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First Military Flight Carrying Infant Formula Headed To U.S.; Biden Arrives In Tokyo For Second Leg Of First Trip To Asia; Key Test Of Trump's Endorsement This Week In Georgia; Official: At Least 6 Killed In Russian Offensive In Donetsk; Holocaust Survivors Meet After Escaping Nazis Nearly 80 Years Ago; 20 Million Under Heat Advisories Across Northeast. Aired 7-8a ET
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BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning. And welcome to your NEW DAY. I'm Boris Sanchez.
AMARA WALKER, CNN ANCHOR: And I'm Amara Walker, in for Christi Paul.
The first U.S. military plane carrying baby formula from Europe is in the air, headed to the U.S. right now. But how soon will supplies get to families?
SANCHEZ: And a fierce fight taking shape in battleground Georgia as Brian Kemp and David Perdue make a full court press to win over voters ahead of Tuesday's primary. We have the latest on the race there.
WALKER: And cooler temperatures moving in after a wave of record highs. What to expect as we close out the weekend.
SANCHEZ: We are thrilled that you are starting your week with us. It's Sunday, May 22nd.
Amara, always great to be with you.
WALKER: It's been great to be with you this weekend.
We begin with Operation Fly Formula. The response to a nationwide shortage of infant formula right here in the U.S.
SANCHEZ: The first military flight carrying an emergency baby formula shipment from overseas is headed to the United States right now. The master sergeant overseeing the shipment told his staff, quote, we are literally saving babies.
Meantime, the CEO of a formula manufacturer is apologizing to, quote, every family we have let down. For weeks parents have been scrambling to find formula to feed their babies.
WALKER: CNN correspondent Polo Sandoval joining us live now from Indianapolis where the formula shipment is headed.
Hey, there, Polo.
So, what do you know about the timeline, when it is expected to arrive and how will it be distributed? Do we know that yet?
POLO SANDOVAL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Not quite. As you point out, this is Operation Fly Formula, and this is the Biden administration's effort to at least begin filling those massive inventory gaps that were created since those parents began to experience those empty shelves.
And so, really, it's the Biden administration's effort to at least begin assisting some of those parents here.
That military transport plane expected to land here in a matter of hours. It will be carrying what parents would certainly consider precious cargo.
You're talking about 1.5 million eight-ounce bottles of baby formula that will be arriving here at this particular airport in the coming hours.
A member of the president's cabinet, the secretary of agriculture, will be on hand here to oversee the arrival, or at least this delivery.
We certainly hope he'll be able to answer some crucial questions including why the Biden administration is now taking this step, months after parents began to experience those empty shelves.
And also, most importantly, how will this particular load be distributed throughout the country to parents that have been waiting for this kind of assistance for quite some time?
We do know this is Nestle's Alfamino Infant and Junior. This is a product that's specifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of children with special dietary needs.
After hearing from some parents, I can personally tell you that that is a source of frustration for them. It's not any kind of formula they find that would be -- that they would be able to give to the children.
So, this is certainly gives you an idea of what we expect in the coming hours. Again, that flight scheduled to land here at about four hours in Indianapolis.
Boris, back to you.
SANCHEZ: And, Polo, as we have spoken to experts, even folks in the administration acknowledge this is great news, but it won't solve the problem. This is expected to linger for weeks, potentially months.
Are there any additional flights that are being planned right now?
SANDOVAL: So, Boris, the plan for now is for military aircraft, similar to the one you might see off in the distance here to be used. It is the department of defense that has offered this aircraft to transport this particular load, 1.5 million bottles.
But the plan, though, is to actually use commercial -- charter commercial jetliners in the coming days. So that goes to -- speaks to the plan that the Biden administration has.
But, yes, to your point, this is just 1.5 million bottles, but you have millions of infants throughout the country.
So, of course, you have parents that are hopeful, but still as one parent told me, they're still a bit skeptical about this -- the plan to try to make up for the short fall.
SANCHEZ: We'll continue watching the arrival closely. Polo Sandoval from Indianapolis, thank you so much.
Meantime, the chairman of formula maker Abbott is apologizing for the current crisis. He issued the apology in an op-ed in "The Washington Post".
WALKER: Yeah. Abbott chairman Robert Ford writes: We're sorry to every family we let down since our voluntary recall exacerbated our nation's baby formula shortage.
I have high expectations of this company and we fell short of them. I will not mince words. This is tragic, and heart breaking. And it is consuming my thoughts and those of my colleagues. Our highest priority is getting babies safe, quality formula they need as fast as possible.
And as many families scramble to find formula to feed their young children, one nonprofit is stepping up their efforts to help during this crisis.
Here with me now is Mandy Booth. She's the director of the Preemie Project in Dothan, Alabama, which gives aweigh baby formula, thanks to donations and sample.
Mandy, I just first of all want to get a gauge on some of the parents that are coming in or caregivers. What are they telling you? Do you see the anxiety in their body language, or from what they're saying to you?
MANDY BOOTH, DIRECTOR, THE PREEMIE PROJECT OF DOTHAN: Yes, ma'am. I have moms calling, crying that they left five or six stores and can't find it.
And begging, do I have it and when I tell them that I do, if you can hear the relief in their voice, and then when they come to pick it up, I had moms, you know, just ask if they can hug me, it is a relief to have a little bit that they can get by until they can find some in stores.
WALKER: Oh, my goodness. Well, I'm sure it makes you feel good to make a little bit of a difference there. I know you were saying that before the shortage we were experiencing,
you were seeing one or two families a day who needed formula. How much of that change or how much of that need has changed?
WALKER: Can you give me a sense of the numbers? So, you're seeing one or two families a day, now what are you seeing?
BOOTH: We see no less than 17 families a day. Even our military families have been coming to us asking for help. We help anybody that can come to us and they have been coming from close to 100 miles around, some families.
WALKER: Wow. Are you able to meet all of these families' needs who are coming -- I'm sure looking for either specific formulas or possibly substitute?
BOOTH: We were pretty blessed to have a good pantry going before this started. So we were able to go through that. And we do a lot of fund- raising and every dime we get we go and we -- anything we can find that we know somebody is looking for, we purchase it so we can give it to them.
WALKER: Okay. So, I'm sure there are limits to how much you're giving out in terms of the formula, and also how long will your supplies last with what you have right now?
BOOTH: Right now, we had to start limiting two per family, per month, just to try to help get by. But we will keep buying as much as we can find as long as we can do this to keep helping.
WALKER: So you're mainly buying now as opposed to getting donations. If that's the case, where are you buying from? Where are you finding the supply?
BOOTH: We have a lot of friends and a lot of people that are in our small network that go to every store. I have ladies that will order extra formula when they can. And anybody that is switching from one formula to the next and still has some in their cupboard have been bringing it to me.
WALKER: Yeah, I just want to get your reaction, because you're on the ground, you're dealing with these parents who are obviously desperate.
And when you hear stories, especially from hospitals who are saying they already have begun hospitalizing these infants, due to the complications of this formula shortage, some have been taking this homemade formulas and it is not sitting well with them.
Some clinics are putting IVs in infants to help meet the nutritional needs, when you hear these stories, and you're seeing what's happening on the ground, what would you like the government to know? What is your message?
BOOTH: We just need their support. We need them to hit the ground running and get all the facilities up and running as fast as they can and as hard as they can to supply, to help feed these babies.
Moms don't need to be worrying about trying to water down and make their formula last and causing dehydration and putting babies in hospitals.
WALKER: Mandy Booth, clearly people are so grateful for what you're doing. Thank you. Thank you for your time.
BOOTH: Thank you.
WALKER: Right now, to the latest developments from President Biden's trip to Asia. The president has arrived in Japan to unveil his administration's new economic framework for the region.
SANCHEZ: His arrival comes amid heightened tensions with North Korea.
Let's take you now to Tokyo and CNN chief White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins who is traveling with the president.
Kaitlan, there hasn't been much diplomacy at all between North Korea and the Biden administration.
But the president did deliver a message to Kim Jong-un just before he arrived in Japan. What did he say?
KAITLAN COLLINS, CNN CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Yeah. Of course, it was just a one word message to Kim Jong-un when I asked President Biden what he had to say to him, it was hello.
And, of course, that comes as there has been virtually no hellos between the two of them or their delegations and top officials because U.S. officials say basically the North Koreans aren't calling them back.
They are not responding in any kind of substantive way to outreach from U.S. officials. They don't speculate as to why, they say it goes in cycles. Sometimes they talk, sometimes they don't.
It does come at a critically important time because U.S. officials say they are concerned that North Korea may try to test a missile, conduct a missile launch while President Biden is in the region on the ground here in Asia.
They did not do it while he was in South Korea. That was an initial concern but they say just because that didn't happen then, and he is now here in Japan, they say it is still a concern of theirs. That is something that could happen.
And so that's a big question for President Biden and one that we posed to him earlier when we saw him making remarks before he left to come here to Tokyo. This is what he said about his level of concern.
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COLLINS: Are you concerned by North Koran missile tests while you're here?
JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We're prepared for anything North Korea does. We had -- we've talked through how we'd respond to whatever they do. And so, I'm not concerned if that's what you're suggesting.
COLLINS: Do you have a message for Kim Jng-un while you're here?
BIDEN: Hello. Period. Thank you.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
COLLINS: Of course, it remains to be seen if any dialogue between President Biden and Kim Jong-un goes any further than that. Right now, we do know he's on the ground in Tokyo.
He has a lot of meetings with world leaders ahead of him, including a one on one with the prime minister of India, one with the new prime minister of Australia who just won an election, 24 hours ago.
So, those are going to be critical meetings. But also at the top you mentioned this economic framework that you are going to see President Biden unveil in a speech tomorrow.
One thing that remains to be seen is which countries exactly sign on to that economic framework, because so far, the White House has not said exactly who is going to be on there.
That is going to be something they're looking for as the White House tries to relationships here, make their commitments clear, not just when it comes to national security, but economic security as well.
SANCHEZ: A lot on the plate for President Biden as he attempts to answer for threats from North Korea and also a rising China and, obviously, the war in Europe and even monkeypox on top of that.
Kaitlan Collins, thank you so much from Tokyo.
Brian Kemp and David Perdue battling it out as voters get ready to head to the ballot box on Tuesday. Why the results could impact the effect of Trump's endorsement for other candidates across the country.
WALKER: For months, ordinary Ukrainians have been fight back and defending their homes against Russia. And now one woman is using donated cars and driving them to the front lines to help Ukrainian soldiers. That story is next.
WALKER: There will be another key defendant of former President Donald Trump's endorsement this week in Georgia, where Republican Governor Brian Kemp is facing a primary challenge from Trump-backed former senator David Perdue. SANCHEZ: Recent polls show Perdue trailing Kemp, who Trump attacked
because he thinks he didn't do enough to overturn Georgia's 2020 election results.
Let's take you to Atlanta now and CNN's Michael Warren.
Michael, what are you seeing from the candidates in the final days of this race?
MICHAEL WARREN, CNN REPORTER: Well, Boris, with just two days before the primary, Brian Kemp is focusing less on his Republican opponent, David Perdue, and more on the likely Democratic nominee for governor here, Stacey Abrams.
You mentioned the polls showing that Kemp has a sizable lead over Perdue, a Fox News poll in recent days showed that 60 percent of likely Republican primary voters are with the governor.
But yesterday at a rally near his hometown of Athens, Kemp warned supporters not to go easy before Tuesday. Take a listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
GOV. BRIAN KEMP (R), GEORGIA: Don't believe the polling. Be excited by the momentum. But use that to encourage you even more to leave no doubt on Tuesday and then on Wednesday we will all unite on the mission to make sure that Stacey Abrams is not going to be our governor or our next president.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WARREN: Now, it is not hopeless for David Perdue. He has a slim chance of forcing Kemp to under 50 percent on Tuesday and getting into a two-candidate runoff later this summer.
On Friday, Perdue talked about this possibility. Take a listen to this.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DAVID PERDUE (R), GEORGIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE: If we enter a runoff, more Georgians, Republicans have voted against this governor than voted for him. Remember that. And my job is to consolidate that.
What we did in 2020 was pulled together regular Republicans, new women in the suburbs and the MAGA voter. Trump helped with that because he was on the ballot. He will help with that this time.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WARREN: Now, the reality is that the Perdue campaign has taken their foot off the gas in recent days. In fact, in this final week of the campaign, the campaign has reserved zero TV ad time here in Georgia.
I'm told by somebody close to the campaign that Perdue's campaign simply doesn't have enough money. The other issue here is that former President Donald Trump, Perdue's
biggest and most important endorser, is not going to be visiting here before Tuesday.
But his running mate in 2016, 2020, former Vice President Mike Pence will be here on behalf of Brian Kemp, headlining a rally on Monday night, just before the primary.
We'll be watching all of that -- Boris, Amara.
SANCHEZ: Not a good sign when you're angling for a runoff.
Michael Warren from Atlanta, thank you so much.
We're joined now by CNN political analyst Margaret Talev to dive deeper into the midterms. She's managing editor at "Axios".
Margaret, always great to see you. Glad you could join us this Sunday morning, of course.
Big test on Tuesday in Georgia for Donald Trump's endorsement. He had everything to do with David Perdue challenging Brian Kemp in the race for governor.
It's personal for Trump. The polling not looking good for Perdue, though. What do you see happening there?
MARGARET TALEV, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: Boris, it is a really important race f. If you don't live in Georgia and you think why do I care about this, it is because it is going to be one of the most important measures so far.
I think in the primaries, about how much of a lock Trump still has in shaping the discussion around 2024, how much are Republican primary voters still focused on the lie that the 2020 election was stolen, how much is that in their minds and how much do they identify that with the candidates themselves?
And this is a big race. There is another big race in Georgia on Tuesday, in the primaries, and that's for secretary of state. Doesn't have as much profile as the governor's race, but that is another one where the incumbent Brad Raffensperger was like a top target of Donald Trump.
And Governor Kemp and Brad Raffensperger, they're not like liberal Republicans, these are conservative Republicans. Their sin was not overturning a legitimate election.
And so, these are -- Raffensperger does not appear to have the same, like, 20-pointish lead in the polls that Governor Kemp does, but the fact he might be able to survive at all is a testament to how much at least in Georgia, Republican voters focus on this has dissipated over the course of the past year and a half. SANCHEZ: The big test last week over the Trump endorsement has kind
of gone without a winner thus far, and CNN has reported that Trump was agitated when his chosen candidate in Pennsylvania, Mehmet Oz, is still deadlocked in the Senate primary there with David McCormick. According to recording he's told allies that he might hold off on endorsements in riskier races.
What's your assessment on how much his endorsement means at this point?
TALEV: I mean, to some extent it is case by case and matters a lot more and a lot more clear cut fashion than some places than in others.
In Congress, it is still incredibly important, in terms of what the Republican leadership is willing to say and do.
But I think the lesson in Pennsylvania was a little bit different, which is that even if you -- if you're a Republican, in a primary, you embrace the former president or at least try to keep him close enough he doesn't go against you, if everyone else is doing the same thing, it doesn't really give you that much of an advantage and someone may embrace Trump's policies and run to the right of you and put you in a bind.
So, the calculus of just saying I'm -- you know, I'm a Republican in a primary, I'm going to need to get on board with Trump because he's still the most popular leader in the party, it is not that clear cut that that's necessarily going to be a winning formula. I think Republicans running in races around the country are beginning to take notice of that.
SANCHEZ: All politics remains local, right? I want to zoom out for a moment, because Americans across political lines expressed generally negative feelings about the economy, and generally about politics according to a new CNN poll.
Democrats, especially, were, quote, unlikely to express political enthusiasm, not a good outlook for November in the midterms for the incumbent party.
TALEV: It is true. This new CNN polling is really abysmal. I think it shows 14 percent of Americans say they're optimistic about the direction of the country right now. Like two-thirds say they're pessimistic, very concerned. But half are burned out on politics.
But look at the splits here. When you compare liberal respondents with conservative respondents, the liberal respondents are significantly more likely to say they're feeling burned out and to say they feel like their side is losing.
Another big concern for Democrats is the economy is by far the top issue, like six out of ten voters say it is the top issue. Americans trust Republicans more on the economy, this survey is saying, and gives a slight edge to trusting Republicans more on top issues.
There is also a huge swath of just completely apathetic voters and respondents, about a third who don't trust either party at all. And that's a bad side for Democrats, because they're the party in power.
SANCHEZ: It jives with history, right? We'll see whether the incumbent power can hold off what typically happens during a midterm election after a party of the opposing -- a president of the opposing party wins.
Margaret Talev, thanks so much for joining us this morning.
TALEV: Thanks, Boris.
SANCHEZ: Of course.
WALKER: Every day Ukrainians are stepping up to help their country fight off Russian soldiers. Up next, how one woman is turning -- turning donated vehicles into war ready machines and then driving them to the front lines.
SANCHEZ: We want to update you on the latest regarding the ongoing war in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says nearly 2,000 educational institutions, including primary schools, kindergartens and universities have been destroyed by Russian forces since the war began.
WALKER: In recent days, Russian forces have been escalating attacks, and officials say in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, Putin's army has destroyed a bridge used for evacuations and humanitarian aid deliveries.
And Ukrainian officials say at least six civilians were killed and ten others wounded as Russian forces sought to make battlefield advances in Ukraine's divided Donetsk region.
SANCHEZ: Let's go to CNN national correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, who is live for us in Lviv, Ukraine, this morning.
Suzanne, you spoke with some Ukrainian civilians who are willing to do anything to help their country. Tell us more.
SUZANNE MALVEAUX, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, sure. I mean, the one thing about many Ukrainians here is they all share a great sense of pride in their country, their people, their art history, culture, and they also have a connection to one another.
Either their friends or relatives who have lost their lives or been wounded in this war, some on the front lines. So many of them are desperate to try to find something to do, something to help out in this effort.
And I met a young lady who in fact is fixing up cars, donating cars and driving them herself to the front lines.
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) MALVEAUX (voice-over): Down a quiet dirt road in Lviv, this small auto repair shop looks like any other. But it is playing a vital role in Ukraine's civilian resistance. It is back breaking work, souping up this run of the mill truck to head to the front lines.
Uliana Hileta who normally works as a graphic designer, is planning to drive it to the front lines herself.
ULIANA HILETA, VOLUNTEER DRIVER TO THE FRONT LINES (through translator): Every trip is filled with emotions, full of hard work and also full of joy that I can be part of something bigger. I can bring some things that will make us closer to victory.
MALVEAUX: Uliana has been organizing car donations to the Ukrainian military since Russia invaded Crimea in 2014. Now her efforts have increased with five trips so far this year.
So, by yourself for 17 hours in this big vehicle. You know, petite as you are, are you afraid? Are you concerned? I mean, you're going to the front line by yourself.
HILETA (through translator): It would be strange if I wasn't scared because everyone is scared about their lives. Apart from fear there is love, which is stronger. That's the love of our motherland.
MALVEAUX: Civilians here are desperate to help the army however they can, donating money to import as many cars as possible.
This truck now painted and ready is destined for Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where Russian troops have been shelling relentlessly for more than a month, injuring and killing thousands of civilians and battering the Ukrainian forces.
Soldiers say donations like this have been invaluable, as they brace for a long conflict.
HILETA (through translator): It is really unpredictable. Sometimes the car might survive for one or two months, but sometimes on the next day, it can be under enemy fire and get destroyed.
MALVEAUX: It is an 800-mile journey from Lviv to Sloviansk and it is not just the car that Uliana will give to those fighting. The trunk is filled with new uniforms, military equipment, and lots of fuel.
As she packs, she imagines these supplies will help soldiers like her brother-in-law, and other close friends, loved ones now fighting in the east.
HILETA (through translator): We had coffee two days before the war began. Now they're on the front lines. But the fact I can help the soldiers makes me less worried.
MALVEAUX: Her treacherous journey helping to pave the way to a free Ukraine.
(END VIDEOTAPE) MALVEAUX (on camera): And those sirens you're hearing in the background that is the all clear sign, that means that those who were sheltering after the first warning, there is no need to shelter any longer. So, that danger has been cleared.
We have been in touch with Uliana, we just talked to her about 15, 20 minutes ago, on her journey. She said she had to make a detour out of concerns of safety, but she is on her way to Sloviansk, that is the final destination, about a couple of hours away. We're wishing her the best and hope she stays safe.
SANCHEZ: Suzanne Malveaux from Lviv, Ukraine -- thank you so much.
SANCHEZ: Two Holocaust survivors who share the same story met today for first time after escaping Nazi controlled Europe 80 years ago.
WALKER: CNN's Natasha Chen has their story of determination and courage.
NATASHA CHEN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Two old men with a painful and miraculous past met for first time this week after discovering that about 80 years ago, they were forced to work likely in the same labor camp, run by the Nazis in Hungary during World War II.
FRANK SHATZ, HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR: I was 18 really. I was 18. So we look different than before.
CHEN: Neither 96-year-old Frank Shatz, nor 101-year-old George Berci knew of another living survivor from the same camp.
In March, Shatz's niece read this profile on "The Los Angeles Times" and sent the shots in Virginia.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I sent it to my uncle thinking they might notice each other.
CHEN: Shatz noticed eerie similarities with his own past.
SHATZ: This camp was close to a river, a very fast-flowing mountain river that I was at the same place.
DR. GEORGE BERCI, HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR: Sometimes people there are very sick. They send them to a hospital. They never return.
CHEN: Here is how each of them described their escape in 1944 when Allied forces bombed Budapest.
BERCI: The military, et cetera, disappeared.
SHATZ: The German guards chased us into the corn field to hide. Not because of -- to save us, but wanted to save themselves.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Russians have pressed their advance through the Balkans into Hungary, last big German satellite.
SHATZ: I took off my slave labor uniform.
BERCI: I removed my yellow arm band.
CHEN: They each lost family members in concentration camps. They each joined the anti-Nazi underground in Budapest, delivering false IDs to Jewish families.
SHATZ: I escaped and I joined the same organization. We must have crossed our paths somehow.
CHEN: Shatz contacted Berci who wrote back.
BERCI: I didn't believe there are people who survived.
CHEN: Once an aspiring musician --
BERCI: Of course, missed my violin.
CHEN: -- Berci not only survived, he became a surgeon instead, developing a tiny camera to use with an endoscope, the basis for virtually all minimally invasive surgeries today.
Even a year past a century, he still goes to the office twice a week. Shatz worked for newspapers both in Europe and the U.S. and still writes a weekly column.
How do you feel about present day politics with people not believing in the facts of the past?
SHATZ: It is nothing new. Forty years ago, the Holocaust deniers came out from the woodwork and suddenly I realized it is my duty to bear witness. We are the last generation who can say I was there, I have seen it, experienced it.
CHEN: They fear the past repeating itself.
BERCI: I can't forget what I went through, what my family went through. Therefore, I am very sensitive to certain right wing stories.
CHEN: Both are frightened by growing extremism in the United States. But in the same way they survived the Holocaust, they view today's problems with perpetual optimism.
SHATZ: Individually, they can all be stupid. But in the end, this quality doesn't help the pendulum come back to the middle. So it is my faith.
BERCI: I am pretty sure that we can do something. I am still positive.
CHEN: For now, these old compatriots and new friends will catch up on the last century over dinner.
Natasha Chen, CNN, Los Angeles.
SANCHEZ: Thanks to Natasha for that report.
Millions of Americans are under a heat advisory today. But cooler weather is on the way. We're tracking it all and we'll be back after a quick break.
SANCHEZ: Time now for some of today's top stories.
President Biden commented on the threat of monkeypox as he was deporting South Korea earlier.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: It is something that everybody should be concerned about. We're working on it hard to figure out what we do and what vaccine if any may be available for it. But it is a concern in a sense that if it were to spread, it is consequential.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
SANCHEZ: The World Health Organization says there are now more than 90 confirmed cases of the disease worldwide, including one in Massachusetts.
WALKER: The president also says the CDC is working on whether a vaccine might be available for the virus. Monkeypox can cause a rash on the face and body, including inside the mouth and on hands and feet.
SANCHEZ: The FDA and CDC are investigating an outbreak of salmonella possibly linked to Jif peanut butter.
The makers of Jif say they're recalling creamy and crunchy peanut butters made at a plant in Kentucky. That includes some peanut butter to go packs and natural squeeze pouch.
You can find a full list of affected products and how to identify them on the FDA's website.
WALKER: A 32-year-old runner died Saturday after finishing a half marathon in Brooklyn, where 15 others were injured. That's according to police and fire officials.
The New York City's office of chief medical examiner says an official cause and manner of death should be released in the coming days.
The half marathoner was found unconscious, lying on the pavement, having collapsed after crossing the finish line just before 9:00 a.m. in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood.
An additional 15 individuals were transported to local hospitals from the race, according to the New York Fire Department. At least four were in serious condition.
SANCHEZ: There was a heart-stopping moment in northern California recently as a paramedic hangs out of a helicopter to rescue a man hanging to a cliff. Look at this.
It's helmet camera video showing the paramedic reaching the man who the California Highway Patrol, says was stuck about 250 feet above the shoreline, olinging on to that tiny edge.
WALKER: A harness is looped around the man and then together as you see there, still outside of the helicopter, they travel toward a nearby landing zone where emergency crews were waiting.
Officials say a helicopter rescue was the safest and most efficient way to rescue the man.
They did not say how the man ended up stuck on the side of that cliff in the first place, but very lucky that this ended well.
And new images this morning are showing the extent of damage after a powerful tornado touched down in northern Michigan killing two people.
The National Weather says the tornado that struck the city of Gaylord was an EF-3 with maximum winds of 150 miles per hour. The twister destroyed homes, shops and retail stores as it moved through the downtown area.
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VIC QUELLETTE, GAYLORD, MICHIGAN CITY COUNCILMAN: I got outside to see where it was coming from, and I could see the rotation. So I went back in and told my wife, we have to get in the basement.
It wasn't long after that that I was looking out one side of the window and she was looking out the other side of the house, and the house literally lifted off the foundation and smacked her pretty good in the back. The ceiling came down on me.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WALKER: Well, it was a sweltering hot weekend for cities like Boston and New York on Saturday. And today, 20 million people are still under heat advisories.
SANCHEZ: The forecast indicates, though, there is a little bit of relief in sight, a wave of cold temperatures is moving in. The bad news could mean severe storms are hitting parts of the eastern United States.
Let's go to CNN's Allison Chinchar. She's live for us in the CNN Weather Center.
Allison, what can people expect?
ALLISON CHINCHAR, CNN METEOROLOGIST: At least one more hot day, especially across portions of the northeast. For other areas, it may linger longer.
Look at the records we had yesterday. Richmond, Virginia, tapping at 95 breaking the previous record. Georgetown, Delaware, topping at 49. Even Atlantic City, New Jersey, topping out at 93 degrees.
You still have a heat advisory set in effect for areas of the northeast from northern Delaware into southern New Hampshire. It's not just the temperature, it's also the heat index.
But here is the thing. These temperatures are very much above average. Albany, 20 degrees above the normal high. Boston is looking at 26 degrees warmer than they normally would be this time of year.
New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., all about 15 degrees warmer than their average high.
But it doesn't last long. Once this cold front slides through, look at the huge drop in temperatures. New York from 87 today down to 66 on Tuesday. Philadelphia, 91 today, dropping back down to 68 by Tuesday.
The cold front, however, while it will bring relief in terms of temperatures, it also has the potential to produce strong to severe thunderstorms today, that's from Maine all the way back down into areas of eastern Louisiana.
The main threats for today will be damaging winds, hail and a decent amount of lightning.
Now, one thing to note is this front is going to stall over portions of the Southeast. You are going to have a surge of moisture for the next five to seven days. So, flooding is also going to be a possibility from Texas to North Carolina.
SANCHEZ: A lot to look forward to in the week. Not so much when it comes to the storms hitting the South.
Allison Chinchar, thank you so much.
SANCHEZ: And thank you for starting your morning with us. We do appreciate it. Don't go anywhere because "INSIDE POLITICS SUNDAY" with Abby Phillip is up next.
WALKER: And before we go, make sure to catch an all-new episode of "STANLEY TUCCI: SEARCHING FOR ITALY". Here's a preview.
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STANLEY TUCCI, CNN HOST: Speaking of family, Angela's mother, Juliana, her aunt Bev and uncle Ren have arrived just in time to do the hard work of filling the unnewly me.
So, you were all born here? All born here.
TUCCI: Yeah, yeah.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You get that great confusion between cultures of making pasta, drinking tea. It's just crazy.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is the filling I made with Stanley earlier, mom.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: See what it's like? Slightly bit more salt.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That's fine. We can put a little more salt.
TUCCI: I'm getting the sense that in this family, Angela's Michelin star doesn't count for all that much.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a sister.
TUCCI: This is what people did, because you weren't doing anything else.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Quick recipes. But actually good recipes take time. Don't go too big.
TUCCI: I'm sorry.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Turn your back for one minute. It all goes to pot.
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