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has that healing quality in his words. he told me before that show, he didn't even hesitate when asked to sing for this amazing city. i'm brooke baldwin. boston, thanks for having me. i'll be back, i can't wait, for marathon monday. in the meantime, let's go to "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. if you drive a car, he'll tax the street. if you try to sit, he'll tax your seat because he's the tax man. and i'm jake tapper. and this is "the lead." the world lead. try, try again. the best shot at finding flight 3 370 and the 239 passengers on board is back in the ocean. the first time did not go so well. we'll ask the experts, if this is going to take so long, why can't they stick more than one down there? and ukrainian forces are on the march, many suspected of being on russia's payroll. is this the brink of civil war? and today, as you know, the
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tax man cometh. as you finish up your returns, the taxes that they want to collect on items you might have trouble believing. good afternoon, everyone, i'm jake tapper. in the world lead, it's only about 16 feet long and must map a section of the ocean about 230 square miles. imagine the city of chicago underwater. that's the area that the bluefin-21 must now search. the company that created it tell cnn that the robosub is back in the water on the 40th day since the plane disappeared. they had to make adjustments because as our own aviation correspondent rene marsh reports, the first dive came to an abrupt and unexpected end. >> reporter: after an abbreviated first launch,
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bluefin-21 is back in the water and searching. but so far, no trace of flight 370. extremely deep water caused it to abort its first mission. >> the one condition that causes it to abort its dive is if it reaches its maximum depth. >> reporter: bluefin can operate in water almost three miles deep but it turns out the search area was deeper than expected. bluefin was pushed to its limit. it should have spent two hours diving to the ocean floor, 16 hours searching for wreckage and two hours resurfacing. instead, it only spent 7 1/2 hours in the water. >> once it hit that max depth, it said, hey, this is deeper than i am programmed to be so it aborted the mission. >> reporter: the bluefin did collect data which included first ever images of the seafloor but they showed nothing
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of images that crews consider to be the most promising. as for the oil slick spot 3d 1/2 miles away, they are still chasing for that lead, waiting for the water sample to reach australia. >> certainly, we're analyzing the water sample to see if it was a petroleum product and we'll know that over the next couple of days and there's many possible sources of an oil sheen on the surface of the ocean but it would be one explanation is that it was lubricating fluid or control oil from the aircraft. >> reporter: as the search for the critical black boxes conditions, an almost equally critical question looms. who will get them. >> i don't think it's important who gets custody, as far as i am concerned. and this is my own personal position as finding out the truth. >> reporter: that truth likely only to be found if or when the black boxes are. well, today the malaysian government said it would be setting up an international
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investigation separate from the criminal investigation into flight 370's disappearance. the teams will look at whether mechanical, operational issues or human error caused something to go wrong. jake? >> rene, thank you. bluefin-21 is back in the water and performing well, we're told, but why would that be the case if it's in the same search area? joining me is mike. if the water was too deep and it's back in the same water and the same depths, i guess i don't really fully understand why would you send it back in if it already self-aborted yesterday? >> sure, jake. bluefin has a lot of capability and let's not misunderstand abort. what bluefin did was it was nearing its maximum depth. after the two signals, the
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operators decided to bring it back and reassess the boundaries in which they were operating it. >> this is the only bluefin-21 that you have but you have similar underwater vehicles. can any of them be used in the search simultaneously with bluefin-21? >> there's a number of vehicles that could be used and absolutely in a large search area you could have multiple vehicles working as long as they were spaced far enough so they are not interfering with each other. there are auvs and towed systems. the navy operates a towed system called orion. >> and that's a sonar? >> it's like what we are seeing on the bluefin but it's towed behind the vessel and gives you real-time information. >> and other agencies have similar technology that could be used. why do we only have one of these devices in the water right now? >> well, that's up to the planners. when we finish the tpl -- and bluefin was brought in to do a
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tactical inspection. now as we move out of that sprint mode, we're going to get more into a marathon pace and things are going to be long, slower, and there may be much different equipment that is brought in. >> what is the maximum depth for bluefin-21? >> it's rated at 4500 meters but today the engineers -- we've gone through and looked at all of the components in bluefin and we're comfortable that we can exceed that 4500 meter limit at this point. >> do we know have deeper this water is? >> the chart told us it was at 4500. it may only be off by 100 meters. we're looking at, can we push it beyond 4500 and potentially as deep as 5,000. there is software and it's been tested now and we believe that with some confidence we could push bluefin to that depth. >> is the bluefin really the right device to be using here, if it goes down here, goes down into the water and it says, oh, this is deeper than i'm
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programmed for, it goes back up, we send it back today, you just mentioned the orion which is a similar device that i think can go deeper, right? >> correct. >> why not use that? >> it's a completely different load-out. so you're going to have to bring the ship in, load it out with different handling systems and you can't operate orion and an auv from the same platform. so it would be a much different changeout. orion is tons of other equipment. there's a lost challenges to taking orion out there. bluefin, as we set out in the beginning, is a sprint. we need to get there quick and get tpl in the water. that was the most lightest equipment to get on seen. >> i understand why it's there now. but i guess looking long term, wouldn't it be better to see something that can go deeper than bluefin-21? wouldn't it be better to have a different piece of equipment in there? >> there may be. as we look at the search area as it is laid out, about two-thirds of that search area is certainly below the 4500 meters.
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>> below? >> i'm sorry. shall shallower. which bluefin can operate. it's capable of conducting all of that search. we're right on the edge of deeper and if in fact we have to go deeper, a second vehicle may be necessary. >> is the u.s. navy waiting for an invitation from the australians? >> the navy has not been asked about what the follow-on task has been. they have "ocean shield" on station. it's conducting and they are getting valuable information on back. at some point "ocean shield" will have to replenish. at that point the australians will look at what the next load-out will be. >> but they are not sending the orion for when "ocean shield" comes back? >> no. we have not been asked to move orion. >> and where is it? >> it's sitting in maryland. >> military organization. so when we're tasked, we'll send
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it. >> hopefully somebody is watching. mike dean, thank you. appreciate it. as deep as it was, it is even deeper. the pings they supposedly picked up, a couple of dead ends there. with help like this from the chinese, who needs help?
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welcome back to "the lead," i'm jake tapper. continuing our world lead and the search for missing flight 370, the bluefin-21 had to cut its last search short by 14 hours because the water was deeper than expected, taking the vehicle to its depth limit and forcing it to abort its mission and return to the surface. that's the latest challenge that investigators face in this underwater search. tom foreman is joining us from the virtual studio. what is the main challenges of conducting underwater searches? >> at this depth, jake, everything.
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people are asking -- people keep acting like this bluefin-21 thing is a big deal. you simply throw it in the water and dive down here and let it go riding around and it maps the bottom. that is simply not the case. what this thing is trying to accomplish is very difficult and really right at the limits of its performance when you get to the deeper parts of the ocean. let me talk a little bit about this. there's so much we don't know about it. one of the big issues out there is terrain. right now, this area is as far into us as the dark side of the moon, maybe more so. maybe it's nice and smooth down there even with a slope or maybe it's more like the grand canyon or the rocky mountains or something like that. they simply don't know. it's an unchartered area. they know that it's bitterly cold, not freezing but close to. they know that it's completely dark and they know there are many things that can get in the way of riding around and getting smooth pictures down there. one of those things is pressure.
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the pressure at this level is really quite extraordinary. think about it, if you're down ten feet, it's 19 pounds per square inch. that's not much. you swim down there at the beach. you can feel that. but when you go down two miles, look how that pressure builds, more than 4700 pounds per square inch. if you go down three miles, then you're getting to a level of pressure that would be the same if you took an african elephant and had it stand with all of its weight on just your big toe and had all of the pressure around you. that's what makes the deployment of the bluefin much, much, much more complicated than we imagine from afar. >> tom, let's talk about what is at the bottom there, the silt. one of the things that silt is made out of is space debris. >> yeah. it's made out of a lot of things and silt is a genuine problem or it can be. again, we don't know how much of it is there. we know that it can be made out
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of things that fall from space, bits of dust that are collected for many, many, many years. it can be from volcanic ash, from the decay of different animals and critters that swim in the water and simply from dirt that is washed down there. but this is the result. it can muck up the water tremendously. things that go down there can be buried beneath the silt where you can't find them and if you get too close trying to look for them, you can stir up the silt where it's hard to see things. these are tremendous challenges. in the end, what it does is make this search, yes, well within the parameters of what the bluefin can do but it makes it much more experimental than many people might want to admit at this point. >> tom foreman, thanks. let's go to our cnn analyst rob mccallam and author of "why planes crash." it sounds like our friend from
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the navy may have diplomatically agreed with you. >> i think it's good practice to have a layer of redundancy when you're operating out on the ocean far from land. we have all of our eggs in one basket, the bluefin-21. that's operating at the very edge of its operational limits. those limits might be looked at with the manufacturer but it's not going to change the number of assets that we have on scene. >> rob, you heard him say, they have the orion, the towed sonar ready to go, it can go deeper than bluefin. that seemed like a pretty direct call that if the aussies wanted, it's there and the u.s. is willing to bring it. >> that's right. side scan sonar is deployed one of two ways. either auv, like you're seeing with the bluefin, or by deep tow sonar like the orion.
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it's not independent. it's on the end of the cable and you're not having to bring it up every day and deploy it again every day. it's down there and it stays there. it doesn't matter what is happening on the surface. you also have the advantage that it's providing data and realtime and because it's being provided electricity, power and cable, it's able to throw out a lot more sound, a lot morrison nae f you'd like, to get a wider swath. >> david, why not get two of these robo subs to search in the water? didn't they have more than one with the search for 447? >> yes. they actually had three. what i'm suspicious of here, what i suspect is that they feel they have a really good idea as to where this thing is and they expected to put this thing -- bluefin in there and come back with some results pretty quickly. of course, they won't say that
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because they are -- angus houston has been very cautious about speculating about how quickly things will be done. the fact that they only have one vehicle there, this is obviously not a recovery vehicle, they are going to have to resupply and come back out with ocean field and recovery equipment, but i get the indication that they have a very good idea where it's going to be and if it's not there, they can rule it out quickly and move on. >> rob, let's talk about these towed sonars. even at the pitch dark at this depth, you are able to recover a coffee pot three miles under water? these must be incredibly precise machines. >> that's right. this coffee pot here was recovered from very great depths and this gives you an indication of the size of target that can be seen by sonar imagery. this was found by a deep towed sonar. but, you know, sonars are being designed for lots of
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applications and sometimes, in this case it was looking for military hardware. you can find very small images and very small targets indeed. so with mh-370, there will be little doubt what it is that they found. >> david, there was a lot of excitement about this fuel slick or oil slick near the search area. you compare matching that to the plane as almost like matching blood types. explain what you mean. >> well, there's a lot of types of oil out there. there's military specifications for each one of them. this aircraft or aircraft in general uses a very specific type of oil and they have a certain amount of synthetics in it and the other thing about it is that engines on aircraft are continually subjected to engine oil analysis. so this engine oil analysis that they are doing right now cannot only be compared to other aircraft, is it an aircraft or not, but it can be put into the analysis of the engine before the accident and compare it and
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see if it has similar properties to what it had before as far as wear. >> rob, at this depth, will the oil have even made it to the surface? >> quite possibly not. you know, the main fuel on board is aviation kerosene. we believe the aircraft was out of fuel. that may have made it to the surface but it would very quickly disperse. any heavier oils, liken jin lubricating oils or hydraulic oil, it's subjected to pressure and temperature changes which changes its composition and essentially make it into more of a tar consistency. >> david, i want to ask you about something that we heard from a malaysian government official in rene marsh's piece. he expressed that it doesn't matter who takes control of the black boxes, he just wants to get to the truth, i think there are probably a lot of people who don't share that opinion. with all of these different countries involved in the
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search, how can we assure the families that somebody who actually knows what he is doing opens this black box if, of course, it is found? >> it was very concerning to hear that to me as well. here's the -- he's given the entire control over what goes to whom and where. and if he doesn't care, that worries me. so -- but i think he knows, they have already said they don't have the capabilities, they know it needs to go somewhere but you only get one shot at that thing and it is very sensitive as far as how you open it and what you do with it. it worries me a great deal but i'm going to trust that angus houston is going to influence that in a great deal and if they don't care, i think angus houston is going to step in and say, i do care and i'm going to make sure it gets done properly. >> it's important to know what you don't know. >> david soucie, rob mccallum, thank you so much. coming up next, the battle for ukraine's feature battles
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welcome back to "the lead," i'm jake tapper. from the very beginning, china has played a major role in the search for flight 370 and it made sense. more than 150 of the 239 passengers on board were chinese citizens. but the country's all hands on deck approach has not exactly paid off. an article in "the new york times" slams china's effort, slamming officials as being more concerned about showing off their capabilities, and sometimes it backstaged early on in the search china released satellite photos thought to be wreckage but the debris, it turns out, had no connection to flight 370. just ten days ago, chinese
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officials revealed that their search teams picked up two underwater signals. but a photo showed crews were using hand held listening devices, incapable of picking up deepwater pings. let's bring in national security correspondent jim sciutto. jim, chinese officials are for the pleased with the tone of the report. >> understandably so. china is under a lot of pressure here. more than 150 passengers on board were chinese. they have to show that they can protect their citizens and find them in an accident like this and there have been embarrassing episodes in the past. remember libya, loads of chinese personnel, they had to rely on commerce aircraft to get them out. here's all of these resources thrown at a dozen ships, airplanes, et cetera but there are other things you have to do besides just sending resources that way. and some of it is the way you cooperate. there have been incidents where
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the chinese haven't shared the information that they had quickly. they first reported back to beijing before they reported back to the australians and that delayed analyzing this to discover that it was not accurate. >> and the satellite photos were leaked out somehow and were not shown on chinese television but they were big news elsewhere in the world. >> the other pressure that china is under is they don't want to reveal too many of their capabilities. there's a lot of competition going on in this part of the world. they don't want to show how well their satellites see all of the capabilities and the irony of that is that that one reason that china doesn't want to show the full extent of the capabilities is because they don't want to reveal that the capabilities have shortcomings. >> i wonder to myself, the chinese century, supposedly, according to the propaganda machine. i'm not super impressed with how they are going about it.
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>> it could change. >> exactly. exactly. that's the thing. you see that pressure playing out. they want to be the first but don't necessarily have the capabilities. that said, when i spoke to secretary hagel, he does make a point -- and this is true. this is an unprecedented cooperation here. you have half a dozen nations, loads of ships, countries that do these kinds of things in close quarters. countries with real hostilities. they are working together but god knows it hasn't gone totally well. >> here we have, as we have seen with malaysia, here we have china not used to a free and aggressive press and they are forced to deal with that. >> the western media, when they report out corruption of senior chinese leaders, they have shut "the new york times" down in china.
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you can't watch it in china unless you use a work-around because they shut it down because of previous coverage. what is interesting is that many chinese news consumers have been praising the western press and american press because they have pushing the story hard and made the point on chinese social media than chinese social media and they are taking whatever is said in the news conference. jim sciutto, thank you so much. appreciate it. tanks are rolling and blood has already been shed. what is keeping the crisis in the ukraine from becoming an all-out civil war? we'll get a live report from the ground. at your ford dealer think? they think about tires. and what they've been through lately. polar vortexes, road construction, and gaping potholes. so with all that behind you, you might want to make sure you're safe and in control. ford technicians are ready to find the right tires for your vehicle.
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minister m minister medneved holed up in government buildings along the border. ukrainians consider said that they have recaptured an eastern ukrainian airport, a move that cost four people their lives and left two more wounded. before you call it a comeback, check out this video of some ukrainian volunteers getting provoked by the separatists in one border town who didn't seem that intimidated at all by a gun pointed at their heads. others even stood in front of ukrainian infantry fighting vehicle. meanwhile, google has been symbolicly drawn in. it's just another part of
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putin's play ground. nick paton walsh is in donetsk. what are you seeing where you are? >> reporter: there's been a day of significant change here, jake. we are seeing the ukrainian army moving around and there were about 80 vehicles moving around to kind of the west town side of the two hot spots where they have taken over buildings here. they wouldn't tell us where they were going and they seem to be moving to the north. but the key place you mentioned, that airport -- actually, an air field. it's a military zone outside of the town and western ukrainian paratroopers seemed to land in substantial numbers. when we got there, a local crowd gathered near the fence. another man went to negotiate and another man seemed to be drunk and walked towards them, warning fires shot in the air. a lot of tension, certainly. it must have been a surprise to
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land and see the level of hostility that they experienced. that's the first move of the ukrainians that we've seen deliver force into this area. it's not an easy task. it's not that consistent or coordinated and certainly the statements we're hearing out of kiev, jake, one saying in fact they have already started an operation to retake one of the towns, we went past it recently and there was no size or noise of a substantial operation. it's going to be a messy operation at best, jake. >> i wonder whether ukraine is able to take back a few towns or not, i wonder if this show of force possibly could give putin the excuse he and the 40,000 russian troops on the border have really just been waiting for, this pretext. >> reporter: well, i have to be honest, the ukrainian forces are supposed to be elite and they did not look in good shape for
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sure. that was never the point in the first place. the concern has always been in the background. if blood is shed, if there is violence, pro russian protesters are hurt and we saw no evidence of this today but then they get the excuse they need to intervene. the ukrainians we saw today were not a number enough to cause any trouble at all. there's been massive kremlin in their arm forces of late. so that is really the question. in the days ahead, as these instances run up and we run the risk of seeing loss of life, is that what putin needs to press the go button. jake? >> you refer to the forces not looking that elite. you refer to just the regular joes. a lot of these guys have regular only a few weeks of training, right? >> sometimes when there's the national guard they are trying to fit together volunteers to bolster the arm forces and the
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arm forces themselves haven't been involved in intense conflicts in the past couple of decades far unlike the russians in chechnya for quite some time. that's the concern, of course. it certainly does seem to have a fuel in some cases, the convoy where we went seemed to have technical problems along the way. trucks peeling off. jake? >> nick paton walsh in ukraine, thank you, my friend. stay safe. so what can president obama do to prevent a civil war from erupting in ukraine, if anything? our michelle kosinski is joining us from the white house. two sets of sanctions did not stop the invasion of crimea and certainly didn't calm the area. what is the president's plan now? >> reporter: i think it's interesting the way you asked that, too, jake. what can the u.s. do to prevent a civil war? putin asked america that in the phone call with president obama
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yesterday saying that maybe the u.s. could use its influence to prevent further bloodshed and violence there. yes, sanctions is what the u.s. has been looking at. day-to-day, the language changes. it becomes more strident in accusing russia outright of doing certain things where before it was more temporary. still we hear the same phrases day after day as well. that we're pursing a diplomatic solution here. that there is no military solution in the u.s.' view for this. today sanctions were mentioned and they were mentioned in a forward thinking way because every single day journalists have peppered the administration with, why don't dwoe something now? yesterday we asked, if europe is so worried about its own collective economy and increasings sanctions, the u.s. is far less affected. there is so little investment and money flow between the u.s. and russia, why doesn't the u.s.
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impose those sanctions now? well, the response was, okay, it is incumbent upon the u.s. to lead on this and in jay carney's words, we are leaning on this with the initial i am poe significance of those sanctions. today he said yes the u.s. is actively considering doing more and when it was asked when, what would trigger this, he said that we're hoping for progress. we're looking forward to the talks. the four-way talks on thursday. russia, ukraine, the u.s. and the eu. so without saying so, he seemed to be saying, let's see how thursday goes and then maybe we will talk about those sanctions and see them come to fruition, jake. >> michelle kosinski at the white house, thank you so much. wolf blitzer is here with a preview of the situation room. wolf, it's a critical time in ukraine. president obama and vladimir putin had a tense conversation, we're told. and you're going to talk to somebody about what the u.s. should do next?
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>> the chairman of the house mike rogers will talk about, are russian forces actually in eastern ukraine right now? we'll have a detailed discussion about that. richard myers will be joining us in our 6:00 p.m. hour. we have a lot to talk about, ukraine, overland park, kansas, we're going into a lot of good stuff. >> who are you going to have on when it comes to kansas? >> george howell, our reporter was there when he was normally charged with the counts, the suspect, this white supremacist was formally charged with killing three people. he was an anti-semite and the three that he killed were christians. >> horrible. coming up next, while eight out of ten american also see a
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welcome back to "the lead," our money lead now. if you woke up this morning with an ominous feeling that you forgot about something due today, call your accountant. it's april 15th. that means it's time to get your taxes in. while everyone expects to fork over some of their earnings, the government goes after a lot more than just paychecks and that could be especially painful if you've been out of the job. the 10.5 million people who rely on unemployment benefits are having to hand some of that cash back to the government. alison kosik has more. now, the number of people collecting tax refunds is higher than ever but for people without jobs, april 15th ends up hurting their wallets? >> yes. this is a big surprise.
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if you get an unemployment check from the government, it's not all yours because it's considered taxable income. there's a suggest that says have your federal income taxes withheld when you first apply. you won't be in for such a shock the next season. if you feel like you can't give up a big chunk of the check, consider paying estimated taxes. one more surprise tax burden, divorce. any alimony or spousal support you get from your ex is taxable. it's recommended that you pay estimated taxes here and depending on what side of the coin you are on, there is a bit of good news here. the ex who is paying the spousal support can deduct it and child support is not taxed. of course, jake, it's best to talk to your accountant. >> something else i learned from
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you that i wasn't aware of, march madness is over. my bracket -- i led more with my heart than my head. >> too bad. >> but for those who cleaned up in their office pools and for those who play fantasy sports, you have to report those winnings to the i rchlrs, also? >> yes. you can't just fly under the radar here. you have to pay taxes on fantasy sports winnings. this is actually on the honor system a bit. if you're playing through a bonafied sports system, you get a form in the mail. otherwise, you should technically, technically be doing it yourself. believe it or not, surprise, surprise. most people don't report it. jake? >> uncle sam, another thing and he's got to get his greasy fingers is, forgiven debt? how does the government justify taking money from people already struggling to take their bills?
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>> the tax man cometh with this one, too. let's say you had your credit card bill cut from $10,000 to $5,000. great news for your debt, right? but you're still going to have to pay taxes on that $5,000 that was forgiven. so keep that mind n mind, jake. >> incredible. alison kosik, thank you so much. it's a microscopic monster that kills almost everyone it touches. there's a fear that it can go global. what can be done to stop the terrifying virus and how do you get it in the first place? the buried lead is next. scott: appears buster's been busy.
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welcome back to "the lead,"
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i'm jake tapper. it's a deadly incurable fever that kills up to 90% of those who catch it which is why an recent outbreak of ebola in africa is described as one of the most challenging it has ever faced. our own dr. sanjay gupta has been tracking the virus as the confirmed cases ticks up to 163. that's just over a three-week period. dr. sanjay gupta is live in new gunea. cler clearly the numbers are going in the wrong direction. >> reporter: yeah, this is not what they are hoping for. it's challenging.
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identifying the patients, isolate them and give them treatment whatever you can offer them. there is no treatment or vaccine or a cure for this. at some point they hope the numbers start to dwindle down but this was certainly a big jump over the last few days, jake. >> you've been all over the city and have spoken to the people. are families becoming shunned if they have a connection to ebola? >> reporter: you know, it's different. the capital of guinea is the city of 3 million people. it's a busy city. you don't see road blocks or a shutdown of commerce or some things that people thought might happen. on the other hand, family members of those that have been diagnosed as positive with ebola, it's a tough life for them. it's not a stigma. even though this is not an airborne disease or a virus that
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clings to things, their money won't be accepted. we're paying a lot of attention to this as part of a national news organization but if you live in the remote areas of the capital, you may not have as much access to the information and know the extent of what is going on. >> you spent some time with the doctors treating the patients. have they given you an idea of what the patients are experiencing? is it the typical experiences of ebola which sounds horrific, like it's out of a horror movie, or is there a different pattern in this specific outbreak? >> reporter: there's a lot of similarities. this virus is a clever disarming virus. it shuts off your immune system which allows it to replicate even more and then turns your body into clotting. that happens only inside blood vessels so you start to develop bleeding elsewhere in your body. the doctors themselves have to
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cover themselves up, every inch of their skin has to be covered. they are at risk. 14 health care workers have died. it's really challenging work. a piece of good news. you mentioned the stats. 9 out of 10 people typically die with the strain. if you look at the numbers, it's closer to 65%. so it's a little better than normal. >> dr. sanjay gupta in guinea, thank you. stay safe, my friend. before we go, the last baseball player ever to regularly wear the number 42. that's the only number retired across all of major league baseball and it's become jackie robinson owns that number now and forever. it was exactly 67 years ago today that robinson became the first african-american to break baseball's color line by suiting up for the brooklyn dodgers. his contract paved the way for so many that would follow, such
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as willy mays or hank aaron. that's why they all honor him by donning his number. happy anniversary to one of my heroes, wherever you are. that's it for me. i'm jake tapper. i'll turn you over to wolf blitzer in "the situation room." breaking news. search on. the deep water hunt for malaysia flight 370 resumes but why did that subabo abort its closely watched mission? a military operations launched against pro-russian militants. so why is russia's prime minister warning of a civil war? i'll speak with mike rogers. experts are calling this video, look at it, video of an al qaeda gathering extraordinary. what threat is one of the top leaders making against