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from the broadcast center in new york city i'm anna werner. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, july 6th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." tragedy in thailand. a diver has died while working to free a soccer team trapped in a skav. epa administrator scott pruitt is out. he resigned amid investigations. and as the heat wave crests for much of the country, the west is heading into a dangerously hot weekend, raising the risk of more fires.
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. in thailand this morning, one of the rescue workers trying to save a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave died. the former thai navy s.e.a.l. was taking supplies to the trapped boys, and he ran out of oxygen while he was underwater leaving the cave. officials are racing to pump water from the cave before more rain falls and say they have a limited amount of time to get them out. laura podesta is here with more. good morning, laura. >> good morning, anne-marie. the 38-year-old volunteer was working on a creative strategy. but his death shows just how perilous that kind of rescue could be. a thai rescuer died thursday night from lack of oxygen. the first death in the ongoing efforts to rescue the trapped soccer team. the 38-year-old was a former
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member of thailand's navy s.e.a.l.s and was working as a volunteer. he passed out underwater after placing oxygen tanks along a potential >> translator: we will not stop our mission. we will not let his live be in vain. >> the death underscores the risk of safety as they try to rescue the boys. >> we try everything for the best -- the best way to help them. >> reporter: matt fitzgerald is a diver with australian forces in thailand. >> obviously zero visibility. >> reporter: the 12 young soccer players and their coach have been trapped since june 21st when heavy rains blocked their exit. crews have pumped out more than 34 million gallons of water and they're drilling through rocks to make room for more hoses. portions of the potential escape
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route would require the boys to swim under water with dive bhe,n quickly lower the water level to keep the boys' heads above water, the navy s.e.a.l.s would float them through the flooded passages until they could reach thailand and walk out of the cave. the clock is also ticking on the amount of oxygen in the cave. the thai navy s.e.a.l. commander said at first the rescuers thought they could keep the kids there for a while, but there's limited oxygen yet. the workers are working on an oxygen line to reach the kids. anne-marie? >> thank you so much, laura. ahead on "cbs this morning," ben tracy is in thailand with morn the death of the rescue worker and the latest on the effort to rescue the soccer team. president tris looking for a new epa administrator now that scott pruitt resigned. now, the president announced pruitt's resignation yesterday on twitter. pruitt is the target of ethics investigations into alleged
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misuse of government resources. mr. trump says he did not ask for pruitt's resignation and called him a terrific guy. mola lenghi reports. >> well, thank you, montana. what a place. >> reporter: president trump held a 70-minute campaign-style rally in montana thursday, but didn't once mention the resignation of his epa chief scott pruitt. he said there was no final straw. he said the resignation was pruitt's own decision despite charges. pruitt was facing a house oversight committee investigation, five inspector general audits, two reviews, and two county ability. pruitt wrote in his resignation letter he was leaving in part because of the unrelenting attacks personally on my family. it's taken an unsizeable toll on all of us. >> thank you very much, scott. epa is doing really, really welling. >> for months president trump had offs his support.
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jim inhall from his hometown spoke. there was also fierce criticism of pruitt from environmental groups and politicians on both sides of the aisle. >> we've seen scandal after scandal that has come out of his administration. >> reporter: vermont independent senator bernie sanders released a statement saying scott pruitt was the worst epa administrator in the history of the agency. his temporary replacement deputy chief andrew wheeler questions the extent of man's effect on climate change. mola lenghi, the white house. secretary of state mike pompeo arrived in north korea this morning. he'll spend a day and a half meeting with north korean officials. pompeo will try to agree on a list of nuclear sites, an inventory tht can be checked.
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also on the agenda, the returns of the remains of as many as 200 soldiers missing since the korean war. and president trump says he's narrowed the potential list of nominees to replace justice anthony kennedy to a list of two or three. he told others on "air force one" they're all outstanding. he said he'll announce by the weekend. amy coney barrett, brett kavanaugh, and raymond kethledge are considered top contenders. well, dozens of wildfires continue to burn across the western united states. more than 60 large fires burning in several states are being fueled by whipping winds and high temperatures. one fire destroyed three homes in colorado, forcing residents for the lives. northern california is getting hit particularly hard. john blackstone is there. >> reporter: firefighters in northern california endured
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back-breaking work as they rushed to contain the unrelenting county fire in 90-degree heat. it's got to make your work tougher too. >> it does, but at the same time, we have our built-in air conditioners as we're sweating like you probably are. >> reporter: and they're trying to keep the massive fires away from homes. firefighters set this area to burn off fuel on the ground. this is part of the band of containment that will eventually stop the fire. it's lrds scorched nearly 0,000 acres and threatened more than a thousand home and businesses and we're only days into the official fire season. >> it's pretty much fire day every day these days. >> reporter: cal fire's jeff adams says this new reality is taking its tolls on thousands of firefighters in what's shaping up to be one of the record-breaking years. >> it causes chaos in their home
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life, and doing it year in and year out, it causes fatigue. >> reporter: in colorado firefighters are battling nearly a dozen wildfires including a fast-moving blaze near aspen. more than 500 homes had to be evacuated. some of them burned. >> it came down in a big hurry. it was total chaos. >> reporter: adding to the misery in los angeles where the mercury is expected to head to over is 00 degrees, residents are heading to the beach. it can create explosive conditions in a fire this week so crews have to remain vigilant for flames jumping across those hard fought containment lines. john blackstone, cbs news, yolo county, california. this morning japan executed the leader of a cult. sday group. the subway attack kill 13d people and singed 6,000 others.
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people in pittsburgh are cleaning up from their third round of flash flooding this week. heavy rain was dumped in areas yesterday washing out saturated roads and bridging down trees and power lines. more than 10,000 people have lost power. most have had it restored. up to a foot fell during the week, caution severe flooding. the army is reportedly discharging some immigrants, and a protester on the fourth of july has been charged.
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>> she's been charged with trespassing and two other misdemeanors. she was demonstrating against the trump administration's u.s. immigration policies. therese okoumou was arrested after a standoff for nearly 4 hours. outside the courthouse she cited the words of former first lady michelle obama. when they go low, we go high, and i went as high as i could. >> she said she immigrated from the republic of congo to the u.s. in 1994. her lawyer says she is a naturalized citizen. "the hill" says the army is discharging some immigrant recruits. immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 recruits and reservists who have been discharged or whose status is in question. somen't kn why they were l
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virginia's "daily progress" says an ohio man charged in a deadly car attack in charlottesville pleaded not guilty. he's accused of driving his car into a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally. a 32-year-old woman was killed and dozens more injured. fields faces other charges in virginia including murder. and "the dallas morning news" reports a mother shot a man in the head while he tried to steal her suv with two children inside. 32-year-old ricky wright got as stion.he and 4-yr-hick's suv sons wer the back seat. she asked the man to stop and he didn't. she pulled the gun from the glove box and fired once.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ the wheel in the sky keeps on turning i don't know where i'll be tomorrow ♪ a dust storm in the phoenix area shut down some highways for more than an hour yesterday. the storm was part of the season's first monsoon. it cut visibility to less than a mile at one point. dust stormsre common during arizona's monsoon season which runs to the end of september. on the "cbs moneywatch," the fast food chain that ranked highest for customer satisfaction and the u.s. pulls
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the trigger on tariffs. hena doba is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. u.s. tariffs against $34 billion worth of product took its first step this morning. china retaliated with its own tariff hike immediately. the president says tariffs on an additional $16 billion in chinese goods are set to take effect in two weeks. this morning they called it trade protectionism and chinese media accused the white house of acting like a gang of hoodlums. it's unclear what effect the tariffs will have on wall street. investors will also be watching juns job report this morning. they added 195,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.8%. on wall street tech stocks held a rally. the dow jones gained 182 points,
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the s&p 500 rose 23 points and the nasdaq rose as well. in an earnings preview released this morning, samsung says its second quarter profit rose 5% over the same period last year. but that's a 5% fall from the first quarter. analysts say weaker smartphone sales are to blame. moviepass, the subscription-based ticket service, is instituting peak pricing. the surge pricing started yesterday. you'll get charged anywhere between $2 and $6 in a slot after the time slot. moviepass will indicate which movies are affected by the peak pricing by including a red lightning icon above the specific showtime. and chick-fil-a is the most beloved fast food chain in the u.s. it's the third year in a row that chick-fil-a has topped the american customer satisfaction indices survey. it gets high marks for
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service, inemployees, as wl as high quality food. anne-marie. >> hena doba at the new york stock exchange. thank you, hena. still ahead, a tiny bundle of joy. the dallas zoo unveils its late evidence bundle at is gorilla exhibit. exhibit. what if you had fewer headaches and... migraines a month? botox® prevents headaches and migraines before they even star. botox® is for adults with chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month,... each lasting 4 hours or more. botox® injections take about 15 minutes in your doctor's office and are covered by most insurance. effects of botox® may spread... hours to weeks after injection... causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away, as difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing,... eye problems, or muscle weakness... can be signs of a life-threatening condition. side effects may include allergic reactions, neck and injection site pain, fatigue, and headache. don't receive botox® if there's a skin infection. tell your doctor your medical history,
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ baby love, my behavior love i need you oh, how i need you ♪ the newest gorilla at the dallas zoo has made its debut. a western lowland gorilla names hope delivered the baby.
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they don't know if it's a boy or girl. they say the mother is tired but tending to the baby perfectly and tin fant appears to be strong. western lowland gorillas are considered critically endangered. a time capsule buried in madison, north carolina, was opened on july 4th. and for some it brought back emotional memories. it contained picture, coin, and letters. and one was written by isaiah martin jr. when the capsule was opened, two of his daughters got to read it from him more than 50 years ago. he wrote, from a daddy who really loves you. be good and responsible citizens. i love you. >> it was 42 years ago, and it was like -- say something, cindy. it was a touching moment. coming up on "cbs this morning," award-winning chef marcus samuelsson tells us all about his new show that takes us inside immigrants' kitchens to
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our top story this weekend, a volunteer has died. the former thai navy s.e.a.l. died from lack of oxygen while under water after placing oxygen tanks on a potential exit route. officials say today they have a limited amount of time to get the team out as rain hits this weekend. the trump administration increased its co from their parents at the border. the number is now under 3,000. the department of health and human services says is y to reunite the children with
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their parents. mireya villarreal has more. >> reporter: just this week this woman was reunited with her daughter after being separated for over a month. immigration officials point out reunions like this aren't happening fast enough. alex azar confirmed there are still under 3,000 immigrant children separated from their parents in federal custody. about 100 of those are under the age of 5. to comply with a federal court order, children 4 and under must be reunited with their parents by next tuesday, and those between the ages of 5 and 17 by july 26. >> while i know there has been talk of confusion, again, any confusion is due to a broken immigration system and court orders. we know our mission, we know our task, and we're executing on it. >> reporter: to speed up the process, commander jonathan white says that're using dna testing to verify family connections. >> hhs and in some cas d.c.
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health care personnel are collecting cheek swabs. >> reporter: jonathan ryan is a director of program working closely with families separated at the border. >> this is the most intimate and private matter we have about ourselves, our dna. and it's irresponsible and a sign of the incompetence of the trump administration. >> reporter: they may be back together, but they're still fighting for asylum in separate immigration cases. now two out of a 300,000-case backlog. in several cases we've heard of parents being detained in one state and their children being shipped across the country. hhs confirms, however, they're trying to move the parents closer to their children. that way once they make a biological connection, they can quickly reunite that family. mireya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. coming up on "cbs this morning," psychologist and cbs news contributor lisa damour tells us about the constructive
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ways teenagers can spend their summer months. >> plus we'll take you to a small town in wisconsin where two women who recently became neighbors found a much closer connection. and award-winning chef marcus samuelsson tells us about his new show that takes us inside immigrants' kitchens to learn all about their food and hear their stories. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- watching. anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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i'm kenny choi. let's begin with a live look outside in san francisco from the "salesforce tower" camera looking south. you can see the boats in the
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distance. clear conditions this morning. it is friday, july 6th. good morning. thanks for waking up with us. i'm kenny choi. >> and i'll michelle griego. let's say good morning to jaclyn and a very special guest. >> hello. >> that's right. >> good morning. >> i'm here to usher in good news about the weekend. >> very good. >> we have a few high clouds out there now. but they are going to clear up by this evening. taking a look at our current conditions, pretty mild thanks to the blanket of high clouds keeping things mild. most lit mid-60s everywhere except santa rosa dip -- mostly the mid-60s everywhere except santa rosa dipping into the 50s. a hot spot on highway 17. this is a live look, lark avenue. reports of a wrong-crash that's blocking southbound -- excuse me, the northbound direction, the driver was traveling southbound. this is


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