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our construction workers occupied the dungeon for supplies and equipment. >> they left their tools. >> some left a couple tags inside there, yeah. >> so that graffiti is not 1938 graffiti. >> no. >> i don't want people to be thinking that you are pulling an okey doke on me, and we have not used this thing since three weeks ago. ahead this hour -- a voice from the past comes back to haunt the presumptive nominee and it might be his own. plus, warnings for the united states and the u.n. over the growing ties between boca haram and isis, this as nigeria's president hosts a security summit in abuja. and the grand finale of the biggest singing competition starts in just hours. to our viewers welcome to viewers around here and the united states and around the world. i'm george howell, "cnn
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newsroom" starts right now. a very good day to you. we begin this hour with the race for the white house and donald trump, this week, he keeps generating the headlines. he is refusing to release his tax returns. at least for now saying that his tax rate is no one else's business. and remember his proposal on banning muslims on entering the u.s. now the presumptive republican nominee says that was just a suggestion. and trump's butler who for nearly 30 years said president obama should be killed. the candidate has days vowed the cynical comments. and "the washington post" just releesed an audio recording from 1991. and on it a man calling himself john miller claim be to be trump's publicist, brag be about the billionaire's success in business and his sex life. trump says it's not him.
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our drew griffin as more and expert voice analysis. >> reporter: the real donald trump, and the spokesman writes maybe because it's been an open secret for so long. >> what's your name? >> john miller. >> reporter: it was back in the 1980s and when the flashy real estate mogul needed to get a bit of news out. the newspaper report says it was common knowledge among reporters that trump assumed different names and handled the media calls himself. like this reporter, sue carswell from "people" magazine regarding the breakup of marla maples. >> what kind of comment is comes from the trump team? well, it was just that he really decided that he wasn't. he didn't want to make a
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commitment. it was too soon. he's coming out of a marriage. >> reporter: if that john miller sounds like trump it's because audio forensic expert john owen says in his opinion it is. >> i can conclude with a fair degree of scientific certainty it is donald trump's voice. >> reporter: this afternoon, owen compared john miller with that phone call with "people" -- to the real donald trump interviewed on cnn's "larry king live ""in the 1990s. >> i don't talk about relationships. >> reporter: due to the default. old recordings, he couldn't use his bio in the trick analysis that he says would be absolutely certain, but based on pitch, tone, cadence and his expertise, john miller and donald trump are one and the same. >> i'm confident that it's donald trump based on my analysis of the critical listening. listening of the two recordings. and may drawing a conclusion
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based on various factor, pitch,. >> reporter: trump admitted using one of those names on occasion saying i believe on occasion i used that name. trudge was confronted with the taped phone call and "the washington post" story on friday's "today." >> no, i don't know anything about it. you're telling me about it for the first time. and it doesn't sound like my voice at all. i have many, many people trying to imitate my voice. you can imagine, this sounds like one of the many scams. doesn't sound like me. >> reporter: drew griffin, cnn, atlanta. the love and hate of donald trump has been described as a political bulldozer. it has us wondering whether trump's rise is more than that or much broader around the world. a cnn political analyst joins us
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like from london. ron, it's always good to have you with us. >> good morning. >> to point out in your article, europe, as an example, many countries in the middle of a nationalist wave from poland to denmark, conservative pup popu parties have taken aim. explain what's happening? >> i found like after a week in europe this week, that the uniquely squats of donald trump, i think you see in a number of countries across the continent, the appeal of this insular nationalism to voters who feel culturally energied and eclipsed. you see them making similar arguments against donald trump, against immigration, against
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globalization. as you noted across the continent. and it's a phenomenon of almost the flip side as the world becomes more integrated. you're seeing the bash lash of those who feel left behind, often in the white working class. and that same impulse that is powering donald trump is powering political movements from the afd to the freedom party in austria to marie la penn in france. it's clearly a phenomena that is with us for a while. >> you mentioned marie le pen in france. does this swing the anger, the feeling that voices are not heard, does it swing also to the left? do you see the same thing happening, and i ask you your thoughts on this in the uk with jeremy corbin and labor, does it play the same? >> right, what you're seeing to some extent san erosion from the center from both sides.
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certainly, the key message of primaries, for example in the u.s., i've been covering american politics, and i think 20 or 25 years ago, it's inconceivable that candidates like donald trump and bernie sanders have advanced as much as they are. would consider them outside the range of plausible candidates who they can imagine as president. as you see economic frustration grow, millennial voters are not doing as well as their parents, they are more willing to consider alternatives outside of the usual boundaries of our political debate. while not an expert on the politics of every country in europe, you can imagine that same kind of phenomenon. conventional politics does not produce answers to the challenges that people face. particularly growth in living standards. the audience brought from the message grows. >> ron, i want to get your thoughts on the latest
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controversy and donald trump and this person john miller. >> yeah, yeah. >> what do you think, does it sound like trump, first of all? >> yeah, it sounds like trump. also his verbal ticks. the kind of words he uses, the construction of the sentences. i think it's a remarkable chris salization of this campaign where i think for the republicans who are hesitant to align helms with trump, a big reason they are hesitant is they simply have no idea what's coming next. what's coming next from his past. or what's coming next out of his mouth. you know, what he will say next, what he will do next. and the idea of aligning yourself with the candidate, particularly one of the senate candidates running on the swing states in the u.s. will be on the ballot this fall. and then having to defend things that donald trump has done is unnerving to elected officials. that's why you have this remarkable situation where you have the unsteady embrace of the presump tip nominee of the party
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in a way unlike anything i've seen before in 30 years of american politics. >> ron, quickly do you think this one hurts him? >> well, look, i think it does. certainly for his core voters, as we were talking about before, the fact that he's delivering this message and saying things that no one has said out loud about immigrants and in some cases about the global economy say powerful appeal. one of the two core problems donald trump nations in the general election is among less ideological voters uncertainty over whether he's personally suited as president. i think this makes him look a little more unreliable. unpredictable. one thing that people like in a president is steadiness. ron, stand by for a moment. i'd like to get your thoughts about the democratic nomination it is still on depending on who you ask. critics of bernie sanders say it's mathematically impossible for him to catch hillary
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clinton. with the superdelegates pledged to clinton, she's less than 150 from the nomination. and sanders says he is not going anywhere. sanders says he hopes it will be his party doing that instead, listen. >> and what the democratic convention is really going to have to think very hard about, including the over 400 superdelegates who came on board secretary clinton's campaign even before i got into the race or anyone else got into the rashgs they arace, they are goi have to make a determination, which candidate can most effectively defeat donald trump. and i think the answer is bernie sanders for two residence. number one, it's all of the polls. number two, our campaign is generating the energy and enthusiasm that will lead to victory in november. >> so, ron, again, let's talk more about this, bernie sand
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serious hoping to push this well into the convention and he's counting on the superdelegates and wanting to put pressure on them what do you make of this play? >> first of all, viewers around the world have to understand that the superdelegates are doing what they were created to do they were created after the 1980s election after the era produces george mcgovern in 1972 who couldn't win and jimmy carter who won in 1976 but couldn't govern. in each case, nominees thrust forward from outside of the center of the party. the superdelegates were created after 1980 to give the party leaders a greater say and put a barrier in the way of candidates precisely like bernie sanders who were kind of a grass movements candidate that the party leaders had questions about their viability and the general election and governing. they're doing exactly what they were designed to do. the question whether bernie sanders would be a general
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election candidate than hillary clinton is very much an open one. really, no one has spent any money raising the question about bernie sanders if he was the nominee. in particular, it would increase spending by 40 pus by the highest level of a share of our economy since world war ii. i think after $200 million of ads making americans aware of that and the taxes that go along with it he might look very different as a general election nominee than today. >> sanders said if he is not the person picked as the nominee, he could consider talking to clinton, the possibility that the two could run together. what are your thoughts? >> that is a pretty old ticket. i don't see that in the end. bernie sanders has done really well, better than anyone including his own staff, had originally thought. he's dominated among young voters. he's won 71% of voters under 30. a higher percentage than barack
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obama against hillary clinton. more so, he's done well in the working class voters. he's beaten hillary clinton in every state out of the south except ohio. so he has a place at the table. i think she's going to have to look elsewhere. i can't imagine it would be him himself. >> ron brownstein, thank you for your insights. man, it san interesting election cycle. >> six more months to go. >> yes, we'll have to watch. you're watching "cnn newsroom" -- still ahead, leaders around the world are meeting in nigeria to develop a strategy to defeat the terror group such as isis and boca haram. a live report on that meeting as "cnn newsroom" continues. plus, osama bin laden's son all grown up and calling for new attacks where the al qaeda heir wants jihad. what if one piece of kale
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hamed abuhaji is hosting a summit in the next few hours. the focus will be the terror groups such as boca haram and isis. and president and secretary of state and other world leaders are all attending the event. the index named boca haram the deadliest terror group in the world. they are estimated for killing an estimates 20,000 people. since 2009, the group has pledged its allegiance also to isis within the last year. >> what we've seen are reports of more cooperation of reports between them. what we've seen is boca haram itself being more sophisticated in its messaging or propaganda if you prefer. that bears the hallmarks of da'esh that is sophisticated in doing that.
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and also boca haram fighters within libya with da'esh fighters. these are all elements that suggest there are more contacts and more cooperation. and this is, again, something that we're looking at very, very carefully, because we want to cut it off and prevent it from going any further. >> let's bring in david mckenzie who is following developments in johannesburg. as they continue to focus on boca haram and the continuing ties to isis, what plans are we expecting to hear from them? >> reporter: well, george, certainly, they're going to be talking about the gains made against boca haram in recent years. certainly, there's some level of optimism that the military strategy at least has been working to some level. boca haram has had its area of territory that it controls in the basin and northwestern
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nigeria reduced somewhat because of the strong military push of these countries involved in the task force. but as you heard from the u.s. state department official there is a great deal of worry that boca haram's ties with isis. are deepening, particularly in that corridor through libya. both in terms of personnel going up. and potentially weapons and training coming down to that part of africa. as you mentioned boca haram is the deadliest terror group in the world. there has been some talk by nigeria military that defeat is near. most analysts say that is definitely talk, very optimistic indeed. as they push into territories there's an increasing likelihood that devastating attacks by boca haram could increase what we've seen in towns or villages throughout that region in the last few years that have had a
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huge impact on ordinary citizens destabilizing frankly an entire region. >> david, let's also talk about this report from amnesty international focused on a detention center in that area. what are we hearing from the government, their response, about the situation there? >> well, in northeast nigeria, that was where the amnesty focused its report that there are allegations or putting on allegations of human rights abuses including deaths in that camp. now that camp is organized by the nigerian military, holds people suspected of being potentially a part of boca haram. now amnesty international says they're not treating people with care and there's these abuses there. but they say they are looking into improving the situation. nigeria's president told cnn that they are going to
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investigate this report. it must be said there have been allegations of human rights abuses since the boca haram insurge against that 2009. they have been frequently denied by the nigerian military. and they say that it is paling in comparison to the level of atrocities committed by boca haram on the citizens of that region. but it is something that amnesty is saying is unacceptable and needs to be fixed. david mckenzie following these stories in johannesburg. hezbollah is blaming sunni islamist extremes for the death of a top commander in syria. the group says he was killed in an artillery attack. he's believed to be responsible for hezbollah's military operations inside of syria. the group is fight on the side of the syrian regime. the u.s. suspects he was
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involved in the bombing that killed former lebanese prime minister rafik what receivery in 2005. >> the son of late al qaeda leader osama bin laden is call for new taxi on israel and the united states. in an audio recording, he called for jihadists in syria to unite. cnn's brian todd has more on what some are calling al qaeda's crown prince. >> reporter: he has the name and perhaps the message al qaeda needs to rejuvenate its floundering terror brand. one of osama bin laden's 11 sons for years had been missing off the grid. now a new audio message released from the son of the mastermind has u.s. officials concerned. the chilling recording calls on all jihadis to unite, apparently
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al qaeda's rival isis. a key goal bin laden said should be to defeat the u.s. and israel. those who support the jews must pay the bill with their blood. >> reporter: the younger bin laden is believed to be in his early to mid-20s. eye u.s. official tells cnn he has a relatively small role in al qaeda now but could be getting groomed for a leadership position. analysts see him as the crown prince. >> analysts say this is the new bin laden that is going to ultimately lead us in the official. >> reporter: one official tells cnn this looks like an attempt by al qaeda to fill gaps in its ever dwindling bench. while the group has made gains in syria it has lost several top leaders and eclipsed by isis in generating the market share of young jihadists. >> isis is very interesting. and al qaeda is boring messages
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with low production values. >> reporter: did bin laden want hamza to succeed him? it's not clear. analyst peter bergen author of the new book "united states of jihad" said the navy s.e.a.l.s expected hamza to be at the abota dodd complex. >> reporter: hamza bin laden's re-emergence comes as new questions are being raised about al qaeda assess most spectacular attack and who was connected by it. classified documents quietly released by archives detail connections. the saudis denied connection between the two hijackers who moved to california.
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but commission investigators didn't believe him and confronted him with several phone calls with a man who had supported the hijackers. at that point, the former saudi diplomat grew nervous but there's a question about whether there's a real smoking gun. he believes lower level saudi officials should be investigated further. but he stands by the commission's finding that no senior saudi officials supported al qaeda. brian todd, cnn, washington. in the yemeni capital thousands of protesters defounds a u.s. troop deployment. the u.s. said it had deployed a small number of forces into yemen. the stated mission is to offer intelligence support to forces battling al qaeda there. that wing of the terror group has threatened to down u.s. airliners and claimed responsibility for last year's "charlie hebdo" attack in paris. this is "cnn newsroom."
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still ahead, a number of politics across the u.s. are w vowing defiance after the federal government told schools to offer bathrooms to let students gender denidentity. plus, the auction of an infamous gun. broadcasting live here and around the world, you're watching "cnn newsroom."
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world you are watching "cnn newsroom." it is good to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following for you this hour.
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donald trump insist he is not john miller. but in an audio recording from 1991, a man calling himself that and claiming to be trump's publicist brags about the businessman and his sex life. "the washington post" obtained a tape and reported on friday, suggesting that the publicist was actually and indeed donald trump himself. nigeria's president muhammad adu buhari is hosting a summit on threats posed by terror groups like boca haram and isis. the president of france, u.s. secretary of state and regional leaders are among those attending that seminar. in lebanon, hundreds of people showed up for the funeral of a hezbollah commander. it's unclear who is behind the attack that killed mustafa badreddine in syria. get ready for the music
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extravaganza that is euro vision. singers for 20 countries compete saturday on sweden. nearly 200 million people are expected to tune in for the show. russia is among the top favorites. >> in the united states, the obama administration is telling u.s. public schools to let transgender students decide for themselves whether to use the boys or girls bathrooms. the new guidelines are fuelling the controversy that's raging across many states. cnn's nick valencia has this report for us. >> we will not yield to blackmail from the president of the united states. >> reporter: the federal government calls them guidelines, but several states including texas sees it more as a threat. >> this goes against the values of any people. it has nothing to do with anyone going against a transgender child.
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>> reporter: governor fi fitzpatrick has a line has been crossed. >> i'm telling all the superintendentses in texas you so about three weeks left, do not enact this poems. >> reporter: loretta lynch writes there is no room in our schools for discrimination any of kind, include be discrimination against transgender students on the basis of their sex. under the guidelines public schools who receive federal money are obligated to treat students with gender identity even if their records indicate a different sex. access sex segregated facilities consistent with a student's gender identity and protect a student's privacy related. the action sets the stage for a legal battle that's been in the making since march. house bill 2 in north carolina began the recent controversy. the law requires transpeople to use the public restroom related to the gender on their birth certificate. not how they identify.
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candice cox has been one of the most outspoken against the law. she's a transgender woman and has met with the north carolina governor. >> the fact that we are now talking about transgender people and who they are, but, rather, we don't want someone who looks like a man or looks like a woman but identifies as the opposite gender. it lets me know that we're still discriminating on aesthetics. >> reporter: north carolina and the feds have traded accusations and lawsuits. some states including arkansas and texas insist there's been government overreach. the feds say civil rights have been violated. >> because is this not just a north carolina issue. this is now a national issue. >> reporter: nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. and online auction for the gun that george zimmerman used to kill trayvon martin was hijacked by people using fake accounts.
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on one point on friday, phony bids got up to $65 million with the leading bidder using the fake mace racism nc shoot face. zimmerman you'll recall said he was defending himself when he killed martin a teen. the case sparked protests and the national debate about race relations. we're bringing in now cnn international correspondent pollis. despite it's been taken off the site the auction continued. is that fuelling criticism? >> it's still on there now, george. especially since the bogus bids that you mentioned. as high as $65 million but as you mention, if you take a look at the user names used here, donald trump, tamir rice which was a young man shot and killed by a police officer a couple years ago. obviously, there's question as
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to legitimacy of these bilds. and believe it or not, george zimmerman has supporter out there saying why can't he do that. he used that .9 millimeter handgun to kill trayvon martin back in 2012. a federal civil rights investigation cleared him so the weapon was returned to its rightful owner, zimmerman himself. can he do this? yes, should he do this? that's the argument. many people here are saying no, this is simply not respectful. and also something that's deeply offensive. i want to play a portion of the interview from the martin family, attorney benjamin crump who reacted to this auction posted online. take a listen. >> it's like he is shooting and killing trayvon all over again, four years later, with this attempt to auction off this gun, like it's some kind of trophy. i mean, it's offensive. it's outrageous. and it's insulting.
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>> so, insulting, outrageous, offensive and, frank lyfrankly, open old wounds is what crump told cnn in that interview. even on social media, again, that item remains at this hour. >> polo, you had an opportunity to actually have a conversation with george zimmerman. does he explain why he decided to sell the gun. >> the phone conversation was quite short, later on, at least texting back and forth keeping us up to speed why he wanted to put this on there. when you go online and actually read the description. he claims he would like to actually donate a portion to fight black lives matter and this anti-gun rhetoric in the united states which say completely different debate. but he sees himself as an
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advocate for righteous cause and that's what's fuelling several of his decisions. >> clear up the legal bills? he's got a lot of legal bills? >> absolutely, he does. but we have to remember there are some people who donated to his cause. he sees himself as an advocate for what he believes is a rimes cause. people around the world arguing that's not the case. shipping guns, selling them online, yes, it's legal. we'll break that down in the next hour. >> u.s. national correspondent polo sandoval, thank you for your reporting. we move on to brazil. michel temer is urging brazilians to unite and be calm.the nation's acting president has been in office since thursday. he faces a mindfield of issues from the zika outbreak to a staggering economy. and he took over from a suspended president dilma rousseff. demonstrations against impeachment proceedings continued in rio de janeiro
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friday. she says she is innocent. the victim of a coup. this is "cnn newsroom." still ahead this hour -- the presumptive republican nominee donald trump has a fight on his hands. we will take you inside one group that is trying to stop him. plus get ready for euro vision. a musical extravaganza is just hours away. we will tell you what to expect.
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♪ welcome back. there is hope in india that a new tropical disturbance, a development across the indian ocean could bring desperately needed rain to that part of the world. >> george, we're coming off two successive seasons in below average monsoonal rains in india, this has been brought in a very drought-stricken area they could use the rain. they system that does develop
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could potentially help to eleave yat the problem. take a look at some of my graphics here. you'll see an image of a dried upriver bed in india. this is what people are dealing with. dried upriver, that mean no fresh water that also impacts the viability for fish for people's livlihood. can you imagine what this does for the agricultural with lack of rain. hopefully there are answers here. this is the time of year, premonsoon that we get some tropical development across the bay of bengal and the indian ocean. look at the pattern starting to develop off the coast of sri lanka. the typhoon center calls for a low development of patrol development. the american gfs model shows the rain basically running parallel on the east coast of india
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moving into bangladesh. good news for them. the european model has it running from sri lanka, southern india and the arabian sea. nonetheless, we do expect rainfall from the system and an area that's needed this rain for several weeks, if not months. and the world that i wish i could bring less rain to would be the east china region. in fact, we've had over 100 millimeters of rain in the past 24 hour and it's led to scenes like this. flooded roadways. we've had people dealing with day-to-day livelihoods impacted. here in the united states, we have a slogan, turn around, don't drown. you never know how deep that road is. not good to see people driving here. there's more rain to come, this is calls the season or the plum raise. it's associated with the
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ripening of the plums across this part of the world. we bet this kind of a tug and pull. air masses. cool, continental air mass from the north and warm pacific air mass that's starting to collide in the center part that creates rain from korea to southeast china, as well as japan, depending on the time of the year. i'll leave with this because i've got extraordinary video coming out of central america. this in costa reek caricrica. this is a volcano that has erupted 1,000 degrees fahrenheit, over 500 degrees celsius. by the way, this volcano spewed lava and stones six feet in diameter. pretty cool to see that. that's a camera called a flare camera, by the way. >> derrek, thank you so much. >> you're welcome, george.
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donald trump -- america's choice 2016, talking about donald trump, he's been the target of plenty of attack ads throughout his campaign but there could be many more to come now that he's the presumptive republican nominee for the u.s. presidency. our victor blackwell looks inside a political action committee looking to stop trump. >> hillary is leading trump -- >> reporter: bill fletcher creates democratic campaign ads. >> the writing's in the sky. >> you have a deeply damaged brand, the republican party. it's all wrapped up in the politics of personnel. >> a good friend of mine said at one time, in politics, you don't have to love what i love but you have to hate what i hate. and a lot of people hate donald trump. >> reporter: today, this team reflect ace rally in nashville is creating an online ad for wee the people. a super pac. the audience, women.
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>> don't get tangled up in a particular policy. it's like in 1992, carvelle said it's the -- the economy's stupid. i think what they're trying to tell us now is it's the donald's stupid. there's a percentage of republican women who are either not going to vote for trump or default and vote for the democrat. they simply won't bring themselves to vote for a man who said the thing he said about women, about hispanic, about barring muslims from our country. it's un-american. >> reporter: fletcher, a self-described hard core democrat has produced hundreds of ads for democratic candidates decades. >> the payoff line here is when trump loses america wins. what else can we do with that? >> like a knockoff of the hat and bumper stickers. same thing. >> a hat that looks just like
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his hat. >> the political element of this takes a backseat once we've decided on a message and now we're focused on the creative arts part of it. >> reporter: starting with targeted imagery based on research and data. our national night makers now a reality. >> reporter: add ominous music. >> no subtlety here? >> subtlety is lost on the masses. >> all right. okay. >> i'm looking for that sort of epic, sweeping aggressive, a little bit of post apocalyptic america mixed in there. we want that to sting. we want that to leave a mark. >> reporter: and finish with dem graphically specific voice actors. >> how can you explain voting for trump your children? >> think of that as if you're actually saying that to another woman. >> how you can explain voting for trump to your children.
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>> reporter: fletcher hopes it will impact people across the country. >> u.s. senate races, congressional races, all the way down to city downcouncil, everyg is going to be in this big race. you either got to be against him or with him. >> reporter: being against him doesn't necessarily being for her. >> i'm not trying to sell hillary clinton. it forces people to think about what they're doing when they go in that ballot box and pull that lever for donald trump. there their conscience allow them to do that? i think the answer for a significant portion of voters is no. >> when trump loses, america wins. >> money, that's it. >> reporter: victor blackwell, cnn, nashville. >> that one was perfect. that was exactly what i was looking for. >> wow, great insight into the workings of a super pac.
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donald trump has built his campaign on telling it like it is but he's been changing his tune lately. will going presidential help or hurt the donald? jonathan mann breaks it down at 3:30 p.m. in london. eurovision is almost here. we'll tell you everything that you need to know about this music finale. "cnn newsroom" continues.
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♪ welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. so get ready for theatrics, for controversies and, of course, a great deal of talent. europe's biggest singing competition, the contest, eurovision is almost here. fans around the world are getting ready for the big finale on saturday. our kelly morgan has more from london. ♪ >> reporter: as an australian, with the fascination with eurovision but having now lived here for more than seven years i not only get it i'm among the more than 180 people who tune in
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every year. that's more than the super bowl. it a cultural feast to the eyes. ♪ >> reporter: the ears. ♪ ♪ i will help you to fly how to fly ♪ >> reporter: and if you're at a eurovision party, the taste buds. the somewhat cheesy extravaganza began some 60 years ago. it's a platform to bring the countries of europe together. but the organizers seem to deal with it. more recently, there have been additions including australia. they're one of the favorites, by the way, israel, has also joined the party. the contest is being hosted in sweden this year, which, by the way is the home country of the most successful eurovision art ever. abba. sweden has won the contest six times but actually ireland's is the most successful in eurovision history winning seven
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times. norway, however, has been the least successful. it's lost 11 times. in any case, russia is the clear favorite. ♪ he's huge in his home country and can also be expected to pick up votes for the soviet bloc. it's how the eurovision works it's all love and political sentiment. ♪ >> reporter: if that's not visual enough, let's take a moment to remember the weird and the wonderful. that is eurosion. >> and russia looks to be a favorite this year. a lot of people will be tuning in for that. we thank you for tuning in this hour. i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. i'll be back after the break with another hour of news from around the world. thank you for watching cnn. the world's news leader.
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more trouble for donald trump, the presumptive republican nominee distancing himself from voices of criticism, including one voice that could be his own. nigeria opens a summit on ending the scourge of boca haram amid warnings the group is increasing its cooperation with isis. and how a train driver's quick thinking helps to avert a potential tragedy. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell, "cnn newsroom" starts right now.
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very good day to you. we begin this hour with the race for the white house and donald trump. generating new headlines and new accusations that he is lying, all because he insists he is not a person named john miller. we are talking about an audio recording from 1991. on it, a man calling himself john miller, claiming to be trump's publicist brags about the businessman and his sex life. donald trump says it's not him. judge for yourself. >> i can tell you this -- >> i can tell you this -- >> he's probably doing as well -- >> i know politics as well as anybody. i hold up the bible as well as anybody. >> you understand that? >> he's you understand that? >> he's doing a great deal of cooperation. >> that is just a sample of the so-called john miller and what he sounds like.
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for the full story, we turn to drew griffin who has more on the audio, plus expert voice analysis. >> reporter: the real amazing story of donald trump's olds spokesman as the. william head line writes maybe it's been such an open secret for so long it's hard to believe that anyone is still questioning it. >> mats your name? >> john miller. >> reporter: it was back in the 1980s, when the flashy real estate mogul needs to get a bit of news out the newspaper reports it was common knowledge among different reporters that trump assumed a different name and handled the calls himself. like this 40 from sue carswell from "people" magazine. >> what kind of comment is come from, you know, your agency or from donald? >> well, just that he really decided that he wasn't -- you
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know he didn't want to make any commitment. he didn't want to make a commitment. he really thought it was too soon. he's coming out of a marriage. >> reporter: if that john miller sounds like trump, it's because audio forensic expert tom owen says in his opinion, it is. >> i can conclude with a fair degree of scientific certainty that it is donald trump's voice. >> reporter: this afternoon, owen, compared the john miller on that phone call with "people" magazine -- >> he didn't want to make a commitment. >> reporter: -- to the real donald trump interviewered on cnn's "larry king live ""in the 1990s. >> i don't talk about relationships. >> reporter: due to the default. old recordings, he couldn't use his bio in the trick analysis that he says would be absolutely certain, but based on pitch, tone, cadence and his expertise, john miller and donald trump are one and the same. >> i'm confident that it's
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donald trump based on my analysis of the critical listening. listening of the two recordings. and made drawing a conclusion based on various factor, pitch, manners. syllable coupling. >> reporter: trump admitted using one of those names on the court testimony when he said on occasion i believe i used that name. trump was confronted we the taped phone call and "the washington post" story and friday's the "today" show. >> no, i don't know anything about it. you're telling me about it for the first time. and it doesn't sound like my voice at all. i have many, many people trying to imitate my voice. you could imagine that. and this sounds like one of the scams, one of the many scams. doesn't sound like me. >> reporter: drew griffin, cnn, atlanta. >> donald trump has run the type of campaign that many americans have never experienced. many of the experienced procedures and accepted modes of behavior just don't seem to
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apply to him. now, he is trying to get around another one. releasing his tax returns. he insists that doing that, he can't do it because of an ongoing audit that prevents him from sharing his records with the public. but there is no evidence that that would be a problem. what's more, he told abc, that voters didn't have any right to see them anyway. but that is the least of the billionaire's problems right now. he has been accused of flip-flopping on his proposal to ban muslims from entering united states. listen. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> we have a serious problem. it's a temporary ban. it hasn't been called for yet. nobody's done it, this is just a suggestion, until we find out what's going on. >> soon after trump's spokesperson tried to walk back his proposal even farther.
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>> it was an imnation policy. it never included american muslims live ago broad. it never included anyone other than those looking to immigrate into this country so even that has been total media spin and completely false. >> many see trump's newly softened stance as a general election pivot. and could be part of an effort to appear more presidential. democratic front-runner hillary clinton is also in some hot water herself. "the wall street journal" reports the clinton foundation steered $2 billi2 million owned spokesman. it all comes the a bad time for clinton, she is already facing allegations of foul play with the foundation as well as her e-mails while secretary of state. trump called the lates accusations against clinton a bombshell. four weeks he has called her
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crooked hillary and has criticized her relentlessly, but clinton has not been shooting back much. cnn's randi kaye says that strategy could be risky. >> reporter: they came to hear bill clinton speak in patterson, new jersey long before they arrived -- >> why do you want to stoop to the gutter. >> reporter: the gutter is where many hillary clinton supporters believe donald trump is trying to drag her using personal taxi about her husband's extramarital affairs dating back 20 years. >> she was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler and what she did to those women is disgraceful. >> reporter: mrs. clinton is sticking to the issues. >> i have said repeatedly, i am not going to respond to the insults and the attacks coming from donald trump in this campaign. >> is hillary clinton playing
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tough enough? >> well, i think she's playing tough enough, because i don't think that slander is the name of this game. i think that she should stay focused on the agenda at hand. >> i don't believe at mudslinging, i don't believe that helps anyone. >> reporter: but not responding to trump's personal attack is riskia. are you at all concerned about what happened to her look at what happened to the other 16 candidates who didn't take on donald trump? >> i believe as time approaches closely she should take a couple shots but nothing too extreme. she doesn't want to be anything like donald trump. >> are you at all concerned that those kinds of things could sink into the american public's view if she doesn't say something. >> i think the american people are intelligent enough to know what to look for. to do their research, to do their homework, and to not fall into the games of name saying. >> reporter: there's also the question of how hillary clinton should handled donald trump
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are's harsh words. trump has called bill clinton the worst abuser of women in the history of politics. hillary clinton hasn't responded to those remarks either. a few here feels strongly that mrs. clinton needs to defend her husband and her family. she's making a big mistake letting trump bully her. >> if you don't stand up to a bully they keep going. for her to sit is there and let him get away with it, it's like a cancer. it met as it thastasizes and yo. >> you think she should go after him on social media? >> yes, he's using twitter, so use twitter. >> reporter: staying above the fray may be harder and harder the closer we get to election day. randi kaye, cnn, patterson, new jersey. from the proposed ban on muslims to taking campaign donations, donald trump is definitely changing his tune.
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but will it sour with voters that follow him? join jonathan mann for political mann on saturday in hong kong as he breaks it down for us only on cnn. carrying out the death penalty in the united states will likely become more difficult now. pharmaceutical producer pfizer said it wants nothing to do with the lethal drug cocktail for the executions. death penalty states are now searching for alternatives. in airports across the united states, travelers are facing frustrating long lines at security checkpoints. and now u.s. officials say they have a solution. our tom foreman has this report for us. >> reporter: long lines in chicago, long lines in atlanta. thousands of bags piled up and delayed in phoenix under
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withering criticism the tsa administrators stood shoulder to shoulder with secretary of homeland security to say they are taking action. >> you want to keep passengers moving. you want to keep passengers safe. it's just a huge failing government program and it will fail. >> reporter: in the make of scalding of capitol hill and the traveling season, tsa is launching a ten-point plan to reduce plays including new limits on the size of carry-on bags. more officers. more bomb sniffing dogs. nor advance technology and a greater emphasis on the tsa precheck program. in short, more of everything they've pushed before. why should anyone believe this one will work? >> because we are in fact bringing on more tsos. we are in fact bringing on more tso overtime. and we are in fact investing in
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more canines, more technology. >> reporter: it may too little too late. airports are making noise about pushing tsa aside and privatizing vaeng screenings. so is atlanta which handles more than 100 million passengers a year. and with lines during one month this spring producing hundreds of delays, an airline lobbying group is urging passengers to post pictures with the hash tag i hate to wait. >> you can't get ahold of a damn person in tsa. >> reporter: all of which has left republican congressman john mica, head of the house house transportation committee unimpressed with the new plans. >> what they said is well intended but they're late at the gate. >> reporter: clearly officials believe the measures could help end some of the delays but when asked whether or not people will yet run into three-hour delays and miss their flights this summer. the head of homeland security would only say, i hope not.
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tom foreman, cnn, washington. this is "cnn newsroom," still ahead -- a meeting is about to get under way in nigeria. to develop a strategy to defeat terror groups such as isis and boca haram. a live report on that meeting is just ahead. plus, the u.s. said isis has declared a state of emergency in the self-declared capital. we'll explain ma that means as "newsroom" continues. i'm going 100 miles per hour. jump 50 feet over the rapids and i crash land.
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police in bangladesh are looking into the killing of an elderly buddhist monk he was found dead inside a monastery with his throat slit. it happened near the border with myanmar. no one has claimed responsibility with the attack and police says it does not seem to fit the pattern of recent hacking killings. those attacks have involved people who don't follow islam. >> the president of nigeria, muhammadu buhari is hosting a summit in the coming hours. the president of france, the u.s. department of state and other leaders are attending this event. the latest global terrorism index named boca haram the deadliest terrorist group in the world. they are responsible for killing an estimated 20,000 people since 2009.
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the group pledged its allegiance to isis just last year. >> what we've seen are reports of more cooperation between them. what we've seen is boca haram itself being more sophisticated in its messaging or propaganda, if you prefer. and that bearings the hallmarks of da'esh which is unfortunately very sophisticated at doing that. and also reports of boca haram fighters in libya, with da'esh fighters. so these are all elements that suggest that there is -- that there are more contacts. and more cooperation. and is this, again, something that we're looking at very, very carefully because we want to cut it off and we want to prevent it from going any further. >> following it all, our david mckenzie is live in johannesburg
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this hour. david good to have you. some it comes to boca haram, we're seeing fewer large-scale attacks but we continue to see these suicide bombings. is there reason to be optimistic against the fight against boca haram? >> reporter: well, george, on one level, yes, there is reason to be somewhat optimistic because the regional force helped by countries like the u.s. and france has managed to push the territory down of boca haram, both taking their positions and fleeing many of the hostages that have been held kidnapped by boca haram. but there's also this disturbing trend of increasing asymmetrical attacks. and many analysts say that talk of defeating or imminent defeat of boca haram is definitely premature, because it is very difficult to take on a group like this. and also, because of those deepening connections with isis that a state department official
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talked about, george. >> only western head of state attending this meeting is the french president francois hollande. what is the significance of that? >> i think it's very signature. it shows deepening connections between france and nigeria, and those connections aren't necessarily historical. because france has it's policy with presenfrench-speaking coun with colonies. france has seen its role as more important in this fight. and also from its self-interest want to be seen as kind of the glue that can help the nigerians coordinate with the cameroonians, those countries haven't had a friendly relationship. france is trying to take a lead
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in this. also because of its self-interest with isis which has connected more deeply with boca haram. so the french president hollande is meeting with his counterpart buhari on the sidelines and in the meeting in abuja, nigeria, and does show a shift in front line negotiation, particularly with nigeria. >> and it will be interesting to see what type of policy lines or, you know, strategies come out of this summit. david mckenzie live in johannesburg. thank you for your reporting. the u.s. military is increasing its operations in libya there is still no presence on the ground there but the presence is expanding slightly. the pentagon is using what they call contact teams, a small group of teams meeting with leaders there. real madrid says no form of barbaric terrorism can defeat the unity of sport.
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keen people were killed in an attack at a popular hangout with football fans. gunmen opened fire at a coffee shop north of baghdad. isis is claiming responsibility for that attack. on saturday, real madrid players will wear black arm bands for the victims of that attack. for month, isis militants have come under attack there in syria. losing that city would be a major blow for that terror group. cnn's barbara starr has more. >> reporter: u.s. military officials have been closely monitoring social media and other reports that isis has declared a state of emergency in raqqah, its self-declared capital inside syria. that's a city that isis holds very dear. they've been in control of it for some time. so what is the state of emergency really mean? u.s. officials saying they have some evidence showing isis
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fighters are moving around in the city. some of them trying to leave the city. that they're trying to put up covers, shades, trying to cover sidewalks, area where is they may be, all to try and stay hidden from potential air strikes or ground action. isis may in fact be getting nervous in raqqah. they have seen militia movements move closer and closer. some of the areas surrounding raqq raqqah, now necessarily under control. all of this for the first time making them very nervous about being able to hold on to the city that they consider their capital. barbara starr, cnn, the pent john. in southeast china, a small crowd gathered to remember those who died in a landslide a week ago. firefighters and police officers were among those paying respects. at least 30 construction workers
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died in the disaster. and one is still missing. east asia's rainy season is beginning with that comes more of a threat of landslides. our meteorologist derek van dam is here. >> george, during that landslide, there was 20 centimeters of rain or 8 inches of rain in less than 24 hours, and that caused ultimately the ground to fail. slide right over this particular construction site. it was a terrifying moment and a sta terrifying stay for those residents there. you can see the graphics coming from that fateful scene on sunday nearly a week ago. unfortunately, there is the potential for further landslides as we go forward over the next sell weeks because we are starting to enter into the reyna season. the east asia rainy season is starting to take shape and i'll explain in a moment. the theory behind landslides. basically, we get the heavy rain that soaks into soil.
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we've got steep slopes that just cannot hold this extra weight. eventually, the slope fails, gravity wings and ultimately we have landslides. when we have rainfall totals in excess of 100 millimeters in locations in the past 24 hours you can see what i mean when we say landslides are continuing especially around 200 meters of rain fall that took place with the most recent landslide in southeast china. look at the flooding issues coming out of the bijie region. we've got the slogan from the national weather service in the united states, turn around, don't drown. it's very unsettling seeing people drive through this, unfortunately, maybe that's all they can do to get by with this disaster. let's get to the graphics and talk about what's next. look at the rain still forming
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in this country. we have a stationary boundary that will actually produce nor precipitation as we get a battle of two different air masses. you can seat rain accumulating over the next 24 hours. this is all called the my ewe bayou rain pattern or plum rain. they call it plum rain because it coincides with the ripening of plums. we've got the cool continental air from the north coinciding with the warm pacific air from the southeast. those collide. showers form. and that bring rainy weather to korea and southeast china you can see the season from korea and seoul. we'll leave you with phenomenal footage coming out of central america. this is in costa rica. this one, george, was captured with photo imaging camera which
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sent images like this. by the way, the brightest tv spots are over 1,000 degrees fahrenheit. >> wow. some some of the rocks spewed from this particular volcano, six feet wide. >> what's amazing, a camera can capture such stunning images? >> thermal imaging camera, a flir. look it up. russia is dismissing a new set of doping allegations against its olympians. coming up, how an ex-official says a spy agency helped athletes to cheat. plus, just seconds before a terrifying train crash, the driver takes action to save his passengers. we'll show you exactly what happened. live in the united states and around the world, this hour, you're watching "cnn newsroom." but it's mostly getting to watch your directv with unlimited
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you are watching "cnn newsroom." it is good to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following this hour. donald trump insists he is not john miller. but an audio recording from 1991, a man calling himself that, and claiming to be trump's publicist, brags about the businessman and brags about his sex life. "the washington post" obtained the tape and reported it on friday, suggesting that the publicist was actually donald trump himself. the president of nigeria, muhammad adu buhari is hosting a summit on saturday.
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the focus is terror threats. u.s. department of state and president of france and regional leaders expected to be in attendance. the taliban is claiming responsibility for a car bomb that killed two people in southern afghanistan. the attack happened near a police training center in helmand province. 12 people, including a child, were wounded. in spain, a village south of madrid was evacuated on friday after a nearby tire dump caught on fire. authority says they were concerned that the burning tires would produce toxic smoke. firefighters and helicopters were sent in to control that huge blaze there. russia is denying new allegations that it ran a doping program for the 2014 oshsochi olympics. the ex-director of russia's
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anti-doping lab made the allegations to "the new york times." he said government agents replaced tainted urine samples. the kremlin calls the charges defamation by defect. matthew chance has more. >> reporter: the latest allegations detailing a complex doping contemporaries he 2014 sochi olympics involving dozens of russian athletes including at least 15 mega winners. in a new "times" report the head of anti-doping agency describes a highly organized doping organization ininvolving the sports ministry as well, in which the urine of athletes was replaced before tested. the allegations have cast a further shadow over the sochi games of which russia was the mega winner. the sports minister called the
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allegations a major shock and questioned their source. the former head left his job shortly after the allegations of doping first emerged. then he fled to the united states. the kremlin said the allegations sound like undergrounded statements and look like slander from a defector. a news conference with two of the athletes rejecting the allegations as nonsense and slanderous. the world anti-doping agency accuses the country of running a state-sponsored doping program. russian athletes already banned from international competition. latest revelations lay further damage the country's sporting image. matthew chance, cnn, moscow. the olympic torch reached another brazilian city on friday. the 11th day of its official relay through the host nation. excited crowds of children,
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adults and drummers welcomed the torch in the center of the country. the torch relay is traveling throughout brazil on a three-month tour. it will end its tourney with the olympic opening ceremony set for august 5th. brazil's acting president is umping people in his nation to unite and remain calm. michel temer has been in office since thursday at the same time, we've seen demonstrations over the possible impeachment over his predecessor, they have continued. the brazilian senate voted to put dilma rousseff on trial for breaking laws. she said she is the victim of a coup. shasta darlington reports the leader inherited a mindfield of problems. >> reporter: brazilians woke up to a new president on price, michel temer. he held his first cabinet meeting in the morning. on the one hand he's trying to slash spending by seriously
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reducing the number of ministries but on the other hands for the sit since 1999, there isn't a single women on the cabinet. they're all male and all white. we also heard from the finance ministry, he told told the press ma he thinks are the biggest challenges facing the brazilian economy right now. >> translator: the most important thing in my opinion, is confidence. in relation to the future sustainability of the public debt. that is the ability of brazil to continue financing itself in the future. >> reporter: he also countered accusations from the suspended president dilma rousseff and her supporters that under temer, the very popular programs that lifted millions out of extreme poverty for the last 15 years will be thrown out. >> translator: the social programs will be maintained, there's no doubt about that. also because if you take a look
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at the big picture of public spending, the social programs are a small part. >> reporter: but temer and his team have serious challenges ahead. the brazilian economy is in its second year of recession. the corruption probe that has already engulfed dozens of politics in parties across the board continues, as we may hear new revelations there. and, of course, the impeachment trial will go on for the next six months, all of this while brazil tries to get brazilians answer the international community excited about olympic games in august. shasta darlington, cnn, brazil. >> to add to the country's troubles, the country has also become the center of the zika outbreak. the health minister addressed the media on friday. he said the country could overcome this mosquito-borne
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virus. >> translator: we have resorts in the budget for the measures planned and we want to maintain these resources. when i talk about the fight to combat the mosquito, i am calling on mayors to maintain their actions to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds in people's houses and to continue investing in research. >> ricardo barros there the interim health minister. zika has been shown to cause birth defects. a train driver in western poland is being called a hero moving at lightning speed to warn passengers before a crash. >> reporter: quick thinking caught on camera. watch as a crowded train speeds through rural poland when when the train's driver stops on the tracks. with seconds to spare, he hits the brakes, runs through the
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plane warning passengers to get down. traveling at 110 miles per hour. the train slams into the truck. passengers look stunned but amazingly, none of the 100 people on board were hurt. >> translator: passengers react in the perfect way. they immediately laid down on the floor when commanded and thanks to this, i think injuries were avoided. >> reporter: while the train was badly damaged in the crash, the driver likely saved hi passenger's lives. although the 27-year-old says he doesn't feel like a hero. >> translator: frankly, this was not my first railroad accident but it was at a slower speed. >> reporter: the train company just released the video now calls his split second reaction a model example they plan to show other drivers. robyn curnow, cnn. this is "cnn newsroom" -- still ahead, some politics across the united states are
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." you are looking at video from history making ceremony for the u.s. military. on friday, air force general lori robinson became the first woman to lead a u.s. combatant command. her position which includes overseeing activities in north america is one of the most senior the u.s. military.
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robinson said she views herself as a leader who just happens to be a woman. the obama administration is telling u.s. public schools to let transgender students decide for themselves whether to use a boys or girls restroom. the new guidelines are fuelling a battle that is getting under way in many states. cnn's nick valencia has this report for us. >> we will not yield to blackmail from the president of the united states. >> reporter: the federal government calls them guidelines, but several states including texas see them more as a threat. >> this goes against the values of so many people. it has nothing to do with being against a transgender child. >> reporter: at a friday morning press conference, texas governor fitzpatrick said a line has been drawn after a transgender use of public schools.
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>> i'm telling you, three weeks left in the school year, do not enact this policy. >> reporter: in the letter, attorney general loretta lynch writes there there is no room in our schools for discrimination of any kind, including discrimination against transgender students on the basis of their sex. under the guidelines public schools who receive federal money are obligated to treat students different. access sex segregated facilities consistent with a student's gender identity. and protect a student's privacy related to their status. the action sets the stage for a legal battle that's been in the making since march, house bill 2 in north carolina, the law requires transpeople to use the public restroom related to the gender on their birth certificate, not how they identify.
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>> reporter: candace cox has been one of the most outspoken against the law. she's a transgender woman and has met with the north carolina governor. >> the fact that we are not talking about transguarantee people and who they are, but rather, we don't want someone who looks like a man, or looks like a woman, that identifies as the opposite gender. it lets you know that we're still discriminating on aesthetics. >> reporter: north carolina and the feds have traded accusations and lawsuits. some states including arkansas and texas insist there's been government overreach. the feds say civil rights have been violated. >> because this is not just a north carolina issue. this is now a national issue. >> reporter: nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. people using fake accounts have hijacked an online auction for the gun that george zimmerman used to kill trayvon martin. on one auction online, phony
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bids got up to $65 million. zimmerman as you'll recall said he was defending himself when he killed trayvon martin an unarmed african-american teenager back in 2012. a jury later acquitted zimmerman of second degree murder. the case sparked protests and a national debate and conversation about race relations in america. joining us now is cnn national correspondent polo sandoval to talk more about this. polo, are people still bidding on this item? >> yes, and no, you mentioned united gun group.com. there are another user names, donald trump, tamir rice. and it clearly calls into question some of these bids. as you see there $65 million supposedly. however there have been -- at least i've read, at least one
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submission there, an individual using a different user name asking zimmerman to reach out to him because he is in fact interested in submitting a legitimate bid. we'll have to see which way this goes. you'll note this is actually going to remain yononline for another four days. i spoke to the website and talked to they're going to have to weed out and determine who actually won the auction. >> explain the process of actually shipping a firearm like this? is this legal in the united states? >> as long as there's a licensed firearm dealer in the mix. we'll use this as an example. when this auction wraps and if there's a winner it will be ultimately be up to zimmerman to turn to a licensed firearms dealer. hand over this celtic .9 millimeter pistol and then they'd have to ship it to the
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auction winner's choice. and then the licensed operator would have to do a background check and ship the gun. this wouldn't the first shipped in the united states and certain not the last. >> how did zimmerman get this pistol back? wasn't it considered evidence? >> sure. at one point, absolutely was. we have to remember that he allegedly used this weapon to shoot and kill this young man a few years back. ultimately, when he was acquitted and the department of justice wrapped up then the firearm had to be returned to the rightful owner, in this case, george zimmerman. that led to what we discussed in the last hour here, can they do this? absolutely. should he -- that's up for debate. >> you had an opportunity to chat with george zimmerman. what did he say as his reason for wanting to sell this weapon? >> that's a good question. a bulk of that you'll find product description in which he actually claims he would like to
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partially fund the fight against law enforcement officers as well as also fight back this growing anti-gun rhetoric in the united states. that, of course, is a completely separate debate. what we have here is zimmerman seeing himself as an advocate for what he believes is a legitimate cause. it doesn't necessarily excuse this kind of behavior but at least begins to explain why some of these strange decisions are made by this man who continues to make headlines of course with controversy. >> what an interesting conversation that had to be. polo sandoval, thank you. this is "cnn newsroom." people are trying to figure out how to lessen the look of ageing on their skin for generations. we'll show you what scientists say might be the answer, ahead. ♪ [engine revs] ♪
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