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digital streaming network. check it out. click the live window. from the cbs center in new york from the cbs center in new york city, i'm david captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, june 7th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." a woman is free after spending two decades behind bars, thanks to some reality star help. >> this is the greatest day of my life. i cannot -- my heart is just bursting with gratitude for what has taken place. >> this is the latest in a series of high-profile acts of clemency by president trump. new video is released of an unarmed man beaten by police in
mesa, arizona. and -- >> kevin durant from way outside delivers. kevin durant from downtown. >> three in a row and one more to go. another nba championship is within reach for the golden state warriors. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. i'm hena doba in for anne-marie jean. alice johnson is a free woman this morning after spending more than two decade behind bars on a drug-related charge. president trump commuted her sentence yesterday. her case was championed by reality tv star kim kardashian, who met with mr. trump last week. johnson is the latest person granted clemency by the president. she says she feels like her life is starting over again. laura podesta is here in new york with more. good morning, laura. >> good morning, hena. johnson and her family had an emotional reunion outside an
alabama prison where she spent the last 21 year of her life, but critics say it shouldn't not have taken a celebrity to influence the president's decisions. alice marie johnson is waking up today a freewoman. >> i'm feeling no handcuffs, nothing on me. i'm free to hug my family. >> the 63-year-old great grandmother spent 23 years in an alabama prison for a first-time drug-related offense. president trump commuted her sentence after kim kardashian west lobbied for her release. she called her to tell her the good news. >> she is the one who told me it would happen, was free to rejoin my family. >> kardashian tweets telling her and hearing her screams and cry of joy is a moment i'll never
forget. johnson was convicted in 1996 for drug trafficking. the white house said she accepted responsibility for her past behavior and had been a model prisoner. >> there's lots of injustices that have been done and it shouldn't. take a celebrity to accomplish that. >> senator cory booker says he is concerned about how the president is using his presidency power. >> zach johnson was not treated fairly. >> last month president trump issued a pardon f boxing champion zach johnson and two former contest tanltds on "the apprentice," former illinois governor rod blagojevich and martha stewart. alice johnson was the president's seventh act of clemency. a source tell cbsn the white house is looking at pardoning dozens of people. hena? >> laura podesta in new york.
thank you, laura. ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll speak with alice johnson and how she plans to spend the rest of her life. this morning rudy giuliani is brushing aside his comments that kim jong-un could scuttle next week's summit. speaking in tel aviv yesterday, the former new york city mayor boasted mr. trump's hard lean calling off the meeting after kim threatened nuclear annihilation of the u.s. forced kim's hand. >> kim jong-un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in. >> no reaction from north korea yet. giuliani said kim jong-un must understand the u.s. is in a position of strength. the attorney of an arizona man beaten by police say his client was not a threat when the officers started hitting him. four officers in the phoenix suburb of mesa have been put on
administrative leave pending an investigation. jamie yuccas reports. >> reporter: mesa police released body cam video. it shows police officers surrounding robert johnson as he leans against a wall by the elevator. the officers say they asked him to sit. when he didn't immediately comply, they began punching and kicking him. mesa police chief ramon batista said the officers were responding to an emotional domestic disturbance call at the apartment complex. a woman said a friend of her ex-boyfriend tried to break into her apartment. bautista said he order and investigation and placed three officers and sergeants on administrative leave. he's also ordering changes to his department. >> there's going to be a directive we're not to strike anyone in the face or head unless they show active aggression.
>> i don't care what race you are, color, gender, nobody deserves to be beat like that by police officers in this country. >> johnson was charged with suspicion of disorderly conduct and hindering. jamie yuccas, cbs news, mesa, arizona. the husband of designer kate spade said she suffered from depression. spade died in an apparent suicide. in a statement andy spade said kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. she was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. spade's body was discovered tuesday. her husband said spade was taking medication. they had been living separately for ten months, but he said they spoke or saw each other every day and that there was no warning she would do this. six children burned by the volcanic eruption in guatemala have been flown to the united states for treatment. they landed in galveston early
this morning. in guatemala, at least 99 people were killed by sunday's eruption and 32 are missing. entire villages are buried in ash and lava. residents say it happened in a matter of minutes. more than 12,000 people have been evacuated. rain and new lava flows are hindering rescue and recovery efforts. the pictures are much the same on hawaii's big island. lava from the kilauea volcano bury and entire neighborhood yesterday. hundreds of homes were covered by the molten rock as the lava made its way into the sea. one neighborhood, vacationland, disappeared. there were 279 homes in the area. authorities say most have been destroyed. in total 400 homes. it shows no signs of slowing down. this morning the golden state warriors are on the verge of sweeping cleveland in the nba finals.
>> goes back to durant, gets a three, and knocks it down. >> the defending champions warriors beat the calves, 110-102, and now holds a three-game lead. lebron james scored 33 points and grabbed ten rebounds no team has won a series after being down three games to none. coming up on the "morning news," unexplained illness. more american diplomats in china are sickened. and caught on video. a driver takes out his anger on an suv. this is the "cbs morning news." video. a driver takes out his anger on an suv. this is the "cbs morning news." you okay? eczema. it's fine. hey! hi! aren't you hot? eczema again? it's fine. i saw something the other day. myeczemaexposed.com. your eczema could be something called atopic dermatitis, which can be caused by
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their colleagues and family are being tested. the state department says they may have been the victims of targeted attacks on sounds. florida's "sun sentinel" reports two coaches who also served as security monitors at marjory stoneman douglas high school have been barred from campus and reassigned. according to a report one unarmed security staffer failed to stop or question alleged gunman nikolas cruz when cruz arrived on campus the day of the shooting. he radioed to another monitor that a suspicious kid was headed his way. when that unarmed monitor heard the gunfire, he hid in a janitor's closet. also, 17 trees were planted on school grounds yesterday in honor of students and teachers who were killed. the "sacramento bee" reports a suspect accused of road rage has been booked. video shows the man ramming his suv into an unoccupied suv at an intersection on monday.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," ihop may be flipping its name and a showdown at the g7 summit. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, hena. president trump heads to the g7 summit in quebec tomorrow where he's likely to get a less than enthusiastic reception. german chancellor angela merkel expects discussions to be contentious. president trump will meet individually with canadian prime minister justin trudeau and french president emmanuel macron. and this morning china's commerce industry says it does
not want trade frictions with the u.s. to escalate. now on wall street times investeders are less worried about a potential trade war. stocks gained for the fourth day in a row. the dow rallied 346 points. the susan koeppen added 23 points, the nasdaq gained 51 points, another for another record. in hawaii, honolulu leaders approved a measure that would institute the first price cap on ride hailing surss like uber and lyft. it would prevent surge pricing. if the increased rates are higher than the maximum set by the city. it ramps up fares during peek times such as rush hour, peek times, and big events. the german automaker daimler unveiled an all electric big rig truck. the freight liner ee cascadia is a trailer with a 250-mile range.
it will be marketed for regional distribution in port services. the etruck is expected to go into production in 2021. and will ihop soon become ihob. it's been around since 1973. the pancake breakfast chain is teasing a name change. they want to replace the "p" with a "b." what could the "b" stand for? breakfast? burritos? bacon? >> i don't know, but i'm in. looking at that video just made me very hungry. >> of course. still i love the ihop name though. it will be hard to change. >> absolutely. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you, diane, as always. >> thank you. still ahead, play ball. congressman steve scalise returns to the baseball field a year after being wounded in a shooting. child: bye, grandpa! and if you have heart failure, entrusting your heart to entresto may help.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. a different kind of road rage in fremont, california. two bulls fighting head to head on a neighborhood street tuesday. a rancher said two bulls were jousting and busted through a fence. police closed streets as they chased each other. it took the owner and nine officers to urge the bulls back up the hill to its ranchland. the owner was fined $100. a year after being shot and seriously wounded on a baseball field, an emotional steve scalise returned to practice yesterday. scalise joined republican teammates as they prepared for next week's annual congressional
baseball game for charity. a gunman opened fire last june on republican lawmakers practicing on an alexandria, virginia, field. scalise and three others were wounded, but scalise was the most seriously hurt. he uses crutches to help get around. the baseball world is mourning the death of hall of fame second baseman and former st. louis cardinals manager red schoendienst. he was a ten-time all-star with the giants, cards, and braves. he became manager in 1965 and led them to a world series championship in 1967. red schoendienst was 95. and last night the cmt music awards in nashville honored the top country music videos. >> the top video of the year goes to blake sheldon, "i'll name the dog." >> you heard it.
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our top stories this morning, alice johnson walk out of a prison yesterday after president trump commuted her prison sentence. johnson was convicted on charges related to a cocaine trafficking operation and spent more than 20 years behind bars. and four mesa, arizona, police officers have been put on administrative leave after surveillance video showed them beating a man last month. robert johnson was leaning against a wall when officers asked him to sit down. when he didn't immediately
comply, the officers started punching. an internal investigation is under way. two top aides resigned wednesday from the environmental protection agency. this comes after allegations that scott pruitt misused his authority. meanwhile another hire by the epa is drawing criticism. angelica alvarez reports. >> they're sending a message. they want scott pruitt out. pruitt picked steven cook to run a superfund task force. he spent 20 years as a lawyer. part of the industry responsible for creating many of the toxic sites he's now in charge of cleaning up. >> if i were a governor or mayor, i would be really concerned that the game of politics is being played instead of cleaning up the sites and
making communities safe. >> reporter: elgie holstein says it's about helping big business, not the environment. >> what is clear is his first choice of appointments is not going to be people who care about the environment. >> reporter: the "associated press" found nearly half of the political appointees recently hired at the agency have industry ties. while environmentalists are concerned cook's job history makes him bad choice for the job, the epa argues it makes his background good for the agency. pruitt's allies on capitol hill say he still has work do. >> it's important that people believe he's a person they can trust and will do the job without influence one way or the other, and i -- knowing scott prui pruitt, i think he will do a good job.
>> reporter: still many are skeptical and believe pruitt's management is unsustainable. angelica alvarez, cbs news, washington. coming up on "cbs this morning," an emotional journey. gayle king joins oprah winfrey as she tours the watching oprah exhibit for the first time at the national museum of african museum of history and culture in washington. plus michelle miller talks with robert f. kennedy jr. about his father's legacy and the fight to reopen the investigation into his assassination. and actress maggie siff from the hit drama series "billions" joins us in studio 57. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm hena doba. thanks for joining us. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
good morning. this is a look towards the a bay bridge. good morning, it's thursday, june 7th. i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego. welcome back, kenny. nice to sleep in? >> yes. anything past 2 a.m. is good for me. >> that's true. >> how are you? >> we're good. >> you were sleeping in with babies? >> every two hours you wake up with a 3-month-old so that's never too fun. but it is good to spend time with them. >> and they're so cute. kenny posted a picture. you have to look at it. so adorable. let's talk about your forecast. it's a little warmer than yesterday. we have low clouds out there across san francisco and you can kind of see that here in this view from the "salesforce tower" and a little haze out there, a sign of the morning marine layer. so similar weather pattern to yesterday, although today one or two degrees warmer