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this monday. from the cbs broadcast center in captioning funded by cbs captioning funbs it's monday, june 12th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." one year ago this morning a terrorist opened fire in a gay nightclub in orlando. today survivors remember the attacks of 49 victims. president trump spent the weekend criticizing james comey for his testimony on the russia investigation while members of his own party pressed the president to come clean about his taped tweet. ♪ an outcast wins big at a broadway popularity contest,
plus the pittsburgh penguins cap an improbable playoff run. >> and the pittsburgh penguins again are the stanley cup champions! good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. attorney general jeff sessions is scheduled to testify before the senate intelligence committee tomorrow. lawmakers want to know about his contacts with russian officials and what sessions knows about former fbi director james comey's allegations regarding president trump. meanwhile mr. trump's fellow republicans are pressing him if he has tapes with comey. weijia jiang in washington. weijia, good morning.
>> good morning, anne-marie. he said if he had the possible tapes, he would talk about them sometime in the very near future. the republicans say that time is now or he could face a subpoena. president trump, first lady melania, and their son baron arrived at the white house sunday night with james comey talk still in washington. >> there's a whole issue about the president's conduct. >> james comey's credibility has been brought into question. >> yesterday president trump tweeted from his golf cart, james comey leaks will be more prevalent than anyone thought possible. very cowardly. >> there's a lynch mob mentality about the president in the press. >> like one in which the president hinted he may have private recordings of his conversations with comey, members of his own party urging him to turn them in if they exist. >> he should voluntarily turn them over not only to the senate
intelligence committee but to the special counsel. >> attorney general jeff sessions is set to face tough questions before the senate intelligent committee tomorrow about his role in comey's firing. >> he said he was involved in the firing of comey and the president said he was fired because of his involvement with russia. how does that fit in? >> last week he said for reasons he could not discuss in a nonclassified setting. whether the attorney general will testify in public or behind closed doors is still unclear. well, comey testified that sessions did not respond when he told him he didn't want to be alone with the president again because the president reportedly made inappropriate requests about the russia investigation. anne-marie, that's just a sampling of the many answers sessions will have to provide under oath. >> it ought to be very interesting. weijia jiang in washington. thank you so much, weijia. well, it was one year ago today that a gunman opened fire
in a gay nightclub in orlando, killing 49 people. omar mateen fired his first shots around 2:00 a.m. last call at the pulse nightclub's latin night. this morning's solemn ceremonies began at the same time, marking one year since the first mass shooting in recent history. the central florida city is marking the anniversary with orlando united day including four services to remember the victims. kenneth craig is in orlando. kenneth, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning to you, anne-marie. quite a large crowd gathered at the club early this morning for the first of the day's convenience. events. it was a private tribute for family members and survivors, marking one year since a lone gunman walked into the club and shattered so many lives.
these four mothers could never have predicted how their worlds would collide, but over the past year, they've built a special bond over their children. >> our kids are angels. they put us together. >> you're connected in an unimaginable way that nobody else shares. >> something special, beautiful. >> reporter: they formed this support group in the wake of the pulse nightclub massacre when each one of their children went out for a night of fun and never came home. they were among 49 people who were gunned down at the orlando gay nightclub by omar mateen. 53 others were injured. >> she loved to go there. >> myra's daughter was just 20 years old. >> she was a leader. she knew where she was going. her plans were shattered. they were taken away from her. they were taken away from us. >> reporter: in the months since the attack, orlando has united, channeling that pain into acts
of love and kindness. the city "beautiful" as it's nicknamed is shown with true colors. laughter more often than tears. sharing their stories isn't easy, but it's one of the few things that have helped them move forward. >> strangers before? >> strangers before. >> family now. >> family now. >> reporter: and i just spoke with somebody who was inside this event early this morning for private event. she told me it was amazingly nice, it wasn't sad at all, and remarkably everybody seemed to be in good spirits. >> that is good news. kenneth craig in orlando. thank you so much, kenneth. overseas now u.s.-backed syrian forces captured another part of raqqah, isis's capital in syria. raqqah has been under isis control since 2014. a northwestern neighborhood was captured yesterday followed two
days of intense fighting. 12 isis gunmen were killed including a commander. the battle for the remainder of the city could be a major turning point in the war against the militants. a chinese airliner suffered a major issue. it returned last night. there was a gaping hole in the side of the engine casing and passengers said they heard a loud noise and smelled something burning. no one was injured. the defense is expected to begin presenting its case today in the bill cosby sexual assault trial. it's unclear if cosby will testify. the prosecution rested its case friday, five days after the trial opened. andrea constand said cosby drugged and molested her, charges he denies. another round of drenching storms is expected today in the minneapolis area. yesterday in blaine just north of minneapolis, a powerful storm included hail that made it look like a winter snowstorm.
the damage was extensive. the heavy rain also caused local flooding. a musical about an outcast teen was the toast of the tony awards last night winning broadway's popularity contest. ♪ when you're falling and there's nobody around you ♪ you don't try to make a sound ♪ ♪ did i make a sound ♪ it's like i never made a sound ♪ >> dear evan hanson snagged best award. going ben platt. oslo took home the top honor in the play category. meanwhile bette midler added to her extensive award winning tony for best actress in a musical, "hello dolly revival." her speech went longer than they would have preferred but the divine miss m did not play off. >> i just want to say. i just want to say.
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columbia. it focuses on spending by foreign governments at the new trump hotel in washington, and the a.g.s say they will seek the president's personal tax records if a federal judge lets the case proceed. the "wall street journal" reports that voters in puerto rico want to ask congress for statehood, but critics note that fewer than one-fourth of those registered went to the polls yesterday. several parties opposed the statehood organized boycott. "the new york times" reports growing support in france for the new president. emmanuel macron's party made gains. the results are another blow to the country's traditional party. the "associated press" says judy garland has been laid to rest in a tomb bearing her name at the hold's forever cemetery. her husband buried her in new
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the country. >> he scores! >> listen to that announcer. michael bradley's goal from 40 yards out keeps america's hopes alive for a world cup bid. the u.s. men played to a 1-1 tie yesterday with mexico. the u.s. team had lost five of its previous qualifiers in mexico city. on the "cbs moneywatch," trouble at the top at uber and a search for a jackpot winner, a powerball jackpot winner. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. the federal policy meeting starts tomorrow. the fed will decide whether to
raise interest rates again. last week the dow gained 57 points, the s&p lost 7 points. the nasdaq finished the week down 100 points. a high-level shake at uber could be in the works. uber's board met yesterday on whether to place travis kalanick on leave. last week uber announced that it fired about 20 employees. uber has been hit by allegations that it ignored sexual hara harassme harassment. the chevy bolt will go on sale nationwide in august. chevy's electric car has been on sale in california and oregon since the end of last year. the bolt costs about $30,000 and has an epa mileage estimate of about 238 miles. "wonder woman" topped the charts at the box office. tom cruise's "the mummy" which cost an estimated $125 million to produce followed in second place followed by "captain
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>> reporter: out of thousands of ships commissioned by the navy, this is only the 16th named after a woman and the first named after a living woman since martha washington in 1776. the honorable gabrielle giffords escorted by her husband. >> i thought of you in my darkest days, the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines of the united states of america. we ask so much of you. despite danger you say yes. >> the navy told former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords a warship would be named in her honor back in 2012, the same day she decided to resign from congress to recover from an assassination attempt the year before. former secretary of state hillary clinton praised the decision to name the ship after giffords. >> nothing gives me greater joy and honor than seeing this great ship named for someone whose strength and resilience is a great lesson to us all.
>> reporter: over 420 feet long, the "uss gabrielle giffords" is designed to take on threats such as mines and submarines close to shore. this wonderful lady is inspirational to every one of us in uniform and every single one of us who live his this great country. >> reporter: the navy's newest warship reportedly cost $475 million and it's armed with missiles and machine guns. it will soon head to its home port in san diego for final tests and training. roxana saberi for cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," director oliver stone stops by studio 57 for his first tv interview on his first documentary, "the putin interviews" in which he talks with russia's president. >> okay, so no rules. why did you hack the election? did you make a mistake in crimea? you didn't answer my question. >> i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." you make a mistake in crim
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gay nightclub in orlando, florida. the victims of the pulse massacre are being remembered today with a series of four services. the first was held at the nightclub for survivors and was closed to the public. supporters of lgbt rights of the lgbt community rallied in washington and dozens of other u.s. cities on sunday. they were celebrating gains but also protesting the trump administration. mireya villarreal was at a march in los angeles. >> reporter: in the heart of hollywood, thousands of protesters hit the streets to shine a light on what they believe is an attack on civil rights. >> while it's really important to stand up every year and celebrate us being gay, it's not about just us right now. there are large communities feeling under threat. >> i've been marching a lot against our current administration because i think
they threaten everything that i want for my family. >> reporter: that sentiment and other politically charged marches around the country are what motivated protest organizer brian pederson to push for a change this year. for years this was language's p.r.i.d.e. parade filled with fun costumes and floats moving down the streets, but this year it has taken a very serious turn. the crowd is diverse with hundreds of associations participated, many of them not associated with the lgbt groups. >> reporter: the mayor believes it should be at the forefront of the movement. >> they want to pull us apart. we're showing we're pulling together. >> reporter: mireya villarreal, los angeles. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," director oliver stone stops by studio 57 with his first tv interview on his new documentary "the putin interviews" in which he talks with russia's
president. plus, the battle against thieves who steal packages left at doorsteps. a look at a controversial strategy used by police who use bait packages to track down criminals. and stars from "orange is the new black" join us at the table as the new season kicks off. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com www.vitac.com
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