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you definitely have to have a certain set of skills that go way beyond taking off your clothes. the pope in america. tens of thousands gather to catch a glimpse of pope francis on this historic trip. the foremost reason for his visit will be happening today. we'll have that information. plus, fifa's chief under investigation. the corruption probe at football's world governing body has gone to the top. we'll talk to an expert about what the new developments money. and with thousands of muslim pilgrims in saudi arabia for the hostage -- for the hajj, new information about what may have caused the deadly stampede that caused more than 700 people. from cnn world headquarters
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in atlanta, i'm george howell. this is "cnn newsroom." good day, and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. we begin this hour with pope francis in the united states. he will soon mark the final stop of his six-day visit as he heads to the city of brotherly love, philadelphia. for now, the pope is in new york. what a busy visit it has been since he was here on friday. some of his stops included the 9/11 memorial. and there were big crowds. he celebrated mass with nearly 20,000 people at madison square garden. then at the united nations, the pope also addressed world leaders. during his many stops, he's promoting world peace and urging people to put an end to widespread poverty and to stop environmental destruction across the globe. his message has been well received as people nasdaq hoping to simply catch a glimpse of the
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poppive to his tour route. -- pontiff on his tour route. a look at the highlights of this historic visit. >> his holiness, pope francis, will now enter the assembly hall. [ applause ] ♪ ♪ let there be peace on earth a peace that is for me ♪ ♪ with our god creator
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we're on our knees ♪ ♪ let us walk together in perfect harmony ♪ ♪ let peace begin with me let this be the moment ♪ ♪ with peace that was meant to be ♪ [ cheers ] ♪
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>> translator: the cross of jesus christ. please accept this with our appreciation from all of us here. [ applause ] [ cheers ] ♪ >> go in peace. glorify the lord by your life. >> thank be to god. >> and please, i ask you, don't forget to pray for me.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> one of the most touching moments of the pope's visit to new york happened at a school in east harlem. ♪ this happened just before his ride through central park. the pope met with two dozen youngsters at a school that serves some 300 students. most of them latino and african-american students. the executive director of the catholic charities called it the most important stop. the pope also got a hands-on demonstration of touchscreen technology used as a learning tool. though in the moment, it seemed a bit out of his comfort zone. when it comes to younger americans, they tend to be less inclined to identify with any specific religion, including catholicism. a study by the pew research
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center found a quarter of older americans identify as catholic. but the number declines with younger people. among those born since 1981, just 16% say they are catholic. at the same time, enrollment in catholic schools has been sliding over the past ten years, especially at the grade school level. father thomas reece told cnn it is time for a new style of the church. >> what happened in the catholic schools is tragic, but it's all about money, i'm afraid. we used to be able to run these schools with thousands and thousands of sisters, but there aren't those sisters anymore. and we need government funding it we're going to keep these schools going. but you know, the real question about the impact of pope francis is going to be on people who have left the church. and now are thinking, i like pope francis, maybe i ought to give the church another chance. the problem is, although the pope is really important in the
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catholic church, he's not the whole thing. catholics live their faith at the local level and parishes. when they come back, they're going to want to meet somebody like pope francis. if they don't, if the clergyman that they run into is cranky and judgmental and it's the same old-same old, they're going to turn around and go out the door again and never come back. we have to adopt the pastoral style of pope francis -- more welcoming, compassionate, less judgmental. then people might come back and stay. this week, many americans are seeing firsthand how pope francis is different fro his predecessors. one sign, that small fiat. speaks volumes about his values each time he climbs in and out of it. and there are the fancy meals that he's rejected. instead of meeting with members of congress, he chose to instead meet with children and meet with the homeless. not to mention, the simple
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gesture of carrying his own bags up the plane steps. the pope's lack of pretense has made quite an impression in this age of the selfie. a little later in this hour, cnn's randi kaye will show us how the pope's no-frills humility has been his way of life long before he arrived to rome. again, the next stop, pope francis heads to philadelphia. hours from now, the final leg of his u.s. trip. you can find live coverage of all of the pope's events right here on cnn. now to the investigation into fifa and new allegations against its leader, severth blatter. he's being accused of mismanagement and disloyal payments to the head of the football associations. he was questioned friday when data was seized from his office in europe.
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he's denied any wrongdoing, and his attorney says he's cooperating with the investigation. the latest development comes months before there blatter is due to step down as fifa chief. >> reporter: he's been football's most powerful man for more than 17 years. as the head of fifa, the sport's world operating body, sepp batter lived an opulent lifestyle, often treated as a head of state. that's in the past after the attorney general revealed blatter has been interrogated on charges of misappropriation. officials have been probing fifa for a variety of white collar crimes dating back two decades. this year, swiss prosecutors launched their own investigation into the bidding procedures for the 2018 and 2022 world cup tournaments. fifa's critics felt that mr. blatter had cultivated a culture of corruption from his
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headquarters in zurich. even though his organization was humiliated by the arrests of more than a dozen key operatives in may, he was still triumphantly elected for a fifth term as president. >> having been in command of this boat called fifa. >> reporter: days later, blatter announced that he was standing down, prompting a new election next february. this month, investigators on both sides of the atlantic said they were expanding their operation. just last week, blatter's right-hand man, secretary general voelker, was relieved of his doubts and suspended. blatter has been hinting he may serve as president beyond february. now the future is very uncertain. not just for him but for the governance of world football. the uafa president was tipped to succeed blatter next year but was also implicated in the latest developments. much could change in the next few days and weeks. fifa's presidential election is
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still five months away. don riddell, cnn. for context and analysis, kia radnich is executive editor at "world soccer" magazine. good to have you here with us. let's talk, first of all, about the organization itself. we already know that mr. blatter was set to step down, but now it looks like it may happen sooner than planned. where does this leave the fifa leadership, and where does it leave the state of world soccer? >> well, it leaves the fifa leadership in a state of confusion, frankly. blatter has ridden out so many scandals and accusations and allegations in the past. he's also insisted that he is mr. clean, and that he is the right man to try and lead the ship of fifa back into safe waters. this is the first time really that a direct accusation has
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landed right on the presidential desk. this would shake even the confidence maybe of blatter himself. >> i remember when the first allegations came out, this investigation from the u.s. side of things. mr. blatter made the point that although he is at the top, he is not entirely responsible. he cannot monitor everything that happens under him. now as you mention, he has been named in the investigation. for sepp blatter himself, he's had a long career at fever a. be fair to say -- fifa. be fair to say this could be a very important turning point in his legacy. >> oh, this is absolutely the most crucial moment of his presidency. sepp blatter's been in fifa for 40 years as a paid official and as president since 1998. but he has never been under fire in this way like this before. i mean, it's been put to him many times in the past that the
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official at the top should take responsibility for what happens on his watch. he's always refuted that, but now what's happening on his watch actually affects him directly. >> thank you very much for the insight. >> thank you. the united states and china. they are pledging positive relations moving forward. u.s. president of the united states barak obama and first lady hosted xi jinping at the white house friday night for an official state dinner. ceos from silicon valley tech companies were also invited to the dinner. earlier in the day, two leaders, these two leaders reached a "common understanding" on curbing economic cyberespionage, hailed as perhaps the biggest breakthrough of the visit. >> translator: china and the u.s. are two major cybercountries, and we should
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strengthen dialogue and conversation. confrontation and friction are not the right choice for both sides. during my visit, the competent authorities of both countries have reached an important consensus on the joint fight against cybercrimes. >> we've agreed that neither the u.s. nor the chinese government will conduct or knowingly support cyber-related theft of intellectual property including trade secrets or other confidential business information for commercial advantage. >> the chinese leader also announced a cap and trade deal to cut down on air pollution. today he heads next to new york and is set to speak at the united nations general assembly on monday. hyundai is recalling nearly half a million cars because of concerns over engine failure. a u.s. safety group says the recall involves every 2011 and 2012 sonata model manufactured
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at a plant in the state of alabama. officials estimate that only 2% to 3% of the cars may actually have the defect. so far, no reports of injuries. you are watching "cnn newsroom." still to come, the top republican i the u.s. government, he is stepping down. ahead, what john boenher's meeting with pope francis had to do with his decision to resign. plus, this -- >> there will be a new president in 2017, january. you're, some would say, the most skilled student of american politics. why do you think hillary clinton is having a tougher time than many imagined? the lead in the national polls has narrowed. iowa and new hampshire seem tough -- >> i think you know why. i think you know why. >> former u.s. president bill clinton answers that question and more in a wide-ranging interview with cnn's fareed
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zakaria. and later this hour, iranians chant "death to the saudi dynasty." they are angry about the kingdom's handling of the hajj tragedy. i a live report as cnn continues. hey, you forgot the milk! that's lactaid. right. 100% real milk, just without the lactose. so you can drink all you want... ...with no discomfort? exactly. here, try some... mmm, it is real milk. see? delicious. hoof bump! oh. right here girl, boom. lactaid®. 100% real milk. no discomfort. and for a creamy and delicious treat, try lactaid® ice cream. everyone needs protein, every day. there are more than 20,000 different proteins in the human body. they fuel our energy, support our metabolism, amplify our performance and recovery. they're essential for good health. your body's best source for protein? gnc. now get the world's best protein formulas at an astounding price.
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today there was a big surprise from one of america's leading lawmakers. u.s. republican house speaker john boenher says that he plans to step down and leave congress checks month. his -- next month. his tenure has been marked by clashes within his own party especially over fiscal policy. mr. boehner says his encounters helped him make this decision. you see him getting choked up during the pope's visit to washington, d.c., thursday. highway told reporters he woke up on friday morning and knew that this was the right time to do it. >> no. the members -- i'm glad i made this announcement at the conference with all of my republican colleagues because it was a very good moment to help kind of rebuild the team. listen, i feel good about what i've done.
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i know that every day i've tried to do the right things for the right reass and tried to do the right thing for the country. >> the reaction is coming in. republican presidential candidate john kasich served in the house with speaker boehner. and kasich says that he is disappointed but still considers boehner a patriot and good friend. here's what some other republicans had to say -- >> i think it's time. i mean, it's time for him. a lot of problems. we've got to get the country going. i think it really is time. >> you think it's a good thing for the party? >> i think right now it is. >> every leader has a season. and i appreciate mr. boehner's leadership, and i think he is doing the right thing stepping aside now. i look forward to a conservative leader for the house. >> i think boehner going is an example of the people being frustrated. the republicans aren't standing
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up and doing their job. >> i'm sad because i have a great respect and affection for speaker boehner. but i respect his decision. it's a personal decision obviously. but i hope that the lesson to all of us is now that let's stop fighting with each other, and let's sit down together and work out our differences with a common agenda to elect the next president of the united states, keep our majorities in the house and senate. >> a mixed reaction from his fellow republicans. here's some background on the house speaker -- mr. boehner is a republican from the state of ohio, and his party's central figure in washington, d.c. he served in congress since 1990 and became speaker of the house in january of 2011. this after republicans won a majority in the 2010 midterm elections. boehner holds the third highest elected office in the united
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states, a position that is second in line to the presidency behind the vice president. he is 65 years old, married with two daughters, and comes from a large catholic family. he is one of 12 children himself, and his father was a bar owner. mr. boehner worked his way through college as a janitor. he is known for becoming emotional, given to occasionally tearing up during speeches on the house floor. he's been described as perpetually tanned and an avid golfer, even playing a round with president obama. newly discovered emails are raising questions about exactly what hillary clinton considered personal. the exchanges are from 2009 between ms. clinton and then-commander of the u.s. centcom, general david petraeus. the emails were called "get aquainted." the exchanges do not appear to have included classified information. clinton claims she has turned
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over all work-related emails and personal server to investigators. clinton's husband is defending her. in a new interview with cnn's fareed zakaria, former u.s. president bill clinton says critics have made more out of the e-mail issue than there really is. listen -- >> i think she went out and did her interviews, said she was sorry that she used her personal e-mail, causing all this confusion. she'd like to give the election back to the american people. i trust the people. i think it will be all right. but it's obvious what happened. you know, at the beginning of the year, she was most admired person in public life. and she earned it. why? because she was being covered by people who reported on what she was doing. the new start treaty, the iran sanctions, tripling the number of people on aids getting medicine for no more tax money. america was -- when she left
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office, our approval rating was more than 20 points higher than it had previously been. what happened? the presidential campaign happened. and the nature of the coverage shifted from issue based to political. and it happened. you can't complain -- this is not -- this is a contact sport. they're not giving the job away. and people who want a race wanted her to drop some. people in the other party desperately wanted it because she's already put out more positions on more issues and said how she would pay for them, i think, than all the others combined based on the republicans, based on the two debates i saw. >> you think it's a republican plot really. >> no, i'm not going there because that's what the -- it's not a plot, makes it sound like it's a secret. no. i think that there are lots of
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people who wanted there to be a race for different reasons. and they thought the only way they could make it a race was a full-scale frontal assault on her. and so this e-mail thing became the biggest story in the world. >> bill clinton there speaking with cnn's fareed zakaria. next hour, the former u.s. president talks about republican candidate donald trump, and you can see the full interview sunday night at 8:00 in london, 9:00 in berlin, and 11:00 in abu dhabi right here on cnn. you're watchg "cnn newsroom." still to come, muslim pig immigration back in men -- pilgrims back in mena. we'll see who saudi officials say is to blame. today marks one year since 43 students went missing from teaching college in mexico. their parents still demanding answers about what really
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." very good to have you with us. i'm george howell. the headlines we're following this hour -- pope francis is resting in new york city where his busy schedule included an address to the united nations general assembly on. friday he told world leaders at the u.n. that greed for power and wealth is destroying the earth's resources and further isolating the poor and
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disadvantaged. just hours from now, pope francis will arrive in the city of philadelphia for the third and final leg of his six-day visit to the united states. fifa president sepp blatter is now the focus of a criminal investigation. the latest dark cloud to come over the corruption scandal plaguing football's world governing body. his office has been searched and data seized. volkswagen has named matiak mueller chief executive as more speculation spreads about the emissions tests. volkswagen has suspended a number of employees while it investigates the crisis. muslims pilgrims are converging on mena saudi arabia where the hajj ritual known as the stoning of the devil takes place. thursday, more than 700 people were killed in a massive stampede there. the saudi government suggests
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that pilgrims ignored security guidelines were and blamed for the tragedy. iran is calling for international action against saudi arabia. it says more than 130 of its citizens were killed in that stampede. the saudi government is promising a speedy investigation into this disaster. senior international correspondent, nick paton walsh, is following developments live from london for us. good to have you with us. this is a tragedy in all regards. now we're seeing the aftermath and finger pointing. saudi arabia blaming pilgrims and even a spat between that country and its regional rival, iran. explain what's going on here. >> george, in many ways as you say, a tragedy passing, the incrimination's. us. a symptom of what's happening in the middle east. a proxy war between the saudi arabian government and iran. you see it play out in the clashes in yemen, syria, and iraq, as well. this awful incident at the holiest time of the year for the
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muslim faith the subject of recrimination. the saudis say perhaps the pilgrims on these routes were not following the correct instructions, and that's how it seems two flows of them on roads 204 and 206 came to conflict. and in the awful oppressive temperatures of 43 degrees sent grade, the heat there, simply losing your balance means a crowd can in fact make it hard for you to get up again. people are expiring because of the pressure and the heat. yet, the iranian officials at this stage are saying, and they have 131 deaths here of iranians, and 365 people still missing, it's unclear if there are 900 injured still receiving perhaps treatment or within potentially part of the 717 dead. a huge toll for iran. iranian officials are clear that they blame this catastrophe which they call grave. the negligence of saudi officials. they're not specific as to how this came around.
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there have been media reports which have claimed to the denial of saudi officials that in fact a saudi motorcade carrying a vip from the saudi royal family may have blocked the roads. that's prevalent enough, but saudi officials issued a denial saying, no, that was not the case. the iranians clearly pointing the finger here. in fact, an official in beirut backed by iran, he backed by hezbollah said they think a broad muslim committee should be put in charge of the hajj pilgrimage. it is in saw, and the saudi royal family are the guardians of the two holy sites. this level of international recrimination now, finger pointing happening, it's symptomatic of the broader regional rivalry between the saw saudi arabians and iran. that now seen so clearly in the aftermath of these tragic events. >> a tragic event, indeed. again, we are seeing the finger
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pointing, unfortunately. the hope as this moves forward is that in the future this sort of tragedy can be prevented with so many people in this space for such an important event. nick paidon walsh from london. thank you very much -- nick paton walsh from london. thank you very much. ♪ in the coming hours, pope francis will be on his way to philadelphia for the final leg of his six-day visit to the united states. cnn's daniel burke reports on what to expect next on this historic trip. [ wild cheers ] ♪ >> reporter: after a jam-packed 36 hours in new york city, pope francis heads to philadelphia today for the world meek meeting of families. the vatican says the meeting which is expected to draw some 40,000 people from around the world is the main reason for the
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pope's week-long visit to the united states. pope francis says the family is really the heart of society. if we don't get that right, he says, everything else from politics to the economy will fall apart. pope francis starts his trip by celebrating mass at philadelphia's cathedral. he will then visit independence mall where he's expected to give a speech on immigration and religious freedom. the archbishop of philadelphia said he personally asked the pope to make this speech, and it will be interesting to see whether the pope mentions the u.s. catholic bishops' battling recently over same-sex marriage and gay rights. he'll spend saturday evening on stage at the festival of families. comedian jim gaffigan will warm up the crowd, and mark wahlberg will emcee. the world meeting continues sunday, the pope's last day in the u.s. before he heads to rome tomorrow night. in new york, when the cheers
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in central park went up like a big roar for pope francis, even veteran reporters like our own wolf blitzer and anderson cooper were wowed. from schoolkids to world leaders, non-catholics to devout believers, this man has captured the hearts and minds of so many across the world. cnn's randi kaye shows us why. ♪ >> reporter: even before he was elected, the man who would be pope introduced the world to his humble ways. >> when he was flying to the conclave that actually elected him to be pope, he booked his own ticket. you know -- >> reporter: flew coach? >> flew coach. >> reporter: and more. while the conclave was voting, the soon-to-be pope was staying at a guesthouse nearby. after he got word he'd been chosen as the new pope, he did something very unusual. >> he has them drive him by the guesthouse the next morning to pay his bill on his own and settle his account.
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he could have sent somebody over there, but he didn't. >> reporter: his humbleness just part of the appeal. he's the first jesuit pope ever. jesuits take a vow of poverty. he chose to live in the nearly monastic santa marta guesthouse instead of the vatican's luxurious papal apartments. he eats in the cafeteria, even buses his own tray. sometimes he eats with the bishops, other times the custodial staff. his no-frills lifestyle began before becoming pope. as archbishop of buenos airs, he lived in a small bedroom, reportedly with a portable heater he'd turn on when the heating system shuts down. he also cooked for himself and often rode the subway or bus. jesuits are also known for their independence, and this pope does not disappoint. he picks up his own eyeglasses, makes his own phone calls to those who have written to him in despair, and when he writes letters, he simply signs them
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"francis." this pope even canceled his own newspaper. >> after he was elected pope, when he was archbishop of buenos aires, he had a habit of going to a newsstand outside of his little apartment and buying a newspaper. after he was elected pope, he picked up the phone and called the guy who ran that little newsstand and said, hey, it's father jorge -- i mean, pope francis -- and i'm sorry, but i'm not going to be needing the paper anymore. >> that's great. >> i'm pope now. >> reporter: at mass, days before easter in 2013, the pope washed the feet of a dozen prisoners and kissed them. footwashing is part of the christian tradition that mirrors jesus' washing of his disciples feet. >> it was just an incredibly powerful symbol. there he was washing the feet of -- of muslims. it was very moving. >> reporter: a humble pope with
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a huge heart who may help open the hearts of others. randi kaye, cnn, new york. the dalai lama is canceling his u.s. appearances next month on his doctor's advice. the tibetan spiritual leader is in the united states right now for a routine checkup. his office didn't elaborate on why the doctors ordered rest. the cancelations are likely welcome news, though, for china which has long objected to the u.s. meeting with the dalai lama. still to come on "cnn newsroom," the families of 43 missing students from mexico still don't know what happened to their children. what they want now from that country's government as this broadcast continues. bill's got a very tough 13lie here...... looks like we have some sort of sea monster in the water hazard here. i believe that's a "kraken", bruce. it looks like he's going to go with a nine iron.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." it has been one year since 43 students went missing from a
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rural teaching college in mexico. and families say they are still looking for answers. the mexican government says the students were attacked by local corrupt police in the city, and their remains were burned. only one victim has been identified. cnn's rafael romo has this report. this man chokes up almost every time he talks about his son. "believe me," he says, "i will bring him back. he will come back one day." he's one of 43 students from a mexican ruler teachers college -- returnal teachers college who went missing last september. according to mexican authorities, the students were on their way to a protest when they were attacked by corrupt police officers linked to a drug gang. they were then executed, investigators say. the bodies burned in a landfill, and the remains tossed into a nearby river. the mexican government's version was discredited this month by an independent group of forensic
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experts hired by the inter-american human rights commission who say the students could not have been burned in the landfill. for the parents, the news reopened the wounds all over again. last year, emilio told us his son called on his cell phone as they were attacked. he still has nightmares. "it still hurts in my heart," he says. the parents shouldn't stopped looking for their children and haven't stopped protesting across mexico either. most recently at mexico city's main square. the parents of the missing say they will continue to protest here in mexico city and elsewhere until one of two things happen -- the students are found alive, or it's scientifically proven that they were murdered. this man told us last year he felt in his heart his son jorge was still alive. broward county he -- he still talks about jorge in present
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tense, telling us he turned 20 years old monday. he also says he feels like he's dead inside after so many tears and heartache waiting in vain for his son's return. rafael romo, cnn, mix city. -- mix city. >> important story. we'll continue to follow the developments here and bring you the latest as we get more information here on cnn. a powerful typhoon is lining up to hit taiwan and other islands. our meteorologist, derek van dam, is with with us. what's the status? >> we have roughly about 36 to 48 hours before this makes landfall. at least its first landfall in the southern islands. then we look toward taiwan, specifically the taipei region, for the potential of great impacts from this storm. if you recall, only last month the typhoon moved through dropping excessive rain. this time we have the potential for excessive rain and also strong winds, over 200
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kilometers per hour. take a look at this, george, and everyone at home. thank you for tuning in. this is a closeup visible satellite image of the typhoon over the western pacific. let's put this in perspective. here's the pacific ocean. here's okinawa. mainland of japan to the north. these are the islands, there's taiwan and taipei in southwest china. this storm is traveling in a northwesterly direction and will likely impact the regions going forward to the next two to three, even four to five days caught depending where you live. here's the latest -- 165 kilometer-per-hour sustained winds. a well defined eye circulation pattern with this typhoon. good indicator to meteorologists that the storm continues to strengthen. it continues to deepen. we've got favorable weather conditions. very little shear in the upper levels of the atmosphere and warm ocean water. this thing is just prime to continue to get stronger and
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stronger as we go forward over the next day. in fact, this cone of uncertainty and the projected path shows clearly just that. winds will easily exceed 195 kilometers per hour. and as it potentially moves over the taipei region, we could see the storm easily bring wind gusts over 200 kilometers per hour to the nation's capital. here's the storm system moving across the region, and the wind and rain is not the only concern. it's also the possibility of large waves, especially across the taiwan straits, george. that is a popular shipping lane. that was only opened up in 2008 to help connect the east china sea to the south china sea. they have several thousand shipping containers that moved through that particular water every year. >> we'll stay in touch with you as it continues to move forward. thank you very much. >> thanks, george. still watching "cnn newsroom." still to come this hour, some say that sam smith had a hard act to follow coming up with a new james bond theme song.
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i need another thousand. i admire your luck, mister -- >> bond. james bond. ♪ >> james bond has been a movie staple since the 1960s, and we're now just more than a month away from the newest bond film, "specter." its theme song is already making waves on line. sam smith's "writings on the wall" is getting mixed reviews from fans, critics, and the former bond. claire sebastian has this. ♪ >> reporter: a dangerous mission for any artist, capturing 007 in musical form. and this is the latest attempt, "writings on the wall," by british artist sam smith. the track is the theme to the upcoming bond movie "specter,"
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and it didn't take long for it to appear on twitter. his name is bland, dave bland, one twitter user. another said, "sounds like someone repeated ly repeatedly a depressed stoat with a headache." ♪ >> reporter: it wasn't all bad. some loved the song, and there was an endorsement with a former bond. roger moore called it a "very haunting and will wonderfully orchestrated theme song." >> i think that there's a history of the james bond theme with anthems and women being with sensitive, anguished ballads. sam myth presented a beautiful -- sam smith presented a beautiful, powerful song that fits well within the history but
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complicates the gender. ♪ >> reporter: when it comes to anguished ballads, smith is a hard act to follow. adele's theme for "skyfall" won her a grammy, golden globe, and an oscar. and scoring a bull's eye with a bond theme is not about awards. ♪ >> i think that "goldfinger" set a standard for what these songs are supposed to accomplish. there's a tremendous emotionality, tremendous power. >> reporter: from "goldfinger" to call mccartney's "live or let die" to duran duran's "shoot to kill." songs that stand the test of time. cnn. >> when it comes to the new music, we will have to wait and see. they panda on friday.
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that name is baebae. take a look. ♪ >> ooh. >> wonderful! [ applause ] ♪ that wraps this hour of "cnn newsroom." we thank you for joining us. i'm howell.
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