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of our garages? i just need to clean out my garage is what i need to do. >> goodness gracious, christine romans, thank you very much. very good monday morning to you this holiday weekend, i'm jim sciutto. this morning search and rescue crews are back at work still racing against the clock, though. that is the remainder of the champlain towers south condo building in surfside, florida, demolished overnight, that is a controlled explosion. it was taken down as tropical storm elsa powerful winds were headed toward the site. the hope is that the site will be safer now. workers are now able to reach all of the debris field, about a third of it had been off limits because of that unstable structure. at least 24 people are confirmed dead, 121 remain unaccounted
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for. and now there are growing concerns over the safety of some other older buildings in the area. multiple buildings have been evacuated, inspections orders. natasha chen is in surfside, florida, with the latest. so how much of a difference does it make that the rescue and recovery teams could access the full site of the collapsed building now? >> reporter: well this is going to be a big deal, jim. because prior to the demolition he were were told that search and rescue teams couldn't access the part closest to the building, the remaining parts of the building itself and that was because of the instability of the structure. they were concerned about the storm potentially taking the building down for them in the wrong direction, making that an immediate threat on the people on site. so this is a controlled way of bringing it down and as you said, now they have more access to the rest of the debris pile. of course a very nerve-wracking
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things for families to see because when you're watching that come down, that is people's lives. their furniture, their possessions that they were hoping to retrieve. but there has been communication with them to make sure they understand this is the best course of action, jim. >> so we are seeing other buildings both, well in the county of miami-dade, it extends beyond surfside that are being evacuated and many dozens, new inspections ordered. how quickly is this proceeding and do we expect more evacuations as a result of this? >> reporter: well, you could imagine the heightened urgency that all of the residents in the area are feeling after this happened. just in the tower right next door, champlain towers east, they recommended that the residents evacuate last night just because of the demolition. but they also have noticed that there was falling concrete on a pillar that happened after the south tower collapsed and so if we're taking a look at just the bullet points, the three
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buildings that we know about with some issues right now, that is the tower next door, that i mentioned, that had some damage post collapse of the south tower, then you have a three-story structure in miami beach and in the city of miami beach evacuated on saturday when an inspector came and saw some structural issues there. that is only half occupied. so about a dozen units effected with that evacuation. and then you have the crest view towers condominium in north miami beach evacuated on friday all of a sudden because the city had requested the buildings turn in their 40 year recertification reports and that building turned in a report that was dated from january showing structural and electrical problems so that delayed report, once the city saw that, everybody had to get out. >> a lot of folks looking closely with concern. thank you very much. joining me now is a
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structural engineer, rick della guardia, good to have you on this morning. looking at the site prior to the demolition of the tower, you have this creaking structure above the rescue teams for sometime. they made the decision to take it down, including with the storm approaching. how important is that in your view? right? >> i think it is absolutely the right call. i think it is for the sake of the safety of not only the first responders but also for to preserve the site. that site in my opinion is hallowed ground and you don't want anything interfering with the rescue or recovery of the victims. so we had an impending storm which this building lost a great majority of the support structure. certainly with high winds there was the capacity for this building to fall in the wrong direction. >> you know, i'm glad we've been showing pictures fof the orn
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going operations because you're reminded this is painstaking work by hand. you have folks up there with buckets, they're not backhoeing this stuff off, they're doing it very carefully. out of respect for finding any remains, but also there are concerns about the stability of that debris pile. are there not? >> well yeah, but i have full faith and confidence in the engineering experts that are there. along with the first responders to make sure they're able to do the work safely. so i have full confidence in that, including when they're digging in and making tunnels. there are structural engineers out there that want to make sure they're doing so safely. >> okay. understood. we have yet more warning signs uncovered prior to the collapse of champlain towers south. these are documents that cnn obtained recently that showed conversations in the winter of 2020, so just a few months ago, about the state of the building. i'm going to quote from one of
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the presentations just this past october. it said the following, there was no waterproofing layer over the garage in the driveway or any area except the pool deck and planters. this is exposed the garage to water intrusion for 40 years. where there is waterproofing it is failed. water has gotten underneath and caused additional damage to the concrete. so this is one of several. there were concerns raised in 2018 as well. there were debates within the condo board committee. in your view, when you see signs, signals, missed clues like this, shouldn't it had been obvious these were urgent issues or you could understand these were difficult judgment calls? >> it is a combination of both. certainly in my opinion, after reviewing the report from the engineering 2018, i think that report did a very good job to stress that the building required immediate action. now, why the action wasn't taken into 2018 is a question that i'm sure the attorneys will be
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looking into. but in my opinion, the report in 2018 did a very good job in stressing immediate action needed to be taken for the building but it didn't really go to the extent that said that i believe this building is going to be in imminent collapse. so i think it is something that we have to be careful with. >> yeah. and listen, it is early in the investigation. there are a number of signs that we've seen and questions about other factors as well including subsidence of the overall property and the possibility it was a combination of issues. i wonder as a structural engineer with some experience in this area here, what is your level of concern that this -- that these issues are not isolated to this one building, that there are design or environmental issues that might pose dangers to other structures in the area. >> my biggest concern and one of the primary reasons that i'm speaking to the media is to
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raise awareness of what i see as flaws in the process. the process is flawed in my opinion and i see -- i see instances and examples of exactly the same thing playing itself out through the entire county. >> what flaws specifically are you talking about? >> well, i have discussed this and i've explaining it to individuals saying how could i refine my message and the way i refined my message is power, process and maintenance. there is too much power in the hands of homeowners association when it comes to -- that require life, safety or life or safety of the residents. the process needs to be improved an the building maintenance is the most important. building maintenance should be properly and timely maintained. with those two things i think we avoid this in the future. >> the first one is a big question on the air, should it be a requirement than a judgment call made by boards.
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when money is often a factor in these decisions. thank you so much for coming on. >> you're welcome. well the outer bands of tropical storm elsa will make an impact across south florida today as the system picks up sfeem. according to the national hurricane center the storm has the potential to restrengthen. it is expected to make landfall in cuba later today. so far the storm has killed at least three people. ams meteorologist chad myers joining us now. how big of a threat to youdy this storm poses to south florida and the rest of the southeast? >> the southwestern part of the state, jim, a lot more than the southeastern part of the state where surfside is located. but what i want you to notice on this satellite picture is the center of the low right there. there is not much convection on the the west side. it is all on the east side. where is this going to go. it is going on the west side
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of florida. so this cop veks will be on shore when it moves that way. that is why there are tropical storm watches and warnings. no hurricane watches or warnings posted for the u.s. because it is not forecast to be a hurricane. this has to get over cuba and it is not a wide island but it is a tall island and that will take some of the rotation out of the storm. let me show you what will happen. this is 6:00 tomorrow morning. very close to either the dry tort hugos and and this is when we get the southeast winds. this is 20 to 30 miles per hour, but down here this is 60 to 65 miles per hour and then by tomorrow night it starts to get farther to the north filling in some of the bays, maybe port charlotte or parts of tampa bay with two to four feet of surge and that only matters if you live by water. but it matters. and also here the new little report we just got out from the storm prediction center, there is a chance that some of the storms have some tornados with
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them and even some wind damage. and certainly heavy rainfall. could be six to ten inches of rain here. this is where the winds will be for tonight. here is where they'll be tomorrow on shore. notice not as much on the east coast because the storm is west of the state. still in the water for a while. but there will certainly be wind along that coast and surge as well, jim. >> we know you'll be following it closely. thank you very much. still to come this hour, did former president trump just publicly admit to the alleged atax crimes his company is accused of committing. what his new comments mean in the courtroom. plus a golf professional murdered on the course. the suspect left behind two more victims before going on the run. we'll have a live report on that coming up. plus trag superstar sha carrie richardson suspended because she used marijuana. there are questions mounting over the decision and the rules, we'll just discuss just ahead.
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and facebook's mark zuckerberg posting this july 4th video flying a flag on an electric surf board to the sound of john denver's "take me home country roads." goodness. we're back after the break.
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just last week. but instead of refuting the tax evasion through the use of fringe benefits, trump seems to double down. >> they didn't go after hillary clinton and her foundation. they didn't touch her. they leave democrats alone, no matter how bad they are. but they mobilized every power of government to come after me, my family, my wonderful employees and my company, solely because of politics, they want to do things to hurt us. >> here with us now, former federal prosecutor eli honig and cnn political analyst anna tal. trump at the same rally defended the practice of taking what might normally be income, calling it a fringe benefit, quite large ones in fact. paying private school tuition in new york for grandchildren, a rent free apartment in new york and shielding that from taxes.
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i wonder, can his comments be used in court? >> they absolutely can be used against him in court, jim. and pitting donald trump's lawyers because i guarantee their advice was don't talk about this case. have your rally but don't talk about this case. this is a bizarre statement, he admits the core facts that yes we paid people off the books and no we did not pay taxes on it, but he's trying to build a platform for his defense and it is going to be either i didn't know that was happening or i didn't know that was illegal. so he's already trying to litigate this case through the media, ultimatelily unfortunately for donald trump who is not charged yet but for anybody charged in the cases, they get litigated in courts, not if rallies. >> and his company, the organization beyond weisselberg. and margaret, what political advantage does he see in making this case? >> jim, i think that is right.
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the legal strategy while sort of curious, you could see both sides of it, the political strategy is much more clear-cut. it is discredit as a witch hunt, the case against allen weisselberg and the trump organization and also tap into this really interesting strain in republican politics right now which is to be anti-irs. this is been in the works for many years. it preceded donald trump's presidency, it lives on after it. but we're seeing now a real anti-tax sentiment in the party and we're seeing it play out even like in the infrastructure talks, right. trying to figure out how to pay for a $1.2 trillion bipartisan compromise. part of that is a idea of spending 40 million more on the irs to help them boost enforcement so that they could get 100 million back. so many republicans opposed to this. so trump is tapping into a strain that resonates but not
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with all republican base but with a sizable chunk. and i think that combined with the legal strategy helps you understand where he's coming from here. >> elie honig, the attempts to interfere with the 2020 election, by trump and his team, specifically with a vote counting in arizona. this is a phone call from trump's attorney rudy giuliani to an election supervisor in maricopa county. i want to play that for you and get your sense legally what this shows. >> you're with rudy giuliani, mr. trump's lawyer. if you get a chance, i would like to get you called. maybe we could get this thing fixed up. it is a shame that republicans sort of are involved in this kind of situation and i think that there may be a nice way to resolve this for everybody. >> situation being trump losing that state. based on the account and since
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audited account and that kind of thing. legally, i mean one are there any circumstance where's the personal lawyer of a candidate in election be calling a election official in the midst to say he has a solution. >> i think the key quote from rudy giuliani there is when he said let's see if there is a way we could get this thing fixed up. this is outrageous stuff, jim, and it is important that we keep focus on this because all of the focus has been on the indictment of trump organization. that is important. but that doesn't have anything to do with the political process. ones that i think are more important are the ones down in georgia and perhaps in arizona where we're seeing the exact same conduct, where trump and rudy giuliani and others were strong arming local republican only election officials trying to get them to throw the election their way. that is incredibly serious. it is also illegal under federal law, under georgia law, it is illegal under arizona law. so those are the higher stakes prosecutions in my view. >> margaret, we have done a lot
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of coverage of new election laws being passed by gop legislatures and they fall into two categories. one is about voting access, how many days, et cetera, drop boxes and so on, but the other one deals with who can disrupt the count or challenge the counts as it is happening, can partisans do so. and based on your reading of those laws, have they made something like this more likely to work in future elections? >> look, i think what is going on in the states right now is going to make it in general easier for things like it to become politicized and increase the chances that the federal government is going to be asked to intervene either through executive authority through the justice department, or on the back end through the courts. and what we're looking at overall is setting up a system that looks like it is asking for much more litigation on a consistent basis to try to reconcile what states are doing with what the overarching
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federal law said need happen to protect voters' rights. >> imagine that scenario going forward. and not hard to imagine. margaret andeli, thank you very much. there are new coronavirus infections surging as the delta variant of covid-19 spreading in this country. unvaccinated pockets of the country, are health officials say is extremely vulnerable. it is something you have to hear. we'll have the latest. ♪ when technology is easier to use... ♪ barriers don't stand a chance. ♪ that's why we'll stop at nothing to deliver our technology as-a-service. ♪ (foreign language)
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as america celebrates independence day, president biden stopping just short of declaring the country free from covid. the u.s. missed the president's goal of having 70% of adults with at least one vaccine dose. it is close, right now the number just over 67%. 20 states and washington, d.c. did hit the mark. but in states where vaccination rates have lagged and there are several with really low rates, the delta variant is now spreading through vulnerable communities. elizabeth cohen joins me now. and elizabeth, it is a tale of two countries at this point, is it not? hi highly vaccinated states and now we're seeing spikes there. >> it is really a tale of two countries. i'm going to show you some numbers, jim, that really
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describe the ramifications of the choices that these two countries are making. let's take a look. these are deaths in june from covid-19. 99.2% of the people who died of covid-19 last month were unvaccinated. .8% were vaccinated. i don't think there are any other numbers that puts out this stark choice that people have. when you don't get vaccinated, you are running this risk of dying from covid-19. it is bewildering why people would choose not to get unvaccinated or why people would choose not to get vaccinated. let's take a listen to some dr. fauci said on this yesterday. >> it is all the more sad and all the more tragic, why it isn't being completely implemented in this country and whatever the reasons as you said, some of them are ideology and some are fundamentally anti-vax or anti-science or what have you.
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but we just need to put that aside now. we're dealing with a historic situation with this pandemic and we do have the tools to counter it. so for goodness sakes, put aside all of the differences and realize that the common enemy in the virus. >> so it is a life saving treatment as dr. fauci said. the tool was there to save your own life, essentially. i think that the cdc and others are really struggling with how to convince the last third of america to roll up sleeves and get a covid-19 shot, jim. >> that is where the battle is right now and it is important because it gives a foot hold to the new variant. elizabeth cohen, thank you very much. well the surge in air travel and it is big if you've been in the airport in the last couple of weeks, it is causing headaches for traveller this is holiday weekend. thousands of flights were canceled or delayed as americans traveled for the fourth. that is no fun. according to aaa, 50 million
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people traveled by either car or plane over the past several days. pete muntean live at reagan national airport. so pete, many people are flying but the airlines expected this. the tickets were getting bought. so why all of the delays and cancellations? >> reporter: it is been so busy at airports across the country, jim. and we'll see if today sets a new pandemic air travel record. 2.2 million people fluew on airline. but now few people are staffing airplanes and that is making it harder to bounce back from maintenance issues and bad weather. look at numbers from flight aware, about 3100 flights yesterday, cancelled about 150 flights. these numbers are a lot better than what they were last week on thursday airlines in the united states canceled or delayed about 10,000 flights in total. now june was a tough month for the airlines so just put this into context. southwest airlines delayed or
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canceled the most flights of any airline and it is been pleading with flight attendants to pick up extra july 4th trips to alleviate the issues that the airlines are going through. consumer advocates are quit to point out that airlines received about $50 billion in aid from the federal government because of the pandemic. and they were still not prepared for this. here is what they say. >> we need to have a national discussion about how the airlines are using taxpayer dollars and yet they're still not serving us and they're still inconveniencing us. >> reporter: now united airlines anticipates today will be the busiest day since the start of the pandemic. after we get through this rush period, we have to worry about one more thing on the horizon, that is tropical storm elsa and right now the path goes toward many airline hubs and that could make it harder to bounce back with weather on the horizon. >> so all of the money was meant to keep from furloughing
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a gunman is still on run after killing a golf pro on a georgia golf course. police say the suspect shot 41-year-old gene siller at a golf course in kenna saw,
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georgia. the suspect then ran. he left a white pickup truck behind and in that truck police found the bodies of two other men. cnn's ryan young is live this morning. ryan, any idea who the suspect is and what is the state of the chase? >> reporter: yeah, jim, so many questions in this story. in fact we're still reaching out to investigators to see if there is any new details because you have a golf pro shot in the head. i mean, this country club behind me is one of those where people are showing up today to spend time with their family and no one expected a crime like this. and then when you add the detail to the fact that inside of the truck there was two more bodies discovered. they believe one of the people dead in the back of the truck was the owner of the vehicle. but so far there have been no descriptions put out of the shooter. we're not sure if there is any video surveillance or whether or not police have gone through cell phone records to figure out who the shooter may be. that is the kind of details that we're looking for. but when you think about this,
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this father of two at work at a country club and then all of a sudden responds to what sounds like a crash and then gets shot. in fact, there was one man who was actually with the victim the day before and he give this is part of the story. take a listen. >> it didn't hit me until later that this happened at our country club. and it is really -- still can't believe it. a really nice guy. greet the everybody. treated everyone with respect. a really good guy. think we're trying to stay positive and bring each other up because it is such a tragedy that happened. yeah, i just think we have to keep each other happy. >> reporter: jim, when you think about this, we're near a college campus and this is a nice suburb. once again this is what investigators are trying to figure out the next steps and hopefully there is some sort of information in terms of a picture or description that we could share with you at sp point but this father of two at work gets shot and then the suspect
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runs off into one of the neighborhoods. still no word from police about where this man could be. jim. >> so senseless. ryan young, thank you very much. >> absolutely. members of highly armed militia group involved in a standoff that shut down a massachusetts highway for hours over the weekend. they're now facing a slew of charges. the group called itself the rise of the moores and forces police to close part of i-95 in boston. and there were weapons and how many they were carrying. the standoff ended peacefully but after nine hours. polo sandoval is here. polo, tell us what we know about this group and what it was up to? >> reporter: jim, what we know about the 11 self described militia men is they are facing a slew of charges. they were arrested without incident after what was still a relatively long standoff as you pointed out for almost nine hours forcing the closure of
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interstate 95. facing a slew of charges from weapons related charges to being accused of conspiracy to commit a crime. we have the list for you and you could see for yourself there. now this standoff started when these men were apparently fuelling up their personal vehicles on the side of i-95 and a massachusetts state trooper was passing by, pulls over and to check them out, sees that they were armed, requests i.d., they refuse and that leds to this standoff between police and these individuals that as we'll say again were arrested without incident. now we are learning that they do subscribe to the moor sovereign ideology, the rise of the moor and they're based in rhode island, an independence sovereign nation and said they have territorial rights over property throughout rhode island. and a group just classified them last year as an extremist anti-government organization.
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>> this group is primarily people of african descent. and their beliefs are really, really focus on their refusal to accept any authority from the u.s. government. they don't take driver's licenses, they don't seek gun licenses. they don't pay taxes to the u.s. government. >> reporter: southern poverty law center also adding that they tend to recruit people that are as they put it are down on their luck and counting on that. now in terms of numbers, it is difficult to say at this point according to officials in terms of how many members that they have. but i went on their social media pages and i can tell you that they do maintain a heavy presence there and do have a big following there. they are certainly gaining the attention of not just massachusetts state authorities but also federal officials as well. >> a whole host of anti-government groups highly armed. it is a real problem according to the fbi. polo sandoval, thank you very much. well sha'carri richardson's
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u.s. sprinter sha'carri richardson is not giving up after being suspended for testing positive for marijuana.
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the 21-year-old tweeted yesterday, quote, i'm sorry, i can't be olympic champ this year but i promise i'll be your world champ next year. also this. all of the perfect people that know how to live life, i'm glad i'm not one of them. she had a similar message while apologizing saying she smoked marijuana after learning from a reporter that her biological mother had died. >> i didn't know how to control my emotions or deal with my emotions. during that time. but i just say don't judge me because i am human. i just happen to run a little faster. >> well joining me now is professor at manhattanville college amy bath and the author of the 1968 olympics and the making of the black athlete.
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thanks for coming on, amy. first question here, right, is the question of cannabis as a banned substance by the world anti-doping agency. usada which follows the world standards said it is a banned substance as it poses a health risk to athletes and has potential to enhance performance and violates the spirit of the sport. is it a health risk or a performance-enhancing drug, what is the answer? >> it is very blurry, isn't it, the language they use on cannabis. i think that is onest tensions and that is one of the reasons that the story has blown up, people's shock and awe and wondering what a sprinter could get out of it in terms of performance enhancement, how is it a competitive edge. relaxation, recovery, there are certainly things that could help an athlete along. but marijuana, cannabis, is in
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in competition banned drug. her positive test came on the day of her trials victory. so had she tested positive out of competition, it is not a substance that going to bring the same kind of sanctions. so the lines are a little blurry and again, people keep thinking in eugene, oregon, it is legal to take part in marijuana, to use marijuana. so then we're looking at sort of that conflict between rules within the olympic world and rules within the real world that we live in. >> okay. fact is and president biden noted this yesterday, that these are the rules. which the athletes are aware of and as i noted the u.s. anti-doping agency following the world anti-doping agency rules. so you have this question then. as u.s. states, some but not all, some states legalize it, can the u.s. go its own way on cannabis and in effect say well our athletes could use it because it is legal in some states or if they live in a state where it is legal even if the world anti-doping body goes
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another way? >> no. because the u.s. olympic team is part of the international organizing federation so track and field and then part of the international olympic committee which is the connection to wada. so you're absolutely right. and sha'carri richardson has openedly admitted and accepted responsibility and she said sht point of her life where using marijuana, one over knowing what the rules were, she has apologized and look forward and i don't think we could ask more of a athlete in that situation. then we have to ask the bigger question of what constitutes a competitive advantage and are the rules fair and just, not should america go its own way. because it can't. it is part of the olympic community. >> so based on the calendar, one month ban which expires during the olympics. she cannot make the individual event because by u.s. olympic
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team rules, you have to qualify, right. but there is the possibility that she could be chosen as one of two athletes for the four by 100 relay team and then that event is after the one month suspension. is that what could happen next, that she's allowed to go to the olympics just for the relay team. >> it absolutely could happen. it is going to be up to here and to team usa. and i think that there is some real questions for both sides to think about. he talked about the worlds next year so maybe the relay isn't what she wants. but track and field has the potential here for a real star moment in someone like sha'carri richardson. she's flamboyant and a motive and a fast and talented and young. and we only really talk about track in the larger sense of sports once every four years, in this case once every five years. so do we really want to let this opportunity go? she holds more cards i think
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than a lot of people are willing to talk about. >> and she electrified everyone, if you haven't seen that tape of her winning that qualifier, it is quite a moment there. so we'll see if she still gets that ticket to tokyo. amy bass, thank you very much. >> thanks so much for having me. well pope francis is in the hospital now recuperating from surgery. what exactly was the procedure and how long before he could return to vatican city. we're live from rome next. neutrogena® beach defense® the suncare brand used most by dermatologists and their families, neutrogena® for people with skin.
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or term contract required. see if you can save by switching today. comcast business. powering possibilities. right now pope francis is recovering in the hospital following surgery on sunday. the 84-year-old pope entered the hospital for the planned surgery hours after conducting the
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traditional sunday prayer in st. peter's scare. you see it there. delia gallagher is live outside of the hospital in rome where he's being treated. you could describe this procedure and how serious and how long is he expected to be in? >> reporter: well, jim, it is good news for the pope. he's in good condition, alert and responding and breathing on his own. the surgery took about three hours yesterday. they say it involved removing a lower portion of the lower left colon. the pope francis was suffering from inflammation of the colon and as well as a nairrrowing of the colon which could cause blockage that is common in the elderly. the pope is 84 years old and it required general anesthesia so good news that the pope is alert and responding. the prognosis is for at least seven days in the hospital. behind me, i don't know if you could see behind me, the pope's rooms are those five windows at
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the top that have the shades down right now. that is the papal suite. this is a hospital that treated john paul ii and francis will be there for at least the next seven days. jim. >> i remember being in the lobby of that hospital during john paul ii, during his treatment there. so how many days before he is likely to leave? >> reporter: so they're saying it is seven days, jim. barring any complications. obviously in a case like this, they have to wait and see how the recovery goes. it is going to be some important days coming up. we'll keep you posted. jim. >> watching very closely there. delia gallagher live in rome outside of the hospital. thanks very much. and thanks all of you for joining us this today. we hope you find a good way to enjoy this holiday weekend. hope the weather is nice where you are. i'm jim sciutto. "at this hour" with boris sanchez sitting in today, starts right now.
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hello. i'm boris sanchez in for kate bolduan. here is what we're watching at this hour. the search resumes, a renewed effort at the site of a florida condo collapse after the rest of the building was demolished overnight. more than 120 people still missing. plus taking aim at florida. tropical storm watches an warnings for most of the state's west coast. we'll tell you where the forecast has it tracking. and patriotic duty. president biden calling on americans to get vaccinated as health officials grow more worried about the delta variant and the unvaccinated. welcome to a special holiday edition of "at this hour." we begin with this search for victims at the site of the deadly condo collapse in surfside, florida. overnight crews demolished what was left the building 11 days after much of the condo came


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