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the back while pumping gas. >> we find no other motivation other than the fact he was wearing a uniform. >> this morning, new information about the suspect's mental health history. let's talk, live in the cnn "newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we begin with a groundbreaking announcement by the catholic church. just days before an historic visit to the united states, pope francis has announced women who have had an abortion and have been excommunicated can be forgiven. not only that, that forgiveness can be granted by a women's parrish priest. that's not to say the church no longer considered abortion a moral sin, but pope francis has met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision. all of this as the pope holds a rare virtual meeting with
americans. it was an extraordinary spectacle as the pope asked a young girl with a skin condition to sing for him. >> i would like to hear you singing. may i ask you to sing a song for me? be courageous. [ applause ] ♪ [ singing in spanish ] >> thank you very much. so kind of you. that brought the audience to ti tears. i want to bring in vatican
correspondent live in rome. >> reporter: this is a significant change for pope francis with regard particularly to an issue that has been really a stalwart issue in the last few decades in the catholic church. in particular, what the pope is saying is this, a woman who has had an abortion, according to the catholic church, receives an automatic excommunication. she doesn't have to have a l letter from the vatican. it is automatically assumed. to lift that excommunication, previously you needed to go to a bishop and have the bishop's permission to lift the ban of excommunication. what pope francis has said is any priest can lift the ban in the confessional. the priest can absolve her of her sin and effectively lift
that excommunication so she is back in the church. it's important to say and you said it in the intro. there's been no change to the actual church teaching on abortion. it's still considered a grave evil, a sin. and it still carries with it this ban of excommunication. but the pope has made it easier today for a woman in the catholic church to be brought back into the church. this is precisely the theme for pope francis this year, to bring back those people who have felt alienated. the big news today is he's doing it even on abortion, which has been one of the main fundamental topics for the catholic church. > >> i must say i was rather stunned as a catholic. onto american politics now. move over donald trump or at least get ready to share the political wealth. there's now a little competition
for the hearts and minds of republican voters. his name is ben carson. a new poll of likely republican caucus goers in iowa show carson tied with trump for first place. carly fiorina comes in third. cnn's senior political reporter is here to break down the numbers. good morning. >> good morning, carol. a good morning for ben carson who is on vacation now. when he returns to the stump next week, he will find a different landscape. when you look at the rest of the field, what you see is the folks who were supposed to do well in iowa, people like scott walker, people like mike huckabee, not doing as well as ben carson. and you also see that if you turn back the block a couple of months ago, he doesn't doing as well. he was at 8% earlier in the summer. he's obviously at 23% now.
he's sort of mounted this quiet ground game in iowa and as a result has been able to catch up with donald trump and take the wind out of the sales ilsails o like scott walker. >> ben carson isn't the only one showing a steep reversal in support either, right? >> if you look at their numbers, they're almost in reverse. in july walker was at 22%. now he's at 7%. a lot of that support may be going to carson. it was huckabee before. it was santorum as well who was able to galvanize evangelicals. that looks like what carson is able to do at this point. if you're scott walker, you've got to be worried. that was supposed to be his ticket. iowa. he's obviously from a neighboring state, gave some real barn burner speeches
earlier this year and was an early favorite. he's got some trouble in iowa and should be looking closely at folks like ben carson. some carson supporters say a lot of his appeal is his demeanor, along with a seeming unwillingness to attack his rivals. words that drew praise from the pundits. >> i'm the only one that separates sigh please siamese twins. the only one to operate twon tws in their mother's womab. freedom is not free. we must fight for it every day. we're fighting for our children and the next generation. >> carson's stotone in stark
contrast from donald trump. >> when i look at jeb raising hundreds of millions of dollars, which is honestly the only thing he has. who would you rather have negotiate with iran, trump or jeb? trump or hillary? i couldn't care less about lindsey graham. rand paul calls me up a year ago. he wants to play golf. i said, who is he? rick perry from texas i posted a picture of him shaking my hand and looking for money and support. hypocrite. >> here to talk about this iowa state representative and cochair for carson for america and alice henikan. welcome to both of you. i'm glad you're here. >> thank you so much for having me. >> thank you for being here.
rob, what's ben carson's appeal in the eyes of iowa kau caucus goers? >> being real, answering people's questions directly. that appeals to the electorate he's approachable. as i said last night on another program, he's genuinely a nice guy, a nice man. >> it's interesting, though, ron. he hasn't outlined really any of his policy positions. does that matter to iowa caucus goers? >> i think if you've been a part of some of our rallies here in iowa, he actually has outlined many of his stances. if you go to carson america or ben carson.com, they're all laid out. they're straightforward. they're matter of fact. and they're real. so i think he has laid out a very good strategy and an effective strategy. >> his strategy against isis, for example, what is it? >> i mean, we need to eliminate
isis. i mean, bottom line. >> well, yeah, but how? >> well, where we're at right now is a very weak military. he wants to embrace the military. he wants to build the military up. he knows that isis needs to be destroyed and we need to work with our allies to do so. >> so i'll move onto you. some pundits say that what people like about ben carson is a nice guy. and everybody else is caustic. >> he has a nice personality. but i think it may be more important what he's not. what he's not is a politician. look at all the folks in that poll doing well. it's all the one who is do not hold normal political office. i think right now there are game show hosts and professional wrestlers and taxi drives kicking themselves, saying, i should have run for president this year. people do not like politicians.
that's the message. >> wouldn't matter if it was ben carson or donald trump? it could be anyone who's not part of the establishment and they would be leading the polls in iowa? >> there are a diversity of people who are not politicians. and trump has the bombastic ones. and ben carson has a more brainy kinds of approach. maybe if you include ted cruz, who although a politician, is kind of the antipolitician who thumbs his nose at the washington establishment. there may be room for all of those. but the thing they have in common is they're not a senator, a governor, a congressman and they never were. >> another part of ben carson's appeal is that republicans are looking for a viable black candidate because they're kind of tired of being called racist. >> well, i don't think it has to do with black, white, purple, green yellow. i think they're looking for a real candidate, one that stands up for real issues and is a real
candidate. i don't think by dr. carson being black, i don't think that has anything to do with why he's a viable and good candidate. he's a neurosurgeon. as you saw in the last debate, when he's operating on the most complex machine in the world, the human brain, he doesn't look at color when he's looking in terms of human brains. i don't think he looks through the purview of black versus white. >> i'm just quoting from this christian science monitor article. it says republicans consider carson a more authentic african-american because president obama was raise inside hawaii by white parents. ben carson was raised in detroit by a single mother. >> he's got a nice story. clearly there's again a diversity of people who have the african-american experience. i'm not sure how we would say one is more authentic than another. it is worth remembering, though,
he holds political views that are unusual in the black community, the vast majority of african-americans are still democrats, still tend to be more liberal. you have to look far and wide to find ben carsons in there. maybe that's what appeals to the republican electorate this year. >> we'll see if the numbers hold. it's such a strange political season. you just never know what's going to happen next. still to come in the "newsroom," a disturbing history of violence, new details about the man who allegedly shot and killed a tax deputy. and we're about 15 minutes away from the hoping bell in wall street. and the futures are pointing down by about 400 points. we take you live to the new york stock exchange in minutes.
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violent assault against a homeless man. tell us more, rosa. >> reporter: good morning. we're also learning that the d.a. has requested all of the health records for shannon miles, for that man charged with capitol murder. all this as we're learni ining about his criminal past and his history with mental illness. this morning, new insight into the mind of alleged cop killer shannon miles. miles appearing in a houston courtroom monday. the clanking of his shackles the only thing breaking the silence as dozens of deputies stared him down. >> he unloaded the entire weapon into deputy goforth. >> reporter: prosecutors say the 30-year-old ambushed deputy goforth at a gas station. the suspect shooting him execution-style, a total of 15
times. the motive, prosecutors say, is still unclear. >> let's hope that it wasn't because of a uniform. let's hope it wasn't race related. >> reporter: now cnn has learned the suspect was previously ruled mentally incompetent back in 2012. miles was charged with aggravated assault against a homeless man. miles, also homeless at the time, was sent to a mental institution for six months. then ruled competent, but the case never went to trial. even given the suspect's mental health history, one texas sheriff suggests the killing could have some relation to the black lives matter movement and ongoing uprising against police brutality. >> it isn't a far stretch to believe that that kind of rhetoric could influence someone. >> reporter: leaders of the movement say calls for police reform cannot be blamed for this senseless murder. >> our mission is to end violence against black people
and the fact that every 28 hours a black body is killed. >> reporter: president obama called goforth's widow monday to give his condolences, saying he will continue to stand up for the safety of police officers wherever they serve. >> this crime is not divide us. this crime is going to unite us. >> reporter: i want you to take a moment to notice something. pump number eight is the scene of the crime. now it is a memorial for this deputy. but take a look beyond the pump, beyond the greenery that you see back there. this is a residential area, carol. you can see there's a window there. there are homes. so these 15 shots that we've been talking about, these homeowners probably listened to those shots. they probably heard these shots. a lot of these people from this community are coming together. you see them at a table.
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favorite television shows including a sit cocom that seem equally fascinated with her. >> i'm sure there are many nights when hillary e-mails bill and says i'm sorry we haven't spoken in a while. i love you. don't forget to feed the dog. bye. >> that's parks and recreation. and supposedly one of hillary clinton's favorite shows. you can see why. good morning. >> well, one of the things that really stuck out at me was as you were mentioning the relationship between former secretary clinton and sidney blumenthal who was a former advisor to then president clinton. secretary clinton wanted to bring sid blumenthal over.
the white house nixed that because they thought there was too much of a conflict of interest because of his former work. the relationship is really brought out in the last batch of e-mails. i'm going to read a couple. in may 2010 sid blumenthal sent an e-mail to secretary clinton after getting an e-mail from him on the establish elections. clinton sent him a reply that said i shared your e-mails with bill, who thought they were b l brillia brilliant. keep them coming when you can. it was clear he was continuing to rely on his analysis, his advice. he was not only involved in foreign affairs. he was also involved in a little bit of a domestic political arena. in november 2012, very tough message from sidney blumenthal to hillary clinton slamming john boehner, the speaker of the house. it was labeled post midterm strategy. had a long list of insights blumenthal said he received from republican sources.
boehner is despised by the younger more conservative members of the house. they're repelled by his personal behavior. he is an alcoholic, lazy and without any commitment to principles. clearly blumenthal running polls, doing things behind the scenes. this relationship between clinton and blumenthal has been seized on by the house committee investigating the attacks on the benghazi consulate in 2012. they say that relationship, clinton relying on his advice outside the state department is really something they're taking a look at. we're talking about 7,000 pages released of e-mails. 125 of them have been retroactively upgraded to classified, because they were released to the public. we're told most of them were upgraded because that informing can't be released to the public, not because it belonged on a
classified server. still, a lot of sensitive information going back and forth in those e-mails. >> thank you. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. it's been a turbulent 1st day of september in the marketings. stocks are down about 200 points already. stocks nose dived again in asia and have been falling steeply in europe. investigators are blaming china. and who is china blaming? a reporter. alison kosik joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: if you thought that the triple-digit selloffs were over just because we're intering a new month, think again. today we are getting new
information from the world's second biggest economy that that slowdown in china's economy seems to be picking up momentum. a manufacturing report came out there showing that for six months their manufacturing has been contracting. but the number actually hit a three-year low. even the head of the international monetary fund is coming out and warning developing countries. look, the slowdown is happening in china and likely will spill over to your countries, telling these countries to prepare. wall street still doesn't know what the fed is going to do as far as interest rates go. you've got a mix for a big selloff in september. you see the dow down 270 points. you did mention this situation in china where you have the chinese government arresting hundreds of people, everybody from government officials to folk who is wo folks who work at banks to a
journalist. they were arrested for spreading rumors causing china's market turmoil. a chinese journalist actually confessed. but confessions in china are often coerced. the government regularly sensors information. a lot of the media there is state-run. reporters without borders is saying blaming a journalist in china is, quote, absurd. >> i was gone ing to say they'r taking a page from the united states, blame the media. >> reporter: this is a little exaggerated if you ask me. arresting and punishing the journalist is going a little too far. not funny at all. >> it's scary to think about what might happen to those journalists. chaos and despair at train stations in europe. thousands of migrants and refugees still stranded.
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it has been chaos at strain stations as thousands of migrants and refugees try to make their way across europe. take a look this morning at a train station in budapest, hungary. people are shouting and chanting, germany, go free. and amerimerkel, the german chancellor's name. police sealed off the terminal because of these huge crowds. cnn international correspondent is at the central train station in munich, germany.
>> reporter: hundreds of them have managed to reach the central train station here in munich. the conditions here certainly appear to be a lot better than further up the road there in hungary where the people are trying to get on these trains. in the past couple of hours fewer and fewer people are coming here, which is actually quite a shame because there is quite a good situation here. there is a lot of food here. the people here get medical checks. they then get food and water. there's a lot of goods that are still available. and i have to say, hats off to the germans. they have a lot of private donations brought in. the authorities here have been doing their best to get the people here into the area around the train station, give them a medical check, give them food and send them onto temporary housing. all of that is running very efficiently. the problem is that other places in europe it is still quite chaotic. those scenes from the train
station in hungary, people are getting frustrated simply because they're not able to move on, they're not able to come to germa germany. a lot of syrians, iraqis, afghans, many of them that have made it here to munich saying they're very, very happy that after this long, long journey they've managed to come here to germany. i've seen people who just got here from syria and broke down and cried. folks are cheering because they've just gotten a new delivery of food here for the migrants. >> germany is expecting 800,000 migrants. when you say germany feeds these people, gives them water, where do they go onto? do they stay within germany or other european nations? >> reporter: most of them will stay within germany. germany has told the iraqis and syrians no matter where you enter into europe, you can come
to germany and apply for asylum. normally they have to apply in the doesn't that they entered the european i don't knunion in. once you're able to apply for asylum, until your asylum application has been processed, which can take years, you are able to stay here. as i've said most of the folks coming here, the syrians, the iraqis, they get on buses and are brought to temporary shelters. a lot of those shelters, i have to say, are very, very full. the germans are prepared to take in more people. it's one of the things that angela merkel hash s been sayin is europe should share this people. they at least willing to do their part in all of this, but it certainly is a big burden on most european countries and this one as well. still to come in the
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and cynics and deniers is past. the time to plead innew orleans -- ignorance is surely past. those who want to ignore the science, they're increasingly alone. they're on their own shrinking island. >> reporter: he's speaking before a climate conference. i think it was interesting he acknowledged that the u.s. is the world's largest economy. acknowledging that role, the president pledged to do more. there has been controversy, because even though protected millions of acres of alaskan shoreline, he has also allowed drilling there. among millions of americans shocked by donald trump's strong showing, you can include former vice president dick cheney. he sat down to talk about his new book cowritten with his
daughter liz shacheney. >> get your popcorn ready. it is the summer of donald trump, ladies and gentlemen. what do you think of donald trump? >> i don't know the man. i've never met him. >> watching this whole spectacle, what do you think? >> he's a candidate. i don't want to be in the business of rating candidates at this point or grading them. i have not signed on with anybody. and i don't plan to today. >> you're not endorsing donald trump today? >> you can even -- that's a given. i'm not endorsing donald trump today. >> let me try it this way, why do you think he's doing so well in the polls? >> i've been surprised he's done as well as he has. i think most of us have on the republican side. but he clearly is a major factor going forward. and we'll watch developments with interest. >> liz, why do you think he's doing so well in the polls? since the vice president is punting on this question. >> hoping that i'll dive in, right? look, i
>> look, i think it's this notion that people are frustrated with a president who doesn't seem to believe in american greatness, american exceptionalism. i think people are frustrated with washington and donald trump is tapping into a lot of that. >> would you vote for him? >> i will support the nominee of my party, as i always have. i think it's very important. >> and you can watch all of jamie gangel's interview with dick cheney on "anderson cooper 360" 8:00 p.m. eastern. still to come, deflategate takes center stage one week before the start of the nfl season. why we could learn any moment if tom brady is in or out for next week's opener. while every business is unique,
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the pittsburgh steelers, officialing kicking off the start of the nfl season. the big question, of course, will star quarterback tom brady be playing in that big game or will what's his name, rachel? >> jimmy garoppolo. >> jimmy garoppolo. at any moment a federal judge could hand down a ruling after brady and the nfl failed to reach a settlement in court on monday. even if his four-game suspension is overturned, the fight might not be over. let's talk about this with rachel nichols and former linebacker for the falcons, chris draft. welcome to both of you. >> yesterday they were in court. when we last left our story, carol, they were in court, and the judge was trying hard for a settle am, last-ditch effort. he brought in roger goodell, he brought in tom brady, he even brought in new york giants owner john mara against the nfl's wishes just to try to get this settlement going. the reason why a settlement would have been so desirable is
then this would be over. that word is very exciting to call of us who had followed deflategate but that was not to be. the judge decreed yesterday afternoon he would make a ruling. it is going to come as you said any moment, could be today, could be tomorrow. the problem is because they haven't settled, because this is going to be a judge's ruling, whoever loses, they can appeal, carol. >> okay. so, chris, i'm putting you in the hot seat. what's your prediction? will tom brady be the winner or will roger goodell? >> that's a hard -- who is the winner in something like this? both sides are already taking a hit because it's even happening. but i think when you look at why does tom brady have to fight? definitely it speaks directly to his image, but when you say a four-game suspension, with some people they don't really get what that means. that is a lot of money, all right? so think of in baseball, how
many times do you hear somebody gets suspended for 40 games? in basketball how many times do you hear somebody gets suspended for 20 games. if he's suspended for four games, that's a quarter of his salary gone. >> nearly $2 million. >> go ahead, chris. >> so basically whatever he can do to try to recover that amount of money, and then also recover his image because his image based on how this thing works out will really -- that's his legacy. his legacy -- he's won four super bowls. he's tremendous, been to six super bowls. those things are real, but with this going on right now, it really kind of puts this era of are they really wins or were they doing a little something extra? >> well, won't he be forever tainted anyway no matter what the ruling is, don't you think so? >> not if he wins here. if a judge comes out and says he was railroaded during this process and he maintains, as he has the whole time, i didn't do
anything wrong, yeah, there will be people who will always have their conspiracy theories but it will not go down in sort of the official mental ledger of football fans that he was a cheater. if he takes the suspension or if he came out and took responsibility for this, then that would be a different story. so it's a big deal. >> dare i put up the courtroom sketches of tom brady? these are from the same artist that did the terrible sketches before where tom brady looked like quasimodo. but it's better. >> this is the old sketch we're seeing now. this is the new sketch. must better. in between these two court dates she apparently was doing a bunch of practice tom bradys at home, kind of like homework. and i got to say the practice ones looked a little better than the one on the left, but, look, she can clearly draw much better than me so i am not one to criticize. it doesn't shock me that the country's premiere sketch artist is not working in federal court in manhattan. so i think we can think what
she's done is good and leave it at that and give her sop propme. >> i want to get to this movie starring will smith. it's about concussions in the nfl and i saw the trailer the other day, and, frankly, i was impressed. let's watch that. >> i found a disease that no one has ever seen. repetitive head trauma chokes the brain. >> the nfl does not want to talk to you. you've turned on the lights and gave their biggest bogeyman a name. you're going to war with a corporation that owns a day of the week. >> no proof was presented today because there simply isn't any. >> you have no idea how bad this could get. i have to keep going. >> they want you to say you made it all up. >> they continue to deny my work. >> so, chris, you're a former linebacker, are you going to go watch the movie? are you concerned? should the nfl be concerned? >> i think the nfl is definitely going to take a hit. the movie comes out on christmas. it's right at the end of the
season. the fourth quarter of the season which determines playoffs, but i think what's important is realizing that that movie is not about right now. that movie is really talking about something that happened around 2007, 2006, so a lot has happened since that time. right now with training camp just finishing up, nfl players, they can't even do two-a-days anymore. as we get into the regular season, the amount of actual contact practice has been dramatically decreased and then really just the concussion protocol across the league is drastically changed which really amounts to not just trusting the player, because players are really kind of conditioned to lie in so many cases. ask you them how are you doing? and they can barely remember their name and they're saying i'm fine because they want to go back in the game, i'm good, i'm good, i'm good. you have to help a doctor out so he can really watch them and make a decision outside of just
what the player is saying. >> i have to leave it there because i have to start the next hour. thanks to you both. chris and rachel. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" starts now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we'll get to our top stories in just a moment. first, take a look at wall street because the dow is dropping like a rock. stocks down more than 350 points. one fact or moving the markets, concern about china's economy after a report suggested a slowdown. oil prices also slumping today. another wild day on wall street. we'll keep an eye on it. on to politics and another twist for the republicans who want to be president. this time it has nothing to do with donald trump or actually it kind of sort of does. ben carson, the neurosurgeon who has won over voters with his personality and personal stories, surging to the top of the pack and to a first place tie with donald trump in iowa. cnn's senior political reporter
nia-malika henderson joins me from washington to break down the numbers. >> good morning. >> good morning. good news obviously here for dr. ben carson, the pediatric neurosurgeon. he is in the middle of a bit of a surge. he has a pretty aggressive ground became iowa. he's been up on the air for two weeks. he had a bit of a post-debate surge. you see him there in that tie with donald trump. what's interesting about those numbers is you have all of these anti-establishment, nonpoliticians who are ride high in these poll numbers. not only ben carson, obviously donald trump as well. carly fiorina at 10%. ted cruz at 9% who sort of wants to distance himself from what he calls the washington cartel. so good news there. it looks like these iowa caucus voters at least right now aren't in the mood for business as usual, aren't in the mood for people with government experience. whether or not that changes,
we'll have to see. >> okay. but let's look at the numbers behind the numbers because the numbers also show another story when it comes to voters clearly making up their minds about who they're going to vote for. >> that's right. if you look at these numbers, a, there are all sorts of choices that people have, right? so the numbers so far show that about 47% there, if you combine the undecided with people who have a slight preference, they just haven't really made up their minds, and then there are other numbers that show they have this bevy y of candidates choose from. some say they could vote for three or four candidates. that's well over a half. 54% saying that. the folks at the bottom there, people like huckabee, people like santorum, people like walker who have seen a bit of a dip in his numbers, they still have very much of a chance come february. >> all right. nia-malika henderson, thank you
for parsing the numbers. you sound so excited about them, too. it was awesome. thank you so much. all right. now to a ground breaking announcement by the catholic church. just days about ever a historic visit to the united states, propose francis has announced women who have had an abortion and been excommunicated, kicked out of the chump can be forgiven. not only that, that forgiveness can be granted by a woman's parish priest. that's not to say the church no longer considers abortion a moral sin, it does, but pope francis says he has met so many women who bare in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision. so joining me now to talk about all of this, cnn religion commentator father edward beck and to discuss the possible political implications republican consultant, john brabender. he was also a senior strategist for the santorum presidential campaign in 2012. thanks to both of you for being with me. i will start with you, father beck, because as a catholic, i
was pretty astounded by this announcement this morning. >> well, carol, you know, the forgiveness of the sin of abortion has always been reserved to a bishop. what people don't understand is that there are circumstances where the excommunication is not even given. in other words, if a person, a woman under grave fear has an abortion or if she does not know that excommunication was a result of the abortion, then it is not part of the penalty. of course, as with all things with church law, there are exceptions. what's different about this is the pope is saying during the year of mercy, if a woman goes to her parish priest and is contrite and confesses, the priest can absolve for the abortion without having to go to the bishop. that is what is new about this. >> okay. so let's talk about skipping over the bishops in this instance. the bishops, aren't they more conservative, much more conservative than many parish priests? >> well, of course, it depends on the bishop. you can't put all bishops into
the came category. there are more liberal bishops and more conservative bishops, and this pope has been appointing more moderate bishops. so it's changing the complexion of the college of bishops. and i think, carol, what you have to understand here is that the parish priest might be more conservative, more liberal. so it's kind of hit or miss depending on who the woman winds up with i think. >> interesting. okay. so let's talk about this from a political perspective because, as you know, the pope is coming to the united states at the end of september and he's going to speak before a republican congress. so, john, in light of how some republicans view abortion, for example, mike huckabee compared abortion to the terrorist actions of isis. rick santorum called legal abortion genocide and called planned parenthood cancer, how might they view the pope's decision? >> i think you have to understand that what this pope is doing is not necessarily changing the catholic church's viewpoint on abortion. one thing that's very important about the catholic faith is
forgiveness, and so i think that rick santorum, who is a practicing catholic, would look at the pope and say that he thinks that this will be helpful because it will give people a better understanding about one of the most beautiful things about our faith is regardless what sin you may commit, there's always the opportunity for forgiveness and to make it to heaven. and so i don't see where there's a political difference with the pope here, and as father pointed out, this is specific to next year, the jubilee year, which is something that traditionally the catholic church does do something like this during that time period. >> and i understand that, father beck, and i want to ask you about that. yes, it is the year of mercy, right? but the pope could decide during the year of mercy to extend this new rule, right? >> yes, and a lot of things that happen during the year of mercy the church sees in its wisdom is something that should be accorded all of the time.
indeed, carol, the pope could decide to extend this. a lot of these issues are being currently debated. we have a synod coming up on family, birth control will be one of the issues. some of these are test balloons, if you will, and it's all within the purview of god's mercy and forgiveness. this pope is all about this. >> and just one last question to you, john, because when the pope speaks before congress, you know, the pope has said of homosexuals, who am i to judge? he talks very strongly, he comes out on climate change, we need to deal with it right now. this latest thing on abortion. so how will this congress accept the pope? will it make some members uncomfortable? will he make some members uncomfortable? >> first of all, i think you have to understand and separate the pope when he's talking about catholic ideology where he is the leader and other times where he is just talking as a leader of the world. there are some distinctions
there. but, again, i think a lot of this is where what the pope has been saying, what ultimately gets reported can be different. this pope has become a much better communicator, much more open. it's created a new excitement in the catholic church and, frankly, outside the catholic chump. i think this is more about how he communicates rather than any real strong change in church doctrine. >> thank you so both of you. i appreciate it. the funeral for darren goforth has been set for this friday. he was ambushed and shot execution-style while pumping gas. president obama called his widow yesterday to express his condolences. we are learning more about the alleged gunman. rosa flores joins us from the gas station where the deputy was gunned down. >> reporter: good morning, carol. pump number eight is the scene of the prime, now turned memorial with lots of notes and
messages for deputy goforth, even a teddy bear with a purple heart as well. now we're learning more about the man who's charged with capital murder and more about his criminal past and also his history of mental illness. from prosecutors we heard in 2012 he was deemed incompetent to stand trial in a case in which there was an altercation with another homeless man, shannon miles, 30 years old was homeless at the time as well. and it was an altercation over a remote control. it escalated and it turns out that miles ended up spending about six months in a mental institution, and then deemed competent but by that time authorities say that they couldn't find the other homeless man, so that case went nowhere, and then here we are in 2015, and this man facing capital murder charges in the case of
deputy goforth. and just to tell you, carol, you can see the memorial growing behind me. we have seen people come by all morning long to pay their respects. >> so, rosa, do we know how the suspect got a gun if he spent time in a mental institution? >> reporter: no, that's one of the big questions, carol. we don't know. that's the short answer, but, of course, we're trying to dig for that information just as prosecutors and other investigators are as well. i should add that neither the defense nor the prosecution is saying anything. they're tight-lipped about the motive in this particular case, and so they keep on giving us little hints about the information that they know. for example, his criminal past and also his history with mental illness. the talk of this video because i can see -- i can tell you i can see the video cameras that are around this place, but, again, they're not disclosing that information. that's one of the big questions given this -- the uncovering of
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reporters without borders says his detention is, quote, absurd. cnn's senior media correspondent brian stelter joins us now to talk more about this journalist. >> absurd is the perfect word for it. this is an example of the kind of censorship we see in china. some of it is soft, some of it is much harder. in this case extreme measures being taken. we heard about hundreds of people being arrested -- >> who are these people being arrested? >> many of them are not journalists. many of them are other people who are accused of financial crimes of various sorts. but this is an example as we've seen in the past of china trying to control its markets, trying to paint a very positive picture. >> so what exactly did he -- >> you see on screen here confessing to causing great losses in the market. obviously he's not single handedly responsible for causing people to sell his stocks. in the chinese media ecosystem there's an expectation they will toe the party line.
you will report what the government essentially wants you to report with only some ability to color outside the lines. and when you color a little too far outside the lines this is what happens. it's a very clear example of a reporter being disciplined, in this case much more than just disciplined, for coverage the chinese government didn't want to get out. thankfully in this day and age we at least hear about the cases and chinese citizens are able to comment about them online. we have seen complaints on the chinese version of twitter. >> we have heard of people being placed under arrest and simply disappearing. >> that's right. this is a clear cut example of how the chinese government tries to paint this positive image of how their economy is doing and expects reporters to participate in that. >> brian stelter, thank you. market down now 355 points. isis is continuing to destroy ancient monuments and temples. the latest casualty the temple of bell in palmyra, syria. it dated back to the first century. now as nick paton walsh tells
us, it's gone. >> reporter: the jewel in the brown, the bell temple, dating back in the first century when palmyra, the city of palms, was the crossroads between roman and persian empires, yet it is no more the u.n. has confirmed after locals reported sunday hearing an explosion loud enough it was said for the deaf to hear. this image is from last week when isis leveled a neighboring temple named after a fon nearbien god. satellite images showing how total its descent into rubble was. the u.n. said late monday that satellite images seem to confirm the total destruction of sunday's victim. despite witnesses saying earlier monday they thought its columns
that withstood the rise and fall of empires may still have been standing. isis' obsession of destroying what is dear to other cultures has not stopped at property. palmyra's antiquities chief dragged into a square a week ago and beheaded. his body then hung in public with red twine. isis are in competition with themselves to outdo their la last -- a millennia wiped away by a culture worshipping death. nick paton walsh, cnn, beirut.
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the state department unleashes a new avalanche of e-mails that pass through hillary clinton's unsecured server. more than 7,000 pages in all. no bombshells and no evidence that secrecy laws were violated, but the state department stopped short of exonerating the former secretary of state. >> can you say from that podium categorically that secretary clinton followed the rules and the law? >> i'm just not going to answer that question. it's not our goal, it's not our function in this regard in releasing these e-mails. our goal and our sole purpose
when we look at the e-mails is to decide, first, to publish them according to the foia request we've received, but in doing that looking at them and deciding whether any of that material needs to be redacted and classified. >> elise labott is cnn's global affairs correspondent. she's been poring through the 7,000 e-mails. she joins us live from washington. what have you turned up, elise? >> reporter: well, carol, we're hearing that 125 of these e-mails of these 7,000 e-mails have been upgraded to classified. now, the information wasn't classified at the time but it's since been upgraded to classified because it was released to the public. one of the things that really kind of comes out in these e-mails is clinton's reliance on outside advisers, particularly sid blumenthal who you remember was a former adviser to her husband, former president bill clinton and has really become a subject of the house committee on benghazi investigating the
attack on the consulate. a lot of memos to secretary clinton. she had said they were unsoli t unsolicited but in one e-mail he sent her in may 2010 following the uk elections and sharing his analysis, secretary clinton said to blumenthal, i shared your e-mails with bill who thought they were brilliant, keep them coming. obviously they weren't always unsolicited. she really in these e-mails shows she relied on his advice and it wasn't just about foreign affairs. it was also about the political. in november 2010 blumenthal sends a message to secretary clinton really slamming then house speaker john boehner labeling it, quote, post midterm strategy sharing a long list of information he got from some sources on the republican side, and let me quote you from this e-mail. boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the house republican
conference. they are repelled by his personal behavior. he is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to principle. so clearly even though secretary clinton says politics has always been in her dna, still following the politics behind the scenes, there's also a memo, carol, from her daughter, chelsea clinton, who seems to be also an informal adviser. she went to haiti after the earthquake on behalf of the clinton foundation and reporting back her insights and her analysis about what she found on the ground. so there's a lot of things like that. there's some personal about how she likes her tea and charging her ipad but there's also some very sensitive information in those e-mails. a lot of it redacted. >> all right. elise labott, thanks so much. we appreciate it. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. right now in miami the former florida governor jeb bush is
holding a dotown hall meeting wh high school students. he seems to be taking a sharper edge in the presidential race these days and here is one reason. listen to this donald trump ad attacking bush and his views on illegal immigration. >> yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. it's an act of love. >> okay. but governor bush is fighting back. cnn's athena jones is in washington with a closer look at that. good morning. >> good morning, carol. that was a tough ad from donald trump, a short video on instagram. it's one of his favorite social media sites to use, but jeb bush is firing back. let's go ahead and play that and then talk about it on the other side. >> i lived in new york city and manhattan all my life, okay, so, you know, my views are a little
bit different than if i lived in iowa. >> partial birth abortion. >> i'm very pro-choice. i am pro-choice in every respect and as far as it goes. >> as far as single payer, it works in canada, it works incredibly well in scotland. the fact is that 25% for high-income people, it should be raised substantially. >> so there you have governor bush trying to make the point that donald trump is not a true conservative. bush says that he is a proven conservative and once more people get to know the kinds of things that trump has said in the past, the kinds of views he's espoused, he will begin to see a drop in his support. it's been a slow ramp up to see bush really respond to trump, really hit back at him. it's as though he didn't really feel like he needed to respond to this reality tv show star who happens to be leading the gop pack so now he's trying to step it up, making this argument that
if you really look at what trump says, people are going to have doubts. the big question here, of course, carol is whether this is going to move the needle for jeb bush, who has been faltering in the polls. the fact is that even the data we've seen, for instance in that new iowa poll, shows that trump's supporters really seem to like him not so much for what he says but for who he is and for how he is, a successful businessman, a tough talker, not so much for his specific policies. 65% of his supporters say they trust him to figure things out when and if he gets to the white house. they don't need specifics from him. so that's going to be the big question when we see bush trying to attack here, how effective will it be. carol? >> athena jones reporting live for us. despite taking aim at jeb bush and other republican rivals, donald trump tells cnn his focus is on his campaign. >> i just want to talk about my accomplishments. i'm not looking to attack anybody.
>> except for that ad attacking jeb bush. joining me now to talk about this, patricia murphy, columnist for the daily beast and ron christi former special assistance to george w. bush. is it unusual to have ads of this tone in the primary season? >> in the primary season, yes, it is a little bit unusual, but everything about donald trump is a little bit unusual, and it's so clearly getting all of the other candidates off their game, and to see jeb bush try and respond with an ad that's kind of an attack ad, kind of not an attack ad, it doesn't really hit donald trump specifically with sort of saying you say you're not a conservative -- you say you are a conservative but you're not. it's just not a tight, aggressive attack ad, and i think that is what jeb bush opponents don't like about him. they also don't think that jeb bush is particularly conservative himself. so you see all of these candidates trying to say should i try to be as aggressive as trump when he's coming after me? they don't really know what to
do with him or how to go about it. meanwhile, donald trump is on the stump attacking everybody he feels like doing and i have talked to a ton of trump supporters. they say they like what he says and they like the way he says it. they trust him, they believe p him, and it's hard to see how anybody but donald trump is going to get rid of donald trump in this process. >> in this latest poll ben carson has tied donald trump, and ben carson is totally opposite donald trump. he's a nice guy. he doesn't attack anyone. people kind of like his gentle nature. what do you make of that? >> good morning, carol. i think a lot of the american people are now starting to tune into this election cycle, and they're looking at some of the attacks and looking at what donald trump says about the field and they're saying i don't like that. i don't like people attacking other folks. for goodness sakes, september 1st, we're talking about an election that's over a year away. i think this strategy by jeb bush to attack trump will backfire.
i think trump's attempt to attack bush will backfire, and you exactly see why ben carson has risen very quietly but steadily in the polls. i think they want a positive vision of how somebody would lead, how they would differentiate themselves from what the democrats have done for the last eight years. ben carson, marco rubio, john kasich, the sunny candidates, are going to be forces to reckon with. >> interestingly enough, donald trump is not attacking ben carson. will he start now? >> no, he won't. i don't think he should. and i actually was out last week and saw ben carson campaigning, and he -- i think what people don't understand about him, he is a celebrity among evangelicals and home schoolers. his book has sold 350,000 copies. conservatives know who this man is. conservatives like who he is. he is probably the most evangelical -- just to see him speak, he has a very kind, quiet demeanor. people also understand that he's a brilliant man, a pediatric
neurosurgeon at johns hopkins who has done a lot of incredible things. there's a lot more evangelicals to like there. they don't like the donald trump is going after all the other candidates, but they like the fact that trump and carson are outsiders. so if you're going to have two outsiders, two very smart men obviously but one man is deeply religious, deeply evangelical, and somebody who these evangelicals have known for years. that's why they're going with ben carson. >> you're saying ben carson's favorite book really is the bible? >> it is literally. it's not his own book, and it is the bible, yes. >> ron, just a last question about ben carson because something else that donald trump and ben carson have in common, they don't have fully formed policies, but voters don't seem to care very much. >> well, i think patricia's last point is spot on and why you have seen both of them rise in the polls. they want an outsider, someone who is not business as usual. people are sitting around saying in you can't of over 300 million people, why do we have another
bush, another clinton on the ticket? we want fresh. we want outside. we want a different perspective. we don't want a career politician. and i think that's why those folks are doing well in the polls, because the american people want to hear what they have to say. they're willing to give them some slack and say we'll see what your policy positions are later but we want to hear more from you now. >> thank you so boto both of yo. i appreciate it. you will not want to miss the next republican debate hosted by cnn on september 16th. it will take place at the ronald reagan library in simi valley, california. cnn will also host the first of six democratic debates october 13th in nevada. a community in mourning as it prepares to bury one of two journalists gunned down live on television. coming up next, i'll talk with one of adam ward's close friends.
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and i never met somebody that was so concerned for the well-being of others that every time you walked in the door he was checking on you. if you were having a down day, he was trying to give you a pick me up. >> i seems so outgoing. that's one of the things you need to be an effective photographer. >> absolutely. and he had no problem going up to people and like everybody in our industry knows we're with people in the worst of times and to have somebody like him there to comfort people. you can really get to know a lot of people in the interviews because of the comfort level that you can get with the photographers. >> you were an intern with him, with adam? >> yes. we began as sports interns i believe it was around 2008, 2009, and then i got hired a year later and then the following year adam got hired and within about two months of him getting hired, people were getting us confused and calling me adam. i was like i have worked here
for a year and that's just the type of person he was. he left such an impression on everybody that everybody was thinking about him. >> i know he was engaged in marry melissa ott. do you know how she's doing? >> yes, i was able to talk with her and see her on saturday. of course, this is probably the most horrible thing that could have ever happened to them, but she's staying strong. she's surrounded by friends, surrounded by family, and saturday night the entire station was just talking about stories of alison and of adam and reminiscing. there were tears and there was laughter. there were embarrassing stories. she's strong. >> i just can't even imagine. you know, we all try to make sense of a friend's death and we try and try, and i mean have you been searching yourself for answers? >> yeah. this is one of the harder things i have been through. as the support system of wdbj was amazing. i used to work there and i was able to go back and we all leaned on each other.
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russians. how far will russia go to enforce its claim over the arctic. >> we've seen increased militarization, some former soviet bases have been opened up, there have been big military maneuvers in the arctic region. is this a region where you see the potential for conflict in the future? >> translator: no, no, no. there shouldn't be any conflicts in the arctic. there's a mutual understanding in the international community that is developing fast and i believe will develop even further. >> reporter: but protection of its arctic interests is emerging as a major kremlin theme and one which could easily draw russia and its arctic neighbors into conflict. matthew chance, cnn, moscow. i'll be right back. hey pal? you ready? can you pick me up at 6:30? ah... (boy) i'm here! i'm here!
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republican president candidate jeb bush, you see him there answering questions at a town hall meeting in miami and i think he's speaking spanish right now so i want to dip in. do we still want to -- let's listen for a second. we're going to step away because i think that jeb bush is going to continue to speak spanish and i wish i could translate but i cannot. but earlier mr. bush addressed gun control issues and specifically in light of those two young journalists being killed live on the air in virginia. let's listen to that. >> two reporters -- sadly a reporter and a scamera person ws shot down by a person who was deranged and i think that's where we need to focus our issues is the mental illness. there was nothing -- he bought a gun apparently legally. he had no criminal background
record. and so i don't know how you would solve that problem unless we begin to identify people that have mental health issues which this person clearly did. he committed suicide after he killed two people. he was deeply depressed to do something like that, and we don't identify people with mental health issues way early enough, and then you have privacy issues we need to work on. so i think having a society that is much more in tune with the people that are kind of on the margins of society would be a better solution than imposing more gun restrictions. what happens when you -- you know, every time a tragedy takes place the natural inclination is to do something. that's what people generally want to do. they want to immediately kind of act on this, pass a law, and historically when this happens, the 99.9% of the cases of people using guns, you know, safe in terms of using them safely, using them for their private
pursuits, using them legally, their rights get restricted and it doesn't necessarily solve the problems of these isolated, sad, tragic cases. so i do think that if you have friends, for example, that are kind of more and more living in their own world and they're on the internet all the time and they've kind of no longer have contact with their friends, they're socially kind of alone, that we have a duty to make sure our friends know that we care about them, that we're involved, that families need to do the same thing. we need to connect back with people before they just tumble down into such a place of despair that they would kill someone and commit suicide. >> all right. jeb bush's views on more gun control and whether it's worthwhile. we'll continue to discuss this throughout the day here on cnn. checking some other top stories at 58 minutes past the hour. the supreme court rules a kentucky clerk cannot refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. but the clerk, kim davis, is not
backing down. already this morning she's turned away several eligible couples citing religious objections. she's facing fines or jail time if she does not comply, but still she's not alone. a couple hours ago we heard from another kentucky clerk who said it would violate his beliefs and he says state law may protect him. >> that the government has a duty to, when someone has a conscientious objective, to by the least restrictive means offer a way that they not have to go against their conscience. >> davis would not specifically say if he would defy the supreme court ruling, and by the way, this isn't the first time the smeti same-sex issue has returned to the high court. we could learn as soon as today whether star quarterback tom brady will miss the first four games of the upcoming nfl season. brady took the league to court over his suspension in the so-called deflategate scandal. the judge in the case has said
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