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been in control for now, spraying water on the crowd, a have a violent crowd that came out en masse with sticks, trying to cause havoc at the g20. i'm melissa francis, here's shep. >> shepard: it is 9:00 p.m. here in hamburg. we've been watching this together. we have seen a lot of riots, i've been involved covering riots. this is not a riot. if you look, there are many people standing around. there certainly have been scirmages. i saw this in seattle back in the day. there are anarchists who come from around the world and cause havoc. this is decidedly not a riot. these are protests. you can agree or disagree with
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the protesters. you certainly can do that. but the pictures tell the story. there have certainly been arrests. police have come in with water cannons. they say this ends at 8:00 local time in hamburg. this was an hour ago. just a couple of minutes before then, they came in with the announcements in german saying you've got to clear the streets. the demonstrators didn't clear the streets. the police came out, as they promised they would with the big trucks, water cannons, smoke disbursing you see one on the upper right hand corner. that's video from a few minutes ago. that's not happening again. if we can come to the live picture, where -- in hamburg, overlooking all of this. there it is. the cops and the riot police are on the move. but the rioting is not happening. they certainly want to keep order, and they've got rules about this. they told them they can demonstrate until 8:00 local
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time. after that, they're going to move them out. it appears that's what they're trying to do. they wanted to get them out before darkness falls. organizers are calling it g20, welcome to hell. the demonstrators built it, built at least one barricade in this area, and then some of them threw objects at it, and obviously the police should not have to deal with that. and they refuse to do so. officers were using water cannons to push back the crowds. as you can see, it is largely quieted down here. emotions are high. they are very against what is happening here in hamburg, the g20, whatever the number happens to be, it attracts a lot of people who are not too pleased about globalization, and they pick this world stage where cameras from media around the world have converged, world leaders have converged it make their peace and their statement. david rising is chief correspondent for the associated press, says he was hit by a
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water cannon a short time ago. have you seen widespread rioting, david? >> no, you described it pretty well, actually. i've been here for a while, and it is still pretty loud. it has been sort of sporadic squirmishes between the police, so-called black blocks they call them here. the guys that dress in all black and cover their faces and heads and everything. that's what happened a couple of minutes ago. they were blocking the street and the police came in the water cannons to move them off. they threw bottles at the police struck and two hundred riot police came in along with them and totally pushed them back and way off the street. i got caught up in that. >> shepard: largely, what is -- i've been reading about this and watching feeds from media partners around the world. everything i've been able to see, there are those who want to cause problems, but largely, and correct me if this is a poor assessment, but largely, this has been peaceful.
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>> yeah, what you can hear in the background right now, there is music and stuff after the police cleared those violent protesters out of the way, sort of a parade went by with the anti-g20 protesters. when you hear the number of expected, 100,000 protesters this weekends for the g20, they're talking about mostly peaceful people. police say maximum, they're expecting about 8,000 of these people who are prone to violence, whereas the rest of them are, you know, people who are following calls from greenpeace and other agencies just on their own coming out fro test various issues. >> shepard: good to talk to you. thanks very much. we'll try to keep this in perspective. there has been some demonstrating and occasionally there has been squirmishes. first, the president of the united states has down-played russia's interference in the election. a day before his face-to-face meeting with vladimir putin.
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president trump just hours ago arrived in germany. he is set to meet with putin tomorrow. h.r. mcmaster said trump had no specific agenda for the meeting, but it seems the russians do. we'll show you what they're saying in a few moments. president trump today refused to say for certain whether he actually believed that russia interfered in america's election, despite the evidence it did, the promises that work for him that it did, and against any evidence that it didn't. here is what the president said during a news conference in poland. >> well, i think it was russia, and i this it could have been other people and other countries. it could have been a lot of people interfered. i've said it very simply. i think it could very well have been russia. but it could woell have been other countries, and i won't be specific. a lot of people interfere. it has been happening for a long time. it has been happening for many years. >> shepard: this interference was done by the russians.
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the united states intelligence service has testified under oath. this is an old story. former and current officials say there is zero doubt that russia interfered. it was the russian, and president putin ordered the meddling. president trump says u.s. officials have made mistake in the past cited iraqi weapons of mass destruction. he had sharp words for russia. the president vowed to confront propaganda, cyber warfare and other new forms of aggression as he put it. he called on the kremlin to stop supporting hostile regimes and destabilizing countries, including the ukraine. he said in his dark speech that the fundamental question of our time is whether the west has the will to survive. >> do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our
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borders? do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy us. >> shepard: officials in warsaw did indeed promise that president trump would have cheering crowds, as parts of their invitation to him. and those crowds came through. >> shepard: a packed crowd of shouss of peop sho thousands of people chanted his name. president trump thanked them. supplying the cheering crowds, the law and justice party which won the parliamentary party are decidedly anti-muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-european union. they've underlined the polish judiciary. they've seen an antidemocratic path, and here in warsaw, president trump railed on america's news media,
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specifically, nbc and cnn, and asked the polish leader if he has had problems with his own media. he once did, but now the ruling party in poland has turned the polish media into a mouthpiece for the polish government. our chief white house correspondent, john roberts, what else did the president say during his trip. >> reporter: it was an interesting day today in warsaw, let alone what's going on here in hamburg. the president talking about russia in poland, because of course, poland sits on the border with ukraine. we know what happened in crimea and what's going on in the eastern part of ukraine and part of the russian federation, the city is home to the russian baltic fleet. clearly, poland is a country that cares about what vladimir putin is doing, so the president today, when he was talking to the polish people, urged russia and vladimir putin with whom he'll meet tomorrow to change its way.
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listen here. >> we urge russia to cease its destabilizing activity in ukraine and elsewhere, and its supporter hostile regimes, including syria and iran. and to instead, join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies, and a defense of civilization itself. >> reporter: making news today is not just what president trump said about russia, but what other people are saying about what president trump said in regard to whether or not russia tried to interfere in the election, when the president said i think it was russia, but i think it was a lot of other players as well, adam schiff, the ranking member on the intelligence committee, believing president trump is basically capitulated to vladimir putin because he can't go into that meeting tomorrow and directly confront him, saying why were you interfering in our election, and in the statement, saying the president's comments today again casting doubt on whether russia was behind the blatant
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interference in our election and suggesting his own intelligence agencies to the contrary that nobody really knows continue to directly undermine u.s. interests. this is not putting america first. but continuing to propagate his own personal fiction at the country's expense. that meeting will take place tomorrow here at the g20, in the afternoon, shep, on the sidelines. the full bilateral meeting. it was initially expected to be more of a quick sit down. but this will be an extended bilateral meeting. we understand from talking to administration officials, it will be a very small meeting. the russians may have tried to expand it and some people at the nsc might have wanted to make it a bigger meeting, but i'm told at this point it looks like it could be just the president and the secretary of state, and an in terp opera
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interptator. >> shepard: the president's own helpers are trying to get more people in the meeting, because they're understanding of what vladimir putin's want to make things happen in private meetings that shouldn't. >> reporter: right, there is also a desire by some people, particularly in the russian side, to make this meeting bigger, to give it a sense of more importance, by having more people in the room. it is kind of like if you have seven or eight major dignitaries from each country in the room, it becomes bigger than if you have a couple of people. the u.s. wants to keep it small, maybe just the president and the secretary of state. but there are, you know, competing interests always. everybody has their own idea how these things should go. i'm told by administration officials, that's the way the white house wants it to go, with the caveat, with this administration, anything could change. >> shepard: there was a lot in the speech this morning. notably, a full throated defense of article five regarding nato. >> reporter: correct.
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you'll remember, when the president was in brussels at the nato summit in may, he took criticism when he gave that speech, dedicating the newark ki -- new article 5. unlike presidents before him did not articulate a strong commitment to article 5, of the nato charter, which dictaties a attack against one is an attack against all. the president today encouraging nations to pony up and commit the 2% of their gdp for military spending that they promised, basically said article 5, i'm completely behind it. listen here. >> i would point out that the united states has demonstrated not merely with words, but with its actions that we stand firmly behind article five, the mutual defense commitment. words are easy, but actions are what matters. and for its own protection, you know this, everybody knows this,
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everybody has to know this, europe must do more. europe must demonstrate that it believes in its future. >> reporter: so basically, what the president was saying there is that you could say, hey, i'm committed to article 5, but it is really what you do that matters. he is pointing out that a lot of nation, canada, france, italy, germany, are not ponying up the amount of money they committed to. poland is fully going to commit 2.5% to military spending, a full half percentage more than they've been asked to do. i think it putting them second in terms of military spending on nato. >> shepard: john roberts live in hamburg. thanks. ahead, we'll look alt what the russians are saying at the meeting between president trump and president putin. plus, our next guest says it is no surprise that president trump again played down the hacking. he is a journalist that has
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covered the russian investigation. he said do not expect the president to ever place blame on putin. we'll continue to watch the situation in hamburg. lots of you concerned about this "riot." you'll know a riot when you see one. this it ain't. a distraction. pain is sometimes in my hands, right before a performance especially. only aleve has the strength to stop minor arthritis pain for up to 12 hours with just one pill. this is my pain. but i am stronger. aleve. all day strong. but prevagen helps your brain with an ingredient originally discovered... in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. the name to remember. . . . . . hour.
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as reported, no specific agenda for tomorrow's face-to-face meeting between president trump and the russian president
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vladimir putin. but the kremlin has listed a wide range of issues, where they believe they can work with the united states. russian officials say they hope a trump presidency would improve relations, but earlier this week, a kremlin aid said the ties are at zero level. russian officials say they want diplomatic compound in the united states back. >> reporter: that's right, shep. two diplomatic compounds. the russian interference in the u.s. election, obama administration claimed the russians were using the compounds for intelligence gathering, expelled a few dozen diplomats as part of this. the russians want them back. they say their patience is wearing thin, and they're considering retaliatory measures, if the u.s. doesn't deliver the compounds. there is a host of other issues we expect russia to bring up as to what they're previewing in all of this. they tell russian state media that there is considerable
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potential for coordinating efforts for the inter national terr terrorism, and mass destruction weapons. they want to discuss ukraine and syria. secretary of state, rex tillerson, as he was leaving for this meeting last night said the u.s. and russia are perhaps talking about ways to cooperate in syria, including potentially safe zones. no-fly zones. >> shepard: live at state, thanks. to michael now, washington bureau chief. nice to see you, michael. >> reporter: thanks for having me. >> shepard: the main issue speaking about the united states and russia is the russians invaded an annex, part of crimea, the first time since world war ii that everything like this has ever happened. united states put sanctions on russia, and that's the first order of business. we're not going to talk to but anything else until you get out of crimea, right? >> reporter: not exactly. in fact, this hasn't been top of
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mind in any of president trump's statements on russia. i think there is still an issue here. there is under consideration by the white house, a request to give assistance which would in if you are rate russia further. there are a whole host of problems in which russia and the united states are really butting heads. at the u.n. yesterday, you had the russian ambassador and the u.s. ambassador, you know, barking at each other across the table about what should be done about north korea. >> shepard: what were they saying? >> well, today, the u.n. ambassador said that russia blocked a clear statement condemning the missile launch over july 4th, because russia has asked for more information about whether it was intercontinental ballistic missile, even though u.s. intelligence says it was. other services say it was, and the north koreans claimed it was. so that's the first order of business. what the russians want is for
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the u.s. to stop doing military exercises with south korea, and to basically take a military option off the table, which is not something the trump administration is inclined to do. then the problems in syria, you have the problems obviously domestically with the ongoing discussion about the election hacking. and you have discussions about poland, which the president brought up today, and you know, the president raised today in poland the issue of iran in which russia continues to be much closer to the regime than president trump would like. >> shepard: we have a lot of issues that could be for the here, but is there -- but the white house says there is nothing on the agenda. it is sort of a meet and greet. >> part of that is that no one really wants to predict what president trump is going to do. a lot of aids don't know what he is going to do. he tends to be pretty free willing in those circumstances. i think president trump also come news office, thinking he could reset relations with
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russia. he has hoped to do this, even though the chances of it are getting smaller. because he is a strong leader, unlike the previous president, he thinks, and putin is a strong leader. you saw that in his relations, president xi as well, based on their personal relationship, that hasn't gone so well. but i expect president trump to try to do that tomorrow. >> shepard: we'll know soon enough, maybe. good to see you, thanks. >> thank you. >> shepard: ahead, facing nuclear north korea, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, how long before he could land a nuke on american soil and how to stop him. micha michael o hanlon will be here. it is 21 minutes past 9:00 in the evening there, and pretty darn quiet at the moment. there are huge troublemaker there is. the locals say as many as 8,000 far left wing activists to cause
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trouble, so far, that really hasn't happened when the police and the demonstrators stand side by side, and no one moves or speaks. well, things are going fairly well. boost. it's about moving forward, not back.
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>> it is a shame that they're behaving this way, but they are behaving in a very, very dangerous manner. and something will have to be done about it. >> shepard: the president speaking of north korea, and sending a warning to that country, during a joint news conference with the polish president. president trump says the north korean communist regime could face consequences after testing a ballistic missile this week, the first time they've ever tested a intercontinental, and
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powerful enough to reach alaska. president trump didn't specific about consequences. the defense secretary, jim mattis, came to reporters and spoke to them, and he says he does not believe north korea launch brings us closer to war at all. he said the president has been clear that we're still trying to work this out with options other than military force. jennifer griffin, live at the pentagon. to come out and speak on the record this way, previous secretary of states, no. >> he wasn't in the briefing room, it was off camera. it is the first time we've heard from defense secretary mattis since the july 4th missile test. he just came downstairs and talked to us in the wake of that test. here is what he said. >> i do not believe this capability in itself brings us closer to war, because the president has been very clear, the secretary of state has been
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very clear, we are leading with diplomatic and economic efforts. >> reporter: he said u.s. self-restraint has prevented war in the face of north korean provocations. it is notable, however, in december, u.s. special operations command was put in charge of countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. this was a big change in terms of command structure, and means that the elite seal and delta force teams will be tasked with coming up with plans and practicing how to deal with north korea's nukes. in terms of military options, the u.s. has b1 bombers, like these shown here, based in guam. they fly over the north korean peninsula about once a week as a show of force. they can carry the largest payload of any u.s. bomber and could target facilities, shep. >> shepard: that could unleash all kinds of havoc. >> reporter: absolutely. it would quickly escalate, and
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large scale casualties would likely follow. the big concern is how to neutralize the thousands of artillery units that north korea has hidden in the hills and in bunkers north of the border with south korea. this recent live fire exercise by pyongyang in april shows the potential destruction. this artillery is trained on the south korean capital where ten million people live 35 miles from the border. the u.s. has 28,500 troops based in south korea, there would be heavy casualties and it would take days. the u.s. and south korea conducted a joint ballistic missile drill just hours after the north korean launch on july 4th, to send a message, there are missile defense capabilities in place to protect seoul, shep. >> shepard: jennifer, thank you. let's turn to michael now, senior fellow in foreign policy at the brooklyns institution, a nonpartisan public policy organization. hi, michael.
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>> hey, shepard, how are you? >> shepard: i'm well. they tested an icbm. your level of concern? >> certainly growing. i think that every step along the way towards an ability to threaten the american homeland is one you have to note with some concern. it doesn't translate into an imminent threat to any american city, necessarily. a lot of other things have to go right for a missile that's been successfully test launched in a short trajectory to reach here and deliver a war head that detonat detonates, winds up in the place it is supposed to be, and so forth. it would be a suicide attack by north korea, even if they could pull it off. i'm not going to sleepless soundly tonight, but the overall level of mounting capability then raises the question at what point does president trump decide enough is enough. and of course, secretary mattis tried to reduce our concern that could mean any kind of a military response. but you have to wonder, just how
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many steps down the road president trump has really thought this through, and whether 2there could be a risk f conflict. the south koreans have shown restraint over the years, because in 2010, they were attacked from cold blood. one of their ship was attacked and 46 sailors died after the north korean murder in cold blood. that was by not kim jong-un but his father's military that. kind of attack could lead to series of missteps. >> shepard: i get a flood of electronic communications of people sitting in their homes watching all ready to just go blow something up because that will solve everything. it sounds like cooler heads are prevailing. maybe people don't understand the geographical proximity of our people right on that border, or the 15 million plus people in the seoul area. >> well, that's right. jennifer mentioned our 28,000
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troops, but also i think several thousands of civilians in seoul. of course, all the artillery concern is quite serious, but also the possibility that the north korea cans could deliver nuclear weapon against south korea. we doubt they could deliver one against the united states, as we were just discussing. we're not positive, but we doubt it. however, delivering a nuclear war head by missile over a short range is a much more realistic proposition for a tech knowledgely underdeveloped like north korea. i think now president trump at least so far. >> shepard: thank you, sir, as always. a new plan among senate republicans to try to repeal and replace obama care and gaining support. it could have an impact on
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but some others are still missing. hundreds of thousands of had to pack up and leave their homes. forecasters say as many as 20 inches of rain fell in just 12 hours yesterday. the news continues, next.
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>> shepard: senator ted cruz says he has a plan to help the health care bill and gaining support. senator cruz's amendment would allow insurance companies that do not comply with the affordable care act as long as they still offer plans that they do. they could offer cheap stripped down plans aimed at health yeth customers. >> let's focus on lowering premiums, that's a win/win for everyone. patients are in a better position to decide what coverage they want or don't, rather than having washington say what you have to buy. >> shepard: chuck schumer is calling cruz's plan a hoax,
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saying it would drive up the cost of copayments and deductibles and people are p preexisting people would be left without coverage. the white house has backed the proposal, and senate leaders are seriously considering it. for example, the senate majority leader asked the congressional budget office to analyze senator cruz's plan. he gave them a number of them, sort of a cavil cafeteria plan. it is picking up support. mitch mcconnell needs them on board. however, this is what it making it so difficult for mcconnell. allowing young healthy people to buy stripped down plans would make it more expensive with those with preexisting conditions with full benefits. if you gain support from ted cruz and mike lee, you could lose a lot of moderate support. cruz talked about this healthcare push at an event last night near dallas. >> it has been messy, it has
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been bumpy. i'm not certain we will get it done. i believe we will. in the senate, we've got a narrow republican majority. we have 52 republicans. the democrats have made clear they're not willing to work with us on any pro ducktiv steps on health care. >> reporter: not clear what the budget office will say about the amendment. it could bring premiums down but potentially leave more on insured. we await the data. >> shepard: what are democrats saying about the amendment that conservatives are pushing? >> reporter: democrats are ripping it. they say it would trade lower premiums for far more expensive deductibles and co-pays. chuck schumer saying, quote, it is a full hardy trade to exchange lower yums and copayments, in addition, preexisting conditions will almost certainly be left without access to affordable and quality health care, making it even worst than the house bill on this issue. to be clear, cruz would not be expecting support from senator schumer, however, this criticism
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would be designed to drive a wedge between gop moderates and conservatives. shep. >> shepard: mike, thank you, sir. steve scalise is in intensive care again and in serious condition, after his people say he has an infection. they told the senior capitol hill producer last evening. steve scalise has been hospitalized last month, when a gunman opened fire on a baseball practice in virginia, and injured the congressman and four others, or four other people i should say. a bullet hit congressman scalise and tore into blood vessels, bones, and internal organs. his surgeons say he arrived at the hospital with an implement risk of death. the 51-year-old has had multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, we're told. congressman scalise's doctors have warned there could be ups and downs during recovery.
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a man accused of kidnapping a student from china described what his ideal victim would be like, while he was at a vigil for that missing woman. that's according to prosecutoring, saying they have recordings of the conversations. they have audio of him admitting the fought and resisting him. yesterday, a judge in illinois ordered this man, bret christiansen to stay behind bars until his trial starts. his lawyers say he is not guilty. investigators say this woman, 26-year-old gigi jiang is still missing, but believe she is dead. they arrested him on friday, and investigators say jiang got into a car crash, or i should say got into a car he was driving last month on the day she went missing from the university of illinois, champagne, urbana. jonathan hunt has more on this. what else did we learn? >> reporter: well, shep, the judge called christiansen a
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flight risk and danger to the community. and said the evidence against him is strong. now, investigators say not only did christiansen attend the vigil, he was also captured on a recording picking out other potential victims. it is interesting to note, authorities didn't reveal how these recordings were obtained, and did not play them in court. they also say christiansen threatened one close to the case, that provided evidence against him. but they did not say who that person was. now, during the roughly 30-minute hearing, which members of the missing woman's family attended, christiansen showed no reaction, and didn't speak. but his attorneys interest plenty to say afterwards, saying it is not really evidence at all yet. one of the founding principles of the american justice system is the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses in front of you.
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there was certainly no cross examination when it is a one-sided r one-sided recitation what of government hopes to prove. he has no criminal history, and holding him in a jail an hour away from champagne county put their client at a disadvantage to which the judge replied, quote, those are not issues for today. >> shepard: what more do we know about the suspect? >> reporter: well, christiansen studied physics, graduated in may with a master's degree and those who worked with him at the school seem utterly surprised could be surprised in anything like this. >> i've received many e-mails from faculty and students expressing shock this happened. those that knew him are quite surprised. there was no hint of something like this. >> reporter: i preliminary hearing for christiansen set for july 14th, shep, unless the
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>> shepard: the number of prescriptions opioids has dropped than. all of that, according to a new report for the centers for disease control in atlanta that came out this afternoon. there are differences in how doctors prescribe the drug from county to county across the country. jonathan is in atlanta, what did we learn from this study? >> reporter: hi, then. public health officials are trying to understand why there is so much county to county
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variation. they believe some of it may have to do with access to resources, opioid prescription rates tend to be higher in areas where people are -- have higher rates of not being insured or higher rates of unemployment. people who live in smaller towns, they say, may have less access to physical therapy or other alternative forms of pain management. so they have to rely on the meds. the cdc also found that prescription practices are so inconsistent that some counties are prescribing opioids at six times the rate of other counties. now, shep, some states are trying to crack down on opioid abuse, trying to find the abusers before things get completely out of hand. here in georgia, they recently passed a law requiring pharmacists to report any controlled substance prescriptions that they fill within 24 hours. listen. >> the georgia pharmacists, the
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scope and the depth of the opioid epidemic compels it. we believe it will save lives. >> reporter: in the '90s, doctors took criticism for not managing their patients' pain well enough, not taking it seriously enough. but this study seems to indicate that perhaps doctors are beginning to heed the warning that perhaps they are over-medicating their patients. >> shepard: how are they explaining that drop? awareness and education? >> reporter: yeah, awareness and education, a lot of people are wondering whether this is the light at the end of the tunnel. really, it is a mixed bag. the amount of opioids prescribed has gone down since its peek in 2010, they measure opioids by comparing their potency to morphine. if you look at the total amount of opioids that were prescribed in that peek year of 2010, and divided evenly among every american, each of us would have
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received the equivalent of 782 morphine milligram equivalents or mmes by 2015, that figure had dropped to 640mme, but only 180 mme back in 1999. listen. >> even though there is impr improvement in prescribing in today's report, we still see too many getting too much for too long, and that causes risks for families around the country. >> reporter: in 2015, opioid abuse was blamed for more than 33,000 deaths around the country. that's more than any other year on record. so shep, we still have a long way to go. >> shepard: jonathan hunt in atlanta this afternoon. jonathan sierre. too many jonathans. a blistering heat waive to countries already burning because of wildfires.
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>> shepard: weather alert. crazy heat wave threatening to push temperatures as high as 120 degrees in the desert southwest. forecasters say the heat wave could break records across the southern part of california and they say it could be very dangerous. a look at current temperatures now. look at these temperatures. palm springs, 116. yuma, 113, phoenix, 113. it is a dry heat. i don't think we should be able to say that anymore. 120 in death valley. the heat wave expect today peak between tomorrow and saturday. we're not there yet. all that heat in the desert southwest, not helping crews battle wildfires, the images in
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the slide show, that's what it looks like when a car burns up. crews battling a fire near reno, you can see what's left there. officials say there are several fires burning in that area. flames are getting near someone's house in the far right. hundreds are people are evacuating people in nevada, bringing animals with them. you see the horse there in the dark and a plane spraying in breckenridge. a moment of impact and aftermath you've deadly plane crash at san francisco's airport. it happened four years ago today. we just got this. it appears to be taken from a control tower, investigators blame pilot error after it hit a sea wall just before landing. here you can see the plane spinning around clouds and smoke, rising from the plane. the emergency slide eventually pops out. investigators say a minute and a half passed before the crews started the evacuation process. three people died there four
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first all-star game. a sports editor said he wanted to give a boost during the great depression. fans voted on players from the american and national leagues, like you can still do today. lou gherig and babe ruth, packed into comiskey park in chicago. this year, this tuesday in sweltering miami, you can watch it on the big fox broadcast network. the best in baseball will repeat the tradition that began 84
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years ago today. should newsbreak out, wool we'll break in. the dow on a slide today, a couple hitting the skids. cavuto has perspective now. >> neil: thank you, shepard, you're looking live inside the illinois state house in springfield, illinois, the state capitol there is on a temporary lockdown. they found a white powder substance, and they still haven't gotten to the bottom of it. so there is a hazmat situation developing there. all of this, as the legislature there taking up an effort that would effectively override the governor's veto that would essentially end one of the longest state's fiscal crisis since at least the great depression. now, all of this comes at a time when illinois residents don't have to be reminded that their state is in deep financial do do