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the fact that i have to go through this is just an example for the next person. maybe it didn't work out for me, but it's going to work out for the next person. >> an emotional serena williams talks about her dramatic finish in one of the most controversial u.s. open matches. and north korea flaunts its military in the nation's 70th celebration, but something was missing from this parade. we'll have a live report about that. and later, voting in sweden is underway following a heating election campaign centered on immigration. we'll take you live to stockholm for that. we're live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta. i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm natalie allen. "newsroom" starts right now.
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it was a u.s. open final for the ages, but not necessarily for all the right reasons. 20-year-old naomi osaka won her first grand slam tennis title becoming the first japanese player to accomplish the feat. and she did it upsetting the favorite, serena williams. but the match may be remembered for williams' clashing with the chair umpire calling him a thief and smashing her racket. what caused all of that? here's andy scholes. >> reporter: absolute chaos breaking out at the u.s. open women's final on saturday. it's going to go down as one of the most controversial matches in tennis history. serena williams already dropped the first set to naomi osaka. in the second set, carlos ramos issued her a warning for seiching coaching from her coach, patrick mouratoglou from the stands. that's when serena approached
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him. >> i know you don't know that, and i understand that you thought it was coaching, but i don't cheat, i would rather lose. >> reporter: after osaka broke williams, she smashed her rocket and hit with a penalty for smashing her equipment. then after it was over, serena went at ramos again. he penalized serena again. since it was her third offense, she was penalized a game for verbal abuse. when serena realized the penalty, she went at ramos again and asked for the supervisor saying in tears the treatment wasn't fair. >> it's not right. it's not right! that's not right, this is not fair. >> reporter: serena went on to lose the match 6-2, 6-4 against osaka. the fans were booing throughout the exchange, and afterward serena said she was proud of the way she handled things. >> i can't sit here and say i
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wouldn't think he was a thief because i thought he took a game from me, but i have seen other men call umpires several things. and i'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff. and for me to say, thief, and for him to take a game, that made me feel like it was a sexist remark. i mean, he's never took a game from a man because i said thief. for me, it blows my mind, but i'm going to continue to fight for women and to fight for us to have equal -- i should be able to take my shirt off without getting a fine. this is outrageous. and i just feel like the fact that i have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions and that want to express themselves and want to be a strong woman. and they are going to be allowed to do that because of today. maybe it didn't work out for me but maybe it will work out for the next person. >> after the match, serena's coach admitted he was coaching,
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everyone does it. he does it all the time and has never been penalized for it in his career. this time he was. and it turned into one of the most controversial endings to a tennis match we have ever seen. at fleshing meadows, andy scholes, cnn. senior sports analyst christine is joining us. thank you for taking time to join us. everyone knew this would be a his or the irk -- historic match. no one knew how historic and epic. i want to get your thoughts on how it went down. >> when they are in the heat of the battle, natalie, all the players, we see it in every sport, obviously, things can be said, emotions run high, people can get hot, and certainly serena was not happy. we know that. i think it's the job of the chair umpire at that moment to take a deep breath and to say, what is at stake here?
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and it's the grand slam final. it's serena williams going for her 24th, which would be historic, the most ever time for the most ever, and you have to step back and say, is this worth a game penalty, literally potentially altering the outcome of a match? certainly changing the complexion of the match entirely. and being a part of history basically for as long as people are talking about tennis. i think most chair umpires would have stepped back and said, you know what? i'm going to let this athlete vet for a minute. we know they have done that with men for generations in tennis. but no, this ump went right after serena williams. of course, she's, i believe, correctly talking about the sexism inhernt in that now. >> she immediately claimed men would have gotten away with calling the umpire a thief, which she did. she said on the court she would take her case to the referee and supervisor and that men get away with far more. do you agree? >> i think the history of
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tennis -- john mcenroe, jimmy conners, nastasi, going all the way back, even andre agassi, misbehavior has been tolerated in a way that it just is not with a woman. and the greatest of all time, serena williams. i'm not, by the way, advocating for everyone to lose their minds. i'm not at all. what i'm saying is that tennis is a sport that has never done this. kris evert said this on the broadcast. this has never before happened in tennis. and the great billy jean king saying when women have this kind of conversation or get angry, they are hysterical. when men do it, they are outspoken. it is time for the tennis world to really look at these issues in my humble opinion. >> yes, and wipe that hysterical word off the map period. well, you answered my next question, which was going to be about kris evert making that point right after the match. so i want to talk about what
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happened afterward. as the audience boos wildly during the trophy presentation, my son was there and said he couldn't tell what was going on because of all the epic booing. serena asked them to stop, she hugged naomi osaka who was clearly shaken by this moment. perhaps the pressure is greater on her long comeback after becoming a mom. >> there's no doubt about that. and what a story this has been. and i feel like she was feeling the pressure and emotion of it. and again, as several said, everyone coaches. every one of these coaches is coaching these players. so it's time to -- why penalize serena and not everyone else? that's a good point. and serena has a good point. but what she did, how quickly she was able to pivot and in her emotions and twice telling the crowd, no more booing. cut it out. and hugging naomi and basically saying, she deserves this. it was a classy moment.
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it was exactly what serena should have done. and i know there are people out there who are saying, wait a minute, but serena's behavior was so bad. again, put it in the context of an athlete, don't just look at it as a female athlete, but all the tennis players who have been able to get away with that, but then see the incredible turn where she was the one person who could control that crowd and she did it. and she tried to capture the moment for osaka for her opponent and give her that moment. two athletes going at it fighting for every point, having covered sports all these years, think of all the things said in the nfl, in the nba, my goodness, obviously on the tennis court. and this is what the referee decided to pick on at that moment to make that statement and change history potentially. i think serena did a nice job in recovering and capturing the moment for her opponent and, of course, the winner of the match. >> she was certainly sticking up for herself and making her case, for the most part, in a measured
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way. but it will be analyzed and analyzed. we'll see where we go from here as far as is there sexism in the sport? and she will launch dialogue for sure. christine brennan, always appreciate your time. thank you so much. >> natalie, thank you. my pleasure. all right. we go to u.s. politics and the critical midterm election this is november. they are creeping closer, aren't they? the former u.s. president barack obama was in california on saturday campaigning for democrats hoping to retake control of the u.s. house of representatives. unlike his sharp critique of donald trump a day before, mr. obama never mentioned the current u.s. president by name but everyone knew exact whether or not i and what he was referring to. >> the biggest threat to our democracy i said yesterday is not -- it's not one individual.
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it's not one big super pac billionaire's -- it's apathy, it's indifference. it's us not doing what we're supposed to do. when there's a vacuum in our democracy, when we are not participating, we're not paying attention, we're not stepping up, other voices fill the void. but the good news is, in two months we have a chance to restore some sanity in our politics. we have the chance to flip the house of representatives and make sure the real checks and balances are in washington. >> well, the former president will be actively campaigning for democratic candidates over the next two months. he'll in ohio this week a. thank you, kate, for coming on.
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i always appreciate your insights. >> thank you for having me. >> i want to talk about barack obama, the former president there, he was more measured in illinois, his first speech coming out to campaign for democrats, but he did go right after president trump here in california where it was a little more vague. he eluded to the climate right now in the white house, but he's seeing it much more fired up. what stands out to you in obama's message so far to rally democrats? >> it stands out that he's doing it in the first place. the etiquettes of former presidents is usually not to weigh in on what the current president is doing. george w. bush did not do this to barack obama. bill clinton did not do it to george w. bush. and the fact that obama is doing it to president trump really blinks with the unspoken rule not to do this to other presidents. here in the u.k., we remember when president obama overstepped the intersections when he told britain that if they were to leave the european union, america would put the u.k. at
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the back of the pack for a trade deal. the u.k. did not like that interjection. and something similar may happen in america when they see barack obama being so politically active so soon after hooefg office. >> at the same time, the democrats have fail ld and in many people's opinions to cement their message and what they stand for in the era of drops. so this is one person trying to kind of do that now, isn't it? >> they are going back to barack obama because he was the last known democrat to be on the stage in america. but to roll him out and not a fresh face could have a lot of push back. furthermore obama should be in pennsylvania where the mud terms
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will be swung. the president is still appealing to people in those swing states. and a lot of the policies, like them or loathe them, are appealing to people in the reenls. the economy is booming over 4% at the moment. a lot of people are having more cash in their pockets and feeling the gains. if democrats want to speak to people, they have to go to where they lost people originally in 2016. hollywood spent enough time bashing republicans. you don't need to be in california doing this. but you do need to talk to people voting based on the economy and how things have gone the past two years. still it doesn't seem the democrats have been able to do that. >> as far as what the democrats do have going for them, we have seen another kind of -- much controversy this week in "the new york times." we have the slow drip of the mueller investigation. where could the republicans be vulnerable when it comes to
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donald trump's track record and the unpopularity? >> the republicans can certainly be vulnerable if the mueller investigation pans out to have a real smoking gun in it that goes directly after the president showed some kind of collusion with russia, but we still haven't seen that. we don't have that. and a lot of people when they see the anonymous article in "the new york times," just think, it's another attack on the president without substantiate d knowledge. all these people are gaining up on the president, so i think the republicans will be vulnerable if we get meaningful evidence. but that remains to be seen. campaigning on russia with a former president and no new or innovative spokespeople, i don't think it is going to cut the luster or have the overall picture they are ready to save. >> can you believe we're just two months from the midterms we
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have been talking about? we'll be talking with you again and appreciate your insights. thank you. a lot of impressive hardware in north korea's military parade, but one miles an hour piece was missing. we take you to the country's 70th anniversary celebration and will shed light on that. plus, a dangerous storm is heading for the u.s. east coast. we'll tell you when and if it's expected to make landfall. and which state could be impacted from our derek van dam. over 260 years later as the nation's leader in energy storage we're ensuring americans have the energy they need, whenever they need it nextera energy. they seem to be the very foundation of your typical bank. capital one is anything but typical. that's why we designed capital one cafes. you can get savings and checking accounts with no fees or minimums.
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welcome back. tropical storm florence is heading to the u.s. east coast and could make landfall as a major hurricane. virginia, south carolina and north carolina have already declared states of emergency. though it is still a tropical storm right now, florence is only getting stronger as it churns over the atlantic. and we want to get the very latest on this from cnn meteorologist eric van dam following it closely. and we still don't know from florida to virginia where it will make landfall. >> we are still five days away from the potential of the landfalling hurricane. and the potential of a hurricane making landfall. that's why you need to be prepared, plan your evacuation routes, get all your gear ready, protect your life and property in advance of a storm arriving in your hometown.
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because anywhere basically from florida, at least northern florida to the coastal areas of georgia, into the carolinas, as well as virginia, that's the area that we're honing in on. but we still have several days to really focus that attention closer and closer as we get more consensus from the computer models and the information we look at. this is the latest 5:00 a.m. update from the national hurricane center. 70-mile-per-hour winds with tropical storm florence. there's about 1500 miles to separate the east coast of the u.s. and that tropical storm we just mentioned. so this is what we expect. we actually anticipated at the 5:00 a.m. update to see this becoming an official hurricane. regaining hurricane status, but that has not happened. however, we do expect it to occur later today. major hurricane by monday. still potentially u.s. landfall about five days away and a direct strike from northern florida to north carolina as mentioned before. look at the astounding intensification of this particular storm. and what i've also noticed, this
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is the latest 5:00 a.m. update, the slowed forward progress of the storm. so we actually had a storm closer to the coastline by thursday morning, but now not expecting real hurricane-force winds to impact the coastal areas until late thursday into the day on friday. so there's a slowed forward progression of what is tropical storm florence at the moment, but bottom line is, this storm is young to rapidly intensify according to the national hurricane center. that is defined by winds increasing by 35 miles per hour during a 24-hour period. and the likelihood of tropical storm-force winds at the very least is becoming almost 100% likely according to the nhc. and this is jet fuel for the storm to intensify. we are also looking at tropical storm isaac. this is moving in a generally westerly direction, 50 miles per
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hour sustained winds. it's looking more organized on satellite. look at the projected path interacting with the windward islands and across the caribbean as it moves into that region by roughly tuesday into wednesday. i should say wednesday to thursday. and, of course, this is the last thing we want to see considering how badly they were hit by storms last year at this time. >> was there a prediction we were going to see this kick in? >> well, we saw all kinds of signals that the water was warm enough and low sheer. the tropical activity was going to be on the uptick, but three weeks from now, things could settle drastically. >> we'll wait with fingers crossed this week. derek, thank you. hundreds of thousands of north koreans are celebrating the day 70 years ago when their country was born. the celebrations include massive military parades, but as will ripley reports from north korea now, it's what not is on display that is noteworthy. >> reporter: north korea's
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military parade is celebrating their 70th an verse and left no doubt this is still a military state. as a standing army of more than 1 million, there were thousands of soldiers marching here along the square. but one dramatic difference this parade versus the other parades in the square, the nuclear program was not included. you didn't see the symbol and you certainly didn't see the intercontinental ballistic missiles believed to pose a threat to the mainland united states. those were kept away. this was on the soldiers themselves. kim jong-un the north korean leader did not give a speech, but his right-hand man did speak. one thing he said that i thought was particularly striking, he told soldiers they need to be prepared to fight a war, but they also need to be prepared simultaneously to fight an economic battle, to build things like roads and bridges and buildings, to grow this country's economy. something kim jong-un said is his priority moving forward. something he hopes the united states will be able to help with
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as he continues to work to diplomacy with president trump. denuclearization talks have been difficult because north korea is not displaying the weapons doesn't mean they are getting rid of them. in fact, they stated they don't believe kim jong-un plans to fully denuclearize any time soon. he was standing here with xi jinping. and he'll meet with the south korean president soon with moon ji-in. north korea is making a change when it comes to the nuclear program. i'm will ripley reporting from north korea. >> will there in north korea. paula hancock is in south korea. paula, seeing will's report there, what a difference a year makes. no nuclear weapons on display. what perhaps could that signal?
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>> reporter: well, natalie, it really shows that pyongyang is sticking to its message. we have heard from north korea and the north korean leader kim jong-un through social media that he wants to focus on the economy now. granted, he said it was because he felt he was in the position he needed to be with the nuclear missile program, but this diplomacy, even though it is faltering between the united states and north korea is still ongoing. over the past several days, we have seen glimmers of hope that the two sides will find some common ground. we dud hear from the south korean envoy that went to north korea and met with kim jong-un said kim jong-un has unwaivered faith in mr. trump. mr. trump tweeted saying they could work things together. certainly what we're seeing is a case of north korea sticking to what it had said it would do on this particular case. and if it had such icbms or
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long-range missiles, that certainly would have been seen as provocative. natalie? >> right. and we know kim jong-un has written a letter to the u.s. president, which mike pompeo, the secretary of state currently has. we'll be waiting to hear perhaps more on that. but we also know that the north korean leader will meet again with the south korea president. and that is what is coming up. what can you tell us? >> reporter: that's right. it's a three-day summit where president moon jae-in will be going to pyongyang. the first time he's gone to the north korean capital and the third time a south korean president has been there to meet with the respected north korean leader. clearly one of the main things on the agenda is to declare and end to the korean war. back in 1953, it ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. so this is something both soul and pyongyang want to push
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forward. it's something the u.s. appears to be dragging their heels on a little bit more, but that's the focus there. and you can really feel the improvement, actually. and he asked moon to become the chief negotiator representing the u.s. and north korea. so really the president is recognized by mr. trump in what he's been doing along trying to bring the two sides closer together. natalie? >> much to watch in the next month, thank you. paula hancocks live in seoul. and recent polls show the anti-immigration sweetened democrats party is set to expand the footprint in today's
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welcome back to all of you, our viewers here in the u.s. and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom" lye in atlanta. i'm natalie allen. kim jong-un was on hand to watch sunday's military parade in pyongyang. it was part of the country's 70th anniversary celebration. while soldiers and tanks rolledlythe pyongyang, the country's long-range missiles were not showing the north's shift from military might to
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economic might. and naomi osaka is the new u.s. open tennis champ beating serena williams in straight sets and becoming the first japanese player to win a grand slam single title. her achievement was overshadowed when williams was penalized a game after smashing her racket and calling the umpire a thief and a liar. and days before a major climate summit next week, tens of thousands of people took to the streets around the world saturday demanding meaningful action against climate change. activists say the crowds in paris alone numbered near 50,000. former u.s. president barack obama was at a rally in california on saturday campaigning for democrats hoping to take control of the u.s. house of representives.
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unlike the day before, president obama never mentioned the current president by name. and you'll recall stormy daniels was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged affair with mr. trump during the 2016 campaign. according to a legal document filed by the president's lawyer saturday, mr. trump would not contest stormy daniels' assertion that trump's name isn't on the deal thus invalidating it. that means she should not have to keep quiet and the lawsuit against the president will be dropped. all of this as michael cohen, the trump lawyer who provided daniels with the money filed suit to get the money back. daniels' lawyer calls all the filing shenanigans. venezuela often accuses the u.s. of plotting against it. and new reports are adding fuel to that flame. sources confirm to cnn the u.s. met with venezuelan military officers plotting a coup against the country's president nicolas
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maduro. cnn's elise labott has the story from washington. >> reporter: cnn has confirmed that u.s. officials met secretly with the venezuelan military officers plotting a coup against venezuelan president nicolas maduro according to a current and former u.s. official. american officials met with renegade venezuelan military officials after the sources made contact. sources told us washington ultimately decided against supporting the coup, didn't provide the venezuelan officers with any support and plans for the coup ultimately fell apart. now, the trump administration's discussions with the venezuelan military officers about that potential coup were first reported saturday by "the new york times." but the maduro government has been concerned for some time that the u.s. was behind such a coup plot. president donald trump has previously discussed the possibility of military option
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in venezuela. asked about the possibility of a military intervention in response to the mounting crisis in the country, the president said that certainly the u.s. could, quote, could pursue taking military action against venezuela would be a dramatic escalation of the u.s. so far diplomatically solely and the economic crisis rolling venezuela. cnn previously reported in august of last year president trump asked several advisers about the possibility of invading venezuela. ultimately, those talks have gone nowhere and the chaos in venezuela continues. elise labott, cnn, washington. venezuela's foreign minister is lashing out on twitter about this development translated from the original in spanish, he wrote, we denounce before the world the support to military conspiracies by the u.s. government against venezuela.
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the united states own media shed light on new and craft evidence. the white house declined to comment on the meeting in a statement saying the u.s. preference for a peaceful orderly return to democracy in venezuela remains unchanged. this can only happy restoration practices, the rule of law and respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms. and an officer who shot a man in her apartment won't be charged for manslaughter yet. they will postpone the warrant until they get an interview with the officer. the shooting took place on thursday night after the female officer allegedly mistook the victim's apartment for her own. the victim is identified as a 26-year-old man.
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dallas mayor mike recallings paid tribute to him on saturday and the police chief addressed the community's fears. >> let's just start with the belief that has become very apparent to us all. that botham jean was exactly the sort of citizen we want to have in the city of dallas. >> right now there are more questions than we have answers. we understand the concerns of this community, and that is why we are working as vigorously and as meticulously we can to ensure the integrity of the case and to make sure the department is upheld. in doing so, we hope to bring understanding and clarity to the family. a landmark election is now underway in sweden. voting places opened a couple hours ago. sweden traditionally is a very
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liberal country, but polls show the far-right sweden democrat gaining strength echoing the rise of right-wing populists across europe. our atika shubert is covering this for us live in stockholm. and from your vantage point, acqu acqu ati atika, what is the mood this election day? >> reporter: voters are coming out for different reasons. they are motivated by different issues, but the one thing we can agree on is this is one of the most important elections in decades with so much at stake. i want to bring in susanne lindenstein. you just voted. what for you was the most important issue this election? >> well, i think that the two main issues in this election is democracy and climate. that's the most ones. but beyond that, i think, coming down to a little bit more practical questions, i think
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it's about education system, health care and integration. >> reporter: you mentioned integration and the impact on how it is and so forth, and you mentioned democracy as well. the rise of the sweden democrat, this is a populist far-right issue of immigration. they have campaigned on this one issue of immigration. for you, how surprised are you by the rise in this party? >> i'm really concerned about the rise of the party and of similar parties. we see in europe that we have them all over in as many countries now. and i think it's a big threat to democracy and also to the stability of sweden. >> reporter: how worried are you that you could end up, you don't know what kind of a government you're going to get because the vote is so unpredictable this time around. >> yes. that's really going to be complicated. we had a complicated situation in the parliament for the last four years and are facing the
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same situation, even worse, i think, this coming period. >> reporter: it seems voters do want some kind of a change, but why has immigration become the top issue, do you think? >> well, i think we had a lot of immigrations in the last two or three years. and we have a problematic situation in europe. whether it is countries not letting others in. sweden and germany also opened up their borders. and, of course, when so many people come in a short time, it's complicated and a lot of channels. and people are feeling threatened about this. and they are taking benefits of that. >> yeah, you can certainly see that. thank you for talking to us. as you can see, a lot of different issues. climb change is what i've been speaking about to voters but the welfare system so generous, not only to swedes, but to immigrants as well.
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and that is one reason why integration, refugees and immigrants has become one of the top issues in this election, natalie. >> it will be interesting to see what europe's response will be to this as well. atika shubert, we'll talk to you again to see how it's going. russia and syria are targeting terrorists with the pictures telling a different story. a dramatic rescue in idlib province. the last rebel-stronghold in this war. you've got to get in there, like... i know what a bath is
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violent clashes in greece on saturday as police launched tear gas and stun grenades at
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protesters, some who attacked them with stones. they are attacking a referendum to settle a long-running dispute over the country's balkan neighbor, macedonia. many greeks are furious that the new proposition contains the word macedonia. they fear that could lead to territorial claims over the greek province with the same name. well, more air strikes were reported in syria's idlib province on saturday. and there are fears the worst is yet to come. the white helmets rescue group says four people were killed, russia and syria say they're going after terrorists. as you can see here, it looks like a child was among the latest victims. at least one woman was safe. rescuers found her reaching out crying from under the rubble. [ speaking foreign language ]
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>> that is such an unbelievable rescue. the white helmets rescue team working that area to save that woman's life. incredible. idlib is syria's last major stronghold and home to millions of people. russia and syria are expected to launch a full assault. and that could be devastating for civilians. cnn's fred pleitgen has more from the syrian capital. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after the tehran summit between the russians, iranians and the turks, the opposition is reporting intense air strikes in the province of idlib, which is, of course, the last area in syria that is still held by opposition forces. now, it seems as though several people have been killed in the air strikes. again, that's according to the opposition. so far, all that has not yet been confirmed by the russians
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for us. but at the summit in tehran on friday, basically you had two sides to this equation. on the one hand, there was a turks who warned that any sort of offensive in idlib province would bring a lot of blood shed. they see the cease-fire was needed. the russians for their part especially were saying they believe that fighting terrorism as they call it should be the highest concern. now, of course, the u.s. has warned both the russians and the syrians to take into account the civilians on the ground there inside idlib province. there are some estimates who say that around 3 million civilians could still be inside idlib province, but the reality of the matter is also that around idlib province you do have a large scale force by the syrian military. not just many troops that are out there but some of the most battle-harden forces that the assad government has, many veterans, for instance, the battles here of aleppo and also on the outskirts of douma, some of the toughest of the syrian civil war. so there's a great deal of
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concern about the situation around idlib province, whether or not things might kickoff soon, whether or not maybe with the air strikes reported in idlib, they have already kicked off. that's completely unclear. but certainly the international community keeping a very, very concerned and worried eye on idlib province and what might happen there in the not-too-distant future. fred pleitgen, cnn, damascus. >> we'll keep an eye on the developing story in you would lib. the u.s. tennis winner naomi osaka is reflecting on her historic win. she beat her childhood tennis idol serena williams. >> i had her next to me, that made me more emotional than anything else. >> more of osaka's interview and the reaction to williams and the umpire's reaction. that when we come back.
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paula has more on his life. >> reporter: posted on his official youtube channel, a video of what appears to be mac miller's final performance at the hotel cafe in hollywood. ♪ >> just a day after this video was posted, the 26-year-old artist was found dead shocking his friends and fans. >> a lot of people are hurting for sure. >> reporter: at times miller's personal life attracted as much attention as his musical career, especially in the two-year relationship with arianna grande. last year he performed with her on stage when she returned to manchester, england, for the benefit concert following the attack in manchester the previous month. in may miller was arrested on hit-and-run charges in los
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angeles. he's openly discussed addiction in the past and music was often where he channeled the struggles. >> he was very much following his heart. it could be a little weird. he didn't necessarily follow the trends that rap music was going through. but it was still very popular. and that is a really hard thing, i think, to do for anyone. >> reporter: those who knew the young rapper described him as genuine and kind. as friends and collaborators paid tribute to his short life online. singer ed sheeran posted a photo with a feisty miler writing, this just saddened me. as well as being a great talent, he was a great human. chance the rapper wrote of miller on twitter, beyond helping me launch my career, he was one of the sweetest guys i ever knew. great man. i loved him for real. the pittsburgh steelers also posted their condolences for miler who was born in pittsburgh, pennsylvania.
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the nfl team tweeted a picture of him looking happy and smiling during a game. the caption, rest in peace, mac miller. pauline chiou, cnn. we take a closer look now at naomi osaka's historic win at the u.s. tennis open. she beat serena williams in straight sets to become the first japanese player to win a grand slam singles title. she's 20 years old. but her victory was marred by controversy, tears and anger after williams clashed with the chair umpire. cnn's andy scholes talked with osaka after the match and asked if the williams' outburst distracted her. >> all right, naomi, you beat your childhood idol and worked your whole life for this moment, what were your emotions when you got the final point and hugged serena at the net? >> well, it felt like a dream. and i don't know, emotionally i was all over the place. i couldn't really pinpoint an exact emotion.
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>> reporter: what did she say to you after the match when you won? >> well, she said that she was proud of me. and from there, i just started crying because it meant a lot. >> reporter: what does it mean to make history for an entire country? >> well, i mean, i don't really know yet because it hasn't really sunk in. so i guess in a few hours i'll tell you. >> reporter: what was going through your mind when all the chaos was happening when serena was arguing with the chair umpire and the officials, what were you thinking when all that was going on? >> well, i wasn't really noticing that anything was going on. i had my back turned and i was really just trying to focus on like my game and stuff. >> reporter: okay. did all of the booing, did it ruin the moment for you at all? >> no, it was more like i had serena next to me. for me, that made me more emotional than anything else. >> reporter: and you kind of broke down there during the ceremony at the end. what was going through your mind at that point? >> well, i was thinking that this is a moment they always
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dreamed of. and it feels so weird that it is happening. and i couldn't really -- i didn't really know what to do at that point. >> reporter: and you're just 20 years old, when do you think it's going to sink in that you are a grand slam champion and no one can take that away from you? >> maybe now because you said it. >> reporter: that's good timing. >> she played championship tennis for sure. a new york subway line has reopened an important station. the world trade center courtland street station reopened for the first time since september 11th, 2001. the old station was destroyed during the terrorist attack when the world trade center collapsed above it. the new station pays tribute to its history with words of freedom, an inspiration along the wall. its opening comes just days before the 17th anniversary of the attack that traumatized new york city and this country. and that is "cnn newsroom." thanks so much for watching. i'm natalie allen.
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absolutely chaos breaking out at the u.s. women's final. >> it's going to go down as one of the most controversial matches in tennis history. >> it made me feel like a sexist remark. they never took a game from a man because of defeat. >> a strike is in the cards for the u.s. next week. that has not happened in decades across the east coast. >> we are preparing for the worst and of course, hoping for the best. >>

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