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that opened that? kumasi: i saw you posted that. good morning, america. as we take you through this tuesday, the gulf coast battered by hurricane nicholas. breaking overnight. hurricane nicholas making landfall in texas. torrential rain and intense storm surge flooding the streets. powerful winds reaching over 90 miles per hour. the storm on the move this morning. new orleans on flash flood watch again. and louisiana on edge, a double state of emergency for parts of the hard-hit south. ginger is live in the storm zone tracking it all. back-to-school surge. nearly 500,000 children testing positive for covid in the last two weeks while a north carolina school district eliminates quarantines for close contacts after pushback from parents. this as the push for booster
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shots faces new backlash. hot seat. secretary of state antony blinken grilled by congress over the chaotic withdrawal from afghanistan shifting the blame to the trump administration. supermarket shock. grocery store prices on the rise. one of the country's largest chains saying customers will be paying more for the rest of the year from meat to chicken, to fresh fruit. what's driving up the prices? vanished. the urgent search for a 22-year-old who disappeared on a cross-country adventure. this morning, her parents' plea for help. tribute for trebek. how "jeopardy!" is immortalizing -- remembering the late great game show host as the new season gets under way while searching for his successor. countdown to liftoff. spacex preparing for a groundbreaking launch sending the first all civilian flight into orbit with no astronauts on board. how they'll outdo jeff bezos and
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richard branson. and we're back on the carpet. red, white, blue and gorgeous. simone biles joins us live in times square fresh off fashion's biggest night and from the g.o.a.t. to "the lion king," bringing us a spectacular "rise & shine" performance only on "gma." good morning, america. it's great to be with you on this tuesday morning and you talked about "the lion king," p. we're excited and i know we say a lot of times like you've never seen before. their performance today, this morning is like you've never seen before. that's coming up later in the show, but we begin with nicholas slamming into the gulf coast overnight as a category 1 hurricane. >> michael, take a look at this gas station in your home state of texas. the powerful winds reaching up to 95 miles per hour. the storm on the move this morning, now taking aim at louisiana.
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parts of the state already hit so hard this year, now under two states of emergency as they recover from ida. >> of course ginger is tracking the store, she'll start off in galveston. you see pictures there. our drone shot of all the flooding in the streets after more than a foot of rain. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: george, nearly 14 inches of rain and crow can see the water still trying to push up against from the gulf of mexico to the sea wahl in galveston. power is out. the winds will start to die down. all about flash flood threat right along the texas state line and through southern louisiana where they were just hit so hard by ida. this morning, nicholas is hammering the western gulf coast, flash floods and surge engulfing these streets in surside, texas. water gushing into businesses after nicholas made landfall as a category 1 hurricane with winds to 75 miles per hour, the most threatening part up to 18 inches of rain. over sergeant beach, lightning
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in the eyewall, a sign of nicholas' intensification. floodwater barreling through the streets surrounding these houses. our houston station, ktrk, battling the roaring winds in freeport as nicholas loomed. >> we have a long way to go tonight. >> reporter: nicholas leaving more than 300,000 customers without power across the state. the night sky by bay city illuminated pink by power surges. lake jackson, pitch black. you can see the exact moment galveston goes powerless down the seawall. we were there hours earlier and could feel the powerful winds beginning. the front shield of nicholas has just started coming in but the storm is still more than 100 miles to our southwest and you can just see that irritated gulf of mexico. this is only the beginning. in matagorda, the flooding turning this parking lot into an extension of the bay. the top of this gas station rocking precariously before crashing to the ground. port o'connor shredding before
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nicholas even made landfall. >> roofs off, trees down, it's coming. it's built up big. >> reporter: that high risk of flash flooding the one that we were warning about, well, 14 inches, look like us this on ra drone in galveston. my concern is along the state line, maybe lake charles, won't drain quite as well, they got that type of water coming toward them. this is will happen with tropical storm nicholas. what we're going to look for is rounds of heavy rain, torture some of those spots hit by ida a couple of weeks ago. >> those already hard hit areas. thank you. marcus moore is in houston with more on nicholas and the flooding concerns there.
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good morning, marcus. >> reporter: robin, good morning. we have seen periods of on and off heavy rain. we have seen a lull in those strong wind gusts. overnight, wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. the storm really battering this part of texas. officials concerned about dangerous floosh flooding, that hasn't changed. we have continued to feel those wind gusts and the rain is falling. the mayor urged people to stay in their homes, off the roads by sundown. as we wait to see what hurricane nicholas does to the texas gulf coast. robin. >> thank you, marcus. want everybody to stay safe there. more on the storm throughout the morning, michael. we want to turn now to an alarming start to the school year. nearly 500,000 children have tested positive for covid in just the last two weeks and stephanie ramos joins us with the new concern for kids right now. good morning, stephanie.
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>> reporter: michael, good morning. there has been a significant increase in pediatri covid cases across the country. all while parents anxiously await to find out if the covid vaccine will be made available to younger children. this morning, as children return to school across the country, pediatric covid cases are reaching alarming heights. in the last week, children accounted for nearly 30% of covid cases. staff shortages due to covid already pushing massachusetts governor charlie baker to call in the national guard to help drive school buses. the test now, how to handle infections in the classroom. >> school's employee, staff, nurses, halt all activity of contact tracing. >> reporter: in one north carolina school district, the school board voting to allow students and faculty to return to class even if they have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for covid. only those with symptoms or a positive test are required to isolate.
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ahead of the announcement, the same district reporting nearly 7,300 students and staff were in quarantine last week. only 479 students tested positive. the move coming after mounting contact tracing pushback from parents. >> i'm the parent. i can decide when my child can quarantine and i'm going to decide that. >> reporter: but not all agree. >> right now, it seems very reckless for them to be eliminating quarantines and contact tracing at the school level. it just doesn't feel like a safe environment for the kids. >> reporter: the debate playing out as many parents anxiously wait for the vaccine to be green-lighted for younger kids. >> kids, you know, are a special group. >> reporter: dr. rochelle walensky saying a vaccine for kids under 12 could come by the end of the year. >> it requires important long-term safety data to make sure we're giving the right vaccine to the right kids. >> reporter: and with all eyes
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on possible vaccine boosters, officials have said older americans and healthcare workers could be first in line if they are approved, michael. >> and, stephanie, there's been some disagreement among experts on whether booster shots should be authorized, so what's the latest on that? >> reporter: so, the fda says that even though two of their top vaccine regulators have argued that widespread boosters are premature, the fda says that is not their position. they say they are pointing to evidence that shows that the vaccine is still highly effective against severe illness, michael. >> all right, stephanie, thank you, as always. george. we're going to go to california now and today's recall election for governor gavin newsom. president biden closed out the campaign for newsom last night as newsom fights to keep his job, keep democrats in control of america's largest state. matt gutman has the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. this recall race has become something of a referendum on the democrats' handling of covid. it's a big reason president
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biden was out here yesterday stumping for gavin newsom, telling the crowd that the eyes of the world are on california and on this race and warning that the leading republican opponent, larry elder, is a clone of donald trump. this morning, governor gavin newsom getting a final recall vote boost from president biden. >> mr. president, i'm just honored that you're here. >> reporter: newsom harnessing the trappings of an office that his 46 challengers are trying to take from him hitching a ride on air force one to his final campaign stop in southern california. >> the eyes of the nation are on california because a decision you're about to make isn't just going to have a huge impact on california, it's going to go reverberate around the nation. >> reporter: this recall now widely seen as a referendum on the democrats' handling of covid. the pushback against newsom followed the economic fallout from his order for the nation's first covid lockdown back in march 2020. >> we direct a statewide order for people to stay at home.
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>> reporter: and when this image went viral in november 2020, it gained unstoppable momentum. >> we've obtained this photo of governor gavin newsom dining at the luxurious french laundry restaurant. >> reporter: the governor seen violating his own covid restrictions to attend a birthday dinner in one of the country's most expensive restaurants. and so it started as a grassroots effort for a petition to recall the california governor now has national political implications. a republican victor could appoint a replacement for 88-year-old democratic senator dianne feinstein and tip the balance of the senate. on monday, we met conservative radio host larry elder, who is campaigning in los angeles. elder wants to roll back many of the state's covid restrictions, telling me his first move in office would be to end mandates for state employees to get vaccinated and wear masks. it seems you're pushing policies that are already in place in texas and florida that have helped spike covid surges there. is that something that
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california should want? >> well, everybody in california who wants to get vaccinated can be vaccinated. >> reporter: and one of the peculiarities of california's recall election laws means that in order to keep his job, gavin newsom has to get at least 50% of the vote. if he doesn't it means that an opponent could win with just a small fraction of the electorate but so far democratic voter turnout has been high, newsom's team is telling me they are feeling pretty confident, george. >> and matt, sign of the times or a sign of how republicans think they're doing, they're bringing back baseless claims that this election is somehow rigged. >> reporter: election officials say they have seen nothing of the sort and i did press larry elder on that asking him if he has even a shred of evidence of any voter fraud and he completely ducked the question, george. >> matt gutman, thanks. robin. now to secretary of state blinken grilled by congress defending the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan.
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this as one of the 13 u.s. service members killed in that horrific suicide bombing in kabul during the evacuation is being laid to rest today in her hometown in massachusetts. our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is in washington with more for us. good morning, martha. zbler good morning, robin. secretary of state antony blinken is facing a second round of questions today before senators after a blistering inquiry remotely before the house foreign affairs committee on the administration's decision to pull all u.s. troops out of afghanistan. >> we made the right decision in ending america's longest war. we made the right decision in not sending a third generation of americans to fight and die in afghanistan. >> reporter: secretary blinken defending the decision to leave afghanistan and shifting the blame for the chaotic and deadly execution of that withdrawal and the emergency evacuations to the trump administration. >> we inherited a deadline. we did not inherent a plan.
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>> reporter: blinken insisting that if joe biden had not honored donald trump's agreement to pull american troops out of afghanistan, they would have faced renewed attacks. >> had the president not followed through on the commitments that his predecessor made those attacks would have resumed. >> reporter: but republicans on the committee not letting blinken off the hook. >> our enemies no longer fear us and our allies no longer trust us. >> reporter: some even calling for his resignation. >> you should resign. >> reporter: most democrats defending blinken saying a trump withdrawal would have been worse, because he never would have evacuated afghan allies. as for what the biden administration is leaving behind, the director of national intelligence did acknowledge yesterday that the intelligence gathering has been weakened by the withdrawal. >> our intelligence collection is diminished and that is something that we have to prepare for and that we have been preparing for for frankly quite some time. >> reporter: but the director did say that afghanistan is no longer the greatest threat. she said yemen, somalia, syria
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and iraq are at the top of the list and assured the members of congress they are keeping a close eye on afghanistan as well. guys. >> good to know. martha, thank you. michael. now we turn to that touching tribute to alex trebek as "jeopardy!" kicks off its new season still searching for a successor. t.j. holmes is here with this p. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, stra. for years when we go out you visit "jeopardy!" you go to the sony studios lot, right, and security checks you in. where you need to go, can you take me to stage 10, well, from now on, you're going to say can you take me to the alex trebek stage. it has been renamed officially for him as we're getting a new season of "jeopardy!" under way. the first season we have seen in 38 years that started without trebek at that podium. ♪ the new season of "jeopardy!" started with a tribute to longtime beloved host alex trebek with the show unveiling that the studio where "jeopardy!" is filmed has been renamed in his honor.
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>> earlier today, with alex's wife jean, son matt and daughters emily and nicky we dedicated the stage in his honor. it will now forever be known as the alex trebek stage. >> reporter: the season's first episode recorded earlier this summer was hosted by mike richards. >> for the first time, from the alex trebek stage, let's play "jeopardy!" >> reporter: it's one of five episodes he taped before he was ousted as both host and executive producer, amid controversy over past offensive remarks made on a podcast. still, sony plans to air all the shows recorded during his brief tenure behind that prestigious podium. >> what are golden apples? >> reporter: then returning guest host mayim bialik steps in for the next several weeks of shows. >> a 19-day total of $642,601. what an incredible way to kick off the season. >> reporter: the game and its contestants who trebek always considered the true stars play on. the seemingly unstoppable matt
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amodio who added to his streak in last night's game, told "the washington post" sometimes he forgets he's now on his fourth host. the last thing i'm thinking about in the middle of a game is who is hosting. good point. >> gee, thanks. >> there was some confusion and frustration among fans, like, turn on the tv. if you hadn't been following why am i seeing mike richards, the guy fired in august? you know well they tape these shows early and you can get a week's worth of shows done in one day and he worked one day as host officially, that's a week's worth of shows so he will be on. you can't do a redo on a game show. amodio is on the streak. >> it started when i was the host. when he said he doesn't care about the hosts or anything. >> i guess you're not getting a cut. >> no, i don't think so but he is great, he is great. >> thank you, t.j. >> i did not know that. a lot more coming up
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on "gma," including the search for this 2-year-old woman who vanished on a cross-country trip with her boyfriend. he returned home without her and her family is pleading for help this morning. and countdown to history. these four civilians about to blast into orbit. what their trip could mean for the future of space travel, but first, let's go back to ginger there in texas. good morning again, ging. >> reporter: robin, the rain is moving on from texas and into louisiana. it's about the rounds of heavy rain and rainfall rates for place like lake charles earlier today. tonight and into tomorrow the bulk the main part of the rain. scattered storms through the next couple of days is going to add insult to injury. let's get that tuesday trivia sponsored by amazon.
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louisiana. double state of emergency for parts of the hard-hit state. also right now, a back-to-school covid surge. nearly 500,000 children testing positive in the last two weeks and dr. rochelle walensky says the vaccine could come by the end of the year. apple released a security update for its iphones, ipads and mac computers to fix a flaw that could allow spyware to be unknowingly installed on their devices. apple urged people to update as soon as possible and will unveil a new line of iphones. and it was an epic kickoff for monday night football. an overtime thriller for the raiders and the ravens. las vegas pulling out a victory over lamar jackson in baltimore. jackson had three fumbles last night and this, his first loss in a season opener. you see derek carr delivering that perfect throw. >> wide open. >> what a big comeback win last night. >> it was exciting. >> it was very exciting. we got a lot more ahead, including our "rise & shine" in new york with an incredible
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performance by the cast of "the lion king." you've never seen anything like it before. that is very safe to say. that's coming up. >> it is. but right now, the urgent search for a missing woman, gabby petito, who disappeared while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend. he returned home to florida without gabby and now her parents are pleading for help to find her. eva pilgrim is here with more on that for us. good morning, eva. >> good morning, robin. her family says she was a free spirit who loved adventure. she just started a youtube channel documenting her adventures when she vanished. her family telling us they have no idea where she could be this morning. this morning, a plea for help. gabby petito's family looking for any clues as to what happened to the 22-year-old who was on a cross-country adventure with her boyfriend when she disappeared. >> we don't know. we don't know where she is. >> a few days is one thing when you're out camping but when it starts to become seven, eight,
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nine, ten days, that's a problem. >> reporter: petito was traveling the country in this van with her boyfriend, brian laundrie. >> i think our plan for today is to just hang out here in the tent. brian's stretching. >> reporter: the pair documenting their journey on social media and youtube left new york on july 2nd making stops in colorado and utah. >> so we are right outside capitol reef right now. >> reporter: the new york native last seen on august 24th checking out of a hotel with laundrie in salt lake city, utah. her mother says she last spoke to her by phone the next day. she told her they were in grand teton, wyoming, on their way to yellowstone national park. >> she sounded good and excited to continue her trip and excited to start her youtube channel and -- i don't know. she seemed okay.
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>> reporter: laundrie at some point returned to the couple's home in florida with their van, but petito was not with him. the fbi and police departments in new york and florida all investigating. north port police department saying they currently have no definitive information that a crime took place here adding, the circumstances are odd. abc news reached out to laundrie for comment, but did not receive a response. >> she was also an amazing artist. >> yeah. >> she loved to take pictures and get them out there as much as possible. she loved natural beauty. she was an amazing person. >> she always tried to smile and make people smile and always enjoyed every moment. that's something to be admired and she's just -- she's just awesome. we love her. we miss her. we want her home. >> now her mom says that she did
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get two more texts from her daughter before she went silent but no photos, no calls, so she's not sure if her daughter was actually the one sending those messages. the family is asking anyone who may have seen her to please come forward. there's a lot of time they are trying to fill in the gaps as to what happened. >> as was said, such odd circumstances. eva, thank you. >> thank you, eva. and now to the countdown to liftoff for that spaceflight that's set to make history sending four civilians into orbit with no astronauts after those big launches by richard branson and jeff bezos. transportation correspondent gio benitez is at the kennedy space center for us this morning. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey there, michael. good morning to you. yeah, i'm wearing this flight suit because in just a moment we're going to show you exactly how this crew trained for zero gravity. what these four are about to do has never been done before by any other civilian on planet earth. this morning, spacex prepping for what could be its most groundbreaking launch yet. four civilians are set to orbit
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the earth with no professional astronauts on board going farther than any other private citizen has ever gone for three days. just months after richard branson and jeff bezos hit the skies, now it's jared isaacman, a 38-year-old billionaire who bought four seats, which typically sell at 55 million each for an undisclosed amount, giving three away to fund-raise for st. jude children's hospital. getting a seat engineer and air force veteran chris sembroski, geoscience professor dr. sian proctor and hayley arceneaux. as a child she was a patient at st. jude, now she works there. >> the fact that i'm going to be the youngest american in space really is just absolutely mind blowing to me and then i'll be the first pediatric cancer survivor in space which i'm honestly most excited about because i just think about the kids that are going to come after me and what this is going to mean to them. >> reporter: and dr. procter
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will become just the fourth black american woman to go to space. the flight is risky. spacex has never sent its crew dragon this far into space, 360 miles above the earth's surface, way farther than branson and bezos and even the international space station. to get ready for weightlessness the crew boarded the zero-g plane here on earth, and so did we. this is how astronauts train. on the earth's surface i weigh 175 pounds. up here, 0. zero g inviting us on as they fly in specific maneuvers to replicate the microgravity of space. >> that feeling of being in zero gravity is so unique and undescribable and you don't want that first experience to be when you're in space and things like that. you'll be disoriented. >> reporter: just an incredible experience right there and in zero g you don't know what's up, what's down, and that's why it's so important for astronauts to train like this. you might be asking what is the point. well, elon musk has said that he wants humans to eventually have
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a second home on mars and that this is a first step to get there. so this launch tomorrow night, 8:00 p.m. eastern, and we will be right there. michael? >> all right, gio, 175 pounds, your weight in space, 0. forget the diet. just go to space. that's how you do it. we're going to bring in our abc news contributor and aviation expert colonel steve ganyard. colonel ganyard, we've seen what bezos and branson have done over the last few months. how does this stack up to that? >> well, michael, you remember that bezos and branson were having this quibble about who reaches the edge of space and they aren't even in the same league as musk. as gio pointed out there, this flight is going to go out to 360 miles around the earth. it will go out for three days. this is sort of like the difference between the tilt-a-whirl at the county fair and space mountain in disneyland. there's really no comparison. >> let's talk about the risks
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that are involved here. this vessel hasn't gone through the same testing as we'd see from a nasa aircraft or spacecraft. is that a concern? >> yeah, michael, i think those criticisms aren't entirely fair. the only thing that's different here on this dragon capsule is they took the docking mechanism that would normally connect into the international space station and they put that beautiful ability to look around when they're up in space so i think that's really the only change. other than that, that whole dragon capsule is the same one that nasa certified and flew their own astronauts on. >> and this flight is completely autonomous. what does that mean for the future of space travel? >> michael, i think we may look back on this flight and think that it was one of the most momentous flights in the history of manned spaceflight. why? we're taking four untrained civilians and we're sending them into orbit on a fully autonomous flight. this is essentially the end of astronauts. we don't need people who have been trained for years just to
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go into space. we're now going to make space reliable, routine, repeatable, and that's what's going to have to happen if we are going to colonize the moon and colonize mars. i think this flight will be a big step on the way to that journey. >> all right, colonel ganyard, thank you so much. appreciate your information as always. and you two were looking like you're ready to go. >> right after you. >> robin is like i'm colonizing right here. i'm happy. >> i love earth. i'm really -- you know, we'll see what the future holds. > you never know. >> thank you, michael. coming up, we have some sticker shock at the grocery store. we'll tell you why prices are still soaring.
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we are back with sticker shock at the supermarket as experts predict grocery prices already rising will soar even higher later this year. our business correspondent rebecca jarvis is tracking the story. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning, george. yeah, if you've been inside of a supermarket like this one in the last six months you know this to be true, prices are climbing but, according to one of the largest grocery chains in the country, they will continue to rise over the rest of this year. kroger says that their inflation will soon become customers' inflation in the coming months as we've seen these prices climb at grocery stores across the country, they are expected to continue climbing there as well. one of the biggest culprits is beef price, meat prices, beef prices are up 14% so far this
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year, pork prices versus last year up 12%, poultry up 6.6% and it's not just there. it's also in the fresh fruit aisle. those prices up 5.2% from last year. george, there is one area where we have seen prices decline, that is fresh vegetables, those prices down 0.6% from last year. george. >> rebecca, what's driving the inflation? >> reporter: biggest thing are the supply shortages we're seeing throughout the supply chain, transportation, warehouse costs are rising. we've had weather issues that are also driving down the ability to get the supplies and some chains like kroger say they're also dealing with theft that is driving up prices. they had held on as long as they could without passing these price increases off to consumers, but, george, the inflation is just too great and now it's time for the customers to pay they say. george? >> rebecca, thank you. michael? coming up next, our "play of the day." george? >> rebecca, thank you. michael?
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight. nicholas making landfall in texas. torrential rain and intense storm surge flooding the streets. now the storm on the move. parts of louisiana under a double state of emergency. ginger is tracking it all. back-to-school surge. nearly 500,000 children test positive for covid in the last two weeks whe a north carolina school district eliminates quarantines for close contacts after pushback from parents. ♪ american woman ♪ red, white, blue and fabulous. behind the scenes of the glamorous met gala. "gma" hit the star-spangled carpet. kim kardashian shrouded in mystery. timothee chalamet's chic sweat
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pants and rihanna does it again. our all-star fashion team breaking down the best looks this morning. ♪ i'm back, back in the new york groove ♪ "rise & shine" from the empire state. from one of the wonders of the world to the famous buffalo wings, new york is on a roll. as broadway comes roaring back, this morning, "the lion king" like you've never seen it before from the top of the city to liberty island, only on "gma." ♪ golden ♪ and it's a golden morning. olympic superstar simone biles going from the vmas to the met gala to times square. the g.o.a.t. is joining us live and she's saying -- >> good morning, america. good morning, america. hope you're doing well this tuesday morning. simone biles had a long night last night. >> yes, she did. >> so glad she's here this morning. we're going to "rise & shine" in the empire state with the cast of "the lion king." going to go upstate new york as
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well. ♪ back in the new york groove ♪ >> there's the stunning view, right there, robin, we just talked about it, you'll be talking to her in a second. >> looking forward to that. she's been very busy, the vmas, the met last night, and she has a new tour coming up and a bit of a surprise. she has a lot of fans and she's going to surprise one of her young fans this morning. >> simone wasn't the only superstar at the met gala last night. we had another one a few times recently, but we showed you stock photos of "shang-chi's" simu liu before he was marvel famous. last night from the carpet he posted this. no more stock photos for this guy. that's right. we'll have much more from fashion's biggest night. >> enjoying this ride, isn't he? >> he has a great sense of humor. >> he sure does. a lot of news this morning. we'll start with nicholas, the storm on the move after it made landfall as a category 1 hurricane in texas overnight.
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ginger tracking the latest from galveston. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. the gulf of mexico just rocking behind me here. but now i want to show you this drone video of downtown galveston. we did see flash flooding. it's starting to recede. nearly 14 inches of rain as we expected. thankfully drained very well here. houston metro, a couple of small spots, but, man, i'm concerned as this moves east and starts to slow down for louisiana and that's who is zeroing in on nicholas now. this morning, nicholas is hammering the western gulf coast. flash floods and surge engulfing these streets in surfside, texas. water gushing into businesses after nicholas made landfall as a category 1 hurricane. with winds to 75 miles per hour the most threatening part up to 18 inches of rain. over sergeant beach lightning in the eye wall, a sign of nicholas' intensification. floodwater barreling through the streets surrounding these houses. our houston station ktrk
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battling the roaring winds in freeport as nicholas loomed. >> we have a long way to go tonight. >> reporter: nicholas leaving more than 300,000 customers without power across the state. the night sky by bay city illuminated pink by power surges. lake jackson, pitch black. you can see the exact moment galveston goes powerless down the seawall. in matagorda, the flooding turning this parking lot into an extension of the bay. the top of this gas station rocking precariously before crashing to the ground. port o'connor shredding before nicholas even made landfall. >> fences down, trees down, roofs off. it's coming. it's built up big. >> reporter: it's been just over two weeks since ida hit louisiana. we've got video here from huma where it's still shredded and picking up the pieces. unfortunately now in a flash flood watch from nicholas. nicholas, the 14th named storm. we've only done that four times before this early in the season,
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and we are going to see beaumont and port arthur, lake charles take the brunt of it early today, and then that heaviest band, some of which will have two to three inch per hour rainfall rates will move through some of the hardest hit areas like morgan city, huma, laplace all the way to biloxi could see 6 to 10 inches so we'll be talking about it through wednesday night and even thursday morning. michael? >> seems like they've had to endure so much lately. ginger, our thoughts are with everyone in those hard-hit areas. thank you. we turn to the new covid concerns this morning as the school year gets under way. nearly 500,000 children have tested positive for covid in just the last two weeks. let's go back to stephanie ramos with more. good morning again, stephanie. >> reporter: michael, good morning. that's right. across the country kids are being diagnosed with covid at an alarming rate. in just the last week children accounted for nearly 30% of all covid cases. all of this playing out as many parents anxiously wait for the vaccine to be green-lighted for younger kids. dr. rochelle walensky saying a
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vaccine for kids under the age of 12 could come by the end of the year. the country is also waiting for word on vaccine boosters and an advisory committee is set to meet this friday to consider data for the pfizer vaccine. but two top vaccine regulators who will be leaving the fda have spoken out against it, saying the booster shot for the general public is not recommended. the fda says that is not their position pointing to evidence that they say shows that the vaccine is still highly effective against severe illness. guys? >> all right, stephanie, thank you. coming up, we're going to go one-on-one with simone biles. the g.o.a.t. joining us live here in times square fresh off her night at the met gala. and she's going to tell us what's next for her ahead. also this morning, new details on britney spears' engagement. what we know about the pop star's new fiance. and it's time to "rise &
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back here on "gma," and we are excited to bring in our next guest. she's considered the great -- there's the light. the greatest gymnast of all time with a combined total of 32 olympic and world championship medals, she's now headlining her own show with the g.o.a.t. tour. would you please here in the studio give it up for simone biles. [ applause ] they're doing this to wake you up. have you had any sleep since the met last night? >> it's been a long night. i've had an hour and a half but i'm happy to be here.
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>> well, we're happy to see you. what a whirlwind. the vmas and last night the met. that gown was really 88 pounds? >> yes. >> michael wanted to know how did you get up the stairs? >> i had six men helping me. without their help i probably wouldn't have made it far or into the met at all. >> you made it to the met and put it out to the universe. you said this was something you wanted to do and they responded. so what was the experience like? >> i mean, it was absolutely amazing and i think this year we had so many athletes that got to attend and so i feel like that was really nice to be able to be recognized, but a lot of the people that i didn't think they would know who i was knew -- >> come on. >> i don't know. it just shocks me because it's two different worlds like athlete, actors, actresses, celebrities, it's just so different. >> but you know what, if people didn't know you before tokyo, they know you after and not just because of your skill as a gymnast, because of yourself speaking out. you had world class athletes supporting you like venus williams and tom brady. >> yeah.
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>> and, yes, with everything you get criticism. but was it heartwarming for you, the massive amount of support that you received? >> it was because obviously it wasn't easy speaking out, especially on such a global stage, but having their support meant the world to me and i just kept getting really good feedback from it. so it made it a little easier because this olympic process has not been easy and going over there without an audience, without your parents and kind of being secluded was so different than any of the other olympics. >> yeah, vulnerability is a strength. you know, people sometimes -- no, it is a strength. it takes real courage to stand up like that. so how are you doing? how are you feeling? >> i'm doing okay. it's been a whirlwind since i got back home, but at least i got a couple weeks to be at home and unwind, take care of myself, rest up, be with my family and my friends and those who care about me the most, and that's been just really heartwarming.
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>> i know your mom is here in the studio. >> i know. >> to see her here -- she's just beaming. even under her mask i can see she's beaming. what's your advice for anyone, not just athletes, but anyone who is not putting themselves first and feeling that self-care is being selfish, which it is not, what is your advice for folks? >> you have to stay true to yourself and i truly believe if you take care of yourself first, then everything else will fall into place, but your mental health is very important and i think it's something that we need to take a little more serious. >> yeah. what you're taking serious right now, the g.o.a.t. tour. >> yes. >> right? this is your child. this is something that you have been working on for a number of years. can you tell folks a little bit about it and what g.o.a.t. stands for this this case. >> g.o.a.t. stands for gold over america tour and so we'll have some of the top tier gymnasts in the world, as well as dancers and it's more of like a pop hit concert gymnastics show with a lot of l.e.d. lights, a lot of great music, so it'll be really
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fun. it's going to be fun. >> when does it start? 35 cities you're going to. >> yes, 35 cities. our first show is september 21st and then we go until november 6th. so it's going to be so much fun, so i hope everybody can come out and watch just because we didn't get that audience in tokyo. so we're hoping to at least get that interaction and see some of our fans and our family. >> this is something you've been wanting to do. why have you wanted to do this? why is it so important to you? >> i think it's really important to show the female empowerment that we have and that we can hold our own in our stage by ourself. but most importantly, we owe it to all of the girls that have worked so hard to be on this stage and so i feel like they deserve that as well. a little celebration. >> rightfully so. well, you got a lot of fans, you know that, a lot of young ones. you may recognize this little girl. i shouldn't stay little girl. nyla. remember nyla? >> yeah. >> that's her mom. >> they're in the studio. >> oh, yeah. >> in atlanta and you tweeted a
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picture with her. >> i did. >> a few years back. >> she was wearing red, white and blue -- >> look, look, yes. nyla miller. so adorable. well, now, she's 11 years old and, nyla, do you have a question for simone? >> yes. good morning, robin, and good morning, simone. the question i have for simone is, when you first started gymnastics, did you really think that you were going to be an olympic champion? like, how did that even feel? >> i did not know i was going to be an olympic champion whenever i was younger. i was kind of taking it one day at a time, one month, one year. my big dream was actually to become a collegiate athlete and get a scholarship but i never gave up and i kept pushing my dreams and look what you can achieve. so just keep working hard and you can achieve anything you put your mind to. >> oh, wow. that was such a good question, nyla. >> she's so cute. >> thank you. >> i know your mom is proud just like your mom is proud of you, simone. do you have something you want to share with nyla? >> yes, so we are gifting you
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six tickets, six vip tickets to the gold over america tour in georgia on the 25th. this month. >> thank you so much. >> oh, thank you. >> me and my mom are actually talking about it before this started. we were so excited. we were like, yeah, we can go. it's going to be so much fun. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> i can't wait to see you in the crowd. thank you. you're welcome. >> wonderful. thank you for getting up and thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> what does it mean when you see her beaming like that and you know there are little girls all over the world looking up to you and your teammates? what does that mean to you all? >> i mean, it means the world because at one point we're in their shoes, so to be able to represent not only people of color but the u.s. is just really -- it's an honor. >> well, it's an honor to have you here with us. i know you want to hit the sack. i can see those eyes but thank you for getting up after an hour and a half and being with us.
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we're very proud of you. simone biles, ladies and gentlemen, yes. [ applause ] and tickets -- >> bye. >> and tickets for the g.o.a.t. tour are on sale now and it all kicks off september 21st. now let's go to ginger in texas. >> reporter: hey there, robin. you know what, we've got nicholas with new updated max sustained winds 60 miles per hour so easily still a tropical storm moving to the north and east and what that will end up doing is drenching the state line and flash flood watches through mississippi and alabama but that's just one spot on the map. we just passed the peak of hurricane season and we've got 2 1/2 months left. that area west of africa looks like our next one. looks like could
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lara here for "pop news" now. >> thank you so much, george. good morning, everybody. we're going to begin with actor jeff bridges sharing some great news. the actor revealing that after 11 months of chemotherapy his doctors say his cancer is in remission. bridges was diagnosed with lymphoma last year. he tells fans on his website in the midst of his cancer treatment he also contracted covid writing about his recovery, quote, the 9 to 12-inch mass has shrunk down to the size of a marble. my covid is in the rearview mirror. he also added that cancer was a piece of cake compared to his covid battle. and he was so happy to report, there it is, he was able to walk his daughter down the aisle and dance with her at her wedding. bridges says it's now time to
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get back to work on "the old man," that's a new thriller series based on a book by the same name that will appear on fx. also popping this morning, britney spears, of course, announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend sam asghari, and this morning, there are some new details on the fiance. the fitness trainer and actor is on "men's health" magazine and inside he says while he still runs an online fitness and nutrition program acting is his real passion. sam also sharing his secret to his and britney's nearly five-year relationship. telling the magazine, quote, if it makes her happy, i'll do it. i'm not going to argue. he says he believes in the old adage happy wife, happy life. >> why you laughing, george? >> he learned early. >> good job, sam. >> he's not even married and he's learning. >> very good start. sam seems to have a sense of humor thankfully. when actress octavia spencer
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reacted to britney's news with the comment make him sign a prenup sam wrote, thanks to everyone who is concerned about the prenup. of course, we're getting an ironclad prenup to protect my jeep and my shoe collection. good job, sam. you can read more about him in the october issue of "men's health" on newsstands now. really happy for them. >> yes. and finally, get ready for harry styles, larger than life. his girlfriend and director olivia wilde surprising fans overnight with a sneak peek of her highly anticipated new thriller, "don't worry, darling." it's definitely just a tease, but worth a look and look quickly. ♪ ♪ >> i like it. creepy. "don't worry, darling" also stars florence pugh. this is wilde's second film as a director and we finally have some details on the plot. the psychological thriller has
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pugh as a '50s housewife named alice living with her husband jack, played by, yes, harry stiles, in a utopian experimental community until one day she begins to worry that her husband's glamorous company may be hiding some secrets. "don't worry, darling," will be in theaters on september 23rd, 2022. looking forward to that. >> that looks good. >> "don't worry, darling." >> "don't worry, darling." >> there you go. >> thank you very much. >> great job, lara, as always. now it is time to "rise & shine" here in new york where ike ejiochi is taking a look at what the empire state has to offer from one of the wonders of the world to some wonderful wings. hey, ike. ♪ back in the new york groove ♪ >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. you know, the empire state isn't just about bright lights and the big city. i'm in the finger lakes region where it's famous for its gorgeous gorges. there are 150 water falls. just within ten miles of us. the one behind me, taughannock
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falls is one of the many inspiring vistas right here in new york stay. new york, it's not just a state of mind, the empire state has it all. magnificent beauty, dazzling cities and, of course, new york is home to one of the wonders of the world. niagara falls, not to mention new york's world famous wings. no, not those wings, these wings. and if you're craving this particular finger food, you need to stop by, where else, but buffalo. we went to one of the region's favorite spots, duff's, where we met up with the wing king, drew cerza. >> buffalo is a real hard working gritty city, we're a blue collar town. we call wings the hors d'oeuvre of blue collar folks. >> reporter: drew loves to share his red hot version. >> there you go. a traditional buffalo wing. >> reporter: they're also home best known for putting on the annual national buffalo wing festival. drew says he got the idea from the bill murray film "osmosis jones." >> the buffalo wing festival this weekend.
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>> it's a huge economic impact factor on the city of buffalo for labor day weekend, book hotels and restaurants. >> reporter: but last year it was canceled due to the pandemic and this year drew faced several challenges such as changing venues and a chicken wing shortage. >> so, with all these factors going in, i felt like kevin costner in "field of dreams." if you build it, they will come. >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: he moved the festival to the buffalo bills home stadium and then everything else started to come together. >> wingfest really has always been a community event but this last one was everybody stepping up together. >> reporter: a ways down the road, patty watson is the owner of buffalove apparel. the idea started nine years ago when she started organizing these photo events celebrating her beloved city. >> we started out making a t-shirt created for the aerial photo and people started demanding and wanting more and more products.
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>> reporter: at the start of the pandemic, she came up with the idea of low cost face masks to help keep her company afloat and keep people safe. the masks were a huge hit. >> people were really trying to reach out to small businesses and help support us, keep us alive during the pandemic. when i'm walking around in the community and i spot one of my buffalove shirts, it just warms my heart. >> reporter: further east in the catskills, you'll find this bagel company. >> it's all these two hands. >> reporter: the owner churns out over 1,000 bagels a week, it's a sharp turn from zach's previous career. >> while i lived in new york city i was in retail. 25 years of retail management and sales and i used cooking a lot as a way to decompress. >> reporter: during the pandemic the self-taught baker decided to quit his tony fashion gig
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and pursue his dream and grizzly bagels was an instant success. >> i got a new community and whole new life and really more support than i never thought was possible just from a humble bagels. >> reporter: he still sells those bagels at local farmer markets. his business, it's growing, it's booming, and he still makes every single bagel by hand. now, i couldn't leave the finger lakes region without bringing home some of that goodness, so i managed to express ship some of those grizzly bagels right there for you guys. enjoy it. >> we are going to enjoy these bagels and robin wanted some wings too. >> you know -- >> where are the wings? >> i got too hungry. >> coming up, the hottest looks from the met gala. we'll be right back.
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>> good morning, checking in with a look at traffic. >> it is pretty nice except for the slowdowns. we are starting with the drive times. antioch to hercules, 51 minutes. the real slow down is highway 4. highway 85 the san jose airport around 15 minutes. check this out, a lot of fog rolling in. you can see 80 is barely showing through on the camera and same thing is a golden gate bridge. >>
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>> if you have anything to do outside, this is as comfortable as it gets, mid 50's to mid-60's. here's a look at the marine layer. that is really the only issue with your commute. he will be a little breezy from the golden into the afternoon. today is the hottest have the forecast. saturday is the coolest with a slight chance of rain in the north bay. >> we will have another update and about 30 minutes. you can find the latest on our news app and
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good m good morning, america. >> well, good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> janai got them all. back here on "gma," those were just some of the stars on the carpet last night for fashion's biggest night and what a night it was for the met. >> my goodness. wow, eye candy everywhere. the 2020 met gala, of course, was canceled, but no doubt so worth the wait. janai norman was right there on the beige carpet. ♪ >> reporter: fashion's biggest night making a big comeback. >> i feel amazing. >> reporter: the met gala returning after a delay from the pandemic with the star power coming out in full force. >> i'm here for the vibrations.
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i'm here for all that. >> reporter: the evening starting out with a bang literally. the theme, celebrating american fashion. inspiration coming from eerywhere. >> american fashion really comes from so many places. >> rporter: like old hollywood glamour. >> it's literally the most beautiful dress i've ever seen. >> reporter: to sports, ciara wearing her husband russell wilson's jersey number and a pretty important piece of jewelry. >> i'm rocking his super bowl ring which is really cool. >> reporter: for some it was all in the details. >> we got a watch. >> oh, oh, wait a second. >> i know, this watch is pretty intergalactic. >> wait, let me see if that fits my wrist. >> reporter: there was no shortage of glitz. >> at least dozens and dozens, took several strong independent women to get all of these stones on my face. >> reporter: but the highlight of my night. ♪ if the beat live ♪
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>> we've been talking during the break. time to talk fashion with the experts. celebrity stylist joe zee and editor chionna nnadi. wow, it is back. we were just saying wow in so many different ways. >> wow can mean so many things. >> what are the looks we're talking about this morning? >> oh, my goodness, where to begin? i think the internet really exploded when lil na x showed up and do three looks on the carpet arriving in that amazing like cape stripping down to armor and then having this slinky sort of sparkling suit. it was kind of incredible and then you had timothee chalamet, everyone's favorite, one of the most -- he walked from the frick after live streaming an artist performance wearing converse sneakers and, you know, everybody's favorite zoom look sweats. so i was just like that was incredible and then you, of course, everybody talks about rihanna. i mean, she closed the carpet.
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i think it was kind of love ly that she brought a$ap rocky and him in a quilt and her in a cape and chicest version of a beanie. so i mean, you know, so much to talk about, but those were some of the things i thought were great. >> so much to talk about. let's talk about the guys. the men really brought it this year. >> lil nas x, doing those three over-the-top versace looks, i mean, incredible. of course, timothee chalamet. >> i just love timothee chalamet. i feel like encapsulated our lives like still loving the sweats but taking it up a notch. >> if you could put 2020 into an outfit that's what it was, business on top and sweats on the bottom. i think he totally captured that in the most elegant way. look at these guys. dan levy, pete davidson. do you remember like on the carpet we used to say the men wearing a maroon jacket, really going for it? we really have seen strides, you know, come to light on the met gala carpet. >> absolutely. taking it to a new level. >> how about the youth?
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the emerging coming out and really holding their own. amanda gorman, stunning, stunning, and i loved how she had her clutch was really a book or was really a clutch but it looked like a book. >> stunning. stunning. >> talking about like -- let's just start with the co-hosts, timothee chalamet and amanda gorman, naomi osaka and billie eilish, really the best in class of gen z. you want the top of the top in their respective fields and that's who they are. then you have this incredible cast of characters showing up from tiktokers and youtubers like emma chamberlain and addison rae to, i have to say the next generation, lourdes or kaia gerber without her mom, cindy crawford, when her mom had been a main stay at the met gala for many, many years and you see this next generation taking off. of course, we saw shawn mendes and camila cabello and olivia rodrigo we could list off and a
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great night for gen z. >> any takeaway for the real world trends that you saw? >> for the real world. >> i know. [ laughter ] >> this isn't the real world. >> any trends you saw repetitively last night? >> i mean, it felt like a return to sparkle and joy. i think we're all ready for glamour. you had kendall jenner in that sort of translucent givenchy and then all the way to simone biles who wore this incredible gown that was 80 pounds, 80 pounds of crystals. i think we can safely say that great to see sneakers. classic american converse on timothee chalamet and then you had those wonderful -- >> she looked amazing. >> that was great. she was wearing stella mccartney sneakers. so, so cool. i thought from something glamorous to absolute casual we had takeaways. >> what are you going to remember most from the met gala? >> this is too hard. >> we've been talking about this nonstop. >> have to pick. >> we were saying that the biggest trend or the biggest part of the gala is like russian dolldressing. you have to show up and do outfit changes on the carpet or
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you are not -- >> rihanna started that. >> yes, that's it. >> yeah, exactly, and we were just saying we think it started with rihanna and then you had lady gaga doing six outfit changes. >> now lil nas x is doing three so we're going to raise the stakes for next may to nine outfits. >> we have to get changed. we'll be right back. >> thank you both so much. >> thanks for having us. >> it's a good feeling. >> this is so nice to celebrate, yes. >> it is. you know we'll celebrate. we have an incredible performance from the broadway cast of "the lion king" because broadway is back as well. new york city, times square, do not miss this, folks. come on back. ♪ ♪ ♪
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welcome back to "gma." i want to start you with a look at galveston and some of those streets, still flooded. flash flooding still the main concern because of how slow this storm is going to move through louisiana for the next couple of days. it's not going to get picked up by cold fronts. that's part of the problem. you can see this cold front or the stationary front at one
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point that created lightning in the northeast, you can see that from brooklyn hit one world trade. really stunning time lapse there or the slowdown at least, the slow motion. here we're going to look at what happens next with severe storms because we had damaging wind reports yesterday and we will see more of those today along the next cold front and that is going to bring anybody from indiana, ft. wayne, back to urbana, illinois, up to flint, michigan. later this afternoon and tonight with the damaging winds. and now we are honored to and now, we are honored to have supreme court justice stephen breyer here in our studio, he's out with a new book, "the authority of the court and the peril of politics." welcome, justice breyer. good to see you again.
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you brought the book with you. >> thank you very much. >> i read the book. in the book you made a strong plea that citizens should believe that justices are loyal to the rule of law, not to the political party that secured their nomination. you say don't think of them as junior varsity politicians. think of them as jurists and i couldn't help but think as i was reading the book wondering you describe the world as it ought to be not as it is. how do you respond to that? >> as it is, let's think. the supreme court has had many ups and downs, probably the dred scott decision, plessy versus ferguson were among the three worst. they've had ups. brown versus board of education, the end of legal segregation in the united states, and lots else besides were among the best. but the point is, was asked to me by the chief justice of ghana, a woman who is trying to bring more rule of law, constitution, civil rights to
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ghana, why do people do what you say? and in thinking of that you have to think of a rule of law and a rule of law means you sometimes follow decisions you don't like. they might be wrong so -- >> that's one of the strengths of our system. you can see at least in recent years the court certainly has had the appearance of appearing to act in a more political manner than rather following the rule of law. look at the recent texas abortion case where the court upheld the ban in texas. you know, justice sotomayor wrote in her dissent that the court was ignoring its constitutional obligations and the rule of law. when you have rulings like that, no briefings, no oral arguments does it make you question your own conviction that the court is acting as an apolitical institution? >> i thought that that was a very bad decision and i dissented, and that's what i should do. i think the problem is that the public doesn't understand
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generally there are lots of cases, probably close to -- used to be about half were unanimous. it used to be. still it's a third and count 8-1, 7-2, more than half. we don't trade votes and members of the court have different judicial philosophies. some emphasize more text, that was scalia. some like me probably emphasize more purposes and the great divisions are probably much more along those lines than they are of what we would think of as political lines. after all, look at bush v. gore. can you think of anything more political? >> no, i cannot. >> okay. so two of the dissenters were appointed by republican presidents and two of the dissenters, i was one, were appointed by democratic presidents. it's not what you would think of or i might think of. >> no, except the majority was all appointed by republican
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presidents and even as they made the decision don't even think about it. a lot of people looked at that and said this will elect a president and they're saying it doesn't set a precedent, goes against what they had done before. that's acting politically, not legally. >> and harry reid, democratic leader of the senate, said the most interesting thing i heard about that case. despite the fact that it affected a lot of people in ways they didn't like and was wrong, i mean i thought it was wrong, they followed it. they followed it without guns in the streets, without throwing paving stones, without riots and when i told that to the students at stanford, you know what they said, they were -- i could just see. i know, a third of you think there should have been a few riots, really? turn on the television set and see how people decide things in countries where they don't have a rule of law.
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that's a treasure and it's been built up over many, many years and if -- you can read it twice, this book. >> i read it only once so far. >> it's short. but you will see the complexity of what i think and why you said political. >> are you worried that that may be at risk? you mentioned riots in the streets. we just came off january 6th. there were riots in the capitol over the election. so what are you worried about? >> i am worried. i am worried that people don't understand it. i am worried that children in the schools don't understand their government. i am worried if they don't teach what their government is about and i'm very worried if they don't participate. if they don't participate and practice working with other people, they won't have trust in our institutions and that includes yours, and if they don't have trust in institutions, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to live in a society of 331 million people of tremendous diversity.
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>> i'm going to close with your least favorite question, the question about retirement. what is it important to consider, simply your health is or who the president is who is in control of the senate? >> since it's about the book i can close with my favorite answer, which is we're talking about the book. i've said that there are many different considerations and that i do not intend to die there on the court. i hope not. and i'm thinking about them, considering them, and that's as far as i'll go. >> justice breyer, thanks for your time this morning. the book is out now, "the authority of the court and the peril of politics" available everywhere today. coming up a performance from "the lion king." ♪
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>> moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. kumasi: good morning everyone. jobina: good morning. we are starting with the maps because we have installed tractor-trailer on the san mateo bridge as you head in on the eastbound direction. the high-rise speeds are down to 27 miles per hour. also highway four to the may is slow. mike: i think he showed the golden gate last time and it's still pretty foggy. the closer to the coast the more likely you will deal with that. 69 san francisco, 84 san jose. near 90 in santa rosa. a little hazy today, the air quality will be moderate through thursday. temperatures tanking after today. a slight chance of rain. kumasi: it is time for live with
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kelly and ryan. we will be back for midday live. ♪ >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, "dear evan hansen" stars ben platt. and, olympic gold medalist simone biles. plus, "dinner on a dime week" continues with a delicious cuban chicken recipe. all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] >> ryan: good morning. hello, art and gelman. [applause] all right. good morning. >> kelly: good morning. >> ryan: it is tuesday, september 14th. good morning, kelly. >> kelly: we were doing administrati w


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