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happening right now in the newsroom. two teenagers just 14 and a 15 years old arrested in the uk on terrorism charges then the story behind rolling stone magazine's horrifying report of a gang rap at the university of virginia. tonight the columbia graduate school of journalism releases it's report of the reporting and how it went wrong. >> here we go. oh boy, fast and furious 7 leaving records in the dust as it speeds to a first place finish we take a look at the box office numbers, cnn newsroom starts now.
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hello again, everyone and thank you for joining us. two teens have been arrested on charges they were preparing to commit an act of terrorism. british police arrested a 14-year-old boy on thursday after, quote, examining some electronic devices. the next day officials raided another home in northern england and arrested a 16-year-old girl on related charges. police aren't releasing details yet, but both suspects have been released on bail and have court hearings set for may 28th now. for more let's bring in national security analyst, the ten-year search for bin laden. so you say the arrest of the 14 and 16-year-olds in the uk may not be that unusual? why? >> well, we don't know the exact charges, fredericka right now, but if the charges are to join isis trying to go to syria to
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join isis or something of that nature in fact we're seeing quite a number of teenagers who are trying to do this, not just in the uk, two teenaged girls from colorado who were trying to join isis. we have seen a case in chicago with three teenagers also trying to join isis who were arrested at the airport. so if indeed the charges are some kind of such portpport for isis at these very young ages. if on the other hand these two teenagers were actually trying to plan a terrorism attack, that would bhaie highly unusual, either in the uk or the united states. >> you're reminding us that these young teenagers are not
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the first, is it by way of social media typically or is there some other behavior or some other stage of planning that is revealed? >> i think it's almost invariably social media because it's perfectly legal for law enforcement whether it's the fbi or the british equivalent to monitor people's facebook or twitter postings that are are public. and typically, these kids are very active on social media, often they're linking up with isis -- people actually inside isis through twitter, as a matter of fact isis has 17 twitter accounts that the they're advertising that you can direct message, get in touch with people within isis. it's a good thing and a bad thing, the good thing is that social media, law enforcement can track it pretty easily. but the bad thing is that's
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encouraging a lot of people hundreds of kids to think that isis is an attractive group and syria is an attractive destination. >> do you know the answer to this peter, as to typically these isis recruiters are they making their first contact with these young people in person and engaging them online or is it the other way around? >> reporter: it's frequently the other way around they are online and they're pretty accessible if you ---it's not anybody listening to this program can sort of go to some isis kind of propaganda and finding the twitter handless of people are are within isis it's not that difficult. we have seen the case in chicago where these three cases in chicago were communicating with somebody who appears to be relatively senior in isis who's saying hey, get to turkey and we'll work it out so you can get
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into syria. >> it all sounds like just by what you are you know the picture that you're painting for us for parents, aside from removing their cell phones or taking away the computers, there's no way of protecting these young people from being eligible recruits? >> i think it's hard and of course you know there's a jen ees's a generational thing here and parents are not as savvy about the internet in general as their kids are. and these kids are using and other kind of things on the internet which most parents have no idea about as a way to communicate, and so parents, if they need to be cog anynizant of what their kids are doing online that might get their kids in traubl trouble.
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meantime police in kenya have identified one of the suspects in last week's bloody al-shabaab terror attack on a college campus as the son of a government official. mean while authorities are also naming a man they say planned the attack that killed more than 147 people most of them students authorities are offering a $250,000 reward for the alleged master mind. mohammad mahhod. so david, what more do we know about this alleged master mind? >> reporter: well this master mind also goes by the name gondari, which is common for these men to have several names and nicknames. according to documents that cnn has seen that this man is responsible for crossings the board from -- most serious this attack on this university in
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garissa. but there's been other attacks in recent months they have had had -- as you say, they have been asked one potential suspect who was one of those gunmen. he is amazingly, the son of we believe a kenyan official from northeast kenya, who it seems was a graduate from nairobi law school which is close by my location here and then disappeared into somalia, this really fits into the pattern of recruitment from kenya that i have seen over the years, that somali kenyans and kenyan muslims are susceptible to being recruited by al-shabaab and returning to their home
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countries. the latest finding in yemen has now claimed the life of an american citizen for the first time. jahmahl al abani. that sectarian conflict has claimed more than 500 lives in the last two weeks alone. nick valencia has more on the american killed and the circumstances that found him in yemen. >> reporter: that's right. people may be wondering what he did there in the first place, he has a pregnant wife and 2-year-old daughter who live in yemen. just a few months ago he secured that passport for that 2-year-old daughter. but leading up to his death, he was voicing concerns to his family his cousin told me jahmahl al abani, was hit by a
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shrapnel from a mortar strike and he dies a few minutes later. >> and you spoke with an official from the state department what are they saying to u.s. citizens who want the u.s. to be more involved in getting people out of yemen. >> we reached out to themnd asked an official if there were plans to evacuate individuals in yemen there now. they say that's not the case they say they encourage all u.s. citizens to shelter in a secure location until they are able to depart safely. they also told me that the in the last ten years they have given 24 travel warnings to the region. and i spoke to jahmahl's cousin who says that the u.s. could have done more to help his cousin and people like him. >> a lot of people they don't know the risk they will hear the news and then looking at it
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a month ago, a few months ago, it wasn't as bad as it is today, it has reached really bad there. >> the council on islamic-american relations says there's a lot more yemeni americans than people believe. >> what woumtd the u.s. be able to do in terms of retrieving or getting other americans out? i mean physically there are the no means in which to do that it would seem. >> even so, advocates say they could do more. what they want specifically they don't say, they just want some help. they say other small governments like ethiopia, russia india, their governments need to do more also. back in this country now, oh yeah then there were just two, a wild night of march madness in april as the championship game is now set,
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andy shoals is still in indianapolis, kentucky. >> reporter: what one of their players did in postgame interviews could land him in some hot water. we'll tell you what he said after the break. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you wouldn't ignore signs of damage in your home. are you sure you're not ignoring them in your body? even if you're treating your crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis an occasional flare may be a sign of damaging inflammation. and if you ignore the signs, the more debilitating your symptoms could become. learn more about the role damaging inflammation may be playing in your symptoms with the expert advice tool at and then speak with your gastroenterologist. people ship all kinds of things. but what if that thing is a few hundred thousand doses of flu vaccine. that need to be kept at 41 degrees. while being shipped to a country where it's 90 degrees. in the shade. sound hard? yeah.
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so people can get the best hotel prices to plan, compare and book the perfect trip visit today oh, my gosh as you can see right there, lots of excitement celebrations went all night long but there is some fallout now after the game. andy shoals is now in indianapolis with the details. where do we begin, andy? >> reporter: first of all, it was an amazing game an amazing atmosphere. as i said there was some controversy after the game involving one of the harrisson
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twins, let's look at what caused the kentucky players to get so frustrated. the second half of this game was awesome, it went back and forth when wisconsin needed a basket they went with their guy, that really gave wisconsin the lead for good. kentucky's roster full of nba first round picks just stunned as were their fans. and rachel nick can comes caught up with the coach to get his thoughts on the team's first loss of the season. >> it's been basically a year since you guys lost a game. what were those kids like in the locker room post game. >> they knew they let something slip away. here's the thing, our team has always finished those off and we just didn't execute down the stretch, and i put that on me.
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>> >> reporter: now duke easily beat michigan state, so that set the stage for badgers versus blue devils. it kicks off at 9:18 eastern on cbs. now back to that controversy, after the game kentucky players disappointed after having their undefeated season defeated by the badgers, in the postgame press conference andrew harrisson for interviews. harrisson uttered with his hand over his mouth an expletive and called can gminski the n-word.
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>> i wonder if you could talk about gminski and what if anything is unique about defending him, the things he does. >> reporter: harrisson realized that had happened and he took to twitter early this morning to apologize. firls first i want to apologize to my fellow player when i realized how this could be perceived. i quickly called him and told him i didn't mean him any disrespect and i wished him good luck in the championship game on monday. he said he did in fact talk to andrew harrisson late last night and he did apologize and he said really there's no big deal kentucky hasn't commented on that because harrisson may be going to the nba and may never play another collegiate basketball game.
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>> definitely leaving a sour taste on things. one of the nation's top journalism schools is releasing a review of rolling stone's review of the editorial process after rolling stone issued an article got an alleged gang rape at the university of virginia.
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in november of 2014 detailed a graphic and horrific account by a uva freshman named jackie who says she was sexually assaulted biseveral members of a fraternity. but jackie's account and rolling stone's reporting quickly began to unravel after other legal analysts began asking questions. forced rolling stone to apologize for the article. cnn's sarah gannon brings us up to date. >> reporter: the rolling stone story shocked both the campus at uva and the nation seven men accused of attacking a young women over several hours, an allegationed gang rape during a fraternity party. but along with the outrage, there was suspicion, details
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began to emerge about the night the woman named jackie was raped. jackie's friends say that they were with her the night of the alleged attack in september of 2012. >> the article says that she was beaten hit in the face, that she was barefoot that she was bloodied and her family was obviously beaten is that true? >> i didn't notice any sort of physical injuries i didn't notice a lack of shoes, i didn't really notice anything. >> discrepancies about where -- jackie had asked her friends to text with her date and the pictures and text messages he purportedly sent later appeared to be fake. >> there's a great chance that whoever i was texting was
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jackie. >> reporter: as the story began to fall i part rolling stone admitted they never contacted the men jackie had accused and that alex and ryan were never interviewed for the story even though they were quoted in the article. the rolling stone said they took jackie eels word. that left towering questions about what's real and what's not. last month charlottesville police say that they foubtd no evidence -- they were clear not to accuse jackie of lying leaving open the possibility that something bad might have happened to her, perhaps somewhere else. >> her friends tell us they believe it's possible they'll never know exactly what happened to jackie. >> i still think it's difficult to believe that she would have been acting. now fred as these additional details as these inconsistencies began to emerge late last year rolling stone reached out to the
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columbia journalism review to rewrite this story and in addition to rewriting it to go back and fact check their original story which they admitted they failed to fact check in many ways. tonight when in report is released we expect to learn the anatomy of how this story went so wrong. >> why would rolling stone do that? is this their way of trying to reassure their readers that they're willing to fall on the sword, that they're willing to admit their mistakes. why would they would have a college journalism school re-evaluate their reporting and how they went got it. >> you're right, theycolumbia university journal ichl review often does this kind of thoirng, quit teaks stories that have goen awry.
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they did apology, they took that first step last year when some of these inconsistencies had been reported and they had found that some things were wrong, but they stopped at a point and they handed it over to another organization so that it would be more credible. >> and then we're also going to hear from the reporter she will be delivering a message, do we know what that message is and is it tomorrow? >> we expect to get the report tonight at 8:00 it's not known what she's going to say, you know she hasn't said a single thing since this all fell apart. she did a few interviews some of them with cnn, right after the story was published, but since these details emerged, she has not said a word. still ahead, a deal with iran it all comes down to trust. so how do inspectors know if iran will be keeping its word? we'll talk about that next.
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all right, hello again, thank you for joining us. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu hit all the talk shows to blast the proposed nuclear deal with iran saying what he has been saying all along, it is a very bad deal his viewpoint. what is the prime minister saying and is he getting much traction?
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>> reporter: well fred he continues to say that this is a bad deal he wants more pressure on iran more sanctions onner rang and he wants the u.s. congress to block the deal and hold out for a better one. so he's lobbying congress directly himself. he said today he's spoken personally to 2/3 of congress trying to get support to block this bill. and the white house anticipated this from the prime minister and they're of course engaged in their own sales job of this deal on capitol hill. but also reaching out to other world leaders as well. now the prime minister and president obama, they spoke on the phone on thursday night, the night that this frimamework of an agreement was announced, they spoke with netanyahu for over an hour, and the relationship between the two has been described as very testy and flashy relationship. but his opposition to this deal has little to do with that. >> i think it's not a question of personal trust, of course we
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have a mutual respectful relationship and i always respect both the presidency of the united states and this president of the united states. but as the prime minister of the one and only jewish state, when i see a country, a terrorist regime committed to our destruction, having a clear path to the bomb, it is my obligation to speak out in a forum as i will in any forum. >> reporter: and republicans and democrats we should add as well, who believe that the frame work of this agreement does not do enough to roll back iran's nuclear program, but one leading democrat diane feinstein, she's a leading voice on intelligence issues on capitol hill she had some blunt words for the prime minister and specifically for his campaign that he's engaged in to derail this deal is doing what she believes issing the
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more harm than good. >> to be candid with you, this can backfire on him. and i wish that he would contain himself because he has put out no real alternative in his speech the congress no real alternative, since then, no real alternative. >> reporter: and congress will be back from recess here in washington, d.c. in about a week and fred the bills are already lined up waiting to challenge president obama on this. >> so let's talk more about this cindy dozier is joining us from our washington bureau so part of this proposed deal really calls for u.n. inspections and we heard from the president just leading into the weekend, who says if iran cheats we will know it. he says this deal in this deal iran will face more inspections
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than any other country in the world. what are the assurances of that? >> well they may well face more inspections, but we haven't seen the fine print on that that could be in the classified annex to this current deal or it could be part of what they're working out between now and june 30th which is the deadline for the next part of the deal. in iraq in the '90s, that was the deal imposed on iraq after the invasion of kuwait. iraq doesn't have a choice. u.n. and iaea inspectors at that time had the right to from a base inside iraq fly anywhere by fixed wing aircraft or helicopter drive anywhere they could put monitors on any building in that country, things that would either videotape what went in or out, or monitoring weapons of mass destruction particles in the area. so the question is will inspect
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ors have the same rights inner rang? iran has already shown it's ability and willingness in the past decade to build a nuclear program and hide it from informers and turn away inspectors when they ask for entry. >> he heard president obama and secretary kerry lay it out that there was this iranian facility where iran had been experimenting with implementation of a nuclear weapon? could you move this facility if you knew an inspector was coming? >> if you knew he was coming something they thought was happening in iraq move material around that's already there, or maybe move the storage boxes in front of hidden doorways that lead to programs another level. but nobody knew about.
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the cia director has said that the u.s. pretty much know where is all the iranian nuclear facilities are, 95% sure but it's that other 5% that worries the critics. we have been flying the u.s. has been flying surveillance drones over the u.n. one went down and the u.s. asked for it to be rusheturninged and it has not been returned to my knowledge. so we will probably continue to do the same sorts of things. but the question will be what happens when a group of inspectors show up at a facility that they have been told something might be there, and they're told no you cannot go in there. how long would sanctions ratchet back up how long would it tooirk for the u.n. security council to put those sanctions back into place. >> details will be worked out by
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packed into st. peter's square to hear the pope's annual easter message. the pope's concern about the recent bloodshed in kenya and in iraq. ben wedeman is in rome with details. >> reporter: it's supposed to be a holiday of celebration when christians mark the resurrection of jesus, but the weather in st. peter's square was cool and rainy, the spirit of easter this year, marred by violence most recently in kenya, where militants from the somali militant group al-shabaab slaughtered more than 160 students at the university. pope francis marking his third easter as pontiff prayed for peace in kenya, in iraq in syria, in the holy land in libya and nigeria and sue dan, the republic of congo and the ukraine. >> we ask for all the people of syria and iraq that the roar of
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arms may cease and that peaceful relations may be restored. among the various groups which make up those beloved countries. may the international community not standby before the immense humanitarian tragedy unfolding in these countries. and the drama of the numerous refugees. >> clearly his mind occupied by war and rumors of war the world over. he did however end his easter address on a slightly lighter note asking all those present to pray for him and wishing one and all a good easter lunch. all right let's talk more about the pope, joining me right now is senior vatican
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correspondent john allen and cnn religious commentator dr. edward beck. welcome to bostonth of you. we hear every pope pray for peace in his easter message, but does this resonate differently because of the turmoil right now because of the huge popularity of pope francis. >> reporter: happy easter as the pope would say to both of you. sure i i mean every pope is an important diplomatic actor, the vatican is it's own religion that has it's own economic core is recognized as a sovereign state around the world. but this pope in particular, because of his huge poll numbers, the most present pugh forum found in united states he's got 94% approval among most americans, a recent "wall street journal" poll found that he's
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got almost 2/3% approval in bombs at large. when you've got a major world leader who has massive popmop popularity of course they're -- just comments on the deal with iran the pope paul,saw a chance for amore secure world. at a time when you hear benjamin netanyahu trying to undercut that deal the pope's at least tentative support probably has some diplomatic and legal significance. >> you talk got the pugh research poll but there's also the wall street journal poll saying that americans like pope francis better than their own
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leaders. whooifl only 6% have a degree enough view. by contrast only 44% view president obama in a positivelight, compared to 43% who see him in a negative one. and 44% seeing hillary clinton positivably and 36% negatively. and jeb bush 23% positive 34% negative. i don't think anybody wants to be compared to the pope. but what is it about this pope that his message does seem to resonate differently, that is he is touching the lives of so many that otherwise may not have paid any attention to any pope's message. >> fred i think globally people see pope francis as a man of integrity. and it cuts across all strata he's popular with republicans, with democrats, with liberals, conservatives, although some conservatives have some bones to pick with them.
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and they see we need a hero. people are afraid in the world right now, we just had 150 young innocent innocent students killed because they're christian. we have not seen this kind of heinous violence, people are afraid so they look to people like pope francis to be -- he doesn't have to appeal to lobbyists, to special interest groupslike politicians do and he can say what he needs to say and to the chips fall where they may, that's why he's so popular, that's why his negative numbers are so low it's because it's what people want to hear right now. >> it's those that don't follow perhaps might benefit as well from the pope's message, is there any way of gaging john whether people who don't typically follow the pope the catholic leader you know the
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vatican, who may now be thinking or rethinking you know the message simply because of the way in which pope frangs delivers a message? >> i have accompanied pope francis into some overwhelmingly non-catholic and nonchristian environments. he's made eight foreign trips, i've been with him in sri lanka, where christians are 70% of the population it's a majority buddhist nation. i have joined in him in albania, where you could put all the catholics in a thumbnail. i think that's at two levels one is the level of discreet and that's what father ed was talking about. but whether people share pope francis -- they see him as a man
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who walks his own talk. and i agree with father ed there is a first for that. at a political and diplomat i believe level, this is a pope that's an extraordinarily effective political actor. let's not forget that both the president of the united states and the president of the cuba credited him with being the prime mover in paving the way all the way back to the cold war. let's also not forget in september of 2013 when a number of western governments including the united states were contemplateing military strikes on syria, pope francis intervene intervened and even the russian president said that it was the pope who stopped that. coming up next a record breaker at the weekend box office, furious 7, oh, how the
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million this weekend. rounding out the top five moneymakers "home," "get hard," significance sgs cinderella" and "insurgent," fans are pouring in to see paul walker. here's cnn's paul very cammen. >> almost had you. >> paul walker how tight the cast became before the release of the first "the fast and furious." >> you hear about egos and people that are difficult to work with and blah blah blah blah blah blah. but everyone in this we got along really well. >> reporter: now mention walker to his co-stars emotions flow. >> he had the best spirit. best guy to be around in the world. he's a very very missed. >> reporter: walker died in late 2013 riding in a 600-horsepower porsche that wrecked and an impromptu memorial sprung up 5,000 fans played respects. >> he was a genuine person with
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a big heart. >> reporter: no doubt washington connected with fans so much because he seemed anti-hollywood new york entourage, no shameless publicity stunts. generosity legendary, founding a charity helping people affected by natural disasters. buying the $9,000 wedding ring for a newlywed soldier who could in the afford. a decade and three children later, kristin and kyle told cnn it was a fairy tale he was our fairy godfather. >> didn't think you could get any better. >> reporter: how you take a fairy godfather figure, walker and finish "furious 7"? roughly 85% of walker's parts were finished when he died. he used walker's brothers to fill the gaps. >> they were basically act out the scenes they would play out the scenes like how paul would have done it in the film. >> reporter: they have dialogue? there's also an homage to walker in the movie. but perhaps there can be no
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greater tribute to a friend than naming a child in their honor. paul walker lives on in co-star vin diesel's new baby. >> paul walker was the one that told me to cut the umbilical cord. as i was cutting the umbilical cord two weeks ago i couldn't stop thinking of paul and advice. when it came to write down the name pauline came down. >> i don't have friends. i have family. >> we have so much more straight ahead in the newsroom and it all starts after a short break. i am totally blind. and sometimes i struggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24. learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit
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