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♪ tonight, we have shown the rest of the country that we can be the david in the situation where there's a goliath. >> a primary night shocker in florida. progressive tallahassee mayor andrew gillam is the state's first african-american nominee for governor. it sets up a huge ideological clash in november. the attorney general facing renewed pressure from the president. but he has the backing of a man who knows him well, senate majority leader.
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google is politically biased, rigged, suppressing conservative voices. that's what the president says. what does the search giant have to say about that? good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm laurie jarret in for christine romans. >> good morning, i'm dave briggs. there was an earthquake overnight in l.a., relatively minor compared to what happened on the opposite end of the country. we begin with a historic upset in the florida democratic primary for governor. there's an earthquake for you. cnn projects tallahassee mayor andrew gillum, a progressive candidate backed by bernie sanders, will win the party's nomination. a victory would make him florida's first african-american governor. he was the only nonmillionaire and welcomes the challenge of putting the governor's mansion back in democratic hands for the first time in two decades. >> tonight we have shown the rest of the country that we can
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be the david in the situation where there's a goliath. all we've got to do now is commit ourselves to bringing it home, not for me, not for just those of us in this room, but for the names that we can't call and the faces that we can't recognize. we're going to bring this thing home. >> the florida governor's race shag up as a major test of the national political atmosphere in november. gill upis set to face trump-backed candidate december santos who won the republican primary. two 39-year-olds who in many ways mirror their party's national moods against each other. cnn projects governor rick scott will face incumbent senator bill until son in the general election. >> in arizona, congresswoman and former fighter pilot martha mcsally will win the republican nomination for the senate seat
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being vacated by jeff flake. mcsally fending offal a challenge from two hardline conservatives, giving moderates a playbook to thrive you might say in the trump era. more from mcsally headquarters in tempe, arizona. >> reporter: she is america's first woman to fly in combat for the u.s. air force. arth that mcsally fought a tough primary against two conservative challengers. she took to the stage today, she won the gop nomination for the u.s. senate representing the state of arizona. and like her military chops, she came out swinging, fighting, looking squarely to november. >> tonight marks the chapter, the next chapter in this campaign. the beginning of a 70-day sprint to electing arizona's next senator. i am as impressed as anyone that my opponent brags she owns over 100 pair of shoes. i on the other hand have over
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100 combat missions serving our country. fabricating a centrist image to fulfill her a.m. base. a fake production running on a phoney script in order to fool the voters. >> reporter: mcsally spent the bulk of her victory speech attacking the winner of the democratic primary, kirsten sin that may, who is currently in congress. both women are well financed. this is expected to be an ugly and brutal race between these two women. whoever wins will make history. they will be arizona's first female senator. dave, laura? >> you can feel the excitement in that room, thank. if democrats retake control of congress in november, president trump warns there will be violence. cnn has heard a recording of president trump in a closed-door white house meeting with evangelical leaders, with no real basis for his comments whatsoever the president taking a fire and brimstone approach in an appeal to get voters to the polls for the midterms. >> yeah, he said in part it's not a question of like or
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dislike, it's a question of they will overturn everything that we've done and they will do it quickly and violently, and violently, there is violence when you look at these ante fa, these are violent people. the far-left antifa stage counter protests against white supremacists and neo-nazis. the president saying the november election is not only a referendum on him, but also on religion, free speech, and the first amendment. attorney general jeff sessions gets a much-needed boost from senate majority leader. two key republicans, chairman chuck grassley and lindsey graham, have signaled they'd be open to replacing sessions after the midterm elections. he's lost the president's confidence since recusing himself from the russia probe last year, but majority leader mitch mcconnell threw his weight behind sessions tuesday in no uncertain terms. >> i have total confidence in the attorney general. i think he ought to stay exactly
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where he is. >> blunt, quick. last week sessions hosted a break fast at the justice department with a number of former republican senate colleagues who urged him to stay on the job. cnn reported last week the president has renewed calls to fire sessions and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, but a source telling cnn rudy giuliani talked him off the ledge. the president said to be worried about robert mueller's reaction if he does remove sessions. the start of paul manafort's second financial crimes trial has been pushed back a week. the federal judge approving a defense request for a delay to september 24th. jury selection will still take place on september 17th. the judge also warned manafort's lawyers several times at a pretrial hearing yesterday about their behavior in court, indicating she's closely watching the defense team to make sure they don't act out. meantime, the nypd is investigating a robbery at the home of a banker who previously worked with manafort.
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david falerno told police a briefcase and ipad were taken. prudenters have said faleno is involved in manafort's bank fraud schemes but he was never charged. president trump slamming google, accusing of it political bias. trump claimed on twitter that google's search results were for trump news rigged so almost all news is bad, adding google and others are suppressing voices of conservatives. the president doubled down later in the day. >> i think google is really taking advantage of a lot of people, and i think it's a very serious thing and i think it's a very serious charge. i think google and twitter and facebook, they're really treading on very, very troubled territory. and they have to be careful. >> google disagrees with the president, telling cnn the goal of search is to find the most relevant answers, not set a political agenda, adding that it never ranks results to manipulate political sentiment.
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google's results are based on algorithms using hundreds of factors like user experience and how many prominent sites link to a page. still trump says google's actions could be illegal. economic adviser larry kudlow says the white house is investigating. >> we're just going to do some investigation, some analysis, that's what question do. >> is there any evidence that they actually are censoring anyone's search results? >> we're looking into it. >> congress has already looked into social media bias, holding two hearings this year on the topic and execs from google, facebook, and twitter have been asked to testify on capitol hill next week. the topic is censorship and election interference. the nation's final farewell to senator john mccain begins today on what would have been his 82nd birthday. mccain's body will lie in state today at arizona's capitol building where people can pay their respects. a private ceremony will be held between two public viewings.
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on tuesday mccain's best friend in the senate, lindsey graham, gave an emotional farewell on the senate floor. >> he told me that principle and compromise are not mutually exclusive. and the foundation of a great person as well as a great nation if you want to help the country, be more like john mccain. i believe there's a little john mccain in all of us. and the lull of john mccain practiced by a lot of people can make this a really great nation. >> graham weighing on how to remember john mccain in washington, noting the capitol visitors center does not have a name vr. >> probably better branding for us, people would look at john and say, hey, that's a pretty cool john. one of the reasons i might want to do it is john hated it, thought it was a waste of money.
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the last way to get at him. >> tomorrow there will be a church memorial service in phoenix. mccain's body will then be flown to joint base andrews in maryland and will lie in state at the capitol rotunda on friday. saturday mourners will gather for a service at the national cathedral in washington. john mccain would then be laid to rest at the naval academy in annapolis sunday. breaking overnight, parts of southern california rattled by a small magnitude 4.4 earthquake. the quake has centered near the city of laverne but it was felt over a wide area. it happened 7:30 pacific time last night, followed by smaller aftershocks. witnesses tell the "l.a. times" some items in their home were shaken to the floor. there have been no reports of injuries or significant damage. >> it's amazing in l.a., these laugh these things off. >> no big deal. >> no big deal at all. ahead, teachers in seattle threatening to walk off the job
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♪ mmm... ♪ lean on me. over 100 undocumented immigrants arrested in north texas for unlawfully working in the u.s. u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement made the arrests after homeland security investigations were tipped off a company may have hired them fully knowing their documents were fraudulent. no comment from loadtrail, the company. students in the seattle public school system may miss the first day of classes next week because teachers and staff voted to authorize a strike unless a deal is reached by september 5th. negotiations over pay, health benefits, and efforts to increase social equality in classrooms are all at play. strikes already disrupted the first day of school in two
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southwest washington districts on tuesday. teachers in at least four more districts will join the picket line today. in a statement to komo, a spokesman for the asset school district says they're making good progress and remain optimistic school will begin on time. a wayward military mine that was found in puget sound has been safely detonated. navy personnel disposed of the device. officials say the detonation did not create a secondary explosion, indicating it wasn't active. the origin of the mine is not known. the navy continuing to investigate. puerto rico now revising the death toll from hurricane maria to 2,975. that is 46 times higher than the previous official figure from the puerto rican government. it comes on the same day researchers from george washington university revealed the findings of a study on
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storm-related deaths between september 2017 and february of this year. puerto rico's governor cautions the new number is only an approximation, however, not a concrete list of names. he also signed an executive order to have a commission work on recommendations from that study to improve public safety and health and better prepare for natural disasters. the governor also saying a memorial to honor victims is being planned at the university of puerto rico. in a sweeping reform, california is now the first state to end the cash bail system rather than requiring departments to pay in order to be released before trial, their release will hinge on an assessment of their risk to public safety. a person who is deemed at high risk, including those arrested for violent felonies, will not be released. critics have long contended the money wail system perpetuates inequalities and some people can't afford, they sit in jail until the court takes action. >> that is a big one, a big
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>> four days is all it took at school. i could just imagine what they said to him. my son told my oldest daughter the kids at school told him to kill himself. i'm just sad he didn't come to me. >> the district says it will offer support to the boy's family but pierce says no one at the school has contacted her. leah pierce will be on "new day" in the 7:00 hour, and as a reminder, if you or anyone you know needs help, call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 800-273-8255. in what's being called a public health crisis, the rates of three sexually transmitted diseases in the united states have hit a record high. the cdc says the rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia have climbed for a fourth consecutive year. cases rose by 200,000 between 2016 and 2017 alone bringing the total to nearly 2.3 million. about 45% of the cases are among
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women and girls ages 15 to 24. public health experts note there's been a serious decline in resources. when the cdc's division of std prevention budget has shrunk 40% in the past 15 years. 50 million plus in the northeast face another day of scorching temperatures. our meteorologist with the forecast. >> we have big-time heat in place here. climatologically, as you know, the heart of summer beginning to pass the next week or two as we go into september, a pretty rapid drop in temperatures. the forecast reflects a pretty rapid drop in temps. 50 millioner on the eastern seaboard boston south toward norfolk, excessive heat advisories and warnings in place. temps this afternoon will feel closer to 100. 104 in spots. records, places like boston close, potentially tying a record. albany, burlington potentially.
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no i don't think will make it to the record of 99. but incredible warmth this time of year. the front comes to the rescue friday morning. we'll see the cooler air. another warm day tomorrow across the northeast. the drop is pretty gradual the next 24 hours and significant from thursday into friday. much the same there for places like washington where we drop down finally back into the middle 80s. manhattan was all abuzz tuesd tuesday. 40,000 bees swarmed a hot dog vendor in times square. new york city has an official beekeeper for situations like this. they say the bees were trying to escape the heat after leaving a hive on a nearby rooftop. a beekeeper vacuumed up the
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insects and they were transported to long island. nypd commissioner jimmy o'neal later sent this tweet deplete with b -- complete with bee puns to assure people that everything was under control, "just another day in nyc." >> i want to see the vacuuming. >> did you know there was a bee keeper? >> i did know there was a bee vacuum, can i get that? he's backed by bernie sanders. now tallahassee mayor andrew gillum says he can ride the wave to become florida's governor. more on the primary night shocker next. hydrates better than $100, $200 even $400 eye creams. that's something to see. olay
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tonight we have shown the rest of the country that we can be the david in the situation where there's a goliath. >> a primary night shocker in florida. progressive tallahassee mayor andrew gillum, the state's first african-american nominee for governor, sets up a huge ideological clash in november. >> the attorney general facing renewed pressure from the president. but he has the backing of a man who knows him well, the senate majority leader. and google is politically biased, rigged, suppressing conservative voices. well, that's what the president says. what does the search giant have to say? no, in short-terms. welcome back to "early today." >> 31 minutes past the hour and we begin with the historic upset in the florida democratic primary for governor. cnn projects tallahassee mayor andrew gillum, a progressive
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candidate backed by bernie sanders, will win the party's nomination. a victory in november could make gillum the first african-american chief executive. in a field of five candidates, gillum was the only nonmill fair. florida has not had a democratic governor in two decades. gillum telling cnn he embraces the role of underdog. >> my wife refers to me as seabiscuit. we sort of were counted out at many points, people thought we were not make it, but we kept going slow and steady. even in these dark days of donald trump, that in the south with candidates like stacy abrams and candidates like ben gel less and me in florida, the new south is being recreated, is being led by the very people who helped build the south in the first place. i just think there's something pretty powerful and poetic about that. >> the florida governor's race shaping up as a major test of the national political atmosphere in november. gillum is set to face ron
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desantis, who won the republican primary. the race pits two 39-year-olds who in ways mirror their parties' national moods against. cnn projects governor rick scott will win the primary and face democratic senator bill nelson in november, a seat the democrats must hold if they hope to have a shot at a senate majority. in arizona congresswoman and former fighter pilot martha mcsally will win the republican nomination for the senate seat being vacated by jeff flake, fending off a challenge from two hardline conservatives giving moderates in the gop a playbook to thrive in the trump era. more from mcsally headquarters in team pe. >> reporter: these she's america's first woman to fly in combat for the u.s. air force, martha mcsally fought a tough primary against conservative
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challengers. she took to the stage, she won the gop nom anything for the u.s. senate representing the state of arizona. and like her military chops, she came out swinging, fighting, looking squarely to november. >> tonight marks the chapter, the next chapter in this campaign, the beginning of a 70-day vicinity to electing arizona's next senator. i am impressed as anyone that my opponents brags she owns over 100 pair of shoes. i on the other hand have over 100 combat missions serving our country. she's a fake production running on a phony script in order to fool the voters. >> reporter: mcsally spent the bulk of her speech attacking the winner of the democratic primary, kyrsten sinema, currently in congress. both of these women are well financed. this is expected to be an ugly and brutal race between these two women, whoever wins will make history.
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they will be arizona's first female senator. >> the year of the woman continues. if democrats retake control of congress in november, president trump warning there will be violence. cnn has heard a recording of the president in a closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders with no real basis for the comments, the president taking a fire and brimstone approach in an appeal to get voters to the polls for the midterms. >> he said in part, it's not a question of like or dislike, it's a question that they will overturn everything that we've done and they will do it quickly and violently, and violently, there is violence. when you look at antifa, these people -- these are violent people. now the far left antifa is a loose connection of anti-fascist groups who stage counter protests against white supremacists and neo-nazis. the president is also saying the november election is not only a referendum on him, but also a referendum on religion, free
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speech, and the first amendment. attorney general jeff sessions gets a much-needed boost from the senate majority leader. two key republicans on the senate judiciary committee have signalled in recent days they would be open to replacing sessions after the midterms. he's lost the president's confidence since recusing himself from the russia probe last year. the majority leader, mitch mcconnell, threw his weight behind sessions tuesday in no uncertain terms. >> i've total confidence in the attorney general. i think he ought to stay exactly where he is. >> last week sessions hosted a break fast at the justice department with a number of former republican colleagues who urged him to stay on the job. cnn reported last week the president has renewed calls to fire sessions and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, but a source tells cnn rudy giuliani talked him off the ledge. the president is said to be worried about the special counsel's reaction if he does remove sessions. the start of paul manafort's
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second financial crimes trial has been pushed back a week, a federal judge rae approving defense request to delay to september 24th. jury selection will take place september 17th. the judge also warned manafort's lawyers several times at a pretrial hearing about their behavior in court indicating she is closely watching the defense team to make sure they don't act out. the nypd is investigating a robbery at the home of a banker who previously worked with manafort. a briefcase and ipad were taken. prosecutors say the man was involved in manafort's bank fraud schemes but he was never charged. president trump slamming google, accusing of it political bias. trump claimed on twitter that google's search results for trump news is rigged so that almost all stories and news is bad. adding google and others are suppressing voices of conservatives. the president doubled down later in the day.
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>> i think google is really taking advantage of a lot of people and i think that's a very serious thing and it's a very serious charge. i think that google and twitter and facebook, they're really treading on very, very troubled territory. and they have to be careful. >> google disagrees with the president telling cnn the goal of the search is to find the most relevant answers, not set a political agenda, adding that it never ranks results to manipulate political sentiment. google's results are based on algorithms using hundreds of factors like user experience and how many prominent sites link to a page. still trump says google's actions could be illegal and economic adviser larry kudlow says the white house is investigating. >> we're just going to do some investigation, some analysis. that's what we do. >> is there any evidence that they actually are censoring anyone's search results? >> we're looking into it. >> with a wink. congress has already looked into social media bias holding two hearings this year on the top
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tick. execs from facebook, google and twitter have been asked to testify on capitol hill next week, the topic being censorship and election interference. the nation's final farewell to senator john mccain begins today on what would have been his 82nd birthday. mccain's body will lie in state at the arizona capitol where people can pay their respects. a private ceremony will be held between two public viewings. on tuesday mccain's best friend in the senate, lindsey graham, gave an emotional farewell on the senate floor. >> he told me that principle and compromise are not mutually exclusive. and the foundation of a great person as well as a great nation if you want to help the country, be more like john mccain. i believe there's a little john mccain in all of us. and the lull of john mccain practiced by a lot of people can make this a really great nation.
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>> tomorrow there will be a church memorial service in phoenix. mccain's body will be flown to joint base andrews in maryland and lie in state at the capitol rotunda friday. mourners will gather saturday for a service. john mccain will be made to rest at the naval academy in annapolis on sunday. breaking overnight, parts of southern california rattled by a small 4.4 earthquake. the quake was centered near laverne but felt over a wide area at about 7:30 pacific time, followed by smaller aftershocks. witnesses tell the l.a. times some items in their home were shaken to the floor. there have been no reports of injuries or significant damage. pretty much laughing it off in california, at least on twitter. >> good news there. well, major criminal justice reform in california. cash bail will be a thing of the past after years of criticism for hurting people with lower
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the u.s. and canada sprinting to rework nafta before a friday deadline after being sidelined for months. canada rejoined nafta talks yesterday. foreign minister chrystia freeland headed to washington a day after the u.s. and mexico announced their own deal. president trump said canada must agree to terms of the u.s./mexico deal or threaten tariffs on canadian cars. prime minister trudeau says he's encouraged by the progress but will do what's best for canada. >> this was an important step to moving forward on renegotiating and improving nafta. as you know i spoke with both the mexican president and the american president over the past couple of days. and our team is right now in
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washington digging into the progress made and looking at what the next steps are. >> all three countries have till friday to modernize nafta. canadian officials tell cnn there's a reasonable chance of getting it done this week, if not, treasury secretary steven mnuchin said the administration will proceed with a separate trade agreement with mexico. but u.s. lawmakers warn that would struggle to win congressional approval. a deal without canada needs 60 votes to pass the senate, a trilateral deal needs only 51 votes. breaking overnight, more than 100 undocumented immigrants arrested in north texas for unlawfully working in the u.s. u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement made the arrests after homeland security investigations issued a criminal search warrant at the trailer manufacturing company load trail. investigators were tipped off the company may have hired them fully knowing their documents were fraudulent. no comment yet on load trail. students in the seattle
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public school system may miss the first day of classes next week because teachers and school staff voted to authorize a strike unless a deal is reached by september 5th. negotiations over pay, health benefits, and efforts to increase social equality in classrooms all at play here. strikes already disrupted the first day of school in two southwest washington school districts. teachers in at least four more districts will join the picket line today. in a statement to cnn affiliate komo, a spokesperson said they're making good progress and remain optimistic school will begin on time. a stunning development in the case of a colorado man accused of killing his two daughters and pregnant wife. a man has come forward claiming he and chris watts were lovers. there have already been reports that watts was having an affair with a co-worker. the man, who cnn is not naming, says they met on the dating app "meet me." >> he says the relationship
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lasted about 10 months and chris told him he was trapped in a loveless marriage. >> before all of this happened, if anybody would have asked me about him i would have told them that he was a very loving, very generous, very insecure, very kind, very compassionate, really, really empathetic and kind of dorky guy. but you never really truly know anyone, i guess. >> that relationship has not been independently verified by cnn or hln. in a sweeping reform, california is now the first state to end the cash bail system. rather than requiring defendants to pay in order to be released before trial, their release will now hinge on an assessment of
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their risk to public safety. a person who is deemed at high risk, including those arrested for violent felonies, will not be released. critics have long contended the money bail system perpetuates inequality, since some people who can't afford it sit in jail until the court takes action. >> california congressman duncan hunter with a sudden change of heart days after he says his wife was responsible for the family finances. hunter and wife margaret were indicted for misuse of campaign funds. on fox news he blamed his wife who served as his cam taken manager, but yesterday said this. >> leave my wife out of it. we know they're not after her, they're after me. they want to flip this seat. so let's go to court, let's have a trial. everybody will see everything. >> hunter says he wants to expose the quote leftists in the u.s. attorneys office who he says brought the charges against him for purely political
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a 9-year-old boy in denver killed himself after being
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bullied at school for coming out as gay. now his momming pushing for more focus on bullying and suicide. leah pierce says her son came out to her over summer break and was looking forward to telling his friends. pierce's son was only in school for four days before the same kids who picked on him last year targeted him once again. >> four days is all it took at school. i could just imagine what they said to him. my son told my oldest daughter the kids at school told him to kill himself. i'm just sad he didn't come to me. >> just devastating. the district says it will offer support to the boy's family, but pierce says no one at the school has contacted her. as a reminder, if you or anyone you know needs help, call the national suicide prevention lifeline, 800-273-8255. a jury in dallas, texas, convicting former police officer roy oliver of murder. for shooting and killing an
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unarmed black teenager last year. 15-year-old jordan edwards was shot in a car as he left a party with his brothers and friends. police initially said the car edwards was in was moving aggressively towards police, but body camera footage later showed the car moving away from the officers. oliver was fired from the force not long after the shooting. the jury found oliver not guilty of two lesser charges in edwards' death. he could still face life in prison. quite a sight in australia. the sky above perth lit up by a fireball believed to be a meteor. the perth observatory was sent dozens of videos from surveillance cameras and dash cams. social media lighting up with reports from people in the avon valley who said they thought they felt the meteor hit the earth. 50 million plus in the northeast face another day of scorching temperatures.
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meteorologist petram vejahari has the forecast. >> big-time heat across the northeast the next 24 or so hours. plenty of activity to our west, nice frontal boundary pushing in across the great lakes, with it severe weather into this afternoon. as this works its way eventually off toward the northeast, expect those temperatures to cool off rather nicely as well. but this is the roughly 50 million people from boston out towards new york, down toward norfolk, where we have dangerous heat in place this afternoon, in fact, look at the heat indices. look at boston this afternoon, 102 degrees. washington 104. new york will feel like 101 this afternoon. incredibly, in phoenix here in the heart of summer, it is actually a hair cooler than this. the heat indices, dry heat, makes it feel a little cooler than the air temperature, they're expecting lower than central park by this afternoon. again, that ends quickly here, especially going from thursday
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night into friday morning. we see a nice shot of cooler air toward the northeast, with it showers expected later on this afternoon and this evening as well. temps by friday in boston down to 72 degrees. >> a lot of red on that map. a second day of public viewing for the queen of soul, aretha franklin. people poured into the museum of african-american history in detroit on tuesday. the two-day viewing is part of a week of commemoration for the legendary singer. her funeral will feature performances by stevie wonder, faith hill, chaka khan, and jennifer hudson among others. aretha franklin passed away this month at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. let's check "cnn money." global stocks mostly higher today as the u.s. and canada race to rework nafta before the friday deadline. canada rejoined talks yesterday, one day after the u.s. and mexico announced their own deal. now all three countries must agree on trade terms.
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canadian officials tell cnn there's a reasonable chance of getting it done this week. on wall street u.s. stocks rose slightly but it was enough for both the nasdaq and s&p 500 to hit record highs. americans are feeling great about the economy and they are spending to match. u.s. consumer confidence surging in august to the highest level in almost 18 years. strong job market and rising incomes helping americans feel better about the economy and that confidence is sparking a retail boom, boosting sales, stores like home depot, target, nordstrom. walmart reported its best u.s. sales growth in more than a decade. america's most iconic cookie is launching some interesting and spicy new flavors. oreo introducing cookies that taste like wasabi and hot chicken wings. it tweeted a look at the new cookies. this is not the first offbeat flavor but you likely won't find these at the store soon, right now they're only available in
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china. both were available on ebay as of yesterday. with a quick check, still available, laura jarret, you are in luck, with free shipping. >> i am an oreo purist, you shouldn't mess with it. >> i love the spicy and sweet combination. >> "early start" continues right now. tonight, we have shown the rest of the country that we can be the david in the situation where there's a goliath. >> a primary night shocker in florida. progressive tallahassee mayor andrew gillum is the state's first african-american nominee for governor, sets up a huge ideological clash in november. the attorney general facing renewed pressure from the president. but he has the backing of a man who knows him well. the senate majority

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