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donald jr. the son of the president is waking up at the center of the russian investigation into election meddling. on the heels of the much-anticipated trump/putin meeting, fallout over plans and more. >> i am sure that vladimir putin could be of enormous assistance in that effort since he's doing the hacking. the battle to draw isis from iraq's second largest city is coming to an end. massive flooding is causing some major damage in parts of the world. and spidey is cleaning up yet again at the box office. "early today" starts right now. good being with you. >> a bombshell new report could be the smoking gun investigators
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have been looking for. donald trump jr. did confirm he met with a kremlin russian lawyer in the days just after after his father clinched the nomination for president. he was promised damaging information about hillary clinton but he wasn't the only one in the room. also in attendance, paul manafort and trump's son-in-law jared kushner. a statement read in part i was asked to have a meeting by an acquaintance with an individual who i was told might have information helpful to the campaign. i was not told her name prior to the meeting. the meeting lasted approximately 20 to 30 minutes. that was the end of it and there was no further contact or follow-up of any kind. my father knew nothing of the meeting or these events. trump junior also said the lawyers statements were quote,
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vague, am biggous and mad no sense, adding that it quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information. before changing subjects to discuss the adoption of russian children. a statement from president trump's personal lawyer reiterated the president was not aware of the meeting. >> reince priebus. >> it was a very short meeting. it was a meeting apparently about russian adoption and after about 20 minutes the meeting ended and that was the end of it. >> but listen to this assessment from former george w. bush ethics chief richard painter. >> the bush administration never would have tolerated this, and if this story is true we'd have one if not both of them in custody by now, and we'd be asking them a lot of questions because this is unacceptable. this boards on treason. it's self-treason. depending on whether "the new york times" story is true. >> the leaked meeting comes as the president says it's time for the u.s. to work with russia and
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move past the 2016 election issue. while also pushing for a cyber security partnership with moscow that's causing concern in parts of washington. for more we're joined by nbc's tracie potts and what is the president proposing and what the reaction from republicans. >> reporter: the president wanted to come up with some cyber security unit to guard against election hacking. that was his initial tweet on this. but then the republican response. we heard from ben sasse, obviously will not happen. it is inexplicably bizarre he says. from marco rubio, partnering with putin on a cyber security unit is akin to partnering with assad on a chemical weapons unit. and more from other republicans. >> it's not the dumbest idea but it's pretty close. he is literally the only person
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i know of who has any doubt that russia attacked our election in 2016. >> i am sure that putin could be of enormous assistance in that effort since he's doing the hacking. >> reporter: now, we're getting more reaction from the president as well. he tweeted after hearing some of that feedback that the fact he and putin talked about a cyber security unit doesn't mean it can actually happen. it can't. lot of discussion about that idea here in washington today. >> tracie potts, thank you. breaking overnight. a new york state trooper was killed in the line of duty in new york. officials say the trooper was responding to a call of shots fired during a domestic dispute when he was fatally shot. the suspect, a 32-year-old active duty army infantryman has surrendered to law enforcement. his wife was also found dead at the scene. a local news station reports
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that he was charged with both first and second degree murder. and is being held without bail. celebrations have begun as iraq prepares to declare victory in its battle to retake mosul. the country's prime minister congratulating soldiers for a successful operation against isis. which had occupied mosul for three years. and yet, the fighting continues against the remaining militants who still hold a few small patches of ground. we're in london this morning. good evening to you. how close are the iraqis to victory here and what's next for mosul? >> reporter: well a clear sign that iraqi forces have retaken mosul. to celebrate with iraqi troops as they drove isis militants from most of their last strongholds. but the fighting still continues. iraqi forces are pushing to retake the last patch of ground where islamic state militants
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are holding on to a tiny portion of the old city which is west of the tigris river. a senior iraqi general says his men, closely backed by u.s. coalition air strikes, are continuing to advance and clearing territory in the old city. but they believe there's hundreds of isis fighters that still remain in the neighborhood and they're using their families including women and children as human shields, but the fighting appears to be in the dying stages of what's been a bitter battle that's raged for nearly nine months. the iraqi prime minister calling it a victory. now a massive reconstruction project. >> all right, thank you. greek police have arrested at least 11 suspects in the killing of an american tourist in a bar brawl. eight of the suspects were charged with homicide with intent. a lawyer for one of them says his client will plead not guilty. he says the local resident did hurt the america but claims he did not hit him on the head. the 22-year-old texan bakari
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henderson was found dead outside a bar with serious head wounds. he was working on a photo shoot to launch a new clothing line. he was on a greek resort island and the circumstances of the bar fight were not immediately clear, but police say it involved two groups of people including bar staff. this morning, at least 50 large wildfires and scorching heat have communities in the west on edge. in california, mandatory evacuations are in effect for thousands of people while people are without power. >> reporter: a fight for control, massive tanker planes trying to contain some of the 50 large wildfires in 11 states from the air. on the ground, some 5,000 firefighters are now on the front lines of 14 blazes burning across california, including the explosive whittier fire in santa barbara county
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raging out of control. >> this is when the fire behavior starts to really pick up. >> reporter: in just one day it's chewed through thousands of acres destroying at least 20 structures including homes. >> it moved at a pretty quick pace through here and it burned really hot. the house that was standing right here didn't have a chance. >> reporter: the flames engulfed the children's nature camp, forcing the staff to evacuate leaving behind several animals. just two miles away campers barely made it out alive at the circle v ranch. fortunately, firefighters were able to get everyone to safety before the camp was torched. parents relieved. >> they said the phone lines were down and the firefighters were fighting the fire. >> reporter: and in los angeles, flames of a different kind when an explosion at a power plant left 140,000 people in the dark, some waiting 12 hours before it was restored. >> we don't have anything. we're going to have to sleep in the heat. >> reporter: temperatures expected to cool but not fast enough for crews stretched thin fighting flames on multiple fronts. >> that was stooeft patterson
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reporting. the firefighters out west get an assist from the weather. here's bonnie schneider. >> we also have very low humtdty if and that makes matters worse out there. the midwest we're also tracking some heavy, heavy rain. of course, flooding occurring in wisconsin, these are strong storms with a big dome of high pressure. the heat is building across the u.s. we're talking about triple-digit numbers across the midwest, parts of kansas and missouri, this is the first day of a heat wave. o and in fresno.
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frances, that heat is building across the midwest. we'll see temperatures in the upper 90s in st. louis now to one of the worst crashes during the tour de france. he slid along the road before hitting another rider. potter was taken away on a stretcher. he fractured both his pelvis and collarbone and will not be finishing the race. just ahead -- kids snorting chocolate. how could that be a good idea? and flooding hits a critical mass as the ground gives way. details ahead. noo introducing the easiest way to get gillette blades text "blades" to gillette on demand
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weekend where weeks of rain caused a five-story building to collapse. the fast-moving river had washed away its foundation. fortunately, residents were evacuated ahead of time. two people suffered minor injuries during today's running of the bulls in pamplona, spain. five people, including four americans, have been gored so far in the week-long festival. officials say one was in serious condition after a bull rammed its horn through his left arm and dragged him for several yards. this is the second time one of those americans has been gored. despite his injuries this 35-year-old rider from chicago swears he will run again before the festival ends on friday. next time we'll have the same luck of this man who ignored being bored while flips right over the bull. just dodged him. congress gets back into session today after their july 4th break and after a very little if any progress was made on repealing obamacare. this morning, president trump is pushing them to get a bill on the desk. tweeting this, i couldn't imagine that congress wouldn't dare to leave washington without
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a beautiful healthcare bill fully approved. mitch mcconnell's effort to get enough votes far passage of the bill got that much harder this weekend. after several republican senators came out against the current proposal. and then there was this dire assessment of the bill's chances from republican senator john mccain. >> so what happens now on health care? next week everybody comes back. >> i think -- my view is it's probably going to be dead. >> and no telling if and when a vote will be held on the senate gop's health care bill. senator chuck schumer is calling on the fda to regulate a snortable chocolate powder that he says is being marketed like a drug. the caffeinated power promises to deliver, quote, euphoria similar to the feeling of ecstasy but he calls it suspect and potentially dangerous. he tells the fda i can't think of a single parent who thinks it's a good idea for their children to be snorting over the counter stimulants up their noses.
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the agency hasn't determined if it has the authority to regulate the powder. just ahead, billionaire elon musk reveals his newest tesla. plus, shoppers, buckle up. get those credit cards ready. amazon prime day is about to launch with steadeals galore. can we do this tomorrow? if you have heart failure symptoms, your risk of hospitalization could increase, making tomorrow uncertain. but entresto is a medicine that was proven, in the largest heart failure study ever, to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure,
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fast forwarding, 18 former penn state fraternity members
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will back in court on charges related to the death of a sophomore pledge. the judge will decide whether there's enough evidence for the case to go to trial. major league baseball's all-star game may be tomorrow but tonight eight of baseball's best sluggers compete in the home run derby. each player will have four minutes to hit as many homers as possible. and it's called the world's toughest foot race. the ultra-marathon covers 135 miles from california's death valley in temperatures that can reach 130 degrees fahrenheit. and stocks will start on ap up note but it's amazon's prime day that's got investors talking. we're watching your money on this monday morning. good morning. >> good morning. wall street looks poise to start the week in positive territory. stocks ending positive on friday. investors will look this week on
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inflation and retail sales and fed chair janet yellen testifies twice on capitol hill about the economy. the model 3 tesla rolled off the assembly line this weekend. musk said the first 30 model 3 customers would get their keys at the end of this month. at least 400,000 people have reportedly put down a deposit for a model 3. and the day is here, amazon prime may be more popular than cable tv. 79 u.s. households now have an amazon prime membership. about 66 million last year and that comes to 90 million households that will pay for satellite and cable this year. >> i know all about that.
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box office "spider-man: homecoming" earned nearly $120 million. an estimated $257 million worldwide. "despicable me 3" dropped to third place and the action-packed "baby driver" pulled into third place, earning almost $13 million. so, like you said, when it's hot, entertainment. >> i like the modern update of youtube mentioned. at most weddings, it's usually all eyes on the bride but one 92-year-old flower girl stole the show at her granddaughter's wedding. she always wanted her grandparents to be in her wedding but, when her grandfather passed away last year, it was up to grandma to finish the job. she made her way down the aisle tossing petals to chorus of cheers and applause saying it was quote, hard work. her own wedding was 72 years
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ago. she's a natural. >> she is. speaking of weddings, how about this oklahoma man who was proposing and wouldn't let getting arrested derail his plans. he was ready to pop the question during a family gathering when police showed up to arrest him on six felony warrants. you see him right there, in handcu handcuffs. totally happened. the next day, his bride to be bailed him out . how's that for better for worse. it's back to beach for the cast of jersey shore. we'll bring you details. remember, gtl? >> yes. noo
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the rain's been coming down in chicago this morning and wisconsin. we could see potentially 4 to 5 inches in 3 hours. at least that's possible in northern indiana. elsewhere across the country, hot temperatures really brewing. look at denver, all the way up to 96 degrees. cooler in the northwest. seattle at 74. the rest of the west coast still dealing with the heat. frances. >> all right, bonnie, thank you. >> a 71-year-old woman had to be rushed to hospital after being attacked by a galligator. they say it will be pull down. police in washington they were forced to and some of you
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may find this video disturbing. they used flash bangs to try and force him to surrender. he continued to shoot. authorities say officers had no choice but to shoot back. >> we had an active shooter, firing shots, we had witnesses calling 911. as we responded, officers had to take cover because there were shots being fired in their direction. >> the suspect later died at the hospital. no one else was hurt. one teen had the odds in her favor getting not one, but two winning lottery tickets at two different california locations and it all happened in the same week. a 19-year-old first bought a $5 scratch-off that quickly morphed into $555,000. days later she tested her fortune again with another ticket and earned 100 grand so now this lucky teen is $655,000
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richer and says she plans to buy a new car with her winnings. all right, it's time to party and fist pump like it's 2009. after nearly five years apart, the "jersey shore" cast is getting back together for a reunion show. the mtv reality stars they started filming this weekend. he teased fans with a headline on instagram writing, we have a situation and also saying gtl. and then, you've got this photo of the "jersey shore" girls captioned reunion time. with situation, the whole italian flag and gtl. for a split second we both forgot. >> no, you remember. >> gym, tan, laundry. life on the jersey shore.
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>> we thank you for being with us on a monday morning. i'm frances rivera and we leave you wi some highlights from th it )s monday morning...
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and a live look outside at san francisco. you can see the return ofom it is monday morning. live look outside right now. san francisco, you can see the return of some patchy clouds there in the sky as it stays pleasant in the city. "today in the bay" starts right now. we have to start somewhere on this monday. might as well make it right here. good morning. thank you for joining us. we'll get to the morning commute but kari is back, as well. >> good morning. it is a great day but still very hot in the valleys and at least we're going to bring down those temperatures several more degrees from the heat we had to deal with yesterday. let's get a look at the highs in the south bay. 92 degrees in morgan hill. for the east bay, we ar

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