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origin. galactic plans to start flying customers in the first half of 2020. thanks to our international viewers for joining us. have a great rest of your day. for our u.s. viewers, "early start" continues right now. you're talking about a long time. it was a decision made i think not by him but by a lot of people. >> can alex acosta survive in the embattled labor secretary has the president's support. allies of the president not so sure. obamacare could be in serious jeopardy. two judges suggest they may back a texas ruling that says the law cannot exist without the individual mandate. scary moments on a flight from atlanta to baltimore forced an emergency landing due to engine trouble. and boy it's a beautiful day for a parrid.
the u.s. women's national soccer team honored in the canyon of heroes right here in new york city later this morning. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm christine romans. >> i'm excited to be there. the first parade since the women's team did it again in 2015. i'm dave briggs, 5:00 a.m. in the east. we start in the nation's capital. a reprove for labor secretary alex acosta for now. he is under scrutiny for a sweetheart plea deal he made with jeffrey epstein when the well-connected financeer faced sex abuse charges in 2008. sources tell us president trump is saying privately he has confidence in acosta. publicly the president is downplaying acosta's role in the plea deal which as a u.s. attorney he oversaw. >> for 2.5 years he's been just an excellent secretary of labor. he's done a fantastic job. you're talking about a long time ago. again, it was a decision made i think not by him but by a lot of
people. >>en? however, has -- cnn, however, has learned that confidence could vanish in a flash depending on the news coverage. the president's longtime con confidan confidante, chris ruddy, told don lemon on this acosta's future is, well, not so bright. >> i think the breeplea agreemes indefensible. i think that he's not going to stay for long. i haven't spoken to the president about it. but i do think and we're reporting on news max actually tonight, our white house correspondent says he will be out in the next couple of weeks. >> acosta defending the enteen plea deal but says he's pleased that new york prosecutors are moving forward with a case based on new evidence. the "miami herald" editorial board says he should resign. the "herald" broke the story of the light punishment, 13 months in county jail, and the freedom to work at his office 12 hours a day six days a week. it's not clear what role will play investigating the 2008.
>> the president trying to distance himself from epstein after the new document charging him with running a child sex ring. this is the same epstein mr. trump once describe ed as a terrific guy. now not so much. >> well, with i knew him like everybody in palm beach knew him. people in palm beach knew him. he was a fixture in people palm -- in palm beach. i had a falling out with him a long time ago. i don't think i've spoken to him for 15 years. i wasn't a fan. >> the "new york times" also has new reporting this morning suggesting closer ties between the two. a 1992 party at mar-a-lago billed as a calendar girl competition. a florida businessman who organized it tells the "times" 30 people were at the party. 28 girls, plus trump and epstein. >> all right. there are signs this may be the beginning of the end for obamacare. two republican-appointed judges strongly suggesting they back a
texas legal challenge that could doom the law. chief justice roberts famously enheld the fact in 2012, declaring the mandate legal as a tax. since congress eliminated the tax for not buying insurance, conservatives believe the whole law is unconstitutional. >> two of the three judges on the appellate panel in new orleans appear to be siding with the lower court judge who ruled last year the entire law should be struck down. >> if you no longer have the tax, why isn't it unconstitutional? >> because it is possible to still understand this as a practatory decision. >> wiping out obamacare could end coverage for millions of and have a dramatic effect on a presidential race that has already focused heavily on health care. president trump is repeatedly saying people with pre-existing
conditions would be covered even if obamacare were struck down. but he has failed to offer any type of replacement plan. just in to cnn, senator kamala harris teaming one congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez to help people with criminal records fairly obtain housing. the democrat's introducing a bill to reform eviction and screening policies it allow people with a criminal past to apply for federal housing assistance. harris is not the first 2020 contender to pair up with the progressive idol. senator bernie sanders joined with aoc, as she's known, to campaign for progressive kpaends in 2020. and senator elizabeth warren partnered with her on a number of efforts. airbus is poise today to overtake boeing as the largest plane manufacturer. boeing is reporting no new orders of its max aircraft for the third straight month. the fleet has been barred from flying for nearly four months after two deadly crashes killed 346 people. european rival airbus has already shipped 389 planes
through june and is on track to deliver a record number of jets this year. boeing's slump is having a ripple effect across the aerospace industry. the supplier has been force t ttds -- forced to stop regular flights. the max is not expected to be cleared for flight before the end of september. a tweet storm from the president urging people to support home depot, warning two can play at that game on business boycotts. the hash tag #boycotthomedepot after reports that its founder plans to book president trump's campaign. he tweeted they don't want people to shop at your stores because they contributed to your favorite person, me. he adds, more and more the radical left is using commerce to hurt their enemy. they don't care who gets hurt, but also don't understand that two can play that game. marcus, by the way, retired from home depot all the way back in
2002. according to the center for responsive politics he was a trump supporter. he donated $7 million during the 2016 election. in a statement to "usa today" the company, home depot, said marcus isn't speaking on behalf of the company and says it does not endorse presidential candidates as part of its practice. breaking overnight, actor rip torn has died. >> i was doing a bob hope special at the time, and i was so screwed up i let it affect my work. i -- i made elka summer cry in the middle of a dance rehearsal. i'm not proud of that. >> born elmore torn, the oscar and tony nominee won an emmy for his role as artie on hbo's the "larry sanders show." he had nearly 200 credits in a career that spanned seven decades. after his success on the "larry sanders show," torn's career picked up steam leading to a memorable turn in the "men in black" franchise. >> it may be a moot point, old friend.
the exodus continues. like the party's over and the last one to leave gets stuck with the check. >> torn's publicist says he passed away peacefully at his home in connecticut with his family by his side. rip torn was 88. in a matter of hours, there will be a ticker-tape parade for the u.s. women's soccer team down new york city's canyon of heroes. the team won its second straight world cup, wrapping up a dominant few weeks with the win over the netherlands sunday. it's not clear whether the team will get an invite to the white house even though president trump promised one win or lose. megan rapinoe has been an outspoken credit of the president. she had this to say with anderson cooper. >> i think that i would say that your message is excluding people. you're excluding me. you're excluding people that look like me. you're excluding people of color. you're excluding, you know, americans that maybe support you. i think that we need to have a
reckoning with the message that you have and what you're saying about make america great again. i think that you're harkening back to an era that was not great for everyone. >> the ticker-tape parade begins at 9:30 a.m. eastern time. i will be part of cnn's live coverage. so keep it here all morning long. again, these ladies have said they're eager to visit both the house and the senate. >> sure. today they'll be visiting new york city. and it will be awesome. >> very due. this explanation from a man who called police to report a supposed trespasser. >> yeah, there's a trespasser in my building. >> daddy, and don't. please, go. >> listen to your son. >> turns out, you know, he wasn't a trespasser at all. hear from both men in this now-viral video.
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a white man calls police when he sees a black man at his san francisco building. now we're hearing from both men involved. >> yeah, there's a trespasser in my building. >> dad, don't. please, go. >> listen to your son. >> daddy, and go. it's the better -- i agree with him, daddy. please go. please. i don't like this. i don't like this. >> standing in the lobby -- >> daddy, and i don't like this. let's go. >> christopher kucor calling police as his young son pleads with him to just leave the man alone. kucor identified himself ads the man on the video which was shared by wesley michelle. michelle told kucor he was waiting for a friend. >> kucor set his own father -- said his own father was killed when he confronted a trespasser outside his home. michelle, the man who was filmed, responds this way. >> i can understand that he's been traumatized. it's very, very difficult to try
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hawaii is loosening up its laws on marijuana possession, becoming the 26th state to legalize the drug under new legislation set to take effect in january. possession of up to three grams of marijuana will no longer result in jail time. it will still carry a $130 fine. the state's current law carries a 30-day jail sentence for possessing even a tiny amount of pot along with a $1,000 fine. >> the green wave continues to sweep over the country. ahead, we'll tell you what happened in the mlb all-star game. also the nba implementing a replay season next season. what's on the table and what's not. andy scholes has that in the "bleacher report."
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all right. some baseball now. the american league once again reigning supreme in the midsummer classic. they've won seven straight all-star games. andy scholes with more in the "bleacher report." quite a show last night. we expected like a 10-9, 12-10 game. we got some actual pitching. >> low scoring affair in cleveland. baseball's best, they always put on a show when the all-star game comes around.
it was an actually unlikely hometown guy bringing home the mvp award. before the game they held a moment of silence for pitcher styler kags who passed -- tyler skaggs who passed away. players wearing the number 45 for the game. indians pitcher shane bieber, who was added to the a.l. roster just this past friday as an injury replacement, he won the mvp award. he pitched a perfect sixth inning which had the crowd going nuts. the a.l. would win 4-3. it's been quite the rise for bieber. not too long ago he was just a walk-on at u.c. santa barbara. now he's the mvp. bieber said being on the mound, it was a surreal moment. >> that was incredible. i couldn't feel my feet or the rest of my body for that moment. tried to enjoy it. i kind of stepped off the back of the pound and took in. that's -- of the mound and took
it in. that's what the guys and my teammates told me to do. tried to cherish that moment and take it in. get ready for challenge flags in the nba. there won't be flags, but it's the same idea. the league approving my rule where coaches will now be able to challenge one call a game regardless of whether or not it's successful. the team must have a time-out which they call when they want to challenge. coaches will be able to challenge fouls on their team, out-of-bound calls, and goaltending or basket interference. in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter in overtime the plays are automatically reviewed and do not require a challenge. finally, serena williams surviving in her quarterfinal match against alison rink riske, moving on to the semis. serena putting her hair up to what she called her business bun. she said her hair kept hitting her in the face. it worked. she won. serena now two wins away from her 24th grand slam title. serena, of course, one of the
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talking about a long time ago. again, it was a decision made i think not by him but a lot of people. >> can alex acosta survive? the embattled labor secretary has the president's support, but allies of the president aren't sure for how long. obamacare could be in serious jeopardy. two judges suggest they may back a texas ruling that says the law cannot exist without the individual mandate. some scary moments on a flight from atlanta to baltimore, forced to make an emergency landing due to engine trouble. and it's a beautiful day for
a parade. the u.s. women's national team honored in the canyon of heroes right here in new york city. just a couple of hours. can't wait for that. welcome back to "early start," i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour. nice to see you all this morning. a review for the labor secretary, alex acosta, at least for now. he's under scrutiny for a deal he made with jeffrey epstein when he faced sex charges in 2008. the president said private he backed acosta but publicly is talking about the deal that he oversaw. >> for 2.5 years he's been just an excellent so much labor. he's done a fantastic job. but you're talking about a long time ago. again, it was a decision made i think not by him but a lot of people. >> but cnn has learned that confidence could vanish in a flash depending on the news coverage. the president's longtime con
confidante said acosta's future not so bright. >> i think the plea agreement agreement he did is undefensible. i think that he's not going to stay for long. i haven't spoken to the president about it, and we're reporting on news max actually tonight, our white house correspondent, says he will be out in the next couple of weeks. >> acosta for his patcheting up his defense of the plea deal saying he's pleased that new york prosecutors are moving forward with a case based on new evidence. it's not enough for the "miami herald" board which is calling for acosta's resignation. "the herald" broke the story of his light punishment. 13 months in jail and the freedom to work at his office 12 hours a day, six days a week. it's not clear yet what if any role congress will play in investigating the 2008 plea deal which is under intense scrutiny.
>> the president is trying to distance himself from the case in new york, accusing sdwreen of running a sex ring. >> i knew him like people in pauch beach knew him. he -- palm beach knew him. he was a fixture in palm beach. i had a falling out with him a long time ago. i don't think i've spoken to him in 15 years. i wasn't a fan. >> closer ties are said to be between the president and epstein. a 1992 party at mar-a-lago billed as a calendar girl competition. a florida businessman who organized the party tells the "times" 30 people were there. 28 women plus trump and epstein. there are signs this may be the beginning of the end for obamacare. two republican-appointed appellate judges strongly suggest they agree with a lower court judge who ruled last year the entire law shouldbe struck down. chief justice roberts famously upheld the act in 2012,
declaring the individual mandate legal as a tax. since congress limited the tax for not buying insurance, conservatives believe the whole law is unconstitutional. >> if you no longer have the tax, why isn't it unconstitutional? >> because it is possible to still understand this as a pracatory position that doesn't create rights or obligation. >> wiping out bicycle could end coverage for millions and have a dramatic effect on the presidential race already focused heavily on health care. president trump has repeatedly said people with pre-existing conditions would be covered even if obamacare is struck down. he has failed to offer any type of replacement plan. let's bring in politics digital director zach wolf live in washington. good morning, how are you? >> good morning. great. >> all right. obamacare. ten years on, this is still this -- this fight. for millions of people, this is
their health care. what is the risk for this administration siding with essentially gutting the law when we know from the midterms that this is something that drove democrats to the polls? >> yeah. that's right. and it's interesting the administration actually signed on to agree with the judge after he originally, you know, ruled it unconstitutional. they sort of smelled blood in the water and jumped on board. now the functional end result of, you know, undoing obamacare essentially ten years on would be that millions of americans could lose their health care that's now provided either, you know, through medicaid or through the private health insurance markets that were created. so it would basically create this chaos in the united states. and you have to wonder if john roberts who has several times certificate of saved obamacare's bacon, if he would allow this to happen. regardless, it's remarkable that it's ten years later and we're
still having these court battles about a law that's been woven into the fabric of society. >> the important part is the tens of millions of americans with pre-existing conditions. politically, boy, this plays right into the 2020 democrats' hands. we want to move on to the alex acosta story. the president's labor secretary. now why i emphasize labor is labor department actually oversees human trafficking. it appears that alex acosta overlooked human trafficking when he gave the sweetheart deal with jeffrey epstein in 2000 -- 2007 and 2008. can he possibly survive all of this? >> i mean, you heard the president there. he feels badly for the man. i think president trump has enough scandals going around his administration that are caused by him, however, and he may want to sort of distance himself from -- from his labor secretary and also i mean this is an opportunity, you know, for absolutely no reason, other
reason would we be airing pictures of him and epstein other than the labor president gave him the sweetheart deal in 2008. trump had nothing to do with that, but we're in the situation where trump is now mentioned in the same breath as epstein. and -- >> he doesn't like to be told what to do, though. >> no. >> when -- when everyone's saying one thing, the president zags. when the media is zigging, he zags. >> this will only increase scrutiny on the relationship between epstein and trump. where you have a party with 28 women and two men and you were one of the men, that juts me to is only going -- scrutiny is only going to get more jury intense -- more intense. >> i know of a couple of investors who worked with epstein. does he industrial clients? how close was the president to him? why did they have the falling out? the president said they had a falling out 15 years ago, why did they have the falling snout. >> i want to ask you about the column, the only thing better
than your scruff is the column on ross perot. the 1992 run, you tell us why it was important. for those who don't remember, why was that run so important, and could there be a ross perot in 2020? >> it's hard to imagine because people who are sort of like ross perot, like donald trump, they are going into the party system and taking over parties. michael bloomberg, if he had run for president, he would have done it as a democrat. howard shultz thought about running as an independent. you know, we don't -- the story isn't over, but it looks like he's not going to run. so people, these billionaires, very rich men and women, they don't want to run outside the party system. ross perot was the last to do that and showed that you could get a lot of people to vote for you. 20 million people almost voted for him. at the end of the day, he poured all of these millions of dollars, in he didn't win. he also showed that you can't become president outside of the party system. >> for today's electorate, too, he was talking about the unease
among working people with globalization, and he nailed it in '92. that's why he got so many votes. you could argue that's what elected this president in 2016. >> sure. tom steyer, the billionaire is running, but as a democrat. some feel justin amosh could be a spoiler at least in the state of michigan. we shall see. a lot of time ahead. good to see you, sir. just in, senator kamala harris teaming one congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez to help people with criminal records fairly obtain housing. the democrats introducing a bill today to reform eviction and screening policies to allow people with a criminal past to apply for federal housing assistance. harris is not the first 2000 twoo 2002 contender to pair -- 2020 contender to pair up with the idol. senator bernie sanders campaigned with her for progressive candidates in 2018. mexico's migration crackdown
appears to be working. u.s. authorities reporting a 28% in southern border arrests in june. border crossings typically, of course, rise in the spring and drop in summer. but the decline from may to june was larger than in previous years. the acting homeland security secretary telling chris cuomo the strategy at the border is working. >> i think we can attribute it to the partnership with mexico and our efforts to tackle the criminal organizations doing the smuggling. we can't stand pat. we're working further in the region. i've been in central america twice in the last two weeks working with the governments of guatemala, el salvador, and honduras on the source of the migration and the criminal organizations incentivizing people to enter the cycle. >> the drop in border crossings hgz provided a small had -- has provided a small reprieve. officials say they have been brought back from the breaking point and agents are improving care and times for children and families.
overnight, actor rip torn has died. >> i was doing a bob hope special at the time, and i was so screwed up i let it affect my work. i -- i made elka summer cry in the middle of a dance rehearsal. i'm not proud of that. >> born elmore torn, the oscar and tony nominee won an emmy for his role as artie on hbo's the "larry sanders show." he had nearly 200 credits and a career that spanned seven decades. a after that success on "larry sanders show," his career picked up steam leading to a memorable turn in the "men in black" franchise. >> it may be a moot point, old friend. the exodus continues. like the party is over and the last one to leave gets stuck with the check. >> it was terrific in that. torn's publicist said he passed away peacefully at his home in connecticut with his family by his side. rip torn was 88. 41 minutes past the hour. can the british ambassador do his job after leaked cables
a ticker-tape parade this morning for the u.s. women's soccer team in new york's canyon of heroes. the team won its second straight world cup, wrapping up a dominant few weeks with the win over the netherlands sunday. it is still not clear whether will team will get an invite to the white house even though president trump promised one win or lose. megan rapinoe has been an outspoken critic of the president and had this message for him last night. >> i think that i would say that your message is excluding people. you're excluding me. you're excluding people that look like me. you're excluding people of color. you're excluding, you know, americans that -- that maybe support you. i think that we need to have a
reckoning with the message you have and what you're saying about make america great again. i think that you're harkening back to an era that was not great for everyone. >> the ticker-tap parade begins at 9:30 eastern. dave briggs is part of's live coverage starting next hour. president trump's tweet slamming the british ambassador to the u.s. reverberatesing worldwide. the president saying he would no longer deal with kim barak after leak -- kim darroch called him inept and incompetent. many are skeptical he can do his job effectively. the rift becoming an issue among hopefuls in the u.k. we have more live from london. i guess this is what ambassadors do, right, they give frank assessments in their cables back home tocapitals. that's what they're hired for. the leaking seems to be the problem here. >> reporter: yeah, that's right.
nevertheless, future of ambassador kim darroch is one of the issues at the heart of the leadership contest currently underway here in the united kingdom. the two candidates to replace t. as british prime minister in two weeks' time. the current foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, and the perceived trump favorite, the former london mayor, boris johnson. hunt has been critical of president trump. outspoken about his tweets criticizing darroch. he said the tweets were disrespectful. we haven't really heard from boris johnson on the topic specifically. it came up in last night's debate. hunt said he would keep darroch in post until darroch's retirement in december. boris johnson didn't answer the question. let's watch the exchange. >> it is vital that our civil service is not politicized by
ministers leaking what they say. >> will he still have his job come january -- >> whoever leaked that deserves to be eviscerated. >> boris, answer the question. go on -- >> and on whether -- on whether -- >> come. >> i will keep him until he's due to retire. i think we'd like to know if you would. >> i'm not going to be so presumptuous as to -- >> thank you. okay -- >> to be a position to take that -- >> and while top e.u. diplomats in d.c. tell cnn privately that it will be very difficult for darroch to continue to be effective in the post, theresa may neverlessless standing by the ambassador. we expect to hear from her in prime ministers' questions later today. >> thanks. let's look at markets around the world. you can see that asian markets closed mixed. london markets have opened slightly lower on. wall street, a little softness this morning. not big moves, but some
indecision here because the dow has recorded three straight down days. investors are nervous, and they're awaiting some testimony, two days of testimony from the fed chief, jerome powell. the dow closed down 23. the s&p 500 and nasdaq small gains snapping at a two-day losing streak. here's the leading indicator, we're at the halfway mark of the year. the s&p 500 had the best first-half performance since 70s. raising questions about -- since 70s. raising questions about what a strong start may mean for the second half of the year. ok everyone!
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harvard's head fencing coach has been fired. peter brands' termination months after he was accused of selling his needham, massachusetts, home for nearly twice what it was worth to a man whose son was trying to apply to harvard. harvard athletic director bob scalise says the school is committed to the plan. last month a federal grand jury was investigating the sale of brand's home. it's not clear where that investigation stands this morning. definitely not what you want to see at 30,000 feet. a delta flight forced to make an emergency landing in raleigh, north carolina, due to engine problems monday. delta says there were 148 customers aboard the flight. flight 1425 from atlanta to
baltimore. and one of the aircraft's engines had a problem. >> can't get that bang and pop out of my head. it was very, very scary. smoke started rolling into the cabin. everything started vibrating on the ceiling. >> the flight landed without incident, thankfully. passengers transferred to another flight. a flood warning for the mississippi river including the new orleans area. potential for major storm surge this week. the second storm of the 2019 season expected in the next days. flooding in louisiana and mississippi expected. chevron are evacuating personnel. allison chinchar is in the weather center for us. >> christine and dave, all eyes are on this tropical disturbance as it continues to push out over the open gulf of mexico. as it does, it's expected to intensify. it has about a 90% chance of developing into a tropical depression in just the next 48 hours. if it continues to strengthen,
this could become tropical storm barry. right now most of the models have it tipping into the gulf of mexico before turning back toward the u.s. likely making landfall between houston and mobile over the next five to seven days. the main concern is going to be the incredible amount of rainfall. when you look at places like louisiana, mississippi, arkansas, and even portions of texas, you're talking white powder spread amounts of around four to ten inches of rain. some areas could pick up in excess of a foot. the concern is that for a lot of these areas the ground is already saturated. take a look. the mississippi river at new orleans is expected to dip back up into moderate flood stage as we head into saturday. >> all right. thank you for that. a st. louis woman finally has her wallet back 75 years after it was stolen. an illinois congregation found about a dozen wallets as it converted a high school building into a church. the pastor posted pictures on facebook along with names from some of the i.d.s.
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streaming service. just put that little song in your head for the rest of the day, right? thanks for joining us, i'm christine romans. "new day" starts right now. i feel very badly for secretary acosta. i've known him as somebody that has done such a good job. >> is it a surprise that you knew him -- >> the plea agreement is indefensible. he's not going to stay for long. ♪ we are the champions fresh off their historic win, the women's national team will take a victory lap. >> what is your message to the president? >> i would say that your message is excluding people. you're excluding me. you need to do better for everyone. >> this is "new day" with allison cam rot on and john berman. >> it's wednesday, july 10th. 6:00 in new york. new, a key ally of president trump says labor secretary alex
akoompt's days could be numbered, telling cnn he could be out in a couple of weeks. this stems from new developments surrounding the sex trafficking plea deal acosta struck in 2008 with millionaire for now cnn has learned the president is privately telling people he still has confidence in acosta. the president says he feels very badly for acosta and is offering no such sympathy for epstein's alleged victims. >> in that secret 2008 plea deal, epstein was allowed to leave to work six days a week. but why? acosta is now breaking his silence about the case. he is tweeting that he is, quote, pleased that prosecutors are moving forward because there is new evidence and testimony available. but is that an explanation?