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How Police And Protesters Responded One Year Later; Japan Restarts First Nuclear Plant Under New Rules; Trump And The Women's Vote; Clinton Slams Trump's Comments On Women; Two Women Attack U.S. Consulate In Turkey; Iraqi Parliament To Vote On Reform Plan; People Protest Restart Of Nuclear Reactor; A Syrian Refugee's Journey Across Europe; Unarmed Teen Killed In Texas By Training Officer; Trump Is Riding High, But He Doesn't Smile. Aired 3-4a ET

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ROSEMARY CHURCH, CNN ANCHOR: State of emergency, another night of clashes and arrests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Anger and unease as Japan restarts its first nuclear power plant since the Fukushima disaster.

Also Donald Trump defiant, the White House hopeful insisting he is the injured party after his latest controversial comments.

Hello and welcome to our viewers here in the United States and all around the world. I'm Rosemary Church and this is CNN NEWSROOM.

There's renewed tension in Ferguson, Missouri as protesters mark a year since an unarmed African-American teenager was shot to death by a white police officer. A state of emergency is in effect for a second night. Demonstrators took to the streets.

Police say protesters threw rocks and bottles of frozen water at them. They arrested at least nine people. Demonstrators blocked a major highway for about 20 minutes until police forced them to move to the side of the road.

And about 200 people marched from a church to the federal courthouse in St. Louis, demanding the Justice Department take action. Police arrested more than 50 protesters there.

The latest violence echoed the unrest from a year ago, but there were key differences in the response as Sara Sidner reports.


SARA SIDNER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A barrage of bullets sent dozens scattering to safety, protesters and police, and that included Ferguson's new interim police chief forced to take cover as we were recording him.

ANDRE JOHNSON, FERGUSON INTERIM POLICE CHIEF: We want to be as patient as possible -- SIDNER: The standoff between police and protesters suddenly

dissipated after a shooting happened. This video on Twitter may disturb you. It appears to show 18-year-old Tyrone Harris after allegedly exchanging fire with police.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The suspect engages them with gunfire almost at the grill of the car. Strike the hood, three or four times. Strike the windshield four or five times. The plain-clothes detectives returned fire from inside the van.

SIDNER: The chaos was a jarring reminder of what happened along the same street, West Florissant, exactly one year ago after the police shooting of Michael Brown, the police officer cleared of wrong doing by a grand jury and the Department of Justice.

But this time, protesters acted differently and so did police, saying it was criminals, not protesters creating the mayhem. Police say the suspect shot a plain-clothed officer with a stolen 9-mm as words circulated along with the video that the person shot was another black man, many left the scene, but some reacted in anger.

On the other end of the street, police say bricks and bottles were being hurled at officers on the anniversary of Brown's death.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is a tragedy. There is a small group of people out there that are intent on making sure that we don't have peace that prevails.

SIDNER: Sara Sidner, CNN, Ferguson, Missouri.


CHURCH: Japan's nuclear power industry has been essentially dormant since the meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant back in 2011. Now it has restarted its first reactor under new stringent safety rules. Many people in Japan are not happy to see the Sendai number one reactor fired back up.

CNN's Anna Coren joins us now with more. So talk to us about how concerned some people are about the restarting of Japan's Sendai nuclear power plant even though the safety measures now are in place. What are people saying about that?

[03:05:01] ANNA COREN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Safety measures which the government is saying are the toughest in the world. But as you say, there is great opposition within Japan towards these nuclear reactors restarting these 43 nuclear reactors across the country.

You are talking about 50 to 60 percent of the population that were polled opposing restarting reactors. But today they reopened one of the reactors at Sendai in southwestern Japan. There are two reactors at that site. The government is hoping to reopen the second reactor by October.

But as you can see from the pictures, huge protests being staged today as people don't want to see a repeat of what happened in 2011 with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. We saw that meltdown and the radiation leaks which meant that no one can live within the vicinity of that area.

We're talking about tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people that were affected just around Fukushima and that was the result of the earthquake and tsunami that came in 2011, obviously destroying the plant and causing that meltdown. But people in Japan, they know that their country is susceptible to

earthquakes and very strong earthquakes and they do not want to see a repeat of the disaster in 2011. Let's now have a listen to one of the protesters on the site earlier today.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): Firstly, these new standards that the Abe government has got the nuclear regulatory agency to agree upon, the standards have just slightly raised the bar with regard to earthquakes and tsunamis. But in fact it's full of holes.


COREN: Full of holes and that's why they don't want to see the other reactors reopened. But the government is determined. And the reason being, as we've been discussing is Japan's limited energy resources. Before the earthquake and tsunami in 2011 Japan was reliant on nuclear power for one-third of its electricity, really quite extraordinary.

It then shut down all nuclear power plants gradually over the years. And it's only now that they are beginning to restart. But the government hoping that by 2030, that perhaps they'll be able to using up to 20 percent nuclear power for its electricity.

Over the past four years, electricity prices have shot up by 25 percent for households even more so for businesses and factories. So really, the government seeing nuclear power as part of its future in regards to energy for Japan -- Rosemary.

CHURCH: All right, CNN's Anna Coren reporting there from Hong Kong. We'll have more on this a little later in the program with a guest from Greenpeace to explain some of the concerns a little deeper.

Let's check some other news now. Reuters is reporting that after 23 hours of marathon talks, Greek negotiators have reached a deal with international creditors. The multibillion dollar bailout keeps Greece in the Eurozone and avert bankruptcy. Greece needs $94 billion to stave off a total financial meltdown. Greece's finance minister says there are a few minor issues left to be worked out.

Swedish police are investigating a stabbing that left two people dead at an Ikea store. It happened an hour west of Stockholm on Monday. A third person who was named as a suspect was also seriously wounded. Police say they have also arrested another suspect. The motive for the attack is unclear at this time.

Google is restructuring. The internet search giant has formed an umbrella company dubbed "Alpha Bit," which will be led by Google's co- founders, Larry Page and Sergy Brynn. The new parent company will oversee Google and several spinoff companies. The new contains will be free to take risks and develop their own brands.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is facing strong backlash from within his own party for a controversial comment about Fox News host, Megyn Kelly. Some think Trump has hurt his chances of winning the women's vote in 2016. CNN's Sara Murray explains.


DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I don't have time for political correctness.

SARA MURRAY, CNN POLITICS REPORTER (voice-over): Donald Trump remaining defiant now demanding an apology from Fox News anchor, Megyn Kelly.

TRUMP: The fact she asked me very inappropriate questions. She should be apologizing to me if you want to know the truth.

[03:10:07] MURRAY: An apology for a question during the first Republican debate that he thought was unfair. So unfair that he described Kelly as this way.

TRUMP: To see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her -- wherever.

MURRAY: Clearly, the blunt GOP frontrunner is showing no sign of moderating his tone despite the Republican Party's huge push to court women and Hispanic voters, votes crucial to winning the White House in 2016.

According to the Pew Research Center, women have favored the Democrat candidates since the 1980s and Democrats also fared better with Hispanic voters. In the 2012 presidential election, Republican nominee, Mitt Romney won just 27 percent of the Hispanic votes. Some of Trump's rivals worry the front runner is undermining that effort.

SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM, U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: If I was a young woman or Hispanic I would have been turned off by Mr. Trump and the question is, does it bleed over to all of us.

MURRAY: More of Trump's opponents piling on.

GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER, U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: For a lot of us it's like watching a car accident instead of focusing on the direction we should be headed.

MURRAY: Carly Fiorina, the lone female GOP candidate in the race told CNN there was no misinterpreting Trump's comments.

CARLY FIORINA, U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Women understood that comment and it is offensive.

MURRAY: Trump took to Twitter to respond. I just realized if you listen to Carly Fiorina for more than 10 minutes straight, you develop a massive headache. She has zero chance. Trump now trying to change the conversation on the attack again this time against his top rival in the GOP field, Jeb Bush.


CHURCH: As for the woman at the center of Trump's latest dust up, Fox News host, Megyn Kelly she addressed the controversy on her show on Monday night. Listen to some of what she had to say.


MEGYN KELLY, FOX NEWS: Apparently Mr. Trump thought the question I asked was unfair and felt I was attacking him. I felt he was asked a tough but fair question and I will not apologize for doing good journalism. I will continue doing my job without fear or favor.


CHURCH: Megyn Kelly there.

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in this election is dismissing Donald Trump as entertainment but says his remarks are no laughing matter. She is calling him out for his comments and keeping the focus on Republicans' track record for women's issues.


HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: What a lot of the men on that stage and that debate said was offensive. And I want people to understand that if you just focus on maybe the biggest showman on the stage, you lose the thread here.

The thread is that the Republicans are putting forth some very radical and offensive positions when it comes to women's lives, women's reproductive health, women's employment and opportunities.

We'll let the Republicans, you know, go back and forth with each other but I want to point out there's not much difference in the policies that they are proposing when it comes to American women.


CHURCH: And a reminder, Donald Trump will be a guest on "NEW DAY" later today at 7:00 a.m. Eastern and 1:00 p.m. Central European time right here on CNN.

A violent day in Istanbul has prompted a warning from the U.S. government. Ahead, we will show you the attacks that raised concerns especially for Americans in Turkey.

Plus thousands of kilometers from home, a Syrian refugee keeps searching for peace and security. His story, just ahead.

Later, the FBI is asked to help investigate a police shooting in Texas, where an unarmed African-American teenager was killed.



CHURCH: A terror attack in Istanbul is raising concerns about Americans traveling in Turkey. Two women opened fire on the U.S. Consulate there as CNN's Barbara Starr reports the attack may have been a response to the heightened U.S. military presence in Turkey.


BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Gunshots rang out near the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul as Turkish police quickly blocked off the area after two women staged an armed attack. Turkish authorities said the women were part of a left-wing militant group.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): The policeman was shouting drop your bag and the woman was saying I will not surrender. I will avenge the attack. The police warned her again drop your bag or we will have to shoot you and the woman said, shoot.

STARR: The consulate issued an emergency message warning U.S. citizens to stay away from the area and to exercise caution near large gatherings. It all happened as the first of the heavily armed U.S. F- 16 fighters arrived in Turkey.

Those planes now ready to begin airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. Airstrikes in Northern Syria will be aimed at killing ISIS. But they will also support Kurds known as the YPG, something Turkey opposes.

HENN BARKEY, WILSON CENTER: The only effective force against ISIS in Syria has been the YPG. It's unlikely that the United States will stop fighting with the YPG and wills stop its alliance with them.

STARR: U.S. officials said they will send additional helicopters into Southern Turkey very soon to be on standby if any U.S. pilots go down.

[03:20:08] But until those arrive, the U.S. is willing to take the risk with the helicopters they already have in the region.


STARR: And what about the U.S. trained and equipped Syrian rebels? U.S. officials say they are going to have to figure out what to do with that whole train and equip program. They have a number of additional rebels already in training. Where that program is headed is a big question tonight.

CHURCH: Barbara Starr reporting there.

In neighboring Syria, the civil war is wearing the country down. President Bashar Al Assad's army is fighting both rebels and ISIS, and for civilians caught in the middle, there are no signs of relief. Fred Pleitgen is in the Syrian capital with more.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The Syrian military is strained after four years of this ongoing civil war and President Bashar Al Assad has acknowledged that at times the military will have to retreat from certain areas to make sure that they can shore up more important places.

Now the developments here on the battlefield are causing a strain here in the capital of Damascus. What we're seeing is shortages of fuel. It takes an hour to two hours to get gasoline at gas stations. Also there are power cuts throughout the city at various times during the day.

And the pace that ISIS has been going and gains against the Syrian military there are a lot of internally displaced people coming to the population centers, some of them near the Mediterranean coast, which is a stronghold of the Assad regime but also to the capital of Damascus.

You are seeing people especially minorities from Palmyra and other towns and it's putting a strain on the Syrian government to make sure that these people find a place to stay and they have food, water and medication.

But on the many aid groups that are working here in the Syrian capital and in other parts of the country as well. Nevertheless, we don't get the sense that the people believe that the regime is on the verge of collapsing. While there have been setbacks, most people here in Damascus believe that Bashar Al Assad is not going to go away any time soon. Fred Pleitgen, CNN, Damascus.


CHURCH: One soldier was killed when gunmen opened fire on an infantry unit in Southeast Turkey on Tuesday. That is according to a Turkish armed forces statement. The statement blames separatist members for the attack.

ISIS is claiming responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing in Iraq. It happened in a busy outdoor market near the city of Baquba Monday night. At least 30 people were killed and 40 others wounded. Officials say a roadside bombing happened in the same area an hour later, killing four people. It's not clear who carried out the second attack.

Also in Iraq, parliament members are expected to vote today on a reform plan that would clear out top government positions. The measures were proposed by the country's prime minister after weeks of demonstrations of Iraqis frustrated with corruptions.

For the latest development, let's get to CNN's Jomana Karadsheh. She joins us live from Amman, Jordan. So, Jomana, how likely is it that the dramatic reforms announced by Iraq's prime minister will be passed and how significant is it that we are seeing the prime minister propose these bold reforms at this time?

JOMANA KARADSHEH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Rosemary, after years of covering Iraqi politics and monitoring the parliament it's difficult to tell how things will go, a lot of predictions that they will have to pass the reforms if the vote does take place today.

Implementation is a whole different thing and how that will happen is something that we'll have to wait and see. It's a very significant time. Some are describing it as the most historic time in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and the changes that came up after that.

It's the biggest political shakeup that is being proposed that we are seeing take place now. You're seeing an Iraqi prime minister who is proposing to change a system that has been in place for more than a decade, something that Iraqis blame for the current state of affairs in their country, for a lot of their troubles and they feel it has failed them.

[03:25:01] For first time, we're seeing the Iraqi politician, a prime minister who has something rare, the backing of the highest religious figure in the country and at the same time, the support of a street movement that is different categories of Iraqis not one sect, not one group, many Iraqis are supporting him on this.

A lot is riding here on Haider Al Abadi's proposed plan hoping it will provide Iraqis what his predecessors have failed to provide so far.


KARADSHEH (voice-over): This is the sound of a people who have simply had enough. Iraqis took to the streets in demonstrations, calling for change, political reforms, holding corrupt officials accountable, and demanding the basic services, that government after government for more than a decade, have failed to restore.

The protests in Baghdad and other cities were prompted by continuing power cuts as the country faced one of the worst heat waves in recent history. On Sunday, Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi in what appeared to be a response to the streets and a call for serious action by Iraq's most influential Shia cleric announced a series of bold measures, the most drastic reforms since 2003.

SAJAD JIYAD, IRAQ ANALYST: It may be the first time that we have a politician who is able to actually change things on the ground rather than just continuing in the same mold as his predecessors. Time passes by and nothing changes on the ground.

KARADSHEH: Al Abadi's proposed measures include eliminating the senior posts of three vice presidents and three deputy prime ministers, posts held by top politicians like Noriel Maliki and Ayada Alawi (ph). The positions are allocated based on a sectarian and ethnic quota system created by the United States in 2003.

But many Iraqis feel the system is ineffective and part of the problem. Other measures include cutting back on the costly security allowances provided to officials and more corruption investigations. The proposed steps swiftly approved by the cabinet go to parliament for a vote on Tuesday. Iraqis on Tuesday evening again took to the streets of Iraq in support of Abadi. JIYAD: The protesters are not going to go away even if they hear the words they want to see action on the ground. That will take time to lay out. It's not something that will happen in the next week or two. It will be a several month process and they are likely to keep the pressure on the government.

KARADSHEH: In a country where political instability and grievances have created fertile ground for terrorism to thrive, Iraq's politicians cannot afford to ignore the rising discontent on their streets.


KARADSHEH: All eyes are on Baghdad and on the parliament that is expected to meet in the coming hours -- Rosemary.

CHURCH: We know you will be watching this very closely, as will we. Jomana Karadsheh reporting their live from Amman, Jordan, many thanks to you.

Still to come here on CNN NEWSROOM, the resumption of nuclear power in Japan meets with vocal protests. A representative for Greenpeace will make the case for keeping reactors quiet.

Leaving the terror behind, coming up, how far a Syrian father has traveled to try to build a new life. We're back in a moment.



CHURCH: A warm welcome back to our viewers here in the United States and all around the world. This is CNN NEWSROOM. I'm Rosemary Church. We want to bring you up to date on the main stories we have been following this hour.

At least nine protesters are under arrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstrators threw bottles of frozen of water and rocks at them on Monday night. A local official declared a state emergency early. This latest tension comes one year after the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager by a white police officer.

South Korea is ready to retaliate as tensions simmer following landmine blasts. The U.N. Command says that North Korea planted mines on the DMZ patrol route injuring two South Korean soldiers. A South Korean Defense Ministry says it will restart propaganda broadcasts there after a hiatus of ten years.

Japan is rebooting its nuclear power industry. Kyushu's Sendai number one reactor in Southern Japan is the first reactor to restart under tighter safety rules. All of Japan's nuclear plants were taken offline after a series of meltdowns at Fukushima in 2011 triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami.

The restart of the plant is meeting with considerable public resistance. Protesters demonstrated outside the plant as the process got started and afterwards.

Joining me now from our Tokyo bureau is Ai Kashiwagi, the energy campaigner for Greenpeace Japan. Thank you so much for talking with us. I want to get an idea from you how concerned should we be about Japan restarting the Sendai nuclear reactor?

AI KASHIWAGI, ENERGY CAMPAIGNER, GREENPEACE JAPAN: Yes, thanks for invite us for your program and the biggest concern for the restart of Sendai reactor one is the Nuclear Regulatory Authority in Japan and Kyushu Electric don't apply the robust standard for the safety assessment for restart. So they disregard the seismic risks and volcano risk as well. And furthermore the Sendai reactor is aging reactor. They have a lot of issues relating to the aging reactors.

CHURCH: So what exactly are the safety risks, do you think? And how would you describe the overall state of Japan's nuclear industry right now?

KASHIWAGI: Yes, so as for the Sendai reactors, the NRA, the NUCLEAR REGULATORY AUTHORITY and Kyushu Electric missed two seismic risks near the Sendai reactors. Japan has so many earthquakes in history and that kind of risk applies to all the reactors in Japan.

CHURCH: So if there are so many risks involved in restarting the Sendai nuclear reactor why do you think Japan's government is restarting it at this time and turning back to the country's nuclear industry to provide the nation's energy for now and indeed for the future?

KASHIWAGI: Yes, the Japanese government recently announced that their energy mix in 2030 and in that target, the Abe government says that 22 percent of the Japanese electricity will come from nuclear in 2030. On the other hand, a Greenpeace analysis found that the 2 percent to 8 percent will come from nuclear. So even if one of the nuclear reactor will restart, the Japanese nuclear industry is still in crisis.

CHURCH: All right, I'd like to thank Ai Kashiwagi from Greenpeace. Many thanks for joining us and explaining some of the details there. We appreciate it.

KASHIWAGI: Thank you for inviting me.

CHURCH: The Italian Coast Guard says it helped rescue more than 1500 migrants off the Libyan coast in seven different operations on Monday. The Italian Navy released this video of one of the rescues where 775 migrants were picked up including women and children.

We don't have details on where the migrants are from. The International Organization for Migration says more than 2,000 migrants and refugees have died trying to reach Europe by boat so far this year. Keep an eye on that story.

Many of those migrants are fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries. CNN spoke to one Syrian refugee who hopes to reach England. He says he only got as far as France as traveling through ten countries. Our Kellie Morgan has the story. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

KELLIE MORGAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A Syrian father of two shows us where he sleeps in Calais' so-called jungle. These are his only belongings. So different to what he had.

ABU MOHAMMED, SYRIAN REFUGEE (through translator): I owned my house, also one in Damascus. I had a happy life.

MORGAN: Now, Abu Mohammed, not his real name lives in fear of Syria and ISIS.

MOHAMMED (through translator): Our home is destroyed. We spent a year with Daish. We escaped from them. There were too many restrictions even religion. They have harmed religion. For them, it's just a cover.

MORGAN: Raqqah remains the defector capital for the Islamic State in Syria and is a target of coalition airstrikes.

MOHAMMED (through translator): Today our children only know fear, the sounds of explosions. Today they live in terror.

MORGAN: Abu Mohammed fled Damascus on July 1st in the hope of finding sanctuary for his family who remained in Syria. He crossed into Lebanon and arrived in Turkey where he stayed for two weeks before boarding a boat bound for Greece. After four years in Athens, he crossed into Macedonia where he took a train to Serbia before walking to Hungary. From there by car through Austria and Germany and boarded a train to France, arriving in Calais 28 days after he left home.

MOHAMMED: When we left Turkey we got lost at sea for around seven hours. We nearly drowned several times. On the road from Hungary, we encountered gangs, bandits.

MORGAN: After traveling more than 5,600 kilometers, this is not the destination Abu Mohammed envisioned.

MOHAMMED: Here at the camp, we sleep on the ground. There's nothing else. They offer us only one meal a day. Some charities offer us some help, nothing else. We have to queue up for the bathroom. We have to be there on time between 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. or you miss out.

[03:40:00] MORGAN: Like hundreds of other migrants, he still hopes to get to the U.K., just 33 kilometers across the English Channel. So close yet still so very far.

MOHAMMED (through translator): I'm not worried about my own life. But I'm worried about the future of the young children who need education. Education is important especially for Muslims. It's the path to paradise.

MORGAN: A path that for now remains closed. Kellie Morgan, CNN, Calais, France.

(END VIDEOTAPE) CHURCH: Still ahead, details of a police shooting at a Texas car dealership that left this unarmed 19-year-old football player dead.


CHURCH: In the United States, police in Arlington, Texas are asking the FBI to help investigate a deadly shooting at a car dealership. An unarmed African-American teenager was killed by a white police officer who was in training. Ed Lavandera has the details.


ED LAVANDERA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Erratic behavior with a fatal outcome. Security cameras captured 19-year-old Christian Taylor as he drives up to the gate of a car dealership. The sophomore football player at Angelo State University stumbles around and proceeds to damage property on site.

First trying to punch through a car window, then jumping on the hood, breaking into the windshield. Over a loud speaker system in the parking lot the security company tells Taylor he is being watched. After he starts destroying the car window he is told that police have been called to the scene.

In the edited video provided by the dealership Taylor heads back to his vehicle, breaks through the gate and drives through the showroom floor. Arlington police are called to the scene and an altercation ensued.

[03:45:08] According to Arlington Police, Taylor is tazed by one officer and the other officer draws his gun and fires four times. That officer, 49-year-old rookie Brad Miller was under supervised field training having just received his badge in March.

Miller shot at Taylor four times landing shots in the neck, chest, and abdomen, according to the medical examiner. The FBI is assisting in the investigation and Arlington Police are not required to wear body cameras and CNN learned there are no cameras inside the car dealership showroom.

WILL JOHNSON, ARLINGTON POLICE CHIEF: I can guarantee you we will have a thorough investigation. If this was not justified or authorized under the law there will be consequences.

LAVANDERA: Meanwhile, Taylor's family questions why the unarmed teen was killed.

ADRIAN TAYLOR, CHRISTIAN TAYLOR'S FATHER: Shoot an unarmed man and you are trained to take down -- as a police officer you are trained to take down men with your hands. You have your tasers and clubs. The 19-year-old and you shoot to kill?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't want it to be a race thing. I want everybody to be protected by law enforcement.

LAVANDERA: Ed Lavandera, CNN, Arlington, Texas. (END VIDEOTAPE)

CHURCH: The United States says there is no clear evidence that dirty water sickened more than a dozen rowers in Brazil over the weekend. The Americans fell ill after competing in the world junior championships, a test event for next summer's Olympics. Water quality is a growing concern leading up to the games, but members of the U.S. team didn't seem too worried when asked about it earlier.


ASHLYN DAWSON, U.S. ROWING TEAM: You just have to be cautious with any other place that you visit. You just drink bottled water, wash your hands right after you get off the water.

ARIANNA LEE, U.S. ROWING TEAM: You get splashed all the time. So you just have to wash off and you're fine. No big deal.


CHURCH: U.S. officials point out that coaches also got sick during the trip and they never touched the water. The only athlete who fell into the water did not get ill.

Parts of the U.S. state of Colorado are under a state of disaster emergency. The governor made the declaration because of Wednesday's accidental release of 3 million gallons of contaminants from a suspended mine. These photos show how the spill by a crew from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency turned clear running water of the Animas River yellow.

Tests are being run to determine the impact of the pollutants. For more on the dangers of this spill, meteorologist, Pedram Javaheri, joins us now. And Pedram, when you look at that river now you do wonder how long it's likely to take to clean it up.

PEDRAM JAVAHERI, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes, I think it's going to be a very long operation here as far as being able to stop what has transpired. Since last Wednesday, officials were trying to stop a leak. This mine had had a small leak for several years. And they were moving some of the sediment and they uncorked what was

trapped in this mine and it flowed down into the San Juan River and it could be a multistate disaster. But the before and after perspective shows looking down to areas of the San Juan River and notice the conditions out there, the before and after.

You know something is wrong when you see something like this, a disastrous scenario for multiple states. You think about Colorado over 15,000 mines across the state of Colorado and Cold King Mine is the one in particular we are watching very carefully.

It had not been operable since the 1920s and the EPA officials were there last Wednesday trying to find a solution to the small leak in place. And this creek, Cement Creek, bone dry and they uncorked an area here and now we have what we believe could be arsenic, lead, zinc, copper flowing downstream. And Silverton, Colorado is in a state of emergency there. Durango, Colorado popular for rafting and kayaking and fishing, they say stop those activities. Let's take a look at this.

[03:50:01] Now New Mexico tapping into the pollutants and beyond that the San Juan feeding into the Colorado River, Lake Powell providing water to Arizona and Nevada, Las Vegas in particular and beyond that into Los Angeles and San Diego as well. So this is a concern that this is a very wide-reaching, impactful event that could continue downstream for many, many days ahead of us here.

CHURCH: Major concerns here and ramifications are massive. Pedram Javaheri, thanks to you for pointing that out for us.

Donald Trump isn't afraid to speak his mind. We know that of course. But what are his frowns and smirks saying? We take a look after this short break. Stay with us.


CHURCH: Welcome back, everyone. Let's shift back to U.S. politics and what seems to be a contradiction. Donald Trump is leading in the polls so why doesn't he look it. Jeanne Moos tries to figure it out.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): He is Trumpzilla crushing the competition in his shadow as the media is shining their lights on him.

[03:55:05] So why was the Donald looking like Trump the Grump in his first big debate. Listen to Dan Hill, a man who reads faces.

(on camera): What struck you if anything about Mr. Trump?

DAN HILL, FACIAL CODING EXPERT: First of all the guy hardly smiles. (Inaudible) to the unhappiest rich man in America.

MOOS (voice-over): Even when he talked about fun.

DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: It's fun. It's kidding. We have a good time.

MOOS: He didn't look like he was having a good time.

(on camera): Did he smile at all, Dan?

HILL: He only smiles when making a sarcastic comment.

TRUMP: Only Rosie O'Donnell.

MOOS (voice-over): Dan Hill expected Trump to show anger, glinting eyes and pressed lips and in that sense, the unsmiling Donald is totally on message.

HILL: You can argue that not been content is his message. MOOS: Trump's defenders like these sisters say that everyone is picking on him.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Leave Donald Trump alone.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Leave him alone, period.


MOOS: Tell that to cartoonists who can't get enough of his hair and his pursed lips.

HILL: What I was surprised by is the guy pouts. He is someone who has that upper chin rising and the corners of the mouth go down drooping in sadness. It's like a cross of peter finch on "Network" and Leslie Gore saying it's my party and I'll cry if I want to.

MOOS: In this case it's the Republican Party that's crying. Jeanne Moos, CNN, New York.


CHURCH: I'm Rosemary Church. The news continues here on CNN. Stick around.