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we're here today and that's kind of how we look it and we look at it from the perspective of helping others. >> helping others and changing the world. the marijuana revolution has only just begun. u.s. president trump prepares to cement a lasting legacy by appointing another supreme court judge who could influence the country for years to come. plus sadness in the state of maryland following the deaths of five newspaper employees. we'll hear from the wife of one of the slain journalists. and national day of action planned. hundreds of protests scheduled to demand the trump administration reunite my grant families separated at the border. welcome to our viewers. i'm anna coren in hong kong.
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"cnn newsroom" starts right now. the u.s. president has plenty of business to attend to. foremost is picking a supreme court justice to replace anthony kennedy. he says he will make a decision by july 9. mr. trump says he has five people in mind including two women and he will begin interviews this weekend. reporters traveling with the president asked him what sort of person he might be looking for. >> are you looking for somebody who would overturn roe v. wade? >> well, you know, it is a great group of intellectual talent. but we really -- you know, they are generally conservative. i'm not going to ask them that question, by the way. that is not a question that i'll be asking. but it is a group of highly talented, very brilliant mostly conservative judges.
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>> what about lgbt rights? >> i have to tell you, i really got to know him in a fairly short period of time. he is a terrific man. and i thought the way he approached what he just did, what he did yesterday, was very elegant and very beautiful. and i was very honored that he decided to do it during my term. because i think -- i won't be discussing that because i think it is inappropriate to discuss. >> that is donald trump speaking to reporters aboard air force one. just days after announcing his choice for supreme court, president trump will head to finland for his first summit with vladimir putin. mr. trump says that he will bring up the issue of russian meddling in the 2016 u.s. presidential election. we get russian reaction now from fred pleitgen in moscow. >> reporter: as the kremlin and the white house gear up for the helsinki summit just days away,
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moscow seemingly trying to brush off the topic of russia's meddling in 209the 2016 electio even before they meet. the kremlin responding to a media call. >> if the u.s. president raises this issue, the russian president absolutely will be ready to repeat once again that russia had nothing to do on with it and could not have anything to do with this thing that is surrounded by so many insinuations. >> reporter: while some american allies are concerned president trump could be threatening the entire american-led post world war ii order, russian state run media is hailing president after he talked the eu at a rally in north dakota . >> the european union was set up to take advantage of the united states. and we can't let that happen. >> reporter: a point repeated on russian tv. >> translator: now europe finds itself in a stupid situation.
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they were friends with america. came up with anti-russian sanctions. and now they are falling out with americans. they have no idea what to do. migrants, it is a mess everywhere. >> reporter: all this as at eu is actually supporting american policies, voting today to extend sanctions against russia over the conflict in ukraine. even president trump's attacks against cnn and other media organizations get positive mentions on russian tv since he doesn't criticize them. >> translator: cnn, "new york times," "washington post," have all made to the list of media which the crown jewel of the democratic world donald trump called fake news. he never said rt is fake news, he never said "sputnik" is fake news. >> you are fake news. >> reporter: the russians say they expect robust discussions between vladimir putin and president trump, america's closest allies will be closely
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watching hoping the rift between them and the u.s. won't get even bigger. fred pleitgen, cnn, moscow. >> now joining us a writer from the institute for economic affairs. kate, great to have you with us. i want to talk about trunchmp's meeting with putin, but let's start with justice kennedy's replacement. it is an opportunity to shiftde court. tell us what is at stake. >> thanks for having me. i think what is being highlighted here is how political the supreme court has become over the years. donald trump is right to say that he won't be asking perspective judges about their thoughts about some very delicate social issues like abortion and gay rights because the point of the court is not for judges to come at that decision with their own personal views on those topics, but to decide whether or not those topics can be upheld
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constitutionally and what the law of the land should be. but of course we've noticed over the years that the court has become increasingly political and you've had some very serious issues of left versus right there. justice kennedy stepping down is a very big moment. democrats are right to highlight that. because he really was thought to be this balance on the court. you were never quite sure in which direction he would . whi which is an excellent thing for a judge. but i think we'll see a serious battle politically between the democrats trying to push back on the supreme court nomination especially depending on who he might pick. >> and you menktsed tyou mentio of abortion and donald trump says that he won't talk to the candidates about their views on abortion, but democrats obviously believe that anyone on trump's list would support overturning the roe v. wade landmark case which established a woman's right to an abortion. how real is this possibility?
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>> it is possible. unfortunately, it has always been possible. the right to choose was decided on fairly shaky constitutional grounds. and as somebody who supports that right, i've always been very aware of in. i think many women have as well. so i'm not sure that this is totally new. it is just that the makeup of the court right now for the first time in a long time looks as if, if this issue were brought back to the supreme court, there could be a change. i think it is really important to be clear to viewers on this about what it would mean. it doesn't mean that abortion becomes illegal overnight, it means that it is no longer upheld by the supreme court. so it would go to congress and the states. and we start seeing some of those battles there. i'm quite optimistic frankly, i think we're living in a time where grass roots activism is back on the scene. i'm very convinced that if something like roe v. wade were to be overturned, that does not mean that women in the united states would be going without access to health care in that sense, but, you know, it is
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something to be very wary of and it reminds us that when these decisions are made by the supreme court, if they are not made based on constitutional rights, they will always be something that can be overturned. >> and it looks like the administration with the republican-controlled senate will try to fast track this a point. so that the supreme court will be ready for its next session in october and obviously before the midterms. is there anything that the liberals can do to stop this appointment? >> i think it is quite likely it is going through in the sense that we are still quite far away from the midterm elections. of course republicans back deer t during the obama era stopped the president from appointing somebody to the supreme kucourt. so we will see a fight. but it is only just recently come in the news as a frequent feature, midterms. and i expect especially if donald trump picks somebody who is relatively moderate, center
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right as far as their views go, that this will be something that is likely to go through. >> well, let's now move on to trump's meeting with vladimir putin next month in finland. i want to start with your impressions. is this a wise move? donald trump meeting with vladimir putin. >> well, if what donald trump says is true and there has never been any collusion, then why would he not meet with vladimir putin. it would almost seem sfratrange he didn't. it is perfectly normal for the leader of the u.s. to meet with the leader of russia. obama did it, we've seen merkel do it. so if there is nothing to hide, it would be strange to back away from that meeting. but of course all eyes will be on helsinki as they meet. and i think that there are multiple concerns going on here. the first is what they actually
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discuss which i'm slightly less concerned about. i don't think we'll get any breaking news story that a gives us any update on the russia investigation into the american elections in 2016. but i think what will be more interesting is to see what comes out of it from a policy perspective. we're living at a time where donald trump will slap tariffs on his allies. so anything seems fair game almost when it comes to a new donald trump meeting. and i think that is what i'm slightly more worried about and what we should be looking out for. >> certainly worried too if he gives vladimir putin and russia concessions and doesn't get anything in return. kate andrews, joining us there in london, many thanks for your time. they do something just because they love what they do. they don't do it for praise. they don't do it for the money. they do it what you they care about this community. >> that was the mayor of annapolis, maryland speaking about the five people killed
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thursday in a horrific attack in the newsroom of a local newspaper. hundreds gathered friday night to remember, many clutching the paper that detailed the attack. also friday the suspect appeared in court and we learned more broke the shooting. brian todd has more. >> reporter: jarrod ramos stormed the office building armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades and opened fire. the 38-year-old maryland man appearing in court facing five counts of first agree murder. prosecutors say he executed a plan in the offices so people could not escape as he began systemically hunting and killing. >> there were two entrances to the offices in which the attack occurred. the rear door was barricaded. mr. ramos then as i told the judge entered into the front door and worked his way you through the office where he was
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shooting victims as he walked through. >> reporter: phil davis a crime reporter for the gazette said ramos fired through a newsroom window. >> at some point when i was listening to him reload, you know, are we all going to die. >> reporter: police arrived on the scene in minutes. the suspect was found hiding under a desk. ramos lad a lon had a long runn with the paper dating back to when they published a story about police online harassment of a former female classmate. he had called her vulgar names and telling her to kill herself according to the gazette article. she eventually left maryland hoping for a safer life away from ramos. >> she was so scared and in was day after day after day of tweets all over the place, that she finally just left. this was malevolence.
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he had an issue with this woman. i don't know what it was. but he did everything he could to destroy her life. and he succeeded. >> reporter: according to court records, ramos filed a defamation complaint against the paper that was ultimately dismissed. tom was editor at the time and he says that ramos threatened him and the writer of the story. >> we have gotten threats in the past, but there one was particularly alarming because it was attached to a name and in previous complaints oftentimes they cameanonymously. >> reporter: despite those threats, the paper chose not to file a restraining order on defense ramos believe flag it would onit would only inflame .m >> we contacted police, asked them to look into it, alarmed enough to post his photo at the front desk in case he would come in the door.
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i had alerted my staff to call 911 if anybody resembling him came into the room. >> reporter: the victims of the local paper are being remembered. wendi winters was a community reporter, a 65-year-old mother of four. she was a prolific writer beloved by the community she covered for years. 34-year-old sales assistant rebecca smith was a new hire to the paper who loved spending time with her family. and editor gerald fischman was known for bringing a clever voice to the paper. he was a quiet endearing figure in a newsroom full of kran characters. john olympic inmcnamara is reme his wit and being a loyal friend. rob hiaasen, mentor to all, who celebrated his 33rd wedding anniversary last week. >> he was killed doing what he
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loved to do, which is to put out this newspaper. he was so proud of the reporters, the other editors. and what he would want me to say is everything that they do is for the readers. put news and facts in the hands of their readers. >> reporter: to give an idea of the trail of fear left behind by the suspect, the attorney for the woman who was harassed by ramos says he spoke to his client since ramos was put behind bars and they agree that even though he is in jail currently, they are still scared. ramos is being held without bond. the judge and process can cusec he is a danger to the community. bli brian todd, cnn. >> rob hiaasen's widow spoke to cnn. >> without a doubt rob hiaasen was my best friend and he was that for a handful of others. weliked to say you you don't need a friends, you just
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need really good ones. he was always there for people. a confidant when folks needed it and someone ready with the wrc little joke at just the right time. typically and ironically a time like this when people were together hurting over something and he understood the need that eventually you did need that break. he liked to say it is a fine line between drama and comedy, tragedy and comedy, excuse me. and he knew when to give that line that actually wound up breaking the ice and making people feel more comfortable. he was a great best friend. i heard guests talking about some journalist make mistakes. all journalists do. all human beings do. it is those of us that are adults in the world whether in the white house or elsewhere, those of us who admit mistakes and try to correct them are the adults in the room.
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and my husband was an adult and he was a professional. he was not a bad person. >> maria speaking about her husband, rob. president trump spoke about the shooting setting aside his normal disdain and contempt for the media. instead he offered his con dole lenses and warm words. >> this attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief. journalists like all americans should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job. >> the first lady said her heart goes out to all affected by this brutal and senseless attack. the white house is giving some insight into what could be called a mile high security breach. a new york comedian got a call back from the president on board air force one after pretending to be a democratic senator from new jersey. this is senator bob menendez.
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no real pal of president trump and recently out from under a federal corruption case because of a mistrial. this is a comedian who calls himself stuttering john, john melendez. similar surnames. with that, the comedian convinced the white house switchboard that he was the real senator and left his number. he got a call back from the president and they talked about the federal justice system and politics. >> you know i have a good relationship with the party, you have a good relationship interest twith the party. and i think we have to have security at the border. we have to vo have it. you got 60& of t 60% of the cou. it is not like it is good for you or good for me. it is good to both of us.
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>> i understand that, but -- i'm hispanic, so i have to -- you know, i have to -- i'm sure you understand. so i have to look into my -- you know, i have to look into my people as well. you understand. >> i agree. i agree. >> the comedian says he could barely believe it worked. >> i got on the phone with trump and trump is just like bob, i want to congratulate you. i didn't even know that senator menendez was in any legal problems and really if they would have just screened me and asked me what party affiliation senator menendez had or what state he represented, i would have been stumped because i had no idea anything about senator menendez. >> the white house says the president wants to be accessible to members of congress, so sometimes mistakes like this can happen. the number of syrians
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welcome back. a staggering number of syrians are being forced from their homes to escape the bombardment in the country's civil war. one aid group says at least 217,000 people have been displaced since june 19. that is when syria's russian backed government launched a new offensive. a medical organization says more than 150 people have been killed in the operation. the situation is dire along syria's border. thousands of the displaced syrians are living in tents there. ian lee is joining us. let's talk about the overall situation. the u.n. has warned of a potential humanitarian catastrophe. israel, lebanon -- jordan i should say, neither of these
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countries allowing people to cross the border. what is going to happen to them? >> reporter: well, that is the big question as this offensive continues. the operation behind me is one of the last strongholds in syria for the rebels and that is where this latest offensive is taking place. and these people, these syrians, are scattering all over. they are going to jordan, to hear on this border with golan, but what you are seeing is these people with all their possessions that they can cram in these trucks, and we saw them yesterday, they had their mattresses, anything they could really carry, they are bringing them to these makeshift camps, really creating a tent city. but they are on the other side of the fence. israel has delivered aid to them, they delivered over 2 dozen tons of food supplies, tents, clothing, medical
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supplies. but the israeli military says they won't let anyone cross over, they say that is not something that they plan on doing right now or really it is not something that they plan do in the future. but this is creating a humanitarian crisis with all these people because you have to give them clean drinking water and food, things that -- medicine, things that they desperately need. we also heard from the world food program, they say they are able to get food to tens of thousands of people, but as more people flee to these borders, that is just getting more difficult. right now there is a ceasefire taking place over the past -- this is the second one over the past 24 hours. what the jordanians hope is that there can be some sort of reconciliation between the rebels and the syrian regime so that in fighting can stop and the people can go back home. we've seen cease fires like this in the past, a lot of the times
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they break down and we see these people flee. but what is different from this time than other different sieges is that they are next to these borders. so if this offensive does continue, it will be very difficult for jordan or for israel to stop a human wave of people trying to cross over. >> ian lee from the golan heights, thank you. coming up, a trump appointee thinks a standard u.n. document is too harsh. we'll tell you hu you how he wa changed. strangers would show up to his house and ask for money and they would threaten him in front of his child. he says they would even kill the 3-year-old. >> migrants describe why they are so desperate to cross the u.s. border any way they can. even if it risks the trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.
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meddling. mr. trump doesn't hold putin responsible for annexing crimea. he says that was president obama's fault. and michael flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators in the russia probe and he is now cooperating with the investigation. the special counsel's office requested a delay thin his sentencing. in the coming hours, we're expecting toed to smassive prot against the hard line immigration policy. organizers say the families belong together rallies will take place in hundreds of u.s. cities. they are demanding the trump administration immediately reunite migrant families who were separated after they illegally entered the u.s. right now more than 2,000 children who were taken from their parents are waiting to be reunited. and we're learning that the government says it never created specific plans to help parents
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find their children after they were separated. meanwhile the trump administration is facing a deadline from a federal judge to reunite the children separated from their parents by the end of july. but even when the threat of separation loomed, that did not stop people from taking the risk to enter the u.s. nick valencia has been talking with migrants from central america. >> reporter: through the tree brush, this agent spots what he says are three smugglers preparing to launch a raft filled with migrants. he says they are filming us. along with the agent, we followed the raft downstream. it is there we see this, six central american migrantmigrant of them traveling with his father is just three years old. what are you looking for here? [ speaking foreign language ] he's asking for asylum. he says strangers would show up
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to his house, they would ask for money and they would threaten him in front of his child. threatening to kill him and they were even -- he says they would even kill the 3-year-old. you know there is people here that are very much against illegal immigration. they don't want people like in you the united states. what do you say to them? [ speaking foreign language ] he says those people don't know what i've been through, they don't know what i go through nightly. they don't know what it is like to fear death about th. this mother and her 13-year-old were also in the group. holding back tears, she says she never wanted to leave honduras. if it wasn't for ms-13, her son says they never would have left. why are you crying? he says he didn't want to leave honduras. he is really sorry for putting his mom will in this position.
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he says of course i would never let my son be captured there. she sevays even with zero tolerance, they would still cross. from here they will join hundreds of others just like them at the processing center. had they crossed just last week, parents and children would have as su assuredly been torn apart. this gives us a sense of what border patrol agents are up against every day and its gives us an understanding of what families are willing to put themselves through to keep from being killed in their homeland. in a nick valencia, cnn. puerto rican hurricane survivors face an uncertain future. for almost a year, they have been living in hotels, but the government says it is ending the program. it was designed as a two week solution that was extended for ten months. thousands who used it found permanent housing, but those remaining are now scrambling to find a roof over their head.
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a puerto rico and democratic strategist says this just adds to their trauma. >> these are people who really had to flee, they have been traumatized already once and then twice by having to live in a hotel for months to no end. and now what a horrible weekend is this? not knowing where are you going to sleep after tomorrow night. and all you want when you are a refugee of any kind is to have stability, to be able to provide a roof on over your head. >> on friday democrats sent a letter asking to more housing assistance for hurricane victims.government says it will continue working to connect survivors with the resources to meet their needs. the trump administration appointee to the state department has torn into the language of standard u.n. documents. among other things, he disputed the idea that leaders have a duty to condemn racism.
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michelle rkozinski reports. >> reporter: in the bureau of population refugees and migration, apparently they have big problems with two seemingly benign u.n. documents. in one, a resolution called the in-combat ability good between democracy and racism which is adopted without vote every few years. and andrew outright disputes that officials have a duty to contempt racism. or that combatting racism and s xenophobia compliments multi cultural societies. some assert that a unifying culture is the best way to promote social trust and combat racism. also crossed out are references to racism in political parties or groups that seek to normalize racism. in another statement on the importance of preventing war crimes, he strikes out some simple thanks for the outgoing high commissioner for human
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rights saying that is because the u.n. official had criticized trump. >> is this not an incitement for others to and he can jouttack j? >> reporter: including his attacks on the press where one document says we've witnessed a discouraging trend of populism and nationalism as well as rising signs of stoxenophobia. he crossed that out writing that drafters say populism and nationalism as if these are dirty words. there are millions who describe themselves as adhering to these concepts. maybe even the president. and he doesn't like the word xi on know pho sew kn xenophobia. what real or perceived offense is next he writes. the state department responding to these attempted edits with standard language of its own, a
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no comment. the u.s. of course has now left the u.n. human rights council. i did reach out directly to andrew veprek, he did not respond. but he does have some state department experience, most recently he was at the white house working under stephen miller the president's policy adviser who has similarly hard line views on immigration. and senate democrats wrote a letter to the secretary of state worried about these views, also worried that he wasn't qualified or experienced enough for such a high level position. i also spoke to a former state department official under the obama administration. he called these views that were expressed in these documents on the margins explosive. michel michelle compakozinski, cnn, th state department. coming up, rescue workers take on a mountain in thailand, the latest for the search for the missing football team ahead. ahh... summer is coming.
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people across thailand are praying for a miracle as the search for 12 boys and their coach is now a week old. the football team members are thought to be trapped in a flooded cave. a reporter in new delhi is joining us. we know these 12 kids and their 25-year-old coach disappeared a week ago, a week on, you'd have to assume the odds are grim. what makes anyone think that they are still alive? >> you're right, it has been exactly a week. they went missing last saturday. 12 boys aged from 11 to 16, their coach who is 25. but the rescue efforts, the rescuers and authorities are not giving up yet. this search is concentrated on a cave complex in northern thailand, it is below a forest. and what is complicating the rescue effort is that this
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particular area has been hit by quite heavy rain fall and that has blocked some of the normal entrances. pumps normally used to deal with floodwater have been up to the area to help with the rescue operations. yesterday a team managed to get about 40 feet down a shaft in the search for the 12 boys and the coach. there was no luck yesterday. they are thinking of drilling holes down to enter the cave from the top. and this is again because of the flooding. the entire country is transfixed on this case. it has been all over the media in thailand, so much so that thailand's mental health department has in fact issued an advisory telling people not to spend too long watching coverage of this so that they obsessed. so there is a lot of concern
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across the country and a lot of effort which if anything, they have been ramped up and now we have more than 1,000 rescue personnel in the area. most of them are thai, but we also have u.s. military teams, we have british cave experts, all of whom are trying to work out where exactly these 12 boys and their coach are and how to get to them . >> and we know there has been a break in the weather and helicopters have gone up, drones have gone out. so this is just a massive, massive operation. >> it is a massive situation absolutely. as understand, helicopters, drones. they are throwing all the resources that they can muster to try to find these boys. there is a lot of interest and as a result a lot of attention on finding them, on locating them. right now because of the flooding, they don't even know where they are in that complex. food packets have been dropped in the hope that the boys and coach might be able to access them and there are concerns
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about what the flooding has done inside the cave complex about access to oxygen and so on. so a lot of resources are being thrown at this and everybody is just praying and hoping that they are found soon. >> it is a labyrinth of cave stretching 10 kilometers long, 40 odd chambers. so certainly extremely difficult to navigate. many thanks. and wildfire is forcing many to flee their homes in southern colorado as the spring fire builds strength. officials say at least 2,000 more people are under pre-evacuation orders. the fire spread overnight from 1600tares to nearly six times that size according to officials. dry conditions and strong winds are responsible for this fire spreading very quickly. derrick van damme is joining us with more on the fired conditions. good to see you. what can you tell us? >> you won't believe this, it is
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now eight times the size that it was compared to last thursday. so this fire has grown immensely in a very short period of time. and we have got new footage to show you just how vigorous this fire is spreading across southern sections of colorado. this is a house. and the security camera that you are watching from that particular home showing the home burning in under a minute. it got so hot that it melted the camera, turned it off. this is the spring fire. over 1,000 people under mandatory evacuation. this is incredible to see how quickly this fire has spread. we just got these new numbers into cnn as well. just under 34,000 acres have been burned, no containment. it is just to the north and east of garland, colorado. no wonder we have so many ongoing fires across the four corners of the u.s.
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we have exceptional drought conditions centered across this area. we need rain desperately. there are over 45 active large wildfires that are taking place over the western u.s. from california, right through colorado. and the wind gusts are not helping, not to mention the lack of rain and the timber box conditions that continue to fuel the flames that have ravaged so many locations across this area. this is with an stream heat wave blanketing much of the central u.s. and that heat is progressing ever so slowly to the east. just calculated this number a few moments ago. over 120 million americans under a heat advisory, watch or warning. and that stretches from chicago to cleveland, detroit, new york, philadelphia, boston and washington. these city locations, major metropolitan areas, feelingism mention heat as we head into this weekend. and we don't see any real relief
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in sight as another 20 possible record highs could be set today across the eastern parts of the u.s. these are the temperatures for the afternoon. and when you factor in what it feels like, easily breaking triple digit territory. >> derek, thank you. coming up, two of football's biggest stars on its biggest stage. how messi and ronaldo look to start the knockout stage ahead. with savings on the new sleep number 360 smart bed. it senses and automatically adjusts on both sides, for effortless comfort. for a limited time, save up to $500 plus free home delivery on sleep number 360 smart beds. ends june 30th. they have businesses to run they have passions to pursue how do they avoid trips to the post office? mail letters ship packages all the amazing services of the post office right on your computer get a 4 week trial plus $100 in extras
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we're finally in the knockout stage of the world cup in russia. it's been a tuournament of upses so far. messi and and you are agargentin france. and portugal will take on uruguay. amanda davies is joining us from moscow with a front row seat to all the action. and all eyes obviously xwlued on t glued on messi and row natural
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ronaldo. talk us through it. >> reporter: absolutely, what a day we have. we had a day off on yesterday, first rest day of the tournament. which is absolutely leaving everybody raring to go for what is to come today. argentina against france, and ronaldo with portugal taking on uruguay. let's start with the argentina game. we're really wondering what kind of argentina we'll get. many people really feeling they were very, very lucky, just scraping through from their group after that hugh politicmi defeat of croatian where they held a moment of silence on tv in memory. and they they just came back nigeria to see them through to the knockout stage. messi finally getting on the score sheet at this tournament. but the emotion that surrounded
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that game, what we saw from the team, the talk of the struggle, how they have struggled in the first couple of weeks. you really wonder what it will have taken out of them and how they will react on the pitch. their boss has insisted that he is still in charge of the team despite the talk that it is messi and his fellow senior players who have been picking the team and giving the orders. but whatever yyou think, they will without doubt have to step up against france who finished runners up in euro 2016, have one of the most talg lenta tale attacking forces. and they have so many other players besides messi, it will be interesting to see what happens if argentina do get through, then we have the prospect of argentina facing portugal will they win their encounter. again there the focus on
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cristiano ronaldo. although his boss is trying to play that down, he says we have 22 other players who need to step up. it is not all going to be about ronaldo against uruguay. uruguay don't get goals in easily, so it will be tough to get past them. but the good news, these matches are taking place a good thousand or so miles away from here because we've currently got emergency warnings going on behind us, it is so humid, they are telling everybody to clear the streets. so i hope i'll be here to talk to you in a couple hours time. >> we hope so too. amanda davies, good to see you. female singer in saudi arabia has dropped a new music video rapping behind the wheel of a car she can now drive legally. ♪
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driving it and her head popping out the roof. she posted the video the day saudi arabia lifted its ban on women driving. she sings about how she doesn't need taxis or anyone to take her anywhere. good for her. the day's top stories are just ahead. "cnn newsroom" continues after the break.
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