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tv   ABC World News Tonight With David Muir  ABC  July 14, 2020 3:30pm-3:58pm PDT

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thank you so much for your time today. see you soon. and thanks for joining us today on this interactive show, tonight, the u.s. now surpasses 136,000 deaths from coronavirus. and tonight, the head of the cdc warning that this coming fall and winter will probably be, quote, "one of the most difficult times that we will experience in american public health." also, e new in tonight, inside hospitals across the south. icus running out of space. in one hospital alone, 29 patients waiting for a bed. hard-hit florida reporting a record number of deaths in one day. los angeles on the brink tonight of ordering a stay at home order. and dr. anthony fauci on any potential vaccine, and his sobering prediction on when americans may no longer have to worry about this virus. and there is breaking news tonight on a key vaccine being tested. what we've now learned. tonight, inside the school board meetings. teachers fearful for their oighe
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she did not sign up to teach, to fear for her life going back to the classroom. the school board in one of the country's hot spots, voting to recommend reopening with no social distancing and no masks. president trump making news on the coronavirus and on race in america tonight. what he said moments ago. and after he retweeted a former game show host who said the cdc is lying, a member of the president's team is asked, are you lying about the virus? his answer. and on race in this country, what the president said in a new interview when asked, why are african-americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country? how he answers, and the president adding, what a terrible question to ask. the book the president tried to block from his niece mary trump. tonight, she sits down with ne supreme court justice ruth bader ginsberg, now in the hospital. jeffrey epstein's accused co-conspirator ghislaine maxwell in court, pleading not guilty. asking to be allowed out on bail.
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what the judge decided today, as one of her alleged victims calls her a predator and monster. also, the name maxwell used to get that home in new hampshire. and news tonight that maxwell has a spouse. the v.a. nursing assistant pleading guilty tonight to murdering seven patients. and the family tragedy in a lake. two brothers killed, possibly electrocuted. what authoriti it great y with ust.e lo. warning. the head of the cdc saying this coming fall and winter will likely be one of the most difficult times we'll experience in american public health. the u.s. has now surpassed 136,000 lives lost. in florida, the record number there. 133 deaths in the last 24 hours. more than 9,000 new cases there
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today. and after california ordered a statewide rollback of reopening, tonight an acknowledgment it may not be enough. the mayor of los angeles saying the city could be on the brink of a new stay at home order. and the images from hospitals high in several states, including mississippi. and the breaking t, ery life lost leads to a family broken. tonight, 13-year-old in rivi aheiteg tigitmatt r tm lter: t, cts waging a war on room after room at the university of mississippi medical center in jackson, the state's only level one trauma hospital. >> we are full. the vacancy light is weea
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had to refuse and transfer. >> reporter: tonight, 29 patients here just waiting for a bed. >> as soon as a bed comes open, there's another patient that's ready to fill it. when a bed empties, it's not just because we're able to send that person home or to get them out of the intensive care unit because they might have passed. >> reporter: for medical staff, no end in sight. >> when you're running full speed all the time and the outcomes are not always what you want, it's exhausting. >> reporter: and there will be no respite, the cdc director saying today. >> i do think the fall and the winter of 2020 and 2021 are going to be the probably one of the most difficult times that we experienced in american public health. >> reporter: in california, indoor dining and bars shuttered. and for most of thnation's s st notosome business had just reop, before being told to close again. >> we're back to square one. one minute you can open, and then one minute you can't.
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and then you can, and now you can't again. it's back and forth, back and forth, it's so hard. >> reporter: los angeles now teet to red. it is up to all of us to make sure that we don't. >> reporter: and tonight, with temperatures feeling like triple digits across the south and west, the battle against the virus growing more brutal. more people are escaping the heat indoors, where the risk of spread is higher. and some testing site hours nowa appointment available in the entire city of l.a. results are taking so long, it takes contact tracing impossible. dallas, texas, taking over one testing site from the federal government after results were taking 8 to 10 days. >> that's way too long. people can not not work for two weeks waiting for answers. >> reporter: in florida, frustration boiling over as the state hits its deadliest day, one resident challenging the governor at a press conference. >> you are misleading the public. arthters. g nblame,ave died and
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you should resign, ron desantis! >> reporter: oklahoma today hitting a record number of cases. 13-year-old anna carter, who suffered from an immune disorder, dying just an hour after arriving at the hospital. anna's mother saying, "i want to honor her memory every day of my life." and late tonight, a sobering prediction about when americans can stop worrying about getting infected with this virus. >> i hope that that time will be reasonably soon. and when i say soon, i say within the next year to year and a half. >> the next year to year and a half. that got our attention today. matt, there's news about one of the first vaccines to move into human trials? >> reporter: david, moderna is out with its full results of its phase one trial. 45 people got a vaccine dose. all of them came back with some level of antibodies. the question that nobody has
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vaccine provide.l officials tell us moderna is on-track to have the vaccine ready in the first part of 2021. >> matt, thank you. there's a heated debate under way across the country about schools, when and how they should reopen. inside the school board meetings. teachers fearful, parents saying they need help. yi they open, or ation they'll take away money. here's victor oquendo. >> reporter: tonight, teachers raising fears about returning to schools too soon. in pinellas county, florida, they're protesting in the gravest of terms. the governor of the state calling for schools to open. but in this school board debate, emotions were running high. >> when i signed up to teach, i didn't sign up for hazardous duty. i served 8 1/2 years in the military, i didn't once fear for my life once. i do now. what in the hell are we doing?
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>> reporter: the trump administration has threatened to pull funding from schools that don't open. >> look, american investment in education is a promise to students and their families. if schools aren't going to reopen and not fulfill that promise, they shouldn't get the funds. >> reporter: today, the coronavirus task force member said that small children have little chance to spread covid-19 among themselves andta is led a the cdc say tha but in orange county, california, a school board voted to recommend just that. no social distancing, no masks. this in a hot spot where reopenings are being rolled back. >> even though they're not my kids, to know that if one of them were to pass away because they got sick, because they just want to come into school and learn is atrocious. >> reporter: ana yuricek is a florida mother of 10-year-old twins, who was overwhelmed when the schools closed in the spring. >> teachers have an amazing
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skill and i cannot be that replacement. and so it was impossible. my number one ask for the school district is to really have the teachers teaching, whether it's virtually or physically. >> it will be a tough road ahead. victor, the schools debating whether to open and what to do with social distancing and masks. i know major retailers are moving forward on masks. another one taking steps tonight? >> reporter: best buy announcing that masks will be required in all 1,000 schools nationwide. others saying they're considering the same. >> victor, thank you. president trump talking about the coronavirus and on race and policing in america. after the president retweeting a former game show host saying the cdc is lying, a member of the team is asked, are you lying? and what the president said after being asked, why are
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african-americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement? the president saying, what a terrible question to ask. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: with the pandemic raging, president trump tonight attacking joe biden and touting his own record. >> it's a different world. but we're coming out on top. >> reporter: but trump is facing growing backlash as the virus explodes, the white house tries to discredit and sideline the nation's top authority on infectious diseases, dr. anthony fauci. speaking with medical students today, fauci was asked, who should americans trust? >> you can trust respected medical authorities. you know< i believe i'm one of them, so i think you can trust me, but i would stick with respected medical authorities who have a track record of telling the truth. >> reporter: the president is also taking shots at the medical experts at the cdc, retweeting former game show host chuck woolery, who said the cdc is "lying."
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today, trump's own testing czar said that's not true. >> we're learning every day, but nobody lies to the american people. we're completely transparent and honest. >> reporter: four former heads of the cdc warning in "the washington post," "sound science is being challenged with partisan potshots, sowing confusion and mistrust at a time when the american people need leadership, expertise, and clarity." and biden's message today, follow the science. >> mr. president, please listen to your public health experts instead of denigrating them. do your job, mr. president. >> mary, president trump dealing with two crises at once. the pandemic, and the national outcry sparked by the police killing of george floyd. we know the president was asked by cbs about black americans being killed by police. here's how that question played out. >> why are african-americans still dying at the hands of law
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enforcement in this country? >> so are white people. so are white people. what a terrible question to ask. so are white people. more white people, by the way. more white people. >> his answer making news. this is going to be a major issue in this election. >> reporter: the president is playing to his base, and dismissing the fact that black americans suffer disproportionately. they're more than twice as likely to be shot by police than white americans. david? >> mary tyo a book by mary trump. the final hurdle just cleared, allowing her to speak out. here's the first look at her talk with george stephanopoulos. >> what is the single most important thing the country needs to know about your uncle? >> he's utterly incapable of leading this country, and it's
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dangerous to allow him to do so. >> based on what you see now or what you saw then? >> based on what i've seen my entire adult life. >> the white house calls mary trump's book a book of falsehoods. george will have much more first thing in the morning on "good morning america." and there is news on the ghislaine maxwell case, pleading not guilty today, and asking to be released on bail. what the judge decided, and what we learned about the name she was using and about her having a spouse. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, ghislaine maxwell denied bail. a judge ruling that because of her unknown but substantial wealth and international connections, she "poses a substantial, actual risk of flight." hearing from two of her alleged victims that maxwell should stay behind bars. >> they were very gratified.
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felt vinher glas rticipat ingoi multiple victims for years," enticing girls "who were as young as 14 for abuse by" convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein in the 1990s. the prosecutor read one of the alleged victims' statement in court. "without ghislaine, jeffrey could have not done what he did. she was a predator and a monster." a second victim, annie farmer, chose to speak, publicly identifying herself in this case for the first time. reading this statement to the judge. >> she has never shown any remorse for her heinous crimes, for the devastating, lasting impacts her actions have caused. >> reporter: maxwell's defense attorney telling the judge, "our client is not jeffrey epstein, and she has been the target of essentially endless media spin." shooting down the prosecutor's dramatic description of her arrest. claiming instead that she was in
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her pajamas when the fbi arrived, following her safety protocol when she moved rooms. her attorney saying she would have surrendered. the prosecutor today presented a woman skilled at concealing her identity, intent to flee. saying maxwell gave the realtor that sold her that massive new hampshire home a fake name, janet marshall. accusing maxwell of masking her assets, and those of her previously unreported spouse, whose identity she declined to provide. telling the judge their case is "not dirt. it's not spin. that is the evidence." maxwell could appeal the decision. for now, her attorney says she's being held in solitary confinement. her trial is scheduled for july, 20 2021. next, a former white supremacist has been put to
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death in indiana. he was sentenced to die for killings in the 1990s. there is also late word that ruth bader ginsburg has been hospitalized for an infection. she's reportedly resting comfortably. she's 87, and the oldest justice on the high court. when we come back, the tragedy in the lake. two brothers apparent electrocuted in the water. by medicare from blue cross blue shield. and with coverage you can trust, backed by over 80 years of healthcare expertise, we'll be there when it matters most.
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finally tonight, "america strong." celebratining the champions, finally. deborah roberts on the honor long overdue in her hometown. >> reporter: tonight, a headline from my georgia roots that takes me back. an honor for teen boys, this football team, five decades in the making. the idea that you all were overlooked all this time. was this just about kind of finally righting a wrong? >> i think the wrong was that we were not recognized by the school, by the board of education, by the city of perry. >> reporter: the welcome sign in perry reads, where georgia comes together. but in 1969 it was deeply divided. i know because i grew up here, a child of segregation.
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lawrence clarington recalls how division denied him a special honor. >> i've been crying all morning. i thought th d >> reporter: in eighth grade at houston high, he and his football team became state champions, a first for perry. but the victory for the all-black school was only a footnote in the local paper. no ceremony. no championship rings. town's white school. wiping away years of history. >> the trophies and everything that was in that school was thrown away. one of the fellows that was a sophomore, he actually decided to go in the dumpster to get the trophy. >> reporter: that recovered trophy, the only symbol of their triumph, until now. 50 years after theig usn high finally celebrated amonship rings.ther-in-law.
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he met his first love, my sister, that very year. >> this occasion is more than about just winning a championship. it's more than about getting rings. >> reporter: was it as sweet as you had hoped it to be? >> it was sweet, sweet. heg wods.uping bitter about it.e never give up. >> the championship rings delivered, finally. deborah, thank you. i hope to see you tomorrow.
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people aren't taking this serious, and this is my life. this is my business. >> and i think it's more important to keep the virus from spreading than anything else.
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>> i'm at a point where just tell me when it's all over. >> as the statenters its second shutdown, we're hearing from a lot of people about what it will mean for their businesses, their education and their daily lives. good afternoon, i'm kristen zse. >> and i'm larry beal. millions of californians reeling today after the governor's reclosing announcement so you have businesses that had just reopened or were about to. they are now locking their doors once again. it's all because of the numbers. california has now had 329,000 confirmed cases of covid-19, more than 7,000 in the state have died. here in the bay area there have been 36,359