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experience. >> well, not only that, every single student in neil's program has found a job after graduation. ending the cycle of poverty. you can see their story at cnnheroes.com. thanks for watching. our coverage continues. no, nobody's here. >> forced evacuations overnight as homeowners wage a battle against a raging wildfire. ♪ nfl players seen kneeling during the national anthem last night. how will president trump respond? the so-called madam
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mad madametestifies. and the space shooting for the stars. welcome to k"early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm phil mattingly. this is day five of you putting up with me. my wife would tell you is not an easy thing to do. >> she raised you well. to the news. breaking overnight. california's governor declaring a state of emergency as the raging holy fire inches closer to homes in the southern part of the state. here is what we know. the inferno is 5% contained. more than 21,000 people under mandatory evacuation and so far, more than 10,000 acres have burned. look at these images emerging overnight from the holy fire bearing down on this neighborhood in lake elsinore. firefighters asking a man to leave as he was using a garden hose to put flames out on his
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roof. this man eventually left and told cnn he is not sure he will have a home when we returns. cnn's stephanie elam brings us the latest from lake elsinore. >> reporter: christine and phil, we are here at the holy fire. look at how this hillside is going up right now. if you look downhill, if you slowly look down here, you will see that firefighters are taking a stand here. these blazes going up right behind the homes. it is casting so much dark smoke in the sky, you cannot tell how bright it is here. they are fighting this and the huge problem is the winds. the winds are not expected to let up anytime soon. with that in mind, firefighters are saying they are nowhere near containing the fire here. phil and christine. >> stephanie, thank you. the national anthem kneeling controversy is alive and well in
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the nfl. ♪ >> a full schedule of week one games last night. look at miami dolphins wide receiver kenny stills taking the anthem before taking on the bucs. in cleveland, members kneeled in the end zone before the anthem was played. three players with the seahawks made statements by waiting in the tunnel before taking the field. the nfl says no punishment will be handed out while it continues to work with the players union on the agreeable policy. >> this is not going anywhere. later today, the manhattan madame kristen davis appears before a grand jury in washington in the russia probe of robert mueller. it is not clear what prosecutors want to ask her. she volunteered with members of
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mueller's team. one possible line is the connection to roger stone. the veteran political consultant and trump adviser who is a subject in the russia investigation. the portion is expected to -- the prosecution is expected to rest in the trial of paul manafort. over the last week, the jury heard about his wardrobe and lifestyle and doctored loan documents. as the defense prepares to offer its case, a court filing from robert mueller is acceptedisend signal gates is a key in the russia probe. we have more from kara scannell. >> reporter: the investigation revealed in a filing. prosecutors asked the judge to seal a portion of the side bar that took place when rick gates was on the stand. paul manafort's attorney asked gates about the interviews he had with the special counsel's
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office concerning his time on the trump campaign. gates worked as the deputy on the campaign and continued to work with the inauguration. the judge agreed to seal it after it had evidence of the ongoing investigation. inside court, the jury heard a lot of details about bank fraud, specifical specifically $3.4 million loan. he said it was a second home. prosecutors say that was a lie and provided the bank false information when it was rental property. they indicated that manafort rented the property and one of the mortgage bankers testified. if it was a rental, he would not get as much money. he exceeded the bank policy by $2.4 million. prosecutors have two more witnesses to call and prosecutors say they intend to wrap the case today. christine, phil. thank you.
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the federal judge threatened to hold jeff sessions and others in contempt if they did not return to asylum seekers to u.s. soil. the woman and her daughter were on the plane to el salvador. government lawyers promised no one in the case he was hearing would be deported until thursday at midnight. he said i'm not asking. i'm ordering. by nightfall, the deportees had been returned to texas. investigation under way in texas after allegations surfaced that a child died after released from the i.c.e. facility. the spokesman tells cnn they now have the child's name and have opened a probe into abuse and negligent. the official testified to state lawmakers on thursday they could not investigate the alleged death which surfaced this month. despite repeated attempts, they could not get the child's name
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or other information. i.c.e. doesn't have information on the matter at this time. >> troubling questions about that story. president trump's in laws are now officially citizens of the united states. viktor and amelia took the oath on thursday. they gained citizenship through family visas that their son-in-law sought to appeal. they immigrated from slovenia. a source says they have been living in the u.s. with green cards sponsored by melania. the president has denounced family based immigration just like this particular case calling for an end to what we refers to as chain migration. where a family member comes first and sponsor their family. he wants merit based immigration. the first lady's office declined to comment. we would like to congratulate them on becoming citizens.
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kansas secretary of state chris kobach says he will recuse himself from the still undecided gubernatorial race. kobach leads by a razor thin 91 votes after discrepancies were found from two counties. he is expected to recuse himself officially today after collier made the demanded last night. >> the county did the counting of ballots. there is no point to it, but i said if my opponent wishes, i would be happy. i don't think he understands the process. >> person overseeing the vote that he is involved in. the provisional ballots have to be counted in the race. officials are blaming a clerical error in one county. the acquisition of tribune media is dead for sinclair. it would have created a power
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house. this is a defeat for sinclair. it is often criticized for the must-run segments of conservative comments and forcing local anchors to read a promo. >> own personal bias. this is extremely dangerous to our democracy. >> tribune rejected the deal with sinclair. the merger could have given sinclair 72% of the households. tribune pulled out of the deal after sinclair did not sell off stations as requested and was aggressive with the justice department and fcc. tribune is now suing for breach of contract. sinclair is disappointed the deal failed. >> that will be in the courts
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for a while. the u.s. and north korea in a standoff over nuclear weapons again. a little report just ahead. a teenager recovering after being pushed off a bridge by her friend.
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the u.s. and north korea in a verbal standoff this morning. pyongyang insisting high level officials in the administration are thwarting president trump's will by amping up pressure on the kim regime to denuclearization. the u.s. has made proposals for a verified denuclearization. all of them have been rejected by the kim regime as gangster like. for the latest on the impasse, let's bring in cnn's will ripley live in hong kong. >> reporter: christine, this is a frustrating issue for both sides. it sounds in the early july meeting with secretary of state
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mike pompeo and the korean negotiat negotiator, they were butting heads. the north korea's say no and the u.s. asks again. now it is to the point they are not sure they want to negotiate at the lower level. this is why the north korean sources were saying this week they want a second summit with president trump. you know, even in the statement released, the wording is very flattering toward president trump. they take a page from president trump's playbook. it is fabrication that north korea is building ballistic missiles and continuing to enrich fuel. they say that is drummed up to derail the denuclearization process. they continue to say that president trump is the one with the vision of a better relationship with north korea. i think all of this is really setting the stage for what the north koreans hope is a second summit in the coming weeks or
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months. >> thank you, will. vice president mike pence is calling for establishment of the space force by 2020. in a speech, he announced the issues for space is a real threat. >> all necessiglected the growi threats in space. president trump stated clearly and forcefully that space is in his words a war fighting domain just like land and air and sea. >> cnn's barbara starr has the latest from the pentagon. >> reporter: christine, phil, vice president mike pence coming to the pentagon to unveil president trump's plan to radically change one element of war fighting. the president long wanting to see a united states space force. a new branch of the u.s. military to focus entirely on war fighting in space. outside the earth's atmosphere.
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what he is talking about is taking all of the elements of u.s. military service abilities and putting them under a new branch of the military. whether that is needed or not is still a subject of debate and congress would have to approve it. but people do not dispute there is a space threat. the russians, the chinese, iranians, north koreans all working on improving their own capabilities in space. chinese, in fact, in 2007, demonstrated a missile that could shoot down a satellite in space. they shot down one of their old out of date satellites. that was a game changer. that means if you can shoot down satellites in space and shoot down an american satellite, it would affect life considerably. gps. internet. weather forecasting. that could affect commercial aviation. it would fundamentally change american life forever if
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american satellites were at risk from an adversary. the president believes having a new united states space force is the way to go. congress still would have to approve the final elements of that plan. christine. phil. >> barbara starr, thank you. although congress would have to approve any military branch, the trump re-election campaign has launched its efforts. it is calling on supporters to help select the space for official logo. visitors get to choose from these six designs and it is sold on merchandise. branding exercise. >> you get to pick your favorite design of space force. it is the biggest applause line on the campaign. people go crazy for it. guess who is thinking about running against donald trump for president? >> i'm serious about considering
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head. jones did not enter a plea on thursday and released on his own recognizance. a teenager in washington state pushed off the foot bridge and now recovering. the 16-year-old pushed has gone vial, the video. she -- viral. the video has been released showing her plummeting 15 feet. >> i was trying to push myself forward to be straight so my feet hit first. that didn't really work. >> she broke a number of ribs. she damaged a lung. it will take weeks to recover. local media report that the friend that pushed her may face charges. >> here is a good baseline. edge of a pool? you can push. 50 feet from the water? let's not do that. >> i know. a really bad idea. you wonder if somebody was
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filming it. you wonder if it is the viral media generation. >> don't do that. michael avenatti for president in 2020? yeah. because it is 2018. why not. the attorney for stormy daniels says he is seriously considering it. he traveled to iowa. the first in the nation caucus state to test the waters. avenatti says the goal is to get president trump out of office. >> i'm worried about the democratic party nominating somebody that cannot be competitive against and beat donald trump in 2020. that is the number one question that the party has to ask is can this nominee, potential nominee, beat donald trump. >> avenatti will make up his mind about the bid for the presidency in the coming weeks. >> iowa state fair. see what people think about him or have pork chops on a stick.
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no, nobody's here. >> forced evacuations overnight as homeowners wage a battle against a raging wildfire. ♪ nfl players seen kneeling during the national anthem last night. how will president trump respond? the so-called manhattan madame testifies.
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in front of the grand jury. the time has come for the united states space force. >> and the space shooting for the stars. welcome to "early start." i'm phil mattingly. >> i'm christine romans. 31 minutes past the hour. let's start here. california's governor declaring a state of emergency as the raging holy fire inches closer to homes in the southern part of the state. here is what we know. the inferno is 5% contained. more than 21,000 people under mandatory evacuation and so far, more than 10,000 acres have burned. look at these images emerging overnight from the holy fire bearing down on this neighborhood in lake elsinore. firefighters asking a man to leave as he was using a garden
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hose to put flames out on his roof. this man capturing flames in his backyard. this man eventually left and told cnn he is not sure he will have a home when we returns. cnn's stephanie elam brings us the latest from lake elsinore. >> reporter: christine and phil, this is the concern. we are here at the holy fire. look at how this hillside is going up right now. if you look downhill, if you slowly look down here, you will see that firefighters are taking a stand here. these blazes going up right behind the homes. it is casting so much dark smoke in the sky, you cannot tell how bright it is here. they are fighting this and the huge problem is the winds. the winds are not expected to let up anytime soon. with that in mind, firefighters are saying they are nowhere near containing the fire here. phil and christine. >> stephanie, thank you. the weather showing it is not getting easier.
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the national anthem kneeling controversy is alive and well in the nfl. ♪ >> a full schedule of week one games last night. look at miami dolphins wide receiver kenny stills taking the knee before the national anthem. in cleveland, members kneeled in the end zone before the anthem was played. three players with the seahawks made statements by waiting in the tunnel before taking the field. the nfl says no punishment will be handed out while it continues to work with the players union on the agreeable policy. later today, the manhattan madame kristin davis appears before a grand jury in washington in the russia probe of robert mueller. it is not clear what prosecutors want to ask her. she volunteered with members of mueller's team. one possible line is the connection to roger stone. the veteran political consultant
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and trump adviser who is a subject in the russia investigation. the prosecution is expected to rest in the trial of paul manafort. over the last week, the jury heard about his wardrobe and offshore bank accounts and lifestyle and doctored loan documents. as the defense prepares to offer its case, a court filing from robert mueller is sending a signal gates is a key in the russia probe. we have more from kara scannell. >> reporter: a new detail in the special counsel's investigation was not revealed in court, but in a filing. prosecutors asked the judge to seal a portion of the side bar that took place when rick gates was on the stand. paul manafort's attorney asked gates about the interviews he had with the special counsel's
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office concerning his time on the trump campaign. gates worked as the deputy on the campaign and continued to work with the inauguration. the judge agreed to seal it after it had evidence of the ongoing investigation. inside court, the jury heard a lot of details about bank fraud, specifically $3.4 million loan. paul manafort had taken out from the bank. he told the bank it was a second home. prosecutors say that was a lie and provided the bank false information when it was rental property. they showed airbnb records. they indicated that manafort rented the property and one of the mortgage bankers testified. if it was a rental, he would not get as much money. he exceeded the bank policy by $2.4 million. prosecutors have four more witnesses to call and two have immunity deals. prosecutors say they intend to wrap the case today. christine, phil. thank you. the federal judge threatened to
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hold jeff sessions and others in contempt if they did not return two asylum seekers to the u.s. the woman and her daughter were on the plane to el salvador. one in the case he was hearing would be deported until thursday at midnight. he said i'm not asking. i'm ordering. by nightfall, the deportees had been returned to texas. investigation under way in texas after allegations surfaced that a child died after released from the i.c.e. facility. the spokesman tells cnn they now have the child's name and have opened a probe into abuse and negligent. the official testified to state lawmakers on thursday they could not investigate the alleged death which surfaced this month. despite repeated attempts, they could not get the child's name or other information.
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i.c.e. doesn't have information on the matter at this time. >> big questions about that story. president trump's in laws are now officially citizens of the united states. viktor and amelia took the oath on thursday. they gained citizenship through family visas that their son-in-law sought to appeal. they immigrated from slovenia. a source says they have been living in the u.s. with green cards sponsored by melania. the president has denounced family based immigration just like this particular case calling for an end to what we -- he refers to as chain migration. where a family member comes first and sponsor their family. he wants merit based immigration. the first lady's office declined to comment. we would like to congratulate them on becoming citizens. kansas secretary of state chris kobach says he will recuse himself from the still undecided gubernatorial race. between himself and jeff collier. kobach leads by a razor thin 91
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votes after discrepancies were found from two counties. he is expected to recuse himself officially today after collier made the demanded last night. >> the county did the counting of ballots. there is no point to it, but i said if my opponent wishes, i would be happy. i don't think he understands the process. >> thousands of provisional ballots have to be counted. officials are blaming a clerical error where collier was short changed votes. and the u.s. economy could grow. the economists think the boom won't last thanks to trade tensions and fading effects of tax reform. according to the wall street journal survey, economists predict 3% growth this year. it is thanks to the strong second quarter.
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this was fueled by factors like tax cuts and boosting consumer spending and business investment. tariffs prompted a rush in exports. particularly soybeans. economists expect the economy to growth after that. by 2019, economists in the survey say the economy will grow 2.4%. slowing to 1.8% in 2020. the trump administration disagrees predicting 3% or better. a budget deficit which is spiking here because of tax cuts among other things. >> and corporate spending. trade. it is all about trade. you made the point. the economy is robust and recovery on the decade mark. it is still continuing. trade is the wild card. tense moments in the skies.
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the north koreans are simply not going to be willing to give up a large amount of nuclear weapons right away. they want it to happen over a long period of time. they want relief from sanctions with each small step they take. when secretary of state mike pompeo traveled to pyongyang in july and asked repeatedly for north korea to make the big move in denuclearization and the north koreans said no, the tension escalated. the public spat, this back and forth with the u.s. and north korea. you have mike pompeo and haleni haley and all not living up to the end of the denuclearization. the u.s. apparently told countries not to send high level delegations to the national foundation day ceremony that is scheduled to happen next month. now north korea is coming out with this statement. questioning u.s. intelligence
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says they are not denuclearization. saying it is fabricated. does that sound familiar? they praise president trump's vision and saying lower levels the government officials are pushing this. we had a source earlier in the week saying it was a strong possibility that everything in the north korean messages indicates they want president trump to negotiate directly with kim jong-un. they feel it will get a more favorable deal in the end. >> fascinating. you have been talking about it for weeks. going straight to the president trying to cut out his team. we will see if it works. there is a legitimate possibility. will, thank you. tense moments in the skies over the south china sea. the chinese military warning a u.s. surveillance plane six times as it flew over the hotly contested area where china has built up extensive military bases on manmade islands.
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we have the latest from ivan watson from okinawa. >> reporter: christine, we got a rare look on board this plane at china's controversy manmade islands in the south china sea. it staked its claim in the body of water like vietnam and philippines have claimed by building the giant islands. they have airstrips and radar domes and towers and practically cities out in the middle of the sea. a four-story and five-story high buildings. while we were flying, we were challenged six times by the chinese military which instructed our navy crew to leave immediately to avoid a
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misunderstanding. at which point the navy crew responded with the scripted answer arguing that this is international air space. the navy plane has a right to be there just like a plane from any other government or country in the world. that said, the planes were staying 12 nautical miles from the perimeter of the manmade chinese islands. the sheer scale of investment china has made in the manmade islands is staggering. these are airports in the middle of the sea. one had a manmade harbor. the navy crew counted 85 ships in its manmade harbor. one of the concerns is that by building these islands, china could try to lay claim to energy
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deposits beneath the sea floor. other countries would want that for themselves. the standoff continues over this. the u.s. government has accused china of militarizing the islands. christine, the chinese are not going anywhere away from the manmade islands they spent so much to build. >> clearly making a big inve investme investment. the point of the u.s. mission that you were on was to promote the freedom of navigation under international law. >> reporter: those are technically a slightly different mission typically conducted by u.s. navy war ships and ships from other governments like australia. this was described to me as a routine patrol conducted frequently by planes like this to survey the extent of the
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construction and developments on islands like this. the pentagon has accused the chinese military of placing war planes on these islands. placing mers on the islands as well. secretary mattis, secretary of defense, has highlighted the fact that the chinese leader xi jinping during a visit to the white house in 2015 vowed no militarization of the south china sea. you have competing narratives here in what is a dispute over maritime territory. >> ivan, great access. thank you for bringing that to us. ivan watson in okinawa. >> you talk to people at the
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pe pentagon. vice president mike pence calling for the establishment of a space force by 2020. he laid out the preliminary plans for president trump's space force during remaximrks a the pentagon on tuesday. in june, he wants to establish the new military branch to oversee war fighting in space. the new move would ensure american dominance in the final frontier. >> the previous administrations all but neglected the growing security threats in space. donald trump stated that space is in his words a war fighting domain just like land and air and sea. >> now the new military branch would require congressional approval. the trump re-election campaign launched its effort. it is calling on people to pick its official logo. it will be displayed on
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teenager in washington state pushed off the foot bridge by a friend is recovering and now speaking out. video of 16-year-old jordan holarson being pushed has gone viral. she is speaking from the hospital about what it is like to plunge 50 feet. >> i may have fainted in the air. when i hit the water, i was awake and aware. i was trying to push myself forward so i could be straight up and down so my feet hit first. that didn't really work. >> she broke a number of ribs and damaged a lung and will take weeks to recover. the friend that pushed her may face charges. let's get a check on cnn money. global stocks lower today.
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weighed down by trade fierce and sanctions fas sanctions -- fears and sanctions by russia. a drop in energy and financial stocks. s&p is still less than 1% shy of the record high. nasdaq closed higher for the eighth session in a row after amazon hit a record high. tech is the best performing sector. tech companies make huge profits. investors with doubts of elon musk's plan to take tesla private. tesla stock fell 5% wiping out all of the gains of the musk announcement on twitter. saying he secured funding. well above where the stock rate is right now. he offered no further details. investors are skeptical. adding to the doubt, a probe by the regulator. sec looking to see if the statement was true and why he
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announced it on twitter. buffalo wild wings wants to add something to the menu. sports betting. will you wager with your wings? in may, the supreme court allowed sports betting. new jersey, delaware and louisiana have done so already. the chain is exploring ways to offer sports wagering. buffalo wild wings has 1,200 restaurants nationwide. >> on sundays, you don't want to leave buffalo wild wings. you get there at 11:00 for the 1:00 p.m. pre-game. if you have the gambling right there, one stop shop. perfect. >> we know what you do on the weekends. >> if you gamble. here we go. one more hour. get ready for it. "early start" continues right now. no, nobody's here. we need fire trucks. >> forced evacuations overnight as homeowners wage a battle against a raging wildfire.
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