including big companies like fedex, amazon, and google. the interruption lasted a few minutes for some up to a few hours for others. it was triggered by a host of websites network platform. the company told cbs news it installed a six and not the result of a cyberattack. for $20 you can see some of the biggest performers. livenation is offering $20 all-in tickets to nearly 1,000 upcoming concerts including the jonas brothers, kiss, and maroon five. some of the events will take place at livenation's 40 outdoor amphitheaters across the u.s. tickets go on sale next wednesday. and chipotle is going for the gold. starting today the fast food
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restaurant will serve burritos in gold wrapped foil to celebrate american athletes competing in the olympics. it did something similar back in 2011 for the chain's 18th anniversary. >> you know, if i have to eat a burrito to show support for our hard-working athletes, i think i can manage that, diane. >> that i think i can contribute to that, too. plus the $20 show tickets, that leaves extra change in our pockets. >> yeah. sounds like a friday night for me. >> exactly. >> friday nights i'm very tired. that's good enough. all right, diane king hall at the new york stock exchange, have a good weekend. >> you, too. thank you. ahead, bye-bye birdie. what a teenager says she won't do again after getting smacked in the face by a seagull at an amusement park ride. seagull at amusement park ride.
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ the emperor asks us to bring peace. accept -- >> warner bros. released the full trailer for its highly
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anticipated new movie "dune." the latest adaptation of the novel stars timothy shalomay. it was scheduled for release last year but was delayed due to the pandemic. it hits theaters and hbo max on october 22nd. former president barack obama and bruce springsteen are teaming up again. they're releasing a book based on their popular spotify podcast "renegades." the publisher, penguin random house, says that "renegades born in the usa" will come out on october 26th. the 320-page book includes rare photos and illustrations, handwritten springsteen lyrics, and annotated speeches by the former president. "rolling stones" fans will soon be getting satisfaction. the band says they are relaunching their u.s. no-filter tour after it was derailed by the pandemic. the first show is in st. louis on september 26th. it wraps up in november in austin. the stones added some new stops including the new orleans jazz
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and heritage festival in october. and we're hearing from a new jersey teenager who was hit in the face by a seagull while she was on an amusement park ride. 13-year-old kiley holman and a friend were on the slingshot ride earlier this month when the bird flew right into her face. she says that she d to dot first but then calmly removed the seagull and threw it, and it flew away. >> going the opposite direction, and it came back and hit me right in the face. it was really light, and i didn't really feel it at all. i just felt its neck against my neck. >> i think the bird felt it, though. she says that she has no plans to go on the ride again. see, that would never happen to me because i wouldn't go on the ride at all. but kudos to her for staying calm. coming up on "cbs this morning," 24-year-old caleb dressel iskisplasht the summer n tokyo.
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our top stories this morning -- cdc director rochelle walensky says the coronavirus delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory states she's seen in her career. california, texas, and moody's -- and missouri accounted for 40% of all cases nationwide. there is good news.
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white house health officials noted vaccination rates are going up in states being hit the hardest. and the olympic opening ceremoet morning in edive fod- among people accredited for the olympics is now more than 100. tokyo remains under a state of emergency with nearly 2,000 cases reported yesterday, the highest number since january. and for the first time in olympics history, surfing is an event at the summer games. four americans are looking to make waves including one you're about to meet. here's carter evans. ♪ >> reporter: with unmistakable style, pro surfer kolohe andino is at home in the water and in the air. a performance he'll bring to surfing's debut in the olympics. >> i've always been a big kind of olyic nerd. i always watch it, record it.go was excited.
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>> reporter: from his hometown in san clemente, california, he brought us to the break where his pro surfer dad took him surfing as a toddler. >> he would paddle me like that. >> reporter: he started winning titles before his teens and qualified for the olympics as the top american in the surf league. earlier this year during a bad wipeout, an ankle injury that required surgery and rehab up to the games. what's your biggest concern going into this? >> making sure my ankle is 100%. >> reporter: he makes it look easy. a pro happily shredding small waves with this amateur. >> that was sick to see you get a couple -- >> reporter: it took everything i had to get on them. it was like -- how has growing up here prepared you for the olympics? >> i think the ways in tokyo -- the waves in tokyo will be similar to a regular beach break. i think i'll have an advantage growing up in waves similar to over there. >> reporter: drawing olympic inspiration from socal roots. carter evans, cbs news.
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>> reporter: coming up on "cbs this morning," 24-year-old caleb dressel is looking to make a splash at the summer olympics where he could win up to seven medals. we'll introduce you to the new face of the usa swim team. and grammy-winning singer/songwriter alessia cara tells us how music help wanted her deal with panic attacks during the pandemic. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day and a great weekend. ♪
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