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kat, tyrus and our studio audience. i'm greg gutfeld and i love you, america. [cheering and applause] arthel: excellent idea. jon scott is up next. eric: take care. >> that's what it sounded like all across america today as thousands of people raised their voices to protest president trump's immigration policy. good evening, i'm jon scott and this is the fox report. from california to texas, from the brooklyn bridge to the capitol, protesters taking part in a mass show of resistance to the administration's zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration. the forced separation of migrant families being touted as the catalyst for the demonstrations. many of the activist urging lawmakers to take notice. >> [inaudible] -- really standing up for the human kind
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in general and trying to push our politicians and representatives to actually do something, to create a policy that one -- [inaudible] and two will help reunite these children with their parents. >> we have fox news coverage on this. garrett tenney is covering the protests in washington. ellison barber is reporting on the president from his new jersey golf resort. but we begin with in the texas border city of el paso. casey? >> jon, good evening. this was also the site of a pretty decent-sized rally earlier today, and it was really interesting because of its close proximity to the mexico border, which is right back there, those cars driving that way are going into juarez, mexico. you had demonstrations happening here on the u.s. side and then some of the protesters took the international pedestrian bridge over, and they met with protesters in juarez to show solidarity, and then they came
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back over through the port of entry here to el paso. you know, for a state that primarily is epicenter of this immigration issue or crisis as some have called it, the crowd here now estimated closer to 200 people, while a strong showing, not nearly as large as the turnout you're going to see with some of my colleagues in other u.s. cities today. but then again, there have been countless protests in this region on almost a daily basis for weeks. and all with pretty much the same plea. listen. >> [inaudible]. we've got to protest so we can show our representatives what we really want and we're not going to stand for any type of dehumanization of our fellow people. >> this as plans move forward to open additional temporary housing facilities for children
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and adults, caught crossing the border illegally. the ft. bliss army post, a stone's throw away from where i am here in el paso will be one of those new locations. good fellow air force base up in texas will be another with the first minors expected to show up there by the end of july. all of this to accommodate the most recent dhs request this past week tasking the pentagon with finding space for an additional 12,000 immigrants. that's adding to the ones already here, and there's also a deadline that has been set out of those 12,000, 2,000 need to be placed within 45 days so jon, the logistics now working behind the scenes to get that happening. back to you. >> casey steagall at the border, thank you.
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president trump tweeting words of support for i.c.e. agents as he spends the weekend at his resort in new jersey. the president has no public events scheduled this weekend. so protesters decided to come to him, chanting and waving signs near the resort. ellison barber is in berkeley heights, new jersey with the latest. ellison? >> protesters were a couple miles down the road from trump national golf course. they were about 100 of them. they held signs and raised their voices to speak out against this administration's immigration policies. president trump tweeted about immigration this afternoon, writing, quote, when people come into our country illegally, we must immediately escort them back out without going through years of legal maneuvering. our laws are the dumbest anywhere in the world. republicans want strong borders and no crime. democrats want open borders and are weak on crime. democrats by in large are not calling for open borders but a handful say they want to abolish immigration customs and enforcement. the president says that will never happen.
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in recent weeks officials separated at least 2300 children from their parents at the southern border. the result of the administration's so called zero tolerance initiative. and as of june 23rd, they have reunited 522 of those separated children, with their parents. that's according to government officials. the president has tried to focus on things other than the crisis at the border this past week, from the supreme court, to the economy, he says that he will pick a nominee for the supreme court the monday after july 4th. that's july 9th. he also told reporters yesterday that he could hold a couple of meetings with potential candidates here in new jersey this weekend. we have just heard, jon, from the white house, white house deputy press secretary says that the president had a couple calls today with white house advisors on various thing. they also say that he spoke on the phone with white house counsel about the supreme court vacancy. jon? >> ellison barber in new jersey with the president. thank you. meanwhile, thousands braving the sweltering heat in
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washington, d.c. to attend an immigration rally right across from the white house. one young protester there reading a letter to a child separated from his parents at the southern border. >> i really hope you and everyone else gets free and live a happy playful life like a kid [applause] [cheers] >> i wish the president would think about everyone else who is suffering and sad and try to help. people may argue that there are good reasons for this, but there are not. there's not even one good reason. [cheers and applause] >> garrett tenney is covering that and has more for us from washington. garrett? >> after spending the day out there covering these protests in d.c., it is worth noting that a lot of the groups that are behind today's marches are the same ones that have been involved in organizing other protests against president trump and his policies. what was interesting though with this issue of immigration, and the separation of children from their parents, is one that also
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fired up some folks who haven't taken part in previous protests. we saw a lot of parents who came out with their children today to join thousands of other protesters here in d.c., and a lot of the protesters were very familiar with the ins and outs of immigration, with what they want to see changed, such as reunifying children and parents, demanding an end to the detention of families who are caught crossing the border illegally and abolishing i.c.e., but for a lot of other folks today's protest was just as much about the president's rhetoric on immigration as it was about his policies. >> we owe at least basic human decency, what you believe about the strength of our borders or how that should be handled, i believe immigrants should be treated with decency. >> it's a very very difficult problem, and it's going to take a broad solution. we certainly do have trouble with, you know -- the immigration laws do need to be reformed, but it needs to be done in an intelligent
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compassionate way. >> as the enforcer of our immigration laws, the department of homeland security has received a lot of criticism over the crisis on the border. a spokesman for the agency welcomed today marches though and said in a statement we appreciate that these individuals have expressed an interest in and concern with the critical issue of securing our nation's borders and enforcing our immigration laws. as we have indicated before, the department is disappointed and frustrated by our nation's disastrous immigration laws and supports action. organizers of these marches said that president trump's executive order ending the separation of families on june 20th was a direct result of the public pressure campaign that they have been waging against the administration. their goal is to keep that pressure all the way through the midterm elections. jon? >> garrett tenney in washington, garrett, thank you. so as you have just seen, the president is coming off a very busy week, with the battle over immigration reaching a boiling point, amid news of supreme court justice anthony kennedy retiring, also the president setting a date for his summit with russian president
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vladimir putin. for more on all of this, let's bring in jeff mason, white house correspondent for reuters. jeff, you've heard the calls from some democrats, gillibrand senator from new york among them to get rid of i.c.e., is that actually going to become a democratic plank? >> well, i think it's hard to say that -- or hard to imagine that that will become a democrat plank although the fact somebody like senator gillibrand is talking about means that it is a way for them to express their dissatisfaction with what i.c.e. is doing via -- by implementing the president's immigration policy. as the president has also said, it gives sort of an easy way for him to illustrate -- or to suggest that democrats are against enforcement when they criticize i.c.e. directly like that. it is likely i think just to continue to be sort of an example of the divide between the two parties on this very sensitive issue. >> couple of decades ago, it was the ins, immigration and
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naturalization service. now it is i.c.e., immigration and customs enforcement. are they looking for a name change? or are they looking for an actual abolition of the agency that sort of keeps track of who is coming in? >> well, what senator gillibrand has said is that she thinks that maybe it is necessary just to start over. i think that would be more than just a name change. but again, i think largely it's using i.c.e. as a vehicle for criticizing the administration's policy and what i.c.e. is doing at the border based on the orders from the top. >> but the president has said all along that he is simply enforcing laws that are already on the books, laws that the nation has had for a long time and laws that in his view have been largely ignored. >> he has said that, and he also obviously during the campaign in 2016 and since his time in office has been very strong advocate for tough immigration laws, and so the fact that he imemploymented those laws --
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implemented those laws when coming into office is not a big surprise. that said, it's sparked this crisis of children being separated from their parents at the border, and that has been really tough for both democrats and republicans to see, and it's been tough on this white house politically. >> president trump spoke with maria bartiromo in an interview that will be seen tomorrow morning. i want to play what the president had to say to you -- to her, i should say, about this i.c.e. controversy. here it is. >> 28-year-old socialist says abolish i.c.e. and get this, more democrats are getting in line with that, gillibrand today saying we need to abolish i.c.e. >> i hope they keep thinking about it because they are going to get beaten so badly. i.c.e., these are the guys that go in and take ms-13 and they take them out because they are much tougher by ms 13 like by a factor of 10. you get rid of i.c.e., you are going to have a country that you are going to be afraid to walk out of your house.
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i love that issue if they are going to actually do that. >> the president thinks, jeff, that he wins on this issue, if democrats continue to call for the abolition of i.c.e. any thoughts on that? >> well, he certainly wins with his base. that's what he did in 2016. i mean, one of the main promises that president trump made as a presidential candidate was to build a wall on the border between the united states and mexico and to get tough on immigration. if he sees democrats very specifically saying get rid of an agency that is charged with enforcing the laws, sure, he's going to use that as a way of demonstrating that he is tougher, much toucher on immigration than they and painting democrats as a party that's not interested in being tough on immigration. i think it is important to note that not all democrats are calling for that. but it is a talking point for some, and it's one that clearly the president based on what he said in that interview would relish. >> looks like et will be a political issue coming up in november -- looks like it will
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be a political issues coming up in november. i know you were with the president on air force one as he was flying to new jersey. he made a fair amount of news on the supreme court. he is about to get his second chance to choose a supreme court justice. >> yes, he did. we asked him several questions during a 15, 16-minute chat with him on the back of the plane. i asked him when he planned to make that announcement, and he said as he has since tweeted as well, that he plans to do that on june 9th -- excuse me, july 9th, the first monday after the july 4th holiday. we also asked him if there were a couple women on his short list or if there were women on his short list, and he said yes, there were two that he'd narrowed the list of 25 down to about 5 or so, although he said he might speak with or interview seven candidates. he suggested he might start some of that interviewing this weekend, although we haven't heard that that has actually started. >> a lot of people are asking what this choice means for roe v. wade, the decision, the
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supreme court decision that legalized abortion in this country. maria bartiromo asked the president about that. again, this interview runs tomorrow morning, 10:00 a.m. here it is. >> are you going to ask your nominees beforehand how they might vote on roe versus wade? >> that's a big one, and probably not. they are all saying don't do that. you don't do that. you shouldn't do that. but i'm putting conservative people on, and i'm very proud of neil gorsuch. he has been outstanding. his opinions are, you know, so well written, so brilliant. and i'm going to try and do something like that, but i don't think i'm going to be so specific. >> so obviously the president likes neil gorsuch, but neil gorsuch, his confirmation hearing said roe v. wade is settled law what do you take from that answer, jeff? >> well, he also spoke about that on the plane on friday night. and basically said that that's not -- it is inappropriate to ask a specific question like that, but he answered similarly
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to the way that he did to maria in saying that his slate of potential candidates are all conservative. so i think that's sort of a message to conservative voters out there who oppose roe versus wade, that he will be choosing someone who is in line with them in terms of their values and in terms of, you know, what they would like to see happen on the court. we also asked him sort of in a similar vein, in terms of big social issues, whether he would speak to his potential candidates about gay rights because he talked about justice kennedy wanting to keep up justice kennedy's legacy and one piece of that legacy happens to be gay marriage. but the president also said it would be inappropriate to talk to his candidates about that issue. >> jeff mason from reuters, jeff, thanks for spending some time with us tonight. >> my pleasure. >> as you can imagine, the president had plenty more to say in his wide-ranging interview with maria bartiromo. be sure to tune in tomorrow morning for her exclusive sit-down with president trump.
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that's at 10:00 a.m. eastern right here on fox news channel. right now, a community in mourning coming together to honor their neighbors who were shot and killed while working at the local newspaper. the latest from annapolis, maryland, ahead. plus, protests across the nation today against president trump's immigration policies. what democrats have to say. this is a moment in time that is requiring us collectively to look in a mirror and ask a question. that question being, who are we? we're better than this. we are better than this.
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jon: new developments in the investigation into possible abuse of government surveillance powers during the 2016 election. the justice department telling fox news it will give both the house and senate intelligence committees access to documents linked to the fbi's use of an informant to look into possible links between russia and the trump campaign. house intelligence committee chairman devin nunes has been pushing for all committee members to have access to the information, not just the so called gang of eight. those eight consist of the top
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republican and democrat in the house and senate as well as both intelligence committees. a community coming together following a deadly shooting. hundreds turning out for a vigil in annapolis, maryland, honoring the five victims killed in a shooting at the capital gazette newspaper on thursday. griff jenkins has the latest from annapolis. >> it's been more than 48 hours since the tragic attack happened here at the capital gazette and one thing is very clear, this community is resilient and they are strong. that was evident last night as hundreds turned out at vigils across town. as they came together to remember the five lives lost, the daughter of one of the journalists wendi winters paid tribute to a loving mother who cared deeply about the people she covered. >> i want people to keep telling the stories that she cared about. my mom cared about telling community stories. she wanted things to be in the
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news that weren't just crime and doom and gloom. >> and in nearby baltimore, a moment of silence at the orioles game, the team tweeting a picture of friday's paper and the five white roses in the press booth at camden yards, tributes even spread to new england, where patriots coach, an annapolis native bill belichick issued this statement for my entire life the capital has been my hometown newspaper. my family and i have enjoyed special relationships with the many great people who have worked from the newspaper. my heart goes out to the victims, their families, and the entire annapolis community for this terrible and senseless tragedy. meanwhile, the gunman jarrod ramos making his first court appearance by video conference wearing a green jumpsuit, eerily emotionalless, being denied bail as the state's attorney detailed him barricading a rear exit preventing anyone from escaping the carnage. ramos next court appearance will likely before a grand jury or a pretrial hearing in circuit court. meanwhile more members of this
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community turn out to these memorials like the one behind me. jon? jon: griff jenkins in annapolis, thank you. ted cruz going against his own party in an up coming election. the texas senator upset that holocaust denier arthur jones has won the republican nomination for illinois's third congressional district urging voters to reject him. cruz tweets this is horrific and avowed nazi running for congress to the good people of illinois you have two reasonable choices. write in another candidate or vote for the democrat. this bigoted fool should receive zero votes. jones will face the democrat incumbent in november. it is being called one of the most consequential moments of the trump presidency, the process of choosing a replacement for justice anthony kennedy is well underway. we will look at some of the key factors in the president's decision. plus, president trump's immigration policies sparking more than 700 rallies across the country today.
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begin your journey at ancestry.com jon: mass protests all across the country today as thousands of people voice their opposition to president trump's immigration policies. i'm jon scott. you are watching the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour if you are just joining us. there were more than 700 of those marches coming in response to the administration's zero-tolerance policy and the separation of migrant children from their parents. many of the protesters wearing aluminiumized blankets similar to what are given to families in detention centers. here's california congresswoman maxine waters addressing marchers in los angeles. >> we are at the right place at the right time! [cheers] >> we are here along with all of the other protesters across the
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country to say to donald trump and his cabinet and all of them, we're not afraid of you. you should be ashamed. we want our children connected back to their parents! [cheers and applause] jon: bryan llenas following this for us. >> it is the largest demonstration this country has likely seen since the women's march in january. the families belong together were organized by a network of progressive groups like move on ondt -- moveon.org and aclu. they are calling for the trump administration to reunify the children separated from their parents. here in new york thousands marched from downtown manhattan over the brooklyn bridge. protesters calling for the end of trump's zero-tolerance policy which criminally prosecutes all immigrants who come to the u.s. illegally forcing the separation of families. they also rallied against the use of family detention centers. the pentagon is preparing to
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house thousands of detained families at ft. bliss in el paso, texas. >> i would like to see those families reunited with each other and then i would like to see voters across the country stand up. >> the message is that we are one people on this earth. so instead of separating ourselves through race and bigotry, we can all work better as one. >> rallies took place in cities like atlanta, chicago, denver, minneapolis, portland, boston and baltimore. they braved sweltering temperatures as a heat wave grips the nation this weekend. the bottom line though here is that a federal judge ruled this week that the families must be reunited by july 26th. but the department of justice could fight this in court, prolonging the separation. jon? jon: another issue getting a lot of attention, bryan, are these calls to abolish i.c.e. so where does that stand? >> it used to be something that the far far left used to -- a sentiment that was with the far far left but over the last week the calls to abolish i.c.e. are becoming more mainstream in the democratic party. take a look at some of these
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facts here. the i.c.e., the u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement agency began in 2003 after 9/11. they enforce immigration laws but also investigate cybercrimes and enforce narcotic laws to protect us from terrorism and security threats. now, 22,000 people work for i.c.e. but this week, democratic socialist alexandria cortez pulled off a shocking primary upset beating the democratic heavy weight in new york, and she campaigned on abolishing i.c.e. she believes i.c.e. is a rogue organization that operates to mass arrest hardworking immigrants and destroy immigrant families. after her win, democratic senators gillibrand and kamala harris and a wisconsin representative and arizona congressman and others came out in favor of abolishing i.c.e. >> i.c.e. has strayed so far from its mission. it's frankly a terrorist organization of its own. >> -- legislation on the floor
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of congress regarding the abolishment of i.c.e., i do think a lot of this legislation points to the america that we want to have. >> i think there's no question that we've got to critically reexamine i.c.e. and its role and the way that it is being administered and the work it is doing, and we need to probably think about starting from scratch. >> i believe you should get rid of it, start over, reimagine it, and build something that actually works. >> democratic leadership, though, is pumping the brakes on the idea, senate minority leader chuck schumer says i.c.e. does a lot of things jon that are very much needed. jon: as we heard from the president earlier, he welcomes that debate. >> he does. jon: bryan llenas, thank you. amid the nationwide protests i.c.e. names a new leader. the agency's deputy director and acting director, he currently serves as the border patrol's acting deputy commissioner will take over for thomas homan. in a statement homeland security secretary nielsen calls vatello
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an experienced and well respected officer who will be a strong advocate for agents and officers alike. in mexico voters head to the polls on sunday to choose their next president. the likely successor a firebrand left-leaning nationalist. the outcome expected to have huge implications for america's relationship with mexico. >> we are talking about dignity, the dignity of the mexican people. we need to -- very strong precedent to -- [inaudible] -- donald trump. jon: william la jeunesse is live in mexico city. what are the polls showing about this election tomorrow? >> well, jon, the polls show the front runner populist obrador winning in a landslide. he has a huge lead right now
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with young rural poor voters getting his most support. now this guy is different. he's the grandson of a farm worker. an environmental activist, an advocate for the poor. he plans to turn the presidential palace into a park. sell the presidential jet. live in his tiny townhouse in mexico city. he is a nationalist. he says outrageous things to grab headlines but he has a thin skin when it comes to the press. critics call him a defiant autocrat and a socialist who will turn mexico into the next venezuela. supporters say obrador as an outsider, a reformer who will end drug violence and reintegrate the stale economy raising wages among the working poor and returning wealth to small farmers. >> -- outdid everybody as becoming the agent of change and the gentleman who channelled all the enormous resentment of the mexican people against the status quo. >> all the signs are up to this point are that his message is one of unity, of conciliation,
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of trying to bring mexico forward. >> so the two other candidates, one belonging to the current president and then the previous two presidents their numbers have not budged whereas obrador has increased. jon: so washington is watching this election closely. why does it matter to the u.s.? >> well, good question, but think about it. we have got a 2,000 mile border with mexico. we have -- they are the number one producer of cocaine, meth, heroin, marijuana crossing the border. we have a thousand arrests a day on the u.s. southern border. and of course they are the third largest trading partner so the president here is important. obrador represents a dramatic change in tone and policy and cooperation. he says mexico will not assist the u.s. in the u.s. in stopping migrants from crossing the border. he plans to end drug violence in three years offering amnesty to the opioid and marijuana growers
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and in the end the strategy isn't working and -- [inaudible] -- he says no longer. >> the problem is if you are a supplier country, you are no longer going to waste your time going after guzman that is probably going to frustrate u.s. authorities somewhat. >> if that's the case then why would you continue to give u.s. dollars to a government that is not cooperating with those efforts. it's pretty simple. >> so the bottom line, jon, is polls close tomorrow around midnight. as you can probably tell, we're getting a little rainstorm here. we didn't expect it. today was a pretty nice day. we will have results for you on monday morning. jon: fascinating election. thank you very much william la jeunesse in mexico city. the president and senate republicans are moving quickly to replace retiring supreme court justice anthony kennedy. despite protests from democrats. the name of the president's nominee expected soon after the 4th of july holiday.
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gillian turner has more. >> president trump's facing one of the most consequential decisions of his administration. >> outside of war and peace, of course, the most important decision you make is the selection of a supreme court judge, if you get it. as you know, there have been many presidents that never got a choice. >> he says he plans to pick someone who can serve on the bench for decades but that's not stopping him from making the decision quickly. he plans to announce his pick july 9th in time to get a senate vote on his nominee before november's midterm election >> we should be able to work our way through the confirmation process sometime before early fall, hopefully in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the supreme court. >> some of his fiercest opponents are now prepping for battle. >> people are rising up. donald trump is not king. no one makes it to the supreme court without going through the
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united states senate. and in the united states senate, everyone has a vote. >> the million dollar question now on lawmakers' minds, the landmark roe versus wade supreme court case that set precedent for legalized abortion in the united states for 45 years -- years. >> you cannot ask a judge how he or she -- a judge nominee how he or she would rule on a specific case. that's inappropriate. but i do get a sense from them on whether or not they respect precedent. >> democratic leaders are still smarting from the events of 2016, when they claim mitch mcconnell and republican led judiciary committee stole obama's opportunity to fill a court seat left vacant by scalia's passing. powerful senate democrat feinstein ranking member of the judiciary committee, she said it is time for her republican colleagues to reap what they
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have sown. jon? jon: gillian, thank you. trouble with north korea, weeks after historic meeting between president trump and north korea's leader kim jong-un, why intelligence officials now believe the isolated nation is trying to deceive the united states. plus, thousands of demonstrators gathering in paris as the demand for freedom in iran intensifies. details on today's rally straight ahead.
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jon: just two weeks after president trump's historic summit with north korea's leader kim jong-un, u.s. intelligence officials believe north korea has been deceiving the u.s. by boosting production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites. this despite kim's promise to work toward complete denuclearization.
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that's according to a new report. on wednesday, secretary of state mike pompeo told lawmakers north korea is still a threat to the u.s. but assured them that talks are still ongoing. thousands of people in iran taking to the streets this week protesting high unemployment and rising inflation there. and today in paris, iranian opposition supporters gathering from all over the world to protest the oppressive tactics of the regime in tehran. benjamin hall is in paris with more. >> well, this event is now over, but for the last ten hours we have witnessed the largest ever gathering of iranian opposition figures in the world. more significantly was the size of the u.s. and international delegation here from both sides of the political aisle, all calling for regime change in isli islamic republic. this event p has taken place every year for 14 years but it was bigger this year and different. there is so much more pressure on iran after president trump pulled out of the iran deal and the iranian economy is also in free-fall. this was felt clearly today here
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in the hall. more of a rock concert than it has been an opposition political rally with over 100,000 people attending. what they are talking about is serious. human rights abuses in iran, growing protests across that country and now the very real possibility of regime change. the u.s. delegation was here in force, rudy giuliani, newt gingrich, bill richardson, as well as former heads of the fbi and prime ministers and ambassadors foreign ministers from across the world all joining the growing chorus to democratic regime change under the ncri, the national council for the resistance of iran. >> [inaudible] -- going to find themselves shamed in world history. the time has come to stand up to these bullies and these murderers. >> over the last few weeks, iran has seen some of the largest demonstrations in months if not in years. now, they are spreading into some of the ayatollah's traditional rural heart land, posing a real threat to the regime.
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though military assistance was rejected by all here. >> i don't want to advocate military conflict among anybody. what i want to see is more political and economic pressure on iran so it allows free elections, so it allows the opposition, like the resistance here to have a say in its future. >> just in the last few hours, we have been getting news out of iran. we're hearing that tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets, and the army has fired back on them. we don't know if this might be a catalyst for more protests or escalation. what we do know, what we got a sense of today in this hall, is that people, the opposition really feel that change in iran is coming. jon? jon: that's benjamin hall reporting. thank you. the aftermath of two natural disasters now turning into a heated political debate. the fight to extend housing aid for hurricane survivors. plus, a sweltering heat wave creating dangerous conditions all across the country. how long will it continue? your forecast coming up. ♪
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jon: fema funding to house the victims of hurricanes maria and
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harvey is coming to an end. a move that can have a major impact on the up coming senate election in florida. phil keating has more from miami. >> for these puerto rican hurricane maria survivors, charity food give aways are still critical. this weekend they will need to find more help and a new place to live. fema's not going to pay for their hotel rooms anymore. this impacts about 500 households, 400 of them puerto ricans now living in florida the rest are in texas, survivors of hurricane harvey. dozens of activists protested wednesday calling on republican florida governor rick scott to get fema to extend the housing benefits. for the past nine months, since the hurricanes raked the island, fema has been paying for the survivors hotels. to date it spent more than 400 million dollars on shelter
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assistance. florida's democratic senator bill nelson in calling for a fema extension compared the situation to post katrina. >> use existing law, activate it it. you did it for new orleans. why not now for puerto rico. >> there is a significant political aspect to this story as well. both nelson and scott are heavily courting florida's puerto rican vote with scott including them during his campaign kick off to replace three term nelson. nearly 200,000 puerto ricans have moved to florida since maria and they can vote. governor scott released this statement, quote, florida does not have the authority to extend this federal program. it is a decision that must be made by the government of puerto rico. we are committed to taking every possible action to ensure every family displaced by maria in florida receives the best possible care. florida is a closely split swing state.
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four years ago, when governor scott won reelection, he did it by just 64,000 votes. clearly both senate candidates find the new puerto rican residents could be the key to victory in november. in miami, phil keating, fox news. jon: now this fox news weather alert. a blistering heat wave sweeping across the u.s. this weekend. accuweather meteorologist julia widen is here with details. >> hi, yeah, today was day one of possibly an eight-day stretch of this heat that's going to be taking place in the northeast. we have heat advisories, excessive heat warnings all throughout the northeast. and i wouldn't be shocked to see these extended on into -- well into next week. so be mindful of that. that means your temperatures will feel upwards of 100 degrees in some cases. we want to make sure that we're staying hydrated, and if we are staying outside, that we take those breaks in indoors in the air-conditioning.
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current temperatures in the 80s, 90s right now. new york city, 89. it sat in the 90s for a lot of the day. philadelphia right now at 93 degrees. tomorrow we're possibly watching some records. and for philadelphia, i don't think we will quite match that record of 102, but we do have 100 degrees in the forecast. that is for the first time in five years. so that is pretty significant. high temperatures all across the area, tomorrow, new york city 98 degrees and hazy. 99 in albany. we are watching a little back door front pushing through new england. so that should cool things off a touch for boston and for portland, maine. bringing us back down into the 80s, but everywhere else, in the northeast, will be scorching. it's not just the heat, it is also the humidity. when you take the humidity and add it to the temperature, you get the real feel. if you look at philadelphia, new york, down towards washington, d.c., we're talking about temperatures that feel like 105 to 110. that's again why we have those excessive heat warnings in
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effect. again, this is likely going to extend on into the next several days. i think we will even have this heat in place for the 4th of july. likely won't break until next weekend. so some tips for you to survive the heat, we want you to limit your strenuous activity into those early morning hours, and also into the late evening hours, wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing and of course folks who are especially susceptible to heat-related illnesses are young children and folks who are upwards of 60 years of age. so check in on your neighbors and keep safe. jon? jon: julia widen from accuweather, thank you. a heartwarming scene as a big first for one texas toddler goes viral. the long-awaited moment that had her mother shedding tears of joy.
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jon: a 1-year-old girl from texas is experiencing a whole new world after getting the gift of hearing.
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that is the moment she heard sound for the first time after receiving a surgically implanted device. her mother ann breaking down in tears as soon as she knew the surgery was successful. >> when i saw her happy and responding to them for the first time in her life, i lost it. jon: her father says he's able to calm his daughter down by singing to her. that's how fox reports this [national anthem]
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. families belong together. >> people raise their voice to protest president trump's immigration policies. >> these folks are going to walk in the streets today to make that point. look at i.c.e. pment what a group of incomp tepts. >> you get rid of i.c.e., you're going to have a country you're afraid to walk out of your house. >> president trump will announce his pick to replace the retiring supreme court justice anthony kennedy. >> he suggested he might start the interviewing this weekend. >> i think it's time for a new generation of leadership in the democratic party. we're in the worst division of the party since the

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