ABC News Live Update: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to take the stage

Plus, an investigation is underway after dozens of people without masks threw a party on a New York City bus and at least one person is dead after a train derailed in northeast Scotland.
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Transcript for ABC News Live Update: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to take the stage
Good morning I'm Dennis data thanks for streaming with us. In today's update Joseph Biden and senator Connell of cars are getting ready to make their first public appearance as running mate. Despite an officially picked Paris to be his VP yesterday making her the first black woman and first Asian American on a major party ticket. Also an investigation is underway after dozens of people packed to a New York City bus to the twelve parties. Video shows the group's dancing jumping and smoking with no mass insight I definitely don't social distancing. The driver says it is trying to pull away from the scheduled stop was several doubled parked cars blocked the bus and people started piling inside. Get case says the driver was not injured. And a trained do you mailed in northeast Scotland this morning British police say a fire started and paramedics are on the scene as many as eight people were believed to be on that change. At least one person has died from. None of the some of the top headlines happening today but now we want to take a look back with senator Connell of cars now officially on the democratic ticket. She's about to reintroduce yourself on the biggest stage of her life. So how did you get here. Rachel Scott has her story. The daughter of Indian in Jamaican immigrants commonly Harris was boarding California a child of Oakland. My mother was one of the greatest sources of inspiration in my life. I was tossed that I had a responsibility. To be a part of the fight for justice. The Hamburg university graduate became the first black woman to be elected district attorney in San Francisco. After her inauguration she said her office was totally empty except for a chair in the middle writing in her autobiography. I was happy to take my seat. As a young district attorney. I walked into the courtroom for the first time. And he said the five words that would guide my life's work. Connell and Harris for the people. Peiris was the first woman to serve as California's attorney general. Becoming close friends would Joseph Biden's late son Bo who held the same post in Delaware. I got to acknowledge. Throw well. Because. You've never seen it's a rare thing. To see such a special relationship. Between a father and his son. The prosecutor turned legislator gained national attention for her pointed questions at senate hearings attorney general garner has a president or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone. I wouldn't I wouldn't. Yes and a you could do stupid question but he's tough questions about her record but when you had the power. Why didn't try to affect change that. Struggling to keep momentum. After she launched her presidential bid in Oakland. And you want a president was the ability. To unify our country. Now joining her former rival Joseph Biden. As the first black and Asian American woman on a major party ticket. And this historic announcement generating a lot of excitement many who gathered here overnight that it was powerful to see the diversity of America. Reflected on that ticket but the big question is whether or not it will generate enough enthusiasm to get the voters that Joseph Biden needs. The push him over the edge Diane we'll find out Rachel thank you. A promoting choice is to school choice is with spears still high over corona virus in the classroom. Many parents are now considering pandemic pots that's when a few families hire professional to teach a small group of kids in person. But experts now warned pods also come with risks and require some special precautions. We took a closer look to find out why. This is an elementary school level science class David bean Eddie is holding in his backyard. It's part of a pandemic learning cod he's formed with other parents in his San Carlo scallop. Morning neighborhood realized her children weren't absorbing the same degree of for of education that they were custom to lament that we want them to have that's when we formed our parts and Eddie an advocate for in person learning. Now helps link parents and teachers who want to form their own pandemic pots during his free web site start normal. Things are really exploding and are getting calls her cross country. But in person learning pods can be expensive. There isn't concerned when that any and that they are seeing educational inequity and experts warn pods can increase risks that parents may overlook starting with the sides of the pod. I would not expand it beyond you know three to I had other children. Realistically we want to keep this a smallest fossil because every other child means increased risk salt families need to agree unsafe practices. Making sure everybody is wearing our mask I'm can't hygiene in our middle cleaning and disinfection. Hiding space so that I'm children should really stay apart are socially distances much as possible. Also who's teaching a background check is a must. Our certified teacher or any and all your hiring and bringing heiress and I don't as an editor is all. And liable. And host parents prepare for additional medical responsibilities. You may have a child who has not ask you know you're all you may have a child who has at nine SPN Ibn out. Someone's got to be responsible. But Eddie says while it's up to the families he connects to do their own vetting an agreement he doesn't advise this is only for low risk groups every family has to make their own decision everybody has to make their own choice. And and we basically leave it up to the parents students and decide for themselves. And experts also tell us it's crucial that families in a pod agreed to communicate if someone does get sick and agree on what they'll do if that happens. Then of course they have to follow through on those promises. FaceBook has announced plans to ban quote implicit hate speech across all of its platforms. The company says it'll start taking down post containing black face or anti Semitic stereotypes. FaceBook has been criticized by civil rights groups who say it hasn't done enough to stop hate speech and misinformation. Several advertisers have also boycotted the platform in the last few months. Now with the rest of today's tech headlines here's Monaco's are rocky. In today's tech bytes that gaming war is heating up. Microsoft says it will launch the new Xbox in November just in time for the holidays that puts it in direct competition. Would Sony's next PlayStation which is also expected this year no word yet on the prices for either console. Ultimate users can now choose who can reply to their tweets before sending a tweet users will select. From three options everyone is a standard default setting and even if he can't reply to a tweet you can still read tweaked share a comment or life. Finally after a three year absence Google Maps is returning to the apple watch the popular app. Left the Smart watch platform in place seventeen but now a new version will let apple watch whereas navigate on flood. More by car bike or public transit. It's expected to be available in the coming weeks what about math class I'm waiting on that those are attacked by expand bacteria. Map quest good luck with that Mona. And that doesn't that is ABC news live update I'm Diana say no thanks for joining us and remember ABC news live this here story all day with the latest news context and analysis. Up next to you may top stories.

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