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>> the moon is a paradox. it i s always there, but sometimes we see it and captioning funded by cbs it's monday, july 22nd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." doubling down. president trump continues his attacks on four female lawmakers of color. the new fallout he's facing. deadly heatwave. much of the country spent the weekend roasting, and the dangerous weather isn't over yet. oh. go on. go on. >> mayhem in hong kong. masked men storm a train station as violent protests continue to escalate.
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, president trump is once again taking aim at four progressive members of congress. the women known collectively as the squad are all women of color. laura podesta is here in new york. laura, what's the president saying now? >> hey. good morning, anne-marie. the president tweeted yesterday the women are not capable of loving america and they should apologize to is rew el for the horrible things they said. he also wrote they're destroying our democratic party but could never destroy our great nation. president trump still has the squad in his sights. a week ago the president ignited a political firestorm with a series o of tweets aimed at the four progressive lawmakers. yesterday mr. trump had a new message for them. he wrote on twitter, i don't believe the four congresswomen are capable of loving our country.
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all four are women of color. the house condemned the president's comments last week as racist, but the white house says democrats are knowingly misconstruing his words. >> i fundamentally disagree with the view if you criticize somebody and they happen to be a different color skin, that that makes it a racial criticism. >> our concern and our opposition to what these women are saying and many other members of the democrat is party in the house of representatives has to do with the fact they're advocating policies that will destroy this nation. >> one member of the squad, new york congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez, believes mr. trump is trying to divide the public. >> he doesn't want to be president anymore because he wants to pick and choose who he is a president to, and that's not a president. >> a new cbs poll shows 82% of republicans agree with what the
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president wrote last week. 88% of democrats said they did not. now, special counsel robert mueller is set to testify on wednesday. clear they want this to be the final word with a capital "f" on the russia investigation, but some democrats are hoping that their line of questioning will make it clear if the president obstructed justice in order to make a case to impeach him. anne-marie? >> it's going to be a very interesting week. laura podesta in new york. >> a lot of people glued to their tvs on wednesday. > definitely. thank you. laura podesta in new york. a dangerous heatwave in much of the country is heating up as a new threat of severe weather targets parts of the east coast. the national weather service has issued flash flood watches from virginia to new york, and as meg oliver reports, at least six people are dead as a result of this weekend's heatwave. >> reporter: much of the nation is roasting, triple digits in some places. humidity makes it even hotter.
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under an excessive heat warning, these people waited in a line that snaked around the block just to get into a new york city public pool. on saturday these kids got in and took refuge under water. >> it's hot. it can make you sweat hot. >> reporter: for others the heat is extremely dangerous. new york city mayor bill de blasio declared a state of emergency lasting through the weekend. >> we have not seen temperatures like this in at least seven years. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., fountains on the mall provided comfort, so did air conditioning comfort at the smithsonian. the mail went out on saturday, but the heat was oppressive. >> oh, it's rough. >> reporter: at the cincinnati zoo, water hoses helped elephants stay cool. other animals chilled out on ice. saturday's heat sparked violent storms and flash flooding. it buckled the interstate,
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in south dakota, shutting it down. climate scientists say it's scorching across the globe. >> it's horrible. i never felt this hot in years. >> since this heatwave has started new york city has seen heat three days in a row with a heat index over 100. new york city usually sees about two days of summer with the same heat index. a recent study from the union of concerned scientists finds by the year 2050 there may be 20 days in triple digits, and by 2085 there could be more than 40 days of over 100-degree feels-like temperatures. even the lowest temperatures during this heatwave are considered sizzling. it will be another night of record-breaking digits baking the east coast from here in new york city to the carolinas. meg oliver, cbs news, new york. more than 100,000 protesters took to the streets of hong kong for a seventh weekend amid an ongoing political crisis.
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chaos erupted sunday night when police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters. later a mob armed with batons attacked protesters inside a train station trying to go home. 45 people were injured. protesters are angry over a now suspended extradition bill. and puerto rico's embattled governor announced he will not seek re-election next year, this as puerto rico braces for what many expect to be its largest protest yet. this was the scene on the streets of puerto rico this weekend. people waved puerto rican flags and blasted music. the violent unrest came after the release of explosive text messages between the governor and his top aides. those aides allegedly made
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homophobic, misogynistic, and sexist comments. the president is also resigninging as the president of the new progressive party. iran claims that it failed to respect mary tine rules. david martin is the only network correspondent traveling with the top u.s. general in the middle east. he got exclusive i have video of american forces in the region. >> reporter: patriot air defense missile batteries in the middle of the saudi arabia desert manned by american soldiers from ft. bragg, north carolina. general frank mckenzie, the top u.s. commander for the middle east, is here because they could be the vanguard for the new war with iran. what are they defending out here? >> as you know, we're in the middle of prince sultan air base. >> reporter: it has a 10,000-foot runway and space for hundreds of aircraft. to begin with the u.s. will
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bring in a squadron of top of the line inform stealth fighters, but this base is capable of handling much, much more than that. how many planes could you bring in here? >> there have been a lot in the past. i won't get into the details. but you can bring in as many as you want. >> this is the eve of 1990, the eve of the first gulf war. that war was against iraq. now nearly 30 years later the u.s. and its allies are locked in a cycle of rising tensions with iran. >> so when you look at the capabilities here, it looks like this is the beginning of preparations for if these tensions turn into a war. >> well, i'd prefer to say it like this. we're not going to be cowered by iranian manufacture ma -- iranian-maligned activities. >> reporter: to keep the base in
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line, they'll use a port on the red sea which will allow it to bring in ammunition and stray parts without having go through the strait of hormuz. this base is unmistakable evidence that tensions could turn into a war. david martin, cbs news, prince sultan air base, saudi arabia. well, coming up on the "morning news," the family of a north carolina woman is demanding answers after the 24-year-old and her boyfriend were mysteriously murdered on vacation in canada. and football star tom brady is facing criticism for this instagram video. why he said he jumped off a cliff with his young daughter. jumped off a click with his young daughter. . along with support, chantix is proven to help you quit. with chantix you can keep smoking at first and ease into quitting. chantix reduces the urge so when the day arrives, you'll be more ready to kiss cigarettes goodbye.
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was parked at a construction site. the crane crushed the third floor of a home where seven rutgers university students lived. thankfully no one was home at the time, and no injuries were reported. nfl star tom brady is facing criticism for a video he shared on instagram of his daughter. and tainted alcohol kills 19 people in costa rica. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the "anchorage daily news" reports the mystery gross in the brutal killings of a couple in canada. chynna noel deese from north carolina and her australian boyfriend lucas fowler were found dead along a highway in british columbia near a tourist attraction. they were days into an extended road trip when they were shot for unknown reasons. her family said they're fighting for answers. they said they have read stories of an alleged serial killer that prowls the alaskan highway, but they don't believe this double
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murder fits that scenario. tainted alcohol with methanol is suspected of killing more than a dozen people in costa rica. the health ministry has confirmed 19 deaths. the government reports several alcohol brands have been tainted with methanol, a poisonous substance found in antifreeze. about 30,000 bottles have been confiscated, and vendors could face sanctions. "usa today" reports tom brady faced criticism as he jumped off a cliff with his daughter. acteder the rock said it gave him anxiety to watch. the new england patriots quarterback shareholder a video on instagram of him and his 6-year-old daughter leaping off a cliff while on vacation. you see the child hesitate before she is pulled in after him. the nfl star commented, i didn't
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security officials at london's heathrow airport seized an estimated $5 million worth of gold bars and jewelry. it weighed more than 200 pounds. the gold was headed to switzerland from the cayman islands last month when it was intercepted. officials suspect the haul belongs to a drug cartel. no arrests have been made. on the "cbs moneywatch," "the lion king" makes a big roar at the box office. "avengers" also makes a huge record. wendy gillette is at the new york stock exchange. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. investment companies will be making a big reporting today. notable companies reporting today include halliburton, steel dynamics, and whirlpool. stocks closed lower friday, leading to the market's first weekly loss after two weeks of gains. the dow dropped 68 points, the s&p was down 18 points, and the nasdaq lost 60 points.
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millions of directv customers can no longer watch their favorite cbs shows following a dispute between the network and providers over fees. czech republ cbs-owned tv stations have been removed from directv platforms in more than a dozen cities across the country. contract negotiations between the network and owner of at&t broke down over fees and streaming rights. cbs directors are directing viewers to reach out to the website and say keep cbs.com. today tech company executives are expected to meet with the president's chief economic adviser at the white house. a trump administration official says larry kudlow will discuss economic matters and potentially touch on huawei. the white house sanctioned the tell con company in may as an alleged national security threat but later granted it a partial reprieve without a clear explanation. >> "the lion king" came roaring into the box office over the weekend. >> everything you see exists together in a delicate balance.
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>> the live action disney remake featuring beyonce and seth rogen brought in $185 million at the box office. marvel's "spider-man: far from home" made $21 million and disney's "toy story 4" brought in 14.6 million dollars. and disney is celebrating another big office win. "avengers: endgame" officially beat james cameron's "avatar" to become the highest grossing film of all time. "endgame" brought in an estimated $2.29 billion. have you seen it? >> i have not. i suspect the heatwave has helped to boost to box office numbers because what are you going to do on the weekend.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ they say it's your birthday so happy to you ♪ britain's prince george turns 6 years old today. kensington pl kensington palace released six photos for the young royal's birthday. his mom snapped the pictures on family holiday. in two of the photos he's
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wearing a soccer jersey. former yankees star mariano rivera has been inducted into the baseball hall of fame, and yesterday he became the only player to enter the hall of fame with a unanimous vote. he was honored at a ceremony in cooperstown, new york. during his long tenure, he helped the yankees win five world series title and set a record with 652 saves. simone biles found herself on top of the podium again. despite a few rare missteps, the four-time olympic gold medalist and reigning world champion won the u.s. classic on saturday to maintain her six-year winning streak. biles won her 19th consecutive all-around title since the 2013 u.s. championships. she finished with a high-powered floor routine that included her signature move the biles. well, coming up only on "cbs
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this morning," r. kelly's crisis manager responds to accusations that the r&b star paid off a victim's family and he also shows how they're going to fight off new sex aisual abuse charge. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven superior at helping people stay alive and out of the hospital. it helps improve your heart's ability to pump blood to the body. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren or if you've had angioedema with an ace or arb. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high blood potassium.
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. learn the signs at autismspeaks.org. our top story this morning. president trump doubled down on his attacks against four female lawmakers of color known as the squad. on sunday the president tweeted that he doesn't believe, quote, the women are capable of loving our country. the ongoing attacks have been seen by democrats and some republicans as racist and divisive. the heatwave gripping much of the country will begin to ease up today. over the weekend temperatures felt like they were above 100 degrees in many places. the heatwave is being blamed for at least six deaths. today parts of the east coast are under the threat of severe thunderstorms and flash flooding. clashes in hong kong escalated over the weekend.
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police launched tear gas at demonstrators who didn't leave after a massive march on sunday. tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets for almost two months now to fight a now suspended extradition bill and push for electoral reform. a man is under arrest after a bizarre chase in california. jonathan vigliotti shows us how it started with a man in a joker mask, leading police on a wild chase, and ended with him playing in the sand. >> reporter: he may have just been clowning around, but california highway patrol wasn't laughing as dozens of officers trailed this slow-moving bmw sputtering through traffic. at times the suspect disguised in a clown mask and green wig poked out through the sunroof, letting his passenger steer the way. people on social media wondered if it was a music video or performing art, but please
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called it reckless driving. the dangerous game of cat and mouse began in orange county after the driver refused to pull over lasting less than an hour. the driver abandoned his car at venice beach and was found walking on the beach. if his hope was to blend in with the crowd it didn't work as people surrounded him. he found his own place to sit in the sun. police were close behind and threatened to tase him before eventually taking him into custody, mask off, handcuffs on, the fun and games were over. the driver's motivation remains unclear. he has been arrested. as for his female passenger, she was allowed to walk away free. jonathan vig yaty, bs news, venice beach, california. so coming up on "cbs this morning," r. kelly's crisis manager responds to accusations that the r&b star paid off an alleged family and shares how his client plans to fight new sexual abuse charges. it's an interview you'll only
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see on "ctm." plus posting a bad online review could land you in serious legal trouble. what you need to know to protect yourself. and cutting just 300 calories a day could have a massive impact on your health. we'll reveal the results that people saw. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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three out of for games against the mets. good morning. it is monday, july 20 second i michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. it is just about 4:30. and mary lee has the day off. darren peck is in the house filling us in. >> she has the weekend off weekend. i will be here all week let me show you what looks like. this is the view back over towards the sales force tower. one of the few locations that is standing above the low clouds. that is the story around the baby for those of us around the gate, that is where the clouds with the lowest and most normal with a few locations san jose concorde, santa rosa with clear skies. we hit 68 for the city officially. that is about a degree warmer than yesterday. and when we look at the rest of the forecast, it will be the

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