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good morning, america. after that debate chaos in cleveland, the commission on presidential debates promising new rules to avoid a repeat, even considering allow the moderators to turn off the candidates' mics so they can't interrupt each other. all this as prominent republicans distance themselves from president trump's comments after the president refused to denounce white supremacists. >> proud boys, stand back and stand by. >> the president now claiming ignorance. >> i don't know who the proud boys are. >> joe biden upping his attacks. my message to the proud boys and every white supremacist group is cease and desist. >> the final votes now just 33 days away. covid crisis, the new warning cases are on the rise in at least 30 states. boston on the brink. the city on the verge of moving
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into the red zone and mayor lashing out at college students fueling the numbers. >> you want to be treated as adults? well then act it. >> mississippi's statewide mask mandate coming to an end. grounded. massive airline layoff, more than 40,000 airline workers out of a job this morning. some small airports losing all service as the government released new jobless numbers. breaking news. chrissy teigen's heartbreak revealing overnight she and husband john legend lost their third child. the model suffered a miscarriage, and opening up about her difficult pregnancy. why doctors say her moving message could help so many families. red flag warning. this morning, the new threats fueling explosive wildfires raging in the west. dangerous winds and record heat. we're tracking the very latest. ♪ you're the first, you're the last ♪ and double trouble in the bubble.
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>> james goes inside. >> lebron and anthony davis leading the unstoppable laker show, dominating game one, a.d. on fire in his first nba finals ever. >> anthony davis connects on that. >> king james taking down the team he took his talents to ten years ago, but will miami bring back the heat for game two? plus, the superstar fan spotted sitting courtside for all the action. former president barack obama to shaq and who is that in the virtual crowd? >> i was like, shaq, give me some room. had ew he was crowding me. >> shaq wasn't giving you your social distancing. good morning. great to be with you. i know at least one of us stayed up late last night watching the game. >> and you because you said it is wednesday. it is thursday, man. >> it's thursday? we're one day closer to friday?
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>> yes, thank you. >> whoo! >> thank you. i wasn't the only one, t.j. was courtside as well. we had a lot of fun. >> did you have better seats than t.j.? he said something about that yesterday. >> see, what happened was -- >> the answer is yes. >> we'll talk about that a little bit later. but on this thursday morning, we'll begin with the race for the white house, just 33 days until the final votes and the trail consumed by fallout from that chaotic debate which drew 73 million viewers. new rules are promised to maintain order the next time but the president is already balking. terry moran in washington with the latest. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, george. there might not be another debate, which could come as good news to many americans. for 30 years the commission on presidential debates which is a bipartisan group has managed to run this show pretty smoothly. all that ended this weekend. they are going back to the drawing board. more on that in a minute. the fallout continues and president trump is declaring victory publicly and privately but many top republicans are stunned and dismayed at his
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inability to plainly and simply denounce an american fascist group. the president's debate performance has sparked a torrent of criticism that even his most ardent allies have struggled to contain and republicans on capitol hill are now distancing themselves from the president after he failed to disavow a far right fascist group, the proud boys, saying this instead. >> proud boys, stand back and stand by. >> reporter: the senate's only black republican, tim scott, of south carolina calling on trump to explain himself. >> i think he misspoke. i think he should correct it. if he doesn't correct it, i guess he didn't misspeak. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell stopping short of directly calling the president out but clearly siding with scott. >> he said it was unacceptable not to condemn white supremacists so i do so in the strongest possible way. >> reporter: trump tried to walk back his comments claiming ignorance even though the proud boys were clearly described to him as white supremacists during
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the debate. >> i don't know who the proud boys are. you'll have to give me a definition. i really don't know who they are. i can only say they have to stand down, let law enforcement do their work. >> reporter: when our kyra phillips pressed the president he still failed to denounce the group. >> white supremacists, they clearly love you and support you. do you welcome that? >> i want law and order to be a very important part. it's a very important part of my campaign. >> but do you denounce them? do you denounce white supremacy? >> i've always denounced any form -- >> of white supremacy? >> any form of any of that you have to denounce. >> reporter: at a campaign stop in ohio joe biden issued a clear condemnation. >> my message to the proud boys and every white supremacist group is cease and desist. this is not who we are. this is not who we are as americans. >> reporter: in the wake of the bedlam and rancor that dominated the stage in cleveland -- >> there's nothing smart about you, joe. >> will you shut up, man.
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>> reporter: many are questioning if the first will be the last presidential debate of the year. moderator chris wallace struggled to contain both candidates throughout the night. >> i hate to raise my voice. i understand you've agreed to the two minutes so let him have it. >> reporter: he's now telling "the new york times" the debate was a terrible missed opportunity and saying, i'm just disappointed with the results for me, but much more importantly i'm disappointed for the country because it could have been a much more useful evening than it turned out to be. the commission on presidential debates is now promising it will change the format of upcoming faceoffs to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues. polls show there was no clear winner in the debate. both sides thought their guy won. for the biden campaign, it was a fundraising winner. they raised nearly $24 million after that debate ended. >> the commission says they'll come up with new rules. any idea what exactly they're thinking about and whether the candidates will accept it? >> reporter: well, the one thing that they are talking about is giving the moderator a switch to
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cut off the mic on a candidate a who consistently interrupts or violates the rules otherwise and they are also talking about other ways of getting this thing under control, but the trump campaign has already said they don't want any changes to the rules. the next debate scheduled for october the 15th. in this one, "the washington post" looked at the 90 interruptions in this debate. 71 of them were by president trump. it's going to be hard to change the debate if that's the way he wants to do it, george. >> terry moran, thank you very much. robin? now to the latest on the coronavirus. the death toll in the u.s. is more than 206,000 with hospitalizations on the rise in 24 states and daily deaths up in 12 states. wisconsin is one of those states seeing a rise in both of those categories. stephanie ramos is in green bay with more on all this for us. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this hospital here in green bay wisconsin is on the brink of becoming overwhelmed with covid-19 patients.
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they tell us they're urging the community to change their behavior. don't hold large gatherings and wear a mask to slow the spread. their plea comes just a few days before president trump holds a rally here. this morning, covid-19 cases on the rise. in the pacific northwest and midwest, here in wisconsin more than 20% of tests are coming back positive. the state reporting more than 2,000 cases a day. hospitalizations in green bay are on the rise. >> this department is near capacity. as you can see, looking around, we have patients in most of these rooms. covid is real. >> reporter: with more than 200,000 deaths in the u.s., 12 states are reporting increases in daily fatalities. in north carolina, 19-year-old chad durrell, a basketball player, died from complications and his parents say he never displayed any symptoms of the virus. >> you may have the virus. it might not affect you.
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you might not have symptoms, but you don't know what you can do the someone else. we thought he was better. but it was -- it was -- he just was one of the very unlucky ones. >> reporter: now fears of a surge moving to the northeast. researchers from policy lab at the children's hospital of philadelphia projecting an increase in transmission risk in much of the northern u.s. in the fall. the sudden rise in test positivity rates could mean the negative consequences of cooler temperatures are taking hold sooner than researchers anticipated, citing community fatigue with mask wearing and social distancing. the researchers adding these predictions are subject to change if people modify their behavior. in boston, the rising infection rate leading officials to pause the re-opening plan. boston's mayor appealing directly to college students in the city. >> you want to be here? you want to be treated as adults? well, then act it. there's no reason to have parties. we're asking you to be responsible. >> reporter: and this morning, abc news learning the cdc
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stopped releasing new health guidance about the covid-19 pandemic last week. a senior spokesperson for the agency says the cdc has rigorous systems in place to ensure that all scientific information it shares is both accurate and has been fully reviewed by subject matter experts across all relevant disciplines within cdc prior to public dissemination. here in wisconsin, the surge comes as 1.2 million residents have already started the voting process by mail. momentum, president trump aims to capitalize on when he visits here saturday. michael. >> thank you so much. a new report out this morning revealing more than 837,000 new americans filed for unemployment, and this comes as the airline industry is laying off and furloughing tens of thousands of workers. gio benitez is at laguardia airport with more this morning. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, michael, good
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morning. yeah, tens of thousands are waking up this morning without a job, and some don't even know if they'll ever be able to work in this industry again. this morning, more than 40,000 airline workers are out of a job, furloughed or laid off after funding ran out at midnight. >> past october 1st my future is a big black hole. >> reporter: united flight attendant annette, flew her last flight just a week ago. >> i have my dream job so i was asking what do you do when you lose your dream job? where do you go from there? i don't have any answers right now. >> reporter: thousands of other flight attendants will be on reserve but not getting a regular paycheck. back in march the airlines received $25 billion from the u.s. government. now they're asking congress for 25 billion more. nick caleo, ceo of airlines for america which represents the major u.s. airlines. to those sitting at home saying i don't plan on traveling soon, why should i care about this?
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what would you tell them? >> we power the economy, there's significant reductions in service that are going to affect so many communities, not only small communities, but medium size and large as well. when our people lose their jobs, down the line there are others who support the industry that also lose their jobs. >> reporter: in fact, it may now be harder for you to find certain flights. some small airports won't have any commercial flights at all. american alone is canceling flights to at least 11 american cities and it's unclear if this means some flights will be more crowded. >> this might be it. there's no guarantees in the future that we will, you know, able to come back or that life won't change or that i'll be able to continue to do this. >> reporter: and the recovery won't be easy. air travel is still down about 70% compared to last year. in fact, we may not see pre-pandemic numbers until 2024, george. >> pretty quiet airport behind you. okay, gio. thank you very much. now to that breaking news overnight, russian opposition leader alexi navalny accuses vladimir putin in his first
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interview since being poisoned, saying that putin is behind the crime. ian pannell is in london with the story. good morning, ian. >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right. as you say, this is navalny's first interview since he was poisoned. just to remind you, he's russia's leading activist activist and a thorn in the side of president putin. he fell ill on a flight to germany. he was eventually taken to berlin for treatment where he is now recovering. germany says navalny was poisoned with a deadly nerve agent. chancellor angela merkel calling it attempted murder. now navalny accuses vladimir putin of ordering his poisoning saying he was supposed to have died. the kremlin has just responded, calling the accusation baseless and insulting, but navalny describes this as having a nuclear bomb dropped on him. his hands trembling at times and it's said he should recover at
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least 90%, and so the interviewer asks him why. navalny says i'm not afraid. if my hands tremble it's not from fear but from this stuff. i will not give putin the gift of not returning to russia. george? >> courageous man right there. ian, thanks very much. robin? now we turn to the nba finals, lebron james and anthony davis leading the lakers, there you are, to victory in game one against the miami heat. all the action going down in front of a star-studded virtual crowd including, ladies and gentlemen, t.j. holmes. >> reporter: there are some things we've grown accustomed to seeing in the nba finals. celebrities sitting courtside and lebron doing his thing. even in these crazy times with a virtual crowd and lebron in a lakers jersey, last night was no exception. >> james with the steal, throws it up. davis able to finish. >> reporter: lebron james dominant as ever in his tenth trip to the finals. >> james goes inside and throws it down. >> reporter: the three-time champion --
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>> james will try a long three-pointer. knocks it down. >> reporter: -- using all his talents on the team he took his talents to back in 2010, the miami heat. the lakers overpowered the heat and maintained as much as a 30-point lead during the game. >> it's unbelievable watching him this late in his career still dominating and still putting his team in position to win it all. >> got so much more work to do and the job is not done and we're not satisfied with winning one game. it's that simple. >> reporter: an avalanche here from the lakers in game one, dominating. >> reporter: all in front of a star-studded crowd including nba legends, big names sitting shoulder to shoulder virtually. >> how about this crowd in game one of the nba finals? >> reporter: former president obama shared a message thanking first-time poll workers. >> i am obviously not the main event tonight but i wanted to come home to give a shoutout to all the folks who were volunteering as poll
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workers in this upcoming election. it's not one of those things you think about but it is absolutely vital for our democracy. >> lebron james steps back. three-pointer, that's good. >> reporter: the fans in the virtual stands and those at home watched the lakers cruise. but anthony davis knows the series won't be easy. >> we want to win the series and become champions, we got to play better from the start. >> i joked here yesterday that robin and i were going to be virtual fans for the game. now, i joked that even virtually she would get better seats than i would. strahan, george, i was at the game in the miami heat section, front row. two seats down from me was d.j. khaled. robin, tell them who was two seats down from you. >> former president barack obama. we had bill walton. we had kareem abdul-jabbar. >> rub it in. keep it going, robin. rub it in. >> but you were front row.
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>> thanks, robin. i was sitting next to a blond guy named torch. robin, this actually happened. i found out about this from a viewer who said, t.j., did you see robin sitting next to obama? i sent her a nasty text. her response to soothe me was no, shaq is between us. >> what's the view like from the front row? >> just my living room. >> how much did the ticket cost you? >> it didn't cost me anything. >> all right, t.j., there you go. end of discussion. >> five years you have been to the finals, right? five years? >> five straight years i've covered the finals for "gma." this makes six. i just wasn't able to physically be there. we have to say thanks to the nba. >> i got a lot of love from my wnba hoodie, and they play game one tomorrow night. las vegas and seattle. >> that's game one tomorrow night. >> yes. >> you can watch game two of the nba final on friday night at 9:00 right here on abc. and we're following a lot of
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other headlines this morning as well including the cruise industry that is on hold again after reports the white house put pressure on the cdc to get ships sailing again. and the proud boys and other far right groups after the president told them to stand by and stand back and we'll tell you what those words meant to them and the fears as the election approaches. now to ginger. you can see behind me each one is a wine bottle charred. this is from the glass fire. now we've got 51,000 acres burned. 2% contained. that's the famed meadow wood. many people being impacted. the zogg fire killed at least four people at 55,000 acres, 9% contained so, yes, there's more bad weather, really through friday. all right. let's get to the chilly cities now sponsored by ancestry. we'll be right back.
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to pay as little as $0, go to . ♪ who says you can't go home there's only one place ♪ welcome back to "gma." there's jon bon jovi and jennifer nettles with their big hit, "who says you can't go home." tomorrow you can tune in from home. the superstars joining us right here on "gma" for a concert. a great friday kickoff. >> a dynamic duo. the top headlines we're following including the new fallout this morning after that debate chaos in cleveland. the commission on presidential debates promising new rules to avoid a repeat. the final vote is just 33 days away. also right now, the new covid concerns with cases on the rise in at least 30 states. there are fears of a surge moving to parts of the northeast. all this as some areas are
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easing up on their safety guidelines. and the growing concern about murder hornets, yes, after three new sightings of that rare, deadly insect in washington state, one study warns the invasive species has the potential to spread rapidly throughout parts of the pacific northwest. experts urging caution stressing new sightings are important clues to what will likely be a long hunt to destroy them, george. now we're going to take a closer look, robin, at the proud boys and other white power groups after president trump's refusal to repudiate them. the fbi has more than a thousand domestic terrorism investigations under way. the largest number involving white supremacists. linsey davis is here with the story. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. just less than 24 hours after president trump's comments of stand down and stand by seemingly directed to the proud boys, there are reports that their membership has swelled. they have allegedly added hundreds of new members.
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this morning, there is growing concern over white supremacy in this country after that stunning moment at the first presidential debate. >> who would you like me to condemn? >> the proud boys. >> the proud boys? stand back and stand by. >> reporter: failing to denounce white supremacists in front of 73 million viewers but instead telling a far right group to, quote, stand by. that moment certainly caught the attention of the proud boys founder who was podcasting it live. >> did he say proud boys? >> reporter: now that far right group is under the microscope. >> trump 2020. >> reporter: the proud boys who describe themselves as a western chauvinist group is a growing presence at rallies. some are armed with guns, staging a counter demonstration at black lives matter protests in portland. the group has appeared alongside other groups at gatherings like the deadly 2017 unite the right rally in charlottesville.
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their leaders say they are not white supremacists, but according to the southern poverty law center, they are known for misogynistic and anti-muslim rhetoric and have made allies of white supremacists and attract openly racist and violent people. >> they see the left and anybody as their predominant enemies. the proud boys see themselves as acting on behalf of trump and acting hand in hand with law enforcement. >> reporter: the southern poverty law center said in 2019 they counted 44 different proud boys chapters across the country and that they were kicked off of facebook in late 2018 because of their history of violence. frank mink, a former white supremacist and now anti-racism activist, says the kind of recognition proud boys got from the president only emboldens them. >> it emboldens them. and it emboldens their leadership to keep doing what they're doing. >> reporter: with the election approaching there are fears that the proud boys and other far right groups will mobilize. >> we have already seen them
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signal that they plan to monitor the polls or to be active on election day. you know, trump has long talked about law and order, the need for law and order and increasingly groups like the proud boys and militias are seeing it as their duty to go out and impose law and order. >> reporter: elizabeth newman, a former assistant dhs secretary in charge of counterterrorism who resigned in april says that the president's words are creating conditions for domestic extremism to flourish. >> for 3 1/2 years, you had people inside the government begging the white house to take this issue up and they were silent so i've come to the conclusion it's because he didn't want to do anything about white nationalism because he used those folks as his supporters. >> reporter: violent hate crimes have increased since president trump took office starting in 2016. they've actually steadily grown year after year.
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in 2018 the fbi said they actually investigated more than 4,500 hate crimes, george. >> they put up new warnings every month. the proud boys have something of a makeshift uniform now being pulled from shelves. >> reporter: that's right. they wear these fred perry polos. they're black polo shirts with a yellow or goldish piping to them but fred perry has pulled them saying they have absolutely no affiliation or association with this organization, george. >> thanks very much. her report is part of "turning point" examining the racial reckoning across the nation, you can see them every night on "nightline," and linsey's documentary, "homegrown hate: the war among us," is also streaming an abc newslive october 6th. >> thank you, george. now to the cruise industry on hold again. overnight the cdc extending its no sail order which was set to expire today until the end of this month.
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this comes after the white house reportedly blocked an extension that would have kept cruises docked until february, cruise ships where coronavirus hot spots earlier this year and some fear it could happen again and victor oquendo is in miami beach with more. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning. the cdc has linked about 3,700 covid-19 cases to cruise ships in u.s. waters and while that no sail order was extended, cruises are coming back much sooner than reportedly recommended. overnight the months' long no sail order for cruise ships which was set to ex-pyre went extended until halloween. the last-second extension coming after axios admitted that they rejected the cdc's recommendation to extend the order until february. >> you have a significant density of people in a confined space and unclear how optimal ventilation is and you have crew members mixing with staff and the passengers and that's a recipe for covid-19 spread. >> reporter: that no sail order
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causing political waves in florida, the crucial swing state dependent on tourism dollars. republican leadership eager to see those ships sailing again. cruises can now welcome back guests after october 31st, a date that its own panel of scientists, including fda commissioner scott gottlieb had already agreed to and one that can't come soon enough for the millions of passengers pining to get back on board despite the pandemic. >> whatever is required i will do to get back on a cruise ship. >> reporter: earlier this year, coronavirus converted dozens of ships into floating hot spots. as they set sail again, the international cruiseline association sharing part of the restart plan yet to be finalized. testing for all guests and crew prior to boarding, mandatory mask wearing and social distancing and enhanced medical staffing, facilities and equipment and improved ventilation strategies to
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increase fresh air on board and more rigorous screening for shore excursion providers. they're already sailing overseas. abc news with this exclusive look at the future of cruising off the coast of italy. thousands of passengers on board, following many of those new safety protocols. the white house did not respond to a request for a comment. guys? >> all right, victor. thank you. coming up next, chrissy teigen sharing that heartbreaking news about her third pregnancy overnight. actur, now might not be the best time to arself, are my bones strong? life is full of make or break moments. that's why it's so important to help reduce your risk of fracture with prolia®. only prolia® is proven to help strengthen and protect bones from fracture with 1 shot every 6 months. do not take prolia® if you have low blood calcium,
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we are back with that heartbreaking news. chrissy teigen who's been so open about the complications of her third pregnancy revealing overnight the loss of her baby with her husband john legend. erielle reshef joins us now with the very latest. this is so hard to hear. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: it really is. good morning to you. it has been just over a month since chrissy teigen and john legend shared the news of their miracle pregnancy with the world, but now on social media teigen sharing that devastating news, the loss of their baby jack. overnight, heartbreak for hollywood "it" couple chrissy teigen and john legend, the
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model revealing she and her husband revealing they suffered a miscarriage posting the devastating news on instagram writing, we are shocked and in a kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we've never felt before. the 34-year-old revealing earlier this week she was hospitalized for serious complications. >> so i had my first blood transfusion. >> reporter: posting from her hospital bed, sharing the baby was losing blood and said the baby did not survive writing, we were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluid he needed. despite bags and bags of blood transfusions, it just wasn't enough. known for her candid anything goes relationship with her fans, teigen was open about the couple's surprise third pregnancy after successful ivf treatment for her first two children. proudly revealing their growing family and teigen's growing bump in legend's latest music video. ♪ wild, wild, wild >> reporter: the parents now sharing grief in real life and teigen tweeting, driving home
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from the hospital with no baby, how can this be real? >> miscarriages are actually more common than we would think, and that is an important statistic when we think of pregnancy because many women feel that when they go through miscarriage, they are alone. one of the beautiful parts of this entire journey is that chrissy has shared her journey throughout the pregnancy. so many women and couples and men are able to watch how she's gone through this and seeing that there are people that they know, family members that may have seen a fetal loss or a miscarriage. >> reporter: the emotional post also paying tribute to the baby they named jack. to our jack, i'm so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn't give you the home that you needed to survive. we will always love you. even in the wake of this news, teigen remaining strong, writing, every day can't be full of sunshine.
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next few days through friday night, red flag warnings still up. relative humidity drops below 10% especially at night when winds get gusty to 40 miles an hour and excessive heat in southern california. offshore winds too. coming up here on "gma," mariah carey's explosive allegations about her first husband. also, the woman known as the debt slayer, paid off $30,000 in less than a year. and "gma" is going pink for october 1. we're kicking off breast cancer awareness month with a very special "deals & steals." you can see it all here, but your local news and weather is next.
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100s inland. much better by sunday. >> we'll look forward to that. thank you. coming up, gma is kicking off breast cancer awareness month including one survivor who w
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the fallout growing after that chaotic presidential debate. the commission on debates promising new rules for the next one, and after the startling moment when the president refused to denounce white supremacists -- >> proud boys, stand back and stand by. >> -- prominent republicans distance themselves from the president. the latest this morning. new covid warning. cases on the rise in at least 12 states. boston on the brink of moving into the so-called red zone. the mayor lashing out at college students fueling numbers. >> you want to be treated as results, well then act it. explosive allegations from mariah carey about ex-husband tommy mottola. claiming it felt like she was being held captive. the moment he threatened her with a butter knife as their marriage was falling apart. meet the debt slayer. the woman who slashed $30,000 of
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credit card debt in just one year. inventing her own plan to do it. now sharing her secrets this morning. and "gma" goes pink kicking off breast cancer awareness month. dr. kristi funk here live with the latest research, and get the tissues ready. very special thank you to an all-star thriver doing so much to help other survivors. the superstar surprise later as we say good morning, america. ♪ welcome back to "gma." we are going pink this morning for a very good reason. the faces of some breast cancer survivors and thrivers from all across the country. >> ahead we're going to have the story of a remarkable thriver. there she is. she's chatting with our rachel scott. donna hopkins has no idea that we're about to surprise her. >> rachel keeps distracting her with that conversation. >> right.
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>> we love a good surprise here. also ahead, we'll talk to nutritionist rachel beller with what you should be eating when it comes to being proactive about breast health and why mushrooms are one of the foods. a lot of news to get to this morning as well starting with the race to the white house. just 33 days now until the final votes and the trail is consumed by fallout from that debate. it drew 73 million viewers. the commission is now promising new rules to maintain order next time but the president's team already balking at that and let's go back to our senior national correspondent terry moran in washington. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning. president trump is delighted with his performance. joe biden is calling his performance on stage a national embarrassment and the commission on presidential debates which has been sponsoring debates for 30 years wants to change the format trying to bring order to the chaos. the president's debate performance has sparked a
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torrent of criticism that even his most ardent supporters are struggling to explain, and republicans are now distancing themselves from the president after he failed to disavow the proud boys saying this instead. >> proud boys, stand back and stand by. >> reporter: the senate's only black republican, tim scott of south carolina, calling on trump to explain himself. >> i think he misspoke. i think he should correct it. if he doesn't correct it, i guess he didn't misspeak. >> reporter: trump tried to walk back his comments, claiming ignorance even though the proud boys were clearly described to him as white supremacists during the debate. >> i don't know who the proud boys are. >> reporter: but he still failed to denounce the group. in the wake of the bedlam and rancor that dominated the stage in cleveland -- >> there's nothing smart about you, joe. >> will you shut up, man? >> reporter: many are questioning whether the first presidential debate will also be the last. the big change that's being discussed is giving the moderator the power to cut of the microphone of a candidate who repeatedly interrupts or violates the rules in other ways.
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the moderator of the last debate chris wallace said that could be dangerous giving the power to cut off the mic of a candidate who has tens of millions of supporters. the campaign saying they don't want any changes. >> yeah, i can't imagine they want that. now let's go to robin. the latest on the coronavirus. the death toll more than 206,000 with hospitalizations on the rise in 24 states. wisconsin is one of those seeing some troubling trends. let's go back to stephanie ramos who is there in green bay with more. good morning again, stephanie. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this hospital in green bay is close to being overwhelmed with covid-19 patients. they tell us they're urging this community to take the virus seriously. this morning, covid-19 cases on the rise in the pacific northwest and midwest. here in wisconsin more than 20% of tests are coming back positive. the state reporting more than 2,000 cases a day. hospitalizations in green bay are on the rise. >> this department is near
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capacity. as you can see looking around, we have patients in most of these rooms. covid is real. >> reporter: with more than 200,000 deaths here in the u.s., 12 states have reported increases in daily a facilities and now moving to parts of the northeast. in boston the rising infection rate leading officials to pause the re-opening plan. boston's mayor appealing directly to college students in the city. >> you want to be here, you want to be treated as adults. well, then act it. there's no reason to have parties. we're asking you to be responsible. >> reporter: here in wisconsin as coronavirus cases rise, president trump is scheduled to hold his third rally here on saturday, guys. >> thank you, stephanie. >> hopefully masks will be worn. thank you, stephanie. a stunning allegation in mariah carey's new memoir
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accusing tommy mottola of emotional abuse. and in case you haven't noticed, "gma" is going pink. we'll talk with renowned breast cancer surgeon dr. kristi funk on why women can't get tested for breast cancer during the pandemic. and a big surprise ahead, survivor donna hopkins with rachel scott. they're going to celebrate her. so far she has no idea. all that when we come back. hopkins with rachel scott. so far she has no idea. all that when we come back. "gma's" mo "gma's" morning menu is sponsored by u.s. bank. let u.s. bank turn your new inspiration into your next pursuit. let u.s. bank turn your new inspiration into your next pursuit. into your next pursuit. here's to the duers. to all the people who realize they can du more with less asthma thanks to dupixent, the add-on treatment for specific types of moderate-to-severe asthma. dupixent isn't for sudden breathing problems. it can improve lung function for better breathing in as little as 2 weeks and help prevent severe asthma attacks. it's not a steroid but can help reduce
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>> look at the socks. >> nothing compares to you two. great to have amy robach. >> you look good too, george. >> i was about to say. >> george in pink. >> you see, george is george. i don't have to say that to george. we have this thing, we just get it. >> that's true. >> good morning, america. now it is time for "pop news." lara, good to see you. you got your pink on as well. good morning. >> i sure do. good morning, good morning. riva is on assignment today, so we have a sit-in. we begin this morning with great news for country music fans. get ready for another live award show with real performance happening. cmt music awards revealed their star-studded lineup. we're talking dan + shay, maren morris, little big town and luke bryan. all of them will perform. they're also all nominees. congratulations, guys, but it is
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kelsea ballerini, luke combs, thomas rhett and sam hunt who are tied for the most nominations. music's only fan-voted award ceremony is taking place across different outdoor venues in music city, that's nashville, of course. it's happening october 21st on cmt. also this morning, jake gyllenhaal and oscar isaac have gotten an offer they can't refuse. you know what i'm talking about? starring in a new movie based on the making of a great movie, the 1972 classic mob film "the godfather." isaac will play the film's oscar winning director, francis ford coppola, and gyllenhaal will portray robert evans. while the final film we all know earned ten oscar nominations, three academy awards, production anything but award-winning with the then 31-year-old coppola constantly clashing with evans and studio executives behind the scenes.
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barry levinson of "rainman" fame on board to direct it. it's called "francis and the godfather." coppola gave it the stamp of approval saying any movie that barry makes about anything will be interesting and worthwhile. no word on a release date. maybe we should just rewatch "the godfather" in the meantime. i love this idea. i think it's going to be terrific. then finally, guys, the one and only jane fonda is in the news this morning. look at her at 82 years young. she is spectacular. she's sharing some of the things she does to look and feel terrific. the oscar winner sitting down with reba mcentire for her podcast called living & learning. fonda reveals it's not just about genetics or some fancy beauty regimen. take a listen. >> when people tell me that i look good for my age, i know that a large part of that is because i am at peace.
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i feel good, you know? i feel proud of myself for having worked so hard to become what i am today to become a better person, and to be able to forgive so many things. >> such a great attitude. by the way, when people tell me i look good for my age, i don't like it. i want to look good at any age. so does jane. she shared a few more tangible tips and uses a cbd infused cream for her achy joints and muscles. she thinks it really works. she also used to think that working out was for looking good. she now realizes it's critical for way more important things like being able to look over your shoulder when you're driving and the most important reason to stay strong, being able to pick up her grandchildren, guys. i love this interview. check it out on reba's podcast. now i throw it back to you who are timeless and gorgeous in your pink. >> thank you. good reasons to keep on working out. thanks for jane for that. now to our "gma" cover story
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and those explosive new claims in mariah carey's new memoir. the superstar alleges that her first husband tommy mottola was controlling and emotionally abusive. adrienne bankert has more. good morning, adrienne. >> reporter: good morning to you too, michael. yes, these allegations, something we hadn't heard before, are from back when she was in her 20s just starting out and what she says is the other side of her chart-topping success. ♪ this morning, some disturbing accusations from singer mariah carey saying her famous first husband treated her like a prisoner in her marriage and at one point violently threatening her with a butter knife. the bombshell allegations published in her new book "the meaning of mariah carey" and alleges that the former chairman of sony music, tommy ma toll la, turned abusive as their marriage fell apart saying, quote, tommy walked over and picked up the
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butter knife from the place setting in front of me. he pressed the flat side of it against my right cheek. after what seemed like forever he slowly dragged the cool strip of metal down my burning face. carey first met mottola in the late '80s. ♪ sweet fantasy baby the music executive signed her to columbia records where she had a string of major hits. ♪ just like honey >> she spoke out to oprah about the struggles of their personal and professional relationship. >> i did feel like i was held captive in that relationship. i did feel like i was in my own prison. >> reporter: in her book she describes living in a home under lockdown saying it was fully staffed with armed guards, security cameras installed in most rooms and tommy was in control. the singer who is biracial claims he tried to dramatically change her public image writing just as he did with my appearance he smoothed out the songs for sony trying to make them more general, more universal, more ambiguous and i
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always felt like he wanted to convert me into what he understood, a mainstream meaning white artist. tommy did not address these allegations but in a statement to abc news, he said, in part, he is deeply gratified for the role he played in mariah's well-deserved and remarkable success and continues to wish her and her family the very best. amy, george. >> all right, adrienne bankert, thank you for that. now to the doctor that we go to every year at this time to get the latest science on breast cancer. >> dr. kristi funk is a breast cancer surgeon, best-selling author. glad we're with you again. dr. funk, welcome. >> thank you. i do have a warning, covid is directing us straight into a breast cancer crisis. women fear screening and compared to pre-covid numbers breast imaging is down 62%. breast genetics down 26%, breast
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surgery down 21% and worst of all, in august new breast cancer diagnoses were down 52%. breast cancer hasn't magically slashed itself in half. it's there undetected, multiplying and dividing. cancer isn't sheltering in place, and ladies, please, neither should you. if you're due for a screening get it done. also we need to refocus on controllable risk factors which are out of control. >> i want to ask about one of those because as you know, people are drinking a lot more during the pandemic especially women. a new study came out and talked about the links between alcohol and breast cancer? >> yes, alcohol, in-store purchases up 27%, online, 500% increase. alcohol increases estrogen levels and estrogen fuels 80% of breast cancers. so what is it? a 12-ounce can of beer equals five ounces of wine. even just one drink a day bumps
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breast cancer by 10%. the more you drink it goes way up from there. there's really no safe limit of alcohol consumption, in you choose to drinks, the american cancer society advises to leave it at one a day. how do you have fun during your mocktail/zoom happy hour. you associate the drink you want with the glass you have in hand. if it's wine, pour some juice in it. if you are feeling bubbly, pour some seltzer and put it in a champagne flute. we've got great mocktail ideas at >> so dr. funk, we know what we shouldn't be doing but there are things that we can be doing to help prevent breast cancer like exercise. talk about the impact exercise has on preventing breast cancer. >> oh yeah, amy, exercise has completely plopped down on the couch. with covid closures of gyms and public places workout routines have been derailed. and they're working from home so they're sitting and snacking and stress eating, and being inactive increases breast cancer by 30% over those who bust a move three to four hours a week.
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just 11 to 22 minutes of briskly walking every day drops it by 18%. the key, simply move more and make a plan whether you put dance into your dusting or chores or get a desk treadmill and walk while you work. if you can safely get outside, do so. we wake our three tweens up and they roll over and ignore me, but they're out that door by 7:15 every day to bike, hike or run for an hour. so exercise is checked. >> you talk about stress making. always helps to reduce stress. >> stress, anxiety, depression, isolation, loneliness, boredom all impair immunity. hundreds of studies show that connection. one followed 2,200 early stage breast cancer patients for ten years and those reporting low levels of social support were 58% more likely to have died during the study. anybody out there who's ever had breast cancer join the thousands online for free at
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and the other sister is an oncology nurse. tell us about this deal. >> they became obsessed with the ingredients we put on our skin and they set out to create all natural body scrubs, bath salts, lip exfoliators, products that we can feel good using. made in maine, the scents are phenomenal. it's a great company to support. all 50% off, $9 to $12. >> all right. great deals. let's keep it going. these head wraps, again designed by a thriver because, you know, that's one of the side effects of chemo, can be losing your hair, and she wanted to do something about that. >> she did and she was uncomfortable wearing a wig so she created styleesteem to boost everyone's style esteem. it's a simple piece of material, beautiful fabrics, easy fit. it's a traditional turbine head wrap but there's no tying, twisting, nothing needed.
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you slip it on and go and have a good day and these are all 50% off, start at $14.50, and we're getting free shipping. >> wonderful. let's go down to amy. >> you know we can all use positive messaging when going through something like breast cancer. this next line is a jewelry line that has those positive messages and the proceeds go to a good cause. tory, tell us about it. >> mantraband is a phenominal all women company that care about women's causes. not only do they have terrific messages, anything is possible, i love you more, but they have got great cuffs, great ring necklace, but they have just now donated $10,000 to the breast cancer research foundation. they will give a dollar for every bracelet sold today. it's a perfect day to buy. everything is slashed in half. it starts at $11. then amy, we go from jewelry to wine. this is another great family owned small business called purewine and they make a wand that filters the histamines and sulfites right out of your wine
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and join the fight for the cause and donated $5,000 to the american cancer society in north texas. this is a great product that anybody can use. the prices are slashed in half and start at $10, and finally, cleo & coco, this is all natural deodorant and a body powder, derived from nature free of aluminum, talc. all made in america, $5 to $9. 50% off. >> thank you so much, tory. we partnered with these companies on these great deals. get them by heading directly to our website. coming up, we got a nice surprise for an all-star making her mess her message. we'll see you right back. we'll see you right back. surprise for an all-star making her mess her message. we'll see you right back. ey got surprise for an all-star making her mess her message. we'll see you right back got a surprise for an all-star making her mess her message. we'll see you right back.
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bay area live with kelly and ryan is coming up. >> plus tips on how to get rid of your quarantine blues. >> that's at 9:00 on abc. >> we'll have another news
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update in about 30 minutes. you can find the latest on our for all little girls to grow up with their mommy. >> i fight for my family. >> i fight for every underrepresented woman in the community. >> i thrive for me. i am a warrior. >> a warrior, indeed. welcome back to "gma." we're so glad you're with us on this thursday morning. we've been kicking off national breast cancer awareness month, and those are some of the incredible survivors and thrivers we're recognizing. >> much more ahead and we'll tell you the story of a remarkable thriver doing so much to help others. rachel scott is in washington, d.c. at the entertainment and
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sports arena, home of the washington mystics last year to help us pull this off. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: hey robin, good morning. i'm here with donna hopkins, two-time breast cancer survivor. donna, we've been telling you all morning we are already highlighting all women across the country but have something bigger in store for you today. i want you to follow me. come on. donna, you have been helping people along your own journey, and we want to give you all-star treatment today. i want you to listen to this. >> ladies and gentlemen, give it up for a real thriver all-star, our number one. [ applause ] >> look up here in the stands, your family, your sisters, your friends, women that you've helped.
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take a look. you were not expecting this today. >> no. >> tell me what you're feeling. >> wow, y'all tricked me that's so great because all of these individuals have been with me from the beginning. >> donna, stand right there. we were so inspired we thought your story deserves to be shared with the world. our own robin roberts has a closer look. >> donna is a warrior and a survivor. >> reporter: donna hopkins has the heart of a champion and it's her winning spirit that helped the sports reporter through some of life's toughest battles including facing breast cancer twice. >> it was that experience with her being diagnosed that made her say i can't believe there are so many going through this and not getting the help they
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need. she said something needs to change. >> reporter: she launched hopkins breast cancer incorporated, lending a helping hand to others in her own community. >> it was a rippling effect and that initial grant that she awarded me ended up stopping us from facing eviction. >> it's people like her that help people like me get through cancer treatment. >> reporter: donna stayed focused on her mission to give back, even in her darkest days. in 2010 she experienced what she calls an unforeseeable medical disaster after a routine procedure turned into a fight for her life. >> she spent two and a half months and having six surgeries and almost losing her life. >> reporter: her lower left leg was amputated but her life was spared. >> she was down but she fought.
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she fought to learn how to walk again, to adjust and adapt. >> when you talk about the will to win, this is who she was and who she is and this is why she's successful. >> she has made us a better person with what we see her going through, from creating the foundation and starting the basketball tournament so in her doing all this, that was her getting to the other side of victory. now she's able to really reach back and help others get to the other side as well. >> donna, you have said that sports has been a life saver for you. how has it helped with your mentality to not only fight but heal? >> when i think about growing up in west virginia, on that back court in the yard with my siblings and brothers and and neighborhood kids and sports started there, it's the thing that's propelled me through some
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of the most challenging things. it's almost like i don't like to lose at anything. the mentality of being on a sports team and what it takes to shall a winner and used it in life's challenges at winning at anything you go through. i tell people i don't like losing at anything. i am the most competitive person ever. all my friends will tell you that and i've used that and my faith as the things that has gotten me through some of the darkest times. i tell people that i am a winner in life through anything that i have to face. sports has been that key thing of getting me to the other side of everything. >> for 20 years you have put on a basketball tournament to raise money for breast cancer. it's called hoop it up for breast cancer. the washington mystics heard about that and today one of them is here to hoop it up for you. in the building right now we
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have forward tiana hawkins. there she is. what is it like being here with this champ? >> it's amazing. on behalf of the washington mystics i want to thank you for your strength, perseverance and also giving people a chance to fight. >> i thank you for that. i said if i wasn't going to be a broadcasters i was going to be a professional basketball player. one thing worked out. maybe not the other thing but thank you all so much for all that you all do in the cancer community and making a difference. it takes all of us to make a difference in, you know, saving lives and educating. that's the key thing for me is educating. hearing those words, the big "c," that you have breast cancer doesn't have to be the end. i am a testimony 20 years out that you still can make it. it's not just the physical but the mental and want to impact the world for good and make a difference in people's lives so 20 years has been a blessing.
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>> you are making a difference and you're not only inspiring us but you've also inspired someone else. there is more, in fact. john wall -- >> wow. >> star of the washington wizards has a special message for you. >> hi, donna. john wall from the washington wizards. i want to thank you for the work you're doing for breast cancer survivors. i'm known for my assists on the court. i want to give you an assist of $10,000 for the john wall foundation and to continue your great work. >> oh. yeah. >> $10,000. you have said that helping people has been your medicine. i want to hand this to you. how much is this going to help your foundation? >> rachel, i was saying the need is so great but the resources are so limited out there for many who come to us and rely on
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donations and fundraisers, so john wall, thank you so much. you don't know how much this is going to help us. in a year that covid struck and can't have a lot of fund-raisers this is definitely going to be able to help us to help so many people this year. i am so grateful for this donation in so many ways for those people we're going to be able to help, so thank you again. >> robin, you talk so much about making your mess our message. that's something you have done and it's something amy has done. and donna too, turning adversity into a way to help people. >> i'm listening to her story. we were nodding along. so incredibly proud of you. if someone doesn't have the sports background -- and i was with you, if this didn't work i wanted to be a basketball player first two and not necessarily broadcaster, just like you but if somebody is going through this you don't have the sports background what is your message
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to them to motivate them? >> you have to be able to rise above whatever you've gone through. i'm an athlete so trained to be a winner in everything so i think your mentality and your mind as far as wanting to win in life and never quit and seeing beyond just the breast cancer, i think the key thing is just that you can make it through no matter what you've gone through. it's a winner to me and everybody. you have to tap into whatever it is to get you to the other side of what you're going through and support is so key from your friends and your family. that support is going to be the thing that helps other people that are not athletes like us, robin, get to the other side of victory. >> i just love being referred to as an athlete. bless your heart and so
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incredibly proud of you and all the work that you are continuing to do. so please take care and enjoy your family and friends, and rachel, thank you for bringing this to us and wnba, the mystics, they are the defending clamps and won last year, i was there courtside and seen her play so very proud of them as well. >> me too. >> thank you, thank you. thank you. y'all take care. and -- wow. that's going to make a difference. >> a huge difference. coming up, foods to fuel the survivor. nutritionist rachel beller is going to join us. come on back.
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♪ well, that's why you were singing, michael, this. >> yeah. >> yeah, right. >> they don't want to hear me sing. >> no, you do lou rawls, that's it. back with great foods to help you thrive. i wish you could be with us during the commercial breaks. first day of breast cancer awareness month and my dear friend, author of the best-selling book "power spicing," rachel beller joins us with what you can eat to help be proactive when it comes to breast health. always good to see you, rachel. thank you. good morning to you. >> good morning, so glad to be here. >> you have -- >> to kick off breast cancer awareness month. >> it's become a tradition to
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have you help us kick it off. you're going to do this right now. you have some meals and new twists and you're going to start with breakfast. what do you have for us? >> breakfast, cashew yogurt crunch right here and, robin, my new favorite seed is basil seeds and they gel similar to chia seeds but a lot faster. they have eight grams of fiber, incredible for breast health and prebiotic fibers. people ask me, rachel, do they taste like basil? and they don't. they're completely flavorless, absolutely great, and then we're adding a cashew yogurt rich in probiotics and supports breast health and i've got the rachel beller cinna-peel spicer blend, which has ceylon cinnamon, orange peel and ginger.
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cinnamon which is good and the orange peel supports breast health and ginger, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties. the synergy and all sweet without any added sugar. just a perfect breast health add-on and then we've got berries, additional fiber and antioxidants and there you have it. >> oh, right there. voila. okay, now for lunch and for dinner, you're saying mushrooms. that's the new trend. >> yes. >> all right, i'm not a big mushroom fan but you have a unique way of incorporating it into meals? >> yes, mushrooms are the queen, they're great for breast health. a lot of research on them and any mushroom. there are so many different varieties, but i personally like to keep the dry dehydrated in my pantry all year long and what i like to do is i recommend for my
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patients to use what i call the spaghetti style prep method. basically boil them in water for 10 to 15 minutes, strain them, then put them into ray pan and saute them with a little avocado oil and what i like to do is boost antioxidants with my spice blend which i know you love. >> i do. >> it's just really, really great, simple, easy and powerful. now, something else that's trending is mushroom powder. this very concentrated -- because it's dehydrated. and what's really popular is to add the powder into coffee, tea, people are adding it into salad dressing which is what i like to do and it's just so great and universal. >> you've never led us wrong. i know you have energy snack bites. we don't have time for that.
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tell people about your master class and people can find out more about what you do through your master class and we have a special deal for people. >> i do. i do. so i have a 90-day transformation master class, the next one starts october 5th. we're giving 20% off, gma 20 is the code and a chance for me to personally walk women through this journey of losing weight and preventing breast cancer. they have me as their guide and it's been a game changer for so many women at >> always good to see you. thank you so much, rachel. my best to you and the family. >> i love being here. >> all righty. i might try the mushrooms. >> you have to. >> it's very good for you. visit our website,
8:48 am for more foods to support breast health. what about you, ginger? you like mushrooms? >> i love them. i was going to do a ginger's cook club for mushrooms and for you and we'll have a taste test. stars of lifetime urging women not to neglect their health. they're joining together to share this very important message. >> during the covid-19 crisis, we need to ensure that research continues for breast cancer. >> research is the reason we can help for a future without breast cancer. >> please join lifetime in supporting the breast cancer research foundation. >> to help stop breast cancer for life. >> lifetime's annual stop breast cancer for life initiative sends such crucial m
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we are having a mushroom discussion. share yours with us. but coming up how one woman slashed $30,000 in credit card debt in a year. find out the method she used to do it. she works hard for the money, traffic and air pollution will be even worse after the pandemic.
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♪ we're back with our money smart series and how the mom known as the debt slayer paid off $30,000 in a year. rebecca jarvis has the story. >> reporter: after a decade of living with $30,000 of credit card debt 34-year-old jordanne wells reached a breaking point. >> i always think of it as a low
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grade anxiety so it's always running like in a stream in the whack of your mind. it was like i can't keep pushing it to the side. >> reporter: when popular money management strategies didn't work for her, the mom of two decided to come up with her own plan and slashed her debt in just one year using what she calls the debt slayer method. it starts by surveying the land. >> i looked at who i owed. how much i owed to them. when the due dates were and what the interest rates were on each of these debts and getting really intimately acquainted with what was happening. >> reporter: next, limit and leverage. >> i limited the amount of credit cards i was using to make sure i didn't get further into debt and getting lean on my expenses. i started leveraging the income that i already had. >> reporter: she recommends automating payments to avoid missing bills and says you have to pay extra. >> if i had an extra $50 i made the payment.
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i even made a 50 cent payment because i went to the vending machine and i was going to buy a pack of doritos and was like, well, i'll make the payment. >> reporter: evaluating often kept her motivated as she made progress and look for opportunities to ramp up paying debt down like when children transition from day care to school. and a year later jordanne wells is debt-free. what units all of these people who we talk about paying done their debt they didn't start out rich but were committed and kept chipping away at it. >> got to stay committed to slay the debt. go to for more. stay right there. we
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we have a programming note, the new "30 for 30" dork, life & trials of oscar pistorius on espn plus. >> have a great day, everybody.
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good morning. i'm kumasi aaron from abc7 mornings. this morning mayor london breed will propose a new voting center outside of city hall to ensure safety during covid-19. here's mike with a look at our hot forecast. >> our red flag warning was expanded this morning to include the diablo range and the santa cruz mountains. 1:00 this afternoon to 6:00 tomorrow evening. heat advisory for everywhere except the coast. 90s and 100s possible. unhealthy air in napa, vacaville, livermore, fremont, redwood city and san jose. highs today, they will make you wilt. today is our worst day for weather. kumasi? >> all right. thank you. now it's time for "live with
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kelly and ryan." we'll be back at 11:00 for >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new series, "emily in paris," lily collins. and a performance from country star, tim mcgraw. plus, how to be to the quarantine blues as we continue "live @home: house calls week." also, details on how your cardboard creations could earn you a $5,000 prize. all next on "live!" ♪ and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> kelly: hi. >> ryan: you're early. you got here early. >> kelly: i guess don't understand -- >> ryan: whoa! whoa! do we shop at the same store? that's really


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