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it's monday, august 1st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." in donald trump's latest war of words, it's a fallen crosshairs. but the muslim family is firing back, calling trump a black soul, unfit for the white house. >> that's again height of ignorance on the part of a candidate for the highest office of this nation. >> and now top republicans have their own rebuttal for trump. this morning we're learning more about the 16 people killed in a hot air balloon crash in
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details on the flight's final minutes. and two people were killed in heavy flooding in maryland. watch as witnesses form a human chain to prevent more lost lives. 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. this morning, donald trump faces mounting criticism over his comments about american family whose son, an army captain, was killed while serving in iraq. the clash between trump and the khan family has grabbed headlines. the family fired back at trump saying trump's lack of empathy made him unfit for office. henna daniels is here in new york. >> mr. khan called trump disingenuous because of his campaign rhetoric. the republican presidential nominee is now facing new criticism for his so-called
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a purple heart. republican vice presidential nominee mike pence sought to defuse the conflict between donald trump and the soldier's parents sunday night. in a statement pence said both he and trump believe captain khan is "an american hero," adding his family should be cherished by every american. the comment did little to extinguish the firestorm sparked after trump bashedzr at the democratic national convention, leveling this attack at his wife. >> if you look at his wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably -- maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. >> reporter: the slain soldier's mother responded to trump in an op ed for "the washington post," "without saying a thing, all the world, all america, felt my pain sdwroochl ." appearing on cnn her husband is less diplomatic.
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the leadership of this beautiful country. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell released separate statements sunday condemning trump without mentioning him by name. speaking at a church in cleveland, hillary clinton called him out directly. >> mr. khan made the ultimate sacrifice in his family, didn't he. and what has he heard? from donald trump? nothing but >> reporter: clinton now holds a slight lead over trump in 11 key battleground states following her party's convention. and less than 100 days until the elections the 2016 presidential candidate asks their running mates are crisscrossing the country, hitting key battleground states. clinton's running mate tim kaine will hold an event in virginia today. mike pence will spend the day in nevada. >> henna daniels in new york, thank you so much.
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suggested if elected he might recognize russia's annexation of crimea. in a broadcast interview trump seemed confused about events in ukraine. he said if he were in the white house, russian president vladimir putin would not send his forces into ukraine. >> he's not going into ukraine. okay? just so you understand. he's not going to go into ukraine. all right? you can mark it down, you can put it down, you can take it -- >> he's already there, isn't he? >> well, he's there in a certain campaign said, what is he talking about? russia is already in ukraine. does he not know that? what else doesn't he know? the independent commission on presidential debates is disputing a claim by donald trump that the clinton campaign rigged the presidential debate schedule. two of the three debates would occur during nfl games. >> mrs. clinton likes low audiences watching her debates.
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elected. >> in a statement the debate commission said it started working on the debates 18 months ago and it is impossible to avoid all sporting events and there have been nights on which debates and games occurred in most election cycles. a debate has never been rescheduled as a result." coming up on "cbs this morning" we'll talk with cbs news political director john dickerson about the fallout over donald trump's response to the parents of a fallen muslim soldier. marylandic may take historic ellicott city months to recover from saturday night's devastating flooding. two people were killed by the rushing water. several people formed a human chain to rescue a woman in a car that was being swept away. the water rushed down the town's main street, taking vehicles with it. both the people who died were inside cars overcome by the
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30 more suffered significant damage. more than six inches of rain fell in just two hours. >> that's the equivalent of a whole month of rain normally. unfortunately, with that amount of rain comes tremendous force of water and tremendous difficulties in ellicott city, causing tremendous damage. >> nearly 200 cars and trucks were stranded in the center of town. this morning there a pennsylvania and new jersey. and this morning an out-of-control wildfire has burned for 11 days and destroyed at least 57 homes. the wildfire has burned more than 40,000 acres near california's big sur. the fire is 18% contained. but some 2,000 homes and other buildings are threatened and an estimated 350 residents have been forced to evacuate. the national transportation
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texas hit power lines. 16 people on board were killed in the worst such disaster in u.s. history. omar villafranca reports. >> reporter: 49-year-old skip nichols was the pilot of the balloon that is now flattened in this field. in an interview last year nichols talked about how he got hooked on flying. >> you crew your first flight, at that point it's are you going to be a pilot? are you going to be a passenger and crew? >> reporter: steve bridniak shot these pictures two months ago, riding with nichols' company, heart of texas. he says the pilot put safety first. >> how was he? was he passionate about it? >> the guy seemed very relaxed like he really enjoyed his job. he was constantly looking around. he was definitely checking for power lines. >> reporter: investigators are now gathering evidence that may explain what led to the worst
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history. robert sumwall with ntsb says they are examining the high-volt along power lines. >> there is some evidence to indicate some component of the balloon hit the wires themselves and not the tower. >> it was like a bonfire that oufs got going and went up. >> reporter: margaret wily lives near the crash site. >> it's just horrendous. >> reporter: matt rowan and his wife were among the passengers, according to n' rowan researched burn treatments for the u.s. army. he was a stepfather to his wife's 5-year-old son. the pilot's roommate and co-worker says there were no children on board the balloon. investigators have not released any of the victims' names. omar villafranca, cbs news, maxwell, texas. coming up on the "morning news," courtroom outrage. a judge is shocked when a defendant showed up with apparently no pants.
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accused gunman in the murder of three people at a house party will appear in court today. hundreds, including washington's governor, gathered last night to mourn the two men and one woman killed saturday in mukilteo. "washington post" reports on complaints baylor university suppressed its own rape victims. a lawyer for six women suing the conservative college says baylor threatened to inform parents of a en a report of rape. a sexual assault scandal this year led to the firing of the school's president and football coach. the "sydney morning herald" reports on thieves who stole a laptop and shirts from the australian olympic team in rio during a fire evacuation in the olympic village. a team official says three people took the computer and several shirts designed to protect athletes from the zika virus. it's not clear if the laptop
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"time" reports on a judge's outrage toward jail officials when a female defendant appeared to have no pants in court. >> excuse me? this is outrageous. >> the woman's lawyer says the defendant had been denied clothing or hygiene products while in jail for up to three days. the woman was wearing shorts, not visible under her shirt. the judge fined her $100 for according to "slate," the newly minted miss teen usa will keep her crown despite a history of online racism coming to light. texas' carly hay won the competition saturday. not long after, several tweets in which she used the "n" word were unearthed from 2013. on twitter sunday, hay blamed her use of the slur on previous personal struggles. backlash is growing over the contest's five finalists, all
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on the "cbs money watch," pokemon gets rid of a popular tracking feature. and instagram takes on internet bullies. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning. on wall street, stocks finished last week mixed. a sluggish gdp report for the second quarter seemed to throw some water on any talk of a fed rate hike this year. one fed board member though, new york's william dudley, says don't rule it out.
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week. the s&p was down about 1 point. the nasdaq gained 61 points for the week. apple's app store has reportedly changed its mind. it's making available a game that pokes fun at hillary clinton's e-mail scandal. the game is called capital hillary. creator had been trying to get the game distributed by apple since last year. it had been rejected as offensive. but the breitbart website reports the game has been ed published last week. instagram is introducing features to deal with online bullying. soon instagram will allow users to filter their own account streams, completely turn off comments, or switch off comments on their accounts on a post by post basis. high-profile accounts will be the first to get those new features. pokemon go players are up in arms aft the latest update to the very popular game cut off access to pokemon tracker sites.
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pokevision display exactly where pokemon creatures will be and how long the monsters will be available. millions of fans used those websites. the tracking websites often break pokemon go's terms of services. it's been nearly tennessee years since matt damon first appeared as jason bourne but he has still got it. "jason bourne" topped the box office raking in a healthy $60 million in its debut weekend. "star trek beyond" finished second in the r-ra debuted at number three. >> all right, jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thank you so much, jill. still to come, a skydiving record. a man jumps from 25,000 feet without a parachute. and he lives to tell about it. t, but i'm calling about that credit scorecard. (to dog)give it. sure! it's free for everyone. oh! well that's nice! and checking your score won't hurt your credit. oh! (to dog)i'm so proud of you. well thank you. get your free credit scorecard at
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a successful three-foot putt for par on the 18th hole sealed the pga championship for jimmy walker. he ended the day with a 3 under 67, beating defending champ jason day by one stroke. it is the first major win for the 37-year-old golfer from texas. walker is the fourth first-time winner this the year. a skydiver in california is now the first person to drop 25,000 feet from a plane and land safely without a parachute. mireya villarreal shows us this historic free fall. >> door's open, you can go. >> reporter: you can call him luke skyjumper. the death-defying leap unlike anything seen in this galaxy. beginning at 25,000 feet he
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parachute for two minutes. other skydivers stay by his side before removing his oxygen mask for his final department. >> there go the chutes, luke is on his own. >> reporter: seconds later he hits his mark, a 100 by 100 foot net. >> he's in! >> reporter: his wife and teammates rush to greet him. >> i'm almost levitating, it's incredible. the words i want to say i can't get out of my mouth. >> reporter: akins has been jumping since he was 12 and has made over 18,000 jumps with a pa this stunt needed to be more than just a leap of faith. >> there's inherent risk with what i'm doing but i feel like it's a calculated risk. when you're out in the air after you exit, the feeling is awesome. there's no going back. that's the feeling i love, that's what i do this for. >> oh, man. coming up after your local news on cbs this morning we are on the road to rio for the summer olympics. i'm anne-marie green.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. donald trump's attack on a muslim family whose army son died in iraq ignited a firestorm of controversy. the father bashed trump during a speech at the democratic convention, trump fired back attacking the wife for not speaking. election is 98ay two people were killed when tef stating floodwaters swept through historic ellicott city, maryland, just west of baltimore. more than 6 inches of rain fell in two hours saturday. at one point, residents formed a human chain to rescue a woman trapped in a flooded car. the town's main street was devastated and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. a neighborhood in south florida is ground zero for the first mosquito-transmitted
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were infected close to home. marley hall shows us what officials in florida are doing to fight zika. >> reporter: the florida department of health is making house calls. its mission is to reach every resident in this downtown miami neighborhood to warn them that zika is now officially here. >> that's really terrible news that it's coming so close to home. >> reporter: teams have fanned out across the area collecting urine samples. dr. eileen martyor says testing is an important part of prevention. >> the door-to-door you're reque urine request is what has allowed the state of florida to determine ongoing transmission is happening in this specific area. >> reporter: miami-dade county's mosquito control is out in force killing and collecting the insects known to carry zika. 19,000 mosquitos have been tested. so far, none were positive for the virus. but officials warn that doesn't
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>> florida's taken an aggressive approach. >> reporter: florida governor rick scott says he predicted the outbreak and has already allocated $22.6 million to fight the virus in his state. >> 28 counties have received funding to combat zika. now that florida's become the first state to have a local transmission, likely through mosquito, we will continue to put every resource available to fight the spread of zika in our state. >> reporter: zika is linked to a birth defect that causes babies small heads. officials are urging pregnant women and those planning to become pregnant to avoid mosquito bites. it's a small little thing, standing water, get rid of it around your house and business, wear insect repellent. >> federal health officials do not expect the virus to become widespread to level wet see in brazil. they say we may see small outbreaks like the one in miami
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florida not to change their travel plans. coming up of a your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll speak with general michael hayden, former director of the nsa and cia about politics on the campaign trail. we'll take you to rio as the summer olympics get under way this week. actor david oyelowo joins as well. that's "cbs news this morning."
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c1 it is 4:30 on this august 1st. a chance of showers coming up. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. first, breaking news, a man after police say a driver struck and killed two people and then fled the scene. >> investigators said a driver fled the car and ran off. magdalena doris is live. >> reporter: chris and mary, good morning, and some of the family members and friends of the victims are now coming to the scene to see what happened. i will step out and show you exactly what police are talking


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