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>> mr. biden will be a little o older in 24 hours as heat one. right now on "america this morning," setting the stage. washington in the final phase of preparation for joe biden's security concerns.warning about posing as na members.>>oew thi morning,n cusk in custond a of his final full day in office, what we're just learning about the people president trump plans to pardon. breaking overnight, a protest turning violent, multiple officers are injured. dozens of people arrested.
happening now, travel ban battle. the new announcement from president trump about foreign travel to the u.s. the incoming biden administration already rejecting the idea. this as a new mutation of coronavirus is found in california. plus, throwdown in the terminal. what set off this airport brawl. surviving the snow. how a teenager made it through the night after getting lost in the mountains. and the daring duo who tried to hang ten on this massive wave. good tuesday morning, everyone. we begin with several developments concerning security in washington ahead of tomorrow's inauguration. authorities are voicing new concern about extremists posing as national guard troops. it comes as more suspects are arrested in connection with the attack on the capitol including a texas man who allegedly
threatened to kill his kids if they turned him in. also breaking overnight, we've learn that rapper lil wayne is among the people expected to be pardoned by president trump today and we're learning more about what president-elect biden will do after he tak office including his immigration plan. > w binhe unprend sce washington. this morning the final stages of washington's lockdown are nearly complete as the capitol prepares for joe biden's swearing in. overnight, biden administration's inaugural team transforming the national mall which is closed due to security concerns. 56 pillars of light representing the u.s. states and territories illuminating a field of flags but the artwork over unprecedented security on the streets. fencing with razor wire, barricades and checkpoints, restrictions on drones, police boats on the potomac and nearly 21,000 national guard members in the district. >> now is not the time to come into our jurisdiction to create havoc. >> reporter: and this morning the acting defense secretary
says there is no intelligence indicating any insider threat to the inauguration even though every national guard member is undergoing a background check and breaking overnight "the washington post" reports the fbi has privately warned law enforcement that followers of the qanon conspiracy theory have discussed posing as national gud mbs to d the inauguraon on monday tensions on the street running high. a fire at a nearby homeless camp forced them into a lockdown delaying inauguration rehearsals. in the meantime, the u.s. army secretary is revealing how close it came to being a disaster. >> it came far too close. something like this should never happen. the country has the talent and resources to do anything but the preplanning and coordination and the intelligence were not really managed well and we were not in a position to be successful that day as a country. >> reporter: the fbi is targeting nearly 300 suspects who stormed the capitol inthmbc photographs. many of the tips coming from the
suspect's own family members. >> we have seen friends, family members, co-workers and others reporting information to us. the american people have demonstrated that they will not allow mob violence to go unanswered. >> reporter: overnight police announcing the arrest of riley williams, the woman accused of stealing a computer from house speaker nancy pelosi's office with the intention of selling to russia's intelligence service. the warrant for her arrest revealing that it was a former romantic partner of williams who alerted the fbi. and authorities announcing the arrest of a man seen in the blue coat seen storming the capitol while displaying a taser. investigators are questioning the man in connection with the assault on d.c. police officer fanone who suffered a minor heart attack after someone tased him. >> while i was getting tased they stripped my gear off and they tried to get my gun and at
kill him with his own gun. >> reporter: the man tells investigators that if he did touch officer fanone he touched his helmet and it was merely to help him. the fbi arrested a student at the fashion institute of technology after allegedly bragging about his role in the capitol attack. agents say his classmates turned him in. new details about the final batch of pardons that president trump is expected to issue today. sources say rapper lil wayne is among 100 people who will be pardoned or have their sentenced commuted. he pleaded guilty to a gunilr se for corruption. the former u.s. attorney who prosecuted silver responded by tweeting, quote, people who say trump has no empathy are wrong. he has the utmost empathy for degenerate, corrupt, disgraced politicians who perhaps remind him of himself. president-elect biden plans to tackle immigration reform as soon as he is sworn in. biden administration plans to sent congress a plan that
includes an eight-year pathway for citizens for undocumented immigrants. they would be granted temporary status for five years and then applied to are citizenship three years later. the u.s. will surpass 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus. that's more than the number of u.s. soldiers who died during world war i, world war ii and vietnam, and there's growing concern about a new mutation of the virus. meanwhile, the white house is now pushing to eliminate some foreign travel restrictions. abc's andrew dymburt is in washington with the latest. andrew, good morning. >> reporter: kenneth, good morning. public health officials are now warning that the so-called dark winter still isn't over yet. even though the trump administration now wants to start lifting travel restrictions. overnight a battle over travel bans erupting between the trump and biden administrations. the white house announcing plans to open up international travel just days before joe biden takes office saying that effective january 26th, travelers can come into the u.s. from the uk, ireland, 26 european nations and brazil with proof of a negative
covid test or documentation of having recovered from covid-19 but just minutes after that announcement, biden administration's incoming press secretary took to twitter to shoot down the suggestion tweeting, with the pandemic worsening and more contagious variants emerging around the world, this is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel. at least 20 states are reporting new cases of the more contagious covid variant first found in the uk but in los angeles, more than one-third of covid patients are now believed to be carrying a newly discovered california variant. >> something that's stickier like this new variant potentially is can cause us to >> reporter: doctors say the muti lel to blame the recent explosion in cases. funerals in l.a. county are so overwhelmed, cemeteries can't keep up. one family says it may take more than one month to bury their loved one. >> it took six or seven hours to get through to the mortuary.
>> reporter: and now the state faces new vaccination troubles. officials are recommending hospitals throw out one batch of the moderna vaccine after several people reported severe allergic reactions. >> a lot is about a tenth of the whole state's supply. >> reporter: meanwhile doctors at the dodger stadium vaccination site say available doses will likely run out tomorrow. in new york the governor trying to boost supply levels by eliminating the federal middleman and buying the vaccine directly. >> pfizer is a private company. tremendous produced it on their own. they can do what they want with it. >> reporter: but pfir is seeinge in covid-19 cases, but that progress could be erased if these new variants keep spreading. kenneth. >> all right, andrew there in washington, thank you. breaking over turning followed aeacearfutither
r. people in the crowd clashed with police after crossing the brooklyn bridge reportedly throwing bottles at officers. we're told multiple officers were injured. dozens of people were taken into custody. in pennsylvania people in the poconos were told to shelter in place after four people were shot at four separate locations. the victims survived including one shot in the head near a tobacco story in tobyhanna. another shooting was near a dollar general store. the gunman was still on the run overnight. tuesday weather. california residents are bracing for powerful santa ana winds today. some could hit 90 miles per hour. utility customers their electricity turned off to prevent fire lines from sparking fires. on the other side of the country, a rare scene over vermont. skiers watched as a snow tornado quickly developed, but it dissipated just as quickly. no one was hurt.
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back now with the race to save miners trapped underground in china for the last eight days. a handwritten note which they passed through a shaft says 12 miners are alive. the fate of 10 others remains unclear. they were working in the gold mine when an explosion trapped them 2,000 feet below the surface. a survival story from
western canada. a teenager got lost while snowmobiling so he made this snow cave to provide shelter from the wind at night. despite the freezing conditions rescuers found him five hours later in good condition. the ceo of my pillow says major retailers are refusing to sell his product after he claimed president trump won the election. mike lindell says my pillow pedr the dominion voting system is threatening to sue him who visited the white house and falsely claimed that dominion rigged the election. an oregon mother describing the moments after her suv was stolen but the thiefamback ci her fvi h chlo. here's megan tevrizian. >> reporter: this morning an oregon mother revealing a scary and bizarre encounter during a carjacking. >> it's that split-second decision that could just change everything. >> reporter: on saturday someone stole crystal leary's suv while it was this meat
market in portland. leary says she left her honda running with her 4-year-old son inside as she ran into the store to grab a few things. that's when someone stole the suv and drove off. but then moments later to her amazement the man returned to the parking lot and threatened to call the police on her for leaving her son unattended. the man ordered leary's son out of the suv and then drove off again. >>s e get by, and we think we're just running in for a second, and this is just a perfect example of just letting our guards down and how terribly it could have ended. >> reporter: leary says she was in shock but grateful the suspect drove back. >> so i'm thankful that he's okay, and it was so stupid, and i'll never do that again. >> reporter: police are still searching for leary's 2013 honda pilot. her son was not hurt. kenneth, mona. >> megan, thank you.
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after a dispute over carry-on luggage size. two passengers were arrested, and a worker had to be taken to the hospital. new details on the california man found living at chicago's o'hare airport since october. he's been held on $10,000 bail. he was apparently too scared to fly home due to the coronavirus i.d. card belonging to an airport worker and stayed in a secure area. this morning we're hearing from the american teenager who went to jail in the cayman islands for violating coronavirus protocols. she wanted to see her boyfriend and paid the price. this morning the teen at the >> howel? an international akg t >> reporter: skylar mack back in the u.s. after spending more than a month in a cayman islands jail for flouting coronavirus restrictions. >> the anger, the disappointment, it's all justified. orr: because of the pandemic all travelers to the islands are fitted with a tracking bracelet and ordered to stay in isolation for 14 days but only two days
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