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know, dale collapsed on the golf course to provide this book. >> he wasn't even wearing cleats. he went out there -- >> sprinting around. >> golf is good. that's the message. >> we'll end on that today. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> have a great day. thanks so much. "newsroom" starts now. happening now, breaking overnight flood emergency in colorado. at least one person has died. streets unpassable. also, vladimir putin lashing out calling america a bully. >> i got an e-mail with president putin had to say and i almost wanted to vomit. >> the russian president in a "new york times" op-ed questioning american exceptionalism and sending a warning to president obama.
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plus, six flags sued. the family of rosie esparza taking the park to court after she plummeted 75 feet to her death. >> it could be something with the ride, operator, weight, design rnch the suit claiming six flags builds extreme roller coasters that are bigger, faster, and ever more dangerous. just how safe is your family? you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. thanks for joining us. we begin with breaking news out of syria. according to russia's nongovernmental news agency interfax syrian president bashar al assad confirms his country will indeed hand over its chemical weapons. according to interfax assad says the threat of attack by the united states did not affect his decision to give up the weapons. also this morning, in an op-ed that stunned many here in the united states, the russian president vladimir putin
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essentially called america a bully. this comes at a time russia is in negotiations with the united states over syria. putin's op-ed is in today's "new york times." he says, quote, it is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional. whatever the motivation. a straight shot at president obama's primetime address on tuesday night. >> america's not the world's policeman. terrible things happen across the globe. it is beyond our means to right every wrong. but when with modest effort and risk we can stop children from being gassed to death and thereby make our own children safer, i believe we should act. that's what makes america different. that's what makes us exceptional. >> putin also defends russia's response to the crisis in syria, saying, quote, from the outset, russia has advocated peaceful
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dialogue, enabling syrians to develop a compromise plan for their own future. we are not protecting the syrian government but international law. no doubt this opinion will be on the minds of both john kerry and his russian counterpart today. in just a few hours they'll meet in geneva for more discussions about syria. as for reaction to putin's op d op-ed, democratic senator robert menendez said he almost vomited when he read it. >> i have to be honest. i was at diner and i almost wanted to vomit. the reality is, i worry when someone who came up to the kgb tells us what is in our national interest and what is not. and, you know, it really raises the questions of how serious this russian proposal is. >> chief national security correspondent jim sciutto is in geneva with more on the talks between the united states and russia. >> reporter: on the flight in i was constantly testing u.s. officials' confidence in this
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process and i think it's safe to say they're coming with a healthy dose of skepticism but they say they wouldn't be coming here if they didn't have some confidence that this could move forward. very quickly, they're going to move from the 30,000-foot level down to the ground level. that's why they've brought with them chemical weapons experts, security experts, so that they can start building a plan to see how they would reliably catalog syria's chemical weapons, collect them, and then destroy them as one u.s. official said to me onboard. we can test if the russians mean what they're saying and, probably more importantly, if the syrians mean what they're saying in terms of removing these weapons from their control. the outcome from this meeting not a final plan, not a ten-point plan, but at least the outlines of a plan for going r forward that the americans can bring back to their allies, the french, british, chinese, as a possible way to move forward and one of the first tests, u.s. officials say, is how forthcoming are the syrians going to be about their chemical weapons sites, how much are they going to share so the americans and russians can work out a plan
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to catalog those weapons, collect them, and then destroy them. >> that was jim sciutto rooting. i want to take you to washington now and the white house. let's go back a second to putin's op-ed. any reaction out of the white house this morning? >> reporter: we're told by an administration official it is actually irrelevant. i know a lot of folks here in washington, you heard senator menendez, a key democratic chairman in the senate, they're really disgusted by what they heard putin said and a lot of people i think zero in on the fact that you have putin kind of contesting whether the regime actually used the weapons. this is something that the u.s. has said is basically a moral outrage. to them it is very obvious the regime used the weapons. so they've questioned russia on that assertion in the past. however, now you have white house officials saying that this is irrelevant. what putin is saying. that's because you have to focus, they say, on the fact that he's invested in the
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process. despite the fact that there is this op-ed and it may be offensive, he is also, they say, saying he's committed to getting those chemical weapons out of the hands of syria and into the hands of the international community or to destroying them and so that is sort of the positive focus they're putting on this. >> all right. reporting live from the white house, thanks so much. joining me now is edward giregian the former ambassador to israel and syria and sorry for stumbling over your name, sir. i apologize. >> i'm used to it. >> i want to get right to those reports out of interfax this morning. bashar al assad saying he will indeed hand over chemical weapons but not because of any u.s. threat. is that a credible statement? >> well, it's a face saving statement. you know, syria is, compared to
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the u.s. and united states power a no contest. it is a face saving gesture on his part. >> do you think he actually will do it, though? as some people said, yeah. he can say that but he can also hide some of those chemical weapons within his country. >> that's the real challenge of this russian proposal is whether it will be effect live carried out under verifiable conditions under international supervision and on a prompt time line that is not dragged out and not a formula for excessive delay whereby nothing is really accomplished on the destruction of the cw capabilities that he has. he continues to really confront his own people with his relatively superior military forces against the opposition. so this has to be something that
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is very effectively managed by the international community, especially the united states and russia, and that is the -- the devil is going to be in the details on this. >> i think that's absolutely true. going back to the statement from bashar al assad this morning, how does this enter into the discussions that will be going on later today between secretary of state kerry and the russian foreign minister? >> well, i think secretary kerry's major mission is going to try to put the -- to really cross all the ts and dot the is on what exactly the russian proposal means and what the syrians have actually committed to in their discussions with the russians on carrying out the -- opening up their chemical weapons inventories to the international community for inspection, for control, and then dismantlement.
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this is a major effort. that's why i think as you had in your story line this morning the delegations have experts with them. and this is very important, because one has to start this on a rapid track. it cannot become a formula for delay so that six months from now we're facing the same problem and the united states president is going to once again be contemplating or have to contemplate military action because nothing has been done. >> well, let's talk about military action, because the united states wants that on the table. russia wants that off the table. you could sort of read between the lines with what bashar al assad said today. you know, i'll hand over my weapons. but wouldn't russia be saying to syria, well, we'll get that military thing off the table. you don't have to worry about that anymore? >> yeah. that actually is i think a bit contrary to our own interests because the very fact of the
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united states contemplating military force against syria obviously focused the minds of russians and the syrians, and they did come up with this proposal. that both sides have been discussing in recent weeks. so i think the potential and the threat of military action will continue to focus their minds to actually get an agreement done on chemical weapons dismantlement. if you take away that threat, i think it will really not be an inducement to the syrians or the russians to move forward. putin's op-ed that you mentioned is really a fascinating op-ed. it's a beautiful piece of propaganda by the russians but it is really muddled. the major message he has in the op-ed is that the use of force today can only be done under the principle of self-defense if
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you're being attacked under imminent attack or with united nations security council approval. so putin is laying down his interpretation of international law that you cannot do it independently. the united states does not have the right to independently attack syria or any other country. that's his minimum waajor messa. the whole op-ed is rather muddled. he talks about that which is the major message but then talks about american exceptionalism and criticizes that. i find that really bizarre coming from the russian president. >> we'll talk a lot more about that later. thank you so much for joining us. a former u.s. ambassador to syria. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. also this morning, the heavy rain is finally easing up in boulder, colorado, but major flash flooding is turning streets into fast moving rivers. we're not kidding. a storm center for parts of
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colorado dumping 7 inches of rain in the early hours this morning. at least two people have died. creeks are overflowing their banks. there are reports of cars submerged in flood waters. dams cannot hold back all the water. the university of colorado had to cancel classes. flooding got so bad firefighters were in rescue mode busy rescuing people and animals. this dog was freed from the balcony not far from the university campus. the problem will continue with the possibility of five inches of rain, five inches of rain falling by tonight. ana cabrera is on the phone from boulder. tell us more. >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are in boulder, but it is areas just west and northwest of boulder, within the county, that really have seen the hardest hit. i'm standing at an intersection, just starting to get light here in colorado. we're seeing water rushing over some of the main drag roadways. several road blocks are in place right now preventing people from crossing because there is just
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tons of mud and debris on the roads within the city. further west and northwest where we know about at least one of the fi talts occurring, they're seeing even greater damage and destruction. rescue crews now just getting an opportunity to assess what they're trying to get through to try to get the people who need to be rescued this morning. i'm told they're seeing walls of debris and mud, cars flipped over. we know of houses that have collapsed. that was the situation in which one person has died in a town called james town just a little west of boulder within the county. across the state really flash flooding has been a concern all night long. the other death coming from the colorado springs area south of denver. we know of at least one dam that has broken which is in larimer county north of denver and north of boulder. you can see just how widespread this flash flooding problem is.
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>> ana -- >> there are several inches of rain and it is going to continue today. >> we're watching these dramatic pictures of a water rescue going on right now. this is from our affiliate in colorado, kcnc. this is south of boulder. ana, can you still hear me? do you have access to these pictures? >> reporter: no i don't. >> that's okay. >> reporter: i have seen some of the still photos from that area you're talking about. >> let me explain where this is. highway 287 and dillon road apparently a road washed out. three cars are now in the water. one of them is upside down. firefighters are, you can see them in a rubber raft trying to right the car. can you just explain to me what this area is like? >> reporter: this is an area that is a suburb of denver i would say, about half way between boulder and denver. so there are some more rural type roads out there but it is still a community in which a lot of people live. there's a great population area
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in that area. i'm not as familiar with the specifics of that road. we are seeing rescue crews now working their way through trying to get up into the foothills here in boulder county. again, they are having problems as well getting to people trapped in this area. this is something we're seeing across the county. as you mentioned those pictures of roads collapsing, another issue. i was told by the public information officer for the county of boulder that they are getting calls by the dozens from people saying we need help and unfortunately rescue workers weren't able to get there for many hours because it was so dark, dealing with steep terrain in some cases. you can see in that particular scenario that we have pictures of with the roads collapsing and so there are physical barriers in their way. and so it's going to be a situation that continues to develop throughout the day and perhaps over the next several days. >> okay. we're looking, it appears there is someone inside that car.
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that car was on its top, submerged in water. i'm not sure if that's a rescue worker or maybe the driver of the car but i know the rescue workers -- it looks like the driver. you can see the rescue workers handing him a life jacket right now. i just can't imagine how frightening that would be. just unbelievable. i was hoping as i was watching this there would be nobody inside that car. but as you can see, apparently there was. let's watch this play out. this is fascinating. you can see how dangerous this
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is. you see how fast the water is moving. so the rescue workers, you can see the tether there. they're tethered to someplace on the ground to keep them in place to keep them from being washed away as they try to get this man out of the car. oh, my. ana, you still with me? >> reporter: i'm still with you, yes. >> let me tell you what i just saw. this car just, they had turned it over to get this man out and the car is on its side. so tell us, how fast the water is moving in parts of boulder, colorado. >> reporter: it's moving very quickly. boulder creek is one of the more well known areas in boulder. it is moving at 3,000 this morning. i'm told that's many times greater than any time this year and than it is able to hold.
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the water has over flown. the banks, the boulder creek, itself, is an area they have seen flash flooding in the past. they have set up areas to try to catch the water that overflows the creek and so far at last check that part was holding. however, there are several tributaries coming down through the mountains. boulder is a community literally in the foothills of the rocky mountains. and so the people who live in and around boulder are in homes that are in the mountains. and so they are seeing water rushing down not just from necessarily a creek, itself, but just coming down through the four mile canyon area, a big fire story -- >> let me interrupt. they finally got this poor man out of the car and they have him on the bank. maybe it's a creek, maybe just a flooded area. i'm not quite sure. they have this man lying on the side of this body of water.
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they're looking at him to see if he's okay. the good news was they got that door open while the car was upside down and they managed to pull him from the car. he stumbled to the bank. now they're getting him to his feet. i hope he's okay. he looks like he'll be okay. you wonder why we admire rescue workers so much. that was absolutely amazing. they're putting him on a stretcher. he is up and talking, all good signs. he seems weak in the knees but after a traumatic experience like that i don't think anybody would be positively steady on their feet.
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you know, when you hear warnings, as you're driving down the road in flooded conditions to be careful and not drive into deep waters, please heed those warnings. i don't know if that's what happened in this case, but please, when it's dangerous weather outside like that, please be so very, very careful.
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check, check, check. that is the local reporter getting ready to file a report. let's listen to what the reporter has to say from kcnc. so strange to look at this. you think about flash flooding and the roadway appears to be clear now but at one point that roadway had to be, i don't know, feet deep with water. that's how those cars got washed into that nearby body of water. we don't know but it seems like that's what happens. all right. getting ready to put him in the ambulance and take him to the hospital to be checked over.
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boy, i sure hope he is okay. look at this. that was just so frooingt. they had almost gotten him out through the window and then the car overturned again. and then firefighters were sort of scrambling there. but of course maintained their composure. you can see the water is moving so quickly that vehicle actually moved. somehow firefighters managed to get the door open on this vehicle while part of it was submerged. you'll soon see the man stumbling out of the car.
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there are two other vehicles in that body of water. evidently they got those people out safely. those cars weren't turned upside down in the water. if you're just joining us, this man was successfully rescued from his submerged car. he is now in an ambulance and being taken to the hospital. this is an area south of boulder on highway 287 and dillon road for those of you who live there.
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indra is in our weather center. the road nearby is completely clear now but we see those rushing waters and that body of water. tell us how this might have happened. >> this is an incredible amount of rain, carol, in a very short period of time. we're talking places like adams county with 6 inches of rain in two hours. last night in boulder 4 inches in four hours. that amount of rainfall in a short period of time, you'll always see flash flooding like this. a lot of people are saying why are the thunderstorms so large? why are we getting so much compared to normal? well, what is actually going on is we have a low in the pacific northwest that is just a little bit now sagged to the south. with that low we're pulling all of this moisture in going clockwise or counter clockwise around that low. keep in mind here the high pressure. everything is going clockwise around that high. you have strong winds out of the south pulling in all this tropical moisture to the region. so that is the reason we're getting these enhanced
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rainfalls, really large thunderstorms. cold air from that low is triggering those thunderstorms. that's why we're talking about these flooding concerns. we're talking anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain still possible into the forecast. they're already dealing with this flooding. more is on the way. this is something i stress all the time. flooding is actually one of the biggest killers of all weather events combined. it only takes 6 inches to sweep you off your feet. two feet of water will sweep away a large suv. people are always under estimating the power of flooding and, unfortunately, it looks like we're continuing to see that today. hopefully more people get the message and stay safe. >> already in the course of the flash flooding in boulder, colorado two people have been killed. this situation, thankfully, turned out okay. at least it appears that way now. rescue workers managed to get the poor man out of the car and to the hospital and hopefully he'll be okay. we'll take a quick break and be back with much more in the cnn newsroom. ♪
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the battle over gun rights rages on. in one state a big defeat for gun rights activists and in another a stunning loss for gun control activists.
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good morning, george. >> reporter: carol, good morning. what a reminder about those swing states and how things can change very quickly. first of all, in colorado, where voters reminded politicians they are on thin ice when it comes to gun rights laws. in missouri an effort to override a governor's veto of a bill that would have banned federal gun laws in the state came this close to becoming law. a controversial measure attempting to nullify federal gun control laws in the state of missouri failed to become law. this after a push by some legislators to override the governor's veto fell short by one vote in the state senate. >> this bill does not eliminate our ability to put reasonable regulations in place. but it does prevent the federal government from enforcing unconstitutional infringements on missourians. >> reporter: the proposed law
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would have given citizens the right to take legal action against law enforcement officers who enforce federal gun laws. and make it illegal to publish the names and addresses of gun owners in the state. >> basically putting a sign on missouri that says okay criminals it's okay to come to missouri. we won't prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law like illinois, kansas, arkansas, every other state. >> reporter: in the state of colorado it was a different story. gun rights activists are celebrating the unprecedented recall of two democratic state senators who got the boot this week for backing some of the nation's strictest gun laws. >> what we did was the right thing. i said months ago, if doing this costs me my political career, that's a very small price to pay. >> reporter: still scarred by the mass shootings in columbine and aurora, it was a huge blow for gun control advocates in colorado who vastly out spent the competition and still lost.
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carol, keep in mind, when it comes to spending new york mayor bloomberg gave more than $300,000 to help fight the recall effort in the state of colorado. the nra in a tweet gloated in a way, saying the mayor, quote, wasted his money. carol? >> george howell, reporting live, thank you. if you're afraid of heights this is your worst nightmare, being thrown out of one of the world's steepest roller coasters. that happened in july to rosa esparza a 52-year-old mother. now her family is suing six flags for a million dollars claiming six flags ignored safety precautions on the texas giant which will reopen this coming weekend. the lawsuit vividly describes the horror saying, quote, esparza's daughter heard screaming and yelling, saw her mother in the process of being thrown out of the car, struggling in an upside down position, attempting to hold on for dear life. then she was thrown against a support piling and catapulted many feet below. the six flags employees initially refused to believe
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anyone had been thrown from the train. six flags is not commenting on the lawsuit but claims there was no mechanical failure, though it did add extra safety measures since her death. joining us now is kenneth martin a rollercoaster inspector and safety specialist. good morning. >> good morning, carol. thanks for having me. >> thanks for being here. this is a real concern. this lawsuit claims six flags replaced a limit switch for a restraint in the seat in the very car in which esparza was riding. can you explain what that means? >> basically it means a switch that indicates the lap bar is closed went bad, shorted out or whatever. you have to remember these rollercoaster cars are exposed to the elements. things get wet. they rust. just like things you have around the home. they need maintenance time to time. >> they replaced the switch on the very car where she was thrown out. does the family have a point?
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>> you know, there are probably many facets to this investigation that have yet to be released, and the interesting thing is that there is no law in texas that says they have to release it except maybe under court order. and the civil suit will most likely determine, you know, what will be released and what will not be released. but it's not uncommon to do routine maintenance on roller coasters like this. >> well, coupled with that, though, a witness did say that esparza complained to an attendant before the ride took off she didn't feel safe. that adds something to the mix doesn't it? >> it definitely does. that comes down to the individual rider despite the years of training and experience i have, you as the rider are indeed the last inspector. you have to feel comfortable with that particular ride.
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you have to say hey is this something i want my body to do and can i sit comfortably inside the carrier that is supposed to hold me and keep me safe. >> some people say she was just too big for that particular ride. the lawsuit also alleges six flags is making more and more dangerous coasters for the sake of a thrill like this new drop of doom ride. have you heard about that? it drops people 415 feet and then you fall down at 95 miles per hour. i know a lot of people who would love riding this thing but will there be a point where roller coasters are too much or too dangerous? >> i think what we'll see in the future are more rides designed to fit a larger percentage of the population. keeping in mind that the
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amusement ride industry rides thousands of people every hour on amusement rides, they take them out to the edge and they bring them back safely. that, coupled with some of the particulars in this situation may restrict some riders but may open up opportunities for others. >> thanks for your insight. we appreciate it. >> thank you. checking our top stories now at 35 minutes past the hour an ib credible rescue in lafayette, colorado. rescuers struggled to save a man in an overturned car after a swollen creek washed out a road. the man was okay and was able to walk to the creek bank. they took him to the hospital in an ambulance. boulder's office of emergency management is urging residents to stay home and off the roads. boston's logan airport is apologizing for holding a fire
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drill on the 12th anniversary of 9/11. the drill involved a plane and a nearby small fire which sent plumes of black smoke into the air. dozens of people rode on boston's -- wrote on the logan facebook page to complain about the insensitivity and timing of the drill. police in florida say they are not filing charges yet in a dispute involving george zimmerman and his estranged wife and her father. shelly zimmerman has filed for divorce from the man found not guilty in the shooting death of trayvon martin. >> like a hundred million dollars? no. she is not feeling that great but she is strong and will be okay. you want to answer what you're doing with your life or are you not ready yet? >> i'm not ready. >> let's go. police say they are trying to recover a recording from an ipod broken in the argument. officials in canada say they now know why flames spread so quickly in the deadly train
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crash in quebec. 47 people were killed in the july 6th explosion and fire. investigators say documents incorrectly described fuel in the tanker cars as being less volatile than it actually was. they aren't sure if the error was deliberate. the investigation is ongoing. yet another twist in the crisis in syria. today bashar al assad is confirming he will hand over his chemical weapons according to an interview with the russian tv channel. assad is giving all the credit to russia for his decision, not to the united states. david kay is the former chief weapons inspector in iraq and joins me now from washington. welcome. >> good morning, carol. >> so, assad said he will hand over all of his chemical weapons. should we believe him? >> we should verify. belief is not something that i think you want to have in this process. you go ahead. it's a play on the ronald reagan saying though in this case i wouldn't use the word "trust." it is important to verify.
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>> so russia of course believes assad and russia is now negotiating with the united states over some sort of deal to resolve this crisis. russia says the united states should take the threat of force off the table. the united states wants the threat of force to remain. should it? even in light of this statement from bashar al assad? >> look, it was terribly important in iraq in 1991 that in the basic resolution authorizing the inspection, which the iraqis agreed to, and initially even cooperated with, a little bit, that there was always a threat of chapter 7 action under the security council if, in fact, they stopped cooperating, as they did several times. i think it's an important element of a very fiable inspection regime with a country that has used chemical weapons. >> another interesting development today. we're finding out that the cia, the american cia, is arming some rebels within syria. can you just help us understand
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that? >> well, you know, this is what makes the situation so complex. it's not just a government that's a rogue government with weapons of mass destruction. it's a government that's engaged in a civil war, with i don't know whether you say one faction actually it's multiple factions in the rebel movement. and countries are taking sides. the iranians and the russians have been supporting with weapons and in the iranian case with actual fighters, assad, the arab countries have been providing arms from the very beginning to some of the rebels. the u.s. has talked about aid, mostly humanitarian aid, and has finally started arming hopefully the right elements, more moderate elements of the rebel movement. that's why it's going to be very hard for the inspectors to proceed in this situation, because it is hard to see that it's in anyone's interest to have a cease fire in place. >> well, going back to the idea that the americans are arming the rebels because i'm sure you've read vladimir putin's
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op-ed in the "new york times" this morning. he still claims in the op-ed that the rebels could well be responsible for the use of chemical weapons within syria. so the two sides are negotiating now. doesn't that throw a wrench into things? >> well, look. there are many things in that op-ed, patronizing, arrogant tone, misstatements with regard to both the u.s. policy and russian policy. i think what you've got is important to do right now is not get hung up on that. leave it aside and see if you can negotiate an agreement that you're happy with, you believe provides the framework for verification. the important thing is to get those chemical weapons off the battle field and ultimately to destroy them. i can take a lot of insults as long as you're moving toward a goal that you agree is important. >> but why would vladimir putin choose to write that op-ed at this particular time? is it just to poke the united states? is it to shame the president?
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why? >> carol, if i could get inside the head of vladimir putin i probably wouldn't be sitting here with you this morning. i think we have a lot of theories. my personal theory is that it's a bit of -- an opportunity. he has been terribly patronizing toward others. we're not the first he has dumped this on. i really, here again, would urge, keep your eye on the objective. the objective is to find a way to get rid of these chemical weapons and not have to take unilateral military action. >> david kay, former chief weapons inspector in iraq, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. still to come in the newsroom, prince william changing jobs. we'll tell you what the air force pilot will now do when he leaves the cockpit. [ male announcer ] here's a word you should keep in mind. unbiased.
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prince william coming in for his final landing. after nearly eight years of military service the man likely to become king of england is leaving the royal air force. kensington palace made the announcement about three hours ago. the prince and new dad is leaving his post as a search-and-rescue pilot to work with his charities. joining me now from london is our royal correspondent max foster. tell us more. >> reporter: well, carol, it's interesting. we knew he was going to make
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some announcement because he was coming to the end of his tour of duty but we didn't think he'd leave the military all together. the question is, is he a full-time royal effect live now? well, he will be for the next year. he is still keeping the option open to take up a job next year of public service of some sort. it won't be in the military. really, this is a lot to do with the lady behind me, the queen, who is elderly, stepping back a bit, more pressure on charles and william, the princes to do more and step up and do more public work. but william doesn't want to rush into it. he wants to have a proper life before he does all of that. it's also coming at a time of course when prince george has been born so i think maybe he just wants to spend some time with him in his first year as well, carol. >> that seems quite reasonable to me. by the way, where are the royal -- where is the royal couple now? >> well, they are in london and there is a very big glittering affair tonight, red carpet event for one of william's charities
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tusk trust and it is the first time we'll see kate out properly since she had george. she'll be wearing a dress and jewelry so everyone is very excited about that. it is going to be very glamorous. and that's all playing into a documentary we're showing on sunday night here on cnn. we'll have exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of the very glamorous duchess of cambridge. >> i can't wait. i have to admit, i love kate, and i'm sure she'll look beautiful in her dress. i'm positive of it. thanks so much, max foster. we look forward to the documentary. here's what's all new in the next hour of "newsroom." a newlywed accused of pushing her husband off a cliff eight days after their wedding. >> there's always annulment or divorce. >> i knew something was not right. >> incredible new details. how prosecutors said she tried to cover up the whole thing. also, the people's pope shaking things up again. >> i think perception is everything. and the perception of the papacy has changed with francis.
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stock exchange. >> everybody seems to jump on the bandwagon, christmas in september. why not bypass thanksgiving altogether. the kmart holiday ad began airing this week. kids on the east coast just started school. their first week of school. we usually don't see these commercials start at least until october. some people even went on kmart's facebook page to complain and they said, look, be kmart smart. it's smart to stick to it, being frugal requires planning ahead. i think this is really getting a little indulgent with that. what kmart is trying to do is push their layaway program. as you said, they are not the only ones. look at walmart. they unveiled their top toy lists to today. you may recognize some of these
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o oldies. furbies. there's a lot at stake. retailers remember they make the bulk of their annual profits in november and december. now they are trying to squeeze on over to september, too, apparently, carol. >> i only know one person who shops that early and that would be my mother. she's done. >> that's good for her. >> thank you, ali'malison, appre it. >> anthony weiner left the new york mayoral race as gracefully as he started it. it's not complete without a final word from the late-night
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circuit. >> spend more time disgracing his family, just hang out, number five, honestly, does it matter? number four, restore dignity to the name carlos danger. and keep making new friends. >> thank you so much, david letterman. i'm sorry. that was a funny one. >> very good. >> hey, joe carter. you're going to talk about the jets. you have the bleacher report. >> i've seen a lot of fantasy football names as carlos danger. anyhow, rough day for new york sports fans yesterday. derek jeter saying he's done for the season and the quarterback, mark sanchez, could also be done. he's got a few options because he could either have surgery now
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or he can call it a season or at some point he can try to pray this season because he's listed as the backup. the feeling is whether he goes under the knife now or waits till the end of the season, the jets are going to get rid of him by the end of the season or sooner. derek jeter has been put on the dl. he's dealing with the same ankle injury since last october. is it time to call it a career? >> why? just because of an injury? no. look, man, people have had a lot of injuries throughout the course of their careers. i've been fortunate to play 21 professional years, i think it is, and really only have one significant injury. >> all right. this is a good story, carol. jose fernandez started a bench clearing incident when he admired his first ever major league home run just a little
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too long and then mocked a loogie. obviously when he got to the home plate, the catcher got in his face and then the two teams stormed the benches and fernandez, very proud of him, he took the high road. he said he was wrong, embarrassed by the situation, he was sorry and wouldn't do it again. i like it. trending on, lebron james and his high school sweetheart are finally going to say the i dos this weekend in san diego, the number one resort in california. a bunch of big stars are going to be there, jay-z, beyonce, pat riley. it's going to be a star-studded affair none of us will be able to go to but hopefully we'll get to see the pictures afterwards. >> three-day affair, we should get a picture or two, right? >> yeah, one or two. >> the next hour of c cnn
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good morning to you. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning with breaking news out of colorado. we are seeing some amazing video of a very scary and very dramatic rescue. this happened just south of boulder. take a look. just last hour, cnn affiliate kcnc was live on the scene as this man was rescued from his car. i'm going to stop now so you can watch the entire rescue as it
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played out. >> all right. thank you. not a problem. >> all right. we'll stay right here. >> i should have a pio from state patrol here shortly. >> state patrol? >> yep. >> you can see the culvert that used to go under the bridge there. but, yeah, better hold the camera. >> thank you, sir.
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>> hey, you guys, if you're listening to this, a body may pop out. that's why i'm staying wide. they are going to let me stay here as long as i don't show the body. so it might -- one might pop out. >> somebody's alive in there.
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>> all right. that was just incredible, wasn't it? joining me by phone is dan garret, the battalion chief with the colorado fire department. thank you for joining us, chief. >> you bet. >> as i was watching that play out live, when the suv fell into the water with the driver still inside, my heart sank. >> i think everybody's heart sank for a minute there and luckily everything turned out okay. >> so i understand why the driver had to put on his life jacket, but if i was in that situation, i would just want to climb out that window right now.
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>> yeah. well, it's important that if anyone finds themselves in that situation that if they are in contact with rescuers that they listen very carefully to instructions that will absolutely help in a positive outcome. >> so the reason he puts that life jacket on is if you get him out of the car and he falls into the water and these are raging floodwaters he could be carried downstream and you have to take every precaution? >> absolutely. >> tell me who these rescue workers are. some, i understand, are from the department of transportation in colorado. >> well, the whole thing unfolded about 6:08 this morning. we were toned to 287 and dillon road and when our crews got on scene, they found that the road had washed out and the three vehicles were in the creek due
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to the complexity of what was going on, we requested additional resources from north metro fire department and westminster fire department and through a cooperative effort we were able to pull three victims out of all three cars and all three victims were transported to a local hospital. >> chief garret, thank you so much for joining us this morning. we want to bring in indra peter so petersons from the severe weather center. how did this all transpire? >> we're talking about an incredible amount of water in a short amount of time. they likely broke the record of 4 1/2 inches in a day and we're likely to have had 4 1/2 inches
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in an hour. the rain is literally training or just going heavy over the same period over and over again and that's producing these deadly situations. let's talk about what we're seeing. in fact, i want to tell you adams county had six inches of rain in two hours. that's how heavy we're talking about. the big question is why? what makes this situation so unique? we're looking at a low here in the west. remember, winds go counter cl k clockwise around the low. and right to the south is all of this tropical moisture. what it's doing is pulling all of this moisture into the region and then the cold air from that low is triggering those thunderstorms. with that, even though you have a thunderstorm with all of the that moisture, you're getting this heavy, heavy amount of rainfall. unfortunately, everyone is hoping that the rain is done with. it is not. another three to five inches and another wave of it tonight,
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carol. >> indra petersons, thank you. cnn's ana cabrera is standing by. it's not over yet. >> reporter: no, it's not. it's lightened up but the rain is falling very hard right now and you can see some of the remnants of the flash flooding that hit hardest several hours ago but inches of rain is just washing over the roadway as the bus and car are trying to slowly make their way through that water. again, this is one of the main drags here in boulder. we're at broadway and iris for those watching from within colorado. this is the heart of the city. some of the exterior parts of boulder county are seeing much worse. we're seeing debris littering the streets within the city but in the county they are seeing walls of mud, debris flows that are coming through the mountainous communities, overturning cars and collapsing homes. at least two people are dead.
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>> at least two people are dead. the university had to cancel classes in that area because of all of the rain. ana cabrera, thanks so much. you be careful out there. the crisis in syria. the president of syria makes headlines over his decision to hand over chemical weapons. yes, he came out on russian television today and said, yes, i will hand over my chemical weapons. we'll talk about that. and a stunning op-ed by president putin. we'll talk about that when we come back. [ male announcer ] this is pam. her busy saturday begins with back pain, when... hey pam, you should take advil. why? you can take four advil for all day relief.
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syria's president says threats of a u.s. attack are not working. bashar al assad told a russian tv station he's giving up his
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chemical weapons as a result of a russian proposal and not because of a possible u.s. military strike. that news comes hours after the russian president vladimir putin put the news to you. he said, russia has advocated peaceful dialogue enabling syrians to develop a compromise plan for it is own future. former secretary of state leon panetta says putin's op-ed is part of a strategy. >> i think it's clear that he's trying to weaken our resolve and make sure that we would not fulfill our pledge to conduct military action if we have to. so i think he was trying to, in his own way, weaken the united states and the effort to negotiate these issues. >> joining me now is republican senator jim inhofe of oklahoma.
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>> thank you, carol. nice to be with you. i do somewhat agree with leon panetta on this but it goes further than that. putin was lecturing to the united states. i could hear reagan turning over in his grave as this was going on. considering that russia has been the one sending them all of the equipment and military and arm ma meants that they need. for them to come forward and say all of a sudden, we're going to take care of that, i'm not sure how many people believe that and how it's going to affect the outcome. >> senator, i want to read the op-ed because most americans raise their eyebrows. "i would rather disagree with the case president obama made on american exceptionalism stating that the united states policy is what makes america different. it's what makes us exceptional.
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it is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional whatever the motivation." and senator john mccain just tweeted that putin's new york op-ed is an insult to intelligence of every american. do you agree? >> sure. that's what i was referring to when i said he was lecturing us. read further and he says, if something should happen, those that want to join the president in this military intervention, that there would be responses and i think it's terribly naive of someone to think that we could send a few cruise missiles in there and that they would not respond. most people are looking at that and saying that would probably cause a greater use of chemical weapons. so now we've got john kerry in geneva talking about what are we going to do together when he's actually communicating and
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talking and negotiating with the very person who has been giving all of the resources to syria in the first place. i hope that some time people will pay attention to the real problem with intervention is that we have a degraded military now. no one understanding this or believes it and yet i've been saying for 4 1/2 years. in his first budget he did away with our only fifth generation fighter, future combat system, the ground base interceptor. that was just one budget. since then, he's taken on his extended budget $487 billion out of the military. so i'm not the only one who knows that that is the big problem that we cannot get involved in a war in the middle east. >> well, most americans don't want us to get involved in a war in the middle east and that's not what the president would say he's talking about. he's talking about the limited
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military strike. general dempsey thinks that the u.s. military can handle syria just fine. >> well, sure. they can handle -- if you're talking about sending 30 cruise missiles in, that's easy. that doesn't cost anything. that's a very easy thing to do. what i'm saying is that you don't do that without -- as they say, that would be an act of war in the middle east. let me read you one quote. this is from general dempsey, the chairman of joints chief of staff who agrees with me. our military force is so degraded, so unready, it would be immoral to use force. i have to disagree with you, carol. i think you send something over there, you're using force and there's going to be repercussions and you have to remember that the chief threat in that whole part of the world is not syria, it's iran. and our intelligence has told us since 2007 that by 2015, a year and a half from now, they are going to have the weapon and the delivery system that would actually reach the eastern part of the united states. it's a serious thing. >> senator, like you said,
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russia and the united states are negotiating in geneva right now and the military option is very much on the table from the united states' point of view. russia, of course, wants the united states to take that option away. so in light of putin's op-ed today, should the united states go along with mr. putin? >> no. i never liked putin and obama never liked him until last tuesday. i think that's not the strategy we should be using coming from russia. >> so you think the military option should remain on the table while these -- >> no. i'm saying i've opposed the military option. i was the first one that came out opposed to that military option. i'm just saying that if we think that we're going to be able to have -- maintain our credibility in that part of the world by being bailed out, it's not going to work. besides, i don't trust those guys and i don't think anyone who's really been watching russia and syria what they have been doing should have a great faith and trust in them.
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>> so if vladimir putin is writing op-eds in "the new york times" sort of poking america, what does the united states do? >> first of all, i think we ought to maybe right a few op-eds, too, and respond to it. i don't think silence is what we need to do at this point in time. maybe putin feels that he's in the driver's seat to the point we will respond. well, we will, in terms of verbally responding. i think he would have been smarter not to do it. >> senator jim inhofe of oklahoma, thank you for being with us. we appreciate it. >> thank you, carol. >> you're welcome. president putin's op-ed is not sitting well with either parties as well. senator menendez said he almost threw up. >> i was at dinner and i almost wanted to vomit. the reality is, i worry when someone who came up to the kgb
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tells us what is in our national interest and what is not. and, you know, it really raises the questions of how serious this russian proposal is. >> our senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. so any response? >> reporter: yeah. there is a response when you talk with white house officials here, carol. they say it's irrelevant. and this is why they say it is. they say, of course, you know, the idea here i think that assad -- this is what putin is saying, that assad may not be responsible to the use of chemical weapons. that's pretty fascinating, carol, because i think that's what many members of this administration have pointed as an immorally outrageous opinion. so that sort of the administration doesn't agree with but instead they are focusing not on that and instead on the fact that this is just the big part of the picture of
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putin being invested in this. he's put this proposal, they say, and in the words of one administration official, they say he owns this. so they are kind of trying to look at the positive part of this but i know that that's really difficult, especially when you hear what someone like senator menendez says because what putin is saying here is really inflammatory to many officials and many americans. >> senior white house correspondent brianna keilar, thanks so much. one of the steepest roller coasters in the world sued after a woman falls out and plunges to her death. but in a few days that ride will reopen reopen. we'll talk about that lawsuit when we come back. ... it just wouldn't go away. i was spotting, but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could be early warning signs of a gynecologic cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer. feeling bloated for no reason. that's what i remember.
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if you're afraid of heights, this is one of the worst night n mares, that's what happened to a 52-year-old mother. her family is suing six flags for $1 million saying that they ignored safety requirements. the lawsuit vividly describes the horror saying, quote, her
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daughter heard screaming and yelling, saw her mother in the process of being thrown out of the car, struggling in an upside down position, attempting to hold on for dear life and then she catapulted many feet below. six flags initially refused to believe that anyone had been thrown from the train and then the lawsuit goes on. cnn's ed lavandera is following the story. good morning, ed. >> good morning, carol. just a few hours after the esparza family filed that lawsuit, six flags announced that the roller coaster will reopen this weekend, nearly two months after the horrific accident. in a statement six flags says that there will be changes, including a redesigned restraint bar pad and new seat belts in each of the seats and a coaster seat outside of the ride so people can see how they fit into the ride and determine whether or not they want to ride it.
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so beyond that, the company also said that they had finished an investigation as to what happened and they only simply said that there was no evidence of a mechanical failure that caused this tragedy but six flags says because of the lawsuit they will not make any other further comments. in that lawsuit, the esparza family attorney goes on to talk about the negligence that they say six flags is responsible here and alleges that there were inconsistencies in the locking position of the coaster's safety bars, failures in safety bar lighting system and defective switch in the victim's seat. the lawsuit says that the green light that's supposed to go on to make sure that all of the bars are in the proper place gives the park security a false sense that everything is okay. obviously this is headed to the courts and we'll see how it plays out in the months ahead. >> yes, it will. ed lavandera, thanks so much. still to come, the crisis in syria is testing president obama
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for being with me. we've got some amazing video to show you of a very scary and dramatic video that happened outside of boulder, colorado, after flash flooding in the last hour. rescue workers risked their lives as they freed this man from his vehicle. all the while, the water was moving very rapidly, endangering all of these rescue workers because they could have been carried down the stream. just minutes ago, the authorities described this very dangerous scene. >> there were three cars in the water. the road had been eroded from the water coming through this excess drainage area. we were able to stabilize the cars, there was a victim in each car, we sent a rescue boat out and rescued each of the victims. fortunately they've only had minor injuries and they've all been transported to area
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hospitals. >> more now from kcnc. >> reporter: moments ago we watched an amazing rescue. the bridge behind me here is completely washed out and we watched as local rescue crews took a man out of his fully submerged car alive. we watched this rescue. all three cars, as you can see, just mangled and fully submerged. we watched as rescue workers got into the water. the raging water, in fact. and had to turn the sedan over and inside they saw the man alive. they broke the window so that he could breathe and they could get the rest of the water out and then they were able to pull him to safety. i'm told by local fire crews that all three drivers were pulled to safety alive and they are now being treated for their injuries. this is just amazing. the bridge here completely washed out by all of the rain that has fallen in this area. it's been falling since wednesday afternoon.
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the floodwaters, downed power lines and even closed parts of maj major parkways. parts of boulder does remain under a mandatory evacuation at this time. students at the university of colorado came together to save their belongings after the flood reached the dorms and that campus will be closed today due to the widespread flooding. now, conditions are expected to get worse. it is expected to rain all day today as well as tomorrow with more thunderstorms coming this weekend. again, just an incredible rescue here outside of boulder. >> that was amazing. that was reporter kelly werthmann of kcnc. also, two people in colorado have been killed because of this torrential rain. not over yet. they are expecting five inches of rain today. officials are warning people to stay out of the floodwaters. a few republicans who was showing willingness to work with
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the obama administration on a variety of issues, including syria, but now stunning comments by bob corker about president obama's leadership as commander in chief may have the white house on the defensive. chief congressional correspondent dana bash joins us now. tell us what he said. >> carol, i set out to do a story of how the syria crisis will affect the agenda on capitol hill. the reason i wanted to talk to republican bob corker, he's the republican that works with the white house on domestic issues, international issues and syria. he helped write the resolution that passed the senate foreign relations committee giving the authority to strike in syria. he's played golf with the president, something that obama rarely does. he asked corker a question when he began expresses his frustration with the president even questioning the president's ability as commander-in-chief. >> i really do think they've
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hurt our credibility around the world just in the muddled way that they have dealt with this syrian issue. it's just a complete muddlement, if you will. and i don't know -- the president just seems to be very uncomfortable being commander in chief of this nation. >> he's uncomfortable as commander in chief? >> yes. >> you're speaking as somebody who has not just watched him on television and listened to his speeches but had dinner with him yesterday and lunch with him yesterday. >> it's just a result. we've had these conversations. it appears that it's had an impact. i would think that most republicans at the luncheon yesterday would not have believed last night he was going to make the greater case, the strategic case for us in syria. i heard no word, not one word of it. he's very good in an interpersonal setting. he just cannot follow through.
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he cannot speak to the nation as a commander-in-chief. he cannot speak to the world as a commander-in-chief. i don't know what it is. i sent an e-mail over this morning to dennis mcdonough saying i can't be any more disappointed about what happened last night. he doesn't make the case for why this is important to u.s. credibility and why u.s. credibility in the region is so important to our own safety and to the world's safety. >> reporter: has he hurt his credibility with you specifically as one of the few republicans, frarnkly, who was eager to work with him on fiscal and domestic issues? >> i probably shouldn't be saying everything i'm saying right now but i guess as a result of last night my temperature level is up slightly
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today. he's a diminished figure here on capitol hill. i can assure you of that. >> now, corker told me despite his frustration he would still drop everything when the president calls, anyone from the white house calls. he's going to keep working on the debt and the immigration and never mind syria. he just said, as you just heard, very discouraged. he's not alone in the ultimate sentiment that they have not communicated on this issue well, even carl levin, the democratic chairman of the armed services committee says the different ideas and mixed messages coming from the white house has not helped, rather. but nobody has been as outspoken with their exasperation as bob corker. >> vladimir putin writes this op-ed in "the new york times" and questioning america's exceptional i am. i'm going to read you a quote because putin was talking about
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something that mr. obama said in his primetime speech. i would rather disagree that what makes exceptionalism is to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional whatever the motivation. i read you this because a lot of lawmakers have come out and they are very angry at that sentiment. but when lawmakers talk about the president at a time we're considering military action, when the whole world can listen in, might that be adding to the loss of credibility that america has in the world? >> that's a great question and it is i guess ironic because somebody like senator bob corker stood up immediately and said if the commander-in-chief wants to do this, it's our responsibility to help him which is why he thread nato in the senate foreign relations committee on
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this authorization for military action. that's a really good point, carol. i think that more broadly on the putin op-ed, what was fascinating, all of the things that you promised you wouldn't be, you are now. and during his first campaign for president he kind of downplayed the idea of american exceptionalism and what putin is saying, again, in a very nuanced, almost in a baseball way, you have to be the president and his aides to get it, you turned exactly into the person you said you wouldn't. >> so putin is using the same talking points that critics of the president use here in the united states. again, this is a critical juncture. isn't this a time when our nation is to draw together, especially members of our government? >> he clearly is -- again, for people out there who may not understand how there -- if there really are discussions that go back and forth between the white house and capitol hill, there have been a lot now on syria but
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before that there really hadn't been very many and particularly across party lines. bob corker was the one person who was eager on the republican side, eager to work with the president on a host of issues. so for him to come out and say what he said is an example of how even people who have the inside lines, even people who can sit at dinner, which he did on sunday night with the president, still feel like they can't get through to the white house and feel the need to come out publicly. but you make a good point that, you know, it contradicts what they are trying to say, which is that the u.s. has to stay together and be strong but i think it really is an example of just how frustrated some members of congress are and with not necessarily the policy but with the message explaining the policy, that it is up to the president, they say, to use the bully pulpit to explain it and they feel he has not done that enough. >> dana bash, thanks so much for being with me this morning.
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while the united states and russia get ready to sit down over syria, there is new word that u.s.-funded weapons have now reached the syrian rebels. the weapons provided by the cia, organized in some way by the cia started reaching rebels in the last two weeks. former weapons inspector david kaye says it's a complex situation. >> this is what makes this situation so complex. it's not just a government that's a rogue government with weapons of mass destruction. it's a weapons that is engaged in a civil war with i don't know whether you say one faction. it's actually multiple factions in the rebel movement. the iranian has been supporting weapons and with the case of fighters, assad, the arab countries have been providing arms from the very beginning to some of the rebels. the u.s. has talked about aid, mostly humanitarian aid and has
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orange jump suit and handcuffs. but perhaps not for long. later today the judge will rule whether graham must stay behind bars or can be freed on bond before her trial. >> anything at all you -- >> reporter: grahams mother emotionless testified in court that her daughter should get home confinement, not jail. while tight-lipped, the defense argues that she's not a threat and has no prior history of any violence except for admitting that she pushed cody johnson, her husband of just eight days, off this cliff face first in the glacier national park during a heated argument. the uncle says they want her to stay behind bars. prosecutors say graham tried to cover up the crime by writing fake e-mails that traces back to graham's home address.
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the victim's family says she seemed cold during the wake of her new husband's death. >> she was on her phone, whether it was texting . >> reporter: what was kwur gut feeling? >> that she had an involvement in the process. there was a point in the situation where jordan probably could have done the right thing, even if it was an accident and the right thing wasn't done so now we are just trying to pursue what the right thing is. >> reporter: now, justice for these friends would be for her to remain in custody but defense attorneys say there is no legal reason for her to remain in custody until trial. carol, we are expecting this decision from the judge in the next three hours. >> so they just got married. i mean, is there any idea of what they were arguing over? >> reporter: we don't know the details of the exact argument.
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we just know that they were arguing, that they had argued before and all we heard in court was that it was heated and we don't really know what the defense is going to be, if she meant to do it, she didn't mean to do it. but we do know that the defense is i laing the groundwork saying that she is, at this point, presumed innocent and should be home with her mother. >> kyung lah, thank you for reporting. the top paid grads don't come from princeton or even harvard. which employers are paying for their grads. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us.
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good morning. >> good morning. this is important when you choose the college and major. $143,000 in your first ten years out of school. sound good? then go to harvey mud college. yes, it does sound good. it's a heck of a lot more than i made in my first ten years out of school. it's a very selective school located right near los angeles. only about 800 undergraduates are there and there's this new pay scale study that says the average grad that comes out of there a decade into their career makes $143,000 but oh, yes, it comes at a price. it costs about $60,000 a year to go to that school. that's the tuition. because you have to look at how much the grads make. they make a lot because of what the school really specializes in. they specialize in something called stem studies that's s.t.e.m. that really matters the those are the degrees, carol, that land those higher paying jobs. want to see the rest of the list
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for colleges. >> yes, i do. >> number two, it's u.s. naval academy located in annapolis. they've got a really strong engineering program there. rounding out the list, cal tech. that happens to be where 17-year-old val went. physics and biology are the most popular degrees there and stevens institute of technology, science is strong there. babson is near boston and it has a strong focus on being an entrepreneur. >> you're likely not even going to get much of a job in the area of philosophy from harvard. although i loved philosophy. i took it in college. >> some of those ivy league are in the top 20, princeton, harvard, and if you look at all of the ivy grads together, they are the top earners. they make around $111,000 on average ten years into your
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career. so you have to realize just as valuable as the pay, though, is actually being able to get the job. you want to get a job to be able to get that pay. it's a bonus of going to the ivy leagues that may not have made the top five but the top 20 are known for the tight alumni network. >> alison kosik, thanks. we'll be right back. license and registration please. what's this? uhh, it's my geico insurance id card, sir. it's digital, uh, pretty cool right? maybe. you know why i pulled you over today? because i'm a pig driving a convertible? tail light's out.. fix it.
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. 56 minutes past. checking our top stories. an incredible rescue in lafayette. rescue workers rescued a man who was trapped in his car. he's okay this morning. he was able to walk away. he walked up the bank into an ambulance. the office of emergency management is urging residents to stay off the roads today. the associate medical examiner who waffled at the trial of george zimmerman, you know, he testified about trayvon martin's autopsy, he has been fired. officials have not said why they fired shiping bao. his lawyer has filed a complaint with the county. the miami herald says that he's hinting at a lawsuit. that's all i have time for today. thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "legal view" with ashleigh banfield after a break.
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hearty cheeseburger. creamy thai style chicken with rice. mexican-style chicken tortilla. if you think campbell's 26 new soups sound good, imagine how they taste. m'm! m'm! good! so this is diplomacy? the president of syria, the president of russia both taking swipes at the president of the united states of america? we're going to hear from both of them this hour on cnn. plus, americans harming syrian rebels.


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