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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com as protesters clashed with police in the streets of athens there is debate over tough new economic reforms. plus u.s. president barack obama goes before reporters to try to sell the iran nuclear deal. and the dwarf planet as we've never seen it before. what the new photos are teaching us about pluto. hello and welcome to our viewers in the united states and
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all around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. this is "cnn newsroom." we begin with breaking news in the united states. former president george h.w. bush is in hospital at this hour after suffering a neck injury. >> his spokesman says mr. bush quote, fell at home in maine today and broke a bone in his neck. his condition is stable. he is fine and he will be in a neck brace. the 41st president of the u.s. is not expected to stay in the hospital along time. the injury is not considered life threatening and we will of course keep you updated with any new information that comes into us. now the obama administration's hard sell on the iranian nuclear deal is underway. president barack obama defended the agreement point by point at a news conference on wednesday. >> jim acosta reports the
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president's main goal is to prevent tehran from building a nuclear bomb. >> reporter: sounding salespeoplely confident, president obama brush aid side all the critics of the nuclear deal in iran. >> i think if congress does that then in fact based on the facts, the majority of congress should approve of this deal. but, we live in washington and politics do intrude. >> reporter: even though he is under fire the president relished the opportunity to answer his detractors. >> i'm enjoying this debate. >> reporter: he praised the agreement's inspection process dismissing doubts that iran would get away with cheating. >> suddenly some is missing on the back end, they got some explaining to do. >> reporter: and he insisted that the agreement does more than just postpone iran's nuclear ambitions.
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>> none is holding out hope that they will change their behavior? >> i'm always hopeful that behavior may change for the sake of the iranian people as well as people in the region. >> reporter: but one question did get under the president's skin why americans detained in iran were not freed as part of the deal. >> can you tell the country why you content with all the fanfare around the deal to leave the conscious of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four americans? >> the notion that i am content as i celebrate with american citizens languishing in iranian jails? major, that -- that's nonsense. and you should know better. i've met with the families of some of those folks. nobody's content. >> reporter: the deal's biggest skeptic, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is blasting the inspection process which
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could take 24 days to look at suspicious sites. >> that is a long time. you can flush a lot of evidence down the toilet it's like telling a drug dealer we're going to check your meth lab in 24 days. >> reporter: the president asked his critics where is their plan? >> for all the objections of netanyahu or the republican leadership that has already spoken none of them have presented to me or the american people a better alternative. >> reporter: besides the iran deal the president concede he won't defeat isis or settle the syrian civil war while in office and when pressed whether he would revoke the presidential medal of freedom for bill cosby who has been accused of rape the president said he didn't have that authority. president obama reportedly raised the possibility of increased military aid to israel
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when he spoke on the phone to israel's prime minister after the deal was announced. the "new york times" said that the president was ready to hold intensive discussions about how to bolster israel's defenses. the paper reports that mr. netanyahu refused the offer at this point. the report says that mr. netanyahu felt accepting the overture now would be looking like he was blessing the nuclear deal. a spokesman for mr. netanyahu said he would not comment further on the substance of the phone call. aid could soon be coming to debt-ridden greece. the reforms are needed before greece can receive a multi-billion-dollar bailout. some other countries need to approve the rescue plan. finland and estonia are among the parliaments meeting in the
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coming hours. >> if the plan is okayed then formal talks can begin between greek prime minister alexis tsipras and his credit force. the measures are not popular, of course. tempers flared as lawmakers debated the reforms, wednesday. >> and this was the scene just outside parliament, things getting violent ahead of the important vote. protesters threw fire bombs at police who responded in kind with tear gas. and with more on this we turn to elinda labropoulou. she is live in athens we saw what was happening on the streets and in parliament a very difficult day for the greek prime minister. but in the end, he got the support he needed and now, of course it's all about what happens in the next few days as people wait for the cash to flow
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back into the greek economy but we don't know when that's going to happen. >> reporter: unfortunately we don't. we expect that the ecb might at least give a signal of what it's likely to do next whether it will increase the liquidity or not in a meeting later today. that will be a first step to possibly restoring liquidity in the greek banking system at least. and the euro group finance ministers are going to try to figure out a bridge loan agreement in order for greece to meet its bailout payment requirements by monday. if it does not do that it would default to the european central bank. this is a very urgent and pressing need for greece to find a way to meet those deadlines. and also to restore its economy. so although you know it appears that this vote has gone
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through comfortably with 229 votes in a 300 seat parliament but it's the prime minister has lost support of his own mps. a quarter have voted not the support him in those measures. we do expect there will be a reshuffle and we'll see what prime minister alexis tsipras decides to do next to hold his government together. that political tension is certainly going to continue. but the economy now comes back to the front because the needs there are really pressing rosemary. >> and one of the issues not covered in the bailout deal was the need for immediate cash to allow the banks to open and to pay public sector salaries. what happens next week if this doesn't happen? if there is no money flowing? . >> reporter: there is no clear indication what happens next. even hopes it can be resolved in
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the meantime. it's only reassurances that this will be the case. but if we get closer to the time and this is not resolved you know initially, there have been ideas about ious being issued but this is not really something that the government seems to want to do. so for the time being, that is just not even a plan "b" from the way we understand it. it's just an option that has been considered but not selected. so i think the key issue here is to see the response from the ecb and from greece's creditors. in the meantime, to see how these issues can be resolved as soon as possible. and there is some noise from the imf, which is now pushing for debt relief for greece overall. i mean this isn't probably going to happen in a matter of days but it could certainly make greeks feel a little bit better about the deal they got because overall greeks have not
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been feeling that they got a good deal they just got the best deal that was available to them. this is actually what prime minister alexis tsipras told his parliamentarians yesterday when he spoke ahead of this vote saying this isn't what i wanted to bring home but it's the best i could do. let's take a listen. >> translator: i will admit that the measures are harsh and wei don't agree with them but i must implement them. that is our difference. >> reporter: so this is the feeling that a lot of people seem to share that this is not a good deal but at least it gives greece some hope, rosemary. >> and there is concern because of these demonstrations we have seen on the streets, the hope is that people will remain peaceful and calm until the cash starts to flow in. elinda labropoulou reporting
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live from athens, many thanks to you. friday marks one year since malaysia airlines flight 17 was shot out of the sky over eastern ukraine and a new draft report holds pro-russia rebels responsible. >> it outlines what type of weapon was used and from where it was launched. rene marsh has more details. >> reporter: cnn as learned investigators of malaysia airlines flight mh17 says evidence points to pro-russian rebels as the culprit for bringing down the plane. a draft report by the dutch safety board also indicates that malaysia airlines did not do enough the keep the plane out of harm's way. according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation, the report pinpoints the exact type of missile used. a russian buk surface-to-air missile. the report pinpoints where it was launched and who was in control of the territory where
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it came from. >> the dutch safety board is very respected worldwide. they are methodical. they are not political in any way and they have conducted this investigation in pain staking detail. >> reporter: the boeing 777 from amsterdam to kuala lumpur was at about 30,000 feet in the donetsk region of eastern ukraine when it went down. a radar system saw the missile turn on before it shot the plane out of the sky. the report blames malaysia airlines for failing to avoid the zone. dutch investigators say malaysia airlines did not review other countries' warnings and was unaware other airlines were avoiding the area.
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>> it's sloppy. it's not good procedure. it's not -- it shows a certain lack of commitment to a culture of safety. >> reporter: russian observers say that is it a blow to vladimir putin's credibility. in the past he denied any responsibility for the crash of mh17. >> there is so much overwhelming evidence that yes, the kremlin can continue to deny it doesn't have involvement but it just does not stand to any test. >> reporter: the final report is expected this fall. we should point out we reached out to malaysia airlines and russian officials for a reaction but have not received a response. the crash investigation is separate from the ongoing criminal investigation. rene marsh, cnn, washington. and ukraine's military is reporting a sharp increase in attacks from pro-russia rebels.
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they say the clashes are some of the fiercest since a cease-fire was signed in february. >> and that agreement is so shaky both sides accuse each other of violation. nick paton walsh has more. >> reporter: the village next to donetsk's ravaged airport. 142 days into a cease-fire. ahead, he beckons, moments later they seek cover from separatist gunfire. this is ukraine's underfunded army holding off much better quipped rebels backed by russia. basements of ordinary homes turned shelters. turned homes again.
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in a place when often you only get to laugh when it's about fear. [ speaking foreign language ]. camera man nolan peterson spent a week witnessing the bizarre trench warfare in 21st century europe. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> open your mouths. >> open your mouth and it will be too loud. >> reporter: a tiny village fought over inch by inch to get nearer the symbolic donetsk airport. >> open mouth. >> reporter: a regular army taking pot shots at their adversary and running to escape the inevitable reply. >> now very fast. [ gunshots ]. >> reporter: the truth is here this is much like many of the 141 days of cease-fire before
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it. [ gunshots ]. a stalemate which never grows stale. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> cease-fire. yeah. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> reporter: nights where the dark brings no calm. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> reporter: the question ever louder, when does the war begin again in the open? we'll take a break here. but japan's government is closer to adopting a bill that could send japanese troops overseas to
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fight for the first time in more than 75 years. but many of his fellow citizens are strongly against it. plus a cnn reporter enters the tunnel that a mexican drug lord used to escape from prison. >> it's very difficult to breathe down here. a lot of dirt, dust. this here for the ventilation system. tight, tight space down here. running my own shop has been brutal. but then i got a domain and built my website all at godaddy. now i look so professional i just got my first customer who isn't related to me.
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japan's lower house of parliament has approved legislation that would allow the country to send troops to fight abroad for the first time since world war ii. >> that's right. but thousands of protesters have made it clear they are against the idea. some lawmakers showed their disdain for a dramatic change in policy. cnn's will ripley reports from tokyo. >> reporter: heavy rains here in tokyo have cut the size of crowds just a bit but it hasn't stopped thousands of people from assembling outside the japanese parliament building to send a strong message to lawmakers they
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are not happy about this new defense bill a bill that for the first time since the end of world war ii will allow the self-defense force to join its allies and fight abroad. very unpopular amongst many people in japan. the prime minister shinzo abe has seen his popularity dip from 70% to 40% right now. many crowds are concerned about what will happen to japanese soldiers and what will happen to japanese citizens if they go abroad if japan takes a stand when it comes to global issues. will citizens be targeted by terror groups like isis. le we have seen one japanese journalist executed by isis. people are fearful that could happen more and they are afraid of troops coming home in body bags much like other nations enhanged in global colon
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conflict. but the prime minister has the votes to push this bill through despite the public opposition and there is what is known as a silent majority in japan who feel that the country should take a more active role militarily across the world. u.s. officials say there is every reasons that abu bakr al baghdadi is alive and still in charge of isis. >> they say there was intelligence indicating he was around raqqah in syria. but that information dried up about three weeks ago and wasn't specific or timely enough to attack and kill him. despite losing track of baghdadi officials are gaining more knowledge about him and raqqah the self-declared capital of isis. mexican drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman should be looking over his shoulder right about now. el chapo escaped his mexican
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prison cell on saturday by going through a tunnel under his shower. >> and footage from inside the cell shows guzman duck behind his shower and never reappear. we now of course know he slipped down a hole that led to a mile-long tunnel to freedom. >> and what is so stunning here is that the tunnel el chapo used had lighting ventilation and a modified motorcycle track. cnn's nick valencia went down and saw what was there. >> reporter: this is the closest we were allowed to get to el chapo's tunnel that he used in his brazen escape on saturday night. it is by all accounts a magnificent feat of engineering. let's come in and see exactly what el chapo here had in store. this is a small little exit. a couple feet wide and a couple feet long with a ladder a 10 15-foot ladder that leads down
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into that tunnel. the room is nothing to brag about. it's empty, full of cinder blocks. and containers full of dirt here the wheelbarrows full of dirt. here we go. [ speaking foreign language ]. okay. here's another ladder leading down to another part a deeper part, a deeper section of the tunnel. it's a ways down. you can see here this is the modified motorcycle that investigators showed us images of before. this is on a track. it can roll back and forth. there are buckets left behind and left behind oxygen tanks as well in order for them to survive down here. it is a very tight space.
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i can't even stand up. i'm about 5'10" and i can't stand up all the way. is it a remarkable remarkable feat of engineering. the tunnel stretches for more than a mile. carved out earth here. this modified train tracks for the mini motorcycle. you see here electricity lines. it's very difficult to breathe down here. a lot of dirt dust. this here for the ventilation system. tight, tight space down here. but for a man known as el chapo, i'm sure he had more than enough room to work with. this moisture motorcycle was on a track here. it still has gas in it. you can still smell the gas, the overwhelming odor of gas in this tight space. it really is suffocating. nick valencia, cnn, mexico. still to come here on "cnn
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a warm welcome back to you all. you're watching "cnn newsroom." i'm rosemary church. >> i'm errol barnett. your last half hour of the day with us. former u.s. president george h.w. bush is in hospital in maine after breaking a bone in his neck. his spokesman says that he is in
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very stable condition. he fell wednesday morning while at his summer home. the injury is not considered life threatening. the white house is launching its campaign to win sport for the iran nuclear deal. during a lengthy news conference president barack obama defended the criticisms point by points and challenged opponents to come up with a better alternative. greece is closer to receiving a bailout package after the parliament approved new austerity measures. the reforms have been unpopular among citizens and in the government. prime minister alexis tsipras says he is against the measures but must implement them to prevent bankruptcy. mr. tsipras urged parliament to vote yes on the bailout package but he did not have support from much of his own
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party. >> reporter: the greek prime minister alexis tsipras, has passed his measures to start negotiations once more with creditors. here in greece they voted 229 yeses against 64 nos. all the prime minister needed was 151 yeses to actually pass this through. they were passing tax rises measures as well as pension reforms and spending cuts. now despite that win for alexis tsipras, he did suffer a sizable rebellion within his own party. before the vote started he spoke several times trying to tell voters and the members why he had to back he had no choice but to push for these reforms. take a listen. >> translator: the options i had to choose from were very
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specific. one was to accept an agreement to which i disagreed with. the second was bankruptcy. there was a third choice and that choice is still available. the plan for greece to exit the euro and issue a parallel currency. if we want that there is time to ask for it. in making these choices the responsibility weighed heavily on me as it would on anyone in this position. >> reporter: while the politicians debated in parliament outside was a very different picture. there was music and there was a spirit of what we have seen in the last few days of passion from the greek people voicing their opinions. but that quickly turned sour. three individuals started throwing molotov cocktails at police. the police retaliated with tear gas. it didn't take long for police to push them out but it goes to show how the mood here is just
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so tense. people are so worried. worth pointing out, banks are still closed. capital controls are still in. and now it really is all about what happens the next few days. now these measures are being pushed through they haven't been implemented and the negotiations only just started will the european central bank open the taps to greek banks? will the money start flooding in? something that the greeks have been desperate for? whenever sanctions against iran are lifted as part of the nuclear agreement, foreign businesses will have a new market to consider. >> clare sebastian looks at the options in the business community. >> many are secondary -- >> reporter: this lawyer keeps a poster in his office listing the global sanctions on iran.
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now that world powers will be lifting some of those sanctions navigating the list is even more complicated. >> let me see if i can find the ndaa. here there are some sections of that that are going to be lifted and some that are not. >> reporter: it's a measure of the complex calculations that companies face as they consider expanding to iran. his best advice to clients, move carefully. >> hold your breath. it's not yet. sort it out. you know and get ready. >> reporter: oil companies in particular are heeding this advice. shell and italian oil giant eni have held meetings in iran in the last month. >> it's call red fresh your rolodex. you can start to prepare. >> reporter: if the sanctions
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are lifted eni would consider investing again. shell is interested in exploring the role shell can play in developing iran's energy potential. and a population of about 80 million, many seen cheering the deal this week is attracting consumer businesses like general electric. both told us they welcome the deal. and peugeot, who produced half a million cars a year in iran is now in talks to build a joint venture there. this is a beginning of a new history for us with this country. this lawyer's clients have a lot of work ahead. >> you have to have a product that people want to buy. you have to have a service that people will need. it's stupid to ignore the legal piece but don't let the legal piece drive the process. >> reporter: most believe it
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the senior editor of space.com joins us live to talk about what all of this means. thanks for your time. we have this first stunning closeup image of pluto showing that it has these 11,000 feet high ice mountains, i guess. there is so much that this discovery will bring but what does that mean or tell us about this mission so far? >> well, so far it tells us that the cameras on board new horizons worked like they were supposed to. this image of the ice mountains is one little sliver of this heart-shaped feature on pluto. it looks like an active place. the regions around the mountains are very smooth. they think that they are not even as old as 100 million years which is much much much
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younger than they thought the surface of pluto could ever be. there could be a geological process keeping it smooth and keeping the planet young. >> we have to underscore just how stunning that is. up until now the assumption is that pluto was an inactive distant, quiet place and this turned it up side down doesn't it? >> it is a fantastic starting point for the scientists to it into their teeth into. they are already surprised and not just from pluto. we saw an amazing photo of caro charon with a huge dark cap on top and big canyons, troughs 600 miles across. they think that charon is active
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now and so they've got these tantalizing bits of information that is only going to get better as they get more photos down from the spacecraft a higher resolution photos down and to really piece the history of this planet together. >> and as we wait for the series of images to come in explain why this is important. people will see the time and energy and money and wonder why is this relevant to my daily life or existence? why is this and the information we expect to get important? >> well one of the key aspects of this mission is to explore this unknown region of our solar system called the kiper belt left over remnants of the building blocks of the planets and to an extent all the stuff that makes us us.
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and out there is like a time capsule of the ingredients. pluto is the largest of those objects. and we thought it was relatively static a solitary quiet place. and what we're finding out now is "a," they have a lot of active processes going on out there. and, "b" they might be able to see inside pluto, learn more about what those ingredients of the early solar system were like and how that may relate to how earth formed and what makes us closer to the sun separate than those planets farther out. >> and we are learning where we came from learning more about us as we watch pluto. and the probe will continue to head out into the kiper belt. who knows what else we will
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discover. thanks so much for your time and speaking with me today from new jersey. >> glad to be here. thank you. and our meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us again. of course it is fascinating looking at the images but some people question it's a lot of money going towards this. what are the benefits? >> human intrigue seeing where we came from as far as the origins of our planet and the outer reaches as well. $700 million is what this project cost. >> and we don't know the full value at this point. >> absolutely. >> what's happening in the world of weather? there is a typhoon? >> this typhoon developed back on july 3rd and traveled 6500 kilometers, 4,000 miles to approach japan in the next couple hours. landfall between 10:00 p.m. to around midnight on thursday. we'll show you what is happening
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here. the japan meteorological agency saying that kochi could be seeing 900 millimeters of rain. take berlin or seattle, washington the amount of rainfall this amount could see is more than those cities would see in a year. category one equivalent. not an impressive wind maker. but you look at the mountains we are looking at. japan has 21 mountains over 10,000 meters. the areas in purple 250 millimeters of rainfall expected. but some of the isolated regions very populated when it comes to the higher elevation remote villages there going to see tremendous rainfall. kochi, a lot of rivers and streams and a lot of this coming down the mountains right on the moran side of the city.
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any sort of rainfall up stream makes its way down stream to the city. the concern is the amount of rainfall we have seen could be problematic. just four years ago, a tropical storm in this region dumped 1800 millimeters, 71 inches of rainfall in a couple days' time. here goes the storm system. it is approaching land as we approach the overnight hours. that is a concern as well as a lot of people are asleep and you get a deluge of water as you are sleeping. and the waves approaching 15 meters. this is something that folks in japan are used to. but this one is packing quite a punch with the rainfall. >> all that water will be an issue. >> very much so. caitlyn jenner brought the crowd to their feet. coming up next her powerful message of acceptance and respect at the espy awards.
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design for its shanghai disneyland scheduled to open next spring. >> the park will feature six themed lands filled with rides, shows and everything else that fans have come to expect. shanghai disneyland will feature the first mandarin version of the musical "the lion king" the last disneyland opening was a decade ago in hong kong. the open championship is underway in scotland and all eyes are on american jordan spieth. >> he is aiming to be the second player in history to win three majors, including the masters and the u.s. open in a calendar year. that hasn't been done since ben hogan back in 1953. he tees off in less than an hour. >> good luck to him. and you will see a lot of
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this on social media in the next day. an emotional and tearful moment at the espy awards. >> caitlyn jenner received the arthur ashe award for courage thursday night. jenner called for respect and said that the world needs to accept people for who they are. >> so for the people out there wondering what this is all about, whether it's about courage or controversy or publicity, i'll tell you what it's all about, it's about what happens from here. it's not just about one person. it's about thousands of people. it's not just about me. it's about all of us. accepting one another. we're all different. that's not a bad thing. that's a good thing. >> now caitlyn jenner's speech
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was one of many highlights from the espy's. stephanie elam looks back at a night fills with inspirational moments. >> reporter: the 2015 espy's were heart breaking and inspiring. and a lot had to do with what athletes were dealing with outside the world of sport. there was danielle green, the former basketball player turned war hero who lost her arm in battle and came home to work with other veterans. and lauren hill the basketball player who longed to play in her first basketball game. she lost her battle to cancer. her parents send an award on her behalf. and there was caitlyn jenner the one person people were really looking to see and she took her time to focus on issues in the transgender community as she knew that she has a place to do it with her fame wane the safety of her protected bubble
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that so many young people she says don't have the same luxury. >> if someone wanted to bully me i was the mvp of the football team. that was not a problem. if you want to call names and doubt my intentions, go ahead. the reality is i can take it. but for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn't have to take it. >> several of jenner's children were in the audience and a couple of them got emotional. she got emotional as she talked about not wanting to let down her family with the decision to come out as a transgender person. there were a lot of people we spoke to who for the most part showed support forcade lynn jenner and for receiving the award. a lot of people felt like this
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was a worthy reason to honor somebody who became the world's greatest athlete in the 1976 olympics when bruce jenner won the decathlon. but you saw on twitter some people were not thrilled about it. but at the end of her speech inside of that live broadcast, she did get a standing ovation. stephanie elam cnn, los angeles. >> it was a very powerful and inspirational speech. >> there is a long way to go in raising awareness. you have been watching "cnn newsroom." i'm errol barnett. >> i'm rosemary church. stay with us "early start" is next in the united states. >> for the rest of you there's another edition of "cnn newsroom." have a great day. mom has always been one of those people
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breaking news overnight. president george h.w. bush hospitalized after a fall. what we know about his condition. president obama selling the iran nuclear deal at home and he is fighting back at critics. plus emotional. an emotional caitlyn jenner accepting the arthur ashe award. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. john berman

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