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>> you could talk to steven one more time, what would you tell him? >> i'm provide of you. all your siblings are, your wife, your kids, the whole community is. you did something special, steve. >> john berman, cnn, new york. >> gosh, that's beautiful. what an important story to remember, and just one of the thousands from that day. >> have a good weekend everyone. time for "newsroom" with carol costello. >> thanks so much. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," north korea hits the button and could be the most powerful nuclear test ever. world leaders outraged. oh how the u.s. is responding. plus praising putin. controversy comments from donald trump and his running mate. >> vladimir putin has been a stronger leader in his country than barack obama has been in this country. >> hillary clinton, calling it scary. standing up by taking a
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knee. a denver broncos linebacker bombs the latest to protest during the national anthem. >> i'm against social injustice. >> let's talk, live in the cnn "newsroom." and good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. north korea says it has carried out the most powerful nuclear test yet. the explosion registering the force of a 5.3 earthquake, kim jong-un's government saying it can make nuclear war heads to fit on to missiles. president obama and other world leaders strongly condemning it. we have the team covering the angles. we begin in tokyo, though, with cnn's will ripley. hi, will. >> reporter: hi, carol. just within the last hour, japanese prime minister shinzo abe says this test has taken the test from north korea to a new level and that sentiment was reiterated by the president
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park. they are fanatically reckless. we're learning about the size of the explosion which triggered the earthquake, stronger than the 5.1 triggered. it is believed this explosion was, and this is coming from south korean intelligence, ten kilo tons, which makes it more powerful than january. here in this part of the world, it is the evening hours, and the south korean government is saying they believe north korea could have already in place what is needed for a sixth and seventh nuclear test. this test, once it is confirmed by the united states will be north korea's fifth nuclear test just in the last ten years. growing concern that north korea is rapidly advancing in its goal to make a nuclear war head small enough to fit on a missile that can be launched from the ground or from a submarine. it was just two weeks ago, north korea launched a submarine based
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balance wlis particul ballistic missile and they said they have one to have tested that. >> will ripley reporting live from tokyo. what is the united states saying about all of this? barbara starr is here to tell us more. >> good morning, carol. if in fact will this is a war head test by north korea, this takes everything to a new level, as will is saying, it gives them the ability to have a miniature war head to put on a missile that could some day potentially attack south korea, japan and the united states. the white house, very concerned about this this morning. the white house press secretary, josh ernest, iessuing a statement. the president has reiterated the unbreakable u.s. commitment to the security of our allies in asia and around the world. the president indicated he would continue to consult our allies and partners in the days ahead to ensure provocative actions
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from north core co- korea are m consequences. what will they be. there will be a united nations within the hour here in new york. there will be discussions of course of sanctions, as there always is. nothing seems to be deterring him right now. more and more tests. more missile tests, more nuclear tests. a greater record of success by the north korea. it is a huge concern right now without a clear answer what to do next. >> barbara starr, thanks so much. >> sure. secretary of state, john kerry and his russian counterpart responding to the test. >> russia and the united states, everybody shares concerns about it. we're monitoring to find out precisely what took place. i am confident president obama will address this. and we will certainly be discussing this in the context of the united nations i'm sure. >> we're very much concerned and
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the security council must be implemented. we will send this message very strongly. >> kerry is in geneva this morning meeting for the third meeting with the russian prime minister about peace talks, so humanitarian aid can reach aleppo. while the united states is struggling to negotiate with russia over its role in syria, donald trump appeared on russian funded tv and criticized american policy. his campaign says he didn't realize his interview would air in russia, since larry king asked the questions, but it did. >> look, we should have never gone into iraq, period. >> that was bush. >> but once we went in, larry, we shouldn't have gotten out the way we got out. the way they got out really caused isis. the war we shouldn't have been in, and number one, and it is a war that when we got out, we got out the wrong way. that was obama. >> trump is talking about america's invasion of iraq,
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something russia was strongly opposed to back in the day. let's bring in cnn's senior washington correspondent, jeff zeleny for more. >> good morning, carol. this is all a remarkable break from the traditional boundaries of american politics. it is outraging democrats and even making many republicans uneasy about these blurred lines of country versus party. now, donald trump is embracing vladimir putin and in that interview airing on russian tv we saw there, he poured cold water on the suggestion that russia is meddling in elections, as many intelligence officials believe by hacking into computer networks at the dnc and elsewhere. >> i think it's probably unlikely. i think maybe, maybe the democrats are putting that out. who knows. but i think that it is pretty unlikely. but you know, who knows. i hope that if they are doing something, i hope that somebody is going to be able to find out so they can end it. because that would not be appropriate at all.
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>> now, hillary clinton says this praise for putin is the latest example of what she calls trump's lack of judgment. she says all americans should be alarmed by his embrace of a hostile leader. >> that is not just unpatriotic. it is not just insulting to the office and the man who holds the office. it is scary. it is dangerous. >> now, trump is standing by his embrace of putin as a stronger leader, better he says than bomb. mike pence agrees. he told dana bush he has been stronger than obama. but the trump campaign is pushing back on in this statement. let's look at this. he says mr. trump recorded a short interview with larry king for a podcast as a favor to mr. king. what larry king does with the interview content is up to him. we have nothing to do with it, says hope hicks, his
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spokeswoman. that's unlikely to be the last word on this. what so many republicans alarmed, senator lindsey graham, who had been slowly warming to trump, says his embrace of putin unnerves me to my core. >> jeff zeleny reporting live, thanks so much. let's talk about this. joining me now, cnn political reporter, ron brownstein, and errol louis, political anchor for new york 1 news. cnn political contributor. thanks to all of you. errol, i want to start with you. he said he didn't know it would be on russian tv, yet his love affair with putin goes on. here is mike pence. >> i think it is inarguable that vladimir putin has been a stronger leader in his country than barack obama in this country. that's going to change the day that donald trump becomes president of the united states of america. >> okay, so vladimir putin, but during the cold war he was kgb.
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he was an enemy of the united states and no friend today. so errol, why keep going there? >> yeah, it is remarkable. i think both pence and trump are relying on people's lack of memory or knowledge of who and what vladimir putin represents and where he comes from. one of his first acts, putin talks about burning the files of the communist party as the wall comes down in berlin. i mean, there is a remarkable history here of someone who has participated in some very sketchy behavior. you know, this notion that strength is all that matters, you could go halfway around the world and name one dictator after another that can act with greater force and without any checks and balances than any american president. i think we should all understand that up front. what they're getting at is really completely unclear, and for pence to say, well, this is all going to change the minute we get into the white house, we'll start acting more like a russian dictator, i'm not sure
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that's a great calling card for somebody running for office. >> but well, here is the thing. ron. russia is killing civilians and propping up a dictator in syria who uses chemical weapons against his own people, and a presidential candidate who accidentally appears on russian state television. >> as errol said, whether that's an accident or not, his praise is consistent and long-standing, and far from dentaccidental. first, you know, it is not as if the american public is not paying attention. if you look at polling, there is an interesting distinction on the question of who can handle the terror threat. donald trump is very competitive with hillary clinton. when you look, when you ask, though, who can handle foreign policy in america's relations with the world, he is not competitive. she has a big league. people have questions about his
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diploma diplomacy. this really underscores the challenges that donald trump and the republican party would face if he wins. i mean, how could he govern along some of the principles he has laid out. could he bring the republican congress along with him. certainly there are very few republicans who are willing to embrace his portrayal of vladimir putin and you see similar things for example, pulling out of nafta or earlier, the mass deportation. it is just a reminder, how much of a departure he is on so many friends from traditional republican thinking and makes you wonder how this would work in practice. >> let's talk about how this may work in practice. paul ryan, the house speaker, came out against vladimir putin. mr. trump putting him in this difficult position once again. let's listen to speaker ryan. >> vladimir putin is an aggressor that does not share our interests. vladimir putin is violating the sovereignty of neighboring countries. it certainly appears he is
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conducting in state sponsored cyber attacks on what is our political system. that's not acting in our interests. and that is an adversarial stance, and he is acting like an adversary. >> just to follow-up on that are you concerned, though, of donald trump praising vladimir putin? someone who you've said made -- >> i made my points about putin clear right there. i'll leave it at that. >> so he still won't go there. he supposedly supports mr. trump, but if mr. trump does become president, how is he to work with this house speaker? >> yeah, and that's the big question. ron races a very valid point. it also, i think, raises the issue of whether or not you will see some of these republicans start to frame their candidacy, the ones who are running for congress, running for the house and senate, essentially saying elect me to serve as a republican to put a check on donald trump or hillary clinton. you've seen some of them use
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some of that language. i think even before that, one of the problems i think this raises for donald trump politically is in some of these rust belt states, do you have voters who trace their routes to eastern european countries, central european countries, that don't look kindly on putin. so i think that's going to be a problem in some of these rust belt states like ohio, michigan and pennsylvania, whether or not hillary clinton can turn that to her advantage and really kind of frame this as another reason for some of these voters to look skeptically at donald trump, who is framing himself in some way as akin to putin. i think you can probably make that argument pretty convincingly to some of these voters. >> i have to leave it there. thank you to all of you. happening right now, a special ceremony wrapping up at the department of justice, ahead of the 15th anniversary of the
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september 11th attacks. loretta lynch and james comey in attendance there. they paused for a moment of silence. i'll be right back.
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a key donald trump supporter makes a surprising revelation. rudy giuliani says donald trump is no longer a birther, and no longer believes the president of the united states was born in kenya. >> i want to know whether you believe that your candidate for president believes he would succeed a legitimate president or not? >> he believes -- >> does he believe -- >> donald trump believes now that he was born in the united states. but that issue was raised --
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>> he is going to say it? >> that issue was raised originally -- >> when is he going to say it. is it legitimate or not? if you believe it, why doesn't your candidate state it? >> we all believe it. >> trump, who sent investigators to hawaii to undercover the truth surrounding president obama's birth, and came back with no proof at all, supposedly will no longer talk about this issue. let's bring in national correspondent jason carroll. >> he has been asked a number of time, and donald trump has said repeatedly he does not want to talk about the birther issue going forward. his running mate, mike pence, has said he believes the president was born in the united states. we've already heard from rudy giuliani, saying the same thing. but still, nothing from trump. for years, trump was one of the most outspoken backers of the birther movement, one which supported the false claim that
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president obama was not born in the united states. just this morning, kellyanne conway told cnn's chris cuomo, trump now believes the president was in fact born in the u.s. >> why won't he come out and just own that position? yes, president obama was born here, i was wrong to go with the birthers. >> he believe president obama was born here. i was born in camden, new jersey. he was born in hawaii. the point is, what kind of president has he been. so he is born in the united states. no question he was born in the united states. but he has not been a success president. >> conway went on to say the campaign does not believe the birther issue is an issue. that voters are more focused on topics such as the economy and national security. but without question, it is still a sensitive issue for many in the african-american community, who view the birther movement as racist. trump has been trying to court the african-american vote, hillary clinton, putting pressure on trump to admit to
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his mistake. she addressed the issue at a baptist convention last night. >> we are facing a candidate with a long history of racial discrimination in his business. who traffics in toxic conspiracy theories, like the lie that president obama is not a true american. if he doesn't even respect all americans, how can he serve all americans. >> and clinton also taking aim at trump for another false claim. trump continues to say he was against the war in iraq before it started. despite an interview trump did with howard stern in 2002, where he said he favored it. >> jason, thanks so much. let's talk about this with me now is kaleigh, cnn political
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commentator and donald trump supporter and michael nutter, and hillary clinton supporter. welcome to both of you. so supposedly mr. trump believes that president obama was born in the united states. what changed his mind? >> look, first of all, i think we should all move on. donald trump has, i think this does a disservice to -- >> no, no, no, i didn't hear the words president obama was born in the united states come out of donald trump's mouth. i heard it from rudy giuliani. i'm just curious, what changed his mind? because as last night, on fox news, he said that he still wasn't sure that the president was born in the united states. so what changed his mind? >> look, i don't talk to donald trump everyday. i think donald trump wants to talk about issues, and i think we should too. if we want to go into the dirt and talk about the dirty clinton tricks, let's go back to 2007, march 19, 2007, mark penn
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suggested they cast disperses on barack obama. >> did that come from hillary clinton. kaleigh, please, donald trump sent investigators to hawaii to try to uncover something about barack obama's birth. the reason he wanted to say that barack obama was born in kenya was because he wanted to tell the world that somehow president obama was a secret muslim and he was anti-american. that's why he did that. >> carol, let's talk about some of the origins of this. let's talk about how on "60 minutes". >> it did not come from hillary clinton. >> can i please give two facts? "60 minutes" interview, she was asked is president obama a muslim. she said as far as i know, not. her campaign circulated a photo of barack obama in kenyan dress and barack obama replied this was the dirty tricks of the clinton campaign trying to worry voters -- >> okay, let's say what you're saying is absolutely true. it is still wrong, right?
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>> it is true. >> you're saying it is wrong. >> it is true. >> why don't you say your candidate is wrong, then? >> this started with the clinton campaign. he questioned -- >> it did not. >> he questioned ted cruz's citizenship. they care about the -- >> michael, is it okay for any candidate to question citizenship when they're running for president of the united states. >> first of all, donald trump knows he was wrong then. he is wrong now. he should just own up to it. say the words out of his outh. no matter how many people, respect to kaleigh, former mayor, everyone seems to have to clean up donald trump's mess. he can never stand up and admit that he was wrong about something. it was ignorant to say at the time. it was taken as a racially insensitive comment, trying to delegitimate the first african-american president of the united states of america, and the only person who can
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actually resolve this particular issue and controversy is donald trump himself. he said it out of his mouth, as you indicated. sent investigators, kept talking about it, kept talking about it. he can clean it up and he can end it, but he has to do it and be a man himself and say the words and get it over with. >> so why doesn't he do that? we all agree it is wrong. even you agree it is wrong to question president obama's citizenship. why doesn't your candidate in an effort to apiece those in the african-american community who are angry about this? because they think that his -- he was trying to deledge mize the first african-american president. i was wrong, weighe was born in hawaii, just like he said he was and i'm sorry. >> he looked a the tt the voter. i understand mayor nutter wanting to bring this up. donald trump is leading in
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the -- >> i didn't bring it up. >> donald trump is leading in the cnn poll by two points. i understand you're going to resort this to the same dirty tricks barack obama said hillary clinton resorted to when she circulated the picture in kenyan dress. you're engaging in dirty tricks now. this campaign doesn't want to get in the mud. >> there are no dirty tricks here. it is words out of his own mouth. what are you talking about? may mayor guliana raised the issue. it does not refute the back that he said it. he did it. he trafficked in it. this is what he has been talking about for years. he is now running for president of the united states of america. he needs to stand up and be a man and say i was wrong. there was no evidence whatsoever. there was never any evidence. maybe he forgot that hawaii is actually apart of the united states of america. i don't know what is in that man's mind.
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no one else knows. >> let me just throw in something else. becau because lest we forget that donald trump accused ted cruz of not being an american. >> it is insane. >> mayor nutter, you know what i care about, i don't care about something from eight years ago. i care about when hillary clinton's campaign took this to a dirty level and she falsely accused of being associated with the kkk with no evidence. donald trump could have done the same. he could have circulated pictures of her. >> accusation about the kkk? >> bill clinton signed a bill -- >> come on. nice try. >> a white golf course. >> nice try. >> we know that people care about -- people care about the economy. you guys want to get in the dirt. we want to talk about issues. >> cut it out. >> we want to talk about issues. we owe that to voters.
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>> nice try. that's a nice try. >> i'm going to leave it there. kaleigh -- >> he should apologize to the president of the united states of america. he should apologize to the united states of america. >> i got to stop it there. kaleigh, michael nutter, thanks to you both. still to come in the "newsroom," dozens of isis fighters may be at large in europe, and may be ratcheting up plans to carry out attacks around the world. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. i know more about isis then the generals do. john mccain, a war hero. he's not a war hero, he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured ok. donald trump compared his sacrifices to the sacrifices of two parents who lost their son in war. how would you answer that father? what sacrifice have you made for your country?
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good morning, i'm carol costello. thanks for joining me. france's president says an imminent attack has been foiled. three women now under arrest, after a parked car filled with gas canisters was found near the notre dame cathedral, and european officials are voicing
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new concerns that dozens of isis fighters may still be at large. clarissa ward is following the story. >> reporter: we're starting to get a picture of what was going on with these three women. they were recently arrested outside of paris. one of the women reportedly stabbing a police officer, during the arrest. shots were fired. one of the women was injured by those shots. now, we heard from the french interior minister that the arrest of these women, essentially averted what he called an imminent and violent attack. but we have very few details still on what exactly the attack looked like. as you mentioned, we know that there was a car abandoned outside the famous catheldra outside notre dame, with gas caniste canisters, and we're hearing reports from french media that one of the women wrote a letter
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swearing allegiance to isis and swearing she would take revenge on the top isis strategist, who was just recently killed. i think what this really goes to illustrate, carol, is the problem and the challenges that european security services are facing when they're confronting not just major isis networks, but also, isis inspired attacks. we had a big investigative story as you know earlier this week, which looked at that paris isis network, the network that facilitated the paris attacks, and we're hearing from officials now that 30 to 40 people who were directly involved in facilitating those attacks are still at large. simply put, carol, european security services are stretched too thin and with isis losing so much ground in syria and iraq and libya, they're concerned there will be a lot more of these so-called isis inspired attacks, which then has a knock-on effect, preventing them
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from doing their job and drill down on isis' established networks here in europe, carol. >> clarissa, thank you. still to come in the "newsroom," it sounds like it ju should be on jeopardy. what is aleppo. has it put gary johnson's future in jeopardy. the life and times of the two major party for president. hillary clinton and donald trump. i accept your nomination. >> for the presidency of the united states. >> the essential hillary clinton. >> we are stronger together in charting a course toward the future. >> the essential donald trump. >> i love you. and we will make america great again. >> all on one blockbuster night. clinton has been called the most famous person no one knows. >> i never understand that. it is so clear to me who my mother is. she never forgets who she is
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it was the gaffe heard round the political world, third party candidate, gary johnson, absolutely froze when asked about aleppo. >> what would you do if you were elected about aleppo? >> about? >> aleppo. >> and what is aleppo? >> you're kidding? >> no. >> aleppo is in syria. it is the epicenter of the refugee crisis -- >> okay, got it, got it.
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>> johnson's running mate, bill weld, defended johnson, saying context was the problem. >> i mean there are a lot of towns in syria. there is aleppo, damascus, i note for the record, the paper of record "the new york times" reported aleppo was the capital of syria. it is not. damascus is. the times also reported that aleppo was the headquarters of isis. it is not. raqqah is. you know, the times is paid to get these things right also. >> okay, so the big question is, will it hurt johnson? he wants to make it to the debate stage. he needs to break the 15% barrier. peter brown is the assistant director at quinnipiac polling institute. welcome. >> good morning. so peter, when you heard gary johnson's initial gaffe, what went through your mind? >> well, obviously it is not a
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plus for mr. johnson. the question is how big a minus. and really, the question is does this help or hurt him in the long run. the problem is that he -- in all likelihood was not going to make the televised debates any way. it is an average of 15% in five national polls. he hasn't gotten that in any of those polls. we have another few days until qualifying ends, but we're getting close to the debate cutoff. this certainly won't help mr. johnson. >> but those voters who say they're going to vote for gary johnson, at least in talking to people about that, it is more of a vote for anyone, except for clinton and trump. i mean, people don't sit down and say, wow, gary johnson, he is well versed on foreign policy. >> no, but, and that's why this
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is important for one other reason. which is that historically, third party candidates loose support as you get closer to election day. mr. johnson ran four years ago on the libertarian banner and got low single digit support. he has been doing quite well, but not quite well enough to make the debates, and without him in the televised debates, his chances of having a competitive candidacy are slim and zero. >> are you surprised by that? because the two candidates running, i mean, their unlikablety factors are very high? does it surprise you he isn't getting more support. >> he is getting a lot of support for a third party candidate. it is a fair bet that a large per sa percentages don't know what a libertarian party is. his key to success is to make the debates. >> because -- >> i'm sorry?
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>> quinnipiac poll shows in swing states like ohio and north carolina, gary johnson is doing quite well. i believe it is 14% and 15% respectfully. >> there are states he is doing well. but again, we're talking about a national average to make the debates on national polls. he just hasn't hit there yet in the polls that are being counted toward the debate. what's important about mr. johnson's candidacy is whether or not the current supporter also stay with him towards the end. if not, and this is the most important factor, where will they go. >> exactly. so i just would like to get your opinion on this. do you think gary johnson should be on the debate stage? because mitt romney tweeted the other day he thinks gary johnson ought to be on stage. >> that is mr. romney's opinion. i am a pollster. i can tell you what is. i'm not in the category of
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saying what should be. >> peter brown, thank you for joining me this morning. >> my pleasure. >> you're welcome. still to come in the "newsroom," before one first down, a kneel down, taking his protest to the field. you both have a
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the big kickoff to the nfl season starts with another player standing in solidarity with colin kaepernick by taking a knee. brandon marshall kneeling during the anthem ahead of last night's game. add hip m to the growing numberf
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sports figures joining the protest. >> groundswell of support for kaepernick. as the season continues, how many players are going to join him in protest. brandon marshall, he was a teammate with colin at the university of nebraska. after the broncos win, marshall wanted to make it clear what his protest was all about. >> i'm not against the military. i'm not against, you know, the police, you know, america, you know, i'm just against social injustice so, you know, honestly, you know, i'm a man of faith. i feel like that was the right thing to do. >> now, carol, it also sounds like the seattle seahawks might have something big planned for their upcoming game against the dolphins on sunday. he said the entire team is going to participate because, quote, that's what the world needs to see, people coming together versus individuals.
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receiver doug baldwin tweeted just the other day to express a desire to bring people together. our team will honor the country and flag in a pregame demonstration of unity. former eastern veteran who met with kaepernick said it is a power sign of respect for the anthem. more folks joining in. now something outstanding's happening. you have kaepernick who pledged the first $1 million of his contract going to support communities and also the team going to match that. also proceeds from kaepernick's jersey sales, he has committed those to going to the community as well. the green bay packers committed $200,000, 100,000 from the head coach, 100,000 from their organization, to help the community in green bay. you have some teams who aren't supportive. washington spirit. the team against whom the u.s. soccer star with the seattle
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rain was playing, they played the national anthem while the players were still in the locker room. so there could be no protest. livid about this situation. guess when these two teams play next, carol. >> sunday. >> sunday september 11th. so we're going to see how this plays out. very divisive topic. >> also, you have the coach of the world cup hockey team saying if any player what takes a knee then what will happen? >> any player sits on the bench, they can stay there the rest of the game. for world cup's team usa. their game against canada is tonight at 7:00. he's basically said, look, if you don't stand up, you're not going to play. you can choose to protest or you can choose playing signs. tort rell la's son is army ranger currently deployed in the middle east. he also brought an army ranger to come speak to the team. he will be on the bench with the team tonight. i think that's part of the big reason why he is making this
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statement. unknown whether or not players were going to sit out. if any do and he stands by his word, we'll see what the fallout can be from that. >> just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger. coy wire, thanks for stopping by. an unusual morning for u.s. airline passengers from the faa, we'll tell you what it is next. i tried hard to quit smoking. but when we brought our daughter home, that was it. now i have nicoderm cq. the nicoderm cq patch with unique extended release technology helps prevent your urge to smoke all day. it's the best thing that ever happened to me. every great why needs a great how.
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dramatic rescues unfolding. 12,000 feet in the air. dozens of people trapped on cable cars above the alps are now safe. natalie allen walks us through their long terrible night. >> reporter: they came for the stunning views, a high altitude ride above the french alps. a day of sightseeing turned into hours of tense waiting. all ended well. we stayed up for five hours. >> scared? >> no, just tired and wanted to
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get out. >> reporter: more than 100 people stuck at around 4,000 meters after the cables holding them up got tangled. >> translator: the tow cable went over in three different places. it's a dynamic effect which can happen in operating season. >> reporter: the journey to see western europe's highest peak up close should are taken 30 minutes. instead, hours went by with people dangling in cable cars waiting for help. >> translator: what happens in your head during that time? >> translator: you try to clear your mind as much as you can but it's very difficult, very difficult. i had to close my eyes during a good amount of time to try to think about something else. >> reporter: rescuers raced against night fall in the alps using helicopters to evacuate asp as possible. when fog rolled in, rescuers used rope to lower riders to the ground. >> it was just before midnight when they finally got us out of
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the gondolas which is really quite an experience. >> that's the understatement of the year. natalie allen reporting on those amazing rescues. checking some of the top stories for you at 58 minutes past. miami beach beginning aerial spraying this morning to kill mosquitoes potentially infected with zika. angry residents protested. they say they're worried the main chemical used in insecticide carries a larger health risk than zika itself. the faa is warning u.s. air travelers if you've got a samsung gallery note 7 do not turn it on on board the airplane and don't stow the phone in your checked luggage. aft after samsung recalled the devices after reports the batteries can catch on fire. some other airlines included virgin and qantas australia have taken steps to stop people from using phones on their aircraft. nasa has launched a spacecraft to chase down a dark and potentially dangerous
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asteroid. it lifted off from cape canaveral last night. it's expected to reach the asteroid in august of 2019 and will use a robotic arm to grab a sample of the rock and return it back to earth. scientists are concerned the asteroid are concerned the asteroid could hit earth in 2135. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," north korea hits the button and carries out what could be its most powerful nuclear test ever. world leaders outraged. how the u.s. is responding. plus, praising putin. controversial comments from donald trump and his running mate. >> vladimir putin has been a stronger leader in his country than barack obama has been in his country. >> hillary clinton calling it scary. and bank thieves bad enough but getting fined on a phony account. why

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