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newsroom isis making major advances on two front, seizing control of ramadi and now an ancient city in syria. plus more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil release freddie a ruptured pipeline off the california coast. dozens of workers wearing protective gear trying to clean the spill up and raking those car balls off the beach. the end of a late nighter ra. david letterman after 20 years. a writer from the beginning stairs his experience. let's talk. live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. another victory for isis as the new city falls to the terror group and washington admits it's at a loss to try to save the syrian city of palmyra. isis fighters going door to door hunting down government
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soldiers. likely next in the isis crosshairs irreplaceable an particular wifts. how palmyra rooms. this the second isis conquest this week. after fighters capture the iraqi city of ramadi a mere 70 miles from baghdad, washington sidelined a seemingly rudderless. that's according to the u.s. general who led the international security forces in afghanistan. i'm not sure most americans or most people in the world are exactly sure what our strategy is, which means you have to define it in state. the wider issue, who is fighting against isis. we are. wait a minute. assad fighting against them. obviously iranians helping government of iraq shia militia, united states is helping, some of the persian gulf countries are helping. but it's a group of people. napolean reported as saying when asked who he would like to fight, what opponent he said a coalition. we're not really a team on this.
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>> let's talk more about this with major general spider marks, senior military analyst. welcome, sir. >> hi, carol. good morning. >> good morning. pretty strong words from general mcchrystal, what do you say? >> i think general mcchrystal is spot on. the united states larger issue here is what i would call the broader sectarian inevitable kind of collapse that's taking place in that we're sitting up possibly larger shia sunni conflict that might last for who knows how long. that could be a very long horizon. clearly what you has as stan mcchrystal indicated, syria in collapse. i think it's easy to say that. bashar assad is fighting against isis. tron is providing coups for us nek, badr corps inspired by iran located in iraq.
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so you have this collection of parties going against isis not led by anybody, so there certainly are some fissures and breaks in what might be a coalition but isn't one now. >> supposedly the obama administration strategy is to degrade and destroy isis. is it time to change that strategy? >> well the united states is really looking at a slow burn i would say. i would even suggest there probably are a sum of scenarios that acknowledge, within our administration, acknowledge the volcanization of iraq as a preferred or possibly acceptable in state, a separation of kurdish, iraq kurdish and sunni iraq which will be unisis control which we can define as a mini caliphate. that that's desired or acceptable in state, then we're
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okay right now. if that isn't, then we're going to have to up the ante and build a coalition. we certainly couldn't do this alone. >> i thought we did that. i thought we did build a coalition. we were so excited saudi arabia was helping out in yemen and all that. so we really don't have a coalition. >> no really carol, we don't. we have a patina a snip of a coalition. we really do not. you look at this and go what more coot united states do. there is a lot we can do. almost limitless how we can galvanize and lead but we've chosen to lead from behind. >> tell me one thing we should do. >> the united states right now should be taking every effort that it can to continue to build a coalition that's meaningful that's fulsome and broad in order to address this. but carol, the challenge is of all the elements of power available, diplomatic military economic all of them have to be
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applied priority. the very last one of choice is always the military. so we haven't really done what we should have done on the military side. we aren't in this mess because we're in iraq but because we left iraq and we didn't build a coalition when we had an opportunity to do that. diplomatic is off the plate. we can't get there from here. the choice is military and we're doing what we've decided to do right now is to let this thing kind of burn and observe and not let baghdad go away. we are not going to let baghdad fall. i would suggest baghdad is not at risk right now anyway. >> all right. general spider marks, i have to leave it there. thank you so much. i want to focus now on the ancient city of palmyra, syria, it's in the hand of isis fighters and antiquities and at their mercy. more on that. >> reporter: carol, we're talking about a city here which not only housed tens of thousands of people and probably
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still does isis are going street to street looking for regime sympathizers. it's a key part of the world heritage. this is where in the first century the monuments were put up artifacts you'll see there, breathtaking spectacle to behold in a town named after date palms that nourish themselves and still do on the onas roman empire meet asian cultures a vital part of the world's history. it's survived so much turbulence in the region in the past two millennia. but now potentially at risk with isis sledgehammers, we've seen them destroy as part of their general bid, destroy anything they appear to be idolatry. palmyra. 50 to 100 regime soldiers killed in that fight, now the civilians in the town apparently witnessing isis quote, everywhere going door to door
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looking for regime sympathizers. it's a convenient place, vital strategic place for isis it has an airport, prison gas fields as well. most importantly it showsres up their southern flank and gives them clear access to major highways to damascus and syria, latter capital, both regime strongholds very significant change on the battlefield today inside syria just after a significant change in the battlefield inside iraq with isis taking ramadi. carol. >> nick paton walsh reporting live this morning. thank you. i want to you take ta another look at the beautiful 2,000-year-old temple and tombs in palmyra syria, any day isis could destroy these temples or dismantle them and sell them on the black market. the big question why is isis waiting to below these temples. it houses assad regime's most feared detention and torture facilities. let's talk more about that with a professor for mesopotamian
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and curator at ancient royal museum. welcome. >> thank you. >> what do you expect to happen to this site? >> well the template is out there. we've seen it. i don't think i'm betraying anything giving isis a guideline there. we've seen what happened to other sites in iraq such as nemroom, both world heritage sites. i fear the worst. palmyra particularly vulnerable because basically it's classical architect architecture architecture freestanding. it's very likely some of the antiquity, sculpture will end up on the antiquities market. i think the majority of the architecture, world famous iconic all over syria, pictures
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all over simple syrian state, i think it's going to see very, very heavy demolition. i'm bratsing myself for the worst. >> i know you've visited some of the site in the region. do you know about these torture chambers in palmyra? >> not really. i mean one heard rumors and stories about that. i think the beauty of the landscape just basically overtakes you and doesn't make you think about these things. i think it's the price you pay when you work in the middle east that these things happen. i do not in any way want to belittle that. >> you have said the u.s. military should help protect these historic sites. i'll ask you this question again. why use manpower to do that. >> well let me put it in a different way. always on the defensive when cultural heritage is concerned. if i piled up a million dollars or a billion dollars on the desert wouldn'tabout to grab them i'm pretty sure military power would be sent. that's basically what we're
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doing right now. there is this priceless treasure that can be harvested by isis and it's sitting there. it's unfortunate i put it in such terms that we have to put monetary terms on cultural heritage. that's the truth. it's out there. isis thrives on illegal exports of oil and off illegal antiquities. so it's out there. i think military should consider that. >> clemens, thank you so much for joining me. i appreciate your insight. the deadly biker brawl, seized weapons and you won't believe where they found them. that's next. if you're taking multiple medications does your mouth often feel dry? a dry mouth can be a side effect of many medications. but it can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath. that's why there's biotene available as an oral rinse toothpaste, spray or gel. biotene can provide soothing relief and it helps keep your mouth healthy too. remember, while your medication is doing you good
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waco, texas, police found weapons in twin peaks, guns and knives clubs and chains even an ak-47 assault rifle. alina is here with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. police say they found more than 300 weapons at this restaurant over the weekend. as you mentioned they found a little bit of everything everything from knives and brass knuckles chains and even guns. even that ak-47 you mentioned. listen to what waco police had to say about what investigators found. >> the highest caliber weapon we've recovered is an ak-47.
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family clubs don't carry the kind of weaponry we've seen in there this morning. during my walkthrough, family club members aren't going to go and hide firearms in bags of chips, hide firearms in the toilet. that is not a family club. these were vicious gang members in our city sunday. >> reporter: so investigators found some of these weapons in some peculiar places in addition to the bag of chips you just heard from the sergeant they also found weapons wedged between bags of flour. many of the other weapons were found outside of the restaurant. >> we're also learning more about the bikers under arrest. one was a retired cop. >> one was a retired cop. his name is martin lewis. he's one of the 170 people arrested and charged in connection to what happened here. my understanding is he was a detective with the san antonio police department. he retired in 2004 after 32
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years of service. we're told he's a father. he's also a grandfather. based on his facebook page it appears he was also a member of the bandidos motorcycle club. >> in terms of people shot a grandmother? >> she was sandra lynch, also known as drama, a member of the motorcycle club. she's married to a man named michael lynche. he was also arrested. they are both grandparents as you mentioned. they share a love of biking a love for this restaurant twin peaks restaurant. his son told cnn the limpbls are not criminal thugs. they were at the restaurant for a monthly meeting. >> a monthly meeting with their alleged motorcycle club/alleged
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gang it's really a strange story. one more question i had, because i think this is interesting. you know each person who was placed under arrest had a million dollars bond. somebody actually made that bond. who? >> yeah. we learned that one person -- at least one person has made this bond. his name is jeff batty. he bonded out of jail yesterday. cnn talked to several family members of some of the people arrested. those people feel that the million dollar bond is ridiculous and unfair carol. >> all right. alin alina machida. the best of times and worst of times from david letterman's former writer next. three-quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do, drive three-quarters of a car? now if you had a liberty mutual new car replacement, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want
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it is the end of an era, david lettermanends his late night tv gig with one last good night. here is michaela pereira with more. >> 6,028 shows. he ran the numbers. he said it works out to about eight minutes of laughter. >> david letterman's final sendoff overnight full of the funny man's self-depprocating. presidents ushering him into retirement. >> letterman is retiring. >> he's just kidding, right? >> the late night legend walking on stage one last time to a fit
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k three-minute standing ovation to a packed ed sullivan theater. then the final all-star top ten. the top ten things i've always whatted to say to dave everyone from jerry seinfeld. >> dave i have no idea what i'll do you go off the air. you know i just thought of something. i'll be fine. >> bill murray. >> dave i'll never have the money i owe you. >> i can't tell you how flattering embarrassing and gratifying it has all been. >> later a dedication to his staff, saving his musical side kick paul schaeffer for last. >> as good a friend as you can have on television as good a friend as you can have in life a musical genius paul schaeffer. thank you so much. you changed my life. >> the foo fighters performing
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david's favorite playing over a montage of the past shows since 1982 the band singing the lyrics. if everything could feel this real forever, if anything could be this good again. >> the only thin i have left to do for the last time on a television program, thank you, and good night. >> our thanks to michaela for that. steve o'donnell joins me he was a writer on the show from 1992 to '95. welcome. >> thank you. you had the well dressed producer and now the disheveled writer. >> you're fitting in with story i don't types. charming. as you watched the last show what went through your mind? >> i was so pleased he chose to go the way he did which suited him perfectly. i knew he wasn't going to do alone on a stool in a spotlight. it was his familiar world with
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just an added energy added glow and added kind of bittersweet radiance. i thought it was fantastic. >> i thought it was quite nice too. i'm kind of glad he didn't cry. you could tell he was holding back tears, nafs more effective. >> i don't think he's a crier. by the way, i had nothing to do with that show. i was a writer for the first 13 years of his 33 on the air. i simply remained an enthusiast. >> while you were on the show what was it like? what was letterman like as a boss. >> i was in my 20s, i'm 60 now, the central experience of my life. very fun, very crazy. maybe in the first years it might have been a distinctive and different experience because he wasn't that well-known yet and i got to see him become more and more well-known. that odd experience of being with him on remotes and noticing more and more people recognize him. >> you wrote jokes for david letterman. >> i wrote jokes, bits. >> what happened when he liked
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them and what happened when he didn't? >> the not like part happens way early. he says yes or no. by the way, you knew when something was really off because he'd go down the list and go no no no lord no. but he was -- he liked a lot of jokes. once he tried them on the air, there wasn't a fallout afterwards. he tried a lot of stuff. he did a lot of experimentation. i think that's one of the reasons we're here talking about him. >> absolutely. one of your favorite moments? >> oh, my gosh. the one for me is based on a stray comment my mom had made when he stopped wearing tennis shoes and started wearing leather shoes with a suit. my mom said did his supervisor talked to him? i laughed so hard at that. i thought, i should write a character, dave's supervisor. charlton heston played him.
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threw a pencil through the window and he walked in these are still good pencils. >> what do you think david letterman's lasting legacy will be? >> in one way he was a great, conventional broadcaster, competent in front of the camera an increasingly good interviewer, an interesting thinker. at the same time he kind of turned the whole talk show format upside down. he sort of let -- maybe he came at the right time. we were just becoming familiar enough with television and media that letting the behind the scenes problems the screwups show and having fun with them. you could go with it. you didn't have to pretend you were trying to be the tiffany network or cadillac or everything all hollywood palace perfect. >> i really loved the cynicism about him, because i'm a cynic myself. i thought his cynicism paved the way for people like jon stewart. >> yes. you often hear words like skeptical or ironic.
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he's a very interesting, intriguing mix. there's a part of him, as you saw last night, that is very touching and sweet and kind like to his staff. but an overall -- an overall mistrust of many of our institutions which i think is a good place to begin for all of us. >> okay. so will we ever see him on television again? >> wow, whether he'll do some cameos like carson did, very sparsely or whether he'll do a coffee and cars thing like seinfeld i have no idea. i hope so. after the hurricane sandy when he did the shows without an audience i thought he seemed so happy doing that. it might be nice to see him in a very tight little format. or have you thought of a co-host for this show? >> somehow i think he'd say no but you can always dream, right? steve o'donnell, thank you very much for being with us. i appreciate it. still to come for the newsroom. a pizza helps police identify a suspect in a brutal murder.
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. a potential break in the d.c. murder mystery, an arson that left four people dead.
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police have named a suspect. this is the suspect. he's wanted on charges of first degree murder while armed. now a manhunt is under way. cnn with more from washington. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the suspect's name is daron wint he's from maryland. police first identified the suspect after technicians at the federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms isolated dna on a pizza crust left at the house according to pamela brown. two pizzas were delivered to the house from a nearby dominos pizza before the fire and the bodies were discovered last thursday. the pizza apparently was delivered at a time when authorities think the family was bound and duct tape. daron dylan wint has a long arrest record. he has served time for assault.
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his last known address was in atlanta and that place was searched last night. authorities say an employee of the family delivered $40,000 in cash to the house on the day of the fire. when authorities got there, the $40,000 was gone carol. >> tell us more about this pizza and the dna police found on it. >> well that's about all we know. we know there was a crust. we know the alcohol tobacco, and firearms technicians isolated dna on the pizza crust and matched it with that of daron wint whose dna was in the system. we also know state of maryland has been aggressive about collecting dna samples from individuals who were taken into the custody. in fact the state of maryland actually pushed through the supreme court case that made it allowable for police to use dna
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on a wider scale, carol. >> so at some point during this terrible kidnapping drama, the suspect ordered pizza from domino domino's and it was delivered? >> that's what it sounds like. we have talked to domino's pizza. they said they did deliver it. they said they have been cooperating with authorities in the investigation and declined to give us any further information. it's pretty clear that domino's pizza was delivered here before the fire started and before the bodies were found dead. >> joe johns reporting live from washington, d.c. thanks so much. let's talk about this now. a retired fbi profiler and author of "the fbi diary" series of books. welcome, sir. >> welcome. thank you. >> so what kind of monster tortures a namie and then eats a
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pizza? >> that's a very good question carol. in fact in thinking about that the way i would look at it would be from the perspective of why did that happen. obviously the easy answer was he was hungry. yet if you take a look at the overall viewpoint of the whole thing, this whole thing was a job for the suspect or suspects. presumably there's more than one. in other words, there was really no emotion involved in this entire thing for them. so consequently it's very easy for them to just have something to eat and then kill four people with complete impunity. it's a very cold very calculated launch break in the middle of a job, which happens to be a very violent crime. >> there are reports out there that the little boy, the 10-year-old boy was tortured while his parents watched. it's just hard to fathom.
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>> that is very hard to fathom. there's a couple of different ways to look at that. in fact not having my arms around the case and knowing enough about it it would be really hard to say. to speculate would be to say that the suspect or suspects were simply trying to use that as a means to find out about this $40,000, where it was, or find out some other information that was important to them's. what can you do as a parent that would be more frightening than to torture your own child right in front of you. if it's my child, then i'm telling you everything you want to know about everything i do know. >> that's right. that's why it's so confusing to me. you would assume that the parents would say take anything you want just let my kid go but maybe -- i'm talking in generalities now, if there was
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poor one person involved in this maybe it was just a crime that got out of control. what do you think about that? >> well i don't think so carol. i really think -- well i mean the first thing you have to look at is this is a home invasion a home invasion robbery, but takes it to another level. it appears with home invasion several logical motives. one, they are doing this because it's a drug deal of some sort. two, they are doing it because of money, drug deal. two, doing it as a result of jealousy revenge. this case involving these folks, it involves money. what you've got to do is stand back and look at the why part of this what i look at as a profiler and say why did this happen in the way it did. up to a certain point and then came about. so the entire thing had to in
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my mind have been something these people knew about. i say these people. the suspects had to have known something about this money having been there. then the next question you might ask is why did they know something? that's going to be the important part of the investigation that's going to wrap the bow around the case i think. >> all right. pete thanks so much. i appreciate it. still to come in the newsroom, a big oil spill could ruin holiday plans for scores of beachgoers this memorial day weekend. we'll talk about the environmental cost next. you total your brand new car. nobody's hurt,but there will still be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay three-quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do, drive three-quarters of a car? now if you had a liberty mutual new car replacement, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels. smart. new car replacement is just one of the features that come standard with a base liberty mutual
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this story in response from you and a number of slents as well. cnn went along with a man shot and killed a black rhinoceros. he said he would donate the money to anti-poaching efforts. it has outraged people like ricky gervais. he tweeted this criticizing him. we can't say exactly what he said but it did link to a facebook page from last month. he said i'm sick of trophy hunters trying to excuse their grim sport by saying they provide a service. we also heard from you on my twitter page and facebook page. she says she thinks corey notton
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succeeded in getting our attention. quote, killing is not conservation. cnn's ed lavendera is the only reporter who went on the hunt. he joins us live now. i'm curious, what did he do with the rhinoceros. >> the hide and head and horns still here. he's going through the process of getting that home where he'll have it sent off to taxidermy and have it mounted. where he'll display it he hasn't fully decided it. as you know he has undergone a scathing amount of criticism over the last 48 hours or so as we've been reporting this hunt black rhino killed. there was a group in namibia who were happy to see him after the hunt. corey nolton's rifle blast sent
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a piercing sound through the air. when it's all over, this black rhino is dead. >> the idea killing the black rhino, one of them is benefiting the species. >> i think really easily. you nor i nor anybody can grant the single animal eternal life. the animals die one way or the other. this way ensures its death benefits the rest of the species and furthermore benefits the community in the fact they value that animal's life both alive and dead both. >> reporter: what happened after the hunt is what corey noelton says he won't forgot 1,000 pounds of meat is loaded on a trailer and delivered to a village. >> which is one of the villages they are going to bring the rhino meat to here. >> the village is a desolate place. running water and electricity is
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scares. >> this is home. >> reporter: it's where i meet john. he shows me the homes of stone and straw he made with his bare hands for his wife and children. when a truck full of meat rolls into town, everyone turns out. >> what does it mean to you? >> means everything to me. it's a big part of being a conservationist, caring about the environment. >> giant slabs of rhino meat unloaded as dozens watch smiling. >> this whole village is going to live off this rhino meat for a while. >> the village is so grateful that women start singing songs of joy for the gift that's been delivered. >> what do you think of that? >> i think it's a part of -- probably the most awesome part of what it means to be a hunter and provider. >> knowlton paid the government
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$100 to kill the rhino. most are illegally slaughtered, 34 last year 60 this year as poachers cash in horns worth more than gold. >> the illegal trade of rhino horns around the world is a growing and on going problem. that's why corey knowlton hopes the money he gave to the country of namibia to hunt this he hopes it will go towards protecting them down the road of it's an ongoing fight. we don't know the answer to that question as we sit here today. >> the rest of the rhino corey hunted in namibia will be brought back to the united states. a trophy for a hunter that sparked a passionate debate about how to help save an endangered species. >> carol, we've spoken with some conservationists in namibia who were very much against this hunt as well. they question whether or not the
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namibian government up for spending this properly. he says he hopes $3 r50,000 will be used to improve rhino security. there are many people in namibia that wonder whether or not the government is up to that task. carol. >> ed lavandera, thank you. cubans embracing the united states right down to their clothes. new york state is reinventing how we do business by leading the way on tax cuts. we cut the rates on personal income taxes. we enacted the lowest corporate tax rate since 1968. we eliminated the income tax on manufacturers altogether. with startup-ny, qualified businesses that start, expand or relocate to new york state pay no taxes for 10 years. all to grow our economy and create jobs. see how new york can give your business the opportunity to grow at ny.gov/business my constipation and belly pain have my stomach feeling all knotted up. i've tried laxatives...
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now that u.s. cuba relations are warming, stars and stripes are the hot new trend in havana. once babbed american flag showed up on t-shirts bandannas, even leggings. it's promising side since the two sides are set to begin fourth round of normalization talks today. live in havana with more. good morning. >> reporter: hey, carol, cuban negotiators are meeting right now trying to hammer out a deal that would allow them to open up embassies in each other's countries for the first time in 54 years. many cubans we talked to aren't waiting to fly the flag. american flags in cuba. once banned they are now the hot fashion item here. u.s. flags on shirts u.s. flags on bandannas, u.s. flags hardly
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on at all. since the announcement last december that the u.s. and cuba would restore diplomatic relations, suddenly the stars and stripes are everywhere. everywhere except the future site of the u.s. embassy in havana. american diplomats have fixed up the flagpole there. the slow pace of negotiations means they can't raise old glory just yet. many cubans like bicycle taxi driver anhill are flying the american flag. people say the americans are going to do harm but i don't see it like that he says. i think the best thing that could have happened is that ties improve between cuba and the u.s. since the 1959 revolution cuba's communist-run government has cast the u.s. as the island's mortal enemy. it wasn't that long ago that any kind of sympathy or support for the united states could get you
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in real trouble in cuba. what it's like to be put on idea logically suspect people. now there's so many people wearing so many u.s. flags that list would simply be too long for officials to keep track of. u.s. flags are not easy to come by in cuba. the cuban government at least officially has the monopoly on clothing sales. state stores don't carry u.s. flag apparel. but cubans get the clothes via the black market or relatives visiting from the u.s. despite the government's attempts to dial back expectations many think renewed expectations with the u.s. will relieve the slumping economy, something she wears as brightly as her red, white, and blue spandex. i hope things will improve for the people economy, and many other things. carol, if the announcement does come that the embassies will
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open today, then you know cubans have the flags ready to go for the celebrations. >> they sure do. patrick patrick, thanks so much. patrick reporting live in cuba. berm anan and bolduan starts now. a manhunt under way in the d.c. mansion murders. how dominoes pizza helped id the suspect. why more masterminds on the run. isis terrorists right now going door to door in an ancient city hunting down soldiers. the u.s. announces a big move. armed for battle. hundreds of weapons found stashed at the scene of the biker shoot-out in waco, texas. now one of the bandito gang suspects walks out of jail. his

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