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laura trevelyan. a festival in california with ao ter killing three people to the shooter was 1 >> just heard pop, pop. we went behind some tents and took laura: pnt trump is battling with a democratic congressman in the city of baltimore. residents and officials are fighting back. plus, the duchess of sussex in her new role as guest editor of british vogue. meghan markle chooses women breaking barriers for the cover. for those watching on pbs and around the globe, welcome to "world news america." more details about the shooting at a california festival on sunday which left three people and of the shooter dead.
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this, a six-year-old boy, a 13-yirr-oldand a man in , his 20's. then gunman has b identified as a 19-year-old who used an ak-47 type riflehich was bought illegally in nevada. officials are searching for a motive. dave li is in gilroy, california and starts our coverage. ?>> what's going on dave: as the shots rang out, there was at first confusion. then panic. eventually, disbelief. for most of the weekend, this was the scene of a happy, popular food festival, around 18,000 pple in attendance. by sunday evening, it turned into the latest american mass shooting. the 246th in this country in this year alone. >> pop, pop, pop. we went behind some tents and took cover. we knew right away when we saw a lot of people running away. >> we thoufit it was a cracker.
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when i looked to the side, we knew it wasn't. >> we turned at the same time and saw him he was within 10 feet of us. he shot one shot. he put the clip in and he started moving back rth, walking toward our tent because that is where most of the people were in that area. and he just started shooting. k dave: police said they tss than one minute to shoot dead the man even with that rapid response, the gunman was able to cause carnage with what police described as an ak-47-like rifle. >> there would have been more bloodshed i believe. with the number of people in the small area they were in. i think it is very fortunate able to engage him as quickly as they did. dave:st six-year-olhen romero is the first victim to be identified. he had been visiting with his mother and grandmother and were th wounded. also among the dead, a man in his 20's, and a girl aged 13.
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police confirmed the killer to nobe san legan, a 19-year-old man who was able to evade security by cutting through the festival's perimeter fence. n was able to avoid california's ws, the most strict in the country, by simply traveling to the neighboring state of nevada to buy e weapon legall dave lee, bb news, in gilroy, california. laura: for more, i spoke with jack thomas, a former officialel at the hd security department. oe police are looking at the ideological leaninthe suspect. how will they determine his motive? jack: this is important. we see so many of these shootings in the united states. what i'm interested in is how this 19-year-old young man became radicalizedr in some way, to take these kind of actions. that is the most importanter cr right now for y vestigators to search into. we know he apparend
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postings, he spoke about a book called "might is right." which was written in the 1890's by someone named ragland red this ion anyone's top 10 summer reading lists. how does a 19-year-old know about those things? that is what i'm interested in. what areas is he accessing? what website is he visiting? who is he talking to online that is getting him to possibly tdicalize, white supremac manner which is what i think we may have. that is where the focus of this investigation is going to go now. laura: we do know that the gun was purchased legally in nevada. california has very strict gun laws. what does that say about how a shooter can exploit our nation's gun laws? jack: again, there is another hole we have to find out. how does this young man know that? many cases, we have poor gun laws. what you see in this situation, an individual who can simply leave the one state with the
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most draconian gun laws, drive across the border and pick up an assault rifle like a7 type of weapon. i think this is another area that probably calls for federal legislation torynd put a dike in these kind of loopholes. we will see other people doing it. we will see copycats. i never knew i could do that, so ulwill drive to another state and buy a gun i not buy in my home state. got to take care of these problems. laura: the organizers at this festival did have metal detectors, they had a bag checks, they were anticipating trying to stop problems. could they have done anything more? jack: i think they did what was probably prudent and reasonable under the circumstance what we have here is this individual kind of creepy --awled his way into the festival by goin i think he cut across a stream bed and he went along the perimeter and found an area where there was nobody around and he snack i -- and he snuck in.
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e if you ha determined attacker, you will find it is difficult to sinp those dividuals as we see in this s se. laura: from cineto schoolsva to fes, are mass shooters always looking for that soft target? is that our vulnerability as an open society?ck it is. there are thousands and thousands of examples of soft targets. sporting events, high school football games, the list goes on and on. if you want to cause damage and you want to kill people, it doee not take a rscientist to find out a way to do that and find a venue where he or shean start popping off people and taking lives. it is really pretty easy. we have to find a way to hardena ouets. laura: jack thomas, thank you so much for joianng us. jack: you. t laurs weekend, president trump took aim at democratic congressman elijah cummings, the chairman of the house oversight
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committee. his district includes parts of baltimore. mr. trump described as a tdisgusting rat and rod infested mess. residents and officials took offense and it is the most recent attack o a congressman of color. earlier, i spoke with ron christie, a former advisor tobu george w. thanks for being with us. once again, the president is going after a member of congress who is not white. what is your reaction? ron: i don't think this is good politics. if you look at what the president has done, elijah cummings, a congressman from baltimore insulted the president by saying your border strategy is not a sound what is the prt immediately do? the attac individual personally.sp then he has aging things about his district in west baltimore which many people in the u.s. consider to be raurst. laa: michael steele, the lieutenant governor of maryland and republican says the president has a particular venom for blacks and people or. is it deliberate? ron: michael steele is a good
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friend of mine and we have discussed this many times over the past two years. he believes thiss deliberate. don't know what is in the president's heart. i could never presume to know what is -- what is in his hearts. -- his heart. certainly for me, the optics of this look bad. rst he started off by insulting congressman john lewis, a civil rights icon. then we talk about the infamous sq color.r black women of and now mr. cummings. you start to say, is this a pattern? is there something more deliberate or is this coincidental? i do not believe in politics that anything is coincidental. laura: the president is trying to expand his base. what is the political risk rticularly in terms of independent voters? ron: i think the risk is a strong one. who wins elections in america? it is the independent voters. those folks from key swing states. the people who say -- who voted for president obama who decided to vote for mr. trump are saying after eight years of the firstpr blacident, is this what we need in america today? laura: as you keep pointing out, republ president on a daily basis
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against the accusation that he is a racist. you have said this is not good for americ n't there something here that is above politics? ron: there should be. this is not good. politics is about addition, not subtraction. when you are saying divisive things, that is pulling ople apart, not bringing them together. you are supposed to unite the country as president of the united states. i had the honor of working for r ident for four years and we spent every day trying to figure out what can we do, not because it is the republican or democrat thing to do, that is best for america? these tweets and twitter storm is not good for america. laura: democratic presidentiat cand will debate tomorrow night. does this put identity politics at the heart of their debate? ron: it does. this is the real fallout about what the president has done with his twitter storm. we should be talking about infrastructure, health care, how to make sure we can provide fo social security and what are we talking about? we are talking about racial politics, race, and distractive -- district -- destructive
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tweets that are not bringing this country togethe the 20 democrats on the stage and detroit will be talking about donald trump on what he has said rather than what they will do. laura: ron christie, thanks for being with us. ron: pleasure. laura: of course, we will have ll coverage of tomorrow night's democratic debate there in detroit. fromwhile, in other new around the world, at least 52 people have been killed in a prison riot in brazil. it saw rival gangs battle for five hours. local media e reporting gang mbers from one prison blocked invaded another part of the jail in paris state. officials y 16 of the dead were decapitated. a week into his new job, boris athnson has spent his first trip to scotland reiterg that he is very confident a new brexitan deal ce reached with the eu. he insisted there was scope for a new withdrawal plan, provided there was goodwill and common sense. president trump has signed ans billing victims
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compensation fund related to the 9/11 attacks never runs t of money. this ends years of gridlock in e firsts as more and m responders were dying of ground zero related illnesses. police in frankfurt have arrested a 40-year-old man suspected of pushing a mother and her songhn front of a peed train. the eight-year-old boy was killed and his mother is in spital. passengers ran after the suspect and helped to arrest him. russia's opposition --alexei navalnyasreated for swelling and rashes on his body. his doctor said he d been exposed to a toxin agent. it comes after police detained hundreds of anti-kremlin protesters over the weekend.of russiacials claim he suffered an allergic reaction. sarah rainsford reports from moscow. reporter let out of hospital
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cell, these are the first images of alexei navalny fortnite afteri he fell ill suddenlyll in police custody. fortnitefortnite his own doctor films as the opposition activist is discharged against her wishes. mr. novell only has long been vladimir putin's sharpest crit. now, he suspects he may have been poisoned. he was in custody because of this. a mass rally in moscow on saturday over a location that protesters believe is being rigged. many were baered as riot police swooped while over 1000 were arrested. alexei navalny was detained b before it evegan. locked up for a month, calling people to the protest. they came anyway. the next morning, he was rushed to hospital. his skin stinging, eyelids n to the size of ping-po balls. doctors dgnosed an allergic reaction but his political team did not buy that.
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>> he really was poisoned by some unidentified chemical substance. what it was and where it was nobody can tell. it has not been determined at the moment. reporter: the rvtivist was seing his sentence. he says he has no allergies but has not ruled out an innocent medical explanation. mr. navalnyav team does reason to worry. two years ago, he was attacked twice with dye. the second time, he almost lost sight in one eye. after this incident, his doctore has colltissue samples to be sent for independentan ysis. alexei navalny has now been returned to this detention center. the mystery of whatever caused his illness still unresolved. while his medical team and supporters push for answers, russia's most prominent sition figure is now bac where he spent so much time in recent years, behind bars. sarah rainsford, bbc news, moscow. laura: you arewo watching "bbc
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d news america." still to come on tonight's program, someeenagers are now millionaires after winning big at the fortnite world caps. it is one way e-sports are exploding in the u.s. language is one of our most advanced forms of communication. in the northeast o india, there is a unique way of communicating. known a locally the whistling village, it has a tune or song for each person. take a look. [singing] ♪
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][speaking foreign langua ♪ laura: former boeing engineer has told t bbc tha work on the production line of the 737 max was not adequately funded. the aircraft is currently grounded after two crashes which killed 346 people. the 737sax is the company' fastest selling plane and has earned billions of dollars in sales. boeing denies the claims and says it is committed to making the 737 max one of the safest aircraft ever to fly. richard bilton reports.
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richard: the 737 max 8 been a umcommercial t. 5000 have been ordered. those sales helped create a bonanza for shareholders. the chief executive alsoth pocketed mor $17 million. but critics say boeing has taken its eye off the ball. >> if you supercharge the incentives on top executives and tell them thatgeheir job is to the stock price up, they are not going to pat that kind of ntion they need to pay to ensure they produce a safe playing. -- plain. plane. reporter: the max was not a safe plane. two brand-new aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff. first, in indonesia. and then in ethiopia. the prime suspect in both crashes is boeing's computer software. d 346 peopd.
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denise milana was one of the stewards on board the indonesian flight. .>> i miss him all the ti he always hugged me and gave me a kiss. not anymore. i just thought, did he suffer? richard: boeing may have been awash with cash, but insiders say they were under constant pressure to keep costs down the production line. >> certainly, what i saw was a lack of sufficient resources to do the job in its entirety. my family will not fly on a 737 max. it's frightening to see such a major incident because of a system that did not function properly or adequately. richard: boeing says its former
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engineer comments are incorrect and it did not cut corners onx. the ma it says it balances investment and value to shareholders and that it always held true to values of safety, quality, and integrity. but 346 people died on boeing's killer planes. richard bilton, bbc news. laur this weekend, a lucky teenager won $3 million at the fortnite world cup, a videogame tournament. it is one example of how the e-sports industry is the world by storm. global revenues from pro-gaming competitions were hit $1.1 billion this year, everyone is trying to cash in.di professional ss are being built in the u.s., and more universities are offering e-sport scholarships. for mo, i was joined earlier by dan acumen, senior managing editor. you are there in queens at thime tour. tell us, what is the appeal of
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e-sports? >>hat's right, i went out to authorize stadium, a giant tennis stadium where tens of thousands of people are watching 100 guys, and they were all guys in this competition, plani fo which is a battle royale videogame. it is such a bizarre thing to u are watching it on the giant screen anyway because it is just a bunch of i guchairs in front of computer models you can't see. but there is an energy there and when your favorite player is there on screen, you cheer. when he gets knocked out, you everlse is watching at home on twitch or other streaming platforms. there is a big community aspect to it. laura: how come the winning gteenag $3 million? why is there so much money? dan: there has always been a lot of money in video games but now that they found a way to turn it hato a competitive sport where you can tap into sponsorship money and that athletics associated money, there is more in it now.
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fothe key trtnite is a clever pl where the baseline is f -- of the base game itself is free to download and play this game. you can play it on your gamens ole, your phone, laptop,ad . it worksthen ty get you for ext, give them $10 here, $10 there for decorations. it is apparently profitable enough that everyone does it and they can fund these gigantic competitions. laura: is it much fun spectator sport? i have watched my teenage boys and my husbandlay. it looks kind of boring to me, fortnite and video games in general. dan: it is so fast-paced that you have tkeep up on what is happening because these guys are not just running around. they are building things. it is like a constructionto simuand fighting, shooting game. that said, people have always liayd watching other people video games. that goes back as far as the old arcades where everyone would gather around someone'ser shouand watch them play. there was that documentary, king
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of kong, about that. and then these twitch streamers, those are the guys that make the real money even more so than the competitive guys andare entertainers at the same bethey are giving you a running commentary while they are playing. ithatthe real catch there. laura: it is a very young audience isn't it? how does it break into the middle-age mainstream? dan: it is a young audience, but the videogame audience inne l is also very broad and goes up into the 30's and 40's. everyone who grew up playing games. it is a very young, competitive base. people who have played this game professionally are all basically teenagers. they lowered the eligibility age to 13 for fortnite. the guy who won the $3 million is 16. the oldest player in the tournament yesterday was 24. he said he was out tre repping the old dudes. laura: thank you so much for joining us. dan: my pleasure laura: she is a royal duchess, a
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mother, and a guest editor of the fashion magazine british vogue. meghan markle takes onole for the september addition, -- edition, considered the most important and prestigious one of e year. the front cover features 15 women who the duchess calls angemakers. the data has calls them trailblazing changemakers. here is sophie raworth. reporter: these are the women chos by the cover of british vogue from new zealand prime minister to the teenage climate change campaigner. she described them as fearless and breaking barriers. >> my force for change. >> i think jim amanda is incredibly inspiring. reporter: the issue is widely considered the year's biggest and most important. meghan markle chose not to grace the cover herself saying it would be boastful. instead, she selected the
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women, each championing a cause and ask them what change they want to see >> the world. ne change i have noticed over the course of my career is just how polarized the world is now. i do think there is a solution ngd it is ultimately as co back to the humanity that we all share. reporter: the duchess said the last seven months working with british vogue editor in chief had been rewarding. she said she hopesheir collaboration would steer the fashion magazines focus on two -- on to values and causes represented by the women. laura: sophie raworth of their on the multitasking meghan markle. you c find more on the days news on our website and see what we are working on at any time, check us out on twitter. i am laura trevelyan. thank you for watching "bbc world news america." ♪ announcer: funding for this presentation is made possible by... the freeman foundation; by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation,
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rsuing solutions for america's neglected needs; and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. .is just up here. that's where... man: she took me out to those weapons. i think we're off to a great start.
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