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a big day for hungary. one of its athletes sets a new record. we'll have highlights from the first full day of competition in rio. plus, this -- you're looking here at moments of celebration in alel lepo after rebel forces break through a government siege and reopen supply line intees that city. and dreams deferred, the nurseries are ready, but the babies may not arrive for at least two more years. how peers of the zika virus are impacting family planning in
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brazil. from cnn 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. aiming for the gold, new records have been set in rio on this first day of competition at the olympic games. a big win for hungary. katino hossu broke the world record or the women's 400 meter individual medically, winning the gold. christina mcfar legion walks us through the highlights of the first day of competition. >> it was a busy opening day here in rio where the 31st olympiad got under way with 12 olympic gold medals across seven disciplines. the first of the day went to the united states. 19-year-old jenny flasher in the 10 meter air rifle, pulling off a surprise upset to beat the
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2004 athens gold medalist. just days after 273 russian athletes were finally cleared on take part in the olympic games after state-sponsored doping, russia got gold in the had 60 kill low graham judo competition. perhaps the most dramatic event of the day, however, was the men's road race after italy's vincenzo niobili crossed out greg to take gold on the closing stretch of the copacabana. at the olympic village, the opening day of the men's gymnastics saw a horrific accident for a french athlete. he suffered a horrific leg break. the 26-year-old's left leg
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folded beneath him as he landed badly during the men's qualification event. he's currently undergoing treatment for a broken tip ya. it was a record breaking night for women's swimming. and shortly after that, taking the 4x100 meters out of team usa and medal favorite katie ledecky making her first appearance here in rio to close out the night. plenty more to come for ledecky on sunday and we could see our first glimpse of 18-time gold medalist mikat phelps in the men's 4x100 relay. the olympics games here in had rio well and truly under way.
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christina mac farlane, cnn, rio. >> as christina just mentioned, katie ledecky could be one of the breakout stars of the rio olympics. she won gold at age 15 during the 2012 xwams in london and, as you would imagine, expectations are high for this swimmer and her chances in brazil. cnn's coy wire shows us why ledecky is one of the athletes to watch in rio. ♪ >> what is it? >> i don't know. never heard of it. >> to be fearful of.
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>> before katie was ever smashing the status quo in world record records. >> my brother has always been there for me. i couldn't be prouder of him, the person that he is, the role model that he's always been for me. i've always looked up to him. we have a great relationship. we love each other. >> how much of your parents, your family sam sacrificed for you to chase your dreams? >> i don't think they view it as a sacrifice, which really means a lot to me. i think they enjoy it skvps i do. i always say that i'm almost happy i haven't got.my license yet because that time i have in the car with them driving to and from practice, that's valuable time that i have talking to my parents. >> growing up in the washington, d.c. area, ledecky met a lot of celebrities and developed an affinity for politics. despite the 19-year-old's busy training schedule, she's closely
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following the presidential election. >> this is the first year that i get to vote. i have to pay special attention. no matter what, i'll be going and voting in november, so i better be paying attention. >> is it true that after a long day of training, studying for school, reading, that you'll kickback and watch cnn? >> it is. i'm addicted to cnn. it's almost bad. yeah, i have to catch up on my news, my breaking news. >> over time, the distances and stakes have groan for ledecky. she doesn't feel any added pressure when she dives into the pool. >> it's something i started just for recreation, playing around in the water with my mom, growing up. in some ways, that's what it still is in had my mind, seeing how fast i can get up and down the pool a couple times. >> thank you. in just a couple of hours ago, will he decky and her
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american teammates took home the silver in the women's 4x100 had meter rely. now let's take a look at the medal standings after the first day of competition. australia and hungary tied for first with the number of gold medals, with two each, the united states has five medals to their name. one gold and four silver. south korea, wars pan and argentina round out the top six. so day one goes off without any major problems to report, other than a controlled explosion of a suspicious package. this happened near the end of the men's cycling road race. brazil's bomb squad detonated an unattended backpack. officials believe that bag may have belonged to a homeless man, but due to protocols, it requires any unattended objects to be destroyed. an olympic official for new zealand managed to make a lucky escape on saturday. the official was working in a tent at the equestrian event center in rio when a bullet flew
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through the roof and landed only two meters, that's nearly seven feet, from her. no one was hurt, but police officials say that the bullet was not fired intentionally, rather, they are still investigating that situation. you, of course, can keep up with all the latest news out of rio on our website. we have more on the
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>> the syrian government is saying that the attack was repelled. also important to note that there are still clashes going on and that the syrians backed by russians have air superiority in the area, george. >> john, as you point out, very difficult to verify exactly what's happening there but this is the latest that we're looking into. also want to talk about the situation in manbij, the successes being made near raqqah. even the president said earlier in the week the goal of the u.s. government is to continue taking territory away from isis, which goes away from that idea of this group holding together a
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caliphate. forces focused on retaking raqqah from that group. >> well, yeah, that's right. you speak of the battle from manbij. a syrian democratic forces, an alliance of curtish and arab militias have apparently been sweeping through the city. this is a two-month battle. we understand they're not in complete control of manbij, 90%, but there are fierce clashes going on. why this is so important, manbij has been held by isis for the past few years. it's 25 miles from turkey. it's the hub of the manbij pocket. it's 100 kilometers long that the americans and europeans insist has been a two-way supply route for both men and material
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for isis getting in and out of syria. so a major military victory if they could take manbij, however, george, it would not mean that isis has completely lost control of that border just yet. >> john jensen live in abu dhabi. thank you so much for the reporting. belgian police say that a man with a machete wounded two female police officers on saturday in the city of charlawea. police say the assailant was heard saying god is greatest. the city is south of brussels where suicide bombers killed dozens of people back in march. this is "cnn newsroom." still ahead, the u.s. presidential race, donald trump facing some negative polls and multiple controversies. we'll discuss what donald trump is doing about it after a rough week. plus, planning a family in parts of latin america? it is different now that the
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in a twist of narratives, you could say, donald trump is suggesting that hillary clinton is not mentally fit to be president. at a rally in new hampshire the republican presidential candidate called clinton, quote, unstable, unbalanced and, quote, totally unhinged. trump was responding to similar attacks from democrats and some republicans who questioned his mental state. trump also attacked democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton on her ability to fighter or list groups. listen. >> remember, isis is looking, folks. they dream of hillary clinton. they look at her and they say, this can't be happening to us. how great is this? now you tell me she looks presidential, folks. i look presidential. you tell me -- you tell me she
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looks presidential. they are just watching and they're looking and, boy, they're salivating. they're salivating. they're saying, that's what we want. >> clinton has also claimed that trump has been used in ads by terrorist groups. trump also published a new facebook ad mocking some of clinton's recent gaffes. here is a clip from that ad. >> i'm telling you right now, we are going to raise taxes on the middle class! so i may have short circuited -- >> trump has a poor relationship with traditional donors so his campaign is relying onion line fundraising. trump is saying that it's working, but the clinton campaign has more money and has spent more of it on tv ads. this all comes after a rough week for donald trump. just look in the state of georgia, for instance, a new
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poll from "the atlanta journal constitution" says hillary clinton is leading donald trump by 4 percentage points. georgia has voted republican traditionally. clinton leads in new hampshire, pennsylvania, and michigan. the former secretary of state is leading in recent national polls. trump is further losing the support of several republican leaders. the business mogul has been harshly criticized for attacking the parents of a fallen muslim u.s. soldier and for delaying his endorsement to top republicans for congress. donald trump has repeatedly said his business credentials guarantee that he can boost the american economy, but many of the controversies surrounding the mogul might not hurt his political dreams but also could hurt his business, the businesses that bear his name. cnn money correspondent kristina aleshi has more for us.
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>> reporter: trump branded businesses may be taking a hit here. the tech company says there's been a clear decline in foot traffic to trump branded golf courses and casino. it's based on the activity of 50 million monthly active users. the data show a dramatic falloff in march, down 17% in that month and in april from the same period a year earlier. just another point of comparison, traffic to those sites was steady year over year before trump announced his bid for president. so what is happening? some are located in blue states. new york, trump soho, the trurk tower. they saw the deepest declines. foursquare points out that women are playing a role. it reports a double digit decrease from women this year perhaps a sign that this idea of trump being anti-women is resonating. it's important to note that this doesn't necessarily mean that
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profits are hurting at any of these properties. we don't know if these people would have been spending a tremendous amount of money at these properties and remember that trump makes money from licensing his name. so, for the reports that he doesn't own outright, which there are many, it's unclear if he gets paid less on licensing deals just because foot traffic is down. >> kristina aleci there reporting for us. trump once owned the taj mahal casino and resort in atlantic city. the current owner says it will close at the end of the summer due to an ongoing employee strike. let's talk more about this week in the political race with scott lucas joining us now on the phone. he's a professor of international politics at the university of birmingham. good to have you with us. fair to say this has been a particularly tough week on donald trump. several controversies from delaying his endorsement of top republicans to what we saw
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here -- what we saw this ongoing infighting within the republican party, we've seen several republicans defect saying they will vote for hillary clinton. >> yes. getting tougher. we always knew that the big issue was going to be whether the republican establishment was going to fall behind trump despite their doubts about him at the convention, but what trump has done is not only failed to secure that support, he's actually antagonizing the establishment by, for example, refusing to endorse people like paul ryan in their own races for re-election and by making very, very provocative statements where you cross lines when you attack the parents of a slain american soldier, for example, so the issue which is here immediately, not a week, not two weeks, not down the line is whether trump and his team are going to repair fences with the republican establishment. more broadly, i think with that
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broad spectrum of the american people and see a more con trukttitruk structive approach against hillary clinton. >> some would say that trump is talking directly to his base telling them exactly what they want to hear but, you know, the question is can he broaden that base now that he's in the general election. the campaign has said, look, they're focusing now on a candidate who will stay on message. we saw in recent days donald trump focusing more on hillary clinton but at the same time making some gaffes, one gaffe talking about this video that he said that he saw a video of a plane going to iran carrying cash. that video at the time had not yet surfaced. trump actually walked that comment back in a tweet. also, we saw donald trump walking back the fact that he wanted to delay, he wanted to refuse to endorse speaker paul
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ryan. let's listen. i think we have this sound bite. let's listen to donald trump and see exactly how he gave that endorsement. >> in our shared mission to make america great again, i support and endorse our speaker of the house, paul ryan. paul ryan, good -- goodman. he's a goodman and he's a good guy. and we may disagree on a couple of things, but mostly we agree and we're going to get it done and we're going to do a lot of wonderful things. >> i saw in one article it was described as muted enthusiasm in that endorsement, and trump even saying they agree on some things, they disagree on others. but, scott, given what we're
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seeing there, trump walking back these statements, which we haven't seen donald trump do, how does that play to his base? >> well, i think there's two factors here. i think the first is that donald trump doesn't make gaffes in the sense that he's making a mistake. he talks off the top of his head. he's almost completely an unscripted politician. what happens is is he throws these statements out. sometimes as you noted he doesn't walk them back, sometimes he doubles down and repeats the original statement no matter how provocative. but your wider issue that i think you've identified is excellent is that trump c succeeded in the primary, he succeeded by playing to a strong minority, his base as you call it, that supported him. you can do that when you face multiple candidates. there were 17 republicans running for the nomination. when you go one on one against hillary clinton, you can't just
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rely on that solid minority. you've got to expand and reach out to voters who are still undecided, who are still finding out about you, and it's those mistakes -- if you were to call them gaffes, i would call it bad political judgment by trump. he's not going to win undecided votes by november. he has to come on script. >> scott lucas, thank you so much. also important to point out that hillary clinton during an interview with reporters saying that she may have short circuited saying that she was truthful to the fbi and something that we have determined through sources also and through the facts that that may not have been exactly accurate, but hillary clinton taking some heat as well. scott, thank you. now the mosquitoes that are carrying the zika virus in florida. the rest of the u.s. is taking aim at the rest of the states. some couples in latin america are putting off pregnancy plans thanks to that virus.
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we'll have that story live in the united states and at this hour. you're watching "cnn newsroom." a
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world, you're 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 in the first day of the olympic games, hungarian swimmer hatika hosszu shattered the record in the 400 meter medley. a total of 12 olympic gold medals were awarded on saturday.
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no major problems to report other than a controlled explosion of a suspicious package. brazil's bomb squad detonated an unattended package. protocols required that any unattended objects be destroyed. a man with a machete wounded two female officers. belgian's prime minister condemned the attack and said that he is closely monitoring the situation. some people in the syrian city of aleppo are celebrating this day. the syrian observatory for human rights say rebels have made advances against a government siege. forces are still trying to secure an exit route for civilians to escape. now in the u.s. state of florida, miami-dade county will once again spray for mosquitoes in just a few hours' time. officials are trying to rid the
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area of mosquitoes after 15 people contracted zika virus. people are warning women not to travel to a small town north of miami. the rest of the u.s. is watching zika very closely. some places are putting in place plans just in case the virus spreads outside of florida. dan simon has more for us. >> reporter: as florida health crews work to rid the state of zika-infected mosquitoes, other parts of the nation are nervously embracing for the virus to spread. it's the height of mosquito season and cities like new orleans with hot, muggy conditions are particularly vulnerable. >> our mentality should not be a matter of if we will face a locally transmitted case but, rather, when, because it is likely that we're going to have one. >> reporter: with similar climates, louisiana, alabama, mississippi, georgia, and texas have all crafted plans to combat
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zika, but the threat goes even farther. this map from the national center for atmospheric research shows all the states at risk with yellow being low risk, orange being moderate and red being a high risk. health officials say they don't expect widespread outbreaks. >> we cannot be complacent because we do expect to see more zika cases. >> reporter: with florida, the only state thus far to have local transmission of the virus, it may offer something of a template to the rest of the country on stopping its spread. it's begun using airplanes to spray insecticide. the early results seem promising with a high kill rate in the traps used to gauge effectiveness. it's been mopping up water to deprive mosquitoes from laying their eggs while health officials have fanned the community administering more than 2400 tests to see how widespread the virus will be. florida has waged a fierce
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campaign and encouraging the use of bug repellent. bug spray has become so prevalent that stores have actually run out of it. also in short supply, money, which scientists hoped would fund research into a zika vaccine. the white house and congress have been engaged in a fierce partisan battle over a zika funding bill. >> congress and the president have not been able to come together to pass a bill to provide more funding. we're continuing to ask with mosquito control, help reimburse at the state level. we're going to spend the money that we need to to do the right things. >> reporter: now those ariel sprayings taking place are happening over the next four weeks. there has been concerns about the chemicals in the air. state health officials say they are epa approved and they are safe for both humans and pets. dan simon, cnn, miami. >> dan, thank you. in latin america some people are altering their life plans because of zika in ways that you
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might not have imagined. in brazil our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta talks to two couples holding off on one very big, important dream. >> reporter: the zika virus has led to some remarkable recommendations and planning. in florida, pregnant women are being told not to visit a particular american neighborhood. in brazil, even if someone doesn't get sick from the zika virus, it can impact the way they live their lives. take a look. all across salvador, brazil, rooms sit empty like this one. no sign of the child anacasia hoped to have. is it tough to see this room empty? ♪ ♪ >> reporter: they were high school sweet hearts and children were always part of the plan, but it was late last year when anna and alberto decided the time was finally right. >> translator: we were planning to get pregnant this year, but
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because of zika we decided to wait more. there isn't much we can do about it and it worries us. >> reporter: you see, when a link between zika and birth defects became clearer, the brazilian government gave a stern and heartbreaking warning, don't get pregnant. so these are the tanks? >> these are the tanks that we keep the embryos, the eggs and the semen. >> reporter: so anna's embryos are in one of these tanks? >> yes. >> reporter: a fertility doctor in salvador for ten years, she first saw anna ten years ago for fertility. >> then i said freeze your embryos and later when there is a solution or a light at the end of the tunnel with all of this thing, you can decide. >> reporter: at a cost of around $8,000, this is not an option for most of the population here where the average income is just a few hundred dollars a month,
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and many don't have access to birth control. for most people, like bruno and vanessa, delaying is the only option. for the time being, they are also living with an empty room. how long will you wait? what's next for you? >> translator: we hope that with all the research and people studying it, it gets better in about two or three years. >> reporter: two or three years? you can wait that long? >> translator: i will try. it's already been really hard. >> reporter: it is difficult to imagine entire towns, even countries with hardly any new babies for two years. hard to imagine the loss economically, socially, culturally. no babies crying or laughing. in the meantime, rooms will stay empty, even as names are already chosen. >> translator: the child isn't even born but she already has a name. the girl is going to be named ballentina. >> reporter: you already have
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names picked out? you're confident that you will have a baby one day? >> translator: i'm so sure. i'm really confident that this home will soon have three people in here instead of two, it's just a matter of time. >> reporter: you can get an idea of why that bright light at the end of the tunnel may come in the form of a vaccine. that's what people are really talking about. we know it will be at least 18 months to two years before that happens. it takes time to trial these vaccines, make sure they are safe and effective but, again, i wanted to give you an idea of how zika is affecting people here in brazil in ways that maybe you didn't think about. back to you. >> really drives the point home there. dr. sanjay gupta reporting for us. this is "cnn newsroom." recent security breaches are raising some fears over the u.s. election. ahead, we test whether it's even possible to manipulate the vote. plus, when she was at her first olympics many of her rivals today in rio hadn't even been born yet.
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welcome back to "newsroom." i'm george howell. in china heavy rains from typhoon nida has flooded the hanoon province. the storm made landfall in china earlier this week. it is the fourth typhoon to hit the country this year. it also battered the philippines with heavy rain when it struck there last saturday. at least six people were killed after heavy rains triggered landslides on saturday in mexico. derek van dam is here to tell us more about a very active weather time. >> george, you know, this is all from the remnants of what was hurricane earl that made landfall over the coast of belise about 48 hours ago. it moved its way through
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guatemala, southern sections of mexico ultimately bringing this heavy rainfall and landslide that you see on the tv screen at the moment. unfortunately there were six fatalities and this is just an extremely mountainous part of southern mexico. so coming to my graphic you'll be able to see a little bit better the landscape that they're dealing with here. when you get excessive amounts of rainfall in a short period of time, the result can often be landslides or mudslides. remember, the rain soaks into the soil eventually gravity wins. the slope fails and that's what we get the result of course is the landslide. this is a really interesting development of a storm system. i have to explain this to you. here's the rainfall totals. over 250 millimeters in a few locations in the eastern states of veracruze, mexico. earl formed in the gulf of mexico, actually more of the caribbean waters here. made landfall in belise.
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made its way across guatemala and southwestern exmexico. it was able to get into the gulf of campici. slightly increased in strength, made landfall again. now it's traversed across the entire country of mexico and is just exiting the southwestern sections of the country and now it will tap into moisture from the pacific ocean regaining strength or potentially regaining strength and also being remaked. this is rainfall totals going forward. veracruze, the area that received flash floodings and landslides, the rain is almost over. from purt tow vallarta and baja. it was hurricane earl. now that it's moving into the pacific ocean waters we are going to potentially rename this
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javier. i've never seen that before. i didn't know that was possible. taking you to the other side of the pacific. this is tropical storm omese. it will stay away from the main land of japan. good news there. they will still feel effects from this 1,000 nautical mile wide storm in the form of larger waves that have 6 to 8 meter swells. they'll feel that on the east facing shores of the mainland of japan. this is in the gulf of mexico, we are monitoring an area close to the panhandle of florida that could potentially form into a tropical disturbance. the bigger story here, however, george, is the potential for, get this, 18 inches of rainfall in the state of florida. tallahassee, south ward into tampa bay. that is something that we are going to monitor very closely because flooding will be a major concern going forward this week. >> derek, we'll stay in touch. thank you. >> you're welcome.
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a fourth political party in the u.s. is rallying behind their candidate this weekend. the green party, officially nominated jill stein for president on saturday afternoon. there you see her greeting the crowds at the green party's national convention in houston. the green party is hoping to win support from voters who used to back bernie sanders. we recently found out even the democratic national committee is not immune to the rise of hacking. that has us asking another question now, is it possible to tinker with election results. cnn money's senior technology correspondent laurie siegel found out it is frighteningly easy. >> i think a hacked u.s. election could tip the balance to one candidate or another. >> over the last few months hacking and politics have become a dangerous combination with the dnc and clinton campaign getting hacked. we're here in las vegas for black hack.
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the best hackers get together to talk security. while there's no indication that the voting process has ever been hacked, we decided to ask some of the hackers here if it were even possible. >> reporter: you guys were pulled in to help the dnc to figure out whether or not they had been hacked. you did figure out that they had, in fact, been hacked. all signs point towards russia. what are the implications of this? >> this is a bit of a watershed event. 40 years ago we had watergate. that's where you had a couple of boxes of files that were stolen. now we're talking about 20,000, 30,000 files being dumped on the internet. >> reporter: you worry that there are others that are sitting in on the elections that pertain to the u.s. elections? >> that's a certainty. there are other actors yet to be found. too big of an opportunity for them. too easy for them to get in. >> reporter: but it goes further than the campaigns being hacked.
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symantic purchased some on the internet. each u.s. county uses what they feel works including electronic and optical scanning devices and about 75% of the country still makes their choice on plain old paper. in this particular case the hackers say they found some major issues. here's their perspective. >> what we're seeing is what a voter would be presented with when they go into a precinct. when you get your voter identification card, which is a smart card, and you would insert it into the machine and then go ahead and start your voting process. with the smart cards running small little computer systems on there, a device as tiny as this could be used to manipulate the smart card to allow you to vote multiple times. >> the idea behind this is anyone who's able to get their hands on the cards that are
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going to be used, if they had the skills they could build what you built. >> i could probably put about 400 votes in in myself in less than a couple minutes and the poll workers would be none the wiser. >> reporter: take us through what happens after you submit your vote. what are other ways that this could be vulnerable. >> these devices have communication with some sort of database system. we don't know what the transport network looks like between this machine and the actual database server so yaeanywhere along tha path if a hacker was to have something installed then the communications could be intercepted. >> reporter: given all of this, what's safer, electronic voting or paper? >> this year i will be voting via paper with a mail-in ballot. >> reporter: as someone knee deep in the vulnerabilities, you see what could happen. what keeps you up at night? >> a compromised election. >> reporter: he doesn't believe we're that close to a compromised election yet, but he
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does want to raise awareness. even if one voting machine is perceived as compromised, that has broad implications in how the american public thinks about it. >> wow, thank you. this gymnast that you see was a teenager at her first olympics. 24 years later she's still competing. we'll have her story next. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections and cancer. some serious infections require hospitalization. before treatment, get tested for tuberculosis. before starting stelara® tell your doctor if you think you have an infection or have symptoms such as: fever, sweats, chills, muscle aches or cough. always tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection, have had cancer, if you develop any new skin growths or if anyone in your house needs or has recently received a vaccine.
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♪ ♪ welcome back. olympic gymnastics is a sport dominated by youth. many medalists are teenagers, but in rio a gymnast who is decades older is competing in her seventh olympics. with that she is already making history. here's her story. >> reporter: she's 41 years old. has competed in every olympics games since 1992. uzbekistan gymnast qualified at the age of 40.
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>> reporter: in 2012 when she competed in london, the medal winners were all 20 years old. she competed in barcelona before most of her competitors were born. she won silver at the vault at the age of 33. she's competed under four different flags. but in rio she's with team uzbekistan, her home.
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>> day two of full competition begins in a couple of hours. now let's take a look at the medal table once more. after the first day of competition, australia and hungary are tied for first with the number of gold medals won, both with two each. united states has five medals to their name, one gold and four silver. south korea, japan and argentina round out the top six. an exciting first day. we'll see how day two goes. thanks for being with us this hour. i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. we'll have more news from around the world after the break. stay with us.
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gold, gold and more gold. day one of the rio olympics is complete. we've got all the highlights for you. a short circuit in her brain. those are some of the harsh words coming from donald trump about his democratic rival, hillary clinton. and a glimmer of hope in syria as forces in aleppo are one step closer to taking back that city. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. ♪ ♪
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it is 5:00 a.m. on the u.s. east coast. welcome. the rio olympics in day one without a hitch. the united states took home the first gold medal of the games on saturday. the american teenager ginny thrasher took the top spot in the 10 meter air rifle. russia won its first gold in judo and hungarian swimmer hosu shattered the world record for the women's 400 meter individual medley winning the gold. let's take a look at the medal standings. australia and hungary are tied first with the number of gold medals, each with two. the united states, south korea, japan and argentina won one gold but japan and the u.s. lead in total medals won. both countries took home five medals. for the very latest in rio let's bring in our senior international correspondent nick
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peyton walsh live there. nick, good to have you there. day one is on the books. who were the big winners? >> reporter: absolutely. a very windy sunrise you're seeing behind me here. yeah, the ossu the 400 medleyist there frankly crushing the world record as she very much set out to do. she's known as the iron lady because of her punishing racing schedule but she shaved a full 2 seconds off the world record time there previously held by china at 4:28:43. she cut it down to 4:26:36 a pretty staggering result there. one of two gold medals hung gary received leading the medals table with australia, the u.s. behind with one but four silver medals racked up so far. sadly though a lot of the talk around yesterday was the horrific spectacle of the french gymnast who appears to have broken both his left tibia and
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fib yeah when he did two back flips off the vault. a crack so loud it could be heard in the venue. very awful injury there. he hopes to be back, he says, to reclaim the gold in tokyo. a very busy day there. the medals certainly starting to be won now, george. >> nick, what a great, great day to watch all of these winners come together. you've also been following the security situation there. what can you tell us about security measures surrounding these games? >> reporter: well, this morning, george, along the cycle race, the wind has blown over a lot of the barriers here so officials have a pretty stern job when they wake up first thing this morning just to get everything back in place again. yesterday we had a very brief scare just behind me here over my right shoulder, it appears that somebody left a woman's hand bag on top of a gray shipping container inside one of the secure areas here. now that caused, we understand, a local to bring the police. they immediately sent the bomb
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squad in who did a controlled explosion on that bag leading to a little bit of panic but no threat. we're not sure how the bag ended up where it was but still signs here of a very swift reaction from the police. they are on edge. there are deep concerns like with every sporting event, but we have seen nothing but an intense police presence around here. less so when you move away from these high profile bubbles like copacabana beach behind me. hope this will sustain through the remaining two weeks now and we'll see a peaceful games, george. >> senior international correspondent nick peyton walsh live in rio. nick, thank you so much for the report. olympic gymnastics is a sport dominated by youth. many medalists are teenagers, but in rio a gymnast decades older is competing in her seventh olympics and with that she is already making history. here's her story. ♪ ♪
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>> reporter: she's 41 years old. has competed in every olympic game since 1992. uzbekistan's gymnast qualified in gymnastics at the age of 40. >> reporter: in 2012 when she competed in london the medal winners were all under 18 years old. she won gold in barcelona in barcelona in '92 before most of her competitors were even born. and she won silver on vault in 2008 at the age of 33. she's competed under four different flags.
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in rio she's with team uzbekistan, her home. this next athlete you're about to hear from is no stranger to the olympics. she's a two-time world champion in judo. now she will be able to represent her native kosovo which is expected to be recognized for the first time and she's determined to make her country proud. >> my opponents in my eyes look pretty small and i feel like there's no way that i can lose. i just have to win. i must win.
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my name is malinda kelmendi. i am from kosovo. i rise to number one of the world and two-time world champion. i will represent kosovo for the first time in the olympic games. during my career i have many problems because at the beginning we couldn't represent kosovo until 2009 it was like this. so now when we got recognized from international olympic committee, it was the best thing that happened because now the athletes can dream to be in olympics and represent kosovo. i have dreamed of this for a
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long time and finally it's coming. it's such an honor. it's such a pleasure for me. i can maybe for one day or two days make people from kosovo forget that we have so many problems here. >> all right. so here are some events to watch out for on sunday. in the men's 4 by 100 freestyle relay, we could see michael phelps take to the pool as he looks to add to his tally of 18 olympic gold medals. the women's cycling also promises to be an intriguing battle between 2012 winner lizzy armistead. and handball, qatar is going to go up against croatia.
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here in the u.s. they're watching florida as it goes up against the zika virus. our dan simon has details for us. >> reporter: as florida health officials are working to rid the state, other parts are nervously bracing for the virus to spread. it's the height of mosquito season, and cities like new orleans with hot, muggy conditions are particularly vulnerable. >> our mentality should not be a matter of if we will face a locally transmitted case but, rather, when, because it is likely that we're going to have one. >> reporter: with similar climates, louisiana, alabama, mississippi, georgia, and texas have all crafted plans to combat zika but the threat goes even farther. this map from the national center for atmospheric research shows all the states at risk with yellow being low risk, orange moderate, and red being a high risk. still, health officials say they don't expect widespread outbreaks. >> but we cannot be complacent because we do expect to see more zika cases.
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>> reporter: with florida the only state thus far to have local transmission of the virus, it may offer something of a template to the rest of the country on stopping its spread. it's begun using airplanes to spray insecticide, the chemical spread across a ten mile area. the early results seem promising with a high kill rate in the traps used to gauge effectiveness. it's been mopping up water to deprive mosquitoes from laying their eggs while health officials havefannedthe community administering more than 2400 tests to residents to see how widespread the virus may be. florida has also waged a fierce public relations campaign. police officers handing out zika information pamphlets to tourists and encouraging the use of bug repellant. bug spray has become so prevalent that stores have actually run out of it. also in short supply, money which scientists hope would fund research into a zika vaccine. the white house and congress have been engaged in a fierce partisan battle over a $1.9
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trillion zika bill. >> congress has not been able to come together to pass a bill. we're continuing to ask the federal government to help with mosquito control. at the state level we're going to spend the money that we need to to do the right things. >> reporter: now those ariel sprayings taking place are going to happen over the next four weeks. there has been some concerns about the chemicals in the air. state health officials say they are epa approved and that they are safe for both humans and pets. dan simon, cnn, miami. >> dan, thank you. donald trump is responding to attacks on his mental state. why trump is now saying, quote, that hillary clinton took a short circuit in the brain. plus, libertarian party nominee gary johnson gets a telling nod of approval. who's backing the third party candidate just ahead.
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we'll continue to follow the story. well, you could call it a twisted narrative, but trump is now suggesting hillary clinton is not mentally fit to be president. the republican presidential candidate is using a term that clinton used to defend how she handled classified e-mails while secretary of state. on friday clinton said that she, quote, short circuited when implying that the fbi director james comey said clinton had been truthful in explaining her e-mails to the public. that was false. comey said her questions to the fbi were truthful. >> it was in front of some friendly reporters. they asked her a very easy question, and she short circuited. she used the term, short circuited. she took a short circuit in the brain and she's got problems. i mean, if we had real people, this would be a real problem for
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her. but i think that the people of this country don't want somebody that's going to short circuit up here. >> and, again, trump seizing on the point that comey said that her answers to those fbi questions were truthful. wikileaks is walking back a claim that it is trying to get its hands on donald trump's tax returns. trump has yet to release them despite many calls for him to do so. the comments came from wikileaks founder julian assange at the end of an interview with ball mahr on hbo. listen. >> why don't you hack into donald trump's tax return. >> well, we're working on it. >> saturday morning wikileaks sent out a tweet saying wikileaks isn't working on hacking trump's tax returns. the claim is a joke from comedy
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show. we are working on encouraging whistle blowers. and trump has repeatedly said that his business credentials guarantee that he can boost the american economy, however, many of the controversies surrounding donald trump might not just hurt his political dreams but perhaps the many businesses that bear his name. cnn money correspondent kristina aleci has more for us on that. >> reporter: trump-branded businesses may be taking a hit here, that's according to data from foursquare. the tech company says there's been a clear decline in foot traffic to trump-branded hotels, casin casinos. it has 50 million monthly active users. the data show a dramatic falloff in march down 17% in that month and in april from the same period a year earlier. just another point of comparison, traffic to those sites was steady year over year before trump announced his bid for president.
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so what is happening? now some of these businesses are located in blue states, new york, trump soho, for example, chicago's trump international hotel and tower. those two properties saw some of the steepest declines. foursquare points out that women are playing a role. it reports a double digit decrease in visits from women this year, perhaps a sign that this idea of trump being anti-women resonates. it doesn't mean that profits are hurting. we don't know if these people would have been spending a tremendous amount of money at these properties and remember that trump makes money from licensing his name. so, for the properties that he doesn't own outright, which there are many, it's unclear if he gets paid less on licensing deals just because foot traffic is down. >> kristina aleci reporting in new york for us. thank you. now donald trump, the taj mahal that he once owned in atlantic city, new jersey, the
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current owner says that that casino will close at the end of the summer due to an ongoing employee strike. here in the u.s. state of georgia a new poll from "the atlantic constitution" says that hillary clinton is leading trump by 4 percentage points. clinton is polling ahead in three other key states, in new hampshire, in pennsylvania and michigan and she is leading donald trump in a recent national poll. libertarian party candidate gary johnson is trying to capitalize on the historically unpopular major party nominees. and on saturday he got his first congressional endorsement. republican representative scott regel of virginia says that he will be voting for johnson over trump. it's the most high profile backer that johnson has earned since his campaign started to pick up steam among dissatisfied voters. johnson says he's even reached
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out to 2012 republican nominee mitt romney for support. romney was a vocal leader in the never trump movement. earlier i spoke with scott lucas, he's a professor of international politics at the university of birmingham in england. i brought up how donald trump is losing the support of more republican leaders after a rough week of controversies. >> what trump has done is not only failed to secure that support, he's actually antagonizing the establishment by, for example, refusing to endorse people like paul ryan in their own races for re-election and by making very, very provocative statements where you cross lines when you attack the parents of a slain american soldier, for example, so the issue which is here immediately, not a week, two weeks, not down the line, is whether trump and his team are going to repair fences with the republican establishment. more broadly with the american people and quite frankly those who want to hear a more constructive approach to
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politics rather than calling hillary clinton unhinged, rather than yelling at their mothers and babies in rallies. it doesn't bode well for trump. he did well in the primaries by playing to a strong minority, his base as you call it, that supported him. you can do that when you face multiple candidates. there were 17 republicans running for the nomination. when you go one on one against hillary clinton, you can't just rely on that solid minority. you've got to expand and reach out to voters who are still undecided, who are still finding out about you. if those mistakes -- if you want to call them doubts, i would call it bad political challenge by trump. that's where the failure is coming in. he's not going to win by november. he has to come on script. >> that was scott lucas there for us. fair to say it has been a very busy and outspoken week for the u.s. president, barack obama. he is finally on vacation with his family.
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they arrived in martha's vineyard on saturday for their yearly summer vacation there. and before he left mr. obama had some harsh words for donald trump. here's our white house correspondent michelle kaczynski with more. >> reporter: the president is now out of here, at least for two more weeks. he's officially on vacation. we may not hear from him again while he's there, but he seemed to relish the opportunities he had in this past week at press conferences that were designed to be focused on other things to hit donald trump and hard and it felt like the gloves are now off. the political storm growing ever fiercer. president obama gets away from it all. sort of, for what he hopes will be a quiet two weeks on martha's vineya vineyard. not before leaving behind some surprising xingers of his own aimed directly at donald trump. >> yes, i think the republican
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nominee is unfit to serve as president. he keeps on proving it. he's woefully unprepared to do this job. >> reporter: and he kept on going at a press conference alongside the singaporeian prime minister extending the sentiment to republicans. >> if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? what does it say about your party that this is your standard bearer. there has to come a point where you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn't have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the
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world. >> reporter: this is a long way from early in the race when president obama rarely uttered donald trump's name, would make veiled references or speak broadly about all the republican candidates, remember them? now though since his endorsement of hillary clinton and the conventions, president obama seems freer, willing, and eager to speak his mind. >> of course the elections will not be rigged. what does that mean? >> reporter: this was during a press conference at the pentagon after a meeting on isis. >> what is your assessment today as you stand here about whether donald trump can be trusted with america's nuclear weapons? >> i've made this point already multiple times. just listen to what mr. trump has to say and make your own judgment with respect to how confident you'd feel about his ability to manage things like our nuclear triad.
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>> reporter: referring back to his sharpest barbs only days earlier. >> there has to come a point at which you say, enough. >> reporter: you know, at one point it was almost like the president said, i've said enough, i've made my point, can we move on to other things. what can we expect for him on the campaign trail? he hates to get into a back and forth with donald trump. he doesn't want to respond to every single tweet, but what we're seeing when things become highly controversial and divisive, white house sources say he's absolutely going to be willing to weigh in in this way, even then some, especially at political events, although the settings we saw this past week were not. >> that was michelle kosinski reporting from the white house. isis appears to be losing its grip on a city in syria. what could be a major blow to that terror group's position. next, police in belgium are
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." it is always good to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following for you this hour. the first day of the olympic games in rio. 12 gold medals were awarded. hungarian swimmer hosszu shattered the record giving the
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country the second gold of the day. 14 gold medals are up for grabs on sunday. we're expecting exit polls from a key referendum in thailand. people there voted on whether to approve a new constitution that would further empower the military there. this is the first time thais went to the polls since the army coup in 2011. gary johnson got his first congressional endorsement on saturday. republican representative gary riggel of arizona said he would be voting for johnson over his own party's nominee, donald trump. he's looking to recruit disgruntled republicans to his base. in syria, they say that rebel forces have punctured the government's siege in the city of aleppo. ♪ ♪ an alliance of islamist factions have been trying to re-open supply lines after that regime cut off those lines last week.
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the u.n. has warned of a humanitarian crisis for the 2 250,000 civilians that remain in aleppo. there is no viable exit route in the city. elsewhere in syria, the syrian rights group says all of the syrian city of manbij is in control of the u.s.-led backed militias. kurdish forces are sweeping the city to clear any remaining groups of isis out. manbij lies between the turkish border and raqqah. losing manbij leaves raqqah largely deserted. the syrian group is making it clear that both in aleppo and manbij the fight is not over yet. john jensen is following this live for us. john, it's good to have you. first the situation in aleppo. this is undoubtedly a very important point for the rebel
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forces. >> reporter: yeah, it is, george. we should say it's not entirely clear right now how wide the corridor of the rebels were able to punch through and the government siege on aleppo or whether, george, that corridor still exists. what we do know is that rebel forces, a mixture of islamists and moderate fighters, punched through this government siege on a lep po-- aleppo. this was a very fierce battle. it took some six days. there was heavy shelling coming from both sides, and this is a counter attack by the rebels that they would hope would allow for the re-supply of east aleppo. this is an area with some 250,000 residents who over the past week or so have said in media reports that the government siege has cut off all food and medical supplies to the city. now residents there celebrating
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this apparent victory took to the streets and cheered for the rebels who apparently broke through though at this hour, george, we know that there's still heavy fighting taking place in the southwest corner of aleppo. it is important to note that syrian state media has denied that the siege has been broken. they claim to have repelled this rebel advance. george? >> john, let's also talk about the situation with manbij which is near raqqah. how important would that be as we're hearing that these u.s. militias -- backed militias, that they're gaining ground? >> reporter: yeah, it's a very significant battle also in the aleppo province taking place at the same time. syrian democratic forces, which is a u.s.-backed alliance of kurdish and arab militias are apparently, as you say, sweeping through the city of manbij. they have not taken complete control. we understand that they've only taken 90% of this very strategic
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city and there are still clashes happening at this hour. why is this city so important? well, it's a city isis has held for the past two years. it's just 25 miles or so from the turkish border and it really is the hub of what we call the manbij pocket. this is a strip of land along the southern turkish border that is about 60 miles long, about 100 kilometers long that europeans and americans say has been used as a sort of two-way supply route for isis getting both men and material into and out of syria. so taking manbij would be an important first step, george, but it would not mean that isis has lost complete control of that border just yet. >> we'll continue to follow it. john jensen live for us in abu dhabi. thank you. belgian police say a man with a machete wounded two officers saturday.
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the assailant was heard shouting words in arabic which means god is greatest. the city is south of brussels. you'll remember that's where suicide bombers killed dozens of people back in march of this year. the u.s. coast guard says that it has returned 97 cuban migrants to their country since july 30th. attempts to reach the united states by sea from cuba have more than doubled since this time last year. seven separate groups were caught and then repatriated just in the last week. the coast guard says any of those incidents could have easily ended in tragedy. what appears to be a first of its kind competition. hundreds of people in hong kong raced against the clock to track down hard-to-find pokemon. plus, sky diving jump turns deadly for two men after a parachute fails to open. details next. eyes shouldn't express your age,
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welcome back. saturday was an exciting day in hong kong for the fans of the popular game pokemon go. hundreds of people got out their phones and hit the streets for a pokemon game competition in which they had to catch 12 pokemon in certain districts. a father and son took that contest very seriously. listen. >> translator: if it wasn't for this event today, after his violin lessons we would have gone home, hidden indoors and enjoyed the air conditioning and played with our cell phones separately. we are sweating and having fun. >> they don't mind the heat going after those pokemon. the winner took home almost $400 which he said he would spend on his education.
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we are expecting exit poll results from a key referendum in thailand. people there had voted on whether to approve a new constitution drafted by the military. it is the first time thais have gone to the polls since the army coup in 2014. they said it would prevent corruption. the document will give even more power to the military. the prime minister promising a general election next year regardless of the referendum results. philippine president is ramping up his war on drugs. he named more than 150 government officials who he says are involved in illegal drug trafficking. the list includes congressmen, police officials and members of the judiciary. since tuterte, at least 524 people have been killed. his administration has been accused of carrying out extra
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judicial murders. he insists many of the suspects died in shootouts with police. on to china, heavy rains from typhoon nida have damaged many roads. i want to show you this footage of flooding. you see this in hunan province. the storm made landfall in china earlier this week. it is the fourth typhoon to hit that country this year and also battered the philippines with heavy rain when it struck there last saturday. at least six people were killed after heavy rains hit in veracruz, mexico. derek van dam is here. >> new to cnn. we're getting this information from the veracruz area. this is all the leftovers from hurricane earl that made landfall in brazil 48 hours ago. there's the images coming into cnn of the actual landslide. you see just how mountainous this terrain actually is. you can imagine that an intense amount of rainfall in a short
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period of time rushing into these creeks and valleys below eventually leading to landslides, mudslides like this. you get the extremely moisture ladened soil, eventually grabbing winds and the slope fails when you see the landslides take place. very interesting series of events with hurricane earl or the leftovers or the remnants of that storm. it originated in the caribbean sea. made landfall in belise. dumped a considerable amount of rainfall there and guatemala and southeastern sections of mexico. then the center of the storm system tapped into moisture from the bay of campeche and made another landfall over eastern mexico to veracruz. now that same exact storm system, the remnants of earl moving off the southwestern portions of mexico into the pacific ocean and it is expected to regain strength, potentially
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be renamed another storm because it's over another open ocean. unbelievable. i've never actually seen that before. look at the rainfall potential. another 200 or 250 millimeters of rainfall this time over the western sections of mexico. puerto vallarta and we'll monitor this very closely. if the storm gets renamed it will be javier by the way. the potential for tropical development o across the gulf of mexico near the florida panhandle. the amount of rain expected. get this, 18 inches of rainfall, 500 millimeters over the next five days. the video coming out of shanghai. an underground subway terminal. can you imagine, george, minding your own business and the ceiling falls from above you? this is all thanks to the humidity of this coastal city
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getting into the ceiling tiles and falling away. >> very scary. i think they have the right idea. start running. >> i would have done the same. >> derek, thank you. >> thanks, george. ♪ ♪ u.s. swimming sensation katie ledecky could be one of the breakout stars of the rio olympics. she won gold at the age of 15 back at the 2012 games in london, and as you would imagine, expectations are high for this swimmer in brazil. cnn's coy wire takes a look at why ledecky is one of the athletes to watch in rio.
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>> reporter: what is the -- >> i don't know. never heard of it. with swimming, it's never something that i've had to be fearful of. >> reporter: before katie ledecky was ever smashing the status quo, swimming was something she started at the age of 6 to spend time with her older brother, michael. >> my brother's always been there for me. i couldn't be prouder of him, the person he is, the role model that he has always been for me. i've always looked up to him. we've always had a great relationship. we love each other. >> reporter: how much have your parents, your family sacrificed for you to chase your dreams? >> i don't think they do it for a sacrifice which really means a lot to me. i think they enjoy it as much as i do. i'm almost happy that i haven't gotten my license yet because that time in the car that i have with them driving to and from practice, that's valuable time
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that i have talking to my parents. >> reporter: growing up in the washington, d.c., area, ledecky met a lot of celebrities and developed an affinity for politics. despite the 19-year-old's busy training schedule, she's closely following the presidential election. >> this is the year i get to vote and i have to pay special attention. i'll be going in and voting in november so i better be paying attention. >> reporter: is it true that after a long day of training, studying for school, reading, you'll kickback and watch cnn? >> it is. i am like addicted to cnn. it's almost bad. yeah, i've got to catch up on my news, my breaking news. >> reporter: over time the distances and stakes have grown for ledecky. she went to rio with high expectations to bring home multiple gold medals. but she doesn't feel any added pressure when she dives into the pool. >> it's something i started for recreation, playing around in the water with my mom growing
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up. that's what it is in my mind, seeing how fast i can get up and down the pool. >> coy wire, thank you. if you're watching cnn right now, just as excited for you. just as excited for you. another u.s. olympian is setting a first for american athletes, a u.s. fencer. >> i'm the first woman to represent team u.s.a. while wearing a hajib. there had never been a woman on the u.s. team, that's when i made the conscious decision to go for the 2016 team. i knew i had it in me to qualify for the olympic team. i wanted to hopefully be that change that other minorities could see with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.
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it's one of the most expensive olympic sports. it could cost you more than $20,000 to participate a year. when you look at the outfit, for example, a mask can cost you 500, jacket can cost you 250, the pants can cost you 250. sneakers can cost you 200. the weapon can cost you 300, $400. i wouldn't be in fencing were it not for even the public support. i train at the peter westbrook foundation in new york city. before dick's, visa, that was really my driving kind of way that i paid for this sport and i was involved at this level. they subsidized a lot of my costs and they have kept me going, but one of the awesome things about being a, you know,
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welcome back to copacabana beach newsroom. i'm george howell. a very special guest on her wedding day though her father couldn't be there, his heart was from kdka explains. it had been the best day of my life. >> reporter: jenny steppian is officially a married woman, and she says this day wouldn't have been possible without this man, arthur thomas. >> you can never imagine what that would be like unless you actually do it because there are so many emotions involved in what you're a doing. >> arthur, falling -- traveled
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to her wedding since her father couldn't be there. >> thank you so much for coming. >> are you kidding? me? -- >> reporter: jenny met tom for the first time on the eve of her wedding when she felt her father's heart beat for the first time in ten years. jenny's father, michael steppian was murdered in swissvail in 2006. tom received michael's heart in 2006. >> i was on death's door when -- when he was murdered, and i needed a heart or i was going to be dying within the next few da da days. >> reporter: so jenny asked tom if he would do the honors in a letter. >> i was so thankful that my dad could be here with us today in spirit and in a piece of his physical being as well. that was really, really special for us.
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>> i was just over taken by emotions when i finally saw her walking down. the most beautiful woman in the world i've ever seen before. >> what greater honor could a person have than walking the daughter of a man who's given his heart to him. i can't imagine a greater honor. >> reporter: kntk news. >> just a great story there. an uber driver is getting a full ride to rio thanks to one of his passengers. on august 18th ellis hill's son is competing in the shot put event for the u.s. olympic track and field team. when the passenger heard he couldn't afford to go, she set up a go fund me campaign. in the course of a week strangers donated a total of $8200. $700 more than the original goal. he'll head to rio on august 15th just in time to catch his son to compete. thank you so much for being with us.
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