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unprecedented western drought. >> such a large area. it's almost half of the united states now. if this goes one more year, it will have a huge effect on everyone. >> and t.j. explained not all cows are created equal. the cows he has have been genetically trained over the years to live in that really arid dry terrain. he can't sell all of his cows and get new cows. all of this, a lot of our food we eat, a lot of the agriculture will be impacted by this. and that means that we will all see that when we go to buy our groceries. >> it's such a problem, stephanie. thank you so much for telling us that story. let's turn it over to poppy. cnn's coverage continues right now. good friday morning. so glad you're with me. i'm poppy harlow in new york. jim is traveling back from the biden/putin summit in geneva. we begin with horrifying video of the january 6th attack on the
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united states capitol. the justice department releasing new police body camera footage showing just what officers were facing that day. the video shows a man wielding a flagpole rushing at officers engaging in hand-to-hand combat with him. the man is thomas webster, a former marine and retired nypd officer. before we play this video for you, we want to warn you it is uncensored. it is disturbing. and it includes profanities. >> come on. take your shit off. >> hey!
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[ yelling ] >> what you saw was real right there. it was a riot, an insurrection, and an attack. now an attack on the truth. some republican members of congress downplaying or outright dismissing the events of january 6th, refusing to acknowledge the heroism of the officers who put their lives on the line that day. let's begin with our colleague jessica schneider in washington for us. walk us through what we just saw because this is video that, you know, cnn and media outlets worked very hard to obtain for more transparency.
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>> exactly. it's really disturbing, poppy, because you're seeing it from the officer's perspective. and what they went through defending the capitol. so like you said, cnn and other outlets have been fighting to get this footage, as well as other videos released. these videos have actually been shown in court by prosecutors and now the public. we're getting this glimpse of what officers faced battling back the mob trying to get into the capitol. and this particular video you can see this former marine in the red coat screaming profanities. wielding the flagpole. rushing at officers. and this is that firsthand account of how these officers trying to defend the capitol had to engage in hand-to-hand combat with the rioters. in addition to this video that's been released from the court we've also seen photos of the charging documents of webster grabbing at the officer who was wearing this body cam and then webster throwing him to the ground. so webster is a former marine, retired nypd officer. he's charged with seven federal crimes, including assaulting police, unlawfully entering the
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capitol. and we're also expecting the release of more video showing this police perspective in the coming days and weeks, poppy. again, it's something that cnn and other outlets have been fighting for and now these videos from the police perspective as well as additional surveillance video from the capitol. we are expecting them to be released in the days and weeks to come. poppy? >> and jessica, before you go federal prosecutors are criticizing the capitol rioter photographed, that one people will remember with his feet up on house speaker nancy pelosi's desk in her office. this is after he went on russian state television to defend his actions. what can you tell us. >> right. notably, prosecutors here didn't rebuke him for his appearance on russian state tv, but they did push back on what he said in that interview that was actually dubbed in russian. so richard barnett in this interview defended his actions january 6th when he stormed into the capitol, into nancy pelosi's office. we know he even stole a piece of mail and admits he left pelosi a note with a misspelled exp
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expletive. this is what he told russia one, russian state tv. i exercise my first amendment rights every hour, every minute and every day, and i will never stop. prosecutors responded sharply to those first amendment claims saying this. the defendant's conduct bringing a stun gun into the u.s. capitol during a riot, stealing property, obstructing congress, threatening congresspersons antagonizing law enforcement officer and touting violence is not protected first amendment activity. really sharp words there. barn ett is charged with seven federal crimes. also theft of government property for stealing that bit of mail. he has pleaded not guilty. and poppy, while prosecutors aren't criticizing his appearance on russian tv, what they have criticized is his online fundraising website. he's actually been selling autographed pictures of himself with his feet up on that desk in pelosi's office to make money for people who potentially
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believe in his cause. prosecutors have not stopped -- moved to stop it yet, but it could factor into this continuing case. we'll see. >> wow. okay. jessica schneider, thank you for the reporting on both of those fronts. be sure to watch our cnn special report. drew griffin talks to those who were there on january 6th. "assault on democracy: the roots of trump's insurrection" sunday night, 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. at least one person is dead, dozens injured following a series of shootings linked to one suspect. this in arizona. four of those victims suffered gunshot wounds while others were hurt by shrapnel and debris. police say there were eight different shootings. the suspect is now in custody. our senior national correspondent kyung lah joins us this morning from scottsdale, arizona. what do you know at this point? >> well, it happened all within a very short period of time. just about 90 minutes when all of the shootings started to take place. this happened in the northwest
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suburbs of phoenix. these are the -- this is an outlying community. a lot of retirement communities are in this area. and police starting to get reports of random drive-by style shootings. you mentioned that there was a person who was killed. that person appeared to have just been driving down the freeway. was shot. drove off the freeway and then the car ended up in a concrete canal. so because of how all of this was so random, police say that this was absolutely frightening for the community, but also senseless. >> we don't know the nexus. we don't know what the motive was. we don't have an idea of what this person was thinking when he went out and did this. obviously, we want to figure that out because there's a lot of scared people, a lot of people who this affected. >> the suspect was eventually arrested after that shooting
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spree. a firefighter who heard over the radio the description of this white suv, called it in, and police were able to take the suspect into custody peacefully. poppy? >> kyung lah, more tragic shootings in america, thank you for that update. well, the shooting spree in arizona comes as law enforcement officials across the nation brace for more violence over the coming days. last weekend alone ten people were killed, 50 others injured in mass shootings across the country. natasha chen, our colleague, is with me now. you have been, sadly, from state to state covering mass shooting after mass shooting this year. and they are bracing for more. and you see this often happen in the summer, sadly. what are they preparing for? >> yeah, poppy. a lot of police departments across the country are dealing with similar issues. some of them launching special operations right now. perhaps putting more officers in troubled areas. but at the same time, they are still trying to hire more qualified officers in places
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like here in atlanta. there are more than 400 vacancies on the police force right now. at a recent public safety meeting this week, the assistant police chief was pressed by city council members on why this surge of violence is happening in the greater atlanta region. he said he didn't have an answer for that, but that's a conversation he's having with other law enforcement on daily calls from cities small and large across the u.s. from coast to coast, a plague of gun violence has cities on high alert. in the last week alone, there have been about 19 mass shootings, according to the gun violence archive, where at least four people were shot. in west baltimore wednesday afternoon, police described a, quote, brazen shooting when gunmen fired indiscriminately and hit six people, killing one of them. in chicago tuesday morning, four people were killed in a shooting at a home. one of the victims was set to graduate this week. in austin, police now say an argument between two groups of teens escalated to a shooting
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that left one person dead and injured 14 others over the weekend. according to the gun violence archive, gun deaths in the u.s. not including suicides are about 19% higher than at this point in 2020 and about 38% higher than this point in 2019. ryan from the brady pack says this is an imperfect storm. >> the rise in background checks and new firearms flooding the market exacerbates all of those challenges we once faced before. we know that the loopholes that exist at gun shows, with online sales, and the introduction of ghost guns and 3d printed guns are a real problem for us. >> reporter: three weeks after a disgruntled employee shot and killed nine colleagues at a san jose railyard, san jose has mandated filming of all retail gun purchases beginning in september with footage to be kept for at least 30 days. >> these are primarily focused
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on ensuring that those with prior criminal records, those who are the subject of restraining orders, domestic violence, et cetera, are not able to get guns. >> reporter: on the other end of the gun policy spectrum in september, texas will allow people 21 and older who can legally possess firearms in the state to carry handguns in public without permits. meanwhile, on monday in decatur, georgia, a supermarket cashier, 41-year-old laquita will irs was shot and killed by a customer. willis asked the man to pull up his mask but he refused. police say he left the store but returned later, walked up to willis and shot her. in nearby atlanta where police say there have been nearly 60% more murders this year compared to the same period in 2020, city council members pressed police for answers at a public safety meeting this week. >> i think we're all just seeing something different that's a little more frightening where these people are trying to take over our city and send a message. >> criminals may be sending a message but so are the
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communities that are shaken by every one of these deaths. for example in decatur, georgia, near where we are, the community has been rallying around the family of laquita willis. her sister told cnn yesterday she was more than a cashier. she was a servant leader of her community. just one example of a deep loss felt by so many families across the country, poppy. >> natasha chen, we appreciate your reporting on this and staying on this for us. thank you. still to come -- the house judiciary committee is demanding answers this morning from the attorney general. merrick garland. over trump-era secret subpoenas that went after some members of congress and the media. the vice chair of that committee is with us. also, the cdc director this morning saying she expects the delta covid variant will become the dominant strain in the united states. what does that mean for you and your family ahead.
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ramping up this morning, this probe into secret subpoenas used by the trump-era justice department to seize data and records from some democratic lawmakers and from multiple journalists. democrats on the house judiciary committee want answers, and they sent a letter to attorney general merrick garland requesting documents and a briefing from the doj by next week. let me bring in democratic congresswoman madeleine dean of pennsylvania. thank you for being here. can you give us a little more insight? i read the letter and i know you want them to come talk to you
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guys. but what specifically do you want to know and what documents do you want from the doj? >> thank you for having me on, this first celebration nationally of juneteenth. i'm vice chair of judiciary. our committee is very concerned, as i think all of congress should be, that it appears that the trump administration's department of justice subpoenaed private records of members of congress, their family, their staff. we want to know the basis for those subpoenas. we want to know who signed off on those subpoenas. was it the attorney general or one of the attorneys himself? so we have a lot of transparency that's needed because, obviously, surveilling members of congress, or as was always reported, surveilling don mcgahn, the president's own counsel, is very troubling. what's the basis of that surveillance? >> i'd like to talk to you about
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this new video that has been obtained because of the fight that cnn and other media organizations put forth to get it for transparency purposes. we showed it at the top of the hour. here's a little more of it. the man in the red jacket is thomas webster, former marine and nypd officer. and you see him violently wielding a pipe, knocking an officer off the ground. and we see this at the same time that some of your colleagues in the house, republicans, some of them are denying, dismissing that this even happened, using words like a normal tourist visit to describe it. let me remind the viewers of you on that day. look at this picture of you with your head covered walking out of that chamber under attack as were all of those republican colleagues, some of whom are dismissing it now. i wonder what your reaction is to them, and if you have said anything to them directly about
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it. >> well, it's shameful, but sadly there's an awful number of my republican colleagues who seem to not feel shame. you're right. i was there in the gallery at the time of the insurrection. we had to be escorted out in gas masks and held in a safe room for hours upon hours. it is shameful. those who say that 1/6 maybe was an ordinary tourist tour, that was representative clyde, by the way, who was later shown in photographs to be barricading or attempting to barricade the door as the insurrectionists broke in. it's absolutely shameful. the new video that you're reviewing is more of what we were showing when we held the impeachment trial of president trump in the senate. americans beating americans, police officers with a flag. it's shocking. and you saw also what happened this week.
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i think it was 21 republican members of congress voted no on offering the gold medal to the police officers who frankly saved our lives. they saved hundreds, hundreds of lives. >> they did. so let me ask you then about what happened after the insurrection. you guys went back to work and voted to certify the results of the election. as you know, not everyone did. and just in may, you told republican congressman buddy carver that he could not join you as a co-lead on an opioid addiction bill. and my question is not specifically about that, but it is about the broader picture of, can you work with each other? and does that mean that you do not believe that you can work with or co-sponsor legislation as good as it may be with any republican lawmaker who went back in that chamber and did not vote to certify the election? >> well, i really thought long and hard about, how do we move
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forward? i want bipartisanship. i prize it. but when they fail to talk about bipartisanship and when they fail to recognize what happened on january the 6th, i decided that i would not allow members like that to co-lead with me. i did -- >> ever? >> i think until they reflect and they say, you know what? you're right. on january 6th, something devastating happened to our country inspired, incited by the president. but let me tell you how i am operating. i just dropped a bill this week, the modernization of notarization act with a republican co-sponsor. he is not somebody who voted against the certification of the election. mr. armstrong of north dakota. so i want to work in a bipartisan way. republicans need to come to us and work in a bipartisan way. you might remember that we passed the american rescue plan hoping, of course, wanting republican support not a single
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republican member of the house or senate voted for that extraordinarily -- every single one of our constituents is enjoying. >> let me ask you about a place where a majority of republicans and democrats did come together and that is this week and what we just saw president biden sign, making today a federal holiday, well, you know, tomorrow, juneteenth, but it's recognized by many institutions that are closed today in honor of it. a holiday. you saw congresswoman sheila jackson lee yesterday. what did she say? >> oh, my goodness, we are all ecstatic, and she and i were talking. we had a subcommittee. her subcommittee on crime yesterday had a hearing on the war on drugs and the devastation of the policies surrounding that. but i had the chance to talk to her, to congratulate her. she was headed to the white house for the signing at 3:30 or so yesterday. and she said i worked on this for 12 years. and what it reminded me of is
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what president obama said years ago, which is that history doesn't move in a straight line. it zigs and zags, but yesterday, and the passage of a federal holiday recognizing juneteenth is a part of educating all of us. educating our citizenry about the devastation of slavery, the moral stain as the president said yesterday that it was. and that the stain remains. it took 2 1/2 years for the troops to go to galveston, union troops to go to galveston and free slaves after the signing of the emancipation proclamation. history does not move in a straight line. it zigs and zags, and yesterday was a fantastic day for history moving forward in terms of educating our citizenry about our own past and what we must do to get past the stain, the moral stain of slavery. >> thank you for sharing that story and that encounter with her with us.
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before you go, i do want to ask you briefly about the, i don't know if i'd call it a growing chorus, but more and more of your democratic colleagues in the house are saying it's time for a supreme court justice stephen breyer who penned the obamacare decision yesterday, the majority opinion, to retire, whether it's demalexandria ocasio-cortez, ted lu. what do you think? do you think justice breyer should retire after this term? >> i don't have a fixed opinion on that at this point. i really don't. i want to really reserve my comments on that at this point. >> fair enough. congresswoman madeleine dean, thank you. have a nice weekend. >> thanks, poppy. you, too. we'll be right back. big ink tanks. lots of ink. no more cartridges. incredible amount of ink. the epson ecotank. just fill and chill.
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welcome back. a democratic senator joe manchin is trying to find ten republicans to support his proposed compromise of an election overhaul bill, sb-1. it includes making election day a national holiday. also mandating voter i.d. requirement in every state. mitch mcconnell is vowing still to block it. lauren fox is live on capitol hill. jeremy diamond is at the white house. good morning to you both. lauren, let's begin with you with this republican pushback on manchin's proposal. what are the chances that he can get the ten because it's not just enough to get him on board. >> i think the chances right now are virtually zero that manchin could convince ten republicans to vote with democrats to advance a voting rights proposal.
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now next week, majority leader chuck schumer plans to bring the bill to the floor. they'll have a procedural vote on tuesday. of course, that will be a key vote just to see whether or not democrats can be united on this issue of voting rights. as you know, manchin had concerns about a previous version of the voting rights bill that democrats had put together. every single democrat in the senate had signed on as a co-sponsor, expect joe manchin. he made it clear he wanted some changes. you named a couple of them. one of them would be requiring voter i.d. with some exceptions that if you didn't have an i.d. you'd be able to use the utility bill or some other confirmation of who you were. but those are big changes and democrats had a closed door lunch yesterday to try to discuss this to try to make their voices clear. to try to get a sense of exactly what manchin wanted to get a sense of what some of the chairmen and sponsors of that bill wanted to do to keep it intact. this procedural vote next week will be key. but i don't think people back home should be thinking that there's any chance that there
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would be ten republicans willing to advance this, poppy. >> okay. so there's that. the important votes side. what about at the white house, jeremy. what are the options the biden administration is considering as clearly the more progressive wing of the party is becoming tired of what they, some of them view, as a hopeless continued bid for bipartisanship. >> yeah, look. the white house has really been pretty hands-off in a lot of these negotiations on capitol hill as it relates to the voting rights bill. they're letting democrats work out what they want to put forward and seeing if those proposals like this one from senator manchin can garner any republican support. everybody here at the white house is pretty clear-eyed about when senator mcconnell comes out and says there's not a single republican that's going to vote for this. it's a pretty good bet that's going to stick. now what the white house can do, we are seeing the justice department stepping up enforcement of voting rights, an announcement from merrick garland last week on that front and then we also know that ultimately this is a political
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fight as well. that's part of the reason why you're seeing vice president kamala harris take the lead on this voting rights platform. she made clear to me a couple of weeks ago in mexico as she was on her foreign trip that she believes that legislation at the federal level is central to this fight for voting rights. they're certainly not giving up on that. but they also know this is a galvanizing political issue and one that's going to be important going into these midterms. so i think you can expect to see the vice president and other members of the administration increasingly out on the road especially as we get closer to the midterms talking about this fight for voting rights, talking about what republican state legislatures are doing across the country and if they can't get legislation at the federal level, at least using this as an issue to get their voters out to the polls. >> jeremy, thank you at the white house. lauren fox on capitol hill. appreciate it. the biden administration's push to vaccinate more america s as quickly as possible is gaining a new sense of urgency. why? this new more contagious variant threatens to become the dominant
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the time to get it, get the vaccine if you have not. joining me now is michael osterholm, director of the center for infectious disease research and policy. professor at the university of minnesota. good morning to you. and thank you for being here on the delta variant. specifically, given dr. walensky's comments just this morning, do you agree with that assessment that this is what's going to dominate in the united states? and if you do, what does it mean for the country? >> well, i do agree with dr. walensky. i think this variant will be the dominant one within just a matter of weeks. this has real significant implications for increased transmission in our communities. we've been able to show this virus is 50% to 60% more infectious than was the b.1.1.7. or alpha variant that we were worried about which was much more infectious than the previous strains. this one is the king of the pile in terms of transmission issues. also, it has another component to it that's very concerning.
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it does have the ability to evade part of the immune protection from the vaccines or previous infections. if you have only had one dose of the mrna vaccine, either pfizer or moderna, the infectious only works about 30% of the time in preventing you from getting sick. that's compared to 70% or 80% with one dose with the other strains. you need both to be fully vaccinated and then you can get better protection. it's even more of a reason why we want everyone to get vaccinated. >> how sure are scientists? how sure are you that the leading vaccines in this country that have been administered, so pfizer, moderna, j&j protect enough against the delta variant? >> the data we have comes from areas with widespread transmission, notably england, india, which at that time didn't have the vaccines to study like we do in england. and in england and israel, the
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data show that the vaccines do protect against this variant, if you have both doses. but remember, we keep putting up numbers on the board. 70% or 55%. whatever. that's for single dose. so it's really important that we actually get people vaccinated with both doses as soon as possible. >> you have also cautioned that we shouldn't assume and just make the assumption that automatically what has happened in the uk because of the delta variant is going to happen here. >> right. we have to acknowledge that. that we were really thrown a curveball in march and april when we did predict that b.1.1.7. or the alpha variant would become the dominant variant. that was the one that caused such disruption in many parts of the world, including europe in january, february. well, it got to the united states and we saw it light up michigan and minnesota but it didn't light up the other states. and we don't have an explanation for that. why? it did become the dominant
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variant but not the big increase in cases. so i've obviously had a note of caution here with regard to the delta variant, this new one we're talking about. maybe the same thing will happen but maybe it won't. and we have to be in our business prepared for the maybe it will happen. >> sure. >> like it did in england. >> and all of us need to be prepared as well. before you go, things are opening up. not just in new york and california. notably this week. but europe. the eu just announcing their decision to lift travel restrictions from 13 other countries for nonessential travel. so for leisure travel would be included now. that includes the united states. what do you think of that, and would you take your family on a plane to the eu at this point? >> well, let's make it very clear that in the high-income countries like the united states that have had the kind of vaccine programs that have been in place we'll not see big national surges, not like last january. but we're not done with this virus at all. you know, we have over a hundred
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counties in this country that have had less than 20% of their population vaccinated. we have states where we're well below 40% with even a single dose of vaccine in people. so we have a lot of people not vaccinated that should this delta variant take over, we'll see local and regional surges substantial. we're already seeing that in missouri, in other southern states where we are beginning to see this emerging surge in a given koicounty. this is all the more reason we have to know we're not done with the virus. we still need to get people vaccinated. things have slowed down dramatically in terms of new people getting vaccinated. >> michael osterholm, thank you. have a nice weekend. millions of americans expected to see incredibly high temperatures of 100 degrees fahrenheit or higher over the weekend. that dangerous heat worsening an already historic and devastating drought. that reporting ahead.
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monitor, check and lock down you money with security from chase. control feels good. chase. make more of what's yours. there is a climate crisis unfolding before our eyes in the western united states. right now vast swaths of the west are experiencing an unrelenting drought. the worst in the region in at least two decades. take a look. this is lake mead. at the moment the nation's largest reservoir is about 143 feet below full capacity. the low levels now threatening the water supply for tens of millions of people. our stephanie elam is there for us. i am so glad you are on this story. what are you seeing?
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what are you hearing from the people there? >> poppy, what i want to do is really make people understand why this is important. i once had a woman in new york ask me so, california is in a drought, why should we care? now it's more than california in the drought. utah is completely in a drought as well. and what i learned by talking to rancher t.j. atkin is that if this drought continues, it's going to be our food prices that are going to go up. take a look. >> caller: living in southern utah, this cattle rancher is used to dry conditions. but the dryness is more punishing than anything he's seen. >> how long has it been since you've had meaningful rain here? >> in the last 15 minutes combined, we're barely at 15 in inches. our annual is generally 9
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inches. >> his family has raised cattle on 210,000 acres. >> i'll take them to down to sk feed them for the next three months. >> with temperatures well above 100 degrees, there were just a few signs of life, until some of his cows came into view. but just some, because there's not enough water out here to sustain them all. >> i've relocated 80% already. i've sold some of them. >> atkin's water woes aren't his alone. take a look at this map. the darker the color, the worse the drought. >> we have about 200 reservoirs and every one of them is dry right now. >> dry, nothing? >> we don't have a drop in any one of them and we've never done that in 85 years. >> atkin's operation is in the colorado river basin, which is
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fed from snow pack from the rocky mountains, which lines down to the gulf of california, supplying water to seven states along the way. the basin is now in its 22nd year of drought. this is clearly evident further down river at the border where the river flows into lake meade, the largest reservoir in the nation. has it ever been this low before? >> not since 1937. so we are anticipating the lower basin to be in the first-ever shortage condition in history. >> in fact, lake meade is 143 feet below full capacity, and has shed a mind-boggling 5.5 t 5.5 trillion gallons of water in the last 20 years. that means power generation at the hoover dam is down 25%. >> no one can tell with certainty, but we can all hope that the future will be wetter.
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>> for his part, atkin is hoping for a wet monsoon season. >> we could catch more water in one week than we've caught in three years. >> if not, he predicts the entire country will be impacted by this unprecedented western drought. >> it's such a large area. i mean, it's almost half of the united states now. if this goes one more year, it will have a huge effect on everyone. >> reporter: now, scientists believe that climate change is a huge part of the problem here. they're saying that these higher temperatures lead to drought and then the drought then leads to higher temperatures, which we have seen. in fact, this entire week i've been traveling through the southwest and it's been over 110 degrees every single day. punishing heat. and that makes it very hard for these ranchers, even though their cattle is born and bred to withstand these temperatures, it makes it very hard for them at this point. >> stephanie, thank you so much.
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iranians casting their ballots today in a controversial election that is already decided because most of the most serious contenders were barred from the race. hanging in the balance on all of this is the future and the fate of the nuclear deal. let's go to our colleague fred pliegten who joins us. why are some of the most serious
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contenders not on the blot? >> reporter: that's exactly what happened because there's a body in iranian that vets all the candidates that want to run for president in this election, and obviously a lot of them, thousands of people signed up and wanted to run. in the end, they actually did disqualify a lot of them, including many of the candidates who had good chances of winning this election. and in the end, only 70 candidates were left and another three of those candidates then dropped out in favor of the man who is now the front runner. an ultra conservative called e b ebrahim raisi. the authorities fear there could be very low voter turnout. you can see people casting their blots. this is one of the main polling stations in central tehran. but so far the ways things are shaping it, it appears turnout could be fairly low.
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you're absolutely right to say the main issue is really the country's economy, which of course is suffering under the crippling sanctions the trump administration put in place, and, of course, the nuclear agreement. but it was interesting, because i actually managed to speak to the head of the national security council here for iran and he told me, no matter who becomes president, the negotiations to revive the iranian nuclear agreement are going to remain in place because it's something that iran's supreme leader has decided. the big issue here is the economy and a lot of people have been struggling a great deal, especially over the last couple of years, poppy. >> absolutely. so important to have you there. thank you very much. it is the top of the hour. good morning, everyone. happy friday. thanks for being with me. jim is traveling back from the summit in geneva. what you are about to see is raw, it is unfiltered and it is real. it is breathtaking video of the
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january 6th attack on the united states capitol, just released by the justice department. it shows the horrifying moments a man armed with a flagpole tackled and beat down an officer trying to protect the capitol and the people there. before we play this, a warning, it is very hard to watch. it shows a police officer in distress, and again it is uncensored and includes profanities. >> fucking piece of hit? attack america, fuck that! take your shit off


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