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Three Killed, 11 Injured in Overnight Shooting in Philadelphia; Former Wisconsin Judge Killed in "Targeted" Attack at Home; January 6 Committee to Begin Public Hearings Thursday in Prime Time; Fourth- Grade Survivor, Parents Of Shooting Victims To Testify; Street Parties Across UK Ahead Of Jubilee Pageant For The Queen; Coastal Cities Try To Stop Damage From Rising Sea Levels. Aired 7-8a ET

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CAROLYN MANNO, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: The team actually received Ukrainian flag from soldiers that are fighting on the front line. That's going to be hanging in their locker room before the game today, according to the coach.

BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: A lot of emotion on the field today. No question about that.

Carolyn Manno, thank you so much.

The next hour of NEW DAY starts right now.


SANCHEZ: Buenos dias. Good morning. And welcome to your NEW DAY. I'm Boris Sanchez.


And we have some breaking news from overnight.

Another shooting, three people killed, nearly a dozen injured when multiple shooters fired into a crowd. The very latest from Philadelphia straight ahead.

SANCHEZ: Plus, new details in the case of a former judge found murdered in his home. What police are saying about the motive and we'll talk to another judge whose family was attacked at her home just last year.

PAUL: Also, the January 6th Committee is making their case in primetime this week, laying out their evidence in the first of a series of public hearings. What we're learning about how this could all play out.

SANCHEZ: And celebrating 70 years on the throne. We'll take you live to London as the final day of Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee gets under way. (MUSIC)

SANCHEZ: It is Sunday, June 5th. We're so grateful that you are starting your week with us. Great to be with you, Christi.

PAUL: You as well, Boris.

Listen, we do have some developing news that we need to tell you about this morning. Another mass shooting in the U.S. and we're so sorry to have to say it. This time, it is in Philadelphia, we know three people have died. At least 11 people were injured.

SANCHEZ: Let's get to CNN's Evan McMorris-Santoro.

Evan, apparently multiple gunmen firing into a crowd. What more are you hearing?

EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That's right. Good morning, Boris and Christi.

This is a developing story. We're getting more information in as to what we know now. Shortly before midnight, in a busy entertainment district in Philadelphia, shots rang out. Police say multiple shooters fired into a crowd and 14 people were hit by bullets. Of them, three, two men and one woman, were killed. And 11 went to the hospital with injuries.

As I said, the police said there were multiple shooters and they say that they -- those shooters were using handguns, semi-automatic handguns, which two have been recovered so far from the scene. It is the sixth mass shooting this weekend according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as four or more people, not the shooter, injured or killed in a shooting.

So that's six of them just this weekend. This one in Philadelphia happened right in the entertainment district, right at the height of the entertainment time and police were on scene when it happened. At a press conference earlier this morning, they said what happened when a police -- a police officer saw the shooting begin.


INSPECTOR D.F. PACE, PHILADELPHIA POLICE: He was -- he was within about 10 to 15 yards of the shooter watching this person shoot into the crowd when the officer engaged that shooter. You can imagine there were hundreds of individuals just enjoying South Street as they do every single weekend when this shooting broke out.


MCMORRIS-SANTORO: So, Boris and Christi, the investigation is getting under way in Philadelphia. Police say they have a lot of cameras to look over. Busy area, a lot of restaurants, bars with a lot of camera footage to look at.

Those shooters so far appear to still be at large and police are looking for them as well. Just another incident of gun violence, just that keeps going, keeps happening every weekend, it seems like -- Boris and Christi.

PAUL: Evan McMorris-Santoro, we appreciate the update. Thank you so much. We know it is a very fluid situation there.

So there is an investigation in Wisconsin this morning after a former judge was shot and killed inside his own home in what officials are calling a targeted attack, Boris.

SANCHEZ: Yeah, Christi. Officials believe the suspected gunman had several high profile targets, including two governors and a U.S. senator.

CNN's Nadia Romero explains.


JOSH KAUL, WISCONSIN ATTORNEY GENERAL: This incident appears to be a targeted act.

NADIA ROMERO, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Some political leaders across the country targets on a hit list. And a former Wisconsin County circuit court judge dead.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers reacting to the death of John Roemer.

GOV. TONY EVERS (D), WISCONSIN: Somebody that devoted his life or good share of his life being a jurist in the state in rural Wisconsin, and that's hard work to be targeted like that. It makes me frankly sick to my stomach.

ROMERO: Authorities say they were called to Roemer's home early Friday morning.

KAUL: The Juneau County sheriff's office received a call, notifying law enforcement of an armed person and two shots fired in a township of New Lisbon.

ROMERO: After failed negotiations with the suspect in this house about 80 miles northwest of Madison, the Juneau County special tactics and response team entered the home to find former Judge John Roemer dead.


SHERIFF BRENT H. OLESON, JUNEAU COUNTY, WISCONSIN: I would estimate between Juneau County sheriff's office and local agencies and the state patrol we probably had approximately 30 officers out there.

ROMERO: The suspect, 56-year-old Douglas Uhde, in critical condition, after self-inflicted wound in the basement. According to authorities, Judge Roemer wasn't the suspect's only target.

KAUL: The individual who is a suspect appears to have had other targets as well. It appears to be related to the judicial system. ROMERO: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Senate Majority Leader Mitch

McConnell and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer among those targeted sources tell CNN.

KAUL: We have been in contact with the individuals who were identified as potentially being targets.

ROMERO: Governor Whitmer's office releasing this statement reading in part: Governor Whitmer has demonstrated repeatedly that she is tough and she will not be bullied or intimidated from doing her job. Authorities say the targeting was based on some sort of court cases but law enforcement remain tight lipped on many details regarding the suspect's motive and possible connection to the judge and others targeted.

KAUL: This is an ongoing investigation. So we can't go into it further at this point.

ROMERO: Nadia Romero, CNN, New Lisbon, Wisconsin.


SANCHEZ: Our thanks to Nadia.

We want to bring in U.S. District Judge Esther Salas now. She's been pushing for better protections for judges and their families after her son was killed in her New Jersey home nearly two years ago by a gunman who was targeting her.

Judge Salas, thank you so much for joining us.

First, I want to say I'm sorry that you and your family had to endure this. We're sorry for your loss. We're grateful that you're sharing your story with us.

What was your reaction when you heard the news of this tragedy, a former judge killed in what appears to be a targeted attack?

JUDGE ESTHER SALAS, U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE, DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY: Good morning, Mr. Sanchez. Thank you for having me on.

And my reaction is heartache. My heart is broken. Another family is going to have to endure what Mark and I have been living with for now 23 months.

It is senseless. It is dangerous. And we need to start protecting judges all over this country.

My heart goes out to the Roemer family. And I really am urging members of Congress to listen and to do what they need to do to protect judges.

SANCHEZ: Judge, as you were speaking, we're sharing images of your son Daniel. You noted that you've been advocating for Congress to pass a bill named after Daniel that would protect the personal information of judges. You're calling it a life or death matter. What is your message to lawmakers on this issue?

SALAS: My message to lawmakers is how many more people, how many more judges have to die before they do the right thing? And enact a bipartisan bill, a bicameral bill, a bill that is narrowly tailored to address this compelling government interest. It is supported by Republicans and Democrats alike. That there is just no explanation why the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act hasn't passed.

This was a targeted attack against this judge, a judge, by the way, who retired in 2017, a judge who, by the way, who served the public who was a great judge, who did not deserve to die at the hands of someone who was mad at the justice system.

That is what we deal with every single day. Judges put their lives on the line to do their job. And we are just asking that Congress pay attention, listen to what is happening, no one else should have to die. It is in their hands to do the right thing, Mr. Sanchez.

SANCHEZ: So, Judge, the bill as you noted has broad support. It's bipartisan. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has blocked it, though, because he thinks it should include protections for members of Congress.

According to law enforcement, one of the targets in this latest tragedy, this latest gunman that targeted that former judge was the Senate minority leader. What's your response to Senator Paul? Do you think this bill should include protections for members of Congress?

SALAS: This bill is ready to go. This bill has been ready to go for months now. My son, the anniversary of his death, his murder is next month.

I am not saying that members of Congress do not deserve protections. What I am saying is our bill is ready to go. Allow congressional leaders to mirror our bill and do what they need to do to protect themselves, but don't hold back our bill that has been ready to go for months.

This is a life or death situation. Many judges have lost their lives for doing one thing, their job, upholding democracy.


And really judges do stand at the front line ensuring that democracy is, you know, alive and well in our country.

But I will tell you, my son's life was not the first life. Now we see Judge Roemer in his home. We have Judges Woods, Vance, Daronco. Judge Lefkow in 2005 lost her husband and her mother.

How many more lives have to be lost to senseless tragedies? Judges need protection and need it now. And all we're asking is our members of Congress listen and really do what -- this bill is ready to go. The Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act is ready to go, it has been ready to go for months. There is no reason to delay any further. And I would strongly urge

members of Congress to act and to act now. If they care about the Constitution, if they care about the rule of law, if they care about democracy, they will do what they need to do to protect judges.

SANCHEZ: Judge, one statistic I wanted to share with you and our viewers, this is according to a recent audit of the U.S. Marshals Service, it says that security incidents against federal judges increased 89 percent in just three years between 2016 and 2019. Concerns about threats to judges rose again when protesters gathered outside the homes of Supreme Court justices after that draft of a Roe versus Wade opinion leaked.

Do you think there is a way to tamp down the rising politicization of the judiciary?

SALAS: You know what I think? I think that we need to do what we know we can do. And that is to remove our personally identifiable information. There is a way to do it. And it is all in that bill.

And what we do is we start taking away the information that individuals who want to hurt us use and they -- in my case, this gentleman had a complete dossier, he had my routes to work, the church we attended, my son's baseball games.

He had a complete dossier. He stalked my family on Friday and Saturday and then came to my door on Sunday, July 19th, 2020, rang the bell and killed my only child and almost took the life of my husband of 30 years.

People -- we're in a unique position. We preside over cases and 50 percent of the time people are not happy with us. And I'll tell you right now, if the deaths of all the judges that I just named, if the death of my 20-year-old son and now of Judge Roemer doesn't say we need something done to protect this personally identifiable information, I don't know what will.

And I think that we have to as a country start saying, what does the rule of law mean to us? And I'll tell you right now, it is necessary, it is vital, it is critical that we start protecting our judges in this country.

SANCHEZ: Judge Esther Salas, thank you so much for your advocacy on this issue and for sharing a very painful story, Daniel's law, it is in the hands of lawmakers. We'll be watching closely to see what comes next. Thank you so much for joining us.

SALAS: Mr. Sanchez, thank you for having me and maybe by Daniel's anniversary of his murder we'll actually have the law enacted. I'm going to -- I'm going to hold on to hope.

SANCHEZ: We'll be in touch. Thank you so much, Judge.

SALAS: Thank you. Thank you very much.

PAUL: Well, never before seen White House documents, hundreds of interviews, a trove of text messages, the January 6th committee is getting ready to begin their first primetime public hearing on the January 6th riot.

Also, the Abbott formula plant is restarting production. We'll tell you what we're hearing from them about when that might be available, when the formula might finally be available to families in such desperate need of it.



SANCHEZ: So, on Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee, rather the House Committee investigating the January 6th riot is going to take the first public hearings to primetime.

PAUL: Yeah, committee members are promising to reveal previously unseen material from the day of the insurrection.

I want to get a preview from CNN crime and justice senior reporter Katelyn Polantz.

So, Kaitlan, we know Democrats are saying the committee has some pretty damning evidence this time around.

KATELYN POLANTZ, CNN CRIME AND JUSTICE SENIOR REPORPTER: They are saying that. Boris and Christi, the committee has worked through a thousand witness interviews, more than 100,000 documents. This is a huge amount of fact finding in a ten-month investigation. The first hearing this Thursday night we expect to be a broad overview of what they found. That hearing is being planned to tee up additional hearings after that.

Now, what will happen over the course of these sessions we don't know for sure yet. We have learned that powerful figures who pushed back against Donald Trump's wish to overturn the elections result may be testifying. We heard there is the possibility of a panel of former Justice Department officials, that includes the then Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue.

They were in the room telling Trump days before January 6th he would face severe consequences if he replaced the AG in this hunt for widespread election fraud that just was not there. We also understand that top advisers to Mike Pence, the vice president, they have also been receiving invitations to testify. They were behind the scenes pushing back against the effort from the White House to block the certification of the presidency.

So those witnesses, may be Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, Pence's former chief counsel Greg Jacob and outside adviser, Federal Judge Mike Luttig. We heard the stories of these witnesses already a little bit, but these hearings will be first time the public hears from them directly and on camera.

[07:20:06] Representative David Cicilline is on the committee and on CNN last night. He said that this information will be put on display at these hearings may be, quote, very disturbing. Here's a little more from him.


REP. DAVID CICILLINE (D-RI): There will be, I think, substantial evidence that really demonstrates the coordination and the planning and the effort despite the fact that they understood that Donald Trump lost the election, and even once the insurrection began and the violence began, there was -- there were ongoing efforts to persuade the former president to stop the violence and call on folks to go home. And he refused to do it.


POLANTZ: Even with that teaser, from that representative, the house does not have every witness they wanted. The Justice Department last week told the committee it would not be prosecuting meadows or his Deputy Dan Scavino for failing to testify to the House under subpoena -- Boris and Christi.

PAUL: Katelyn Polantz -- Katelyn, appreciate it so much. Thank you.

I want to bring in congressional reporter for "Politico", Nicholas Wu, now, and CNN legal analyst, former prosecutor Elliot Williams.

Gentlemen, so grateful to have both of you with us.

Nicholas, I'd like to start with you. Just kind of jumping off all the points that Katelyn mentioned, I'm wondering, we did hear from Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman of Virginia. He was a senior technical adviser for the January 6th committee and he told Anderson Cooper earlier this week that the evidence the panel collected is, quote, massive and absolutely damning.

What else do you know about what we may see and hear this week?

NICHOLAS WU, CONGRESSIONAL REPORTER, POLITICO: The committee is expected to draw a through line over the course of all of these hearings from the president's efforts to overturn the election in the immediate aftermath up to the violence on January 6th. So the test for the committee here is going to be to distill everything that they have been researching over the last nearly year of investigation, the over 1,000 witnesses, the reams of documents and text messages that they have gathered into something that cannot just break new ground, but also maintain the attention of the American public, more than a year and a half since the attack on the Capitol.

And so, it remains to be seen exactly what we're going to be hearing from the committee, they have not even announced the slate of witnesses yet for this first hearing. But they are promising new evidence and they are promising new revelations.

PAUL: And that might be part of what is going to be difficult about this, Elliot, if I understand it, because I'm wondering from your vantage point, is there a broad appetite to take this in, and to watch it or do you get the sense that, look, people already made up their minds about what January 6th was?

ELLIOT WILLIAMS, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: You know, Christi, that's Congress' job. Congressional hearings are very, very important tool for exposing and bringing thinks to public light.

And, look, if you were to ask most Americans what was on their mind today, they would say war in Eastern Europe, or pandemics, or school shootings, Philadelphia, obviously tragedies, and it's heavy time right now. But people cannot and should not forget there was a sustained attack on American democracy, that culminated in January 6th, and continues to this day.

You know, the underlying rot that got us the violence at the Capitol hasn't gone away. I think Congress can -- based on everything we know now, they're very effectively building a well-crafted primetime set of hearings that will be good for the American people to know. Perhaps it's not in people's minds right now, but it ought to be, and successful hearings will end in people really talking about and thinking about and making sure this never happens again in America.

PAUL: So here's the thing. I heard several people say one of the several analysts say one of the most important things to reveal here, if it's possible, is that 187-minute gap. What the president knew, when he knew it, when he should have per chance intervened and gone in front of the camera and told the people at the Capitol to stand down, to tell the rioters to stand down. If they can't establish that presidential timeline, Nicholas, what have they gained?

WU: Well, the test for committee is to try to, like you said, rebuild exactly what happened that day and figure out what exactly the president knew and why he did not act earlier to intervene against the violence. And we have seen the committee start to disclose bits and pieces of what they know about that, in court filings, for example, the committee disclosed how they asked certain witnesses when did you first see on TV there was violence at the Capitol, when did you go into the Oval Office to talk about the -- to talk with the president or the chief of staff about what happened.

And so, we can expect the committee to really lay all this out in the hearings, and its eventual report. And even though the committee hasn't been able to get to people at the very center of this, like chief of staff Mark Meadows.


They have been able to talk to aides to Meadows, legislative aide Cassidy Hutchinson or his other top aide Ben Williamson to really try to circumvent the obstacles that these top Trump aides have thrown up to revealing what they knew about that day.

PAUL: Elliot, you mentioned -- you mentioned Marc Short, the former chief of staff to Vice President Pence and said he's one of the most important witnesses. WILLIAMS: Yeah.

PAUL: Why is that?

WILLIAMS: For a couple of reasons. One, he's -- he would have been either in the room or privy to virtually every conversation that the vice president would have had with the president of the United States, number one.

Number two, he's senior enough to have had that kind of access, but junior enough we'll still hear from him. It's highly unlikely that you'll hear from members of Congress or the vice president himself and that's not uncommon in congressional proceedings, and most importantly, he can help construct that narrative.

Even -- and to be clear, Christi, even if they can't reconstruct fully minute by minute that 187 minutes, we know that the president of the United States -- and testimony has indicated this, was in the White House, watching cable news this whole time and filling in -- filling in the details that narrative is very important. Even if it is not a minute by minute accounting, we know it happened and he didn't act and witnesses like Marc Short or Greg Jacobs, the -- Mike Pence's chief counsel can also help fill that in.

And building a case either as a prosecutor or a congressional staffer, even if you can't get every single witness you want, you're building a circumstantial narrative, circumstantial evidence, from other people. And so, no, Short is very, very important. I would think it would be highly likely we would hear from him and we'll see later on in the week if he does --

PAUL: Of course, there are questions this week as to why Peter Navarro was charged with contempt of Congress, but Dan Scavino and Mark Meadows were not. Nicholas, what do we know is ahead for Navarro and could that in some way be some sort of distraction from what happens in these hearings?

WU: Well, what is going on with Navarro now is almost a parallel track of this whole investigation. In addition to the committee's main investigative work, there has been this whole legal battle as well. Navarro, of course, refused to cooperate at all with the committee's investigation and has cited this very sweeping claims of executive privilege that the committee has all but rejected.

So he was arrested on Friday, after this indictment was unsealed against him and he's due back in court in a few weeks and we'll see how this all plays out. So, even as the committee's public phase of its investigation goes on, we might still see this parallel legal battle between these top Trump officials, like him and Steve Bannon who refuse to cooperate with the committee's investigation and now face the Justice Department.

PAUL: Nicholas Wu, Elliot Williams, we so appreciate your insight and your perspective. Thank you, gentlemen.

WU: Thank you. SANCHEZ: A push for gun control on Capitol Hill from the people who

have experienced the most recent violence firsthand. Survivors of the Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings taking their stories to lawmakers. We'll explain in just a few minutes.

Stay with us.



CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: Imagine this, there is a fourth grader who survived the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, who will be testifying on Capitol Hill this week.

She and others affected by recent mass shootings are scheduled to appear before a committee searching for answers to the epidemic of gun violence.

BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: CNN national correspondent Camila Bernal joins us live from Uvalde with details.

Camila, some parents are saying their final good-byes to kids, and they're also taking action. Tell us about this hearing coming up on Wednesday.

CAMILA BERNAL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Boris, Christi, good morning. Look, we're expecting to hear from survivors and people who have been impacted by two different shootings.

That's the reality that we're living right now. The shooting here in Uvalde, and the shooting in Buffalo, New York, and they're expected to speak before a House oversight committee on Wednesday morning.

But, look, it is important to point out that everyone processes this differently. There are some parents, victims and survivors who say they need a little bit more time.

Others who say they're ready to speak out. So, everyone processing the grief, the trauma, the anger in a different way.

Among those who are ready to speak out is this brave 11-year-old girl, Miah Cerrillo. She spoke to CNN and describes being inside of that classroom when that shooter went inside.

She saw her teachers and friends getting shot. She told CNN she took some of the blood from her friend who had already been shot and smeared it all over herself.

And she also told CNN she still sees those bodies on the ground that she has trouble sleeping, and that she basically, despite all of this, still wants to speak out because she does not want this to happen again. So that's how important her testimony is going to be moving forward.

We're also going to be hearing from the Rubio family. These parents who lost Lexi Rubio in this shooting.

We're also expecting to hear from a doctor, from Uvalde, and then in terms of the Buffalo survivors and those who were impacted by that shooting, we're likely going to hear from a mother whose son was injured in that shooting and from the Buffalo police commissioner among others.


But like I mentioned, there are some other parents who are not ready to speak out. Yesterday, I talked to Jackie Cazares' dad and he told me, look, I just need time, I want all of these children to be laid to rest before I get into the investigation and what's going to happen next.

He says it is difficult for him, but that eventually he's going to stand up and demand justice for Jackie.

So Wednesday's committee hearing is just the beginning -- Boris, Christi.

SANCHEZ: It will be grueling, but vital testimony to listen to.

Camila Bernal from Uvalde, thank you so much.

Here are some of the other top stories we're following for you this morning. South Korea's military says that North Korea test fired eight short range ballistic missiles overnight.

Officials say they were launched from multiple sites and landed in the water east of the Korean peninsula.

This comes just a day after the U.S. and South Korea wrapped up three days of joint naval drills. It also marks the 17th launch by North Korea just this year.

PAUL: And we have some good news for those of you who have been struggling to find baby formula for your children.

After being shut down for months that Abbott plant in Sturgis, Michigan, one of the largest formula producers in the country, has resumed production of its specialty formula. So, now, Abbott says the first batches should be on shelves by June 20th.

The plant was closed and several brands of formula were recalled after an inspection found a deadly bacteria in several areas inside that plant. The resulting shortage forced President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act to prioritize formula ingredients delivery to formula makers.

Also, Operation Fly Formula was created to import formula from abroad.

So, that storm that just hammered parts of Florida yesterday is officially tropical storm Alex. The first named storm of the season.

It was named after it moved offshore, but look at the mess it left. Heavy flooding filled the streets of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Officials were warning some roads weren't even accessible.

SANCHEZ: Miami-Dade rescue crews urged residents not to walk or drive through the water, but as you can see, not everybody heeded those warnings.

About 100 cars wound up stranded. This guy wound up on top of his car, needing to be rescued.

The National Weather Service says although the bulk of the storm has passed, there is still isolated showers that are likely.

Well, it's a finale fit for a queen. The platinum jubilee celebrations are in their final day. We'll take you live near Buckingham Palace, just a few moments away.

Stay with us.



SANCHEZ: Today marks the fourth and final day of the platinum jubilee celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne. Last night, thousands gathered for the platinum party at the palace where Diana Ross, Elton John, and over a dozen other illustrious names performed.

And this morning, you can see Prince Charles attending the big jubilee lunch at the oval in London.

PAUL: Yeah, and right now, thousands of people are getting ready for the street party there ahead of the platinum pageant.

CNN anchor and royal correspondent Max Foster with us now.

So, Max, talk to us about the mood there on this last day. This is significant. We're probably never going to see anything like this again in our lifetime.

MAX FOSTER, CNN ROYAL CORRESPONDENT: That's the point, really. It does really feel momentous, the way everyone settling them. I think you're really going to see that today with the street parties.

Millions of people are apparently going to get involved. We'll wait to see how many because there have been all sorts of applications to close off streets up and down the country to have a street party, something that happened famously around the queen's coronation all those years ago.

We're also going to have a pageant following that coronation route to Westminster Abbey, the carriage famously used then, the golden state coach is going to hit the streets of London for the first time in 20 years, and that's pretty amazing, leading this pageant, which is in different sections reflecting different parts of the queen's reigns. So, that's what today is about.

I think it would have been very heartening for the queen to watch last night the concert here. It was really quite spectacular, the amazing artists coming all this way to perform for her, and the mall full of what must have been a million people cheering at the key moments.


And it came down to Prince Charles to speak for the nation in the way that the queen is so adored really.


PRINCE CHARLES, UNITED KINGDOM: Your Majesty, Mummy, the scale of this evening's celebration and the outpouring of warmth and affection over this whole jubilee weekend is our way of saying thank you, thank you from your family, the country, the commonwealth, in fact the whole world.


FOSTER: Paddington bear making his way from Peru to make an appearance. He was there having tea with the queen, pulled a sandwich out of his hat, as you can see, and the queen says she also keeps a jam sandwich in her handbag.

That's the bit that's gone viral today.

It has been good fun. The fourth day about to start, the fourth and final day, and the hopes are high that the queen will appear on the balcony at the end of it. But we don't know yet.

PAUL: You took my question right out of my mouth. I was wondering if we were going to see her. Everybody is wondering that.

And great point about her time with Paddington bear. She is -- she is just so lovely.

Max Foster, so good to see you today. Thank you.

FOSTER: And you.

PAUL: So, stay with us because coastal communities across the U.S. are spending millions of dollars to maintain their shores.

And apparently, it's still not enough to stop the impact of some rising sea levels. And you're going to see the damage that's already done in one specific Carolina town.



SANCHEZ: So this week marked the beginning of hurricane season, and while the threat of storms is always a concern, climate change and rising sea levels make the consequences even more dangerous for coastal communities.

PAUL: CNN chief climate correspondent Bill Weir reports. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This home we have been notified by the Dare County building inspector is in a state of potential imminent collapse.

BILL WEIR, CNN CHIEF CLIMATE CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): When these houses were built in the '80s, this beach ran hundreds of feet toward the horizon.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't believe it's even high tide yet.

WEIR: Now, the water is at the doorstep in this part of North Carolina's Outer Banks and a beach is eroding by a dozen feet a year.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You expect next year, it's going to be 12 to 15 feet back and the next year and the next year and the next year.

WEIR: I see.

And while most locals understand that barrier islands move over time, few imagined this would happen this fast.

Especially the new owner of this $275,000 getaway, who never got a chance to sleep here, before a mediocre storm took it away, or the half million dollar place that collapsed a few days earlier and spread nail-filled debris along 15 miles of public beaches. At least nine more houses on this stretch are condemned.

And the sea is taking more than just houses.


WEIR: Look at that.

TAYLOR: That we want to save.

WEIR: Wow. Oh, my goodness, it's right there on the edge.

As a proud daughter of the Outer Banks, Dawn Taylor spends her days trying to save the graves.

TAYLOR: We're missing the remains of our loved ones due to the tide up and down the coast. We have multiple cemeteries here that have met their, you know, demise due to the rising sea level.

WEIR: And so when you think about the lives, the history, the families that we're talking about, you put it in those terms, the fundamental question of the age of sea level rise is, what is worth saving, and who can afford to save it?

BERNARD MANNHEIM, CHARLESTON RESIDENT: And we watched the water bubble up through those vents into the house.

WEIR: Is that right?

Down the Carolina coast, in Charleston, the Mannheims decided to raise their 450 ton mansion with a system of hydraulic jacks.

Can I ask what something like this costs?

BERNARD MANNHEIM, CHARLESTON RESIDENT: My answer is, many hundreds of thousands of dollars.

WEIR: Right.

MANNHEIM: It's something, hopefully, that will last another 100 years.

WEIR: Whether it does may depend on whether Charleston can afford plans for a billion-dollar seawall, which would only protect the most valuable 20 percent of the city.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This house was actually moved to this -- this is a new location.

WEIR: Back in the Outer Banks, some are moving their houses as far as they can afford.

They moved it from right there to right there?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think that was as far as they could go.

WEIR: Meanwhile, NOAA projects at least a foot of sea level rise here mid-century with ten times as many flooding events like this one, which filled driveways with five feet of sand.

READE CORBETT, DIRECTOR, COASTAL STUDIES INSTITUTE: This isn't just happening on the Outer Banks. It's happening around the world.

WEIR: This is a story that's about anybody who lives anywhere near the ocean, from southern Maine to Padre Island, right?

CORBETT: Right. I mean these processes are happening everywhere.

WEIR: Yes.

But it is not as evident on the mainland because states, counties and towns dredge, pump and truck millions of dollars' worth of sand so tourists and real estate buyers will keep coming.


CORBETT: If you start a nourishment program, when's the next nourishment? Five years? Seven years down the road?

When you get to that point and you have to think about the economics. Yes, it's $25 million, $30 million.

WEIR: So if you play that out, it really comes down to have or have not communities fortifying themselves, right?

CORBETT: It is challenging when it comes down to the tax base.

It's not that we can't work with the environment, we can't work with the change. We can.

WEIR: Yes.

CORBETT: And we have for years.

WEIR: You just can't do it the way you used to do it.

CORBETT: We've got to do it differently.

WEIR: Bill Weir, CNN, Rodanthe, North Carolina.


PAUL: What a story, Bill. Thank you so much for that.

And thank you for spending part of your morning with us. We always appreciate your company and we hope you make good memories today.

SANCHEZ: Always good to be with you, Christi.

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