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thank you to my panel. that's it for me. "early start" finishes right now. donald trump refusing to budge. he says he wasn't trying to inn cite violence with the second amendment. hillary clinton now responding to the trump comments as she prepares to layout her vision for the economy. how is it different from trump's plan? and another gold in the pool for team usa. the women's relay team with plenty to celebrate, but one individual swimmer missing out on her chance for olympic glory. we will tell you who. good morning. welcome to early start. i'm ryan nobles.
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>> i'm alison kosik. it is thursday, august 11th. thank you for waking up with us. donald trump not backing down in the face of fierce criticism over suggestion that his advocates could do something to stop hillary clinton from abolishing the second amendment. critics say trump was inciting violence. at a florida rally wednesday, he went offer the media for the coverage of the controversy. >> the biggest rigger of the system is the media. the media is rigged. is rigged. crooked as hell. and look at the way they covered that story yesterday. and hillary clinton wants to decimate our second amendment. we have to protect our second amendment. >> a secret service official tells cnn that the agency has
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spoken to the trump campaign more than once about the second amendment remark. trump flatly denying that in a tweet. saying no such conversation ever happened. and still more drama around the republican campaign as a man scales trump tower demanding a meeting with the nominee. more on how that ended in a moment. let's starts with jim acosta. >> reporter: ryan and alison, one day after trump ignited a controversy with the second amendment people being able to do something with hillary clinton, he was tossing out more red meat. he referred to the president as barack houssani obama and as the founder of isis. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder of isis. he is the founder of isis. the founder.
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he founded isis. and i would say the co-founder would be crooked hillary clinton. >> reporter: trump addressed the controversy about the comments on second amendment supporters. he described the media coverage as disgusting. ryan and alison. >> jim, thank you. the man who climbed to the 21st floor of trump tower in manhattan is going through a psychiatric evaluation. we know the 19-year-old is from virginia. his climb using high power suction cups went on for three hours. officers tried to talk him down, but cornered him by removing windows. emergency personnel dragging him into the building. the man explained his motives in the youtube video saying he
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wants a private audience with trump. the climber is expected to face several state charges later today. happening today, hillary clinton will layout her economic plan at a speech in detroit on the heels of donald trump doing the same thing earlier this week in the same city. that's where the similarities end. where trump spotlighted his business agenda, clinton is aimed at helping the american worker. cnn's jeff zeleny has more from detroit. >> reporter: hillary clinton will deliver an economic address here in michigan today. she will be focusing on the economy in mccomb county. the county home to so many reagan democrats. she is hoping to win them back. it is no coincidence that donald trump was here this week giving his economic message.
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this is a central theme of the campaign. no surprise. hillary clinton has been running behind trump on the economy until the conventions and we saw a switch in our cnn polling. between the conventions, trump was leading by ten points over hillary clinton on the economy. now she holds a two-point lead on the economy over trump. she is continuing to make the economic argument and she will do so in warren, michigan. she campaigned in iowa on wednesday. >> words matter, my friends. and if you are running to be president or you are president of the united states, words can have tremendous consequences. yesterday, we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that
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crossed the line. every single one of these incidents shows us that donald trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander in chief of the united states. >> reporter: the clinton campaign trying to fund raise off donald trump's comments. sending out an appeal asking supporters to have her back. today here in michigan, she will talk about the economy. that's where campaign advisers believe this election will be won or lost. not on all these extraneous things. thank you. raising questions of the e-mails during hillary clinton's secretary of state and the clinton foundation. the group judicial watch releasing 300 pages of state department e-mails obtained through an freedom of information request. foundation officials lobbying secretary clinton's aides to
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give someone a job and put foundation donors with department officials. donald trump accusing clinton of engaging in a pay for play. the clinton campaign spokesperson rejecting that statement saying this is a classic trump move. hope it changes the conversation from his comments yesterday. casually inciting violence. hillary clinton will give her speech at the plant that made auto parts and switched to the aerospace industry. clinton was harshly critical of his plan saying repackaging of trickle down economics. there are five programs in clinton's plan. all focusing on families and middle class. paid family leave. especially for new parents. universal preschool for every
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4-year-old. debt free college. she would look to expand social security and raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. there is one thing they agree on. infrastructure spending. clinton proposes $275 billion over four years. mostly funded from higher taxes on the rich. trump will double that amount, but doesn't give specifics on how he paid for it. was critical intelligence of isis suggesting it is better than it is. findings of the federal investigation still to come.
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>> reporter: this has been a report in the works for several months now. republican congressional investigators looking at the allegations that the u.s. central command, the part of the military that runs the war against isis, they may have cooked the books on intelligence. we have a look at the report. let me read you one finding from the report. it says and i quote, central command produced intelligence that was more optimistic than other parts of the intelligence community and typically more optimistic than actual events warranted. the military between 2014 and 2015 coming up with better intelligence than the rest of the intelligence community had. why did they do this? the report found that at central
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command, top military commanders were relying on the intelligence from the field than the intelligence from their analysts and that is skewing the picture. there are new commanders and new analysts and new leaders in the command. they say they are trying to make sure everything is in order now. this is not the last word. there is an inspector general investigation, a separate investigation, university way and no final word of what that review may find. alison. ryan. barbara starr, thank you. the state department slamming u.s. allies for laws that infringe on religious freedoms. it cites concerns over laws targeting blasphemy. particularly in muslim countries. afghanistan and pakistan and indonesia and egypt.
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those countries singled out. and with the u.s. engaged in air strikes with libya and syria. officials expect to be short fighter pilots. a sharp increase over march when they said they needed 500. the military plans to increase retention bonuses to get pilots to stay in the service longer. the federal government is set to authorize more research into the medical benefits of marijuana. and announcement with details is expected to come out today. according to published reports, the government is not willing to consider a request to reclassify marijuana. right now, it is classified as a schedule 1 drug with no medical benefits. a veteran arkansas police officer shot and killed in a five-hour standoff with a gunman. it started wednesday morning when the father of 35-year-old
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billy monroe jones called 911 to report his son pulled a gun on him. over 200 officers responded to the home taking fire from jones before he surrendered. deputy bill cooper suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. he did not survive. a 73-year-old librarian attending a police academy course in florida accidentally shot and killed by an officer during a role playing activity. mary knowlton volunteered in the two-hour class when she was struck by a live round. the entire community and police officials are stunned by the tragedy. >> we were unaware any live ammunition was available to the officer at the time. >> how does that happen? how do you go unaware? >> that is a great question. the investigation is going to detail how all those details were missed. >> mary knowlton's husband was
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in the classroom and witnessed the shooting death. and heavy rain and flooding threats across the gulf coast as a heat wave builds in the northeast. meteorologist derek van dam has the forecast. >> good morning, alison and ryan. the storm system responsible for the heavy rain along the gulf coast is clearly visible on the water vapor satellite. you see the cooler cloud tops. this is meandering slowly. look at the rainfall totals for the next five days. that is a bull's-eye over louisiana and that is 6 to 8 inches of rain. the other big story is the heat building along the east coast. you factor in the humidity levels and it will be hot today and through the weekend from the big apple to the nation's capital. look at the temperatures. we are anticipating highs in the upper 80s today and lower 90s
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tomorrow and middle 90s by the weekend. the factor in the humidity. this is why the national weather service has heat advisories in the area. new york, boston and philadelphia. here is your seven-day forecast. back to you. thank you, derek. highs and lows in the pool for team usa. another gold medal, but bitter disappointment for one prominent swimmer. we are live in rio next.
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and it's another gold medal for the u.s. in the pool at the rio olympics with katie ledecky anchoring the victory in the
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women's 4x200-meter relay. a close call for the men's basketball and tonight, americans looking for more gold with michael phelps and simone biles. we have christina mcfarlane following the live action from rio. >> reporter: good morning, alison. gold number 11 for the u.s. thanks to the exploits of katie ledecky who anchored the women's side in the 4x200-meter relay. she came from behind ended up winning the race by two clear seconds. her fourth olympic medal. third gold overall. we could see her fourth on friday. she will compete in the 800-meter freestyle. she is hotly tipped to take that
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one. and across town, her teammate, lilly king was competing in the 200-meter breaststroke. she went out of the race and her rival, yulia efimova, we heard so much about in the past 24 hours, she did go through to the finals. that jewel in the pool is done. the story line isn't. on wednesday, lilly king saying she was happy to be the poster girl for clean sports after her comments about doping and comments about efimova's doping past. showing here that athletes not afraid to voice opinions after the governing body allowed russians to compete in rio. you may have seen the basketball team smiling and taking pictures with michael phelps on tuesday, but wednesday, they had a matter to attend to on the basketball court after held by the australia's team. australia led the team by 54-49.
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the first time the united states have trailed in an olympic match for 12 years. however, it was carmelo anthony scoring nine three-pointers to get them to the final score of 98-88. i was in the basketball arena and i can tell you, it was seriously close. now, looking ahead to thursday's play. all eyes back on the pool and back on the battle of the roommates. i'm talking about michael phelps against ryan lochte. they have been sharing an apartment in rio. they will go up against each other in the 200-meter freestyle. that semifinal was played out and phelps took the win ahead of lochte in a win of 1:55.78. can lochte come back? we will have to see later on today. the other big story line of thursday is set to be in the
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gymnastics arena. two of the women's final five going up against each other in the all around team event. that will be aly raisman and simone biles. biles looking to be the first to win five gold medals in one olympic games. raisman is 22 years of age and she has, of course, competed in two olympic games. so spotless performances, i think, expected of both of them. and alison, i want to bring you one update on a greeni issue here. i'm talking about the swimming pool. you may have seen yesterday the diving pool turned green. today, the water polo pool actually turned green as well. they sit alongside each other. i looked at the pool earlier today. i can tell you it was vivid green. we found out this was caused by
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build up of algae in the swimming pool. the organizers confirming it was due to warm temperatures and wind. something they had not accounted for. no threat to the athletes, but people are calling it the swamp of the olympics. >> the mystery was solved. i was going to ask you that. they are swimming in a pond. >> thank you, christina. drama in the race for 2016. donald trump with new attacks on hillary clinton over the e-mail controversy. clinton responding to the possible incitement of gun owners. we have the latest when we come back.
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donald trump standing firm in the face of growing backlash over his comments many perceived as threatening violence against hillary clinton. who he is blaming and what he is
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saying this morning. and hillary clinton now pushing back on trump's comments with heated rhetoric of her own. will new questions about her e-mails throw her off script as she preparing to layout her economic agenda. and score another gold medal in the pool. and one coming up short to secure another showdown. welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm ryan nobles. donald trump not backing down in the face of criticism over suggesting that gun right advocates to do something to stop hillary clinton of abolishing the second amendment. critics say trump was inciting violence. at a rally in florida on wednesday, he went after the media for the coverage.
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>> the biggest rigger of the system is the media. the media is rigged. is crooked as hell. look at the way they cover that story yesterday? hillary clinton wants to decimate our second amendment. wants to decimate. we have to protect our second amendment, folks. it is under siege. >> secret service officials say they have spoken to the trump campaign more than once about the second amendment remark. trump flatly denying that in a tweet saying no such conversation ever happened. still, more drama around the republican campaign and a man scales trump tower demanding a meeting with the candidate. let's start off with jim acosta. >> reporter: ryan and alison, one day after the controversy with the comments of the second amendment people being able to
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do something about hillary clinton, he was tossing out more red meat in florida. at one point, he referred to the president as barack houssain obama. >> isis is honoring president obama. he is the founder of isis. he is the founder of isis. okay? the founder. he founded isis. and i would say the co-founder would be crooked hillary clinton. >> reporter: trump addressed the controversy created by his comments on second amendment supporters. the crowd chanted lock them up as in the media. ryan and alison. >> jim, thank you. the man who climbed to the 21st floor of the trump tower in manhattan now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.
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police have not released the name of the 19-year-old from virginia. his dramatic climb with high powered suction cups went on for three hours. officers tried to talk him down before cornering him by removing window panes. emergency personnel grabbed the man and dragged him in the building. he said he simply wants a private audience with donald trump. the climber is expected to face several state charges. and happening today, hillary clinton will layout her economic plan at a speech in detroit. on the heels of donald trump doing the same thing this week in the same city. trump spotlighted a pro business agenda and clinton is aimed at helping the american worker. cnn's jeff zeleny has more from
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detroit. >> reporter: alison and ryan, hillary clinton will deliver an economic address here in michigan today. she will focus on the economy in mccomb county. the county home to so many reagan democrats. who shifted republican over the-year-old. she is hoping to win them back with the economic message. it is no coincidence that trump was here this week giving his economic message. this is a central theme of the campaign. hillary clinton has been running behind donald trump on the economy until the conventions. we saw a switch in the cnn polling. between the conventions, donald trump was leading by nearly ten points over hillary clinton on the economy. now she holds a two-point lead on the economy over trump. she is continuing to make that economic argument and she will do so today in warren, michigan. she campaigned in iowa on wednesday and she addressed the comments from donald trump that
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critics said incited violence. >> words matter, my friends. and if you are running to be president or you are president of the united states, words can have tremendous consequences. yesterday, we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that crossed the line. every single one of these incidents shows us that donald trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander in chief of the united states. >> reporter: the clinton campaign trying to fund raise off trump's comments. sending out an appeal to have her back. today, here in michigan, she will talk about the economy. that's where campaign advisors believe it will be won or lost. not on the extra things the campaign seems to bring up.
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alison and ryan. >> jeff, thank you. e-mails raising questions of the relationship of the state department during hillary clinton's tenure as secretary and the clinton foundation. the group judicial watch releasing 300 e-mails objetaine through the freedom of information request. officials lobbying secretary clinton's aides to give someone a job and put foundation donors in touch with the secretary. a clinton campaign spokesperson rejecting the claim of pay for play. saying this is a classic trump move and make a statement that overreaches. the state department slamming u.s. allies for laws that infringe on religious
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freedoms. the report cites concerns over laws targeting blasphemy and discrimination against minority faiths. particularly in muslim countries. afghanistan and saudi arabia and egypt and indonesia are singled out. hillary clinton's speech later today will focus on the top issues for voters. the economy and jobs. clinton would focus on these areas of job creation of the first 100 days in office. the biggest push is for infrastructure spending. $275 billion over four years. she would also look to revitalize american manufacturing and crack down on trade abuses. she is looking for clean energy and cut taxes and help small businesses. finally support research and innovation. a report from moody's last month showed the economic policies would create 10.4 million jobs over four years, but she came under fire this week after the washington post reported that as senator of new york, she
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the campaign against isis may not be going as well as we have been told. according to the investigation by republican members of congress intelligence reports from u.s. central command on the anti-isis campaign have been overly optimistic at best. we get more from barbara starr. >> reporter: ryan and alison, this is a report in the works
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for several months. congressional investigators looking at allegations that the u.s. central command, the part of the military that runs the war against isis may have cooked the books. let me read you one finding from the report. it says and i quote, central command produced intelligence that was more optimistic than that of the other parts of the intelligence community and typically more optimistic than actual events warranted. central command, the military between 2014 and 2015 coming up with better intelligence, a better outlook of the fight against isis and the rest of the intelligence community had. why did they do this? the report found that at central command, top military commanders were relying on more intelligence from the field than
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intelligence from the analysts and that was skewing part of the picture. there are new commanders at central command and new analysts and new leaders in the command. they say they are trying to make sure that everything is in order now. this is not the last word. there is an inspector general investigation. a separate investigation under way and no final word yet on what that review may find. alison, ryan. >> thank you, barbara. a diplomatic ultimate from turkey to the u.s. president erdogan saying america must choose or risk the relationship with turkey or the one who lives in exile. turkey considers him and his followers to be terrorists. with the u.s. engaged in the
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wars with iraq and leibya, the air force needs more pilots. a sharp increase from march when they said over 500 would be needed to carry out current missions. the military is planning to increase retention bonuses to get pilots to stay in the service longer. the federal government is set to authorize more research into the medical benefits of marijuana. an announcement with detail is expected today according to published reports. the government is not willing to consider requests to reclassify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical uses. right now, it is classified as a schedule 1 drug and considered dangerous with no medical benefits. a veteran arkansas police officer shot and killed in a five-hour standoff wednesday morning when the father of billy monroe jones called 911 to
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report his son pulled a gun on him. over 200 officers responded to the home. deputy bill cooper suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and did not survive surgery. a 73-year-old librarian attending a citizens academy police course in florida accidentally shot and killed by an officer during a role playing activity. mary knowlton of punta gorda was participating in the community role play. >> we were not aware any live ammunition was provided to the officer. >> how do you go unaware? >> that's a great question. and the investigation is going to detail exactly how all those details were missed. >> making this more tragic, her
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husband, of 55 years, was in the classroom and witnessed his wife's shooting death. state police are investigating. so awful. >> terrible. >> one big name stock hitting an all-time high. it is probably part of your 401(k). we will get an early start on your money next.
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another gold medal in the pool with katie ledecky anchoring the 4x200-meter relay. a close call for the men's basketball. tonight, americans will prospect for more gold with swimmer michael phelps and gymnast simone biles. we have christina mcfarlane live in rio following it all for us.
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>> reporter: good morning, ryan. it was gold medal number 11 for team usa. thanks to the exploits of katie ledecky. she anchored the women's team to the win in the 4x200-meter relay. ledecky came from behind to win this by almost two clear seconds. that is how good this young lady is. it was, of course, her fourth medal of the games and third gold medal overall. she will have a chance for the fourth on friday when she competes in the 800-meter freestyle. that is the one where she is up to defend. she won that as a 15-year-old in london. meanwhile, her teammate lilly king crashed out of the semifinals of the 200-meter breaststroke and her rival yulia efimova went through to the finals. these two will not go head-to-head in the olympic games. the jewel in the pool is over for now. the story line is not. on wednesday, lilly king said
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she didn't mind being called the poster girl for clean sports after the comments of doping and comments about efimova's doping past. these comments, of course, highlighting the fact that many athletes here feel that they can speak out about the issue of doping and they are not afraid to voice opinion after the sports governing bodies allow the russians to compete in rio. if you were watching the men's basketball team or the swimming 24 hours ago, you will see many were smiling and taking selfies with michael phelps. last night, the men's u.s. basketball team had a serious matter on the court. they were held by the australians the entire way through the game up until the halfway point. australia leading the united states 54-49. it is the first time in olympic history that the united states have gone behind in a match for 12 years. it was carmelo anthony who pulled them back with nine
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three-pointers to get back into it and round off the game of 98-88. i was sitting in the stadium alongside and that australian team came to play. there were few hairy moments. looking ahead to thursday. it will be the battle of the roommates. back in the pool with michael phelps and ryan lochte. they are sharing an amount in rio. it was michael phelps who had the bragging rights. he beat lochte in 1:55.78. can lochte claw back? we will have to see later on today. over in the gymnastics arena, another showdown. we have two of the women's final five going up against each other in the women's all around finals. aly raisman against simon biles. biles looking to be the first
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gymnast to win five olympic gold medals in one games. let's not forget raisman. she is the most experienced and competing in the second olympic games. the pressure is on them to put in a perfect performance. i would expect nothing less. >> christina, we had a problem with one green pool. now apparently it is spreading. is there now a second green pool in rio? tell us. >> reporter: yes, the mystery of the green pool continues, ryan. started in the diving pool. today, it actually spread into the water polo pool. it was a vivid green. not that the spectators seemed to mind. what is going on is a build up of algae in the pool due to fluctuating alkaline levels. the water was safe to compete in, but it is called the olympic
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>> doesn't sound that pleasant. these olympians don't care if it means a gold medal. >> everybody having a field day on social media. swamp man. jacque from finding nemo. thanks, christina. let's get an early start on money. dow futures are higher after closing with losses wednesday. stocks in europe and asia are mixed. oil prices are sinking below $42 a barrel. we will keep an eye on google, the parent company of alphabet. hit a closing high yesterday. it is now above $800 a share. alphabet is the most widely the held stock in the u.s. it has been holding the top in the 401(k) accounts for the past three years. lots of consumers and investors
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are getting a bit on that. oil prices taking a big hit. the problem is the glut of supply around the world. and opec announced it is pumping more oil than ever. it produced 33.1 million barrels per day in july. that is 1 million barrels a day. more than 2015. 2 million more than 2014. why the rush to produce so much oil when prices are so low? it is all about market share. opec nations now produce 35% of the global oil supply up from the low point of 32.6% in april of 2014. the idea here is that if opec builds market share and others cut production, it will make more money when prices rebound. >> these oil prices are unpredictable. thanks. "early start" continues right now.
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>> donald trump refusing to budge. he says he wasn't trying to incite violence with the comments of the second amendment. and hillary clinton responding to the trump kmentcos as she prepares to layout her vision for the economy. and another gold in the pool for team usa. the women's relay team with plenty to celebrate, but one individual swimmer missing out on her chance for glory. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm ryan nobles. it is thursday, august 11th. donald trump not backing down in the face of criticism over his suggestion that gun rights advocates could do something to stop hillary clinton from abolishing the second amendment. critics say trump was inciting

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