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. hello and welcome to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada, and all around the world. i'm kim brunhuber. ahead on "cnn newsroom," possible violations of tess pa naj act and violations of obstruction, just one of the reasons why the fbi searched trump's home in florida. and where blame is being laid elsewhere. plus -- >> the motion is adopted. >> -- a historic win for the
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biden administration as lawmakers pass a bill. what the legislation means for americans. and millions of americans are suffering through record heat and drought. we're live from madrid on when people can see relief. ♪ we now know why the fbi searched former u.s. president donald trump's home. according to a warrant, they were look for things under the espionage act. we're also learning details about some of the items recovered during monday's search. property received on friend shows fbi receive 11 sets of classified documents including
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top secret sci, which stands for sensitive classified information. they also received three packets marked confidential and three marked secret. we have more on the ongoing investigation. >> reporter: court documents are revealing new information, more information about exactly what the fbi took when they searched mar-a-lago earlier this week. they took 11 sets of classified documents including four sets of top-secret documents including one of the highest classification levels. while they were there earlier this week, they were there investigating three crime acts. the other is obstruction, concealing, removing, mutilating documents, and lastly falsifying or altering documents.
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we don't know if it's going to lead to any formal charges. the president has not been charged with anything. it's an amazing incredible step to see the fbi to search mar-a-lago and for these documents to be unsealed by the court. trump's allies were trying to downplay the documents taken and insisting the president had the ability to declass feed documents. that tends to go through a normal process in order to actually do that. sara murray, cnn, washington. former president trump responded with falsehoods to the latest on the unsealed warrant. on his social media network he said, quote, the bigger problem is what are they going to do with the 33 million pages of documents, many that are classified that president biden took to chicago. while the national archives quickly debunked the claim, they said, quote, assume physical and legal custody of presidential records when obama left office in 2017. the fbi search is only the
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latest legal problem nation donald trump. he's embroiled in multiple lawsuits and investigations connected to his time in office and family business. on friday a new york state court judge refused to throw out tax fraud charges. it's accused of involvement in a tax evasion scheme going back to 2005. now, that trial gets under way in october. on wednesday trb refused to answer questions for new york attorney jgeneral's fifth amendment right. they're looking at whether they used valuations to get economic benefits. what we already learned could pose the biggest peril of all to former president trump. earlier i spoke with arerah mam martin about the search warrant. here she is.
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>> what surprised all of us, kim, is the level of detail that the justice department provided to the judge that they signed off. we know many republicans and donald trump are complaining somehow this is a political leap, motivated action and this is, you know, some kind of nefarious act against the former president. but what's clear and what we've been told is their work was grounds so sufficient that the judge signed off on a search warrant of this president's prooivt residence. know it's unprecedented in u.s. history, but the acts that donald trump engaged in in terms of taking secret, confidential, highly sensitive documents from the white house, very sirous allegations against him and very serious actions that required
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this level of intervention from the fbi and the department of justice. >> yeah. i mean in that list of potential crimes, some come under the espionage act, but that doesn't necessarily mean spying as it sort of sounds to the layperson, i guess. it's pretty broad. take us through that. >> yes, you're right, kim. when we hear the word espionage, i think it relates to spying on the u.s. government, but that act covers things broader than just spying. it covers things such as the removal of sensitive documents that could land in the hands of a foreign adversary, someone or some governmental entity that is adverse to the united states. and we don't know exactly what is in the documents that donald trump removed from the white house, but we know the documents are highly sensitive, many of them documents that were only meant to be reviewed inside the
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white house in the skiff, documents that were never meant to be removed from the inner sanctum of the white house, and the fact that these documents have been taken to a private residence could potentially end up, sqagain, in the hands of a foreigned a very s.i.r., the intervention we've seen with respect to the search warrant. >> fbi director christopher wray is warning agents and employees to be vigilant against ton precedent threats since the mar-a-lago sense following aen attack at the field office in cincinnati. the suspect tried to breach the office but was killed after a standoff with authorities. he was believed to be armed with an ar-15 gun and nail gun. he was known because he had an unspecified connection to the january th riot at the capitol.
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posters wrote attorney general merrick garland needs to be assassinated. the attorney general said these threats won't be tolerated. >> i don't care what side of the issue you're on, who you're upset with or violent about, you don't get to use violence, and we're going to go after that conduct aggressively. >> joining me now is brian levin, director for the center of hate and extremism and militia group researcher. he joins me now from monroe, new york. thanks so much for being here with us. we know that right wing extremism is the number one domestic threat according to the fbi, a than was before the raid on mar-a-lago. since then we know the online extremist rhetoric has soared. what have you been seeing in terms of the amount and nature of this rhetoric? >> a great question.
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it's been a literal fire hose. very broad. although, just let me preface that we see this from time to t time, but it's one of the larger fuselage inveeck active we've seen for some time. where it's directed, some of the usual suspects that have been koble less and game van nuysed during the pandemic. what i mean is at that time, deliberate movement really brought together a series of related grievance-oriented folks together into one kind of swamp, and that's what we're seeing now. everything from calls to violence, deep state civil war, and a lot of this is venting. we also saw today the listing of information about some of the fbi agents allegedly involved
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that was put up by a former aide of the former president. so this is not good. >> yeah. to say the least. i mean you touched on mentioning civil war. does it make it more dangerous when many of that's right wing folks on tv and social media argue in terms of civilian war, marjorie taylor greene among them. how close to the brink are we, not in terms of an actual civil war, but enough people to be wrad callized to act on the few lone wolves we've seen so far to take on the federal government that we're being told is the enemy? >> that is such a great question. what i think is so interesting, and i talked about this earlier in the week, sometimes the so-called lone wolfs who are part of the ecosystem, they operate on a time frame of their own, but what i think is important to look at and as i told the senate last year and also this year, this is part of
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the continuing stream of extremism, and it ebbs and flows. but we have this coalesced sub culture, and in that, we see two threats, relating to the kind of thing we saw with respect to the fbi assailant this week, but also a more broad one that i think is typified by what we saw in the insurrection. what i'm saying is we're taking snapshots in the middle of the fourth inning. this is going to be a continuing thing. what we find is both hate and extremism goes up in conflictual political national election years. >> yeah, which we're seeing now. and then you can just imagine. i mean, you know, what would happen if, say, donald trump was actually, you know, arrested and charged with something? >> excellent point, and that's exactly what i tweeted earlier.
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yeah, look. except for this assailant and similarly situated folks, this particular instance feels to me like a muster call, and then as this heats up where there's an event certain, an indictment -- we're not saying it's happening, but if it does, that will cause this fire to burn more. the kind ling is already out there, and we're flight concerned because this kind of stuff heats up and gets more directed as we go down that trail as to what's going to happen with respect to possible criminal prosecution of the former president. >> what seems incredible here is that the right wing politicians and media figures, they don't seem to learn anything from january 6th in terms of implicit or maybe more explicit calls to violence, or do you think that they just don't care about the consequences of stoking political violence? >> i don't think they care. and we have reams of data
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showing that both hate crimes, extremist plots, and including homicides go up downstream around this kind of rhetoric. what this does is labels certain groups and individuals as targets of aggression, but sometimes it manifests it with what we're seeing in line and conspiracy theories, but for some you're going to act on it either individually or in an organized fashion. we saw it time and time again, hate crime against muslims went up. we saw, for instance, the worst day for hate crime because we could measure it with fbi data. in 2019 it was the day the impeachment was announced. so we see this time and time again with the downstream effects of whatever is percolating in this swamp of
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grievance where that's scapegoated onto antifa, blm, to the fbi. >> frightening times. i guess it's too much to expect that commonsense would prevail. i really appreciate your expertise on, this brian levin. thank you so much. >> thank you. there's has been passed a bill that helps with things. wall street doesn't see too much reason for optimism. we'll explain why coming up statement with us.
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and (scoring a big win as we saw their massive package focus on climate, taxes, and health care now passing on to president biden's desk for a signature. it's very clear from the beginning it had full democratic support in the house. the reason behind that, they're using a budget process that requires them only to have democratic support so they can pass this out of congress with just their democratic majorities, and that's exactly what happened. just a reminder to everyone a little bit what's in this. there's three different planks, the largest investment we've ever seen come out of congress, $369 billion in climate initiatives, health care provisions in there. they're extending the affordable care act subsidies. it's also allowing medicare for the very first time to negotiate
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the pricing of certain drug prices. additionally there are tax provisions in there, namely a tax that's 15% minimum for the company's largest businesses. they will pay that 15% minimum tax. but, again, lawmakers now headed out on august recess. they're going back to their districts, back to their states, and for those running for re-election, it was important for democrats to talk about this when they went home and to say it had been passed and what's going to be in there. they're now going to be able to do that. now republicans continue to criticize the legislation saying it will only add, not bring it down, harm, not help them. you can expect to hear more freedom fr. them on that as they head into november. they're going to be talking very much about inflation and the economy. but the big picture here as the house makes this very historic vote is that it is a win for democrats and it's one that even a month ago they didn't think they would be seeing.
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jessica dean, cnn, capitol hill. democratic congresswoman pramila jail paul, chair of the progressive caucus explained how the new bill will help americans who need life-saving medication. here she is. >> we will make sure nobody has to continue to pay for health care without the subsidies we passed in the american rescue plan and we are extending now for another three years, and, yes, it might take a little bit of time to show we can bring down the cost of insulin, and shame on the republicans who are refusing to extend that provision to awl americans that have private insurance, but at least we got our toe in the door. so i think we are starting to see these prices come down. we will continue to see american families have more money in their pockets to be able to with stand what might be a couple more months. and at the end of the day, we are making big transformative change on health care and on climate those that was
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democratic congresswoman pramila jayapal. u.s. markets ended the week on a high note following signs that inflation may be easing up. the three major indices were solidly in positive territory at the closing of the bell on friday, and that's two days after a government report showed inflation in july was lower than the month before. the dow rose by more than 400 points friday or close to 1.3%. the nasdaq and s&p 500 saw even bigger percentage gains. those two indices have closed higher each of the past four weeks. american consumers are still down in the dumps about the state of the economy despite all the positive news. consumer sentiment, optimism, or lack of it went up largely in august. that's according to a survey by the university of michigan. it climbed above 55 points but
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still far below one year ago. consum consumers are speculative. now it's below 4 dollars a gallon. it was done before the positive inflation report. at least 14 people were injured on friday when a vehicle crashed into a pub in arlington, virginia, setting off a fire in a building. police say eight people were sent to the hospital, four in critical condition. a witness told police he saw a car careen into the pub. he said people were crying and screaming as a woman lie on the ground with multiple injuries. authorities say the fire has been put out. a discovery of highly classified material at donald trump's florida home is getting a muted response from supporters in congress. we'll have a report from washington just ahead. plus russia's offensive in eastern ukraine picks up again and civilians end up in the line of fire. stair with us.
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you watching us here in the united states, canada, and around the world. i'm kim brunhuber. this is the "cnn newsroom." the u.s. justice department revealed it had probable cause to investigate whether donald trump had kept documents prierchlt the fbi removed 11 sets of private materials from trump on monday. one was marked with the highest
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level of government classification. agents also received four sets of top secret documents. three were marked top secret and three confidential. they also discovered documents on roger stone convicted of lying congress. after monday's search, many of donald trump's supporters in congress were howling for the u.s. justice department to unseal the search warrant, and now that it has, there's been little reaction from them on capitol hill. we get more from cnn's melanie zanona. >> we're hearing a slightly more muted response from house republicans at least compared to their tone earlier when they were threatening investigations into the department of justice and attacking the fbi, but the republicans on the house intelligence committee held a press conference on friday where they heaped praise on law enforcement, called on attorney general merrick garland to
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release more information, and they acknowledged there were at least some scenarios where they thought it could be problematic where trump hung onto highly private documents. >> take a look at a list of their questions. was it nuclear? heck, maybe it was aliens. that's the point. we don't know. we're asking them to tell us. >> there are a number of things that they could show us, and i don't want to speculate. it would obviously rise to the level of maybe you didn't have any options, but i would be very, very surprised what those are considering the breadth of what they could have done beside this. >> i caught up with house gop leader kevin mccarthy and he called on the him to release more information beyond the search warrant on mar-a-lago. but he dodged questions on whether there were any scenarios he thought would be justified to conduct the search on mar-a-lago. we should point out that
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republicans are standing by trump. they're vowing to pursue oversight and investigations into the department of justice if they win back the majority, but it is clear they're starting to calibrate their response after "the washington post" report that they might be in possession of highly sensitive nuclear documents. >> david laufman led the section until 2018 and oversaw investigations into hillary clinton and former cia director david petraeus's classified records. here's what he had to say. listen to this. >> in some respects it's not that surprising given this president's consistent flagrant disregard for the protection of classified information and disregard for the intelligence kmnt committee throughout his presidency, his careless, reckless disclosure not only to foreign nationals but our
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foreign adversaries. it could be said this is another version of that flagrant disregard and contempt. having said that, it is nonetheless shock to me having overseen prosecutions of multiple defendants under them to see that same statute leveled as a search warrant executed on the home of a former president of the united states. in ukraine a stern warning about the power plant in ukraine. the facility is now at risk of vie lathe radiation safety and fire safety standards. this is due to damage of recent shelling that they're pitting on each other. meanwhile the city came under artillery fear. pe five people came under attack. 35 others were reportedly
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wounded. in kyiv, they shouldn't be allowed to use the visas that allow holders unrestricted travel through most european countries. >> translator: first of all it should be guaranteed that russian murderers and acc accomplices cannot use visas. secondly, the idea that they cannot get destroyed. we cannot turn europe into a supermarket where it doesn't matter who is coming. what matters is only that the purchases are paid for. >> our david mckenzie is keeping an eye on things. let's start with the front lines. what's the latest? >> what's being very significant is the eastern front line.
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ukrainian officials are admitting that russians are making gains in a key town in the region of donetsk, and you've seen steady gains by russian forces. sometimes the ukrainians push back. there are ground forces making pushes into that front line as well as heavy artillery fire. as you said, ukrainian officials announcing several civilians dead in other parts of donetsk. this is significant because these were the original at least part of the stated aims of the kremlin at the outset of this conflict. they've been make these gains with very attrition-like steady march, but it has been slow. much slower than the kremlin obviously indicated it would be, and the ukrainians are managed to inflict heavy casualties according to officials this. is an important front line, and
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in the weeks and months ahead, you could see the donetsk region is a key prize for russian forces as part of those originally stated goals. >> all right. david, in a more positive development, we're now seeing ships filled with grain leaving from you krachbl in fact, i think we have live pictures of ukraine being unloaded in italy that came from ukraine. what more can you tell us about this? >> well, this has been a positive development over the last few weeks. the negotiating settlement between russian and ukrainian officials with the help of turkey. you see the live pictures of this unloading of grain in italy. significantly one of the first vessels to take grain, which has been chartered by the world 3 program l be offloaded at some point to ethiopia where it's
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badded will needed to help the severe drought and famine-like conditions in that region. so this shows there is some progress in terms of negotiated settlements. the question is what is happening with the grain. can that happen with the nuclear power plant? and it's not that big of a segue because the nuclear power plant has been worrying everyone this week. the ongoing shelling of zones around that power plant worries experts about a possible radiation leak because of a lack of power to the zaporizhzhia plant. if they can negotiate smgs on grain, perhaps there can be some sort of settlement in demilitarizing the nuclear zone to the south of me. but at this statement it appears that's very much still under threat. kim? >> interesting point. david mckenzie in kyiv. thank you so much. appreciate it. at least 11 people including two children were killed in a mass shooting in month knee grow friday, according to state media.
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the state media reports they first attack as family of tenants and went outside and s shot other residents. indiscriminately shot people. he was 44 years old and shot dead by a civilian. record heat and drought are creating dangerous conditions across europe. we'll go live to spain after the break with more on this. stay with us. hey, i just got a text from my sister. you rememember rick, her neighb? sure, he's the 76-year-old guy who still runs marathons, right? sadly, nwow.nymore. soudden. um, we're not about to have the e need life insurance" conversation again, are we? no, we're having the e're getting coverage
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disastrous event that could happen in california in the next four decades and it's not a earthquake. have a look heefrm you'll be seeing what's now drought-prone areas in the state that are predicted to be a vast inland sea. a new study by science advances shows that climate changes
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doubled the chances of what's called a mega flood. scientists describe it as a severe flood across a broad region that has the capacity to bring catastrophic impacts to society and nothing like anyone has ever experienced. neighboring nevada shows water pouring into casinos. water was gushing from ceilings onto card tables. it's facing its wettest monsoon season in a decade. record heat in europe is causing at least one swiss glacier to melt at an alarming rate. a glacier will soon be completely gone within a matter of weeks. it also makes them more unstable, less suitable for winter sports and hiking, which is part of the swiss tourist
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industry. and five people are missing after severe record rainfall in china. 8 inches fell in the province. the high water took down houses, washed away cars and damaged roads. rescue efforts are ongoing. so from severe flood to a heatwave, the weather center has issued its highest heat alert this year. large parts of southwestern, central, and eastern china are expected to see temperatures above 104 degrees fahrehrenheit 40 degrees sells yell. there are exceptional low water levels here due to lack of water rainfall. shipping has caused transport costs to soar. it's not just germany. many countries are suffering through record heat and drought.
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in spain one person is dead and more than a dozen injured after part of a stage collapsed in a costal city. it was due to a strong gust of wind. have a look. authorities suspended the medusa festival. you can see the disappointed concertgoers evacuating after the wind blows the debris. there were warning that there were wind gusts and increased temperatures. let's talk with meteorologist karen maginnis. but first al goodman joins me from madrid. al, what more can you tell us about the tragedy of the festival? the pictures there are just incredible. >> reporter: hi, kim. spain's national weather service tweeted unusually at 3:00 in this morning local time that there were 80-kilometer-per-hour
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winds, 50-mile-per-hour winds at the airport south of where the concert was going on at a beach town near the mediterranean. about an hour after is when the gust happened a taking down part of the stage. 17 injures. three of those 17 in serious condition. this is a weekend-long music festival that was expected to attract tens of thousands of people. the organizers not only suspended it but issues another statement expression condolences to the people who died, offering support to all the others affected. kim? >> all right. in western europe it's dealing not with just heat as we said but drought as well. >> that's right. you mentioned the rhine river. the barges running up and down
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that river are carrying chemicals, coal, and grains. the shirps can continue, but they have to lighten their load. that's what disrupts the prices. in england, they had the driest july in many years. there are bans in many municipalities that people cannot use guard p hoses to wash their cars or water their gardens. they're losing up to 80% of their crops. in the uk, it's not getting enough water and not being able grow enough grains and grasses to feed the animals in the winter, so you're having about 60% of the european union and uk is under some sort of drought warning according to the european union. >> turning to you, karen, how long will it last? >> the temperatures can
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fluctuate very easily. we can see that measure on a fairly quick basis. drought, that takes much longer. more than one or two rain events to bust a drought as we might say. as you heard from al goodman, 6 07 under some sort of drought alert. these are the forecast temperatures. we talked a lot about western europe where temperatures have been in the low, mid, and upper 30s. and in southern france they've had devastating fires. look at the forecast in london. looks like we go beyond that to weekend time period. we see the temperatures dropping down to near normal levels. for paris, yes, it looks like some rain in the forecast. not for the weekend. the weekend still stays fairly hot with 30s expected for sunday. but look at the rainfall that moves in by midweek. the average high temperatures should be about 25 degrees. we've talked than ridge of high pressure that's been marked
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across northwestern sections of europe. that's going to begin to shift. this is for seven days and looks very impressive. this is going to be spread out over seven days, so you're not going to see a whole lot of rain at any one particular time. here's that drought view all across europe where as we mentioned, about 60% of the european continent is under some sort of drought alert. all right. this is the rhine river. looks beautiful when it's full, but when you can see some of these coastlines and look oohs like sand bars that erupt out of the water, it's very difficult, very challenging for the barges and is dreftful and truly a crisis, especially this time of year. and across sections of china, we've seen the temperatures in the low 40s. it will continue that way. as a matter of fact, they've issued a nationwide alert for the heat where the temperatures
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are going to be climbing up into the upper 30s and 40s some of this is also a crisis situation across much of that region. we'll continue to monitor that, kim, but this has been a really remark able summerall around th globe. back to you. >> absolutely right. karen maginnis, al goodman, thank you both. a vigil in mexico for ten miners trapped for more than a week. relatives are growing impatient. some say they're not being kept informed about the progress. rescuers made three attempts removing debris, blocking the rescuers. they mentioned dive es would enter, but the water levels are still too high. they're requesting a judicial hearing to file charges against the owner of the mine. a french free diver has broken a record for diving with
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fins reaching 120 meters. here's what he had to say with a visual of the dive here. >> it was an amazing dive. i made it. i did my training here to make it, but sure at the end when you made it, it's bigger than what i can imagine. >> the celebration erupted after the record of 120 meters was confirmed. the actual time of the dive was 3:34. award-winning author saule rushty is in the hospital afteafter an attack on frichltd we'll have the story afafter the break. stay with us. ghaa. yeah, i'm not really sure if this is working e either.
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award-winning author salman rushdie remains in the hospital after being attacked on friday morning. a man rushed the stage stabbing rusdhie at least once in the neck and abdomen. the man is in custody.
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the author is on a ventilator with damage to his liver and arm and will likely lose an eye. cnn's simone prokupecz has more. >> reporter: he was speaking at an institution when witnesses say a man jumped onto the stage just as the event was getting under way and began punching and stabbing rusdhie. one witness tells cnn she counted roughly seven to ten stabbing motions before fleeing for her own safety. rusdhie suffered stab wounds to his neck and an i do men according to the state police and was airlifted to an area hospital. >> it was a state police officer who stood up and saved his life, protected him, as well as the moderator who was attacked as well. >> reporter: the suspect was quickly taken into custody. new york state police identified
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him as 24-year-old hadi mater. >> there was a lot of screaming and crying, people rushing from the audience up on the stage. >> reporter: the 75-year-old author was born in mumbai and later moved to the uk. rusdhie is accustomed to living under threat. his controversial fourth novel "the satanic verses" published in 1978 sparked demonstrations all over the world, some considered the book sacrilegious. in '89 there was a religious decree on rusdhie calling for his death. he lived under british protection for ten years before the iranian government announced it would no longer enforce it. rusdhie wrote a memoir called "joseph anton," the nay name he used while in hiding. he's been outspoken over the years about living through that
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time. >> the best way what i can do to fight this is to show the bully on the playground, i ain't scared of you, and the best thing i can do is go on to be the best writer i can be and to lead as open a professional and personal life i can, and it's just a way of saying there may be this danger and it's a terrible thing and an ugly thing and we need to fight it and defeat it, but we don't have to hide under the bed. >> reporter: the fbi's now part of this investigation, helping authorities learn more about the suspect t motivation, and whether or not this was part of some bigger plot to kill salman rushdie. of course, the investigators are still trying to go through a lot of information that they're gathering including a backpack. they were waiting for a search warrant to go through that. also a phone. we have a lot to learn. simone, prokupecz, cnn, new
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york. the emmy award-winning actress anne heche is still on life support, although, per the law in california she's brain dead. the doctors are trying to learn if there are organ donors. she was called a joyful soul, a loving mother and friend. the actress was badly burned a week ago when she slammed her car into a house in los angeles, setting off a fire. the accident is still under investigation. that wraps up this hour of "cnn newsroom." i'm kim brunhuber. i'll be back in just a moment. please do stay with us.
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♪ hello and welcome to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada and all around the world, i'm kim brunhuber. ahead on "cnn newsroom," unsealed and revealing. the fbi warrant citing possible violations of espionage act as one of the reasons to search trump's florida home. we'll look at the legal ramifications for the former president. plus, live in kyiv in the fighting taking place in the eastern part of ukraine. this as new shipments of grain arrive in europe. a year since the u.s. and thal

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