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that. we could all go with a little more fiber and i like the humor with it. >> i've already said way too much about fiber today. i feel like i can't say anymore. >> you filled out your form? >> exactly. >> a lot of news this morning. let's get you to the "newsroom" with carol costello. we know you liked it. >> she hates it. >> i think i'm not going there. >> have a great day! >> "newsroom" starts now. we are not at war with islam. we are at war with people who have perverted islam. >> president obama says terrorists do not represent islam. in just 90 minutes the president speaks again at an anti-extremism summit. will he double down? let's talk live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello.
thank you so much for joining me. next hour president obama delivers a second major address on terrorism in just two days. yesterday's theme igniting controversy after he refused to say the words islamic extremism. that has some conservatives howling. >> al qaeda and isil and groups like it are desperate for legitimacy. they try to portray themselves as religious leaders, holy warriors in defense of islam. we must never accept the premise that they put forward because it is a lie. nor should we grant these terrorists the religious legitimacy that they seek. they are not religious leaders they're terrorists. no religion is responsible for terrorism, people are responsible for violence and terrorism. and we are not at war with islam. we are at war with people who have perverted islam. >> so let's head to the white house where leaders from 60
nations are gathering from that summit on combatting terrorism and its spread. cnn's michelle kosinski at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: hi carol. he's expected to talk about a more global approach. looking at things from a conceptual perspective getting at the root of what extremism takes on the form of today and also looking at some practical examples from around the world, programs and other things that other nations could follow. that's what we've been seeing on a more domestic level over the last couple of days, but now we're expecting it to take on a more international perspective. >> all right. michelle kosinski reporting live from the white house this morning. thanks so much. just a reminder our special coverage begins next hour, 10:25 eastern. then stay for the president's speech. that happens live at 10:30 eastern. as i said some republicans are incensed that president obama refuses to use the term islamic extremist when talking
about isis. they say it's flat out dangerous. here's senator ted cruz. >> this bizarre politically correct double speak, it is simply not befitting a commander in chief whose first obligation should be to protect the united states of america. what undermines the global effort is for the president of the united states to be an apologist for radical islamic terrorists. >> senator cruz isn't the only republican taking aim at the president. according to politeicopolitico last night while speaking at a private event in new york. former mayor rudy giuliani criticized the president and his love of the country. giuliani said this quote, i do not believe, i know this is a horrible thing to say, but i do not believe the president loves america. he doesn't love you and he doesn't love me. he wasn't brought up the way you
were brought up and i was brought up through love of this country, end quote. so back to that basic question. is it a mistake for the president not to call isis isis terrorists islamic extremists. let's talk about that with democratic senator chris coons. he's also a member of the senate foreign committee. on monday you tweeted out this quote, horrified by the video of 21 egyptian coptic christians being beheeded by isis terrorists unspeakable hatred and unthinkable extremism. i couldn't help but see you called it extremist. do you agree with the president? >> i'm upset that senator cruz is scoring cheap partisan political points off of this. i don't think this is very hard to understand or very complicated. isis is trying to characterize the united states and our allies as being at war with islam, and
isis is trying to characterize themselves as being the legitimate heirs of the prophet of muhammad. the religious leaders of iran have rejected isis and said they are enemy number one to the relationship between islam and their fundamental principles. soslam what our president is saying we are not at war with islam, we are at war with those perverting the religion of islam in order to advance their own legitimacy. i understand the criticisms that are being leveled at the president, but they missed the broader point. 20,000 foreign fighters folks from the united states from great britain, germany, france are flooding into syria and iraq to join isis's fight. we should not help isis by strengthening the perception that this is a war of
christianity against islam. it's not. it's a war of the modern world against a group of medieval radical extremists who happen to be muslims and are misclaiming a muslim heritage and religious authority. >> so, senator, just to be clear, you will no longer be calling isis religious extremists islamic extremists? >> no. i mean i frankly think we are dedicating far too much time to splitting hairs on this point. they are islamic, they are extremists. our president is trying to be careful about not claiming that this is a war between christianity and islam. does that make sense? it's a simple powerful point. >> i will say this -- >> and i don't think -- >> i will say this and i want to bring it up because it's important for our audience to consider. the cia director john brennan pointed out that al qaeda recruitment went down after the united states stopped using the term the war on terror.
according to the washington post in letters exchanged between osama bin laden and his deputies bin laden worried that quote, the al qaeda brand had become a problem because the u.s. had, quote, largely stopped using the phrase the war on terror in the context of not wanting to provoke muslims so that instead according to these letters, prompted a war against al qaeda. so is it a fair comparison? al qaeda and isis -- well isis is so much more extreme than al qaeda ever was, right? >> i was about to say that. isis literally thinks that al qaeda is not extreme enough. isis is manipulating social media, modern media attention, is playing to our fears, anger, and be sympathy in order to motivate us to draw us into a conflict with them. this is a difficult dance for us to follow as a country. we need to engage our muslim and arab allies in the region.
we need to motivate our allies to join with us in the fight against isis. i commend the president for convening a global summit on fighting extremism in all forms, but i do think it's important to emphasize at times when isis's victims are christians i dhaul out and i point to the fact that it was coptic christians that were murdered in libya. when they murdered the yazidis, i pointed out the fact that they were massacring religious minorities including christians. it is important to emphasize that they claim to be legitimate muslim jihadists, but their legitimacy has been rejected by every respected leader of the muslim world. what the president's summit today is about is trying to align the united states and our domestic muslim community with our national security interests which are fighting extremism and reducing the number of americans of all backgrounds that choose to go to the middle east and
join isis or americans here who might become radicalized and decide to carry out acts of terror win our own country as we've tragically recently seen happen in both denmark and france. >> all right. senator chris coons, thank you so much for your insight. i appreciate it. >> thank you carol j r. >> you're welcome. new reports of isis's barberism is showing up today. they're harvesting organs and selling them on the black market. cnn is unable to verify those claims nor can we confirm reports that isis fighters have slaughtered 40 policemen in iraq's anbar province. most of the victims were burned alive. this as egypt is asking for more international help in its strikes against isis in libya. egypt dispatched waves of war planes after isis fighters killed 21 of their christians. let's head to egypt. ian lee is in cairo.
hi ian. >> reporter: hi carol. what egypt has been watering down its statements since the past couple of days. initially they wanted an international coalition that we saw in iraq and syria go after isis in libya as well. at the u.n. security council they're asking forearms embargo to be lifted so that weapons can go to the internationally recognized government in eastern libya in the city of toprov. they're asking for a naval blockade to stop weapons from going to other areas of the country where that libyan government isn't in control. the united states though not on board with this plan entirely which shows the cooling of relations that we've seen described by rear admiral john kirby. at that i can a listen. >> it's a complex relationship that we have with egypt. we recognize that know face a significant terrorism threat.
we're constantly working through that with them. >> reporter: carol, you really have two philosophies on how to deal with isis in libya. the egyptian side is that there needs to be direct intervention. they want to back that libyan national government in the east to fight isis but that does pose a problem. there are a bunch of different factions inside libya, different militias that wouldn't be too keen on seeing that government getting weapons and fighting them as well. these other militias not necessarily joining isis. if it sounds complicated it's because it is. there's so many different groups in that country vying for power, vying for control and that's really where isis has been able to exploit. on the other side you have the diplomatic pressure. the u.n. believes that they can get these militias these groups together form some form of unity government to fight isis. they believe that's the best path although that is really a long shot as well. there really is no clear-cut answer to dealing with isis in
the immediate and near term carol. >> all right. ian lee reporting live from egypt this morning. coming up in the "newsroom," walmart makes a surprising announcement. guess what? it's going to be paying its employees more. much more. we'll talk about that next. when heartburn comes creeping up on you... fight back with relief so smooth... ...it's fast. tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue ...and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. ♪ tum, tum tum tum...♪ smoothies! only from tums. meet the world's newest energy superpower. surprised? in fact, america is now the world's number one natural gas producer... and we could soon become number one in oil. because hydraulic fracturing technology is safely recovering lots more oil and natural gas. supporting millions of new jobs. billions in tax revenue... and a new century of american energy security. the new energy superpower?
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half a million walmart workers are about to get a raise. the company says it's boosting its starting pay to $9 an hour which would mean their employees get paid $1.75 over the minimum wage the federal minimum wage i should say. our chief business correspondent christine romans is here and poppy harlow. they're both following the story. both of you sent me an e-mail saying hey, we've got to get this on the air. i appreciate that. you talked to the walmart officials. why are they doing this snnchts they want their shoppers to be happy and their workers to be happy. it's half a million of their associates will get a raise, a $9 raise. that's what they'll be getting. by next year it will be by february of next year it will be $10 an hour will be the starting wage. the company is quick to point out they pay above the minimum wage for everyone. only 6,000 employees don't make it. a lot of states raised the minimum wage so walmart has to abide by that. when you look at it by next year -- by six weeks, in april,
the average full-time employee will have a wage of $13 an hour. the average part-time employee is $10 an hour. not quite as high as the president would like. he'd like $10.10. some restaurant workers would like $15 an hour. >> why do you suppose that walmart did this? >> they were considering it. i think it is twofold. one, you see increasing pressure from online marketplaces like amazon et cetera. if you're going to get people to go into stores, you have to present them with workers that are very happy to be there, that make the experience better. you're getting paid more you're going to be better at your job. that's part of it i think. i also believe that there is an -- a wave. i would call it a wave happening in this country right now. i believe it began more with occupy wall street. it continues with the growing income gap, and i believe that it is fundamentally changing the way that people look at what big businesses have to do and their responsibility to the -- to
their workers. i think walmart sees that. where walmart goes, others follow. >> i also think that walmart knows this is good for the economy. an executive of the company told me we know when you raise the minimum wage it is more money. paycheck to paycheck. >> what took them so long? >> they would argue they've already had higher wages than the minimum wage but they're doing it -- also another part of this program, a program that will allow people to have more control over their schedule. that has been another complaint of people who work part time for retailers and walmart in particular. they feel as though they're forced to work times they don't want -- they have more flexibility. walmart is putting more money into that more flexibility for their associates. >> this is also sam's club workers. one of the important things to look at a lot of people who have these hourly jobs this isn't their own job. they have two or three of these jobs. what employers need to be doing as well as looking at okay do we have to bump the pay up as we're seeing here, what do we have to do with giving people consistent schedules so they can actually manage a family and
actually manage having two of these hourly jobs? because in this environment you can't ma i can it often with just one job. >> let's be honest for a lot of families two part-time jobs is a really big part of the bread winning. we didn't talk about customer satisfaction too. another part of this another part of this whole thing is walmart says they want their customers to be happy. if their associates are happy well paid have flexibility in their work schedules, then their customers are happy, too. customer satisfaction allows them to compete with the likes of the online retailers. >> do you think we're going to see some of the other big name box stores come out and follow suit? >> i think we will. we'll see restaurant companies starting to -- because they're also having a hard time with turnover and also when you look at the -- you hear from the business lobby, they say don't raise the minimum wage, it's bad for business, but you look at the customer polls, people want -- you know people want higher wages for americans. >> people want to be able to live affordably and be able to raise their children. >> wage stagnation has been the
big issue. it has not been growing more than inflation. >> we could talk about this forever. i must end it there. >> if you want people, pay them more. >> thanks so much. other news this morning, the university of massachusetts amherst is reversing course on a controversial policy that would have restricted iranian students from enrolling in its science and engineering programs. now the school had said it was trying to follow a 2012 law that prevents iranian students in america from learning about nuclear technology while in this country, but after facing criticism the university now says it will look at students on a case-by-case basis before approving their course work. let's talk about this. i'm joined by nariman nariman mostofhabi. he's studying at the university of massachusetts at amherst. he's also a member of the iranian graduate student association at u mass.. welcome. thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me.
>> i appreciate your being here. so u mass says it's going to look at the students' curriculum on a case-by-case basis. what do you suppose it means by that? >> well it's not stated clearly in the new policy that is released by u mass and u mass amherst has said that they will be taking a less restrictive policy. our question basically is why any restrictions at all because there has been no change in the law in 2012 and why all of a sudden we need a new policy at u mass? >> well, i think it's probably in part because of iran and the alleged development of nuclear weapons there, the controversy that's going on there. some americans might wonder why the united states is allowing iranian students to study things that might help them build a nuclear weapon here in the united states anyway. can you address that? >> i think that's a political
issue and when it comes to politics, we might disagree on the matter. and some people might be pro sanction some against it. even the iranian community is divided on the issue of sanctions, but here we're talking about the right to education. i think we shouldn't be disagreeing on rights and basic rights. >> well, how would you respond to some americans who might say it's dangerous to allow iranian students in the united states to learn such things to bring back to iran? >> first of all iranian students have been coming to the united states for years, and they have been doing a great job in establishing a ground for communication between the two nations of iran and america. and iranian students are -- have always been like advocating for change in iran and they're not
supporting everything that's happening by the government like i want to say even in the long established democracies you cannot hold citizens responsible for the actions of the governments. and you all know that iran is not a democracy and the students actually have been always in the front line of advocating change and being the messengers of change. it's not a great move to deprive people who are trying to improve their lives and improve the situation in iran from the right to education and from the right to learn and change their futures. >> that said are there courses today that you cannot take at u mass? >> i don't think currently there are any courses that i cannot take. it has never occurred to me. >> and there was a huge outcry against this policy that the university put into place, and you the students do you think you were successful? i'm sure you're pretty happy
about the reversal right? >> we really appreciate that the university actually revised the policy. i wish that it had been entirely reversed but the point is -- and we really like -- we want to thank our faculty and the u mass community that supported us and taking our voice out there. we should also give u mass credit for hearing the voice of the community and revising the policy. but we want to make sure that the process of admitting iranian students to u mass will be transparent and students will always be able to get into u mass based upon their merits for us or for me personally it's not an iranian issue, it's a u mass issue. i care about my school. i care about u mass. and it's not even easy for me to criticize u mass because it's my
community. u mass's reputation is my reputation so i -- i'm glad that this policy has been revised for now and i hope it will be reversed because this school i applied to was and is an equal opportunity institution that people can get into based upon their merits. >> all right. thank you so much for being with me nairiman. a statement from u mass says quote, we have always felt excluding students from admission conflicts with our institutional values and principles. it is now clear that we can adopt a less restrictive policy. still to come in the "newsroom," six months after michael brown was shot to death by police the justice department may be ready now to sue ferguson's police department. we'll talk about that next.
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. sources telling cnn the justice department is preparing to sue ferguson missouri's police department if it doesn't change how it treats its minority residents. this is coming six months after officer darren wilson shot and killed michael brown, an unarmed black teenager. as you know, this spawned massive protests. it discriminated against minorities and low income residents arresting minorities for minor violations imposing excessive fines and sending minorities to jail when they couldn't pay those fines. joining me to talk about this benjamin crump, the attorney for michael brown's family and represented trayvon martin's
family. also sunni hostin. welcome to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> mr. crump, the justice department will not charge officer darren wilson in the shooting death of michael brown but will outline allegations of discriminatory ferguson police tactics. does that make sense to you? >> well we don't know anything that they're going to do. we have no confirmation whatsoever that the justice department is going to do anything. we haven't heard from them neither myself nor any of michael brown's parents. so you know, we hear tale that they're going to sue the ferguson police department if they don't address these issues and we appreciate them trying to tackle these important issues of racial profiling not only in the ferguson police department but in police departments all over the country, but let me just be clear on the record what many in the community want along with
the family of michael brown is for the police officer to be charged and held accountable for killing their unarmed son. they want michael brown to get due process. they feel this grand jury proceeding was completely biased towards officer darren wilson and they think the forensics contradict it. they want their child to get his due process. they want their chance at equal justice. >> so sunni that appears unlikely to happen so kind of explain this to us why the justice department would say the ferguson police department practice is discriminatory -- discriminatory actions but officer darren wilson did not? >> you know i don't know why they would make that determination because we haven't really found or heard the
results of the investigation so i want to be careful about why they've made these decisions, but if it is true carol, that they are trying to knownegotiate with the ferguson police department to sort of change their tactics, that actually is something that the civil rights division of the department of justice does often. if they find that there have been discriminatory practices with the police department they will go to the police department and they will say these are our findings will you agree to make these changes? then they enter into what's called a consent decree and those changes are made. if the ferguson police department says we're not going to comply, that's when you see a lawsuit. i think it would be unusual if they found that there was systematic discrimination but not in that particular case. >> right. >> there's a disconnect for me there but, again, we really don't know what the result is
yet. >> mr. crump, the ferguson police department says it has been making changes. do you see any? >> well i know what many in the community want not just in ferguson but around america, is the proposal for the michael brown law to come into reality, and that is having video body cameras on police officers so it will be transparent and we can see what happened. remember carol, this is all about six months ago there was no transparency there was no trugs in the cumulativekmuncumulativekmun -- trust in the community so you have a secret grand jury proceeding and you then have michael brown's death being swept under the rug like they are trying to do with eric garner and so many others. what the community wants is transparency. you want proceeding that is fair that everybody says equally not just for our community members and families but also for the police. but if it's not transparent and you keep getting the same
result, you going to continue to see the divide in the community and the police grow. we now have a matter out in washington pasquel, washington. you keep seeing these instances happen over and over again. let michael brown's legacy be one that we go to a place where we can all agree that transparency is good. >> perhaps that's something, ben, that will come up with this department of justice investigation and potential consent decree. maybe that's something we'll see? >> we hope so. eric holder plans to speak on it tuesday before the press club. >> yes, that's what we're hearing. >> we'll be interested to hear more details. benjamin crump, sunni hostin. psychotic, erratic, battling demons that's how family members describe eddie ray routh. yesterday's routh's sister and former girlfriend took the stand. the defense claims routh was
battling a severe state of psychoses when he gunned down kyle and another man at a texas shooting range. the prosecution argues routh is a cold blooded killer who knew exactly what he was doing. today military medical professionals who treated routh are expected to testify. let's bring in ed lavandera. he's in stevensville texas. good morning, ed. >> reporter: good morning, carol. as prosecutors have been focusing extensively on eddie ray routh's drug use, his family and friends telling bizarre stories including one that the night before the murders out of the blue he dropped down in his kitchen and proposed to his girlfriend. she testified yesterday. >> right after eddie ray routh gunned down chris kyle and chad littlefield, he drove to his sister's house. laura blevins says his brother was talking about pigs sucking on his soul and he had to take two souls before they could take his. she called 911 right after he left in kyle's pickup truck. >> who did he say he had killed?
>> he said that he killed two guys. they went out to a shooting range. it's like he's all crazy. he's [ bleep ] psychotic. i'm sorry for yelling. >> no. >> i don't know if he's on drugs or not, but i know that he's been. >> reporter: in court blevins described the scene. the person who came to my house is not the man who i knew was my brother. and then she turned to him that day and said, i love you but i hate your demons. the judge is not allowing courtroom audio to be broadcast until the trial is over but prosecutors are zeroing in on those last words from routh's sister in that 911 call. the drugs have been the focus since opening statements. >> did he do drugs and alcohol that morning? and that he knew what he was doing was wrong. >> reporter: prosecutors say routh even ignored orders from his doctors to stop smoking weed and drinking alcohol and smoke and drank whiskey with his uncle hours before he would kill the man that was known as the american sniper.
>> i want to get the bad guys. if i can't see them i can't shoot them. >> reporter: as he delved deeper into mental illness he started seeing this woman. a few weeks before the murders routh held his girlfriend and her roommate at knife point in her apartment. the night before the killings she said i asked if he was seeing things and he said yes. then i asked him if he was hearing things and he said yes. he got up and told me that they were listening to us and when i tried to speak with him he would take his hand and cover my 340u9. that was the last night routh would spend with the girlfriend he had just asked to marry him. not long after he'd be seen handcuffed in the back of a police car. and, carol, the defense case continues today. we expect to hear more from medical experts, especially those that were involved in the various treatments of eddie ray routh. remember he was in and out of mental health facilities several times before the murders. carol. >> all right. ed lavandera reporting live from
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the fathers, >> tell us about these families. >> these men in many ways were working class heroes. they came from extreme problems. six to a room. they said there were no jobs in southern egypt and they went to libya in search of a better life for themselves and their family members. instead they found groups that were held because they were
christian and because they were egyptian. >> what kinds of jobs were they finding in libya? >> usually odd jobs. working building houses they were working at shops, they were everyday laborers. it wasn't necessarily working every day. they didn't always have money to send home but they risked their lives in hopes they could send that money home. >> i know you tell a really touching story about them calling home and telling their wives, you know i'll do what i can for you. i'll send you money. and then knowing they were in danger of being kidnapped while in libya. >> uh-huh. they definitely knew that there were risks. they were in constant communication with their families weighing the risks of staying there, of coming home, but they feared that if they came home that they wouldn't be able to provide for their families. they saw the risk as worth it. i spoke with several families who said that daze before they were kidnapped they had actually planned a group of them had to come back to egypt and they were
killed before they ever got a chance. >> they knew they were probably more of a target because they were christian, right? >> yes. there were threats against them because they were christian and they had gone -- isis had gone around the area and asked where the christians were and they were identified by a tattoo on their hand, a traditional tattoo that distinguishes them as coptic christians. when isis went around knocking on the door at 2:30 in the morning, they were looking on the wrists of these men to see if they had these tattoos. >> i'm just curious, and i don't know if you asked these families this question but i wondered how these families viewed isis. did they refer to them as islamic extremists or something else? >> reporter: no. they don't think that these men are muslim. many of these people while they're christian, they live alongside muslims in a very peaceful way in their village. they don't see them as muslims, they see them as extremists who
just want to kill in the name of islam. >> sofia jones, thank you for sharing with us. i appreciate it. >> reporter: thank you for having me. now reminder, president obama speaks at the counter terrorism summit next hour, 10:30 eastern. please stay tuned for our special coverage. i'll be back. why do i take metamucil everyday? because it helps me skip the bad stuff. i'm good. that's what i like to call, the meta effect. 4-in-1 multi-health metamucil is clinically proven to help you feel less hungry between
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he has some big shoes to fill. ellen's antics last year won over audiences and famished celebs ordering pizza. will the former child star measure up? he's long from being a child star. stephanie elam has more for you. >> reporter: from former teen idol to toast master of hollywood's biggest night, neil patrick harris is the latest to take on the most high profile hosting gig in the world. >> seven stitches nice and neat. shouldn't be much of a scar. >> looks okay. maybe i won't sue. >> reporter: harris kicked off his career as doogie houser md. unable to match that success again -- >> dude i was able to perform an appendectomy at age 14, i think i can handle a couple mushrooms. >> wasn't that just a tv show. >> reporter: until a
self-deprecating action helped him land a role in "how i met your mother." it's going to be legend. i hope you're not lactose intolerant. the second half is dairy. >> reporter: he became the sitcom's resident scene steeler for nine seasons. during that time the tony awards came calling. >> hello, everybody! welcome to the 63rd annual tony awards. i'm neil. thanks for being here. >> reporter: his 2009 hosting performance bumped up the show's ratings by about 20% and earned both harris and the telecast emmy awards. >> attention. >> reporter: with that success, harris nabbed the tony's job for an additional three years as well as landing two stints as host of the primetime emmy awards. >> i wouldn't be here if someone else hadn't passed on hosting so special thanks to shila buff for this opportunity. >> reporter: he has the necessary skills to emcee the
show. >> he's done broadway he can sing he can dance, he's quick witted. he is an amazing, multi-talented performer. >> reporter: harris follows a parade of talented performers who have hosted the show watched and critiqued by tens of millions. is the actor up for the challenge and the blow back that can come with it. >> i have a lot of confidence in his originality, creativity skills as a performer, but is it a name that's a magnetic draw? i'm sure there's a lot of doubt about that. >> reporter: a sitcom star known for his live performance skills and musical ability. >> reporter: ready for oscar. >> anything. >> i don't know stephanie. i think he'll do a great job. >> reporter: i have confidence that nph can pull this off. i do think he's had the prep work he's had the other awards shows that he's hosted. he does feel the pressure because it hasn't always worked with who they've brought in to host the oscars, but you take a look at last year with ellen.
i was lucky enough to go to the oscar last year. you take a look at ellen with the selfie that broke the internet. twitter unable to be used for a few minutes after that. he's got some challenges to try to meet up to. a lot of people think he can do it. the one thing, though carol, the one little problem that could happen on sunday, rain. it's actually supposed to rain here in l.a. on sunday. hopefully that won't happen. last year it rained during the morning. it stopped by the time the red carpet opened up. i don't know what it is. we're in a drought. just not sunday. >> hopefully the oscar gods will be shining. stephanie elam thank you so much. not taking home oscar gold? not taking home oscar gold? well, 125,000s worth of bag swag might help as wage the pain. how does a trip to tus ki nan sound? runners are up are receiving a three-night stay in the tuscany
mountain side. silver karen talls is gifting each nominee a year's worth of free rides. that would cost you or me a cool $20,000. then again, a martone bike valued at $1,200. it would be hard not to mention that this year's swag bag is not only extravagant, but notably racy. several adult toys are also included in the loot which i will not describe. still to come in the "newsroom," north carolina and duke may be the hottest rivalry in college basketball. bleacher report's coy wire is all over it. >> outstanding, commanding this may be the hottest rivalry in any sport at any level. last night's game didn't disappoint. i got you covered next.
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north carolina versus duke the most high profile rivalry in college basketball lived up to the hype last night. coy wire has more for you in this morning's bleacher report. >> good morning, carol. tar hills, blue devils must-watch television for any college basketball fan. last night's game didn't disappoint. it all started with a tribute to
the late great dean smith. teams kneeled before the mapp up. it was a spshl moment. duke was in trouble in the second half. look ourkts here comes tyus jones tieing the game. in overtime jahlil okafor took over. seconds remaining now. duke leading by two. carolina at the line they miss on purpose, but they can't snag the rebound and attempt to tie it up. so duke wins this one. it is 92-90. what a game that was. you've got to love basketball. now, more problems pour the new york knicks. carmelo anthony out for the season scheduled to have knee surgery. it's been a season to forget for the knicks. a league worst 10-43 with no play-off hopes in site. four teams with play-off hopes, they're going to battle tonight on our sister station, tnt, the mavericks and thunder at 8:00
eastern followed by the spurs and clippers at 10:30. carol, the nba trade deadline is 3:00 eastern. we may see some big-name trades. if not, kick up the feet and watch a couple boston games on tnt. >> will do. thanks so much coy. the next hour of "newsroom" after a break. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com your dad just kissed my mom. ♪ turning two worlds into one takes love. helping protect that world takes state farm. e financial noise
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