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e dazene? how do you get that out of a phonetic spelling like that? and what do we do for days? >> milk it scarlett milk it. >> reporter: jeanne moos cnn. be sure to dvr the show watch it anytime. anderson starts now. good evening. thanks for joining us tonight. what to make of a terror threat against the largest shopping mall in the united states. how seriously the authorities are taking it and what they're doing to keep people safe. one nation under a sheet of ice with dangerous cold and millions more have already seen way too much. more than 1,000 flights canceled. we'll tell you where it's all headed next. his lawyer said it was not road rage and suggests it might have been self-defense. that's not all an attorney for the accused road rage killer has to say after his client makes his first court appearance. i talked to him just a short time ago. suffice it to say he presents a
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completely different theory of the case. we begin with security preparations under way in a place that almost every american visits especially teenagers, visit it several times a week. we're talking about the mall. minnesota's mall of america just outside minneapolis-st. paul international airport. the largest in the country. tonight a designated target of the somali terror group. they're scrambling to assess the danger knowing that any mall is inherently a soft target. understanding that al shabab knows it as well. more now from brian todd. >> reporter: the mask al shabab terrorists call on men with strong determination to vik. his inspiration, this 2013 attack on kenya's west gate mall where his group killed more than 60 people. now he calls on shabab sympathizer to hurry up saying, what if such an attack would happen in the minneapolis mall or london's oxford street.
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it prompted the homeland security secretary to say this. >> if anyone is planning to go to the mall of america today, they've got to be particularly careful. >> reporter: jeh johnson has since walked that back. johnson and law enforcement officials now say there's no specific credible threat to the mall of america. but this is a massive so-called soft target with more than a dozen entrances. inside shoppers have different perspectives on the shabab video. >> yeah. i'm scared. i have two little ones. so coming here i don't know. i'm just like if it happens, it happens. >> reporter: but security inside the mall of america has been stepped up since the al shabab video came out. we got behind the scenes look from the security operations. >> we have protocols in place, that as things happen we can ramp up and we've implemented some of those strategies. >> reporter: there are measures unique to this facility. according to michael rosa a security consultant to the mall of america. >> they have dedicated explosive
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documents that are at the mall of america. they have uniform and plain clothes officers officers trained specifically in techniques. >> reporter: this mall has its own intelligence branch. there's a station where teams monitor chatter on social media. the shabab video is menacing because it's thought about two dozen somalis from the minneapolis area have been recruited to fight with al shabab. now are being recruited by isis. we asked how they'll stop potential lone wolf attackers within their community. >> can you prevent even just one of these kids from maybe recruiting one other person or two other people to go into the mall with a gun and think they're going to be some kind of a martyr? >> we have the best men and women in the law enforcement that engage our community. and our community is working with the law enforcement. >> you know it's interesting
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hearing people reacting to this perceived threat. what's the mood there right now? >> anderson as far as the broader community around this area those who come to this mall there are mixed emotions. there are some who are very concerned saying we have kids we're a little reluctant to bring them here given this new threat. but others are more apt to roll with the situation, saying it's not going to change their shopping habits not going to change the way they approach this mall at all, that whatever happens happens. that's the broader mixture of emotions here. but within the somali community it's a different story. that community leader you saw in our piece said that they're concerned now that they're going to be further isolated from mainstream minnesotans, with this story. they've got the story of the recruitment of young somalis to go to al shabab and now isis. the west gate mall attack of a year and a half ago, now this. he's concerned that's going to further isolate the somali-american community here. >> let's bring in peter bergen
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also david gardenstine ross. peter, how real -- i mean how capable is al shabab to actually pull off something like this in the united states? because my understanding is they did the westgate mall attack attacks obviously in somali and kenya, but not really internationally. >> that's right. there's only one attack which actually failed that they tried to pull off in the west which was associated with al shabab trying to kill a danish cartoonist wielding an ax. lucky he had a safe room in his house and managed to escape. but their ability to do any kind of attacks in the west are very limited. in fact the group is really on the -- you know has been doing pre-battling in the last several years. you can go back to 2009 this is a group that controlled much of somalia, and indeed the capital of mogadishu. now they're being forced into holding very little territory in somalia. this is just an effort to sort
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of remain relevant at a time when a group isn't doing terribly well. >> david, do you agree with that? obviously isis is getting a huge amount of attention, that al shabab wants to remain relevant? >> i agree with parts and disagree with parts. like peter said it's actually been able to make a lot of in-roads into kenya. it used to not have a lot of attacks carried out there. it's been able to carry out a large number of attacks, including after the westgate mall attack. as it's shrinking in somalia, it's growing in den yeah. after the international capability given that they haven't tried to project power beyond the horn of africa before it's hard to tell what they're capable of. carrying out an attack in a mall isn't that difficult. when they try to get operatives into the country, when they try to get weapons and between the time they get weapons and goes to the mall that gives them some of a chance of carrying out an attack.
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but can they have people who won't really trip the homeland security alarm when they come through the border. >> david, it doesn't even have to be that complex, of them sending people in. i mean it sounds like from this video, what they're doing is putting out this call hoping that some deranged person or some ideologically motivated person is going to pick up this call even if they don't have direct connection with shabab. >> that's absolutely correct. the reason i talk about the organizational capabilities that was the first question you led with. the only way that they can ensure obviously, that an attack would be carried out against a western mall is if they send the operatives themselves. isis has done something unique this this regard they are very good at social media game. terrorism used to be something which was basically the province of a group. to get someone to carry out a terrorist attack which is extreme, takes other people reinforcing their views and not allowing them to back out. for isis social media serves as that group dynamic.
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that's why you're seeing more lone wolf attacks carried out by isis alone, or people acting under isis more so than all forms of terrorism that you've seen typically in a year. over the course of the past decade. >> peter, the mall of america, just looking at it they certainly have a lot of security extensive security. there's certainly a lot of malls throughout the united states malls in canada that don't have that level of security and are really soft targets. multiple entrances, you know and a couple people with weapons could do some damage. >> sure. but we haven't seen those kinds of attacks. david and i are not really disagreeing. the fact that shabab has some capabilities in kenya, a neighbor of somalia, isn't surprising. what i'm trying to say is this is a group that has never attacked in the west successfully. and has really scant abilities to do so. by the way, the somali-americans who went to somalia, the 24 from
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minnesota and others most of them went on a one-way ticket. they didn't know what they were doing and were killed in battles, died from suicide attackers. if they came back they were either arrested or they've done nothing. so our concerns about this group, there was a big law enforcement effort and it basically worked. >> peter, david, appreciate it. set your dvr and watch 360 whenever you would like. the road rage killer that's what a lot of people in the media have been calling him, but the question is was road rage really a part of this killing. the defense believes road rage had nothing to do with it. you'll hear from his legal team about that, that his client was allowed to get high before actually giving up to police. details ahead. the bed reacts to your body. it hugs you. it's really cool to the touch. this zips off so i can wash it-yes, please. (vo) visit your local retailer and feel the tempur-pedic difference for yourself.
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day one in court for the young man who has become known as the alleged road rage killer and the claim from his defense team. they believe the shooting of tammy meyers was not a case of road rage. they're suggesting for now that it might have been self-defense. in fact attorneys for the defendant did not fully advance their own theory of the case in court today. nor did they enter a plea. for now, the defendant appeared in handcuffs, heard the charges against him, that include murder attempted murder and discharging a gun inside a vehicle. robert meyers' husband of the victim was also in the courtroom. a preliminary hearing is set for march 10th, at which point we
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could know more about each side's version of what happened. a short time ago i spoke with one of erich nowsch's defense attorneys. is there a lot to this story that we haven't heard yet? it seems like the facts that are out there, they keep changing and a lot don't seem to be adding up in terms of explaining what really happened. >> well the funny thing is that if you apply another motive potentially to these stories and to these changing stories, it makes a lot more sense. while we're not willing to do that right now, the changing stories are only confusing if you're looking at it as a road rage situation. if you're looking at it as it was initially presented. >> you don't believe there was an initial road rage incident? >> no i don't believe there's
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an initial road rage incident. i can give you five or six or more points that logically point to the fact that it wasn't there. >> sure. >> well first off, the road rage was precipitated by a mother supposedly giving driving lessons to her daughter at 11:00 at night. they when threatened on the road they don't call the police. but they go home. if you have a stranger stop you on the road and say, i'm going to hurt you, the first place you go is not driving straight to your house. it would have been call the police and drive to some populated area that's not near your house. when you get to the house you might call -- the first thing you're going to do is call the police not arm yourself and go looking for this person. there's no way you would find a person. there's no way you're going to find somebody who randomly had a problem with you in traffic five minutes before. unless you know who they are. the fact that the meyers family
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doesn't tell us for five days that this was erich nowsch they believe was involved in this situation is suspicious. the fact that the sketch was inaccurate i will go so far as to say the composite sketch provided to the police was misleading. it's also problematic. >> can you talk a little bit more about the relationship between your client and tammy meyers? because the meyers family says that tammy became close to your client after his father committed suicide. she used to go to the park talk to him. you know kind of give him life couple. and that he had even stayed at their house. >> yeah well what i can say is that the actual relationship between tammy meyers and between erich nowsch probably sits somewhere between the two lies that were offered by bob meyers at different stages in this. the first lie being, we didn't know this guy at all, we
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didn't -- you know we didn't know this person who threatened or shot. and the second lie being, my wife was his mentor and used to give him money for no reason. and have him around the house at all times. there has been reported to us an independent conversation -- the media and hopefully the police have had some contact with some people that have indicated that there may have been some exchanges that went on in the park between tammy meyers and erich nowsch but we are not asserting that. we're not prepared to. we hope that anybody with information about that comes forward, and provides further information. we're in the process of investigating that. >> you're alluding -- so our viewers are aware, you're allude alluding to reports that some people in the neighborhood some people say they are friends with your client have said that
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actually tammy meyers may have been buying prescription drugs, or that even that your client was selling prescription drugs in the park and perhaps that is -- those are the exchanges you're referring to. >> the problem, anderson is we've got a horrendous situation. and we don't want to make it worse by making allegations that aren't supported by facts. >> let me ask you about your client. you believe some of his statements to the police were made while he was under the influence. apparently he had gotten high before he gave himself up to police. >> right. the sequence was, on the night that erich was taken into custody, rather than them storming in they made sure he was alone in the house and negotiated him stepping out. and part of the terms to negotiation was he received permission from police officers to get high before he came outside. >> i think a lot of people would be surprised to hear that the
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police negotiated with your client allowing him to get high before he gave himself up. that was something discussed between him and the police? >> it might surprise most people. but when you have a dynamic situation such as that you've got s.w.a.t. surrounding a home helicopters flying around a home and a potential for violence what police officers are trained to do is use whatever tools that are at their disposal in order to effectuate a peaceful change in custody status, so to speak. they wanted to take erich into custody and they didn't want anybody to get hurt. so negotiating in such a manner is not only explainable, but it's praiseworthy. it's making sure that -- if he said he would come out when he was high then let him get high before he came out. our concern is that they didn't
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let him get un-high, they didn't let him dry out before they questioned him. >> conrad i appreciate your time. thank you. >> thank you. >> a lot to talk about. clearly not the entire defense story. you can certainly see the outlines of what mr. klaus said tonight. much more to chew on with our cnn legal team's criminal defense attorney mark geragos and jeffrey toobin both of course cnn analysts. jeff first of all, the fact that the police let him get high before turning himself in. i guess it makes sense if it prevents them from storming in. >> it does actually. the goal of the standoffs is to have them end peacefully. i have personally never heard of that deal being made but it doesn't seem out of question if it would mean a peaceful resolution. and this did have a peaceful resolution. >> mark the police then you know asked questions to his client before his client came down from being high.
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>> right. that's what the -- as jeff i think, will agree with me there will be an issue as to the voluntariness of any statement that was made. i will tell you, listening to that interview, it's the first time since any of this happened that anybody has made coherent sense as to what i think actually transpired here. >> does it matter though whether or not there was some you know drug relationship whether this woman purchased narcotics, and again, there's no evidence of that at this point, it's basically statements made by random people here and there, does that matter if in the end -- i mean in the end, doesn't this boil down to who shot first? and the exact sequence of events? >> if he comes back and his story is going to be and if it's supported, that there was a drug transaction, she didn't pay, she took off, she had her 15-year-old daughter with her, that she then went and sent her
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daughter inside the house, told the son to come out, told the son not to call the police and they waved a gun, or flashed a gun at this guy, they went looking for him and flashed a gun at him, you could make an argument that that was a manslaughter as opposed to a murder. >> wait a minute mark. you have spun this wonderful scenario for the defense. but poor tammy meyers is not here to defend herself. she's dead. and the fact that she is you know being accused of having this illicit drug relationship with this guy, i mean i think the facts have to be established. you made a lot of connections there that are as yet very much unsupported by the evidence. >> but jeff would it even matter? if he's alleging self-defense which is one of the things the attorney talked about, the idea -- i mean is it self-defense if he ended up going back to the house and shooting up the house there? >> no as far as i'm concerned. you know the burden is going to
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be on him, if -- and again, we're at this very early stage. we don't know that he shot -- that he shot her. >> right. >> there's no proof of that yet. if he shot her, he would -- and he wants to raise self-defense he would have the burden of raising that. the facts don't support it at this point. perhaps they will at some point. but i think we're really in the realm of speculation. mark is anyway. >> well i will tell you this, jeff, i'm certainly closer to what i think the facts are than a random road rage incident which is what was being reported that this kid was the random road rage and had been cut off while somebody was giving a driving lesson and decided to go back and execute her. i don't think that that's accurate based on everything that's come out so far. >> this is a rare case where each day we seem to know less than the day we knew before or at least the facts seem murkier, which i guess is the way real life is. about it is extraordinary the
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way the story has morphed over less than a week. >> yeah. as you said every day it seems like we know less. mark geragos, thank you. jeff toobin as well thank you. breaking news the family of kayla mueller, the daughter they lost and whether the white house waited too long before launching an attempt to rescue her from isis captivity. the market is never clear. but at t. rowe price we can help guide your retirement savings. our experience is one reason 100% of our retirement funds beat their 10-year lipper averages. so wherever your long-term goals take you we can help you feel confident. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. you can call me shallow... but, i have a wandering eye. i mean, come on. national gives me the control to choose any car in the aisle i want. i could choose you...
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the family of kayla mueller is speaking out about the missed opportunities to save her from the fate at isis' hands. kayla's mother brother and father were interviewed. here are some of the excerpts. >> i really feel that we had a chance to get kayla out. because we were in communications with them. unlike the other families. but how do you raise $6.2 million. pretty much made it impossible. but we feel they really did want to release kayla. >> do you feel like our government did enough to help you, help her? >> i think they wanted to. but i think, again, the policy
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and i don't think anyone had any idea this group would be as powerful as they were. we've let them get too powerful. they just think of it as a game or thugs. >> during this time when kayla was being held the u.s. traded five taliban prisoners for bowe bergdahl. >> that made the whole situation worse. >> mm-hmm. >> because that's when the demands got greater. they got larger. they realized that they had something. they realized that well if they're going to let five people go for one person why won't they do this or why won't they do that. >> there was a rescue attempt, and there's been some reporting that some people involved in it felt like they were too slow to approve it. that washington kind of dragged their feet a little bit. >> yeah i -- i mean they're so cautious about getting actionable intel. you don't want to put soldiers in harm's way without knowing
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exactly the circumstances. but, yeah i think they waited too long for the people who had gotten released we had an idea where they were. i think it was 30 days before they took action. >> joining us investigative journalist david rhode. and counterterrorism official phillip mudd. phil they said they had an idea where she was. you can understand their desire to have an operation take place as quickly as possible. do you think there was too much of a delay, or is kind of having a general idea where somebody is enough? >> boy, anderson you're asking me to challenge a family that has just lost a daughter. but a few months ago we had a raid attempt in yemen that resulted in the loss of hostages because the captors killed them. you have to look at the situation in my world of intelligence and look at both sides. there's a potential benefit here obviously, to rescuing the
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young lady who was later murdered. there's also a potential cost if those special forces officers lose their lives. the hardest thing in my world of intelligence you're not looking where that individual was yesterday, you're looking at where that individual will be tomorrow. and whether you have good enough predictive intelligence to provide assurance to that team that they're going into an environment that they can at some level control. this one ain't easy anderson. i doubt there was a group of people around a committee in washington saying we're too cautious to go after it. i don't think so. >> david, though i can't imagine what this family has been through, to feel like they actually maybe have some in-roads that maybe they can get her out for $6 million. they can't come up with the money. then bowe bergdahl gets swapped and all of a sudden as the brother is saying the demands go up. >> there was also reports that they wanted to trade kayla for this woman a pakistani national
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held in u.s. prisons. isis has repeatedly asked for her to be freed. and the u.s. government said they would not do this one-for-one swap. they actually wrote a letter to president obama asking for that one-to-one swap. the brother said it's a very inconsistent american policy. they say they're different because bergdahl is a soldier. it's inconsistent. the captors don't believe it. you think you trade them for bergdahl why not -- >> is there a distinction in negotiations for civilians and military personnel? >> i think there is in theory. i understand that you can make an argument to say, look the taliban, despite the fact that the u.s. government has declared them to be a terror group, the taliban had p.o.w.s, if you will at guantanamo. bowe bergdahl was in a sense a p.o.w. you can call the commander in chief arranging for a swap.
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i agree with david, i think the isis guys would say, hey, they just traded for these guys why wouldn't they trade for somebody else. i think that nuance is lost in the battlefield. >> david, there have also been these reports about that perhaps kayla was forced to marry a member of isis while she was in captivity. you know i hate to even kind of go down this road or even raise it but those reports have been out there. as savannah guthrie asked kayla's mom about that i want to show her response. >> i have no idea. i don't know. but i just know that she was doing the best she could to stay alive. that i do know. because she wanted to come home. desperately. >> you've certainly heard that in that letter that she wrote that was released by the family. you question those reports about a forced marriage. >> well as far as i know the reports were that she died when she was either with maybe in the same house as a senior isis commander, or maybe was traveling with a commander. that's not unusual at all. when i was captive, i was moved
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and lived with very senior taliban commanders the head of the intelligence branch of the haqqanis. he drove me around personally. in a sense it's unfair to kayla. if a male captive had been killed and with an isis commander, would we be talking about this issue? no. i hate to see her memory -- but i also understand why the question exists given isil's practices. >> it shouldn't take away from -- you know this is somebody who, as the mom was saying is just trying to survive in captivity. and i think you give somebody wide latitude for doing what they have to do whatever it is in captivity. >> there are clues in these letters. there are two letters, a second letter that came out and the parents released it with the new interview, they're all from captives that have been freed. these are women, it looks like who were held with her. until these women who were held with her start talking about forced marriages for kayla or for themselves i don't think
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welcome back. the trial of the man accused of murdering chris kyle the former navy s.e.a.l. is the subject of the movie "american sniper." his widow was at the oscars last night. she held kyle's dog tags as she walked the red carpet. the movie based on her husband's life was nominated for several awards one for best sound editing. in texas, the trial of kyle's killer was postponed because of weather. but tomorrow is closing arguments. the suspect shot kyle at a firing range in 2013. his attorneys say he suffers from psychosis and paranoia. ef lavendera has been following the trial in texas. it comes down to whether or not the jury believes that this shooter knew right from wrong when he killed chris kyle and chad littlefield, right?
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>> reporter: that is the legal question that this jury will face here in texas, whether or not eddie ray routh knew what he did was wrong at the moment he shot and killed chris kyle and chad littlefield. the prosecutors witnesses are saying that. the prosecution has had two of the two psychiatric medical experts, and what they told the jury is the complete opposite. at some point raising the issue that perhaps eddie ray routh is faking a lot of these symptoms. in fact including and talking about an episode of "seinfeld." we've heard eddie ray routh talking about half pig half men hybrids he thought chris kyle and chad littlefield might have been. one of their experts say this is one of the episodes from "seinfeld," that eddie ray routh had seen while in jail here in stephenville and that might have been what inspired that paranoia talk. >> the closing arguments are set for this week. what shall we expect?
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>> reporter: well it's really going to be a battle of the experts. you'll see these attorneys, defense team and prosecutors really hammering away at what their own experts said. when this will happen is up in the air, anderson. winter weather canceled court today. i'm not entirely sure we're going to be able to have it tomorrow. we still have a little bit more testimony to go before we get to the closing arguments. we'll have to see what the weather does overnight to see if the trial resumes on tuesday. >> ed thanks. reminder see a cnn special report all about chris kyle all about his story coming up at the top of the hour. more on the brutal weather impacting the trial. millions of people from texas, north carolina facing freezing rain sleet or snow. schools have been closed. more than 1,000 flights canceled. meteorologist jennifer gray is tracking it all from the cnn weather center. she joins us now. the situation in the south, it's obviously pretty bad down there. we saw the trial was postponed. >> yeah. you know the south not used to weather like this. what happens in the south is you
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get ice. it makes it almost impossible to travel when you get this. just south of dallas in the dallas metroplex, we had it throughout the day today. we are going to clear out. but all that slush that's on the road is going to freeze overnight. you'll have problems again tomorrow morning. and get this another winter storm expected for the metroplex tomorrow night into wednesday. and so this is just not ending. we are starting to see the ice taper off, though in northwest louisiana, around shreveport. around the i-20 corridor from shreveport to birmingham it is going to be rough. snow from little rock to memphis. that will be moving east throughout the overnight as well. dallas has reissued that winter storm watch, and that is for tomorrow night, into wednesday. of course the system we're watching now is going to impact northern portions of mississippi, alabama, on into north georgia as we go through tomorrow. we've already gotten reports of sleet around metro areas of atlanta for tonight. we could see some slick spots
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tomorrow morning. could also see freezing rain across south carolina as we go through tomorrow. that will push offshore. here is the next system. you can see impacting the dallas metroplex again. north louisiana, a lot of the same areas that were just hit yesterday and today. it's going to come back on wednesday into thursday anderson. >> i feel for all those travelers. jennifer gray thank you so much. bobbi chris tina's boyfriend, whether he's allowed to see her in the hospital. is there no way to tell the good from the bad?" so we gave people the power of the review. and now angie's list is revolutionizing local service again. you can easily buy and schedule services from top-rated providers. conveniently stay up to date on progress. and effortlessly turn your photos into finished projects with our angie's list app. visit angieslist.com today. ♪♪ i am totally blind. and sometimes
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bobbi kristina's boyfriend publicly arguing the boyfriend is able to see her in the hospital in atlanta. nick gordon has been saying he's been prevented from visiting her, but her father bobby brown, said through his lawyers that gordan was given a chance but, quote, declined to meet the terms of any possible visit. brown has been in the hospital for about three weeks, after she was found face down in a bathtub
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in her home. joining me is cnn legal analyst, former federal prosecutor sunny hostin. so it seems like there's obviously a lot of tension between the brown family and nick gordon. is the brown family getting the answers they want from him? >> no they're not. and that's really what this is about. they feel that there were unexplained injuries on bobbi kristina's body. they feel they don't have the whole story as to how she ended up in a bathtub face down not breathing. they're very concerned, because nick gordon is the person who says that he gave her cpr for 10 to 15 minutes before the ems got there. and they want some answers from him. they're saying that they don't feel that they have those answers. and until they get those answers, they do not want him at the hospital with bobbi kristina. >> i was looking at his twitter page and he's accusing bobby brown of being an absentee
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father alleging death threats from the browns. any response from the family of gordon's? >> not so far, ander son. it really has gotten ugly. recently they've been trading barbs from their lawyers. we heard from bobbi brown's attorney and nick gordon's attorney. now we're hearing directly from nick gordon on his twitter feed. you're right, it's been a very aggressive type of exchange that we've been seeing on his twitter feed. accusing bobby brown of being an absentee father and quite frankly, saying what is best for bobbi kristina is to hear his voice, at least by recorder even is what nick gordon is saying. it's gotten very public and very messy. >> any updates on her condition? that's the most important thing of all, obviously. >> no updates, anderson. what we heard last week was that they had started to take her out
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of this medically induced coma that they had started sort of ticking down the sedation. but since last week i have heard nothing about her condition. again, the family has said that they believe that prayers have been answered. but she has been in that medically induced coma for quite some time had some medical procedures to change sort of her breathing with the trach yost my. >> there is a lot more happening tonight. amara walker is here. anderson police in connecticut are searching for suspects in a home invasion this morning. and bomb scare at a bank. authorities say the home invasion victim a bank employee was forced to wear fake bombs and attempt to rob the bank or else they would blow up a woman still in his home. two of aaron hernandez's housekeepers testified today at his murder trial. they told the jury they found
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guns in the former nfl star's house. hernandez pleaded not guilty to the murder. they gun used in the attack has never been found. four people from the wes le an campus remain hospitalized tonight with two of the patients in critical condition after complications linked to the party drug molly. eight other people have been released from the hospital. the audience for last night's academy awards was the lowest in six years. the broadcast to an average 36.6 million total viewers in the united states. that's down from last year's 43 million. a close call for two commuters in south korea. they each fell ten feet into a sidewalk sinkhole. amazingly they only suffered minor injuries if you can believe that anderson. >> that is crazy. i mean -- >> unbelievable. out of nowhere. >> that's a concrete sidewalk. that's incredible. it just collapsed like that. wow.
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amazing. >> amara, thanks very much. the ridiculous that will make you smile. but first, a preview of "finding jesus," fascinating look at the artifacts and evidence surrounding jesus' life and death.
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i'd like to take a moment to show where you can carry a baby like a backpack. or carry it on the front like a kangaroo. it leaves your hands free to do something like pet the baby on the head or go shopping whatever you want to do. anyway it's an ingenious design. but there's only one flaw you can't drink anything out of the baby's head. problem solved. some guy has invented the cool baby. described as an expressive customizable beverage insulateder that looks like a
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baby. drinking in public is now adorable. really endless situations in which the cool baby would come in handy. tailgating for instance. >> my sports team is the best sports team. and your sports team is the worst. >> it's kind of creepy. the genius behind the cool baby a copyrighter, his marting videos are very entertaining. this is apparently a real thing. he's raised more than $15,000 for the production of more cool babies. which you can take pretty much anywhere like a costume party, for instance. >> oh my. i can hardly believe it.
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this baby looks just like me. what a cool baby. >> we've seen cool fake babies on the ridiculous before but never one that was so shall we say refreshing. the last time we talked about a fake baby still haunts my dreams to this day. remember this? a marketing company rigged up a remote controlled stroller with a devil baby to terrorize unsuspecting new yorkers? >> [ bleep ]!
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m the devil baby to the drink baby the fake baby game has come a long way on the ridiculist. thanks for watching. blockbuster of the story of "american sniper" starts now. biggest weekend ever for a film in january. >> "american sniper." >> the greatest war movie of our time. >> $300 million. >> hopefully we can educate those of us who aren't really familiar with the plight of the soldier and the soldier's family. my only regret is i couldn't save more. that's what keeps me up at night. >> he knew he was serving a purpose, saving lives. >> did he tell the troops. >> a propaganda film that is authentic as any aired. >> he was a

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