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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is monday, july 4th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a suicide bombing explodes outside the u.s. consulate in saudi arabia. the attack comes a day after isis killed more than 160 in baghdad. cbs news has learned hillary clinton's three-hour interview with the fbi could mean the investigation is nearing its end. a teenager is seriously hurt after stepping on an explosive device left in new york's central park. now police are trying to figure out how it got there. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. the new bombing attack overseas, this time near a u.s. consulate in saudi arabia.
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>> a wave of terror puts the world on edge. >> the deadliest terrorist attack in iraq over a year, when a bomb goes off at a shopping mall in busy downtown baghdad. >> what is your feeling about this -- these uptick in attacks all over the world? >> we are dealing with a vicious and adaptive enemy. >> hillary clinton questioned by the fbi over her e-mail server. >> is the fbi going to make the right recommendation that either you or i or anybody else in the american public will be indicted? >> a man who led the charge in the vote for britain to leave the european union is resigning. an explosion shakes central park, leaving a young man with serious injuries. officials believe a homemade firework is to blame. >> i don't know. we don't know what happened! >> the world is mourning holocaust survivor and nobel laureate elie wiesel. flood warnings remain in effect in central and southern kansas after heavy storms. >> it looks like it's going to get worse. >> a plane crash lands in the middle of a lake.
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♪ welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose and norah o'donnell and gayle king are off. i'm jeff glor with kristine johnson of wcbs tv in new york and jamie yuccas from cbs news. the state department i should a warning to people in saudi arabia. the saudi government says a terrorist detonated his suicide vest. only the bomber was killed. >> the attacks come as isis shows its ability to tear out devastating attacks. in iraq more than 160 killed by a truck bomb yesterday in baghdad. in bangladesh, 20 hostages were killed less than two days earlier during a restaurant. three students at u.s. colleges are among the dead. charlie d'agata is in london following the growing terror attacks. >> reporter: good morning.
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iraq has declared three days of mourning after the worst terror attack that country has seen in years. isis may be taking a hammering on the battle fields of iraq and syria. but there is still able to strike back in that region and beyond. in an instant, a busy shopping district in an up market neighborhood erupted into an inferno. the streets were packed with families enjoying the cool night after fasting through the day. the holly month of ramadan ends this week. children looking forward to the eat celebrations never lived to see them. major general ka'deem shabomb said isis or d.a.s.h. targeted people after suffering heavy losses on the battlefield. the bombing came barely a week after the iraqi military cleared nearby fallujah of remaining isis fighters. we joined special iraqi forces during that fight and they faced militants as they inched to the
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city backed up by u.s. air strikes. the baghdad bombing isn't just retaliation but proof that isis can continue to strike, despite suffering losses. not just in iraq. but the isis network has unleashed its brutal brand of terror around the globe. today, police in bangladesh say they have made formal arrests over the isis siege in a cafe which left 20 hostages dead, including abita kabir from miami. the iraq bombing comes days before the results of a british investigation examining the reasons britain and america decided to take down saddam hussein in the first place. it is not the future that leaders had hoped for. >> fran townsend is a former security adviser to president george w. bush. charlie makes the point there. as much as isis is being pounded
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from the air right now, they have lost control of fallujah. you still have bangladesh and baghdad and now saudi arabia. >> that's right. i think we can't fool ourselves. the fact that we have taken territory away from them in places like fallujah and ramadi clearly has not sort of diminished their ability to launch these grand-scale attacks. you know, over 160 dead in baghdad and this attack in saudi arabia was thwarted was quite seriously. the consulate was attacked in 2004 when i was still in the white house. the notion the saudis able to thwart there, this may have been as many as four devices they disarmed and one went off in the hospital across the street from the consulate. pretty significant. baghdadi called for these attacks. this is the last day of ramadan so you can expect these isis to keep true to their word are going to continue with these
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attacks. >> what do they gain by these attacks? what is the strategy here? >> well, this is really just to prove their strength, right? as a result of these attacks, they are able to fund-raise, recruit, get attention. we are talking about it, right? so they are going to continue because it's in their interests. >> if you look at the attack of bangladesh, you said it was very well coordinated there. what does it say about isis' reach? >> it's interesting. we always make the distinction was it directed or was it inspired? of course, if you're a victim, it doesn't matter. but it looks as though we don't know yet. three guys grabbed guns and weapons in istanbul and go into an airport. on the other hand, bangladesh, nine attackers. they were pushing out media and photos from inside to get to isis central so that the isis pr agency could push those photos out. so that looks like there was the closer tie into sort of the central coordination of isis. >> when you look at the attacks the last month and we mentioned some of them before and you have
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to mention orlando well. what are your domestic concerns on this holiday? >> we know from john brennan, the director of cia, that we have got to assume the consistent thing here is soft targets, right? targets other than the consue la in jedda but targets are sort of targeting civilians. and so john brennan, the cia director, said we have got to expect that they do it there, if they do it there, they can do it here, you know? but i think, look. we happen to be in a city with best police department in the world. americans are going to go to celebrations tonight to see fireworks displays. our law enforcement and intelligence agencies are only as good as their communities. so if you see something, say something. be conscious if there is a bag. we saw this incident in central park. if is there a bag or device, or something left that is abandoned, tell a police officer, tell security. we have to take responsibility ourselves. >> good advice, fran townsend, thank you for being with us. investigators this morning are trying to figure out how an
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explosive ended up in new york city's central park. a teenager lost part of his leg after stepping on the apparent homemade device. he had surgery yesterday and is in serious, but tabstable, condition. officials do not believe the incident is connected to terrorism. it happened in a busy spot the day before the fireworks celebration. jericka duncan is in central park. >> reporter: connor golden was visiting new york city from virginia with two of this friends and the trio climbing up behind the rocks yibehind me. corner stepped on a rock and something exploded and blew off most of his left leg. paramedics arrived on scene just minutes after the explosion on sunday and rushed 18-year-old corner golden out of central park. >> his friend claim he was walking down the rocks and stepped on something. >> golden's friends stable and
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heinz witness the blast. >> we don't know what happened. there was a small explosion and dust. >> beyond the caliber of fireworks is what we heard. >> is this your friend? >> our friend, yes. >> he's our friend. we should probably get in the ambulance. >> yeah. we got to go. >> we believe this could have been put here as some sort of experiment. >> just yards away, cameras captured the sound of the explosion while covering the funeral of noble lauriet elie wiesel. the bomb squad is still collecting evidence. >> nothing to indicate this was an explosive device placed or put in this area with specific intent to harm individuals. >> reporter: they suspect the device may have been in the park a day or more. >> this is a time typically we will see a lot of experimentation. >> reporter: connor golden's
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grandmother said. >> one thing connor had told his father, it didn't feel like a firework that he had stepped on. >> reporter: now police have cleared golden and his two friends of any wrongdoing. when asked how an explosive could remain in this park for possibly longer than a day and why central park was not closed, police did not get back to us with an answer this morning. we are still awaiting to hear more about how those things could have happened. kristine? >> thank you. hillary clinton supporters and potential running mates are defending her in the investigation of her private e-mail server. the presumptive democratic nominee met saturday with fbi investigators more than three hours. clinton said she was eager to give the voluntary interview. she says the meeting between bill clinton and loretta lynch should not be a factor in this probe but her rivals are calling
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foul. paula reid has more. >> reporter: that interview happened here in washington and a sign that this investigation is likely nearing an end, she spoke out publicly about that meeting. >> i was pleased to have the opportunity to assist the department in bringing its review to a conclusion. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the fbi's interview of secretary clinton is one of the final steps in the investigation in her private e-mail server. >> i will continue to, you know, be as forthcoming as i can and my answer that i first gave more than a year ago, i stand by. >> reporter: her interview came after days of controversy over a private meeting between former president bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch and both said they regret the meeting. >> i certainly wouldn't do it again. >> reporter: lynch said she will accept whatever recommendation the investigators make about filing charges but that has not quieted her critics.
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donald trump tweeted does anybody really believe that bill clinton and the usag only talked about grandkids and golf for 37 minutes in a plane on tarmac? other republicans are calling for lynch to recuse herself and appoint a special prosecutor. >> since she has not fully recused herself i think it has interferences. >> reporter: democratic senators booker and brown who have been floated for running mates for clinton dismiss any possibility they will be charged. >> there won't be an indictment and i think that means she did what many secretaries of state have done in the past. >> that something to me not within the realm of possibility. >> reporter: president obama will join clinton on the campaign trail tomorrow in north carolina. republicans have suggested the fact that the president will hit the trail for clinton indicates the investigation outcome may already be known. >> there is new anger at donald trump after he tweeted what some
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call anti-semitic picture. he used an image to call hillary clinton the most corrupt candidate ever. it shows a six is-point star like the jewish star of david over a pile of money. the website might.com traced the image to a message board that traces racist messages. trump removed the tweet and replaced it with a star with a circle. r mark mckinnon is with us now, he is co-host and cocreator much the circumstance, inside the greatest political show on earth. it returns to showtime a division of cbs, on sunday. mark, good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: let's talk about these fbi meetings with mrs. clinton and also the meeting with the attorney general with mr. clinton. what does this mean for her campaign? >> well, the meeting was an unforced error and a distraction. the trump tweet was a distraction. all of these are distractions at a time when you want to focus your campaign on your own message.
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but i think all of this is really going to be washed away in a week or two when we get to the conventions because three opportunities when the candidates have a chance to really move the numbers in terms of their support and that is when they announce the convention and their vp pick of the debate. next week is going to be important. >> some might argue both of these incidents are more than distractions. the clinton investigation will go on for quite sometime, more than a distraction. the trump tweet, that story may not be over as well. what do you make of-- >> distraction i thought for clinton was the meeting with clinton and the attorney general. obviously, an investigation is a lot more than a distraction. i think there is a very good chance has that will be resolved the next couple of weeks. it's hard for me to imagine there is an indictment. hard to imagine there is criminal intent. the best thing for the clinton campaign is get this resolved before the convention. >> as far as the tweet goes, corey lewandowski, trump's former campaign manager called it political correctness run
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amuck. >> it's a lot more than that. i think it's clear this is another example the trump campaign not being fine-tuned. the example of a campaign that has been rushed to put together and it hasn't had years like the clinton campaign of a lot of people with a lot of experience. so it's, again, an unforced error and distraction at a time when he should be focussing on his broader message. >> president obama is on the campaign trail with hillary clinton coming up for the first time. >> big deal. >> yeah. the timing with the whole situation happening with the attorney, what do you think about that? >> well, i think that -- i don't think it's really related to that. i think it had more to do with bernie sanders and making it clear clinton was going to be the nominee and that the president obama respected bernie sanders. so now it's an opportunity for him to come out. by the way, i think he can't wait to come out. i think for him an opportunity to cement his legacy to get out there. by the way, historically it's really important where the incumbent president's approval ratings are and president obama's had historically heigig
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right now. >> they will be watching that as the weeks move on. >> for sure. what they the obama administration doesn't want to do is have any unforced errors and recently told their cabinet members we don't want you participating in the conventions. we want to make sure we have a fine line on ethical judgments what is political and what is not. >> that is just about being extra careful, right? >> absolutely. >> let's talk vp pick. that is all of the talk right now. donald trump met with the indiana governor over the weekend and talk of chris christie. if you're making the trump pick right now, who is it? >> we are going to talk a lot about this but historically it doesn't have much impact. in this case i say two things. one, it won't have much impact for hillary clinton. but it could have impact for donald trump. i mean, the one thing about donald trump that people have concerns about is his lack of experience and hasn't been there before. there is a steadying influence he can bring to the table, then that could have an impact. >> or the social conservative
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angle? >> like mike pence. donald trump needs to do to show. everybody has to have 90% from their own party and right now trump only has 75% of support from republicans. a strong conservative would help. >> you say that it won't have much chance on the democratic side to have much of an impact but if you look at when joe biden was in that debate, he really pumped up president obama. the base actually came out a lot larger. doesn't very shall to really kind of take a look at who she picks? >> it's all about hillary clinton. i just don't think in the end, when it gets to november, what she doesn't want is somebody that is going to hurt her. >> right. >> but it's hard to imagine anybody is going to help her. hillary clinton, we have known for years. she is a force in her own right and not much she is going to do to change the dynamic very much for a vice president. >> >> circus sunday night on showtime. >> happy fourth. >> thank you, mark.
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>> flood water swamped parts of wichita, kansas over the weekend. five inches of rain soaked the region. flooding blocked roads and put a creek under water. the storm system is moving east and could disrupt fireworks sgras fr displays from midwest to mid-atlantic region. the world is remembering a man who devoted his life to making sure no one forgets one of history's darkest chapters. writer and holocaust survive elie wiesel died in new york city at the age of 87. he was 16 when in is the 1945 he was freed from a nazi concentration camp. his sister and parents did not survive. he was awarded the nobel prize in 1986. a private funeral was held yesterday. a toxic mess sparked protests over the weekend. ahead, why demonstrators blame politicians over the algae bloom
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ahead, how a good morning, i'm brooke thomas. if you ride septa's regional rail line to work get ready for commuter nightmare. rail line pulled 120 silver liner five cars out of service after inspector found one leaning, later engineers discovered cracks in the train's main suspension system. septa says it won't and problem, though, on weekends and holidays. checking the eyewitness forecast with meteorologist, katie fehlinger. >> today of all days, brooke, watching the latest warmfront lift in, and it will be bringing with it some scatter showers, very likely some thunderstorms, the over thing you will notice the clouds start to bill owe in also pretty nice start in spots. see some of the moisture beginning to nudge in someplace haves reported some fine drizzle, little shower, mainly southwest of the city but eventually with time late day shower and then tonight
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some steadier rain, it could lead to some postponement of the fireworks, so keep an eye on the radar. one thing we know for sure it is getting a lot hotter. 90s, wow. >> katie, thank you so much. good morning, everyone, looking outside, schuylkill westbound cons, in the heart of our rush hour, take a look, if you have to go out there you're in fantastic company. ben franklin bridge same story coming from jersey and the boulevard, same story here, moving in the southbound direction towards the schuylkill. going to the wait, you know what you will see, brooke, over to you. >> thanks, meisha a next update is at 7:55, up next on cbs this morning how to protect your phone from hacker, i'm brooke thomas, good morning.
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♪ raising four wins and we got trouble behind him! around they go. ♪ >> a little bit more than trouble! sparks flew as 22 cars banged into one another like bumper cars at the nascar coke zero 400 this week in daytona, florida. look at that. >> wow. >> the huge wreck happened with 70! >> how do you recover from that? >> i don't think you do. >> you party on the fourth of july and happy everybody is okay. >> no one seriously hurt. thank you. very good. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, demonstrators in florida demand answers about a toxic algae that is taking over some water ways
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and at least one beach. residents say that they are losing their way of life. one expert says there is no easy fix to this problem. plus, from flashlights how you may be handing over control of your phone to hackers, including some in far away places like beijing! that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the plain dealer of cleveland reports on warning united states of america. one businessman was handcuffed and searched by police. a man was saying he was pledging his allegiance to isis. the police apologized. the telegraft in london reports on another british political leader announcing his rins aft resignation after the brexit vote. he campaigned for britain to
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leave the eu. this morning, he says he is done with his job and wants his life back. last week, boris johnson said he would not run for prime minister after david cameron said he is stepping down. the atlanta sentinel reports that two alligators may have been involved in death of a 2-year-old boy at kndisney worl. the father said he was fighting one off after his boy was attacked by an alligator. >> amazon is quietly changing its pricing policy and eliminates the list prices. amzon did not return request by the times for comment. >> "the washington post" reports that the space probe juno is closing in on jupiter. the trip has spanned five years and 2 billion miles. juno's main rocket is to ease
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the spacecraft tonight into orbit. if it works, juno will get more than 3,000 miles to the giant cloud. a toxic mess in florida. we reported last week how a poisonous algae bloom is plaguing four florida counties. now under a state of emergency. at least one beach along the coast is closed. omar villafranca is in stewart, florida, and shows us why the demonstrators are so angry. omar, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this isn't some private secluded beach. this is actually a public beach but it's closed for the red, white and blue holiday, because of the green algae. >> what do we want? >> clean water! >> reporter: protesters, instead of sunbathers, filled florida's stewart beach on saturday demanding this toxic mess be cleaned up. >> these people need to put their money where their mouth is. >> we are losing our way of life
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here. >> reporter: people blame the state politicians for allowing water to be released from lake okeechobee and the lake. a researcher professor at florida atlantic university has been helping to collect and test the algae that has wreaked havoc along florida's treasure coast. >> if i was in government, i would say we have got to stop the pollution. >> reporter: lake okeechobee is the largest fresh water body in the state but is polluted with runoff containing human waste and animal feed and fertilizer, all nutrients that algae thrive on. to manage flooding, the u.s. army corps of engineers releases the lake's water into surrounding rivers and lagoons. >> we are putting way too much night again and phosphorus into our waters and they are responding. >> reporter: the situation was described as a catastrophe of epic proportions.
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>> allow emergency funds to assist the businesses that have been wiped out by this, have the health care agencies come down here and look at the long-term impact of this bacteria that is now preed. >> reporter: the prefer says there is no quick fix to the problem. at least not one without a disastrous domino effect. >> you will kill everything. >> reporter: the algae is actually hard to keep up with. it moves with the wind and the tide. we don't have an estimate on how much this algae will cost businesses over the holiday weekend but we do know it could take weeks for this all to wash away. >> that is really the biggest problem is this ripple effect that can end up happening. you have fish killed and businesses impact. >> the professor makes a very good point. is there no quick fix to this. they may be dealing with it for quite a while. >> an american studying abroad and italy is missing university.
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the university of wisconsin student sullivan arrived thursday in rome and last seen that night with friends at an espresso bar. they say his credit cards have been used since he disappeared. >> a social butterfly. he is just loved by everyone. he is a glue that keeps our family together. we would be so happy to see him and know that he is okay. >> the university of wisconsin says it's working with the american and italian officials to find solomon. >> a carrie plane crash in austin, texas. the plane came in low across lake travis saturday and slammed into the water and flipped. it floated on the surface over a minute before beginning to sink. boaters rushed to the scene to help out. remarkably, all three people aboard were able to escape without serious injury. the faa reportedly says the plane was on a sight-seeing tour when the engine lost power. the strength of the american tennessee will be on display
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♪ popular apps on your smartphone could be convenient and fun but some also carry malicious malware. a security firm found 75% to 80% of the apps were hacked. anna werner takes a look at how you can protect yourself against the hackers' methods. >> any way i had money that they could take, they got a hold of it. >> reporter: california susan harvey said he was a victim after she used a debit card to
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download a smoen app to her google play store account. >> it was something you purchased once for like $15. >> reporter: when she went to reload the game, she found hundreds of purchases had been made. by her math, more than $5,000 worth of transactionses. >> my heart sank. i sat there looking through it and rolling through it and i was sick because i didn't know what they were. >> some of the information these apps ask for are way beyond what they should be asking for. >> reporter: that story is no surprise to cybersecurity expert gary millisk y. he says certain apps are designed to steal your personal information. what are the consequences for me as a consumer? >> you'll lose your identity and wonder why there was a transsack action and somebody got into your bank account and paid a bill that doesn't exist. >> reporter: when you download an app you're giving the app to access other parts of your funny like an alarm clock app that can track phone calls.
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>> you think an alarm clock need all of those per missions? access to the internet over wi- wi-fi? your call information, calls you made and call history and your device i.d. to me this is not a safe alarm clock. >> reporter: then the weather and flashlight apps that have banking appears to capture information. he showed us in a demonstration of what could happen when someone takes a photo of a check to send to their bank. what happens to the check now? >> the flashlight app spies on the camera and notice the check and grab a copy of it. shipped it off to a server somewhere far away. >> reporter: last year, the group fireeye discovered 11 malware appears used on iphones that gather users' sensitive information and sent it to a remote server. it included the following. apple fought back by removing the appeas and putting stricter security measures in place. >> they get it to build a profile on you. >> reporter: some apps are
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collecting information simply for advertising purposes. in 2014, the federal at any rate commission settled a lawsuit with a company over its popular brightest flashlight app, alleging it transmitted consumer's personal information to third-parties without telling them. but milliski has found another flashlight app that can do much more troubling things. >> this one turns on your microphone in the background, listens in on you and sends an encrypted tunnel to a server we discovered in beijing. >> reporter: you say they are actually listening to people's conversations and sending that audio back to beijing? >> a yeah. we tracked it and i can show you where it does this. >> reporter: where is it on this map? >> a few blocks from information drive on beijing. >> reporter: he gave a report on that app to the fbi. >> because, to me, it's spy ware at the nth degree. >> reporter: his information? >> we have to look at a phone and say this is a personal computer that fits in our pocket. let's shut down the apps that
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let's get started and again. >> very cool scene on the baseball field over the fourth of july weekend. the miami marlins and atlanta braves squared off yesterday on the ground of ft. bragg. the nation's largest military base. it was the first time a major american professional sports league held a regular season game on an active military facility. the crowd of more than 12,000 was mostly military and tickets were free. the marlins won 5-2. the teams played in a temporary stadium financed by major league baseball and the players association. there you see it being built. not in real-time. >> very cool. >> it will be converted into a recreational facility for service members now. how cool is that? >> usa. as they say, build it and they will come, right? >> very good. the number of zika cases in this country is nearing 1,000. ahead, dr. david agus on how on
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>> last nights the philly pops played outside independence hall. we send it over to katie fehlinger in the eyewitness weather forecast center, katy? >> joe, you know, really look ahead to a forecast does go a bit downhill, not wash out by any stretch. we do, however, have some sunshine for you out there right now, on the area beaches, this is taken outside beach patrol headquarters in margate. beautiful view. starting things off on quiet note, eventually not only at
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the shore points, but also, across the rest of the region as a local, so showers do start to bubble up across our region, likely see some on the radar, in time for fireworks tonight. some steadier rain to dodge, as well, look ahead into the overnight, early hours of tomorrow specially but as the warmfronts lift out, expect the heat to really builds low to mid 90s wednesday right through saturday. meisha? >> all right, katie. thank you for that. looking outside right now, you guys, look at the roadways, they're empty, this is 202 southbound at 309. few early risers out there, but really kind of been what we've been looking at since about 4:00 this morning, overall 422 at oaks, no problem there, either, joe, over to you. >> next update 8:25. see you then, i'm joe hole
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♪ it is monday, july 4th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including hillary clinton and donald trump looking for running mates. we will examine the search with new york columnist frank new york columnist frank bruni. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> what is your domestic concerns on this holiday? >> the cia director said if they can do it there they can do it here. >> connor stepped on one of the smaller rocks. something exploded and blew off much of his left leg. >> hillary clinton spoke out publicly. >> i think very good chance that is going to be resolved the next couple of weeks. it's very hard for me to imagine
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there is going to be an indictment. >> this isn't some private seclud secluded beach. it's a public beach but it's closed because of the green algae. >> kickoff for the july fourth weekend. we all take a moment and think of those currently protecting our great nation who cannot be with their loved ones this weekend. welcome to chief officer blaze and corporal west. i'm jeff glor with kristine johnson of wcbs-tv of new york and jamie yuccas of cbs news. happy july 4th. a new terror bombing overnight after a wave of
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attacks across the globe killed and wounded hundreds. in saudi arabia, a sued bomber carried out an attack near the u.s. consulate in jedda. only the bomber was killed. two security officers were wound wounded and no one has claimed responsibility. >> in iraq a truck bombing yesterday was more than 160 dead. isis claimed responsibility. overnight friday into saturday, gunmen in bangladesh killed 22 people, including three students at u.s. colleges. the attack claimed by isis targeted restaurant popular with foreigners. the violence follows the suicide bomb and gun attack on istanbul's airport in turkey. isis-linked assault killed 44 people. >> officials are trying to figure out why an explosion in new york's central park may have been there a day or more and injured a boy. cameras captured the explosion there. connor golden stepped on the apparent homemade device.
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he lost part of his leg. golden is in serious, but stable, condition. the bomb squad is still collecting evidence but official do not believe the explosion is connected to terrorism. the fbi investigation of hillary clinton's private e-mail server is close to finished. clinton gave the fbi a voluntary interview on saturday. the meeting lasting roughly three hours. it is one of the final steps of this probe. they spoke less than a week after a highly criticized impromptu meeting between former president bill clinton and attorney loretta lynch. >> "the new york times" columnist fran bruni protects hillary clinton's vice presidential choice will not matter. bruni wrote this weekend that hillary clinton has been on americans' tv screens and in their brains so long now she is like an e-mail or a.t.m.
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frank bruni is in studio 57 with us this morning. happy fourth. >> happy fourth to you. good to see you. >> you say it doesn't matter. you think for hillary clinton and donald trump as well? >> yeah. i think for both of them, you're talking about two of the largest and most polarized personalities who run for president. i think opinions of them are pretty much fixed and centered on them and not any choice they are making right now. >> for hillary clinton, a selection of elizabeth warren a name out there and people have strong opinions one way or another. if it's chris christie for donald trump, same thing. they got to have some impact. >> well, i don't know. it's a very important choice, obviously, in the sense this person could inherit the presidency and important choice because this person should be ideally be an effective. no evidence that the running mate tilted the outcome in a meaningful way in the past. >> hillary clinton has seen so much criticism with the fbi
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e-mail inquiry and also the benghazi report. couldn't somebody that she picks kind of help her here to pivot away from some of these controversies? >> i personally don't think so. those controversies are mentioned is further xamps how she has been in the public eye so long and the center of so many controversies. i think people at this point trust her or don't and i don't think this one decision choosing an running mate is ah-ha moment. there is so much evidence up until now. >> we saw her together with elizabeth warren. could she be a risk for hillary clinton? >> i think in the sense that elizabeth warren, to her credit, is seen as someone who is very much a creature of her convictions, who doesn't compromise or bend easily. how does she become a running mate? the principle kaw ticriterion i person who can bite his or her tongue.
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i don't know that is an easy job or easy fit for elizabeth warren. >> the big trump potential vp names circulating around right now are mike pence, the indiana governor, who met with over the weekend and newt gingrich as well as chris christie. what are we to make of the trump search and what do you think he is looking for? >> another first thing we are to make of it the three people are on the list because they are among the few who haven't said no thank you. >> a lot of them said no thanks from the beginning, right? >> so many ways we are living through an extraordinary presidential campaign. i've never seen in my lifetime and doubt you have in yours, a situation where the leading candidates for vice president under any other circumstances have almost come out and said i do not want the job. that is how polarizing donald trump is and how risky it is seen by them to campaign with him and possibly go down with him. >> those are three older white males again. >> not only three older white males but chris christie's approval rateing in new jersey is down below 30%.
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newt gingrich's is also below 30% when he ended his presidential search. it is a reverse psychology like we have never seen. >> is there anyone out there that could make or break this election campaign for either candidate? a lot of people talk about sarah palin and how much damage she did to john mccain's campaign. do you see anybody out there that could wipe a candidate? >> i think sarah palin is efficient you can make a choice so disastrous it could move the needle. i don't think donald trump or hillary clinton making a mistake on the magnitude of sarah palin. i think everyone learned a lesson there. >> all right. frank bruni, thank you so much. this morning, we are remembering the towering influence of holocaust survivor elie wiesel. he died saturday at 87. president obama called him the
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conscious of the world. one world trade center was light up in the flag in his honors. he wanted america never to forget one of history's darkest chapters. elie wiesel was just 16 when he was free fred a nazi concentration camp in 1945. his parents and his sister did not survive. his experiences in buchenwald and auschwitz later became the basis of a memoir, "night." he told charlie rose in 2002 why he wrote the book. >> i was convinced i would not leave alive that place. i was sure i would die and here i am and there i was, alive. i felt i have to bear witness. >> reporter: "night" has been translated into over 30 languages and has sold more than 10 million copies. it was first published in 1958. >> he spoke truth to power with ease and grace. >> reporter: sarah bloomfield is
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director of the u.s. holocaust museum. wiesel was its founding chairman. >> elie believed the greatest sin in the world was indifference and he devoted his life to making sure that no one's future would be like his past. >> reporter: wiesel was born in romania and became a u.s. citizen in 1963. he won the nobel peace prize in '86 p.m. >> our lives no longer belong to us. no longer belong to us alone. they belong to all those who need us desperately. >> reporter: despite all of the accolades, wiesel said he never found answers to many of his lifelong questions. >> had we learned, there wou would -- no wonder. and not today. if auschwitz could kill the
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world of anti-semitism, what will kill the world. >> reporter:? he accompanied president obama and german chancellor angel merkel when they visited buchenwald in 2009. for wiesel, it was pain but possibility. >> and yet? >> and yet we must go on working and fighting and being sensitive to other people's staying out of other people's woes. >> reporter: wiesel's friends and family attend add private funeral on sunday and a day for public memorial has not yet been announced. so telling when he said to charlie there, have we learned? no, not always. >> a great quote by him that says to forget the dead is akin to killing them over again and it's so true that we have got to remember the struggles of fights and for other generations. >> we will miss him. still to come, zika may
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spread more easily through sex than anyone knew. our dr. david agus is standing by with that and how women are reportedly i
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women are at greater risk. our david agus is in los angeles this morning. thank you for being with us. >> good morning. happy fourth. >> happy fourth to you. we know that zika is primary spread through mosquitoes. but these studies seem to suggest that women are getting it more through sexual transmission at this point this men. is this a bigger problem than we first thought? >> it's not clear. clearly, sexually transmission happens. and data are showing in several countries is that the incidents in women starts to go up when women get sexually active in the late teens and goes down in the 50s and 60s. we think it may be they may be more susceptible in that regard. what is interesting women go to the doctors a lot more and women are much more attuned to sex, especially ones are pregnancy age and much more tuned into zika and more likely to be tested. it's not clear if there is a difference there. but what we do know is zika is a major threat in our country, both from sexually transmission
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and pretty soon from mosquitoes. >> dr. agus, i'm sure you're hearing from a lot of people right now, as everyone is. we have a lot of friends who are pregnant and family members. and they are worried sick. are you more or less reassured right now than you were just a few week ago? >> you know, it's about the same, jeff, is that certainly i get calls, you know, just like your friend are talking about, literally on a daily basis from patients saying should i travel to south america or i just got bit by a mosquito and i'm pregnant. what do i do? it's certainly fear out there. you know, the way it works is a mosquito bites somebody who has zika and they inject some saliva which thins the blood. they draw blood in. that mosquito, when they bite their next victim and inject the saliva again it has 12k3w4r50ek ka in it so they can spread the zi zika. when we say about a thousand cases in the united states of zika virus, if one gets bit by a mosquito it starts a
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mosquito-born spread of the disease. >> any part of the country specifically we should worry about? >> it's most of our country. but certainly the southern regions where mosquitoes are a lot more predominant. congress has several days less of a summer congress of a summer break and yet to release or put funds toward zika. all of the towns out there that have to test mosquitoes and work on ways to prevent them by getting rid of stagnant water, et cetera, don't have the funding yet to do it. we have to push and get it done before congress breaks. >> in fact, president obama asked 1.9 billion in february and now we are in july. are we working against time here? >> no question about it. so the sooner we do it, obviously, the better. we should have done it several months ago. and we have to push now. it is, to me, just crazy that our congress and our senate, whose job it is to protect us, have not released the funds from
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live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm become thomas. arson investigators are looking into a string of suspicious fires, that broke out in camden county over the weekend. several firefighters were hurt, total of 12 fires broke out in south camden saturday and sunday, they happened mostly in empty and abandoned buildings, one of them went to two alarms. if you seanus suspicious, give investigate areas call. now, a check on the eyewitness weather forecast, here's meteorologist, katie fehlinger live in the weather center. >> good morning, brooke, we continue to track some wet weather lifting in as our latest warmfront does the same. and eventually we'll see more widespread coverage of not just showers but even steady rain t comes primarily tonight, but already you can see some of the showers, that have rolled through, they were very light, and very brief through the southern counties of the region, many of are you
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in full sunshine right now, further north you are, more likely that; but everybody eventually sees the clouds build in. also see the showers start to take over the region as a whole, stowe could affect fireworks viewing depending on location, there will be showers around in time for many of those displays to get started. 80 degrees our eventual high in the city with the building clouds limiting the warmth but this is warmfront, and it lives up to its name, back in the 90s for the majority of the forecast. meisha? >> most people, katie, still sleeping. still in bed when you walk out on the roadways, just not whole lot going on, nine at north, approaching allegheny, northbound, southbound side, see how quiet it is, quiet all morning long, started 43 just like this, just remained just like. >> this vine eastbound, at eighth street, great company there, new jersey, 42 freeway northbound creek road. take a look at this, guys, when we go to the wide i bet you can guess exactly what we're working with all traveling around posted speeds, 22 miles per hour here if that's out, there just because of construction, certainly not due to volume levels.
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brooke, over to you. >> thanks, meisha a next update at 8:55, ahead on cbs this morning, surprising fourth every july facts, you may have missed in history class. i'm brooke thomas, have a great morning.
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♪ ♪ alexander hamilton >> is that a show? welcome back to "cbs this morning." a major change is coming this week to "hamilton." chip reid talks with the author who inspired the blockbuster ahead. see where he can trace the american pioneer's life more than 200 years later. plus, one airport's best friend. this border kol lkol lee that i a fixture on the tarmac and a star. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. bloomberg reports on tesla missing forecasts for the second quarter. they delivered over 14,000 vehicles and originally
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projected 17,000. tesla also expects to lower its delivery forecast for the full year. the electric automaker had blamed prouk problems on shortages of parts. britain's "guardian" reports on kim jong-un has gained weight. he is reportedly binging on food and drink with the constant fear of being assassinated and reportedly suffers from insom a insomnia. the a ruffled shirt from prince's movie wardrobe was auctioned outside of los angeles for $96,000 and a leather cuffed blazer sold for the same amount. "usa today" how america celebrates the fourth of july. nearly two-thirds of americans will attend a picnic or barbecue. 155 million hot dogs will be consumed before the day's end.
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yeah. you love it. last year, more than $1 billion was spent on fireworks. 285 million pounds of fireworks were fired off. >> do you put the ketchup and mustard at the bottom or top of the hot dog bun? >> why not both? >> my parents are from chicago. no ketchup. >> what is it? >> pickle relish and mustard. >> sauerkraut? >> anything goes. a free country. speaking of. >> speaking of a free country. this fourth of july marks the nation's 240th birthday. 1776 the continental congress fficially adopted the declaration of independence. one of the founding fathers john adams didn't think the 4th was the right day to commemorate the start of our nation. kenneth c. davis is the author of this book. so excited to have you here. >> a pleasure to be here and john adams was absolutely correct. >> what is the deal?
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why are we celebrating it on the 4th? >> congress actually passed a resolution in favor of independence on the 2nd. john adams went home that night and wrote a lovely letter to his wife abigail and say 2nd of july we will celebrate and he meant fireworks and everything about the date. two days later, the congress adopted jefferson's declaration which explained the reasons why they had that vote two days earlier. but when american people saw the declaration with the date at the top, july 4th, it instantly became recognized as a birthday. john adam, by the way, did not celebrate the fourth. >> he stood his ground and said july 2nd, right? >> he stood his ground but he was alone in that pretty much. >> maybe he just likes to keep the party going. just go from the 2nd to the 4th. >> we could have that argument this should always be a three day holiday. >> i like that. >> fireworks is a huge part of the celebrations across the country.
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where did that tradition come from? >> fireworks are as old as gun powder and the chinese, of course, invented gun powder and it's to celebrate bringing in a new year or the birth of a new country. the fact it's kind of like war without the war and that is an important point to remember. 1776, the nation is already at war. let's set the scene a little bit when the 56 men are sitting down, they are in open rebellion against the most powerful man on earth. we sometimes take that for granted that these men who say we pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor were really risking everything. they were politicians but they were doing something very brave. >> you mentioned john adams, by the way. i always found this one of the most fascinating parts of american history that john adams and thomas jefferson, these two men who tussled so much over the course of their political careers, both then die on july fourth. >> an incredible coincide of
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sorts. the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the declaration, they both die. they had been, of course very close allies at philadelphia in 1776. became bitter political rivals. ever, by the way, when you're speaking with about vice presidents, was adams' vice president, even though they were of different views. later, they became friend again and die on this day. people thought this was divine providence. >> and accordance later in their years. >> after a bitter alliance. i'm reminded of a discussion of the vice president that someone once asked about being the vice president and said i'm opposed to vice of any kind. that generally has been the view of most people. but this is about the ideas of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, jefferson's word. he changed the word happiness from property, by the way, because that, at the time, implied slavery and this is the other important thing we have to
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remember the great contradiction sheer. jefferson written about slavery in his draft to the declaration and it was removed by congress and they did not want any conversation about it. >> other than that, there are other things you point out you feel as though thomas jefferson wrote were so important. >> they were radical ideas at the time, even though they weren't necessarily his. certainly, the idea that we are entitled to life, liberty, and a pursuit of happiness but the idea that all men are created equal, certainly in england men were not created equal. there was. there was a time in history when people believe the king or the church was in charge to have this idea, again, not jefferson's original idea, but he voiced it and that was the founding idea. still, this contradiction exists but we have to realize that 240 years later, that is an extraordinary moment. not only in american history but world history. >> history repeats itself too.
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is there anything in this presidential election right now that you see that we could look back on history and talk about now? >> absolutely. this is the real reason to study history and to connect past possess present. when you talk about immigration. jefferson wrote about immigration in the declaration. there were nine immigrants who signed the declaration. that was an issue back then. racial equality, is certainly an issue today at the heart of the declaration. finally, also religious tolerance. one catholic signed the declaration. only one of the 56. catholics were not very well tolerated in america at that time and we forget that these guys weren't always on the same page. >> quickly. we talked about hamilton before jefferson. you said immigrant status to attack hamilton. many times over the course of their bitter disputes. >> that's one of the reasons that he attacked him. there were many others. by the way, i wrote a boo about lafayette and if i only knew how to dance and rap.
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>> thank you so much. >> thank you. and pursue happiness. >> absolutely. you as well. >> good point. if you're flying home this morning from a holiday gathering keep an eye out at one airport for piper. in this case, piper is not a plane. but a dog. as kris van cleave learned, he is protecting the chaerry capitl airport. >> i don't think any denying it. he has the cool factor down to a tee. >> reporter: it's easy to spot in these pictures moments of social media goal earning piper, the airport canine a global following. the 8-year-old border collie sits tight with the coast guard hoveringing only on feet away or as the blue angels taxi by. but the goggles and ear plugs he is wearing aren't just a photo op. he's on the job. piper protects aircraft from birds and other wildlife at the airport. here, he hones in on geese near
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the main runway and they take off. it was a flock of geese that took out the engines on the us airways plane known for its miracle landing on the hudson river. in 2016 alone, there were more than 13,000 bird strikes reported nationwide. 581 wildlife strikes led to damage and lead to costly repairs and emergency landings. charlie wilson is one of pipe aers big fans. piper on the job two years. have you guys noticed a difference in that time? >> absolutely. decrease number of birds on the taxiway. i've been in a number of airports. they usually shotgun blanks. birds get used to that. though know it's just a sound and nothing is going to happen. a dog chases after them and have that fighter flight instincts, they go running and remember it. >> reporter: brian edwards is pipe's partner. what is the best part of having piper here with you every day? >> get to work with my best
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friend every day. >> reporter: he has only had piper three years. despite not previously trained it only took this old dog a year to get comfortable on the tarmac. >> the airport is home. i have to drag him out of here when i leave. to posted pictures on instagram. piper has more than followers than traverse city has residents. he has kind of become the mascot for the airport. >> absolutely, absolutely he has. i think he is going to become the mascot for the whole time. >> reporter: that is nothing to shake a stick at and, honestly, piper would rather you throw it. for "cbs this morning," kris van cleave, traverse city, michigan. >> one of the coolest dogs in america. on this fourth of july, we will take a look at the runway success of the musical "hamilton." ahead, the station with the real founding father and
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♪ this week in honorary founding father is saying good-bye. lin-manuel miranda the star and writer of the hit musical "hamilton" is set to step down on the lead role on saturday. >> the show took home 11 tony awards in june and one year
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since opening on broadway and tickets remain nearly impossible to get or afford. the musical is based on the life of alexander hamilton that almost faded into obscurity. chip reid shows us how the founding father is finally getting his turn in the spotlight. ♪ >> reporter: behind the rap inspired lyrics and new york' most talked about hoe "hamilton" sheriff's depu served up than never before. until recently alexander hamilton was known as the face on the 10 dollar bill. blocks is where he lived in an area known as hamilton heights. ron chernow wrote the biography in which the musical is based.
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we are sitting in alexander hamilton's house right now. this is the dining room. what is it like for you to be sitting here right now. >> it's a thrill. it's the house he ever owned. >> reporter: hamilton's story is an extraordinary example of a self-made american immigrant born out of wedlock on a tiny island and orphaned as a child. within decades one the most influential figures in u.s. history. a major force behind the constitution, a creator of the u.s. financial system, founder of the coast guard, and the "new york post." was hamilton a war hero? >> yes, absolutely. >> a genius? >> yes. >> reporter: evil genius? >> not for me. >> reporter: but for some people? >> some people. >> reporter: a visionary? >> undoubtedly. >> reporter: insecure? >> to an extent. >> reporter: temperamental? >> definitely. >> reporter: definitely temp mental? >> i think what attracts people to alexander hamilton so many
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things you could admire but you could also identify with him. ♪ >> reporter: play wright lin-manuel miranda decided to tell hamilton's story through black and hispanic character and the lyrics of rap. he explains the concept to charlie rose in a "60 minutes" interview. >> i feel that form is uniquely suited to tell hamilton's story because more word than any other musical genre. it has rhythm and it has density and if anything in his writings, density. >> reporter: furious disputes with other founding fathers was legendary including a decades long rivalry with thomas jefferson over slavery which alexander hamilton opposed. >> hamilton had a vision of the country. not only traditional agriculture but there would be large cities,
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facket fa factories and stock schangs and corporations and banks. the world that we know today. >> reporter: hamilton died enter a duel with vice president aaron burr at the age of 49. at his grave in lower manhattan there is a surge of visitors here to remember the man who history almost forgot. >> it was just fascinating to realize there was a historical figure i had never known about that was actually like really important and like shaping america. >> reporter: he died more than 200 years ago and now he is getting his turn in the limelight. >> his name is literally up in lights on broadway. it doesn't get any better than that. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," chip reid. >> he won a ticket to that july 9th show. i looked it up between $3,000 and 6,000 for one night. >> buy the biography for ten bucks. you'll have as much fun and i think is as good. >> i think the cast is making a
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♪ was there a red, white and blue celebration for army specialist daniel mcfall in his hometown this holiday week. he returned from six months in afghanistan to a surprise block party in long eyelid. macfall only expected a small gathering. >> it's glad to be home. >> we need to let the soldiers know there is people standing for them as they stood for us. >> mcfall's three-week break includes a trip to disney world as well. >> very nice. thinking of all of those soldiers and their families overseas right now serving. you can't forget about them.
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clearly off to the south, you've got wet weather waiting in the wings, that's all that's lifting north with time. so specially this afternoon, even more specially tonight, thundershowers, even some pockets of steady rain develops specially overnight, but for your fireworks plans and fest till tis could pose a problem, now, overall, the upcoming forecast headline is how hot it get. couple every days straight in a row, easily hitting 09. as long as we verify with that we will have a heatwave on our hands. >> meisha? >> looks that way, katie, thank you. right now i'm taking a look at the 42 freeway northbound, see volume levels looking pretty good, pretty mild. but i'll say the heaviest stretch so far this morning. a lot of people coming back from being down the shore, as you can see, so we will probably start to see that start to heat up little bit more as the afternoon and morning moves on forward. blue route southbound past broomall. you are looking here, look at this, this is what most highways and interstates are looking at right now, 59 south at academy, take a look at this, looking great 95
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southbound, looking a lot like that, we go to the wide, there is no guessing needed, you know exactly what you're working with, blue route, route one, overall everything looking beautiful, joe, over to you. >> meisha thanks very much. that's "eyewitness news" for now, join us back here for news at noon i'm
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