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i' catheer it's wednesday, june 30th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." investigating the collapse. the search continues for survivors of a florida condo disaster, but severe storms could be on the way hampering rescuers. buckled roads and blackouts. the heat wave turns deadly in the pacific northwest as extreme temperatures now grip the east coast. ballot blunder. the major election mishap disrupting new york city's first try at rank choice voting for a try at rank choice voting for a new mayor. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
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president biden and the first lady will head to surfside, florida, tomorrow, to visit the site of the deadly condo collapse and meet with victims' families and first responders.e with 149 people still unaccounted for. authorities have asked the government for additional rescue teams as two storm systems in the atlantic could pose a severe weather threat to florida and hamper the search efforts. laura podesta is tracking the very latest developments. the condo board president warned about the building's safety. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. she did. in a letter to residents last month, she said that damage to the garage had gotten significantly worse. now the exact cause of the collapse is still under investigation, but we do know fom reports of phone records that residents saw a portion of the pool deck collapse into the underground parking garage in the minutes before the building fell.
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piece by piece crews are methodically removing debris from the collapsed building in surfside, florida. >> we find strollers and baby bottles, stuffed toys, you know. it just brings a sense of reality to the moment. >> reporter: officials remain optimistic that search teams will find survivors. >> it is their life's work to search for people alive, and they are truly the best in the world. >> reporter: it's unclear why the 40-year-old building came down, but it's clear it needed work done. in april the condo board president wrote a letter detailing $16 million in repairs. the observable damage such as in the garage has gotten significantly worse, she wrote, adding the concrete deterioration is accelerating. >> this is a puzzle -- >> reporter: allyn kilsheimer is a structural engineer who's been hired by the town to investigate the collapse. one piece of that puzzle is figuring out what a lobby attendant heard. >> a muffled boom, and then x
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number of seconds later a much bigger boom, and then y seconds after that a much bigger boom. i think the second one, i think i understand the third one. i don't understand the first one. >> reporter: those in a sister tower say there have been significant inspections there this week. >> we had about 20 inspectors in the building. they were inspecting everything, police, fire. >> reporter: the investigator didn't see anything that showed an imminent danger of collapse. and with hurricane season approaching and intensifying, allyn kilsheimer says he will be looking at the remaining part of the collapsed building to see if it can hold up against hurricane-force winds. anne-marie? >> laura podesta in new york. thank you very much. the historic heat wave in the northwest may be responsible for about 12 deaths in washington and oregon. the "associated press" says authorities are investigating each case, but some of the victims include elderly people, homeless people, and a farm worker.
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the dangerous heat is moving east. yesterday it caused rolling blackouts in spokane, washington. several thousand people were affected as temperatures hit a record high of 109 degrees. as danya bacchus reports, the hot weather is also impacting the east coast. >> reporter: whether you live on the east coast -- >> caribbean, looks like caribbean. >> miami. >> a stove. >> reporter: or in the pacific northwest -- >> ever been hotter than this? >> no. >> reporter: it's painfully hot. >> heat is a stress on the body. it's a stress on the mind. it is uncomfortable to be hot for long periods of time. >> reporter: roads are buckling near seattle which set an all-time heat record on monday at 108 degrees. president biden even weighed in challenging climate change skeptics after portland, oregon, hit 116 degrees. >> 116 degrees, but don't worry, there's no global warming. it doesn't exist, it's a figment of our imagination. >> reporter: most people in this
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area do not have airtiin >> we to oney anthey're soutmith came to the rescue. he drove all night to redding, california, to buy air conditioners for his family. >> thought i had room for another 17, so i grabbed 17 more and thought i'd bring them back. if people were interested in them, they could pick them up for exactly what i paid for them. >> reporter: people are also scrambling to book hotel rooms for the ac, but many are sold out. spokane is experiencing rolling blackouts. >> it's something that we can do incrementally and in small amounts of time like they're talking an hour at a time, then that's what we can do to conserve our grid. >> reporter: and the race is on to harvest cherries in yakima. another heat dome is stalled over the east coast, and it will hit 100 in new york city wednesday. >> stay indoors and use air continuing if you have it. >> reporter: others are finding relief at the city's beaches or pools. danya bacchus, cbs news, los angeles.
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former president trump is heading to the u.s./mexico border today. he's expected to out to his border wall, the signature promise of his campaign. mr. trump will be joined by texas governor greg abbott who has vowed to complete the wall with state funds and private donations. the visit comes an vice president harris on friday traveled to texas to meet with border agents. she has come under fire by republicans for not doing enough to stop the influx of migrants at the border. in the race to vaccinate america against covid, there's more urgency as the delta variant continues to rapidly spread in the u.s. the cdc says the strain is responsible for about 20% of all covid cases in the u.s. and it can now be found in every state. >> i am concerned that over time the more chance you have this virus to mutate the more chance it has of mutating into a form that can wreak more havoc. you worry that over time the immunity we've developed either
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because of previous infection with covid or because of vaccination is going to wane as the virus continues to evolve. >> in an email to cbs news, the cdc says there are no immediate plans to change mass guidance. it's urging unvaccinated people to get inoculated since they remain at higher risk of catching the virus. the house approved a bill to remove confederate statues from the u.s. capitol. the legislation passed in a 285-120 vote. it calls for the removal of about a dozen statues including those of jefferson davis. it would also remove the bust of roger taney, the chief jusice who delivered the landmark dred scott decision denying the rights of citizenship to people of african descent. a similar bill failed in the senate last year, but supporters are hoping for a different outcome now that joe biden is president and democrats control the senate. coming up, wimbledon
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counting votes. ballots are being tabulated following the city's first major attempt at using the ranked choice voting system. voters could rank up to five candidates, but the city's board of elections had to retract the first round of vote results released yesterday saying that it was aware of a discrepancy. the board said it accidentally included more than 100,000 test ballots. our affiliate in ft. myers, florida, reports a teenager tased by a state trooper said he feared for his life. surveillance video shows 16-year-old jack rodeman being tased as he stood outside his girlfriend's house. he had permission to be there. he fell over and slammed his head on a fire pit. >> shock. then it hurt once i fell. i was just kind of confused at the same time because i didn't understand why he was approaching me at first or why
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he tased me. >> in his report, the trooper called the teenager a suspicious person who darted and hid in bushes after seeing the trooper's car. he says that he used the taser because rodeman failed to obey his commands. rodeman is back home after spending ten days in juvenile detention. and "the hill" says the national security agency is denying allegations by tucker carlson that it is spying on him. on monday's show, carlson claimed the biden administration and the nsa were monitoring his electronic communications in order to leak them and take the show off the air. carlson said that he got the information from a whistleblower in the u.s. government. the nsa said the allegation is not true, and carlson has never been an intelligence target. still ahead, the worst traffic in america. the place that dethroned los angeles for having the worst gridlock. ck.
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ this prototype of a flying car logged its first 35-minute flight between two airports in slovakia this week. the vehicle hit a cruising speed of about 106 miles per hour. it can reach heights of about 8,200 feet, and the coolest part -- watch as it transforms from an aircraft into a car in a little over two minutes. the prototype took two years to make. the creators say it cost just under $2.4 million. it would come in handy in gridlock. which we will talk about later. on the cbs "money watch," walmart is selling its only low-cost insulin and a new
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place holds the worst traffic title. diane king hall with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're going to talk about gridlock. first, this morning investors are in for another stream of economic data including a snapshot of the job market with a report on private sector payrolls due. meantime, stock futures are indicating a higher open after another record-setting day here on wall street. the dow added nine, the nasdaq gained 27. there's one of the records. the s&p 500 also logged a fresh record adding a point. walmart says it will start selling its own private label insulin this week. the nation's largest retailer says the price will be 75% below the cost of competing products. a vial will cost about $73, and a prefilled insulin pen will go for about $86. insulin vials can cost more than $300 elsewhere, making it unaffordable for many diabetes patients. the supreme court is leaving a ban on evictions in place. chief justice john roberts and
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to keep the moratorium in place. landlords are asked to end the ban evicting those who don't pay during the pandemic. the measure has been extended until the end of july. another extension is not expected. and a new study outranks u.s. cities with the worst gridlock. and los angeles is no longer number one. the newark region took the top spot. drivers were stuck in their cars for an average of 56 hours last year. boston came in at number two with drivers spending an average of 50 hours in traffic. rounding out the top five houston, the los angeles area, and san francisco. overall, nationwide traffic fell last year because of the coronavirus lockdowns. and i got to add that i did not actually think new york was that bad last year because there was hardly anyone out. now this year, gridlock is back. >> oh, let me tell you, if you want to test your patience to
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ [ cheers ] the atlanta hawks routed the milwaukee bucks last night to win game four of the nba's eastern conference finals. the series is now tied at two games apiece. the bucks were dealt another blow when two-time mvp giannis anteokounmpo injured -- suffered a knee injury. he was diagnosed later with a hyperextended left knee. it's unclear whether or not he will play in game five tomorrow night. serena williams is out at wimbledon. yesterday in first set of her
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first-round match, the 39-year-old tennis star slipped on the grass court and hurt her right leg. she began limping and needed to take an injury time-out. williams returned to the court, though, but then she had trouble moving. later she fell to her knees during one point and had to withdraw from the match. she was in tears as she walked off the court. williams was seeking a record-tying 24th career grand slam title. in an instagram post she wrote that she was heartbroken to have to withdraw. she thanked her fans and said that she felt the support of the crowd as she left the court. coming up on "cbs this morning," as we mark pride month, we will hear from two generations of gay air force officers about life before and after don't ask, don't tell.
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our top stories this morning -- president biden and the first lady will head to the site of the deadly condo collapse in surfside, florida, tomorrow. they're set to visit with the victims' families and first responders. the death toll has risen to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for. and both coasts are dealing with extreme heat today. temperatures are forecast to remain in the 90s in cities across the northeast through today. meantime, the historic heat wave
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in the northwest may be responsible for about 12 deaths in washington and oregon. tens of millions of americans are planning to hit the road this fourth of july weekend. but finding gas may not be so easy in some places because of a shortage of delivery drivers. here's erroll barnett. >> reporter: americans hitting the road this weekend have plenty of company. more than 47 million planning to go somewhere. up 40% from last year and on track to be the second highest independence day travel numbers on record. some gas stations are already reporting supply issues. a shortage of fuel truck drivers is causing delivery delays in places like washington, oregon, california, and colorado out west to iowa and ohio. >> there is no gas shortage. please don't go panic shopping. >> reporter: andrew gross with aaa says panic buying that followed the colonial pipeline hack can easily be avoided.
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>> if you go to a gas station and the pumps are empty which would be rare, but if they are, chances are the station across the street or down the road will have gas. this is very, very spotty at most. >> reporter: many drivers may still not like the prices they see at the pump. the highest since 2014. averaging $3.10 a gallon. what's keeping gas prices up? >> demand, demand, demand. they're probably going to creep upwards for the rest of the summer. just more people are driving. >> reporter: one thing to keep in mind is that those planning to drive this holiday weekend simply prefer it over other modes of transportation like taking the train or flying considering you may be next to a stranger and covid remains an issue nationwide. based on these projections, many americans don't seem to mind the high price of gas at stations like this one just so they can get out the door.erroll bartt, andria, rgin coming up only on "cbs this morning," an exclusive interview
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with the new acting o fcc on robo call blocking technology aimed at stopping unwanted calls. plus, we'll speak with washington, d.c., mayor muriel bowser on what's being done to combat the rise on violent crime and the push for d.c. statehood. and we mark pride month. we will hear from two generations of gay air force officers about life before and after don't ask, don't tell. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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