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american politics, they come from both parties and from various backgrounds. >> launching two campaigns for president, all while a champion for bipartisanship. >> we shouldn't lose sight that much more defines us than our partisanship, much more unites us than divides us. >> a pillar of strength and of courage, even in his final battle against brain cancer. this morning, the life and the legacy of an american patriot. and good morning, everybody, on this sunday morning. paula is off, but i'm very pleased to have whit johnson and eva pilgrim with me here on what is truly a historic morning as we take a look back at the life of senator john mccain, who was a war hero, a two-time presidential contender and whose final years were categorized by a brave battle with brain cancer and an extraordinary and contentious relationship with a sitting u.s. president. >> an incredible american life
came to an end at around 4:30 local time in mccain's home state of arizona. the six-term senator died just four days before his 82nd birthday. >> mccain had been battling glioblastoma, an agressive form of brain cancer since july of last year. on friday, senator mccain's family issued a statement announcing his decision to discontinue medical treatment. >> and we're looking live this morning at a picture of the white house where the american flag has been lowered to half-staff, and over at the u.s. capitol building, the same tribute. >> in vietnam this morning, the site in hanoi where mccain's plane went down during the war, you see locals laying flowers there now. >> tributes pouring in from all the living former presidents this morning as well as from the current president, donald trump, who has been very critical of mccain, tweeting, my deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of senator john mccain. our hearts and prayers are with you. >> we're going to be talking about this relationship coming up on a very busy and, as we
said, historic morning. we have team coverage this morning. chief anchor george stephanopoulos standing by. but we want to start with terry moran who is near john mccain's home in sedona, arizona. terry, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this morning, this ancient desert this morning seems a little different, and ordinary human life is dwarfed by it, but john mccain left his mark here in his adopted state of arizona, and arizonans knew it. they elected him, as you say, six times to the united states senate and they found in mccain's brand of conservative yet occasionally maverick politics something that matched that flinty pioneer independence of their political heroes, barry goldwater and sandra day o'connor so when the motorcade bearing his body left his ranch here bound for phoenix where his body will lie in the capitol rotunda there, it was from time to time greeted along the way by ordinary arizona arizo arizonans coming out to say farewell.
mccain's family saying farewell also. cindy mccain saying, my heart is broken. i am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. he passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved in the place he loved best, and his daughter, meghan, also issuing a very touching statement. she said, i was with my father at his end as he was with me at my beginning. in the 33 years we shared together, he raised me, taught me, corrected me, comforted me, encouraged me and supported me in all things. he loved me, and i loved him. he taught me how to live. mccain's family saying farewell. >> and, terry, there has been an outpouring of support from mccain's colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but democratic minority leader chuck schumer already talking about a special tribute. >> reporter: that's right. chuck schumer wants to rename the oldest of the senate office
building, the grand old senate office building now known as the richard russell office building. he wants to rename that the john mccain senate office building and the reason is senator richard russell, a longtime senator from georgia in the 20th century, beloved by his colleagues then but he was a segregationist and his politics have gone by the board and he believes a fitting tribute would be to rename that building which we all know after him. >> i think a lot of people will see that as a fitting tribute. terry moran in sedona, arizona. terry, thank you. john mccain's political career spanned nearly four decades. at times he was a partisan brawler. he also occasionally rose above party politics. few senators were more respected, even beloved, and abc news chief anchor george stephanopoulos has a look back now at mccain's life. >> reporter: fighter, maverick, hero, a towering figure in modern politics known for straight talk --
>> this is disgraceful. >> reporter: -- and his sense of humor. >> by the way, do you know the difference between a lawyer and a catfish? one is a scum-sucking bottom dweller, and the other is a fish. >> reporter: senator john mccain spent his life in service to the country he loved. born into a military family in 1936, he volunteered as a fighter pilot in vietnam, but flying over hanoi, he was shot down and captured, beaten, tortured. mccain nearly starved during 5 1/2 years as prisoner of war. >> the pain i experienced, i'm -- still i don't know how in some ways that i was able to survive the injuries, but it certainly was a time in my life that i will always cherish in many ways. i observed a thousand acts of courage and compassion and love, and those that i know best and love most are those that i was
there with. >> reporter: after discovering his father commanded the pacific fleet, his captors offered to release him, but mccain refused to leave. he would not go while other americans who had been detained longer remained in prison. he finally came home in 1973 with scars he would carry for the rest of his life. >> i fell in love with my country when i was a prisoner in someone else's. >> reporter: after his first marriage ended in divorce, mccain married cindy hensley moving to her home state of arizona. elected there to the house of representatives and then the senate. [ chanting "go, john, go" ] >> good morning. good morning. >> reporter: before that long shot presidential campaign in 2000. >> i don't begin this mission with any sense of entitlement. america doesn't owe me anything. >> reporter: running again in 2008. >> can we try that again? ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da
>> oh. >> reporter: then 70 years old, the father of seven was indefatigable outcampaigning a dozen primary opponents to secure the republican nomination. >> i slept like a baby. sleep two hours, wake up and cry. sleep two hours, wake up and cry. >> reporter: and going rogue, he picked alaska governor sarah palin as his running mate. >> governor sarah palin of the great state of alaska. >> reporter: a choice he later regretted. in a tough campaign, still a man of honor, defending his opponent, senator barack obama. >> i can't trust obama. i have read about him, and he is not -- he is not -- he is a -- he is an arab. he is not -- >> no, ma'am. no, ma'am. >> no? >> no, ma'am, no, ma'am, no, ma'am. he is a -- he is a decent family man, citizen. >> reporter: gracious even in defeat. >> this campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life. >> reporter: mccain returned to the senate, fighting for veterans against torture until
that stunning announcement last year, brain cancer. >> this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> reporter: true to form, he vowed to fight, receiving a hero's welcome when he returned to the senate floor just days after surgery where he cast the deciding vote against president trump's attempt to repeal and replace obamacare. this past fall, he watched beloved daughter, meghan, get married. >> what is the biggest lesson you have learned from your dad, because you tell us so much about him. >> that character matters and that believing in something greater than yourself will always be important. i'm the luckiest person in the entire world. i mean, we are such a family that's filled with blessings, and we have such a bond and such a love. >> reporter: and in his final days, the man known as maverick, staying true to himself. in his memoir, "the restless
wave" issuing a final, passionate plea for civility. >> before i leave, i would like to see our politics begin to return to the purposes and practices that distinguish our history from the history of other nations. i would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different. our country, 'tis of thee. what great good we have done in the world, so much more good than harm. >> that's really striking to hear john mccain calling for civility in the midst of this era of toxic tribalism, and george is with us now. do you think that parting plea will be heard and heeded? >> i would like to say yes. he didn't get to see it. we just saw in those final words, he said, he didn't see the kind of civility he would like to see, and he was fighting for it right up until the end of his life in these final months in the senate. you would like to believe that as americans look back on this life, a life of honor, a life of dignity and a life of decency, you know, marked by something that most people can't even imagine doing.
you're offered freedom when you are a prisoner of war and you say no. >> not until everybody else who was captured before me gets to go home. >> that alone would mark an entire life if he continued to serve for decades and decades. you hope that that example makes a difference, but it is a very tough time. >> we speak of this being a tough time, and we mentioned at the top of the show that the current president, donald j. trump, sent out a tweet overnight sending his condolences and sympathies to the family, but this has been a rocky relationship. so rocky, in fact, that the mccain camp reportedly asked the white house to send the vice president and not the president to the funeral. how contentious exactly was this relationship? >> it's hard to imagine two more different men than john mccain and donald trump. remember back in the campaign donald trump said that john mccain wasn't a war hero. he was captured. he likes people who weren't. they were contentious throughout the whole campaign. john mccain eventually did endorse donald trump, and he withdrew that endorsement after the "access hollywood" tape.
the relationship never got better and, of course, you saw john mccain in that defining moment again voting no on the repeal of obamacare, and president trump comes back to that again and again and again, and in kind of a striking moment just a couple of weeks ago, the senate renamed the defense bill this year in honor of john mccain. when the president signed that and talked about that just a couple of weeks ago, he refused to mention john mccain's name. >> we talked about -- we talk frequently about john mccain being a war hero, but it's easy to gloss over the extent of what he endured there. 5 1/2 years, 2 of them in solitary confinement, and he said, in fact, that was worse than the physical torture. how did that experience shape his character? >> well, we saw -- i mean, it's the character he brought to that experience i think that is even more important as we just talked about, the man who said no as the son and grandson of admirals when he was offered the release. it's hard to imagine how it didn't affect every fiber of his being, and he said he came away
with a great sense of patriotism, but remember the physical struggles he also had because of that. we see him in the hospital bed right there. john mccain had to have his aides carry a brush for him because he couldn't lift his arms above his shoulder and brush his own hair. every day, a day marked by pain and scars. every day, a day he fought through. >> a walking reminder of service and sacrifice. george stephanopoulos, thank you very much. great to hear from you on this very important morning, and i want to remind everybody, george as always has a big show this morning. he's going to be focusing, of course, on the life of john mccain. he will be speaking with fellow arizona senator, republican jeff flake, plus democratic leader nancy pelosi and the former head of the cia, general david petraeus. that's all coming up later this morning on "this week" right here on abc. thank you. >> thank you. >> you touched on this briefly, but not only was senator john mccain unafraid to challenge senators in his own party, he formed deep bonds with those he disagreed with politically. >> vice president joe biden saying overnight, above everything else, john was a
friend. here's an emotional moment when vice president biden appeared on "the view" and spoke to mccain's daughter, meghan. >> your son, beau, had the same cancer that my father was diagnosed with six months ago, and i'm sorry. >> but, look, one of the things that gave beau courage, my word, was john. your dad -- you may remember when you were a little kid, your dad took care of my beau. your dad, when he was a mil aide and worked with me, became friends with beau, and beau talked about your dad's courage. not about illness, but about his courage, and if anybody can make it, your dad -- her dad is one of my best friends. [ applause ] >> very old friends. >> her dad goes after me, hammer and tong. we're like two brothers who were somehow raised by different
fathers or something because of our points of view, but i know, and i mean this sincerely, and i've said this even when your dad got mad at me and said, i should get the hell off the ticket. [ laughter ] and remember what i said about your dad? i said, i know, and i mean this sincerely, if i picked up the phone tonight and called john mccain and said, john, i'm at second and vine in oshkosh, and i need your help, come. he'd get on a plane and come, and i would for him too. [ applause ] and this is the guy. >> and we know vice president biden was in touch with meghan this past week. joining us now from washington, abc news political commentator cokie roberts. that relationship he had with joe biden, and other democrats for that matter, highlighting a huge part of how he worked in washington. how unusual was that? >> well, it was very unusual by the time john mccain died.
he was really the last of those people who could reach across the aisle and actually get things done. ironically, he died on the same day from the same disease as the democrat who was able to do that, who was ted kennedy. kennedy had his name and a republican name on every bill that he sponsored, and the same thing was true of john mccain. he always tried to make it bipartisan, and when you go back and read his speeches and see what he said over the years, he always said, if we want to get it done, and he was always interested particularly in getting reforms enacted, if we want to get it done, we have to do it in a bipartisan fashion. that's gone. that's gone from the senate. jeff flake, who is going to be on "this week," who is a senator from arizona now, tried to live that kind of life and realized he would be defeated as a result of it, so he is not going to run again. so the senate is really a less
civil place, a less effective place without john mccain. >> repeatedly in the last several years, we heard him call himself the luckiest man alive. he was very reflective on his career, but he also recently has talked a lot about his family life. >> and that was incredibly important to him, and he made that very clear, but the fact that he considered himself the luckiest man alive and felt that his closest ties were with the people that he was a prisoner of war with is really extraordinary. as george said, think of that time, and then he used that time to be incredibly positive, to serve, to say, okay, i can't fly anymore. what other service can i perform? and he served the nation for decades. >> all right, cokie roberts. thank you for joining us this morning. we want to turn now to our ron claiborne. ron, you covered john mccain's presidential campaign in 2008. you had tremendous access in the beginning, spoke with him on
multiple occasions. what do you remember most about him? >> i joined him in actually late 2007 when he was so far behind, he really had nothing to lose. it was just a fun, rollicking ride with him. a lot of access, sitting with him on the bus and talking to him, not just about politics. about anything. he was a big sports fan. he told wonderful stories and a great, great joke teller. you saw one of the jokes there, the one about scum-sucking fish and lawyers and one of the ones i remember him very well telling again and again, and more for his amusement than the audience which was often bewildered by this joke. he would say, in the words of the late chairman mao, it is always darkest right before it's totally black. the audience were like wonder what that was about. he would be laughing and laughing his head off, but, you know, he was alternately charming at times, prickly, defensive, guarded in the later part of that 2008 campaign, but he was, most of all, a man of
honor. a man of his own code, and i remember that he was given a bracelet by the mother of a fallen iraq war veteran, matthew stanley. he put that on his wrist in 2007 and talked about ioften, that he would wear it the rest of his life. and i have a feeling that john mccain was wearing that bracelet in the honor of matthew stanley at the end of his life this weekend. >> you talked about his sense of humor. the first time i interviewed him on capitol hill is about eight or nine years ago, and the first thing he said to me, he said, are you the intern? no, i'm the correspondent. and he said, pardon me, pardon me. i think i'm getting so old everybody around me looks like a child. and we carried on and it was just -- >> he was a fun guy. >> absolutely. ron, thank you for your perspective. >> thank you, ron. we want to remind everybody, this is a big week in terms of commemorating john mccain. over the course of the week, there will be many events to commemorate the life of senator john mccain starting in arizona where he will lie in state and then on to washington, d.c. where he will lie in the rotunda of the u.s. capitol. from there his motorcade will
make a stop at the vietnam war memorial, and this is an extremely important personal landmark for the senator he visited once a week sometimes. then a service at the national cathedral before mccain travels to his final resting spot at the u.s. naval academy in annapolis, maryland. our coverage of john mccain will continue this morning. we do want to take a quick break though and cover one of the other big stories of the morning, and that's the weather situation in hawaii dealing with the remnants of tropical storm lane, and rob marciano is there in honolulu. rob, what's going on? >> well, right now it's not raining. that's a nice break from what we have seen with the past several days, but more rounds of rain have been coming in, and i'll show you the radar. it's been really coming down on the big island again. so, flash flood watches continuing to be extended. they were supposed to end yesterday morning, but we have extended these again through at least this afternoon, and the center of which is still over 200 miles to our southwest. you see how it's decoupled where the upper part of it is still dumping rain on the east side, and the lower circulation moving
out to sea, but the general pattern is going to continue to be a wet one, and they certainly don't need any more rainfall here. that's a check on what's going on with good morning, i'm lisa argen lease. certainly a gray start down below. we have have some has an afternoon sunshine when this clears in the late morning. so air quality, still moderate today and a cooler first half of the week before we see a slight warm-up by the end of the week. 68 in oakland, 80 in san rafael. the accuwe >> and as long as our intern, whit, is taking orders, i'll take a -- [ laughter ] >> yes, i'm just a permanent intern, you know, a decade later still the intern. >> i tried it. it didn't work. >> thank you so much. we'll chat with you soon. we do want to get to our
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the shooting. oakland police are asking anyone with any information to give them a call. lets get a check of the accuweather forecast. here is lisa argen. >> good evening, carolyn. you can see walnut creek, the cloud cover here. temperatures are on the cool side, in the 50s. 57 in san jose. the flag is blowing from our roof camera, 15 to 20-mile-per-hour winds today out of the west-southwest. 55 at livermore. moderate air quality around the bay today. hazy afternoon sun. 68 in oakland. 84 in livermore. slightly cooler through mid-week. >> thank you, lisa. thanks for joining us. the news continues now with
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he ultimately returned to the senate where, among other things, he fought for veterans, and in his memoir, senator mccain made one last passionate plea for civility in this country writing, before i leave, i would like to see our politics begin to return to the purposes and practices that distinguish our history from the history of other nations. i would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different. senator john mccain was 81, and worth bearing in mind he had seven children. >> yep. >> so, there are a lot of people this morning who miss him, and if it's any consolation for the family, they said in their statement on friday that he was discontinuing his medical treatment, that he outlasted the expectations for survival of this very aggressive form of brain cancer. >> no question, the way he lived his life for service. he had this real desire to serve this country, and he did that. more on the life and legacy of john mccain coming up. but first, tropical storm lane packing a punch this morning.
>> and this morning, a new look from above with the serious flooding and our rob marciano is live in hawaii. you had a firsthand look at some of the damage from the air. >> i did, whit, and, you know, this has been quite the storm on many fronts from water flooding to fire. it has been unreal. this is an area in oahu that got crushed with flooding and mudslides back in april. luckily with this storm, it's been relatively safe, but a lot of the state, especially the eastern part has had crippling conditions and they are still getting hit. overnight, tropical storm lane continuing to rake the hawaiian islands with wind, rain and pounding surf. an astounding 45 inches of rain falling on the big island in just four days. the saturated ground refusing to hold, trees, dirt and debris pouring over the highways, making many roads impassable. the port of honolulu shut down during the hurricane, now finally reopened. >> rain has been coming from the
mainland to get critical supplies and equipment out to these islands. this is a very relabel and safe aircraft and it can handle weather a lot better than a helicopter can. >> they use those planes to fly into hurricanes so i would trust them in this weather. now these cargo planes are delivering fema supplies to the hardest hit areas. we saw what may be the storm's signature. one of the signatures of hurricane lane will the wildfires. those winds fuel them. a fire just from yesterday, but you can still smell it. fire, and of course, the tremendous amount of rain causing mudslides from lane. what makes hawaii so susceptible to flooding and landslides is the terrain, and at 2,000 feet, you can almost see the mountains bringing the rain out of those clouds. rainfall totals that are almost close to hurricane harvey striking texas one year ago this weekend. we're getting upwards, close to four feet of rainfall with this rainstorm.
harvey, of course, had five feet, so we have a ways to go, and, by the way, harvey with the anniversary, the voters in houston and harris county had a vote yesterday to pass a $2.5 billion flood control project measure that will be matched with federal funds. 85% of the voters approving that vote, so hopefully some improvement there. houston, so prone to flooding. all right. let's talk about what's going to happen today across parts of the mainland, if you will. a severe weather threat, not one, but two rounds coming here from parts of the upper midwest back through minneapolis and north of milwaukee. could see severe storms today, and another round tomorrow pushing a little bit further to the east across parts of the great lakes, and some of these will pack a punch, potentially, an isolated tornado along with damaging winds, and heat will be building up as well. we're not quite done with summer yet. heat advisories are up, and this will build into the northeast as we get closer to midweek. that's a check on what's good sunday morning, i'm lisa argen. waking up to some clouds.
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president trump back on the attack against his own attorney general jeff sessions claiming he is letting special counsel robert mueller have a field day, tweeting, jeff sessions wouldn't allow politics to influence him only because he doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position. >> he feels like attorney general sessions needed to step it up for him, and he doesn't feel like that's happened. >> reporter: his latest tweet seeming to use sessions' words against him. that response from the president on the heels of a rare statement made by sessions saying, quote, the action of the departments of justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. the president still fuming that sessions recused himself from the russia investigation. >> i have now decided to recuse myself. >> i only gave him the job because of loyalty. he was an original supporter. he was on the campaign. >> reporter: war of the words between the administration and the justice department igniting again this week on fox news. >> i put an attorney general that never took control of the justice department, jeff sessions. >> reporter: south carolina
senator and former colleague of sessions, lindsey graham, appearing to agree with trump. >> every president deserves an attorney general they have confidence in. i believe every president has the right to their cabinet. these are not lifetime appointments. you serve at the pleasure of the president. >> reporter: while the president demands loyalty from jeff sessions, three of his close associates, former fixer michael cohen, trump organization cfo alan weisselberg, and friend and former "national enquirer" publisher david pecker all cooperating with investigators in a campaign finance probe. whit? >> all right, tara palmeri at the white house for us, thanks so much. a lot of questions about how all of that will play out and how it relates to the mueller investigation in the future. >> it is a dicey and very interesting time, and it definitely looks like jeff sessions is taking the brunt. >> absolutely. in the meantime here, coming up, the former vatican official calling for pope francis to resign. we'll be right back. investigation in the future.
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♪ and welcome back this morning. we are celebrating the life of senator john mccain, looking back at his legacy. first though, we want to take a look at the other headlines that we're following today with ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. we're beginning overseas in ireland where pope francis is wrapping up a two-day visit to that nation facing some criticism over the latest reports of sexual abuse by the catholic clergy. abc's david wright is in dublin, ireland, this morning with more. david? >> reporter: good morning, ron. as the crowd begins to gather here for the pope's open air mass in dublin, this ireland trip is shaping up to be a big moment in the church's handling
of the sexual abuse crisis, and at every step in this journey, pope francis has been confronted on this issue. last night he sat down with eight survivors of abuse for what they said was a very frank discussion. they say he told them that church officials who covered up the abuse of children were in the pope's words filth from the toilet. publicly, pope francis has spoken here about repugnant crimes of abusing children and covering it up, and he has promised reforms. then this morning a bombshell document from the former papal nuncio, the church's ambassador to washington, d.c. this document accuses pope francis of mishandling the case against disgraced former cardinal theodore mccarrick and calls for francis to resign. one long-time vatican observer called the release of this document now a nuclear bomb at the very least. it's a sign that the finger-pointing over who is to blame for this scandal is going to get uglier, ron.
>> okay, thanks. david wright reporting from ireland. back in the u.s., at least seven people arrested on saturday as rival protesters clashed at the university of north carolina in chapel hill where a confederate monument on campus was toppled there just days ago. the confederate soldier bronze statue was known as silent sam, and brought down by a demonstrator on monday. a member of the school board of governors has said that the statue will be put back up again. in ft. worth, texas, a crash involving a dump truck and a train. the truck slamming into the passenger train at a railroad crossing and then bursting into flames. two people inside that truck were killed. at least 11 people on the train were injured. the cause of that crash is still under investigation. and finally, instead of investing in the newest technology, how about owning a piece of tech history? check this out. the first p.c. released by apple founders, steve jobs and steve wozniacki in 1976, an apple 1, it is going on the auction block.
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yesterday afternoon local time in arizona. he lost his battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer just four days shy of his 82nd birthday. senator mccain had been fighting the illness since july of last year. >> a series of events will celebrate his life beginning in arizona where he'll lie in state, then off to washington, d.c. where he will lie in the rotunda of the u.s. capitol. after that his motorcade will make a stop at the vietnam war memorial, a spot that meant so much to him. then a memorial service at the national cathedral and burial at the u.s. naval academy. >> you can learn more about his life at abcnews.com. we leave you now with a look at his life. ♪ >> i have had the good fortune to spend 60 years in service to this wondrous land. 34 years ago i came home from an
extended absence abroad. while i was away, i fell in love with my country. i learned what's good for america is good enough for me. i'm the luckiest guy on earth. i have served america's cause, the cause of our security and the security of our friends, the cause of freedom and equal justice, all my adult life. i see now that i was part of something important that drew me along in its wake, even when i was diverted by others. i was knowingly or not, along for the ride as america made the future better than the past. we face formidable challenges. i'm not afraid of them. i'm prepared for them. my friends, we have come to the end of a long journey. many of you have reached out in
the last few days with your concern and your prayers and it means a lot to me. it really does. i have had so many people say such nice things about me recently that i think some of you must have me confused with someone else. [ laughter ] i want to smell the rose-scented breeze and feel the sun on my shoulders. i want to watch the hawks hunt from the sycamore and then take my leave down for a place near my old friend chuck larson in the cemetery back where it began. i hope those who mourn my passing and even those who don't will celebrate as i celebrate a happy life lived in perfect service to a country made of ideals whose continued success is the hope of the world, and i wish all of you great adventures, good company and lives as lucky as mine.
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to mount viain view, not a big range there. we'll have partial clearing, 54 by the delta. breezy at times at the coast. here's the plan with the fog, it pulls back to the shoreline by the afternoon. but then it fills in quickly. so limited sun there. and it will be cool, 60s at our coast. and then once again, it's back by the overnight hours. highs today 68 in oakland, 77 in fremont, napa 78. low to mid-80s inland. ahead, we're cooling off by the middle of it week. middle of it week. >> thank you, lisa. you know when you're at ross and you're like... middle of it week. >> thank you, lisa. hello. ...and then the price is like, helllooo! that's yes for less. find the latest trends and styles at prices that are a perfect fit. it feels even better when you find it for less. at ross. yes for less.
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