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good morning, everybody. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> nice to see you bright and early. i'm christine romans. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east this thursday, june 29th. breaking overnight, new rules for implementing the trump administration's revised travel ban. those new rules take effect tonight at 8:00 p.m. that's the word from a senior administration official. we're also getting specifics this morning on who will be allowed into the u.s. from these six muslim-majority nations and who will be kept out. >> let's bring in justice reporter laura jarrett on this. good morning to you. the supreme court has said it's a credible claim of a bona fide relationship can come. wean w.h.o. that entails -- now we know who that entails, and there are surprises. >> reporter: yeah, surprises and, frankly, more questions. sources tell us that new guidelines sent overseas to posts late wednesday say that visa applicants from six affected countries will be required to prove they have a parent, a spouse, a child, a son
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or daughter-in-law, or sibling here in the u.s. but who gets left out is pretty expansive and includes fiance the, grandparents -- fiances, grandparents, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. a pretty big list. the travel guidelines come as homeland security secretary john kelly announced new security measures for u.s.-bound flights yesterday. some visible, some not, including increased scrutiny for passengers, enhanced screening of electronics, and more use of k-9s to find explosives, dave. >> interesting. the court also said anybody who accepted a job in the u.s. or someone coming here to university could also travel here. does that hold? >> reporter: that part should still hold. those are the categories the court laid out plainly. what happens to people like fiancees, not a category that the supreme court listed. you can see how the trump administration is using that to
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find a narrow version who've's in and who's out. certainly anyone specifically delineated in the court's order will be protected. >> laura jarrett live in washington. thank you very much. to discuss the day's political action, we have our political reporter live from washington. good morning. let's talk about the ban that goes into effect tonight at 8:00. do you expect more chaos as we saw the first time around? >> reporter: it won't be like what we saw the first time around. the first time around there were people in the air when the travel ban came down who suddenly got to the airport and had no idea whether they were allowed in this country. now we've got some more clear guidelines. in terms of the aftermath, you know, the litigation here is certainly not over. as you mentioned, the supreme court ruling can't be challenged, per se. as laura was describing, the notion of categories of family who do and don't count, the f
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fiance issue, these will continue to draw continuing legal questions and challenges. you know, that was actually in one of the dissents from the supreme court, clarence thomas, very concerned that this is simply unworkable. while we expect the airports to be slightly more orderly, this is certainly not the end of litigation back and forth. >> the new i guess watered down travel ban -- and i know, you know, i've been hearing from pro bono law groups saying they'll be having all the big major airports with hundreds and hundreds of lawyers there for the next, you know, 48 hours to help people who might have legal questions or legal troubles stemming from all this. let's talk about health care and where it is, i guess in the triage unit at the moment in the senate. the president -- you know, against the backdrop of the chicago cubs at the white house, that's there's a surprise coming. listen to the president himself. >> health care is working along
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very well. we could have a big surprise with a great health care package. so now they're happy. >> what do you mean by big surprise, sir? >> a great, great surprise. going to be great. >> a great, great surprise. i'm sure he's not talking about the surprise of how terrible poll numbers are for support of the health care bill and health care reform at the moment. look at that -- just wow. we're going to roll through some of these. where do we -- where do we legitimately stands on health care reform here? >> well, i'm not sure that the president actually has anything in mind when he's talking about a big surprise. it's sort of a safe bet because every twist and turn of this sag has been a little bit unexpected and no one really knows what's coming next. it's sort of the showman in him forecasting what's coming. our understanding is that senators on the republican side are really buckling down our trading proposals. mcconnell, the leaders of the senate republicans, is trying to get to a deal by the end of this
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week that they can then send to the congressional budget office for analysis. as soon as they come back, vote again. so this is sort of moving along. it remains to be seen if there is actually a deal that can be achieved that can keep enough moderates and republicans on board because, remember, republicans can only lose two votes to pass this thing. >> yeah. it will be tough to take it in either direction without losing far too many on the other side. to christine's point about these polls, in the teens, if you will, speak to the notion of no one is selling this bill. certainly not the president. the furthest he's gone is to call it a great health care deal. mitch mcconnell's not selling it. who is? and what are they saying? >> reporter: yeah. there's not much of that. you know, you see republican moderates and conservatives finding issues with the bill. so you're mostly hearing complaints. you know, there hasn't been a ton of grassroots mobilization coming out in favor of this bill. certainly you do have an outside
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group, america first policies, which went with a little bit of air support for the bill by way of attacking one of the most vulnerable republican senators up in 2018 which all reports say caused a serious concern and backfired a bit. you've seen ads, but the outside groups haven't mobilized on either side of the aisle. we have not seen lawmakers successfully tap the stories they think illustrate their point about why it's worth keeping or tanking obamacare. we haven't seen that kind of mobilization. >> interesting. let's talk about 2020. i mean, it's already underway, apparently. the president had his first fundraiser last night, five months in. i think 40 months to go until -- until 2020. and you know, there are -- the old-time political hands say this is just unheard of to -- so
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quickly move from governing to campaigning. but this is the president at his peak entertain eer mode we were told by someone in the room. he clearly relished the even, and everyone got their money's worth. do you think he was sending a message to potential primary challengers, to the republican party? what was the goal here do you think? >> yeah. probably all of the above. you know, it's also certainly a place where the president feels comfortable. you know, in front of a crowd that supports him. you know, we know that his staff and he tried to schedule these events where he feeds off them and energizes him as opposed to the daily slog of washington and, you know, the constant barrage of attacks. he feels that he's under. but certainly you know, there was already talk -- as soon as he was nominated, of potential challenges in 2020. so perhaps it's not surprising that he's moving so quickly when you combine those two factors.
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>> the trump supporters are also happy about two immigration measures, the house is voting on them today. we'll ask you about those in about 20 minutes. thanks. >> doing a lot of work on the immigration stories. >> indeed. cardinal george pell, top adviser to pope francis, and the highest ranking member of the church in australia, he's facing sexual assault charges this morning. speaking at the vatican a short time ago, pell proclaimed his innocence. not only denying the allegations, he promises to return to australia to fight the charges and clear his name. cnn's delia gallagher is live in rome with the latest. this is -- i mean, this is a very high-ranking official here, you know, what do we expect to happen? >> reporter: well, this is a very significant step because charges are actually being brought. these allegations have been swirling in the press, especially in australia, for a couple of years now. and cardinal pell has always denied any wrongdoing. he said this morning that he has kept the pope apprised of the
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situation, but what's different about today, of course, is that these are actual charges. he has to go back to australia and face a trial on july 18th. the pope, according to the vatican this morning, says he's going to give him a leave of absence to return and face charges. the vatican essentially this morning saying that they are supporting cardinal pell. theyity rated their respect for the australian justice system. they say the cardinal has repeatedly denied these allegations which, by the way, we don't know the exact nature of. the victoria police say they are historical sex abuse allegations. and some of the reports from abc australia of alleged victims are about cases that occurred in the '70s and '80s. and that the vatican is reminding people of the work that cardinal pell has done in australia to help safeguard children. certainly a statement of full support for the cardinal. at least until such time as
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there's an actual conviction which we will learn about on july 18th. christine? >> july 18th, we'll be following it. delia gallagher in rome, thank you. the national security adviser with the new warning about north korea. >> the threat is much more immediate now. and so -- so it's clear that we can't repeat the same approach, failed approach of the past. >> so what new options are on the table for the president? a live report next. tempur-pedic breeze is now cooler than ever. to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer... and wake up feeling refreshed. ( ♪ ) nothing performs like a tempur-pedic. and our july 4th event is the perfect time to buy one. save up to $500 on select tempur-breeze® mattress sets. find your exclusive breeze retailer at
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national security rad visor h.r. mcmaster says the u.s. has prepared a range of options to use against north korea including "a military option." two u.s. military officials tell cnn updated options have been prepared. they will be presented to president trump if north korea conducts a nuclear ballistic missile test that shows it's made significant progress developing a weapon that could attack the u.s. mcmaster publicly confirmed the options in remarks wednesday at
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a washington think tank. >> the threat is much more immediate. now's clear we can't repeat the same failed approach of the past. the president directed us to do not that and to prepare a range of options including a military option which nobody wants to take. there's a recognition that there has to be more pressure on the regime. i think what you'll see in coming days and weeks are efforts to do that. >> those comments come following the death of american student otto warmbier while in north korean custody and a day ahead of a visit to washington by south korean president moon. mcmaster says the visit will include discussions on a new approach to north korea. joining us with the latest, cnn's paula hancocks in seoul. paula, good morning you to. no doubt the threat might be more imminent than ever. how if at all have the options
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chang changed? >> reporter: the assumption is the options haven't changed, they've been updated. if there was a new option, new silver bullet, it would have been used to fix the issue of north korea. the options that we have at this point are the same. they are the sanctions, there is the option of china, whether more pressure could be put on china to try and curtail the missile and nuclear program of north korea, whether china wants to try that. and then of course you have the option of negotiations, of engagement with north korea, and the military option which mcmaster did specify that nobody wants. we did have the six north korean experts in -- in the u.s., very distinguished gentlemen, this day actually writing an open letter to president trump saying that they believe that it is time to talk. talks are needed in order to "avoid a nuclear catastrophe." this could well be the message that we hear, as well, from the south korean president when he meets with president trump later today. we know he's pro-dialogue, pro-engagement.
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he has said that many times before. he is progressive, a very different personality and policy to president trump. it will be interesting to see how the two get along. they're very different from each other, but certainly they have a common problem when it comes to north korea and people here, officials, even the media is focusing more on how the handshake will go, how the interpersonal relationship will go, rather than north korea. certainly concerns in south korea that if u.s. president doesn't particularly like you, then your country may not get on with his. >> a high-stakes meeting indeed, paula. 6:00 p.m. eastern time. thank you. for the first time ever, all u.s. banks passed the fed's yearly stress tests. it shows the health of the banking industry and clears the way to pass along hefty profits to banks shareholders. the 34 largest u.s. banks including bank of america, jpmorgan chase, wells fargo, all got the all clear to pay dividends to shareholders.
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this verdict is the second part of the fed's annual financial checkup. the test ensures the banks can cover the type of losses they saw during the financial crisis. it's established under dodd-frank, the banking reform, right, after the financial crisis. ironically, a clean bill of health likely will fuel calls to scrap many of the banking regulations, particularly those the is the says suppress lending -- those the president says suppress lending. the treasury department has issued 100 recommendations to lessen the pressure on banks. others say healthy banks is proof the regulations work. and 2016 was a banner year for american banks. the numbers, record profits while payouts to airholders reached $-- to shareholders reached $102 billion. despite the rhetoric, banks are still lending. commercial bank loans hit an all-time high last november. also hear that the true dodd-frank hasn't taken hold of the banks s. that true?
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>> those stress tests that the fed requires, that's part of dodd-frank, reform after the financial crisis. banks are complaining how onerous the regulations are, they have to hire new compliance people. it's not fair, it suppresses lending. yet, they're making record profits and are paying out all the dividends to shareholders. stocks are up strongly. you can't really -- >> difficult to argue for tearing apart -- >> hard to look at the numbers and cry a bunch of tears for american banks. >> certainly a difficult case to make. ahead in sports, the houston rockets getting a huge jump on free agency. trading with the clippers for a star point guard, andy scholes can hardly contain himself with excitement. our unique fanning brush reveals layers of lashes for the sensational full-fan effect. lash sensational mascara. make it happen ♪maybelline new york
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nba's free agency doesn't begin until saturday. but the drama is already underway. a huge trade going down. and you know who's happy about it, reamanc ancromans? >> i think andy scholes must be. look at that smile. yeah, let's say i wasn't upset about the transaction going down yesterday. you know what, the nba, it's all about super teams now. luckily for rockets fans everywhere, they are trying to be the next super team. the rockets acquiring star point guard chris paul yesterday in a trade with the clippers. paul will now play with houston, giving them one of the best courts in the league. and the general manager saying it's all about catching the warriors in the cab. >> it's a weapons race in the nba. you're either in the weapons
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race or on the sidelines. this gives us a real shot to chase the juggernaut teams that are out there. >> we don't want to play for second -- nobody wants to play for second. we're trying to get up there and be a legitimate contender. president trump hosting the world champion chicago cubs at the white house yesterday. this is the second trip to the white house for the team. they also visited the final days under president obama. the cubs giving president trump the jersey with the number 45 on it. also yesterday, with cavs owner dan gilbert who coincidentally was there to talk business and join in on some parts of the cubs' celebration. tim tebow continues to have a flair for the dramatic. playing the port st. lucie mets. playing home in florida after being promoted to class high a by the mets last week. tebow, tell you what, must like making a good first impression. he also homered at his first at-bat in the minors in april. it was not a routine trip to
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the ballpark for one umpire. walking across the robert cleme clemente bridge, he came across a woman who box office to jump and sprung into action -- who was about to jump and sprung into action. >> no, i said, i'm not going to let you go. let's talk this out and get you back here. she was like, no, just -- no one wants to help me, let me go. i said, no, we're here to help. she's like, you'll forget me tomorrow. i said, i'll never forget you. i promise on that. >> and he was able to hold on to the woman until help arrived. finally, with the help of golfer rickie fowler, sergeant first class brian green had an awesome surprise for his family. green had been serving overseas for several years and caddied for fowler for the first two holes of the pro-am and surprised his family walking off the 18th green. >> i was worried about my son running on the course. in i time he's seen me when i
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came home, that's what he do, bolts. no matter what he does, no matter the situation, he will run and just do the air jump. i got to be stable and ready. >> always love those moments, guys, when -- >> every time with the kids. >> i'm with you, every time. they get me every time. >> reunions ar amazing. >> -- reunions are amazing. >> rickie fowler does great things for the military. you all right? get her a tissue. thanks. ahead, travel ban 2.0 will be in effect tonight. it comes as new airline security measures are implemented around the world. that's next.
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face sexual assault charges. this morning cardinal george pell denying all accusations before he heads home to face a judge. health care is working along very well. we could have a big surprise with a great health care package. >> president trump trying to rally the republican troops on health care. a big surprise. can he get the senate on the same page despite a big ideological divide? welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm skeptical about that big surprise, but you i'm dave briggs. great to have you back from vacation. 32 minutes past the hour. overnight, new rules for implementing the trump administration's revised travel ban take effect tonight, 8:00 eastern time. that's the word from a senior administration official. we're getting specifics on who will be allowed into the u.s. from the six muslim majority nations and who will be kept out. >> let's bring in our cnn justice reporter laura jarrett. she's been following this for us from the beginning.
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the supreme court had said those with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with come to the tudunited states. now we know who that is. >> reporter: surprises and questions. the new guidelines that were sent overseas to u.s. embassies and consulates last night say that visa applicants from the six affected countries will be required to now prove that they have a parent, a spouse, a child, son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or sibling in the u.s. who gets left out is expansive and includes everyone from fiancees to grandparents, nesz, nephews -- nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members. the guidelines are really taking a narrow slice of the pie. this also comes as homeland security john kelly announced new security measures for
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u.s.-bound international flights yesterday. some visible, some not so visible, including increased security for passengers, enhanced screening of electronics, and more use of k-9s to find explosives. >> the court said anyone who accepted a job in the u.s. or someone coming to school here could travel here, as well. does that hold? >> reporter: that should hold. those are the categories that the court explicitly said you have to let these folks in. they left a lot of wiggle room, and you can now see how narrowly the government has interp red it. grandparents -- interpreted it. grandparents and fiances, some would say are close family members. clearly the trump administration has found otherwise. you can imagine this is what justice clarence thomas was thinking of when he said that those guidelines were going to lead to increased litigation. >> we know that there are lawyers who are offering their services for free at all these major airports tonight. we'll see how that all shakes out. laura jarrett, thank you. nice to see you this morning. >> yeah.
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>> the implementation here is everything. watch that tonight. on the health care front, president trump sounding an optimistic tone. senate republicans trying to threaten incredibly -- to thread an incredibly tight needle to satisfy moderates and conservatives. a day after senate leaders called off a vote. the president offered this thought -- >> health care is working along very well. we could have a big surprise with a great health care package. so now they're happy. >> what do you mean by big surprise, sir? >> you could have a great, great surprise. >> thank you very much. >> now we're happy apparently. >> well, that's very reality show-esque. kind of an entertainer touch there. let's bring back our politics reporter live from washington. i guess we should start with the president and promises. he promises a surprise. >> teases, if you will. >> let's listen to some of the president's teases. >> we're going to be announcing something, i would say, over the
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next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal. new infrastructure very quickly. we've got the plan largely completed. and we'll be filing over the next two or three weeks, maybe sooner. we're going to have some very pleasant surprises for you on nafta. we're going to surprise you. she's going to have a little news conference over the next couple of weeks. we're going to be having a news conference in two weeks to let everybody know how well we're doing. >> you have people now down there searching -- in hawaii -- >> absolutely. absolutely. they cannot believe what they're finding. >> yeah. that was the whole berther thing. that was the whole -- the whole birther thing. that was the whole birther thing. what are your sources, what is your reporting telling us about the prospect of getting something done here quickly? >> reporter: i think predicting a surprise is fairly safe in this news environment because nothing has gone as expected so far. the senate republican conference is working hard to come up with
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a deal they can get behind. you know, mcconnell is sort of trading drafts back and forth and going to all the wings of his party. you know, keep in mind, they want a deal by the end of this week. they're hopeful that that could be possible and they could have that analyzed by the congressional budget office week and potentially vote when they come back. it's still not clear whether there is any deal that could get moderates and conservatives to agree. and keep in mind, republicans can only lose two votes and still be able to pass the bill. and already, you have way more than that who have issues with this. >> and if they can't get a deal, suddenly hearing thoughts of a compromise, a bipartisan health care compromise, front-page story in "the new york times" talks about a meeting of a gang of eight, if you will, on health care. not aidetorial in the "washington post" says that's what the senate should do -- at editorial in the won't says that's what the senate should do.
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is there any chance of seeing a bipartisan health care compromise being reached? >> reporter: i mean, i never want to say there's no chance. there's talk of this. mcconnell has brought it up as more of a warning than an opening. he's told his party if we don't do this, we may have to work with chuck schumer, as if that is sort of the end of the world kind of scenario. they're not exactly coming to the table at the moment and looking to work together. but you know, if you can't get the votes within your own caucus, there's only one other place you can get them. it's unclear to me whether mcconnell and on the house side paul ryan really want to break that glass at this point in the administration. >> democrats have said the starting point for that is not cutting medicaid, of course, which is the fundamental basis of obamacare. long way to go -- >> it's interesting, multiple organizations have done the story about kentucky, for example, mitch mcconnell's own
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state. the medicaid cuts, what it would do to states. it's going to be hard to sell this back home. let's talk about another sales job. last night the 2020 election campaign for president trump officially began. he filed his election papers on election days. yesterday was the first fundraiser, $35,000 a plate we're told. >> $10 million they're hoping to raise. >> we're told he was entertainer in chief last night, really seemed to enjoy himself. who's the audience? republicans, letting them know, hey, i'm not going anywhere, potential primary challengers? the media? >> reporter: i think it's all of the above. i think it's an opportunities for the president to appear in an environment in which he's comfortable and feels welcome, you know, precious few these days. that's why we see him do rallies. certainly there's a show of strength element here. you know, his approval ratings remain terribly low compared to
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presidents normally coming into office. the support isn't that great among independents in the base. there's always been chatter about 2020 coming right around the corner. there's no reason the president wouldn't feel that. >> this is more than two years earlier than bush or obama had their first fundraiser -- >> those were open to the press. >> many don't like the conflict that this was at a trump property. those supporters were also probably happy to hear that the house is voting on a couple immigration measures today. tell us about that. >> reporter: that's right. there are two bills coming up that we expect. one would raise the maximum penalties you can give to undocumented immigrants who are deported and come back multiple times. especially if they're criminal. some penalties go up to 25 years in jail if you're deported and come back illegally. named after kate steinly, murdered in san francisco, the two-year anniversary of that is on saturday. and then the other bill goes after sanctuary cities and
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requires them to do much more in terms of immigration enforcement, stuff that they have said in the past they feel is unconstitutional which is part of why they don't do it. and would allow the government to pull funding from them if they don't comply. we expect the bills to likely pass the house today. it's unclear if there's a path forward in the senate. it will be a shot in the arm to the president's immigration agenda but unclear if it actually reaches his desk. >> all right. thanks for that. reporting from washington bright and early. thanks. >> thank you. 41 minutes past the hour. the president is resuming his fight with the amazon founder, jeff bezos. the president tweet that "the amazon "washington post" is not paying internet taxes and that it's fake news." first off, the "washington post" is not owned by amazon. it is owned by jeff bezos personally. it's unclear what the president means by internet taxes. if it's sales tax, that was true
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of amazon in the past. not anymore. for years, brick and mortar stores complained and blasted amazon for not collecting sales tax. they only tax those with a physical presence, giving online companies an advantage. since then amazon has opened physical stores and fulfillment centers. it now collects sales taxes from its customers in every state. t the president claimed bezos used the "washington post" as a toy. >> amazon is getting away with murder tax-wise. he's using the "washington post" for power so that the politicians in washington don't tax amazon like they should be taxed. >> relations? i don't know who. he's just two to the right there. they seem to have warmed. sitting at the table with the president. the amazon ceo met with him several times including with other tech executives this month. "newsweek" tweeting the amazon/"washington post" tweet
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the most confusing comments since kofefe. >> it was. >> fun, #amazonwashingtonpost. one of the most senior members of the catholic church denying sexual assault allegations. what cardinal george pell said before facing charges in australia. these days families want to be connected 24/7.
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cardinal george pell, a top adviser to pope francis, facing sexual assault charges. a short time ago at the vatican he proclaimed his innocence and promise today to return to australia to clear his name. delia gallagher is live in rome with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. this is a big story. not only is cardinal pell one of the highest ranking officials in the catholic church, he was brought over by pope francis.
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he is the chief financial minister here at the vatican and one of pope francis' closest to the vatican. these are historical allegations, and we know from reports in australian media for some time that there have been allegations referring to the '70s and '80s when cardinal pell was a priest in australia. and ever since those allegations first came out, the cardinal has strenuously denied them as he did this morning here at the vatican. the vatican, as well, issued a statement this morning essentially supporting cardinal pell. at the same time, expressing their respect for the australian justice system which will have to decide the merits of the case. they reiterated the cardinal's denial of any wrongdoing in this situation. they are banning him from any public liturgical events here at the vatican.
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and he has been given a leave of absence by pope francis to return to australia to face the charges. dave? >> delia gallagher live in rome, thank you. 48 minutes past the hour. wall street is losing its appetite for blue apron, and amazon is the reason.
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a bad situation some venezuela getting a whole lot worse. the attorney general has had her assets frozen and is being barred from leaving the country by the supreme court. louisa ortega diaz has criticized the maduro government's crackdown on protesters. >> authorities in venezuela have located that helicopter used in the attack on the country's supreme court. a pilot believed to be an officer in venezuela's investigative police force still at large. journalist stefano potsteban
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joins us live. what is the attorney general accused of, and can you give us a better sense of the utter chaos there that exists in venezuela? >> reporter: well, the attorney general is accused -- he's brought the handling of her power and judiciary investigations. what's actually happening is that the attorney general has broken ranks with the supporters of president maduro. and he's now sidelining with the widespread opposition that is protesting against the latest constitutional reforms. the attorney general used to be a strong ally of president maduro. in the wave of unrest in venezuela in 2014, she was sidelining with the government. she has taken a harsh look at the practice of the security forces down for caracas.
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what's happening is a massive conflict of authority. these will develop until late july when president maduro's called for election, for constitutional reform to write a new draft of the national constitution in caracas. >> cannot overstate the misery of the venezuelan people. >> the helicopter attack really crystallizes what is happening there. >> i mean, just really a tough situation. much let's check on cnn "money stream" this morning. global stock markets, u.s. futures mostly higher today after wall street rebounded from tuesday's losses. big tech stocks boosting the nasdaq to its biggest rally since the election. the s&p 500 had its best day in two months. you can thank bank stocks. they rose sharply after the fed gave american banks a clean bill of health. stocks fell tuesday after the senate delayed its vote on the health care bill. that prompted worries about the future of the president's economic agenda. you still have that push/pull between what's happening with earnings and certain sectors and those concerns about what
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happens next. both with health care reform and tax reform and the like. the iphone, happy birthday. turns 10 today. apple has sold more than a billion phones since then. the iphone had a rocky start. several former apple engineers opened up to us about why the iphone shouldn't have worked. >> when you make a new laptop, desktop, whatever, you start with a thing that works, you change the screen, maybe add a new little feature here and there. but that's it. you're done. iphone was brand new from the chip up. we had to write everything from scratch. we hit problems in every layer of every stack. it was a nightmare. >> oh. i knew it was a little baby. now a 10-year-old. a nice anniversary for the iphone, but it's no longer the most popular smartphone. fun fact -- that title belongs to android. >> shocked. wall street is losing its appetite for blue apron. that's just as a new threat e-americans from amazon.
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the meal kit is slashing the ipo to $10 a share. that values the company $1 billion less than it hoped. competition in the meal kit industry is tough. investors worry about amazon's deal with whole foods, whole foods and amazon already offer prepared meals. combined it would have the largest distribution network of any meal kit service. >> can't get past the ten-year anniversary of the iphone. think of how our lives have changed because of this device. >> i know. work 24/7 now. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave . this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states. this is "new day." it's thursday, june 29th. alisyn is off. clarissa ward joining me. good to have you as always. >> good to be here. >> we have breaking news on the starting line. president trump's revised travel ban is going to take effect tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern
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time, the administration announcing new criteria for visa applicants from six muslim nationtis and refugees. the presidencies a clear threat but is apparently not convinced that russian hacking is a continuing threat. several senior administration officials expressing frustration with president trump's refusal to take action against russia for interfering in the elections. >> if pyongyang conducts another nuclear or missile test, all eyes on capitol hill today as republicans scramble to improve the senate's health care bill. president trump is raising expectations promising a big surprise. we have it all covered. let's start with cnn's laura
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jarrett live in washington. what can you tell us? >> after months of winding its way through the courts, portions of president trump's revised travel ban will finally go into effect later today. this, of course, after the supreme court ruled to uphold parts of the ban earlier this week finding people from six muslim majority nations must prove a so-called bona fide connection to a person or entity in the u.s. this morning we're learning more about how the government is defining these relationships. >> reporter: the trump administration issuing new guidelinguid guideline guidelines. a senior administration official telling cnn applicants must prove their relationship with a parent, spouse, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or a sibling already in the u.s. to be eligible. other extended family members
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including grandparents and even fiancees left off the list. any applicant unable to demonstrate this close relationship traveling from those six countries will be banned for 90 days. the state department criteria was sent to all u.s. embassies and consulates yesterday. some worry we could see scenes like these protests in january when the travel ban first went into effect. this as the u.s. tightens security. >> we can't play a national whack-a-mole with each threat. >> reporter: announcing new measures that will include greater scrutiny of passengers, canines that detect explosives and enhanced screening of electronic devices. the dhs choosing not to implement an all-out laptop ban but leaving the option on the table. >> make no mistake. our enemies are


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