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look at that. it's not just growing the vegetables. it's growing the children. >> to find out how his urban farms are sowing seeds of hope, go to cnnheroes.com. while you're there, nominate someone you think should be a cnn hero. that's it for us tonight. thanks for watching. if anything, that statement may not be tough enough. you'll see. you'll see. >> what could be tougher than fire and fury? hopeful we will never know. the president is standing by his strongman stance on north korea. >> the comments delivered in his most wide-ranging public comments in months. what he said about the senator majority leader, the russia investigation, and this curious comment about vladimir putin. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez in for dave briggs.
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tgi tgif. 4:00 a.m. in the united states, 11:00 a.m. in moscow. president trump going further, much further in north korea than any u.s. president has gone before. escalating his combative warnings to pyongyang and criticizing past administrations for not doing enough to curb north korean aggression. not only is he not backing down from his threat to unleash fire and fury, the president says maybe he didn't go far enough. >> the people that were questioning that statement, was it too tough, maybe it wasn't tough enough. they've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years. and it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries. so if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough. >> the president added he is concerned sanctions won't even work against the regime. this one day after north korean state department media said a plan would be formulized within days to launch missiles toward
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the u.s. island territory of guam. our coverage begins with jeff zeleny. >> reporter: president trump doubling down on the words he said to north korea, not backing down from the fire and fury he said earlier in the week. at his golf course and resort in bedminster on thursday, president trump answering many questions from journalists. more than he has in months. specifically on north korea. he made clear that he will not take their threat lightly. >> if north korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or we represent, our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous. i'll tell you what, they should be very nervous. things will happen to them like they never thought possible. >> reporter: again, the president making his policy, his doctrine indeed, toward north korea clearer than he has ever before. he's saying that he will not
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accept any action from kim jong-un. but not saying what the united states will do. he did not rule out preemptive strike on north korea. of course, most presidents do not do that. he did manage to criticize all of his predecessors -- president bush, president clinton, indeed, president obama. but president trump said that he would be different. of course, that is jet to be known. -- that is yet to be known. he made clear the remarks made earlier in the week are indeed the policy of the administration. >> thanks. president trump's heated words coming moments after north korea threatened the united states with a shameful defeat and final doom if it continues to apply military and economic pressure. north koreans releasing a statement saying they will "mercilessly wipe out the prote provacateurs," making desperate efforts to stifle the socialist
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country." as harsh as the words are, this is typical rhetoric for the north koreans, yes? >> reporter: that's right. i think when donald trump addressed the media yesterday, many were hoping that he would obviously ease tensions, that did not happen, as we heard from the report earlier. if anybody doubled down on the fire and fury statements, saying that they didn't go far enough. well, north korea responded as north korea does, through its state media, kcna. as you said, it state that the u.s. would suffer shameful defeat and final doom if it pursues extreme military sanctions and pressure. here in seoul, south korea's national security adviser spoke to his counterpart, h.r. mcmaster. they spoke about working closely together, as they do. obviously south korea, one of the united states' closest allies.
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at a time like this, south korea definitely needs the u.s. reiterating really the closeness and need for transparency in working together to try and ease tensions here on the korean peninsula. also we've learned that u.s. defense secretary jim mattis, when he was asked about the united states' readiness and what action may be taken, military or not, he responded by saying, "i don't tell the enemy in advance what i'm going to do. our readiness -- we are ready." as for the joint chiefs, chairman general joseph dunnford, he's on a scheduled trip to the region, going through hawaii, south korea, japan, as well as china, where of course north korea will be top of the agenda. >> all right. a lot of messages out of the white house and the administration. the president also meeting with nikki haley, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., today. it is a busy time.
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thank you very much. on wall street, greed is out, caution is in as tensions with north korea escalate. u.s. stocks closing sharply lower after president trump's latest round of rhetoric. the dow shedding 200 points. the s&p 500 fell nearly 1.5%. it was the nasdaq that took the biggest hit, down more than 2%. a drop in high-flying tech stocks including apple, amazon, facebook, netflix. global stocks are extending the slide. this selling is not over, folks. some analysts say investors may be using geopolitical concerns for a reset, if you will. stocks have been on a record-breaking year. volatility is back. wall street's fear gauge, the vix index, surging 44% yesterday. back to the highest level since the election. perspective is important -- the market has had a few fits and starts this year. mostly ignoring headlines,
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rising instead on a solid economy, big corporate profits. even with the latest drop, all three major stock market averages are all up at least 8% this year. president trump touched on a dizzying array of topics on thursday, more than he has in months. in one curious moment, he had a compliment for vladimir putin when he asked if he had a response to the russian leader ordering sharp cuts in u.s. diplomatic staff. >> i want to thank him because we're trying to cut down on payroll. as far as i'm concerned, i'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people. now we have a smaller payroll. there's no real reason for them to go back. i greatly appreciate that they've been able to cut our payroll for the united states. we'll save a lot of money. >> i don't think those people were fired -- >> i think he must have joking there. >> a joke? >> i'm sure the embassy doesn't see is that way in moscow. the move by putin came in response to the sanctions bill
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passed overwhelmingly by the house and senate and reluctantly signed braai president tru-- si president trump. >> president trump saying he has no influence fire robert mueller, this despite calling the russia investigation a witch hunt. >> mr. president, you thought about or considered leading the dismissal of the president counsel? >> i haven't given it any thought. i've been reading about it from you people say, oh, i'm going to dismiss him. i'm not dismissing anybody. i want them to get on with the task. >> the president says he is eager for house and senate committees to finish their investigation into election meddling by russia. >> president trump also saying he was "very, very surprised" by the fbi's early morning raid last month on the home of his former campaign manager, paul manafort -- his campaign chairman. sources tell cnn that manafort is dropping his old legal team and hiring new lawyers with expertise in tax investigations. the probe is focusing at least in part on tax crimes.
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manafort has denied any wrongdoing. the president's impatience with congres' inaction rearing its head again. the president calling out majority leader mitch mcconnell for republicans' failure to rpeal and replace obamacare. he says he is disappointed in mcconnell but is taking a wait-and-see approach on whether mcconnell should keep his job. >> should mcconnell consider stepping down as majority leader? >> i'll tell you what, if he doesn't get repeal and replace done and taxes done, meaning cuts and reform, and if he doesn't get a very easy one to get done, infrastructure, if he doesn't get them done, then you can ask me that question. >> the president's been going after mcconnell on twitter says the senate republican leader said he thought mr. trump had excessive expectations about how much congress could get done. the two had what's described as an app mated conversation. -- animated conversation -- i'm sure it was very animated --
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wednesday night. now several senators including jeff flake, orrin hatch, and tom till is tweeting out support for their embattled leader. president trump declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency. a surprise announcement coming two days after health and human services secretary tom price indicated the president would not be making that declaration, suggesting it was not necessary. the president is now vowing to spend a lot of time and money on the problem. >> declaring the opioid crisis an emergency means federal and state agencies will receive more resources to fight it. the bipartisan white house commission studying the epidemic told the president last week that declaring a national health emergency would be an immediate help. a twist in that acoustic attack on u.s. embassy personnel in cuba. could covert devices been used inside the homes of americans in havana? that's next. at blue apron, we're building a better food system.
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bizarre new developments in the acoustic attack on american employees in havana. a government official sells cnn this was not a case of eavesdropping gone wrong, and the possibility of a third country being involved is under investigation. the theory is another country could be trying to drive awedge between the white house and cuba -- drive a wedge between the white house and cuba. it's believed some sophisticated audio device was used outside or potentially inside residences of u.s. diplomats in havana. >> several report hearing loss and concussion-like symptoms. officials in havana are allowing fbi agents on to the island to investigate. the attacks have subsided for now. at least one canadian diplomat in havana has also suffered unusual symptoms. the canadian embassy is about three miles from the u.s. embassy. a new york city police officer saved by his bulletproof vest after being shot twice in the chest. police say a gunman opened fire on the officer and his partner when they responded to the call of an emotionally disturbed person at a home in brooklyn on
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thursday. the officer was hit twice in the vest and once in the arm. the suspect killed himself after the standoff with police. new york mayor bill de blasio praising the officer and saying he was definitely saved by his vest. a woman who works for an orlando daycare center arrested in the death of a 3-year-old boy. police say debra denise st. charles left miles hill inside a daycare van all day. they say the temperature inside the vehicle soared as high as 144 degrees. authorities also say the 51-year-old was not an approved driver for the daycare center, did not do a proper head count. miles hill was found dead on the floor of the van on monday. a miracle baby who spent three days stuffed inside a garbage bag is recovering this morning in a new york state hospital. doctors in elmira say the 8-month-old girl is doing well. she was discovered by a neighbor who heard a noise coming from a bag and ripped it open. the child was badly dehydrated
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and had stopped breathing. the infant's mother, identified as 17-year-olds harriet ohio of spay, is charged with attempted murder. that is horrible. >> yeah. almost 17 minutes past the hour. the governor of louisiana declaring a state of emergency in new orleans. the city's water-pumping system is malfunctioning after last week's torrential rains, flash floods, and more storms are in the weekend forecast. new orleans officials scrambling to repair equipment that was damaged by a fire at a power plant wednesday night, causing multiple pumping stations in the east bank section to fail. new orleans' public schools were closed thursday and are scheduled to be closed again today. widespread showers and thunderstorms over the eastern half of the country this weekend. karen maginnis with the outlook. what are you doing this weekend? if you are staying in new york city, chances are you'll be dodging some raindrops. we've got a stubborn weather system that's going to be pushing across the area,
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triggering showers and thunderstorms. not just new york city but the whole i-95 corridor. at least the temperatures are going to be running just about average. in the low 80s for the most part. new york city, low 80s expected there. philadelphia, low to mid 80s. washington, d.c., it's going to be pretty warm there. boston, can't rule out showers popping up there, as well. here's new york city's forecast. we look through the next seven days. yep, we've got 80s all the way. overnight low temperatures mostly in the 60s. about a 70% chance of some thunderstorms rumbling around there, going into friday night and then into saturday. here's what the forecast radar looks like going into friday afternoon. new york city, philadelphia, scattered back over toward buffalo and cleveland, watch out, but nothing very dramatic happening in the forecast. have a great weekend. back to you guys. >> all right. thank you. taylor swift took the stand at the civil trial in denver that centers on her charge that
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it's a new kind of network designed to save you money. it has been a long wait, but "saturday night live" finally got to give its take on this wild summer in the premiere of "the weekend update" special summer series, we got a chance to see who "snl" would have cast as anthony scaramucci if the mooch had lasted. >> a lot of material here. >> here's a sample. >> earlier this week, north korea issued a new threat against the united states. not to be out-whackaddoed president trump responded with this -- >> they will be treated with fire and fury like the world has never seen. >> first of all, unfold your arms. you look a jeff dunham puppet.
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>> you can't threaten anyone sitting down. even fdr stood up when he was talking tough. >> wait, is someone trying to facetime us now, really? oh -- [ laughter ] it's anthony scaramucci. are you serious? i guess we should take it. i got to admit, we did hope that you'd stick around a little bit longer. >> me, too. but the mooch has no regrets, baby! all i did was sell my company, miss the birth of my child, and ruin my entire reputation all to be king of idiot mountain for 11 days. [ laughter ] >> i think bill hader could have used sunglasses. >> perhaps. president trump says maybe a threat of fire and fury wasn't tough enough for north korea. that's not all he said -- hitting topics from the senate majority leader to russia and why he is thanking vladimir putin. all of that next. at blue apron, we're building a better food system. where instead of paying for middlemen, we work directly with family farms
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if anything, that statement may not be tough enough. >> what would be tougher than fire and fury? >> you'll see. you'll see. >> what could be tougher than fire and fury? hopefully we'll never know. the president is standing by his strongplan stance on north korea. north korea one topic the president addressed in his most wide-ranging public comments in months. we have what he said about the senate majority leader, russia investigation, and a cure yours comment about putin -- curious comment about vladimir putin. sounds like a play. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez in for dave briggs. this happy friday, 30 minutes past the hour. >> the president did not use the exact words "fire and fury," but didn't back down on his warning to north korea. in fact, escalating warnings to pyongyang and criticizincritici criticizing past administrations for not doing enough, he said, to curb north korean aggression.
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not only is he not backing down from that threat to unleash fire and fury, the president says maybe the phrase didn't go far enough. >> the people that were questioning that statement, was it too tough, maybe it wasn't tough enough. they've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years. it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people were other countries. if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough. >> this one day after north korea state media said a plan would be formalized within days to launch missiles toward the u.s. island territory of guam. the president effectively knew a new red line saying if kim jong-un does fire toward guam, he would respond. our coverage begins with jeff zeleny at the white house. >> reporter: president trump doubling down on the words he said to north korea. not backing down from the fire and fury he said earlier in the
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week. at his golf course and resort in bedminster thursday, president trump answering many questions from journalists, more than he has in months. specifically on north korea. he made clear that he will not take their threat lightly. >> if north korea does anything in terms of even thinking about an attack of anybody that we love or we represent, our allies our us, they can be very, very nervous. i'll tell you what, they should be nervous because things can happen to them like they never thought possible. >> reporter: again, the president making his policy, his doctrine, indeed, toward north korea clearer than he has ever before. he's saying that he will not accept any action from kim jong-un but not saying what the united states will do. he did not rule out preemptive strike on north korea. 40s, most presidents do not -- of course, most presidents do not do that. but he managed to criticize his
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predecesso predecessors, president bush, president clinton, indeed president obama. president trump said he would be different. that is yet to be known. he made clear the improvised remarks earlier in the week are indeed the policy of this administration. >> thanks. president trump's heated words coming moments after north korea threatened the united states with a shameful defeat and final doom if it continues to apply military and economic pressure. north korean officials releasing a stamtement claiming they will "mercilessly wipe out the provacateurs," making desperate efforts to stifle the socialist country." any reaction to south korea from the latest, harsh words from the north? >> reporter: no official comment, miguel. certainly people here in south korea not surprised by the rhetoric coming out of north korea. they haven't been surprised for
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the last four decades. certainly they thought that donald trump would try to ease tension, not far the fires, as he did addressing the media overnight seoul time. people were shaking their heads as to why donald trump is enflaming the situation. officially, south korea's national security supervisor spoke to his counterpart, h.r. mcmaster. they spoke of working together and trying to ease tensions here on the korean peninsula. this, of course, a long-standing alliance between the united states and south korea. and obviously in south korea's best interests to work extremely closely with the u.s. now, u.s. defense secretary jim mattis, when he was asking about the united states' readiness for war, whether it will take military action, responded by saying, "i can't tell the enemy in advance what i'm going to do.
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our readiness, we are ready." the chairman of the joint chiefs, general joseph dunford, on a scheduled trip in the region. he will come to south korea, as well as china and japan to obviously discuss north korea which is top of mind on everybody's agenda right now. >> indeed it is. including the president. he will speak with the representative for the u.n., nikki haley today. he is talking tough but seemingly trying diplomacy. thank you very much. on wall street, greed is out and caution is in as extension with north korea escalate -- as tensions with north korea escalate. u.s. stocks closing sharply lower after president trump's latest round of rhetoric. the dow shedding 200 points. the s&p down sharply. the nasdaq took a big hit. global stocks this morning, they are extending that slide. some analysts say investors may be using geopolitical concerns for a reset. volatility is up.
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wall street's fear gauge, the vix index surging yesterday. highest level now since the election. >> my fear gauge is going way up, too. president trump touched on a number of topics thursday. many topics, more than he has in months. in one curious moment he had a compliment for vladimir putin when asked if he had a response to the russian leader ordering sharp cuts in u.s. diplomatic staff. >> i want to thank them because we're trying to cut down on payroll. as far as i'm concerned, i'm thankful that he let go of a large number of people. now we have a smaller payroll. there's no real reason for them to go back. i greatly appreciate that they've been able to cut our y payroll for the united states. we'll save money. >> the move by putin came in to a sanctions bill passed by the house and senate and reluctantly signed by president trump. >> president trump telling reporters that he has no plans to fire special counsel robert mueller.
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this despite having repeatedly called the russia investigation a witchhunt. >> mr. president, you thought about or considered leading to the dismissal of the special counsel? >> i haven't given it any thought. i've been reading it from the people, saying, oh, i'm going to dismiss him. i'm not dismissing anybody. i want them to get on with the task. >> the president says he's eager for house and senate committees to finish their investigations into election meddling by russia. president trump also saying he was "very, very surprised" by the fbi's early morning raid last month on the home of his former campaign chairman, paul manafort. sources tell cnn manafort is dropping his old legal team and hiring new lawyers with expertise in tax investigations. a sign that the special counsel's probe is focusing at least in part on possible tax crimes. manafort has denied any wrongdoing. the president's impatience with congress' inaction rearing its head once again, calling out senate majority leader mitch
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mcconnell for republicans' failure to repeal and replace obamacare. he says he's disappointed in mcconnell but taking a wait-and-see approach on whether mcconnell should keep his job. >> should senator mcconnell consider stepping down as majority leader? >> i'll tell you what, if he doesn't get repeal and replace done and doesn't get taxes done, meaning cuts and reform, and if he doesn't get a very easy one to get done, infrastructure, if he doesn't get them done, you can ask me that question. >> the president's been going after mcconnell on twitter since the republican senate leader said he thought the president had excessive expectations about how much congress could get done. the two had what's described as an animated conversation on the phone wednesday night. now members of mcconnell's gop conference are coming to his defense with several senators including jeff flake, orrin hatch, and tom tillis tweeting support for their embattled leader. president trump declaring
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the opioid crisis a national emergency. the surprise announcement coming two days after health and human services secretary tom price indicated the president would not be making the declaration, suggesting it wasn't necessary. the president now vowing to spend a lot of time and money on the problem. declaring the opioid crisis an emergency means federal and state agencies will receive more resources to fight it. the bipartisan white house commission studying the epidemic told the president last week that declaring a national health emergency would be an immediate help. president trump's new immigration plan would cost 4.6 million jobs by 2040 according to a study by the president's alma mater, the university of pennsylvania. it found the u.s. economy would shrink 2% under the proposal. last week trump endorsed the raise act, that's what it's called, the aim to preserve american jobs by curbing immigration. most economists say the labor market badly needs foreign workers because baby-boomers are retiring, and there aren't enough young americans to replace them.
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currently 44 million americans have retired, up dramatically since 2000. at the same time, the labor market, the labor force has only grown 12%. immigration -- immigrants bridge that gap. they also create more small businesses than u.s.-born americans. they are twice as likely to start a business. right now, one in ten americans are employed by a business owned by an immigrant. one in ten. the white house claims the study is flawed and that jobs it promotes come at the expense of american workers. however, despite the white house backing, experts say the bill has little chance of passing in its current form. >> fascinating how immigration is always key and healthy immigration is always key to economic growth in countries here and around the world. a fierce battle in the syrian city of aleppo left thousands dead in the city, and the city devastated. after months of calm, signs have returned to normalcy despite big complexities. cnn brings you a firsthand look inside aleppo.
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so be wise all take new xyzal®. welcome back. cnn has the look at the rebuilding of aleppo. the syrian army took back aleppo, a divided city since the early days of protest against president bashar al assad. syria's second-largest city still in ruins, but slowly rebuilding. cnn's senior international correspondent, fred pleitgen, traveled to aleppo. he has this report. >> reporter: it was one of the most brutal battles in the syrian conflict when syrian government forces backed by russia launched their final assault on rebel-held areas of aleppo, taking them back from the opposition. nine months later, much of syria's second-largest city still lay in ruins. life is starting to emerge once again.
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thousands have returned to former battle zone neighborhoods, many relying on aid donations to get by. "we came to this neighborhood just as residents were rushing to get bread handouts. most people who return are in bad need of almost everything, the local head of this ngo says. many come back and find that their homes are reduced to just walls and ceilings. we help them as much as we can. some stores are also reopening and market vendors coming back. this area was once held by rebels. some fear reprisals if they return. all the people we met were vocal supporters of the government and its russian backers. "t the russians are our friends this man says. "they are honest with us as we are honest with them. bashar al assad and the russians are one." amid the massive destruction, the tiny efforts at reconstruction appear almost like a drop in the bucket.
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inside the bombed and burned ruins, aleppo's industry is starting to spring back to life. we came across this textile shop where they repaired the machines and are manufacturing clothes once again. "when the people who fled see that business is coming back, they'll return, and we'll work together to make aleppo as great as it used to be and even better," the shift leader says. aleppo's historic old town is a unesco world heritage site. much of it now reduced to rubble. some of the fiercest battles revolved around the highest point of the city, the ancient citadel. the ancient citadel was one of the main battlegrounds in aleppo. like so many parts of the city, repairing the damage will be a monumentous task. we climbed to the highest point of the citadel getting a stunning view of all of aleppo. one of the oldest cities in the world. badly damaged but now with a chance to stand up once again.
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fred pleitgen, cnn, aleppo. >> glad we have fred there to give the visual update on that. >> once a gorgeous city. sad. some bizarre new developments in the acoustic attack on employees at the american embassy in havana. the u.s. government official tells cnn this was not a case of eavesdropping gone wrong, and the possibility of a third country being involved is now under investigation. the theory is another country could be trying to drive a wedge between the white house and cuba. it's now believed some kind of sophisticated audio device was used outside or potentially inside residences of u.s. diplomats in havana. >> several people report hearing loss and concussion-like symptoms. government officials in havana are allowing fbi agents on to the island to investigate. the attacks have subsided for now. at least one canadian diplomat in havana has suffered unusual symptoms. the embassy is about three miles from the u.s. embassy. like something out of a spy novel. >> a little bizarre.
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>> it's been a crazy year the past few weeks. i don't know if you noticed, but there were minor staffing changes at the white house. if trump is colluding with russia, but he's definitely colluding with "dancing with the stars." also, how did "snl" miss anthony scaramucci in he was like christmas in july. actually, he was like hanukkah in july because he was around about a week, and it's a miracle he lasted that long. >> president trump announced a new immigration policy that would favor people who speak english and have higher education or well-paying job offers. well-paying job offers? damn, when did the statement of liberty get so bougie? she used to be like, send me your tired, your poor, i just need a man, lord. now she's like, you have to be light skinned and rich -- >> the border has never been more secure, and the story of the summer -- >> when you act like the russians -- >> no.
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>> eric -- what about the reports that your father helped craft the statement you made to the public to mislead them deliberaterily? >> look, awed my son did was give me advice, he said, "son, go out and tell the truth." >> and then he winked. >> okay. >> want to play with your fidget spinner, buddy? >> uh-huh. what is the big deal? >> eric? eric? you got to spin it, buddy. [ laughter ] >> fertile grounds there. >> i'll say. >> a few things to say. switching gears, taylor swift took to the stand in the civil trial in denver that centers on a charge that she was groped by former radio deejay david mueller when they took a picture together at a fan meet and greet in 2013. she was combative at times with
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mueller's attorney describing the incident as horrifying and shocking and telling the lawyer, "i'm not going to allow you or your client to make me feel in any way that this was my fault because it isn't." mueller claims swift's allegation ruined his career. he is suing her for $3 million. swift is countersuing for $1. the trial continues later this morning. a new york city police officer saved by his bulletproof vest after being shot twice in the chest. police say a gunman opened fire on the officer and his partner when they responded to the call of an emotionally disturbed person at a home in brooklyn thursday. the officer was hit twice in the vest, once in the arm. the suspect killed himself after a standoff with police. new york mayor bill de blasio saying the officer was saved by his vest. a miracle baby surviving in a new york state hospital. doctors saying the 8-month-old girl is doing well.
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she was discovered by a neighbor who heard a noise coming from the bag and ripped it open. the child was badly dehydrated and stopped breathing. the infant's mother identified as 17-year-old harriet ohio of pennsylvania, charged with attempted murder. 57 minutes past the hour. time for a check of cnn "money stream." global stocks lower this morning, extending big losses on wall street as north korea's tension escalates. president trump's fiery rhetoric sending volatility up. wall street's fear gauge, the vix index, surged yesterday. highest level now since the election. former uber ceo travis kalenek is under fire. he's being sued by investor benchmark capital to force him off the board. they accuse him of withholding information about mismanagement by shareholders, trying to keep power on uber's board even after he stepped down as ceo. kalenek denies the claims that
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he was forced out after a series of scandals at the company. the retail apocalypse for stores continues. sales at macy's, kohl's, dillard's down, triggering a sell-off for stocks. macy's alone down more than 40%. >> wow. >> another sign the toll the rising amazon is taking on traditional retailers. stores are resorting to discounts and promotions to attracts customers. ultimately that hurts profits. google canceling a companywide staff meeting on diversity because of fears of online harassment of its employees. the meeting was to address the fallout over the firing of that male engineer and the memo he posted saying women are not biologically fit for tech roles. google pulled the plug after employees' identities were exposed, exposing them to harassment and threats on line. instead of the large-scale meeting, the ceo says they will meet in smaller groups in the
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future. google says it's important to have the conversation but to have 60,000 employees on a livestream when there's so much unhappy understand -- >> interesting that google that is so good at doing technology can't do this without it leaking to everybody. the world we live in. nothing is private anymore. >> you're right. "early start" continues right now. if anything, that statement may not be tough enough. >> what could be tougher than fire and fury? >> you'll see. you'll see. >> what could be tougher than fire and fury? hopefully we'll never know. the president is standing by his strongman stance on north korea. north korea just one topic the president addressed in his most wide-ranging public comments in months. we have what he said about the senate majority leader, the russia investigation, and a curious comment about vladimir putin. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm miguel marquez in for dave briggs. good morning. >> nice to have you here this week. >> a lovely week.
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>> i'll miss you next week. >> i know. >> dave briggs will be back. he was on vacation. i'll christine romans. it's friday, august 11th, 5:00 a.m. in the east, 6:00 p.m. in seoul, noaa not in moscow. -- unanimous in moscow. president trump didn't back down on his warnings to north korea, escalating his warnings and criticizing past administrations for not doing enough to curb north korean aggression. not only is he not backing down from his threat to unleash fire and fury, the president says maybe he didn't go far enough. >> the people questioning that statement, was it too tough, maybe it wasn't tough enough. they've been doing this to our country for a long time -- for many years. it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries. so if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough. >> this one day after north korea state department media said a plan would be form liesed within days to

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