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Donald Trump Officially Names Republican Nominee; Outrage in India; Northern China Dealing with Flooding; Theresa May Endures First PM Question Session. Aired 8-9a ET
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[08:00:14] KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong and welcome to News Stream.
Now, Donald Trump's children take center stage as he officially becomes the Republican Party's
nominee for U.S. president.
Outrage in India after a woman says she was gang raped by the same men again. Three of the suspects are due in court.
And more heavy rain causes chaos across northern China, leaving some roads surrounding Beijing under water.
The U.S. Republican Party has officially named Donald Trump as their nominee for president.
and two of his children brought the crowd to its feet at the Republican National Convention telling millions of viewers about what it was like to
have Trump as a father. Phil Mattingly has more on the excitement from the convention, and the latest on a controversy that is still hanging over
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight.
Congratulations, Dad, we love you!
PHIL MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Donald Trump formally clinching the Republican nomination.
DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'm so proud to be your nominee for President of the United States.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): Trump's children stealing the spotlight with emotional speeches about their father.
TIFFANY TRUMP, DONALD'S DAUGHTER: Donald Trump has never done anything halfway, least of all as a parent.
His 22-year-old daughter, Tiffany, getting personal.
TIFFANY TRUMP: I still keep all of my report cards, some dating back to kindergarten, because I like to look back and see the sweet notes he wrote
on each and every one of them, contrary to what you might expect from someone who places an emphasis on results.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): Eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., calling his father his mentor and best friend, casting him as the blue collar billionaire.
DONALD TRUMP JR., DONALD'S SON: I was there with him, by his side on job sites, in conference rooms, from the time I could walk. He didn't hide out
behind some desk in an executive suite. He spent his career with regular Americans. He hung out with the guys on construction sites, pouring
concrete and hanging sheetrock.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): Trump's children from different marriages delivering powerful testimonials of their dad.
DONALD TRUMP JR.: For my father, impossible is just a starting point. That's how he approaches business projects, that's how he approaches life.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): Twenty-four hours earlier, Trump's wife, Melania's well-received speech, overshadowed by charges of plagiarism.
MICHELLE OBAMA, FIRST LADY: You work hard for what you want in life.
MELANIA TRUMP, DONALD'S WIFE: That you work hard for what you want in life.
MICHELLE OBAMA: That your word is your bond, that you do what you say you're going to do.
MELANIA TRUMP: That your word is your bond.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): The campaign repeatedly denying wrongdoing, first on "NEW DAY"...
PAUL MANAFORT, TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: To think that she would be cribbing Michelle Obama's words is crazy. This is once again an example of when a
woman threatens Hillary Clinton, how she seeks out to demean her and take her down.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): Then, hours later, in a press conference.
MANAFORT: The American people did focus on what her message was. You all are folks trying to distort that message.
MATTINGLY (voice-over): The campaign dismissing calls to fire or discipline someone over the speech controversy.
COREY LEWANDOWSKI, FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Whoever was the sad person who wrote this speech should be held accountable and should be
fired. I know accountability in the Trump campaign. I know what it's like to be fired from the Trump campaign.
MANAFORT: We think that Melania Trump's speech was a great speech.
LU STOUT: And that was CNN's Phil Mattingly reporting.
Now Republican chief strategist is among those arguing that the lines in the speech being questioned are common phrases. And he spoke to CNN's Wolf
Blitzer and he used some interesting references in her defense.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SEAN SPICER, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION CHIEF STRATEGIST: Melania Trump said you work hard for what you get in life. John Legend said work
hard to be anything you want in life. Kid Rock said work hard to be anything you want in life. Melania Trump said the strength of your dreams
and willingness to work for them. Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said this is your dream, anything you can do in your dreams you can do now.
I mean if we want to take a bunch of phrases and run them through a Google and say hey, who else has said them, I could come up with a list in five
minutes. And that's what this is.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: A lot of fireworks coming from Cleveland. And there were plenty of attacks from the convention on the presumptive Democratic nominee.
The former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed Hillary Clinton on Benghazi and
on immigration. The New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a former prosecutor himself, made an entire case against Clinton on stage. In fact,
a lot of our CNN commentators and analysts have said that knocking Hillary Clinton was actually the theme of the Republican National Convention.
Just take a listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
[08:05:11] UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You know, it was billed as "make America work again," but it really was put Hillary Clinton in jail again. Hillary
Clinton or Clinton mentioned 79 times, Trump 61 times, business 35, women 33. You can see here. Jobs just 21 times and Benghazi, made four more
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The convention, the nomination was locked up for Donald Trump earlier in the day. They gave a spoonful of sugar to all the Ted
Cruz supporters by going after Hillary Clinton. Nothing unites a party like having a common enemy and that was the theme.
AMANDA CARPENTER, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: It's good to go after Hillary Clinton, but at times it was a little unhinged. There is a thing as
pushing the envelope a little bit too far. It played great in the audience. People -- it felt good to chant lock her up. Lock her up.
Locker her up. But you were just handing the Democrats tons of footage to use against you later.
So, we'll see how that plays in the Democratic convention. But, someone has to make the
case for Donald Trump. The case cannot be two former Cruz people, well, she's Satan so vote for Satan lite.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: You heard it just then there was also someone who made that association between Hillary Clinton and Lucifer. And the person at the
convention who started that reference was retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.
We'll have more on that with CNN's Manu Raju a little bit later right here on News Stream.
Now, outrage in India after a college student who was raped three years ago says that she was gang raped again last week by at least two of the same
men. Now, the men were apparently out on bail and authorities say that they've arrested three of the five alleged suspects.
CNN's Sumnima Udas reports.
SUMNIMA UDAS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Behind these heavily guarded doors, a 21- year-old college student fights for justice. Police say she was raped by two men in 2013 and then allegedly gang raped by those same exact men, plus
three others, last week when the suspects were out on bail.
"It's like a movie, how can this even be real? How can rapists be out on bail and rape again," her cousin says.
The victim was forced into car last Wednesday, drugged, gang raped, and then left to die in a
The victim says she was attacked by all five men both times.
"They were the same five men. They were in the car. I saw them and got scared. They forced me into the car, and then they strangled me," she
Her parents are daily wage laborers, counting on their educated daughter to help lift the family out of poverty.
Your whole family had a lot of hopes riding on her. She's the only one who was able to go to school from your family. What were her dreams? What
were her aspirations?
"She wanted to an a government officer or professor and fight for women's rights. She wanted to change the status of women in this country," he
Do you have any faith in the authorities right now?
"No one supports the weak. There has been no change for the poor and lower castes. Dalit girls are treated as pastimes, like a piece of tissue
paper," he says.
The victim is from a low caste Dalit family in India. The alleged rapists, upper caste. The family says the attackers pressured them to withdraw the
"They threatened us. They offered us a lot of money. They thought we would be lured
by money, but we didn't compromise. We just wanted justice," he says.
This is just the latest in a series of shocking rapes that have unleashed outrage in India.
Authorities are not allowing journalists to talk to the victim or her parents at the moment. You can see the level of security here outside the
hospital room where she has been for the past few days. After the high profile gang rape of a student inside a moving bus back in 2012, in Delhi,
laws have been strengthened in this country, security has been stepped up, and women in general do feel more emboldened to come out and report cases
But after what's happened here in this state of Haryana, the fact that alleged rapists could be out on bail after just serving two-and-a-half
years in prison, the fact that the victim and her family received no security, even though they say they were being threatened, the fact that
any of this is possible again is really what's shocking most people here.
LU STOUT: Yeah, it's a shocking and sickening crime. And Sumnima Udas joins me now for more on the story. She joins us from Rotek (ph) in
And Sumnima, you know, you've got to feel for the victim. How is she? How is this young woman doing right now?
UDAS: She is recovering inside a room behind me where the security is. She is doing much better than she was yesterday, that's what doctors have
told us yesterday. She was in a complete state of shock -- she couldn't eat, she couldn't talk, she couldn't sleep
. Now she is able to eat, at least, and talk. And the doctors say they're actually ready to discharge her, release her any time. They're just
waiting for the police to let them do that.
The investigators have been coming here several times a day to question her. They've already arrested three of the suspects so far. They're
looking for two more. So that's why they keep coming here to question her and to try to get as much information as they can -- Kristie.
[08:10:31] LU STOUT: And this young woman, she is of a lower caste in India. And as we heard in your report, lower caste women are even more
vulnerable in India. And again this is a country where sexual violence takes place so often, it's just so rampant. I mean, what can be done to
better protect them?
UDAS: It's really a question of mind-set, Kristie. Because, caste based discrimination has been banned in this country for decades. But, still, it
is so ingrained in society here, especially when you come to parts of India like this.
The state of Haryana, which is one of the most patriarchal, conservative states in the country, one of the most conservative states, and also where
caste discrimination is rampant, that's what many people here will tell you. So, when you go to there are still places where there's segregation,
where the upper caste live in a different area than the lower caste. They use different wells. They walk on different sides of the streets. They
use different temples.
So it's very much ingrained. Now India has some of the strongest anti-rape laws in the country, so the judiciary is there to protect them. But,
still, because the upper castes are so powerful here, many here would say that they can influence the judiciary, they can influence authorities, as
So it's so difficult to tell what the truth is, in cases like this. For example, the victim has continuously been saying that she was gang raped
by five men three years ago, and those same five men raped her again just last week. But if you look at the police records, if you look at the
investigation, it shows that she wasn't gang raped at all by five men, she was raped by two men on different occasions. So the records show something
else and that obviously weakens her case, because for gang rape, it means that usually the suspects, even if they're not convicted, would not get
bail. It would mean more severe sentencing. So there's all these changes there.
And of course the victim's family has been saying that obviously something has happened here. The authorities have been influenced in this -- in some
way. The authorities, of course, deny all that and say that caste is not going to influence any of this.
But that just gives you a sense of how complicated this case is, Kristie
LU STOUT: Yeah, there are legal technicalities. There is caste discrimination. And there is also the fact that sexual assault is
extremely widespread in India. I mean, why is that? I mean, what are the reasons behind the disturbingly high number of rapes that take place there?
UDAS: That's right. The media only picks up on the most outrageous ones, but the truth is that a woman is raped here every 22 minutes, and that's
according to official records. And of course as most activists here would tell you, women's rights activists, most women don't even go out and report
cases of rape.
So, the numbers actually could be much, much higher. And the reasons, I mean, there are so many comes from poverty. It comes from the fact that in
many parts of the country, it's still a very patriarchal system where women are almost seen as second-class citizens, where daughters are treated
differently from sons.
And then you've got castes. So upper castes think they can get away with treating the lower
castes in a certain way. As the cousin said of the victim, lower caste girls are treated like waste, like a piece of tissue paper. So there's all
these factors at play.
Since that huge high profile gang rape case in Delhi back in 2012, a lot has changed in this country -- laws were strengthened, security has been
stepped up in a lot of parts, especially in the cities. Women, in general, say that they feel like the system is with them, and they can come out and
report cases more, but then you have things like this happen all the time.
So, you know, a lot still needs to change. And it really comes down to mind-set. And that takes a long time to change -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah. And for this young woman in the hospital room behind you, may there be justice and healing for her.
Sumnima Udas reporting for us live from northern India. Thank you so much for your reporting, Sumnima.
Now, in neighboring Pakistan a man has been hacked to death in what's being described as an
honor murder. Authorities say the victim was ambushed by five men and stabbed multiple times. It is rare for men to be targeted in such attacks.
And this stabbing, it follows the high profile murder of the social media star and self-proclaimed feminist Qandeel Baloch.
Northern China is dealing with flooding just so severe that some roads now look like rivers. Here's a glimpse of what we're talking about. Now,
China's Xinhua news agency reports that one person has been killed, 34 are missing. A red alert for extreme weather has been issued for the province.
Now CNN's meteorologist Chad Myers has been tracking the storms. He joins us now live. And Chad we're talking about heavy rain and flooding across
Hubei, especially in the capital city. It looks really bad out there.
CHAD MYERS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: If you think about over a centimeter of rain in six hours in any city, in any country across the world you're going
to get flooding. But 126 millimeters of rain fell in Beijing just in six hours alone. And there were some heavier pockets than that.
And then you think about how paved the area is, how much concrete, asphalt, areas that won't soak in. And we just had significant rainfall over the
past couple of days, creating even the areas that would soak in, to become saturated. So the water just ran off.
And it's still going to be raining for awhile. Not the significant rain, though, you had, but it's going to take a couple days for a lot of that
water to go off.
Now this is not yet like the flood of 2012, which was significant. Where over 70 people died in
that flood. But this had the beginning. And if it didn't stop in time, then it would have been that bad. But right now we're OK. We're kind of
in a lull. But you don't get lulls for very, very long in China because the rain just comes back very, very quickly.
In fact, we are now number five on the top five or top ten disasters in U.S. non-weather related
disasters here where the China flood in 1998 killed almost 4,000 people.
Here's what the pictures look like. And I've even seen some pictures of inside airports where water is already there. There have been hundreds of
flights canceled, trains canceled across the region, people can't drive through this. They're doing the best they can.
Orange alert for most of Beijing. But the southwest suburbs, as you said, all the way up to red
alert for flooding. Turn around, don't drown is what we say in the U.S. And we really don't know whether, especially near some streams, rivers and creeks, whether the road is even
there or not.
If you're driving, all of a sudden the road could give way below you because the ground underneath that road has been washed away.
Got to give this rain a couple days to go away.
So far so good. No rain yet coming down for today. But we do expect more for tomorrow -- Kristie.
LU STOUT; Chad, incredible video from Beijing. And we know that Beijing is a landlocked city. It's usually a dusty, dry, city. Why is it flooding
there yet again? I mean we know that there's been a lot of rain. but an infrastructure issue, a drainage issue as well?
MYERS: No, it was really just -- you can't put a centimeter of rain on any city in six hours and expect it to all be able to go down the drains.
It's not -- those city drains in any city not made to handle that kind of water. It just came down so fast.
There was a low right here south of Beijing. It was on the northern side of that low and the rain just came down so very hard for so long. Six
hours. It was over in ten hours. But those six hours were enough to cause that flooding.
LU STOUT: Got it. And there we have it, dramatic scenes of urban flooding there in China.
Chad Myers reporting. Thank you, Chad.
MYERS: You're welcome.
LU SOUT: Now, Twitter is taking action after a movie star says that she has been harassed on the platform. And coming up next, what the company is
promising to do to tackle this long-standing issue.
Also ahead, members of parliament they went head-to-head with Britain's new prime minister. We've got the highlights from Theresa May's first prime
minister's questions since taking office.
[08:20:46] LU STOUT: You're back watching News Stream.
Now, Twitter has permanently banned user Miliana Polos over complaints of online abuse.
Now, the tech editor of the conservative website Breitbart, he had more than 350,000 followers on Twitter. He's also been one of the leading
figures in the controversial movement known as Gamergate.
Now, this movement claims to promote ethics in gaming journalism, but has been widely criticized over its online treatment of women.
Now, lately, he wrote a scathing review of Ghostbusters. And that review coincided with hate
tweets from others toward one of the film's stars, the actress Leslie Jones. And she felt compelled to quit Twitter this week over the abuse.
Now Twitter has long been criticized for failing to tackle abuse. And while this shows the company is, indeed, taking action on high profile
cases, it does not address the harassment faced by others on Twitter.
But the company is promising action. In a statement to Buzzfeed, it says that it plans to invest more in tools to tackle abuse faster and also said
this, quote, "we know that many people believe we have not done enough to curb this type of behavior on Twitter and we agree."
Now that's a powerful admission. But sadly it's not a new one.
Now, compare that to this internal memo from the former CEO of Twitter Dick Costello. He said, this, quote, "we suck at dealing with abuse and trolls
on the platform and we have sucked at it for years."
Costello said this over one year ago.
Now, Theresa May just faced her first prime minister's question since taking office and the new
UK leader who was grilled by lawmakers about how she's going to oversea Britain's transition from the European Union. Now she says she's not
dragging her feet on leaving the EU, she just wants to make sure that the UK gets the best deal possible.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
THERESA MAY, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: I'm very clear Brexit does mean Brexit. As he says, we will make a success of it. What we need to do in
negotiating the deal is to ensure that we listen to what people have said about the need for controls on free movement, but we also negotiate the
right deal and the best deal of trade in goods and services for the British people.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LU STOUT: Now, joining us now is CNN political contributor Robin Oakley. He joins us from outside 10 Downing Street.
And Robin, really can you hear your thoughts on the tone of questioning and how the new prime minister handled it all?
ROBIN OAKLEY, CNN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR: Well, two big tests, really, for Theresa May today, Kristie. Firstly, surviving, and indeed trying to
dominate in the House of Commons at prime ministers question time, that's vital to the authority of any prime minister.
Secondly, she starts her overseas trip today with a visit to Angela Merkel, the German chancellor.
In the House of Commons, well, she's an experienced performer. She's been six years as home
secretary, one of the toughest jobs in government. The difference between heading a department like that and moving into 10 Downing Street is in
downing street any subject can come at you at any moment and she had a reputation as a bit of a micromanager.
So, how did she do in front of MPs coming at her from every angle? Pretty well. You'd have to give her eight out of 10 I think today.
And she did things with a certain amount of humor. She picked up on the opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who's suffering attacks on his own side,
and when she was unwise enough to talk to her about unscrupulous employers, she said well what about unscrupulous leaders who don't go for their
party's policy? Because in the debate on the Trident nuclear missile this week, Jeremy Corbyn defied his own Labour Party policy and gave his own
ideas. He's entirely opposed to the Trident missile and Theresa May was able to point out 140 Labour MPs disagreed with him and backed her
Conservative government over maintaining Britain's submarine Trident system -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: That's right. Touche on her part there.
Now, Theresa May as you mentioned, her second challenge, will be making her first international visit as prime minister. She is heading to Berlin.
She'll be talking with the German chancellor.
We know, of course, Brexit is front and center. And she addressed that during questions. How is she going to address that abroad when she meets
with Ms. Merkel?
I think what she'll do in the first stage, Kristie, is to try and establish good working relations both with Angela Merkel, today, and with Francois
Hollande, the French president who she's meeting tomorrow. She's got to establish personal contact, because leaders meet so often in the modern
world. They, of course, have said that they're not prepared to negotiate with her on anything to do with Brexit
until Britain triggers article 50, the official process for beginning the negotiations, which then last for two years.
Well, she -- Theresa May is determined to get some sort of an idea of what is going to be possible in the negotiations, and so she will want to talk
to them. They say, OK , no negotiations, but when does a conversation become a negotiation, and when doesn't it?
And so the very fact of meeting these two leaders means that she's going to be able to talk about Brexit at least in outline, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Major challenges ahead for her. Steering the UK's EU exit, as well as managing the Scottish nationalists. And that issue was also
brought up during prime minister questions. How was that addressed?
OAKLEY: Well, again, Angus Robertson, the leader of the Scottish nationalists at Westminster said Scotland was going to do everything it
possibly could to stay in the European Union despite the rest of the United Kingdom coming out.
Overlaying this, of course, is the threat of a second referendum in Scotland on departing from the United Kingdom, although that's not being
activated yet. That threat will remain.
Theresa May is saying, look, she'll have as many consultations, and negotiations,as she can with all the leaders of the assembly in Scotland,
and in Wales. And she will try and take the others along with her in presenting the negotiating case to the European Union.
But there is no way that she is going to permit Scotland to go it alone, as it were. She will continue to try and keep Scotland within the United
Kingdom, whatever happens, Kristie.
LU STOUT: All right. Robin Oakley joining us outside 10 Downing Street. Thank you, Robin. Take care.
Now in less than an hour the head of the Russian Olympic Committee could announce the
makeup of Russia's 2016 Olympics team. But Russia may not even be allowed to compete at Rio. Now, the World Anti-Doping Agency has advised the
International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from the games.
Now, a report found that Russia ran state backed doping programs for the Sochi winter games. Now, Russian officials named in the report, including
the deputy sports minister, have already been suspended.
Now Turkey has blocked access to WikiLeaks after the website published emails it says belong to the country's ruling party. WikiLeaks says that
it obtained the material a week before the failed military coup. It says the source of the emails is not associated with the coup plotters nor any
opposition political parties.
Now, meanwhile the Turkish government is widening its purge. Tens of thousands of civil
servants are suspended, including some 15,000 working at the ministry of education, and nearly 9,000 from the interior ministry. Some 1,500
university deans have been asked to resign and more than 20,000 teachers at private institutions have had their licenses revoked.
Now coming up, you get to hear some of the fiery speeches at the Republican National
Convention, how republicans try to discredit Trump's rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and their calls for her to be thrown in jail. That's
[08:32:06] LU STOUT: And turning back to the Republican National Convention, more on that, of course, Donald Trump is again officially the
Republican nominee, but much of the convention seemed to focus on attacking his rival, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, Hillary
Now, CNN's Manu Raju has more.
MANU RAJU, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Kristie. What we're seeing is the Republican convention is turning into an anti-Clinton convention, far more
than it is turning into a pro-Donald Trump convention. And we saw that last night, speaker after speaker, teeing off on Hillary Clinton.
RUDY GIULIANI (R), FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR: Hillary Clinton's experience is the basis for her campaign. Hillary Clinton's experience is exactly the
reason she should not be president of the United States.
RAJU (voice-over): The Republican Party uniting on day one of the Cleveland convention behind one goal -- taking down Hillary Clinton.
MICHAEL FLYNN, RET. LT. GENERAL: If I did a tenth, a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail today. So, crooked Hillary Clinton, leave this race now.
RAJU: At least three speakers explicitly calling for the presumptive Democratic nominee to be jailed for using a private e-mail server when she
was secretary of state.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She loves her pant suits. But we should send her an e- mail and tell her she deserves a bright orange jump suit.
RAJU: Including the mother of Sean Smith, one of Americans killed in Benghazi attack.
PAT SMITH, MOTHER OF SEAN SMITH: I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son. Hillary for prison. She deserves to be in stripes.
RAJU: One after another, painting Clinton as someone who can't be trusted.
GIULIANI: Clinton and the Obama administration for political reasons lied about the purpose of the attacks, including Hillary Clinton lying directly
to the families of the people who were killed right to their face.
RAJU: GOP leaders, TV stars past and present and rising stars of the Republican Party jumped at the chance to discredit Clinton.
SEN. TOM COTTON (R), ARKANSAS: It would be nice to have a commander in chief who can be trusted to handle classified information.
RAJU: The opening night of the convention coming one day after a second deadly ambush on police in less than two weeks.
SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE, MILWAUKEE SHERIFF: I would like to make something very clear -- blue lives matter in America!
RAJU: With the nation on edge, the divide with police and black community, playing out on the convention floor.
GIULIANI: When they come to save your life, they don't ask if you are black or white. They just come to save you.
RAJU: Including former presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who delivered a fiery speech on behalf of his long-time friend
[08:35:06] GIULIANI: What happened to there's no black America, there's no white America, there is just America?! What happened to it? Where did it
go?! How has it flown away?!
RAJU: Trump himself drawing attention away from his convention by calling in for an interview on FOX News, blaming Black Lives Matter for instigating
the recent police killings.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: When you are calling death to police and kill the police essentially, which is what they said,
that's a real problem, Bill. That's a real big problem.
RAJU: Now tonight, all eyes will be on Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, who will address the convention, and lay out his vision for the
future, as well as lay out his indictment of Hillary Clinton. In addition, Trump's formal rival, Ted Cruz, also addressing the convention, but not
expected to endorse Donald Trump. Yet he also will lay in to Hillary Clinton -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: All right, Manu Raju there.
Now you just saw the former prosecutor turned Governor Chris Christie asking the crowd to
pass judgment against Hillary Clinton. Now, that was one of more than half a dozen so-called charges he leveled against her. Each time delegates
shouted guilty in response.
Now, CNN fact checked what he and other speakers had to say on Tuesday evening and see what was found to be true, false, or something between.
It's all at CNN.com. You can find it there.
Now here is the lineup for the final day of the Republican convention. Let's bring it up for you. The vice presidential candidate Mike Pence. He
is going to be the prime-time head liner on Wednesday.
Now also speaking we've got Eric Trump, another of the candidate's sons. Plus, close Donald Trump ally and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. And,
in what is arguably going to be the most closely watched moment of the night, former candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz will be speaking.
However CNN has learned that Ted Cruz will not formally endorse the man who derided him as Lying
Ted throughout much of the campaign.
Now, Star Wars fans flocked to London over the weekend this scene -- light sabers, Jedis and lots and lots of bounty hunters. We'll show you all the
highlights from Star Wars Celebration Europe next.
[08:40:07] LU STOUT: All right. Now there is a new look on a space smuggler in town. It is hard to imagine anyone other than Harrison Ford as
Han Solo in Star Wars. But now this actor will be taking over the role.
Now, Aldon Ehrenreich was officially introduced as the new young Hans Solo earlier this week cast in the new film focusing on Solo's early life before
the original Star Wars film. That film is due in 2018 an will be directed by the people behind the Lego movie.
Now, the new Han Solo was introduced at Star Wars Celebration Europe. It's an event in London where fans could hear from filmmakers check out the
props, even get a tattoo.
Now CNN was there, for this look behind the scenes of a galaxy far, far away.
LU STOUT: Now there are fans out there who love that. We know it.
Now separately, Pokemon Go may be taking the world by storm but it seems some players are
literally risking their lives in search of these virtual creatures.
Now you're looking at a Pokemon Go player in Bosnia on his phone, meters away from a sign warning of a mine field. A local de-mining charity says
it's heard of gamers actually straying into risky areas and it is now pleading with them to use common sense, given that there are so many
unexploded mines littered across the country.
Now Pokemon Go, it overlays creatures in real-world settings. It's already been criticized for leading players to the likes of the U.S. Holocaust
Museum and on to private property.
Take care out there.
Now that is News Stream. I'm Kristie Lu Stout. But don't go anywhere, World Sport with Patrick Snell is next.