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that is the reaction from jamaican fans in rio. usain bolt earning his ninth gold medal to complete his triple triple. and donald trump hoping to close a major gap with rival hillary clinton. and the blunt new directive for pregnant women as the threat of zika spreads in the united states. from cnn world accuraters in atlanta, to viewers in the united states and around the
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world, i'm george howell. cnn "newsroom" starts right now. let it be known around the world history has been made. usain bolt has his triple triple. he won the 4 x 100 meter replay along with his fellow sprinters for team jamaica. three golds, three event, three straight olympics. in addition to the re-lakers the lightning bolt this year's 100 and 200-meter races and said rio will be his final olympics. usain bolt fans celebrated wildly about his big win. let's go live to rio and hand off to christina macfarlane. good morning to you. what an exciting day of on competition. >> what an exciting day, george. the tri logy is complete.
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i'll tell you what, it was actually neck and neck for some time into the race until it got to the anchor leg. he had the baton passed on to him and he took over. at that point jamaican were level with the united states and japan as you can see. from this point here, usain bolt took about four steps to get into his stride. then he powered through the 100 meters like we see him do so often to a time of 37.2. he took his time with a victory lap with this one. his final farewell to the crowd. he was out there saying good-bye. he declared to the media, i am the greatest. and he told his teammates if they didn't win this for him he would beat them up afterwards.
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we saw a shock win for japan. they took silver in a new asian record. and disaster for the men's 4 x 100 who finished originally in bronze. they went out to have their victory lap. one of the canadian runners came over and told them they had been disqualified because of a technology in the changeover between mike rogers and justin gatlin. usa bumped to fourth, and the canadians took the bronze. this is the ninth time in u.s. history that this has happened in this particular event for the olympics and the world championships. so a real disaster for them. >> christina, i'm just curious, and you have had a front row seat to error. not only usain bolt, but so many athletes performing on the world stage. what has it been like for you to be there and to see all of this?
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>> it's been absolutely surreal. you watch these events on tv as i have for my entire life. but to see them in the flesh is to realize just how important these moments are and what the athletes do to the crowd around them. i have seen bolt run twice in these olympic games. he has this magnetism i have never seen from any other athlete and the way he conducts the crowd. that's something i will take away. >> that's awesome. as the games are getting closer to the close.farlamacfarlane. thank you very much. even before his victory on friday, bolt cemented his status as an olympic legend. don riddell has more on the lightning bolt and his growing legacy. >> reporter: on the greatest stage in the world of sport, usain bolt has been the biggest star. the olympic games has never seen anything like it. total domination in the marquis sprint events for three
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consecutive games. some more modest athletes might play it down, but not the man itself. >> awesome. that's my one word i always use. >> reporter: he's been rewriting the record books since sweeping the 100, 200 and sprint relay events, both repeated in london and here in rio. signing off with an unprecedented triple-triple. it's unlikely we will ever see his like again. >> usain bolt is the greatest track and field of all time. >> i can't think of another athlete since mow ma'am ed ali that captured the public information. >> reporter: it would be hard to imagine anyone cementing a legacy in a shorter amount of time. he was on the track of a total of less than two minutes
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transcending his sport to be a global icon and a national hero in his beloved jamaica. >> it is a true honor to see him run. >> he has really lifted the sport and has brought all the people here. all the world has seen you can do it the right way. >> words can't express it. we know this is his last olympics. it was great to be here. >> reporter: usain bolt has become its shining light, smiling assassin, ruthlessly crushing his rivals, laughing all the way to the finish line, and the bank too. >> we just talk about the attendance. he has brought faces, fans. he's truly a legend in the making. i'm so grateful for that and what he's doing in the sport. just athletics as a whole. >> tonight we have seen usain bolt write another page of on history in his remarkable
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olympic career. now he says it's over he said he will reafter the world championships next year. he will celebrate his 30th birthday. it is a title he will likely never be surpassed. he will be be profoundly missed. >> u.s. swimmer ryan lochte has apologized for his role but is sticking to his account of a robbery. we will have an update on the ongoing controversy. on the very latest on all things olympics, be sure to head to cnn.com/olympics. america's choice 2016 donald trump going all the way for african-american voters hoping
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to sway them. recent polls show hillary clinton is ahead in the race for the white house. the republican presidential candidate is trying to close the gap by, among other things, getting the important vote of african-americans. this comes as he is facing another shift at the top of his campaign. jessica schneider has details for us. >> what do you have to lose by trying something new like trump? >> reporter: donald trump making a passionate pitch to african-american voters telling this mostly white audience near east lansing, michigan saying democrats are the ones keeping american down. >> americans must reject the bigotry of hillary clinton who sees it only as votes. hillary clinton would rather provide a job to a refugee from
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overseas than to give that job to unemployed african-american youth. >> thank you for coming mr., trump. >> reporter: trump started in baton rouge, criticizing the president staying on vacation in martha's vineyard. just as donald trump's jet took off, that president obama will travel to the devastation on tuesday. but donald trump didn't let up. >> obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there. >> in hillary clinton's america, the system stayed rigged against americans. >> reporter: donald trump will spend $4.8 building their ads in ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, and florida. >> donald trump's america is is secure. terrorists and dangerous criminals kept out, borders secure, our families safe.
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>> reporter: campaign spokesman ryan fallon said in case you thought for a split-second trump was genuine about feeling regret, it takes over today. manafort said he was becoming a distraction and wanted to end it. donald trump hasn't spoken about manafort's departure only saying he is appreciative to manafort especially for his help during the delegate process. but clinton camp is saying it doesn't put an end to what they called the odd romance between donald trump and vladimir putin. jessica, thank you. getting more support of african-american voters will be quite the challenge for donald trump. a recent poll from nbc news and the wall street journal shows
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clinton beats trump among african-american voters, 91% to trump's 1%. the man who never sleeps joining us via skype. good to talk to you. 1% of african-american voters, there's no way to go but donald trump is making his best pitch to voters. will it work? >> this is his second speech that he said was targeting black voters made in pro dominantly white suburbs. i'm not sure how he is hoping to go up if he is not speaking to black voters where they are. as you inferred from the clip last night, he made this comment about why black voters should pick him given that they also have nothing to lose. but the feedback on social media
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was not very much affirming oren couraging or receptive to his speak. >> let's talk about hillary clinton. a federal judge denied a request from a conservative watch group to depose clinton in her e-mail controversy. but the judge said she would have to answer in a written form under oath. how will that play with clinton's standings so far? >> this just shows the situation with the e-mails for hillary clinton, it's not over. i know the clinton campaign was hoping that they would be able to put this behind them. but republican lawmakers and her critics and conservative groups like this are working hard to keep this issue before voters with the hope that it will keep independents from going to the clinton camp. >> both candidates are now spending a lot of money when it comes to tv ads.
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however, the clinton campaign have been at it a much longer time. they are outspending donald trump. when it comes to the key swing states, eugene, and the new ads as they start to play into the minds of the voters, could we see donald trump gain some ground there, or the simple fact that he is starting at this point, which some would say is a little late in the game, will that have an impact? >> whether he gains ground or not is not the main focus. he needs to gain ground with the states he's losing most with. states like ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, florida have. he's not reaching them based on the way he talks about issues related to black communities. >> let's also talk about the trump reboot. the triple down.
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trump saying, hey, i've got to be trump. but we are seeing the resignation of paul manafort. given the fact that he is stepping aside what changes could we see moving forward? >> well, we were promised by kellyanne conway 48 hours ago we would see is a softer, more perhaps compassionate trump. and we saw him, as you recall, a couple days ago saying he resome of the words he used causing people pain. less than 24 hours, it was not well received by many black voters. so is it's not really clear where it will go from now, if he will be able to stay down that. it does not keep his critics from being concerned about the trump campaign's ties to manafort and his relationship
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with russian politicians. eugene scott live in the new york bureau. thank you so much. we'll talk to you again next hour. >> now to milwaukee, wisconsin, recovering from two nights of protests and rioting a week ago after it erupted from a police shooting. now we are learning about another controversy that may have contributed a spark to that violence. >> everyone felt it. i think everyone knew that it was inevitable. >> reporter: the destructive reaction in his predominantly black neighborhood wasn't just over the police shooting. one of the triggers was something much more mundane. the targeting and ticketing practice of police. >> there are instances where tickets are issues and they should be. but some are predatory. >> i see the police and i'm like, oh, lord, not today.
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>> missed payments and things for like parking tickets ended up into a crisis. >> if i don't send it, there's a warrant out for my arrest. either way i'm in a lose-lose situation. >> black and poor residents are bearing the brunt of the city's ticketing practices. while blacks make of 19% of registered drivers in milwaukee county, they received 69% of license suspensions for failure to pay fines. that far outweighs every other ethnicity combined. >> my clients, so many of them lose their license for poverty-related reasons. >> if it all sounds familiar, it should. after a police shooting led to protests and riots in ferguson, missouri, a department of justice blamed the disproportionate ticketing of
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black residents as the underlying catalyst for the unrest. >> the city want them to be a collection agency. >> ferguson changed. it now makes just a fraction of what it used to make from fines. a new class-action lawsuit accuses 13 counties around ferguson, policing for profit. they claimed a total of $77 million was collected over a five-year period for fines, fees, and sur charges in an area where the population of less than 50,000 people. >> at some point if you have jailed someone you know they don't have the ability to pay, right? because we would all pay. >> nobody wants to sit in jail. >> right. you're asking someone, how much money do you have to buy your
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freedom? >> they have created debtor's prisons. one african-american mayor said driving is a privilege, not a right. >> it's not the policeman's part for enforcing the lead. >> he said while the system should be scrutinized. >> these are the laws of the state they're enforcing. the warrants and those kinds of things are built into law to try to get people to come to court. >> alderman is watching what's happening and warning without it the eruption of anger will reappear. >> i see devastation. i see something i hope we never see again. >> you're watching cnn "newsroom". >> still ahead, why donald trump is slamming president obama and his response to the flood disaster in the state of
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louisiana. >> plus, fighting the zika virus in florida. it gets more complicated and health officials issue a new warning. stay with us. well, it was nice to see everyone.
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welcome back to cnn "newsroom". i'm george howell. the state of louisiana is struggling to recover from widespread flooding. floodwaters have damaged 30,000 homes and killed at least 13 people. fema says more than 70,000 people have registered for individual assistance since the federal disaster was declared there. donald trump used the visit to the flood-ravaged area to slam president obama and told crowds friday that mr. obama needs to stop golfing and help support the flood victims there. the white house says the president will will visit louisiana on tuesday as his vacation concludes. let's find out if there is more rain there on the way to louisiana. the simple fact that so many homes have been destroyed. for some, there is no recourse. >> unfortunately they will feel
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the effects for days if not weeks to come. it is a very low sea level. west virginia, for instance, that area sees water seek its own level, flash flooding comes through, and that event quickly comes to an end. but in louisiana's case, it sticks around. water is slow to retreat. i want to show you astounding pictures. this really can appear almost as if, well, unfortunately this is not that photo. but i do want to show you what this particular part of louisiana actually looks like. if my director will bring up the weather graphics. you can see just how flooded louisiana actually is. or how badly this water continues to impact this region. we have had thousands of people still impacted by this series of
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heavy, heavy rain events. unfortunately, there is more rain in the forecast. in fact, these pictures i'm about to show you look, well, eerily similar to that of 2005, hurricane katrina, if you recall. take a look at this. this is thousands of evacuees still seeking shelter. how much rain actually fell in louisiana? we're talking a one-week period from august 8th through the 14th. a significant amount of precipitation leading to video that you saw just a moment ago. 193 millimeters. if you do the math, that's over 26 trillion liters of rainfall. a significant amount of rain in a short period of time led to extensive flooding. here's the reason why. look at the radar. you can see the flash flood warnings still in place across this area. broaden this perspective. you notice even texas, the neighboring state to louisiana
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also has flood watches right now. the border of mexico, they have a flash flood warning. there is still more chances of heavy downpours across the state of louisiana. there is light at the end of the tunnel. the cold front drops south finally by mid week. it should start to ease the rainfall. this area does have chances of rain each day in the seven-day forecast. but it doesn't mean it is going to rain every day and every moment of the day. it's just we have to leave that chance of precipitation in there i want to end with this. there are all kinds of hidden dangers associated with this according to the louisiana health department. contaminants in the water. infection problems considering the standing water is such an issue. one thing that is interesting is we tried to tie the potential of the zika virus being spread due to flooding events like this. according to the cdc, centers
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for disease control actually here in atlanta, george, said large rain and flooding events lowers the level of disease-transmitting mosquitos. it is interesting to see that's possible. that has to do with how they breed and how this heavy rainfall can actually push away some of those infected mosquitos. more of a nuisance mosquitos. still an uptick in that but not the zika-spreading mosquitos. >> people are doing their best to stop the bites. a frightening warning for pregnant women in the united states. the u.s. centers for disease control has a new warning to stay away from a section is of miami beach, florida because the zika virus has spread there. mary maloney tells the story. >> reporter: this is ocean drive, one of the hottest
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tourist spots on south beach. miami beach is a different hot spot, one for vehicle is qaa. >> we believe we have a new area in miami beach. >> it is one and a half square miles running from the beach to the intercoastal waterway. >> the key is to find it quickly, respond quickly. that's what we're doing, along with florida and miami-dade county in the two zones where we have documented transmission. >> the head of the cdc says high-rise buildings and strong beach breezes. >> we're going to do everything we can to make residents and tourists safe. that's job number one. >> contracting zika is the most damaging to pregnant women. the virus can have devastating consequences for an unborn baby, which is why the cdc warns pregnant women not to travel to parts of miami beach.
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and not traveling to miami-dade county at all stpwhrfplt between our efforts and the county's spraying efforts, the last thing i would ever want to be on miami beach right now is a mosquito. mary, thank you. this is cnn "newsroom". still ahead, ryan lochte is apologizing for his actions in rio. why that hasn't been enough to quiet the controversy around it. millions of refugees desperate to escape war in syria. >> live from atlanta, broadcasting in the united states and around the world this hour, you're watching cnn "newsroom".
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you're watching krp newsroocnn . i'm george howell. activists report new clashes saturday between syrian and kurdish forces and government forces. a senior u.s. military officials warns that the syrians will risk losing an aircraft if they strike the kurds again. donald trump again is is trying to court the african-american voter. in a rally in michigan, trump says hillary clinton takes the vote of african-americans for granted. he said what do you have to lose by trying something new, like trump?
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the paraolympic committee said problems are unprecedented but that the games will go on. usain bolt has made history. he has his triple-triple. three golds, three events in three straight olympics. he won the 4 x 100 and 100 and 200-meter races. sources say ryan lochte will ultimately be suspended for an altercation that happened in rio. usa swimming and the u.s. olympic committee say they are reviewing that incident. lochte says it ended with him and three teammates being robbed at gunpoint. brazilian police say no such robbery ever happened. nick peyton walsh has this report. >> reporter: ryan lochte took to
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instagram said he a polls for his behavior last weekend, and not being more candid in describing the events of that early morning and for my role in preventing the other olympics from reaching their dreams. at least one of them vandalized the station, urinating outside and damaged the property. they are confronted by security. off camera, they say money exchanged hands. >> they told the other swimmers to get on the ground. >> police say the american swimmers reached an agreement with the armed guards to pay for damages while the gold medalist has now apologized, he stops is
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short of entirely changing his story. he said it's traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave. >> we obviously accept his apology. >> the international olympic committee chiming in as well. >> it is clear the brazilian population felt humiliated. >> lochte has been banned in the u.s. for days while his teammates bore the brunt. james feigen was not allowed to leave brazil until he paid nearly $11,000 to a national sports charity. feigen and his lawyer agreed to the donation during a court appearance. jack conger and bentz returned to the u.s. this morning. they were pulled off their flight by brazilian authorities on wednesday. they were given their passports
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only after giving statements to police. all of this as they try to clean up the mess behind. the behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of the team usa. also stopped short of saying its athletes lied. saying they displayed their weapons, ordered the athletes from their vehicle and demanded a monetary payment. the question now is what comes next. major sponsors, included speedo and ralph lauren, say they are following the developments closely. >> nick, thank you. the chief u.s. ally against isis in syria is under renewed assault by forces loyal to the assad government. observers report heavy shelling in hasakah.
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they hit kurdish targets earlier this week. up to 13 people were killed there. the u.s. has warned syria it will not hesitate to shoot down a plane with the air strikes resume. >> now, we have an update on the traumatized little boy, the syrian boy hughes heart-rendering picture sparked outrage around the world. that image of this 5-year-old boy, omran. he and his family had been smuggled out of aleppo and they are staying with relatives. three other syrian children and three adults met a tragic end. they drowned in the mediterranean when they crossed to europe in a small boat. the bodies of two girls, 8 months old and 5 years old, have been recovered from sea. the body of a 5-year-old boy with them has not yet been found. earlier my colleague jonathan mann spoke to michelle
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nunn of care usa. they are trying to help whether they are inside the country or outside. john asked what can be done about this very desperate situation for people. >> we have to have a diplomatic resolution. and we have to have advocates individual citizens and leaders around the world who say this will not stand. so we have to address that. and we have to use our sense of urgency and also our sense of outrage to ensure that happens. the second thing is on a temporary basis we must ensure humanitarian law is maintained. all international law is being violated as we see bombings of hospitals. we must address this and hold people accountable. finally, we have to realize that we actually can-can help people who are suffering right now. that means the people that have
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fled syria and people themselves, organizations like c.a.r.e. and so many other humanitarian organizations are working there. we want people to know they can make a difference. you can make a contribution. you can make an effort to lift up your voice. spubg truly change the trajectory of what's happening. >> half the population of syria needs humanitarian assistance. when you see the look on that boy's face, what has he endured. >> we know that the numbers are staggering. this is the greatest humanitarian crisis since world war ii. there are literally millions of people displaced within syria. millions of people are living in besieged areas. they are experiencing these kinds of bombings every single day. also, do you have keep in mind without water, without elect, without food.
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it must be able to reach civilians and provide them at least the glimpse of hope and possibility. >> me ask you about that. the u.n. is begging for 48 hours. will that make any difference at all? >> it's a step in the right direction but not nearly sufficient. it needs to be every day that we can reach people with humanitarian relief. we must hold ourselves to these basics of international law and make sure we can reach civilians and that we are not bombing civilians. >> do you feel powerless when you see this? >> i don't. i don't want people to feel like they're on the sidelines. if people lift up their voices and an advo case, if they write letters to the editor, if they say this is untenable, we can see this change. when we feel powerless. it ensure this will continue i
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want citizens to realize they have a voice and they have to use it and that they can make an investment in the kind of change that we know must happen when we see these images. >> michelle speaking to jonathan mann. big changes if hillary clinton becomes president of the united states. a look at that controversy next. " "how do i check my credit score?" "credit karma. don't worry, it's free." "credit karma. give yourself some credit."
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you could say it's a small victory for hillary clinton and her e-mail troubles. a u.s. federal judge ruled that a conservative watch dog group cannot question hillary clinton in person about use of her private e-mail server while secretary of state. instead, clinton has to respond in writing and under oath and
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written within 30 days to judicial watch. the u.s. justice department conclude go ahead there were no grounds to prosecute hillary clinton over her handling of e-mail. in the meantime, the clintons are keeping steps to keep their foundation above suspicion. the couple's republican rivals are questioning those changes, as joe johns reports. stpwrr former president bill clinton trying to avoid any actual or the appearance of conflicts of interest, announcing he will resign from the board of the clinton foundation if his wife, the former secretary of state, wins in november. the foundation, taking an additional step, saying they will also no longer accept corporate or foreign donation. >> clinton watch by peter schweitzer, shows how they used it to enrich their family at america's expense. she gets rich, making you poor.
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>> reporter: they have come under scrutiny while being in contact with the state department. >> as hillary clinton apologized for turning the state department into a pay-for-play operation where favors are sold to the highest bidder. >> reporter: the clinton campaign denies any pay to play allegations. >> we have so much that we are proud of, and i will put that up against any of the innuendo and accusation coming from donald trump. because the work that has been done has garnered accolades and appreciation from every corner of the world because it has been so far-sighted, visionary, and effective. >> reporter: but republicans jumped on the new announcements. rnc releasing a statement saying if everything was aboveboard while hillary clinton ran the state department as the clintons have said, why change a thing? and also mr. clinton, who
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already stopped giving paid speeches, said he would keep it that way if elected. the clintons have a a massed $1.5 million worldwide since leaving in 2001. as new details are emerging on mrs. clinton's controversial e-mail server. she said it was colin powell who advised her to use personal e-mail. at a 2009 dinner party hosted by mad din albright, powell recommended he use her own mail, as he had doning exempt for classified communications by a state computer. he said he had no recollection of such a thing. he said at the time there was no equivalent system within the department. he used a secure state computer on his desk to manage classified
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information. of course there are a couple big differences between colin powell and hillary clinton's e-mail. powell entered in 2001 when e-mail wasn't as popular as it was in 2009. and powell never had his own private server. joe, thank you. kids all over the world are striking his signature pose. usain bolt inspiring the next generation of athletes. next.
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welcome back to newsroom. i'm george howell. jamaican sprinter usain bolt is most certainly one of the most famous to ever live. just about everyone knows this guy, especially because of his iconic victory pose. he's exciting young runners all over the world. they give us their best impression of him too. >> usain bolt.
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>> three, two, one. >> two, three. >> whoo! >> usain bolt is my motivation. every time i need to get up, every time i'm not feeling confident in track, i always watch his videos. >> he's great. he can run fast. >> i would like to run like him. >> he's the world record holder, so it's a really big thing. >> it's a amazing that someone can accomplish those kind of things. and that your body can actually be that fast and have that kind of dynamics. >> i like bolt because he is ama amazi amazing. >> he's inspired so many people across the world, and i think people really -- i don't think they understand how much work he's put into this. but when you know as an athlete yourself you really do appreciate what he does. >> he represents athletics in a very positive way.
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>> he inspires people everywhere and that makes hill the best. >> you can mirror yourself in him and aim for the best. >> me being a young male look up to the fact that he made it hard times and he's just a role model to other black males. >> usain bolt is my -- is someone who encourages me to work hard in running so i can be like him. >> i aspire to be where he is one day. >> he's like a big brother to me. we run the same events. and one day i would like to be as fast as him. >> i want to run exactly the the times that he's run. >> i like you, usain bolt. i like your energy and i like your passion. >> i like your running stale, the way you compete. >> i'll tray, and i'll pray to god to help me to be like usain bolt. >> i'm not such a fast runner,
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so i cannot even beat you in running. >> people say girls aren't as quick as boys, but i want to prove them wrong. >> usain bolt, keep it up, and one day maybe we can meet. >> want to race? i mean i do the hurdles, but i'm down for 100. >> three, two, one. >> give me your best bolt. >> okay. ♪ >> no doubt about it. these athletes are in fact, leaders. they inspire young people around the world. it's beautiful to see. >> and finally, this day in rio, we take you to one of the slums there, the santa marta favela,
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images of the first ever olympic refugee team who are competing in rio projected onto buildings there. the show's organizers hope to promote message of peace and the spirit of the olympic games. thank you for being with us this hour for cnn "newsroom", i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. we'll have more news from around the world right after the break. stay with us.
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the triple triple for the lightning bolt. jamaica star sprinter earns his ninth gold medal and the hearts of fans across the world. what the hell do you have to lose?
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[ cheers ] >> donald trump trying to gain voters from a group that he's been struggling to attract. a new warning over the zika virus. the u.s. government telling pregnant women to avoid parts of florida's miami beach. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome. to our viewers here in the united states and around the world, i'm george howell. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. it is 5:01 on the u.s. east coast. let's talk about usain bolt winning his triple triple. he and team jamaica won the men's 4x100 relay, making it nine for bolt. nine. three golds in three events in three straight olympics. in addition to the relay, the lightning bolt won this year's 100 and 200-meter races. he turns 30 on sunday and says rio will be his final olympics. let's hand over to cnn's
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christina mcfarland live in rio de janeiro. let's talk about usain bolt. history has been made. >> reporter: yeah. the trilogy is complete, george. also he's become now the second-most successful olympian of all time with the nine gols. second over to -- gold medals. second only to michael phelps with 23. it's been 12 years of doomsdminn for this man. bolt was coming into the home straight, leveling with japan. usain bolt took hold of the baton and it change from there. he took four strides to get into it and powers down the field as we've seen him do so often. the jamaicans finishing at 37.27 seconds, short of the world record. bolt enjoying the limelight. he took an hour and a half to
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two hours to do his victory parade. his final turn in front of the crowd. afterwards he said, shared that he felt a sense of relief and sadness that it was all over. but that it was mission accomplished. it was quite something to witness this evening. >> indeed, mission accomplished for bolt. tell us if you could about the drama for silver and bronze in the men's relay. >> reporter: yeah. there was a scrap going on behind the jamaicans. a bit of a shock silver medal position, we saw japan take it with a new asian record which no one was expecting. there was disaster for the men's u.s. team. they were in bronze medal position. that is where they'd finished. they were just about to do their victory lap on the track when the canadians who finished in four came up and told them that they'd been disqualified. what had happened was there was a technicality in the changeover between mike rodgers and justin gatlin. they were dequeued.
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they got bumped to fourth position. the canadians took the bronze medal. and unbelievably, george, this is the ninth time in u.s. history that this has happened at the olympics or at the world championship. i tell you, the women made it up for it earlier. the women's 4x100 maintained their title bringing the u.s. tally in track and field up to five golds and beating jamaica, as well, which, of course, had the elaine thompson who won the 100 and 200 meters running the final leg. some victory for the united states, but the men, a sorry end to what has been a bit of a bad run for the likes of justin gatlin at these olympic. >> unfortunate, indeed. the sun starting to rise on another day at the olympics. the sun is rising there, right, or is it cloudy? >> reporter: it's rising. >> good stuff. good stuff. stay in touch, and we'll get more updates in the days to come. thank you. >> reporter: thank you, george. even before his big win on
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friday, usain bolt was and is an olympic legend. the jamaican sprinter has dominated his sport for nearly a decade. our don riddell with more on bolt's growing legacy. >> reporter: on the greatest stage in the world of sports, usain bolt has been the biggest star. the olympic games has never seen anything like it -- total domination in the sprint event for three consecutive games. some more modest athletes might play it down, but not the man himself. >> awesome. that's my word. that's my one word i always use. usain bolt is awesome. >> reporter: he's been rewriting the record book since sweeping the 100, 200, and sprint relay events in beijing. bolt repeated in london and again here in rio, signing off his olympic career with an unprecedented triple triple. it's unlikely that we'll ever see his like again. >> usain bolt is the greatest track and field athlete of all time. >> i can't think of another
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athlete since muhammad ali that has so captured the public imagination. >> reporter: it would be hard to imagine anyone cementing a legacy in a shorter amount of time. for the nine gold medals bolt won at his last three olympics, he was on the track for a total of less than two minutes, transcending his sport to become a global icon and a national hero in his beloved jamaica. >> truly humbling to be here for this moment. a true honor to see him run. >> he has really lifted the sport and has brought all these people here. the world has seen that you can do it the right way. >> words can't express, especially since we know it was his last olympics. it was great to see him. >> reporter: in a troubled era for athletics, usain bolt has become a shining light. a smiling assassin, ruthlessly crushing his rivals, laughing all the way to the finish line and the bank, too.
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>> absolute game changer. we just talked about the attendance coming to the track. he's brought faces, fans, he's truly a legend in the making. but i'm so grateful for that and what he's doing for the sport. just athletics as a whole. >> reporter: tonight we've seen usain bolt write another page of history in his remarkable olympic career. now, it's over. he says he'll retire after the world championships next year. he will celebrate his 30th birthday this sunday knowing that he is the greatest. it is a title that will likely never be surpassed, and make no mistake, he will be profoundly missed. don riddell, cnn, rio. the u.s. is continuing its pace in the standings with 105 olympic medals. great britain and china are in a tight race for second place.
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there are two golds separating them. germany with 35 holding on to four with a single gold between them and russia. sources tell cnn, a contributor, that american swimmer ryan lochte will eventually be suspended for his role in an altercation that happened in rio. both usa swimming and the olympic committee say they are reviewing the incident at this time. lochte says it ended with him and three teammates being robbed at gunpoint. brazilian police say no such robbery happened. nick paton walsh reports. >> reporter: gold medalist ryan lochte took to instagram today saying he apologizes "for my behavior last weekend for not being more careful and candid in how i described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes" fulfilling their olympic dreams. he and teammates stopped at a gas station sunday. surveillance video appeared to
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support police account that's at least one vandalized the station, urinating outside, and damaging property. the men then get into their taxi and are confronted by security officers off camera, money reportedly changed hands. lochte had publicly described the encounter as an armed robbery. >> pulled us over, they pulled out their guns. they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground. and the guy pulled his gun. he packed it, put it to my forehead. he said, "get down." >> reporter: police say the american swimmers reached an agreement with the armed guards to pay for damages. while the gold medalist has apologized, he stopped short of entirely changing his story. "it's traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country with a language barrier." he posted, "and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave." >> we obviously accept his apology. >> reporter: the international olympic committee chiming in, as well. >> it's clear that the brazilian
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population was -- felt humiliated. >> reporter: lochte has been back in the u.s. for days while his teammates bore the brunt in brazil. rio's mayor says he feels "pit and contempt for all of them." james feigen was not allowed to leave brazil until he paid nearly $11,000 to a national sports charity. civil police say feigen and his lawyer agreed to the donation during a court appearance. jack conger and gunnar bentz returned to the u.s. this morning after being pulled off the original flight by brazilian authorities wednesday. they were given their passports back only after giving statements to police. all this as the u.s. olympic committee tries to clean up the mess left behind. in a statement it said, "the behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of team usa." the usoc also stopped short of saying its athletes lied. their security guards "displayed their weapons, ordered the athletes from their vehicle, and
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demanded a monetary payment." the question now is what comes next. a major sponsor including speedo and ralph lauren, say they're following the developments closely. nick paton walsh, cnn, rio de janeiro, brazil. >> thank you. donald trump is trying to turn his campaign around after disappointing poll numbers. we'll examine whether this reboot might be the dawn of the new donald. plus, fighting the zika virus, that zika virus in florida gets more complicated. federal health officials issue another warning. we'll explain. what is freedom? yes, it's riding a horse across fields and stuff. but it's mostly getting to watch your directv with unlimited data from at&t. we're setting families free. so they can stream away - and not squabble over who's using how much. so go, family. watch. freedom. ha! seize the data!
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from the place with the experts. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great. america's choice, 2016, donald trump facing yet another staff change at the top of his campaign less than three months to go before the election day. the u.s. republican presidential candidate has accepted the resignation of his campaign chairman. paul manafort has effectively been sidelined, resigning after trump promoted two other members to senior campaign positions. we have details. >> reporter: a major casualty of the trump campaign's latest reset. campaign chairman paul manafort is out. >> i think my father didn't want to be distracted whatever things that paul was dealing with. >> reporter: sources tell cnn
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manafort was facing increasing scrutiny over his lobbying ties to ukraine and russia, and told trump he was becoming a distraction and wanted it to end. >> i think it's fair to say the last three to four weeks of this campaign have not gone well. the poll numbers have indicated that. the campaign has missed opportunities to go after hillary when they shouldn't have. what i want to see is the campaign back on message. >> reporter: thanks to slipping poll numbers, the campaign is issuing in an empowering new blood on the campaign this week, dispatching trump and his running mate to the flood zone in louisiana. >> we knew you'd be here, mr. trump. >> nobody understands how bad it is. it's incredible. i'm just here to help. >> reporter: to show a flash of presidential leadership on the ground and set up a clear contrast with president obama who has not yet visited the devastated site. >> the president says he doesn't want to come. >> i heard he was trying to stay under par while we're under war. >> he'll never be under par.
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>> reporter: president obama will visit baton rouge next week. and in prepared remarks, trump broke with his typically aggressive style on the stump includes night. >> sometimes in heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issue you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. >> reporter: stopping short of a specific apology, but expressing blanket remorse for some of his controversial comments. >> and i do regret it. particularly where it may have caused personal pain. >> reporter: with just 81 days until the election, it's not the trump we're used to hearing. >> i don't regret anything. we -- it was a re-tweet. it wasn't me. no, i don't regret it. i don't regret anything. >> you regret saying that? >> i don't -- i like not to regret anything. >> reporter: clinton spokesman nick morrell issuing a warning over twitter to democrats that
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trump's new strategy could work. saying, "it's not inconceivable he gets away with this. we need to do our part to make sure he doesn't. unreal." team trump is also finally debuting its first tv ad of the general election campaign, getting back to the core of donald trump's original campaign message. >> in hillary clinton's america, the system stays rigged against americans. syrian refugee flood in. illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay. >> reporter: and the trump campaign spent over $4 million for that ad which will run in four battleground states, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, and florida. virginia was anticipated to be the fifth battleground state in this buy, but it is now not part of the plan. the clinton campaign has quickly seized on the ad, especially as it relates to this perceived new strategy of donald trump's. a clinton spokesman quipping, "in case you thought for a split second trump was genuine about
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feeling regret, he's back to demonizing immigrants again in this new ad." cnn, washington. >> thank you very much. now let's get more on this shift in the race from cnn politics reporter eugene scott, joining us live via skype from the new york bureau. eugene, good to have you with us again. the question has always been when will donald trump pivot. we have seen several campaign changes. we've seen cory lewandowski out. now paul manafort out with steve bannon and kelly ann conway taking the helm. it is fair to say this is the trump triple down. are we seeing trump pivot, and tell stick? >> it certainly looked like it friday morning. if you recall, he was headed to louisia louisiana. we eventually saw photos of him passing out supplies. i believe food, perhaps clothing to victims of the floods. we spent that morning commenting on his comments about regretting
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the words this he's said, that he admits have caused some people pain. but friday he was touting questionable stats. speaking to black voters, hoping to win their support but not really addressing the issues that they have said concerned them most. >> let's talk more about that. donald trump right now not doing so well with the support of african-americans. listen here to how he made the pitch to an audience with few if any african-americans in the room. we can talk more it whether this will work. let's listen. >> if hillary clinton's goal was to inflict pain on the african-american community, she could not have done a better job to disgrace. tonight, i'm asking for the vote of every single african-american
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citizen in this country who wants to see a better future. [ cheers ] >> maybe there weren't many in the room, but certainly a clarion call, reaching out to african-americans to ask them what do you have to lose. let's talk about the way things stand right now, as well. if we could get the graphic showing the snapshot from the "wall street journal"/nbc news poll showing hillary clinton has 91% of african-american voters. donald trump has 1%. eugene, the question -- very important voting block. and if donald trump is able to sway voter to bri-- voters up because up is the only way to go, will that help him? >> reporter: with up being the only way to go, there's always room for improvement. this is donald trump's second speech this week that he said was targeted toward black voters. yet, it was held in a predominantly white suburb. if you want to reach black voters, you kind of have to be where black voters are. that speech was just packed with
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stats that are questionable and pushed back on regarding poverty rates and unemployment rates within the black community. i think there are many black voters who are disappointed and frustrated with the democratic party and would be willing to look at other options besides it. i don't know that donald trump is speaking, though, to the issues that concern them most. >> i also want to talk about the news in the clinton campaign, as well, facing some trouble herself. the federal judge that denied the request from a conservative watchdog group to depose clinton, that is a win for her. but that judge saying that clinton will have to answer with questions in written form in 30 days under oath for that watchdog group. how will that play into hillary clinton's lead at this point? could it affect her? >> reporter: it depends on what comes out from that writing. the answers to the questions that the judge is asking clinton to respond to. this e-mail saga seems to be the scandal that is not going to go away for the clinton campaign.
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i imagine that that is a big frustration for them, especially as they seek to hold on to this lead and attract independent voters who are perhaps giving donald trump a second look. >> eugene scott live in the new york bureau. thank you very much for the insight. we'll stay in touch with you. >> reporter: thank you. a frightening warning for pregnant women from the u.s. centers for disease control. the warning is to stay away from a section of myrtle beach, miami beach, florida. the zika virus has spread there. the cdc issuing the travel warning on friday. the virus has already been identified in an area north of downtown miami. the cdc director says the threat zone may be even wider. listen -- >> pregnant women and sexual partners of pregnant women may want to postpone or delay travel to other parts of miami-dade. the issue there is that it's an area where they're looking hard for zika, finding some of it. there have been other isolated instances of local spread of
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zika. and when zika starts to spread, it may be two or three weeks before there's any way to be sure it's spreading. we're just providing that information openly, transparently, so people can make an informed decision. any time we travel anywhere, we look at the risks, the benefits, and make a decision that's right for us. we're saying that certainly for two one-mile areas we really urge you not to go in for women living in those one-mile areas, do everything possible to avoid mosquito bites. >> dr. tom frieden, director of the cdc. there are now 36 cases of locally transmitted zika infection in the state of florida. in the u.s. state of louisiana, it is struggling to recover from widespread flooding. so far, floodwaters have damaged more than 40,000 homes. they've killed at least 13 people. u.s. emergency officials say more than 70,000 people have registered for individual assistance since the federal disaster was declared there. let's bring in our meteorologist, derek van dam, to talk about the situation there. every time i see these images of
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people walking through the water, it's one of those situations where they're going back to their homes, there's probably not a lot left there. >> and considering that only 11 years ago almost to the date hurricane katrina also ravaged this very area. so this part of louisiana in the southern united states has been hit exceptionally hard within the past decade or so. and unfortunately, they have this flooding cleanup to contend with for the next days could weeks, if not months to come. look at it photo. eerily reminiscent of almost 11 years ago. people taking refuge in shelters. by the way, george, this particular flooding event now has the potential to be placed in the top five costliest floods in u.s. history. some insurance and risk management firms saying that the economic impact of the flooding in and around baton rouge area could top $1.5 million.
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unbelievable. across the area, 7.6 inches of average state rainfall for the period of august 8 through the 14th. louisiana has a square mileage of around 52,000. if you do the math, that equates to about 17.38 million gallons per square mile. i mean, this is a significant amount of rain. 6.9 trillion gallons of water fell on that particular location. a significant amount of precipitration led to this -- precipitation that led to this scene. we have flood warnings extending across southern louisiana. remember, this particular part of the united states is extremely low in terms of sea level. so in comparison to a mountainous region that receives flash flooding, this water, the floodwater that they're currently contending with, is slow to retreat and will continue to impact this region. just to the west, neighboring state of texas, we have flash flood watches through austin and san antonio. this is an unassociated system. they still have also seen a
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significant amount of rainfall through the summer months and spring, as well. i bring up this comparison on the other side of the world because we're starting to focus on the closing ceremonies for the rio olympics, the 31st olympiad. the comparison in louisiana equates to about 26 trillion liters of water, equivalent to how much rain fell in louisiana just last week. and that would film americana stadium, over 22,000 times, by the way. while we have more rain in store for rio, we've got a few more competitions to go. saturday is women's golf and men's marathon taking place on sunday. unfortunately, that and the closing ceremonies could be impacted by some rough weather. so athletes and spectators need to be aware that saturday and sunday the weather will change in rio. >> all right. thank you. if hillary clinton becomes president, the clintons say they would make changes to their foundation to avoid more
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you are watching "cnn newsroom." it's always good to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following this hour. it's usain bolt.
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he struck again. the star jamaican sprinter has won the triple-triple. three gold necessarily there events in three olympic games. bolt and his teammate won the men's 4x100-meter relay. the lightning bolt already took gold in the 100 and 200-meter races. australia's olympic committee apologizing after several of its athletes used incorrect accreditation to get into the basketball arena where the australian team was playing serbia on friday. the athlete wes were held at th police station and released after paying fines. u.s. swimmer ryan lochte is apologizing for his actions on the night that he claimed the three teammates, others of his teammates, were robbed at gunpoint in rio. he's stopping short of changing his story. he says the robbery did happen. brazil illan police say that it didn't happen. a stark warning for pregnant women from the u.s. centers for disease control.
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it's to stay away from a section of miami beach, florida, because the zika virus has spread there. the cdc issued the travel advisory on friday. that virus has already been identified in an area north of downtown miami. activists report more clashes saturday between kurdish forces and government loyalists in northern syria. the syrian observatory for human rights also says coalition par planes patrolled the skies over hasaka and reinforcements have arrived at a u.s. air base. syrian air strikes targeted kurdish fighters in hasakah on thursday. barbara starr reports on why the u.s. is so concerned. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: this video is said to show kurdish fighters in a running gun battle with syrian regime forces in the northern city of hasakah. syrian fighter jets also bombing the area, alarming the pentagon which secretly ordered the hasty
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with withdrawal of american operations forces. >> we've got aircraft in the area, forces on the ground including special operations forces. may well be u.s. intelligence folks on the ground. so this increases the possibility of direct conflict. >> reporter: the building smoldering from the air strikes. hasakah is normally relatively calm and largely under kurdish control. u.s. forces are training kurds and arabs to fight isis. until now the syrian regime had steered clear of where the americans operate. the pentagon is furious with damascus and moscow. when the syrian attack came, the u.s. military scrambled, trying to contact the syrian aircraft. there was no answer. warning the russian and the syrians the u.s. "will take whatever action is necessary" to defend u.s. forces. and sending more u.s. aircraft into the area to patrol the
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skies. there is now the real possibility of the u.s. and syria squaring off in the air. a senior u.s. military official telling cnn "if the syrians try this again, they are at great risk of losing an aircraft." dozens of u.s. special operations forces are still in other areas of northern syria. to protect them, the tough u.s. line will continue. >> if the u.s. ends up leaving because things get hot, what it's meant is they were essentially coerced to pull back by a combination one would strongly suspect of syrian, iranian, and russian efforts. >> reporter: the russians are stepping up their action. these cruise missiles launched at what moscow said were al qaeda targets. and 5-year-old omran, wounded by air strikes in aleppo, now recovering. another tiny victim of yet another bombing.
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>> barbara starr, thank you. an update now on omran. the activist tells cnn the family has been struggled out of aleppo. you remember this image. an iconic image. this little boy on this orange chair after seeing and surviving what he's seen this. three other children, three other syrian children and three adults have met a tragic end trying to escape the horrors of the war. they drowned in the mediterranean when they tried to cross europe in a small boat. the pesticides -- bodies two of girls, 8 months old and 5 years old, have been recovered from sea. the body of a 5-year-old boy has not been found. one of the most encouraging victories in the fight against isis came when a syrian city was liberated. it cut off the terror group's supply lines to turkey. robyn curnow with how life has changed for residents since isis was driven out.
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>> reporter: cars and motor bikes buzzed through the streets. merchant are open for business again, and a mother pushes a stroller with her children by her side as the people in the syrian city of mambij resume their daily lives. months of bombardment by u.s. warplanes along with u.s.-backed rebels on the ground finally election rated the city from the grip of isis -- liberated the city if the grip of isis last week. isis fighters have fled the city. photos show long lines of militants using civilians as human shields, according to syrian democratic forces. jubilant residents returned, men cut off their beards, women burned their nikabs and openly smoked cigarettes. things they weren't allowed to do during the terror group's two-year oppressive rule. everyone has a story to share about life under isis. this man says he and others were starved and targeted by snipers. another says militants burned down his store.
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this man says isis set fire to a building containing all of the city's official documents. >> translator: it's all ashes now. there's nothing left. proof of property, everything is burned. >> reporter: now residents say they will start to rebuild what's left of their city. while the loss of manbij is a big strategic blow to isis, coalition officials say the fight against the terror group is far from over. cnn. will venezuela's president has awarni warning for rivals - you think turkey's president cracked down hard on opponents after the failed coupe attempt, it will be much worse if the opposition tries to get rid of me. in a televised speech, maduro made it clear to citizens he's not playing. >> translator: did you see what happened in turkey? erdwan is going to look like a baby in comparison to what this revolution will do if the opposition crosses the border of
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the coup again. i'm not kidding. i am prepared to do so. i don't care what the oas or the american imperialists say. i don't care what the imperialists say. i dare you. the working class family and the people are united. >> a speech that roused people to stand. the opposition is planning a big march next month to demand a recall referendum that would essentially rid the country of nicolas maduro if the referendum takes effect. reports say turkey's parliament has approved a reconciliation agreement with israel ending a six-year rift between the nations. the relationship soured after israeli marines stormed the turkish ship filled with humanitarian aid back in 2010, enforcing a naval blockade of the hamas-run gaza strip. nine people were killed during that incident. >> translator: i don't think there will be a problem during its israel deal implementation. israel is dependent on turkey's
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security. israel can't afford to be against turkey while being in a region surrounded by arab and islamic countries. secondly, there are natural gas resources in the mediterranean that they are pursuing, and we want to be part of it. the shortest and safety route to transport natural gas to europe is through turkey. >> as part of the deal, israel would reportedly pay turkey $20 million for the victims' families and people injured in the raid. in return, turkey will drop its outstanding legal claims. republicans are questioning some proposed changes at the clinton foundation if hillary clinton becomes president. a look at that controversy straight ahead. also, donald trump slamming president barack obama for his handling of the louisiana floods. a look at the pitfalls for the presidents responding to disasters.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." america's choice, 2016, bill and hillary clinton say they are taking steps to keep their charitable foundation above suspicion if she become preside president. republican rivals are challenging the changes.
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cnn's joe johns reports. >> reporter: former president bill clinton trying to avoid any actual or the appearance of conflicts of interest, announcing he will resign from the board of the clinton foundation if his wife, the former secretary of state, wins in november. the foundation taking an additional step saying they'll also no longer accept corporate or foreign donations. >> the book "clinton cash" by peter schweitzer documents how bill and hillary used the state department to enrich their family and at america's expense. she gets rich making you poor. >> reporter: the foundation has come under scrutiny for its close contact with the state department while hillary clinton was secretary. >> has hillary clinton apologized for turning the state department into a pay-for-play operation where favors are sold to the highest bidder. >> reporter: the clinton campaign flatly denies any pay-to-play allegations. in fact, the candidate has defended the foundation's work.
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>> we have so much that we're proud of, and i will put that up against any of the innuendo and accusation coming from donald trump because the work that has been done has garnered accolades and appreciation from every corner of the world because it has been so farsighted, visionary, and effective. >> reporter: republicans jumped on the new announcements. the rnc releasing a statement saying, "if everything was above board while hillary clinton ran the state department as the clintons have said, why change a things?" also of note, mr. clinton who had already stopped giving paid speeches said thursday he'd keep it that way if she's elected. >> whoa, whoa -- >> reporter: the clinton vs. amassed a whopping $155 million combined from paid speeches since leaving the white house in 2001. all this as new details emerge on mrs. clinton's controversial e-mail server. "the new york times" reporting that she told the fbi it was colin powell, her predecessor at the state department, who
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advised her to use personal e-mail. the "times" cites an excerpt from the new book about bill clinton saying at a 2009 dinner party hosted by former secretary of state madeline albright, powell recommended clinton use her own e-mail as he had done, except for classified communications which he had sent and received via a state department computer. powell's office that he had no recollection of such a conversation but did write clinton a memo regarding his use of a personal aol account saying, "at the time there was no equivalent system within the department." he used a secure state computer on his desk to manage classified information. of course, there are a couple big differences between colin powell and hillary clinton's e-mail. poulentered the office -- powell entered the office in 2001 when e-mail wasn't as popular as it was in 2009, and powell never had a private server. joe johns, cnn, wash. donald trump used a visit to flood-ravaged louisiana to slam
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president obama. he told crowds friday that mr. obama needs to stop gaveling at martha's vin -- golfing at martha's vineyard and help support the flood victims. the white house says the president will visit louisiana on tuesday, as his vacation concludes. mr. obama is not the first u.s. president to be criticized over the handling of a natural disaster. >> reporter: august 29th, 2005. hurricane katrina makes landfall on the gulf coast with 127 mile-per-hour winds. 80% of new orleans flood after the levees failed. more than 1,800 died in the buffalo region, and more than one million people were displaced by the storm. as the reality began to unfold, then-president george w. bush on vacation in texas would stay at his ranch in crawford for two more days, deciding to go back to washington. bush did a flyover on august 31st, allowing the press a photo
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op of the president looking out over the ruin. at the time, bush said he didn't want to disrupt efforts on the ground. in 2010, he admit to nbc's matt lauer that photo was a mistake. >> a huge mistake. >> it made you look so out of touch. >> detached and uncaring. no question about. it. >> reporter: total damage for katrina estimated at $108 billion. damage to bush's legacy was profound. 13 years earlier, a natural disaster struck during his father's presidency. it was hurricane andrew. a category-five storm with sustained winds of 165 miles per hour whose path included southern florida and south central louisiana. more than $25 billion in damage with controversy raging throughout the country that h.w. bush didn't respond fast enough to the victims of this tragedy. bush fought back saying he
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wasn't going to make politics out of this natural disaster. >> this isn't a business of second-guessing. it's a business of trying to help people. that's what we're it here. not trying to find blame or make some politics out of a national disaster. >> reporter: unfairly or not, weather disasters can be used to attack politicians at any level. new jersey governor chris christie was commander in chief of his state when superstorm sandy hit the northeast in 2012. a leader for the efforts, christie drew lasting criticism from republicans after hugging president obama who was visiting the state to survey hurricane damage. >> well what i did was put my people first every day. it was a disappointment probably for him that didn't hug him. when he got off air force one, i did shake his hand. which i think is what civilized human beings do with other civilized human beings. >> reporter: the white house head announce -- has announced president obama will visit flood-stricken baton rouge on tuesday.
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history has yet to determine how his legacy will be affected by this year's flooding in louisiana. jean casarez, cnn, new york. >> thank you. a story ahead about a man who might have known better gets more than a sugar rush after his -- after-dinner brownies. a lesson about knowing exactly where your food came from. listerine® kills 99% of bad breath germs. this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth. what's it like to not feel 100% fresh? we don't know. we swish listerine®. as do listerine® users. the very people we studied in the study of bold. people who are statistically more likely to stand up to a bully. do a yoga handstand. and be in a magician's act. listerine® kills 99% of bad breath germs so you can feel 100% in life. bring out the bold™.
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there's a saying that a life of crime will age the fast. a suspected drug dealer tried to avoid arrest by getting really old really fast. in the state of massachusetts, police there are looking for 31-year-old sean miller. that's him on the left, and that's also him on the right. wow. police say miller disguised himself as an old man, trying to trick them. it didn't work, though. once they figured it out, they pulled off his disguise and arrested him. wow. okay. it was supposed to be a quiet evening at home, but after a man in omaha, nebraska, enjoyed a couple of what were supposed to be delicious brownies, let's say he got more than a sugar high. our affiliate, ketv, explains.
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>> reporter: home from the grocery store, this omaha man was unpacking tuesday's dinner when an added course made for quite the detour. >> i brought groceries in from the car, and i cooked some -- i heated some leftover pizza and thought, oh, cool, i got brownies to go for dessert with my pizza. >> reporter: you see, the police report helps explain it. it's a relative's car. the man's kids drove it earlier that day, before dad unpacked the food. not long after dinner, feeling pretty rough on the front porch, the man knew something was up. >> i thought, have another cigarette. i went out and was having a cigarette and was like -- wow. i am really high. >> reporter: but how? >> we put two and two together. i thought, great, magical brownies. i said, call the kids and tell them i had two brownies and ask them how high i'm going to get. >> reporter: the 19 and 20-year-old children were radio silent. so the couple called 911.
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>> by that time, it really started hitting me. and i thought, i got to get upstairs because i'm making [ bleep ] out of myself. and like i -- i couldn't stop fidgeting. >> reporter: crawling up the stairs, he passed kipper, the temperamental cat. i said, watch out, she can be a [ bleep ]. so i crawled around the cat. >> reporter: after sleeping it off and then some, the man says he's okay. glad it wasn't something really serious. and now back down, he stands by his name for the cat. >> she can be a [ bleep ], yeah. >> i don't mean to laugh at him. that's just -- funny. the man says that he is back to normal now and just speculating here. he will probably think twice about eating brownies again. that wraps this hour of "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. for viewers in the united states, "new day" is next. for others, "amanpour" starts in
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