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stopping traffic, raising their voices. more pro- 'tistests. cleveland police are under scrutiny. the justice department says they're using unnecessary, unreasonable excessive force at a significant rate. >> three to four mortars fell near us. the first we escaped from, the second we escaped from then the third fell on us. >> residents of kobani share their horror stories of living in a battle zone. new details point woman who stabbed an american teacher to death in abu dhabi. she was noting another attack,
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it is said. a lot of interesting stories to get to. you're watching cnn. i'm errol barnett. at this moment it's 3:00 a.m. in new york terror where another night of sprawling protests has essentially come to an end. take a look at some of the saad from earlier. thousands of people turned out to march through manhattan. they walked across the brooklyn bridge. they're angry over what they see as aggressive and discriminatory practices by police against minorities. the latest began wednesday after a grand jury failed to indict a new york police officer who put a suspect in a choke hold. the suspect, eric garner, later died and the officer is facing an internal review. bill bratton says the city will retrain the entire department on its use of force. >> this commissioner understood
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something had to be done fundamentally and the training that will happen in this building will change the future of this city. it will have not just an impact on thousands of people, it will have an impact on millions of people. >> new york mayor bill de blasio there. protesters filled the streets in many other cities outside of new york including boston, you see it here, phoenix and atlanta. several dozen people were arrested in new york although the demonstrations were for the most part peaceful. protesters in washington, d.c. held a protest and a crowd in oakland marched through downtown for a second straight night and in chicago they stopped traffic along michigan avenue and lake shore drive. >> i can't breathe. i can't breathe. >> this was the scene in new york's times square where demonstrators as you see lay on
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the ground chanting "i can't breathe." eric garner can be heard repeating those words about 11 times on the cell phone video of his arrest. cnn's brooke baldwin out for hours walking with protesters. here's a quick look at some of what she experienced. >> reporter: it was very organic. incredibly organized. organizers in the backs and fronts aching sure people were abiding by the law in terms of crossing streets before people started walking into traffic but organically began to splinter off. started in lower manhattan heading towards times square where i know we have aerial pictures. my group of multiple hundreds, we went from manhattan, we walked straight over the brooklyn bridge, but not in the pedestrian walkway, police had anticipated and talk about incredibly prepared police force, they had sapped a lot of these marches so multiple
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hundreds of us walk add cross the brooklyn bridge on the, you know, brooklyn bound side where the cars would normally be multiple lanes continued across into really the heart of brooklyn, i think i'll just never forget this. this was the most poignant image. at the front which i joined for seven hours tonight they were carrying about half a dozen c.a.r.d.board scoff fins and etched on them were names you may not know, i wasn't as familiar with, not high-profile cases, but people that these folks feel in the city of new york were unjustly shot and killed by new york police officers and so in the middle of main thoroughfare in brooklyn, dozens of people lay down. calling it a die-in and four multiple minutes there was quiet and all night long you heard the power and voices and song but in those few moments it was the power of the silence that was incredibly poignant and spoke volumes for what these people
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are trying to get across. >> brooke baldwin. new details about the grand jury. cnn has learned the panel melt for nine weeks beginning back this september and heard from 50 witnesses including 22 civilians, the others were police officers and medical personnel. the group saw 60 exhibits of evidence including four videos, but because of grand jury proceedings are secret details about all that evidence will not be made public. now, we also heard from new york governor andrew cuomo earlier. take a listen. sflif's been to too many police funerals also. you're a police officer, you're trying to protect the public, you take your life in your hands and you need to be able to protect yourself. and make no mistake, for every one incident we see like this there's an incident of a police officer losing his life or being abused so it's difficult on both
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sides, but we've lost touch and we've lost confidence with the significant portion of the people of this country and state and we have to correct it. >> and on thursday governor cuomo pledged a comprehensive review of the justice system in the upcoming season emphasizing better police training is needed. we'll bring you new details on this story as it become as valuable. for the moment let's turn to the united arab emirates. officials say they caught the woman behind the murder of an american teacher. cnn becky anderson has more from abu dhabi. >> reporter: 48 hours after the murder of a teacher, they race the house of an emirati woman and take her into custody. the woman is suspected of stabbing to death 47-year-old ryan on monday. these images show a veiled figure on a mission of malice,
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police now say shortly after the stabbing attack, the mysterious suspect was already aiming at her next target, another u.s. citizen, this time a muslim-american doctor. with a homemade bomb. fortunately this plan was foiled but who is this woman? and what are her motives? how old is the suspect? what does she do and are you dealing with this as a terror case? >> she's nearly 38 years old and she's -- and about last point this is under investigation now and i cannot tell you more. >> reporter: what authorities will say is that the suspect probably meant to spread chaos and fear. the car in which she fled the scene of the killing had several knives and walkie-talkies. whatever the circumstances, they
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are certainly highly unusual in a city renowned for safety. and the police video purporting to show the suspect's arrest captures a drama few would associate with the uae. now the emirates is on guard. ever since the gulf nation took on a leading role in the coalition fighting isis, it's been increasingly susceptible to extremist retaliation. and on top of it there is a glaring rift in the region between moderate and radical factions. the foreign minister highlighted them earlier this year. >> i think it's indicative of the threat that everybody feels is common. nobody is basically immune. everybody is threatened, the way of life, the values, this is, i think, a danger to all of us, terrorism and i think this is indicative of how the coalition was built on the sense that we
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need to act. we can't be passive. >> reporter: the uae has long enjoyed a reputation as an oasis of calm in a turbulent and often violent part of the world. it's the modern face of the middle east, attracting millions of tourists with its beaches, shopping and golf courses and home to dubai international airport. one of the world's busiest. but for now the uncertainty over this mysterious woman and her intentions has this normally peaceful nation on edge. becky anderson, cnn, abu dhabi. coming up we'll take you inside kobani, syria, a city under siege. >> the fighting persist, the shelling almost constant, so much of it caused by a crude homemade device like this. >> cnn's surveys the damage and meeting people still living there despite the war happening around them. straight ahead a u.s.
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welcome back. now, new information on the battle against isis in syria. most of the residents of kobani have fled as a month's long siege continues but some do remain desperately hanging on despite the constant violence. a cnn crew managed to get into kobani for a firsthand look and to talk to its suprempeople.
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nick paton walsh reports. >> reporter: kobani feels haunted by those still alive in it. inhumane enough that the noise of coalition warplanes above is of strange comfort. the destruction so near complete it's more for victory alone not for its spoils. here, they've even given up on hospitals. this, the last one, flattened when i a car bomb. the wounded now taken straight to the border. from the ground level inside the city you can see what months of fighting has done. absolute devastation, almost impossible to imagine this city sustaining life for any time in the near future but still fighting persists, the shelling almost constant so much caused by crude homemade devices like this. there are civilians here, but those who refuse or cannot flee. and children besieged. who cannot be protected from
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indiscriminate constant shelling. yousef can list their friends who have left. >> ahmed. >> reporter: but they show us their own option, what they do when the blasts start. their uncle taught them to hide like this. this couldn't be further from play time, though. there are the remnants of lives enjoyed, but also of lives taken early. this marks the spot where his young daughter was killed by a random mar moretore. the first we escaped from, the second we escaped from then the third fell on us. my daughter was 7 years old. 7 years old and she died. god bless and help us.
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he brought his six daughters and the 150 sheep they live off here after isis attacked their nearby village. he could not leave the flock or the family car and flee to safety in turkey. she was 7 years old, he says. she was so beautiful. small and people who saw her felt the need to lift her up and down and play. he went to her grave the day before and sat there for 30 minutes. it is the graveyard that tells you about the near future and the more distant one. a trench dug for the dead they expect next to those they have already buried. headstones from rubble. again, a morbid playground. too young to fathom the fight around them that will decide what kind of life survival here could leave them with. nick paton walsh, cnn, kobani.
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>> such innocent children there. all right, a few hours from now the u.s. president will announce his choice for secretary of defense, outgoing secretary chuck hagel incisions his departure is the result of a mutual agreement with president barack obama. thursday he spoke about america's challenges ahead and his decision to leave now. >> all of us together, not secretary hagel but all of us as a team have prepared this institution over the last two years to take on these big issues that are ahead. those issues are still undefinable. we know of some of them. we know of long-term challenges, but i think you have to know when to leave too. >> the nominee to succeed hagel is expected to be this man, ashton carter who had been the pentagon's second in command. now, outside of isis another
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notorious terror group set a deadline for the u.s. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula released a video showing an american citizen whom the group has now threatened to kill. as barbara starr reports, it's troubling because the u.s. came close to rescuing him days ago. >> reporter: the only known american hostage in yemen finally spoke. >> my name is luke somers, i'm 33 years old. i was born in england but i carry american citizenship and have lived in america for most of my life. >> reporter: somers was kidnapped by al qaeda's affiliate in yemen 2013 working as a photojournalist capturing images of their often violent political struggles. in the video somers pleads for help. >> basically i'm looking for any help that can get me out of this situation. i'm certain that my life is in danger. so as i sit here now i ask, if
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anything can be done please let it be done. thank you very much. >> reporter: appearing in a video alongside his brother, luke's mother pleaded for his release. >> please show mercy and give us an opportunity to see our luke again. >> reporter: al qaeda says it's giving the u.s. three days to meet unspecified demand or somers will meet his, quote, inevitable fate. unlike hostage tapes from isis driften mainly by ideology and violence, these militants may now be looking for ransom. >> when you have an organization that sometimes is strapped for cash to conduct operations, they will desire the ransom money more than others like isil. >> reporter: with the al qaeda tape of somers now public, the administration is acknowledging last month's failed nighttime commando raid to recover him. the troops drop by helicopter hiked four miles to the target. >> as soon as the u.s.
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government had reliable intelligence and an operational plan, the president authorized the department of defense to conduct an operation to recover mr. somers. >> now, barbara starrr tells us eight hostages were, in fact, rescued but luke and others had been moved. the u.s. is still looking for the kidnapped american. all right still to come for you on cnn millions take cover in the philippines. a powerful typhoon is set to make landfall over the weekend. we'll bring you the latest on where and when. plus, bill cosby counter t s sues a woman. the latest on his legal woes. and even piano tuners were just as simple? thanks to angie's list, now it is. we've made hiring anyone from a handyman to a dog walker as simple as a few clicks. buy their services directly at
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take a look at this muddy mess in riverside county, california. it's -- let's see, 12:20 in california there. dozens of people had to be rescued from vehicles and homes after becoming trapped on thursday. this video shows several abandoned cars and suvs submerged in mud. take a look. the rain is helping with the area's drought but prompting evacuations in communities threatened by mudslides and flooding. millions of people across the central philippines are preparing for typhoon hagupit especially in tahis area.
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the exact path is still unclear and could go to the north when it makes landfall this weekend but tacloban's mayor says they are prepared. listen. >> we have already evacuated 95% of the people. we had about 400 families still living in tents where we have evacuated yesterday and now we're occupying the universities and the big emergency shelters that we have available for our people, but more importantly because we're the center of the region and the capital city so in the last three or four days people have been leaving the city and now our population has gone way down so we have less people now to worry about here. >> that was the mayor of tacloban speaking with me earlier. eric van damme joins us because you've been tracking this and what's key as the mayor said to
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me in his message, these paths, these tracks don't clearly show it's going to head to tacloban quote but that's the key question over the next 4 hours. ha is the latest on the track, where it's headed and where it could go. >> so crucial to look for the exact track. the exact landfall of what we call the eye wall of the storm. that's where meteorologists look for the strongest winds and the most intense precipitation. >> that storm surge too. >> that's right. depending on if you're on the north side you get the onslaught of the strongest winds pushing up the storm surge. if you're on the other side, the southern part, the wind comes from the other direction. you don't have the coastal surge. let's break it down. that eye wall very, very important and we can actually see it quite clearly on our massive tv screen. there it is reforming actually going flew what is called an eye wall replacement. where is that eye wall going to go?
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well, we'll break it down for you with all the possible scenarios in a moment. 230 kilometer per hour sustained winds. this makes it an equivalent to a strong category 4 atlantic hurricane teetering on a category 5 and even though it's just below a super typhoon status it is still a formidable storm and need to pay close attention to it. different meteorological societies with different parameters that outline the projected path. one has it going just to the north. that means legazpa would take a direct hit. others show it south over the central parts of samar island where the strongest winds and rain will take place. well, nonetheless we're watching this path of uncertainty very, very closely. we have public storm warnings across much of the central and
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eastern philippines, we have 12 million in the path of typhooty. errol, back to you. >> all right, thanks for that update. i know this will be a business si weekend as we keep our eyes on that super typhoon. thanks, derek. now, court documents show bill cosby has countersued a woman. judy huth filed a lawsuit alleging she was assaulted back at the playboy mansion in 1974. his lawyers call it false and say huhh tried to sell her story to the media a decade ago. his team accuses her of trying to extort up to $250,000 from the star in exchange for not making her allegations public. now, still to come for you here on cnn we're hearing from more of the daughters of eric
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garner, that's the man who died after a controversial choke hold by new york police. >> he died in a horrible way. a horrible way. >> our own randi kaye breaks down the video second by uncomfortable second and compares it to the officer's account of what happened. plus, an entire police force is accused of a pattern of unreasonable force and that was before the deadly shooting of this boy by an officer. stay with us. female announcer: get on board for better sleep!
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welcome back to those of you watching. i'm errol barnett. it's cnn center. here are the top stories we're tracking for you right now.
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thousands of people filled the streets of new york for the second night in a row protesting what they call racism and harassment by police. the crowds are mostly gone by now but earlier they march add cross the brooklyn bridge and lay down in the streets of times square. police in abu dhabi arrested a woman they say stabbed an american teach story edie falco and say foiled another plot in the process. the woman allegedly put a handmade bomb in front of an american doctor's home. his son noticed it in time and defused by police. millions of people are taking shelter at this moment across the philippines. typhoon hagupit is expected to make landfall over the weekend. still unclear where exactly it will happen. it could hit tacloban still recovering from a super typhoon that killed more than 6,000 people just last year. now back to our top story. the daughters of eric garner say they are overwhelmed and amazed by how many people have come out
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to support their family in protests throughout the united states. but one daughter told cnn forgiveness for the officer at the center will take some time. >> this is not a black and white issue. this is a national crisis. i believe this is a crisis. i mean for white people to come out and show how deeply they was hurt and like asians and, you know, different people from different nations and different parts of the world to come out and show that they felt the same way i felt on that video, i greatly appreciate it. it's like, a sense of i'm not the only one that feels this way. he died in a horrible way, a horrible way. and for that person ramsey ordered to give that video out to the world, i think he will be very proud at the way these
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protests is going without being violent. >> can you forgive the officer? >> can i forgive him? eventually i can bring myself to forgiveness but i will not forget what he did to my father. i'm sorry, i will not forget no matter -- no matter, you know, how many sorries he say, how many cards he'll send, how many tweets he'll send out. nothing will bring my father back. you need to do the right thing, admit you did the wrong thing and do your time. do your time. when you do stuff to kill people for no reason, there's going to be consequences like it has to be consequences. >> now, we are learning more about what daniel panteleo told
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the grand jury. compared to what we saw in that cell phone video. >> reporter: during his two-hour testimony to the grand jury daniel pantaleo, yes he told the jurors he heard eric garner's pleas saying i can't breathe, i can't breathe. this was the moment captured on video. >> i can't breathe. i can't breathe. i can't breathe. >> reporter: he isn't talking but his lawyer confirmed to "the new york times" some of what his client told the grand jury. he was the juror's last witness. according to his lawyer, once he heard garner struggling to breathe he testified he tried to disentangle himself from the suspect as quickly as he could. but it's not that clear cut on the video. it appears the officer keeps his arm around garner's neck for at least eight seconds after garner's first muffled gasp for air. that's officer panteleo in the green shirt with number 99 on it. watch. he removes his arm but then uses
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both hands to press eric garner's face into the pavement. the officer keeps pressing long enough for garner to repeat at least five times "i can't breathe." the officer reportedly testified that since garner could speak it suggested to him he could also breathe and there's more. the officer's lawyer says his client told the jury he attempted to get off garner as quick as he could. again, look at the video. at least 16 seconds pass between the time eric garner hits the pavement and when the officer removes both his choke hold and his hold on garner's head. does that square with his testimony about getting off as quick as he could or does officer pantaleo seem to be keeping that firm grasp on garner. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: what about this, officer pantaleo reportedly testified he was using a maneuver from the police academy hooking one arm under the suspect's arm and another around
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his torso meant to tim him. his lawyer says only as the struggle went on did one of officer pantaleo's arms move around his neck. again, the videotape seems to tell a different story. the officer's arm was around his neck by our count about two seconds after he first touched him. watch again. one arm hooks jupdz neath as the officer said, but see the other arm, does it appear to go around the torso or immediately around his garner's neck? the officer's attorney told "the new york times" his client testified that he was trying to stop eric garner from possibly biting one of the officers. the attorney summed it up this way. he wanted to get across to the grand jury it was never his intention to injure or harm anyone. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> now, a new york police union is responding to criticism of that officer saying he's a model
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policeman who did what he had to do. >> can you not resist arrest, that's a crime and you will be placed under arrest. police officers do not have the option to walk away. if the mayor wants to change policies and wants us to stand down against crime then say that. it's his policies that we go out and we enforce and the laws of the state of new york. >> of course, it is the job of police unions to defend police officers. now, the police department in cleveland is now being monitored by a federal court. that's after a u.s. justice department review found the ohio city's police routinely use excessive force unnecessarily or in retaliation and this comes as the city is coping with the death of a sixth grader at the hands of a police officer. and as kyung lah reports that cop has a checkered past.
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>> reporter: the surveillance video shows a boy walking near a playground. he's 12-year-old tamir rice and he's playing with a toy, an air soft gun that from a distance can look like a real gun, a bystander calls 911. >> there's a guy with a pistol, it might be fake but he's pointing it at everybody. >> reporter: less than two seconds after police drive up, the 12-year-old, again carrying a toy, is shot and killed at close range. the 26-year-old police officer who shot him, timothy loehmann had only recently been hired by the cleveland police. as his previous job at the independence disdepartment his personnel records show he was in the process of being fired. his supervisor describing an emotional meltdown and behavior that shows a pattern of a lack of maturity, indiscretion and not following instructions but the cleveland police never ask to see loamman's personnel records, a policy that has now
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changed. tamir rice's death, the backdrop as the department of justice laid out a stinging report on the cleveland police department. >> the investigation concluded that there is a reasonable cause to believe that the cleveland police engage in a pattern and practice of unream force in violation of the fourth amendment. >> reporter: the investigation took two years finding cleveland police officers use unnecessary and unreasonable force at a significant rate including officers who shoot at people whoa do not pose an imminent threat of serious bodily harm to officers, that they hit people in the head with their guns where use of deadly force is not justified and that there are systemic deficiencies, failures by hirer-ups to investigate officer-involved shoot sflgz a rubber stamp mentality or approach exists to these kind of indianapolis depths of excessive force and when accountability falters, trust also falters. >> reporter: a federal court will now keep tabs on the cleveland police as part of a legal agreement while the
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announcement was set in cleveland, the attorney general says as seen in ferguson and new york, the problem is not contained by city limits. >> the tragic losses of these and far too many other americans have really raised urgent national questions. and they have sparked an important conversation about the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities that they serve and protect. >> now, in the wake of nationwide protests over the michael brown and eric garner grand jury decisions, president barack obama did speak out once again on thursday. he emphasized the need for more trust hasn't accountable between communities and law enforcement. >> beyond the specific issue that has to be addressed, making sure that people have confidence that police and law enforcement and prosecutors are serving everybody equally, there's a larger question of restoring a
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sense of common purpose. and at the heart of the american ideal is this sense that we're in it together, that nobody is guaranteed success but everybody has got access to the possibilities of success. >> president obama talking about confidence in police and the u.s. justice system but can that be improved? can that happen right now in minority communities that are still reeling from these recent deaths and some in these areas are so emotionally raw. i talked about that earlier with rasheed abdul salaam, a private investigator and security specialist. >> it is fixed through two laters. the police departments have to be open to community involvement to the extent where there is interface of community input.
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there are progressive departments where they have community citizen review boards that an applicant that wishes to be a police officer goes before a citizen review board and ask this person a series of questions relevant to why they would want to be a part of the police department, how do they envision themselves being a part of the community. these citizen review boards only have the power of recommendation but those recommendations go into the file of that officer, if that person is hired then they're also available to review any disciplinary actions taken against officer. >> so it's just a way for locals to have a voice. in ferguson, mo, there's a question about appointing a review board for all of the police interactions but also the system, the legal system. in both incidents you have prosecutors who meet with grand juries and we don't get to see what happens and special case
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has to happen for to us see the actual evidence lo and behold the police officer never gets an indictment. that tends to be the trend. do you think there's something wrong with that system, prosecutors believed, you know, who get cozy with these cops and work with them on a weekly basis then are trusted to bring cases against them. does that need to change? >> it definitely needs to change. and if this officer is accused of these egregious violations, why is this person given special treatment? this is not done with a regular citizen facing criminal charges, should not be done for the police officers particularly where a person who is going to be charged by a grand jury gets the opportunity to address the grand jury, this is unheard of. >> now we have continuing coverage of the fallout from the eric garner case on our website. you know the address,
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there's some analysis there, video and background of the case as well. still to come for you here on cnn, defiant words as expected from vladimir putin at his annual state of the union address. why the russian president's blaming the west for his nation's struggling economy.
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isis says it sent a message to the kurdish people of northern iraq by claiming responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack in kirkuk.
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police say 17 people were killed. 22 people wounded. the curd's peshmerga military has been holding them at bay in northern iraq and sent fight attorneys help defend the kurdish city of kobani in northern syria. meantime, isis also claims responsibility for two car bombings in the shiite stronghold of sadr city in baghdad. those attacks left at least 21 dead and 69 people wounded. anti-terrorism officials in chechnya say a special operation to neutralize militants is over. the militant as tacked a police post and other targets in grozny. security forces recovered eight bodies. reports say ten officer died. this came just before vladimir putin's annual state of the union address. and that speech makes patriotism with anger toward the west which mr. putin blames for russia's economic woes.
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our senior international correspondent matthew chance has more. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: his country is under international sanctions, its economy in freefall. but vladimir putin's speech to russian lawmakers was defiant, not least on the issue of crimea which he annexed. he said the strategic peninsulas with sacred. >> translator: crimea have invaluable and sacred importance for russia like the temple mount for jude daijudaism. >> reporter: it was the protests that sent them on a commission course. they are accused of fueling a separatist coming applicant and
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providing the swepts that downed this airliner in july killing all 298 people on board. but president putin was defiant on this too rejecting the allegations against him. there was no way, he said, russia could support what he called an arm eed coup in kiev d they were imposing sanctions on it. those sanctions are now having a damaging impact. russia is facing a major economic crisis. along with a global oil price its currency the ruble has plummeted. many russians are now looking to vladimir putin for a solution. his response was a rallying cry to russians to pull together for the sake of the country including a call for those with cash overseas to bring the money home. >> translator: he will not be asked about the sources of his capital. he will not be prosecuted or
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face administrative liability. he will not be questioned by the tax service or law enforcement agencies. let's do this now but only once. >> reporter: it's a move unlikely to reassure the many other russians now feeling the consequences of their president's defiance. matthew chance, cnn, moscow. now, the people of thailand seem to love their king and many were disappointed when doctors advised that he wouldn't be able to attend his own birthday. couldn't make it to his annual birthday appearance. instead thoufs flocked to the hospital where the 87-year-old is recovering from a gallbladder operation from october. the king is seen as a father figure among many uniting thais. concerns over his health coupled with the recent military coup are adding to the nation's anxiety level. now, nasa will try again in the coming hours to launch its new orion spacecraft. things didn't go so well
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yesterday but the u.s. space agency says rain and clouds today have dropped the probability of a takeoff to 40%. thursday's scheduled test launch of the unmanned craft was scrubbed when liquid oxygen fuel fell to open during the countdown. this flight is expected to last roughly 4 1/2 hours. future missions will explore deep space. nasa hopes to eventually send one of these guys with astronauts on board all the way to mars. coming up next here on cnn, do you like country music? a cowboy singer recorded a music video about hillary clinton, don't you know. could it be the worst political song ever?
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hillary clinton hasn't announced whether she's running for u.s. president. many think it's a certainty but already there's a cowboy crooning about her in what seems to be the first 2016 campaign song. this isn't supposed to be funny but it has critics literally cracking up. jeanne moos gives us an earful. >> reporter: please do not adjust your calendar. though you might want to adjust your volume since at least one website warns this pro-hillary cowboy anthem will make your ears bleed. ♪ it's 2016 and this time i'm telling you, guys let's smash
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this ceiling ♪ >> reporter: that would be the glass ceiling, the first woman in the white house would break. this first campaign song of 2016 features a country hottie cruising past farm equipment leaning on a barn wearing a hard hat which he'll need to protect himself from critics who wonder could this hillary clinton tribute be the worst political song ever? my face while watching the new stand with military country tribute song and this backhanded insult from slate, the video does not appear to be a joke. ♪ these's i mother, a daughter and through it all she is a loving wife ♪ >> reporter: first we should say hillary clinton had nothing to do with this song and her people wouldn't comment on it. it was created by a super pac called stand with hillary. the writer is known for songs written for barack obama in 2008 aimed at hispanic voters.
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♪ >> reporter: now he's gone country as one blog noted with a symbolism in music of a chevy commercial. come on. that's no chevy. our cowboy drives a ford whochlt is our cowboy anyway? the chairman of the pac told cnn, he wants to remain anonymous. the pac prefers the focus to be on the message. ♪ this great lady >> reporter: even his biker wife is giving him the head to toe once over. he may not ride, but his t-shirt rides up. >> now it's time for us to stay stand with hillary. giving a flash of flesh that may win over the cowgirl vote. jeanne moos, cnn. new york. >> i don't know about that thanks for watching, everyone. i'm errol barnett. "early start" is next for those
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