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headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, today millions of americans will celebrate our nation's 243rd birthday, but for the first time a sitting u.s. president is breaking with tradition and holding a splashy event on independence day. he's ordered tanks across washington. he has dubbed this year's fourth of july event a salute to america, but critics are calling this event a tax for america make america great. mark liver man has more. >> the president is promising the biggest fireworks ever. all the talk of pomp and circumstance is being marred by scrutiny and controversy. the u.s. capitol is getting ready for an independence day celebration unlike any other.
president trump's salute to america will take place this evening on the national mall. it's expected to be a show of strength with the military playing a starring role alongside mr. trump. warplanes will conduct a flyover of the capitol joined by aircraft from the presidential fleet. >> the problem is we have no idea what the costs are. >> the expense isn't the only thing being criticized. >> what we're about to see is an all-day partisan political extravaganza featuring donald trump. >> mr. trump insisted it will be worth it, writing on twitter, the cost of our great salute to america tomorrow will be very little compared to what it is worth. the pentagon and the white house have not said what the event's budget is. the national parks service has reportedly diverted some $2.5 million from a fund normally used to repair facilities around
the country. not everyone is complaining. >> if he wants to do it, so be it. >> in another event the president promised it would be nothing but a show of a lifetime. it will get under way at 6:30. rain is in the forecast, be the event will be held rain or shine. anne-marie? >> marc liverman, thank you very much. the justice department has reversed course and said it is again looking for a way to ask for a citizenship question on the 2020 census. president trump said he's not dropping the question. last week the supreme court blocked the question but left open the possibility of reconsidering. and president trump is pushing back against reports that migrants are being held in horrible conditions at detention centers at the southern border. he tweeted yesterday many of these illegal aliens are living far better now than where they came from.
that contradicts what the homeland inspector general found. only on cbs news, mireya villarreal spork with a veteran border agent about what he had seen. >> you walk in the those doors. what's the first thing you hear, you smell? >> two things hit you right off the bat as you walk through an open door at any of the processing facilities or many of the facilities. you hear kids crying and simultaneously you get hit with the smell of people that have been there far too long. >> reporter: these edges capture the overcrowding issues inside the detention facilities. it's across south texas. the inspector general calls this an immediate risk to grnts amig and agents.
>> the org report, i really don't understand what the huge uproar about it. really the org report is putting on paper what we've been tolding congress for months. >> they're holding 3,000 detainees in the rio grande facility. >> at three facilities there were children who didn't have shower facilities available to them. that's not okay for children not to be able to take showers. >> we're not build with showers or kitchenettes where we can prepare warm meals for them. >> reporter: his family has suffered because of this. >> yes. >> how? >> my daughter has been bullied at school numerous times and even my wife has been targeted at her work, and not not necessarily targeted specifically, but, of course, both of them will be asked questions like is your husband really killing kids? is your husband keeping kids at a gas chamber?
does he think he's a nazi? >> reporter: $4.6 billion has been set aside to fks this problem, but many feel it might be too little too late and the opt way to fks this problem is to go after the old migration laws. a decorated navy s.e.a.l. acquitted of murder has been demoted. yesterday the judge sentenced chief petty officer gallagher to four months. he acknowledged that he made ethical and moral mistakes. the judge credited him with time already spent in custody. and a judge in new jersey is under fire after his handling of a rape case involving two teenagers. the case gained national attention in 2017 and is once again sparking outrage. meg oliver reports. >> reporter: in 2017 judge james
toriano ruled then a 16-year-old boy accused of raping a drunk teenaged girl should have leniency because he comes from a good family, attended an excellent school, and was an eagle scout. the judge expressed concern whether the victim's family had considered the devastating effect a boy in an adult court would have on his life. but he was warned against siding with privileged teenagers. cbs news legal analyst rikki klieman. >> i find the words of this judge to be absolutely appalling. >> reporter: prosecutors say the boy took cellphone video of the alleged rape in the basement at a pajama party and sent a text to friends reading when your first time having sex involves rape. new jersey law allows a juvenile they're accused of a serious
crime. the judge says the traditional case of rape generally involved two or more involved a weapon and a shed or shack. >> it should not matter what his background is, if he's rich or poor, black, brown, white, or yellow. the judge only looked at the boy's background and did not think what he did was particularly serious or sexual assault or even rape. >> we looked in the judge's background but didn't find a history of leniency. the prosecutor's office is weigh ing things. if they decide to indict, it will move from family court to a jury where the teenager will be
treated as an adult. a former new york city police detective who fought for 9/11 first responders was laid to rest. hundreds gathered to pay their respects. >> luis asked me and the family that we remember at this mass everybody who died on 9/11. >> last month alvarez appeared with jon stewart on capitol hill to call on congress to pass a bill to protect funds for 9/11 first responders. alvarez died last weekend of colorectal cancer at the age of 53. he attributed his illness to the months he spent digging in the rubble after the 2001 terrorist attack. coco gauff's fairy tale introduction to wimbledon continued to and sko round victory.
yesterday it took just over an hour for the 15-year-old gauff to beat her opponent. she now becomes the youngest player to reach the third round since jennifer capriati in 1991. coming up on the "morning news" now, manslaughter charges are dropped against an alabama woman who miscarried after being shot by someone else. and dog treat danger. a salmonella outbreak sickens dozens of people. this is the "cbs morning news." outbreak aff dozens of people. this is the "cbs morning news." wow!
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a longer fireworks display will take place tonight. dog treats are being linked the a salmonella outbreak and a new secret facebook group for border patrol agents. politico reports u.s. customs and border protection officials knew about a secret facebook group for current and former border patrol agents. they knew they posted offensive photos and messages as far back as 2016. that's according to a homeland security official. acting dhs secretary kevin mcaleenan denounced the post and is expected to hold those responsible. a drug-resistant salmonella outbreak has occurred. it's being connected to pig ear dog treats. 48 people have been sickened. 12 people were hospitalized. the dog treat brands have not been identified and the illnesses began last november. the birmingham news reports
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. at least one person was killed after a series of eruptions from one of the most active volcanos on earth. the volcano is on the italian island of stromboli. yesterday it sent ash and embers raining down on a popular site for tourists. a hiker was killed by a falling stone. several others were hurt. it also started several fires on the island, and at least 70 people have been evacuated. boeing has pledged $100 million to help victims' families and communities affected by the two boeing 737
crashes. kris van cleave reports. >> reporter: boeing says the $100 million over multiple years will help with living expenses for those families involved in the 737 max crashes. it's not clear how much will go to each family. some will go to education and funding programs in some communities. he and boeing take responsibility for the crashes. >> i do apologize for the crashes. we feel terrible about the crashes. rarents calledboeing'sthe crash ancement a they want the families that lost people because that is the price.
this is the human cost. >> reporter: the 737 max has been grounded for nearly four months. southwest, american, and united are canceling about 3 pun flights per day. faa recently found another issue with the controls on the max that will keep it grounded until at least september. the $100 million fund will be separate from any legal settlements that the victims' families may reach. taking the money does not prevent them from suing boeing. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. still ahead, the orange army gets it done. the netherlands wins its semifinal match and will meet team usa in the world cup finals. wins its semifinal match and will meet team usa in the world cup finals. neutrogena® ultra sheer. unbeatable protection helps prevent early skin aging and skin cancer with a clean feel. the best for your skin. ultra sheer®. neutrogena®. how do you keep feeling your best all summer long? start with supporting your gut health. only activia has billions of our live and active probiotics.
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that goal in extra time sent the netherlands on to the women's world cup final where they will face team usa. yesterday's semifinal match remained scoreless until the 99th minute as the done won, 1-0. the netherlands team made their world cup debut only four years ago when they reached the round of 16. the final against the defending champion americans takes place on sunday. the hot dogs are ready for the international hot dog eating contest. number one ranked joey chestnut was on hand and about 35,000 are expected to converge on new york's coney island today. they'll see if he can beat his world record from last year. counting down, we'll get a
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our top stories this morning. president trump is holding a fourth of july celebration on the national mall. the event is called salute to america. it will feature army tanks, fireworks, and flyovers. the pentagon and white house have not said what the president's budget will be. and there's criticism over the printing of next year's census. the printing of the survey is already under way without the question. but president trump's efforts to include the question will continue. last week the supreme court blocked the question but left op reconsidering. tonight millions in the u.s. will be celebrating independence
day with fireworks, but if this year is like any other, hundreds will end up in the emergency room. kenneth craig has more. >> reporter: fireworks can be a blast, and plenty of people will be setting off their own at home, but as this demonstration shows, it comes with risk. on sunday paramedics were called to a home in philadelphia. a little girl lost almost all of her fingers after an explosive like this blew up in her hands. >> she had cuts and burns all over her hands and face. >> reporter: her father purchased the illegal device on the street, believing they were fireworks. >> they're not fireworks in any way, shape, or form. >> reporter: illegal and homemade explosives are a major safety hazard.
it's one reason why about 180 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the weeks around july 4th. many accidents happen when flying fireworks are involved, and 44% involve burns off from sparklers. >> they can run anywhere from 1,800 to 2,000 degrees. the problem is it just takes one time and that injury can be life altering. >> reporter: michael spencer knows that all too well. >> people lose fingers. >> reporter: last year he told the consumer product safety commission how a mortar-type explosive went off while he was holding it. >> so off of my left hand, i lost my pinky, i lost my ring finger. >> reporter: experts say don't use a recalled firework, never give them to children, and it's always safest to watch a professional show from a
distance. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll be the only network broadcast to get an early look at a statue of king tut expected to auction today for $5 million and tell you why egypt is demanding the sale be stopped. plus in the series "a more perfect union," we'll meade a 95-year-old world war ii veteran running across the country to raise money for a cause close to his heart. and the benefits of pets. how teenagers can get emotional support through their interaction with animals. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. and have a great fourth of july. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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outside at the bay bridge with the twinkling lights. in mourning i michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec. is time to get a quick check on the fourth of july forecast. so i kept the independence day. as we are looking at a cloudy start, we are also tracking areas of fog and you can see the foggy view with the live camera this morning. this is the transamerica cam and temperatures running in the 50s as we kick off july 4. seasonably mild temperature. the son for most of us we have the clearing through today as the clouds pulling back to the coast. the daytime highs were you are, looking at 84 for high in concord. 70 in san jose. 70 in most oakland. the future cast to the rest of fires shows. st of the >> we hope we can have the fireworks. this is something you don't see