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make a difference. >> you can watch what happens when luke's team gives one family of kids their very own beds at cnnheroes.com where you can nominate someone you think should be a cnn hero. that's it for us tonight. thanks for watching. ♪ thanks for your prayers, but i couldn't give a [ bleep ] about them if there's nothing else. >> a targeted attack on a maryland newspaper. the alleged gunman had a personal vendetta against the paper. >> did you threaten to subpoena their calls and e-mails? >> no, sir, and there's no way to subpoena phone calls. >> well, i'm just saying -- >> the deputy attorney general beating back gop efforts to undermine the russia probe. rod rosenstein debunking claim after bizarre claim by the republicans. >> and the white house is fast
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tracking the search for a supreme court nominee. the president personally meeting with senators trying, too prove the next justice, even one who he attacked the night before in north dakota. happy friday, everybody. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> it is friday. >> come on. we've been thinking about that -- >> for five days. i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. this morning's front page in annapolis, maryland, says it all. a gunman's rampage at the "capital gazette" that killed five people. the deadliest day for american journalists since 9/11. officials releasing the names of the employees killed. wendy winters, gerald fischman, john mcnamara, rebecca smith and robert haasen. we encourage you to go to the capital gazette's website for more on each of these victims.
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one survivor, celine san felice describes her terrifying experience to cnn. >> i was working at my desk when i heard the shots, and it took a couple of them for me to realize what was happening. and i looked at anthony, the intern. and i said i'm getting out of here. i grabbed my purse and went to the back door which i was only a couple steps from. it was locked. what happened here was very calculated. i reported on pulse, when pulse happened. i went to school in florida. and i remember being so upset hearing about the victims who were texting their families, and there i was sitting under a desk texting my parents telling them that i loved them. and i just don't know what i
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want right now. our whole lives have been shattered. and so thanks for your prayers, but i couldn't give a [ bleep ] about them if there's nothing else. >> police officials say the shooter's intent was clear. >> this was a targeted attack on the "capital gazette." he entered the building with a shotgun, and he looked for his victims as he walked through the lower level. >> overnight, police searched the suspect's home. we're learning more about a possible motive. in 2011, the paper ran a story about his guilty plea to criminally harassing an old high school classmate. he filed two lawsuits over the story. both dismissed. the suspect due in court this morning. the "capital gazette" reporting overnight he has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. cnn's brian todd with more from annapolis. >> reporter: the man who allegedly opened fire on the
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"capital gazette" newspaper on thursday afternoon has been identified by multiple law enforcement sources as jerod warren ramos in his late 30s. according to our sources, mr. ramos had a complaint with the newspaper he filed, a defamation claim against the "capital gazette" in 2012 but that claim was dismissed. police say there were social media threats directed at the newspaper of a general nature, not directed knat particular person that they know of but there were threats via social media directed at the "capital gazette," some coming as recently as thursday morning. we have dramatic accounts from witnesses and from survivors of the police response and of the gunman's movements when he came into the building. according to phil davis who is an employee of the newspaper who survived this, the gunman came in, shot his way through the glass doors, came into a small space there in the newsroom and started opening fire. mr. davis are said he could hear him reloading. as mr. davis was hiding under
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his desk as were several other people and described it as a terrifying experience. we're told by police the police response was incredibly rapid. they got to the scene within about 60 seconds, no later than 90 seconds from when the shooting started. one witness told cnn she was on lockdown at a distance not too far from the shooting. she saw police running in. some of them in their civilian clothes pulling their kevlar bull dlet proof vests on as they ran into the building. police credited with interrupting this attack. a very tragic incident here on thursday afternoon. five people dead. at least two people wounded. the shooter, we're told, has not been cooperating with police. we're told by one source they identified him from facial recognition software, at least initially. dave, christine? >> brian todd, thank you. conservative provocateur milo yanopolis joking when he recently called for shooting journalists. he sent a text message to a new york observer reporter saying,
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quote, i can't wait for vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down. yannopoulos sent messages to reporters as a way to troll them. sean hannity just moments after the shooting managed to blame democratic congresswoman maxine waters' recent rhetoric for the shooting. >> i've been saying now for days that something horrible is going to happen because of the rhetoric. really, maxine, you want people to -- call your friends. get in their faces. obama said that, too. get in their faces. call them out. call your friends. get protesters. follow them into restaurants and shopping malls and wherever else she said. >> even some conservatives were not happy with hannity's reaction. former congresswoman and radio host jill walsh tweeting he doesn't even know who the shooter is or what the motive is. what a stupid, irresponsible, dangerous and selfish thing for hanity to say. the centering feud between the president's supporters and
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the department of justice playing out for all to see on capitol hill. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and fbi director robert wray fending off attacks in a fiery five-hour hearing. listen to trey gowdy who took nearly 2 1/2 years to complete the benghazi investigation ripping rosenstein for the length of the investigation. >> if you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the trump campaign, present it to the damn grand jury. if you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately, present it to the american people. whatever you got. finish it the hell up. >> what the hell? rosenstein, a registered republican spent much of the hearing debunking efforts by the gop to undermine the russia probe including one memorable clash with the congressman citing a claim straight from fox news. here's manu raju. >> reporter: good morning. now the house republicans and
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rod rosenstein went to battle. they've been battling for months and months over a range of issues, namely the production of documents related to the clinton e-mail investigation and the russia investigation. the justice department has provided doupts. in fact, christopher wray and rod rosenstein testified they've provided 880,000 pages of documents. republicans are just not satisfied. they say these documents have been heavily redactive or aren't responsive to the request and a sign of tension between conservatives and rosenstein. a very feisty exchange between jim jordan and rosenstein at a contentious hearing yesterday. >> i don't know why you won't give us what we ask for. >> i hope your colleagues are not under that impression. that is not accurate, sir, and -- >> it is accurate. we've caught you hiding information. >> mr. chairman, will you allow the witness to answer? we can go to mr. jordan's press conference and listen to him but we dicame here to listen to the
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witness. >> you are the boss, mr. rosenstein. >> that's correct. my job is to make sure we respond to your concerns. why have, sir. >> did you threaten staffs or the house intelligence committee? media reports indicate you did. >> media reports are mistaken. >> sometimes. but this is what they said. having the nation's number one law enforcement officer threaten to subpoena your calls and e-mails is downright chilling. did you threaten to subpoena their calls and e-mails? >> no, sir. and there's no way to subpoena phone calls. >> i'm just saying -- >> the house yesterday passed a resolution calling on the production of these documents by july 6th. otherwise, there's a warning among conservatives that rosenstein could be held in contempt of congress. democrats are saying this is all part of an effort to undercut rosenstein because he's in charge of the mueller investigation. they think that either simply trying to give a pretext for president trump to ultimately fire rod rosenstein and put someone else in charge of the
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investigation, when they meddle in the investigation. moments after president trump tweeted that russia continues to say they had nothing to do with meddling in our election. the president essentially giving vladimir putin a pass, despite intelligence assessments that say otherwise despite his own secretary of state saying otherwise. his meeting with putin underscores the growing tension between the u.s. and its allies. let's bring in fred pleitgen. is this another pr win for vladimir putin at the hands of the united states president? >> yeah, it certainly seems that way. it's interesting, dave, because when you see the official line coming out of the kremlin, they say, look, we don't want america to call into question its alliances with other country photocopies you look at especially russian state-run television which essentially is controlled by the government here, then the tone certainly is very different. they are saying that president trump is on their side. they have a longstanding thing where they keep saying that
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president trump wants better relations with russia. but it's people in america who are stopping him in the administration. they also say that in the future, the europeans are going to have to come to grips with the fact it's going to be america and russia calling the shots that the europeans will be marginalized and saying the deftsnys of russia and president trump are in some way tied together. now, of course, all of that is something that folks in european capitals won't want to hear. and it's something that is of grave concern because they have had those altercations with the president, especially over the past couple of weeks and months where the president has essentially called into question america's relations with the european union and also with nato as well. and that's why this upcoming summit between vladimir putin and president trump is going to be looked at so carefully because it comes right after that nato summit. and if that one goes badly and a summit with vladimir putin goes more positively, there will be more concern for european allies who also continue -- who seemingly increasingly seem to believe that the damage that is being done to those alliances
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might be not permanent but more long term than maybe just for the term of one president, dave. >> all right. fred pleitgen just past 11:00 a.m. in moscow. the vice president in guatemala with a message. this message about migrants crossing the southern border. >> i say with great respect to the presidents gathered here, this exodus must end. >> what the white house now says about that order to reunite more than 2,000 families separated at the border. but maybe not for people with rheumatoid arthritis. because there are options. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr. a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well enough. xeljanz xr can reduce pain, swelling and further joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz xr can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz xr if you have an infection.
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4:16 a.m. eastern time. with a supreme court battle brewing, the white house launches a full-court press to replace the retiring justice anthony kennedy. the president plans to have a nominee by july 9th, weeks before kennedy is scheduled to leave at the end of july. president trump had key senators to the white house on thursday. they included three red state democrats. west virginia's joe manchin, indiana's joe donnelly and heidi
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heitkamp all facing tough re-elections this year. >> their states went overwhelmingly for trump and a vote against his supreme court nominee could cost them crucial votes. the president also met with judiciary chairman chuck grassley, lisa murkowski and lisa collins who are being watched closely as the white house vets supreme court nominees. >> the white house claims it cannot keep the country safe unless a federal judge reverses its order requiring the government to quickly reunify families separated at the border. the ruling endangers national security. the administration's hard-line immigration policy is not deterring everyone. cnn's nick valencia was on a ride along with customs as they caught a group of immigrants crossing the rio grande. >> after meet with the leaders of honduras, guatemala and el salvador, pence delivered a clear message. >> among this flood of illegal
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migrants are human traffickers and violent gang members like ms-13. but most are making the journey seeking economic opportunity. driven by the misguided belief that they can ignore the laws of the united states and enter our nation without consequences. i say with great respect to the presidents gathered here, this exodus must end. >> as of monday, there are 2,047 separated, unaccompanied minors in the united states according to a map provided to cnn by a u.s. government source. most are in texas, arizona, new york and florida. >> senators are receiving briefings on the status of those children by officials at homeland security, health and human services and the justice department. democrat dick durbin of illinois not impressed with what he's hearing. >> when it comes to reuniive kagss there wasn't a worried about it in the president's executive order. and as we listen to them today, it doesn't sound like they have any plan whatsoever.
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>> oning me migrant mom now sepd with her son. a judge granting a preliminary injunction to get the 9-year-old diego released. the family will need to go through the process of seeking asylum. a tale of two companies in wisconsin. president trump praising foxconn while taking another swap at harley-davidson. president trump helped foxconn break ground on another plant. they're promising 13,000 jobs. wisconsin wooed foxconn with $4 billion in tax breaks and incentives. so foxconn getting $4 billion to put that plan there. that's going to cost taxpayers about $200,000 per job. at the event, president trump had words for a nearby company, harley-davidson. >> harley-davidson, please build those beautiful motorcycles in the usa please, okay? don't get cute with us.
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don't get cute. >> trump has threatened higher taxes on harley if it moves some production to be closer to european customers overseas. but harley needs to avoid steep new tariffs from the eu. those are retaliation for trump's tariffs on foreign metal which he also defended. >> we've put tariffs on steel and aluminum. those businesses are through the roof. u.s. steel called me up. they're expanding or opening six plants. >> u.s. steel is actually reopening two plants, not six, but it does credit the metal tariffs. however, those same tariffs raised the cost for many other businesses, including harley. when you look at harley-davidson, there are three ways the president's trade policies are hurting harley. one, it costs more to make a bike in the united states because of the higher steel and aluminum prices because of the tariffs. two, he pulled out of tpp. and tpp would have allowed american-made bikes to sell for very low tariffs in asia, big
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booming market. so they're move something production to taiwan because we're not in tpp. and third, those european retaliation tariffs hurt it. >> now he continues to target harley. ahead, how does triple-digit heat sound? we are hass eheaded that way th weekend. the forecast next on "early start." it's time for the 'lowest prices of the season' on the only bed that adjusts on both sides to your ideal comfort your sleep number setting. and snoring? does your bed do that? don't miss final closeout savings on the queen c2 mattress. now only $599, save $300. it's the lowest price ever, only for a limited time. visit sleepnumber.com for a store near you.
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an extreme heat warning, advisory or watch. this includes chicago, grand rapids, michigan, st. louis, little rock and minneapolis. one of those weekends you want to stay indoors, enjoy the air conditioning and if you'll step outside, find plenty of water or shade if possible. this is what it will feel like on your exposed skin. easily breaking triple digits from kansas city to wichita, southward into dallas. actual temperatures this weekend will be hot along the east coast as the heat spreads towards new england. 91 today in the big apple. 97 to cap off the weekend. this is all thanks to an upper level ridge across the central parts of the u.s. this ridge is responsible for a boundary of severe thunderstorms that caused over 350 wind damage reports on thursday. more severe weather possible for the upper midwest later today. back to you. >> those are some high temps. check on your elderly neighbors. help out at cooling centers if you can. it's going to be real rough.
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>> pack the kids lots of water for little league baseball games. survivors of the shooting at the "capital gazette" in maryland left searching for answers. >> if we're at a position in our society where all we can offer each other is prayers, then where are we? >> what we know about the victims, the shooter and his motives which date back years. if you have medicare
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paper. >> did you threaten to subpoena their calls and e-mails? >> no, sir, and there's no way to subpoena phone calls. >> well, i mean, i'm just saying. >> the trump-appointed deputy attorney general beating back gop efforts to undermine the russia probe. rod rosenstein debunking claim after claim by the republicans. and the white house fast-tracking the search for a supreme court nominee. the president personally meeting with senators key to approving the next justice. welcome back to "early start." friday morning. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. 4:31 eastern time. this morning's front page in annapolis, maryland, says it all. a gunman's rampage at the "capital gazette" that killed five people. the deadliest day for american journalists since 9/11. officials releasing the name of those killed. wendi winters, jerals fischman, john mcnamara, a staff writer who covered sports, rebecca
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smith, a sales assistant and robert hiaasen. we encourage you to visit the "capital gazette's" website for more on each of the victims. one survivor, capital gazette staff writer described her terrifying experience to cnn. >> i was working at my desk when i heard the shots. and it took a couple of them for me to realize what was happening. and i looked at anthony, the intern, and i said i'm getting out of here. and i grabbed my purse and went to the back door, which i was only a couple steps from, and it was locked. what happened here was very calculated. i reported on pulse, when pulse happened. i went to school in florida. and i remember being so upset hearing about the victims who were texting their families and
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there i was sitting under a desk texting my parents telling them that i loved them. and i just -- i just don't know what i want right now. our whole lives have been shattered. and so thanks for your prayers but i couldn't give a [ bleep ] about them if there's nothing else. >> police officials say the shooter's intent was clear. >> this was a targeted attack on the "capital gazette." he entered the building with a shotgun, and he looked for his victims as he walked through the lower level. >> police overnight searched the suspect's home. we learning more about a possible motive. in 2011, the paper ran a story about his guilty plea to criminally harassing an old high school classmate. he filed two lawsuits over the story, both dismissed. the suspect is due in court this morning. the "capital gazette" reporting
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he has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. cnn's brian todd has more from annapolis. >> reporter: the man who allegedly opened fire on the "capital gazette" on thursday afternoon has been identified by multiple law enforcement sources to cnn as jared warren ramos. in his latest 30s. according to our sources, mr. ramos did have a complaint with the newspaper that he filed a defamation claim against the "capital gazette" back in 2012. but that that claim was dismissed. police say there were social media threats directed at the newspaper of a general nature, not directed at any particular person that they know of at the moment. but there were threats via social media directed at the "capital gazette" some coming as recently as thursday morning. dramatic accounts also of -- from witnesses and from survivors of the police response and of the gunman's movements when he came into the building. according to phil davis who is an employee of the newspaper who survived this. the gunman came in, shot his way
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through the glass doors, came into a small space there in the newsroom and started opening fire. mr. davis said he could hear him reloading. as mr. davis was hiding under his desk as were several other people. and described it as a terrifying experience. we are told by police that the police response was incredibly rapid. that they got to the scene within about 60 seconds. no later than 90 seconds from when the shooting started. one witness told cnn she was on lockdown at a distance not too far from the shooting. she saw police running in. some of them in their civilian clothes pulling their kevlar bulletproof vests on as they ran into the building. police credited with basically interrupting this attack. a very tragic incident here on thursday afternoon. five people dead. at least two people wounded. the shooter, we're told, has not been cooperating with police. we're told by one source they identified him from facial recognition software, at least initially. dave, christine? >> because he didn't have any
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i.d. on him. president trump who has called the president the enemy of the people was peppered with reporters' questions about the annapolis newspaper shooting as he arrived back at the white house. >> mr. president, can you comment on the shooting? mr. president, can you react to the shooting in annapolis? the annapolis shooting, sir? >> mr. president, will you keep talking about enemies of the people? >> -- the families, mr. president? why are you walking away? why won't you come and talk to us about that? >> earlier, the president did put out a tweet saying his thoughts and prayers were with the victims and thanking the first responders. the first lady called the shooting tragic and evil and sara sanders said a violent attack on nnts journalist sans attack on every american. 36 minutes past the hour. the simmering food between the president's supporters and department of justice playing out for all to see on capitol hill. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and fbi director chris wray fending off attacks
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from house republicans in a fiery, five-hour hearing. listen to trey gowdy who took nearly 2 1/2 years to complete the benghazi investigation ripping rosenstein over the length of the russia investigation. >> if you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the trump campaign, present it to the damn grand jury. if you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately, present it to the american people. whatever you got. finish it the hell up. >> so much for civility. rosenstein spent much of the hearing debunking efforts by the gop to undermine the probe including citing a claim straight from fox news. here's manu raju on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning, christine and dave. the house republicans and rod rosenstein went to battle. they have been battling for months and months over a range
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of issues, namely the presidention of documents related to the clinton investigation and russia investigation. the justice department has provided documents. in fact, christopher wray and rod rosenstein testified yesterday they've provided 880,000 pages of documents. nevertheless, republicans are just not satisfied. they say that these documents either have been heavily redacted or aren't responsive to the request and a sign of the tension between conservatives and rod rosenstein. very feisty exchange between jim jordan and rosenstein at a contentuous hearing yesterday. >> i don't know why you won't give us what we've asked for. >> i certainly hope your colleagues are not under that impression. that is not accurate, sir. >> it is accurate. we've caught you hiding information. >> mr. chairman, will you allow the witness to answer. point of order. we can go to mr. jordan's press conference and listen to him but we came here to listen to him. >> your statement that i'm keeping information from you to conceal information -- >> you're the boss. >> that's correct. and my job is to make sure we
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respond to your concerns. we have. >> did you threaten staffers on the house intelligence committee? media reports indicate you did. >> media reports are mistaken. >> sometimes. but this is what they said. having the nation's number one law enforcement officer threaten to subpoena your calls and e-mails is downright chilling. did you threaten to subpoena their calls and e-mails? >> no, sir, ands there no way to subpoena phone calls. >> well, i mean, i'm just saying. >> the house yesterday passed a resolution calling on the production of these documents by july 6th. otherwise, there's a warning among some conservatives that rod rosenstein could be held in contempt of congress. democrats are saying this is all part of an effort to undercut rosenstein because he's in charge of the mueller investigation. they think that either simply trying to give a pretext for president trump to ultimately fire rod rosenstein and put someone else in charge of the investigation. >> thank you for that.
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that hearing came moments after president trump tweeted that russia continues to say they had nothing to do with meddling in our election. the president essentially giving vladimir putin a pass or speaking on behalf of the kremlin, despite intelligence assessments that say otherwise. his meeting with putin also underscores the growing tension between the u.s. and its traditional allies. let's bring in frederik pleitgen live in moscow. the president sort of speaking on behalf of the kremlin and repeating that kremlin line really got a lot of attention yesterday. >> oh, that certainly did, and it's something the kremlin seemed to be quite happy hearing. it's interesting because the official line that you hear from officials here in moscow is that they obviously don't want to weaken any sort of traditional alliances between the u.s. and its allies. but then if you look at state-run media, which is essentially controlled by the government here, the rhetoric is
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very different. they say the europeans are going to have to come to terms with the fact that in the future it's going to be america and russia running the show. other shows that are saying that somehow the defstinies of russi and president trump are intertwined. that's on top of the usual banter with them saying russia got president trump elected. of course, all of that is causing some concern among european allies and also other allies of the united states, traditional ones, who have had serious issues with the president over the past couple of weeks and months. justin trudeau of canada having that altercation with the president. angela amerimerkel angry when h attacked her at one of her weak points with the migrant crisis in germany. it's going to be very interesting to see the proximity of the nato summit that the president is going to be at and then right afterwards, that summit with vladimir putin. certainly the allies of the u.s. are going to be looking very, very carefully as to how those two summit goes. as some european politicians, some european leaders believe that the damage that's currently being done to these traditional
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alliances may be a lot longer term than just the term of one president. christine? >> fascinating. fret pleitgen in moscow. ahead -- the vice president in guatemala with this message about migrants crossing the southern border. >> i say with great respect to the presidents gathered here, this exodus must end. >> what the white house says about an order to reunite more than 2,000 families separated at the border. is out there. and the alzheimer's association is going to make it happen. but we won't get there without you. visit alz.org to join the fight.
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4:47 eastern time. the white house launching a full-court press to replace the retiring justice anthony kennedy. the president plans to have a nominee by july 9th, weeks before kennedy is scheduled to leave at the end of july. president trump had senators to the white house on thursday. they included three red state democrats. west virginia's joe manchin, indiana's joe donnelly and heidi heitkamp of north dakota all facing tough re-election campaigns this year. >> their states went overwhelmingly for trump in 2016, and a vote against his supreme court nominee could cost them crucial votes. the president also met with judiciary chairman chuck grassley, lisa murkowski and
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susan collins who are being watched closely as the white house vets supreme court nominees. the white house criticizing a federal judge's ruling requiring quick reunification of immigrant families separated at the border. a spokeswoman for the president telling reporters the ruling endangers national security. the administration's hard-line immigration policy is not deterring everyone. cnn's nick valencia was on a ride along with customs as they caught a group of immigrants crossing the rio grande. >> vice president mike pence visiting central america home to many fleeing migrants. after meet with leaders of honduras, guatemala and el salvador, pence delivered this clear message. >> among this flood of illegal migrants are human traffickers and violent gang members like ms-13. but most are making the journey seeking economic opportunity. driven by the misguided belief that they can ignore the laws of the united states and enter our nation without consequences.
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i say with great respect to the presidents gathered here, this exodus must end. >> as of monday, there are 2,047 separated, unaccompanied minors in the united states according to a map provided by a u.s. government source. most are in texas, arizona, new york and florida. california passing the toughest law yet protecting data privacy. that could mean tougher scrutiny for silicon valley. it gives sweeping control over their personal data. forces tech companies to disclose what data they collect, why and who they share it with. consumers can stop companies from selling their data to third parties, including advertisers. that's big because that's a huge source of revenue for companies like google and facebook and many opposed the law calling it burdensome but several recent privacy leaks, many involving facebook, have spurred calls for greater consumer protections online. the new rules take effect in 2020. they only affect california
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call or go on line today. 54 minutes past the hour. an oakland teen whose brain death case has captivated the world has died. he was taken off machines that kept her alive last week after suffering internal bleeding and kidney issues. almost five years ago, two hospital tests showed she was brain dead. doctors planned to take her off a ventilator but her family refused to believe she was dead and it took the hospital to court. her body will be flown back to oakland next week. her brain will be preserved for scientists to study. rescue crews in thailand have new hope in their desperate search for a youth soccer team stuck in a cave for nearly a week now. thai and british officials exploring a second more promising entry point to underground tunnels. they've located a hole running
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72 feet deep in the jungle floor. and climbers are being lowered down. a dozen teenagers and their soccer coach went missing five days ago. more than 55 million people under an excessive heat alert today in the plains and midwest. and the heat wave set to roll over the east coast this weekend. meteorologist derek van dam has the latest. >> we've got a sizzler of a weekend ahead of us, dave and christine. over 55 million americans under an extreme heat warning, advisory or watch. this includes chicago, grand rapids, michigan, st. louis, little rock and minneapolis. one of those weekends you want to stay indoors, enjoy the air conditioning and if you'll step outside, drink plenty of water and find shade if possible. this is what it will feel like on your exposed skin. easily breaking triple digits from kansas city to wichita, southward into dallas. actual temperatures this weekend will be hot along the east coast as the heat spreads towards new england. 91 today in the big apple. 97 to cap off the weekend. this is all thanks to an upper
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level ridge across the central parts of the u.s. this ridge is responsible for a boundary of severe thunderstorms that caused over 350 wind damage reports on thursday. more severe weather possible for the upper midwest later today. back to you. >> derek, thanks for that. >> little league players, look out for that heat. college baseball has a new champion. oregon state capturing its third national title with a 5-0 victory over arkansas in the college world series in omaha last night. freshman pitcher kevin abel fired a two-hit shutout. struck out ten in the decisive third game. he retired the final 20 batters in a row and threw 129 pitches. afterward he told reporters he's not sure how he did it. the beavers first two national championships came in 2006 and 2007. congrats to the beavers. let's get a check on cnn money. investors put aside trade fears for now. global stocks higher at the moment. wall street closed up thanks to a rally in tech and bank stocks. it was a bad day for drug
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stores. look at the pharmacy stocks, dave. they fell sharply after amazon said it was buying an online pharmacy. that could disrupt the entire industry. overall, pharmacy businesses lost $17 billion in market value yesterday. riteaid alone falling 11%. one of the best stocks this year? chipotle up 48% so far. they want to win customers back after a series of health scares. wall street is betting on its new ceo. i spoke to him, brian nichol. his plan includes changing the cultural narrative of chipotle. >> the things that drive culture happen around this every day. sports, technology, music, fashion and, obviously, food. and we believe chipotle is a brand that should be showing up in all of these spaces. it showed up in one of the big egames called fortnite and in a way that was very organic. i have an 11-year-old son who plays it. >> me, too.
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it's a fixture in my house, too. >> so the fact that we got chipotl toe show up in that space is a testament to the idea of making the brand more visible and culturally relevant places. >> culturally relevant. also going to introduce faster checkout, new menu items, avocado tostada, and happy hour in the afternoon when things slow down and try to start pushing maybe snacks, too, so we're not maybe just meal food but also snack food. >> is breakfast in play? i'm hungry my friend. >> not yet. no plan for breakfast yet. >> a guy can hope. "early start" continues right now. and there i was sitting under a desk texting my parents, telling them that i loved them. >> a targeted attack on a maryland newspaper. the gunman had a personnel ven detsa against the newspaper. >> did you threaten to subpoena
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their calls and e-mails? >> no, sir, and there's no way to subpoena phone >> attorney general beating back gop efforts to undermine the russia probe. rod rosenstein revoking claim after claim by house republicans. and the white house fast tracking the search for a supreme court nominee and meeting to approve the next justice. good morning. welcome to "early start". >> i'm christine romans. >> and i'm dave briggs. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. starting with sad news. the front page said it all. a gunman rampage at the "capital gazette" that killed five people, the deadliest day for journalists since 9/11. the names of those killed. wendi winter, jared fishman, john mcnamara covering sports, rebecca smith,

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