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in just a few hours, the confederate flag comes down in south carolina. the debate about this controversial symbol is far from over. donald trump given republican leaders a new reason to worry, not just comments on immigration, but is he flirting with an independent bid? 21 million americans victims of an historic data breach. social security numbers stolen. are you on this list? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. it is friday july 10th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. christine romans is off this morning. happening in a few hours, the confederate battle flag which has flown at the south carolina state capitol which has been there for generations will be flown for the last time. this is the stunning events
which started with the murder of nine people last month at the african-american church in charleston. killed by the gunman who posed with a confederate flag in social media pictures. the debate ended in the house with 13 hours of passionate pleas like this one from republican jenny horne. she said take that flag down. cnn's don lemon is in columbia south carolina with the very latest. >> reporter: john 22 day as after the massacre in the ame church in charleston south carolina governor nikki haley said the flag on the statehouse grounds in columbia must come down. it will come down within a few hours here. there's going to be a ceremony. when she signed that bill yesterday, what she said was that generations of americans, generations around the world will look at south carolina
differently. >> this is a new south carolina. how the action of nine individuals laid out the long chain of events that forever showed the state of south carolina what love and forgiveness looks like and i will tell you that now this is about our children because when they go back and look in the history books while we're still grieving and the grieving will last for a long time when the emotions start to fade the history of the actions that took place by everyone in south carolina to get us to the moment is one that we can all be proud of. >> reporter: the eyes of the world were on south carolina as the governor signed that bill and said that this flag will come down. even the former president bill clinton weighed in. >> i almost cried when i saw that picture of the south carolina legislature yesterday with the republicans and
democrats and the african-americans and white people embracing each other and making that vote and seeing the decisive speech made by a woman who is a different descendant of jefferson davis. don't tell me we can't get together across the lines of divide. >> reporter: it happens today at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. in just a few hours. john. >> that is five hours from now. stay with cnn for the historic moment. the confederate flag is the center of debate in congress. house majority leader john boehner pulled the funding bill at the last moment over a bill to would continue display of the bill at the cemeteries at national parks. josh earnest spoke out. >> the appropriations bill in the house is jammed up because of the number of house
republicans eager to propertect the confederate flag on national park grounds. >> earnest talking about donald trump and his comments about immigrants and his announcement speech where he calls them rapists and murderers. new anxiety regarding donald trump and not just the immigration comments. on that front, trump did tell anderson cooper he would draw hispanics to the party. >> i will create jobs. i will take jobs from china. i will take jobs excuse me from mexico from japan where they are sending millions of automobiles all the time and we get nothing. i'll take jobs back and bring them back into the country. the latinos will work and make good money. they will vote for me. i'll tell you what i will take them away from hillary clinton. >> but the new concern for
republicans goes beyond immigration now. now trump is leaving the door open to a possible third party bid for president. asked if he would support which ever republican emerges from the primaries. he told the washington post he would have to see who the nominee is. this morning, problems mounting in a trump hotel in washington, d.c. cnn's joe johns has the latest. >> reporter: john, now there are questions over the tone of the comments by the chairman of the republican party reince priebus. they have to walk a fine line because the 2012 election has been making in-roads to the latinos and the concern is that trump's comments are hurting. donald trump is saying chairman priebus did not chastise him per se and in fact the call was
more congratulatory. trump is admitting his comments did come up in the brief conversation. it is important because the rnc did a study that has been described as an autopsy of the last presidential election and one of the take aways is republican candidates needed to change the way they talk about the immigration issue. meanwhile, the fallout continues at the new hotel in washington, d.c. that trump is putting up. protests against trump on the construction site on thursday. the fallout at the hotel has more to do with the trump business partners on the project who are backing out. the latest one to do so is jeffery zakarian. the director of the plaza hotel in new york which trump used to own, but sold to a group in india. zakarian put out a statement saying trump's statements don't align with his personal core values and he wasn't able to
move forward. another chef jose andres has backed out for basically the same reasons. trump for his part is showing no signs of backing down. he has a saturday visit scheduled to the state of arizona which has been ground zero in the debate over illegal immigration. john. >> joe johns, thanks. republican rival jeb bush is amassing an unprecedented war shest chest. in the first six months he and his super pac raised $114 million. bush was able to personally raise unlimited funds for the pack most of the year because he was not declared candidate until a few weeks ago. senator bernie sanders running for the democratic nomination will be a guest on "new day" at 8:30 a.m.
the data threat from the office of personnel management has gone from huge to colossal. hackers stole sensitive information and social security numbers of more than 21 million people. nearly 1 in 10 american adults. nearly all those affected had submitted security clearance applications. officials say china is the leading suspect in the theft. republican lawmakers are calling on president obama to fire the head of the office of personnel management. the white house says the president still has confidence that she is the right person for the job. new this morning, fbi arrests saved american lives. that is the word from director james comey with suspected ties to isis were arrested in the last month. comey believes the busts were over the fourth of july. the suspects were inspired by unprecedented social media
campaign caredrolle carried out by isis. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is calling on new attacks on the united states. the leader made a direct order to carry knives and swords on the united states. stressing al qaeda's affiliate in yemen will not stand by while the u.s. he says kills muslims. happening now. a new offer by greece in the last best hope to stay in the euro and stave off economic calamity. details of the proposal by cnn include deep spending cuts and tax increases in exchange for a three-year bailout in exchange for $50 billion. the greek parliament and leaders have a few days to debate and decide the fate of greece. cnn's isa soares in athens with the latest. good morning, isa.
>> reporter: good morning, john. earlier, you called it economic whiplash. you were spot on. the majority of people waking up will be shocked to see more austerity coming to them in the coming weeks. if the proposals by tsipras are approved. and what we know is proposals are a three-year bailout and 53.5 billion euro. that is $59 billion. they want spending cuts of roughly 13 billion euro. more spending cuts, tax increases and changes to pensions. some of the red lines you and i have been discussing for the past week or so, no changes to the pensions. that is gone. they are getting rid of the special rate to the poorer pensioners. that has to go. the special rate to some of the greek islands.
they have a 30% rate or so discount rate. that has to go. only the poorer islands will keep the an rate. all of the richer islands will do. we are seeing a raising retirement age and private state assets from airports to ports across the board. military spending and reforming the tax system and dealing with tax evasion. all in all, it seems the plan john looks very much like the plan ten days ago. the very plan that people here said no to in the first place. >> this has to be frustrating for the greek people. thanks, isa. time for an early start on your money. alison kosik is here with that. >> good morning. with the volatility that the greek caused in the markets, stocks end the week on a good note. european shares are higher right now. we are looking at u.s. stock futures higher as well. because of that hope that greece
may reach a deal for a new bailout plan the last chance to stay in the euro. asian shares are higher. the shanghai composite on a wild ride this week but stocks there up 4.5% today. could this be the end of the tail spin for stocks in china? the government has stepped in to stop the plunge. it seems to be working finally. stocks have fallen 30% in weeks wiping out trillions. on the rise oil prices. u.s. crude is up 2% right now. we are seeing commodities like iron and copper going up. everybody is breathing a sigh of relief. >> thank you, alison. new fallout this morning for bill cosby. criticized for his sex and drugs confession confession. now the focus from the los angeles police department and even the white house responding. tch se magnifice creatures take flight, soaring away from home
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new fallout from the admission by bill cosby under oath he obtained drugs with the intention he would give them to women he wanted to have sex with. the los angeles police department is launching an investigation looking into the sexual assault cases and including those which the statute of limitations has expired. this is now reaching the white house. jean casarez has more. >> reporter: john those are waiting if the deposition from 2005 will be released. the sexual assault organization is paving a way for the white house to take back the presidential medal of freedom away that cosby received. it received more than 22,000 signatures.
meanwhile, the los angeles police department confirmed that it does have an open investigation regarding cosby, but will not say anything more than that. alleged victim met with the lapd this year and her attorney tells me that several weeks ago the lead detective on the cosby investigation with the lapd called him wanting more information. also aig insurance company insures cosby under three policies saying they will not represent cosby for the sexual assault cases. the reason? the cosby policies don't cover sexual assault or molestation or sexual or physical or mental abuse. we have reached out to marty singer for a response. if aig's suit is successful, cosby could have to pay any
monetary damages these women would be awarded by a court or jury. that could be substantial. >> just the beginning. jean casarez, thank you. details in the investigation of the undocumented immigrant accused of killing the san francisco woman. the gun used was stolen from an agent's car. days later, juan francisco lopez-sanchez allegedly killed kate steinle on a san francisco pier. a police spokesperson said the officers responding did perform a preliminary investigation, but uncovered no warrants for a follow-up. holmes spoke in court telling the judge i choose not to testify. closing arguments are likely to begin on tuesday. prosecutors have asked for the death penalty. the defense claims holmes was
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big news in sports with the confederate flag coming down the nc state says it can host events. the boycott over. good morning, andy. >> the ncaa banned south carolina from bidding for the right to host ncaa championships across all its sports because of the confederate flag was flown. how the state can put its name in the hat for future events. the ncaa released a statement on the matter yesterday saying we commend south carolina lawmakers for taking this action to remove the confederate flag from capitol grounds. for nearly 15 years, we specifically protested the flag by not allowing states like
south carolina to host pre-selected ncaa championships. as expected lebron james is returning to the cleveland cavaliers. the deal is reported for two years and $46 million. the second year is a player option. that means he can opt out after next season. the salary cap continues to go up and allows lebron to have all of the power. serena williams is heading back to the finals. she beat maria sharapova. she will face garbine muguruza. later this morning, the men take the court for the semifinals. the match everyone is looking forward to is andy murray and
roger federer. federer is looking for a record eighth gentlemen's title. murray is looking to win his second. that match gets going 10:30 eastern. the world cup championship celebration continuing today for the u.s. women's soccer team. honored with a ticker tape parade of the canyon of heroes in new york city. first time since 1984 that a non-new york sports team is getting a parade in new york city. they are expected to use a ton of confetti for this parade. it gets going at 11:00 eastern. that means you will have it covered at this hour. >> that's right. we will take it live at this hour. it is nice to see non-new york teams getting a parade. no one likes the new york teams as far as i can tell. andy scholes, great to see you. the confederate flag comes down just hours from now as south carolina's capitol. an emotional debate is over, but the discussion continues. stay with us.
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the confederate flag will come down in south carolina in just a few hours. following a long emotional debate. is the controversy about the symbol finally over? donald trump giving republican leaders a new reason to worry this morning. not just immigration comments. now flirting with a possible third party bid? not ruling it out. 21 million americans the victim of a cyber attack.
social security numbers stolen. a huge federal data breach. are you on this growing list of victims? welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. 30 minutes past the hour. christine romans is off this morning. happening in a few hours, the confederate battle flag which flown at the south carolina capitol for generations will be lower for the last time and taken to a state museum. this is the culmination of a stunning turn of events that began with the murder of nine people last month at the african-american church in charleston. they were killed by a gunman posed with the confederate flag in social media pictures. this followed by 13 hours of emotional pleas. including this one senator who is a direct descendant of
jefferson davis. we have don lemon with more. >> reporter: the state flag on the house grounds must come down. it will come down within a few hours here. there will be a ceremony. we she signed that bill yesterday, what the governor said was that generations of americans, generations around the world will look at south carolina differently. >> this is a story about the history of south carolina and how the action of nine individuals laid out this long chain of events that forever showed the state of south carolina what love and forgiveness looks like. and i will tell you that now this is about our children because when they go back and look in the history books, while we're still grieving and the grieving will last a long time when the emotions start to fade the history of the actions that
took place by everyone in south carolina to get us to this moment is one we can all be proud of. >> reporter: the eyes of the world were really on south carolina as the governor signed that bill and said this flag will come down. even the former president bill clinton weighed in. >> i almost cried when i saw that picture of the south carolina legislature yesterday with republicans and democrats and the african-americans and white people embracing each other and making that vote and seeing the decisive speech made by a woman who is a direct descendant of jefferson davis. don't tell me we can't get together across the lines of divide. we just have to keep working at it. >> reporter: it all happens at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. we'll be here covering it live for you. john back to you. >> don mentioned four and a half hours from now, the flag does come down. join us on cnn to see that historic moment.
the confederate flag is the surprising center of debate. john boehner pulled the funding bill because senate republicans pushing an amendment to allow continued display of the flag at national park service cemeteries. white house press secretary slammed the republican lawmakers as out of step with the vast majority of americans. >> right now, the interior appropriations bill is jammed up in the house because of a sizable number are eager to protect the status of the flag on the park service grounds. same republicans criticize the race-baiting rhetoric. >> he was referring to donald trump right there. new anxiety among republicans this morning about donald trump and not just those immigration comments in the idea they would alienate latino voters. trump did tell anderson cooper
he would draw hispanics to the party. >> what i'm going to do for the latinos is i'm going to create jobs. i'll take jobs from china. i'll take jobs excuse me from mexico from japan where they are sending in millions of automobiles all the time and we get nothing out of it. i'll take jobs back and bring them back to the country. the latinos will be able to work and make good money. they will vote for me. i'll tell you what i will take them away from hillary clinton. >> the new concern for republicans not so much immigration, but this trump is leaving the door open to a third party bid for president. asked if he would support which ever republican emerges from the primaries, trump told the post, he would have to see who the nominee is. and now this morning, new problems at the trump hotel in washington, d.c. joe johns has more. >> reporter: now there are mixed
messages whether the chairman of the national republican committee asked him to tone down the rhetoric. the rnc is calling this a respectful conversation with trump and reince priebus. they have thato walk a thin line after the 2012 election. the concern is trump's comments are hurting as opposed to helping. trump is saying that chairman priebus did not chastise him per se and in fact the call was more congratulatory. trump is admitting the subject of comments did come up in the brief conversation. it is important because the rnc did a study that is described as autopsy of the last presidential election and one take away is republican candidates needed to change the way they talk about the immigration issue. meanwhile, the fallout continues at the new hotel trump is putting up in washington, d.c.
protests against trump at the site on thursday. the fallout at the hotel has more to do with trump's business partners on the project who are backing out. latest one to do so is jeffery zakarian. the director of the plaza hotel in new york which trump used to own, but sold to a business group in india. he was teed up to put a new restaurant in the hotel, but said trump's statements don't align with his core values. another chef jose andres backed out of a restaurant in the hotel for basically the same reasons. trump is showing so signs of backing down. he has a saturday visit to arizona, which is ground zero over illegal immigration. john. >> joe johns, thank you. new developments this morning in the data theft from the office of personnel
management. government investigators say heart attack hackers stole the sensitive information and social security numbers of more than 21 million people. the original estimate is 4 million people. all those effected had submitted security clearance applications. officials say china is the leading suspect in the theft. republican lawmakers are calling on president obama to fire the head of the office of personnel management. the white house says the president has confidence that she is the right person for the job. happening now, a new offer by greece and the last best hope to stay in the euro and fight off collecteconomic calamity. deep spending cuts and tax increases in exchange for a three-year bailout of 53 billion euro. now the greek parliament and european leaders have a few days to debate and decide the fate of greece.
cnn's isa soares is in athens. isa, this sounds like something the greeks were against a week ago. >> reporter: it does look like austerity plan. it is an austerity plan. it is the same plan that the greek prime minister tsipras put to his people. 61% of the people say no. you were quite right. more austerity measures here. a lot of greeks see it this morning will be spitting feathers if i can be honest with you. there are more spending cuts. 13 billion euro of spending cuts. tax increases right across the board from electricity to really restaurants and also food and hotels raising tax there. changes to pensions was a major red line. they said we will not give in on that. that is now being accepted. you are starting to see why people are angry about this.
one important point here. we know that the greeks have re repressed restructuring. if europe can give greece debt restructuring, perhaps tsipras can bring this to his people. he has to first bring it to parliament and voting on this. also the opposition. after that, john he has european parliament and national parliaments have to vote. will germany oppose this deal? we are not out of the woods yet. >> and after all this greek has to get going in the right direct economically. that could be next to impossible. isa soares, thanks. time for an early start on your money. alison kosik is here with that. >> interesting. you think about it. all of the volatility that greece caused in markets.
we will end the week with green arrows. european shares are higher. so are u.s. stock futures up a bit. on the hopes that greece could finally reach a deal for a bailout plan. asian shares are higher. shanghai composite is on a wild ride. stocks are up 4.5% today. the government has stepped in to stop the plunge. it seems to be working at least for now. stocks have fallen 30% in recent weeks. that wiped out trillions of dollars. >> $3 trillion gone. thanks alison. bill cosby facing new fallout after admitting he obtained drugs to give to women for sex. that fallout reaching the los angeles police department and even the white house. details next. ♪ color is a beautiful thing, i know, i know... ♪ ♪ color is a beautiful thing, i know, oh yes i know... ♪
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new fallout this morning from bill cosby's admission he obtained tryings inn eded drugs intending he wanted to give them to women he wanted to have sex with. cnn's jean casarez has more. >> reporter: john as everyone waits to see if the full deposition from 2005 will be publicly released, the sexual survivors organization is petitioning the white house to take back the medal of freedom that cosby received in 2002.
the online petition has garnered 2,600 signatures. josh earnest doesn't know what will happen, but as a general rule the administration is focused on countering sexual assault. the los angeles police department confirms it does have an open investigation regarding cosby, but it won't say anything more than that. alleged victim chloe goins' attorney said several weeks ago, the lead detective on the investigation with lapd called him wanting more information. also insurance company aig, who insuren inn insures cosby and they will not represent cosby because his insurance contracts don't cover
sexual assault molestation or harassment sexual physical or mental abuse. we have reached out to marty singer for response. if aig's suit is successful, cosby could have to pay from his own pocket any monetary damages these women would be awarded by a court or jury. john. >> jean casarez, just the beginning there. let's look at what is coming up on "new day." michaela joins me. >> good morning. all alone there. the sun is rising one more time on the confederate flag in south carolina. it is set to come down later this morning. a culmination of a rapid change in public opinion following the charleston massacre. we have full coverage for you today. we look at growing movement in other states. watch that movement today. bernie sanders surging in the polls.
trying to dethrone the perennial front runner hillary clinton. can it be done? you will hear him make the case himself. bernie sanders joins us live on "new day." >> looking forward to that. thanks. yet another deadline has passed. no deadline left reaching a nuclear deal with iran. secretary of state john kerry is in meetings right now. are they close to progress or is the whole thing close to falling apart? we will go live to negotiations next.
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all right. this morning, the deadline to reach a nuclear deal with iran has been extended again. this time no firm end date in sight. secretary of state john kerry is warning the u.s. will walk away in the negotiating table with iran if they do not make the final negotiations needed. >> despite all of the progress we have made and it's real some of the tough issues remain unresolved. >> a meeting just broke up between the secretary of state and iran's foreign minister. cnn's nic robertson is live in vienna vienna. nic, any news? >> reporter: the foreign minister came out on the balcony shortly after the meeting. questions why shouted up to him.
will there be a deal today? he said he did not think there would be a deal today. he was asked whether or not this meeting was heated. we heard about heated meetings with john kerry. he said i'll leave that up to you to decide. he was asked because we have been talked a lot about not a deadline. secretary kerry is willing to walk away. the eu foreign policy chief said we should know in a matter of hours. the foreign minister was asked if we will be here monday. he said he is not sure. the indication is the talks are continuing. the fact he comes out on the balcony the indication is the iranians continue to push their position and it has been strong and in opposition to what secretary kerry said. kerry said the iranians need to make tough choices. the iranian official said no. the americans have the tough
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a lot of optimism that greece will reach a deal this weekend to keep it out of bankruptcy and in the eurozone. we are watching asian shares. they are mostly higher. they closed higher. shanghai composite up 4.5% today. it is a wild ride for the past few weeks for chinese stocks. the government efforts to stop the crash are working at least for today. new this morning, the biggest cosmetics merger. p&g is selling its perfume, hair care and makeup businesses. that means cover girl and max factor and the maker of calvin klein will scoop them up in a $12.5 billion deal. the sale is part of the p&g plan to shed the slow growing brands and focus on tide and pampers. jeb bush said americans need to work longer hours. here is the truth. americans already work pretty hard. the average workweek 34.4 hours. that's actually longer than
people working in other countries. americans get fewer vacation days and then don't use them at all which is a head scratcher to me. bush later said he wants those in part-time jobs to be able to get full-time jobs if they want them. he clarified the headline that came out. that is not the trend we are going in. there are 6.5 million part-time workers compared with 4.4 million part-timers ten years ago. that is why we are seeing the under employment rate at 10.5%. there goes p my voice. >> alison kosik, thank you. happening a few hours from now, the confederate flag comes down in south carolina. "new day" has the preview starting right now. the bill has been signed. >> this flag on the statehouse grounds must come down. >> these nine pens are going to each of the nine families of the
emanuel nine. >> all those oppose no. >> surprising center of debate in congress. >> eager to protect the status of the confederate flag on park service grounds. >> mr. speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. >> u.s. law enforcement thwarted several terror threats tied to the fourth of july weekend. >> one within hours or minutes. >> it doesn't take a sophisticated plot for hundreds of americans to be killed. >> bush is weak on immigration. marco rubio is somebody who is extremely weak on immigration. i could be more offenseive to rick perry. he was the governor of texas. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota and michael good morning, welcome to your "new day." it is 6:00 in the east. history will be made in south carolina today. in hours, the confederate battle
flag coming down from where it is flown in defiance. where will the flag go? a museum. >> the battle doesn't end in south carolina. petitions are spreading across the nation and the battle is ratcheting up in the halls of congress. we begin live in columbia. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, michaela. the governor signed this bill into law by the lawmakers who helped make it a reality. also present, the families of those nine victims killed in the massacre in charleston 23 days ago. each family will receive a pen used during the signing of the ceremony. the governor made remarks before signing the bill. listen to what she had to say about this historic moment. >> this is a story about action. this is a story about the history of south carolina and