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stop listening to the loud mouths on the radio and television and the internet. to hell with them. we're getting nothing done, my friends. we're getting nothing done. a hero's welcome for ailing senator john mccain ready to battle on health care. >> the president hit the trail for ohio in a campaign style rally promoting his agenda, also taking a swat at his attorney general. a new study with stunning findings showing evidence linking over hundred nfl players and degenerative brain disease. >> warning shots. the u.s. navy fires near an iranian ship that came
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dangerously close. get ready to pay up if you leave something in an uber. and dad dancing from jimmy fallon. "early today" starts right now. good wednesday morning, i'm frances rivera. >> i'm phillip mena. the senate is embroiled in votes to scrap obamacare. a move that could have mass implications for millions across the country. president donald trump uses his bully pulpit to get republicans on board. >> any senator who votes against repeal and replace is telling america that they are fine with the obamacare nightmare and i predict they will have a lot of problems. >> to say emotions are running high is an understatement as democrats took to capitol hill decry republican attempts to kill that bill while inside the senate chamber a tiebreaking vote from mic pence broke off debate. >> one of the gop's proposals
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fell short of votes it needed to pass with a bipartisan group of senators opposing a plan crafted to appeal to both moderates and conservatives. and with that amendment going down republicans now take up the next, as they look for consensus. for more on what we can aspect this week here's kasie hunt. >> reporter: the white house is taking a victory lap on this. republican leaders acknowledge that they say is this is just the beginning. it's still a mystery exactly what is going to happen to americans' health insurance. there's a few options for american's health insurance and there's going to be a lot of posturing. they plan to take a vote on the repeal only without replacing but they know that can't pass. they plan to vote on that massive repeal and replace but they don't have the support for that either. so what happens? they'll have to cobble together
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something narrower a deal to repeal obamacare mandates and potentially eliminate a tax on medical devices but it's not clear they can even make that deal. one of the most crucial votes in the obamacare fight came from arizona senator john mccain, who just fresh from the surgery that led to his cancer diagnosis cut short his recoupation -- recoupation time to fly to washington leading to an emotional and remarkable moment on the floor of the senate. while mccain's vote gave republicans small win it was the senator's candid rebuke of the state of politics in america that could have a long lasting effect on the body. peter alexander has more. >> reporter: in the senate's typically quiet chamber a hero welcome for john mccain. a political maverick enjoying an embrace. >> i stand here today looking worse for wear. >> reporter: 11 days after brain
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surgery, the scars still fresh above his eye, the senator delivering a powerful wake up call. >> stop listening to the bombastic loud mouths on the radio and television and internet. to hell with them. we're getting nothing done, my friends. we're getting nothing done. >> reporter: his return not just poetic but dramatic completing a cross country trip just in time to give republicans a critical yes vote to begin debate on overhauling obamacare while pushing colleagues to compromise. >> i will not vote for this bill as it is today. it's a shell of a bill right now. we all know that. >> reporter: mccain a staple on the senate floor for a generation urging lawmakers to stand up to president trump. >> whether or not we are of the same party, we are not the president's subordinates. we are his equal. >> reporter: the former vietnam p.o.w. who made a reputation fighting, back for another battle. >> i have every intention of returning here and giving many
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of you pause to regret all the nice things you said to me. >> thanks to peter alexander for that. the united states fired warning shots in the persian gulf after an iranian military vessel sailed within 150 yards of a navy patrol boat. the "uss thunderbolt" was one of four american ships conducting patrols. the iranian craft inbound at a high rate of speed ignoring attempts to establish radio contact. the u.s. crews sent short blast followed by sounds of a 50 caliber machine gun. the iranian vessel slowed and then stopped. military officials say the iranian crew uncovered its guns but did not man them. the u.s. and iranian navys frequently encounter each other. one u.s. official said these are the first warning shots fired since president trump has taken
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office. >> a former u.s. marine has died in syria. 25-year-old david taylor was killed on july 16th in raqqa, according to the unit he joined known as ypg. taylor is one of three americans killed this month fighting with kurdish forces. there are disturbing new details on an alleged terror plot in oakland, california. federal officials say a 22-year-old who was arrested last year conspired to kill 10,000 people across the bay area. he's accused of plotting to blow up gay clubs in san francisco, plant bombs at the university of brkly, set fire to the berkeley hills and sell cocaine laced with rat poison. he also planned to join islamic state fighters abroad. the lawyer for the young man said he does not support isis. and claims he, quote, took no actions to harm anyone. katie ledecky took her
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third straight win in the 1,500 event and nabbing her 12th win overall to pass missy franklin as the all-time winningest female swimmer in world championship history. she won her semi-final about 45 minutes after that race. >> you said she's 20 years old? >> we've never seen any female swim are quite like her. now to some weather. in china some incredible flash flooding that forced 600 to evacuate. in las vegas commuters took their chances with flooded roads and high waters in mississippi forced several people to be rescued. bill karins has a look at the day ahead. >> more of the same, more thunderstorms, severe thunderstorms and possibly flash
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flooding. today out ahead of this, it will be just warm and humid enough and we'll get enough sunshine for about 4 million people to be at risk. again, not too many tornadoes. this is the time of year you get a lot of wind damage with these storms. this could have ripple effects because of the airports across the country. from new york to d.c. to philadelphia, all the way back to the mississippi river, the middle of the country will have a chance ofuld hit 100 degrees. phoenix 104. we'll take a look at that heat gripping the country, too. some areas are looking at one of the hottest summers ever. >> it's hot out there. for those of you wanting to work
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going after his own attorney general in no uncertain terms after news reports allege he was looking into possibly firing jeff sessions and appointing someone temporarily in his place. it's a move lawmakers said they would block. sessions digs in unveiling a new policy against sanctuary cities. >> an important announcement for all uber drivers. >> apple isn't commenting, the iphone maker came under fire from trump during the campaign last year because it makes most of its products in china. apple has claimed it's created 2 million u.s. jobs both at the
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companies from suppliers and app developers. >> and uber will charge a fee to recover lost items. and tomorrow passengers will push a button to have their car take them to a drive through between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. they are testing taco mode with plans to expand across the country next year. taco mode also include as custom in-car menu and free doritos locos tacos. >> cardinal george pell was bombarded by media after the
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if you're at a state fair in texas, it's all about the fried dough, the beer, the fried butter. >> fried everything. i can't believe that is butter. there's new research on football players and head trauma, the largest study of it kind said 99% of deceased nfl players were damaged. brain-damage is more common and should be treated in its earliest stages. >> reporter: in a new study examining 111 brains of deceased nfl players, 110 had cte, which can only be confirmed in an autopsy. symptoms include emotional instability, depression and memory loss. >> i think this is an enormous problem for football players and we need to focus on how to detect this in living individuals so we can recognize the disease in its earliest stages. when we have a very good chance of arresting or curing it. >> reporter: in a statement the
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nfl said it pledged $200 million for research into advancing progress in the treatment of head injuries. >> there will be much more on this study coming up later this morning on "today". this study included not just linebackers and defensive linemen, it also included a place kicker and a punter. >> even more alarming, especially for parents whose kids play. it makes it even more controversial. still to come, something called a mancation. >> fans of "titanic" have a chance to have dinner with jack and rose. that's next. oriasis does that. it was tough getting out there on stage.oes that. i wanted to be clear. i wanted it to last. so i kept on fighting. i found something that worked. and keeps on working. now? they see me.
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> welcome back. the heat is back. tulsa will be 108. some years in the interior west will be 105 but they don't have the humidity. san francisco 75, how about 83 in seattle? that sounds just right. >> paul manafort will not be compelled to testify before the
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judicial committee. jared kushner was seen on capitol hill for a second straight day testifying before house intel committee staffers. just as the house overwhelmingly passed a sanctions bill. the bill will effectively tie the president's hands requiring him to get congressional approval before rolling back any sanctions. the. >> customs officers made a startling discovery while inspecting a package on its way to a california apartment. three king cobras inside potato ship -- chip cans. and on a warrant, they found out protected species in his home. he could face up to 20 years in prison. >> and new genderless categor s
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categories, not far behind caty perry and the weekend tied for second with five nominations each. >> one of the most iconic award shows. >> all right, oregon is stocking up on weed and booze for the upcoming eclipse. they plan to offer special packages of pot and eclipse glasses to check it out. >> as if the pot and the booze wasn't enough. who knew the solar eclipse was such a party.
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it )s wednesday morning -- we )e halfway through the workweek. a live look outside at san jose.. it is wednesday morning. up and at them at 4:30 right now. maybe not too many people. a look outside. we are starting off your wednesday. we hope that you get some energy just like us right now. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> get the blood flowing, maybe a run. i'm laura garcia-cannon. mike is here with a look at the commute. kari, of course, with the forecast. it looks warmer today but not too bad as of yet. we're racing towards the highest heat in the next few days. a look outside at san francisco. the low clouds keeping it nice and cool and we may even have drizzle for a little while looking at today's high


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