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ixent. good morning, america. baby formula crisis from coast to coast. families scrambling for answers as supermarket shelves are left bare. >> my husband and i literally have been driving hundreds of miles. >> president biden now promising progress. the new government moves as moms turn to milk banks to feed their babies and the warning from experts about diluting formula. clarence thomas' comments. the supreme court justice speaking out about that leaked draft opinion that would strike down roe v. wade. >> it was beyond anyone's understanding. [ crowd chanting ] >> plus, the protests today across the country. russian retreat. invading forces in ukraine reportedly suffering serious
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losses. the pullback as russia retaliates against finland for looking to join nato and who may block the move. court appearance. wnba star brittney griner seen for the first time since her arrest in russia. could she be part of a prisoner swap? breaking overnight, gun violence. basketball fans running for cover as three people are shot after the milwaukee bucks game. plus, this deadly ambush at a gas station. the federal help to get guns off the streets. sentenced. >> all rise. >> a former nurse learning her fate for a deadly mistake, injecting a patient with the wrong medication. the reaction from the nursing community. success at the summit. the first all-black team to reach the top of mount everest. how they're inspiring the next generation to reach new heights. and commencement speaker. how a deaf student at gallaudet university got tim cook to address the graduation class.
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his visit to the campus, only on “gma,” and his message to the deaf community. good morning, america. we begin with the nationwide shortage of baby formula. the white house now saying the issue is a priority as the administration faces criticism for not acting quickly enough. >> president biden is now asking the federal trade commission to monitor the formula market for price gouging and to investigate any complaints. some saying the president should turn to the defense production act, but the white house saying it's not that simple. >> and all of this happening as desperate parents scramble to find the formula they need to feed their babies and abbott saying it's increased production at a facility abroad. abc's elwyn lopez is in atlanta with the latest. elwyn, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, whit, good morning. it's a nightmare for millions of parents just trying to get ryin enough formula to feed their
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infants, and now the u.s. government is stepping in to take action. this morning, a nationwide baby formula shortage crippling families from coast to coast. the president overnight promising swift action. >> there's nothing more urgent we're working on than that right now. >> reporter: the white house saying it is working to increase supply and make it readily available, rolling out new measures that give families on government assistance the ability to buy other brands of formula. cracking down on price gouging and hoarding as well as importing more supply. >> i think we're going to be making some significant progress very shortly. >> reporter: but makers of store brand formulas for walmart and amazon say those heightened demands and shortages may last throughout the rest of the year. about 40% of formula is out of stock leaving empty shelves at stores across the country. some forced to limit its purchases per customer. the lack of product in part due to the voluntary recall of
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abbott brand formula manufactured at a plant in sturgis, michigan, after two infants died of a bacterial infection in late february. the company says an investigation found no evidence linking the infections to its michigan plant. abbott saying, as soon as the fda gives them the green light, production could start back up again in two weeks.ching titi i the shortage requesting records from four of the largest manufacturers of baby formula. >> with regard to abbott, they have cornered the market and part of the reason for the shortage is the consolidation of the industry. we're in a situation where they would have to recall their product, thereby creating a crisis and a shortage in the supply. >> reporter: meanwhile, in spokane first-time mom olivia says she's struggling to find a
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specialized formula for her 9-month-old emma. >> my husband and i literally have been driving hundreds of miles and having formula shipped to us by friends and family. >> reporter: and this mom of three and postpartum doula in nebraska is nursing her youngest child and giving the rest of her milk supply to three other families. >> when you see these moms go from, okay, i'm about to birth a baby to now how am i going to feed them, it struck a chord with me. >> reporter: others turning to milk banks. >> the baby doesn't understand shortages. she just knows she's hungry. >> reporter: guys, the white house says the defense production act is on the table to address these shortages and abbott says even when they do get the fda approval to be able to green light and put these products back on shelves, it could take six to eight weeks. eva? >> elwyn lopez for us there, thank you. and joining us now is abc news medical contributor dr. alok patel, a specialist in hospital pediatrics at stanford
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children's health. as a parent, you know a hungry, crying baby is every parent's like worst nightmare. you want to get food into your child. what should parents facing this formula shortage do? >> you know, eva, i hate the fact that the onus is on parents right now. i also hate the fact that the lights turned off above me, but that's how we roll. parents are able to get alternative choices of formula, especially if your child does not have any underlying medical conditions and is just taking routine formula. you want to check with the health care provider or your doctor to see what those alternatives are. as we heard, parents can go to things such as wic, look to see if there's options available or even donor breast milk banks, but it's unfortunate how much is resting on parents. >> especially those parents that aren't getting a lot of sleep at the moment, right? what should -- >> i hear you. >> what should parents avoid doing? >> the biggest thing that parents need to avoid doing right now is trying to make
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that homemade formula or water down formula, both of which can be absolutely catastrophic nutritionally for children. we've seen children hospitalized because of this. you want to avoid trying to give young kids milk alternatives such as cow's milk, plant-based milk. they won't have the right ratio of macro nutrients. you have to go with a formula designated for those young kids. >> and you mentioned those specialty formulas, abbott and some of those other companies are making some specialty formula available. what is the process for parents to access that? >> the process, plain and simple, is to chat with a health care provider because there is often an ability to talk directly to the manufacturers and get those specialty formulas released. now, eva, this is a population that i'm extremely concerned about because there are formulas that are hydrolyzed, easier to digest, formulas that are designed for kids who have a higher caloric need, such as premature babies, these are the formulas that manufacturers say they have a supply of. we just have to make sure people are connecting directly with their doctors and they're getting what is available for those kids, especially in these hard to reach formulas.
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>> a very stressful time for a lot of parents. dr. patel, thanks so much for being with us. janai. >> truly is, thank you. weighed in on that leak regarding roe v. wade as thousands are taking to the streets across the country to make their voices heard on the issue of abortion. abc's ike ejiochi is in washington, d.c. where one of those protests is planned for today. ike, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, janai. in just a few hours tens of thousands of people will be gathering right here on this lawn for the rally calling for abortion rights. they'll then make their way to the steps of the supreme court and this morning, new comments from one of the high court's justices. this morning, supreme court justice clarence thomas blasting the disclosure of the high court's leaked draft opinion that would overturn the landmark roe versus wade decision. justice thomas, one of the justices voting in the majority in the leaked draft, saying the court's confidence has been shaken. >> you begin to look over your shoulder.
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it's like kind of an infidelity. it was beyond anyone's understanding or at least anyone's imagination that someone would do that. >> reporter: this as thousands are expected in the nation's capital and cities across the country in protest demanding access to safe and legal abortions. >> we want to make sure that folks have the opportunity to make their voices heard. >> reporter: over 17,000 people expected to gather in washington, d.c. there will be more than 450 marches all across the country today from los angeles to new york city where nearly 40,000 people have signed up to participate. the call to action stemming from a leaked supreme court draft opinion overturning the landmark roe versus wade decision, guaranteeing a woman's right to an abortion. if overturned 26 states would ban or severely restrict access to abortion affecting more than half the people of reproductive age in this country according to planned parenthood. not everyone gathering saturday will be calling for abortion rights. anti-abortion activists will
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also be out in force in d.c. and elsewhere around the country. >> we survived this abortion industry, and we consider it a great responsibility that we will become the first generation to live in a post-roe america. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: 160 young artists and celebrities like ariana grande and kendall jenner using their platform to call attention to the issue taking out an ad in "the new york times" supporting abortion rights ahead of today's protests. now, the protest is expected to swarm to around 20,000 people here in the district today with everything beginning around noon. now, as far as security, local law enforcement is saying they've closed off several roads and streets around the area, not to mention a heightened police presence in and around the city. whit? >> ike ejiochi, thank you. now to the war in ukraine. president zelenskyy saying his forces have taken down 200 russian military aircraft as pentagon officials warn about a possible delay of aid from the u.s.
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abc's tom soufi-burridge is on the ground in kyiv with the latest. tom, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, whit. there's still no clear evidence that russia has made any significant gains in the east of ukraine. and with u.s.-supplied artillery now being used on the battlefield, russia is suffering more heavy losses. putin's invasion of this country feels way off track. this morning, more evidence that republican senators led by mitch mcconnell on a mission to ukraine meeting president zelenskyy in another show of american support. it comes as more evidence emerging of heavy russian losses. british defense officials confirming the aftermath of a failed russian attempt to cross a bridge in eastern ukraine. and ukraine pushing back russian troops near the city of kharkiv. a u.s. defense official saying they're reclaiming territory towards the russian border. overnight ukrainian president zelenskyy celebrating those
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russian retreats, claiming that ukraine has liberated over a thousand towns and villages since the start of the war, taking six on friday alone, and ukraine also saying the total russian aircraft shot down now reaching 200. the pentagon pressing for the approval of $40 billion in new funding to sustain ukraine's momentum. >> if we don't get those authorities soon, i mean, it's possible that there could be a bubble, a period of time in which, you know, there's just nothing moving, and we want to make sure we avoid that. >> reporter: this as nato's expansion looms. but turkey's president hinting he might block finland and sweden from joining nato and russia vowing to cut off the electricity they supply to finland. in kyiv, the first war crimes trial, a russian soldier in court charged with shooting dead a ukrainian civilian. and in the besieged port city of mariupol, efforts to rescue injured soldiers at the steel
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plant continue. ukrainian soldiers besieged for weeks, still hanging on. for a mother, a living nightmare. nelia's older son killed by a missile while fighting there. her only surviving son trapped inside the steel plant looking gaunt with little food and supplies. every moment of every day nelia waiting for a message with one word -- [speaking foreign language] -- alive. guys, secretary of defense austin has spoken to his russian counterpart for the first time since this war began. but as things stand there's little hope of a peace deal. russia launching missiles into ukrainian towns and cities once again overnight. eva? >> tom for us there, thank you. now to wnba star brittney griner appearing in russian court for the first time since her arrest in february. the court extending her pretrial detention by a month.
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abc's ines de la cuetara has the latest details. good morning to you, ines. >> reporter: good morning, eva. that's right, a russian judge deciding to extend brittney griner's detention by 30 days and that's before she can even go to trial. griner is a wnba star who was first arrested at the airport in moscow back in february. russian officials claim she had been carrying hashish oil in her luggage but u.s. officials say she is being wrongfully detained. griner, though, is facing drug smuggling charges and could face up to ten years in prison. u.s. officials are trying to secure her release and u.s. state department spokesperson ned price did say that u.s. diplomats had spoken to griner yesterday and that considering the circumstances, she is doing as well as can be expected. the big question now, though, is whether we could be seeing some kind of prisoner swap, something similar to what we saw happening with trevor reed. russian state media and russian officials have floated the name of viktor bout. he is a notorious arms dealer, someone who was nicknamed the merchant of death. he has ties to russian
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intelligence, and he has been in u.s. custody since 2012. he is someone the russians have repeatedly asked for. griner for her part has been in russian custody for three months and it's not just her. american paul whelan has also been in russian custody since 2018. janai? >> so many still wanting both of them to come home safely. ines, thank you so much. turning to breaking news overnight back here at home, at least three people shot just outside the stadium in milwaukee towards the end of the bucks and celtics game. and in philadelphia, surveillance video capturing a separate brazen shooting in the middle of the day there. this all comes as president biden makes a new pledge to fight violent crime. abc's alex presha joins us with more this morning. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, janai. that shooting in milwaukee terrifying for so many because not only were there nba fans gathered inside the arena, but the bucks had thousands, thousands gathered outside taking in the playoff atmosphere sent running for cover.
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it's one of the latest incidents of violence happening around the country. a shooting near the milwaukee bucks arena near the end of a basketball game injuring three. fans running for cover. and in philadelphia, a brazen daytime shooting. two men hopping out of a car, one armed with an ak-47 style gun. police saying the other firing from a handgun with an apparent extended magazine clip, targeting and killing 31-year-old brandon dixon. the suspects still on the loose. >> he didn't deserve this. my son didn't deserve to die like this. >> reporter: violence like this propelling the biden administration into action. president biden flanked by mayors and police chiefs from around the country said a $10 billion commitment to police and public safety will help stop violent crime. the money part of the american rescue plan. it includes $450 million for things like new police cars, radio systems, body cameras and gunshot detection systems. >> spend this money now that you have.
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use these funds we made available to you to prioritize public safety. >> reporter: across the country there have been nearly 7,000 gun-related deaths already this year. at least 197 mass shootings. >> the answer is not to defund the police. the answer is to fund the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities. >> reporter: local leaders insisting this will save lives. >> it's enabled us to do a number of different things. number one, put officers in high areas of crime. put officers around our city where we are looking at statistically gun violence being higher in those areas than in other areas in our city. >> reporter: the biden administration is hoping that this funding will help put a dent in crime ahead of the usual summer spike. whit? >> all right, alex, thank you. we want to shift gears. it was a big night for basketball fans and the nba playoffs. steph curry and the golden state warriors now heading to the game six win againstmehis grizz
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back to the conference finals since 2019. not long ago for most teams but for the warriors, oh, it's been 2019. right? the boston celtics, by the way, claiming victory meaning we'll see a game seven against the milwaukee bucks. that game will be played tomorrow. >> playoffs heating up. >> sure is. yep, yep. time now for a check of the weather and meteorologist cheryl scott from our abc station in chicago, wls. hey, cheryl. >> reporter: yes, we're going to see things heat up over the next couple of days. we just need to get some sunshine. it is a cloudy, foggy start to this morning. i'm live here in brooklyn, and we have some great things coming up in the second half hour of "gma." so i want you to stick around for that. we're going to be cooking some great things up, so stay tuned for that, but weatherwise we are feeling the mist, the dreary conditions, but a lot of folks are going to be feeling the heat this weekend. here is a live view of surfline coming from our surfline, cocoa
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beach, florida. you can see those surfers out there in the water giving us that summerlike feel. a big story across the eastern half of the country. the heat continues to build in, temperatures 20 degrees above normal and it is sliding east to the east coast up to new england and that warm and humid weather will persist for the next couple of days. near record heat in many of these cities. now, aone good saturday morning brilliant view here from santag cruz where we're well into the 50s already about 80 today for a high the fog will stay along the coast from san mateo allowing for that sea breeze, but the warming trend for the rest of us continues throughout the day today breezytomorrow. and the coolest day should be on monday 62 and half moon bay. lots of fog there now 76 san mateo look for upper 80s inland in the accuweather seven day forecast for cooling off sunday and monday. >> and speaking of the heat, i hope you guys are ready for some barbecue for breakfast because,
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yep, we're going to be sizzling things up later this morning. so more on that in just a bit. back to you guys. >> bring it on, the barbecue. you have made us happy, cheryl. we'll check back in with you shortly. now to a historic milestone. the first all black team reaching the summit of mount everest. abc's kayna whitworth has more on their epic journey, reaching new heights together. >> reporter: some of them teach or own small businesses, but today they comprise the first all black team to summit mount everest. their success nearly doubling the number of black climbers to conquer the world's tallest peak. >> base camp is here. >> reporter: leading the ten-person team is phillip henderson, recently sharing that seven members reached the summit on thursday. the team arrived at base camp three weeks ago. their tents set up at over 17,000 feet in elevation. >> this is where we live for two months while we were getting >> reporter:aitihe tallest
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ng at altitude. ti wt's ahead and re'sme base camp. i took my wedding ring off because my hands swelled up. so that's the last thing i see before i leave my tent is my wedding ring. >> reporter: henderson assembled the team last year aiming to showcase black athletes, removing barriers that keep them from outdoor sports and inspiring the next generation. abby coaches young climbers in south florida teaching them how to achieve their big goal. >> so my big goal with this project is to help demystify the process of climbing your everest. it doesn't necessarily need to be everest. >> reporter: a mission shared by colorado high school teacher and track coach, eddie taylor. >> everest is still going to be hard. it's still going to be this big mountain but something they don't feel is unattainable to them. >> reporter: we're hearing from the team that everybody is healthy and happy and elated about their accomplishment and
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also, you guys, we learned just last night from the athletic director at the high school where eddie coaches and teaches that the kids on his track team have qualified to compete in the state championships. >> wow. >> congratulations to them. >> yeah, big congratulations. >> really incredible story, kayna, thank you. still ahead here on "gma," a former nurse convicted for a medical mistake hears her sentence. the concerns now her case is raising for health care workers. and the roller coaster week for cryptocurrency. the volatility of these digital assets. should they be allowed in your 401(k)? and apple's tim cook speaks at a graduation ceremony. the deaf student that made it happen. previous owner: "laughs" ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ mom: where are you going? ♪ ♪ so today let's stain, with behr,
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♪ welcome back to "gma" on this saturday morning. that is ukrainian folk rap group kolush orchestra rehearsing for tonight's performance at the eurovision sound contest. the group is already a fan favorite for the win. the band members say any victory they could bring back to ukraine would be important. the ontest draws the television audience of close to 200 million and it's fascinating. that song was really originally written for the mother of the front man, but it's become a rallying cry for all of ukraine. >> wow. >> and eurovision is so much fun to watch. >> absolutely. yeah. now, a look at some of the other big stories we're following this morning. happening right now, a federal judge temporarily blocked
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portions of an alabama transgender medication law making it a felony for parents to give their children certain types of hormone therapy and puberty blockers. under the law parents and doctors face up to ten years in prison for prescribing or administering the medications to minors. also right now, an urgent manhunt for an escaped texas inmate serving a life sentence for murder. gonzalo lopez has been now added to the texas ten most wanted fugitives list with police offering more than $22,000 for any information leading to his recapture. lopez was being transported by bus when he escaped. authorities now calling him a very dangerous person. and phil mickelson who made history last year as the oldest golfer to win the pga championship will not be defending his title. the pga tweeting the news adding it looks forward to mickelson's return to golf. the six-time major winner also missed last month's masters.
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he announced in february he would take a break after coming under fire for comments he made about saudi arabia's regime and a proposed golf tournament there. we start this half hour with a former nurse learning her fate for the mistake that led to a patient's death. radonda vaught convicted of criminally negligent homicide for giving the patient the wrong medication. zachary kiesch has more on the judge's sentence and reaction to it. >> reporter: good morning. she was a well respected icu nurse. that career and those credentials have been taken away but the attorney representing radonda vaught told me she took accountability immediately after the tragic accident happened and perhaps that played a role in the sentencing we saw. this morning a former nurse who made a deadly mistake will not go to prison. radonda vaught will serve three years of probation for the 2017 death of 75-year-old charlene murphey, a patient she injected with the wrong medication. >> every day she reminds me of the consequences of my actions.
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>> reporter: vaught was charged and found guilty of negligent homicide and neglect of an impaired adult for the lethal dose she administered at vanderbilt medical center. murphey's family members were emotional and saying that they believe vaught deserved a second chance. >> knowing my mom the way my mom was and stuff, she wouldn't want her to see no jail time. but, you know, that's just was mom. mom was a very forgiving person. >> reporter: a crowd of nurses outside were emotional as they clung to each other and the judge's sentencing explanation. the case prolonged by covid lasted four years and captivated medical professionals concerned about what precedent vaught's conviction could set. a recent johns hopkins university study found more than 250,000 americans a year die from medical errors. the american nurses association in a statement shortly after sentencing saying, we are grateful to the judge for demonstrating leniency in the sentencing of nurse vaught.
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unfortunately, medical errors can and do happen even among skilled, well-meaning and vigilant nurses. vaught apologizing to the famil e and . >> i'm so sorry for what you have lost and what my actions have caused you to go through. i am forever and will be haunted by my role in her untimely passing. >> reporter: in addition to no jail time, vaught will receive a judicial diversion, a pathway for first time offenders to have their charges dropped and records expunged after completing probation. vaught's lawyers telling us now that the trial is over, she's ready to move on from nursing and this ordeal. >> so she's again very well respected and loved in her profession, but i think at this point in time, what she's been through, she's not interested in getting back into it. >> reporter: the case was unique in part because of the criminal charges and the standard.
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some felt it could set moving forward, specifically for those in medicine. guys? >> thank you so much, zachary. nice to have you in studio with us. time now for a check of the weather. meteorologist cheryl scott from our abc station in chicago wls tracking a lot of things including a warm-up for us, cheryl. >> reporter: yes, a warm-up from chicago. in brooklyn this morning we have big things heating up for the second hour of "gma" so we want you to stay tuned for that. a check of the weather, it is a foggy, dreary start for so many places in the east coast, wet weather here will linger through the day. we do have sunshine, dry weather in the middle of the country, some rain, even some snow showers, higher elevations. hazy hot and humid weather for so many. now, the good news is the severe weather threat is down for the day but does ramp up tomorrow from ohio back towards oklahoma. the main threats here in that yellow zone will be winds and to the east coast by monday.ift-
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>> reporter: all right, >> all right, guys, so i'm outside right now braving the mist and the fog. but we're going to be stepping inside to hometown barbecue, second half hour cooking things up. stay tuned for that. i know we're excited about barbecue for breakfast. >> so excited. >> whit's been licking his fingers. >> do we have barbecue here? >> i investigated. we will have food in the studio. >> oh, good. >> champing at the bit. all right, cheryl, talk to you shortly. coming up on "good morning america," the crypto roller coaster. economy and b also apple's tim cook delivers the commencement address to gallaudet university's graduation class with a message to the deaf community.
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crypto investors. have lost money. from individual investors -- >> the crash definitely broke my heart. >> reporter: -- to sports teams' marketing departments. >> we're disrupters. here we create our own future. >> reporter: to companies such as coinbase who made a huge super bowl ad buy, all are feeling the thud of crypto's fall with the white house saying as many as 40 million americans own cryptocurrency. >> crypto goes in waves with higher peaks and lower troughs and so we're just rounding out the bottom of one of those cycles right now with crypto. >> reporter: bitcoin hit a high of 68,000 in november 2021. it is now trading around $30,000 losing more than half its value cr six months. in in yppuicmpie.
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the senators wrote to fidelity asking it to address the, quote, significant risks of fraud, theft and loss associated with the assets. >> crypto technology will end up powering new things, new types of networks, new services on the internet where the people using them may not necessarily know that they're using crypto. this word is key to help them make informed decisions. >> so, deidre, even those who might not be invested in crypto, why should the average american care about what's happening? >> it may seem like a niche product to a lot of people, but if you pair crypto's losses to the stock market losses and concerns about inflation at a 40-year high, none of this bodes well for how we feel and consumer spending and that's two-thirds of our economy. >> thank you, deidre. we appreciate it. coming up here on "good morning america," how a deaf student at gallaudet university
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felt overlooked, but the university says having the head of the largest tech company in the world speak at commencement is validation. >> class of 2022, you made it. >> reporter: this moment at gallaudet university, apple's ceo tim cook standing in front of the class of 2022 during a momentous year for the deaf community, and it all started with this tweet. >> we'd like to invite you to b feanny, the ntviec "c t aroct thirlyelped and nts ugh the pandemic.ught, azing wod it be if tim cook came to our graduation ceremony, to our commencement to celebrate what we've worked so hard for over the past 18 months. >> reporter: cook responded on twitter, see you there. >> omg, he said yes. he's actually coming to our graduation. this is amazing.
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>> what did you think of that tweet and the invite? >> you know, i viewed it as a tremendous honor. you know, it's a privilege to be invited here, the history of this university. >> we were honored to have you. >> pleasure to meet you. >> reporter: welcomed by molly, cook touring the one of its kind liberal arts school, the motion light lab where designers created the first 3d avatars fluent in sign language. the center of black deaf studies learning about black american sign language born from segregation. >> this is a story that we're looking to share with the world because the world is not aware of our history and how rich this history is. >> what do you think about the advances in technology to help the deaf community? >> one of the key aspects of technology is that it should make life accessible for everyone and so what we've always tried to do at apple is we want our products to be used by everyone. we want them to empower everyone. >> reporter: this as we see more
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authentic deaf representation in tv and film including "coda" which won best picture at the oscars. >> we've wanted to tell stories that matter, stories that kind of push humanity forward and when we saw "coda," we thought, this is absolutely what we ought to be doing. ♪ >> reporter: at commencement, the university awarding an honorary doctorate to lauren ridloff who plays a deaf superhero in marvel's "the eternals." >> there's a lot t happening right now and the focus is really about celebrating that deaf experience. >> reporter: cook's message to the graduates, we see you. >> you earned this, and no one can ever take that away from you. the thing you chose for today's ceremony is perseverance, which is a fitting description for the tenacity that life has demanded of you. >> reporter: molly saying it was everything she imagined.
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>> deaf people can be successful in whatever they choose. wherever your passion drives you, you can do it, especially technology. i would love to see more deaf people, more of the deaf community embrace and be immersed in the world of technology. >> reporter: tim cook telling us that more apple products are coming that are inclusive of people with disabilities. i asked. he wouldn't give us any details. by the way, molly, she's headed to disney world today. and she's still looking for a tech job. good thing she knows tim cook. jnai. >> no kidding. what an incredible story you've brought us, kenneth, a reminder of the good of technology made to be inclusive for everyone. >> exactly. >> i hope molly has a job soon. >> yes. kenneth, thank you so much for bringing that. and we will be right back with our "play of the day." and it can be made to be inclusive for everyone. >> exactly. >> i hope molly has a job soon. >> yes. kenneth, thank you so much for bringing that. and we will be right back with our "play of the day." icke, menhaden fish meal, brown rice and barley. (cat chow guy) cat chow is pretty similar i think. chicken by-product meal,
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colorful costumes the event begins tomorrow morning at the embarcadero and ends ocean beach near golden gate park. you can expect ang road closures along the 12 kilometer route. and while the race is back in person. participants can still take part virtually if you choose to but if you are headed to beta breakers consider taking public trant caltrai both adding extra trains bart says it is adding four trains from millbrae pleasant hill dublin and el cerrito with limited stops. the trains will arrive at the embarcadero station near the starting line around 7:00 tomorrow morning. caltrain has two extra northbound trains with limited stops as well. and lisa. let's go check the forecast today is going to be pretty hot. oh, it sure is. look at this already 56 degrees in santa cruz. that look gorgeous 80 today for a high closer to home. the sea breeze keeps our beaches more temperate right now. it's 52 in san francisco 59 in mountain view. all is san jose and with that fog half moon bay low 50s.
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it is a compressed or barely there marine layer from mount tam 57 in santa rosa 56 by the delta concord already up to 62 degrees. so we're warmer to start out and we're going to be hot. this afternoon inland temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above. average how about 70 today in san francisco 78 in oakland with mid and upper 80s from the south bay or inland valleys that seabreeze late in the day the accuweather seven-day forecast and we are cooler tomorrow into monday liz. all right lisa. thank you. the news continues right now with good morning america. we'll see you you in a half hour.
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good morning, america. it's our second hour. formula crisis. the latest on the baby formula shortage. >> all of a sudden we go to buy formula, everything is gone. >> what the biden administration is doing now to help ease the supply chain crunch. what you should know and what to avoid doing to keep your baby healthy. >> day of protests. states ramping up security, hours before thousands are expected to take to the streets, rallying for abortion rights. plus, the counter-protests planned. >> also this morning, sleeping in separate bedrooms. the bedtime debate heating up. why some couples claim it's the secret to their happiness. but is it the right


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