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new vital information to be released today about the orlando terror attack as tens of thousands of people mourn the victims. the senate to vote on four different gun control amendments today. none expected to pass. four people dead from scalding temperatures. wildfires raging. the heat wave stretching across the country. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm ryan nobles. it is monday, june 20th.
4:00 a.m. in the east. we will get new information on the orlando nightclub massacre. officials will release partial transcripts that omar mateen made to police. attorney general says limited calls will be released. the attorney general travelso orlando tomorrow to meet with victims and families, first responders and federal prosecutors and others. 18 victims are still hospitalized from the attack after one was released sunday. four remain in critical condition. victims were remembered at a huge vigil on facebook. hundreds cheered and took pictures when a bright beautiful rainbow appeared over the event. ed lavandera has more. >> reporter: when the event was organized a week ago, he expected maybe 100 people to
show up. in downtown orlando on the banks, 15,000 people attended the service and vigil for those killed at the pulse nightclub a week ago. an unbelievable sight of outpouring of grief at the vigil. staggering to see the numbers out here to show support for survivors and victims and victims relatives as well. monday will be a day where we learn much more about what happened inside the pulse nightclub more than a week ago. authorities plan on releasing partial transcripts they had with the killer inside the nightclub. christine and ryan. >> ed, thank you for that. in the wake of the tragedy, the senate votes on four amendments today. two sponsored by democrats and two by republicans.
aimed at tightening up background checks and the second two make it harder to buy a gun if you are on a federal terror watch list. a fifth proposal unveiled this afternoon. one would reduce the number of people to buy the guns on a terror watch list. donald trump asked for a meeting with the nra about banning gun sales with those on watch lists. that meeting may get off to the awkward start. trump's suggest that nightclub patrons should be armed defies common sense. trump said fewer would die if club goers had guns. on sunday, the nra president said he did not think it was a good idea for people to drink while armed. >> if you had guns in that room,
if you had a number of people having it strapped to their ankle or waist, where bullets could have flown in the other direction at him, you would not have the same tragedy. >> i don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking. >> trump stirred up a call for racial profiling to prevent future terror attacks. >> i think racial profiling is something we have think about as a country. you look at other countries and they do it successfully. i hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense and we have to use, you know, we have to use our heads. >> not the first time trump called for tactics. after the san bernardino attack, he called for barring muslims from entering the country and increased surveillance of muslims and mosques. attorney general loretta lynch
warned against this. she said anyone being radicalized would be noticed first by friends and family. donald trump hitting back over the criticism over the republican leaders who are upset over his rhetoric. he returned to self funding his campaign and told top gop leaders to stop bad mouthing him. this is after the second strategy call in a week. organizer s said there were abt 1,000 people are the conference call to try to block trump from the nomination. more from chris frates. >> reporter: a small group of republican delegates is pushing for the party to adopt a so-called conscience clause. this has little shot of success. trump has a loyalist on the
committee. he has a bit of influence there and there is no alternative to donald trump. the never trumpers have never found anyone to challenge trump. the group critical of trump have his attention. >> they should not be talking so much. go out and do their job. i have tremendous support from both politicians and the people. tremendous support. unfortunately, the media just likes to cover really a small number of people that have something to say. they should go about their work. let me run for president. >> reporter: still, trump's rhetoric is helping stop trump stay alive. the conflict of interest because he was of mexican decent judge was called racist by members of his party. when he doubled down in the wake of the orlando shootings, to ban
muslims. they also said the same thing. the house may sue a president trump to stop the ban. republicans hoped trump would tone it down and act more presidential. something trump said he would do as he soon as he is president. christine, ryan. >> thank you, chris. hillary clinton headlines big money fund-raisers in new york and washington, d.c. tomorrow, the former secretary of state delivering a big speech on the economy. she is expected to paint donald trump as a shady self interested candidate who is unfit for office. take a look at the first photos of hillary clinton's new grandson. aiden clinton came into the world at 7:41 saturday morning. hillary and her daughter chelsea releasing the pictures late sunday afternoon with grandma
clinton tweeting what a joy. >> that's a nice reason to get off the campaign trail for a few minutes. >> the timing was perfect. this kid has a wise political sense. >> born right into the news cycle. welcome to the family. congratulations. time for an early start on your money. is donald trump's campaign running low on funds? the first emergency fund raising e-mail over the weekend. it asked for immediate $100,000 to counter an ad blitz from hillary clinton campaign. urgent fund raising is routine for most candidates, but this notable. trump said he was self funding, which isn't exactly true. according to the federal election commission, one-third of his funds come from individual donations. that is roughly $14 million of a $60 million raised. the rest from loans from trump himself. he will probably need more donations as the election season
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campaigning resumed with three days remaining before the big brexit vote in the u.k. the vote on the referendum if the u.k. should stay in the european union or leave. that all on hold as jo cox was killed. she was the first sitting british lawmaker to be killed in 26 years. let's go to england and bring in cnn's nic robertson. this has been a painful debate in the u.k. and the murder of
the vibrant lawmaker has shaken the debate. >> reporter: the debate on pause because of her killing. the most divisive language around the issue of immigration. those who wanted britain to stay within the european union. those who wanted to leave said no. there is too much immigration. the only way to take control of it is to leave the european union. we talked to those who heard of the jo cox death and you see those who are toning down rhetoric. particularly women around the age of jo cox are all saying they are reconsidering. some were saying they were thinking to vote to leave. now they are worried about what that means. that is represented broadly across the country.
last week, the leave campaign was surging ahead. now the gap is narrowing. >> you say jo cox was in favor of staying. a fierce advocate for refugees in general. you know, it is interesting, nic, when i look at world markets, they are higher. about 2% gains in many stock markets around the world because of what are you talking about. the polls now are swinging to the remain camp. >> reporter: absolutely. the pound and sterling were dropping because of the uncertainty because of a possible leave vote. this is reversed it. if the sentiment or financial sentiment really matched with the outcome of the referendum, there is a possibility here that people may say in the future that as terrible as it was, jo cox's death may have turned the course of the future of britain.
>> thursday, that vote is on thursday. nic robertson, thank you. five deadly wildfires are burning across the southwest right now. this as the broiling heat kills four in arizona. two dying while hiking in triple digit temperatures. the scalding temperatures will continue today. more on the threat now from meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> christine and ryan, good morning. watching the record temperatures across the southwest. incredible pattern when you consider how early it is in the season. the temperatures well above what you would see this time of year. about 105. 116 is what they are shooting up to in phoenix this afternoon. las vegas is going for a record of 115 degrees. some areas in death valley, they could get as hot as 125. in the middle of july, not the middle of june, is the hottest time of the year.
temperatures in the hottest places in the u.s. are around 115 to 118. look at this. heat is the number one weather killer in the united states in the past 30 years. about 130 people lose their lives every year. we have fires in places as well. you do the numbers on this, 50 square miles consumed by fires. compared to last year, ryan and christine, 1,800 fires in 2015. at this point, that numbers has dropped in 2016. guys. >> pedram javaheri, thank you. dustin johnson is golf's u.s. open champion. he posted a 69 at oakmont on sunday. good for a four-shot win. it will go down as a three-shot win as he was assessed a stroke penalty because his ball moved while he was about to putt on the fifth green. the penalty could have cost him the title.
he managed to compose himself down the stretch to win in a major. >> in that is a change for him. the city of cleveland celebrating its first major sports championship since 1964. lebron james capturing his third ring in the 93-89 game seven victory over the golden state warriors. that happened in oakland. no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a title. james put up a triple/double. >> the warriors were fun to watch this season. and chicago fans are like, hey, if cleveland can do it, maybe the cubs can come back from their drought. >> those of us who root for sports teams in buffalo feel very hopeful after cleveland. anything can happen.
nearly half displaced in the half three days. let's get the latest on the offensive from cnn's ben wedeman. live from baghdad. ben, bring us up to speed on this. >> reporter: the humanitarian situation in and around fallujah is increasingly a cause of concern for iraqi officials. 30,000 alone have fled in the last three days. they are fleeing to camps that have been set up hastily and they simply are not prepared, iraqi authorities and ngos for the flux of people. there is one issue according to the relief council saying there are 1,800 people there and one latrine for women. supplies are slow. they are doing all they can. this is a number nobody clearly anticipated. the fighting goes on in fallujah. we were there the other day.
in the center of the city, we are told that isis is still holding out in the northern part of the city. it is a struggle to get control because they left behind snipers in various parts of the city that are making real control difficult. now complicating the situation not only the flood of civilians leaving the city, but possibly of isis sympathizers and members trying to sneak out among the civilians. one iraqi officer on the front is saying as many as 1,086 isis fighters have been captured by iraqi forces trying to flee or sneak out among the civilian population. the battle goes on, christine. it is a difficult one complicated by so many civilians caught in the crossfire. >> so dangerous. ben wedeman, thank you for that. new crucial information
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calls the gunman omar mateen made to police describing his motives. attorney general loretta lynch said only partial transcripts will be released. the attorney general travels tomorrow to orlando to meet with federal prosecutors and others. 18 victims are still in the hospital from the attack after one was released sunday. for remain in critical condition. last night, victims were remembered at a huge vigil organized virally on facebook. this really got a lot of attention. hundreds of people cheered when a bright beautiful rainbow suddenly appeared over the the event. cnn's ed lavandera has more. >> reporter: when you the organizer put this together, he said he figured 100 people would show up.
but tonight, 15,000 people turned up at the banks of the orlando area. an unbelievable sight of grief and public emotion here at the vigil. staggering to see the number of people who have come out here to show their support for the survivors and victims and victims' relatives as well. monday is a day we learn more about what happened inside of the pulse nightclub more than a week ago. authorities plan on releasing partial transcripts of the conversations they had with the killer during the attack of the pulse nightclub. christine and ryan. >> ed, thank you. in the wake of the orlando tragedy, the senate votes on four gun control measures today. two sponsored by democrats. two by republicans. the first two aimed at tightening up background checks. the second two make it harder to
buy a gun if you are on a federal terror watch list. a fifth proposal unveiled this afternoon. the compromise measure from moderate republican susan collins would reduce the number of people to due guns on a terror watch list. unknown when or if the compromise will get a vote. donald trump has asked for a meeting with the nra about banning gun sales to people on the terror watch lists. that meeting may now get off to an awkward start. the nra says trump's suggest that nightclub patrons should be armed quote defies common sense. fewer people would have died in the orlando massacre if some of the club goer has guns. on sunday, the nra president told cbs he did not think it is a good idea for people to be armed and drinking. >> if you had guns in that room, even if you had a number of people having it strapped to their ankle or waist, where
bullets could have flown in the other direction at them, you would not have the same tragedy. >> i don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking. >> donald trump stirring up another controversy. renewing his call for the u.s. to consider racial profiling to prevent future terror attacks. >> i think profiling is something that we are going to have to think about as a country and other countries do it. you look at israel and you look at others, they do it. they do it successfully. you know, i hate the concept of profiling. we have to start using common sense and we have to use our heads. >> this is not the first time trump has called for such tactics. after the san bernardino attack, he called for barring muslims from entering the country and increased surveillance on muslims and mosques. attorney general loretta lynch warned against this aiming at the muslim community.
warning anyone radical illiized friends and family. donald trump returned to self funding his campaign. he told republicans to stop bad mouthing him. this is as they hold the second strategy call within the last week. sources say there were about 1,000 people on the conference call all aimed at trying to block trump from the nomination. more from chris frates. >> reporter: a small number is pushing for the party to adopt a so-called conscience clause to allow those to vote against trump. the convention coup has little chance of passing. trump has a loyalist on the
committee. some in the no trump camp have not been able to find anyone to challenge trump. >> they shouldn't be talking so much. they should go out and do their job. let me do my job. i have tremendous support from politicians and the people. tremendous support. unfortunately the media likes to cover a small number of people that maybe have something to say. good about your work. >> reporter: it is trump's rhetoric to help dump trump movement stay alive. the issues over the mexican-heritage judge is racist. when he doubled down in the wake of the orlando shootings, republicans opposed the idea with house speaker paul ryan suggesting the house may sue a president trump to stop the ban.
with the general election under way, they hope trump would tone it down and account more presidential. something trump said he would do as soon as he is president. christine and ryan. thank you. hillary clinton headlines big fund-raisers in new york and washington, d.c. today and tomorrow. she will be joined by top lawmakers tomorrow. she delivers a speech on the economy and expected to paint donald trump as a self interested candidate who is unfit for office. before she talks about the economy tomorrow. look at the first photos of hillary clinton's new grandson. aiden coming into the world at 7:41 saturday morning. hillary and her daughter chelsea releasing the pictures late sunday afternoon with grandma clinton tweeting what a joy. so grateful. right in the middle of the political season.
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campaigning resumed with three days remaining before the big brexit vote in the u.k. the referendum on whether britain should stay in the u.k. or exit has been brought to the forefront by the stunning murder of jo cox. she was a shining example of what politicians should be. she is the first sitting british lawmaker to be killed in 36 years. let's go live to england and bring in diplomatic editor nic
robertson. nic? >> reporter: ryan, no doubt that jo cox will be missed in the community. she was really seen as somebody who brought the community together at a time when the referendum was really becoming divisive and the political tone was extreme. that's why the campaigns went on pause out of respect. now they have come back from the pause. we are hearing from people that they feel the tone is better. the way the immigration issue is dealt with which is one of the most divisive issues at the moment is being dealt with and softer tones. some people we talked to here considering they would decide to vote to leave the european union who are now considering changing their minds to remain in the european union because they are concerned about jo cox's murder and what that means and perhaps that voting out is a vote for less stability. less stability in the community and in the country and futures.
the big concerns for most people is how will it affect the economy? that is something that the prime minister david cameron is focusing on the fact that people are better off staying in and better off staying in the european union and that would be better on their pocketbooks. the leave campaign was urging ahead in the polls. the issue now is the remain campaign is pulling back. >> nic robertson in england. thank you. >> that's the story that is fueling markets. time for an early start on money. global markets higher. european stocks are 2% higher for london and frankfurt. the feeling is britain could vote to remain in the european union and that would be something that markets want to see. they don't want the uncertainty of brexit. voters in the u.k. will decide
if they remain or leave on thursday. it would have big implications for stocks. causing major volatility on wall street. the dow and s&p lost 1% last week. u.k. voters are leaning to remaining in the eu. experts say we could experience a huge sell-off on friday if the country were to leave. right now, futures are higher in the u.s. the issue is now the pendulum has moved to stay. >> you wonder if more americans are paying attention because there is a clear impact. >> i think so. i think people are hearing more about it. what is this all about and would this effect the united states economy. it would mean uncertainty in global markets. that is something that is bad for your 401(k). at least five deadly wildfires are burning across the desert southwest right now. this as the broiling heat kills four people over the weekend in arizona. two hiking in triple digits
temperatures. the scalding temperatures will continue today. more now on the threat from meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> christine and ryan, good morning to you both. watching incredible heat over the southwest with 30 million people underneath the heat advisories and warnings. when you consider what the temperatures are and up to 120 in spots, you know this could be a big deal. look at the weather fatalities. 130 fatalities every year. you spoke of the hikers. putting people in a lot of danger with heat. 116 in phoenix. that would break a record of 115. los angeles looks to get close. but we don't believe los angeles will make it with a record high. we talk about 116 in phoenix. you are talking near the top five hottest temperatures observed in the region with the massive dome of high pressure.
the air sinks and compresses and we are talking about record temperatures continuing for much of the monday across the region. you see the numbers as far as how much land has been consumed from the wildfires in progress. it equates to 60 square miles of land. that is greater than the size of the city of san francisco. that is an expansive size of land. the temperatures across the country are in the 70s in san francisco to the 90s out to washington. back to you. a bizarre, troubling mystery in philadelphia. a 51-year-old man found living with 12 girls ranging from 6 months to 18 years old. bucks county said lee caplan fathered two children with the oldest girl. the oldest girl gifted to him by a couple living in lancaster county. he faces sex assault charges. the couple who gifted him their
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>> something happened in cleveland? >> people in cleveland are pretty happy. celebrating the first major sports championship since 1964. lebron james returning home and winning his third ring. his first with the cavaliers. a game seven victory over golden state who posted the best record in the regular season in the nba history. this game happened in oakland. the first time a team has comeback from a 3-0 deficit. lebron james had 27 points and 11 rebounds and 11 assists. not that there was a real discussion before, christine, but i think we can say that lebron james is one of the best ever. >> i would say so, too. i would like to say the warriors were fun to watch this season. thank you for a really fun season. a lot of sleepless nights. ever dreamed of flying to space? space tourism may soon be reality. we will get an early start on your money next.
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iraqi security forces gaining the upper hand in the bloody struggle to liberate fallujah from isis. military officials expect the remaining insurgents to be fled soon. the issue is the civilians who have been fleeing for days. for the latest, let's bring in our correspondent ben wedeman. >> reporter: what we understand is 30,000 people have fled fallujah within the last three days. they are leaving fallujah with an uncertain fate. the over officials are not prepared for the number.
they set up a number of camps. one camp, according to the norwegian refugee council which is trying to cater to the needs, there is one camp with 1,800 people with one latrine for women. they say there's a shortage of food, water and medicine for these people. it is expected only more will be coming. now as far as the battle for fallujah goes, we understand that there are just a few neighborhoods in the northern part of the city still under isis control. iraqi forces have made good progress in pushing into the city the past few days. they have been encountering pockets of resistance. progress has been very good. one complication is of course with the civilians caught in the crossfire, isis fighters have been trying to sneak out among them. one senior iraqi officer quoted on iraqi tv saying 1,086 isis
fighters or members have been caught among those fleeing with the civilians. it is important to keep in mind the iraqi intelligence is separating teenage boys and men from the rest of the civilians to find out if they are among them, isis sympathizers or members. >> ben, thank you. breaking overnight. two deadly bombings in northeast afghanistan. at least 14 killed and 8 wounded in the taliban suicide bomb in kabul. the terrorists attacked a mini bus. all those killed were nepali security guards working to protect the canadian embassy. in the province, eight were
killed when a motor bike wept off in a busy shopping bazaar. israel approving $18 million in financing for settlement in the west bank. this will help boost security following the wave of knife, car and bomb attacks. those in the palestinian territory are illegal under the international law. violence among the protests in mexico. six were killed when police tried to clear the roads. the teachers are protesting government reforms which include mandatory testing for teachers. let's get an early start on your money. global markets surging after fears ease a bit that britain
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it is monday. first day of summer. 5:00 a.m. in the east. later today, we get new information on the orlando nightclub massacre. officials will release partial transcripts from the three phone calls the gunman made to police. attorney general loretta lynch said limited transcripts will be released to avoid revictimizing. the attorney general travels to orlando tomorrow to meet with those recovering and victims and first responders. four of the victims remain in critical condition. last night, victims were remembered at a vigil organized virally on facebook. hundreds of people cheered and took pictures when a bright, beautiful rainbow suddenly appeared right over the event. cnn's ed lavandera has more. >> reporter: christine and ryan, when this event was