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Here to tell us more about the situation on the ground is veteran Haitian Ambassador Herve Denis. Welcome, Ambassador.

HERVE DENIS: Good morning.

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Morning News Brief

Jul 9, 2021

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Haitian authorities say two of the men arrested in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moise are American citizens.

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Wally Funk has been hoping for a long time to go to space. Later this month, the 82-year-old pilot and flight instructor will finally head there.

In 1961, Funk was among a group of female pilots testing whether women were fit for space travel. They became known as the Mercury 13, and they passed many of the same tests as the men. But the program was canceled, and Funk was never accepted by NASA.

Japan has announced that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead under a state of emergency and without any spectators at events in the capital.

"We must take stronger steps to prevent another nationwide outbreak, also considering the impact of coronavirus variants," Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday at a task force meeting after finalizing the decision.

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I'm going to bring in Florida's lieutenant governor, Jeanette Nunez. Good morning, Lieutenant Governor.

JEANETTE NUNEZ: Good morning. How are you?

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. The classic song "Back That Thang Up" got a makeover for the COVID era.

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Three mountain lions, two tigers and two grizzly bears were the first zoo animals to be vaccinated for the coronavirus.

ALEX HERMAN: Oh, Archie the ferret - I forgot about him. He's on the list, too.

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Updated July 7, 2021 at 12:56 PM ET

Structural engineers trying to learn what caused the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla., are expecting a long-term investigation.

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Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel. It's meant to be funny, but it's a pretty good point. Here's Steve Martin in "Father Of The Bride."

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The confirmed death toll from a collapsed condo in Florida is now 36.

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Updated July 7, 2021 at 2:58 PM ET

They met when he was 3 and she was a day old. And on Wednesday, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are celebrating 75 years of marriage — the longest marriage in presidential history.

The pair grew up just three miles apart in Plains, Ga. Jimmy's mother was a nurse who helped care for Rosalynn.

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Updated July 6, 2021 at 3:29 PM ET

Are they a night owl or morning lark? A dog person or cat person? Kids or no kids?

These are the types of questions firefighters are asking family and friends about their missing loved ones, says Jim Ingledue of Virginia Beach, Va., now deployed as part of the FEMA response to the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla. Then, firefighters try to figure out where they could be in the rubble of the 12-story condo.

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