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you'll be homeless.9,00federal local program. the money hasn't come through yet. more than 8,000 other renters in nevada's clark county are still waiting for an approval. despite billions in federal dollars available, some counties and states have been slow to dole it out. like nevada, which has given out more than $3 million, of almost 125 million available. >> tenants really have no idea where to turn to for help. they don't know if they're protected, if they're not protected so a lot of tenants are just kind of frozen. >> reporter: even with the moratorium in place, property owners across the country havem eviction petitions. the treasury is now promoting a website of resources at consumer finance.gov. >> the tool allows you to tfind your local community you can go to apply for rental assistance.
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money if you're behind on rent if you're close to being evicted. >> reporter: la vita harvey like many has found the path to relief a complicated road. >> it was very hard, but i took the time to educate myself, and i feel like the more that i read and educated myself, the better i could p epcase es simply don't have the staff to run such a large organization, but there are signs of improvement. in june, the states gave out more money than in the previous five months combined. >> janet shamlian reporting. despite the new covid restrictions, president biden says he has no intention of instituting a nationwide vaccine passport system. overseas, those passports are already in place. that's led to both protest as well as a surge in people lining up for shots. chris livesay has the latest from rome. >> reporter: rising infections equal rising tensions.
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in paris, and rome, protesters are taking to the streets against mandatory vaccine checks for indoor leisure venues already in effect in france and starting august 6 in italy as well. want to see the sistine chapel? or how about michael angelo's david? you'll have to show your digital covid certificate. it was introduced across the european union earlier this month for international travel. now you'll need those covid records for a lot more. sermarks and indr dining like hen rome. now, theseestaur a justmul r assassinated, but pretty soon, not even he will be able to eat inside of them without a covid pass. and neither would brad carlson, a tourist from texas visiting just before the new rules take effect. are you vaccinated? >> no. >> reporter: so how would you get into restaurants and things like that without your vaccination here in italy?
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>> i wouldn't be able to. >> reporter: if you have one, your vaccination card from the cdc also does the trick. so does a negative test result from the past 48 hours. for businesses that will have to police their customers, it's a hassle. but a hassle that's worth it. at least inside the restaurant where many come just to see the ancient ruins of the theater of pompeii. i hope it makes people feel safe when they eat inside, he says, and it prevents us from having to lockdown again. this past year was a catastrophe, most venues couldn't survive that n. the coliseum is one of thousands of sites preparing for these new rules. as soon as they were announced, vaccination rates skyrocketed in one region by 6,000%. chris livesay in roam.
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closer to home millions of dead fish continue to wash ashore along florida's gulf coast ki killed by a deadly algae bloom called red tide. environmentalists are blaming climate change and local pollution. ben tracy took to the water for this story. >> dude, this is nuts. >> reporter: local fishermen are documenting the devastation from the red tide that has washed over tampa bay. >> this is an absolute nightmare. >> reporter: tyler capello runs a fishing charter business. he took us out on the water to see it for ourselves. >> that was a nice big beautiful covea. >> reporter: dead fish everywhere killed by the algae bloom that has turned the waters toxic. it's forcing baby sharks to swim up the canals fleeing for their lives. what has this meant for your business? >> that's 12, 1500 bucks a day in my pocket, and now i'm doing
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zero. >> reporter: capela even covered himself in dead fish and posted it on instagram to raise awareness. >> i have your attention now. >> reporter: many floridians are worried not just about their waterways, but also their own airways. >> there are days that i can't walk to the end of my street because i'm already coughing. >> reporter: red tides do is sing a breach at a old 200 million gallons of polluted water into tampa bay. >> themas just three years ago. we would have expected ten years to go by before we see something like this. >> reporter: tyler capela fears red tides will eventually sink his business. are you worried about your livelihood? >> oh, 100%, and eventually the
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whole area is going to become a dead zone. >> reporter: ben tracy, tampa bay. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. start your day with crest 3d white and from mochaccinos to merlot, your smile will always be brilliant. crest 3d white brilliance. 100% stain removal, 24 hour stain resistance to lock in your whitest smile. crest. the #1 toothpaste brand in america.
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make fitness routine wi hi protein. low suga prow mmm, birthday cake. pure protein. find our coupons in sunday's paper. the coronavirus reared its head at citizens bank park in philadelphia wednesday night. the game between the phillies and the washington nationals was postponed after three nationals
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players and eight staff members tested positive for covid-19. for the most part, major league baseball has recovered from a year of covid lockouts and empty stands, but for the minor leagues it's a much different socks. >> reporter: typically 40 million fans come do minor league ball parks. last year stadiums in the country looked like this. they were empty. take the bay socks. they are affiliated with the major league club, but 95% of the team's revenue comes from things like ticket sales, concessions and merchandise, things that require fans to be in the stands. >> the next pitch is lined into al field.>>te theocket cgr leg ro,ching ball possly.orte s
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cost the franchise? >> millions of dollars, probably close to 15 to $17 million. >> reporter: the 2020 season was canceled before the first pitch. this season saw the games axed leaving them trying to stay out of the dumpster before ever taking the field. >> it was either shut the doors and close down and lay people off or come up with other creative ways to bring people here to the ballpark, use the facility, and do non-baseball events and push our merchandise. >> reporter: they sold $2.5 million worth of panda gear. socially distanced movie nights and drive-thru christmas lights. it was enough to keep their 30-person staff employed and the lights on. but here in chattanooga, the lookouts didn't have that kind of flexibility. in fact, they went more than 600 days without fans in these stands. since 1885, the lookouts have been playing professional baseball. one of the oldest teams in the but th 2020 season was nearly
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the lookouts' last. are you still in survival mode? >> in a lot of ways, yes. we dug a huge hole in 2020. with '21 i'd like to think we're going to fill it back in, but the truth is even this year we're still digging just a little bit slower. >> reporter: when play finally resumed, many teams started the shortened season with capacity limits. 2020 season tickets and advertising sales were rolled over to this year, but by then teams had used that money to stay afloat. as a result 2021 revenue is expected to be down 65% for 2019. >> they are on the brink of financial catastrophe. >> reporter: help for the nation's pass time could be coming from an unlikely team. political polar opposites. democratic senator richard blumenthal and marsh finyourselvesn the samidef an issue? agree.uld say w the two are co-sponsoring
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legislation to use $550 million in unspent covid relief funds to help minor league teams shut out of earlier grants for live event venues. >> those are days they don't get back. they are drivers for jobs, for tourism. this is very much a part of you communities. >> reporter: 120 minor league teams pay 50 million in local taxes annually and raise another 50 million for local charities. prior to the pandemic they employed nearly 35,000 full and part-time employees. even as fans filled in to superhero night at at&t field, the chattanooga lookout's future is on the mind of ticket scanner dan mummert. >> there will be a lot of us without jobs, and i think that's important in the emeople of the communokts do. sur?pte itear chata if tou
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>> it's unthine. >> reporter: tim is the newly elected mayor. >> people think about major league teams owned by billionaires. this is not that. it's critically important to towns like ours that minor ague sports
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for centuries, wild horses have roamed freely across the american west. i spoke to a woman who captures the majesty of these animals on her camera. her mission is to protect the horses and keep them wild. mary hone is a long time wildlife photographer. but about five years ago, it was america's horses who stole her heart. >> the more time you spend with them, the more in love you get with them. i want people to know what it's like to see these horses and to experience these horses and want them to have that connection >> soams theesn her rv, seing her work at art giving
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why are you so passionate about wild horses? >> you just feel such a ranchay so many horses, they'reederal g and hasnt holding pens which hone describes as brutal. a small number are injured and have to be put down. >> their life is just heartbreaking. >> hone's hope is that her art will change some hearts. >> they need our voices. they need us to fight for them. i will never stop fighting for them ever. >> fighting for this iconic symbol of the american west. it's estimated there are 86,000 wild horses roaming ten western states. the federal bureau of land management says that's three times as many as the land can support. other studies have concluded there is more than enough room for both the horses and grazing
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animals to coexist. the "cbs overnight news" is back in two minutes. and that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later fos online any time at cbsnews.com.
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reporting from the nation's capital, i'm chip reid. ' it's friday, july 30th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." new vaccine strategy. president biden pushes strict mandates for all federal workers as the cdc gets ready to release new information on the delta variant. this was a devastating tornado that came through. it was a lot of structural damage. >> severe storms. a tornado tears through a car dealership and leaves thousands in the dark. how this could have been much worse. and good as gold.

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