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you got it. [laughter] s ursdayor president biden's agenda in jeopardy.downverted. this morning lawmakers down to the wire saying they have a deal with hours to spare. the vote expected this morning, but president biden's agenda sill very much on the line. divided democrats to decide the fate of biden's $3.5 trillion spending plan. the high stakes on capitol hill this morning. the urgent new cdc warning for expectant mothers about the vaccine saying pregnant women with covid are twice as likely to end up in the icu. what women need to know when it comes to getting the shot. new details in the manhunt for brian laundrie.
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the fbi now in possession of a new phone he bought and su family's camping trip days before gabby petito was reported missing. new murdaugh murder twist. the new investigation revealing that prominent south carolina lawyer's wife saw a divorce lawyer weeks before she and her son were killed. this man going toe to toe with a dangerous alligator. how he saved his kids, and the gator. package price hike. when deliveries will cost more and what it means for the holidays. why the postal service is deliberately slowing down, giving a whole new meaning to snail mail. freedom for britney. a judge suspending her father jamie spears as conservator after 13 years, calling it a toxic environment. now, what's next?
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will be the conservatorship be terminated this year? ida's deadly rampage in louisiana. slamming the bayou state almost to the day of hurricane katrina. ♪ 'cause i'm going to stand by you ♪ >> one month later the powerful stories of true southern spirit. this church rocked by the monster storm working around the clock to feed thousands of people a day. ♪ i'm gonna stand by you. and lion up. >> incredible thing. >> i'm stepping back onto my old stomping grounds as they weather the storm in true southeastern style. >> all: good morning, america. ♪ i'm gonna stand by you ♪ good morning, america. happy thursday, everybody. we have a big show ahead from louisiana. >> that's right. we have a whole team on the ground from where hurricane ida made landfall to some of the hardest hit areas in that state. this morning, just over a month after the storm, we are showcasing how louisiana's
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resilience and southern hospitality are helping communities get back on their feet. >> we are going to celebrate them all morning long. but begin with the news in washington where congressional leaders say they have a deal to avoid that looming government shutdown. the vote is later today but divided democrats are struggling to reach a deal on president biden's ambitious agenda, both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and biden's more than $3 trillion investment plan in jeopardy right now as the president paid a visit to the congressional charity baseball game last night to help get members on board. our congressional correspondent rachel scott is on capitol hill with the latest. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: george, good morning. in the final hours the senate reached a deal to avert one crisis, the government shutdown, but president biden's economic agenda still on the line and today could be make or break. overnight with just hours to spare, senate leaders say they've reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown. now on track to pass a bill today to keep the government funded through early december. >> with so many critical issues to address, the last thing the
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american people need right now is a government shutdown. >> reporter: one deadline down, two more to go. the nation is still barreling toward a possible financial disaster and the fate of the president's economic agenda has never been more in jeopardy. >> we're obviously at a precarious and important time in these discussions. >> reporter: weeks of negotiations have done nothing to break the stalemate. today the house is scheduled to vote on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges. it will likely fail. progressives plan to sink it because democrats have not reached a deal on a separate $3.5 trillion package, which includes funding to combat climate change and for early childhood education. >> i'm a hard no tomorrow. i'm an absolute no. you can write it on the wall with cori bush next to it. i'm a no. >> reporter: a growing number of democrats now frustrated with joe manchin and kristen
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who refuse to support that larger bill. >> it's time for our colleagues to determine what is the bottom line. >> reporter: but manchin has not said what that bottom line is. overnight dealing another blow saying, i cannot and will not support trillions in spending or an all or nothing approach that ignores the brutal fiscal reality our nation faces. >> well, we take it one step at a time. >> reporter: for now nancy pelosi says the vote is still on. >> i think that if we come to a place where we have agreement in legislative language, not just principle and in legislative language that the president supports. >> reporter: manchin telling me there's no way that gets done. do you think it's possible for them to come together? >> no. >> reporter: the nation is likely to avert the government shutdown. the house is expected to act quickly to get a bill on president biden's desk. there could be more trouble ahead. if congress does not act by october 18th the government will not be able to pay its bill.
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this would be catastrophic for the economy. george? >> so many colliding challenges. thanks very much. michael? >> george, there's so much at stake for president biden. our senior national correspondent terry moran has more at the white house. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, michael. it is a real cliffhanger here and everyone in this white house knows how challenging this moment is, how critical it is for the biden presidency as he president biden all smiles last night as he made that appearance at the congressional charity baseball game, glad-handing with members and behind the scenes a flurry of activity here. biden meeting with a steady stream of lawmakers especially those crucial moderate senators manchin and sinema and we're told he's doing more listening than dictating his terms for these bills. press secretary jen psaki saying as a senator, joe biden didn't like when presidents told him what to do and he's not going to do that now. more and more democrats are getting vocal especially progressives saying they want to see joe biden being more forceful, more active spelling
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out exactly what he wants and getting those moderates in line with the rest of the party. today there's no public events on the president's schedule right now and when we asked the press secretary if he is planning to make that trip up pennsylvania avenue to capitol hill to lobby for his agenda in person she's told us to stay tuned. amy? >> all right, we will do just that, terry. thank you very much. now to the coronavirus emergency and that urgent health alert from the cdc urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against covid. just one in three actually have been vaccinated. whit johnson joins us from white plains hospital in new york with more on all of that. good morning to you, whit. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. in the month of august 22 pregnant women died from covid in the u.s. that's the highest monthly total since the start of the pandemic and health officials are now stepping up their pleas for expectant mothers to get their shots, arguing the benefits far outweigh the risks. this morning, an urgent call for pregnant women to get vaccinated.
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the cdc saying they are more at risk of severe illness from covid. twice as likely to end up in the icu and 70% more likely to die. >> the covid-19 vaccine is safe to get if you are pregnant. please do not put yourself or your baby at unnecessary risk. >> reporter: yet only 31% of all pregnant women are vaccinated. at 32 weeks pregnant an unvaccinated samantha kelly ended up in a coma with covid. doctors were able to safely deliver her baby. she's now recovering. >> it's a lot of decisions being thrown at you and, you know, you try as a mom make the best one, but unfortunately i think i made the wrong one and i should have gotten the vaccine. i hope every pregnant woman gets it. >> reporter: this as hundreds of workers across the country are out of a job or suspended for not getting a mandatory vaccine. nurses in new york protesting the mandates. in federal court three unvaccinated long island nurses
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who say their employer is threatening to fire them says their catholic faith should exemption them, even though the pop is vaccinated and encouraged others to get the shot. united airlines is terminating nearly 600 employees who defied the company's vaccine mandate. they insist it won't impact holiday travel. >> we want to make sure all of our employees when they show up to work that we make that environment as safe as possible. >> reporter: after questions about the vaccination status of some nba stars like kyrie irving, the league announcing any player who elects not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for games that he misses. and back to those concerns about pregnant women and covid, so far in the u.s., 125,000 expectant mothers have contracted the virus. more than 22,000 hospitalized and at least 161 have died. george? >> okay, whit, thanks very much.
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we turn to new clues in the manhunt for brian laundrie. the boyfriend of gabby petito who vanished just days before her body was recovered. police are now investigating a phone laundrie bought before he disappeared and victor oquendo is in miami beach, florida, with the latest. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, george. we are learning more about the time line but all this leads to even more questions like why did brian laundrie need that new phone and why did he go camping with his parents just days after returning home without gabby petito? two weeks into the urgent search for brian laundrie we're learning more details about what he was doing the days before he went missing. after returning home september 1st without his girlfriend gabby petito he purchased a new cell phone at an at&t store in north port. the attorney would not say why he needed it or what happened to his old phone but says that's in fbi custody. the fbi in possession of surveillance video from the laundrie family camping trip at fort desoto park. brian and his parents spent three days at this cam ground in
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pinellas county florida over labor day weekend. >> apparently, they were at the campground when we were there and they were right next to us. >> reporter: this ft. myers family who stayed in the adjacent campsite possibly the last to see the laundries altogether. >> they kept to themselves. they were there and then they weren't. >> reporter: the couple taking a closer look at their photos taken, one selfie capturing this, the man walking in the background who they believe could possibly be brian, all this just days before petito would be reported missing. >> if somebody i knew was missing, i wouldn't be going camping. >> reporter: the laundrie family attorney says that brian's parents did not help him flee. there is a federal warrant for brian laundrie's arrest. michael? >> new twists every day, thank you so much. we turn to the new fears about a toxic threat after that volcano eruption on a popular island. james longman joins us with the latest on the new danger and, james, authorities are warning people to stay inside. >> reporter: yeah, that's right,
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michael. good morning. the intensity of this eruption has not let up. this volcano still spewing lava and ash and now a new danger is descending on the people of la palma, toxic gas. this morning as lava pours across spain's la palma island into the sea, toxic gas threatening this popular vacation destination. as you can see here, when the red hot magma reaches the cooler water, it causes these massive clouds of white steam to billow. those toxic chemicals can trigger acid rain that irritate the skin and eyes and advising masks be worn in the two-mile exclusion zone. authorities are concerned about air quality and urging residents to seal their doors and windows with tape and wet towels. the volcano erupted 11 days ago and prompted thousands to r
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evacuate as it threatened their homes. this morning over 740 buildings have been destroyed and more than one square mi ju ds ago we witnessed the tremendous power. the thing that strikes you is the noise. just listen to that. and now explosions still rock the island. residents unsure if more cracks in the earth will open up and release more dangerous magma. now, that vapor you saw rising there has hydrochloric acid in it, clearly not something anybody wants to inhale. once the danger subsides the rebuild will begin and this has caused something like $500 million worth of damage. michael? >> james, thank you so much. amy? now to the latest on that murder mystery, the investigation revealing that prominent south carolina lawyer's wife, maggie murdaugh saw a divorce lawyer weeks before she and her son were killed. erielle reshef joins us with more on this stunning new twist. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning to you, amy. for the first time the murdaughs' closest confidants are shedding lht on portedissib
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divorce. according to "people" magazine just six weeks before maggie murdaugh and her son paul were murdered at their family's hunting lodge in south carolina this past june, maggie met with a divorce attorney in charleston to explore her options about ending her marriage to alex murdaugh. alex who called 911 after finding the bodies of his wife and youngest son is accused of allegedly trying to stage his own murder earlier this month. police say his goal was to get his other son a $10 million life insurance payout. the source tells "people" before her death, maggie began looking into the family finances to determine the state of the couple's marital assets. according to "people," the source says alex's co-workers noticed a cooling in the couple's relationship with maggie no longer coming by the office to have lunch with her husband. it's unclear whether a possible divorce had anything to do with her death. authorities have not identified a motive or a suspect in the killings of maggie and paul. and alex murdaugh has been
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charged with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report and is being investigated for misappropriating millions from his law firm and also now the subject of the investigation into the death of his family housekeeper. >> thank you very much, erielle. we're turning to a new story on holiday deliveries. in addition to shipping containers sitting idle off the coast which has disrupted the supply chain the post office is slowing down mail services. will reeve is at a post office in new york with the latest. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is year one of a ten-year plan the usps says delivering for america and claims it had modernize the entire operation apparently in this case modern means slower. starting tomorrow october 1st, first class mail, that's your standard letter or wedding invitation you put in the mail and periodicals like magazine will have a one to five-day
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delivery window up from the one to three-day time frame and the further the mail has to go, the longer it will take to arrive. the postal service says 61% of first class mail and 93% of periodicals will still be delivered within three days. the post office says it will save money transporting items by ground instead of in the air but that takes longer and critics say the slowdown could hurt small businesses and people who rely on the mail to get their prescription drugs. george? >> will, prices going up too? >> reporter: yeah, that is the bad news, george. right now, the post office says package deliveries will cost more. the good news is that is a temporary change. however, the change is in effect until the day after christmas. the post office says that increased cost is because there's so many millions of packages traveling around the country during the holiday season and it takes more time and more money to handle all of that. the bottom line, the longer and the further mail like this just your standard letter has to
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travel, the longer it will take to get there and if you're sending packages to your loved ones this holiday season, it's going to cost you more to do that and you're going to be waiting a little while longer for that thank you note in return. george? >> oh, boy. okay, will, thanks very much. michael? >> you guys know one way you don't have to worry about the shipping price hikes? >> how is that? >> you win the lottery. no winner last night so that jackpot is now at $620 million. the next drawing is on saturday. >> there's got to be an easier way. >> george, don't laugh at my plan because that's what i'm doing. we have a lot more coming up here on "gma," including robin in louisiana. she's on the ground with rob and t.j. sharing stories of resilience and strength as the state recovers. britney's big win. the pop superstar saying she is on cloud nine as the judge ruled
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to suspend her father as conservator after 13 years. first let's go to rob in grand isle, louisiana. >> reporter: a month after hurricane ida came through you can see the recovery is painfully slow. much more on the recovery as we go through the next hour and a half. let's go to oklahoma where they had damage yesterday from storms that rolled through there. downburst causing damage. this roof collapsing. there were people inside. they were not hurt thankfully. those 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts taking down that roof. hail across parts of texas and that's where we'll have the severe weather threat today. a flash flood watch for parts of kansas and new mexico. severe storms through del rio, san angelo and midland. heavy rains through parts of the northeast. time now for your chilly cities sponsored by american express.
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mike: we still have critical fire conditions, that is why we are under the red flag warning for another three and a half hours. i want to show you sky seven to show you how beautiful the commute is weather wise. it will be hot away from the coast as the heat wave begins and continues through monday. reggie: coming up on gma, the big win for britney spears.
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contracted the virus. more 22,000 hospitalized. breaking overnight, a volcano in hawaii is erupting sending lava to the crater's surface. officials say there's no threat to any nearby communities. the previous eruption lasted five months. take a look at this incident in florida. a gator just popping by in eugene's neighborhood while his children were playing outside. you can see the father arming himself with what he had nearby, a garbage can. he jumped into action. look at that. alligator it appears and walks the gator across the street and down the hill and then letting the gator loose near the water. his neighbors calling him a hero. he's just happy no one was hurt, gator included. man, he ran as fast as i would. what a smart idea to do that. >> looked like he's done it before the way he made it look easy even though this was tough. a lot more ahead including britney spears free from her father's control after 13 years. what she's saying about that. that is all ahead.
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>> looking forward to that. let's head to rob in louisiana with how the state is recovering from hurricane ida. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, michael. i got to say i am so grateful "gma" is here that we're down south here with t.j. and rob. you heard from rob who is in grand isle and it's been 32 days since hurricane ida. destructive cat 4 storm just tore through the bayou state. we're here in a neighborhood in laplace, louisiana, 30 miles from new orleans and you can see the derun. there are folks -- you know, rob said it best, the recovery process is painfully slow. people are still without power. there are thousands without power. displaced from their homes and rob is in one of the hardest hit areas. i'm here in laplace with the owner of this home, sholanda
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cummings, and her son isaac. thank you for allowing us to be here. 17 years, 17 years in law enforcement, the last 8 years in new orleans with the harbor police and you were on duty that day when hurricane ida came ashore. so you were working in new orleans. i know your heart had to be here. first of all, first and foremost, how are you and your son isaac? how are you and your loved ones doing? >> we're doing well. we're doing okay. trusting god through the process. so all is well. >> day by day. day by day. you were on the job as you always are in new orleans about 30 miles from here. you must have been tnking t what w happeni i definelwa actu had toomou hso- out or >>s hekay? >> he's fine. >> and isaac? >> he was in new orleans with me sheltered and i was on duty. >> oh.
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what do you want folks at home to know about the recovery process, what it is that you and everyone in this community and the outlying areas are enduring? >> right now the process is obviously long and just not knowing what steps to take with the recovery process is hard. but i think patience is definitely needed, especially with working with the insurance companies or whatnot and trying to figure out -- well, when you don't have a structure to live in, trying to figure out housing can be a little complicated because that's a shortage also. so trust god through the process and take it day by day and don't lose hope. >> i saw when we were waiting to go on the air you were clutched, holding each other swaying and looking at your home.
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tell people the emotions you have day in and day out. >> well, day in is just never thinking that i would be, quote/unquote, homeless. the day of when i was able to get in, i actually passed my house up because i didn't notice -- i didn't realize it to be my house and i stopped in the middle of the street on the back side because i can see my house from the back side and i stopped further up because i was like, wait, i've gone too far. and, when i looked back, i literally stopped in the middle this house and the flesh on me just had a moment like i just -- i started to cry and realized that it was my house that was actually gone and then to walk -- once i was able to get into the house and see all the
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ceilings and everything was -- it was gone, so very emotional. very emotional. he stepped in and helped getting the stuff out. >> he's in college now. he's a college man. >> yeah, at the university. >> i know you're very proud. >> i am. >> thank you for allowing us to shed a light. we want folks to know it's been 32 days and sometimes people go back and don't realize the process continues. we wanted to shed a light and we appreciate your service as law >> we're thinking of you and we're here from you. >> thank you. >> reporter: we're going to have much more. we're louisiana strong, right. >> louisiana strong. >> we're louisiana strong. >> i will rebuild.
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>> reporter: and we will be back. now back to you guys in new york. >> all right, we are looking forward to talking to you, robin, in a little bit. i like she goes home and highlights all these people. >> a lot of people need help down there. >> southern strength as they call it. we have a life-changing surprise for one deserving father of five who is helping to rebuild his louisiana community one day and one meal at a time. amy? coming up also we have freedom for britney. her father no longer her conservator. what the superstar is saying and will that conservatorship be altogether terminated? life's kinda unpredictable. like when your groceries arrive the moment you remember everything you forgot. [dog barks] or when your kids says... there's a bake sale at school tomorrow. tomorrrow, tomorrow? or when you discover art-cuterie is a thing you have to try. like now. or when you could go to the store but you also need to walk the dog, pack the lunches, and uhhh... oh yeah take the kids to school. you have children! for anything today brings, fresh groceries and more. free same day delivery. walmart plus centrum multigummies aren't just great tasting... they're power-packed vitamins... that help unleash your energy. loaded with b vitamins...
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britney spears and the free britney movement. after 13 years her father jamie spears is no longer her conservator. kaylee hartung is outside the courthouse in los angeles where it all happened. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, george. this morning, britney spears is waking up for the first time in more than a decade without the fear of her father's control. the judge here saying the toxic environment that was described to her required jamie spears' suspension. now britney is one big step closer in the fight for her freedom. >> it's a great day for britney spears and it's a great day for justice. >> reporter: a milestone victory for britney spears. [ cheers ] after more than 13 years a los angeles judge ending jamie spears' control over his daughter's life suspending him as her conservator effective immediately. >> britney spears has been faced with a decade-long nightmare orchestrated by her father and others and she's so pleased and she's so thankful to all of you.
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[ cheers ] >> reporter: though the pop star didn't join the hearing her attorney quoting her testimony from previous appearances, reminding the judge that she believes her father is abusive, cruel and toxic. the judge determining the current situation is not tenable saying she believes jamie's suspension is in the best interest of britney spears. but the court didn't go so far as to dissolve the conservatorship completely, at least not just yet, instead appointing a temporary conservator recommended by britney's legal team to replace jamie. britney's attorney asking for an orderly transition, then termination of the conservatorship entirely later this fall. >> we achieved exactly what we sought out to achieve and that's justice and it's a first step among a few more toward ultimate justice for britney. >> we need to end conservatorship abuse and we need to absolutely end britney's.
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>> reporter: the same free britney movement is helping draw attention to her mistreatment. >> we love you, britney spears. cannot wait for you to be free and live your life. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: jamie spears' attorney saying jamie loves his daughter unconditionally britney's latest instagram post saying she's on cloud nine now. her attorney telling me he communicated with her before he left the courthouse saying she is very, very pleased. now with jamie out they look ahead to november 12th, the next court hearing where they hope it will be terminated altogether. guys? >> kaylee, thank you very much. let's bring in chief legal analyst dan abrams for more on this. long time coming for britney. >> this is exactly what she wanted. she wanted both her dad out as the conservator, but she didn't want to quite end the conservatorship yet and she got
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both those things after this court proceedings. >> but ultimately it seems as though that is the end goal to end the conservatorship. in a few weeks they'll be looking for that. duj that do you think that's possible or likely? >> i think it's likely now. that on november 12th we'll see the end of the conservatorship or at least the wheels rolling towards exactly how that conservatorship will end. >> her lawyers calling for an investigation into jamie spears and his conduct. she says he's obligated now to turnover his files. do you think that an investigation will happen and if it does what could it mean for her father, jamie spears? >> this was the most interesting part of the proceeding to me. we've all been asking one question, which is, why haven't her lawyers been immediately demanding that the conservatorship end? and why is it just that jamie spears is asking that it ends and now we have the answer. the answer is, her lawyer wants it to continue at least a little while so this new temporary conservator can get access to
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all the files from the conservatorship. conservatorship still in place. jamie spears will be obligated to hand over all the paperwork. that will aid in the investigation that her lawyer is doing. >> what are the consequences of an investigation? >> well, look, it's civil. it means that there could be fraud. there could be money owed. there could be impropriety. but it does also sound like her lawyer is requesting a criminal investigation as well, which would be done separately and that's particularly based on the allegations of surveillance, et cetera. that we don't know what's going to happen there. but when it comes to the civil side, that is something which her own lawyer can pursue. >> the stakes are potentially high? >> absolutely and now starts to make a lot more sense as to the process through which this happened. >> dan, thanks very much. >> so many different angles. thank you, dan. coming up next a grammy winning gospel sing and new
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♪ i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ i'm gonna stand by you ♪ back now with more from florida after the communities get back on their feet in the wake of hurricane ida. t.j. is there with special guests who will help us surprise one amazing and selfless dad. t.j., of course, what's going on, my friend? >> reporter: stra, i got a heck
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of a mix this morning. okay, i got a grammy winning gospel singer, i have a new orleans saint great, benjamin watson here own this side izzy, kiley, caylin, chloe, kinsley and then wife christian of the guy you're going to meet sam. he doesn't know we're all gathered on this side. they have been feeding thousands of people here a day, every single day because the need is so great. sam doesn't know we're here. folks are lined up this morning because the need is so great. we are looking forward to this. how is your husband going to react? >> i'm not sure. i think he's going to be really shocked. some of us are like, he's going to cry. i don't know. >> reporter: you know what, stra, crying is my specialty. we look forward to that, but we're keeping the focus here on this area but we're looking forward to honoring him here in just a bit, stra. >> we are looking forward to as well, teej. crying is his specialty. get the tissues ready. coming up we have so much
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air quality will be good to moderate which is healthy even though we have a heat wave that begins today and goes all the way through monday. >> coming up gma live louisiana one month after hurricane ida so many communities. we will see you again in 30 minutes.
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♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. president biden's agenda in jeopardy. divided democrats to decide the fate of biden's $3.5 trillion spending plan. the high stakes on capitol hill this morning. and lawmakers down to the wire saying they have a deal to avoid the shutdown. one deadline down, two more to go. the urgent new cdc warning for expectant mothers about the vaccine. saying pregnant women with covid are twice as likely to end up in the icu. >> i hope every pregnant woman gets it. >> what women need to know when it comes to getting the shot. ♪ america strong. in the aftermath hurricane ida's deadly and historic rampage in louisiana, one month later, the new powerful stories of true southern spirit.
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>> thank you, sir. >> neighbors helping neighbors in the face of disaster. this church slammed by ida working 24/7 to feed thousands of people a day, and this morning, we have a surprise for one deserving man who was helping rebuild his community one day and one meal at a time. and lion up. i'm giving it the old college try one more time at my beloved louisiana alma mater. >> so good to see you. >> it's all coming up and we're saying -- >> all: good morning, america. good morning, america. safe to say that robin is happy to go back to school. it has been such a moving morning in louisiana. >> yeah, that's right, and we're only getting started.
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robin, t.j., rob are all there now sharing so many powerful stories. hey there, robin. >> oh, amy, i'm tearing up and these are tears of joy because you should see what i am seeing. there is nothing like good old southern hospitality, even in the face of great challenge. i'm here at the christian fellowship in laplace. just one of the many places. rob is in grand isle which is one of the hardest hit in the state being called the ground zero of the storm. now, people have always been so resilient, especially since the hurricane and the folks at new line christian fellowship. where is sam? no, keep working. i'm telling you, this man is relentless. he has been here working 24/ t.j., you know about him. >> the guy we're honoring this morning has no idea we're honoring him.
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certainly we'll celebrate what he's doing. the need is so great since the storm devastated this area about a month ago. look, a lot of people here needed help including sam that we are honoring this morning. but he didn't ask for help. he went to work to help others and he has no idea his family, his five kids and his wife are here on this side of the trailers. have no idea. are we sure he has no idea when he left the house? >> no, look, i was brushing my teeth when he left. he was like, have a good day. i said okay, have a great day. >> so the kids here are all under the age of 6 and they are great this morning. but we are looking forward to honoring him in just a bit, guys. a surprise you don't want to miss and a story you don't want to miss about this man either, guys. >> we cannot wait for that. we have a lot of news to get to and start with president biden's agenda in jeopardy. divided democrats struggling to reach a deal and comes as congressional leaders say they have a deal to avoid the looming shutdown. back to rachel scott on capitol hill.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. with hours to spare the senate has finally reached a deal to avert the government shutdown. they are now on track to pass a bill that would keep the government open and funded through early december. but president biden's economic agenda is still on the line and today it faces a critical test. the house is set to vote on that $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges today, but it is likely to fail. they just do not have the votes. progressives are threatening to tank the bill because their party has not reached an agreement on a much larger $3.5 trillion package. moderates say the price tag on that is just too high. the bottom line here, after weeks of negotiations, the white house has not been able to break this stalemate. and while the government is likely to avoid this shutdown they are inching closer to another deadline. if congress does not act by october 18th, the government will not be able to pay its bills. this would be catastrophic for the economy putting at risk millions of job, george. >> okay, thanks very much. amy.
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well, turning to more on that urgent cdc warning about pregnancy and covid. 125,000 cases have been reported in expectant mothers with more than 22,000 of them being hospitalized and 161 deaths. abc chief medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton joins us now, and, dr. jen, it's shocking to hear that just one-third of pregnant women nationwide have been vaccinated. how is the cdc responding to those numbers? >> so we have to remember this is a very vulnerable population and they've looked at these numbers, the numbers are not good. that's the reason we're out with this health alert and it really comes down to risk versus benefit. if you look at this population, this is a condition of immune compromise, pregnancy, we know that pregnant women are at increased rick of icu admission if they're covid positive and then preterm delivery and stillbirth, obviously consequences to both patients here, the mother and the baby, and then in terms of the
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vaccines, when you look at the benefits the cdc, acog, crystal clear at this point that the benefits outweigh any known or suspected risk, and they are recommending them aggressive for women before pregnancy or in any of the trimesters of pregnancy. >> you're an ob/gyn. what's the disconnect? if two-thirds of pregnant women are saying, no, despite that crystal clear recommendation from every doctor -- >> well, listen, pregnant women always tread lightly and the risk threshold there is different than in any other population. but i would encourage women speak to their obstetrician, speak to their midwife. it is not worth rolling the dice here. we know that covid-19 is a bad actor when it comes to pregnant women and, again, two lives at stake. we can do a lot better in protecting this population. >> all right, dr. jennifer ashton, thank you as always. michael. we're going to turn now to facebook, the company's global head of safety set to be grilled in a senate hearing focusing on how kids are affected by
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instagram. rebecca jarvis has it for us this morning. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. the big question here is, how does facebook and its app instagram affect young users? it's the central question we're going to hear at today's senate hearing grilling the global head of safety and it all comes on the heels of a series of reports by "the wall street journal" exposing internal research at facebook that showed instagram had a negative impact on many teenage girls' mental health and body image including research that shows teens blame instagram for increases in the rate of anxiety and depression. lawmakers want to know how executives responded to this internal research. facebook writing in a recent blog post, the research actually demonstrated that many teens we heard from feel that using instagram helps them when they are struggling with the kinds of hard moments and issues teenagers have always faced. earlier this week facebook announced it would put on a hold a version of instagram that is designed for children under 13, michael.
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>> a lot of good and bad on social media. thank you for that. coming up, in the aftermath ofurmmits eilding the places they call home together. and robin is there now lending a helping hand. hey, robin. >> i'm with my new friend sam here. we're handing out -- this distribution line -- all the necessary supplies for people. >> yes, ma'am. >> may i? oh, how are you? take care now. i'm telling you, this church is getting it done. it is the epitome of louisiana strong and we'll have much more. we got to get to work. much more ahead. so, okay, two more, okay, i got it. all right. okay. ♪ they may have lost an eye, or their hearing, or their youthful good looks. but there's a lot of things these remarkable dogs haven't lost... like their ability to lick, wag, and love with the best of them.
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♪ i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we break down ♪ ♪ we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ i'll walk through hell with you, love, you're not alone ♪ welcome back to "gma." take a look at those images, stunning examples of louisiana strong. neighbors helping neighbors across that state after ida became the tenth hurricane to slam louisiana since katrina. really unthinkable there. but robin, t.j., rob, they're all down there showing everyone how that state is coming together to rebuild in more ways than one, robin. >> all right, amy, the christian fellowship here is one of the communities rocked by that cat 4 hurricane. rob is live in grand isle which ida nearly wiped off the map. i know you worked there three years so can you tell us how ida compared with the others we see?
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>> yeah, you know, robin, it was three great years in my life. tt hurricanes are just a part of life and oddly with all the storm that is have come through here, ida's most similar to laura which came through just with the similar cat 4 winds and similar results. you can see the expanse of the devastation here in grand isle. structures that are raised up to avoid water but could not escape the winds. hurricane katrina has been the benchmark of louisiana storms. devastating new orleans 16 years ago and changing lives forever. since then nine hurricanes have hit the state. most recently ida, a category 4 packing record-setting winds of 150 miles per hour.
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ida decimating the town of ironton. located about an hour south of new orleans. it's been wiped out by hurricanes three times in less than two decades. everybody else.e protected like- >> i sure do. this is america. you know, we feel like we've been rejected and overlooked and forgotten. >> reporter: reverend hayward johnson takes me inside the church he was baptized in and is now pastor. >> the water level was here. this is where the water level was and it was here for a few -- for a week or so. >> for a week the water was that high? >> and got the choir stand. >> this is where you would preach on sundays. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: it's that sense of community, that southern spirit at the heart of what makes louisiana strong in the face of a devastating loss, mercy chefs in galliano handing out over 200,000 meals across the state so far. >> so you wouldn't be able to survive or do what you do without the help of neighbors volunteering.
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>> no, neighbors helping neighbors are always the best way to find recovery. >> reporter: meantime, in grand isle, a 13-foot storm surge steamrolled the barrier island leaving residents without water and damaging nearly 80% of the structures there. even a month later, power for many in the state hasn't returned. the usual rainy season during this time of year hampering cleanup efforts. this is where hurricane ida came ashore, and though all of these homes are built on stilts, almost none of them remain intact. as we were interviewing grand isle's mayor, he received a lng-awaited call, the white house wants to talk. >> how does that make you feel a call with the white house. some hope there. >> yeah, it is. >> got to feel good? yeah. >> i know it's been a tough month. >> yep. we're going to rebuild.
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>> hang in there, mr. mayor. hang in there. >> reporter: while the road to recovery seems long, he says the community will persevere. >> plant the american flag. we're going to see it strong. >> america strong. >> yes, it sure is. >> they are so tired physically, emotionally, that call from the white house happening today at 1:00. mercy chef, 17 days they worked to supply food, then they ran out and they came back and still supplied today. i love this shirt, robin, they gave me. i know they're feeding folks in laplace. louisiana strong with the fleur de lis, it says it all. >> mercy chef right here feeding body and soul. let me ask you this, rob, we saw in your piece, and it just breaks your heart to see the loss, the destruction, but the folks there in grand isle, just talk about their determination, rob. >> it's something, i'll tell you that. it is very, very tough, some of
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the toughest conditions i've seen after a hurricane, our drone shot again shows you levees are broken. water comes in during high tide, plus it's been raining so it's just been so tough here. you know, a lot of people say it's a barrier island. thers a scho is a it's been great to see how louisiana is coming back today. now it's time for "pop news"
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with lara. >> let's do it. let's start with music. two music legends teaming up, bruce springsteen and john mellencamp joining forces for a new song and video. here is your first look at "wasted days." ♪ wasted days, hat. i love it. there's more. springsteen telling sirius xm these two worked on three songs during a recent trip to mellencamp's home in indiana. those songs will be part of a new album by mellencamp. no word yet on a release date but the song "wasted days" right there streaming everywhere right now. thanks, guys. thanks for that peek. next up, daniel craig switching gears. the english actor made it clear this 007 film will be his last with the spy franchise we hear you and this morning now we know
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going from bond to broadway. craig will start in "macbeth" opposite actress ruth negga. and produced by barbara broccoli saying it is heartwarming to me that we're going to be working on something else so soon after wrapping up his bond cycle. thrilled he will support the return of broadway playing this iconic role. you can see daniel craig starting april 28th in a limited 15-week run. guys, we can ask him about this run tuesday, bond will be here on "gma." >> yeah, i watched the movie last night. incredible. loved it. oh. >> i hear the ending is amazing. >> the whole thing is amazing. >> why don't you tell us about it? >> no, the action, from the beginning to the end, it's amazing. >> i know what you're doing. i know you're trying to stall to kill my time. >> no, i'm not. i'm actually regretting what's coming up. we learn so much on "gma," don't we? today more about michael, shall we? the man as you know can do it
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all, pro athlete, anchor, journalist, own fashion brand, but did you know that man had a singing career? take a look at this. ♪ a lot of pretty women and a lot of good booze ♪ >> pretty good. ♪ realize that he was right ♪ >> oh, my god. why is my head so big. why are my cheeks looking like that. ♪ never see a brinks truck following her ♪ >> there it is, michael. ♪ a lot of pretty women and a lot of good booze ♪ >> okay. we can stop right there. clips never last that long. >> that was amazing. >> no, that was not. let me tell you right now -- >> a little context for you. >> please. >> so 1998 was the year and the nfl asked players to participate in making two albums, one was country and one called nfl jams.
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guess who raised their hands, that guy, that was a duet with randy travis, so much to unpack on this. i wish we had more time. i know michael does too. you can see all of it in "uninterrupted: more than an athlete," way more than an athlete. >> more than an athlete but definitely not a singer. >> shoutout, spring hale your production company smack, final episode airing on espn plus. thank you for that. >> you do sing during commercial breaks. >> i've gotten better since then. randy travis -- >> oh. >> randy travis, i apologizing for ruining a great song by you. you know, it is time now. we'll head back to louisiana. robin is there. she's got a chance to visit a place, robin, i know is very, very special. it means a lot to you. >> no, we got more time to talk about your singing, michael. we got plenty of time this morning, but proud you chose country. being back here in louisiana, it is incredibly meaningful to me. it is the home of my beloved alma mater, southeastern
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louisiana university. i got a chance to visit my cherished old stomping grounds, the school was hit hard by ida but in the traditional lion up mentality, they are not letting anything stop slu and the surrounding community of hammond, america. southern louisiana is picking up the pieces after hurricane ida tore through a month ago. leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake including here in hammond. mr. mayor, tell us, 30 days later, what is the situation here in hammond? >> we're still struggling, most important thing i think for many people is getting electricity back. when you see something like this, a tree that looks predominantly healthy being uprooted and our police officer had their own chainsaws and they were clearing streets but citizens came out. it was incredible. neighbors helping neighbors. >> it's an incredible thing.
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>> lion up. lion up. it's that spirit. i mean that. >> it is a wonderful community as you've seen. there are some people that are okay, but there are a lot of people that are displaced and a lot of people living in homes that they shouldn't have to be living in. >> reporter: like courtney and benjamin williams along with their seven children who planned to ride out the storm in their three-bedroom home. when the storm hit can you tell us where you were in the house? what was going on. >> i was cooking and i heard move the kids. the church started slamming against the house and the lights went out so we all -- i could literally hear tornadoes all of a sudden it started flooding in our bedroom on us. >> and where are you living right now? >> in the front room. >> nine people? >> yeah, just making it work. >> reportesr: now rebuilders from the fuller center are lending a helping hand to support the williams on the road to recovery. the family's belongings packed up in this storage container outside their home. >> we've taken out the ceiling.
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we've taken out the rooms. we're going to build this all back for them. better than it was before. >> and you are here two, three years after. here it is just a month after. >> it takes a long time. we come in after a major hurricane like this and we help people get back into their houses. >> reporter: the city of hammond, also home to southeastern louisiana university, my beloved alma mater, the storm impacting the students like kylee dupree. >> we went to sleep thinking we were okay and then, now, we are restarting with just a mattress on the floor and we have lost everything. >> reporter: the women's basketball coach showed us inside what was once the team's practice court. so where are we right now? >> we're in the kinesiology building, the hub of campus. as you can see it looks different than it used to. >> what has it been like on campus when you see this type of destruction? >> it's devastating but you know you look at it and think positive. it's going to come back better and you step foot on campus and feel loved and welcome. that's louisiana.
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it's hammond, america. >> give me the ball, give me the ball. come on. >> reporter: nowhere do you feel that love more than here at the university center. older i get, the better i was. home of the lion, a play is know quite well. >> how has it made you stronger? >> as a team it made us appreciate the time. every day is a day we have to take advantage of it. >> we didn't know when we would come back to campus but knew we had to get out in the community cutting up branches, moving them, hauling them to the road and passing out food, water, if we can't play ball, we're going to do something to better ourselves and our community. >> all: lion up. >> cannot tell you how proud i am of the folks down here and we are going to surprise one of them. when we come back.
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bay area. good morning. an update to the red flag warning. it is gone. the red lab warning was just canceled by the national weather service. the really hot weather will roads are lacking cloud and fogs. it will get kind of hot this afternoon. even though our heatwave begins today, our air will remain healthy. he continues
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minutes northbound calling on senate democrats to protect immigrant families. now things are moving. >> we will have ♪ i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we are breaking down we can find a way to break through ♪ louisiana this morning, we've been "america strong" all morning long. back to robin moments away from our big surprise. >> all right, george. i have been at the new wine christian fellowship all morning long here in laplace, louisiana. alongside this man right here, my man sam. he has been on this distribution line helping his community ever since ida hit and he thinks -- i know -- he thinks we're here to, you know, talk about the church and we are. we're very grateful to y'all, we are. but we also are here for much
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more than that because, sam exemplifies the southern spirit of neighbors helping neighbors so this morning, sam, we're going to celebrate you. we're going to celebrate this man sam. aren't we? [ cheers and applause ] yes, we are. yes. but i can't do it by myself. oh, oh someone go tell t.j. oh, t.j. look who is here. >> hi there, sam. you're probably surprised to see me. >> yeah. >> but you're probably really surprised to see her, your daughter chloe and you're probably also surprised to see this one, your son izzy, you're probably surprised as well to see this one, your daughter kiley and you know you're probablied to see your wife, everybody is here. you know what, everybody is here. [ cheers and applause ] come on, guys. come on over. come on over to daddy. go right ahead. come on over. come on. [ applause ]
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now, robin, i'm only oling chloe because she was a little sleepy but the whole family is here and your friends and your family are here to honor you this morning because, look, you have a story to tell and we know the story but we want the whole country to know about it so everybody, i want you to take a look and listen and i want you to meet sam. hurricane hyde ravaged the community of laplace, louisiana. help was desperately needed. >> you could imagine for so many people it's hot, no water, no power and no food. it can make life very miserable. >> reporter: new wine christian fellowship church. answered the call. >> and some wipes. >> we have hundreds of people lined up to give people food and water and cleaning supplies is very vital right now for a whole lot of people in our community. >> thank you. >> reporter: and the man behind it all. >> welcome to our warehouse. >> samuel mamou.
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>> sam's giving it all out making sure families with water, food, cleaning supply, everything they need. >> reporter: the special education teacher and father of five had his own school and home damaged by ida but kept giving for 9 sake of others. >> it's something he does because he loves to give whack. he loves to help people. >> he could easily say, well, no, i don't want to come down there. i have to take care of mine, but, no, that's not who he is. he is here at 7:30, 8:00 every morning getting things set up. he's smiling with the people giving them a smile, you know, letting them know things is going to be okay. >> sam is like a modern day hero. he forgets to look at the people in our lives every day who are really doing the work to help impact someone else. >> reporter: that impact going further than even he could ever imagine. >> he's going to help people find their purpose and they're going to want to do the same, pass it on. >> reporter: and for that we
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say, thank you, sam. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i appreciate you so very much and so proud of you for the man that you are. >> all: we love, you daddy. >> oh, sam. >> that's something. [ cheers and applause ] >> we were talking to her all morning over there. we've been here hanging out all morning. she said this man is going to cry. how you feeling? >> i'm feeling good this morning. i'm humbled. i really am humbled. my goal is to be the hands of jesus christ. >> you're so deserve. what is it like to celebrate your husband like that. >> i think it's well deserved. sometimes he's like, you know, sometimes he goes, babe, when is my turn and i'm like, hey, today
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is for you. >> i see those tears. i see those tears as well. >> as you continue to help the community and, look, a lot of folk, we see the need here. we saw it flying in and see all those boots, people are struggling and you getting them back into home and they need cleaning supplies as you've been saying and look over there. our good friends at clorox hooked us up. those two trucks, two truck loads of cleaning supplies. [ cheers and applause ] for you, for you to distribute however you think they should be distributed and not just that, clorox also is going to be giving you a $20,000 check that's going to you to be used in the community however. what can you do with this? >> we can do a lot with this. we can do a whole lot with this. thank you all so much for everything. thank you, clorox, thank you, "good morning america." we appreciate you guys so much. >> robin, it's like he doesn't know us because this is the point where we go --
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>> but, wait, there's more. >> there it is, you have been helping and giving so much but you all still, you went through the storm. you all got hit yourselves and need help so we got more friends at sheex and they're giving you $10,000. [ cheers and applause ] and this is for you and your home, they're also giving you a performance sleep system for your home. new linens, new mattress to help you all get back on your feet again. >> all right. >> that is for you. >> thank you so much. >> we're in louisiana so who dat? who dat? [ cheers ] like i am so we have somebody here with a little bit of a surprise for you. former saints tight end ben watson. [ cheers and applause ] >> how you doing? >> i love what you said about the lord will provide and you've given other people and the lord has provided. he will. keep that up. now, it wouldn't be complete
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without some saints stuff. >> i agree. >> i know you you love the saints. so there's tickets for your whole family to the game. [ cheers and applause ] and one of my favorite players, another man of god, a man of faith signed a jersey just for you, demario davis signed a jersey just for you. >> thank you, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> all right. >> thank you, mr. watson. i appreciate it. >> and the saints are a little busy so got to get a guy in retirement. >> my wife ain't going to let me go. >> so just tell us what this moment means to you. >> i'm humbled. you know, one thing, i told one of my guys if you handle god's house he'll handle your house and to show them, take care of god's business, so i'm humbled and grateful. it's not just about me but this team, helping out every day. somebody to volume, like i said. can't go wrong. i'm grateful. >> tickets, that's hard.
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tickets, this is a big family. that's the whole family. we appreciate that. but what a morning, robin. just to come back down, keep an eye on this community and what they continue to go through and highlight folks putting in the work like this. >> thank you. we'll have a little bit more. wait. there's more. >> yes. >> we're going to have a little something to tell you about the true spirit. weaver's going to have song. we're going to sing, right? well, you're not going to sing and i'm not going to sing and you're not going to sing but you'll see when we come back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> you did great. you did great. okay? "gma's" "america strong" sponsored by abbott.
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♪ back now on "gma." sun just speaking through the clouds and drone up. long road ahead but the first day we haven't seen a lot of rain here. you know, ida, the cajun navy got back at it. they take their own boats and help people that need the most. 100 volunteers on the ground bringing in their own stuff to deliver thousands of pounds of supplies to residents over the last month. look at their efforts here in jefferson parish, the bridge taken out by ida cutting residents off from the rest of the parish. they'll help evacuate people and float supplies by boat across the bayou to the residents still
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in their homes. good on them. that's now to making your life better while saving one in the process. this segment is sponsored by subaru and throughout the month of october, the companies working to get more pet as adopted giving easy tips on how to make the transition to pet ownership stress-free for both you and your pet. ♪ >> people lean into this relationship, into the love and companionship that comes with an animal and bring animals into their homes. >> estimated that over 4 million animals adopted from shelters every year and many are dogs like these pawsome pals. >> when you adopt a pet from a
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rescue, you are saving a life first a foremost and freeing up space to treat an animal that truly needs to be there. >> reporter: subaru thinks they're paw-tastic too through their initiative with the aspca they have donated over $30 million to help over 250,000 furry friends find homes. >> subaru and our retailers are partnering with over 600 local shelters throughout the country in the month of october. every animal that get as adopted our retailers are going to be donating $100 to those local animal shelters. >> reporter: subaru surprising this rescue with new toys and kits to bring your pets home with a leash, chew toys and waste bags. >> everything a new pet owner needs is right here in this kit. they're going to love it. >> reporter: if you want to adopt talk with a shelter to find a pet that will match your lifestyle. then set up their home, have a
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bed, toys and food ready for your furry friend and be patient. the animal will need time to adjust to their new home. and here at paws crossed about 90 animal as valuable for adoption including these cute canines like 4-month-old lion whose eyes will melt your heart. all he needs is some toys and tlc. and we can't forget remington who will play with you for hours. already to bring a little more love and joy into your home. ah can i bring them both home, honey? please? two more. i already have three. adoption made such a huge difference in our family. if you are interested, i work with north shore animal league america. go online. you saw there so many shelters all over the world. there are my furry friends, you guys, had to deal with them all year long while i reported from home. so great and thanks, subaru for all you do. coming up a special
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performance by grammy winning singer tasha cobbs leonard live in louisiana. "gma's" adopt a furry friend is sponsored by subaru. subaru is proud to be the [music] [birds chirping] [music] [deep breaths] [music]
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[birds chirping] [birds chirping] [chimes] ♪ i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we're breaking down ♪ ♪ we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ welcome back, everybody. those are just some of the incredible images of how the people of louisiana have come together in the wake of hurricane ida and the state is known for so much, we love the food, the landscape, the people, but, robin, we all know the true soul of louisiana is the music, right? >> yeah, we do know that, t.j. and i both know that and we also are so happy you're showing all those pictures because it's more than here, it is all across the
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state that they are feeling this but something about music that just lifts the soul. >> you keep saying music. outside of a church, she's bouncing already. it's the lifeblood of certainly churches and places around the country and in the south, new wine christian fellowship uplifts and brings hope and connects communities. >> so to celebrate that louisiana spirit, it is a pleasure to welcome grammy winning gospel superstar tasha cobbs leonard. [ cheers and applause ] whoo. >> we have a special song this morning that we're going to do talking about faith. ♪ i just got to believe ♪ ♪ there is goodness around the corner ♪
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♪ and something better is in store for me ♪ ♪ someday i will see ♪ there's a reason for all these tears ♪ ♪ and there's an answer to these prayers i just gotta believe ♪ ♪ that it's gonna work out like i knew it would ♪ ♪ and i'll finish stronger than i thought i could ♪ ♪ there's a rainbow behind the clouds the sun is bursting out ♪ ♪ this can't be the end oh, no ♪ ♪ i know that there is so much more and i will find an open door ♪ ♪ if i only believe ♪ ♪ yeah, that this is just one page in my story ♪ ♪ and if i keep breathing if i
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keep believing ♪ ♪ it's gonna work out like i knew it would ♪ ♪ and i'll finish stronger than i thought i could ♪ ♪ there's a rainbow behind the clouds, the sun is bursting out ♪ ♪ just believe you gotta believe ♪ ♪ just believe you gotta believe ♪ ♪ hey ♪ ♪ just believe you got gotta believe ♪ ♪ oh, it's working, it's working for, yes, it's working for you, just believe ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> yes.
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whoo-hoo. whoo-hoo. [ cheers and applause ] yes! whoo! >> oh. [ applause ] >> whoo!
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what a fantastic morning we had. what an incredible performance, robin.
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>> i know. tasha, she brought it. she brought it. why did you want to be here to celebrate this community? >> oh, man this, is about faith this, is about hope. sometimes it just takes one act to bring hope and faith back to a community and this is absolutely amazing. that's what this is. >> your lyrics are perfect for today, weren't they. >> wow, just believe. >> that's what we got to believe. we have to thank rob for being there in grand isle. again, we have to say this is happening all across this great state of louisiana. what is happening is the resilience that you're seeing, the strength that you're seeing, the belief that you're seeing and you guys got to get back to work, right? i know. i know they've got to do that but, rob, of course that you for being there, t.j., what a morning. >> let's leave them with his word, just because it's not happening in the news doesn't mean it's not happening and that's why it's important for us to be here and highlight this story so thank you all for having us and what you do. robin, thank you for the invitation for having me here
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with you. >> absolutely. have a great day, everybody. bless you.
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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. kumasi: good morning everyone ee at traffic. jobina: good morning. we are starting with a live look at the san mateo bridge, we vote crash on the western span. as you enter the peninsula, run in some delays. also face delays at the bay bridge toll plaza, it is still packed. metering lights came on at 5:27. mike: the red flag warning is gone, canceled early. let's focus on the air quality is a beginner heat wave. it is going to remain good to moderate not only today, but tomorrow and saturday. check at these temperatures above average from 76 in san francisco to nearing 90 and inland east bay neighborhoods. the coast will be a little cooler, warmest days will be sunday and monday. the bay and in the neighborhood
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is hot, today all the way through monday. kumasi: time for live with kelly and ryan. we are back >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new series, "unidentified," demi lovato. plus, what every man needs to know and do as we continue "live's health check week." also, more of our amazing viewers send in pictures and honor of the walt disney world anniversary. plus, mark consuelos is back in the cohost chair. all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and mark consuelos! [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> kelly: morning, deja! >> deja: morning!
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