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NATALIE ALLEN, CNN ANCHOR: Hello, and welcome to our viewers all around the world. I'm Natalie Allen. And this is CNN NEWSROOM.
Coming up here, new concerns of tensions with Iran after the U.S. claims to have destroyed a drone that approached an American warship.
The U.S. President trying to do some damage control after stirring up a crowd into a hateful chant.
Plus, grief in Japan as a suspected arson attacks kills dozens at a famed animation studio.
Thank you again for joining us and we begin in the Persian Gulf with tensions already high there. The U.S. says it has destroyed an Iranian drone, while Tehran is casting doubt on that.
It's reported to have happened in the same area where Iran shot down and American drone one month ago. American officials say the drone was threatening a U.S. warship and came within 1,000 meters of the USS Boxer in the Strait of Hormuz. But Iran's Foreign Minister says his government has no information about losing a drone.
CNN's Sam Kiley spent time on the USS Boxer before it entered the Strait of Hormuz. Here's his report.
SAM KILEY, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice over): It's all entirely routine, until it's not. A U.S. Marine expeditionary force at the ready, while world leaders wrestle with a tangled question, what to do about Iran.
At the center of events, the USS Boxer, on its way to the already tense Strait of Hormuz. When it arrived in the Strait, the U.S. President revealing that the Boxer shot down an Iranian drone.
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DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The Boxer took defensive action against an Iranian drone, which had closed into a very, very near distance approximately 1,000 yards ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew. The drone was immediately destroyed.
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KILEY (voice-over): The U.S. has blamed Iran for alleged mine attacks on six oil tankers in this region this year. Iran denies responsibility, but is furious at the U.S. withdrawal from a deal to lift sanctions in return for suspending its nuclear program.
In June, President Trump called off air strikes in retaliation for the downing of a drone by Iran over the Strait of Hormuz.
KILEY (on camera): The USS Boxer is technically an amphibious assault ship. What that really means is that it's an aircraft carrier packed with U.S. Marines, a means by which the United States can project real muscle, real power, sending an unmistakable signal in this region right now.
KILEY (voice-over): And a routine transit to protect shipping lanes through the straits, that brings a ship this size, carrying 1,500 Marines within the sight of Iran's coast, will inevitably be seen as provocative in Tehran. But Iran flying a drone so close was escalation and risked catastrophe had blood been shed.
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KILEY (on camera): When these sorts of operations are going on, I mean, there is a potential for a strategic effect from a small error.
BRIGADIER GENERAL MATTHEW G. TROLLINGER, COMMANDER, TASK FORCE 51/5: That's absolutely accurate. And all of the training that we do, all the education that we do is the expressed purpose of getting after that.
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KILEY (voice-over): Iran's leaders say they want to keep the nuclear deal alive, and the U.S. to end trade sanctions that are crippling its economy. They see the U.S. presence here as potentially explosive.
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MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, FOREIGN MINISTER OF IRAN: The United States is intervening in order to make these waters insecure for Iran. You cannot make these waters insecure for one country and secure for others. You cannot simply disregard a possibility of a disaster. But we all need to work in order to avoid one.
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KILEY (voice-over): The Boxer's flotilla got through the Strait without further drama. Its air squadron keeping watch overhead, its nickname, coincidentally revealing how Iran and the U.S. see each other, through evil eyes."
Sam Kiley, CNN, on the USS Boxer.
[02:05:12] ALLEN: David Rohde is a CNN global affairs analyst. And he joins me now from New York. Good to see you. Thanks for being with us, David.
DAVID ROHDE, CNN GLOBAL AFFAIRS ANALYST (via Skype): Thank you for having me.
ALLEN: Well, the U.S. almost launched a strike on Iran after they shot down a U.S. drone last month; Thursday, Iran's Foreign Minister told journalists that we came a few minutes away from a war after that incident. Now, the U.S. shoots down an Iranian drone, how dangerous is this?
ROHDE: I think it's the latest step in that pattern of escalation. So, it's very concerning. One could hope that there's some back channel negotiations going on, but now Iran after having, you know, its drone shot down would want to retaliate somehow, and show that it's standing up to the United States.
ALLEN: Also CNN reporting Wednesday, the Trump administration is now reinforcing its controversial military relationship with Saudi Arabia by preparing to send hundreds of troops to that country, amid these tensions. Does a buildup of the military add a layer of complexity to this?
ROHDE: It does because again, you know, the American public has expectations that President Trump is going to stand up to Iran. Simultaneously, the Iranians, you know, see these military buildup as a confrontation towards them.
And most of all, the Iranians, I think, really the main goal for them is sanctions release. Sanctions have been very tough on Iran's economy, and I think you'll keep seeing the Iranians take provocative action.
There was an incident where an oil tanker sort of disappeared and Britain said they were helping it in the Gulf. So I see the Iranians, you know, using mines, you know, maybe detaining tanker crews as a way to possibly influence oil markets and increase the price of oil worldwide.
ALLEN: Well, that's another road in this terrible saga that we're seeing here. Mr. Trump also called on other countries to condemn Iran's action and protect their own vessels. How is this U.S.-Iran issue spilling over and affecting our allies in the region?
ROHDE: Well, the British, you know, recently seized an Iranian tanker, and that was at the urging of the Trump administration. So, Iran is now threatening to sort of retaliate against British. So, there's more British warships, you know, going towards the Persian Gulf.
So, the question is, where's the off ramp? You just see each side sort of escalating and increasing the pressure, all politics is local. So, you know, Iranian leaders, if a drone has been shot down, they need to look strong to their population and respond to it somehow.
So, this is the problem -- back and forth. Neither side wants to lose face. And hopefully there's something happening somewhere, in terms of diplomacy; if not, you know, this is again, a very concerning pattern of escalation.
ALLEN: Right. Well, since President Trump called off the strike last month, he has attempted to paint a more optimistic view of the prospects for diplomacy. He said earlier this week, the U.S. has made a lot of progress with Tehran, and they'd like to talk. What are the chances that you see for that happening?
ROHDE: I think the bottom line, Iranian demand will be no talks until there's some kind of sanctions release. Again, these are the toughest sanctions the U.S. has had in place against Iran. It really has crippled their economy. And so, I think that's their bottom line.
I think these incidents in the Gulf, the harassment of the tankers is a way for Iran to put pressure to show, you know, there needs to be a move forward. There needs to be negotiations, there needs to be sanctions relief, if not Iran will keep doing things that could increase oil prices, so -- and then so then will President Trump make the concession of reducing sanctions and exchange for talks. That's the big question, I think at this point.
ALLEN: We always appreciate your insights. Thanks so much for joining us, David Rohde. Thank you.
ROHDE: Thank you very much.
ALLEN: Another major issue surrounding the U.S. President. For Donald Trump, it is another case of don't believe what you see and hear, only believe what I say.
The U.S. President now claims he tried to stop supporters from shouting racist slogans during his most recent campaign event. CNN's Pamela Brown has our story.
PAMELA BROWN, CNN SENIOR WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Today, President Donald Trump claiming he disavows of that chant at last night's rally aimed at Somali born and now U.S. citizen Congresswoman Ilan Omar.
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TRUMP: I was not happy with it. I disagree with it.
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BROWN (voice over): The President pointing the finger at the crowd.
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TRUMP: I didn't say that, they did. (END VIDEO CLIP)
BROWN (voice over): And insisting his tweets and comments this week against Omar and three other Democratic Congresswomen of color had nothing to do with it.
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QUESTION: But they were echoing what you said in your first tweet that they should go back.
[02:10:00]TRUMP: Well, I don't think if you examine it, I don't think you'll find that.
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BROWN (voice over): Trump also claiming he didn't let the chat last long, but the video shows the President pausing for 13 seconds, as the chants grew louder and louder.
Reacting today, Congresswoman Omar with strong words for the President.
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REP. ILHAN OMAR (D-MN): We have said this President is racist. We have condemned racist remarks. I believe he is fascist. This is not about me. This is about us fighting for what this country truly should be and what it deserves to be.
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BROWN (voice over): Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump supporter defended the crowd against claimed the chant was racist, implying if Omar were a Trump supporter, she wouldn't be told to leave.
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SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): No, I don't think is racist to say. Was it racist to say love it or leave it? I don't think a Somali refugee embracing Trump would not have been asked to go back.
Let me be clear, my beef is with policy not personality. All of these congressmen won their election, they are American citizens, this is their home as much as mine, and I believe their policies will change America for the worse, and that's the debate for me.
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BROWN (voice over): That talking point and apparent attempt to paint the progressive foursome known as "the squad" as the face of the Democratic Party, a possible window into Trump's 2020 strategy.
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TRUMP: We will never ever be a socialist country. It just won't happen.
A vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American Dream, frankly, the destruction of our country.
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BROWN (on camera): In the wake of the chant, officials in the Trump campaign and even here at the White House have been scrambling to contain the fallout. The campaign held a morning call with surrogates to talk about how to respond to the controversy and layout new messaging with keeping the focus on the squad and here at the White House, the Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley even imply that the President couldn't hear the chant because it was so loud in the arena. Pamela Brown, CNN, the White House.
ALLEN: Well, let's talk more about it with Scott Lucas, a Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham in England and he joins me this hour via Skype. Scott, so happy to have you with us. Thanks for joining us.
SCOTT LUCAS, PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND (via Skype): Thank you, Natalie.
ALLEN: Well, the President's tweet, the crowds chant. He denies his tweet was racist, but there is widespread condemnation coming from inside the U.S. and world leaders and a Republican congressman Thursday tweeted that this chant would quote "send chills down the spine of our founding fathers." He said, "This ugliness must end." Did Mr. Trump turn a corner with this?
LUCAS: No. Look, a quick reminder just exactly what has happened. On Sunday, the President of the United States started sending out a stream of tweets, which are racist tweets, also, Islamophobic tweets. Remember, two of these four women are the first Muslim Congresswomen in U.S. history. He maintained this for four days, he falsely said that they're Al Qaeda sympathizers, that they are communist, that they are anti-Semitic, that they are radical socialists.
And then on Tuesday night, at a rally, he repeated those types of false allegations against Ilhan Omar, and he whipped up the crowd until they chanted "send her back" and he stood back and enjoyed it.
What he did yesterday was, is he lied. He lied about what had happened. But it's kind of like the arsonist who tries to burn down your house, "This wasn't me." Guess what? Next week, that arsonist is going to be back and he'll be trying to burn down another house because this type of tactic by Trump, whether or not it's him or his advisers, goes all the way until November 2020 in the presidential election.
ALLEN: Right. About these Congress members at the core here, as you mentioned, the progressive Democrats, the squad, all women, two Muslim, one black, one Hispanic, all born in the U.S. except one, by branding their calls for reform as an unpatriotic revolt against American values, and by saying they should leave the country if they don't like it, is he sending overt racial signals, and as you mentioned, one that could even be accepted by his team as a strategy for 2020?
LUCAS: Oh, look, the strategy Natalie is to portray the Democrats as extremists, to portray Democrats, not just these women, as people who hate America, to portray some people in the media who carry speeches by Democrats as people who hate America.
This is part of the tactic, which is not to try to unite Americans, but Trump does this by trying to divide people and let's be very clear that when he goes low, how do you go high on this? So, this isn't just a question for these four women. It's a question of anybody who raises an issue about national healthcare or raises an issue about education or about economic justice or about a decent environment.
[02:15:10] LUCAS: Do you get branded un-American? Do you get branded as an extremist for trying to discuss issues, rather than basically praising Trump for his issue of free politics?
ALLEN: All right, so two things here. With his base, they may like it, but bigger picture here, will this hurt Trump? Because if he succeeds with his base to paint the squad as the face of the Democratic Party. The other question is, is that a problem for Democrats?
LUCAS: Two things, Natalie. I do wish you all would take a moratorium for maybe 48 hours on talking about the base. We know that some people are going to support Donald Trump, you know, some people are going to support a number of politicians in the United States, 30 to 35 percent, but that's not a majority of American in approval polls that back Donald Trump.
So, the idea that the base that you've got to keep playing to the base, and that's going to take you to victory, that's destructive in itself. But then secondly, the idea that there's a Democratic Civil War. And that's how part of this started because the idea is, is that you say that Nancy Pelosi hates the squad and she and the squad are fighting. And then you say Nancy Pelosi is being forced to accept the extremists of the squad.
At the end of the day, Democrats need to discuss the issues. Democrats need to discuss immigration. They need to discuss the idea of healthcare. They need to discuss a decent U.S. foreign policy, and sometimes they're going to disagree over that.
But if they do that in a positive way and if they do that in a way that includes not only Democrats, but all of us as Americans. Look, that's the type of dialogue that we need, whatever political party we support for the next 16 to 17 months, rather than crowds chanting, and a President lying about it the next day.
ALLEN: Yes, it happens so frequently with this President and his comments that are incendiary, it's hard to steer away from it for sure. But thank you so much, Scott Lucas, we always appreciate your input.
LUCAS: Thank you, Natalie.
ALLEN: Next here on CNN NEWSROOM, at least 33 people are dead after a fire at a famous Japanese animation studio. We will have the latest on a suspected case of arson.
Plus, anger and resentment about China's influence in Hong Kong has drawn massive crowds in the past few weeks. But they're not all on the same page on how to protest.
[02:20:07] ALLEN: Police in Japan are waiting to question a suspected arsonist following a deadly fire at a famous animation studio. At least 33 people were killed, 35 injured when flames swept through Kyoto Animation.
Police say the 41-year-old suspects shouted "Die" before dousing the studio with what appeared to be gasoline. It took the Fire Department hours to get the fire under control.
Joining me now is Susan Napier. She's a professor of Japanese Studies at Tufts University. Professor Napier, thank you so much for talking with us about this. We appreciate it.
Because Japan is in grief over what is a horrible crime in a country that doesn't see very much crime, and the target was a treasure among anime fans -- animation, Kyoto Animation is the company and it's one of Japan's most well-known studios, what do you know about them?
SUSAN NAPIER, PROFESSOR OF JAPANESE STUDIES, TUFTS UNIVERSITY (via Skype): Well, it's a very, very beloved and popular company in Japan and it's also well-known worldwide for a number of really beautiful and popular animations. But it is a kind of unique company.
And I mean, it's a tragedy for so many reasons. But perhaps particularly because this was a very special place. It was founded in 1981. One of its founders was a woman, which is very unusual in Japanese anime corporations and industry in general. And it really, right from the beginning, tried to establish itself as a place where creative animators would want to come and work and be kind of nourished and encouraged and supported, among other things by a very simple thing, which is the bottom line.
They were salaried employees. And that's very unusual in the anime industry, and many, many animators worldwide, often using are usually are paid piecemeal by whatever it is you're producing, or whatever work you're working on at the time.
But these people who worked at Kyoto Animation were the people who were employees who were committed to the institution, who knew they were going to be supported, who knew that they would have the margin, the flexibility, the time and the money to do really high quality work. And it showed in their production. ALLEN: You mentioned that it's globally known. In fact, Netflix
picked up two programs they produced in 2018. That shows the reach of their work, and you say it's unique. What is it about their work that is so cherished? What makes it special?
NAPIER: Well, I would say just one thing, the animation is gorgeous. And you know, if you love animation, this is really high quality video, beautiful stuff.
I mean, what they will do is it's -- they have a particular style and they have many, many different animators working for them and many different series and indeed films and video games that they produce.
But one absolutely kind of common, a thing that was common to them was that you would have just what we think it was ordinary scenes just from a school room or of a little nature scene glimpse from a window or, or just people walking, you know, in a sort of marketplace or something.
And the ordinary stuff -- the table, the desk, the tree would be so beautifully animated that you would also -- in the ordinary, it was beautiful, and then they would add into it these very often strange or supernatural or fantastic elements such as aliens or ghosts, or just anything kind of that was really kind of outside of quote unquote, "normal daily life."
And they would kind of inter-work it together in a very seamless way. So, just entering into their animation would be kind of entering into a very distinctive and unique world.
ALLEN: So, what you're saying, it was such a beautiful, beautiful product that these talented people were doing and reflective of the Japanese culture. So this, what makes this all the more horrible what has happened. We appreciate you kind of painting the picture for us, Susan Napier, thank you so much for joining us.
NAPIER: Oh, it's my pleasure. And thank you very much.
ALLEN: Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello says he is more committed than ever to his job. That's even though thousands of people are demanding he resign.
More protests are planned for Friday and on Thursday, people danced, chanted and drummed in the streets. The crowd was much smaller and peaceful, after protest the day before turned to violent.
The unrest began with hundreds of pages of leaked chats where Rossello made sexist and vulgar comments.
[02:25:06] ALLEN: The protests are also about suspected corruption, including the way Rossello handled the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
After weeks of massive public demonstrations in Hong Kong, protesters are divided on how best to reach their goals. The majority of them are peaceful, but some groups are happy to use more drastic measures, such as storming a government building earlier this month. There is even an extreme form of pacifism, the hunger strike, here's
PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Uncle Chan is 73 years old. On a hunger strike for almost two weeks, he is tired and angry.
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UNCLE CHAN, HUNGER STRIKER, HONG KONG (text): I am upset that the government is unmoved. Two million people took to the streets to protest. They ignored the public's plea and used violence to suppress Hong Kong citizens.
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HANCOCKS (voice over): Chan is one of thousands who marched recently to the residence of Chief Executive Carrie Lam calling on her to fully withdraw a bill that would allow individuals to be extradited for trial in mainland China.
One of a dozen Hong Kongers who was staging a hunger strike to make their point in the strongest way they know how.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hunger strike is a very classical social action. We need to use our life to show what we think.
HANCOCKS (on camera): So, a small number of protesters resorting to violence. How do you feel when you see that?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In fact, we feel very unhappy. Because you see, both of them enhanced their arms. We are Hong Kong people. Hong Kong people won't fight together with each other.
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HANCOCKS (voice over): This protest was an exercise in negotiation and cooperation.
HANCOCKS (on camera): These protests have been going for more than five weeks already. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong has apologized. She has said that the controversial extradition bill is dead. And yet up until this point, it is not enough to diffuse the anger.
HANCOCKS (voice over): Anger which has turned into violence breaking into and vandalizing the Parliament, clashing with police in the street leading to aggression and injuries on both sides.
One student who wants to keep his identity hidden for fear of repercussions says he feels he has no other option.
HANCOCKS (on camera): Would you use force against the police to make your point?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I would not suggest for that, but if there is a need, sorry I need to do that because they attack us, they are coming for us. Run, escape or stay and defend.
HANCOCKS (voice over): One tactic which protestors call aggressive nonviolence is now being used at many protests goading the police into using force. A shift the majority of peaceful protestors don't publicly support, but few publicly condemn.
HANCOCKS (on camera): Are you scared?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, of course. I'm scared but I have no choice. If there is a choice that you stay at home and yes, we win. Of course, I want to do it.
HANCOCKS (voice over): Paula Hancocks, CNN, Hong Kong.
ALLEN: And just ahead, a heated exchange on Capitol Hill in Washington about the conditions inside migrant detention centers along the U.S. southern border. One lawmaker became emotional over the treatment of children.
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REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D-MD): What's that about? None of us will have our children in that position. They are human beings.
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NATALIE ALLEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Welcome back. I'm Natalie Allen. Let's update you on our top news this hour.
The United States says an American warship sailing through the Strait of Hormuz, brought down an Iranian drone approaching the vessel. U.S. officials say it was destroyed by electronic jamming, but Iran denies any of its drones have been lost, in a tweet. The deputy foreign minister suggests the down drone might have belonged to the U.S.
Donald Trump is trying to distant himself from supporters' chants of send her back, when he mentioned Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. The president says he started speaking very quickly after the chant started, but video from his Wednesday rally, shows he paused for 13 seconds.
Police in Japan are investigating a suspected case of arson at a famous animation studio. At least 33 people were killed, 35 injured, when Kyoto Animation went up in flames. Police have not questioned the suspect. He's being treated for severe burns.
Now, to the crisis at the U.S. southern border, acting Homeland security chief, Kevin McAleenan, says he would go back and redo the zero tolerance policy if he could, the enforcement of that policy led to family separations on the border.
McAleenan made those comments during a hearing on Capitol Hill, and it comes amid increased scrutiny on detention facilities along the border, but McAleenan defended his department and called for more action from Congress.
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KEVIN MCALEENAN, ACTING U.S. SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY: We are facing an unprecedented crisis at the border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has apprehended or encountered, as we sit here today, over 800,000 migrants crossing our border from Mexico since October 1st, over 90 percent of whom crossed illegally between ports of entry.
Over 450,000 of these apprehensions and encounters were members of family units, and over 80,000 were unaccompanied children, combined, that means over 300,000 children have entered our custody since October 1st. That's almost as many as the total apprehensions in physical year, '17.
A durable solution to this crisis lies with Congress, with targeted changes to our immigration laws that we need to enhance the integrity of our immigration system and eliminate the gaps in our legal framework, then incentivised families and children to take this dangerous journey.
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ALLEN: During that hearing, the House Oversight Committee chairman, Elijah Cummings, slammed McAleenan and border conditions demanding improvement from the department.
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REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D-MD): When we hear about stories coming out from you and your agency, that, everything is pretty good, you are doing a great job, I guess, you feel like you are doing a great job right? Is that what you're saying?
MCALEENAN: We are doing our level best in a very --
CUMMINGS: What does that mean? What does that mean when a child is sitting in their own feces? Can't take a shower, come on, man! What's that about? None of us would have our children in that position. They are human beings! And I'm trying to figure out, and I get tired of folks saying, oh they just beaten up one border patrol, oh they just beaten up one homeland security.
What I'm saying is, I want to concentrate on these children. And I want to make sure that they are -- they are OK. I will say -- I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it's not the deed that you do to a child, it's the memory. It's the memory.
(END VIDEO CLIP) ALLEN: Four desperate families separated by the border, there is the very real possibility they might not be reunited, and one father is now living that nightmare.
[02:35:05] Our CNN's Ed Lavandera has that.
TEXT: This is the hardest thing for a man. To know that the most important thing in his life is gone.
ED LAVANDERA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Manuel Gamez is living a nightmare, watching his life unravel. He's on his last walk to say goodbye to his 13-year-old daughter who's been on life support, since she attempted to take her own life in early July. And the pain of knowing his attempts to cross the border failed to make it in time, is too much to bear.
Manuel says he was in a detention facility in Texas, when he got the news that his daughter had tried to commit suicide by hanging herself.
TEXT: I promised her that we would be together. I think she lost faith.
LAVANDERA: Gamez was given an ankle monitor and a two-week humanitarian parole so he could see his daughter one last time.
LAVANDERA: Why do you think your daughter did this?
He says she lost hope that they were going to be reunited.
MANUEL GAMEZ GARCIA, FATHER OF HEYDI: Yes.
LAVANDERA: This family's story captures the often excruciating reality of desperate families separated by a border. In 2014, Manuel Gamez was an undocumented immigrant who had spent seven years living on Long Island, New York, working as a mechanic. His father was taking care of his daughter in Honduras.
Manuel says that his father was killed by MS-13 gang members in 2014 for not paying extortion bribes. And then after that, he decided to send his daughter here to the United States to live with family members in New York, and that she was granted asylum. Gamez thought if his daughter had been granted asylum, he would as
well, but he was denied. After that, he crossed the border illegally, twice, hoping to reunite with his daughter who was now thriving, learning English and dreaming of a career in medicine, while living with his sisters.
But Heydi would often break down in tears because she missed her father. Jessica and Zoila Gamez Garcia are Heydi's aunts. Zoila was the one who discovered her after she attempted to take her own life. Earlier that night, Heydi was distraught over learning her father was, once again, caught by border patrol, and was being held in an immigration detention center. TEXT: She often cried when we would tell her that her father couldn't come. She would cry and lock herself in her room, and when she didn't feel like talking, she would tell me I don't want to talk. I would say that's OK, and I would give her space.
TEXT: I feel I didn't know how to take good care of her. I feel like I failed her. I don't know what it was. I don't know why. I don't know why I didn't know how to protect her.
LAVANDERA: What are you going to tell your daughter there at the end?
He says he's going to ask her to forgive him and that -- for failing her. He said it was never his intention to leave her alone.
Manuel Gamez was by his daughter's side when she was taken off life support, as he stood by her the day before, he caressed his daughter's hands and face and whispered, we love you, don't leave us. And now, Manuel Gamez prepares to be deported.
Manuel Gamez must turn himself into immigration authorities again by July 27th, a little more than a week away, his lawyer tells us that they will try to file some, sort of, legal motions that would grant him a reprieve, but because he has entered the country twice, illegally, that becomes a much more difficult fight. Ed Lavandera, CNN, New York.
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ALLEN: When you agree to terms while using an app, do you read the fine print? That question is being asked in the United States because of FaceApp. The popular app allows you to edit pictures in your phone and make people look younger, older, or happier. But who is using your data and what are they doing with it? Those questions are raising some major red flags.
CNN's Hadas Gold has our story from London.
HADAS GOLD, CNN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REPORTER: It's the most download app today in the U.S. Apple app store, but now people are starting to worry that this FaceApp is doing more than just entertainment us with some realistic-looking wrinkles and gray hair.
You see, there are two big issues at play here, one, is that this is a Russian company behind the app, which is why you're seeing some people like Senator Chuck Schumer and the DNC warning about the app for fear of who could be using the data and what they might do with a database of millions of faces, the second, which is probably even more concerning, is actually just in plain English in the app's terms and conditions.
Those long agreements that few of us, honestly, probably ever read, you see, those apps terms give the company perpetual license to the photos that you upload, meaning they --
And I'm quoting here from those terms and agreements, having an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully patrons, fully sublicensable license. In essence, you're giving them permission to do pretty much whatever they want with the photo that you uploaded.
Now, the company has said in statements to outlooks like TechCrunch and the Washington Post, that no user data is transferred to Russia, though their research and development team is there, and that most images are deleted from their service within 48 hours.
But, this does pose a big question to all of us who so quickly and willingly download an app without so much as a second glance at the company behind it. Pretty much, be careful what you're downloading. Hadas Gold, CNN, London.
ALLEN: Get ready for a rematch between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden in the next Democratic presidential debates. The line-ups are set, after CNN's random draw on Thursday night. Wolf Blitzer takes us through the line-ups.
WOLF BLITZER, CNN LEAD POLITICAL ANCHOR: Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, in the center part of your screen, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, on the right side of your screen, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney and Steve Bullock. Those are the podium positions for the night of Tuesday, July 30th.
Here are the candidates who'll be debating on Wednesday, July 31st, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, and this will be the podium order once again.
Let's go to the left side of your screen, Michael Bennett, Kirsten Gillibrand, Julian Castro, in the center part of your screen, Cory Booker, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and on the right part of your screen, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee and Bill de Blasio. Once again, these are the podium positions for the debate on Wednesday, July 31st.
ALLEN: And CNN's Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper, moderate, live from Detroit, that's Tuesday, July 30th, and Wednesday, July 31st, right here, on CNN.
A high-profile U.S. millionaire must remain in jail until his trial on sex trafficking charges.
[02:45:11] A judge rejected Jeffrey Epstein's request to return to his New York City mansion under supervision. Calling Epstein, a danger to the community, and a flight risk.
Two allege victims also told the court, they fear his release would result in their harassment and abuse. Epstein is accused of paying girls as young as 14 to have sex with him at his home, and at his estate in Florida between 2002 and 2005. He has pleaded not guilty. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has more questions for former White House communications director Hope Hicks. They want her to come back and clear up her testimony about hush-money payments to women who allegedly had affairs with Donald Trump. CNN's Sarah Murray has more about it.
SARA MURRAY, CNN POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: Tonight, new court filings reveal how Donald Trump and his campaign scrambled to keep allegations of Trumps alleged sexual indiscretions under wraps.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Hello.
MURRAY: After they Access Hollywood tape surfaced in October 2016 --
TRUMP: Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it.
MURRAY: The Trump campaign went into damage control. According to phone records obtained by the FBI, Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, and fixer spoke to candidate Trump and Hope Hicks, the campaign spokeswoman. Then, he reached out to David Pecker, the chief executive of American Media which owns the National Enquirer.
Over a series of, at least, 10 frenzied calls, Cohen played middleman, seeking to keep Stephanie Clifford a.k.a. adult film star Stormy Daniels quiet about the affair she allegedly had with Trump.
"I believe that, at least, some of these communications concern the need to prevent Clifford from going public, particularly in the wake of the Access Hollywood story," an FBI agent wrote in the documents.
Two weeks before the general election --
MICHAEL COHEN, FORMER LAWYER TO DONALD TRUMP: The next president of the --
MURRAY: Cohen initiated the $130,000 wire transfer to pay off Daniels. The same day, he spoke with Trump over the phone, at least, twice. As president, Trump has insisted he had no knowledge of the hush-money payments.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Mr. President, did you know about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels?
TRUMP: No, no. What else?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Then why, why did Michael Cohen make this, if there was no truth to her allegations?
TRUMP: Well, you'll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney and you'll have to ask Michael.
MURRAY: But Cohen who is now serving three years in prison implicated the president when he pleaded guilty to eight counts of financial crimes, including campaign finance violations. And new court filings reaffirm what prosecutors previously alleged, that Cohen acted at Trump's direction in making illegal payments to silence women.
This week, the judge demanded that less redacted versions of search warrants and other materials related to the campaign finance violations be made public. Calling them a matter of national importance.
The filing show prosecutors have effectively concluded their investigation. A sign they're unlikely to bring charges against anyone else. When it comes to Trump, they can't. Justice Department guidelines say a sitting president can't be charged. During the Trump campaigns final sprint after Daniels was paid off, Karen McDougal story was about to burst into public view.
The unredacted documents reveal another scramble with Cohen, American media, and Hicks. A forthcoming Wall Street Journal story was about to reveal that McDougal, a former Playboy Playmate allegedly had an affair with Trump, and American media tried to suppress her story.
Months earlier, in September 2016, Trump and Cohen had discussed paying McDougal off. A conversation that was secretly recorded by Cohen.
COHEN: So, I'm all over that. And I spoke to Allen about it when it comes time for the financing which will be --
TRUMP: Wait a second. What financing?
COHEN: Well, I'll have to pay something.
TRUMP: (INAUDIBLE) pay with cash?
COHEN: No, no, no, no, no. I got it. No, no, no.
MURRAY: When the Wall Street Journal story was about to publish, an American media official texted Cohen. "I think it'll be OK, pal. I think it all fade into the distance." Cohen responded, "He is pissed." An apparent reference to Trump.
McDougal story came after a number of women came forward with allegations that Trump had groped or sexually assaulted them. And some aides were relieved to see McDougal story getting relatively little attention.
"So far, I see only six stories getting little to no traction." Cohen texted Hicks according to court filings. Hicks responded, "Same, keep praying. It's working."
Sara Murray, CNN, Washington.
ALLEN: Coming up, archaeologists are stunned by a new discovery it is a find from the Stone Age unearthed near Jerusalem.
Also, man first walked on the moon 50 years ago. We take you inside mission control with the men who were there. It's coming up on NEWSROOM.
[02:51:26] ALLEN: Archaeologists are stunned by an incredible find near Jerusalem. It is a 9,000-year-old village that's providing a wealth of information about the Stone Age. Here is Michael Holmes.
MICHAEL HOLMES, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Just off a busy highway just outside Jerusalem, a remarkable find. A Neolithic village from the latter part of the Stone Age. 9,000 years old, a discovery that has astounded veteran archeologists.
JACOB VARDI, ARCHEOLOGIST, ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY: What we have herein Motza is the game-changer.
HOLMES: Archaeologist Jacob Vardi has been doing this a long time and couldn't believe what was lying just below what was a vineyard.
VARDI: It was hard for me to accept this in the beginning. But archeological evidence don't lie. What you see here is a building. We are inside of a large room over 9,000-year-old building.
HOLMES: No one had any idea what was here until Jerusalem needed a new highway. In this part of the world, an archaeological survey always comes first, and even experts used to finding amazing things in this region were stunned, not just by the village they found, but the size of it. Home they believe two perhaps 3,000 people.
VARDI: But not only that we found the village, it's a mega-site. If I compare it to modern days, it's -- it can be equivalent to a Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, when we talk about the size. It's amazing.
HOLMES: One of the most remarkable things about this site is how ordered it is, early city planning if you like. You've got house, house, house, line ways between the houses and here the equivalent of one of the main roads.
VARDI: We have areas that were probably kitchens. With stone tools, the grinding stones, and mortars that used to process the lentils.
HOLMES: What they have already learned from this village about that period 9,000 years ago is enormous. The structure of society more complex than expected. The agricultural knowledge is much greater. The tools more advanced than they imagined.
And they've only just begun. The follow-up research and cataloging will take years and much, much more will be learned. Vardi says it is the highlight of his career, nothing could top this.
VARDI: It's a once-in-a-lifetime project, and I couldn't hope for anything better than this. It's an amazing discovery.
HOLMES: As with a highway plan that led to the discovery of this place, that road is still needed after the site has been meticulously documented, cataloged, and digitally surveyed, some of it will be preserved for tourism and study. The rest, while that highway will still be built and much of a 9,000-year-old village will disappear once again. Michael Holmes, CNN, Jerusalem.
ALLEN: We are just days away from the 50th anniversary of that first moon landing. The Apollo 11 mission was a seismic, scientific, historic, and cultural event. As CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports it all came down to a crucial few minutes of wonder and worry.
DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: On July 20th, it was time. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin moved into the lunar module, call sign, Eagle. While Michael Collins remained in the command module, Columbia. The Eagle undock from Columbia precisely100 hours 12 minutes into the mission.
Collins would continue to orbit the moon alone, while Aldrin and Armstrong went to the surface. Meanwhile, at mission control, the realization of what they were about to attempt began to set in.
[02:55:24] ED FENDELL, FORMER INSTRUMENTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER FOR APOLLO 11: They locked the doors, the cigarettes were lighting and the smoke was getting thicker and the tension was building to everybody and you could hear it in the voices, you could hear it in the calls.
JERRY BOSTICK, FLIGHT DYNAMIC OFFICER: Neil reported that there were boulders and that he was going to have to go alone. There was a lot of concern in the control center about how much fuel (INAUDIBLE)
GERRY GRIFFIN, FLIGHT DIRECTOR: I thought he might run out of fuel. You could have heard a pin drop in that control center.
FENDELL: And you're in dead silence and now you're not doing anything. You know, you're just sitting there breathing harder, sweating harder.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And looking good, down in a half.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE) 60, forward 60, 60 seconds.
BOSTICK: They kept saying, we've got one minute of fuel left, 30 seconds. And I thought, don't worry they will all figure out a way to land it.
GRIFFIN: Neil was trying to find a place to land. Buzz was trying to keep him informed. So, he would call out altitude and descent rate. Every -- about every 10 or 15 seconds.
NEIL ARMSTRONG, FIRST PERSON TO WALK ON THE MOON (via telephone): 30 feet down, 2-1/2.
GRIFFIN: And about 100 feet, he threw in a comment that said --
ARMSTRONG: Picking up some dust.
GRIFFIN: Picking up some dust. And I -- it still sends a chill up my back, because we have an engine with people inside a spacecraft blowing dust off the surface of the Moon. And at that point, I said, he's going to land it.
ARMSTRONG: (INAUDIBLE) forward (INAUDIBLE) drift into the right level.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ready, 30 seconds.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: 30 seconds forward. Come back to light. OK, engine stop.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE) the Eagle has landed.
ARMSTRONG: Rocket wing tranquility, we copy on the ground, you got a bunch of guys about to turn blue we're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
ALLEN: The Eagle has landed. Catch more of Dr. Gupta's reporting this weekend. The special program is called "FIRST STEPS: FIFTY YEARS AFTER APOLLO 11". It features astronaut Michael Collins and members of the mission control team who made the impossible happen, only here on CNN.
I'm Natalie Allen, I'll be back with more scene in NEWSROOM in just a moment.