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injured. new questions this morning about just what went wrong. sky high. serena williams a champion again winning her fifth grand slam title. she sits . >> this is new day with chris cuomo, kate baldwin and michaela ferrara. >> good morning, monday, september 9th. f:00 in the east. this one may be the most critical for barack obama's presidency. the president is putting all his political muscle into winning support on sirria. he will be doing multiple interview, mere warm-ups. he will sit down with the one and only wolf blitzer. tomorrow night, the president addresses the nation.
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we will break down that exclusive new fol we have. >> very interesting. very telling to where the american people are right now on this issue. also this most everyone watched, who watched diana nyad last week came by inspired. >> that she never gave up after so many attempts. now she and her team are coming under fire. some in the ultracompetitive world of competitive swimming are questioning whether she diddist she is fighting back. we'll have that. also the dramatic online confession. a young man from ohio admitting in this online video that he killed a man in this drunk driving accident. now he is set to be indicted today t. family of that victim is speak out to us. do they believe the confession? do they believe he should earn leniency? the president's big bush on sirria.
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summer break issue no. one, whether to use military force against the regime. brand-new cnn-orc poll showing 55% of americans oppose military action in syria. the twhous, though, is trying to make its case this morning with secretary of state john kerry stressing u.s. intelligence on syria's chemical attack moments ago, listen here. >> we know by tracing it physically, where the rockets came from. it is no accident that they all came from regime control territory. . >> cnn's coverage of the crisis in syria begins with the senior white house correspondent brianna keeler.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning, kate. president obama has a big problem convincing congress. it's with his own party, his political arm, organizing for america has been mom on syria. now, he's looking to hills former secretary of state for some help. president obama getting high powered help from none other than hillary carolina. a source telling cnn she'll speak out on syria when she comes here for an unrelated evempblt the president needs the support a. new poll shows 59% of americans say congress should not authorize u.s. military action in syria. trying to avoid a damaging defeat, he's pulling out all the stops, including interviews today with cnn's wolf blitzer and other major news know, before a speech to the nation tuesday night. >> we cannot turn a blind eye to images like the ones we've seen if syria. >> reporter: images of children dying from nerve gas, videos if
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president's team has been showing senators in secret to get their votes, first obtained by cnn, now made available for all to see. chief of staff won a media blitz appearing on all five talk shows. >> i hope before any member of congress makes hess decision on how to vote, they look at that video you all made available to the world yesterday. take a look at that and try to turn away from that. >> reporter: those videos expected to be shown at closed door meetings for all members of congress, returning for the dramatic debate and vote t. turn the tide the president unexpectedly showed up sunday night at a dinner hosted by vice president joe biden to sell republican senators on syria. today he's sending national security adviser susan rice to the congressional black caucus, but opposition is growing. even among democrats. >> my heart is broken when i see that video and you see women and children dying as a result of chemical weapons, but the big
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question for the congress right now is what is the most effective way to move forward. >> if i was the president, i would withdraw my request at this particular point. i don't believe the support is there in congress. >> reporter: syrian president assad is make his case. he said in an interview, there has been no evidence that i used chemical weapons against my own people. the white house responded to that by saying that they're not surprised someone who used chemical weapons against his own people would also lie about it. chris. >> thank you very much. we appreciate the reporting. let's break down the poll numbers with our poll master, national correspondent, joining us from washington t. headline is we don't want to do this. that's what the american people are saying. john they us through the numbers. >> you mentioned the headline, that's a steep pil hill for the president. 6 in 10 americans saying mr. president don't do the, what
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would happen if congress voeths votes yes, if the president can get the votes, that's a huge if, support goes up a little bit. this is in the end here, support goes up to 43%. 43% of americans would support the president if he gets the votes. if he doesn't get the votes, come back to that graphic. he had 71% of the american people, 71% will get there event twally, i'm sure. 71% say don't do it, mr. president, if congress votes no. that's the steep hill. he guess to see republicans 4r569 night a. full court press, including the interviews and the address this week. the president understands these numbers. to get reluctant members of congress, he has to swing that baseline number. he has to get up to majority support. >> at this point a clear message, we don't want to you do it f. they pass the rurks we don't want you to do it f. they don't pass the resolution, you better not do it. that's that head loan t. second one is a little more optimistic for the administration.
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on the issue of intelligence, there has been all this criticism that the case hasn't been made, according to poll, the american people have somewhat more of a comfort level of what they believe happened there, yes? >> yes, but, i emphasize an underlined but. first, look at this, is it true in did bashar a.m. assad do this? 28% say certainly. 9 in 10 americans say they believe the administration when it says the syrian regime did this. >> that itself argument. do they want to do something about it? i want to show you a spareson to iraq. right before the iraq war, this is do they have chemical weapons. look at this. more than nine in ten americans then and one of the factors now, chris, that more than nine in ten americans in 2003 thought saddam hussein had these weapons, of course, they were never found. so the skepticism from this is affecting people's opinions, even though they believe that bashar al-assad did this heinous
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things thing. they don't think the president has an effective plan for military strikes. even though they think a crime was committed. they don't want this president to do it. >> we kept being told that saddam hussein wanted for the kill us. which gives you a motivation to get involved, one would think. can you give me another example where you saw a president pushing an agenda that had this much personal opinion from the american people against it? >> part of it is the times, you can go back in the reagan administration, did they have the support for noriega, for grenada, i remember in the clinton government, they swent went to haiti, it was very unpopular. not at these number, not the visceral. part of this is the polarized politic wes live in, part of it is a reflection of the age we live in, the twitter verse, the constant videos and the like, you can go back and behind
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historical poll numbers, not in times like we live. not in the politics like we live in. >> do you have one thing this poll makes clear is that if the resolution doesn't get passed, there is little chance the president goes forward on his own? >> his aids say he doesn't want to answer that question t. president, himself, said that, let's look at some of the president's positions. he can launch strike, remember, he says he has that constitutional authority. he's on the record, he's way out there saying we must act. will he change the definition of act if he can't pass this resolution? he can wait for the united nations to affect. we have been through the politics of that. russia and china showed no willing inside, he could increase humanitarian aid, increase weapons aid and covert operation, look the president has made clear, he believes the united states must do something from a military perspective, that is option one as he begins a huge week of lobbying. >> it seems like the big obstacle is still the fundamental question of why. he'll get his chance to talk
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about that tomorrow night. john, thanks for the analysis. we will bring you on, digest it. we'll be back to you in a little bit to press the president on why this is going to happen and answer other fundamental issues, who better that answer the president tan wolf blitzer. he goes one on one at 6:00 p.m. eastern. following that, cross fire is back. >> that will be tonight at 6:30 eastern. two things to keep on your menu settings for tonight t. big interview, the big fight about it right afterwards. >> two big programming notes to remind everyone about. we want to turn to other news, including a terrifying carnival ride accident in connecticut. a swing ride suddenly lost power sending the riders crashing into one another and to the ground a. dozen children or so were hospitalized. parents are demanding understandably so to foe what happened and what caused this. so what's the status?
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>> at this point, kate the company that owns this ride is saying it was caused by a mechanical malfunction. >> that does little to ease the concern of parents who watched in horror as their children were hurled from the ride 10 to 15 feet from the ground. >> i heard a big bang and the whole apparatus of swings came smashing down at the bottom of the swing. >> i looked to my left. i saw the swing ride, it collapsed. all these people were there. i actually saw someone fall out of the cart. >> reporter: this swing ride in norwalk connecticut became a dangerous thrill on friday sending children to the ground when it lost power. >> injured kids everywhere. the parents ripping out if gate, just trying to get to their kids, it was horrible. >> reporter: sitting in chairs suspended by chains, 13 children were injured. at least two seriously when the ride malfunctioned. other rides at norwalk's only oyster festival were shut down
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as a precaution, soon reopened following inspections. >> portable rides have a very good safety record. in the state of connecticut, however, they're only inspected once a year. >> reporter: the owner says in part the zoomer swing ride suffered a mechanical malfunction and we are continuing to cooperate with authorities as they investigate into the root cause of the accident. state officials inspected the swing ride on friday just two days before the incident. this comes on the heels of a deadly accident in july at a six flags amusement park in arlington, texas. a woman fell to her death from the pom lar rite ride the texas zwrient known for having one of the steepest drops in the world. there are currently no federal agency enforcing safety regulation on amusement parks like six flags. some experting are calling for a change. >> because this particular ride was a traveling ride, there will be federal oversight and an
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amusement vied an amusement ride. they need to be the same inspection guidelines for amusement rides all across the country. >> again, this ride passed inspections on friday. this incident occurred just two days later. state police will now conduct a detailed investigation to find out what caused this incident to occur. chris. >> passing that along. that's important information for families. we will turn now to weather woes. rampant rains are turning parts of utah into a moving wall of mud. that states a widespread flooding. now the cleanup is under way, let's get to andrea peterson is following all of it for us. >> we had tropical storm and you see that, we know what's expected. >> that is flash flooding. >> oh my good! >> it was like a blackmon sfer
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lava. >> reporter: this amazing cell phone video was one of many scenes across utah after a massive storm saturday caused flooding, evacuations, power outages and mudslides. in alpine city about 100 people were briefly evacuated. the national weather service reported three-quarters of an inch of rain fell if just 15 minutes. >> it was 100 feet wide. it just got bigger and beggar and picked up more moment item. >> reporter: police captured these incredible images tearing through utah county. residents in some neighborhoods reporting 3 feet of water in their homes. in provo the water was so powerful that it collapsed the corner of this hill. >> when i came up here the water was flooding down the street about a foot-and-a-half deep. so it's probably the worst i've ever seen. >> reporter: at the byu-texas football game, pounding rain caused a two-hour delay. it left fans running for cover. in the mid-west, an intense heat
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wave is forecast to bring record breaking temperatures over the next two days. in minnesota and wisconsin, heat indices could rise into the triple digits. chicago has not seen a high since december, 1998. >> that trend could end on tuesday if they see temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s. many schools have closed their doors to students as a precaution. this elementary school in denver was one of six that closed early friday after temperatures soared into the upper 90s. >> it's too hot for the movie in there and teachers, too, it's very hot. >> it's the story of here we go again in the mid-west. it's huge, temperatures soaring a few weeks ago. notice, des moines, 100 degrees, that is 21 degrees above average. mims minneapolis 97 degrees, they need the relief. they are going to see in a couple of days. we will see a cold front slight through the area. >> that should be relief. cope in mind, a dome of high pressure slides to if northeast. look at treechs, boston, from
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the 70s to the 90s. new york city 75. also soaring to about 92. d.c. same thing. so if you don't like the faushlgs a lot of complainers this weekend, warm up. >> it's just like a head fake. one week from the next. summer, fall, winter, spring. >> thank you very much. there is a lot of news developing at this hour, let's go street mikalah for the latest. an unrelenting wildfire forcing people from their homes near the san francisco bay area. on the edge of mount diablo park hit several acres. a light breeze with temperatures in the 90s and triple digits helped fuel that fire. more than 250 firefighters are battling the fire. at this point they don't know what caused it. marred by tragedy, a football fan, who witnesses say appeared intoxicated died outside candlestick park when he fell from an elevated walkway. police say the man in his 30s
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was walking with his brother when it happened. identification of the victim is being held until his family is notified. michelle knight all smiles at the cleveland browns game, she, of course, one of the three women that survived a decade of horrors at ariel castro's ohio the three responders, they didn't comment about castro's suicide. a 14-year-old michigan boy and his 13-year-old girlfriend who ran away together have been found safe and sound in chicago. they were spotted next to a north side gas station t. parents of 14-year-old braxton wood and jayden thomas have been notified and heading up to chicago to pick them up. the teens left home august 26th in this ford explorer that longs to woods' parents. a shakeup at the naacp, the president is announcing he is stepping down at the end of the year. he says running the nation's largest civil rights
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organization kept him away from his family and wife for too long. he is expected to announce resignation and plaens to go into teaching. if you happen to love a guy with facial hair, who doesn't lately? lots of facial hair, you should have been in new orleans, sorry, i could have given you the hook up. they hosted the national beard and moustache championships. 18 kaenls, not a raise or in sight. >> a strong beard and a strong moustache. >> a pennsylvania man won, we are told he won by a hair. b.c. here in the studio, you into ed to do a little work. >> fought big on the facial hair in the studio. >> keep it trimmed low. >> i thought you needed that on a monday. >> yeah. >> not too much facial hair on a monday. chris. >> coming up on "new day," dennis rodman back from his second visit to north creia. it seems the worm has turned on president obama, in6 it's not his job to rescue an imprisoned
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american missionary. that's true. wait until you hear the word he used to describe the president and hillary clinton. diana nyad coming under fire for her historic sw imfrom cuba to florida. why some are question wlg she had help along the way.
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>> happy monday, welcome back to "new day." dennis rodman back from north korea, already sparking out raenl. he has a knack for getting attention. this time by slaming both
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president obama and hillary clinton in a practice fanty laced to reporters. in a few hours, he'll be speaking out again, goody, goody. david, what do i need to know? >> reporter: what you need to know, chris, dennis rodman, the former hall of famer, it's not too much out there as the ambassador. he has gotten close to kim jong un, the dictator of north korea. when i pushed him ability kenneth bay, the imprisoned american, though, his response was not exactly diplomatic. take a look. former nba star dennis rodman back from north korea. showing off snapshots with his friend, north korean dictator kim jong un. rodman fuelled speculation that he would push kim about imprisoned american kenneth bay.
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now another tune. >> reporter: did you ask about kenneth bay? >> guess what. >> reporter: rodman showing off that famous temper. >> ask obama about. as if you are going to talk about it. >> ask hillary clinton. >> reporter: bay is serving 15 years of hard labor and desperately ill, his family says. >> rodman is the only person the only american to have contact with the north korean leader. you cannot help but hope their friendship would benefit kenneth. so we were disappointed. >> reporter: the worm build his trip as basketball diplomacy. some aren't buying it. >> reporter: rodman's behavior on both these trips are absolutely outrageous. it just aids and abets one of the post-dangerous regimes in real time. >> reporter: the regime is developing nukes. rodman calls the young leadary quote awesome kid. >> i have no idea from his point of view what game he's playing. although, you can take a look at
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the obvious. he's getting phenomenal coverage. for someone who hasn't put the ball into the basket for years is being talked about if capitals around the world. >> well, the publicity will continue. rodman will give a press conference in new york in hours. how close has he come to kim jong un? well, he told "the guardian" newspaper, he met with the family and revealed the name of a baby girl. that's closer than any american diplomat has managed for more than a decade. chris, kate. >> we preshltd the reporting. it is maddening. all you want to do is write rodman off. he has no business getting in this conversation. he keeps getting this weird access. all the mystery about north korea this is almost to the top of the list. >> to think the whole family is sitting there waiting for the
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family to come back and relying on dennis rodman. >> on a shiny swim cap. she inspired us with a record setting cuba swim. you remember this. now, diana nyad coming under question. other swimmers questioning whether her incredible feat. >> serena williams registering her 17th grand slam? how does she dominate women's tennis? how many answers do you need the biggest, the strongest the intensity in her practice, serena in a rare one on one interview just ahead. thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil and buzz: for teaching us that you can't create the future... by clinging to the past. and with that: you're history. instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. 80 thousand of us investing billions... in everything from the best experiences below...
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. >> welcome back. it is monday. september 9th. coming up, brand-new poll numbers on syria. even if congress were to pass a resolution, 55% of americans still oppose it. the big question is why? that's what americans want to know about this attack to prove 72% don't think action in sirria would accomplish anything. we will take you behind the numbers in just a few minutes. >> important numbers they are. also this, serena does it again, a fifth u.s. title. she sat down with our rachel nicoles to talk about the big victory. how does she keep doing it? well, here. >> we have a lot of news. >> let's do it. let look at the headlines. the house and senate are back in session after a month long break. a resolution authorizing the president to use military force against syria. the president is pulling out the
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stops. the senate could vote on the measure by wednesday. at least a dozen kids were hurt after a carnival ride lost power in norwalk, connecticut. those children were injured when they slammed into the base ride. an 8-year-old boy remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. the company that owns the ride says it was inspected by officials. a bus veered off the runway at bangkok's main runway after its nose gear collapsed. the fight which originated in china was carrying 288 passengers and 14 crew members when it skidded sunday night. passengers evacuated the emergency slides. aviation officials are now investigating. an investigation ongoing at yellowstone national park after a 3-year-old girl was shot and killed over the weekend. her mother says the little girl shot herself with a handgun. park officials, rather, say they have not drawn conclusions yet, guns are illegal.
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they cannot be discharged there. it's the first shooting at yellowstone since 1978. a pair of shark attacks within a minute of each other in new smyrna beach, florida a. man in shallow water was bitten on the shin. 100 yards away, a surfer was bitten on the foot. both will be okay. they believe the same shark bit them first. bait switch swarming near the bocce are priing the predators closer to shore. you'd think in that little water, you wouldn't have to worry about a shark. >> i refuse to be intimidated. there is only one risk, it's happened before in history. you don't know when it's going to happen. we all know what it is, it has one name, sharknado. the only thing is nature. >> the only thing is to move on to a political gut check. >> i am right behind it. just speaking the truth of power. new this morning, we have cnn
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exclusive polls on syria, as congress returns to work t. headlines are nearly six in ten americans say congress should not authorize military action on syria. on top of that, seven in ten say the airstrikes would not achieve significant goals for the united states, important. those are important incomes to look at. let's dive deeper into them with chief corn correspondent john king. they come out on an important day for the american people. 59%, john, say congress should not approve a u.s. strike. 59% say. that what does that tell you the president is going to have to do on tuesday to try to sway public opinion even if he can at this point. >> it tells you, kate, even as he works members of congress one by one, the american public at large, when you mention six in ten, 59%, sick in ten americans say don't do this, mr. president, what is driving that is that other number you mentioned. more than seven if ten americans
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simply don't see it making any difference, they're very skeptical. post-iraq, even post-libya and post-egypt, if the united states can do something in a limited way and walk away with success. so the skepticism is driving it. it's hard for the president to turn the nos into yes, sir when people are so doubtful he has the right plan that maybe any president can have the right way to do something in a limited way, without putting boots on the ground, the american people simply don't believe he can do that. >> it shows what a calgary lawmakers have. they say they heard from their constituents back home. this is why we find this next poll interesting. we know the american people don't want congress to find a strike with or without congressional approval. but it is interesting, a majority, 57% say the vote in congress still does not have an impact on their vote in the mid-terms. why? >> well, most people vote for
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members of congress. you see those numbers there. if somebody votes for action in syria. 11% say they're more likely to vote for that person. essentially almost six if ten say it wouldn't affect their vote either way. most congressional elections are about health care, maybe about education policy, but they're about domestic issues here at home. about jobs and the economy. i will give you one cautionary note. on the one hand, that helps the president. he can swai say this won't sway the vote. cast a tough vote. they're not going to punish you in the next election. the president could make that case. he could cite that poll. i will give you one word, iraq. heading no iraq, people thought the same thing. in 2006, in 28 after iraq went south, the voters did punish people. so what you see before military action isn't fessly what you would get after f. there is a military strike, how this plays out will determine how it impacts 2014 and beyond. >> when you look at the vote tally of where it stand, you look at the public opinion,
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there is very little partisan divide at this point towards action, u.s. action in syria. does that surprise you? >> no, in the sense that the president has a problem across the country with all americans and with all partisan perspectives if congress. independents are the most skeptical when you look at this. the president has to sell the middle of america politically on this you have an anti-war left. you have an increasingly isolationist move t. president in an odd sent, makes the challenge, i'm not going to say easy is the wrong word, it's a fix of the reid rising tide, he has to convince everybody, this is everybody. again, it's that profound skepticism, kate. lock at our poll. the people believe assad is murdering his own people. they doubt tear president can do something in a limited effective way that will make a difference. >> fascinating numbers. so critical in this debate. john, thank you so much.
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we also want to remind you to be sure to tune in with wolf blitzer's interview. it's happening today. all of the tough questions on syria of that interview will be airing tonight at 6:00 eastern right here on cnn. >> and after that, don't miss the return of "cross fire." tonight at 6:30 eastern. we will take a quick break here. we come back on "new die," apple ready to unveil the next generation of the iphone. we will have a clue after the break, the new device is sure to brighten your day. also, the serena williams rocking the u.s. open. that's some excitement for you. at tlurnth she's captured the her 17th grand slam title. how does she keep doing it? rachel nicole's goes one on one with the queen of the hard core. ] oj, veggies -- you're cool.
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>> welcome back. starting in egypt, syrian refugees are met with hostility trying to flee their country's bloody civil war. >> reporter: syrian refugees are rushing to register for asylum in egypt. the refugee agency says it's processing 1,000 applications a day in cairo. the concerns have growing
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anxiety among refugees to get their papers in order. since july, the interim government has imposed sprikt stricter entrance rules requiring a visa. the government estimates there are 300,000 syrians in egypt looking for refugee status. back to you, kate. >> thanks so much for that update. in tokyo, it was hugs and cheers as they win the bid to host the 2020 summer olympics. >> tokyo is thrilled that the olympic games will be heading back here in 2020. the ongoing nuclear crisis could not derail this bid. so tokyo beat madrid and istanbul. for turkey the ongoing instability in the middle east and a raging civil war may bring syria their chance. back to you, kate. >> paula, thank you so much. scientists say a huge underwater volcano discovered off the coast
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of japan is the biggest in world. >> reporter: scientists are calling it the largest single volcano on earth. at 4 miles wide, it has a footprint the size of new mexico. so why did it take so long to discover? it lies 1,000 miles east of japan in the depths of the pacific ocean. it dwarves the previous record holder and rivals mars, the largest volcano in the solar system. luckily, the bo he moth doesn't pose much of a three. it's been extinct for millions of years. let's talk abouter is refa williams. she did it again for the fifth time, a signature leap after beating victoria azarenka. she is well on her way to becoming the winningest female tennis player of all time. rachel nichols sat down with a
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rare one on one interview with the tennis star after her victory. >> reporter: 17 grand slam titles. you are 31 years old, a lot of the people you came in are retired, playing legends games. how do you play like a 20-year-old? >> i feel like i go for broke. i am focused on what i want to do and goal, i'm just having a lot of fun out there. everyone is like, 31. wow, 31 is old it doesn't seem like me. it seemts like, i don't act it either. so maybe that has something to do with it. >> former president clinton was at your final's match. you met him when you were 17. is he a groupie? >> former president clinton is a great guy. he loves tennis. every time. he wasn't there last year. i asked him, you weren't here last year? he said he was working. >> you told him to get his priorities straight. >> he started working. come to the u.s. open. >> a lot of people out there
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might not realize you might not have been at this tournament at all, you had to be rushed into emergency surgery. >> being in an emergency room and in the hospital for all that time and just not knowing if i would ever pick up a racket again and just not even careing, just wanting to be healthy. i think that was a tough time for me. >> and the footnote seems to be she spent 11 monts recovering, that is not a footnote. >> it was the toughest thing i have been through in my life. one ting kept happening from the blood clots. i lost part of my luvenlth i had to retrain my lungs, i don't have two full lungs area. you go through the stage of why is all this happening to you? it was really 11 months of hell. i got through that. and now feel like, you know, now when i'm on that court and i'm facing opponents, i feel like i've faced so many tougher opponents, this is just fun now.
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>> a lot of people forget that serena overcame those health woes. she is a true dhn. she does it even when it is fought easy. the time of a legend. >> you watch her play. >> we are in the time of a legend, it will be a long time for someone better than she. .time, we have all the business news we need to know. >> hey, guys. one of the big stories this week. apple in cooper tina, california, expected to reveal a phone with fingerprint recognition, it's a cheaper version and comes in a plastic case. the release of updated operating software. which expect announcements about apple tv and new programing. maybe the most important strategic announcement will be about distribution bills, china mobile and japanese mobile carrier ntt.
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. >> welcome back to "new day." from inspiration, to appears accusations. diana nyad inspired the entire country with her florida to cuba swim. now some other marathon swimmers are taking a closer look and saying it's maybe too good to be true. they're demanding answers. here is cnn's miguel marquez with more. >> reporter: diana nyad's stunning achievement. >> we should never, ever give up. >> the record breaking swim from cuba to key west. 110 miles, 53 hours in shark infested water, this morning questioned by some long distance swimmers. among other things, they want to know, did she really swim all 110 miles unassisted? did she rest on a boat, hold on to a canoe. was she ever pulled along,
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skeptics speaking to national geographic, bloging point to one 9-hour stretch when nyad sped up to more than twice her average speed. they want her gps, drinking data released to verify her claim of conquering a swim once considered impossible. cnn reached out to nyad's team, to promise a point-by-point response. a historic life quest. the fifth time the charm. now 64, she's tried to conquer this stretch of ocean since she was 29-years-old barely able move, she spoke to cnn's dr. sanjay gupta hours after her record breaking feat. >> you know what is so great about it, sanjay, it's all authentic. it's a great story. >> reporter: a great story, its authenticity not called districtly into question.
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in the uber authenticity, it is raising questions and demanding answers. ynn, los angeles. >> wow. you wouldn't think that would be happening after that amazing feat. >> you never know, a lot of controversy surrounds big records. >> we'll see. >> reserve judgment. >> reserving judgment. coming up next on "new day," an accident in norwalk, connecticut, injuries about a dozen. it was expected two days before so what went wrong? >> and we have a big new poll for you that defines most americans against president obama's plan for a strike in syria. the president is looking for support. he may get some from his former secretary of state hillary clinton. we have the latest. th nashvillet and charlotte parent magazines, along with .
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>> the first sunday is in the books. dominating the head lines, on pass for a perfect season. we have a recap of all of yesterday's action in this morning's bleacher's report like anything else matters. >> or the andrew luck comeback. >> plenty of games to talk about. we will start off with the marquee matchup. the packers and the 9ers. green bay defense has been talking all week how they will hit colin kaepernick. second quarter, clay matthews body slams, that late hit angers the 9ers' offense. a sainte-paul fight broke out. kaepernick unfazed. he led san san fran 34-28 win. reigning in adrian pet ter zen,
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boy, did he get off to a good start. on his first vary of the season, petersen goes 78 yards for the touchdown. he finished the day with 93 yards rushing. he scored three touchdowns. it wasn't enough. reggie bush and the lions beat the vikings. you can read about the most surprising outcome from yesterday. that's right the most surprising, the jets were down two wundz 15 seconds to go. geno smith gets hit out of bounds by le vonte baifs davis. this hit put them in range. what do you know, the jets, jets, jets, are 1 and 0 to start the season. as you said, chris the perfect season is still intact. >> did i fall asleep during that or did you not talk about my cold colts. >> i did not mention the colts, hold on, to boat the raiders.
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they should have ran away t. colts are also 1 and 0. i'm holding out for my texans tonight. i'll be up late watching them take on the chargers. >> all right. we'll talk about it then. >> all people heard there was bylaw bylaw bylaw jets, bylaw bylaw bylaw jets. >> because you clearly think only two people watch this show. >> me and my mom. >> exactly. >> hello, mrs. cuomo. we are close to the top of the hour, which means it's time for the top news. >> there is not fantasy land bashar al-assad used chemical weapons. >> happening now, congress returns to work to face a president wanting to attack. a new poll shows voters want something else. dangerous mudslides slipping
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through utah, the mid-west bases for a brutal heat wave and another tropical storm has just formed this morning. dangerous ride, an amusement park ride malfunctions. children slamming into one another. what went wrong? is there enough oversight of these rides? >> your "new day," starts right now. >> what you need to know -- >> it was like are a blackmonster lava. >> what you just have to see. [ music playing ] . >> this is "new day," with chris cuomo, kate baldwin. >> good morning to you, welcome to "new day," it's monday, september 9th. coming up this hour, a crucial week for president obama. he is trying to convince obama to authorize a military strike
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against syria. brand-new poll numbers show the majority of americans are not behind a strike. take a look, yourself. 59% oppose congress authorizing action in syria. even if congress were to go ahead and pass this resolution, 55% of americans still oppose a strike. lock at this one, 72% don't think that the action would accomplish anything for the united states. so, the president is doing multiple interviews today. he will hopefully try to change minds. >> plus this we have been talking about the stunning online confession a. young man in a video admitting to killing another man. this morning, he is set to be indicted. for the first time, we are hearing from the family of a victim. what do they make of the confession? do they think this should earn him a lighter sentence? dennis rodman is back in the u.s. after visiting north korea. he is sparking outrage for his
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comments against president obama and hillary carolina. wait until you hear what he puts over them. he is apparently also announcing some big surprise today. there is some big thing that he is teaseing all day. we're going to tell you what we think or at least we might take some guesses with that announcement. it is hard to know. >> that's true. >> let's start with these poll numbers for you. let's bring in national correspondent john king. you know you got it tough when the headline isn't even the worst part. take us behind the numbers here. >> chris, if you look at these numbers, six in ten americans, 59% say congress should vote no. they should tell the president no, we do not want a military action in syria right now. >> that itself big headline. >> that support, it ticks up the support of the american people, if dong says yes, a small percentage of americans say, okay, mr. president. he takes a shot across the bow
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of the president of the united states, 71% of americans say if you can't get this resolution, don't do this. the president says he believes he has the right. the american people are speaking loudly, a poll saying, mr. president, if congress says no, don't use the military. >> one of the fundamental concerns, which is why are you going to do this? a little hope of ability to persuade what people said in the poll what they believe happened in syria, right? >> there is two sides to this coin, yes, you are right, except, look at what people told us, did bashar al-assad do this? did he use chemical weapons against his own people? more than 80%, 82% say they're certain it's true or it's likely true. they believe assad has done this, he has used heinous weapons against his people t. president has the moral argument, if you will. the evidence in our poll is overwhelming. as you noted at the top, still more than 70% of americans, 72%
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say they don't believe the president can do what he's promising. they don't believe you will have a military action that will make a difference. >> that skepticism. they believe assad did this. they're skeptical their president can deliver. >> that is his biggest problem. he tries to tell members of congress, more importantly, the members of public this week. >> the why problem? thank you very much. see you in a bit. >> if you need a reminder, it's clearly a critical crisis. president obama pounding home his miami the assad regime needs to feel the pain of military strikes. brianna keeler live at the white house with this story. >> good morning to you, kate. president obama has a problem convincing americans and congress. it's a problem with his own party. look at his political arm organizing for america. they have been muslim on syria. now, president obama is trying to get help from his former
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secretary of state. president obama getting some high powered help from none other than hillary clinton, a source telling cnn, she'll speak out on syria when she comes here today for an unrelated event. the president needs the help. he's pulling out all the stops, including interviews today with cnn's wolf blitzer and other major news networks before a speech to the nation tuesday night. >> we cannot turn a blind eye to images like the ones we've seen out of syria. >> reporter: images of children dying from nerve gas. videos the president's team lab showing senators in secret to get their votes, first obtained by cnn, now made available for all americans to see. obama's chief of staff on a media blitz, appearing on all five sunday talk shows. >> i hope before any member of congress makes his decision on how to vote, they take a look at that video you all made available to the world yesterday. take a look at that, try to turn
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away from that. >> reporter: those videos expected to be shown in closed door briefings for all members of congress returning for the dramatic debate and vote. to turn the tide, the president unexpectedly showed up sunday night at a dinner by vice president joe boiden. and he's showing susan rice to the congressional black caucus. opposition is growing even among democrats. >> my heart is broken when i see that video and you see women and children dying as a result of chemical when ponts, but the big question for the congress right now is what is the most effective way to move forward? >> if i was the president, i would withdraw my request for the authorization at this particular point. i don't believe the support is there in congress. >> reporter: syrian president bashar al-assad is also making his case in an interview with cbs news charlie rose. he says, there is no evidence i used chemical weapons against my
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own people. the white house responded saying they're not surprised a person who used chemical weapons to civilians would also lie about it. >> thank you so much for that. let's talk more about this. joining me now to discuss whether the house and senate will approve military action is the chairman of the house select intelligence, mike rogers. mr. chairman, it is great to see you. thank you so much for joining me this morning. >> glad to be here. thank you as well. >> thank you so much. we got these big poll numbers out i want to talk with you about. it shows the american people are sending a clear, loud miami to congress this morning. nearly six if ten americans say congress should not authorize a strike against syria. with that in mind, do you think the votes are there in either chamber at this moment? >> oh, not today. they're certainly not here tooth today, kate. that's certainly the issue. on something as important as national security, believe me, i understand why people are
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skeptical. i'm skeptical at this point. we have to come back here, i think, then talk about what is the u.s. national security interests? if we're just punishing someone for using chemical weapons and disappearing, i think that's not a great plan and a and b it's not a great message. here's what we need to do. we need to understand the use of those chemical weapons is a serious problem. we have another nations, north korea, iran, others that we believe have stockpiles, some stock piles of chemical weapons, they're used. by the way, this was an escalation of use. the british think it was 14 times. there was no earlier intervention or pressure for him or consequence for him using it earlier than that. we've seen human nature here, if he can use it to his advantage, he will. it sends an important miami to dreia and iran, will is no consequence, they likely will at some point. we need so say, we will fix this problem of his use of chemical
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20 ponce. how does the united states secure those chemical weapons to make sure they don't fall into the wrong hand and the next step up, this isn't a civil war. it's a proxy war with iran and russia. it's turning into a regional conflict. all of that has national consequences for the united states. >> i hear you saying that. i'll tell you, when we look at these poll numbers, mr. chairman, the american people clearly don't hear that, believe that, or know that on some level. when you ask them the question of would usair strikes achieve a significant goal for the u.s., 72% say no. they don't think it's worth it for the united states to be getting involved with this fight. i want to know, what does that tell you and i think do you think it can sway the nation tomorrow night. >> he started the debate basically today, this week. he hasn't had any reform policy
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speeches to think of in the last five years. he hasn't really talked about syria in a meaningful way with depth of understanding at all. he has poor relations with members of congress, of both parties, by the way. they are completely disengaged. so they're coming in, asking for a very big thing without allowing i think americans and most members of congress who don't sit on national security committees to understand the broader impact of what's going on in syria. so, listen, by the way, he announced it on a st. and left for a week. and so, you couldn't do this in a worst way, in my opinion. but we find ourselves where we are. so what i hope happens this week is we have that dialogue that, discussion and that debate as we should as members of congress about national security issues. >> that means we will get some classified information that our constituents won't have access to. so that's why they send us here. to take a look at that. to take a look at the
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consequences of doing something and the consequences of not doing something. and they, believe me, there are swenss for not doing something. we better have that discussion in a way that allows each member to dom to their own conclusion about what is the united states' national security interests on a bigger scope. i think, hopefully, that can happen this week. >> we flow the administration says this is not iraq. this is not afghanistan, this is not libya. but you know people are skeptical post-iraq on trusting on face value the intellijohnson they are hearing as an argument for military action. it's a subject of an associated press piece over the weekend. there is a lack of concrete evidence linking this chemical weapons attack to the assad rejeechlt i know there is dlaftd information and you are privy to it. there is no question it was assad. do you think the american people deserve to know more? deserve to see that intelligence, deserve to see that evidence before the u.s. goes in? >> well, i think we ought to provide as much as we can.
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remember, some of the ways this information and intelligent is collected, it is important to protect so we can continue to get information and intelligence about what's happening in syria. so that we can do in classified settings and we should. >> don't you think the american people deserve more. they're not believeing what the president, the administration are saying at this point. >> well, the president has a huge credible problem. i get that. and it's real and as i said, i'm a little skeptical until you go through this process. the good news is people two are getting exposed to the classified reports, republicans and democrats, have come out and said, you know, yep, i iffet the chemical weapons thing. it's not just about the use of chemical weapons. i don't think that's where people's problems are. they are skeptical about moving forward for a couple reasons, no. 1, they don't understand, nor has it been defined, what is the united states national security interests? i happen to think they're there. the president certainly hasn't talked about it at all. that's causing this problem.
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no one request say, well, if we do this, for what gianni? what is the end became the? what is the mission? here's my hope. if congress came in and gave a huge authorization, the president said, can you do this, you don't have to fire one missile. you lay it down and say, listen, bad things will happen, you either negotiate now or guess what, something really bad will happen. right now, if we do this, we eliminate ourselves, the united nations ability to sit down and force a negotiated settlement that protects our national security interest by protecting the stock piles and conventional weapons from falling into the lands of what has become a jihadist magnet from all over the world, including the united states, by the way, in syria. >> mr. chairman, let me ask you one quick final question. do you think the president should go ahead? i know you support action. do you think the president should go ahead if he does not win approval in the house of representatives? >> absolutely not. i think that would be a horrible mistake and i would strongly
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recommend to the administration that they not move forward if you can't win enough votes and confidence in the united states congress. >> all right. premature, great to see you. thank you so much a. big week ahead for you and for the president. we will be leaning on you for more information. we want to remind you, next hour, we will get action from deputy security adviser benefit rhodes on this very issue. tune into that. tonight, wolf blitzer going one on one with president obama on the issue of syria. you will see that interview at 6:00 eastern. following that very important interview "cross fire" is back in action, just from time. >> that will begin tonight at 6:30 eastern. >> kate, we have weather news from mudslides for the heat waves. plenty going on. take a look at the heavy damage in utah saturday. look at this. massive mudslides because of a thunderstorm, now you go to the other side of the scale. we got a heat wave, bringing triple digit temperatures to the
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mid-west. let's bring in cnn meteorologist to joan us withlet forecast. >> we do remember tropical storm lorraina out in the pacific. all that moisture went out to the southwest. every time we see that, we see flash flootding. >> oh my god. >> it was like a blackmonster lava. >> this amazing cell phone video was just one of many themes ray cross utah after a massive storm saturday caused flooding, evacuations, power outages and mudslides. in alpine city about 100 people were briefly evacuated. the national weather service reported three-quarters of an inch of rain fell if just 15 minutes. >> it was 100 feet wide. you know, it just got bigger and bigger and picked up more momentum. >> these incredible images of a mudslide tearing through utah county. residents in some neighborhoods reported more than 3 feet of water in their homes.
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in provo, the water sasso powerful that it actually collapsed the corner of this hill. >> when i came up here, the water was running down the street about a foot-and-a-half deep. so it's probably the worst i've ever seen. >> at the byu-texas football game, pounding rain caused a two-hour delay. rain, thunder and lightning left fans running for cover. in the mid-west, an intense heat wave is forecast to bring record-breaking temperatures over the next two days. in minnesota and wisconsin, heat indices could rise into the triple digits. chicago has not set a record high in september since 1998, but that streak could end on tuesday if they see temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s. many schools have already closed tear doors to students as a precaution. this elementary school in denver was one of six that closed early friday after temperatures soared into the upper 90s. >> it's too hot for the movie in there and teachers too, it's very hot. >> all remnants of lorraina.
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now, we have humberto out there. this is the atlantic. here's the thing, we have all been watching. will from be our first hurricane? will we fwak record? will we go the farthest without having a hurricane? that record was september 11th. gus off the gus tav. now the good news expected to stay away from the u.s. mainland. >> thank you so much. we have new details this morning on what caused a frightening, terrifying carnival ride accident in connecticut t. rotating swing, suddenly, you see it there, it lost power sunday. cnn's pamela brown is joining us with the latest. this goes under the category of every parent's nightmare.
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supposed to be a fun weekend. then this. >> we learned the ride was inspected two days before this happened. the company issued a statement saying the accident was caused by a mechanical malfunction. as can you imagine, that is doing little for the parents as they watched in horror as their children were hurl for the the ground. >> i heard a big bang the whole apparatus of swings came smashing down. >> i looked to my left. i saw the swing ride. it collapsed. all these people were there. i actually saw someone fall out of the cart. >> reporter: this swing ride in norwalk, connecticut, became a dangerous terrifying thriller on sunday when the ride doesn'tly lost power sending children to the ground. >> it was injured kids everywhere, the parents ripping out the gate, trying to get to their kids, it was horrible. >> reporter: sitting if chairs, suspended by chains, thrown children were injured. at left two seriously when the ride malfunctioned.
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other rides are the norwalk's annual oiser festival were shut down as a precaution. soon reopened following inspections. >> portable rides have a very good safety record. in the straight of connecticut, however, translator only inspected once a year. >> reporter: stewart amusement owns the ride, they posted this to their website saying, in part, it suffered a malfunction. and we are continuing to doorpt with authorities as they investigate into the root cause of the accident. state officials inspected the swing ride on friday, just two days before the incident. this comes on the heels of a deadly accident in july at a six flags amusement park in arlington, texas. a woman fell to her death from the popular ride. the texas zwriegiant known for g the safest rides in the world. there are no rules. experts are calling for a change. >> this particular ride in connecticut was a traveling
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ride. there will be federal oversight. an amusement ride is an amusement ride. and they need to be the same inspection guidelines for amusement rides all across the the country. >> and stewart amusement says its rides are inspected daily by its own trained personnel weekly, by state and local inspectors. annually by insurance inspectors. state police will conduct a detailed investigation to find out what caused the incident. an important distinction there. remember, six flags conducted an internal investigation. a lot of controversy with that with this case, an outside agency will come in and investigate. >> it sounds like a very good move. all right. thanks so much, pamela. a lot of other news, let's go right to mick. >> here we go. a fast moving fire east of san francisco, it's called the morgan fire near clayton, california. people rushing to get themselves and farm animals out of harm's way.
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evacuees are hoping the hard work of those firefighters will let them return later this, mo. so far, about 800 acres have burned. a 30-year-old fan fell to his death on a pedestrian walkway at candlestick park when he plunged to the side lines below. witnesses say he appeared to be intoxicated. the nsa may be able to get into your smartphone, documents show the spy agency has cracked protective measures on iphones, blackberries and android deviceslet. it can get to your contacts, location information t. documents do not show the nsa is conducting mass under surveillance of smartphoneses. at least 91 first responders who rushed to the pentagon in shanksville, pennsylvania on 9-11 have requested compensation and health benefits. even though there are no studies showing they were as toxic at ground zero in manhattan.
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. >> dennis rodman is making headlines. >> reporter: that's what he did. not the obvious diplomat. he has developed a close relationship with the dictatorship. when i pressed him about kenneth bay. look what he had to say to me. former nba star dennis rodman back from north korea. showing off snapshots with his friend, north korean dictator kim jong un. rodman fueled speculation that
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he would push kim about imprisoned american kenneth bay. now a different tune. >> did you ask about kenneth bay? >> it's not my job to ask about kenneth bay. >> reporter: rodman showing that famous temper. >> ask obama. ask hillary clinton. >> you said you were going to talk about it. >> reporter: bay is serving 15 years of hard labor and desperately ill, his family says. >> rodman is the only person, the only american to have done tact with the north korean leader. you can't help but hope it would benefit kevin. >> it's build as basketball diplomacy. some aren't buying it. >> rodman's behavior on these trips is outrageous. it aids and abets one of the most dangerous regimes in real time. >> reporter: it's running labor camps and developing nukes.
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rodman calls the young leader a quote "awesome kid.". >> i have no idea from his point of view what game he's playing. although, you can take a look at the obvious. he is getting phenomenal coverage. someone who hasn't put the ball into the basket in years is now being talked about in capitals around the world. >> we can expect more publicity for dennis rodman. he is hours away from what he calls a major announcement in new york. just how close is he with kim jong un? well, he said to "guardian" newspaper, a british newspaper that, he spent time with kim and hills family and revealed that the dictator has a young girl. so, really, that's more access than even top diplomats have got him for more than a decade. back to you. >> which speaks volumes, david pittsburgh kenzie, thank you so much for bringing that to us this morning. >> i would love to boycott the worm. but you can't because it involves north korea.
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>> when you talk about syria. >> he's the only american to get in, unfortunately. >> we are all worried about syria. this is a viable nuclear power. the worm is our best lead on information here. amazing. >> can't make it up. >> take a break here, when we come back on "new day," the man who confessed to driving drunk caused a fatal accident. remember this? the question is whether this was done to help others for himself the isn't it? wait until you hear what the victim's family had to say. >> also, ahead, more than a million syrian refugees are believed to be living in squalid conditions along the border with lebanon. how long can it go on? how are they surviveing? we will hear straight from dr. sanjay gupta who is live there for us. erything, safely and on time. ♪ tracks! they connect the factories built along the lines. and that means jobs, lots of people, making lots and lots of things. let's get your business rolling now, everybody sing.
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>> welcome back to "new day." it is monday, september 9th. yes, the jets did win yesterday, that's not the news. >> sorry that's not my headline. for the first time in nearly two years, syrian president bashar al-assad granting an interview, the embattled leader telling charlie rose the united states need to prove his regime used chemical weapons. >> i think the most important part of this now, they say the american people, but the reports show that we when to the war anywhere, but the congress is
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going to vote. isn't that the congress that is elected by the people and should rpt the people and vote fortheir intchl they should ask what things are out there now? nothing. no political gain. no economic gain. no good reputation. >> assad suggesting syrian rebels may have been behind the capital attacks and says his nation will retaliate if it is attacked by the west. congress is expected to jump right into the debate and vote on the certain resolution today after a month long summer break. brand-new cnn polls released the morning show the american people are overwhelmingly opposed to using force. even if congress were to pass a resolution, 55% of americans still oppose it. an 18-year-old colorado track star is dead. shot and killed by a family
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friend in what police are calling a tragic accident. officials say she jumped out of the closet to surprise his friend. he was so startled, he pulled out a gun and shot her. >> that happened in colorado about an hour north of denver. new jersey law maker set to vote to give young patients access to medical marijuana. these changes would allow dispensaries to sell medical marijuana. they could grow an unlimited number of strains. the change is inspired by a 2-year-old who suffers by epilepsy, the parents say marijuana is the only thing that could help her. talk about a deseirty trick. a man in michigan may have switched the wrecking ball, switching his house with the numbers next door. so they tore down the wrong house. hit plan was not fool proof. the crew came back later and took the proper house down,
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oakland county detectives have launched an investigation. >> that is a dirty, dirty trick. >> that was bad what he did. can we talk one second how the crew only went on the address of the house? that was the only reference point for their job? >> what else will you do? >> a manifest, a description. >> what if they look the same? >> that's exactly the point. >> like a surgeon having write this leg on the leg for surgery. that's a drag, tow, a real bad situation. >> now he gates new home. >> or not. >> a weird one. back to syria now. a reminder that this situation isn't just about politics but people in need. more than 2 million people have fled the civil war. they are living day-to-day in swelling refugee camps. many find themselves under seige once again, dr. sanjay gupta is at the camp this morning. good morning, doc, how are you? >> reporter: i'm doing okay.
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let me build on what you say there. when you think of a reasonable camp, over the border is syria, you get an idea, you have an image nation who imagination who these people are. many had cars, life, jobs, suddenly it's all disrupted because of the concerns about violence, we take you inside one of the camps and give you the challenges and what lies ahead as well. the constant shelling in homs was becoming toovp too much, but it was after this occurred to her middle son, she knew she had to leave. it was an explosion, she told me that led to these burns. she packed up her three sons and what little she had and traveled three hours, mostly by foot to arrive at this were ka. it's one of the largest in the valley along the syrian-lebanese border. the youngest son allah is
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8-month-old. he has spent half his life as a refugee. he is severely malnourished. even though these breast fad. >> how difficult is it to get food? >> it is tough to breast-feed, she tells me, when the mom, herself hasn't had enough to eat. todayly the get drastically medical attention and vaccines for malaria and polio, make no mistake, lebanon is buckling under the weight of the reasonables who arrive here every 15 seconds. in this country of over 4 million the united nations say there are some 720,000 registered refugees. doctors here believe the number tore more than twice that. more than one out of every four people in lebanon is a reasonable, he tells me. it is the people living in these surrounding communities that are sending a miami to the refugees in these valley camps. this will never be your home. this can never be your home.
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the children's xhooil smiles belie a particularly awful way of life. their story is fleeing the violence of their home country. then not being wanted in their adopted one. after two years, there are no fixed water facilities or system of sanitation. instead, just the steady stream of sewage snakeing its way through this 5,000 person camp. they have lost everything, their material possession, their dignitary, their permanence. to simply live like this, aid groups say reasonables at the camp are required to pay $100 u.s. dollars a month to the town sheriff. the only way to make it work is to send these young kids into the fields to work tore just $2 a day. it is heart wrenching. within these camps, there is the constant friction between two groups, those who support the certain regime and those who hate it. but they do share something in common. they all want to go home.
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arcan and her three sons, they can't wait to leave. >> i will tell you, chris, obviously the concerns over lebanon overall and the impact on the country, the people, $100 a month to live on this small plot of land, it's not a tenable situation. if terms of what's coming up in the next days and weeks, nobody knows for sure. what they are seeing is the numbers here will increase because of fears and if there are strikes because of the strikes, themselves. so this isn't going away any time soon, chris. >> all right, doctor, thank you so much for the reporting. appreciate it. need it. please be safe over there. >> also, important to note, sanjay has a lot of observations about the situation and we're obviously, his take is about as trustworthy as you gentlemen his trip and what he las encountered there. go to cnn.com to check out the latest about the situation. >> it shows there is so much more than the civil war.
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so many more people that are affected. it shows the weight of the decision facing president obama as he considers u.s. military action. >> one thing is for sure, the people there need help. how that happens remains to be seen. >> no easy answer to a civil war there. thank you so much, sanjay. we are following a lot. coming up on "new day," a man's shocking confession, some think his outburst of honesty is a ploy for a lighter sentence. we will hear from the victim's family and hear what they think about the ahead. plus, she did it, what few people can ever do, survive an attack from a brain-eating amoeba. now this arkansas girl is talking about her experience. we will hear from her coming up. you won't want to miss it. .
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an update on that stunning viral confession we showed you last
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week. it has so many people talking. a man in ohio, on youtube admitting he drove drunk and killed a navy veteran an father of two. the family of the victim is speaking out. prosecutors look at the case. cnn's john berman. >> it's undeniably, he has confessed his guilt, posted online for the whole world to see and a judge to review. now as online critics are saying the video is a ploy to get a lighter sentence is the victims, the victim's ex-wife is speaking out saying she believes miss video confession is genuine. >> reporter: it was a shocking online confession that soon went viral. >> my name is matthew cordal. on june 22nd, 2013, i hit and killed vincent kinsani. >> reporter: he confessed to
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killing a 61-year-old on this ohio highway in june after drinking and driving. >> i was out with some friend. we were all drinking really heavily. we left a bampl i was trying to have a good time and i lost control. >> reporter: now the family is speaking out. >> he ruined two lives. he took vince's life and he ruined his life. >> reporter: cheryl oats, a mother of two boys herself says the video tugs at two different heart strings. one as a mother, the other as the victim's ex-wife. >> it's gut wrenching coming from a mother looking at that young boy and he just doesn't understand the damage that he did. >> reporter: but he says he realizes he is not only putting himself at the mercy of the blogsphere but the prosecution
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as well. >> when i get charged, i will plead guilty, i will take full responsible for everything i did to vince and his family and the prosecution that they need to put me away for a very long time. >> reporter: prosecutor ron o'brien says they will likely request an indictment for aggravated vehicular homicide adding that it does not convince him he should get a lighter sentence. >> we had a case against him based on the evidence as i know it before the video was filmed. >> reporter: and while the victim's ex-wife says she believes he should serve time in prison, she does admire his honesty. >> he said, i made a huge mistake. i will take what's coming to me. you got to respect him for. that i'm sorry, you do. >> a highly produced confession two a seemingly simple message. >> i'm begging you, please don't drink and drive. >> his defense attorney says they expect he will be indicted sometime this morning on
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aggravated vehicular homicide, a second degree felony carrying up to eight years in a prison. he sent cnn this statement, it read, despite any speculation of his intention the video was meant for the raise aware ness related to the serious issues surr0u7bding drinking and driving. >> and he has done that. >> he has done that. whatever else to debate it. >> thank you so much. coming up on "new day, request itself the newest threat to the royal family turns out to be the royal family, itself. that's what police at buckingham palace after mistaking prince andrew as an intruder. this comes after a royal breach in 30 years. with le take you inside the royal oops coming up. later, brad pitt could be flirting with an oscar. he is talking to cnn about the buzz of his latest movie. in d. vietnam in 1972. [ all ] fort benning, georgia in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down
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♪ welcome back to "new day," everyone. it is time for our top four and that means nischelle turner is taking it remote today, joining us from afar. good morning, dear. >> hi, good morning, guys. yeah, i'm here at the toronto international film festival in canada, so i came to experience all the things that michaela had to offer us when she came to hang with us in the united states. but we definitely have some stories that are popping still this morning. let's get to the "pop 4." number 4, riddick beating "the butler" "the butler" into second with $8.9 million. it broke "the butler's" record
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the first movie to be number one at the box office three weekends in a row this year. all right, the rumor that just won't quit is our number three story this morning, according to reports, anawin tour yanked miley cyrus off the cover of "vogue" because of the performance at the vma awards. number two, are you ready for some football? bruno mars as you heard the music coming in to us the season may have just kicked off but he's already been announced as the halftime show for the super bowl 2014 in new york city! and i'm so excited about this because i love me some bruno mars. all right, our number one story this morning, i had a chance to sit down and talk to well, stand up and talk to mr. brad pitt about his upcoming "12 years of slave" this weekend. the movie has been getting a lot of oscar buzz. he produced the movie and also has a small role in the film.
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this is what he said he hopes audiences take away from it. listen. >> what it really means, what it really, really means to take someone, deny them their freedom, their dignity, to tear them apart from their families, as a father, it's -- it's a nightmare, and this film does that. >> now guys, just by the way let me tell you a little something about this movie "12 years of slave." i also saw it this weekend, the true story of a freed black monday, solomon northrop, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 1850s. it's his own account of his life for 12 years trying to fight his way back to freedom while surviving on a plantation. this movie sickening, maddening, thoughtful. it's just brilliant. it's still sitting with me. when i was watching the movie on friday night i was sitting in the theater with a lot of other people, black, white, men, women, and there's one point in the movie, a lot of it's hard to watch but one point in the movie
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where i literally broke into chest-heaving sobs, almost had to get up and leave. it's that emotional, that raw, that unflinching and that darned good. so beware of this movie for award season because it's coming and coming tough and remember this name, lubita nayonga, she aplays a slave patsy in the film and she is fell nominal. >> "12 years of slave" we'll have to see it. >> surprised nischelle got that much out of brad pitt when she spent most of the time talking about his hair and his eyes. >> you are a bad man. >> coming up -- i've heard her talk about brad pitt before so that's inside information. when we come back the worst security preach in buckle ham palace since a man got into the queen's bedroom in 1982? remember that? sadly i do. the latest and how prince andrew was mistaken for an untruder. how does that happen? plus congress back in session with a very tall are
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i know that the american people are weary at the end of war, there will not be another iraq afghanistan. >> battle on the hill. the congress wants to win support for a serious strike but are the american people with him? our exclusive poll breaks it down. terrifying ride, children colliding when this carnival ride malfunctions. many rushed to the hospital. parents are now demanding answers. what went wrong? royal scares in one of the worst security breaches in years at buckingham palace, a man
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makes it all the way to a state room and with tensions high a royal stopped and questioned by security? >> your "new day" continues right now. >> announcer: what you need to know. >> just injured kids everywhere and the parents ripping out the gate just trying to get to their kid. >> announcer: what you just have to see. >> he wouldn't have stopped until he got me one. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan, and michaela pereira. >> good morning, and welcome back to "new day," everyone. it is monday, september 9th, 8:00 in the east, we have a lot to get to this hour, very busy week ahead, including president obama's efforts to convince congress to authorize a strike against syria, but brand new polls out, cnn polls show the president does not have the support of the american people. 59% of americans are against congress authorizing action in
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syria, and if congress were to authorize a strike, 55% of americans would still oppose it, and then take a look at this. 72% don't think action in syria would accomplish really anything at all. those are new cnn/orc polls and this morning we're hearing from syrian president bashar al assad himself saying they will retaliate if the u.s. launches a strike. we'll talk with white house deputy national security adviser ben rhodes about all of this ahead. and we're going to show you how the country is getting whacked by bad weather. major thunderstorm sweeps across and creates widespread flooding and against mudslides in utah. the midwest sweltering during a gruelling late summer heat wave and we'll look at what's going on coming this week with indra petersons. and this little girl did what few people have ever done, she survived an attack from a brain-eating amoeba. the 12-year-old girl is now up and walking and talking about her experience. we're going to hear from her about this miraculous recovery.
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let's start first though this hour with the new cnn polls, cnn's chief national correspondent john king joining us from washington to help us break it all down. it seems on the surface, john, it sends a clear message from the american people as to where they stand. >> okay, you mentioned the headline number, six in ten americans say mr. president owe woe pose you, we don't want military strikes in syria. i want to get at the big skepticism, 72% of the american people don't think we would achieve any significant u.s. goal. look at the partisan breakdown. 60% of democrats, the president's own party, six in ten democrats say we don't think you have a plan that would achieve a significant goal. independents, 74%, 83% of republicans say they don't trust that the president has an effective plan. it is skepticism driving the opposition. when is the last time the united states has done anything in the middle east walked away and left a good result. that is the skepticism driving this and a good chunk of the american people think this is none of our business.
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69% of americans say this is not in the u.s. national interest and again, 56% of democrats, 76% of independents and 1% of republicans say essentially they don't think this is any of our business and that's the president's challenge this week to get more support for military strikes, he has to get at the underlying skepticism. people don't think this is our business and they are incredibly skeptical that anything good will come of a limited military action so kate as the president does the interviews, makes his case directly to the american people tomorrow night politically he understands he's standing on quick sand, deep profound skepticism from the american people it is a huge challenge. >> a huge challenge for the president and huge questions facing members of congress who will need to answer to their constituents back home. john, thank you so much. >> of course, congress returns to washington today and syria is at the top of the agenda. today, house members will get an intelligence briefing from the administration as many echo the doubts of what the voters are saying. so what will the president do to overcome this skepticism?
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let's go live to brianna keilar at the white house. good morning, bree yiannbrianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. you see the skepticism president obama is trying to overcome with the american people, the same skepticism he's trying to overcome with congress. he has a problem with his own party and that's why he's looking for assistance from his former secretary of state. president obama getting some high powered help from none oernt hillary clinton, a source telling cnn she'll speak out on syria when she comes today for an unrelated event. the president needs the help. he's pulling out all the stops, including interviews today with cnn's wolf blitzer and other major news networks, before a speech to the nation tuesday night. >> we cannot turn a blind eye to images like the ones we've seen out of syria. >> reporter: images of children dying from nerve gas, videos the president's team has been showing senators in secret to get their votes, first obtained by cnn, now made available for
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all americans to see. obama's chief of staff also on a media blitz appearing on all five sunday talk shows. >> i hope that before any member of congress makes his decision on how to vote they take a look at that video you all made available to the world yesterday. take a look at that and try to turn away from that. >> reporter: those videos expected to be shown at closed door briefings starting today for all members of congress returning for the dramatic debate and vote. to turn the tide, the president unexpectedly showed up sunday night at a dinner hosted by vice president joe biden, to sell republican senators on syria, and today he's sending national security adviser susan rice to the congressional black caucus, but opposition is growing, even among democrats. >> my heart is broken when i see that video, and you see women and children dying as a result of chemical weapons, but the big question for the congress right now is what is the most effective way to move forward? >> if i were the president i would withdraw my request for
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the authorization of this particular point. i don't believe the support is there in congress. >> syrian president bashar al assad is also making his case, in an interview with cbs news' charlie rose he says that there is no evidence that he gassed his own people. you'll be hearing a lot more about that interview in just a moment from chris lawrence but the white house, kate, is reacting to that. they say they're not surprised that someone who would use chemical weapons against civilians would also lie about it. >> thanks for bringing that to us, brianna, thank you so much. as you just heard from brianna right then, syrian president bashar al assad granted an interview with charlie rose. this is the first time he has spoke on it u.s. media in nearly two years, in a credital tim aa critical time. a chris lawrence is at the white house. assad said he had nothing to do with the attack. tell us what he said to charlie rose. >> he was calm and forceful and sent three clear messages. one he questioned the evidence
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that the white house has been presenting. two, he made a direct appeal to congressmen and congresswomen right here in the united states, and he sent a warning to americans about what may happen after any potential air strike. first to that evidence. the u.s. has said it has satellite photos, it has evidence that the rockets were fired from a region that assad's forces controlled. secretary kerry has mentioned that on the stump in europe, but assad directly went after kerry and said, it's not enough. >> i have confidence it's about evidence, the russians have completely opposite evidence that the missiles were flown from an area where the rebels are controlling. nothing so far. not a single shred of evidence. >> reporter: charlie rose also asked him what would happen in the event-an air strike. assad said there would be a retaliation and what way may
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come as a shock to a lot of americans. >> will there be acts against american bases in the middle east if there is a strike? >> you should expect everything, not necessarily through the government. it's not only the government, not the only player in this region. you have different parties, you have different factions, you have different ideology. you have everything in the decision now so you have to expect that. >> tell me what you mean by "expect everything." >> expect every action. >> including chemical warfare? >> that depends, if the rebels or the terrorists in this region or any other group have it, it could happen, i don't know. >> reporter: he also said that any action against his regime would be helping al qaeda. he made the point to charlie rose saying that he is the one fighting against al qaeda in his country, so a war of words is
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now on between senior obama administration officials and the president of syria himself. kate? >> pretty amazing how he so noncha lantly talks about the case of retaliation if the u.s. moves in. christ thank you for bringing that to us. tonight an important programming note for you, wolf blitzer our own wolf blitzer is going one on one with president obama, talking about syria. you can be sure bashar al assad in that interview, it will be part of that, that interview you can see tonight only on cnn at 6:00 eastern and right after that, the return of "crossfire" tonight at 6:30 eastern, we'll talk with co-hosts s.e. cup and van jones. listen to this quote from one woman, it was like a black monster of lava, that's how she described a massive mudslide that made a complete mess of a neighborhood in utah. let's get to meteorologist indra petersons. she's following all of this. wow, that is really accurate, though. >> literally, sometimes you have the remnants of the tropical
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storms, lowrena and the pacific and monsoonal thunderstorm and combine those together. >> oh my gosh! >> it was like a black monster lava. >> reporter: this amazing cell phone video was just one of many scenes across utah, massive storms caused flooding, evacuations, power outages and mudslid mudslides. in alpine city 100 people were briefly evacuated. the national weather service reported three-quarters of an inch of rain fell in 15 minutes. >> it was 100 feet wide and just got bigger and bigger and picked up more and more momentum. >> reporter: police captured these incredible images of a mudslide tearing through utah county. residents in some neighborhoods reported more than three feet of water in their homes. in provo the water was so powerful it collapsed the corner of this hill. >> when i came up here, the water was running down straight about a foot enough deep so it's
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probably the worst i've ever seen. >> reporter: at the byu/texas football game, pounding rain caused a two-hour delay. rain, thunder and lightning left fans running for cover. in the midwest, an intense heat wave is forecast to bring record-breaking temperatures over the next two days. in minnesota and wisconsin, heat indices could rise into the triple digits. chicago has not set a record high in september since 1998, but that streak could end on tuesday if they see temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. many schools have already closed their doors to students as a precaution. this elementary school in denver was one of six that closed early friday after temperatures soared into the upper 90s. >> too hot for them to be in there and teachers, too. it's very hot. >> we saw the damage from the remnants of tropical storm lorena in the pacific. now we take you to the atlantic. we have tropical storm humberto. the big question is will this be our first hurricane? we've been wondering whether or not this will be a record setting year. the record to beat, gustav in
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2002, we did not see a hurricane until september 11th. notice humberto is expected to strengthen into a first hurricane of the season. the timing of this september 11th, 2:00 in the morning so i checked gustav, became a hurricane at 8:00 in the morning so it will be very close. more importantly to notice right now, no threat to the u.s. mainland. chris and kate? >> we'll be watching that, that's for sure. let's move to the latest on a festival ride, a carnival ride in connecticut that went terribly wrong. at least a dozen children hurt, parents in panic when a rotating swing lost power. as one witness described it, "there were injured kids everywhere." an investigation into what went wrong is under way of course. pamela brown is here with more. >> good morning. you can just imagine the more roar for those parents who watched as their children were hurled 15 feet to the ground after the ride malfunctioned. the company that owns the ride says it was a mechanical issue and officials say it was inspected just two days after the accident.
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>> i heard a big bang, and the whole apparatus of swings came smashing down at the bottom of the swing. >> i looked to my left and i saw the swing ride, it collapsed, all these people were there. i actually saw someone fall out of the cart. >> reporter: this swing ride in norwalk connecticut became a terrifying thriller sunday when the ride suddenly lost power sending children to the ground. >> just injured kids everywhere, the parents ripping out the gate just trying to get to their kids. i mean, it was just, it was horrible. >> reporter: sitting in chairs suspended by chains, 13 children were injured, at least two seriously, when the ride malfunctioned. other rides at norwalk's annual oyster festival were shut down a a precaution but soon reopened following inspection. >> portable rides have a very good safety record. in the state of connecticut, however, they're only inspected once a year. >> reporter: stuart amusement owns the ride and posted this
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statement saying in part "the swing ride suffered a mechanical malfunction and we are continuing to cooperate with authorities as they investigate into the root cause of the accident. state officials inspected the swing ride on friday, just two days before the incident." this comes on the heels of a deadly accident? july at a six flags amusement park in arlington, texas. woman fell to her death from the popular ride the texas giant, known for having one of the steepest drops in the world. there are currently no federal agencies enforcing safety regulations on fixed amusement parks like six flags. some experts are calling for a change. >> this particular ride in connecticut was a traveling ride. there will be federal oversight. an amusement ride is an amusement ride, and they need to be the same inspection guidelines for amusement rides all across the country. >> and stuart amusements says its rides are inspected daily by its own trained personnel,
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weekly by state and local inspectors and annually by professional engineers and insurance company inspectors. state police will conduct a details investigation to find out what caused the incident but preliminarily we're hearing it's a mechanical malfunction according to the company. >> pamela, we'll stay on top of it. thank you for that. there is clearly a lot of news developing at this hour. straight to michaela for the latest. >> another wildpfire in california, dozens of homes threatened by it, the morgan fire it's called spreading to more than 800 acres last night, forcing evacuations in the clayton area, 15 miles north of san francisco. more than 250 firefighters on scene last night, the blaze only 10% contained. a fan is dead after a fall at san francisco's candlestick park. the 30-year-old fell from the elevated walkway outside the stadium just after kickoff. witnesses report he may have been intoxicated. that death coming the same day as a railing collapsed at the colts/raiders game in
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indianapolis. two fans were injured but not seriously. scary moments at bangkok's international airport where a thy airways jet skidded down a runway with hundreds on board. the nose gear collapsed on the plane's gear from china. all the injuries are said to be from the evacuation process, not the hard landing. a new study may reignite the debate over mammogramses. a harvard research team looked at more than 7,000 breast cancer cases between 1990 and 1999 and tracked those through 2007. hundreds of women died, 65% of them never had a mammogram. the researchers concluding earlier screening before the age of 50 could have saved lives. a major heist in paris this morning, four thieves made off with nearly $3 million worth of jewelry by smashing their car through a luxury storefront window. police say they then set fire to the car and used a different car to escape. the latest heist to hit france.
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in july thieves made off with hundreds of millions of jewelry from the carlton hotel in cannes. incredible and brazen. in and out and gone. >> thanks so much, michaela. >> you're welcome. security jitters at buckingham palace after the worst breach in 30 years. security breach there, a man was arrested over the weekend after somehow breaking in to buckingham palace, just two days later another security scare but this one involved a member of the royal family. bit of a mishap. cnn's erin mclaughlin is in london with more. good morning, erin. >> reporter: good morning, kate. well, this is london's main attraction. tourists from around the world come to the gates of buckingham palace to take pictures, and in the summer months, it's even open to the general public, but sometimes that open door policy comes with a price. security snafu at buckingham palace. london's metropolitan police confront a would-be intruder
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wandering around the palace gardens. they shouted and demanded he identify himself. the problem, the intruder was actually the queen's son, prince andrew. simply enjoying a walk. scotland yard lateer apologized to the prince, who took it in stride. the police have a difficult job to do, balancing security for the royal family and deterring instrtrude intruders, and sometimes they get it wrong, he said in a statement. police on high alert because the run-in came two days after one of the worst ever security breaches at buckingham palace. two men arrested for allegedly targeting the queen's main residence packed with priceless works of art and jewelry. >> it's serious the breach this week was a breach of security, of that there is no question. >> reporter: a man scaled a 12-foot fence and broke through a door while his accomplice waited outside the palace. it's likely that he had to walk through a substantial portion of the complex before arriving at
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the state rooms, where he was arrested. on display there a temporary exhibition which is open to the public to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the squequeen's nation which includes the die and diem, the same crown the queen wears on british stamps and coins. luckily, nothing was stolen and no one was hurt in the incident. and the queen wasn't even home. she's still on summer holiday at her castle in scotland. security experts say this breach could happen again, that security's never 100% especially when the general public is allowed to get so close to the palace. it's a risk they say the queen is willing to take to remain accessible. they have ordered a thorough security review. chris and kate? >> wow. all right, thanks so much, erin, from london for us this morning. thank you. take a little break. coming up on "new day," congress back in session, president obama
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you scare me. and i like it. let's go what's in your wallet? welcome back to "new day." i don't have to tell you we're facing a major question in this country, president obama wants to make the case to attack syria, the lawmakers are back in washington, d.c., now comes the big push. you also should know by now we have a big poll out this
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morning, cnn does and it says the american people do not support a strike. so do we do it or not? what are the best reasons for and against? joining us from d.c. are two of the new hosts of cnn's "crossfire," which prenears tonight at 6:30 p.m. eastern, tonight, 6:30 p.m. eastern. congratulations, good luck tonight. i can't wait to watch. >> thank you. >> let's show what you're going to do best. the first question here is the obvious one. van, i know you've come along on this, in the beginning you thought maybe after the attacks you should attack. now you say we should not att k attack. sarah elizabeth, starting with you, why is this the right move? >> well, look, we have a moral obligation here with 100,000 deaths and now the use of chemical weapons. i think it's appropriate that american politicos and the american public would feel rightly outraged about what's going on in syria and want to
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invest in a way to end the conflict. it's also a matter of our national security. al qaeda is circling the wagons there, they're already on the ground looking to ex-employment this conflict as they usually do, and if we're serious about a war on terror and if we're serious about ending terrorism then we have to be rightly concerned about that. iran is also watching. there are so many reasons to be worried about syria and get serious there, it's only a shame that the president waited this long to get involved. >> well, i think s.e. is making a lot of good points. i think people are really torn about this. the problem is that we got to learn from the last time. we criticized george w. bush for going before the u.n., putting forward evidence that maybe wasn't that strong and going ahead. we haven't even gone to the u.n. we criticized george w. bush for building his coalition of the willing and having only a couple of little countries in there. we don't have any coalition. even the uk is not with us. we criticized george w. bush for
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going to war without a plan to win the peace, we don't have a plan to win the war or the peace. we have to learn the lessons of the last time. there are many more steps that need to be taken. t tulci gab bert out of hawaii, she's a democrat and combat veteran, she came out today saying she does not support this intervention. that lets you know even democrats who are close to this president have not been won over and i think they need to take a step back. >> but van, the reason why most people, and we have some cnn polls that chris referenced we could poll results, most people don't support intervention is because for the past few weeks the president has told us all of the things he's not going to do, not going to put boots on the ground, not going to topple the assad regime, he is not going to be there long-term. maybe he will tomorrow night in the speech from the oval office
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what we are going to do there. building a coalition is great but what objective? >> i think the president has a big opportunity tomorrow to explain how we go forward. my view is simply this, if there were a dome over syria where you couldn't throw in the bombs we would be more creative at coming up with solutions. everybody was appalled at seeing those children gassed. everybody is appalled at seeing 2 million, more than 2 million people who are refugees. everybody wants peace in the region. the question is, do you stand back and throw in some bombs or figure out some way to isolate this regime and to get the peace that we want, and i don't think starting off with bombs, when the american public is divided, and the world community is not with us, is the right way to start. >> i think the president is a lot more concerned about his own legacy. he doesn't want to own the red lines that he set, which is absolutely absurd. who wouldn't be proud of a red line against a dictator gassing. >> who set that red line? he's staking his presidency on the red line, how can you say he's not proud of it?
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>> he's saying this isn't my red line, the world set this red line. we're not out to change the course of the war in syria. why the heck not? there's no moral indignation coming out of the'. he needs to take off his professor hat and put on his outrage hat and convince the american people of why it's so important we go in. >> he set his entire presidency on this red line and he's trying to say the whole world should adopt this red line. i will say this. in some way he's trying to be half hawk and half dove, that bird doesn't fly in washington, d.c. he has to come down strongly and make the moral case and we can all listen. i think he should be applauded for going to congress and making us a part of the discussion. i remember when i was a kid in the '80s you just wake up and reagan would be on tv or bush on tv saying we took over panama, we took over grenada, we bombed libya and there was no discussion. i am proud of him for letting
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this discussion happen. >> it was a dog and pony show, van. he said he didn't need congress and codo what he wanted. it was a complete charade. if the president has a clear view of what he wants to do, then go ahead and do it. be a leader. >> quick question to you guys. the assad interview. >> oh, hey, chris. >> hey, listen, you know sfwwha? i was going to save this for the close. ladies and gentlemen take note, i haven't had to do anything, they get it on, that's why we believe "crossfire" will be a big hit. the assad interview, will it help the cause with the president or work against him preying on americans' fears? >> the more we can make the case and show just how dangerous and terrible a person bashar al assad is, the more americans will be moved on this issue. the videos we saw over the weekend are unfortunately now public of the sarin gas results. i think it would be a game changer as well. this guy is a terrible guy, and no one wants to have rowwanda o
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our hands. we look back with regret. the time to go in was earlier and certainly is also now. >> van, you think he'll play to the american public as a terrible guy, does he set up like a hussein on tv when he says "expect everything" code word for terrorism, preying on americans' fears, what do you think the reaction is? >> i think he's a disgusting thug, i thinks' one of the worst people on earth. it's hard to start a car in fourth gear, that's what the president's doing. he hasn't talked about this guy and now he's trying to talk about him. the president's trying to talk about him. i think he came across other than what he is. he's a horrible, despicable thug. he gassed children. i think the evidence on that is going to become clearer and clearer, but we are the united states. we are the superpower. we have to go through step by step by step building our case, isolating him and we should not -- he shouldn't set the time line. obama said there's a red line. he didn't say when the action would be taken. we have all the time that we
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need to do this the right way, and there are -- we should be doing everything we can peacefully, cyber attacks, we should be doing arms embargo, we should be doing a peace summit. there's a lot of things we can do that don't involve just throwing bombs over there. >> a final word from you, s.e. cupp? >> van and i fundamentally disagree on that, and many other things, and that's why i think "crossfire" is coming out at just the right time because these are really important issues and the american people deserve an opportunity to hear both sides, all sides, nuanced sides and then make up their own minds. >> very good pitch. s.e. cupp, van jones, thank you for the fact-filled friction. be sure to tune in the premiere of "crossfire" tonight at 6:30 eastern. we wish them all the best of luck. kate? >> that was good stuff. thank you so much, chris. coming up next on "new day," the white house gearing up for another push, maybe the final push on syria. has the administration sharpened its pitch? we'll talk with the president's
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>> announcer: you're watching "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> welcome back to "new day," monday, september 9th, let's get to michaela for the five things you need to know for your new day. >> they are back, the house and senate returning this afternoon after a one-month summer break. they'll be considering a resolution to allow the president to use military force
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against syria, a new cnn/orc poll shows 59% of americans oppose action in syria. president obama stepping up his push for military action in syria. he'll make his case during a media blitz today, speaking of that includes an interview with our wolf blitzer tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern. a malfunction on board a cairnal ride in connecticut sent people slamming into one another. at least a dozen children were hurt after the swing ride lost power at the norwalk oyster festiv festival. dennis rodman has scheduled a news conference later this morning, earlier insulted president obama and hillary clinton. and number five, serena williams is on top, she's the 013 u.s. open women's champ. williams beat victoria azarenka sunday to claim her fifth u.s. open title. tonight novak djokovic takes on rafael nadal for the men's championship. said to be a great match.
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go to newday@cnn.com for the latest. another milestone we want to tell you about a in a truly remarkable recovery, the 12-year-old arkansas girl who survived a deadly brain-eating amoeba is not only walking and swimming again, she's speaking out. senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is at the cnn center in atlanta with more. truly amazing that she survived, let alone set such a recovery. >> that's right, kate, it's wonderful to share the news she is doing water therapy, she's up and around, after nearly two months in the hospital with an infection that few survive. two months ago doctors feared kaylee hardig would not survive. >> i've been in the hospital a long time, a long time. >> reporter: in july, the 12-year-old went swimming in this lake at a water park in arkansas and contracted
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parasitic meningitis, a rare usually fatal infection cause bid a brain-eating amoeba. kali is only the third person known to have survived this condition in the past 50 years. >> i feel blessed. i feel just overwhelmed. she's doing wonderful. >> reporter: kali is recovering so well the doctors allowed her out of the hospital for dinner with her family. she still needs help walking. >> as soon as the doctor comes in the room, "can i have a pass to go to texas roadhouse" she said sure and kali was so excited. >> makes me feel loved. >> reporter: now kali can talk and take a few steps on her own and undergoing rehab. doctors don't know if she has any permanent brain damage or if she'll ever be able to do all the things she used to do. for now her progress is day-to-day. >> walking by myself. >> reporter: she's grateful for the support she's received from all around the country.
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>> thank you and for y'all praying for me. >> now one big reason kali survived when so few have survived is that her mother caught the infection early and when she took her daughter to the emergency room she convinced the emergency room doctors, this was not just some usual run of the mill virus. she said "my daughter is seriously serious ly ill." kate, chris? >> mother knows best. really uncharted territory she and the doctors are in. no one really survives this. it's amazing she's doing so well. >> to the family, they're not curious anymore. they're just happy she's okay. leave the medicine to the medical community. boy, oh boy. coming up on "new day" president obama renewing his call for action against the syrian government as he gets set to make his case again, we're going to talk to ben rhodes, his deputy national security adviser, put that plan to the test. and in sickness and in health, 78-year-old larry swilling went to extraordinary
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every person that is called i appreciate it. and more than i could ever tell them. >> he's a hard man but the love of his wife is going to soften him up, that's for sure. the good stuff was jimmie sue gets her kidney, happened in early september but if it weren't enough here is the double stuff. so many people answered larry's call, more than 2,000 of them, they weren't a match for jimmie sue but they were a match for about 125 other people. >> that's amazing! >> that's why it's the good stuff. >> 125? >> not only did he get it for his wife, which is amazing, especially the way he did it, but 125 other because of the the efforts of this one man. >> that's fabulous. >> that's the good stuff.
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welcome back to "new day," president obama is launching a full scale effort this week to make his case for a military strike on syria. new cnn poll shows the majority of americans do not support a strike at this point. joining us now to discuss the president's case is white house deputy national security adviser mr. ben rhodes.
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mr. rhodes, thank you for joining us. >> good morning, chris. >> you know about the poll already, the big numbers that jump out are 59% say don't do it. 55% say don't do it even if congress authorizes it. 71% say we don't see how doing this helps us here in america stay safer. what is the case to go against those numbers? ? chris first of all we'll continue to make the case we can't allow a dictator to gas to death hundreds of children and get away with it. if you send a message to bashar al assad he can gas to death hundreds of children over 1,000 people it risks unraveling the ban on chemical weapons and that emboldens his allies, hezbollah and iran and sends a message in the future to any terrorist group, any dictator that there are no consequences if you use the world's worst weapons and that is a direct threat to the united states of america and to the security of the world.
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>> assad says i didn't use chemical weapons so can you guarantee the american people, mr. rhodes, that chemical weapons were used and the assad regime used them? >> well, first of all, i think bashar al assad has no credibility. you're talking about a dictator who has already killed tens of thousands of people. he's already used chemical weapons and i think people see in the videos at cnn aired other day the tragic, horrific consequences of what he's done. it's not surprising someone who would use those weapons would lie about it. what we have in terms of our intelligence in addition to all of the thousands of open source materials, the videos, the social media, is intelligence that shows syrian chemical weapons personnel preparing to use these weapons in the days leading up to the attack including distributing gas masks to their troops on the ground, then firing rockets from a regime-held neighborhood into opposition-held neighborhoods, 11 different sites, then an explosion of social media confirming an attack took place, thousands of people coming to hospitals with symptoms of
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chemical weapons attacks, and then afterwards we have intercepted communications of senior figures in the assad killing machine discussing the results of the attack. then we saw them bombard those neighbors for days after trying to destroy evidence so we feel like this is a very clear case that shows that bashar al assad and his resegime used these chemical weapons? >> no doubt? >> no doubt in our mind. assad is accountable for the use of chemical weapons by his regime. >> something else he says in the interview, if this happens there will be retaliation, maybe not from syria, but from outside factors. now that plays on one of americans' darkest fierce, there will be more terrorist activity. how can you keep a mission limited? how does that type of retaliation stay limited? >> chris, we're going to show bashar al assad there are consequences for the use of
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these weapons. the goal would be to deter him from using the chemical weapons again and degrade his ability to use chemical weapons. that would send a message he has not received for two years. every other tool the international community try id to use to deter him, diplomacy, sanctions has not worked. >> does your plan include what you do if he attacks us as a result or hezbollah or some other terrorist faction comes at the united states in vengeance? >> chris, we're prepared for any contingency and the united states military is far stronger than any of assad or his allies. what we'll send is a clear message to him, he has no interest in escalating this conflict frankly. he has no interest in inviting strikes from the united states military so we'll be prepared for any contingency to defend the american personnel in the region, defend our ally israel. it's not in assad's interest to escalate the conflict with us. we believe we can do a limited strike no, boots on the ground that imposes consequences on assad, deters his future use of these weapons but again makes it
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clear to him it's not in his interest to come into conflict with the united states of america. >> what does it mean to the president and the white house that tulci gab bert, the democrat from hawaii the refreshingman, one of the president's favored congress members, is against going to war? >> look, we understand it's a tough vote for members of congress but we frankly think it's important for everybody to come forward and to be counted through that vote. because these are tough decisions we have to make as a country. we're not going to win every vote but we believe at the end of the day we have the strongest case to make that frankly inaction sends a message that look at those videos, chris, that ran on cnn, i think members of congress have to look at that and think do we want to let somebody get away with this, do we want to let somebody get away with gassing to death hundreds of children? at the end of the day we feel the votes will be there in the senate and the house. >> last question, why not take assad out? sorry to be crass but we're talking about violence here. why didit limited?
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why not do it what many would call the right way, if you're going to start a fight, finish it? >> well, chris, i think this gets to a lot of the lessons we've learned in the last ten years that frankly it's not the role of the united states military to go in and inflict regime change through military force because frankly when we do that we're responsible for everything that comes after it. the syrian people are the ones that have to change this regime and put up a new government. we're going to protect our national security interests and that involves making it clear that nobody in the world should be able to use chemical weapons on the scale that we've seen in syria and not face consequences. >> quick last thing for you, what do you think the percentage chance is that somebody tries to do something to the united states after there is an attack on syria by the united states? >> chris, i don't think so because frankly i don't think it's in anybody's interests to test the resolve of the united states. >> you don't think anybody will do anything? you think you'll be able to hit syria and nothing gets done? >> well again, what i would say is that it's simply not in anybody's interests to invite further strikes from the united
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states by doing anything. we're going to make it clear we're prepared for any contingency. our military can handle whatever comes at us, but the fact of the matter is, we don't think it's in the interests of assad or any of his allies to test the resolve of the united states by doing something after we take this strike. >> mr. rhodes thank you very much, appreciate the opportunity on "new day" this morning. >> thanks, chris. so we just heard from one of the deputy national security advisers, then later on you're going to get to tune in to wolf blitzer's interview with the president himself, president obama dealing with all the tough questions on syria that will air tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern. we're going to take a break. see you right after this. has it's ups and downs.
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that is it for us on "new day" right now. ngs n "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. good morning, everyone. president owe pa ma and his top aides put on a full court press as they push to ponder syria, the president's biggest challenge, convincing congress the american public and the world was nothing more than sish standial evidence. if there is an attack syrian president assad says you can expect retaliation and not ruling out using chemical weapons listen to what he told charlie rose. >> expect every action. >> including chemical warfare?

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