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protests rage across the country. hundreds arrested demonstrating against deadly police shootings. this as we learn about the gunman who killed five police officers in dallas. what else he may have been planning. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm kosialison kosik. >> i'm john berman. details. the gunman acted alone and he had been practicing for this attack for months. police chief david brown tells
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cnn he believes the shooter had a bigger and deadlier assault for the city. the chief describing the killer as obviously delusioniol and singing to himself. ed lavandera has more. >> reporter: david brown provided the most chilling and descriptive details from last thursday night. the chief says after the shooting erupted, his officers starting following micah johnson into the el centro college building and following him in a stairwell in the second floor the chief says johnson wrote on the ground or wall with his own blood the initials "r.b." the officials are trying to
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figure that out there. there is other writing in his own blood. the chief says that johnson requested that he would only speak with a black negotiator at the scene. all of this while micah johnson continued to fire rounds at the officers at the scene. the police chief describes micah johnson as under control and delusional. asking about how many of the officers he had been able to kill throughout all of that scene. the policechief saysthere is clear evidence that micah johnson as mounting an arsenal and had a bigger planned attack, but for some reason, made the attack last thursday night. >> it appears our search of the suspect's home in mesquite leads us to believe based on evidence of bombmaking materials and a
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journal, this suspect was practicing explosive detonations. the materials were such and were large enough to have devastating effects throughout the city and our texas area. we are convinced this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was righteous and believed that he was going to make law enforcement and target law enforcement and make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement efforts to punish people of color. >> reporter: those are some of the details revealed by the chief in the interview with cnn. thank you, ed lavandera. president obama and former president bush will be in dallas on tuesday to speak at a service for the slain officers. the president cutting short a
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trip in europe to be in dallas and he will meet with the families of the fallen officers. the president condemned attacks on police officers, physical or verbal as a disservice to the cause of criminal justice reform. >> first of all, any violence directed at police officers is represent reconvenienceable crime. if we paint police in a broad brush without recognizing the vast majority of police officers are doing a really good job and are trying to protect people and do so fairly and without racial bias, if our rhetoric does not recognize that, then we will lose allies in the reform cause.
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the five officers include newlyweds and fathers. brent thompson was married two weeks ago to another officer. 40-year-old michael krol whose family says his dream was to become a police officer. and 55-year-old michael smith, an army veteran and father of two girls who friends say did his best to keep home and work life separate and patrick zamarripa's family describing their shock on hearing the awful news. >> i screamed. i said no. no, not my baby.
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not my patrick. they told me yes, it was him. it can't be. >> yeah, he survived three deployments and then to come home and happen at home. i mean, my brother loved his country and community. i guess this is his way of showing. i just can't wrap my mind around it. it's so unreal. >> killed in dallas after surviving three deployments overseas. and dozens of protesters showed up carrying rifles, all perfectly legal under texas open carry law. the dallas mayor mike rawlings would support a change to the
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law restricting people carrying in public. protests in baton rouge are growing bigger and more violent six days after the shooting of alton sterling. demonstrators were arrested for throws chunks of concrete at police in riot gear. the most violent protest over the weekend in minnesota where demonstrators were under arrest. this is miles from where philando castile was shot and killed at a traffic stop. >> john and alison, this is what protests are like in minnesota after the death of philando castile. very peaceful. people coming together to express concerns because of
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officer involved shootings. all of that changed overnight. 21 police officers were injured according to authorities. 102 protesters were arrested. now here is how the situation escalated. there were multiple protests happening at the same time. the situation escalated overnight when we're told by police that protesters threw molotov cocktails at police officers, rocks, pieces of rebar and pieces of concrete. that injured multiple police officers. from what we are told, those are non-life threatening injuries. they are all expected to be okay. community leaders are very concerned. here is what the police chief had to say. >> we had 21 police officers last night that were injured as a result of rocks, bottles,
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rebar, molotov cocktails and other items that were thrown at our public servants. i just can't believe this occurred. this is something that just doesn't happen in st. paul. >> reporter: protesters have been demonstrating in front of the governor's mansion since the killing of philando castile. they are asking for justice. we know the governor is asking for the u.s. doj to get involved to have a separate investigation other than the one that is being held by the state agency. the latest we know from the u.s. doj is they are monitoring and assisting the state. john, alison. >> rosa, thank you. philando castile's mother is pleading with protesters to keep things peaceful. valerie castile said her son
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would wanted it that way. she re-relealeased a statement overnight. philando was a man of peace and dignity. diamo diamo diamo diamond reynolds called into a dallas service on sunday. >> when the officer was scared. i heard it in his voice. he was -- when i heard it in his voice, it instantly clicked to me. that this was something that was much bigger than myself. if i can change anything from that night. it would be never to take that route because if we wouldn't have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, none of this would have happened. >> in total, at least 300 people were arrested across the country
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protesting the deadly shootings in minnesota and baton rouge. in atlanta, a fourth night saw thousands taking to the streets and ten arrested there. protesters in new york marched through midtown manhattan with raised fists. later, they sang "a change is going to come." in washington, d.c., thousands turned out for several marches, including one outside the white house. protesters there told reporters, i'm tired of being so sad. more than 20 arrests in chicago saturday night when protesters tried to disrupt the taste of chicago festival. we have less than one week from the republican national convention and new this morning, a first look at big changes come together party. that sound a lot like donald trump. that's next.
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with less than a week to go
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before the republican convention, we are getting our first look at the first draft of the party's 2016 platform. it calls for better trade deals that put america first and in a major shift on gay marriage. past demands for amendments declaring one woman and one man have been dropped. the gop opinion on abortion have not been changed. exceptions are favored by donald trump. listen to lieutenant general michael flynn. he is breaking ranks with the party when it comes to a woman's right to choose. >> abortion, i think, for women, and these are difficult issues, but women have to be able to choose what they -- that sort of right of choice, but that is a difficult legal decision and i
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think women are so important in that decision making process. >> same-sex marriage? >> they have to make the decision. they are the ones to decide to bring up that child. unity day for democrats. bernie sanders expected to endorse hillary clinton in new hampshire. this after some of sanders key positions were adopted. a $15 per hour minimum wage. punishing companies for greenhouse emissions. governor greg abbott of texas has suffered second and third degree burns on legs and feet and miss the republican national convention next week. he was vacations with his family last week in wyoming when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. no other details are being released. prosecution resumes the case
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this morning. the latest trial of the officers involved in the death of freddie gray. the state is focused on brian rice's rank claiming he was ultimately responsible for the safe transport. two baltimore officers have been acquitted in the gray case. a jury deadlocked on a third. time for an early start on your money. dow futures in the green. the solid u.s. jobs report came out friday. europe stock markets with gains. a gain in tokyo. the nikkei jumping almost 4%. investors are cheering the u.s. jobs data and trading on hopes of more stimulus following elections there. which are seeing oil prices slipping below $40 a barrel. thanks to the friday jump, the s&p is one point away from
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an all-time closing high. the average is at 1,229. we are watching that level. if we see gains today, it will break the all-time record set in may of last year. the s&p 500 has climbed 16%. you know it is up 4.2% for the year so far. the dow is gaining 4% for the year. nasdaq has struggled this year and now just 1% away from turning positive. that big freak-out after the brexit is a distant memory. >> so much for the world coming to an end. millions in the midwest facing severe weather. meteorologist derek van dam has the latest. >> on average in july, we see 123 tornadoes. i'm focusing in on the minnesota region. on average for the month of july, they see about 11 tornadoes. why do i mention this state?
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that is because this is where we have the potential for severe weather later this afternoon. upper level energy diving out of canada. that will give us nice southerly flow and warm and humid conditions could lead to hail and damaging winds or isolated tornadoes. look out. minneapolis/st. paul and stretching to the kansas city region. here is the storms firing up this afternoon. i want you to take note of the shading of white on the tv screen. that is snowfall. overnight lows could be cold enough to change the precipitation over to light dusting of snow. above 8,500 feet in the rockies. 83 in new york city. here is the four-day outlook. back to you. thank you for that. hundreds arrested this weekend in protests that showed a country divided over race and police practices. how some church leaders are taking on the controversy. that's next. "why are you checking your credit score?" "you don't want to live with mom and dad forever, do you?"
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welcome back. calls for peace and justice echoing across the nation's capitol in the wake of the shootings in louisiana and minnesota as well as the ambush of officers in dallas. washington residents took part in rallies and protests and prayer on sunday. one gathering brought religious leaders and law enforcement community together. cnn was there. >> reporter: good morning. john and alison, this was the first sunday following the horrific week for the nation. passers had the difficult job of consoling parishioners, but a
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way forward. we talked to reverend howard john wesley. this is the same church the obamas celebrated the last two easters. he quoted from martin luther king jr. letter from a jail. >> i want them to hear what he wrote in 1963 is as relevant in 2016 as it was back there. there are principle s in there that brought us through. >> reporter: volunteers handed out pledge harcards at the rall. one says i commit to express my support and protection for the sacrifices that most law enforcement officers make on my behalf. so d.c. police leaders spoke at the rally and this did seem like an event, an opportunity to bring two communities divided just a little closer together.
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disturbing information on the gunman who killed five police officers in dallas. was he plotting a bigger attack? hundreds arrested across the country. officers injured as demonstrators reveal a divide with police and community. well welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. officials in dallas say the gunman acted alone and had been practicing for months. police chief david brown telling cnn he believes the shooter had
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a bigger, deadlier assault planned for the city. chief brown revealed the details about the hours long standoff with the gunman. the chief describing the killer as delusional and writing messages on the wall in his own blood. cnn's ed lavandera has more from dallas. >> reporter: john and alison, david brown provided details of the standoff in the tragic shooting from last thursday night. the chief says that after the shooting erupted, his officers started following micah johnson in the el centro college building. following him through a stairwell before he was cornered in the second floor of the building there leading to the multi-hour standoff. the chief said johnson wrote on the ground and wall with his own
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blood "r.b." investigators are trying to figure out the reference. there were other writing that he left in his own blood as well. then, the chief says that johnson requested that he would only speak with a black negotiator at the scene. all of this while micah johnson continued to fire rounds of shots at the officers in the scene. the police chief describes micah johnson under control and delusional. asking how many officers he had been able to kill. the police chief says there is clear evidence that micah johnson was mounting an arsenal and had a bigger planned attack, but switched and decided to make his attack last thursday night. >> it appears our search of the suspect's home in mesquite leads us to believe based on evidence of bomb making materials and a
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journal that the suspect had been practicing explosive detonations and the materials were such that it was large enough to have devastating effects throughout our city and our north texas area. we're convinced this suspect had other plans and thought that what he was doing was righteous and believe that he was going to make law enforcement and target law enforcement and make us pay for what he sees as law enforcement efforts to punish people of color. >> reporter: those are some of the details revealed by the police chief in an extraordinary interview with cnn. john and alison. >> ed, thank you. president obama and former president bush will be in dallas on tuesday. president obama cut short a
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european trip to be in dallas and he will meet with the families of the fallen officers. before leaving spain on sunday, president obama condemned attacks on police officers, physical or verbal, as a disservice to the criminal reform. >> first of all, any violence directed at police officers is a reprehensible crime and needs to be prosecuted. even rhetorically, if we paint police in broad brush, without recognizing that the vast majority of police officers are doing a really good job, and are trying to protect people and do so fairly and without racial bias, if our rhetoric does not recognize that, then we are going to lose allies in the
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reform cause. >> the five officers killed last thursday included military veterans and fathers and newlyweds. brent thompson was a seven-year veteran of the police force. he was married two weeks ago. 40-year-old michael krol whose family said his dream was to become a police officer. lorne ahrens moved to dallas to become a police officer 14 years ago. michael smith, army veteran and father of two girls, who friends say did his best to keep his home and work life completely separate. and dallas officer patrick zamarripa. a navy veteran and father of two. his mother and sister spoke to cnn's rafael romo describing their initial shock on hearing the terrible news. >> i screamed.
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i said no. no, not my baby. not my patrick. they told me yes, it was him. it can't be. >> yeah, he survived three deployments and then to come home and happen at home. i mean, my brother loved his country and his community. because this is his way of showing. i just can't wrap my mind around it. >> they all gave their lives to protect others. one challenged faced by police during the attack was trying to find the shooter among the dozens of protesters carrying
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rivals and guns all legal under texas open carry law. dallas mayor mike rawlings would support the change to the law. breaking overnight. protests in baton rouge growing larger six days after the fatal shooting of alton sterling. six were arrested for blocking streets and throwing chunks of concrete at police in riot gear. more than 100 protesters have been arrested since sterling's death. the most violent protest over the weekend in minnesota where protesters were trying to shutdown the interstate leaving 20 officers injured and 100 protesters under arrest. this miles from the place where philando castile was shot and killed at a traffic stop. rosa flores has more.
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>> reporter: john and alison, this is what protests have been like in minnesota. after the death of philando castile. very peaceful. people coming together to express concerns because of officer involved shootings. all of that changed overnight. 21 police officers were injured according to authorities. 102 protesters were arrested. now here is how the situation escalated. there were multiple protests happening at the same time. now, the situation escalated overnight when we're told by police that protesters threw molotov cocktails at police officers, rocks, pieces of rebar, pieces of concrete. now that injured multiple police officers from what we're told they are not life threatening injuries. they are expected to be okay. community leaders are very concerned. here is what the police chief had to say. >> we had 21 police officers
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last night that were injured as a result of rocks, bottles, rebar, molotov cocktails, and other items that were thrown at our public servants. i just can't believe that this occurred. this is something that just doesn't happen in st. paul. >> reporter: protesters have been demonstrating in front of the governor's mansion since the killing of philando castile. they are asking for justice. we know the governor is asking for the u.s. doj to get involved to have a separate investigation other than the one that is being held by the state agency. the latest we know from the u.s. doj is that they are monitoring and assisting the state. john, alison. >> rosa, thank you. philando castile's mother is pleading with protesters to keep
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things peaceful. she released a statement over the weekend saying when demonstrations become violent, it disrespects my son and his memory. philando was a man of peace and dignity. diamond reynolds called into a dallas church service to share her outrage and grief. >> when the officer was scared, i heard it in his voice and when i heard it in his voice, it instantly clicked to me that this was something that was much bigger than myself. if i could change anything from that night, it was never to take that route. because if we had never been in the wrong place at the wrong time, none of this would have happened. >> in total, at least 300 people were arrested across the country
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this weekend. protesting the deadly shootings in baton rouge and minnesota. in atlanta, a fourth night of demonstrations. thousands taking to the streets with ten arrests. hundreds in new york marched through midtown manhattan on sunday. demonstrators holding signs. at the nation's capital. one march outside the white house. one telling reporters i'm tired of being so sad. over 20 arrests in chicago. most of them saturday night. when demonstrators tried to disrupt the taste of chicago festival. several officers were hit by bottles, but no serious injuries. bernie sanders and his supporters winning big as democrats create their new party platform. this creating unity between hillary clinton and bernie sanders and a possible big event between the two of them in just
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with just a week to go before the republican convention, a first look of the party's 2016 platform. it calls for better trade deals that put america first and a major shift on gay marriage. past demands declaring marriage between o man and one woman have been dropped. the republican position on abortion remains unchanged with no exceptions except for rape or insist. and listen to michael flynn. he breaks with the party when it comes to abortion. >> abortion, i think, for women,
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and these are difficult issues, but women have to be able to choose what -- that right of choice. i think that is a difficult legal decision and i think women are so important in that decision making process. >> same-sex marriage? >> they have to make the decision. they are the ones to decide to bring up that child or not. the moment many democrats have been waiting. it could come tuesday with bernie sanders expected to formally endorse hillary clinton at an event in new hampshire. this coming after the platform committee adopted some of sanders' key positions. democrats agreeing on a $15 per hour minimum wage. punishing companies for greenhouse emissions and a public option to health care system. governor greg abbott suffered second and third degree
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burns on legs and feet and may miss the republican convention next week. he was vacationing in wyoming when he was scalded by hot water. congress is expected to pass a bill to fight opioid drug abu abuse. the house set the stage for the lawmakers to approve the legislation and send it to president obama for his signature. it would modify existing education and treatment programs and put anti-overdose drugs in the hands of first responders. prosecution resumes the case of officers involved in the death of freddie gray. brian rice is the fourth of six charged in gray's arrest and death to stand trial. the state is focused on rice's rank. saying he was ultimately
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responsible for the safe transport. two of the officers were acquitted in the case and one declared a mistrial. calling all shoppers. forget cyber monday. one of the biggest online shopping days on tuesday. amazon's second annual prime day starts tomorrow at 3:00 a.m. eastern time. set your alarms. that's here in the u.s. midnight local time in nine other countries. it is offering more than 100,000 deals across all of the categories. it is available to shoppers with amazon prime members. if you don't have one, you can sign up. there are three deals. spotlight deals, best of the day and featured until inventory runs out. there are lightning deals which only last a few hours. then prime savings. that runs all day and are less likely to sell out.
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amazon started this event last year. it had its best sales ever on this day. some customers were outraged. they were unhappy with the quick sellouts. others said deals were hard to find on the site. amazon expects popular items like tvs to sell out fast. a lot of retailers are feeling the pressure. walmart offering free shipping. target and other retailers offering deals of their own. good luck. >> you know how to avoid the sellouts? wake up early and watch "early start" and shop. millions in the midwest facing the threat of severe weather thunderstorms. meteorologist derek van dam has the latest. >> good morning, john and alison. we are keeping our eyes to the skies with the area of low pressure coming in with the cold front behind it. the interaction of air masses
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can cause severe weather. kansas city with hail and damaging winds and you cannot rule out an isolated tornado. here is the storm forming. look what is on the other side of my television screen. shading of white is snowfall. i'm thinking overnight lows tonight into tuesday morning could be cold enough to freeze the precipitation creating a light dusting on the top of the mountains in the northern rockies from 8,500 feet or higher. temperatures over the eastern half of the united states not warm enough for snow. 89 near atlanta. the mercury climbs through the weekend into the big apple. back to you. derek, thank you. smart homeowners are rushing to do one little thing to save them thousands of dollars. i'll have that next. >> i want to see if i'm one of them.
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calls for peace and justice echoing across the nation's capital after the shootings in minnesota and baton rouge and the ambush in dallas. protests and prayer on sunday. one gathering brought religious leaders and law enforcement community together. cnn's sherisse pham was there. >> reporter: good morning, john and alison. this was the first sunday following what has been a horrific week for the nation. pastors had the difficult job of consoling parishioners, but offering a way forward. that is with a the rally was meant to do. we talked to reverend howard wesley. he is the pastor in nearby virginia at the same church the obamas have celebrated the last two easters. during the sermon, he quoted from martin luther king jr.
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>> i wanted the congregation to hear what he wrote in 1963 is as real and relevant in 2016 as then. there are real specific principles that brought us through civil rights and it will bring us through this moment. >> reporter: volunteers handed out pledge cards to everybody at the rally. i want to read to you one of the pledges. some of the organizers highlighted. i commit for the sacrifices most law enforcement officers make on my behalf. this did seem like an event. an opportunity to bring two communities together that are divided closer together. john, alison. let's get an early start on your money. dow futures pointing higher right now. we are seeing nice gains in europe stocks. check out the jump in tokyo. after friday's strong u.s. jobs report and election results there.
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oil prices are falling below $45 a barrel. the biggest ipo of the year is a company you may not know about. it is called line. it features stickers which are like big emojis. there are new ones added every day. you earn them from playing games and other activitactivities. line is facing competition from facebook and whatsapp. this is really a big test for the tech sector. line will trade in new york and tokyo later this week. >> i have a hard time believing the world needs more emojis. wall street is abuzz about emojis? no wonder bernie sanders did well and the battle against wall street was successful.
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>> some people stamp out emojis. >> i will support the candidate who pushes that. we will talk about mortgages in the next hour. "early start" starts right now. >> sorry. protests rage across the country. hundreds arrested demonstrating against police shooting of black men. this as we learn what the gunman in dallas was planning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. it is monday, july 11th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. there are new details on the killer who murdered five dallas police officers. officials say the gunman acted alone and he had been practicing his attack for months. dallas police chief david brown telling cnn he believes the shooter had

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