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apparently. >> that makes sense. i gotcha. okay. >> h good morning, america. covid crisis. coronavirus cases in the u.s. top 4 million. jumping by a million in just two weeks. the cdc's dire warning that as many as 30,000 more americans could die over the next three weeks. this as president trump makes an abrupt about-face. >> we have to be vigilant. we have to be careful and we also have to set an example. >> canceling the republican convention in jacksonville as the virus rages in florida. the nation's current epicenter reporting a record number of deaths in 24 hours. plus, our abc news exclusive on the potential breakthrough in covid tracking. how testing buildings instead of people could help stop a possible outbreak in its tracks. all this plus the world health organization's lead expert on covid-19.
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twin trouble. overnight tropical storm hanna taking aim at texas as hurricane douglas barrels toward hawaii. both areas now bracing for another potential crisis amid this pandemic. ginger tracking the very latest. panic and chaos on a passenger plane. the pilot saying the flight descended 14,000 feet in just four minutes after this frightening possible collision. showdown in the halls of congress. >> i am here because i have to show my parents that i am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men. >> alexandria ocasio-cortez's powerful speech saying florida congressman ted yoho verbally assaulted her. and game on. baseball is finally back. the pros facing off on the field and united in the black lives matter movement. the world series reigning champs
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rained out and the unforgettable wild first pitch that was just a bit outside. >> dr. anthony fauci. good morning, america. we're laughing at dr. fauci's first pitch. >> we're not laughing at him. >> i was. >> i was going to say, in his defense, i was thinking about this. in his defense, all he does is he talks about social distancing, so i guess he decided to throw it 6 feet from the plate. >> infectious disease expert stuff. >> he has plenty of stuff to be working on right now. we do have a lot to get to this morning. we're going to start with the coronavirus crisis. the cdc is now predicting there will be 175,000 deaths in the u.s. by august 15th. there are now more than 4 million confirmed cases of covid-19 here in the u.s. that number has doubled over the last six weeks and worldwide cases have climbed above 15 million. >> the world health organization's top covid-19 expert, she is standing by to
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talk about all of this and more, but we begin with the surprise reversal from president trump as the virus surges there in florida. he is now canceling the republican convention in jacksonville. our mary bruce has more on this from washington. mary, good morning. you know the president had been set on seeing those big convention crowds. >> reporter: cecilia, the president was adamant, really holding onto this idea of giving his acceptance speech before a massive in-person crowd. even as others recognize that simply wasn't realistic but now in a major reversal, the president says he's calling off the convention to set an example. it's an abrupt about-face after demanding a packed arena, the president now canceling the 2020 republican convention in jacksonville, florida. >> i looked at my team and i said, the timing for this event is not right. it's just not right with what's happened recently, the flare-up in florida. >> reporter: as the state marks its highest single-day death toll, the president's plans succumbing to the threat of the virus. trump saying he was swayed by
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concerns over safety. >> we have to be vigilant. we have to be careful and we also have to set an example. i think setting the example is very important. it's hard for us to say we're going to have a lot of people packed in a room and then other people shouldn't do it. >> reporter: it's a retreat for the president who promised a big in-person celebration. just weeks ago moving the event from north carolina to florida. hoping to take advantage of more relaxed restrictions. >> somebody was asking today, will you cancel the convention? i said, no way i'm going to cancel the convention. we're not going to cancel. it's going to be incredible. >> reporter: but now he says the convention will be largely virtual. still unclear when and where trump will give his acceptance speech. the president is also reversing course on schools, acknowledging for the first time that some schools may have to delay opening. >> in cities or states that are current hot spots and you'll see that in the map behind me, districts may need to delay re-opening for a few weeks and that's possible. that will be up to governors. >> reporter: he's been insisting
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schools re-open and is still pushing to get kids back in the classroom saying without firm evidence the children don't transmit the virus as easily as adults. >> the children obviously have a very strong immune system, maybe even as strong as yours. they seem to be able to fight it off and not have a problem. we cannot indefinitely stop 50 million american children from going to school harming their mental, physical and emotional development. >> reporter: now this all comes as republicans in congress are struggling to agree on a plan for the next coronavirus relief bill. the big sticking point here is the $600 weekly payments that have been going to help unemployed americans make ends meet. some republicans feel that amount is simply too high and they say it discourages americans from getting back to work, but while republicans debate, these payments are set to expire this weekend impacting as many as 30 million americans, michael. >> a lot of people keeping their eye on that. thank you so much.
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we're going to get more now on the country struggling with the pandemic as many states hit record number for new cases, hospital admissions and deaths, the cdc is revising its projected death toll saying 30,000 americans may die of the virus in the next three weeks. kaylee hartung has more in houston. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: more grim news this morning, michael. the national death toll is rising and it's now more than 18% higher than it was just last week. and here in texas all the key metrics are bad. in hidalgo county there is a two-week-long wait list for crematoriums. this morning, the u.s. topping 4 million cases. 1 million new infections in less than two weeks. now with 144,000 americans already fatally succumbing to the virus, the cdc with a dire prediction estimating between 15,000 to 30,000 more americans could die over the next three weeks. on thursday, both california and florida setting new records for their states for the most covid
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deaths in a single day. ♪ as pictures of crowds like these become more and more common, hundreds gathering for a worship service in redding, california, wednesday. many without masks and no social distancing. at least 50 hospitals in florida have no icu beds available. >> we got to make sure you cover your whole face. >> reporter: on thursday, officers in miami beach began enforcing the new mask mandate issuing $50 tickets to violators. and new york state, once the epicenter of the outbreak in the u.s., now seeing the positivity rate among young people climbing to more than 13%. the governor saying 30 people tested positive from one fourth of july party. >> this is not the time to fight for your right to party. the virus can kill you. and if it doesn't kill you, you can bring it home and give it to someone inadvertently and it can kill them. >> reporter: as hospitalizations continue to rise, now back up to levels we saw in april, an urgent need for convalescent
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plasma donations taken from recovered covid patients to help those currently fighting it. >> they say about 68 people have been affected by our donation. in a positive way. >> reporter: brian and dina murphy answered the call in san antonio. brian donating seven times and dina, 12. both saying they'll keep donating as long as they're allowed. >> you barely feel the needle even going in, it's so small, and the thing is, you know, it's just rewarding to know that you have helped other people, and we all need to do that, especially in these times. >> reporter: convalescent plasma among the many treatments that saved dr. grant lashley's life. after 39 days on a ventilator, the e.r. doctor spent the past six weeks at this houston rehabilitation facility. >> nice step. that was a better one. >> reporter: he is relearning the most basic skills one step at a time. >> physically things are just different for him now and they won't always be that way but it's going to be a long road to recovery. >> reporter: the next step for this family is reuniting and going home together just hours
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from now. >> i'm happy to see you, dad. >> we love you. >> you're the best daddy in the world. >> reporter: and today, dr. lashley will be able to wrap his arms around his wife and those three kids for the first time in about 90 days. that family has traveled from their home in louisiana here to houston in the world renown memorial facility to bring him back 37 george. >> we are happy for them. okay, kaylee, thanks very much. we're joined by the world health organization's lead expert on covid-19, dr. maria van kerkhove. doctor, thank you so much for joins us this morning. you lead the w.h.o.'s emerging diseases unit. you have been on the front lines of this fight since the very beginning. after seven months, more than 15 million cases worldwide where do things stand? are we controlling the virus or is the virus controlling us? >> so good morning, george. thanks for having me on the show. that's an excellent question. right now the virus is
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controlling us in many parts of the world. we're seeing quite some worrying trends in many parts of the world where many countries are seeing, you know, really increased transmission, intense transmission, much of the americas right now are really in the thick of it. but we do see signs of hope. in some countries they have been able to control the virus. this virus is controllable with the steps that are outlined with this whole comprehensive approach that we've been talking about since the beginning of this pandemic and we've seen many countries have success so i think there is an element of hope that everybody needs to understand. even countries that are really overwhelmed right now can turn this around. they can and they will turn this around. >> let me press you on that. because almost half the worth's countries are coming from just three countryies -- united states, india and brazil. we have seen the curve flatten in parts of europe and asia although there is some resurgence. in some of those countries now.
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how do you explain the difference? >> well, there's -- there are quite some differences in countries in the way that they have responded to this pandemic. what we do know what works consistently in high-income countries, low-income countries, north, south, urban, rural populations is a comprehensive approach. it's this quick isolation, identification care of patients of cases. even cases that have mild disease who are asymptomatic, putting them in isolation prevents them from passing it to someone else. contact tracing. finding contacts of confirmed cases, putting them in quarantine whether this is an in a special quarantine facility or quarantining at home, empowering your population, letting them know where is this virus, what can you do? what can i do to prevent myself from infection? making sure that this is an all of government approach. this is just an ahealth sector approach. this is an all of government approach meaning that every sector needs to be involved. but i think most importantly as i've already mentioned is really empowering communities, empowering individuals so they know what they can do to prevent themselves from getting infected and this is the package of interventions, it's physical
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distancing. it's cleaning your hands, it's wearing a mask where appropriate. it's being vigilant, being alert, being aware and really being kind. >> here in the united states, there's so much concern about back to school coming up in just the next few weeks. the cdc released additional guidance saying the best evidence shows that covid-19 poses relatively low risk to school-aged children and that covid-19 transmission among children in schools may be low. how do you assess the risk of sending kids back to the classroom right now? >> well, there's a lot that we're learning about children with this virus. the good news for children is that overwhelmingly among children that are reported to have been infected most of them have mild disease so that is very lucky. that is very good news. however, there are some children that develop severe disease and unfortunately there are some children who have died. we're learning now about transmission among children. i think there's quite some open questions about how this virus transmits among children and
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between children and from children of different ages. what we're learning from some of the studies is that there is a difference between the youngest children, so, for example, those under 10 years old or 12 years old and those over 12 -- above 10, above 12 years old. and there may be differences in their infection rates and there may be differences in their ability to travel. but one thing to remember when we think about schools is that schools are part of communities, and so if there's transmission that's happening in communities, there's transmission that can happen in schools. we can't think of them only as an isolated facility and so when we think about re-opening schools, because schools are incredibly important and i know everyone across the world knows the importance not only for education, but for mental health, for social, for food. for safety. there's a number of considerations that the decision makers need to take into account, but importantly, what does transmission look like in the area where those schools
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are? that is absolutely critical because schools are part of that community, and it's not only the children themselves. it's the people that work at those facilities as well, and these of course, are adults. >> dr. van kerkhove, thanks very much for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> cecilia. we turn to a pair of dangerous storms set to hit the u.s., a second potential crisis for those areas as they deal with the coronavirus. hurricane douglas is bearing down on hawaii, and hanna is expected to be a tropical storm when it barrels into texas this weekend. ginger, of course, is tracking the latest on this. good morning, ginger. >> tropical storm hanna already looking more and more tight meaning it is only going to intensify as it approaches texas. that's why we've got images here from galveston to show what is usually kind of the bay and the gulf of mexico that is peaceful. well, it's already choppy, and so you know it's going to get bad. by tonight you'll see impacts. the center will move toward corpus christi and we have tropical storm warnings from raymondville to lake jackson. galveston is on a watch, and coastal flood advisories to new
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orleans and the mississippi. mouth of the mississippi. but the timing is really tomorrow when the core of it hits. you recall to see four to eight inches of rain overall that can cause flash flooding up to a foot and starts to die out over the weekend. as it dies out, there's more storms and douglas looking like a beast, michael. high swells by tomorrow in hawaii, and we will see some impacts over the weekend. we'll keep watching this. >> all right, ginger, keep us informed. thank you. now to the close call in the sky. panic and chaos on an iranian passenger plane after the pilot says the flight descended 14,000 feet in just 4 minutes after a possible collision with an american fighter jet. ian pannell joins us now with the latest. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah, michael. this morning, iran accusing the u.s. of attacking one of its commercial passenger planes in the skies over syria. this happened when an american f-15 fighter jet came close to the aircraft. while not verified by abc news, according to iran state-run
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media this shows the moments after the flight descended 14,000 feet in just four minutes. the iranians claiming the pilot was forced to maneuver to avoid a collision. the u.s. confirming an american f-15 did fly close to the iranian jetliner, but to carry out a visual idea of the aircraft which was heading over an american military base at the time. this video also shown by iranian tv claims to show the jet in the distance. now, a military spokesperson telling abc news that their aircraft was more than half a mile away and one pilot identified the aircraft as civilian, and it simply opened distance. the plane safely landing in lebanon. but this incident speaks to how tense relations are between iran and america. george. >> boy, it certainly does. thank you very much. we turn to baseball's opening day. after a delay there were no fans in the stands but players did take the field after a first pitch that will be hard to unsee. t.j. holmes has it all. >> oh, george, be nice. that pitch wasn't that bad. let's start with the first game
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of the night. a nice moment beforehand. all players and coaches at this game, the nationals and yankees take a knee and clutching the same black cloth as a show of solidarity and support for the black lives matter movement. when the game did get under way didn't have to wait for the first home run. giancarlo stanton went yard in the first inning and no coaches out there or rather fans who we're used to clamoring for the balls, the thing just bounced around because no fans were in the stands. the yankees ended up winning this thing 4-1, and the first game of the delayed season was delayed by weather. can you believe that? they had to shorten this thing. only six innings. the other game of the night which was the dodgers and giants, they had, look at that, fans in the stands. those are just cardboard cutouts actually. they had cardboard cutouts in the stands. these aren't random folks. a lot of teams are doing this. george, they'll let you buy one of them and you can send in your picture, and they'll make you a cutout. they found a way to make money, and they win it 8-1, the dodgers. >> i have nothing but sympathy for dr. fauci.
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>> have sympathy for the man. he tries to paint the corner and just misses. this man knows how to flatten the curve, does he not? he hasn't been working on his pitching arm. he's been trying to save the world from itself for the past four months, though. give the guy a break. >> we hope he keeps concentrating on that. t.j., thanks very much. we are following a lot of other headlines including congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez's powerful speech where she slammed a congressman for using what she called abusive language. and a bombshell ruling in the ghislaine maxwell case with documents being ordered to be unsealed. first let's head back to ginger. >> we have to get to that weekend forecast sponsored by caesars rewards.
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good morning. we're waking up to temperatures pretty much the same as they've been all week. mid 50s to low 60s. we have a little fog in the north bay. the marine layer's trying to make a resurgence late this morning. it's coming in on some breezy conditions that will create chop for the commute not only this morning but this afternoon. look what grew overnight. hurricane douglas now a category four with 130 mile-per-hour winds. still about 1,000 miles from hawaii. it will weaken as it heads through the islands this weekend. it could leave some devastation in the form of wind damage and some flooding. something we'll definitely keep an eye on for you. all right. let's look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast. maybe computer -- all right. temperatures below average, 70s and 80s. 70s, 80s, and 90s again starting
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-- rages there in florida. the nation's current epicenter reporting a record number of deaths in 24 hours. also right now, a virginia high school formerly named after a confederate general robert e. lee will be named in honor of the late congressman john lewis. the district saying lewis' extraordinary life and advocacy for racial justice will serve as an inspiration for generations of students to come. washington's nfl team has a new temporary name. they are still deciding on a name after finally dropping the redskins so for now they are going to be known simply as the washington football team. go with simple. and some other big sports news out of washington state seattle has a brand-new hockey team breaking into the nhl. fans cannot wait for the kraken to take the ice. i'm here for all your sports needs as you can tell. >> you nailed it. >> washington football team. they need to get a name but i do
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like kraken. >> it sounds good. we turn to a remarkable showdown in the halls of congress. women members of the house taking the floor to condemn sexism and misogyny on capitol hill led by the youngest member, alexandria ocasio-cortez, who rebuked congressman ted yoho. rachel scott in washington with the story. >> reporter: good morning. a speech like this is rare on capitol hill but female lawmakers say the behavior is not. congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez taking a stand against a culture she says is sexist and all too common. congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez took her outrage to the house floor. >> in front of reporters, representative yoho called me, and i quote, a [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. these are the words that representative yoho levied against a congresswoman. >> reporter: ocasio-cortez said she was walking up the steps of the capitol when her colleague florida congressman ted yoho put
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his finger in her face calling her disgusting, crazy and dangerous for suggesting poverty and unemployment have led to a spike in crime. the confrontation and alleged expletives overheard by a reporter. >> i do not need representative yoho to apologize to me. clearly he does not want to. >> reporter: yoho did apologize but not for the derogatory language. he denied using it. >> i rise to apologize for the abrupt manner of the conversation i had with my colleague from new york. having been married for 45 years with two daughters, i'm very cognizant of my language. the offensive name-calling words attributed to me by the press were never spoken to my colleague. >> reporter: but it was his comments that prompted her to speak up. >> having a daughter does not make a man decent. having a wife does not make a decent man. treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man.
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i am someone's daughter too. my father, thankfully, is not alive to see how mr. yoho treated his daughter. i am here because i have to show my parents that i am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men. >> reporter: now, yoho says he cannot apologize for something he did not say but more than a dozen female lawmakers say this is bigger than just this one incident. they believe there is a pattern of dehumanizing women that is all too familiar in our society and even in the halls of congress. george. >> really something to hear that personal testimony on the house floor. okay, thanks very much. cecilia. we're going to turn now to that major ruling in the ghislaine maxwell case. a judge ordering the release of what could be thousands of pages of documents from a civil case against her and those could include names of high-profile
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people who socialized with jeffrey epstein. janai norman joins us with more on this. good morning, janai. >> reporter: good morning. that civil case was settled back in 2017 but a judge ruling just yesterday that the public is legally entitled to access dozens of previously sealed records from the case. some of those documents are said to contain the names of hundreds of people who spent time socializing, traveling or working with jeffrey epstein over the course of more than a decade. this morning, as ghislaine maxwell wakes up behind bars in a brooklyn detention center associates of jeffrey epstein may be on edge following a bombshell court ruling. a judge deciding thursday that dozens of documents at the center of a 2015 case involving maxwell and virginia roberts giuffre should be unsealed including transcripts from at least one of maxwell's depositions in the case which her attorney says contains, quote, extremely personal and confidential material. giuffre alleges she was abused as a teenager by maxwell and epstein and directed to sleep with prince andrew, allegations he denies. giuffre telling bbc panorama. >> i knew i had to keep him happy because that's what
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jeffrey and ghislaine would expect from me. >> reporter: containing the names of hundreds of associates of epstein over ten years. they could include former bill clinton, prince andrew and president donald trump who had an eye-brow raising response when asked about ghislaine maxwell this week. >> i don't know. i haven't been following it too much. i just wish her well, frankly. i've met her numerous times especially since i lived in palm beach and i guess they lived in palm beach but i wish her well. >> reporter: this coming on the heels of another major revelation. according to federal prosecutors, ghislaine maxwell is married but declined to provide the court with the identity of her spouse. maxwell is currently held on charges related to facilitating epstein's sex crimes. >> maxwell played a critical role in helping epstein to identify, befriend and groom minor victims for abuse. in some cases maxwell
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participated in the abuse herself. >> reporter: and more than a year after convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein died by suicide in a manhattan jail, his mansions in both palm beach and new york city hitting the market for a combined $110 million. the real estate postings giving a new look inside the expansive properties but leaving out one detail, that epstein was the previous owner. and maxwell's lawyers plan to file an emergency appeal to keep those documents from being unsealed. if they fail, we could see them come out as early as next week. maxwell has pleaded not guilty to all the criminal charges against her. cecilia. >> hey, janai, thanks so much. let's bring in dan abrams. now, dan, good morning to you. let's break this down, we're talking about unsealed documents. what do you think might be in them and anybody who might be mentioned in them, how nervous should they be? >> well, look, the people who are mentioned in the documents ought to be nervous but not because they're going to be released next week.
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what the court is basically doing here is saying, yes, i am ruling that this is going to be released if there is no appellate decision that overrules me, but any of the names in there are going to be informed that this is going to be made public and they'll have an opportunity to challenge that, so at least for now anyone who is in there, and there are over 100 names that are referred to as john does, will get an opportunity to make an argument about why their name shouldn't be made public. so far there have only been two people notified. apparently neither of them have objected so their names would probably be released. the person who's got to be most concerned here is ghislaine maxwell herself. this is going to be numerous depositions that she did in the context of this civil case and it'll involve some very personal stuff about her including about her sex life. you may even see in there elements of who she may have had sex with but without naming that
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person which would still stay redacted until the person had an opportunity to respond. >> and her team said that they didn't want this release to happen because it would make her ability to get a fair trial, it would infringe on that, is that true? >> that's always an argument that defense attorneys make that any information that would be harmful to my client makes it really hard for me to get a fair trial. it's also not typically a winning argument. there are always ways when you're looking for jurors to find people who haven't been following cases like in that closely. particularly when you're talking about, oh, the details of what was released and what it said, people have a lot other things to do in their lives and in case after case i've seen in jury selection they're able to find people who have not followed these cases so closely, and most importantly, the legal standard is that they haven't developed an opinion about guilt or
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outbreak before it happens and diane macedo joins us now to explain how it all works. incredible technology. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, michael. so we can't all be tested for covid every day so how can you go back to places like school and work and still be safe? with coronavirus testing resources scare a new approach is emerging. instead of testing people it's all about testing buildings. >> this is the guts of the building. >> we can't test every person every day but we can test every building every day and get a signal from a lot of people who may have been present in that space or exposed. >> reporter: kevin van den wymelenberg and his research team is among those developing the approach. >> by focusing on testing exhaust air for the virus we can get a rapid signal of the presence of any individual with the virus. >> reporter: and they showed abc how they're testing buildings for covid-19 right on campus.
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>> we will do the handrail. >> reporter: they swab surfaces and air ducts and take air samples, hunting for small particles of the novel coronavirus. >> we believe by testing buildings you can get out ahead of potential outbreaks. >> reporter: once the virus is detected in a building there are various actions they can take to limit the spread like increasing filtration, disinfecting surfaces and targeted human t t testites testing. researchers say this type of technology is in various stages of piloting in school district, hospitals and corporate offices. a senior living community says they've already seen results. one of those contaminated surface asciiboard on a staff computer, which told the facility one of their employees was probably infected. >> it was a great detective story. ultimately that offered us five days' advance warning before any of the employees that tested positive actually showed
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symptoms. we strongly believe that early detection through surface testing saved lives. >> reporter: experts say building testing should not replace wearing a mask and social distancing, but it could be an added layer of prevention. >> i think it's an interesting hypothesis. i think it's worth trying. it's worth monitoring, seeing our cost benefit of that type of approach. >> reporter: and one of the companies potentially piloting this technology is nike at its corporate offices and u.c. davis tells us they've already started using it, michael. >> thank you so much. very interesting, indeed. coming up next, stay right there. you don't want to miss our "play of the day." ♪ how do you like me now my name is christine payne, i'm an associate here at amazon. step onto the blue line, sir. this device is giving us an accurate temperature check. you're good to go. i have to take care of my coworkers. that's how i am. i have a son, and he said, "one day i'm gonna be like you, i'm gonna help people."
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giving way to afternoon sunshine for our bay and inland neighborhoods. have a great weekend. kumasi? >> thank you. coming up, colorism. the bias within communities of color about skin tone and how the lighting industry makes billions exploiting that negativity. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes. "gma"
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. covid crisis. coronavirus cases in the u.s. top 4 million. jumping by a million in just two weeks. the cdc's dire warning that as many as 30,000 more americans could die over the next three weeks. this as president trump makes an abrupt about-face canceling the republican convention in jacksonville as the virus rages in florida. the nation's current epicenter reporting a record number of deaths in 24 hours. >> we have to be vigilant. we have to be careful and we also have to set an example. >> reporter: sussex is suing harry and meghan filing a lawsuit against a photographer over what they call intrusive paparazzi drone photos of their
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1-year-old son. the couple fighting to protect archie's right to privacy, the latest details this morning. combating colorism. the bias of skin tone within communities of color. this morning, a closer look at the billion dollar skin lightening industry fueled by popular culture and celebrities. now we're hearing from some americans about the lengths they've gone to to feel accepted. ♪ taylor takeover. the superstar releasing a brand-new album and music video just hours ago, all the detail and her exclusive message to "gma" fans. ♪ the "gma" summer concert series that will have you on your feet. all ahead and look who is saying -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ ever since i met you ♪ let me take you dancing good morning, america. happy friday to you all. we cannot wait to catch up with jason derulo, derulo!
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>> are you going to say that to him when we talk to him? >> not at all. >> okay. we can't wait for you to meet our pet of the week, sneakers, the skateboarding dog. she became a global sensation. how this corgi and her family are using her popularity to help give back. >> great smile. we have a lot of news to get to starting with the latest on the coronavirus crisis. cases in the u.s. have climbed to more than 4 million and the cdc has revised its projected death toll saying 30,000 americans may die of the virus in the next three weeks. want to go back to kaylee hartung with more from houston. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: george, here in texas, all of the key metric, cases, hospitalizations and deaths are climbing, and across the country, the national death toll is rising. it's now more than 18% higher than it was last week. this morning, the u.s. topping 4 million cases. 1 million new infections in less than two weeks.
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now with 144,000 americans already fatally succumbing to the virus, the cdc with a dire prediction, estimating between 15,030,000 mo 15,000 and 30,000 more americans could die over the next three weeks. on thursday, both california and florida setting new records for their states for the most covid deaths in a single day. ♪ as pictures of crowds like these become more and more common, hundreds gathering for a worship service in redding, california, wednesday. many without masks and no social distancing. at least 50 hospitals in florida have no icu beds available. >> got to make sure you cover your whole face. >> reporter: george spoke to the leading expert about our battle. >> after seven months more than 15 million cases worldwide, where do things stand? are we controlling the virus, or is the virus controlling us? >> right now the virus is controlling us in many parts of the word. -- world. we're seeing quite some worrying
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trends in many parts of the world where, you know, many countries are seeing really increased transmission, intense transmission, much of the americas right now are really in the thick of it. but we do see signs of hope. in some countries they been able to control the virus. this virus is controllable with the steps that are outlined with this whole comprehensive approach that we've been talking about since the beginning of this pandemic and we've seen many countries have success so i think there is an element of hope. >> reporter: as we get new guidance from the cdc that says covid presents a low risk to school-aged children, well, dr. van kerkhove acknowledges an overwhelming amount of children have experienced mild symptoms and says questions still remain about how they can spread it. cecilia. >> a lot of research to be done there still. thank you so much. we turn to harry and meghan filing a lawsuit against a photographer fighting to protect their 1-year-old son's right to privacy after what they call
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intrusive paparazzi drone photos. zohreen shah joins us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. according to court documents filed in l.a. harry and meghan called the unknown paparazzi's behavior relentless and shocking. the couple argue that every individual and family member in california is guaranteed by law the right to privacy in and around their private residence. harry and meghan say within hours of moving to l.a., paparazzi were setting up nearby, that drones and helicopters fly over their property night and day calling it a manufactured feeding frenzy. they warn publications that legal action will be taken if they reproduce these photos, saying it's their decision as parents when and how photos of archie will be shared with the world. now, the pair are also embroiled in lawsuits in the uk against several british tabloids and they now refuse to engage with those papers. michael. >> all right, thank you, zohreen. coming up, combating colorism. the bias against darker skin tones within communities of color. we're taking a look at how the skin lightening industry makes
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hopuururure -- hope your fried f to a good start. tomorrow "gma" saturday "shark tank's" kevin o'leary is here with retirement tips on whether you should speed your plans up or slow them down. right now it's time for "pop news" with lara. hey, lara. >> hi, george. nice to see you guys again. good morning, we'll begin with former first lady michelle obama this morning releasing the very first look at her new podcast along with the big reveal of her first guest and let's just say it's the perfect person to kick off the inaugural episode. take a look. ♪ >> i'm michelle obama and this is "the michelle obama podcast." you are the eternal optimist. >> i'm -- >> yes, we can, man. >> yes, we can, man. ♪ >> testing, one, two, three. is this good? >> that's right. president barack obama, the first guest on "the michelle obama podcast" where she says listeners will have the opportunity to join an intimate conversation between husband and
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wife with the perspective of eight years in the white house. they will also talk about life after the presidency and the love that powers relationships. other guests include conan o'brien, her mom and brother craig and her close girlfriends where the former first lady will be talking about everything from marriage, parenting, self-care and civic duty. "the michelle obama podcast" launching next week, july 29th on spotify. check that out. thank you also for the exclusive. and it's a "scandal" alert for all hard core gladiators. the cast of "scandal" reuniting and it's all for a great cause. every major member of the cast will participate on this one-night only event. the cast will share favorite memory, on set secrets and what they miss most about being part of the show. kerry washington, tony goldwyn, bellamy young and the great kate burton will be there.
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that's guillermo diaz. they'll reminisce about their seven seasons on the hit and answer questions live as they come in from fans. so break out the red wine and popcorn next wednesday, july 29th at 8:00 p.m. a lot happening on july 29th. the event streaming on people.com's social platform and we will handle kerry washington right here on "gma" when she comes to visit "good morning america" next thursday. looking forward to that. also popping this morning, guys, tyra banks has an adventure. she is a very busy woman, hosting "dancing with the stars," running modelland out in l.a., and now the
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who taught the world to smize, that's smile with your eye, george, also wants to delight your sweet tooth with smize cream. taking to instagram just hours ago to launch the new brand posting this photo of herself enjoying some smize cream writing as an avid entrepreneur i always wanted to create an ice cream accompanied with amazing flavors to enjoy but great ice cream just wasn't enough. i wanted to surprise and delight you too, going on to explain that what makes smize cream different is a, quote, super secret edible surprise inside each serving called a smize prize. smize cream making its debut this summer with three flavors and will expand from there like my waistline. and finally, guys, some of our all-time favorite movies have been celebrating milestones recently. this week, in fact, "clueless," "airplane" and one more, "caddyshack" premiered 40 years ago this saturday. the classic comedy starring chevy chase, bill murray, rodney dangerfield and ted knight is nothing short of a hole in one becoming one of the most famous and quotable movies of all time.
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so in honor of this cinderella story it's time for another "pop news" quiz for you guys in the studio. get ready. if i may share advice before we start, be the ball. just be the ball. you got this, first question, are you ready? michael, cecilia and george? >> yes. >> which of these comedic heavyweights was supposed to have a silent role, the comedic heavyweights i listed, rodney, ted knight, chevy, which of these comedic heavyweights was supposed to have a silent role? answers please? >> rodney. >> chevy chase. >> i'll go chevy. >> bill murray. >> oh. >> bill murray's character was -- >> oh, he's the groundskeeper. he really didn't need to say nothing. >> but when he got to the set the director saw he was so amazing at improvising that he just let him go, just that's all bill, what you saw on camera. what a waste that would have
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been if he was, in fact, a silent character. second question. what animal actually made the sou sound effects for that wiley gopher? >> oh. >> think about it. >> chipmunk. >> a bird. >> chipmunk. >> a cat. i'm going to go with a cat. >> george, it was a dolphin. in fact, it was the same sound effect, the same sound effect they used -- they recycled from the '60s series "flipper." so there you have it. important information that you need for this weekend in this edition of "pop news." >> now we know, lara, thank you very much. have a good weekend, my friend. we turn to our "gma" cover story. this is an important one. it's our series taking a look at colorism, the bias against darker skin tones within communities of color. the series we told you was charged by a member of our "gma" team that we recently lost, producer daisha riley and this morning we're looking at the skin lightening industry and its toxic repercussions and the push
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for change that's happening right now. deborah roberts is here with more on this. deborah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. this is an issue that long has troubled communities of color. i certainly what it is like for people with darker skin to want to do anything for perceived acceptance did you -- but daisha wanted to highlight the medical worries too. this is a practice that is embraced worldwide, and it's booming. >> intense whitening. >> reporter: we've seen the commercials and the celebrities. >> sammy sosa opens up about skin bleaching. >> reporter: skin lightening. a multibillion dollar sector of the beauty industry projected to be worth $24 billion by the end of 2027. but for some, skin lightening is about more than beauty. >> the closer to whiteness the better off you will be.
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>> reporter: 40-year-old e.j. david says he was introduced to skin lightening as a preteen. though he no longer uses them says the need for some people of color is systemic, not cosmetic. >> everywhere you look, you know, you get attacks about skin tone telling you it's not good enough. >> reporter: take a look. your complexion and its proximity to whiteness can affect where you live. if you get married. even your innocence with chances of being arrested increasing 14% with darker skin. darker skin immigrants are even paid up to 25% less than lighter skin. >> and you really don't have a choice but to breathe in this anti-blackness air, right? because the systems in this country are built to reward anti-blackness. >> if we situate whiteness as the ideal, not just for beauty but for existence, all people who are not white are going to attempt to do a variety of thing, skin bleaching but one
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thing we do to try and close that gap. >> reporter: in recent weeks, some major companies including johnson & johnson and unilever stepping away from words like "fair" and "whitening" on their products which are not sold in the u.s. johnson & johnson telling "gma" that to represent fairness or white as better was never our intention. unilever saying we recognize that the use of the words "fair," "white" and "light" suggest a singular ideal of beauty that we don't think is right. while those products don't contain mercury or other contaminants, health officials warning of potential risks with others that do saying injectable skin lightening and skin bleaching products are potenti l potentially unsafe and ineffective, and might contain unknown harmful ingredients or contaminants. >> these products contain unregulated products, ingredients like corticosteroids that are high strength like prescription strength and even arsenic and mercury.
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>> reporter: dermatologist elliott battle says he treats patients suffering adverse health effects from illegal products. >> as physicians we have to start doing studies to make sure that patients have a safe alternative. >> reporter: critics of the industry saying the products shouldn't be available at all. >> my position is they have to be banned. >> reporter: as for e.j. david he's hoping future generations will simply embrace who they are. >> can do a lot in terms of instilling more positive messages about skin tones toward the younger people. >> reporter: skin lightening products have actually been banned in some countries although it hasn't really slowed the demand. but some beauty experts are hoping that now with these giant corporations finally taking on the issue and accepting that it is a problem that maybe, just maybe all of us will begin to just kind of love the skin that we're in. it seems to be the message that daisha certainly left behind in these really eye-opening reports. cecilia.
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>> yeah, deb, i just want to thank you and the entire team for these stories. we don't talk about this issue in our communities and it's so important to do so and you've done a great job making daisha's legacy, just proud and really honoring. so thank you to you and all of the team for that. over to you, ginger. >> it was really an honor and a pleasure. >> great. >> i just heard deb finishing. okay, thank you so much, cecilia. we have to get to the "gma" moment now sponsored by verizon and do you think that you might be the biggest "hamilton" fan ever? yeah, i don't think so. it's kiwi. ♪ yeah, that bird is 1 years old. ashley the owner says any time she stops playing "hamilton," the bird screams at her and so kiwi, we agree, "hamilton" should be played at all times and it almost looks like you've got the words down so hopefully that's something too. please take a moment and go to my facebook page or instagram
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and drop your "gma" moment so we now to superstar taylor swift's surprise with her brand-new album "folklore" overnight. taylor also premiered the music video for her new sing single "cardigan," a video in which she directed as well that video already getting 4 million views and counting. our chris connelly has the details on that but first taylor has a special message for "gma" viewers. take a look.
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>> good morning, america. it's taylor swift. i just released my surprise eighth album. it's called "folklore" and i wanted to show you a clip from the music video for the song "cardigan." i hope you like it. ♪ when you are young, they assume you know nothing ♪ >> reporter: with hands on a vintage piano in a series of dreamscapes and her chronicle of love lost and perhaps regained in the big city. ♪ i felt like i was in a cardigan under someone's bed ♪ ♪ you put me on and said i was your favorite ♪ >> reporter: the video for "cardigan" directed by swift who also did her own makeup and styling shot by a masked socially distant crew that included rodrigo priato, known for "brokeback mountain" and "the irishman."
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she answered questions about the meaning of "cardigan." it's why young love is fixed so permanently in our memories and leaves such an indelible mark. the songs written and recorded in isolation. its release overnight announced to the world just yesterday with its 16 tracks, manifestations, swift writes of all my whims, dreams, fears and musings, during a summertime when she was to have been on a stadium tour. ♪ but i can see ♪ a moment in time >> reporter: heralded on social media by misty black and white photos of the 30-year-old pop unicorn ruminating deep in the woods. shift swearing how isolation gave rise to "folklore's" themes, writing that, picking up my pen was my way into escaping into fantasy, history and memory. ♪ ♪ i'll show you every version of
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yourself tonight ♪ >> chris, she's telling stories in the voice of other characters. >> that's the idea. different perspectives this time so it's not typically confessional the way her work is sometimes referred to and that impeccable pop craft that she always has has a kind of intimate hush to it this time. so the sound is a little different, you'd say. >> it's a beautifully shot video as well. she conquered country, conquered pop. itunes is calling this record alternative. does it really sound that different? >> well, not really and a lot of it is really reassuringly familiar. one track that's getting a lot of talk right now is called "betty" and it sort of sounds like "you belong with me" taylor swift with the guitar and the harmonica and the country singer/songwriter except that it's got the wit and smarts and sophistication of 2020 taylor swift so there's a lot of conversation about that online right now and rightly so because it's a fantastic song, and you
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see a lot of that storytelling throughout this album, michael. >> she always puts out great music. we appreciate your time. thank you for bringing that to us. coming up, another musician to pick up our friday for us. jason derulo joins us live.
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good morning, and happy friday. abc7 mornings. some good news for san francisco's iconic ferry building. it is back open for business. it had to partially close after it was classified as a maul. yesterday the company -- mall. yesterday the company that owns the ferry building says it is classfied as a transport terminal and that excludes it from the statewide health order. that means businesses inside the market can now be back open. we'll check in with mike nicco. i went outside and had to put a jacket on. it's cold. >> it really is, reggie. let's look at the numbers. 52 in pacifica to a milder 69 in brentwood. that is the exception. most of us in the upper 50s to low 60s.
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we've got sunshine in the south bay. everywhere else, breezes and some choppy conditions. if you're commuting, not only this morning but this afternoon. temperatures well below average. back to average tomorrow. we'll stay there through thursday. reggie? >>
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good morning. just getting ready for the show. we've got lisa rinna on with us today.
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♪ let me take you dancing ♪ let me take you dancing ♪ we don't need no dance floor time for jason derulo. what a superstar he is. he's joining us for our summer concert series this morning. has over 190 million records sold worldwide. 18 billion streams. 6 billion youtube views. >> a lot of eyes on you. nothing can stop this powerhouse performer. we'll hear his latest hits in just a moment but first we got to catch up with the man himself. hey, jason, how are you doing? >> fantastic, man. how are you doing. >> i'm doing great. i thought about wearing that same thing on the show this morning. you're looking good, man. you've been making the most of your time in quarantine. you released four new songs. you've become the king of
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tiktok. >> uh-huh. >> when you are doing these moves, how do you know they're going to become such a hit? do you know that before you do them? >> no, you don't really know, man. it's an inexact science. especially when you do it with people that you care about, you know, family and friends, i think it's an amazing way to spend your time, right? instead of just putting on netflix or playing video games. it just offers you something to do. >> my kids is doing it all day long. tell us about "take you dancing," jason. >> "take you dancing." i wrote it about a month and a half ago and, you know, it just really hits home, you know, especially in these times where we can't actually go dancing to a club or to a bar or anything like that. it's, you know, asking this young lady to come dance with me in our own space, you know, and i think the subject matter, it really speaks to all of us. we're all in our own space right now, so, yeah, we can all have a
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little dance party at home and, you know, the song is really -- it kind of puts new this beautiful mood that you want to just get up and dance, you know, i think we all need a little bit of that right now. >> we've been playing it here during our commercial breaks. maybe michael will show us some of his moves. we love that song too. and you're going to perform for us "savage love" this morning. this is a remix from 17-year-old jawsh 685's song "laxed siren beat." why is it so important to collaborate with rising stars like this? >> you know, i think it's an amazing thing to reach out and give some people a stage, you know, and i've always done it, you know, from the very, very beginning, i mean, even songs like "talk dirty." that was richie's first hit and "want you to want me" and
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"trumpets," you know, just kind of always looking for that next new sound, that next talent that just needs an opportunity, you know, and i think, you know, it will be the same with jawsh. i think this was a tremendous first step for him. >> well, you know what, we're happy you joined us. you'll kick it off for us on friday. we know you've been quartering with your choreography team and what you guys are about to see them do is amazing. here's jason derulo singing his new single "take you dancing." ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ jason derulo ♪ pull up on your body performing just on my' rari ♪ ♪ you're too frank, need a ticket, i bet you taste expensive ♪ ♪ pullin' up, up, up all the leader, if you keepin' up, you's a keep up ♪
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♪ girl, you might be a problem ♪ run away, run away, run away, run away, i know that i should ♪ ♪ but my heart wanna stay, wanna stay, wanna stay, wanna stay now ♪ ♪ you can see it in my eyes that i wanna take you down right now if i could ♪ ♪ so i hope you know what i mean when i say ♪ ♪ let me take you dancing two-step to the bedroom ♪ ♪ we don't need no dance floor ♪ let me see your best move anything could happen ♪ ♪ ever since i met you no need to imagine ♪ ♪ baby, all i'm asking is let me take you dancing ♪ ♪ like da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ pull up on your body, there's just us two in this party ♪
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♪ that louis, that prada looks so much better off ya ♪ ♪ turn me up, up, up, be my waitress, no we not in love so let's make it ♪ ♪ girl, you might be a problem ♪ run away, run away, run away, run away, i know that i should, know that i should ♪ ♪ but my heart wanna stay, wanna stay, wanna stay, wanna stay now ♪ ♪ you can see it in my eyes that i wanna take you down right now if i could ♪ ♪ but i hope you know what i mean when i say ♪ ♪ let me take you dancing two-step to the bedroom ♪ ♪ we don't need no dance floor let me see your best move ♪ ♪ anything could happen ever since i met you ♪ ♪ no need to imagine, baby, all i'm asking is let me take you dancing ♪ ♪ like da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ if you know what i mean da,
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da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ all night ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da ♪ let me take you dancing two-step to the bedroom ♪ ♪ we don't need no dance floor let me see your best move ♪ ♪ anything could happen ever since i met you ♪ ♪ no need to imagine, baby, all i'm asking ♪ ♪ is let me take you dancing
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>> announcer: do you have a best friend, best pal, best buddy, someone who's gun by your side through thick and thin? in good times and bad? one famous mouse and "gma" want to hear all about i post a picture using mickey friends stay true and tell us why you have the best friendship ever. you might end up on "gma." be well and stay true. welcome back. we are leaning on our friends for support more than ever right now so it's the perfect time to celebrate those people and let the world know how great your best friend is by giving them a shoutout and telling us why they are the donald to your mickey. >> oh, yeah, we are celebrating international friendship week so starting this morning and for the next week, we want you to post a picture of you and that special friend on social media. tell us why they're so important to you and use the hashtag
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mickey friends stay true. celebrities like chance the rapper, gigi hadid posted pictures with their best pals and now it's your turn. >> i love that. >> you are our donald to your mickey. >> we'll check out your posts and your friend could be featured on "gma" with special surprises. let's go to lara with our pet of the week. ♪ born to be wild >> yes, it is time for pet of the week. friday it's every week at this time and we want to show you our wall of winners. we have some amazing pets to share with you and this morning, we're celebrating a wonderful little corgi named sneakers who is stepping up to help others. >> reporter: this is sneakers. a corgi who is anything but camera shy. >> she loves, loves food so much. i think that's her main motivation in life and she's always smiling. i think people love that she's
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always smiling and looks so happy all the time. >> reporter: sneaker' infectious grin winning over tens of thousands of fans online. her popularity enough to warrant opening a store chock-full of products with her face on it. >> people definitely love these plushies because they're cute and, you know, they're great as gifts, but people also love stickers. >> reporter: and earlier this year, her owners using that store to promote change, donating 100% of the proceeds to various causes they believe in. >> we decided to donate to a variety of different organizations in honor of like pride month, black lives matter and also for covid relief organizations. i think it's also nice that, you know, even as, like, a dog influencer, but we could do a tiny part. >> congratulations, sneakers. joining us live from los angeles, california, right now is sneakers and her human connie, thanks, you guys.
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i know it's really early there. so happy to honor sneakers and your work, it's so generous. i was told to ask you about sneakers' affinity for pizza. can you share? >> yeah, definitely. actually it's a really funny story. when we first brought sneakers home, my husband was taking her out for a walk, and she somehow managed to find a slice of pizza and tried to take it with her home. yeah, so now that we realize it's one of her favorite foods. >> well, good choice, sneakers. riva agrees and we would like to say congratulations, we are sending you the medal for pet of the week in the mail as we speak and i ask everybody if sneakers could speak, what do you think she would say about this honor and about the work that you guys are doing? >> she would be so thankful. she also asks is the medal
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something she could eat, but actually knowing that she could wear it, she would also love it because she loves to accessorize so thank you so much, "gma." >> ah, i love sneakers. i wish i could see her in person. she's just adorable and thank you, connie, for the work that you continue to do. be well and congratulations to you both. right now we need to go to my pal, ginger zee. hey, lara, we're in my backyard and about to do some diy fun to make you safe and comfortable this summer. do now it's time for backyard rescue. this is my backyard. boy, do i need rescuing.
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thank goodness "good housekeeping" style director lori bergamotto is here with me. we are talking about keeping people safe which starts with the grill. >> exactly and the way to keep everybody safe with the grill, ginger, the number one thing is to clean it. clean it often and clean it always, right? >> mine was so dirty. >> an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. make sure to do that. an easy hack to do it which we love in our kitchen appliances lab is take vinegar and just put 500 milliliters of vinegar with the same amount of water, spray it, leave it for ten minutes and then empty the bottle, fill it with just vinegar and start scrubbing. make sure you're always doing that. >> every single time. >> every single time. >> lesson learned then you say a safety stash. always have this by the grill. >> sometimes accidents do happen. so you want to make sure you have things at the ready. what do you need in there. baking soda for small grease fire, a fire extinguisher for the larger ones and one thing we
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love are the large tongs because oftentimes what happens is food falls. that creates the flare-up so contain it and get it right like a pro. you don't need my help. get it right out of the way. >> clean the grill. should we head over? one thing about summer is, like, we could be out here having a great time, but the bugs bug us. >> i don't know if mosquitoes love you but they love me. easy way to repel them get a lavender plant. which is great. humans love the way that they smell, but there's a compound in them and mosquitos hate it because it overwhelms their olfactory senses. it doesn't kill them. you don't hurt the mosquitoes and you also don't have to clean them up but it repels them in a natural way. >> another device. >> thermacells has a pod and they're under $25. what they use is a compound that's found in flowers underneath, and it creates a
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15x15-foot protection zone. it doesn't smell. it's odor-free. it doesn't have any chemicals and safe and easy to use and you can get refill cartridges affordable. >> that way too you're not having citronella with your s'mores. now you have something to drink. this is the best way to stay cool. >> so easy, just some lemonade. keep the bugs out. these are upside down muffin tin liners and keep the bugs out, the drink in. >> all right. >> it's really easy. >> this is probably my favorite. i don't do it often enough. i've done it to keep bugs away and put peppermint in a spray bottle but spray it everywhere. >> this is really -- it will get -- we're sitting in the rain today but generally it's been so hot and humid and everybody wants to cool down. shade is the best wray to do that but if you can't eucalyptus or peppermint oil, put a little in a spray bottle with water, and it smells amazing. i sprayed myself in the face but smells amazing and does cool you down. not only the water but that essential oil will keep you cooler a little bit longer.
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so it's affordable and super effective. >> these are things if you're having a small get-together or a couple of family members, these are great to put out and easy and relatively inexpensive. >> as we know, if there's one keyword it's safety so this is a way to make it easy and look super cute too. >> the summer of safety and fun. thank you, lori bergamotto. >> thank you, ginger. the fun continues on "gma." did you know jason derulo is about to perform for us? you want to stay with us. ♪ we don't need no dance floor let me see your best move anything could happen ♪ no
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♪ all right, that sound, we are back with our summer concert series and you guys can join in the fun by tweeting us with the hashtag, jason derulo on "gma" and the multiplatinum singer is performing "savage love" his smash remix of "laxed siren beat" from jawsh 685. take it away.
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♪ oh, baby, good morning, america ♪ ♪ jason derulo ♪ if i woke up without you i don't know what i would do ♪ ♪ thought i could be single forever till i met you ♪ ♪ usually don't be fallin', be fallin', fallin' first you gotta way of keeping me back to back ♪ ♪ i just found out the only reason that you loving me was to get back ott your ex-lover but before you leave ♪ ♪ usually i would never, would never even care, baby, i know she creeping, i feel it in the air ♪ ♪ every night and every day i try to make you stay but your ♪ ♪ savage love, did somebody, did somebody break your heart ♪ ♪ looking like an angel but your savage love, when you kiss me ♪
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♪ i know know you don't give two ♪ ♪ but i still want that, your savage love, your savage lo-lo-love ♪ ♪ your savage lo-lo-love you could use me 'cause i still want that, your savage ♪ ♪ baby, i hope that this ain't karma cause i get around ♪ ♪ you wanna run it up, i wanna lock it down ♪ ♪ usually don't be fallin', be fallin', fallin' first you gotta way of making me spend up all my cash ♪ ♪ every night and every day, every day i try to make you stay but your ♪ ♪ savage love did somebody, did somebody break your heart ♪ ♪ lookin' like an angel but your savage love when you kiss me ♪ ♪ i know you don't give two but i still want that, your savage love ♪ ♪ your savage lo-lo-love your
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savage lo-lo-love ♪ ♪ you could use me 'cause i still want that, your savage love ♪ ♪ your savage lo-lo-love your savage lo-lo-love you could use me baby ♪ ♪ oh, girl ♪ savage love, did somebody, did somebody break your heart ♪ ♪ looking like an angel but your savage love, when you kiss me ♪ ♪ i know you don't give two but i still want that ♪ ♪ your savage love, savage love your savage lo-lo-love ♪ ♪ oh, no, no ♪ your savage lo-lo-love girl you could use me 'cause i still want that, your savage love ♪ "gma's" summer concert series is sponsored by caesars rewards. when you're ready, we're here for you.
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>> announcer: next friday on "gma," the one, the only, the killers. ignite your summer weekend. ♪ >> announcer: next friday only on "good morning america's" summer concert series sponsored by caesars rewards. big thank to you the very talented jason derulo. >> thanks to all of you for watching. have a great weekend, everyone. >> see you, guys. ♪ anything could happen >> see you, guys. ♪ anything could happen
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it's friday. celebrate that. i'm reggie aqui from abc7 mornings. and to celebrate the as. happening tonight, they're going to face the angels at the oakland coliseum as both teams finally open the covid-19 shortened season. the as and angels are beginning the season in oakland for the second straight year, and the as have high hopes for the season after winning 97 games in each of the past two seasons. first pitch, 7:10. let's check in with mike nicco. >> yeah. hope your cardboard cutouts are dressed appropriately. chilly, dropping into the 50s as usual during the game in oakland during the summer. the east bay hills, getting swallowed by the increasing marine layer. it's going to be breezy today. and that's going to keep temperatures below average. 59 in half moon bay to 84 in
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antioch. back to average tomorrow and beyond. reggie? >> thank you. time for "live with kelly and ryan." see you at >> announcer: it's feel good friday on "live with kelly and ryan." today, she's one of the "real housewives of beverly hills," lisa rinna, and "live's" coast-to-coast hometown barbecue takes us to orlando for some pulled pork southern poutine. plus, an 11-year-old from virginia with a lemonade stand is serving up our good news story of the day, good news all next on "live." and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. >> ryan: good morning on this feel good friday, july 24th. kelly, i have a sure way to have people feel good on this friday. today's also national tequila day, and so if you wanna... >> kelly: oh! >> ryan: really feel good, dip into a summer cocktail. >> kelly: happy national tequila day to you, ryan.

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