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2017. this is the cbs morning news. senator john mccain returns to washington for a key vote in the health care battle as president trump puts the pressure on republican lawmakers. >> any senator who votes against is telling america that you are fine with the obamacare nightmare. >> mr. trump's son-in-law says he has nothing to hide. today kushner will make his second appearance on capitol hill to testify about his meetings with russian officials.
a monsoon sweeps through arizona, washing out roads and more storms are on the way. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. today's make or break senate vote on whether to begin debate on republican health care legislation will have added drama. senator john mccain, battling brain cancer, mccain is returning to washington to cast what could be the deciding vote but despite last minute cajoling the outcome remains in doubt. if more than two republicans vote no, the deal is dead. hena daniels is here in new york. >> it's a situation heavy with drama and
john mccain returns. less than a week with being diagnosed with brain cancer, john mccain will be back in washington to vote on health care. >> any senator who votes against starting debate is telling america that you are fine with the obamacare nightmare. >> they will start debate, if the vote is successful senators can start proposing amendments to craft the legislation into one that can potentially win enough votes to pass. but there are those on both sides of the aisle who says it's a bill starter. >> this is an enormous insurance bailout and i'm not for that. >> it will not proceed if more than two republicans decide to
vote against it. zero democrats are expected to vote in favor of it. >> that legislation being proposed is the cruellest, most destructive and irresponsible piece of legislation ever brought to the united states senate. >> the only way we'll have an opportunity to consider ideas is if senators are allowed to debate them. >> the budget office has said various versions would mean more than 20 million americans would become uninsured by 2026. >> if today's vote fails mcconnell can tweak details and bring it up at any point. >> thank you so much. president trump's son-in-law and senior white house advisor jared kushner testifies before the house intelligence committee today. yesterday he appeared before the senate panel investigating russian meddling in the 2016
election. kushner says he has nothing to hide and provided his recollection of a meeting with a russian lawyer who claimed to have damaging information about hillary clinton. >> reporter: how was your meeting? kushner told investigators he did meet with influential russians four times during the campaign and the transition. but those meetings he said in a public statement were brief, part of his contacts with incoming people from approximately 15 countries. until recently he did not recall at all a 2016 meeting at trump tower with donald trump jr. and a russian lawyer offering dirt on hillary clinton. he arrived a little late and quickly decided it was a waste of our time e-mailing an assistance, can you please call me on my cell? need an excuse to get out of meeting. >> i did not collude with russia nor do i know of anyone else that did so.
>> he said he did ask the russian ambassador if there was an existing communications channel at his embassy we could use to discuss the syrian crisis. the ambassador said that would not be possible so nothing else occurred. kushner met that same mosnth wih sergey >> i have not relied on russian funds for my businesses. >> mr. trump's son-in-law normally avoids the spotlight. but he was confronted by a protester on capitol hill in full view of the cameras. >> they all have connections to russia. why is that? >> kushner says he wants to be fully transparent and he'll have several more chances to prove
it. he goes before the house intelligence committee on tuesday and the committee he met with on monday says it is already eager to have him back. >> the rift over the russian investigation between president trump and attorney general jeff sessions has mr. trump reportedly talking to aides about firing sessions. it was sessions' decision to recuse himself from the investigation that angered mr. trump. intense criticism from the president is fuelling speculation that sessions may quit. yesterday mr. trump didn't say anything when asked if sessions should resign. >> should jeff sessions resign? >> earlier in a tweet the president wondered why the attorney general isn't looking into crooked hillary's crimes and russian relations. last week sessions says he intends to stay on the job. the truck driver facing
charges for illegally transporting immigrants in a suffocating tractor trailer is due back in court thursday. james bradley told authorities he never realized anyone was inside the 18-wheeler. survivors say they were pounding on the walls. bradley says he heard banging when he parked and he opened the doors but he didn't call 911. he could face the death penalty. more flood producing rain and thunderstorms are expected in parts of arizona today. flash flood watches are posted for much of the state. yesterday monsoon like storms produced widespread flooding that closed roads, trapped drivers and flooded homes. and folks on maryland's eastern shore worked to clean up from a powerful tornado. buildings collapsed, roofs were torn off and trees knocked down. heavy rain also pounded the
area. one man was injured but not seriously. overseas now, israel started to remove metal detectors from the major holy site. they had installed the devices after gunmen killed police officers inside the site. that sparked some of the worst palestinian clashes in year. april sa israel says it will use other technologies. >> and the parents of charlie gard says it is time to let their son die. his case drew international attention as they fought to get him experimental treatment here in the united states. john vigliotti reports that battle is over. >> reporter: charlie gard's parents called their son an absolute warrior at london's
high court but they said time had run out for him as medical tests showed irreparable brain damage. he was left blind and deaf and unable to move on his own. charlie could not be cured and went to court to argue he should be taken off of life support. his parents fought back and asked to take the baby to the u.s. for an experimental treatment. but the u.s. doctor agreed with the london hospital, there was no hope. for charlie's father, it was difficult to accept. >> a whole lot of time has been wasted. we are now in july and our poor boy has been left to lie in hospital for months without any treatment while court battles have been fought. >> reporter: debate over charlie's future became so heated that his doctors and
hospital staff received death threats. hundreds supported sending him to the u.s. but in the end charlie's parents said they accepted they must say good-bye to their son. >> sweet cleemdreams, baby. we love you. >> reporter: it's unclear how long he will survive off life support. his father says his son won't live to see his first birthday next month. >> that was jonathan vigliotti reporting. coming up now, a deadly crash is live streamed. a driver loses control of her car while live streaming on social media. and president trump's commission on voter fraud gets the go ahead to collect personal information. this is the cbs morning news.
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our top stories this morning. days after being diagnosed with brain cancer senator john mccain is returning to washington for today's vote on republican health care legislation. the vote on beginning debate will be close. if more than two gop senators vote no, the bill will fail. and president trump has reportedly spoken to advisors about firing attorney general jeff sessions. the president is upset that sessions recused himself from the russia investigation. in a sharply worded tweet yesterday, mr. trump referred to sessions as beleaguered. last week sessions said he intended to stay at his job. as the 20th anniversary of princess diana's death
approaches their sons have given a candid interview about their mother. >> a special picture. >> reporter: present meets pass in this homage to diana the mother through the eyes of her royal sons. >> you and i both know. you and tommy. >> very nice. >> reporter: the memories and the pictures are bittersweet. >> there's not many days that go by that i don't think of her. her 20th anniversary year feels like a good time to remember all the good things about her and hopefully provide maybe a different side that others haven't seen before. >> the last time william and harry spoke to their mother she was in paris hours before she died. they were on vacation in scotland with their father prince charles and anxious to hang up the phone. harry and i were in a desperate rush to say good-bye, william says. if i would have known what was going to happen i wouldn't have
been so blase. >> our mother was a total kid through and through. when everybody says to me, you know, so she was fun, give us an example, all i can hear is her laugh in my head. and that sort of crazy laugh is just pure happiness shown on her face. >> reporter: revisiting the past has been both daunting and healing. >> we felt you know, incredibly loved and i'm grateful that that love still feels there. >> this was that love that even if she was on the other side of a room that you -- as a son, you could feel it. >> it is the very best legacy any mother could wish for. cbs news, london. >> coming up on cbs this
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live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news " this morning. very unusual site overnight as officers scale ben franklin from the bridge's suspension cables. we'll tell you the reason they were up there that even caused the bridge to be shutdown. >> oh, boy. also, a significant step to the in the gop effort to get rid of obamacare. recent the reason today's vote is so important, and the questions some lawmakers still have. >> today is tuesday, july 25, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. plus tiger cubs, one at the philadelphia zoo, now has a new home, weaver at do-able video. let's start with tuesday with meisha and traffic. later we'll check in with matt in for kate. >> i i just had the cutest little visual on this busy tuesday morning. right now d