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you're tired, poor, homeless huddled masses are welcome, but only from europement hear what a top official has to say. democrats refusing to give up the fight for tougher gun laws as a new timeline after the dayton massacre leaves key questions unanswered. holiday shopping is months away, but it's close enough for president trump to pause his tariff battle with china. and nfl teammates up with jay-z. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm will ripley in for dave briggs. >> good morning, i'm alison kosik in for christine romans.
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it's wednesday, 4:00 a.m. in new york. we begin with a top u.s. immigration official seeming to suggest european immigrants are the only ones welcome in the united states. this all began tuesday morning. i want you to listen to ken cuccinelli, acting directioor o u.s. immigration services taking creative liberties with the iconic statue of liberty poem with this interview with npr. >> would you agree that emma lazarus' words, equivalent me your tired, your poor, are also part of the american ethos? >> certainly are. give me your tired and poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge. >> those comments come a day after a day the white house reinterpreted an 1882 public charge to claudio ibraim lelega denning green cards to those who need assistance.
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the latest take on the poem. >> obviously the actual poem is quite different. i'm going to read it -- >> i was answering a question. i wasn't writing poetry, erin. don't change the facts -- >> i'm not changing the facts. >> you're twisting this like everybody else on the left has done. >> no, i think it's important -- >> of course that poem was referring to people coming from europe where they had class-based societies. where people were considered wretched if they weren't in the right class. >> for the resocord, in some cas u.s. citizens eat up more public resources than immigrants including things like medicare and social security. >> there is new video this morning from the dayton massacre, but the surveillance footage and detailed timeline released by police don't answer two critical questions -- why did it happen, and how to stop something like it from happening again. the new images show gunman connor betts starting his evening without his weapon. visiting blind bob's bar with his sister and a friend. and later another bar by
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himself. eventually he returns to his car, passing a police vehicle, expect changes into body armor. he gets a backpack weighted down with an assault-style rifle. >> then he goes back to blind bob's, and he opens fire. from multiple angles, we see the crowd scrambling for cover. police respond immediately killing the gunman. in just 32 seconds, they fired 41 shots -- he fired 41 shots killing nine and injuring 17. one of the dead his own sister. police remain divided on wheger he intended to kill her. >> a lot of us have been involved in this dialogue. you know, we all have been reviewing this evidence including the homicide detectives deeply immersed in this. we have radically different views in that regard. if we can't agree on the interpretation of the evidence, some are saying absolutely not, he was not intentional, some say no, he had to be, i would say it's inconclusive. >> we still don't know the
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gunman's motive. police say their investigation does show he was obsessed with violence. >> and with that in mind, where is congress on efforts to do anything about the gun epidemic? president trump claimed on tuesday that many republicans support his push for strengthening background checks. >> i am convinced they want to do something, i've talked to mitch mcconnell. a good man. he wants to do something, i think strongly he wants to do background checks. i do, too. i think a lot of republicans do. >> that view seems to conflict with what sources say gop lawmakers are telling the president in private which raises the question whether this could be a repeat of parkland. after that massacre, trump said he would support expanded background checks. then nothing happened. congressional correspondent phil mattingly has more from washington. >> reporter: it's been less than two weeks since two mass shootings left 31 people dead and democratic lawmakers on capitol hill are trying to ramp
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up the pressure, ramp up the pressure on the republican-led senate, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and president trump to do something legislatively. their primary push at this point try and get the united states senate to come back to washington from the five-week recess and consider and vote on a house-passed bill to expand background checks. here's the rub -- senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has made clear that won't happen, at least bringing lawmakers back for recess. what he said instead is that lawmakers, he has tasked lawmakers, three chairmen specifically, to work on bipartisan proposals over the course of the next couple of weeks and then consider whether there's something to debate in september. that is not good enough for democrats. take a listen to what house majority leader steny hoyer had to say. >> i think the american people need to be outraged by that refusal to bring a bill supported by over 90% of the american people to the floor for consideration. not to bring it to the floor is an abdication of his
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responsibility. >> the real question is what could actually pass. a republican-led senate and democratic-led house and be signed into law by president trump. keep in mind president trump has a close relationship with the powerful nra. the nra made clear their position, a general no to any new gun laws that would be considered gun control has not shifted. i'm also told on thrill there's growing skepticism as to whether or not anything substantive could actually get done, whether it be background checks or something that has bipartisan support, red flag laws. there are a lot of concerns when you get into the details. that's the biggest issue, guys. the details of what could be considered will make or break whether or not anything happens, whether or not anything moves forward. guys? walmart says it has removed about 1,000 third-party items from its website just in the last week. all for violating company policy on glorifying violence. the retailer sells 75 million online products.
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it's shifted its focus to gun-related items after the massacre at one of its store. walmart facing attention to remove the weapons. jeffrey epstein's suicide has exposed more problems at prisons coming from employees and lawmakers. members are forced to overwork and work overtime and reassigned to guard downtown. a warden where epstein died is being temporarily transferred to a regional office. and two employees in epstein's unit are being placed on administrative leave. it's not clear if they were the ones on duty, and supposed to be monitoring epstein at the time of his death. >> well there were surveillance cameras with a view of the hallway outside of epstein's cell. whether they reveal anything or were operational, we don't know right now. a board of prisons after-action team that investigates major incidents is expected to arrive
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at the metropolitan corrections center in manhattan later today. a delay in the tariff battle with china. the white house announcing some of the tariffs on chinese goods set to go into place in september will be pushed back to december. cell phones, video games, and toys won't be affected until december 15th. the delay means a tariff hike right before christmas but long after holiday items have been imported into the u.s. however, goods like athletic apparel and sports equipment will still be hit with a 10% tariff on september 1st. here's what president trump said about the decision. >> it might have an impact on people. what we've done is we've delayed it so that they won't be relevant for the christmas shopping season. >> the first time president trump said that consumers would be hurt by tariffs. he has repeatedly claimed that china pays the cost, not u.s. businesses or customers or consumers. the news sent stocks surging.
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the dow closed up 373 points, recovering much of the losses from monday's sell-off. asian markets rallied fueling hopes for a trade deal between the two countries. and treasury secretary mnuchin, trade representative light howser and robin irrit-- lighthizer and lee are expected to pick up negotiations in weeks. they will meet in person in september. speaking of china, it may be nearing a tipping point following weeks of pro-democracy protests in hong kong. overnight the chinese government condemned what it called horrific, violent crimes at hong kong's airport. there were hundreds of flights canceled, thousands of protesters in the airport. they were detaining people in the crowd. the chinese government called all of that terrorist acts. there's new video released by chinese state media showing military-run armed police assembling near hong kong's border. this is ahead of what the government calls large-scale exercises. the video is sped up with music added to make it more dramatic and perhaps intel dating. cnn's palma hancocks is -- paula
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hancocks is live in hong kong. flights have resumed at least for now? >> reporter: that's right, will. yes, this is like a normal functioning airport once again. there are a couple of differences, though, there's checkpoints before you get into the airport. there are officials checking your passport, checking you have a boarding pass, and checking that you're here for legitimate reasons really. we've seen more of a police presence than we have over recent days. maybe to allay fears of any passengers, as well. but it's interesting what you were saying, will. the fact that china is becoming quite vocal about what is going on, condemning what has happened overnight, calling it horrific, violent terrorist acts. they're using this word "terrorist" and "terrorism" frequently over recent days when talking about these protests. also saying that all of those who have been involved must be severely punished due to the law. we did hear from one senior trump administration official who said that if china were to
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get involved in the hong kong protests, to quell them, it would probably be because they believe that hong kong authorities have lost control, enabled themselves to try and keep the peace here. also saying this administration official potentially could be because they are interfering in commercial activities in hong kong. this is the perfect example of them interfering in those activities. and of course more videos are surfacing, as you say, of a build-up of military vehicles driving around just across the border. and those personnel. now of course, there is the other side of this, that it could be a message to hong kong protesters, as well, showing what could happen if they continue to protest. will? >> i'm supposed to be catching a flight back there later today. am i going to land? >> reporter: at this point you are, as long as you come quickly. i think they have the airport situation under control. >> paula hancocks, live at the hong kong international airport. thank you.
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a week after his daughter was reduced to tears, a father picked up in those mississippi i.c.e. raids, he's finally been tracked down.
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my dad didn't do nothing. he's not a criminal. governments, please with your heart, let me be with everybody else. >> you know, for a lot of people it's hard not to feel like you've been punched in the gut when you look at that clip from
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11-year-old magdalena. her father has finally been tracked down and the family spoke to him. he was one of 680 people detained in workplace raids around jackson, mississippi. magda laina and her mother it no idea where he was after the raid. >> he's being held at a mississippi detention center. jorge is expected to appear before a judge later this week. cnn has learned he does not have a prior criminal conviction even though the acting commissioner of customs and border protection told cnn on sunday that he had committed a crime. it's still unclear if charges will be brought against owners and management who hired undocumented workers at the mississippi plants that authorities had raided. the fbi is investigating shooting incidents targeting two buildings in san antonio. buildings where connections to immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. shots were fired early tuesday morning into one building
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housing i.c.e. offices and another nearby where an i.c.e. contractor was located. the fbi says an unknown number of people in cars pulled up and started firing. there's no question the suspects knew exactly which floors the i.c.e. offices were on. federal employees were inside one of the facilities when shots were fired. nobody was hurt. authorities have not linked the san antonio shootings to the mississippi i.c.e. raids. the distribution of water to newark residents at risk of lead contact nation -- contamination are hitting a snag. they were past the sell by date of may, 2019. the health department says the date is a guideline and the water is safe to drink. the epa ordered the city to give out the bottled water after it was determined that water filters were no longer working properly. it's not clear when lead began leaching into the newark supply. this is a critical question, though, as lead contamination in water can damage a child's health. boeing's next model jet could be in jeopardy as the
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could derail the company's plans to develop a new midsize plane expected to be called the boeing 797. the global grounding of the 737 max fleet following two crashes that killed 346 people has cost the company billions of dollars. several industry experts say it's 50/50 at best that boeing goes ahead with the project. one believes it's hanging by a thread. last week boeing's ceo told investors a dedicated team continues to work on the 797. if boeing does move forward, it hopes to have the 797 in the air by 20% 25. -- by 2025. even if you don't mind planes, you're not afraid to fly, this is not what you need to see moments before takeoff. these are passengers on delta flight 100. somewhere in all that mist, can you imagine how anxious you'd feel? this happened on sunday night. their jacksonville to jfk flight had heavy fog conditions inside
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the cabin. >> that's heavy. >> the extreme condensation lasted 30 minutes as the plane was sitting on the tarmac. >> the flight attendants didn't make an announcement. they just said that they were practicing for their halloween haunted house and kind of a joke of it. >> a lot of the passengers weren't laughing, understandably, wondering what the heck was going on. local affiliate wcbs did reach out to delta for an explanation. they were told the incident is somehow related to humidity and it didn't even have to be reported to the faa. apparently just happens. where's the beef? let's not talk about that. we're switching to a different story. the nfl and jay-z's rock nation are teaming up for an entertainment and social justice venture. the league announcing the long-term partnership, rock nation, will consult on the selection of talent for music and entertainment events including the super bowl halftime show. and they will be heavily involved in the nfl's social justice campaign, the inspire change initiative. it's also worth noting jay-z has
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been a real vocal support eer colin kaepernick, essentially iced out of the nfl for taking a knee during the national anthem. a top immigration official revises the poem on the statue of liberty. he says people are welcome here only if the huddled masses can stands on their own two feet. asked about it on cnn, ken cuccinelli went a step further. >> well, of course that poem was referring back to people coming from europe where they had class-based societies, where people were considered wretched if they weren't in the right class.
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your tired, poor, homeless huddled masses are welcome, but only from europe. hear what a top immigration official has to say. democrats refusing to give up the fight for tougher gun laws as a new timeline of the dayton massacre leaves key questions unanswered.
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holiday shopping thankfully still months away even though the pumpkin space lattes are like weeks away. it's close enough for president trump to pause his tariff battle with china. and the nfl and jay-z are teaming up on a social justice campaign. good morning and welcome back toari "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm will ripley. we begin with a top u.s. immigration official seeming to suggest that european immigrants are somehow the only ones welcome in the united states. this began on tuesday morning. listen to ken cuccinelli, acting director of u.s. citizenship and immigration services, taking liberties with the iconic statue of liberty poem in this interview with nwr. >> would you agree that the words etched on the statue of liberty, give me your tired, your poor, are also part of the american ethos? >> they certainly are. give me your tired and poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge. >> those comments came a day
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after the white house reinterpreted an 1882 public charge rule to limit legal immigration by denying green cards to people who require public assistance. last night on cnn's erin burnett, she tried to get cuccinelli to explain his unusual take on lady liberty's poem. >> so obviously the actual poem is quite different. i'm going to read it. >> i was answering a question, i wasn't writing poetry. don't change the facts -- >> i'm not changing the facts. i'm saying -- >> you're twisting this like everybody else on the left has done all day today. >> no, it's important -- >> of course that poem was referring to people from europe where they had class-based societies, where people were considered wretched if they weren't in the right class. >> okay, for the record, a cato institute study shows in some cases u.s. citizens eat up more public resources than immigrants. that includes medicare and social security. there is new video from the dayton massacre. but the surveillance footage and
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detailed timeline released by police don't answer two crucial questions -- why did it happen and how to stop something like it from happening again. the new images show connor betts beginning his evening without his weapon. visiting blind bob's bar with his sister and a friend. another bar by himself. eventuallily returns to his car, passing a police vehicle, and that's when he changes into the body armor, he gets a backpack weighed down with an assault-style rifle. >> he returns to blind bob's and opens fire. from multiple angles, we see the crowd scramble for cover. police respond immediately killing the gunman. in just 32 seconds, betts fired 41 shots, killing nine people, injuring another 17. one of the dead, his own sister. police remain divided on whether he intended to kill her. >> a lot of us have been involve inside dialogue. i mean, we all have been
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reviewing this evidence including the homicide detectives who were deeply immersed in this. we have radically different views in that regard. if we can't agree on the interpretation of the evidence, where some are saying absolutely not, he -- he was not intentional, some say no, he had to be, i would say it's inconclusive. >> we still don't know the gunman's motive, but police say their investigation does show he was obsessed with violence. >> with all that in mind, here's a simple question -- where is congress on efforts to do anything about america's gun epidemic? president trump claimed on tuesday that many republicans support his push for strengthening background checks. >> i am convinced that they want to do something, i've talked to mitch mcconnell. a good man. he wants to do something, he wants to do it, i think very strongly. he wants to do background checks, and i do, too. and i think a lot of republicans do. >> that seems to conflict with what sources say gop lawmakers
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are actually telling the president in private which raises the question whether this could be a repeat of parkland. remember after that massacre, trump said he would support expanded background checks, then absolutely nothing happened. cnn congressional correspondent phil mattingly has more from washington. >> reporter: it's been less than two weeks since two mass shootings left 31 people dead, and democratic lawmakers on capitol hill are trying to ramp up the pressure, ramp up the pressure on the republican-lead senate. mitch mcconnell and froump -- and president trump to do something legislatively. they are trying to get members to come back and vote on a house-passed bill for background checks. here's the rub, majority leader mitch mcconnell made clear that won't happen, at least bringing lawmakers back from recess. instead he said he tasked three chairman to work on bipartisan proposals over the course of the next couple of weeks and then consider whether there's
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something to debate in september. that is not good enough for democrats. take a listen to what house majority leader steny hoyer had to say. >> i think the american people need to be outraged by that refusal to bring a bill supported by over 90% of the american people to the floor for consideration. not to bring it to the floor is an abi did indication of his -- abdication of his responsibility. >> reporter: the question is what could actually pass. a republican-led senate and disappointment-led house and to be signed into law by president trump. president trump has an extremely close relationship with the powerful nra. the nra has made clear their position, kind of a general no to any new gun laws that would be considered gun control, has not shifted. i'm also told on capitol hill there's growing skepticism amongst aides as to whether or not anything substantive could get done. whether it be background checks or something that has bipartisan support, red flag laws. there are a lot of concerns when you get into the details. and that's the biggest issue here, guys. the details of what could be
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considered will make or break whether or not anything happens, whether or not anything moves forward. guys? walmart says it removed about 1,000 third-party items from its website just in the last week all for violating company policy on glorifying service. the retailer sells 75 million online products. while it claims to review all of them regularly it admits it's shifted its focus lately to gun-related items after the massacre at one of its store. walmart is facing intense pressure to remove firearms from their brick and mortar locations. jeffrey epstein's suicide, according to the employees union, members are forced to work overtime and sometimes reassigned to guard duty. the warden at the new york detention center where epstein died is being temporarily transferred to a regional
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office. and two employees in enteen's unit are -- epstein's unit are being placed on administrative leave. it's not confirmed that they were supposed to be monitoring at the time of the video. >> there were cameras with a view of the hallway outside his cell. whether they reveal anything or were operational, that's not know. the team that investigates major incidents is expected to arrive at the metropolitan corrections center in manhattan later today. a delay in the tariff battle with china. the white house announcing some of the tariffs on chinese goods set to go into effect in september will now be pushed back until december. items like cell phones, video games, and toys won't be affected until december 15th. the delay means a tariff hike right before christmas, but long after holiday items have been imported into the u.s. goods mike athletic apparel and sports equipment will still be hit with a 10% tariff on september 1st.
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here's what president trump said about the decision. >> tax on people, what we've done is we've delayed it so that they won't be relevant to the christmas shopping season. >> it was the first time trump has publicly said that consumers would be hurt by tariffs. he has repeatedly claimed that china pays the cost but not u.s. businesses or consumers. the news sent stocks surging. the dow closed up 373 points, recovering much of the losses from monday's sell-off. asian markets, they rallied, as well, fueling hopes for a trade deal between the two countries. treasury secretary mnuchin, trade representative robert light highser and top officials are expected to pick up negotiations by phone. the sides are scheduled to meet in personineptember. the trade war with the u.s. is one issue that china has to deal with now. china may be nearing a tipping point after this -- weeks of
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pro-democracy protests in hong kong. overnight we heard from the chinese government condemning what it called horrific, violent crimes at hong kong's airport. hundreds of flights canceled. some people detained by the crowds and tied up. china calling those terrorist acts. there's new video by chinese state media showing military-run armed police assembling near hong kong's border ahead of what they describe as large-scale exercises. the video sped up with music added to make it more dramatic and perhaps intimidating. the question is whether this is all propaganda or whether the mainlands is actually getting ready for some kind of intervention here. let's go to paula hancocks live at the airport in hong kong where at least the good news this hour could the flights have resumed. >> reporter: that's right, will. this is a normal functioning airport once again, there are a couple of differents, there's the chester county as you come into the airport, officials are making sure you have a passport and a boarding pass if and you
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are here for the right reasons. they don't want too many protesters if any coming in. there's more of a police presence here. we don't know if that's actually to allay any fears that passengers may have, as well, just that they are being seen within the airport. but as you say, we are hearing a lot more from beijing at this point condemning words about the violence overnight between the police and the protesters, squarely putting the blame for that on the protesters. we did hear from one senior u.s. trump administration official saying that if china does decide to intervene in hong kong and in trying to quell protests, it will probably be because they believe the hong kong authorities have lost control and do not have control of the situation. the administration official also saying it could be because they believe that the protesters are intervening too much and disrupting too much the commercial activity in hong kong. this is exactly what they have been doing over the past couple of days here in the airport.
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and we also know that the u.s. navy was going to have a port call at a hong kong port which has happened many times in the past. that has now been denied by china while these protests are going on. will? >> all right. as we've seen, the things could change quickly in the coming hours which is why you're out there. we appreciate it. live at the hong kong international airport where i'm supposed to be landing if my flight actually makes it -- >> safe travels -- >> taking off in a few hours. we'll see. >> let's hope the airport stays clear there. >> yes. a week after his daughter was reduced to tears, a father picked up in those mississippi i.c.e. raids has finally been tracked down. four lines,obile, for $40/linr it's all included for the whole family. like unlimited with netflix on us. and now with each new line, get one of our latest smartphones included. $40/line for four lines and smartphones are included for the whole family. ...and it's now on sale fors and just $59.ories. it can lead you on an unexpected journey...
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my dad didn't do nothing. he's not a criminal. governments, please put your heart -- let me parent be with
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everybody else. >> nearly a week after this tearful video plea from 11 alleged magdalena has father has been tracked down. the family was able to speak to him. andres gomes jorge was one of 680 people detained in workplace radiation around jackson, mississippi. magdalena and her mother had no idea where he was after the raid. he was thought to be in louisiana. >> the family learned yesterday he's actually being held at a mississippi detention center. jorge is expected to appear before a judge later this week. cnn has learned he does not have a prior criminal conviction even though the acting commissioner of customs and border protection told cnn on sunday that he had committed a crime. it's not clear if charges will be brought against owners and management, the people who hired all these undocumented workers at the mississippi plants that authorities raided. the fbi is investigating shooting incidents targeting two buildings in san antonio with connections to immigrations and customs enforcement.
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shots were fired early tuesday morning into one building housing i.c.e. offices and another nearby where an i.c.e. contractor was located. the fbi says an unknown number of people and cars pulled up and began firing. there is no question the suspects knew which floors the i.c.e. offices were on. no one was hurt, and authorities have not linked the san antonio shootings to the mississippi i.c.e. raids. a flight attendant for israel's el-al airlines has died months after contracting the measles. 43-year-old rotam amatay flew from new york to tel aviv days before she got sick and slipped into a coma in march. officials say it's not clear if she was infected on a flight in new york or in israel. measles deaths are rare in israel and the united states, but both countries are experiencing outbreaks right now. there have been 4,300 reported measles cases in israel since march of 2018. and here in the u.s., the measles outbreak continues to
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. in sweden, just hours from now, a verdict is expected in a$ap rocky's assault trial. the american rapper was tried in stockholm earlier this month and was allowed to return home to the u.s. to await this verdict.
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cnn has more from london on this. and it's not so simple if he's found guilty of just not going back to sweden because sweden has extradition agreements with pretty much every western country including the u.s. >> reporter: that's true. however, the fact that he was allowed to return to the united states to wait that verdict gives us potentially some clues that he may not be facing jail time. the prosecutors had asked the judge for a six-month sentence. he could actually be facing up to two years in prison according to swedish law. he could also be facing fines based off of his daily income. like i said, the fact that he was allowed to go home does give us some indication he may not be facing jail time. obviously this was an incident that turned into an international diplomatic incident because of president trump's involvement. he said in several tweets a few weeks okay that after receiving phone calls from kanye west west, he was getting more involved. the swedish said, our prosecutors are completely independent from the political system.
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in fact, president trump even asked his special envoy for hostage affairs to send letters and interact with swedis officials to advocate on behalf of a$ap rocky. now a$ap rocky has alleged that he was only acting in self-defense in this brawl that occurred on the streets of sweden. like i said, he was allowed to go home. we are expecting that verdict in a few hours, around 8:00 a.m. eastern time is when we'll hear the verdict. shortly after we'll hear from the judge and the attorneys in the case. >> something tells me president trump might be tweeting about it, as well. maybe me learned his lesson after messing things up the last time. reporting live from london, thank you. the san francisco school board voting to keep a controversial mural at george washington high school, but it will stay covered up. the 1935 work of art depicts enslaved africans working in cotton fields on george washington's estate. it also shows white settlers stepping over a body of a dead native american. in a 4-3 vote last night the
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board decided to cover the mural rather than painting over it. actor danny glover, a george washington alum, is against the decision. he compares covering the mural to book burning saying it eliminates, quote, the opportunity for enhanced historic interspection. new more burgers, burritos, no more all-beef franks at one university in london. can you imagine if an american university tried to do that? people would riot. >> and california would be -- >> they are banning all beef products from food outlets on its south london campus. and the reason is something that we've been talking a lot about, the fight against global warming. and particularly the environmental impact of beef. students will be charged an extra 12 cents if they want bottled water and single-use plastic cups to encourage them to bring their own containers. the university's top official says declaring a climate emergency cannot be empty words. and as nick paton walsh told us, beef production along accounts for about 6% of global gre
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greenhouse gas emissions. moments before takeoff, this is not what a nervous flyer wants to see. you're looking at passengers delta flight 100. somewhere in all that mist they're sitting. they grew anxious sunday when their jacksonville to jfk flight experienced heavy fog conditions inside the cabin. the extreme condensation lasting 30 minutes as the plane sat on the tarmac. >> the flight attendants, they didn't make an announcement. they said they were practicing for their halloween haunted house and kind of made a joke of it. >> ha, ha, i don't think it's funny. >> i'd be like, okay, but tell me what's actually happening, please. >> wcbs reached out to delta for an explanation. they were told the incident was related to lumt and did not have -- to humidity and did not have to be reported to the faa. the nfl and jay-z's rock nation are teaming up for an entertainment and social justice nature. the league announcing this
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long-term partnership. rock nation will consult on the selection of talent for music and entertainment events including the super bowl halftime show. and they will be heavily involved in the nfl's social justice campaign. the inspire change initiative. now it's also worth noting, jay-z has been a vocal supporter of colin kaepernick who has essentially been iced out of the nfl for taking a knee during the national anthem. all right. let's check cnn business this morning. it's a media reunion for cbs and viacom. the two companies announcing tuesday they're merging to become viacom cbs. the long-awaited deal between the two puts some of the biggest brands including showtime, mtv, nickelodeon, b.e.t., and comedy central under one corporate banner. cbs and viacom used to be one but split in 2016, the deal comes during a volatile period in the media industry. multiple other companies have done similar deals in an attempt to combat challenges from
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digital rivals. the merger creates a company with more than $28 billion in revenue. snapchat not giving up on its smart sunglasses. announcing spectacles three, the latest version of its video recording sunglasses with new 3d effects. it also comes with an eye-popping price tag of $380. more than double the cost of its previous version. here's the thing, this isn't the first time snapchat has tried these smart glasses. after the hype of its first spectacles kind of fizzled out, the company had to take a nearly $40 million write-down for excess inventory. so this time spectacles three are a limited edition product. snap will produce less of them, that it has in the past. the glasses are available for preorder now. so get your glasses. although are you on snapchat? i'm not. >> japanese are not smart glasses -- these are not smart glasses. looks can be sdef ideceiving. for our international drivers, thanks for joining us.
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have a great rest of your day. for our u.s. viewers, "early start" begins right now. your tired, poor, homeless, huddled masses are welcome but only from europe. hear what a top immigration official has to say. democrats refusing to give up the fight for tougher gun laws as a new timeline of the dayton massacre shows 26 people shot in just 32 seconds. holiday shopping is months away, but it's close enough for president trump to pause his tariff battle with china. and the nfl and jay-z teaming up. we'll tell you what they have in store. good morning, and welcome to "early start." i'm will ripley in for dave briggs. >> good morning, i'm alison kosik in for christine romans. it's wednesday, august the 14th. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with a top u.s. immigration official seeming to suggest european immigrants are the only ones welcome in the united states. this all began tuesday morning.

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