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are you gonna leaf me hanging? soothe your cough naturally. good morning, america. behind bars. the parents of accused oxford high school shooter ethan crumbley now held in the same jail as their son. following their arrests and arraignment. as the school addresses criticism about what happened the day of the massacre. the oakland county sheriff joins us this morning. cnn fires chris cuomo over following an inquiry of how he helped his brother, new york governor andrew cuomo, during a sexual harassment investigation. the anchor also responding to a report from "the new york times" about an allegation of sexual misconduct. omicron spreading. now detected in at least 16 states. moderna's president telling
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abc's martha raddatz his reaction after investigating this new variant. plus, following the suspensions of antonio brown and mike edwards, what the nfl is reportedly doing to combat fake vaccination cards. on the brink? as many as 100,000 russian troops reported on the border with ukraine, sparking new fears of an invasion. the high-stakes talks now planned between president biden and vladimir putin. new shopping strategies. what you need to know to get your holiday gifts and beat the bots sending prices soaring. >> retails for $120, and you'll see it ebay for $300 or $600. it's insane. >> how to stake your place in the digital line. and football upsets. alabama rolling by number one georgia, and baylor stuns oklahoma state. >> jackson, trying to turn the corner and he did not get there! >> as we await who will play in this year's college football playoff.
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and good morning, america. it's so great to have you with us on a sunday. eva's on maternity leave, but once again thrilled to have linsey davis and stephanie ramos back at the desk with us this morning. we do have a lot of news to cover here, starting with jennifer and james crumbley waking up in separate cells and in the same michigan jail as their 15-year-old son ethan crumbley, there since tuesday after a school shooting rampage in which four students were killed. >> the mother and father now facing involuntary manslaughter charges, as prosecutors want them to beer some responsibility for the school shooting. this morning, there are new details on the arrest of the parents who police say were found hiding in a vacant building in detroit after having withdrawn $4,000 from an atm. >> the parents pleading not guilty in a video arraignment on saturday. the judge imposing $500,000 bond for each after the prosecution argued they were flight risks. let's get right to the latest from abc's trevor ault, who is live in oakland county, michigan, for us this morning.
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good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, stephanie. james and jennifer crumbley are accused of buying the weapon used in this shooting for the alleged shooter and missing multiple, glaring warning signs. so much so that the prosecutor says they could have prevented this massacre, and they didn't. this morning, as the crumbley family is locked up here in oakland county, the school is clarifying its actions of having sent the alleged shooter back to class hours before the shooting. this morning, the parents of the accused oxford high school shooter each being held on $500,000 bond. >> good afternoon. please be seated. >> reporter: the couple pleading not guilty to four counts each of involuntary manslaughter. jennifer crumbley fighting tears. >> how do you plead? >> not guilty. >> reporter: james crumbley shaking his head at the prosecutor's accusations. >> your honor, this is a very serious, horrible, terrible murder and shooting. it has affected the entire
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community, and these two individuals could have stopped it. >> reporter: prosecutors called the crumbleys a flight risk after the couple missed their arraignment friday saying they withdrew $4,000 from an atm and were arrested after an hours' long manhunt led to them being found inside an empty detroit warehouse. the couple's attorneys insist they weren't trying to flee. >> our clients were absolutely going to turn themselves in. it was just a matter of logistics. >> reporter: they're now in the same jail as their son who's pleaded not guilty to four counts of first degree murder and terrorism, but the family is not together. >> no talking, no communication. they're all three in isolation. >> reporter: prosecutors say james crumbley had his son with him as he bought the handgun on black friday that was later used in the rampage that left four students dead, and the school now addressing criticism of its actions leading up to the shooting. the prosecution alleges that morning a teacher reported a picture the suspect drew of a person appearing shot with
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disturbing phrases like, blood everywhere, and the world is dead. the crumbleys were called in, but their son was sent back to class. the superintendent now saying in a statement the suspect claimed the drawing was part of a video game he was designing and informed counselors that he planned to pursue video game then, while waiting for his parents, the teen asked for his science homework, and at no time did counselors believe the student might harm others based on his behavior, responses and demeanor, which appeared calm. and the superintendent says the morning of the shooting, the crumbleys flatly refused to take their son home, and given the fact he had no prior disciplinary infractions, the school felt it was better to send him back to class than to send him home to an empty house. now having said that, the superintendent is now calling for a third-party investigation into the events leading up to this shooting. linsey? >> trevor, thank you. joining us now is the
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sheriff of oakland county, michigan. sheriff, thank you so much for your time in joining us this morning. if it's true, as their lawyer says, that the crumbleys were going to turn themselves in, why did you feel that you needed to go after them? >> well, that would have been fine if they did turn themselves in, or even if they were going to, but when they had felony warrants or any serious charge against any person, we don't wait for them to turn themselves in. we immediately begin to go look for them. >> where are the parents and ethan crumbley right now? are they all being cooperative? >> they're not speaking to us, any of them, and they're all in my jail, all segregated in separate cells, and constantly monitored. >> are you investigating anyone in the school system over the handling of ethan crumbley on the day of the shooting? >> obviously the investigation revealed that there were discussions that happened with the shooter the day before, and the day of that certainly we wish we were brought into the loop. we have protocols that would
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have been triggered that we have used and continue to use. in fact, the day after this tragedy happened, we received a tip. we investigated it, got brought in to by a different school, school district. we arrested another 15-year-old in a different school district for threats against the school, and then our protocols trigger a follow-up. we go to the home and we do a search, and determine access to weapons and credibility of the threat. that would have been our protocol had we been brought in. >> what can you tell us about potential charges that the person who potentially gave assistance to the crumbleys, to give them access to the warehouse that they might face? >> that's also obviously under investigation currently. we believe an individual clearly gave them access, let them into that secured area, and after the warrants were, in fact, issued for them and they were wanted, so once all the facts are put together and presented to the prosecutor for charging decisions. >> how are the officers who
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responded to the shooting doing? >> all of my people are struggling, you know, it's the worst possible thing you can imagine to deal with death in our business. we do it a lot, but what's really the most terrible always is when you deal with it involving children, and certainly this situation -- i asked the probably most difficult and unusual thing for a human being to do, and that's to walk past -- run past a child that's suffering, panicking, screaming, whatever the case may be to go to the sound of chaos. go to the sound of gunfire because they have to stop that threat. every second they delay to comfort or aid anyone else means that shooter could be taking down five or six more, and that's what happens. so they ended up confronting him. he still had 18 rounds of ammunition which i keep reminding them that could be 18 more kids.
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but they're struggling with it because you have to run past other kids that are hurt, and that's a difficult thing to do for men and women that are in this business because they want to help people because they care. >> sheriff, thank you so much. appreciate you joining us this morning. whit? >> powerful interview, linsey. thank you. we're turning now to the breaking news overnight. cnn firing anchor chris cuomo following a network inquiry into his efforts to help his brother, former new york governor andrew cuomo, during a sexual harassment investigation. chris cuomo also responding to a reported allegation about sexual misconduct. abc's phil lipof is here with more. phil, good morning. >> reporter: whit, good morning to you. no detail so far this morning on that sexual misconduct allegation against chris cuomo, but it did come as you say just a day after he was suspended from cnn for trying to help his brother, then-new york governor andrew cuomo during his sexual harassment investigation. this morning, the host of cnn's top-rated primetime show is out. >> i know where the line is.
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i can respect it and still be there for my family which i must. >> reporter: cnn finding that line crossed. chris cuomo fired following an inquiry over how he helped his brother, new york governor andrew cuomo, during a sexual harassment investigation. overnight, a cnn spokesperson telling "the new york times" when new allegations came to us this week, we took them seriously and saw no reason to delay taking immediate action. "the times" reporting that on wednesday, one day after cuomo was suspended, the network was approached by a prominent lawyer about a client with an allegation of sexual misconduct against chris cuomo. a spokesperson for chris cuomo telling "the times," these apparently anonymous allegations are not true. it's unclear if the allegations are what led cnn to dismiss the former anchor. >> there was some violation of an administrative policy or some other policy or some other
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policy or ethics rules that must have occurred for them to act this quickly. >> reporter: the termination also comes on the heels of these text messages released by the new york attorney general's office earlier this week, which show chris cuomo used his connections in the media to help prepare his brother as accusations came forward against him, messaging the former governor's top aide saying, please let me help with the prep, and giving advice on statements and checking with sources on potential new stories coming out against the then-governor. in may, cuomo said this about his involvement. >> when my brother's situation became turbulent, being looped into calls with other friends of his and advisers that did include some of his staff, i understand why that was a problem for cnn. it will not happen again. >> reporter: cnn said in a statement that his role was much bigger than he led his viewers to believe. the host posting on twitter, this is not how i want my time at cnn to end, but i've already told you why and how i helped my brother.
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and again, chris cuomo denies that recent allegation of sexual misconduct against him, says he was just trying to help his brother, but this morning, there's no word on what cnn plans to do in that 9:00 p.m. time slot, the network's highest rated. linsey? >> phil, thank you. now to the pandemic. cases rise in the u.s. to the highest daily average in nearly two months. this as scientists in south africa saying the omicron variant is spreading twice as fast as delta. abc's elwyn lopez is live outside the centers for disease control in atlanta with more. good morning, elwyn. >> reporter: hey, linsey, good morning. as omicron continues to spread across the country, health experts say there's still a lot that we don't know about that new variant but stress that the best protection is vaccination. this morning, omicron making its way across the country as health officials race to learn more about this new variant. >> we have been saying it's not a matter of if, but when that we
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would find omicron in our state. that when is today. >> reporter: from washington state to new york, where officials there have identified at least eight cases. omicron now in at least 16 states. early data suggests omicron may be spreading twice as quickly as the delta variant in south africa. still it is the delta variant that continues to drive the bulk of this winter surge. >> the next few weeks will be critical in determining how this variant spreads compared to delta. >> reporter: the u.s. now averaging more than 96,000 new cases a day, the highest in nearly two months. the midwest and northeast seeing the greatest jump in new infections and hospitalizations wth colder weather sending more people indoors. frontline workers in michigan where only 11% of icu beds are available, are now sounding the alarm. >> our teams right now are caring for more patients than i have ever had on icu teams.
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>> reporter: and in rochester, new york, more than a dozen national guard members called in to help just a day after a state of emergency was declared to boost hospital staffing. >> so, for us, we did have challenges and we're asking the staff to really push themselves. >> reporter: booster shots in high demand as some clinics across the country see long lines of people asking for that extra jab of protection. >> i think everyone is just wanting to be more protected. >> reporter: and starting monday, anyone coming into the u.s. must show proof of a negative covid-19 test 24 hours before departure, and that does include u.s. citizens. stephanie? >> elwyn, thank you. now to the growing concern over what u.s. intelligence officials say is a major buildup of russian forces near the ukraine border. president biden planning to hold a video call with russian president vladimir putin this week. abc's white house correspondent maryalice parks is at the white house with the latest. maryalice, good morning. >> reporter: stephanie, good morning. like you said, the white house
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confirming that there will be a video call on a secure line between president biden and president putin on tuesday. white house press secretary jen psaki said plainly that president biden during the call plans to underscore his concerns about the activity there on the ukrainian border, and reaffirm the united states' support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine. ukraine officials have said there could be between 70,000 and 100,000 russian troops already on the border, and this week the state department said they're worried that russia has been ramping up anti-ukraine propaganda. all of this has europe just on edge that the kremlin could really be planning an invasion. now, of course, russia denies this. russia has been pointing the finger back at nato saying that if nato or the u.s. were to send more sophisticated military equipment to ukraine, they would view that as a provocation, and russia wants guarantees that ukraine is not going to be admitted into nato.
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now i asked president biden about the situation there in ukraine on friday and he told me that he's been in constant contact with european allies, that they're working on a package of economic sanctions to try to dissuade russia, but they he said too his call with he said too his call with president putin would be long. whit? >> and so much at stake with all of this. maryalice, thank you. let's bring in our chief global affairs anchor martha raddatz who will be hosting "this week" later on this morning. martha, good morning to you. it's always great to have you, so let's start with this russian troop buildup along the border with ukraine. how much do we really know about putin's intentions and how worried is the white house about a possible invasion here? >> whit, i think the white house is incredibly worried. there are meetings going on all the time. they take this very, very seriously. they are on high alert. they're watching this constantly from satellites, from other techniques to see exactly what russia is doing, and all signs
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point to a russian invasion around the first of the year. they're building up troops. they have supplies. they have medical supplies. so this is very real, and a very real concern, and that's why president biden will talk to president putin this week. now why president putin is doing this, why he would risk this, there's no clear answer to that, and that even concerns them more, whit. >> we'll be watching to see how those conversations play out later this week. i do want to switch gears now, martha, and turn back to the pandemic because you got a rare look this week at a moderna research lab, and you also spoke with the company's president about the omicron variant. let's listen to part of that interview. >> what did you think when you first saw this variant? did you just think, oh, no, here we go again? >> i remember the tuesday before thanksgiving, our team sent us this data. they said we're concern of the
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mutations and the power. we looked at it, and there was literally a list of eight or ten mutations that we never wanted to see show up in one area of concern. we've seen them show up individually or in couples or threes, and we opened this one up, and all but one of them was there, and the instant feeling was, this isn't going to be good. >> martha, we can see there, plenty of concern about omicron, but how confident is moderna that they can adjust the vaccine if needed? >> i think moderna, pfizer, johnson & johnson, are all confident they can do a variant-specific vaccine. the issue is how long it would take. they all say about three months, but then of course, you would have to get fda authorization, and if this spreads so quickly, and if, and it's still an if, if the current vaccines aren't good enough, then that's a whole lot of time to wait for a rapidly spreading covid. >> still so many questions about transmission, the impact on vaccines, the severity of it. we will be watching. martha raddatz, thank you so much as always. be sure to watch "this week"
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later on this morning. martha also has exclusive interviews with cdc director rochelle walensky, and colorado governor jared polis about combatting the omicron variant. it's time now to get a check of weather with our very own rob marciano. there he is. yesterday we had to go all the way to hawaii to find snow. today we're only going to the pacific northwest, and that's where most of the snow and precipitation is. this is i-90, and trucks pulled over, and chains, and accidents and the snowboarders up there also getting fresh powder. just east of there, in parts of montana, 40 inches of snow reported, and actually the national weather service there, they go out there twice a day and they launch weather balloons. got to do this manually, and sometimes you have to bear the elements. even a blizzard warning across the arrowhead of minnesota today. 14 states with gusting winds, even away from the snow zone, and blowing and drifting snow
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certainly possible. rain later on today in chicago, and snow in the green bay, although they're in a bye. this thing could throw strong storms across the south tomorrow and then very cold behind us. that's a check on what's we'll talk more about the wst and the wildfires out there, and college football was wild yesterday. >> yes, it was. >> are we ready for some football? today we find out who will play in this year's college playoff after a busy and sometimes surprising championship
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saturday. number three alabama entering the game as the underdog rolling by number one georgia in a huge upset. in the title game, undefeated cincinnati finished its perfect season with a win over houston, and then number two michigan could be on its way to the team's first national championship in decades after defeating iowa. you can watch the exclusive reveal of the college football playoff matchups in the cotton bowl and orange bowl on espn starting at noon eastern, 9:00 a.m. pacific today. no one is happier than my husband who went to michigan, so go blue in his honor. >> by the way, elle duncan with espn who is here for "pop news" later on, big georgia fan. >> that's right. >> i asked her how the drive was coming down from connecticut this morning and she said a lot of tears. >> it's great to see football. still ahead here on "gma," strategizing, getting the
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holiday packages during the supply chain crisis, the new ways to make sure your gifts land under the tree. strahan in space. the countdown is on for our own michael strahan's groundbreaking journey to space. "good morning america" sponsored by the u.p.s. store. (vo) for over 50 years purina cat chow has been helping cats feel at home. with trusted nutrition, nume dry cat food in america. come home to cat chow.
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ask your doctor about once-daily trelegy, and save at trelegy.com. ♪ ♪ welcome back to "gma" on this sunday morning. that is astronaut chris hadfield with his version of david bowie's song. we'll be joining us shortly to talk about what michael strahan can expect when he ventures into space in a just a few days. it's right around the corner. >> i can't believe -- i wonder what's going on in his mind. the countdown has begun. >> i'm sure this song is on a loop in his mind. >> this one, "rocketman" and many others. we look forward to that. we do want to turn to the other stories we're following this morning. happening right now, the search for survivors in indonesia after a deadly volcano eruption on the
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island of java. at least 13 people are dead. dozens of other injured and seven still missing after thick clouds of dark ash, and lava spewed from the volcano. the lava causing a bridge to collapse making evacuations even more difficult. also right now, espn is reporting that nfl officials are cracking down on teams demanding more information about players' vaccination statuses. this comes after tampa bay buccaneers wide receiver antonio brown and defensive back mike edwards were suspended for using fake vaccination cards. and honoring their own. the dancing grannies making their first public appearance since four members were killed when a driver plowed through a christmas parade in waukesha, wisconsin, two weeks ago. the grannies linking arms and walking in a parade in franklin, wisconsin, on saturday in honor of those who died. we do turn now to the supply chain crisis and how it's affecting your christmas list. shortages of popular toys leading some parents to turn to unconventional shopping methods. abc's deirdre bolton is here with more. deirdre, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning, whit. experts say that tech-savvy people are creating automated computer programs or bots to purchase popular toys online with the intent of selling them at a much higher price for the holiday season. it's one of the busiest holiday shopping seasons of the year, and the clock is ticking for the must-have gifts. >> parents go to any lengths to get their kids what they want for christmas. >> reporter: with the supply chain crunch and ships sitting off our coasts, some products are scarce. leading to more bots ever. >> these bots are so much faster than you and i are, and so if you have had this experience, if you are after something that's very popular and you've seen it in stock, you may have tried and you have gotten it into your cart and then suddenly it's snatched away from you at the last minute, that is all these bots working. >> reporter: and the price gouge on these resale products, not in the christmas spirit. one collector sees the pricing pressure first hand when looking for a special pokemon anniversary item.
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>> retails for $120, and you'll see it on ebay for $300, or $600 even, so it's insane. >> reporter: the bots are fast, but you can use social media to stay one click ahead. >> the reason why you have to use social media is because the key to buying these consoles is knowing when the retailers restock. >> reporter: you need to be early in the digital line to be ready. experts say turn on push notifications for social media accounts that announce new item availability and releases. another tip, join rewards and or insider programs that will fill your order as soon as possible. >> retailers are working very hard to get human beings their level shot. >> reporter: the resale practices used by bots aren't illegal, but experts say buyer beware if thinking of purchasing with one. >> if you buy a playstation through a bot, what happens if it breaks? what are your return rights? how do you file a warranty claim? think about those things as well.
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>> reporter: mike also told me that if you are still going to go ahead anyway and buy with a bot, protect yourself as much as possible. ask your credit card company to issue a one-time credit card number. use a one-time password, not one that you use anywhere else for the transaction to separate yourself from your identity as much as possible. back to you guys. >> this is where we are now. bots for gift-buying. >> it's that serious and intense for kids. you know with having kids yourself. time now for a check on weather with rob marciano. looks like heaps of ash in montana. >> we showed you this fire yesterday and this is kind of a product of the fact that we haven't seen much snow yet this year across much of the lower 48. this fire was tempered by snow yesterday, and they had 10,000 acres and it's mostly contained, but a couple of dozen structures here that were burnt to the ground. a newer fire in new mexico, this is smaller, about 120 acres, but they're trying to get a handle on this.
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we do have some fire danger today, and we have obviously the ongoing drought across parts of nevada and utah. red flag warnings are posted for a few states here, including colorado and new mexico and parts of the texas gusts to 40 miles an hour. humidity will be low. north of there as well, and that is where the storm will whip up some winds as well. i don't think it'l this weather report has been sponsored by geico. i want to highlight some good environmental work that some major league baseball players are doing in the dominican republic. they have been doing this for a couple of years now, led by chris dickerson. they call it players for the planet. they get down there, a big
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contingent of folks who play in the mlb are from the dominican, and they clean up the beach because in the poor communities and the mountains, heavy rainfall brings the trash down to the beaches and they have had a number of players there. congrats to the players for the planet doing a good job in the d.r. >> great work. >> i have family in the dominican republic. it's a beautiful country. thanks, rob. coming up on "good morning america," we are counting down to michael's journey into space. former astronaut chris hadfield joins us with what we can expect from the experience. and then, elton john and ed sheeran team up to bring you a merry christmas. we'll have that ahead in "pop news." ♪ alright, here we go, miller in motion. wha — wait, wait, is that a... baby on the field?? it looks like it, craig. and the defensive linemen are playing peek-a-boo. i've never seen anything like that before. harris now appears to be burping the baby. that's a great moment right there. the ref going to the rule book here. what, wait a minute! harris is off to the races! we don't need any more trick plays.
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for his flight to space with blue origin. so much prep goes into this. you're familiar with this process. what will that flight be like for him? >> well, he's going to be taking his 6'5", 250-pound frame, and they've got a seat that is custom made for him, and then when those engines light, the power of it and the acceleration of it will crush him and shake him into his seat for about 150 seconds, like, three times his normal weight. it's a wild dragster of a ride, jamming its way up through the atmosphere, but then, after a couple of minutes, the engines shut off, and he'll be able to unstrap from that seat and for the first time in his life, he'll be weightless flying around the ship. it's an amazing transition. >> absolutely, and we remember when william shatner came back to earth, he was overcome with emotion by his own experience. how does going into space affect you as a person? >> well, one of the big joys that michael is going to have is
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the huge windows on the side of the new shepard capsule. they're big, and he'll be able to glance out the window and see halfway across america. he'll be able to see the curvature of earth and he'll be in the blackness of space with the atmosphere so incredibly thin down below him, and it's so awe-inspiring. it's so perspective-building, and he won't be able to think fast enough to keep up with what he's seeing. he's going to have a lot to think about, and a lot to talk about i think when he comes back and joins you after that flight. >> absolutely. what an experience. besides michael's journey, this is a big week for space exploration, with a rocket launch and a new class of astronauts announced tomorrow, and we also know that a billionaire is headed to the international space station. what is your take on the development of space tourism, and where do you see it going from here? >> al shepard's daughter is
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flying with michael. i think al shephard, who was the first american 60 years ago, he would be so happy to see that huge risk that he took trying to fly for the very first time into space, now turning into regular launches where we use global gps and weather forecasting and all the other stuff from space, and to the point now where it's safe enough and simple enough where just sort of regular people can start to fly in space. it's still nowhere near all the way there. we've got a lot of regulation to go, but that's the stage we're at in history, and i think it's a lovely continuum. i'm looking forward to hear what michael thinks of the experience. >> a sign of the times. what an incredible opportunity. we'll all be watching. thank you so much for your insight, commander hadfield. you can all watch michael take off live next thursday starting at 9:30 a.m. eastern here on abc. so exciting. we'll be right back. we'll be right back. xciting. we'll be right back.
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when the chapstick goes on. it's on. get yours on at chapstick.com back now with gifting and back now with gifting and decorating the vintage way. janai norman recently spoke to an expert who helps give a second look to what many of us have stashed away at home. >> so we've all heard about the supply chain problems, but there's an easy way to beat that this holiday season by thinking vintage. vintage lifestyle expert bob richter, author of "vintage living" and "a very vintage christmas" joins us now. tell us about an item that we probably have in our home or basement or attic that could get a second life. >> there are no supply chain issues from your basement or attic to under the christmas tree. people have so many of these things. what they're looking for this year is connection, and these objects bring the connections. >> that is a good idea. what about for decorations? >> i always think of christmas trees as a scrapbook, and
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ornaments are, like, all the little photos and so you have these boxes of ornaments that people remember. this one with this lid is so incredible. it's got, like, uncle sam shaking hands with santa claus. gifting this is so incredible. wait until you see this one, by the way. this is the big daddy. >> holy cow. >> most people put them outside, right? i bring them right on inside for a pop of color and joy. >> and what about -- what about for the tree? >> i'm going to tell you something that absolutely connects the generations, and that's music. the millennials and gen zs, everybody says, they want my stuff, and i say, you know what? they want your stuff. they just don't want the stuff you want them to want. they might not want your dining room furniture, but they want your records. no cost. pure joy, and you can connect a grandparent to a grandchild that's, like, a tangible object. >> and no supply chain issues as you said. >> that's right.
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>> now, bob, what else can make an impact when you are decorating for the holidays? >> i think as long as you do it with heart, that's all that matters. this is a magical time of the year, and these vintage objects spark that joy. they spark the magic. >> you're talking about connection and heart is of course, what the holidays are all about. thank you for giving us some new ideas and ways to look at that and make that happen this holiday season. >> my pleasure. happy holidays to you. >> you too, bob. >> if all else fails, there's always fruitcake. our thanks to janai for that. we'll be right back with "pop news." we'll be right back with "pop news." your strength can outlast any bad day. because you are greater than your bipolar i, and you can help take control of your symptoms - and ask about vraylar. some medicines only treat the lows or highs, once-daily vraylar is proven to treat depressive, acute manic, and mixed episodes of bipolar i in adults. full-spectrum relief for all bipolar i symptoms.
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>> that's right. time to heal. >> there you go. >> yesterday -- it's time to heal. we talked a little bit yesterday about mariah carey, and everybody chasing the white whale of "all i want for christmas is you." we start there. elton john and ed sheeran are giving us an early christmas present if you will. they collaborated on a brand-new song, the pays tribute and in the giving spirit, the stars also donating the publishing royalties and sales profit from the single to ed's foundation, and to elton's aids foundation. as the kids say, or whit yesterday, it is a bop. here is a question for those of you, would you turn down one day of work for $35 million? the answer is no, right? obviously. we're not -- >> what? >> listen, george clooney actually turned down that much money, he said, explaining to the publication "the guardian." the offer was for an airline,
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and he said, quote, it was associated with a country is an ally, if it takes a minute's sleep away from me, it is not worth it. >> okay. >> i will literally come down here for chicken wings and short ribs. i would definitely taken that. he is film a new romantic comedy with julia roberts called "ticket to paradise." finally, the grinch may have stolen christmas, but there's a grinch-obsessed woman in australia. she's showing her love for the villain by decorating this 10-foot christmas tree in his honor. she says that she watches the holiday special 54 times a year. >> wow. >> okay. >> every day from november until christmas. all that's missing from the display is the -- i thought, she has no kids, right? no one who has kids has that time to watch it. >> how do you watch it? 54 times? that is a lot. okay. >> you've got the point of that. >> i think so. i think so. elle, it was so great to have you. >> loved hanging out with you guys. >> sorry about georgia. >> it's fine.
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>> there's still the championships. >> thank you for bringing it up a lot too, whit. i really appreciate that. >> here for moral support, and to poke the bear. stephanie, linsey, thank you so much. great to have you. as always, this weekend, stay tuned for "this week" later on this morning. martha raddatz goes one-on-one with cdc director dr. rochelle walensky. for us, have a great weekend, everybody. we'll see you soon. we'll see yo. for us, have a great weekend, everybody. we'll see you soon. ra len s walens walensky. for us, thanks for being with us. announcer: building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. liz: good morning. i am liz kreutz. a troubled safeway store in san francisco has installed new security gates in response to an increase in shoplifting. the chronicle reports these automatic gates at the safeway on market street quickly shut
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behind customers. it prevents would-be thieves from running out with shopping carts with items. the store added barriers around shopping areas. this safeway is to be open 24 hours. last month, it started closing at 9:00 p.m. today, ghirardelli square will light up for the annual hanukkah party. it includes community candle lighting and live music. there will be hanukkah crafts you can make, games to play, and treats. guests are encouraged to dress up in light up or glow-in-the-dark outfits for the event. it starts at 3:00 this afternoon. let's get a check on the forecast. lisa: cool and fog around the bay. from the coast to our inland valleys, you cannot see anything at all. half-mile livermore and concord. navigating across the golden gate bridge pretty good. it is chilly in mountain view. we have more mid 40's.
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the upper level winds are quite breezy. air quality moderate now for the east bay and peninsula. with these gusty winds, temperatures will be a couple degrees warmer. mid-to-late morning, we will see sunshine. we will see temperatures in the low 60's to the low to mid 60's in the south bay. we have a little rain headed our way tomorrow night into tuesday. another chance of rain thursday. liz: this week with george stephanopoulos people everywhere living with type 2 diabetes are waking up to what's possible with rybelsus®. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ ♪ my only sunshine... ♪
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