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happening now in the news room, keeping the jersey female ravens fans still wearing ray rice's number 27 amid bombshell reports rice told the commissioner he punched his wife. then a growing threat. the cia says isis could be three times bigger than we thought as the white house lines up for a four-star general to lead the fight. plus, the blade runner guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend. but he's not behind bars yet. could oscar pistorius avoid jail time all together? let's talk live in the cnn newsroom. good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. there is a new bombshell development surrounding the ray rice investigation. espn reports that the now-suspended running back told nfl commissioner roger goodell at a meeting back in june that
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he punched janay palmer. that seems to contradict goodell's account of the meeting. the commissioner telling cbs news this week that the elevator video of the punch was inconsistent with what rice told him. the ravens, as you know, played their first game last night since releasing rice. cnn's andy shoals was there. it was a selloutout crowd and the fans were as loud as ever but ray rice was still on everyone's mind. this story seems to take another turn every few hours. roger goodell continues to be under fire. many people don't believe what he's x-waying and amidst the controversy, the ravens had to get back to work. the baltimore ravens taking the feet for the first time since their teammate ray rice was let go amidst a domestic violence controversy. in a new report, four sources tell espn that rice met with nfl commissioner roger goodell back in june, admitting he punched
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his then-fiance janay palmer in a casino elevator months before tmz posted the surveillance video. on tuesday, goodell told cbs news's that rice's account of what happened was ambiguous compared to what the video showed. >> what was ambiguous about her laying unconscious on the floor being dragged out by her seat in. >> there was nothing ambiguous about that. that was the result that we saw. we did not know what led up to that. >> a number of current and former players calling for goodell to be held accountable is growing by the day. >> roger goodell failed to act, plain and simple. if he failed to act, there should be consequences. >> former philadelphia eagles running back tweeted "being a leader is not a part-time job. if goodell holds the players to a high standard, he should be held to that same high standard." mere hours before the kickoff, cbs nix add rihanna opener considering her own domestic abuse at the hands of ex chris brown, instead devoting time to a discussion about the abuse
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scandal rocking the nfl culminating with james brown making a powerful plea. >> according to doe midwest you can violence experts, more than three women per day lose their lives at the hands of their partners. so this is yet another call to men to stand up and take responsibility for their thoughts, their words, their deeds, and as deion says, to give help or get help because our silence is deafening and deadly. >> after defeating the steelers, the ravens voiced their support for their ex-teammate. >> he's always been unbelievable in the community here and people have grown to love him and they support him as do we. we acknowledge the mistake he made. >> ray's still a great guy, you know? he made a mistake. you take away those two minutes of his life and you look at a model citizen, a model man. >> fans also showing loyalty to rice by wearing his jersey. >> i stick behind ray rice 100%. and i will rock this jersey everyday until he is back on that field. >> this is a situation that is
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between his wife and himself and i feel that everybody should leave them alone and let them deal with the situation. >> carol, i have to say, i was shocked to see so many ravens fans wearing ray rice jerseys last night. there were hundreds of them. surprisingly, most of them were women and the ones i talked to, they said they were much more mad at the nfl and roger goodell than they were at ray rice. >> andy shoels reporting live. will the nfl lift ray rice's us is mention the future? roger goodell told cbs news that rice has a will the of work to do but the commissioner did not close the door on rice. now these female fans wearing their ray rice jersey stood in front of a sign last night that said "forgive." i want to bring if rice's former ravens teammate derek mason and rachel nichols, host odd cnn's "unguarded." welcome to both of you. derek, were you surprised so many female fans showed up in rice jerseys? >> i was very surprised
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considering the nature of the video and i'm not going to excuse men for wearing it but kind of thought -- i mean i understand because they're so sports fanatic, but when a woman wears it, what are you telling other women that have been abused? that you condone it? if you're mad at goodell, wear a shirt that says "no to goodell." don't wear a ray rice jersey and flaunt it around in front of those who have been abused by men. >> rachel, i was sort of surprised at the way people termed what happened between janay and ray rice. you heard one man -- >> a mistake. >> a mistake is when you subtract four minus two and it equals one. >> that disturbs me when we talk about domestic violence. something can happen one time and it's not a mistake, it's an intentional act. we need to be careful. that's the distinction people are trying to make but they're misspeaking. janay and ray rice have said this was 30 seconds of their
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life, that this was a one-time thing, this is not their relationship typically is. we really is no choice but to take their word at what it is and say we either believe them or don't but that is how they are terming it. and you can talk about that if you want to say, hey, they only said it happened one time and we want to move forward with. this i personally think ray rice does e servedeserve a second ch play in the nfl. we are a country of second chances. but i do think that any time when you talk about a domestic violence incident it's wrong to use the word "mistake." >> derek, i wanted to get your thoughts on this. you know, you don't know what to believe, frankly. you don't know what race raye rice exactly told roger goodell with his wife sit beg side him and his lawyer in the room. but there are those who have come forward to espn and said rice did not lie to the commissioner, he admitted that he punched janay. do you believe that? >> i do.
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i believe considering what happened ray had no reason to lie because eventually he understood if that tape came out then there was going to be another one. so i can't see how ray rice went into the commissioner's office and told anything but what actually happened on that -- in that elevator. i couldn't see him saying "well, i pushed her or slapped her." i believe he said to the commissioner "i punched my wife, it was -- i should haven't done it but it happened and i truly regret it." but i don't think he went in n there and told the commissioner "hey, i did something other than what happened in that elevator." >> derek have you spoken to rice? >> he and i texted back and forth the other day and i just explained to him that, you know, i was going out and giving my opinion to whether it be you guys on cnn or on the radio and
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as a friend i didn't want him to be blindsided by my comments. i consider him a friend but i'm going to tell the truth. did i think it was wrong? absolutely. do i think the one-year suspension is warranted? absolutely. when it happened i thought it should have been more games. but that's never going to stop me from being his friend. i still love the guy and surprisingly enough he text med back within two or three minutes and said "i appreciate it, brother, i love you, too." >> awesome. i know rachel on your show you're going do a special on domestic violence and you talked to another sports star who's had his own problems with domestic violence. >> yes, floyd may weather is the world's most richest highest-paid athlete. last year forbes estimated he earned $105 million, which is amazing. and he went to jail, he went to prison on domestic violence charges and he wasn't suspended at all by the nevada boxing commission. he is allowed to continue on and
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there have been additional allegations of additional women citing abuse since then. so i asked him about that and a few other things. take a listen why should fans root for you with this kind of history? the incident you went to jail for, the mother of your three children did show some bruising, a concussion when she went to the hospital, it was your own kids who called the police, gave them a detailed description of the abuse. there's been documentation. >> once again no pictures, just hearsay and allegations and i signed a plea bargain so once again not true. >> are we supposed to believe all these women are lying, including the incidents when there were witnesses like your own kids? >> everybody's entitled to their own opinion, you know? ? when it's all said and done only god can judge me. >> so the denial there is really amazing. i came at him with hospital reports and he just insisted "hey, i didn't do anything
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wrong." and it's getting reinforced by the fact that he is about to fight this weekend, there will be a huge fight and there's customer, carol, that will plop down their 70 pubucks. he's expected to make $30 million this weekend azbloen unbelievable. i can't wait to watch your special. rachel nichols, derek mason, thanks to you both. cnn's "unguarded" airs tonight at 10:30 eastern. i'll be right back. oh, no, you can't open that. please choose one based on the cover. here we go... whoa, no test rides allowed. i can't show you the inside, but trust me. are you kidding me... at university of phoenix, we think you should be able to try before you buy. that's why we offer students new to college a risk-free period. so you commit to your education with confidence. get started at phoenixtrial.com
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i have some breaking news to pass along to you this morning. as the crisis in ukraine continues, the u.s. 1 hitting russia with a new round of sanctions. the main target this time -- russia's largest bank and frj sector. joe johns is in washington with more on this. good morning. >> good morning, carol. this is more tightening of the screws on russia for violating the territorial integrity of ukraine. the treasury department announcing a whole new list of economic sanctions against financial interests in russia, including, as you said, against russia's largest bank by shares, share bank, a whole new list of other sanctions as well. the treasury department statement today saying "today's actions demonstrate our determination to increase the costs on russia as long as it continues to violate ukraine's
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territorial integrity and sovereignty." carol, back to you. >> joe johns reporting live from washington. thank you. the war against isis or the very significant counterterrorist operation as the u.s. government wants you to call it is about to get a whole lot bigger. new numbers out from the cia -- and they're shocking. there are up to 31,500 isis fighters across iraq and syria. that number could be triple what it once was. almost half are foreign-born members, including 2,000 westerners. jim sciutto joins us flow washington with more on that story. . good morning, jim. >> good morning, carol. it shows another success for isis. as it has gained territory and swooped across iraq after their gains in syria their recruitment has gone up. plus, the territory they control has gone up so they're drawing more fighters to them. some are fighters who defected from some of the other rebel groups, some are foreign recruits but it's a lot bigger
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number than we were dealing with a couple days ago. i've spoken to the cia and they they 10,000 figure that had been the operating estimate was old, dates from last year, so this was expected to be updated but it gives you a sense of how big this fighting force is that the president has now committed himself to not just degrading but destroying. as i speak to commanders, current and former commanders, they're telling me how long and how hard this fight will be. the fight against isis is the latest chapper in a long american war against islamic extremist. but it brings its own particular challenges, each of them problems that had kept the president from launching a broad campaign until now. with military action inside syria, the u.s. is plunging itself into a brutal and confusing civil war. isis is the enemy today, but so is isis's chief rival, bashar al
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assad. america's allies on the ground, both in syria, the moderate syrian rebels and in iraq, the iraqi army, are unproven fighting forces. neither has made any significant headway against isis on its own. >> the moderate rebels in the past haven't been proven to be a cohesive fighting unit. in many cases they're also not very moderate and sometimes they make league with groups like al nusra which we are dedicating to fighting against. >> into this confusing war, the president is sending an additional 475 u.s. military advisors to iraq, raising the total number of u.s. force there is to 1,700. they won't be in combat, but they will face risk. in the air and on the ground, and the president's pledge to limit that risk by ruling out a combat role greatly limits the effectiveness of air strikes. >> an air campaign can be highly
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effective if you have targeters on the ground embedded with the combat units. >> on the home front, military action many believe will last for years will cost billions of dollars disrupting if not destroying the president's attempt to shrink the pentagon budget. >> it will be up to congress to come up with the resources to make sure the u.s. military not encumbered by lack of funds, lack of resources. >> at stake -- u.s. security at home and abroad. u.s. officials estimate isis has anywhere from 20,000 to 31,500 fighters, up from an earlier estimate of just 10,000, including 2,000 westerners, among them about a dozen americans. the fear, that those western fighters are being encouraged to carry out terror attacks when hi return home. >> u.s. military involvement in syria already moving forward. i'm told by a u.s. official that u.s. aircraft are now flying
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surveillance flights over syria. that, carol, to gather the intelligence necessary from the air strikes inside syria against isis that the president announced in his speech on wednesday night. >> jim, stay right there. we'll go on to a different topic and i want your input. president obama keeps promising there will be no boots on the ground, but there are those who wonder if the president can actually keep that promise. the new man in charge of the operation will be general john allen. he's a retired marine who served in afghanistan. word is general allen is adept at working with middle eastern leaders, but whether he can convince those leaders to put boots on the ground, whether he'll need to remains an open question. so as i said, let's continue the conversation with cnn's chief national security correspondent jim sciutto and cnn military analyst general spider marks. of course, first of all, guys, i'd like to talk semi-man ticks because secretary kerry says this fight with isis is not a war. he says it's a very significant
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counterterrorism operation. i guess you could call it by calling it a vsco, or you could call it a war which by definition is an organized and often prolonged conflict generally characterized by extreme violence, social disruption and economic destruction. jim, doesn't that define this fight with isis? isn't it a war? >> well, i think it does, frankly. in speaking to the white house, what officials say is they don't want to call it a war because that would elevate isis to have isis say "we are at war with america." it would give them what they love -- attention, a sense of importance, etc., that that's really the reason behind the hesitation of calling this a war. i also think there's a political element here that for the president who pledged to get the u.s. out of two long middle eastern wars 234 iraq and afghanistan, to be returning to war there, you know, i don't think that's an association that they love. the president certainly is not loathe to take military steps
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against isis which we heard from him on wednesday night. >> so, general, do you agree by calling it a war would it elevate isis? >> well, it certainly would elevate isis, but the president spent a good deal of time admitting that he didn't know what he was going to do about isis and then he came on television and announced to the world that he needed to create a strategy and then he laid out what seemed like a four-strong strategy and i think he did a fine job of that. the issue truly is this is a strategy that the united states has to embrace and all elements of national power have to be involved and the military is but one of those, but 2 most significant at this point. clearly there is diplomatic efforts that need to take place, economic as well. >> general, in your mind, is it a war? is this a war, general? >> this is a campaign. this is an ongoing effort that the united states has to have which is a sustained effort over the course of time.
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so, carol, let me step back for a second and tell you, yes, i think the united states must acknowledge that it is in a sustained period of conflict that's going to be defined in a whole bunch of different ways over the course of probably decades. and we've seen that for the last ten years. >> $35,000 isis fighters. isn't that an army? >> sure it is. oh, yeah, i'm not disagreeing with you, carol, at all. absolutely it's an army. it's a considerable force and the united states across the board has to have a strategy and campaign in order to go after it. so i think we here in complete agreement here. >> okay, let's move on to boots on the ground because larry johnson, a former cia analyst told the "washington times" "what a waist of time. we have not learned a thing in 80 years. the islamic state is an army. the air power is not going to get the job done until you put troops in and kill these guys. they're going to continue. they adjust to tactics.
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they meld into the civilian population." so, general marks, is johnson right? do you have to fight them on the ground because they'll change their tactics once air strikes start in earnest, i suppose. >> yes. short answer, carol. you have to be able to go to where they train, where they get their motivation, where they reside, where they assemble, where they launch operations and you must root them out. a campaign through the air is insufficient to eliminate isis as a threat. you can achieve time and space through a very aggressive air effort. very aggressive air effort. and you can degrade them considerably. but you're not going to defeat them until you have folks on the ground who can sustain an -- a period where they can not regenerate power. >> okay, so, jim, a top aide to general petraeus in iraq says what's needed is for americans
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to embed with iraqis while they're fighting. is it possible that's already happening? >> no, not at the front lines. they are embedded in these joint operation centers that they've set up with iraqi forces both in erbil in northern iraq and in baghdad. so they're next to them as they analyze the intelligence, pick targets, et cetera. but it's been the president's decision, he does not want the soldiers on the different lines where they will face more risk. the trouble is you have secretary kerry in the region. part of his role there now is to get other countries to commit to putting at least some forces on the ground in addition to training and equipping the syrian rebels, but those countries based on their public statements are reluctant as well. that's a problem going forward. >> all right, jim sciutto and general spider marks, thanks to both of you, i appreciate it. still to come in the newsroom, oscar pistorius granted bail after being found guilty of homicide in the killing of his girlfriend. how much prison time will he face? we'll talk about that next. let me get this straight... [ female voice ] yes?
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olympic runner oscar pistorius has been granted bail this morning after being convicted in the killing of his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp. pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide which is the south african term for killing someone unlawfully but doing so unintentionally. the track star was cleared of two more serious charges of murder. his sentencing, which could be a maximum of 15 years, will be decided next month. pistorius's uncle says regardless of the outcome, their hearts to go out to steenkamp's
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family. >> a tragic event like this, there's no victors in this. and it won't bring reeva back but our hearts still go out for her family and friends. >> robin is live in south africa with more. what is the steenkamp family saying? >> they haven't said anything and actually they haven't said very much to the media here throughout this entire trial since reeva steenkamp died on valentine's day last year. i've been amazed sitting in court day after day how stoic, how strong her mother has been particularly. she's been there everyday. and even during the most intense testimony, graphic visual images of her daughter's dead body, a lot of very biological details about the state of her body, her mother constantly sat still, looked aheadstony faced.
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she was a very brave woman and i -- if she does come out and statement, it will be interesting but so far, no. >> are south africans surprised by the verdict? >> you know, i think it's -- i don't think people are surprised in the sense that it's shocking or that there is a sense that there's been injustice. there's been a lot of debate, like wherever in the world. a lot of armchair legal experts, a lot of dinner party conversations, a lot of chat on television. i think a lot of people took a real personal interest in this. they felt personally betrayed by oscar pistorius, he was seen as such a south african hero. but i think there was also this extraordinary sense of understanding the justice system here. and because it has been on television and because the judge has very, very slowly and methodically explained her thought process people might disagree with the judgment, they might have wanted harsher, on the other hand they understand
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and they respect the decision of the judge. so there's not a sense that this has been a travesty or anything, no. >> robert curnow reporting live from africa. thanks so much. be sure to watch the cnn spotlight on the oscar pistorius trial 10:00 p.m. eastern. [ female announcer ] you get sick, you can't breathe through your nose... suddenly you're a mouth breather. a mouth breather! how do you sleep like that? you dry up, your cold feels even worse. well, put on a breathe right strip and shut your mouth. cold medicines open your nose over time, but add a breathe right strip, and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more so you can breathe and do the one thing you want to do. sleep. add breathe right to your cold medicine. shut your mouth and sleep right. breathe right. add breathe right to your cold medicine. smoking with chantix. as a police officer, i've helped many people in the last 23 years. but i needed help in quitting smoking. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is
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if nfl commissioner roger goodell thinks scrutiny from fans, players and the general
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public was tough, now he has to deal with congress. lawmakers demanding answers on the ray rice scandal and the league's approach to off-field problems. i know, congress taking action? might be hard to believe since this is the very same congress that could soon earn the dubious distinction as the least-productive ever after failing to make deals on key issues like immigration, annual spending bills and tax reform. it's also the same congress that 65% of americans say is the worst in their lifetime. still, washington has the nfl in its sights. in the past few days, some on capitol hill are calling for hearings while 16 female senators sent a letter to roger goodell urging him to institute a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. that action did not go unnoticed by seth meyers. >> congress sent a letter to nfl commissioner roger goodell wednesday demanding the highest level of transparency concerning the league's handling of the ray rice doe midwest you can violence incident.
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that's right, congress set him a letter. they would have sent a video but they wanted goodell to see it. [ applause ] >> ha, ha, ha. we have our cnn political commentator and strategist. welcome to both of you. >> good morning, carol. >> anna, you're a republican strategist. at what point to republican lawmakers sit back and say "we've got to get involved in this issue"? >> i think they get involved if and only if the nfl does not do its job and the owners do not do its job investigating themselves and instituting some measures to address the issue. i am very much in favor of the 16 female senators having sent that letter because, frankly, they represent constituents. they represent fans. they represent women in each of their individual states and i think they're speaking on behalf of those women and demanding some scrutiny. you know, this brings me back to
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when we had those hearings in congress over major league baseball and doping. and i think that the one benefit from those hearings was the public scrutiny, the public attention. but i think also a lot of people just roll their eyes at the thought of congress getting involved in anything right now with everything going on and wonder what can they do -- >> it's funny you should say that, ana, because i've been asking my facebook friends and my twitter followers if they think congress should get involved and, ross, i would say 98% of them said no. >> that's the thing. no matter how bad things are in the nfl right now, the nfl is still a lot more popular than congress and that's not likely to change. but, look, i think ana's last two points are both absolutely right. i think in the abstract the idea that congressional oversight during major scandals and professional sports isn't a terrible thing. professional sports are a big part of american culture, a big
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part of the american economy. i think you can make a case indeed that what congress did with baseball and steroids played a role in cleaning up the game and at the very least it gave us those indelible images of rafael palmeiro denying he used steroids three months before he was caught using steroids. the issue is right now at this moment in american political history is this really something congress needs to be taking up when it can't even muster the energy to vote on the president's foreign policy and the expansion of a war in the middle east? and i think a way you're getting a preview right now of sort of what -- you know, what the collapse of american public institutions could look like. you'll just have the president running foreign policy, maybe running immigration policy unilaterally and congress will handle sports and pop culture and we'll go on from there. and it's probably not how the constitutional system is supposed to work. >> absolutely. and, ana, congress is good at holding hearings about their pet problems in the country, right? but they're not so good at
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voting on actual things that affect people's lives. >> well, thank god, carol. i mean, the last thing you need is congress being the ones that regulate or do legislation about the nfl. frankly, i think the onus should be on the fans and people who pay tickets and watch games. this is a for-profit organization. they make a lot of money and the bottom line is very important so if fans throughout want to see changes they are the ones they have to push for it. >> and they're speaking with a loud voice at the moment. >> they are. >> and i'm happy about that. ana navarro, ross, thanks so much. welcome back to the headline, sarah palin, how her family's saturday night ends with a visit from police. we'll talk about that next.
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sarah palin. we haven't heard much from her lately, but she's making her way back into the headlines, or at least her family is after reports of a fight breaking out at a party the palins were attending. in fact, one witness tells abc news it was an allout brawl. cue the "saturday night live" skits. mark preston, cnn politics executive editor, what happened? >> reality tv, right? we talk about things being real. apparently there was some real fighting going on up in anchorage this past saturday.
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carol, let's just tell you facts that we know at this point. there was a party, multiple people were involved in a fight. the anchorage police department tells us that alcohol was involved. they tell us that members of the palin family were in attendance, they don't say they were involved in the fight, there have been some reports out of alaska, however, that some of the palin family members were involved. we have reached out to the palin spokespeople to try to find out what they say as well as trying to find out independently if they were involved in the fight. but it just goes to show you, carol, that you just can't get away from the news. sarah palin, somebody who embraces the news, not only does she do a lot on the campaign trail for conservatives but she does have a show on the sportsmans channel that will be reviewed for next year. she has her own digital channel and she's in the news for a melee that has taken place in anchorage. >> she wasn't at the party, right? >> it's unclear. there were reports that, in fact, she was at the party, carol, but the anchorage police
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department are very vague in the statement they provided to cnn. they have said, in fact, there were palin family members in attendance but for a statement from the police department to say that there was a fight, no charges have been filed but they're investigating, the local prosecutor is investigating and they said alcohol was involved so you can imagine it was probably pretty ugly. >> yeah. mark preston, thanks so much. i'll be right back.
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the mother of american journalist james foley says she's embarrassed and appalled by how the u.s. government dealt with her son's kidnapping by isis. you remember james foley was killed by isis fighters three weeks ago. his mother diane foley says the government was not there for her family. she had to brief the fbi on her son's case and her family was threatened with prosecution if they paid ransom money. diane foley sat down with anderson cooper. >> i really feel that our country let jim down and -- >> in what way? >> well, anderson, we met wonderful people within our government, good people who care, who wanted to help. but the reality of the bureaucracy and really was such that we were not helped. we really weren't. >> you didn't feel like they were there for you? that the u.s. government tried
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to help? >> not at all. and yet we don't blame -- i don't want to blame people because that's not going to help. >> so you didn't -- did you feel that your family, that jim was a priority for the government? >> no, we really didn't. >> and you saw that in what? the resources that they had you interact with, the people they had you interact with? how do you get that sense? >> anderson, as an american i was embarrassed and appalled. i think our efforts to get jim freed were an annoyance and -- >> an annoyance to the government? >> yes. jim would have been saddened. jim believed till the end that his country would come to their aid. we were asked to not go to the
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media, to just trust that it would be taken care of. we were told we could not raise ransom, that was that it was illegal, we might be prosecuted. >> you were told you would actually be prosecuted if you raised ransom? >> yes, that was a real possibility. told that many times. we were told that our government would not exchange prisoners. would not do a military action. so we were just told to trust that he would be freed somehow, anywhere rack lousily. and he wasn't, was he? so we americans failed him. it's nobody's fault. it's just the fault of a lack of discussion around it and understanding of the problem. >> were you surprised when you were told that you could be prosecuted for you tried to raise money? >> i was horrified.
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i was horrified. because we had had legal counsel that had assured us that no family of a captive american had been prosecuted for trying to get their child freed. >> there was a rescue effort apparently made. >> yeah. late. very late. yes. >> you feel it should have been sooner? >> we feel that the location -- their location was known for more than a year. >> service in. >> yes. they had been moved a couple of times, that's true, when there was a movement of isis from aleppo to raqqa, there were several moves in that transition. but there was also two times when they were at a location that we were aware of for months. >> did you have that intelligence yourself? did you know that what was happening to him where she was in. >> anderson, to be honest, that part was rather frightening.
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we tended to know everything before the fbi or anyone else. >> somehow? >> because we did everything we could. i went to europe several times to interview the european freed hostages just so i could find out how jim was, what's going on, where are they, what are the chances of this or that? it was a frightening thing. and the fbi was -- everyone was kind and supportive but the fbi used us for information. >> really. they came to you for information? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> about his location? >> absolutely. oh, yes. >> the national security council released a statement saying it's also a matter of long-standing policy that the united states does not grant concessions to hostage takers, doing so would only put more americans at risk of being taken captive. that's what we convey publicly and what we convey privately.
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sure, we're all salivating to have one. never has a watch looked so sensual. but that hasn't stopped people from piling on. because feed snickered that everyone made the exact same joke, strap l apples on wrists. others turned apples into watch faces, even carved a watch out of an apple. and those who weren't strapping on apples were taping on iphones. ricky gervais tweeted he just saved himself 350 quid. comedy central joke it had apple watch finally allowed users to ruin two devices when they reach into the toilet to retrieve their iphone. and though the apple watch won't enable you to communicate with your dog, some of what it can do was perfect for parody. >> you can share your heart beat -- for some reason. >> ellen degeneral us are tweeted "so excited for the apple watch. for centuries we've checked the
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time by looking at our phones. having it on your wrist? genius." >> i'm glad apple came out with a watch. i'm so tired of having to look all the way down to my hand. now i can just look at my wrist and everything's right there. >> you can even set the date, just like a regular watch. oh, it's got maps on it. kind of like the phone you already have. >> it was parodied in various languages. [ speaking french ] even celebrities joined in the mockery with mia farrow tweeting "but i already have a watch." one comedy web site imagines someone asking "hey, bro, you got the time?" "yeah, it's -- hang on, just a second. no, not the spinning pinwheel!" maybe it will be a dud, or maybe someday we'll be making fun of all the people who made fun of the apple watch. fashion designer chris benz tweeted "i watch is the new
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secretary gener segway." ouch. some even mocked the way the folks at apple tweeted the introduction. >> whoo! >> revolutionary technology? only time will tell. tell it on an apple watch. >> what does it do? >> jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> oh, happy friday to you. thank you for joining me today, i'm carol costello. at this hour with berman and michaela starts now. >> hello, everyone, i'm john berman. >> and i'm michaela pereira. you're smiling because it's friday. >> we are following two live events at this hour. hillary clinton will be speaking at a memorial service to sell fwrat life of maya angelou, the revered writer, poet, and civil rights activist who died earlier this year. the former secretary of state has a busy weekend ahead. she heads

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