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>> that's all for now. breaking overnight, a shooting at a garlic festival in northern california has left at least three people dead, 15 others injured. authorities say the suspect was also shot and killed. we'll get a live report in a few minutes. president trump's top intelligence official dan coats set to resign next month. and the president is doubling down on his criticism of congressman and oversight chairman, elijah cummings, top democrats and baltimore's largest publication are rebuking his comments. good morning, everyone, monday,
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july 29th. authorities say at least three people are dead. 15 others injured and a suspect shot and killed after a shooting at one of the largest food festivals in the country. officers responded to reports of gunfire shortly before 6:00 p.m. yesterday at the gilroy garlic festival. one suspect was among the fatalities but police believe a second person may have also been involved. >> there were reports of a shooting on the north side of the garlic festival area. officers were in that area and engaged the suspect in less than a minute. the suspect was shot and killed. they used some sort of a tool to cut through the fence to be able to gain access to the secure
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fence line and that's how they got into the festival area itself. we have one suspect we know that is down. we have some witnesses reporting that there may have been a second suspect but we don't know that that suspect was engaged in any shooting or whether they may have been in some sort of a support role for the person that we have accounted for. >> the suspect used a rifle and appeared to be shooting somewhat randomly adding that investigators had no information on a possible motive. authorities remained at the scene overnight and are expected to hold a press conference later this morning. we're going to go live to gilroy, california, in just a few minutes. president donald trump announced the departure, writing this, i'm pleased to announce that highly respected congressman john ratcliffe will be nominated by me.
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dan coats the current director will be leaving office on august 15th. i would like to thank dan for his great service in our country. the acting director will be leaving shortly. told the president and vice president that he was ready to move on during a meeting last week. coats was known to give blunt intelligence assessments breaking with the president's rosy proclamations on north korea and openly acknowledging the president's bizarre relationship with vladimir putin. >> we have breaking news, vladimir putin is coming to the white house in the fall. >> say that again. did i hear that? >> yeah, yeah. >> okay. that's going to be special.
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>> all right. so, the top republican senator on intelligence matters has reportedly not sold on coats potential replacement. third term congressman john ratcliffe was u.s. attorney for the eastern district of texas from 2007 to 2008. he served four terms as mayor of heath, texas. he joined the intelligence committee earlier this year pushing investigations into the use of fisa warrants and the president's allegations of bias against him at the fbi. "the new york times" reports that ratcliffe met with trump just a week before he lectured former special counsel robert mueller at the hearing, a performance that the president shared on fox news yesterday, ratcliffe continued to call the report meaningless. >> the person who learned the most about the mueller report during wednesday's hearings was robert mueller and that's sad but true, and really what it meant is that the mueller report and its conclusions weren't from
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robert mueller. they were written by what a lot of people believe was hillary clinton's de facto legal team, people that had supported her, even represented some of her aides and so the mueller report is really going to be difficult for the democrats or anyone to rely upon the findings of a report when they just listen to the man whose name was on top of it not have a command of what was even in it. >> ratcliffe, partnership issues, people familiar with the discussions tell "the new york times" that some republicans privately expressed concern including senator richard burr, the chairman of the senate intel commission, cautioned that considered ratcliffe too political for the post. president trump spent another weekend trashing another congressman of color on twitter, the chairman of the house oversight committee, elijah cummings and his west baltimore district. the first of the two day attack
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came on saturday when the president claimed the congressman's district is a rat infested mess. maybe he could help clean up this dangerous and filthy city. in another tweet, the president wrote this why is so much money sent to the elijah cummings district when it's considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the u.s. no human being would want to live there. where is all in money going? how much is stolen. investigate this corrupt mess immediately. the president continued his attack yesterday. if racist elijah cummings would focus more energy on helping the good people in his district of baltimore itself, perhaps progress could be made in fixing the mess that he has helped to create over many years of incompetent leadership. his radical quote oversight is a joke. >> the only response came saturday morning when he tweeted quote mr. president i go home to my district daily.
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each morning i wake up and fight for my neighbors. it's any constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the executive branch but it's my moral duty to fight for my constituents. just yesterday i held a hearing on the skyrocketing prices of precipitati prescription drugs. mr. president, we can address this together. two years ago, i went to the white house to ask you to endorse my bill to let the government negotiate directly for lower drug prices, you told me then that you supported the legislation and that you would work with me to make it happen. i took you at your word. >> the baltimore sun hit back at president trump's comments about congressman elijah cummings's 7th congressional district, specifically that of west baltimore. the paper's editorial board wrote in part this, it is not hard to see what's going on here, the congressman has been a thorn in this president's side, and mr. trump sees attacking african-american members of congress as good politics, as it
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both warms the cockles of the white supremacists who love him and causes so many of the thoughtful people who don't to scream. we would tell the most dishonest man to occupy the oval office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women's prooif private parts, the useful idiot of vladimir putin, and the guy who insists there are good people among murderous neo-nazis, not fooling most americans that he's slightly confident, or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one. some pretty harsh words. >> they certainly weren't holding their punches. senior writer at roll call,
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neils, let's talk about the criticism the president is facing for his attack on congressman coupummings and his west baltimore district. there has been a lot of reaction to say the least to what the president has been saying on twitter over the weekend. what type of reaction are we hearing on the hill? >> obviously the house is away. they have left for august recess but in the senate we're hearing a little bit from some of the presidential candidates, obviously elizabeth warren, prince, has worked with elijah cummings on quite a few policy proposals over the last several years. cummings is generally well liked by members of both parties. he's always had a good relationship, oddly enough, perhaps given the criticism over the weekend from mark meadows, who's a close ally of president
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trump, there could be complicated conversations that some of the president's allies have to have with him about cummings in particular, but i don't know if any of them will actually dare bring the topic up. >> let's talk about the other big news coming out of washington over the weekend. dan coats and president trump historically have had a rocky relationship. don coats will be leaving as director of national intelligence. walk us through how we got to this point. how is it that dan coats has had such a bad relationship. >> the clip you played of andrea mitchell speaking with director coats in aspen was perhaps the most obvious of all of them, but dni coats, former senator coats has been direct to the point in one of the accolades on the hill, particularly among senators from both parties for
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being a straight shooter on russia, on north korea, and elsewhere, and sometimes that means that the president's sort of rhetoric and the president's view of say the north korean leadership or vladimir putin didn't line up with the intelligence and didn't line up with what then dan coats was going to say. >> it's interesting, dan coats is the guy who stood in front of the president and basically said north korea will continue to pursue or will continue to have its nuclear arsenal. iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons and russia did, in fact, involve himself in the elections in 2016. all things, the president as we well know said did not happen or will not happen. basically everything the president was putting out there politically. the latest on the push for impeachment. >> house democrats want access
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to grand jury evidence of robert mueller's probe, as the party weighs an impeachment of president trump. we're going to see a head-to-head match up when kamala harris and joe biden face each other at the second democratic debate. now there's an unusually personal tone to their growing rivall rivalry, plus a check on your weather when we come back. a che weather when we come back.
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we heard the police give a press conference. and they talked about witnesses mentioning maybe there was a second guy helping this shooter out. here's what happened, at 5:41, one of the biggest, oldest garlic festivals in the country. it's a big food festival, really important to this town. it was the 40th anniversary and at 5:41, the shooter opened fire. now, in a minute, gilroy police say they engaged the shooter and took him down. in that minute, minute and a half, he was able to shoot and kill three people, including a 6-year-old boy and at least 11 other people suffered gunshot wounds and a handful of others suffered by trampling and just the general chaos, got injured, but take a listen to what a couple of the witnesses had to say, how they described the scene. >> a vendor that was getting ready to serve me, she actually said, get down. that's gunfire. there's a shooter. >> he just rose his gun up and started spraying off rounds all
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around. he was walking like he wanted to get stuff done, and it was horrible. >> now, people describe absolute chaos. they say the shooter was wearing a tactical vest, may have been wearing a camouflage outfit. police say he must have gotten in through a perimeter fence that he used a tool. to get into the garlic festival, you had to go through a metal detector. there was intense security considering it was a food festival. police say, though, that once he was in, it didn't take long for him to open fire, and a lot of questions remaining, what his name is, what his motive is, and police will hold another press conference in just a couple of hours, hopefully with nmore answer. >> incredibly troubling, especially when you hear about a 6-year-old, people on a sunday afternoon. >> what's more troubling is all the security in place, he managed to get inside through the perimeter fence.
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switching gears and back to politics. this weekend, a number of house members calling for an impeachment hearing to president trump, grew to 104, with four members from washington state joining the ranks in favor of impeachment yesterday which means nearly half of the democratic caucus now wants to move forward on impeachment. this after a court filing by the house judiciary committee on friday invoked impeachment in their request to unseal grand jury information related to the mueller investigation. quote, because department of justice policies will not allow prosecution of a sitting president, the united states house of representatives is the only institution of the federal government that can now hold president trump accountable for these actions. the filing told the judge, supervise mueller's grand jury, the committee told the judge it needs access to the grand jury evidence collected by mueller as special counsel such as witness testimony because it is investigating whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the president. yelled, chairman jerry nadler
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said it is an investigation but not a formal inquiry. >> you're investigating possible impeachment, but you haven't formally opened an impeachment inquiry. are you trying to have it both ways here? >> no, we're not trying to have it both ways. we're saying exactly what we're doing. we're investigating the corruptions of the administration, the abuses of power, what mueller showed, the possible violations of the emoluments clause, one of the things that might cause us to recommend articles of impeachment. >> mick mulvaney arguing that the new york lawmaker is just trying to keep his job. >> let's not lose sight of the fact that jerry nadler is facing a primary from his left in new york. he is falling over himself to become more and more progressive in order to try and keep his job and not lose to the next aoc. >> switching gears from politics, let's get a quick check on your weather with nbn
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meteorologist bill karins. we missed you last week. >> banked up on sleep, i feel great. >> we'll talk to you tomorrow, though. >> you get like one day of happiness, and tomorrow it will come crashing down again. >> good morning, everyone, if you're waking up in columbia, missouri, joplin, we've got rain for you. this is the dividing line between beautiful, refreshing air behind it. congratulations to minnesota, and areas of nebraska, northwards, it's going to be gorgeous. the rain is the dividing line between the humid, hot air behind it. behind it is cooler. here's the cold front today. 7:00 a.m. this morning, showers and storms approaching areas like chicago, st. louis, during your morning rush hour, showers and storms to deal with. 6:00 p.m., hit and miss showers, back towards indianapolis, detroit, grand rapids area too. anywhere along the front and by the time we get to tuesday, we take this front ever so slowly, it's going to be a painful
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process. we kick it through chicago. wednesday looks great too. low humidity. 80 degrees. as perfect as it gets. by the time we get to tuesday afternoon, that's when the showers and storms are up there through pittsburgh, central new york. the northeast has to wait until wednesday to get the cooler air. the week ahead forecast, hot and humid today. boston could be one of the warmest spots on the map. could be up there in the low to mid-90s. there is is the storm on wednesday in the northeast. flight plans, you could have problems, and by the time we get to friday, showers and storms linger in the southeast, hard to get a cold front through the southeast in the middle of july, end of july, middle of summer. that's not going to happen. and coming up, guys, by popular demand, we're going to play the game who's hotter. >> oh, man, we played a version of that last week with janessa, i have to say, i didn't fare too well. >> bill was trying to say he was bringing this game back, and we
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were all going to play together. >> i was just saying we played a version last week, but bill wasn't here, and the first time i wasn't here. >> i may not live up to the standard, but i will do my best. >> we'll see. >> still ahead, a major suspension is sakie shaking up l season. history was made at the tour de france. that's next. we're back in a moment. e france that's next. we're back in a moment he move. roger. hey rick, all good? oh yeah, we're good. we're good. termites never stop trying to get in, we never stop working to keep them out. terminix. defenders of home.
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didn't win any of the races but was first when the 19 stage was stopped in the alps. an nfl star is facing suspension after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. golden tate said he didn't know it was banned and took the drug for a good reason. nbc news correspondent kathy park has details. >> super bowl champion golden tate signing a $37 million deal this spring with the new york giants but he is facing a four game suspension, announcing on social media he failed a drug test after taking fertility, i discovered it contained an agreement that is on the league's banned substance list. the list stretches seven pages and while tate didn't disclose what substance he tested
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positive for, he immediately discontinued use adding the treatment didn't give him a competitive edge. >> the three big categories that are banned by the nfl but could be used for fertility is the anabolic steroids, the antiestrogen agents. >> the nfl had no comment but referred us to its strict guidelines on performance enhancing drugs. players are responsible for what is in their bodies and a positive test will not be excused because a player was unaware he was taking a prohibited substance. it's not the first time an nfl player has violated the policy by using fertility drugs. in 2013, robert mathis was suspended for four games after testing positive. >> as physicians we don't always know what work is prohibiting. it's up to person to look up, you have a banned substance, we need to get permission beforehand.
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>> he's out there practicing, getting ready to play. this really is between him and the league at this point. democrats are slamming president trump for his criticism of congressman elijah cummings, where do republicans stand on the issue, we're going to show you that ahead. russian policed clashed with demonstrators on the protests against ballot restrictions. the very latest on that coming up. ictions. the very latest on that coming up these folks, they don't have time to go to the post office they have businesses to grow customers to care for
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alongsi alongside amono. >> the trump administration is facing turnover as dan coats exits. coats who has clashed with the president is being replaced by a republican congressman and trump loyalist. hans nichols has more from the white house. >> reporter: dan coats oversees 17 different intelligence agencies but his tenure was often at odds with president trump over issues including north korea and russia. >> the white house has announced on twitter that vladimir putin is coming to the white house in the fall. >> say what again? >> vladimir putin coming to the -- >> did i hear you? >> yeah, yeah. >> okay. that's going to be special. >> coats also publicly contradicted the president on
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kim jong un's willingness to give up his nuclear weapons. >> north korea will seek to retain its wmd capabilities and is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities. >> the president announcing coats replacement congressman john ratcliffe, who impressed him during the mueller hearing. >> donald trump is not above the law but he shouldn't be below the law. >> reporter: the president's nominee to be the head of the dni. he does sit on the house intelligence committee so that does give him a familiarity of the issues. going ahead of the senate intelligence committee for his confirmation hearing, that is always tough. >> our thanks to hans nichols at the white house for that report. the republican governor of maryland is facing backlash for not speaking out more against president trump for his attacks against congressman cummings.
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larry hogan delivered a muted response via tweet. he said quote baltimore city is truly the very heart of our state, and more attacks between politicians are not going to get us anywhere. hogan, a frequent critic of the president who considered challenging him in the 2020 primary was traveling sunday and was not available for interviews. critics of the governor have gone on social media to call him weak and quote gutless for not delivering a more forceful rebuke of trump. meanwhile, acting chief of staff mick mulvaney defended the president's tweets as not about race. >> i think it's right for the president to raise the issue. look, i was in congress for six years. if i had poverty in my district like they have in battle plolti i had crime like they do in chicago, if i had homelessness, and if i spent all my time ch
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chasing down this mueller crusade, i would get fired. >> president trump is facing condemnation for his attacks against congressman cummings, his reelection campaign is reportedly looking to capitalize on his latest incident of divisive rhetoric. the president's attacks against four democratic congresswomen of color with the go back to your country taunt, trump's advisers have concluded that the overall message is good among his political base, resonating strongly with the white working class voters. the post says this has prompted the campaign to find ways to fuse trump's nativist rhetoric with a love it or leave it appeal for patriotism in the 2020 election, and seeking to avoid the overtly racist language he use instead his tweets. his attack against cummings under score -- as condemnations
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have poured in accusing trump of bigotry, his campaign has mounted an all out effort to defend the president and turn his offensive comments into political advantage with his base. and jared kushner is the hidden hand of trump's 2020 campaign, signing off behind the scenes on everything from spend to go top level hires, which has rubbed some insiders the wrong way. that's according to a "washington post" profile based off the interviews of nearly two dozen white house officials, campaign staffers and advisers. ahead of 2020, kushner speaks regularly with trump campaign manager about day-to-day initiatives and has had a heavy hand in digital preparations. according to the post, campaign aides who want to brief trump often go through kushner who is not officially employed by the campaign. although some advisers believe trump is unlikely to pick up many inner city voters. kushner has asked a senior adviser to create a ten-year plan, how republicans can win
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over that voting block. many are skeptical of kushner's plan to run on criminal justice reform, an idea he helped usher through congress. on the optics side, kushner has reportedly suggested renaming the escalator ride ahead of 2020 to many adviser's chagrin according to the post. >> adam schiff is demfending th caution about impeachment proceedings. he warned that a failed impeachment fight could send the wrong message adding that he's worried about making the case to the american people. >> there is, i think, a great weight to the argument that this is the strongest form of censure we have, and if we don't use it what message does that send to the next generation. i worry equally about the message of taking the impeachment case to trial, losing the case, having the president acquitted and having
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an adjudication. the jury i'm worried about, not the senate, because i think that's a preordained conclusion, is the american people. can we make the case to the american people. it's going to occupy a year of the nation's time, and i want to make sure that's the right decision. >> so the growing rivalry between senator kamala harris and joe biden, which will be on display at wednesday's debate will take on personal tones as harris's close friendship with biden's late son beau has come to light. osteoto the two bonded as state attorney generals in delaware. in her book, the truth we hold, an american journey, harris wrote about her close relationship with beau biden saying there were times the two would talk every day, sometimes multiple sometimes a day. "the washington post" reporting that by the time beau had died of brain cancer on may 30th, 2015, his closest staffers had compiled a list of roughly 60
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people they thought they should let know about his passing. harris was on that list. their friendship led to a warm political relationship between harris and joe biden. however, that changed after she called biden's work with segregationists hurtful. biden says he attends to hit back if harris attacks him during the second democratic debate, saying quote i'm not going to be as polite this time, this is the same person who asked me to come to california and nominate her in her convention. >> and senator kamala harris is opening up about the highs and lows of her 2020 campaign agenda in an interview with the "new york times" she described her approach as realistic promises for ordinary people, adding quote i'm not trying to restructure society. i'm trying to take care of people that wake people in the middle of the night. and she acknowledges she has struggled in explains her views, her limited interest in issues she views as overly abstract. part of the difficulty harris
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said was her impulse to take any given question and run through all the scenarios about how it would actually work. five associates describe her in near identical language as not ideological, this in interviews conducted by "the new york times." joining us from washington, nee continuing to heat up. what can we expect to see from both at wednesday's debate as they each look to become the party o par party's front runner. >> i think that the question is going to be whether or not senator harris is trying to be in the joe biden lane which is what that interview would seem to suggest. whether or not there's a debate between the two of them and who else comes to the aid of either harris or biden.
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i think that's the most interesting dynamic for me is who else on the stage, if this plays out as we think it might, who else intervenes on which side as sort of the secondary characters on the debate stage, supporting either biden or harris or coming to the defense of either one. >> let's switch gears here and talk once again about dan coats and his departure. what is it going to mean for the state of trump's national security team? >> the real question, i think, first of all is whether or not the congressman is going to be confirmed by the senate. it's a bit of an unusual selection for the director of national intelligence post while mr. ratcliffe is on the house intelligence committee, he hasn't had sort of the breadth and depth of experience with the intelligence community and i think that the question is really going to be when that confirmation hearing happens,
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whether or not there are republican senators in particular who ask, you know, what he thinks of the north korean nuclear program, what he thinks of what vladimir putin may be doing in 2020, and whether the answers sound more like donald trump or whether they sound more like dan coats. >> let me get your thoughts when you take a big picture approach of the vacant positions across the administration, and some of the key ones, this one, the upcoming acquisition, and others, how much of washington, d.c.'s consumed by the vacancies or have we moved beyond the point that this administration is moving forward to try to fill some of these key cabinet positions and federal agencies and what have you. >> the senate has one more week left before they leave, and there are two more key national security positions, the un ambassador and the deputy secretary of defense on the agenda for just this week. and so it just keeps happening.
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every time that you think that mitch mcconnell and the senate has gotten through the backlog of key administration posts another one pops up. i guess the coats departure was not unexpected but, you know, when we get the calm, if wilbur ross were to leave as commerce secretary or someone else were to leave in the coming months, this is taking up a lot of the senate's time. the labor secretary is a good example of one that needs to be filled at the moment. >> you look at it, we're almost two years into the administration, and the fact that they're still working on confirming new posts and trying to move people around is quite remarkable. >> i think presidents in the past have said it's often good to have people that surround you that have differing opinions than you, and in this administration it has been the dan coats of the world, the jim mattis's of the world. jim mattis gone, don coats on his way out. the president is surrounding himself by all yes men.
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>> in the i didn't think gibegi the generals, and spoke highly from jim mattis to kelly and now it seems it's all yes men. >> it certainly appears that's the way the president is going into this reelection cycle, is that the group is getting perhaps more insular, some positions they just don't even bother trying to actually fill with someone who can be confirmed by the senate. it's going to be interesting to see if anyone emerges sort of in the dan coats mold within the inner circle who can make the sort of public statements of disagreement with what is coming out of the political side of the operation. >> thanks, neils. a batch of republican lawmakers opt out of running for reelection, and a preview of mass retirements in the gop. and a victory in the ongoing
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fight over his border wall. those stories and another check on your forecast when we return. on your forecast when we return.
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welcome back, everyone, three republican lawmakers in congress announced they will retire instead of trying for another turn. congressman martha rogey made the announcement friday. she did not specify her reasoning. she is one of 13 republican women in the 435 member chamber. indiana congresswoman and house republican recruitment chair susan brooks announced her retirement in june. meanwhile, michigan representative paul mitchell and texas representative pete olson also announced their retirements last week. the supreme court has given the green light for the trump administration to use military funds to build sections of a planned border wall with mexico.
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$2.5 billion in pentagon counter drug program money had been frozen by lower courts while a lawsuit proceeded. by a 5-4 vote, the supreme court late friday lifted a stay that blocked the use of those funds allowing trump to progress on his 2016 campaign promise heading into his race for a second term. the president tweeted wow, big victory, supreme court overturns lower court injunction, big win for border security and the rule of law. the pentagon funds can be tapped from now, and work can begin, which is quite different over trump's consistent promise over who will pay for the wall. >> i have said many times that the american people will not pay for the wall. and i've made that clear to the government of mexico. >> the wall will be paid for very easily by mexico. it will ultimately be paid for by mexico. when i say mexico is going to
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pay for the wall, that's what i said. i didn't say they were going to write me a check for 10 billion. >> but it's military funds paid for by the american taxpayers. >> the campaign promise was mexico is going to pay for the wall, not the military. let's switch gears for a moment, bring in nbc meteorologist bill karins for a weekly edition of who's hotter. >> getting our pence reas ready >> you love to pay attention to the whole weather segment, so in a minute 30, you'll be ready. remember about ten days ago we were talking about how crazy warm like anchorage, alaska was. it's no surprise there's a lot of wildfires burning in alaska right now, and some as large as, you know, 100,000 football fields. alaska is a big place. they get fires this time of year. because it has been so hot and so dry, there's an increased number of fires, and northern portions of canada. the larger wildfire season because they are warming
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quicker, as far as the latitudes go, the 90s, 2000s, 2010s, these are the numbers of large fires, significantly more the last three decades than we had in the 60s, 70s and 80s, that's not a surprise. we're on pace obviously for the warmest july ever in alaska. it's off the charts warm compared to how we have been in other previous months. other areas of concern today, we have heat advisories, areas of hartford, providence, boston, temperatures in the low 90s. it will feel like 100 to 105. atlanta should be in the upper 80s. here we go, anchors. we're going denver versus miami today. >> denver. >> i guess i'm going to have to go with miami. >> you don't have to. okay. then denver. >> be your own man. >> 94 today in denver, miami at 90. very good. we're one for one. next one, portland or atlanta. >> portland. >> atlanta.
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because he said portland, but i know it's portland. portland. >> it's called hot-lanta. 83 in portland. 90 in atlanta. >> we fell for it. >> that's your hometown, any friend. >> now we really have to pay attention. >> sacramento, it was 104 yesterday, or beautiful charleston, south carolina. >> i'm going with charleston. >> there are advantages to living on the water because it can sometimes cool you off. today, sacramento 93, charleston only 85 degrees. >> we are not doing well on this at all. >> looks like weather is not in our future, my friend. >> still ahead, the new concerns about the state of the u.s. economy following new figures suggesting some weaknesses. federal prosecutors are probing a top campaign fund raiser and close friend of president trump: details on the questions being raised over potential foreign influence and his ties to the campaign. l fore his ties to the campaign here, it all starts with a simple...
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welcome back, almost 1,400 people have been arrested in russia for participating in the latest antidemocracy protest, the highest number of detained people for a russian protest demonstration in a decade. the opposition party called for the demonstrations after 30 candidates were barred from the upcoming elections from moscow city council. for what it says are political reasons. election officials claim the
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candidates failed to garner enough ballot signatures to be on the ballot. the protests turned violent at times, and video shows riot police in helmets and body armour assault protesters. a close friend of president trump, and his presidential influence over trump's campaign. his transition in the early stages of his administration. investigators have looked in particular at whether barak violated the law in trying to direct foreign policy to disclose their activities to justice department, reportedly interviewed at his request last month and his spokesman said prosecutors quote confirmed they have no further questions for him. he has not been accused of wrong doing according to the times, and his aids said he never worked on behalf of the foreign states or entities. asked about the status for the inquiry, a representative for
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the u.s. attorneys office in brooklyn declined to comment to the paper. the commerce department reported the u.s. economy slowed down to a 2.1% rate in the second quarter, a sharp decline from 3.1 pace in the first quarter. despite growing trade tensions, consumer spending, responsible for 2/3 of the economy rose 3% from the first quarter, making it the strongest reading since 2013. president trump tweeted on friday that the second quarter growth figure was not bad considering the heavy weight of the federal reserve anchor wrapped around our neck. the economy remains reinforced by rising incomes, slow global growth are weighing in. the latest on the deadly shooting at a festival in california. we're going to get a live report from the scene on what may have led to the mass shooting. >> more on president trump's weekend spent bashing elijah cummings as the white house tries to deflect criticism.
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the president's remarks were yet another racist remark against a lawmaker of color. we're back in less than three minutes. f color. we're back in less than three minutes. here you go little guy. a cockroach can survive submerged underwater for 30 minutes. wow. yeah. not getting in today. terminix. defenders of home.
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breaking, overnight, a shooting at a garlic festival. we're going to get a live repor up. plus, the top intelligence official dan coats is set to resign next month and president trump announced his pick for a replacement via twitter. and the president is doubling down on elijah cummings. republicans have stayed largely silent. good morning. it's monday, july 29th. i'm ayman mohyeldin here with yasmin vossoughian. three people are dead and 15 others are injured after a shooting at one of the largest food festivals in the country. officers responded to reports of gunfire shortly before 6:00 p.m. yesterday at

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