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[10:00:14] ZAIN ASHER, CNN ANCHOR: A fact show for you here at the International Desk. Donald Trump tells American voters that he is their
voice, he represents them. Hillary Clinton gets ready to roll out a choice for vice president. And new pictures of Prince George on his third
Hello and welcome, every one, I'm Zain Asher. US Republicans have tied a bow on the 2016 National Convention. And if the newly minted nominee wants
you to know anything, it is this, he is the savior that America has been looking for. He alone can fix this country's problems. CNN's Phil
Mattingly reviews the biggest day and possibly the biggest speech of Donald Trump's life.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.
PHIL MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: In the biggest speech of his life, Donald Trump declaring America's in crisis.
D.TRUMP: Not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster, but they've lived through one international humiliation after another.
MATTINGLY: At times painting an exceedingly dark picture of the state of the country.
D.TRUMP: The attacks on our police and the terrorism of our cities threaten our very way of life.
MATTINGLY: The Republican nominee is speaking ominously about the dangers of illegal immigration.
D.TRUMP: Where was the sanctuary for all of the other Americans who have been so brutally murdered and who have suffered so, so horribly?
MATTINGLY: And portraying America as a broken nation that he is uniquely qualified to bring together.
D.TRUMP: Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.
MATTINGLY: Trump's message for the public, I'm with you.
D.TRUMP: People who work hard, but no longer have a voice, I am your voice.
MATTINGLY: Rejecting globalism, Trump insisting America first.
D.TRUMP: USA, USA.
MATTINGLY: His key theme, restoring law and order to a country he says has been overwhelmed with crime and violence.
D.TRUMP: The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon, and I mean very soon, come to an end.
MATTINGLY: Trump blaming America's ills on his rival, Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.
D.TRUMP: This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton, death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.
MATTINGLY: Casting Clinton as a politician controlled by donors.
D.TRUMP: She is their puppet and they pull the strings.
MATTINGLY: And the republicans as the party of truth.
D.TRUMP: If you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully crafted lies and the media myths, the Democrats are holding their convention next
week, go there.
MATTINGLY: His attacks revving up the Cleveland crowd. But, the nominee showed signs of restraint, quieting calls to send Clinton to jail, instead
focusing on the fight ahead.
D.TRUMP: Let's defeat her in November.
MATTINGLY: And avoiding using his popular moniker, crooked Hillary, a stark difference from his boisterous rallies. In the longest acceptance
speech in 40 years, Trump reinforced the key promises of his campaign.
D.TRUMP: We are going to build a great border wall.
MATTINGLY: While dialing back on others, like his proposed ban on all Muslims entering the US.
D.TRUMP: We must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism. Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and
complete shut down of Muslims entering the United States.
MATTINGLY: The Republican nominee challenging conservative orthodoxy by sharply criticizing America's trade deals and denouncing the foreign policy
of both Democratic and Republican administrations.
D.TRUMP: After 15 years of wars in the Middle East, after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it
has ever been before.
[10:04:59] MATTINGLY: Trump making history as the first Republican nominee to embrace the LGBTQ community at a convention.
D.TRUMP: I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of the hateful foreign ideology.
MATTINGLY: The New York billionaire completing his improbable takeover of the Republican Party, though it hasn't been smooth sailing this week. With
Ted Cruz's endorsement snub and the plagiarism controversies involving his wife. Trump and his running mate trying to project a united front and
hoping Cleveland gives them a boost heading in to November.
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ASHER: That was CNN's Phil Mattingly reporting there. Another review for that speech have been somewhat mixed. Donald Trump may have been the star
of the final night of the RNC. But there is someone else who stole the show, someone else who got a bit more of the spotlight, his eldest
daughter, Ivanka Trump. Here's our Jason Carroll with more.
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IVANKA TRUMP, DAUGHTER OF DONALD TRUMP: Like many of my fellow millennial, I do not consider myself categorically Republican or Democrat. More than
party affiliation I vote based on what I believe is right for my family and for my country.
JASON CAROLL, CNN CORESPONDENT: Donald Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka trying to broaden her father's appeal branding him the people's nominee.
I. TRUMP: My father values talent. He recognizes real knowledge and skill when he finds it. He is color-blind and gender neutral. He hires the best
person for the job, period.
CAROLL: Ivanka Trump making the case to female voters.
I. TRUMP: At my father's company there are more female than male executives. Women are paid equally for the work that we do and when a
woman becomes a mother she is supported not shut out. He will fight for equal pay, for equal work and I will fight for this, too, right alongside
CAROLL: Her speech caps four days of personal testimonies from Trump's children and his wife Melania.
I. TRUMP: In the same office in Trump Tower where we now work together, I remember playing on the floor by my father's desk, constructing miniature
buildings with Legos and erector sets while he did the same with concrete, steel, and glass. My father taught my siblings and me the importance of
positive values and a strong ethical compass.
CAROLL: It wasn't just family affairs, Trump's business partner and personal friend of 40 years Tom Barrack touting a side of Trump many may
TOM BARRACK, TRUMP SUPPORTER: He has relentless habit, these relentless beautiful habits. He shows up on time. He believes that punctuality is
the courtesy of kings. He doesn't confuse efforts with results. He befriends the bewildered.
CAROLL: And in a historic moment, openly gay tech billionaire Peter Thiel is receiving a rousing response after making this statement.
PETER THIEL, TRUMP SUPPORTER: Of course, every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most
of all I am proud to be an American.
CAROLL: Thiel insisting conservatives are focused on the wrong social issues.
THIEL: Now we are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?
CAROLL: His comments come as the Republican Party is facing criticism for passing an anti-LGBT platform which stands in sharp contrast to Trump's
views on gays.
D. TRUMP: I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology. Believe
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ASHER: So what did you make of Donald Trump's speech? After the break we're going to have one of our live reporters, he's in Cleveland. And he's
going to be reviewing Donald Trump's speech comparing it to his daughter Ivanka's, so you just bet still there.
Also ahead, President Obama welcomes Mexico's president today for talks in the Oval Office.
[10:08:28] Plus exclusive reporting from near Mosul, Iraq where desperate civilians risk their lives to escape from the ISIS stronghold, that's next.
[10:11:52] ASHER: The US President Barack Obama welcomes Mexican President Pena Nieto at the White House today for talks on trade, climate change, and
the war on drugs. But the discussion is of course, sure to turn to the new Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. Mr. Pena Nieto has been
one of Trump's biggest global critic, he's been very outspoken about him since the candidate suggested, you remember this, mass deportations of
Mexican immigrants from the US. And also, of course Donald Trump promises to build that wall. Athena Jones joins me live now from Washington.
So, Athena just explain to us the timing of this. Some people are calling into question because last night you had Donald Trump delivering that
speech at the convention and then in a stark contrast to that you have President Obama meeting the Mexican president, obviously showing how
tolerant the Democrats are, I guess, in contrast to the Republicans. I mean, is the timing of this being called into question at all?
ATHENA JONES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It has been questioned, Zain, that's exactly the question that we've been asking since last week when this
meeting was first announced, it was only announced last Thursday. Of course there's planning that goes into planning for these meetings before
they're put on the schedule, but we haven't gotten a very direct answer from the White House about just how long this meeting has been on the
schedule because of course the suspicion is or presumption is that look at this interesting way of counter programming in a way the GOP nominee.
Trump of course made a name for himself at the very beginning of his candidacy by talking about Mexican illegal immigrants, rapists and drug
dealers, and he has drawn a lot of fire not just from the current Mexican president but from the past two Mexican presidents who have criticized his
proposals including this proposal to build a wall.
President Pena Nieto has even compared him to Mussolini and Hitler talking about how demagogues propose the simplistic solutions when life is not that
simple. So we expect and certainly Trump to come up today including a lot of what he said last night. Take a listen to some of what Trump had to say
about illegal immigration in his speech last night.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DONALD TRUMP: The number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total from
2015. They are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resources.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
JONES: So that is the kind of rhetoric we expect not just President Pena Nieto but also President Obama to be asked to respond to today in their
press conference taking place after this meeting. We expect the President is likely to bring up statistics he has brought up in the past, for
instance, in Canada last month when the pair last met, also they met with Prime Minister Trudeau, but Obama said then that illegal immigration to the
US is at its lowest level since the 1970s.
So, as you mentioned then, this is a perfect opportunity for the White House to present an opposing view to what is on offer from the Republican
nominee and I suspect that we'll be jumping at the chance to make those contrasts, to mark those differences later today, Zain.
[10:15:07] ASHER: I'm sure a lot of other reporters they're going to be asking both of them questions about what they thought about Donald Trump's
speech last night. Athena Jones, thank you so much, appreciate that.
And before the break we of course showed you snippets of Donald Trump's speech last night at the Republican National Convention. It was one of the
longest speeches ever by a nominee accepting the nomination. By contrast, Ivanka Trump's speech rather was much more positive, much more focused on
gender equality. I want to bring in CNN politics senior correspondent Chris Moody, he joins me live now from Cleveland where, Chris, it is truly
the morning after.
One thing that Ivanka Trump said that I guess really touched me was when she said that Donald Trump would actually read the paper, read stories
about people who needed help and invite them to his office at Trump Tower and help them find a job. Why doesn't Donald Trump talk about himself in
the way that his daughter talks about him?
CHRIS MOODY, CNN POLITICAL SENIOR CORRESPONDENT: Well, that's a great question. You mentioned Ivanka Trump, the children of Donald Trump really
in a way saved this convention. All of them gave pretty impressive speeches that were received quite well. Meanwhile, many things were, I
guess you could argue going wrong, and particularly crescendoed with Ivanka Trump a very impressive person.
People are asking why Donald Trump didn't talk about those kinds of things, people are also asking where are all those people that Ivanka Trump talked
about, why didn't we hear testimonials, personal stories of people who went to his office and he gave help? That's something that campaigns have done
in conventions in the past but of course this has not been a conventional convention. Donald Trump instead focused on the problems in the United
States and presented himself as the solution.
ASHER: Do you think that Donald Trump's speech came across as more negative because it was in such sharp contrast to Ivanka Trump's speech who
come just before him and was so much more positive? When I was listening to Donald Trump's speech I couldn't help but wonder who was he trying to
appeal to, what was his goal with this speech, and do you think whatever his goal was, was he successful, Chris?
MOODY: Well, it stands in contrast not just to his daughter's speech before him but to so many presidential or presidential candidates' speeches
at conventions in the past. Ronald Reagan talked about how its morning in America and things -- and that things are great and he was focusing on the
positive. Donald Trump is more about talking about how it's night time in America to use the analogy. He focused on the crisis and the bad things in
this country, presented himself as the solution.
I think he was trying to reach people who are really feeling downtrodden at this point, people who feel as though that the systems in the United States
are unfair to them, that other people are cheating, cutting in line, taking advantage of the American system. He was speaking to them. And to your
questions, I think he certainly was successful speaking to those people. What he was not successful at, however, is talking about unity within the
Republican Party and also something he absolutely needs to do is reach out to minorities and women, bring them into the party, make the case to them
why he is a good candidate for them. Right now his unfavorable ratings with them is sky high and he needs to bring that down if he wants to have a
chance of winning in November, Asher.
ASHER: Although he did actually try to reach out to the LGBTQ community in that speech as well. I just want to ask you, Chris, how do you think that
this speech is going to be remembered through history? What will the next generation, what will my children's generation, my grandchildren's
generation, what will they say about this speech last night?
MOODY: Well, they are going to look at it and remember a speech that was very dark, one that was not positive, that focused on negative things in
the United States and instead of presenting conservatism as the solution, he presented himself. Donald trump is a very personality-driven person and
that actually, you know, if he is elected that puts a lot of pressure on him of course to produce. It's hard -- I really can't emphasize enough how
different this is from other Republican candidates basing it in -- basing their beliefs in conservatism.
Donald Trump's ideology is very difficult to pinpoint and knock down. To say what he actually believes and point to an ideology. Right now we can
just call it Trumpism and it's really a lot of nationalism and Trump is going to be making that case across the country. Look, I think if he gives
a speech like that around the country it will resonate with a lot of people, despite whether someone disagrees or agrees with, the content the
delivery certainly was very strong.
ASHER: And I wanted to mention that a lot of his supporters actually found that speech to be very positive. Obviously if you didn't support him you
would feel differently about it, but a lot of his supporters did actually think it was a positive speech which did surprise me somewhat. Chris
Moody, we have to leave it there. Thank you so much. Appreciate that.
[10:20:00] Now, the effort to solve one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries could actually soon get a lot harder. Here's why, Malaysian
officials say the international search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 will be suspended and restart if the plane isn't found in the remaining
search area. These are believed to be pieces, these are images you see here, these are pieces of the plane that have washed ashore over the past
two and a half years. It disappeared back in 2014. March 8th, 2014, in fact, and the current search in the southern Indian Ocean is expected to
end some time between October and December depending on weather and sea conditions. Obviously, very difficult to hear that for family members of
those who have been lost or onboard MH-370.
All right, onto another story we are following, 45 more athletes have failed doping tests after a new analysis of samples from the last two
summer Olympics, 98 athletes in total have now tested positive from the Beijing and London games. The IOC says there will be more testing
throughout and after the 2016 games in Rio and that athletes who fail will be banned from competing. We'll have much more later this hour in World
Sport about half an hour or so from now.
A week after Turkey crushed the attempted coup by a faction of their military the Prime Minister warns that the threat of another coup still
hangs over the country. A state of emergency is now in effect as the government moves swiftly against the alleged coup plotters, but there is a
growing fear, some growing concern that the crackdown may be going too far. CNN's Ian Lee joins me live from Istanbul.
So Ian, is this crackdown squarely focused on supporters of Gulen or is it more anybody who disagrees with President Erdogan? Who is he going after
IAN LEE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, what we're seeing really in the streets in these squares across the country, these are the people who are
supporting the president coming out, people that he requested and the government requested to come out and support democracy, support the
government and support the president.
We haven't seen any Gulenists, people who support Gulen, those people not surprisingly had probably in hiding right now, are not very vocal about
supporting him. Also people we're seeing in the squares are the opposition to Erdogan and this whole incident has really been quite strange in the
fact that it has united not only Erdogan but the political opposition to him as well. Going across this city here talking to a wide range of
people, some of the key themes that we're hearing is this uncertainty that the people feel but by and large everyone supports the democratically
But the government has said that they still feel that there is some risk, that there are still elements of the coup still out there and that's why
they're telling people to continue to go to the streets to make sure that their voices are heard, a show of support, if you will, for the government
and tonight we're expecting it and into this weekend.
ASHER: So, I have to ask you, Ian, I mean how difficult is it to do your job as a journalist in this kind of environment in Turkey? I mean, I know
that there's no sort of official crackdown on the media, but is there somewhat of an air of some kind of unofficial crackdown? I mean, how
difficult is it for you as a reporter?
LEE: Well, Turkey ranks really low when it comes to freedom of the press and that does hit this country. We talked to actually a journalist today
who works for the state media and he was telling me that he was suspended from his job because they believed that he was a Gulanist. Well we went
there and talked to him and he said that I'm not, I actually am unionist. I work, I'm not someone who is an Islamist or someone along those lines
which Gulenist are and he says I'm a socialist.
And so there has been somewhat of a wide net and there has been people here not only in turkey but around the world telling Erdogan and his government
to tread carefully, not to trample the freedoms of those people here in turkey while they do go after those who are behind the coup. And so, for
various groups, whether they're rights groups, whether they're journalists, these people have been under pressure in Turkey before the coup and it
still seems like they are under pressure somewhat to some degree afterwards.
[10:25:00] ASHER: All right, Ian Lee, live for us there. Thank you so much. Appreciate that.
In the pitch black of night Iraqis are making a break for freedom from an ISIS stronghold, fleeing Mosul is pretty much a matter of life and death.
People are risking mine fields, snipers and mortar fire as well to escape a reign of terror. Our Ben Wedeman explains.
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BEN WEDEMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: They emerge from the darkness, some unable to walk, others completely exhausted. These people are fleeing the ISIS
rule, reaching Kurdish lines northeast of Mosul. Night after night they risk mine fields, snipers and mortar fire. Risks worth taking, they say,
to escape a reign of terror.
They kill you if you don't fast, recounts this man. They kill you if you don't pray. No prison, no fines, their only punishment they have is to
kill, kill, and kill.
Many of these people are Shaback, a religious and ethnic minority that has felt much of the brunt of ISIS' draconian rule. These Kurdish positions
are just 16 kilometers or 10 miles from Mosul, Iraq's second largest city and under ISIS control since June 2014. The lights in the distance are
Mosul. Wary of ISIS infiltrators, soldiers order all adult men to remove their shirts and get down on their knees, while others search the few
belongings they could carry to confirm, as this soldier says, their identity and determine if they are with ISIS or not. For children the
experience is terrifying and traumatic.
JOHN, VOLUNTERED MEDIC: It's depressing.
WEDEMAN: John is a volunteer medic from the United States.
JOHN: The kids were dehydrated, they were exhausted. You can tell they were traveling for a very long time. It's very, very stressful on
children, that -- those kind of situations. So, you can tell it really took a toll on them.
WDEMAN: Iraqi government and Kurdish forces backed by coalition aircraft and troops are preparing for an offensive to retake Mosul. When that
happens hundreds of thousands more are expected to flee the fighting. At a nearby base the children sleep while their parents recount what they left
Our life was very hard, says this woman. There's no work, there's nothing to buy. It was really bad.
From the base they will be moved to camps further away from the front lines. They have escaped the darkness of ISIS rule to a limbo of life as
refugees. Ben Wedeman, CNN.
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ASHER: OK. I want to update you on a story that we brought you yesterday. A US police officer, an American police officer, who shot an unarmed
African-American man, was actually aiming for the autistic patient next to him. This is according to the police union president.
I want to show you these images because they capture the moments just before the officer shot Charles Kinsey in North Miami Florida on Monday.
Charles Kinsey is the man lying down with his arms in the air. Charles Kinsey is the caretaker of the autistic patient. He had his arms up while
the autistic patient next to him was playing with a toy truck. Now, the union president says the officer was actually aiming at the autistic man
with a truck who they believed was armed, even though the police officer ended up shooting the man lying on the ground as what they are saying. An
attorney for Kinsey says, Kinsey is hospitalized, he has a leg wound, here's a picture of him in his hospital bed. Florida authorities say they
are investigating and will decide whether or not to file charges.
[10:29:05] OK. Still ahead at the International Desk, who is it going to be? Hillary Clinton is set to announce her pick for vice president on the
heels of the Republican National Convention yesterday. Don't go away.
ZAIN ASHER, CNN ANCHOR: Hello everyone, welcome back to the International Desk, I'm Zain Asher as you caught up on your headlines.
Officials say they will suspend the search for misting Malaysia Airlines flight 370, if they cannot find the plane within the current search zone.
Crews have left then 10,000 square kilometers left to search in the Indian Ocean. The plane, as you remember went missing more than two years ago
with about 239 people on board.
One of the most powerful women in the world has been ordered to stand trial, International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde is in potential
trouble over her handling of a fraud case back when she was front, the finance minister, she denies any wrongdoing.
And the balloons have fallen, the speeches have been given and the 2016 Republican National Convention is officially over, it's officially wrapped
up, despite a rocky start, a plagiarism scandal, and a major party crasher named Ted Cruz. Delegates did actually end up accomplishing what they came
there to do. Donald Trump accepted his party's nomination for the presidency on Thursday night.
In the meantime the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is expected to appear with her running mate on Saturday. Sources are telling
CNN U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, he's the guy in the left and Virginia senator Tim Kaine on the right are among the top two contenders.
Clinton is expected to reveal her choice in a text message to her supporters late Friday. Our Joe Johns is covering the Clinton campaign in
So Joe I keep on arguing with one of my producers, Jason about this. What is Hillary Clinton looking for in a vice presidential pick? Is it
experience, is it someone who can get swing states for her or is it someone who can appeal to a target demographic like Hispanics or African Americans?
JOE JOHNS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, if the guessing is right, Zain, I think what you have to say is she's been looking very hard at safe choices
and the safest of those choices would be Tim Kaine, the senator from Virginia, the former governor of Virginia, as well as a former chairman of
the Democratic National Committee, who in fact has been vetted for this job before President Obama eight years ago when he was selected as the nominee,
looked very hard at Tim Kaine before deciding on Joe Biden.
So, it appears that she's looking for a safe choice if it is true that Tim Kaine is the frontrunner. There are some other names in there, though,
that are important to mention and you did talk about the -- among others, Tom Vilsack that is the former governor of Iowa, now the agriculture
secretary. He's an individual who is also safe, but would appeal more to Midwestern values, small towns and would help her in that way, also very
well known, a good fit, very comfortable with both of the Clintons.
Some other names have been mentioned, though, including Tom Perez who happens to be a member of the cabinet of President Obama, he would be the
first Hispanic vice presidential nominee. So if that reaches into another demographic that Hillary Clinton knows she has to have if she wins.
[10:35:07] An individual like that on the other side, Cory Booker, he happens to be the senator from New Jersey, an African-American, he'd be the
first African-American vice presidential nominee, a very good talker, an individual who can articulate the Democratic message, also well-liked by
Hillary Clinton. So, broad choices there, but we're told the most likely candidate for Hillary Clinton right now is the senator from Virginia, Zain.
ASHER: So, Tim Kaine. So you're saying that basically she wants a safe pick and I totally understand that she's going to want to appeal to people
in rural areas, those possible swing voters, Virginia is now a swing state. But what about people who could appeal, what about someone who can appeal
to the liberal wing of the party, the so-called Bernie Sanders supporters, isn't that important to her as well?
JOHNS: And there'sbeen a lot of talk about that, you know, there was speculation early on that she might even go for senator Elizabeth Warren of
Massachusetts who is a very strong voice on the progressive side, and another name that's been mentioned along those lines is Sherrod Brown,
senator from Ohio, another very progressive voice, well-liked in the Midwest. Those two names are important considerations for her, but the
difficulty is the math in the United States Senate.
Hillary Clinton is a bit concerned about taking people out of the senate and taking a vote away. In the case of those two senators, if they left,
they would be replaced by Republicans because the Republicans in their state, Republicans appoint senators who step down. So that's a difficult
calculation, but it has a lot to do with mathematics in the Senate as well, Zain.
ASHER: Oh that's interesting. So there is another consideration for her to take into account. Joe Johns live for us there, thank you so much,
And another hit for North Carolina over controversial new legislation. The NBA take action after the state refuses to overturn the so called bathroom
law. I will explain what that is and the implications there in North Carolina coming up after this quick break.
ASHER: In the United States, the National Basketball Association is pulling the 2017 all-star game from North Carolina because of a
controversial bathroom law. Brynn Gingras joins us live from New York.
So, Brynn, obviously the governor of North Carolina, he is not happy about this but explain to our international audience who might not know what
exactly is this controversial bathroom law and what are the implications now for North Carolina?
BRYNN GINGRAS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Zain essentially it's HB2 in North Carolina. And the law requires transgender individuals to use public
facilities and restrooms with the gender that they were born with, not what they identify with.
[10:40:07] So, it's considered a discriminatory law, especially by the NBA and that's why they pulled this decision to leave the All-Star game from
Charlotte but they haven't decided where they're going to head. But they're pretty upset about it. It's something that the NBA's commissioner,
he hasn't been secretive about it. He says he hasn't liked it. He prides to the league on being inclusive and they did try to work to some sort of
compromise to keep the game in Charlotte, but ultimately it was decided that it was not best for the league.
And so they are going to move it. But as you even mentioned, Zain, the governor is not happy about this. He did release a pretty scathing
statement. I want to read to you interviewer's part of it. It said, "The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and liberal
media have more months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be
able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers without the opposite sex present." So that really does sum up the feeling of that law,
but again, not everyone feels that way.
Even Charlotte's Mayor tweeted out after that saying McCrory, the governor there in North Carolina, "needs to own up to his colossal mistake and
change HB2 before he loses more business and jobs for North Carolina families." But, essentially after this decision was made there was a lot
of praise. NBA players were weighing in. Most notably Jason Collins, he is the one that is openly gay in the NBA and he called this decision
extremely poignant. So, now we just wait and see, Zain where this game is going to be headed next year.
ASHER: And by the way, North Carolina is going to be losing about $100 million from this decision. Brynn Gingras, we have to leave it there.
Thank you so much, appreciate that.
One of the most powerful men in media, Roger Ailes, has left Fox News amid a huge cloud of scandals, basically sexual harassment allegations. Former
Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against Ailes two weeks ago. Other women soon came forward with their own accounts. Fox host Megyn
Kelly is said to have told investigators that Ailes actually harassed her a decade ago.
And for his part, Ailes has strongly denied the accusations. He says there's no truth to them. He helped create Fox News in 1996 and ran it for
20 years. So, he is a huge deal in media in this country. Rupert Murdock is taking over as the channel's chairman and acting CEO until they find
Now a major win for Pokemon fans in Japan. Pokemon Go is finally available to download there and it is fast becoming a global phenomenon. And people
are finding it hard to put their phones down, even at work. In fact, one reporter was called out for sneaking in some Pokemon during a US State
Department briefing. Take a look.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
JOHN KIRBY, US STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN: As the secretary said earlier today, though, and I think its important reminder -- you're playing the
Pokemon thing right there, aren't you?
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: I'm just keeping an eye on it.
KIRBY: It's an important reminder. We know this won't be easy. We recognize this as a challenge and we are clear right about the work we
still have to do. This is why we convene this important ministerial and will continue to work with our coalition partners to defeat Daesh. Did you
UNIDENTIFIED MAN: No, the signal is not very good.
KIRBY: I'm sorry about that.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ASHER: Oh, my God, how awkward and embarrassing. There you go, he got caught, though.
Britain's Prince George is too young to play Pokemon Go but he is celebrating a birthday. The son of Prince William and Catherine is turning
-- oh, he's so cute. He's turning three today. Kensington Palace released new photos to mark the occasion including one of George playing -- not
Pokemon, he is actually playing with the family dog Lupo. George is third in line to the British throne, his little sister old, Princess Charlotte
turned one back in May, so he has some company.
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