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to more addiction, financial ruin and homelessness while exposing millions of children to online gambling vote no on the corporate online gambling proposition. breaking news as we come on the air a confirmed tornado touches down in michigan a weekend of extreme weather ahead images of extensive damage coming in reports of homes and businesses ripped apart. tornado watch across parts of the northeast record breaking heat across much of the country heading into the weekend. northeast bracing for temperatures in the nineties rob marciano, tracking it all for us growing concerns about the spike in covid cases as summer approaches. the u. s reports 700,000 new covid cases just in the past week. 45% of rh rk area. the first fighter booster shots are now being given to children ages. 5 to 11 hours after getting the green light from the cdc. breaking news along the southern border late today, a federal judge in
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louisiana rules title 42 will stay in place that trump era policy allows migrants seeking asylum to be expelled without a hearing. news on the nationwide baby formula shortage. hundreds of pallets from overseas expected to arrive in the u. s from europe in just days. the first shipment contains specialist formula for babies with critical medical needs. president biden allen, his first high stakes trip to asia since taking office. the president in south korea facing economic challenges from china and a potential nuclear threat from north korea while he's in the region. mary bruce, traveling with the president street near his bear market territory before recovering late today. growing concerns the u. s economy may be heading toward a recession. the cdc issues and new health alert about monkeypox doctors are now being told to be on the lookout for symptoms. health officials with a confirmed case in massachusetts, another possible case under investigation here in new york city. and the dramatic rescue here in new york 42 stories above the ground. from
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abc news world headquarters in new york. this is world news tonight with david muir. good evening, everyone. i'm lindsay davis in for david. tonight we have a lot to get to covid booster shots for those 5 to 11 as nearly half of the country is now at a medium or high risk level and details on the first new baby formula supply set to arrive, but we begin with that breaking news. a powerful tornado striking michigan, part of a severe weather system from michigan to the northeast. we have the images just coming in. they confirmed tornado causing significant damage. and gaylord michigan, where buildings are flattened in debris litters the ground. people are being warned to take shelter state police advising people to avoid the area. ahead of this system is record heat spreading across the eastern part of the country into the weekend. rob marciano has the forecast in a moment, but first a bcs alix perez leads us off. tonight a massive tornado
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touching down in michigan debris swirling in the air people running for cover with the twister bearing down a major tornado strikes here. video just in showing the utter devastation left behind in gaillard buildings ripped apart state police warning people to avoid the area businesses along this street suffering heavy damage looks like part of hobby lobby, ross has gone authorities issuing a tornado warning late this afternoon, urging residents to take shelter immediately one hospital in the area confirming they're treating the injured so far, no word on any fatalities due to the storm. and lindsay authorities in michigan are just now beginning the process of assessing the damage there and the threat of severe weather in some areas continues through the weekend. lindsay thanks to alex and abc, senior meteorologist rob marciano joins us now and rob timely storms and the spreading heat out for us. well,
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lindsay, the energy that brought that tornado to michigan will be spreading out yesterday and really will hit a wide area as it bumps into that he took out this map from austin to dallas. up through little rock, evansville, cleveland all the way into northern new england, damaging winds possible scattered hail and a few tornadoes as that front bumps into that record breaking heat. texas you've had it for two weeks. 92 in dallas, 92 in memphis, but look at parts of the northeast. not just today, but on sunday as well. boston can very well hit 92 degrees on sunday nine degrees in new york. this is very unusual for this time of year and 97 potentially in philadelphia. if we hit that mark, that will be the warmest temperature tied on record for the month of may in that city. extreme heat there, rob. thank you. and now to that breaking news, a major border ruling a federal judge in louisiana keeping title 42 in place. that's the trump era policy that allows migrants seeking asylum to be expelled without a curing under a cdc public health emergency for covid. it was set to be lifted on monday. let's
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get to abc's chief national correspondent, mac up until matt tell us what happens next. lizzie the bad administration decided first to repeal title 42 back in april. in response, two dozen republican governor sued to try to keep it in place. the reasoning being that title 42 invoking that public health emergency would limit the number of asylum seekers into the u. s. but now that judge's injunction basically keeps the status quo. preventing the government from rolling back title 42 or making any changes to it. until this lawsuit winds its way through court, or there's some sort of negotiated solution and we should note lindsay that this comes at a time when homeland security is grappling with historic levels of migration into the southern border, lindsey and our thanks to you, and now to the pandemic and the troubling new signs of the summer surge. cases rising for the past six weeks, the number of counties in high risk doubling in just a week. 45% of
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all americans currently live in counties considered at medium or high risk. this comes as first children ages 5 to 11 or getting booster shots just hours after the cdc gave them the green light. here's a b cs, which johnson across the country today, the first kids 5 to 11 getting their booster shots. you shouldn't be nervous. it's just a little pinch. it just takes like a sec, the cdc director signing off on the extra doser e months after their initial covid shots helpful, so like you don't get sick from the coronavirus comes amid growing fears of a possible summer search. the number of counties at high covid risk there an orange doubling to nearly 300. just the last week. 45% of americans are now living in a medium or high risk area. we are seeing a swell in cases. when you have a sheer number of volume of cases that are being infected, that's going to translate into more hospitalizations. unfortunately more deaths, the fda said to
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decide by early july on a new and improved vaccine expected to roll out in the fall, one that would last longer and better target all macron and its sub variants. for now, the cdc is strengthening its booster recommendation, saying immuno compromised americans over 12 and everyone over 50 should get their second booster shot. we have a lot of infection out there right now and what i am recommending to basically everybody over 50. ah is given how much infection there is given that extra layer of protection of the second booster offers that there is no reason to wait. people should go out and get that second shot and in those areas of high transmission, the cdc again telling people to wear masks indoors, the city of philadelphia, bringing back a mask mandate in schools. i always want to be safe, and i always want to make sure my family is safe. and i think that that the school district needs to do whatever they can to make sure that their students are safe. safety is a priority with johnson joins us now in a way to
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health officials are also tracking a series of cases of hepatitis in children trying to figure out whether or not that has any connection to covid. lindsay the cdc now says that 1/6 child has died in the us from that rare and severe form of hepatitis. health officials are now investigating 180 cases across the country. they want to know whether there possibly linked to a prior covid infection adenovirus or whether covid quarantines may have left these children more vulnerable to other viruses over the last few years. lindsay thank you overseas. now president joe biden is in south korea tonight on the first leg of a high stakes trip to asia, with one eye on china's economic rise and the other on north korea's nuclear threat. the president's first stop of samsung semiconductor facility similar to the one that the company is building in texas. abc senior white house correspondent mary bruce is traveling with the president. president biden in south korea, touring a semiconductor plant. president biden president yoon reinforcing
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the economic ties between our two countries amid supply chain delays and the growing threat of china. the alliance between the republican korean united states america is a linchpin of peace. stability and prosperity. with biden's attention dominated lately by the war in ukraine, this trip, his first to asia, since taking office is a chance to reassure allies and stressed his commitment to countering the rise of china. our strategy is to build around strengthening our ties and cooperation across the board. also top of mind the dictator next door, us officials warning there's a real risk. north korea's kim jong un could launch another long range missile or even conduct a nuclear test during biden's visit, an unprecedented provocation could come even as north korea is facing a covid crisis. earlier this week, a rare sighting of kim in a mask. the regime now acknowledging its first covid outbreak reporting at least 2.2 million people are
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sick, but the dictator is still resisting most outside assistance and refusing vaccines. mary bruce joins us now from seoul and marry a bit of news before the president even arrived in south korea to members of the secret service sent back home after an incident with local police. lindsay we've learned that two members of the secret service assigned to prepare for this trip went out for a night of drinking, became intoxicated and got into an altercation with a cab driver. a report was filed with local police and these two individuals were immediately sent back home . they have been placed on administrative leave lindsay mary. thank you. now to that news on the baby formula crisis , the first shipment and the administration's operation fly formula are set to take off from switzerland. derive in indiana in just days. the cargo contains hyper allergenic formula for children with special medical needs. but in texas, nearly half of all the supplies are still out of stock. abc is maria vera. real is in fort worth for us tonight. tonight operation
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flight formula preparing to take off with the first flight expected to arrive in the u. s from switzerland in just days. i don't think it's going to be very long before that flight is actually in the air, with president biden invoking the defense production act, the defense department now in charge of transporting the equivalent of 1.5 million bottles of formula from a nestle patent. zurich plainfield, indiana. the first shipment containing three specialized formulas that help babies with cow's milk protein allergies shortage triggered by supply chain issues than worsened by a february recall by formula maker abbott. in spokane , brianna mullen heading to four different stores by bus in search of a special formula for her two month old and coming home empty handed gotten one can for my friend and now it's like once that can is gone. you know, i don't know who knows if we're going to be able to find another can. texas nearly half of the
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baby formula supply out of stock, the north texas mothers milk bank in fort worth? now looking for a way to help meet the urgent need. we have had at one point this week in a 24 hour period over 70 mothers make inquiries on how they could become donors, which is phenomenal. and lindsay, the president, just confirming on social media that that flight that first one will go out this weekend. in the meantime, right behind me, lab techs are processing all the donated milk they've gotten here in the fort worth area. the hope is that they were able to help some of those struggling families feed their babies as early as next week. lindsey family's so desperate for access, maria. thank you now to the economy. the markets narrowly avoiding a bear market closed, ending with another weekly loss, the dow closing the day nearly unchanged , up just over eight points, but the steady downward trend, fueling fears that a recession may be ahead. now to the war in ukraine tonight, russia's declaring the city of mario ball is fully in their control. the fiercest fighting now moves to
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the eastern don bias. nbc's tom sufi birch reports in from cuba. tonight new video of a dramatic firefight is the three month russian siege of the as of style steel plant in mario opel finally draws to an end pro russian forces releasing the video appearing to target the tunnels where ukrainian fighters were holed up. abc news unable to confirm when it was taken the kremlin claiming it now has full control of the city and tonight president zelensky posting video of a strike on a concert hall in the north east of ukraine, calling it absolute evil. seven people killed, including an 11 year old child, we saw the horrors in boucha firsthand. anna nearly crippled when she tried to escape to her husband, anton, killed when russian soldiers sprayed their car with bullets. i only have this image of his face on their, uh steering wheel totally in blood
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pregnant at the time and badly wounded in the attack, lost her unborn son. i was waiting for this child, and it was awful. what happened? and his story a reminder of what president putin's war is doing here in ukraine. lindsay president zelensky saying tonight the decision to surrender at that steel plant was taken to save lives. lindsey representative of so many, tom, thank you next new reports tonight that the wife of supreme court justice clarence thomas, sought to overturn the election results. newly released emails. ginny thomas urges republican lawmakers in arizona to choose a clean slate of electors, attributing biden's victory to fraud. here's a b. c s chief washington correspondent jonathan karl. newly revealed emails show that as president trump was calling on the supreme court to overturn the election will be going to the u. s. supreme court. it's going to end
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up perhaps at the highest court in the land. hopefully they will do what's right. for our country. the wife of supreme court justice clarence thomas was actively urging republicans to overturn joe biden's election victory and at least one key state. arizona and emails first reported by the washington post and confirmed by abc news, ginny thomas urged the top republican in the arizona state legislature to overturn the will of the state's voters. replacing electoral votes won by joe biden with a sleep of trump electoral votes, writing quote, you have the power to fight back against fraud. please take action to ensure a clean slate of electors has chosen, mrs thomas sent a similar email to at least one other arizona republican lawmaker warning quote. consider what will happen to the nation. we all love if you don't stand up and lead we had previously learned that jenny thomas was also communicating with the trump white house. while all
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this was going on urging, then chief of staff mark meadows to take steps to overturn the election, saying that donald trump must never concede, lindsay. we have reached out to both mrs thomas and her lawyer and have not heard back from either. jon karl are thanks to you now to the growing concern about monkeypox. the cdc is out with a new health alert after a case was confirmed in massachusetts and another possible cases under investigation here in new york city. so what is monkey pox? and how great is the threat? here's abc's trevor old tonight, the cdc warning doctors to be on the lookout for symptoms of monkeypox has health officials investigate what's likely the second american infection in new york city, part of a global outbreak of 130 confirmed or suspected cases in 11 countries where the virus is rarely found . the most important outbreak in the history of monkeypox uh, globally because we're seeing cases in multiple countries at the same time. this has never
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happened before. monkeypox is a viral infection typically found in africa from the same family as smallpox, causing flu like symptoms and sometimes covering the body with blisters can be deadly. it's rare and most patients recover. the virus does not spread easily between humans. and previous outbreaks often fizzled out quickly. i think people just have to be curious, aware, but not terrified, not panicked, not change any plans or travel and lindsay. there are already treatments and even vaccines available in the u. s government says it has enough for every american if necessary. right now, it does not seem necessary . lindsay that is good to know trevor. thank you now to buffalo , where the first of the 10 people killed in that deadly mass shooting was laid to rest. private ceremony was held for haywood patterson, a church deacon who died faring members of his congregation to the grocery store. yesterday the reverend al sharpton consoled patterson's 12 year old son, jake. the funerals for at least
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omicron variants so transmissible plus another honor for oakland, jeopardy champion amy schneider, abc seven news is next. here. finally tonight, a special dog taking center stage credited with helping a military veteran reclaim her life. stephanie marvin miller joined the army national guard when she started college as a freshman for 5.5 years, she served as a human resource specialist, but then, during her service in 2016 , she experienced a life altering trauma. it was hard and i didn't even think of going to college. she says. she suffered ptsd so paralyzing she couldn't even leave home. i would have night terrors that were so awful and they blood into the daytime. but in 2000 and 18 stephanie met a lovable yellow lab named leland, the service dog she credits with saving her life. the two connected through southeastern guide dogs as part of a veteran program for ptsd. he's done so much i can go
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grocery shopping, i was able to go back to college for the past two years with leland right by your side. they attended every lecture every class and study session. together he helps with flashbacks. he's even helped me focus in class, so it was only fitting that come graduation day when stephanie received her bachelor's degree in middle tennessee state university. leland was draped in a gown, too. crossing the stage together as the speaker called out both of their names and marvin miller tomorrow never my tears started flowing then and they didn't stop until i was back to my seat. love to see his little tail wagging their thanks so much for watching. i'm lindsay davis for david and all of us goodnight. thank you for making world news tonight with david muir, america's most watched news cast. building a better bay
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area moving forward finding solutions. this is abc seven news. masks will be going back on indoors at all. public schools in berkeley move prompted by the number of teachers calling out sick during th us. i'mt surge. goodvening daashleythe new indoor mask requirement tops our covid headlines tonight. it will begin on monday and run through the end of the year and include all indoor events, including graduation ceremonies that take place off campus. meantime new totals from the state showcase numbers. ticked down just slightly this week, while the seven day test positivity rate stands at 6% that's a 1.7% increase from the seven days prior. and federal regulators are expected to decide on the design of the next generation of covid vaccine in july. the newly designed vaccines could arrive by the full in the meantime, researchers in san francisco have discovered new characteristics of the highly
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transmissible omicron variant, abc seven news reporter luis pena is a key part of our vaccine team. she's in the newsroom. she went inside the gladstone institutes lab today, where scientists say their discovery is shedding light into what so many people want to know lose, which is why people who are vaccinated and boosted are still getting infected. he has done very interesting findings. initially the thought was that if you were infected with a macron, you would be protected against future by variants, and that's not the case anymore. when the crown variant was first detected last november, researchers at the gladstone institutes stole then to understand what's making this variant transmissible. here all the virus has been utilized. rahul's are watching is one of the researchers after collecting blood samples from dozens of covid patients. this week, they published their groundbreaking research. samples collected from infected individuals, which were not vaccinated before. sure very limited response

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