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hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and all around the world. i'm lynda kinkade. good to have you with us. ahead on "cnn newsroom," we're nearing an historic win for the biden agenda as we speak the u.s. senate is in a marathon vote-a-rama process on a massive economic bill. we'll look at what the law would mean for the fight against inflation. this bill aims to tackle the climate crisis and it couldn't come soon enough as the nation contends with soaring
temperatures. plus -- escalating tensions between israel and gaza militants. the most violent in over a year. we'll go live to southern israel for the latest. live from cnn center, this is "cnn newsroom." with lynda kinkade. >> we begin in washington, d.c. where a marathon voting session is currently under way in the u.s. senate. democrats are hoping to push through a sweeping healthcare climate and tax bill that tackles some of the key policy objectives. first, they have to clear one more procedural hurdle, what is known as a vote-a-rama, a series of back-to-back amendment votes with no time limit. the bill is ultimately expected to pass, then head to the u.s. house for a vote. cnn's jessica dean reports.
>> reporter: senate democrats are pushing through -- midway through this complex budget process that will allow them to pass legislation focused on climate, healthcare and some tax provisions with just the senate democrats voting. they will not need senate republicans. but because they're using this complex budget process, that means it is taking hours and hours of process to get to the end. we do expect it to pass after senator manchin and majority leader chuck schumer coming to an agreement, and then late last week getting senator kyrsten sinema on board. we do expect that all 50 senate democrats are very much on board with this. they just have to get through the process of a vote-a-rama, which can be hours and hours of endless amendments and it is just nobody's guess exactly how long that will take. just to remind people a little bit what's in this bill, when it comes to the climate provisions, some $369 billion, the largest investment ever from the senate into climate that we have ever
seen. they're hoping that these provisions will lower carbon emissions by 40% by the year 2030. when it comes to healthcare, they're talking about extending affordable care act insurance subsidies for three years. and they're also, for the first time, medicare will be allowed to negotiate drug prices on certain drugs. and then with the tax provisions, a corporate minimum tax of 15 %, also a 1% excise tax on stock buybacks. again, a lot of this stuff senate democrats frankly didn't think they would get through because earlier this summer senator joe manchin, the kind of conservative democrat from west virginia, did not support the tax provisions, the climate provisions, but they were able to come to this agreement. once it passes out of the senate, it will then go back to -- it will go to the house. we are expecting the house to come back in session, they're on recess. on friday august 12th, pass this and then it goes to president joe biden for his signature. jessica dean, cnn, capitol hill.
well, u.s. senate majority leader chuck schumer sounded optimistic saturday as he said the sweeping legislation should be able to pass with support from all senate democrats. >> now that our meetings with the parliamentarian have largely concluded, we have a bill before us that can win the support of all 50 democrats. i'm happy to report to my colleagues that the bill we presented to the parliamentarian remains largely in tact. the bill, when passed, will meet all of our goals, fighting climate change, lowering healthcare costs, closing tax loopholes, abused by the wealthy, and reducing the deficit. >> well, senate minority leader republican mitch mcconnell slammed the democrats' bill claiming it is not supported by the american people. >> democrats have decided their first economic disaster
justifies a second economic disaster. the working people of this country feel very, very differently. >> joining me now from pennsylvania, thomas gift, the director of the center on u.s. politics at the university college london. good to have you with us. >> good to be with you. >> so, thomas, this is a working weekend in d.c. democrats forging ahead with a massive spending bill aimed at reducing prescription drug costs, investing in climate change programs. what is the risk, such a large spending bill at a time when there is already record inflation? >> well, of course, lots of americans are concerned about inflation and according to both the congressional budget office and the penn wharton budget model, the impact of this bill is expected to be about zero on inflation. so i think many americans might be saying to themselves this is the same white house that months ago told us that inflation was
going to be temporary, now they're telling us that they have a bill that is going to be a solution to rising prices. can we really believe them? i think that is a big political challenge for democrats, something that they're going to have to sell on the campaign trail. this is a signature piece of legislation. i think it is important for joe biden to get through, it is going to be something that democrats are going to push heavily as they head into november. but there are some risks as you're suggesting and that is, you know, republican voters, moderate voters, just aren't convinced this is going to make a big dent in costs, particularly in the short-term because a lot of the investments won't actually come to fruition for years. >> and, thomas, this inflation reduction act requires a simple majority to pass. if it passes the senate and moves to the house for approval, how will this play out in the house? >> well, i think the margin is a lot closer in the senate, so the big obstacle to this point has been getting it through this
chamber. first, it was getting joe manchin and kyrsten sinema on board, and then getting the okay from the senate parliamentarian. now this challenge of enduring an all-nighter, tacking on amendments. but i think that if it gets past the senate, it is not a foregone conclusion that it will get past the house. given the margins the democrats have, i think it would be very unlikely that this bill doesn't get passed next week. >> so, let's talk about donald trump's grip on the republican party. because despite all the lies, the scandals, the insurrection, donald trump spoke at cpac conference repeating many of the lies, especially about the election being stolen from him. just how much support does he have? >> well, we're seeing ultramaga candidates oust more establishment republicans in the primaries all across the country. it is really not an aberration. i think it is a trend. and it just substantiates this
point that trumpism certainly isn't even close to meeting its political demise. to take an example, where i am in pennsylvania, republican doug mastriano, certainly a legitimate contender for the governorship, despite the fact that his traffic in conspiracy theories and despite being at the capitol on january 6th, his signs are all over if you walk around the town where i am. that doesn't mean these kinds of candidates, these ultramaga candidates will win in november. it doesn't mean even that the probabilities are in their favor, but i do think that to rule out potential for these fringe republicans to get elected is a serious mistake because within today's republican party, they're really not fringe. i think some democrats are really playing with fire, that's true of liberal activists who have been supporting maga politicians in the primaries in anticipation of them being weaker general election candidates. that's a really big risk and something that we'll find out more about, if that was a good idea or bad idea come november. >> any indication of how common
that is? >> well, we certainly have seen instances of it in pennsylvania and a number of different other states. i still think that it is relegated to a small number of liberal activists and political action groups, so this is certainly not something that the democratic national committee, for example, is endorsing. and it is hard for the democratic party, of course, really, to put a tamper on that, simply because this is kind of individuals getting involved in these races. but it is a thing. and as i said before, i think that it is a very significant risk because if you don't win in the general election, a lot of these candidates, based on their policies and support for january 6th, support for the stop the steal movement, that's a real big problem. >> thomas gift, good to get your perspective, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. well, indiana is now the first u.s. state to pass restrictive abortion laws in the
wake of the supreme court's decision overturning roe v. wade. reproductive rights are a major issue for voters. a cnn poll released late july found that nearly two-thirds of americans disapproved of the court's ruling. cnn's karla suarez has more on indiana's new law and the reaction to it. >> reporter: over the chance of protesters, lawmakers in indiana cased a bill late friday night that would ban most abortions. the first state to pass such a restrictive law since roe v. wade was overturned this summer. the move drew outrage from democrats and some republicans who felt the measure went too far and others who felt it did not. >> if you're pro choice, you can't be happy. i don't know who left here happy. all i know is people need to go out and vote in november. >> i held my pro choice views until the first ultrasound i had of my very planned first
daughter. and in that instance when i saw her, i couldn't believe that i ever felt like it would be okay to kill that child. i switched in that instance. >> reporter: the bill was signed into law by the governor minutes after the vote. the law, which goes into effect on september 15th, provides exceptions for when the life of the mother is at risk and for fatal fetal anomalies up to 20 weeks post fertilization. it also allows exceptions for some abortions if the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest. the vote came days after voters in kansas overwhelmingly rejected an effort to remove abortion protections from their state constitution. on saturday, the white house blasted the vote in indiana, quote, yesterday's vote which institutes a near total ban in indiana should be a signal to americans across the country to make their voices heard. congress should also act immediately to pass a law restoring the protections of roe, the only way to secure a
woman's right to choose nationally. caitlin bernard who provided abortion services for a 10-year-old ohio rape victim, who crossed state lines in june, says she worries that even with exceptions doctors fear they could be prosecuted for providing an emergency procedure to pregnant women. >> you know how to save their lives, and yet you're wondering, well, who's going to -- who do i have to check with, who is going to second guess me, do i call my lawyer, do i call the county prosecutor, you know, is this going to go to the state attorney general, which we know can be incredibly dangerous for physicians as i've experienced. >> reporter: and indiana's business community is already weighing in on this new law. pharmaceutical giant eli lilly, which employs about 10,500 workers in the state says they're going to start looking for talent elsewhere. this as the company says they are going to expand its healthcare coverage for employees who might seek reproductive services out of state. carlos suarez, cnn, miami.
well, indiana isn't the only u.s. state seeking to restrict abortion. the supreme court's ruling has led to enforcement of bans in several states. it has opened the door for new restrictions in others. arizona's republican attorney general is asking a state court to lift a 1973 court injunction against an abortion ban, but enacted back in 1901. in florida, a law banning abortions after 15 weeks remains in effect amid a legal fight to overturn it. a similar challenge is under way here in georgia, where abortion is banned after six weeks. we are keeping track of these cases and efforts in other states and you can get updates on a section of our website by heading to cnn.com/politics. well, palestinians are accusing israel of bombing a refugee camp in gaza on saturday. but israel says it had nothing to do with it, claiming the deadly explosion was caused by a militant rocket that fell short.
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the deadly explosion. cnn cannot verify either claim. cnn's hadas gold joins us now from southern israel. the death toll has risen, it includes six children and also that top commander. >> reporter: yeah, just to give you an idea of where we are in the situation as we see is, we are in one of the biggest cities in southern israel along the coast. and just in the last few minutes in the city of ashkon, south of us, they had sirens going off indicating the rockets were incoming. it has been relatively quiet in the last few hours. we also haven't heard israeli fighter jets overhead. so relatively quiet but on edge. we heard authorities on the beach calling on people to immediately go home, and be close to shelter. the israeli military says more than 650 rockets have been fired towards israel since the violence began in the last few days. they said they have targeted
more than 150 fights and they believe wiped out the palestinian islamic jihad's top security brass, including those two top commanders. they believe at least 20% of the rockets fired towards israel have not actually crossed the border fence and they say have landed within gaza itself. that's why were we're seeing th potential disparity in jabalya in that explosion that killed the four children. initially palestinian officials were saying it was an israeli air strike that killed them. then the israeli military came out and said they had no activity, no air strikes at that time in that area, and then released that video we saw which they say shows an islamic jihad rocket misfiring and coming back and landing in gaza. now, as it stands right now, we know there are attempts under way for negotiations. egyptian mediators have arrived to try to negotiate a
cease-fire. but quiet will be met with quiet. >> hadas, israel was targeting the palestinian islamic jihad. a group in gaza, what is the difference between that group and hamas, which rules the enclave? >> reporter: well, first of all, hamas is much bigger. they control gaza, also politically, and culturally and things like that. palestinian islamic jihad is smaller. they have very similar beliefs. they oppose israel as well. but they're a little bit more extreme. they also have no interest, though in getting involved politically. their arsenal of rockets is much smaller and they don't as many long range rockets as hamas has. that's why during this conflict, you're not seeing as many rockets being fired towards tel aviv, toward jerusalem. there have been rockets fired toward jerusalem, toward tel aviv, but not nearly as many as we saw last may. in that 11-day conflict with hamas. it is very notable that the military says they're specifically targeting the
palestinian he'sislamic jihad a not hamas. and hamas, though they issued statements in support, we may be hearing a fighter jet overhead right now, but though they have issued a statement saying they are supporting palestinian islamic jihad, they have made no indications that they plan to get further involved in this conflict and that will be the major point. if hamas gets involved, it completely changes the situation here to a much more serious escalation of violence. lynda? >> let's hope that doesn't happen. hadas gold in southern israel, thank you. ukraine's grain exports are starting to pick up speed, raising hopes that more food could soon be on the way to those who need it most. four more grain ships left ukrainian ports this morning, loaded with close to 170,000 metric tons of food. they're headed for italy, china and turkey. the u.n. estimates that 47
million people worldwide have trouble putting food on the table because of the war. president zelenskyy says the food exports are good news, but shouldn't be taken for granted. >> translator: we managed to resume maritime exports of ukrainian agricultural products. our ports in the black sea are again operating, and although it is too soon to make a estimation on the process, we still can say that it is positive for our state and for all our partners. however, the key risk, security, has still not been lifted. the threat of russian provocations and terrorist acts remains. everyone should be aware of this. but if our partners fulfill their part of the commitment, and guarantee the security supplies, this will really solve the global food crisis. >> well, we are getting more grim statistics out of ukraine. authorities say at least 361 children have been killed, and more than 700 injured since russia's invasion began.
the ukrainian prosecutor general's office says those numbers could rise as it collects more information. it adds that more than 2200 schools have been damaged, including this school here, west of kyiv. and of those schools, 230 have been destroyed. donetsk, kharkiv and the area around the capital are listed as the regions with the most child fatalities. ukraine says russia is keeping up the pressure in the east. it says russian forces are trying to push ahead with their offensive there. while moscow is reportedly also deploying more forces in neighboring belarus. meanwhile, the head of the international atomic energy agency is sounding the alarm over shelling in ukraine's zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. his statements suggests the region dotdged a bullet and it could have led to a nuclear disaster falling far beyond ukraine. they're still trading blame over who is responsible. ukrainian president zelenskyy is
pointing a finger at russia. and says ukraine will make moscow pay for what it allegedly did. >> translator: unfortunately we have a significant worsening of the situation around the zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. russian terrorists became the first in the world to use a nuclear plant for terror. the biggest in europe. we will draw the world's attention to this and insist on new sanctions against russia for creating such a global threat. >> well, for more, jason carroll joins us live from the capital of ukraine. good to have you with us, jason. i want to start with that threat. europe's largest nuclear damage latest? >> reporter: there are a lot of conflicting reports and that is why, lynda, as you can imagine, there is so much of a push to get folks there on the ground to determine exactly what is going on there. i mean, there are reports that thanks to those three missile
strikes in and around the area of that nuclear facility that one of the six reactors there actually had to be shut down. they had to cut power to it. so that is why international observers are saying it is imperative for them to get in there and accurately assess exactly what is happening there on the ground. again, this is the largest nuclear facility of its kind in europe. ukrainians currently there are working at the facility. they have been there the entire time, even though they are under russian occupation. again, both sides trading blame in terms of who was responsible for what happened there. ukrainian's president who you heard from a few moments ago, he has said this not only puts ukraine at risk, but that it basically puts all of the -- europe at risk as well. and so that is why he is weighing in on this issue as well. the head of the iaea has issued and talked about his concerns about what is happening there on the ground, saying the
following, saying i'm extremely concerned by the shelling yesterday at europe's largest nuclear power plant, which underlies the very risk of a nuclear disaster that could threaten public health and the environment in ukraine and beyond. the iaea also saying that ukraine has indicated that there was no actual damage to the reactors, no radiation leaks at this time as well. but, again, that's why it is imperative for an independent source to get in there and accurately assess what is happening there on the ground. >> and, jason, i want to ask you about the claims by ukraine's army which believes the neighboring country belarus is testing the readiness of its special operations. what is the risk that belarus will intervene in this war to help russia? >> reporter: well, that is very much the question. you remember at the beginning of this war, it was belarus who was -- let there ground be use
so russia could move troops in over that border into ukraine. we were there just a few days ago, speaking to some of the residents who live on the border between ukraine and belarus, talking about how there used to be friendly relations, but since they now see missiles flying overhead into ukraine toward kyiv from belarus, thanks to russia that those ties, those bonds have been broken. and so i think military analysts would tell you that not very much of a surprise that russia is building up its sources there, but it is a grave concern as you can imagine to -- especially to those who live there on the border. >> yeah. definitely. jason carroll for us in kyiv, thanks very much. well, taiwan's premier calls china's military exercises around taiwan strait arrogant. and accuses beijing of trying to disrupt regional peace and stability. taiwan's navy prepared anti-ship
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welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm lynda kinkade. you're watching "cnn newsroom." good to have you with us. our top story this hour, the senate is inching closer to a critical vote on a sweeping healthcare climate, and tax bill. democrats are hoping to pass a bill along a party line vote, but first they have to get through a marathon session known as a vote-a-rama, which is under way right now. it is a series of back-to-back votes that often lasts hours. still, senate democrats say they're confident the bill will reach president biden's desk soon. well, the bill tackles some of the party's key policy
objectives including the country's largest ever investment to fight climate change. it would also allow medicare to negotiate some prescription drug prices, and cap out of pocket costs and extend affordable care act subsidies. this comes after a big week of achievements for the biden administration. for starters, the july jobs report surpassed most economists expectations. other big achievements for the white house include the american drone strike that killed ayman al zawahiri, a key plotter of the 9/11 attacks. on tuesday, they approved a bill to create a new program to treat u.s. military veterans who may have been exposed to toxic substances from burning trash pits on military bases. and then kansas voters rejected a measure that would have removed the right to have an abortion from the state's constitution. and now president biden is receiving good news about his covid-19 diagnosis.
cnn's arlette saenz is following that story from the white house. >> reporter: president biden may soon be able to leave his isolation here at the white house where he has spent the past 17 days since his covid-19 diagnosis. the president's physician dr. kevin o'connor released a letter on saturday saying the president tested negative for covid-19, but would continue to isolate until he received a second negative test. now, this comes after the president had tested positive for covid-19 last saturday in a rebound case after taking that paxlovid treatment for his initial run with covid. the white house has advised that president biden will be traveling to rehoboth beach, delaware, where he has a vacation home on sunday morning, but he still needs to receive that second negative test. the president is also slated to travel to kentucky with his wife, first lady jill biden, on monday, where they will tour the damage after that devastating flooding in the eastern part of the country.
they are also set to meet with the state's governor as well as families and victims who have been affected by this flooding. so those will be some of the first times that we could potentially see president biden out of this isolation if he gets that second negative test for covid. arlette saenz, cnn, the white house. former u.s. president donald trump received a hero's welcome in texas saturday night. he was there to close out the annual conservative political action conference in dallas. during his remarks, the former president repeated his baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen. and he hinted that he could run again in 2024. >> the election was rigged and stolen and now our country is being systematically destroyed. and everybody knows it. and this corrupt january 6th of
unselect people, they're unselect, they never comment when i use the -- unselect committee, but this rcorrupt group of people, these are the same people that went after me for the impeachment hoax, number one, number two, the same people adam shifty schiff, the same people, they look into the mics, they lose, and they go to the nextdisgusting. if they used the same energy to go and make our country great, it would be an incredible thing. i don't know if they can do that. i ran twice. i won twice. and did much better the second time than i did the first, getting millions and millions of more votes than in 2016 and likewise getting more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country by far. and now we may have to do it again. we may have to do it again.
>> well, fallout from the january 6th riot at the u.s. capitol was also front and center at this year's conference. such as this mock jail cell with a man inside wearing an orange jumpsuit, and a red make america great again hat, and pretending to cry. just ahead, tens of millions across the u.s. are under heat alerts, while others are being threatened by potential floods. derek? >> that's right, lynda. a new flash flood threat is evolving this morning across the midwest. plus, our triple digit heat we're still talking about. and the tropics are starting to brew and come alive. i'll show you where and what we can expect coming up after the break. when you take it again the next day. so betty can be the... barcode beat conductor. ♪ go betty! ♪ let's be more e than our allergies! zeize the day. with zyrtec. ♪ age before beauty? why not both? visibly diminish wrinkled skin in just two days.
expected from the pacific northwest to the plains to the northeast. with several cities reaching the 90s or triple digits. on saturday, boston tied a high temperature record set in 1931, 97 degrees fahrenheit. meanwhile, a flood watch is still in effect for parts of kentucky, west virginia and ohio. a round of scattered storms is expected in the region today, and authorities say roads coming in and out of california's death valley national park are critically damaged, and the park remains closed. that's after a storm on friday caused extreme flooding. joining me now is cnn meteorologist derek van dam. there really was so much rain there, in such a short period of time. >> incredible amounts of rain. they got about 68% of their annual average in that short period of weather that moved through death valley. but now we have a new flash flood threat emerging, aside from the ongoing flood watch that is still ongoing across eastern sections of kentucky.
now i want to point your attention to the upper midwest, specifically southern wisconsin, eastern iowa. this is an area that has had incessant rainfall for the past 12 hours. we had some locations ranging from 1 to upwards of 3 inches of rain already with a frontal boundary draped across this region. so the moisture just kind of piling up right across this area. there is additional rainfall, national weather service calling for another 1 to 3 inches of rain for these locations. so the potential for flash flooding exists. weather prediction center has a level three of four, a moderate risk of flash flooding, they just extended it with their 5:00 a.m. update from milwaukee. all the way to eastern sections of iowa and also the slight risk, level two of four, includes the chicago suburbs as well. you see the rainfall expected to continue tonight, all of this flash flood potential hinges on the ongoing rainfall today, but also another round of rain that will move in later tonight. the other big story, the heat continues, over 70 million americans under heat alert.
this includes some of the most populated parts of our country along the eastern seaboard. check out these temperatures. those are not typos for d.c. the mercury on the thermometer will continue to climb and it will feel like 100 degrees in the big apple today as you step outside. that's when you factor in the humidity. more of the same, heat index across from kansas city to st. louis as well as wichita could easily top the triple digit mark. 102, your actual temperature for wichita. oklahoma city, shy of that at 99. pacific northwest starting to heat up as well. the interior portions of washington and oregon also anticipating heat indices well above 100 degrees. and, last but not least, the tropics are starting to come alive, lynda. we have the potential to see our fourth-named tropical storm after a brief lull. african wave train is starting to pick up and that has a 40% chance of development in the coming next five days. lynda? >> we'll keep tracking that one. thanks, derek.
good to see you. derek van dam there. as the u.s. contends with soaring temperatures, the bill the senate is debating aims to address the climate crisis. but there are trade-offs. so here are the facts. it would be the biggest climate investment in the u.s. history with $369 billion set aside to combat global warming. that includes consumer tax credits on electric vehicles, solar panels and energy efficient water heaters. there are also billions in tax credits to fossil fuel companies to encourage them to invest in clean energy manufacturing. and for the next decade, any new wind or solar energy project on federal land would be approved only if a new lease is approved for oil and gas drilli ing as wew well. sea turtles off florida's coast are being disproportionately born female. cnn's leyla santiago explains.
>> reporter: sea turtles are a species with temperature-dependent sex determination. that means the sex of individual turtle hatchlings is determined by the temperature while still in embryonic development. the warmer the egg, the higher chance the turtle will be female. conservationists say a recent trend in warmer temperatures in florida is having an alarming impact. >> the frightening thing is the last four summers in florida have been the hottest summers on record. the scientists studying sea turtle hatchlingz s and eggs ha found no boy sea turtles. >> reporter: scientists are not sure why turtles have evolved this way. some believe it is an evolutionary adaptation that helps turtles survive climate change by producing more females able to reproduce when the climate makes it more difficult for hatchlings to survive. but many believe the imbalance could endanger the species. >> over the years you're going to see a sharp decline in their
population because we just don't have the genetic diversity and the male to female ratio needed in order to be able to have successful breeding sessions and be able to have eggs that hatch out long-term. >> reporter: the uneven sex ratio is not only an issue in the florida keys, but it is also discovered in australia's northern great barrier reef. >> over the last 30 to 40 years ago, sea turtles hatching out had a sex ratio of about 6 to 1 females to male. you were getting males and you were getting females. within the last ten years or so, that number has spiked and about 99% of eggs that are hatching are female. so with these temperatures being warmer, the sand is warmer, the water is warmer, overall the beach itself is a bit hotter than it used to be, we're hatching out significantly more females which long-term is not fantastic for the numbers of our sea turtle species. >> reporter: conservationists around the world are trying to protect turtles, because over the last few hundred years, they have been endangered by pollution, poaching for their meat, skin and shells and
boating accidents. and now, they're facing the danger of climate change. leyla santiago, cnn, miami. well, this mesmerizing scene is a volcanic fissure that has been erupting near the icelandic capital of reykjavik. officials say no ash was seen, but there are volcanic gases blowing south. the government says the eruption is relatively small and there is low threat to populated areas. the fissure broke open after several days of intense seismic activity. still ahead on "cnn newsroom," the los angeles dodgers returned home this weekend for their first home series since the passing of legendary broadcaster vin scully. their tribute when we return.
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welcome back. it was an emotional moment for baseball fans at the los angeles dodgers honored the late announcer vin scully. he was a rich, smooth and humble voice of the team's more than six decades. and it was their first home game since the broadcaster passed away at the age of 94. cnn's paul vercammen has more
from dodgers stadium. >> reporter: on a beautiful breezy night in los angeles, the adoration for the late vin scully flowed at dodgers stadium. fans could be seen taking photos in front of the press box named after vin scully. others wore vin scully shirts, including one man who had young vin scully on his back. >> we were very grateful to all who have been sharing their respects here at 1,000 vin scully avenue. >> reporter: and in the pregame ceremony, so much emotion. >> vin was most comfortable in the booth. >> reporter: they played an 11-minute video tribute to vin scully, it was narrated by one of the dodgers announcers, charlie steiner. >> vin called 25 world series, 12 all-star games. vin was above and beyond the greatest baseball broadcaster ever lived, maybe best pure sports announcer who ever lived. he was a friend. and that's one of those things
i'm having difficulty coming to terms with here in the last few days, i knew he was going to pass away. it came as no surprise. but still you get the call and it is a gut punch. and so this is, tonight, for me, i'm calling a game, but it is also a sentimental journey. vin scully. >> you had goosebumps, you going to see and you get to hear him again. >> swung on a high fly ball to deep left field, would you believe a home run? and the dodgers have clinched the division and will celebrate on schedule. >> you hear the words, it is time for dr. baseball, it is just, you get chills because you know that's vin. >> he's just a great man.
and what a career. what a career. and so humble. >> i fell asleep him to. his voice was so soothing to me. i just -- i'm going to miss him. >> my grandma was a -- bled blue, couldn't go anywhere unless we listened to the dodger game online. he's been a part of my life. >> just iconic, the sound of l.a., anywhere you would be, a dodger game, you would hear vin scully. >> it's time for dodger baseball! ♪ >> i was in tears, actually. it is a culmination of an entire life that was dedicated to baseball. and to the city of l.a. >> for these dodger fans, if he ran for mayor of los angeles, vin scully would have won. to them, in a way, vin scully was to sportscasting what van gogh was to art or louie armstrong to jazz. he was the best.
they don't want to forget him and they were glad to say good-bye on this night. reporting from dodgers stadium, paul vercammen. now back to you. >> thanks to paul there. before we go, meet tucker, a 4-year-old labrador retriever mix and the newest free agent on the seattle mariners roster. the baseball team says they extensively scouted him before adopting him from a shelter. a team official said the animal was in danger of being put down. tucker's favorite activities include playing fetch, swimming, snuggling and clearly running on to the field. tucker will spend his days hanging out with the team in the clubhouse and occasionally he'll join the players when they're on the road. that wraps up this edition of "cnn newsroom." i'm lynda kinkade. for viewers in north america, "new day" is up next. for the rest of the world, it is connecting africa. you're watching cnn. frank is a fan of fast. he's a fast talker.
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