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continues. you can check for this morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in captioning funded by cbs it's friday, june 21st, this is the "cbs morning news." standing down. cbs news confirms president trump approved an air strike on iran in response to the downing of a u.s. drone but then backed down. president trump faces tough questions about immigration. his response when pressed about child separation. >> i hated to have the child separation policy. and zion williamson earns the top pick in the 2019 nba draft. we'll show you the other top players in this year's class.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. strike against iran. the strike was in response to a retaliation for a downing of a u.s. drone earlier this week. video shows a missile knocking a drone out of the sky and sending it into the ocean. the u.s. says the drone was flying over international waters. iran insists it entered iranian airspace. marc liver man is here in new york. marc, we understand the president approved an air strike before suddenly calling it off. >> yes, that's the case. and despite that reversal, president trump trump explain ed shooting down that drone was more a foolish error than an intentional escalation.
tensions between the u.s. and iran continue to escalate this night president trump signed off on a plan to conduct a limited air strike against iranian assets before an apparent change of heart caused the operation to be called off. sources within the administration say the order to stand down came after preparations for the attack were already under way. it's still unclear why the president suddenly changed course or why the attack was immediately postponed. world came after the downing of a drone. u.s. says it was above international waters. iran insists it at one point president trump appeared to give iran the benefit of the doubt. >> i find it hard to belomody tt was loose and stupid that did
it. >> some democrats say more needs to be done to de-escalate the situation.>>s you have a situat then you're creating a pressure cooker without a release valve. if there's no release valve, the only thing that happens with a pressure cooker is it blows. >> the united nations issued a statement urging all parties to issue maximum restraints and doing anything that could avoid inflaming the situation. and the white house also blames iran for last week's attacks against a pair of tanker ships. anne-marie. >> marc liverman here in new york. thank you, marc. president trump is raising eyebrows with surprising comments on immigration. in an interview last night with the spanish language network telemundo, mr. trump claims the crackdown on immigration was supported by latino voters. he also defended separating families at the border. matt pieper has the president's remarks.
>> you have also been very tough on immigrants and just this week, the tweet. >> when you say that, you mean illegal immigrants. we've been very good to immigrants. illegal immigrants. >> those asking for asylum. >> right. >> reporter: the president has taken a hard line on immigration. he's admitted it will be an issue that's the cornerstone for his re-election bid. >> our laws are so bad. congress has done nothing about our laws and fixed our immigration laws. they're so bad. our asylum laws are laughed at by the world. >> reporter: the president also says his administration inherited the separation of families from the obama administration. >> when i became president, obama had a separation policy. i didn't have it. he had it. i brought the families together. i'm the one that put them together. >> reporter: president trump began separating families in 2017 and made it a practice under a zero tolerance policy in 2018. >> was zero tolerance a mistake? >> what zero tolerance means is we're going to be tough at the border. >> reporter: the president
maintains his policy is what the american people want. >> in one word, how would you define your presidency? >> you can't do it in one word. i can give you a nice beautiful word. i can say excellence, okay? excellence. >> matt pieper, cbs news, new york. >> well, in that interview president trump also said hispanic voters supported his man for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants. the latest crc poll shows mr. trump with 26% support from la tee nother voters. >> and former vice president joe is still refusing to apologize for his remarks. democratic rivals are now taking aim at biden. ed o'keefe reports. >> several of joe biden's presidential campaign opponents are hammering him over the comments he made at a fund-raiser earlier this week. >> they were misplaced and,
frankly, misinformed. >> i don't understand why he needs this lesson. >> at the event, biden touted his ability to work with people with whom he disagreed, citing two segregation senators. at least there was some civility, he said. we got things done. >> i was surprised he didn't apologize for what he's done. >> apologize for what? cory should apologize. he knows better. >> biden defended his remarks wednesday night. >> there's not a racist bone in my body. i've been involved in civil rights my whole career, period, peered yo, period. >> but campaign aides say privately they wish biden would find a different example when explaining how he's trying to find common ground. >> i just want you to know i had permission to hug lonnie. >> it's also an unnecessary distraction for biden as most of the democratic field heads to
south carolina this weekend where african-americans make up most of the primary voters. representative cheri bustos is backing him. >> the point he was trying to make is working together is a good thing. >> so maybe some of his competitors are overblowing it. >> we've got 24 people looking to run for president. newly released transcripts show hope hicks revealed very little during a closed door congressional hering. the 273-page transcript was released by democrats. . it showed lawyers blocked her from answering 155 questions. but hicks did answer questions about the campaign, including hush payments for two women who claimed to have had affairs with the president. ttlerevealed.
mr. trump denies the affairs. severe weather is expected to threaten the planes in the midwest into the weekend. dak 1 to 3 inches of rain. last night a tornado touched down in southern minnesota. the twister left damage in the redwood county area. no one was hurt though. yesterday thunderstorms brought flash flooding to parts of southern new jersey. burlington county declared an emergency due to the severe flooding. dozens of people had to be rescued from their homes. all eyes were on duke basketball star zion williamson at the 2019. >> narrator: ba draft. with the first pick in the 2019 nba draft, the new orleans pelicans select zion williamson from duke university. >> as expected the 6'7" forward was picked in the first round by the new orleans pelicans. the hype surrounding williamson's draft hasn't been seen since the likes of lebron james in 2003.
murray state's ja morton was selected for the memphis grizzlies. r.j. barrett was picked third. deandre hunter was picked for the lakers. but he'll be headed to atlanta as part of the lakers trade for anthony davis and rounding out the top five was darius garland selected by the cleveland cavaliers. coming up on the "morning news," a woman named marijuana pepsi can now add a new title to her name. and a turn for the worse. a 9/11 responder who testified with jon stewart on capitol hill gets a bleak prognosis. this is the "cbs morning news." hill gets a bleak prognosis. this is the "cbs morning news." the only detergent with concentrated gain, oxi boost, and febreze odor remover. smelling is believing. and gain flings can hiya karate stink too. try new improved gain flings.
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cuyahoga river fire. a spark from a train going over a trestle set off the fire on the heavily polluted river. it led to an environmental movement in the nation. the creation of the epa, and the passage of the clean ater act. a woman with an unusual name achieves a personal milestone, and the senate defies president trump. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. s news.com reports the senate blocked the president's $8 bi billion arms sale to saudi arabia. yesterday the veto did not pass with the margin. president trump said he will veto it. this is after the murder of jamal khashoggi inside the saudi consulate. some lawmakers have also voiced concern about the saudi-led coalitions war in yemen. the "washington post" reports the sick ground zero responder who sat next to jon stewart last week and implored
college to reauthorize funding for the 9/11 victims fund loui alvarez has entered hospice. he was diagnosed with cancer 16 years after he rushed to ground zero when the twin towers collapsed. yesterday he had a message for his colleagues. >> i want to tell all of the first responders if you think it can't happen to you, just take a look at me, okay? 16 years later i got sick. >> a bill to extend the victims compensation fund must be approved by the house and senate. "the arizona republic" says court records show phoenix suns' josh jackson is being accused of getting his 5-year-old daughter high.
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york with that and more. good morning, laura. >> good morning, anne-marie. existing home sales for may will be released today. looking forward to that. stocks rallied yesterday led by strong gains in tech and energy shares. the dow was up 249 points, the s&p 500 added 27 points surging to a record close, and the nasdaq gained 64 points. walmart has agreed to pay $282 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption. prosecutors went after walmart under the foreign corrupt practices act. that includes companies abroad using bribery and oher illegal methods. walmart is accused of paying $500,000 to a brazilian government official who's known to make construction permit problems go away. and apple is recalling so i macbook prolaptops because of fire risks.
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women's soccer team at the world cup in france. the americans shut out sweden to avenge a loss to the swedes at the olympics in 2016. team usa is undefeated and they scored a group stage record, 18 goals, while not allowing a single goal. up next, spain on monday. a woman who is suing harvard over slavery photos of her relatives is now getting support from an unlikely source. the images of renty, an african slave, and his daughter were taken in 1850 by harvard zoologist louis agassiz. this argument was over the superiority of white people over black people. his great, great, great granddaughter filed a salute and is getting support. >> do we think they consented to be part of a project to justify their own enslavement? >> both families delivered a
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our top stories this morning. president trump has abruptly called off military strikes against iran. mr. trump had approved the strikes in retaliation for iran shooing down a u.s. drone. the strikes had been scheduled for just before dawn today. no reason has been given for the strike being called off. and president trump says hispanic voters support his hard-line immigration policy. he was interviewed last night on the spanish language network telemundo. he says they support his threat to deport large number of immigrants who are in the country illegally.
a navy s.e.a.l. dropped the bombshell during the court-martial of another navy s.e.a.l. yesterday a government witness testify feed he was the one who executed an isis prisoner in iraq, not at the accused. here's carter evans. >> reporter: the stunning admission came from cory scott, a prosecution witness. scott said he killed the injured isis fighter, not edward gallagher who's accused of it. i held my thumb over his tracheal tube until he stopped breathing cross said, under cross-examination. the defense attorneys asked him, why did you kill him. he said, i did it anyway. he said it did it to support him. this video shows the isis teen after he was injured by an air strike but before navy s.e.a.l.s detained him. as he's struggling to breathe he told an iraqi tv reporter that his father forced him to join isis. other s.e.a.l. team members have testified they saw gallagher
stab the isis fighter and then pose in front of the corpse, texting a photo to friends saying, good story behind this, got him with my hunting knife. cory scott claims he asphyxiated the young fighter after the stabbing and gallagher had left. gallagher is also accused of randomly shooting at iraqi civilians and threatening to retaliate against any members of his team who reported him. he's denied all the charges against him. >> to hear today that someone has finally had the bravery to stand up for the truth was refreshing after all of these years. >> reporter: cory scott received immunity in exchange for his testimony, and in court the prosecutor accused him of lying to try and protect gallagher. well, skoal admitted he does not want to see gallagher go to jail. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll hear from two men who discovered how southern california doctors were allegedly putting patients at risk with dangerous and often
unnecessary surgeries. plus only on "cbs this morning," the race for an autonomous air taxi. kris van cleave has a behind-the-scenes look at airbus testing. and we'll meet the two scientists behind the spotify "dope labs" who uses humor and science in our everyday lives. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
and lighting up in san s , of the week, june 21st, 2019. first official day of summer, right? >> yes. we will be warming upper warming up through the day. it officially starts at 8:54:00 a.m. today. let's take you through the afternoon and what you can expect. we'll see plenty of sunshine for today. enjoy it. mid-60s for daytime highs along the coast and cool and breezy conditions. for the baytoping out in the low to mid 70s so sunny and mild. then warming up inland into the upper 80s. we'll talk about the week forecast coming up. emily. >> in the meantime here at 4:30 this morning, we're tracking your travel times. in the green. happy friday for you. exciting news. so far everything looks pretty good on the roadways this morning. let's take a look at those. they are good to