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>> we should point out this was a story originally reported at 11:00 sunday night by jr stone. tonight, the coronavirus e. here in the u.s. the breaking headlines late today. what the president is now saying about states reopening. and could the major league baseball season already be in jeopardy? games canceled tonight. more than a dozen players and coaches testing positive. america's death toll climbing. more than 147,000 lives lost. florida now with the second-highest number of cases in the u.s. behind california. hospitalizations rising in 40 states. at least 40 people infected attending a church event. 14 family members all testing positive after a small family gathering. dr. deborah birx tonight saying get-togethers in this country need to be kept to fewer than ten people. and tonight, the race for a vaccine shifting into high gear. moderna to begin phase three human trials. and late today, pfizer making a
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major announcement. the highest ranking official in the president's inner circle testing positive. president trump's national security adviser, robert o'brien, has covid. when was he last with the president? jon karl with news reporting. the late civil rights icon and congressman john lewis lying in state in the capitol rotunda. just before we came on the air, former vice president joe biden paying his respects. president trump saying he would not be going. nancy pelosi and mitch mcconnell honoring lewis. the developing headline late today effecting millions of americans on unemployment. and those $600 supplemental checks. republicans revealing their cut. local lde arguing the lficers federal presence is only fueling this. hurricane hanna hitting the gulf coast. doctors and nurses forced to scramble with patients in texas amid this covid outbreak. tens of thousands without power.
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and tonight, rob now tracking a new system potentially taking aim at the east. the warning tonight, yet again, involving hand sanitizers. what you need to know. the fda now expanding its alert. and celebrating regis philbin. we hear from his kormer coe hess. kelly ripa with her heartfelt tribute about the broadcasting legend. the moment she never forgot, regis with her young children. and kathie lee remembering her longtime friend. good evening and it's great to have you with us here as we start another week together. and we against tonight with the staggering spread of the coronavirus. more than 16 million cases worldwide now. 1 million cases in just four days. a quarter of them right here in the u.s. and the new concern tonight, the major league baseball season already altered is now under threat tonight. more than a dozen players and coaches infected with covid. and the president's national security adviser now testing positive, as well. here in the u.s. tonight, more
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than 4.2 million confirmed cases. and more than 147,000 lives now lost. florida right behind california now with the second-most cases. both states passing new york. the death toll now rising above 6,000 in florida. and tonight here, the disturbing rise and what we're seeing in children in florida, showing symptoms believed to be related to covid. hospitals in texas stretched to the limit. more than 5,000 lives lost in that state. and after more than a dozen marlins players and coaches tested positive, two major league baseball games involving four teams have tonight beencan tonight. abc's victor oquendo leading us off from florida tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the coronavirus derailing major league baseball's new season. >> this is the worst case scenario. >> reporter: an outbreak on the miami marlins. 11 players and two coaches infected, forcing them to cancel their home opener. >> we're taking risks every day. it's fair to say that guys are concerned. >> that's good enough. >> a missile.
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>> reporter: the team played despite four players testing positive on sunday. their opponent, the phillies, now getting tested. tonight, their game versus the yankees, canceled. some questioning whether the season will have to be scrubbed. all this as the death toll surges past 6,000 here in florida. more than 1,000 fatalities in just the past nine days. the mayor of miami beach critical of the governor, saying the state's contract tracing efforts are failing. did governor desantis fail us to a certain level here in the state of florida? >> there's no question the department of health, which is his agency, failed us. there's no question. >> reporter: the state seeing a disturbing trend. cases in children under 17 up nearly 8,000 in the past ten days. >> covid-19 is real. it's not a myth. it's very scary. >> reporter: 8-year-old zane wampler in the hospital for more than a week, battling that rare and dangerous covid-related syndrome in children. he spent a day on a ventilator. >> if i can help somebody else and other parent not go through
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what we've been going through -- it would be helpful. >> reporter: new outbreaks nationwide. two in new jersey, one linked to a house party. the other to a gathering among lifeguards. at least 100 people infected total. in alabama, 40 people testing positive after attending a church gathering. 14 family members sickened in texas, one of them dying, after a small gathering. covid patients making up 75% of this hospital in the hard-hit rio grande valley. nurses pushed to the breaking point. >> it's just so out of hand, you know, we see patients just dying and dying and it's, like -- when is this going to end? it's really hard. i get home and cry. it's really hard to see this. >> reporter: as state after state debates keeping bars open, dr. deborah birx with a warning. >> we can see what is happening in the south moving north. we do believe that there are states that do need to close their bars, to decrease indoor
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gatherings to less than ten. >> reporter: and tonight, new hope if the race for a vaccine. moderna, the first company in the the u.s. kicking off phase three vaccine trials, hoping to have it ready by the end of the year or early next year. 30,000 americans expected to roll up their sleeves and volunteer. >> you're contributing to the kind of scientific advance that might ultimately save hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of lives. >> reporter: elissa green, a 66-year-old nurse in georgia, one of the first to participate. you are not afraid, you aren't nervous, you were just eager to get in there? >> i was excited. i was excited. i wasn't nervous. like i said, there's nothing live in the vaccine. so, there's nothing in it that's going to hurt me. >> and victor oquendo with us live tonight from marlins park in miami, where tonight's home opener has been canceled. and amid this news involving players and coaching coming down with covid, also that news on the race for a vaccine, which you just mentioned there. and just moments ago, a major
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announcement from pfizer? >> reporter: david, pfizer is ramping up to start the final stage of their vaccine trials. it would include 30,000 people. and they could start doses as early as this week. like moderna, we could see results by october, but a vaccine would not be readily available until late this year or early next year. david? >> all right, victor oquendo from florida tonight, thank you. and this evening, the coronavirus is now reaching deeper into the president's inner circle. national security adviser robert o'brien testing positive. when was he last with the president? we have reporting on that. and this evening, what the president said late today about some states reopening. here's our chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: as the president prepared to fly to north carolina to highlight his administration's work on developing a covid-19 vaccine, he first had to deal with more bad news in the west wing. national security adviser robert o'brien just became the most high-ranking official to test positive. >> i haven't seen him lately. i heard he -- he tested.
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yeah. i have not seen him. i'm calling him later. >> when did he first test po don't on't know. reporter: whi to'ie although he was last seen at the white house on thursday. the press secretary recently said they're together often. >> you have ambassador o'brien, who sees him in person twice a day. >> reporter: economics adviser larry kudlow suggested o'brien may have caught the virus from his daughter, who tested positive before he did. o'brien was in france earlier this month, seen not wearing a mask as he met with his european counterparts. econd te has dona today, the in public, as he visited a vaccine production facility. >> a second vaccine is likely to enter phase three in a matter of days. >> reporter: but the president also seemed to contradict health experts who say much of the country is dealing with an alarming spike in new infections, largely because
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states reopened too quickly. today, the president suggested some states are not opening quickly enough. >> i really do believe a lot of the governors should be opening up states that they're not opening, and we will see what happens with them. >> so, let's get right to jon karl, live in washington tonight. and jon, the white house now saying the national security adviser is experiencing mild symptoms of covid-19? >> reporter: they say mild symptoms, that he is self-isolating, working from a secure facility outside the white house. the list of people close to the president who have now tested positive include his personal valet, his son's girlfriend, the vice president's press secretary and now, of course, the national security adviser. david? >> all right, our chief white house correspondent jon karl. thank you, jon. the powerful tribute to congressman john lewis in wash lying in state in the capitol rotunda. his casket resting on the same wooden platform used for abraham
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lincoln. members of congress from both sides of the aisle and then former vice president joe biden and his wife, dr. jill biden, paying their respects late today. the president saying he would not go. along the way in the capitol, the hearse carrying john lewis passed the lincoln memorial and black lives matter plaza. pierre thomas from washington tonight on a moving day. >> reporter: today, representative john lewis came to washington. his entire legacy fully embraced by the nation. and saluted by his peers as the conscience of congress. he arrived at is the nation's cap tom, just 24 hours after that remarkable full circle moment when his horse-drawn casaan crossed that bridge in selma, where he andors were beaten by racist state troopers in 1965. but today, moments to be celebrated. riding past the african-american museum that he was instrumental in creating. his hearse stopping at the memorial of his mentor, friend and civil rights icon, dr. martin luther king jr. the motorcade driving near the
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supreme court, where the longtime georgia democugotg rig. and a moment of silence at the lincoln memorial, where he burst onto the national scene at the 1963 march on washington. >> we do not want our freedom gradually, but we want to be free now. wake up, america. wake up. >> reporter: construction workers, police and others an absoluting the man whose impact was so enormous that he brought together republicans and democrats today, hyperpartisan washington. >> history only bent toward what's right because people like john paid the price. >> how fitting it is that in the final days of his life, he summoned the strength to acknowledge the young people peacefully protesting in the same spirit of that march. >> reporter: indeed, as he battled cancer in the final days, lewis making a point to visit the black lives matter plaza in the nation's capital. today, the house speaker letting lewis give his own eulogy. >> you must find a way to get in
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trouble. >> reporter: in that 2014 speech, lewis was urging young people to press onward, for freedom for all. >> there may be some setbacks, some delays, some disappointment, but you must never, ever give up. >> reporter: lewis, the fiery or ray or the, but often soft-spoken in his personal life. known for being kind, known for showing grace. ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet >> reporter: david, former vice president biden was here to pay his respects, but the president said he's not coming. david? >> all right, pierre thomas watching this day for us. pierre, thank you. and millions of americans on unemployment, out of workpandem word from washington, with that $600 supplemental payment running out. two months after the democrats unveiled their plan, republicans are out with theirs tonight. it proposes a cut in that
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payment. mary bruce on where this stands tonight. >> reporter: tonight, after struggling for weeks to reach an agreement, and with unemployment benefits for 30 million americans expiring, republicans outlining their plan. >> we have one foot in the pandemic and one foot in the recovery. the american people need more help. >> reporter: it calls for another round of $1,200 stimulus checks, but would slash $600 weekly payments that are helping unemployed americans make ends meet. republicans say those payments are too high and discourage people from going back to work. >> when you pay people not to work, what do you expect? >> reporter: so, they want to cut them to just $200 a week, until they can put in place a plan to pay jobless workers 70% of what they used to make. >> if you lost your job through no fault of your own, republicans want you to take a 30% pay cut. >> reporter: democrats want to he $600 they outlined their plan two months ago and say republicans and the white house have wasted
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precious time. in arizona, single mom sherry johnson says she can't handle a cut in benefits. >> i don't know what we're going to do. >> reporter: now, the republican plan is just an opening offer. they still have to negotiate this with democrats and the two sides are far apart here. we don't expect to see a final deal, david, for weeks. >> and we all know the payments are running out, so, time is ticking for millions. mary, thank you. with much of texas dealing with the coronavirus, the hurricane slamming into the gulf coast, tens of thousands are still without power tonight. and now a second system that could effect puerto rico and the east. rob marciano from texas tonight. >> reporter: tonight, these terrifying images from inside a maternity hospital as hanna moved inland. doctors and nurses pushing people on hospital beds through flooded corridors lined with other patients in reynosa, mexico, sunday. at least two dead and six missing in the country. hanna surging ashore as a strong category 1 hurricane saturday.
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we're in the eyewall of hurricane hanna, which is making landfall right now on the coast of south texas with 90-mile-per-hour winds. those winds knocking over big rigs, shredding roofs and sending fences flying. in corpus christi, first responders rescuing three people, two of them in their 80s, from a sailboat. they used a flashlight to send an sos. the storm reducing that marina to a pile of boards. >> there's a lot of damage out here right now. a lot of people out of a place to live. >> reporter: up to 14 inches of f ouacss t ging neighborhoods c. rio grande valley, a coronavirus hotspo >> double punch there. let's get right to rob marciano, because rob, i know you are tracking yet another tropical system tonight? >> reporter: so active, david. normally we get our first hurricane of the season in mid-august. we already had one make landfall. could have the next one by the end of this week. just a wave right now.
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1,000 miles east of the caribbean. but forecast to head towards puerto rico and likely wk our next named storm. a lot of computer models bring it to hurricane strength and bring it towards the u.s. and east coast next week. david? >> all right, watching in the coming days. rob mars yab know, thank you. when we come back here tonight, that new fda warning, yet another alert tonight involving hand sanitizers and what you need to know now. so we collaborate ♪
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oregon. local leaders say the federal presence is only fueling this. clashes spreading to other cities a man was shot and killed at a black lives matter protest in austin, texas. and in aurora, colorado, a car plowing through a crowd. two injured when witnesses say shots were fired to try to stop that vehicle. the emergency landing on a california interstate. a pilot reporting mechanical issues flying from orange county to san diego. he said he knew he had to land. waiting for a break in traffic on i-5. no one was hurt. and a major change to this year's 9/11 commemoration here in new york. this year's memorial will not include a live reading of the names by relatives of the victims. it will be recorded. families will still be allowed in the plaza for the ceremony. when we come back here tonight, kelly ripa and kathie lee remembering regis.
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finally tonight here, remembering regis. regis philbin was born and raised in the bronx in new york city. serving in the navy, his career in tv began off-camera, on "the tonight show" in the '50s. in the '60s, he was a side kick on the joey bishop show. then doing sports. >> the quarterback when the broncos take the field. >> reporting from the red carpet. >> i had this dress made just for this. >> and how. >> i wanted to look like old hollywood. >> two decades later, "live with regis and kathie lee" and the moment they went national. >> we should introduce ourselves. >> this is regis and i'm kathie lee. >> that's right. >> together for 15 years. >>. ♪ thanks for the memories >> regis would spend more than a decade with kelly ripa, making americans smile every morning. >> still got it reere so many>> one, two, three
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>> i'm out of control! haven't seen you in awhile. last time you were here was 1999. >> yeah. >> 11 years ago. >> right. >> have you missed me at all? >> "who wants to be a millionaire?" >> final answer? is that your final answer? this is the final answer heard all around the world -- he's won a million dollars! >> and this morning, kelly ripa paying tribute. >> so many people, like you, ryan, reached out to me and said, you're the first person i thought of, you're the first person i thought of. and, which -- was very comfortable but i have to tell you, the first person i thought of was joy and joanna and j.j., his daughters, i thought of the girls, you know? and then i thought of ka and those were -- i always say, like, regis' core four. >> kelly remembering how regis was with her young children.
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the time he baby sat the children for the show. >> he's brushing her teeth and she's staring at him and he says, well, you're a genteel little lay dy, something like, that you're a gentile little lady. and then i -- and then i realized what it must be like to have been one of his daughters, right? because there was this softness to him when he spoke to lola that was -- >> and kathie lee gifford posting, there are no words to express the love i have for regis. every day with him was a gift. and kelly saying this morning it just seemed like regis would be around forever. he was one of a kind and we're thinking of joy and his family tonight, as well. good night.
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>> there's certain parts of the state, certain regions in the state, and certain sectors of our economy that are disproportionately impacted by the transmission of this virus. >> governor newsom announcing new funding today to help a hard-hit part of california. thanks for joining us. i'm larry beil. >> and i'm dion lim. california has a new covid-19 hot spot. the governor announced today that the central valley is a new major area of concern. while 14-day average rate of positive tests statewide is 7.5%, that rate in the central valley is as high as 17.7%. the average number of deaths in california is 109. for more on what the governor said today, let's go to melanie woodrow live for us in the newsroom. what shocking numbers, mel. >> reporter: the governor announced today some extra


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