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this is "cnn newsroom." i'm in los angeles. >> i'm john vause in las vegas with the clock is counting down to the first democratic debate. hillary clinton and bernie sanders face to face for the first time during this campaign and he has a podium, there's lots of talk about a run, but still no decision if vice president joe biden is ready to make a third bid for the white house. >> now major airlines are changing their flight plans after being warned about russian missiles being fired over iraq and iran. we're live in north korea where thousands have been prepare for a spectacular military par rid. one of the biggest the country
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has ever held. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. >> "newsroom l.a." starts right now. >> just of ever 20 hours from now five democrats who each say they should be the next president of the united states will square off right here in las vegas. it's their first debate and we're the hosts. cnn crews have been busy putting the final touches and fixing those last technical details. >> a big unknown right now, will vice president joe biden throw his hat in the ring and, if so, will he come to the debate? well, our camera reporter arriving at his home monday night in delaware right across the country, so i guess who knows. and, john, i understand there was an interesting sighting a little bit earlier in vegas. >> absolutely. hillary clinton doing what she
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has done a lot during this campaign, sticking it to her republican rivals. not saying much about her democrat challengers. just a few hours ago she made an appearance at a union rally in front of trump international hotel, in case you didn't know that is trump as in donald trump, the republican front-runner who likes to put his name on lots of things. well, for more on the debate let's turn to cnn's national security commentator, mike rogers. chairman rogers, thanks for being with us. if we look at the campaign so far, there hasn't been a lot of talk about national security and foreign policy. given hillary clinton's experience, has she got a lock on it? if she does, what does that say about the rest of the field? >> two different problems for her. one is she has some legacy problems from the obama administration going into this debate. so the russia reset question is going to plague her a little bit. she voted for the iraq war. that's a real contrarian
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position in the democrat primary. you saw what was happening at the top of your newscast, you talked about the north korea showing its muscle. you talked about russia firing missiles. you talked about all of those things. that is something that she's going to have to reclaim as her mantel on that. >> you're saying she's got a lot of problems left over as her time as secretary of state? >> he >> she's going to have to get through those. democratic opponents think it's a weakness for her. >> given her experience, a lot of people talk about her experience as secretary of state, a million mile, people around the world, most traveled secretary of state in the history of time. >> yeah. >> and her challengers here can't really match that, can they? >> no. but they can find some policy differences. so if bernie sanders talked about his opposition to the iraq war, hillary clinton's position on the iraq war, voted for it in the united states senate. so now she came back and changed
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her position. but those are issues she's going to have to overcome. same with russia. the you look at the middle east, dominant player in the middle east isn't the united states, it's russia. remember her whole russia reset question, i think you're going to hear some of that tomorrow night. what did she miss when she was secretary of state? what they're going to try to do is make that strength, national security strength that she walked into the election with make that her achille's heel. >> one of the issues dragging her down in the polls, benghazi. given what's happened over the last couple days, is she now off the hook politically? >> here's where i think her big problem is. i used to be a former fbi agent as well. the fbi is investigating. the fbi is investigating this and working at this, and they're not going away on it. it's not necessarily the benghazi piece of this that i think she should be worried about, it's all of these e-mails that are coming out and the fbi investigation. there's this little drip about new things in these e-mails
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coming out, not related to benghazi but causing her problems going forward. she's going to have to deal with that. >> trust me when the fbi is looking at your e-mails. >> that's a bad difficult. as a former fbi agent they wouldn't take this case lightly and they're not going to be influenced by out side folks. they're going to actually investigate this thing. it could exonerate her at the end or cause her real problems. >> chairman rogers, thanks for being with us. hillary clinton has gone from the inevitable to the probable, scandal as overshadowed her campaign and cost her a lot of support in the polls. she's staying here in las vegas as a chance to generate excitement and change the conversation. and to find out how she does that i spoke to dem strategist and cnn political commentator. >> the campaign is counting on this debate to be the opportunity that she hasn't really had in the past tlooe months, for her to breakthrough. and for her to do it on something that she is head and shoulders above the rest good at, and that is her policy
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prescriptions, her policy proposal, her vision for what she would do should she have the voters' confidence that would make her president of the united states. >> one of the big issues for the clinton campaign is joe biden, the vice president. is he in, is he out, will he run, will he won't? is it a problem right now that in some ways for the hillary clinton campaign, they really don't know what to do. if he's in then you know how to campaign. if he's out you know what to do. right now they are in between. it's sort of like they don't know where to go. >> i would disagree with that. i think they know exactly what to do. what they're doing is focusing on her and what she wants to tell the american people. what is her plan for how she wants to be a fighter for middle class families, who have not necessarily gotten the chance to take advantage of the recovery that we have been in for the last six years. what is she going to do for them? to tell you the truth when she has competition and, in fact, if joe biden does get in, i think she will be a much better candidate for it because she is
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at her best when she is fighting, when shs a to wake up every single day thinking she's the underdog. that is when the fighter in her comes out. that is why the american people will see that is the woman that will fight for me. >> absence of joe biden, hillary clinton's biggest opponent is bernie sanders. the vermont senator. he says he won't go negative, won't attack hillary clinton unless he's attacked first. she won't go negative. are we in for smiles and hugs and a great big warm love fest like the anti-republican debate? >> we don't necessarily know that it will be a love fest because even though i agree with you i don't think that it's in bernie sanders or frankly hillary clinton's best interest to attack each other. hillary clinton is the front-runner, bernie sanders is somebody who would need her support and vice versa, hillary clinton would want his supporters as well. let's say a martin o'malley who has a fantastic resume, who has done a lot as governor of maryland, he hasn't felt like
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he's been hurt. he's at 3% in the polls. he might have nothing to lose. and so he might come out swinging. he might come out swinging against bernie, he might come out swinging against hillary clinton. he's already previewed the lines we might use going after her for her changing her position on the trade agreement, changing her position on the keystone pipeline. so i do think that you will see some sparks fly but the big difference with the republican debate is this will be the respectful, substantive sparks flying and not something that will get personal or insulting. >> and five candidates, a bit different from 15, 16 candidates on the stage because you're a lot more time, gives them a lot more time, too. >> that's right. they've got to be careful, which again i think is indication that this will be a very substantive debate to us canned on ideas, focused on the issues, focused on the policy proposals. that doesn't mean that it will be easy and that it will be a love fest. i think there could be tense moments. there are several candidates up
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on the stage that need moments in order to break out, in order to continue being a part of this campaign. you have jim webb, you have lincoln chafee, they are asterisks right now in the polls. they need to find a way to jump out and to present themselves to voters as somebody who can be viable. how they do that is a big challenge. >> don't miss the debate happening right here on cnn. anderson cooper will moderate live from las vegas starting tuesday at 5:00 p.m. fapacific time. for our viewers in europe, watch the replay on wednesday, london, 9:00 p.m. central european time. you will see it only here on cnn. and you will have much more from las vegas later this hour. but for now, back to isha sesay in los angeles. >> thank you. we'll be back with you shortly. kurdish protesters clash with police in turkey monday over the deadly bombings that took place over the weekend.
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police used water cannon and tear gas against the protesters. some demonstrators hailed stones at officers. 97 people killed when two bombs exploded at a peace rally in ankara saturday. hundreds of others were wounded. the prime minister said several people have been detained in connection to the blast. investigation revealed two suicide bombers carried out the attack using bombs containing about 11 pounds or five kilograms of explosives. no group has claimed responsibility. the government says isis is the prime suspect. meanwhile, russia's military says it's launching air strikes against isis in syria. but observer group says the air strikes are mostly meant to bolster syrian leader bashar al-assad's regime. cnn correspondent barbara starr has the details. >> reporter: it was all caught on camera. bombs killing at least 97 people and wounding nearly 250 at a
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peace rally in ankara, turkey. the turkish prime minister saying his government suspects isis is behind it. russian president vladimir putin offering his condolences to the turks and taking a swipe at the barack obama administration. >> translator: let them name for us to specific places where terrorists are hiding, where their headquarters and warehouses with weapons and equipment are. give us the targets. >> reporter: but russian-backed attacks finding their own targets. mostly far from isis in the latest clashes in northwest syria. anti-regime forces and civilians target we'd more than 500 missiles and hundreds of shells according to an observer group. cnn could not independently verify the video. president obama adamant on cbs' "60 minutes" that putin's moves into syria were closely watched.
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>> we knew that he was planning to provide the military assistance that assad was needing because they were nervous about a potential eminent collapse of the regime. >> reporter: rebels may have been getting stronger with the help of anti-tank missiles like these. missiles many reports say were provided through the cia. u.s. airdrops of 50 tons of ammunition, a boost to the pentagon's program to arm other anti-isis rebel groups and drones operated by the u.s. special operations command flying over syria, looking for isis leader abu al bu daddy and other top operators. the head of special operations in an exclusive interview with cnn said drones are just one crucial tool to get more intelligence about isis.
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>> we very carefully study what isis does, what they say about themselves, what they purport to their ideology. i think that gives us pretty good understanding of that organization. >> the iraqi government announced this weekend it thought it had killed baghdady in a raid inside iraq. u.s. officials said later that did not appear to be the case. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. well, some airlines are making adjustments to their flight plans after high-level warning from europe ears aviation safety agency. cnn's renay marsh reports. >> reporter: commercial airlines flying over the middle east have been warned to beware of low-flying missiles. the risk is in airspace over iraq and iran as russia fires missiles from the caspian sea into syria. the european aviation safety agency alerted the carriers after missiles were fired from
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russian warships earlier this month. airlines like air france said it would introduce temporary rules for flights over iran and the caspian sea but wouldn't give details. british airways said it would adjust its flight plans based on advice from the british government. now, some airlines are shifting routes while others are continuing to fly over the region. the agency has not prohibited flights and says the missiles were launched well below airspace where commercial planes usually fly. but the potential danger still exists. the airspace includes busy routes connecting europe to the middle east and asia and avoiding it all together would be a logistical nightmare. it would essentially force airlines to take a less direct route. back to you. >> thanks to rene marsh for that report. two firefighters are dead and two others jiinjured in an
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apartment fire in missouri. the victims died monday from injuries they received when part of the building collapsed. those firefighters managed to save two people from the burning building. the cause of the fire is under investigation. well, we are counting down to the cnn democratic presidential candidates' debate. our own john vause is live in las vegas. >> yes, isha, when we come back we'll go over the ground rules tuesday's debate and we'll explain what role social media is expected to play. also, we'll talk with a california congresswoman about hillary clinton, the upcoming debate, and the challenges facing washington. you are watching "newsroom l.a.."
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of state says 50% are likely to attend the caucus in february. bernie sanders of vermont comes in second with 34%. clinton has a much larger lead over sanders over likely primary voters in south carolina. 29% to 24% on you see on your screens. joining me now is democratic congresswoman from california who will no doubt be watching tuesday's debate with great, great interest. >> i will. >> congresswoman, great to have you with us. >> thank you. >> let's talking about her tuesday night's b event. the stage is set. you have already endorsed hillary clinton. >> i have. >> you are supporting her. talk to me about what she has to do when she takes the stage for this democratic debate, what's your view? >> well, i think the main thing is she needs to talking about her record, she needs to talk t her experience, she needs to talk about her experience and record in foreign affairs as well as domestic issues. i think she will hold her own. i'm looking forward to it.
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>> she's also had an awful lot of controversy. >> that's for sure. >> she has been dogged by this e-mail scandal, if you will, her use to offer ale personal server while secretary of state as well as numerous benghazi probes. >> right. >> can she shake these issues or have these become her achille's heel? >> when i say she's had a lot of experience, she's had a lot of experience in this as well. in terms of all the years she was the first lady, the investigations that the republicans did. so i think this ask just another example. and we've seen the republicans reveal this, the real reason for the benghazi hearings. and we also heard the former staffer just the other day talk about the purpose of the hearings was to go after hillary clinton. >> the head of the exit tee, of the benghazi committee says this is not the case. this is just griping on the part of the fired staffer. you will admit it's had an impact on the numbers. >> sure, it has. but i do believe it will be fine. now, you know, when the staffer was talking about it, yes, he's
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a disgruntled staffer, he got fired. but if you look back over their agenda, number one, they've had very few hearings. they've had interviews with witnesses in secret. they've essentially excluded democratic participation. if you look at what they have done over this last year, spending over a million dollars in an investigation, i think it's pretty clear what their purpose is. >> let's talk about her nearest challenger bernie sanders on that change tomorrow night. >> yes. >> he has morphed into a serious contender. i'm sure you would agree. many people would say it's because of this issue of authenticity. people say he possesses that. and they feel it coming off him when he was on a stage, when he speaks to voters. they pose him in contrast to hillary clinton on that issue. how much of a challenge does he pose to hillary clinton tomorrow night and beyond, in your view? >> you look atlanta his numbers in certain states, there's absolutely a challenge. if you look at other states she's leading by 10, 20 points.
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i have -- i love the sentiment around bernie sanders though. i mean, the crowds that he's drawing. i think that's very important. he's energizing a sector of the democratic base and that needs to happen. now, of course, i hoped that my candidate winds up as the nominee and that all of that support that we see around bernie sanders will continue around hillary clinton. >> with that in mind do you think hillary clinton will moderate her interactions or the an mouse, if you will, if it exists, between her and bernie sanders because she wants to make sure she doesn't alienate those who support him right now? >> from what i have seen from both of them i'm not sure that animous is there. he pointed out how he specifically does not go after her in a negative way, that he's never campaigned negatively. so i hope that continues. >> bernie sanders is saying that, but what about the other three men on that stage? >> well, that's another story. >> they're the wild card. >> that's right. >> do you see the fireworks
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coming from them? >> i do. what i think is sad now is that it's like you have a debate. this is your one shot at it. so you need to be as negative and as sharp as possible. and so i think that they might feed in to that, feeling that this is their time to make themselves known. and then i think everybody looks at the carly fiorina example and say we want to emulate her. she was a nobody before and after that debate, you know, she shot up in the polls. i wouldn't be surprised at all if they were very combative. and that if bernie and hillary, their posture was completely different. >> do you think negative attacks weighs in the democratic field yield the same as they do for republicans? >> i do not think so. look at my house for an example, the house of representatives. you couldn't have a situation that was more negative than that. where you have the republicans who have essentially cannibalized each other. youer in find that type of behavior on the democratic side. i don't believe that you will see that tomorrow. even though i do belief that the
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three will try to make their mark, i don't think they will do it in the same fashion as we've seen on republicans side. >> let's talk about the one man who is not on the stage tomorrow night. we don't even know if he will be there yet he looms large. you know who i'm talking about, joe biden, the vice president. >> i do. >> do you want to see him run? what would he bring to the race if he does run. >> he brings incredible experience having run for president a couple of times before and have been vice president. but my heart just breaks for vice president biden. he's a wonderful person. and i know the grief he's going through. and it's just really incredible. and so the idea of him jumping in the race, i'm one that in my gut i don't believe that that's going to happen. but who knows. it's presidential season. >> it is indeed. lots of things happen. >> exactly. >> congresswoman bass, thank you so much for coming in and spending time with us. we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me on. >> thank you. well, we'll see what happens as debate tomorrow night. it's sure going to be exciting. john vause is going to join us live from las vegas.
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i'm isha sesay. john vause will join us from las vegas in a few moments. police in turkey used water cannons and tear gas against kurdish protesters monday. twin bomb attacks killed at least 97 people at a peace rally in ank kara over the weekend. several people have been detained in connection to the blast. the government suspects isis is behind the attack. defense ministry says it has launched more than 100 air strikes against isce isis in sy. meanwhile, the u.s. military airdropped 50 tons of ammunition and other supplies to syrian rebels on monday. multiple stabbings in jerusalem after a weekend of deadly violence across the region. in run incident police say they shot and killed a palestinian attacker. meanwhile, palestinian groups are calling for tuesday to be a day of rage across the west bank, gaza, and east jerusalem.
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the dutch safety board will release report on the crash of malaysia airline flight 17 which killed 298 people last year. early draft indicates russian made missile brought down the plane over eastern ukraine but it does not say who fired it. many of the victims were dutch citizens. and now back to our top story. the u.s. democratic debate right here on cnn. the stage is set. the candidates have arrived. the countdown is on. i'm isha sesay live in los angeles. >> i'm john vause live at the site of tomorrow's big debate, las vegas, sin city, gambling mecca city of the universe and hillary clinton will go head to head against her biggest rival, vermont senator bernie sanders. while the democrats set a place and wait for joe biden like elijah at passover, hillary clinton got a break on benghazi and learning more about bernie sanders and his debate strategy. cnn politics reporter joins me
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now for more on this. first, hillary clinton made this surprise visit, unannounced visit if you like, to trump's casino here. she didn't come to play blackjack. >> right. hillary clinton did it, a lot of people noticed. she turned up outside donald trump's hotel to rail against donald trump. having a little bit of fun with her republican front-runner. but there's also another reason. that was a culinary workers union rally there. now, this is a union that's really influential in nevada, an early caucus state. 55,000 members. a lot of them work right here where we are. so she's courting them. they helped her win in 2008. you know, or at least they were split enough so they didn't cost her the caucuses. and so she needs some of them. she needs their support in order to beat bernie sanders here. >> it's interesting, too, though. this is what we're seeing from mrs. clinton on the campaign trail, not taking to a democratic challengers but the
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republican rivals. kept this going tonight. what we know about one of her challengers, bernie sanders, exactly how is he preparing for this debate? is he going to try and not be cranky? >> he says he's going to be a counter puncher, not a puncher. he says he's not going to bring hillary clinton up. the comparison he's going to make is implicit. he's going to basically make the point that, as she might be progre progressive, but he was progressive first and he held these policy positions on trade, on keystone, on income inequality for a lot longer. he's been fighting these fights for decades. he says he's not going to bring her name up but if she attacks him he's ready to hit back. >> the whole flip-flopping thing. that seemed like so 2004. you know, these days, trump is doing it like no one cares. fine he, we get to the big question mark here. vice president joe biden, there's a podium there but he won't be here. do we know what the time frame
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is? when will we get some kind of signals? >> so there are a couple of key things to keep in mind. one, frankly, he's aware the democrats are getting a little bit tired of this. two, there are some filing deadlines coming up at the end of october. he's been huddling with his family over the weekend, the early part of this week. he's going to go back to washington and watch the debate. his aides and allies say that's not going to be a key factor in his decision. >> i've heard that. i just don't believe that. >> fair enough. fair enough. tough to argue with that. but we're expecting something really soon in part because he's aware the democrats are going to get tire of this and he's aware he has filing deadlines coming up. >> great to see with you in person. >> thank you very much. now like all u.s. political debates, this one here on tuesday night. there will be ground rules. tom foreman has the detail on the debate format and the rules each candidate will have to follow. >> five candidates are expected to be on stage when the debate
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begins and they will be a raid according to their strength in the polls right now. so hillary clinton with the i guess best numbers will be in the middle. others spread out. the strength in the polls will determine their order in terms of opening and closing statements. candidate cannot bring a phone or tablet or notes or prop on stage of any sort. they will each have a pad of paper and pen and they will have some water in case they need it. what are they doing to face? it will be an all cnn panel this time around. the moderator will be our own anderson cooper. dana bash and juan carlos lopez will also be on stage with him. don lemon will be watching facebook and instagram, fielding questions there and presenting those to the candidates. they will each have one minute to answer a direct question of any sort. and if they're brought up in somebody else's answer or accused of something they will have 30 seconds for a rebuttal. however, they will get a warning from a light to tell them they're running out of time. if anderson feels like they
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should be to go on further for clarity, he can let them do so. you can bet these candidates in particular will want every second they can get to try to make an impression. rise in the polls. and be closer to the middle next time around. >> thanks to tom foreman. don't miss the we twe debate. anderson cooper is the moderator, live from las vegas. we will have much more ahead on the cnn's democrats debates as well as other news with isha in los angeles. >> thank you, john. well, we are seeing record heat right here in los angeles. plus hundreds of people have been forced to flee at wildfire in the usa wyoming. more on how that fire started. . a massive display of mighting. we will get a rare behind the scenes looks at north korea's big weekend. hold the phone.
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good to have you with us, everyone. a heat wave in the western united states is being blamed for a large wildfire outside casper, wyoming. it's the evacuation of more than 500 homes. the fire started saturday at a local landfill. unusually high temperatures coupled with strong winds for this time of year may have ignited this fire. meteorologist joins us now from cnn center in atlanta with much more. allison, i've got to tell you we are seeing some record heat right here in l.a. >> indeed, you are, yes. while it has cooled down a little bit considering how hot it's been it's not much relief. look at the is last several days in los angeles. three consecutive days of 100 degrees. yes, we're now down to 93 for today. that's not much improvement. as we look at the current, the one thing you will notice is it's nighttime. the sun has set.
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we're really not cooling down all that much. it's still 87 degrees in los angeles. as we take a look at the high temperatures for today, not really much relief. 93 in san bernardino. fresno, top out at 95 degrees on tuesday. and 99 in phoenix. and poor john, 96 degrees in las vegas. they've been very hot there as well. notice we do have a little bit of a system trying to bring some rain showers up, but it's just a little bit too dry. one perk is it is trying to increase the humidity a little bit across california. and that does at least help with the wildfire efefforts. we finally get a little bit of a rain maker, albeit it will be focused on northern california and parts of washington and oregon as well. but look at the near record heat. again, this is for tuesday. we're talking 96 for the forecast high in las vegas. 95 is the record. 77 degrees in flagstaff. tail top out for the record is 79. again, the heat is going to
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continue for many of these areas. even farther north. seat is an exception. they've had showers. high is 63 with a record of 75. they're back to the 70s by friday. so again, the heat continues. yak yakkama. you 19 with a record of 79 degrees. again, very, very hot across many areas. as we mentioned, poor john. look at the forecast in las vegas. it's going to stay very hot. 96 on tuesday. 96 on wednesday. we finally get a little bit of a break on thursday. but by then john should likely be gone. not much relief for him up there. seattle again, back up to 69 on thursday. taking a look at boise. dealing with temperatures into the 80s. isha, again, it is going to stay warm across the west but at least the next several days not good news for the folks in las vegas going in for this debate. >> no, poor, poor john. i'm not sure i mean that. but anyway, joining us there
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from atlanta, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. moving on ks north korea spent months preparing for the big weekend marking the 70th anniversary of the foumding of the ruling workers partner. it was a spectacle. hundreds of troops marched across pyongyang. pyongyang showed off its might, rolling out the military arsenal of trucks, armored vehicles, and rockets. and north korean leader kim jong u.n. provided over the echt. he delared the country fully ready to defend itself against any u.s. threat. getting a rare view inside one of the most secretive nations in the world. >> it really is unusual to see this many news cameras from all over the world. normally within we come into the country we're operating just our crew with our government representatives. you can see there are hundreds of news agencies here. all of these crews are working,
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each op them, accompanied by a government representative. a miner who will be with them as they report throughout the entire trip. it's the morning of the parade which we ought we would be getting under way in 30 minutes ago. nothing has happened yet. so we are just hanging out here in our hotel which is home to us and the rest of the international press corps. they'd don't have any official information about the part time of the parade. that's the way things work here in north korea. >> we just found out the parade will be getting started shortly. we are in a security line at the hotel along with other media. no laptops, no cellphones. by the time we got into the square, the weather was perfect. blue skies. sun was shining. when it was time for the torch light parade, the weather was not cooperative. it was freezing.
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it was cold. all of these young people were lined up in the streets without rain jackets. they didn't go back inside. they stay on the streets. some of them started singing. the celebration weekend is ending with what i would call a marathon music history lesson. i say marathon because this show has been going for about two hours now. we haven't even hit intermission yet. ♪ what's so remarkable about all of this is that the theme of the songs that they're singing, the themes of the movies that north koreans watch, it is in reverence to their leadership. >> and we are joined now on the phone from pyongyang. incredible scenes there. i want to ask you about the fury
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rhetoric, if you will, from kim jong un, carefully targeting the united states. how womell does the united stat take that? >> the u.s. and north korea don't have any relationship and no official reaction from the united states government to kim jong-un's provocative statement. this type of language is something we hear quite often from north korea which has long said that it stands ready to defend itself against what they feel is an imminent threat. they continue to invest a considerable amount of its resources, financially, as far as personality -- more than a third of the population is either in the active or reserved armed forces here. so the military is a huge part of life. and that was one of the big messages of the parade that you saw with all of the tanks and rocket launchers and north korea
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drones in the streets along with the ten of thousands troops. >> what an opportunity to witness it for yourself. will ripley, appreciate the reporting as always. thank you so much. now, john vause is in hot and sweaty las vegas where in less than 24 hours they will be debate. john? >> maybe, maybe hot here on the strip, isha, but it's about to get a lot hotter inside the wind casino. they take to the stage for those five presidential hopefuls. when come back, the candidates have been trying to shore up support from celebrities. we'll look at do those endorsements ak doolua actually and which stars are supporting which candidate? some cash back cards love to overcomplicate things. like limiting where you earn bonus cash back. why put up with that? but the quicksilver card from capital one likes to keep it simple.
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making their case as to why they're better than everybody else to lead this country and right now we have two new cnn polls. we show hillary clinton's commanding leads in two states which hold early primary elections. in nevada 50% of likely democratic voters say they support the former secretary of state. senator bernie sanders is second with 34%. joe biden not even running, 12%. >> in south carolina clinton has a much larger lead as you see there, over sanders. 49% to 18%. >> u.s. presidential candidates, they like a bit of a celebrity endorsement. they chase it almost as har hard as they chase the campaign money. >> and while money talks, star power can really make a difference as well. cnn's kim lar reports. >> reporter: celebrity always goes hand in hand with presidential politics. then, there's this year.
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clutching ing ing a "people" ma fandom meets a superstar who happens to be the republican front-runner, thanks to donald trump, the currency of celebrity is taking on a new calculus. >> bernie, president bernie. >> reporter: comedian sarah silverman, not the only famous supporter of bernie sanders, his campaign with this list of 100 plus celebrity backers. ♪ from the rhett hot chili peppers bassist to danny devito who quoted "star wars" in this tweet. bernie sanders, you're our only hope. not to be out done, hillary clinton sandwiched in her own kim ye moment and katie parry who roared her support on instagram, even volunteering to write hillary's theme song. >> katy perry, why does her opinion, why does anybody's
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opinion who is a celebrity patter? >> i think celebrity does have currency in kind of affirming your existing beliefs. if you're wavering about a candidate. ♪ >> reporter: a measurable effect, remember 2008, many recognizable faces backed then candidate barack obama. but it was this face who pumped his polls. >> i'm here because of my personal conviction about barack obama. >> reporter: an endorsement that a northwestern university study found actually translated into votes. >> the endorsement of oprah winfrey of then senator obama was about a million additional votes in 2008 democratic primary. >> reporter: let the foning for scores win. >> trust me, i know a good investment when i see one. >> reporter: even star athletes weigh in. dennis rodman who last supported
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north korean leader kim jong-un tweeted, we don't need another politician trump 2016. and tom brady appearing to endorse trump by sporting trump's make america great again cap in his locker. >> do you think he's got what it takes? >> i hope so. >> reporter: tom brady later said that wasn't a true endor endorsement of trump. so is there another oprah effect on the horizon any time soon? so far not really. 2008 is a very different media landscape than 2015. a lot of secelebritieses have already come out for hillary clinton. kyung lam, las vegas. don't miss the debate here on cnn. ed aer if you are in europe, watch for the replay at 8:00 p.m. wednesday in london. 9:00 p.m. central european time. it is only right here on cnn. thank you for watching "cnn
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prevent you from organizing, to prevent you from having the kind of working conditions you deserve, the kind of wages that are going to give you a living wage. and that means saying no to donald trump. >> tuesday night will not be trouble any other republican candidate. but vermont senator bernie sanders and maybe possibly vice president joe biden who is not even in the running at least not yet. john berman has a look at the democratic contenders. >> reporter: he comes by big enthusiastic crowds. this the most recent 13,000 in tucson. she comes backed by big new poll numbers in key early states. >> our next president, hillary clint clinton. >> tonight cnn polls in nevada and south carolina show hillary clinton with sizable leads over senator bernie sanders. a big difference from new hampshire where he has led since
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this summer. high stakes has they prepare to steak take the stage for the first democratic debate of this campaign. high stakes but today senator sanders suggested keeping the dialogue on a higher plain. >> let's treat each other civilly, let's treat each other respectfully. and let's not try to demonize people who may have disagreements with us. >> reporter: civil? maybe. but sharp, definitely. the 74-year-old self-proclaimed systemic socialist has gone out of his way to draw contrast with the front-runner. contrast being a loaded word that means vote for me, not her. >> i know what i stand for. hillary clinton knows what she stands for. let's have that debate. >> sanders has yet to do a mock debate but today for the first time he practiced hypothetical exchanges with the other candidates and moderator. hillary clinton has been practicing with heavyweight washington lawyer bob barnett playing the role of rns be. she took a break to celebrate
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her 40th wedding anniversary and -- >> you never sweat like physically. >> reporter: have some fun with buzzfeed podcasters. >> you guys are the first to realize that i'm really not even a human being. i was constructed in a garage in palo alto. >> reporter: as for the man they all want to replace, president obama gave his most complete answer yet on the lingering e-mail question surrounding his former siecretary of state. >> she's made a mistake. she's acknowledged it. i do think the way it's been ginned up is, in part, because of politics. >> reporter: and as for the elephant in the room, or more specifically the vice president not in the room, vice president joe biden consulted with family over the weekend but no leaks from the white house. >> i'm going to let joe make that decision, and i mean what i say. i think joe will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history.
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>> joined now by former obama administration official, more on tuesday's big debate. let's pick up on that point in john's package about joe biden. there is a deadline this this. and it's not just the filing deadline. how much longer, how much time does joe biden have to make a call? >> i think he's probably got another week, two at the most, at a certain point it becomes disrespectful to the process. i mean, listen, everybody loves joe biden in this party. if he uns people love him. p f. he doesn't people are still going to love him. at a certain point you're showing a lot of leg but you're not actually coming on over. something's wrong. >> does he have the luxury of sitting back watching this debate, weighing it upsh waiting for the benghazi committee to see how hillary clinton does? >> you know, i think, here's, the reality. he is the best insurance policy that the democrats have in case she blows up. she could be indicted. i think that's highly unlikely but she -- the fbi is looking in to her.
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you want an insurance policy. i think he needs to go ahead, get in, and then he can always get out. i think to stay on the edge this long he's starting to wear out his welcome on the edge. >> another man who will not be on the stage on tuesday night, president obama. and an areas of like trade, foreign policy, the environment. hillary clinton is putting a considerable amount of distance between herself and the president. does that come with some potential problems when you at least consider how popular the president still is? minorities, african-americans, latinos? >> she's got to do a number of things at the same time. she can't alienate the president. she can't run against obama. she's got to run with obama. but she can create some space. you know, for instance, she is more hawkish than she is, she would be dishonest if she says she wasn't. she can go there. what she can't do is come across as somebody who is going to run against the obama coalition in particular, which is means african-americans, latinos,
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lesbians, gays, younger voters. >> we saw some poll numbers today -- >> mrs. clinton is incredibly popular among democrat, african-americans. much more so than bernie sanders. is this potentially an opening here? maybe for bernie sanders but quite possibly for opally, this is a man mayor of a predominantly black city. >> i think a lot of people don't understand the way that politics work in the united states. in order for a democrat to win the white house, that candidate has to pull not 50% of the black vote, not 70, not 80%, not 90%. 94% to 96% of the black vote. in other words, black people have to be unanimous in supporting a democrat. so bernie sanders has a lot of room to grow with black voters. there's a huge amount of affection among black democrats for the clintons. when you're as low as bernie sanders is he's got a lot of room to grow we. he may be able to grow. >> can they do any harm to hillary clinton during this debate where it comes to
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african-american voters? >> i think that if you're an o'malley or if you're a bernie sanders, where you can dig in hard is on criminal justice reform. for latinos, immigration has become the issue that they judge everybody by. for a while for women it was choice went it comes to abortion rights. for african-americans this season it is criminal justice reform. if they push in hard on that a they may be able to pick up some steam. i'm telling you, if you can break hillary clinton's lock on the black vote, bill clinton is right there to put another grip. >> she's got a backup. >> finally, hillary clinton, she's a good debater. back in 2008, she wiped the floor with most of those debates back then and she was up up against a pretty good we the bait. trial lawyer, joe biden, president obama. was it tougher then than it is now? >> yeah. listen, no disrespect to this field, but, you know, she is head and shoulders as a states democrats woman, as a global
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figure than oh ea-- and she's e it. >> thank you very much for being with us. cnn's live coverage of the first democratic presidential debate starts tomorrow night at 5:00 right here on cnn. west coast time that will be 8:00 on the east coast. and for our international viewers we will be replaying the entire debate 8:00 in london, 9:00 in berlin. only here on cnn. and we will have much more from las vegas later this hour. but let's head back to isha in los angeles for the rest of the day's news. >> john, appreciate it. %-p now. kurdish protesters clash with police in turkey monday over the deadly bombings that took place over the weekend. police used water cannon and tear gas against the protesters. some of the demonstrators threw stones at officers. 97 people were killed. two bombs exploded at a peace rally in ankara saturday. hundreds of others were wounded.
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it is just after 8:00 a.m. tuesday in jerusalem and some palestinian groups are calling for a day of rage after a weekend of deadly violence. in one incident israel police shot and killed a palestinian involved in a stabbing attack. police reported multiple stabbings in jerusalem on monday. erin has been following the changing developments for us and joins us now live from jerusalem. benjamin netanyahu addressed the israeli parliament on monday sounding defiant but what exactly did he say about how he will overcome this wave of violence? >> hi, isha. that's right. he gave really scathing remarks last night before the israeli. i want you to look to what he had to say about the current wave of violence, violence that israelis call terrorism. >> translator: it must be understood once and for all. terrorism does not stem from frustration due to the lack of progress in the diplomatic
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progress. terror is to destroy us. this is the motive of terrorism in the first days of zionism and now it is nowadays. >> this seemingly end response to palestinian president mahmoud abbas is continuous calls for de-escalation. palestinian officials saying that people on the streets aren't listening to that. they want to know what happens in the event of de-escalation if, in their words, the humiliation will continue. palestinian officials saying that the only way to stop the violence is a two-state solution. now, also, before last night a prime minister introducing legislation that would impose two -- three-year minimum fines for palestinians who throw stones or bottles. and this would be in addition to measures already being implemented. last week the prime minister announced a series of measures including the fast tracking of a
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demolition of palestinian homes or homes of attackers. that in addition to increasing security presence throughout israel as well as jerusalem and in the west bank. but it has to be said that so far those measures showing no signs of stopping this current wave of violence. many israeli authorities pointing to these attacks as being lone wolf attacks, attacks carried out by perpetrators who are not organized, who are acting on their own initiative. very difficult to prevent. so it's unclear what else can be done to stop the violence. >> all that being said, erin, there are calls for this day of rage on tuesday. what are the expectations for violence and how wide spread will be disruption be? a day of rage, forgive me. >> that's right, isha. palestinians calling for a general strike as well as protests in areas throughout the
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west bank. so the concern there is that we're going to be seeing increased clashes between palestinians and israeli forces. so certainly that announcement not seeming to help what is already a volatile situation for stabbing attacks yesterday leaving at least five israelis wounded. >> erin mclochlin, thank you. turning now to the conflict in syria. russia's defense ministry says it has launched 100 air strikes against isis targets in syria. the air strikes are mostly meant to bolster syrian leader assad's regi regime. 50 tons of ammunition and other supplies to syrian rebels monday. airlines are making adjustments to their flight plans over iran and iraq. due to concerns about russian missiles headed for syria. rene marsh reports.
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>> reporter: commercial airlines flying over the middle east have been warned to beware of low-flying missiles. the risk is in airspace over iraq and iran as russia fires missiles from the caspian sea into syria. the european aviation safety agency alerted all european carriers after missiles were fired from russian warships earlier this month. airlines like air france said it would introduce temporary rules for flights over iran and the caspian sea but it wouldn't give details about those new measures. british airways said it would adjust its flight plans based on advice from the british government. now, some airlines are shifting routes while others are continuing to fly over the region. the agency has not prohibited flights and says the missiles were launched well below airspace where commercial planes usually fly. but the potential danger still exists. the airspace includes busy routes connecting europe to the middle east and asia, and avoiding it all together would
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be a logistical nightmare. it would essentially force airlines to take a less direct route. back to you. >> thanks to rene marsh for that reporting there. the dutch safely board will release report of crash of malaysia's flight 17 which killed 298 people last year. early draft indicates russian made missile brought down the plane over eastern ukraine but it does not say who fired it. many of the victims were dutch citizens. you're watching "newsroom l.a." two firefighters are killed fighting a massive apartment fire in kansas city, missouri. details on that story coming up. plus, donald trump could wind up a bloody nose after tonight's first democratic presidential debate. we are live in las vegas just ahead. more data means more freedom to do..whatever.
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presidential debate. many expect donald trump might be a punching bag. after all, he is the republican front-runner and he's been taking swings across the aisle for months. here's gary tuchman with some of the highlights and lowlights. >> reporter: when it comes to insulting people run for president, donald trump is bipartisan. democrats in the race are increasingly hearing the verbal invektives of the businessman from new york. there's hillary clinton. >> here's a woman cheating the united states government for years with her e-mails. >> reporter: there's bernie sanders. >> yochlt to run against bernie. too easy, right? bernie? some people say communist, some people say socialist, i don't know. i've always wanted to run against a socialist/perhaps communist, right? >> reporter: there's martin o'malley. >> i thought when o'malley made the statement that black lives, he says white lives matter, all lives matter. then he apologized like a little baby, like a disgusting little
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weak, pathetic baby. that's the problem with our country. >> reporter: donald trump has never been a shy man. but his rhetoric during this campaign while striking many as juvenile has also helped propel him to front-runner status. in georgia this past weekend -- >> i can tell you this, if that were a republican that did what she did with the e-mails, they would have been in jail 12 months ago. >> reporter: among the democrats, hillary clinton by far has been his main rhetorical target. >> hillary clinton, by the way, was the worst secretary of state. easily, she's the worst secretary of state in the history of our country. she goes down as perhaps the worst secretary of state in history. >> reporter: sda saanders, blac lives matters demonstrators came on stage at the rally and took the microphone. >> i would never give up my microphone. that showed such weakness. the way he was taken away by two young women. the microphone. they just took the whole place over. >> reporter: trump tweets his insults, too.
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hillary said such nasty things about me but directly off a teleprompter but there was no emotion, no truth. just can't read speeches. trump has made allegations against hillary clinton on a topic that he made famous. do you know that hillary clinton was a bertha sh sne wanted the records and fought like hell. >> reporter: donald trump keeps saying this. >> i get along with democrats, i get along with hillary, i got along with bill. >> reporter: but that was then. >> she's not doing so well. i mean, honestly, she wouldn't be allowed to run. >> reporter: this is now. >> she shouldn't be. >> reporter: gary tuchman, cnn, atlanta. >> as gary just reported, donald trump and his abrasive style have left their mark on the 2016 campaign for the white house, even here in vegas. the president of the front-runner, yes, that is the trump international hotel. the republican debates have so far being filled with attacks and insults from larger than
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life personalities. the democratic debate looks to be absolutely nothing like that. and i spoke to our political analyst about that a short time ago. >> in terms of the debate here on tuesday night, they could not be two different debates if you tried when you compare it to the gop debate. >> the republican debate is defined by the anger of the grass roots at the party. a lot of intraparty sniping. in the democratic race you have a lot of anxiety about the strength of the party and the general election. they've lost the house. they've lost the senate. the white house is their last hold on power in washington. there's enormous fear in the democratic base about unified republicans. this i think is going to be more focused on republicans than internal and really more about auditioning who would be the strongest general election nominee for the democrats. >> in some ways that's one of big questions hanging over the debate, does bernie sanders go on attack after hillary clinton, does she come back and hit him hard? what about the other three candidates on stage? >> at the moment all of them are signaling they're going to be restrained and that may be the posture today.
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eventually if you actually want to beat hillary clinton, i don't think you can beat her by ideological compatibility alone. the only way one of these candidates truly rises to become a threat to her would be if a majority of democratic primary voters are con vipsed she's been fatality compromised as a general election nominee. i don't think saying i've been more consistent on trade or iraq is going to do it. given all the advantages she has otherwise. >> do they go after her an benghazi, do they hit her with the e-mail scandals offer just leave that to one side? >> i think it's going to be very difficult for them to go to the e-mail scandal because of the backdrop. we had a former aide at the benghazi special committee saying the committee fired him because he would not focus on hillary clinton enough. kevin mccarthy. against that backdrop to raise it too aggressively would appear to do the republicans fitting. i think they're going to be more comfortable making the argument she has not been consistent.
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maybe getting a trust through issues rather than through e-mails. >> we really have two debates on stage, don't we? we have bernie sanders and then we have the other three. >> yeah. >> can those three other candidates, can they have a carly fiorina or ben carson moment on that stage? >> i think there's a big difference between martin o'malley and webb and chafee. webb and chafee are not really running campaigns. o'malley is. very credible record on things democrats care about. he has put out a pretty aggressive agenda. he has campaigned a lot. i think he will try to do something that we saw in 1984 in the u.s. with gary hart, a generational contest against hillary clinton and bernie sanders much older than he is. i think you will make arguments about turning the page, generational page, looking toward the future. don't know if he can get an audience. i think of those other three he has the best chance of stepping up and emerging. >> does bernie sanders in so
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many ways, really nothing to lose. >> bnsz is playing with the house's money, appropriately enough here in vegas. already gone further than they probably could have hoped a year ago and that may have a lot to do with hillary clinton's weaknesses and providing an opening. bernie sanders i think has one overwhelming question here. he has shown he can excite white progressives and that can get you far in iowa and new hampshire. unfortunately after that, it's limited. if he really is going to become a serious competitor for the nomination, he has to show that he can break into the minority voters who cast about one-third of all primary votes, african-americans and hispanics. we saw today in south carolina he's ahead among white voters but trailing badly because he is losing african-american voters. 15-1 with biden in the race and 80% without biden in the race. we know he can excite white socially liberal, white collar progressives. can he find a way to begin talking to hispanics and
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african-americans because if he's not doing that he is still, i think, not really emerging as a full credible challenger for the nomination. >> there will be a -- one last question. there will be a podium set aside for joe biden. he's not going to turn up. >> joe biden, joe biden is not going to be here. look, i would be surprised if joe biden makes a decision before hillary clinton appears before the benghazi committee because i think the key question in this race for biden is more about clinton than biden. polling for biden is betwixed and between. it's not so weak it looks hopeless. amid all the discussions the numbers are not soaring forward either. i think it's a very difficult call for him. does he want to take the risk of ending his career, losing a third time for the presidency to hillary clinton in this case. on the other hand, there is an opening. there are doubts among democrats, particularly on the issue we talked about before. has she been koch pro miced as a general election nominee. i think that is the implicit backdrop for anyone else to get
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seriously considered in this race. >> good to see you. take care. >> thank you. good points there from ron brownstein. we have much more from las vegas, including one misstep on that debate stage, isha, can change everything for white house wannabes. we will look back at the worst oops moments from the past. >> we certainly will. plus, north korea literally rolled out its be i guess guns for a show of military might. we'll get an unusual look inside the secrets of nation's biggest celebration of the year.
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welcome back. great to have you with us. you're watching cnn's special coverage ahead of tuesday night's democratic debate. i'm john vause live in las vegas. 10:30 on a monday night. >> i'm isha sesay in los angeles. we'll have much more from vegas in a moment. but first, here's a look at the top international headlines this hour. police in turkey used water cannon and tear gas against kurdish protesters monday. clashes erupted over a twin bomb attacks that killed at least 97 people at a peace rally in ankara over the weekend. several people have been detained in connection to the blast. the government suspects isis is behind the attack. palestinian groups are calling for a day of rage and general strike after wave of deadly violence. this comes as israel police report multiple stabbings in jerusalem. in one incident police say they shot and killed a palestinian
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attacker. the dutch safety board will soon release report on the crash of malaysia airlines flight 17. 298 people were killed last year when that flight crashed in eastern ukraine. early draft indicates a russian made missile brought down the plane but it does not say who fired it. and let's go back to john in vegas for more on the democratic debate. john? >> isha, thank you. we're now coming up to tuesday democrat debate. many of the candidates are now turning up. we had the front-runner hillary clinton arriving here just a few hours ago and before that debate, she made an unannounced appearance at a rally for the culinary workers union outside a hotel. it was owned beity republican front-runner donald trump. we know that because his name is on the building. he likes to put his name on lots of things. bernie sanders was also in las vegas but appeared remotely at the so-called no labels convention. that was in manchester, new hampshire. the bipartisan convention seeks
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to resolve a variety of issues. he was one of high interest. and the wild card in the democratic primary race, vice president joe biden, he's back at home in delaware. he talked with his family over the weekend. we still don't know if he has made up his mind to make a third bid for the white house. so while the democrats set a place for joe biden like elijah at passover hillary clinton got a break on benghazi and we're learning more about bernie sanders and his debate strategy. cnn politics reporter rick is joining us now with more on this. let's talk about hillary's surprise trip to the trump casino and international i'm po emporium. surprise visit. not unexpected. she wasn't there to play blackjack but there for important reasons. >> she showed up in las vegas. why not have fun with donald trump, who has been her punching bag in recent weeks. it wasn't just about hitting donald trump. although that was fun for her.
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she seems to relish doing that. there's a much more local reason for this. the culinary union was having a big rally. now, this is a critical union in nevada. they have 55,000 members. many of them work right here on the strip. and their support in the 2016 democratic primary could make or break hillary clinton's bid to win the nevada caucuses. which are especially important because it afblted their caucuses rather than primaries being organization is really, really big. >> just don't get it because it goes back about 200 years when they used to hold cac cusses and primaries in barnes and people would go stand in the corner and for some bizarre reason some states still do it that way. >> they do. iowa and nevada. >> okay. so and that's why, you know, she needs all the support she can get. on the issue of benghazi, clinton had some good news over the last couple days. does that now also take that issue off the table as far as these debates are concerned?
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>> she's hoping so. she's hoping to use this debate to pivot away from the e-mail things that been dogging her campaign. she's hoping to now be able to focus on policy, get her message out. she's been able to go on offense a little bit with this benghazi issue. so she's hoping that this is a turning point. and with joe biden lurking around the corner and sort of watching how this plays out. she needs to hope that it is. >> that will be her strategy trying to get above the noise and start a new conversation if you like. move it away from the scandals towards reexcite people, if you like, how they were at the start of the campaign when her numbers were good. that's her strategy. bernie sanders, the cantankerous k from vermont. >> he's not planning to punch. he wants to counter punch. he's not going to bring up her name. he's not going to go after her directly. rather, he's going to make this
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implicit argument that she might have a lot of progressive policy positions in the campaign but he's had them for decades, on trade, keystone pipeline, on income inequality. if hillary clinton goes after him, make no mistake he's ready to hit back. but he wants to make a much more i'm police it sort of argument, progressive fire and brimstone. >> i guess one lesson to this democrat debate which came from the republican debate. is it to avoid the bickering because in some ways the candidates who did best last time, carson and fiorina, they kind of bypassed the nastiness. >> carson is a great example. he's above 20% nationally now. and he didn't really directly engage with anyone in the last republican debate. democrats aren't really in the same sort of situation because there are only five of them versus 15, split into two debates for the republicans. they don't need to fight for the same sort of oxygen.
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most likely you won't see as many one-on-one attacks. but, yeah, that's absolutely a lesson from the republican primary debates. >> if you like the policy and the debates and substance, then this is going to be the debate for you, i guess. good to speak with you. thank you. we'll have a lot more from las vegas in a moment but first let's head back to isha at cnn in los angeles. isha. >> thank you, john. well, still to come on "cnn newsroom" we'll see record heat here across the western united states and it's leading to dangerous conditions. ♪ ♪ (charge music) you wouldn't hire an organist without hearing them first. charge! so why would you invest without checking brokercheck? check your broker with brokercheck.
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two firefighters are dead and two others injured in an apartment fire in kansas city, missouri. fire department officials tell us kshb the victims died monday from injuries they received when part of the building collapsed. >> they did not die in vain. they saved two civilians. carrying them out of the second
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floor on ladders before the wall collapsed. >> the cause of the fire is under investigation. a large wildfire outside casper, wyoming, forced the evacuation of 500 homes. the fire started saturday at a local landfill. he said unusually high temperatures coupled with strong winds in the region for this time of year may have ignited the fire. and we have been dealing with scorching temperatures here on the u.s. west coast for days now. meteorologist allison joins us with more on that. allison, how much longer is this going to go on for? >> in some areas it's going to go on for days until we finally get the next system that moves in before the weekend. but let's take a look at this. you're not kidding. los angeles has been incredibly hot. three of the last four days have made it back into triple digits. certainly does not feel like october. but at least for today, we are at least on monday speaking we made it to 93 degrees. now, in terms of tuesday, hour,
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once we get later on into then temperatures are going to drop in some spots. los angeles, should get back down to 88. but it's not going to be the same in other places. fresno topping out at 95 degrees. vegas, 96. we'll make it up to 100 degrees. again, triple digits yet again in parts of palm springs. we do have this little bit of a system trying to push some moisture up into california. unfortunately it's not enough moisture to bring us rain. it is increasing the humidity. and that is echl hing with trying to combat some of the wild fires. with that said, as we get later on into the week we have this next system that will finally bring some rain to california and parts of the upper northwest. however, it's not really going to bring that much rain to us. now, as we take a look, the heat, we mentioned it's not going away any time soon. it's near records in a lot of spots. vegas where poor john is, 96 is the forecast high. the record is 95 degrees. and very similar scenario up to
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the north. yakama, 79 with a record of 77. spokane, not too far off from some of those temperatures. here's a look at the forecast. again, as we mentioned, los angeles finally will begin to cool by thursday. but again, as we mentioned, poor john, isha, it's not going to cool down until after the debate. for a lot of those people like john it's going to stay warm and near record warmth for at least the next two to three days. >> it will be fine, allison. we have someone there spritzing him down with water. he will be fine. appreciate it. thank you. now, a u.s. dentist will not be charged for killing zimbabwe's most prized lion. the environment minister says walter palmer had the legal paperwork the hunt the lion. palmer shot cecil with a bow and arrow in july during a hunting exby addition. he insists he had no idea he was targeting a prized lion and says he was simply following his local guides. north korea spent months prepare for its big weekend
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marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling workers party. and it was a spectacle. hundreds of troops marched in elaborate formations along pyongyang's square. pyongyang rolled out the truck, armored vehicles, and rockets. in a televised speech north korea 18 leader kim jong-un declared the country, quote, fully ready to defend itself against any u.s. threat. rupply is invited to the event getting a rare view inside one of the most secretive nations in the world. will joins me now from pyongy g pyongyang. will, the events was a lavish affair and every single detail carefully orchestrated. >> you're right, isha. this is the first official day back to work here in pyongyang after the huge holiday. over the weekend tens of thousands of the citizens of this city were very much working. in fact, they have been practicing up to months and months ahead of this to make
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sure that everything went off perfectly. here's how north korea made sure the message they sent was received exactly the way they wanted. it really is unusual to see this many news cameras from all over the world. normally when we come into this country we're operating just our crew with our government representatives. but you can see there are hundreds of news agencies here. all of these crews are working, each op them, accompanied by a government representative. a minder who will be with them as they report throughout the entire trip. it's the morning of the parade which we thought would be getting under way about 30 minutes ago but as you can see i'm staend standing across the river and nothing has happened yet. so we're hanging out here at my hotel, home to us and the rest of the international press corps. even our minders are telling us they don't have any official information about the start time of this parade. these things are often kept secret up until the very last moment. that's the way things work here in north korea. we just found out the parade will be getting started shortly
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so we are now in a security line at the hotel along with all the other media. no laptops, no cellphones. only our equipment allowed in. ♪ by the time we got in to the square the weather was perfect. blue skies, sun was shining. in the evening when it was time for the torch light parade the weather was not so cooperative. it started raining heavily. it was freezing. it was cold. and all of these young people lined up on the streets without rain jackets. but they didn't go back inside. they stayed in the streets and instead some of them started singing. ♪ the celebration weekend is ending with what i would call a marathon music history lesson. i say marathon because this show has been going for about two hours now. we haven't even hit intermission yet. ♪ what's so remarkable about all of this is that the theme of
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this songs that they're singing, the themes of the movies that north koreans watch, it is in reverence to their leadership. >> there's a lot of talk and it's been something that has been on going for many years, we were talking about the north korean regime, about it being on the verge of collapse or coming close to a regime change here. but the image that was presented this weekend certainly paints a vastly different picture. think about the fact that the supreme leader kim jong-un was on stage holding hands and raising arms with one of the highest ranking members of china's communist party, a very public display of the friendship between north korea and china. and without a doubt, isha, that was a message to the united states that this regime, they say they are strong, they say they are here to stay, and ready to defend themselves militarily. >> remarkable scenes playing out in north korea this past
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international inspectors would only have limited access to iran's military site. we understand iran's parliament passed a bill to support the government's implementation of that nuclear deal struck between iran and the world powers, the p5+1. but we are hearing that as part of this, there is insistence that international inspectors only have limited access to iran's nuclear sites. so to iran's military sites. working to get more detail on this and we will bring it to you here on cnn. so stay with us for more details. let's go back to john in vegas for more on the democratic debate. john? >> isha, a good performance ear on tuesday night could mean a big boost for a candidate, could be a game changer. but high reward brings high risk. and a couple of gaffes could end a presidential campaign. >> i want to build a wall. >> immigration did not come up in 2016 because mr. trump
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brought it up. >> more energy tonight. i like that. >> as it relates to my brother there's one thing i know for sure he kept us safe. >> he's an okay doctor. >> it's one of highest stakes moments in presidential politics. >> you guys nervous? >> reporter: a few minutes, seconds even on the debate stage can define a candidacy. sending contenders soaring in the polls or struckling to find their footing. this moment in the first republican presidential debate -- >> mr. trump -- >> reporter: solis fiing trump's standing as a candidate who doesn't play by the rules and boosting him even higher in the polls. in a second gop debate carly fiorina's cool as ice comeback to trump's criticism of her appearance elevating her as a formidable contender. >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. >> i think she's got a beautiful face and i think she's a beautiful woman. >> reporter: her polished
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2008 -- >> i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> reporter: voters delivered a win for hillary clinton in the new hampshire primary. stalling barack obama's momentum after his stunning win in iowa and setting off a long slog nomination fight. in the end, obama turned it around. won the democratic primaries and went on to win the white house. but very few candidates managed to make it that far. sarah murray, cnn, washington. >> you're nice enough, hillary. i'm john vause in las vegas. i'll have much more next hour. >> i'm isha sesay in los angeles. rosemary church and erin barnett pick up our coverage from cnn center right after this. when you're not confident your company's data is secure, the possibility of a breach can quickly become the only thing you think about.
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magazine makes a bold decision in redesign. hello, and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> hey, everyone. thanks for joining us. we're here for the next two hours. this is "cnn newsroom." >> it is 11:00 p.m. in las vegas, nevada, where the five presidential candidates are getting ready to make their cases to the american people in the cnn democrat's debate. time-lapse footage shows work crews putting the finishing touches on the debate stage. >> people getting busy there. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, martin o'malley and jim webb and linco lincoln we are live in las vegas with a preview of their strategies for the debate. you can't head out to the strip
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and enjoy yourself just yet. >> we're here in the politics, not the fun. but for many people, politics is fun. hillary clinton will finally get that head to head contest with her biggest rival. bernie sanders. but we should say these two people have very different object is and styles. hillary clinton's main goal is to try to cut through the politics and controversy. she's going to try to turn the focus off the e-mail sandals and back to her qualifications and try to restart the conversation and try to get the excitement back to her campaign that was there at the beginning. sander's press secretary says he's hoping to convince people he's a viable presidential candidate that can be elected and that his policies will help the middle class. john berman has more on the democratic contenders, including one who is still deciding if
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he'll run or not. >> reporter: he comes buoyed by big enthusiastic crowds. this the most recent, 13,000 in tucson. she comes backed by big new poll numbers in key early states. >> and our next president, hillary clinton. >> reporter: tonight's cnnorc polls in nevada and south carolina show hillary clinton with sizable leads over senator bernie sanders. a big difference from new hampshire where he has led since this summer. high stakes as they prepare to take the stage for the first democratic debate of this campaign. high stakes but today senator sanders suggested keeping the dialogue on a higher plane. >> let's treat each other civilly and treat each other respectfully and let's not try to demonize people who may have disagreements with us. >> reporter: civil, maybe, but sharp, definitely. the 74-year-old democratic socialist has gone out of his
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way to draw contrasts with the front runner. contrasts being a loaded word that means vote for me, not her. >> i know what i stand for. hillary clinton knows what she stands for. let's have that debate. >> reporter: sanders has yet to do a mock debate, but today for the first time he practiced hypothetical exchanges. hillary clinton has been practicing with bob barnett playing the roll of bernie sanders. she celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary. >> and you never suite physically. >> have some fun with pod casters. >> you're the first to realize that i'm not even a human being. i was constructed in a garage in palo alto. >> reporter: as for the man they want to replace, president obama gave his most complete answer yet in the lingering e-mail
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question. >> she made a mistake. she's acknowledged it. i think that the way it's come up is in part because of politics. >> reporter: and it is for the elephant in the room, biden consulted with family over the weekend but no leaks from the house. >> i'm going to get joe make the decision. i think joe will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history. >> okay. john, that does beg the question, does one of the finest vice presidents in history have a chance at becoming the next president of the united states? >> reporter: there's no mistaking the admiration and the affection president obama has for joe biden. joe biden has made no secret he'd like to be president. but his poll numbers are okay. they're not great. they're not bad enough to rule it out. he has a few weeks to declare if he chooses to do so, and earlier
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i spoke with our senior political analyst who says this is a difficult decision. >> polling for biden is between. it's not so weak that this looks hopeless, but even amid all the discussions, his no, your honors are not soaring forward. i think it's a difficult call for him. does he want to take the risk of ending his career, losing a third time for the presidency to hillary clinton in this case. on the other hand, there is an opening. i mean, there are doubts among democrats, particularly on the issue we talked about before, has she been compromised as a general election nominee. that's the backdrop for anyone else to be seriously considered in this race. >> cnn ease live coverage of the first debate starts tomorrow night. 5:00 on the west coast. 8:00 in the east, and for our international viewers, we'll be replaying it we understand night, 9:00 in berlin.
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only here on cnn. and we should also note that after the debate, cnn international will be doing a post game analysis. we'll be talking about international issues. cnn will have their own, but we'll take a closer look at what comes up during the debate. >> all right. john reporting there from las vegas. we'll come back to you a little later that hour and in the following hour as well. don't go anywhere. no gambling for you. we'll be back in a moment. >> to other big stories. kurdish protesters clashed with police on monday at a peace rally over the weekend. police used water cannons and tear gas. >> several people have been detained in connection with the blast. the government says two suicide bombers carried out the attack.
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no group has claimed responsibility, but officials are focusing on isis in their investigation. >> reporter: these three terrorist organizations are seen as potential suspects but when we look at how it happened and the tendency of the events, daesh has become the main suspect. >> observer groups saying the air strikes are mostly meant to bolster the syrian leader's regime. barbara star has the details. >> reporter: it was all caught on camera. bombs killing at least 97 people and wounding nearly 250 at a peace rally in ankara, turkey. the turkish prime minister saying his government suspects isis is behind it. the russian president offering his condolences to the turks and taking a swipe at the obama administration.
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>> translator: let them name for us the specific places where terrorists are hiding where their equipment are. give us the targets. >> reporter: but russian-backed attacks finding their own targets, mostly far from isis in the latest clashes in northwest syria. anti-regime forces and civilians targeted with more than 500 missiles and hundreds of shells according to an observer group. cnn could not independently verify the video. president obama adamant on cbs's 60 minutes that putin's moves into syria were closely watched. >> we knew that he was planning to provide the military assistance that asaad was needing because they were nervous about a potential imminent collapse of the regime. >> reporter: rebels may have been getting stronger with the help of anti-tank missiles like
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these. missiles many reports say were provided through the cia. the u.s. air drops of 50 tons of ammunition, a boost of the pentagon's program to arm other anti-isis rebel groups and drones operated by the special operations command flying over syria looking for baghdadi and other top operatives. the head of special operations in an exclusive interview with cnn said drones are just one crucial tool to get more intelligence about isis. >> we very carefully study what isis does and say about themselves, what they purport to their ied ylg, and i think that gives us a pretty good understanding of that organization. >> reporter: the iraqi government announced this weekend it thought it had killed
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baghdad dad baghdadi in a raid inside iraq, but they said that wasn't the case. cnn, the pentagon. >> for more on russia's role we turn to jill dougherty. she's the former chief of our moscow bureau and is with the international center for defense and security. she joins us from the russian capital. president putin once again in a recent interview saying isis terrorists are the targets in syria, but all the evidence we can see seems to suggest anti-government rebel strongholds are the ones being hit hard by the continue wall air strikes. how much of what the russian president says about his forces in syria can even be trusted let alone verified? >> reporter: well, as you listen to what he's saying, i think what he is saying is the danger is that if the asaad regime
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collapses, what comes next? and president putin would argue, chaos. therefore, in his understanding, in his strategy, is to make sure that that regime continues, maybe not even because they necessarily like it, but what comes next could be worse. this is how the president would argue. and so when he looks at isis, he would say yes, i'm hitting isis, but he also has referred to the groups and terrorists as the guys with the rifles. so he is not making the fine distinctions that the wests, that the united states, are making, and he's hitting them to make sure that they are able, in the forces of asaad are able to push back as much as possible, keep it stabilized, and then as president putin said the other night, then to move to some type
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of political solution to the problem. but the problem is the united states and the allies who are saying you are not concentrating only on isis, even though you seem to be saying that. >> and president putin has said that he's open to working with the united states on coordinating the air campaigns over syria, but what should we make of putin's claim that russian ground troops won't be deployed? he said that in his recent interview, but if you look at the air strikes and where they're taking place, they would pave the way for ground forces to bolster the forces of asaad. what should we make of that claim? >> well, again, not necessarily, though, errol, i think president putin, again, taking him at his word, he's saying no ground troops. why would he say that. it would appear that russia doesn't have any appetite for sending it forces into the ground to be killed at a time
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where they're already involved in some fashion or another in ukraine. the economy has problems, et cetera, and the people who have been killed in ukraine, the families have been very disturbed by that. this is not something that the russians want repeated. so i think the operation really is for the russians to soften up, destroy, as much as possible, with these air attacks, but then let the syrian forces move in on the ground and get the job done. that appears to be the strategy. >> very interesting points there. and it appears to be the strategy, because we can only wait and watch as it unfields and changes from week to week. great to here from jill getting our insight from her. joining us from moscow. jill, thanks. >> and we turn now to new developments we're following. iranian state media are
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reporting that iran's parliament has approved tehran's nuclear deal with the u.s. and other person powers. >> it would limit iran's nuclear weapons program. in exchange, various sanctions will be loosened. they say the parliament insists that international inspectors would have only limited access to iran's military sites. we'll take a short break here on "cnn newsroom." but just ahead deadly clashes across jerusalem and gau za. the plan to end the search. >> and international airlines have been warned about the risks posed by low flying missiles over iran and iraq. we'll bring you more on that when we return. ♪ the way i see it, you have two choices; the easy way or the hard way. you could choose a card that
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israeli police reporting there has been a stabbing near tel aviv. information is coming in at this point, but police say the attacker has been, quote, neutraliz neutralized. >> this comes after multiple
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stabbing incidence on monday. and in one case they shot and killed a palestinian attacker. >> erin has been following the latest developments. she joins us live from jerusalem. talk to us about this latest information you're getting on the stabbing and is there a sense that there's some sort of coordination going on here with the stabbings? >> reporter: hi, rosemary. this is according to balance services swelas well as eyewitn that there's been a stabbing incident near tel aviv. the attacker is being treated on the scene. as we get more information, we'll bring it to you. this is fresh violence after scathing remarks from the israeli prooiime minister in a speech last night. take a listen to what he had to say about the wave of violence.
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>> translator: it must be understood once and for all, terror does not stand due to the diplomatic process. it stems from a wish to destroy us. it is the motive. >> reporter: he also blamed hamas, the palestinian authority, and the islamic movement in israel for incitin violence and pushed forward new legislation that would give a three-year minimum prison sentence for people who throw stones and bottles. now, palestinian officials reacting with strong words of their own. this morning, cnn spoke to plo executive committee member saying that israel is, quote, acting like a military occupier, and she blamed the prime minister's actions for escalating the situation. now, all of this following what was a brutal day yesterday.
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four separate stabbing attacks in jerusalem. one of the attackers, a 13-year-old boy. so what we're seeing in many of these incidents, so-called lone wolf attacks. people acting on their own initiative without organization, and israeli authorities saying these are difficult to prevent. >> all right. erin mclaughlin bringing us up to date. another stabbing incident there, and we'll keep people abreast of more developments as they come in. many thanks, erin. the dutch safety board will soon release the report of a plane crash last year. >> an early draft indicates a russian made missile brought down the plane, but it does not say who fired it. >> some airlines are making adjustments to their flight
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plans over iran and iraq after a warning from europe's aviation safety agency. renee marsh has the details. >> reporter: commercial airlines flying over the middle east have been warned to beware of low flying missiles. the risk is in air space over iraq and iran as russian fires missiles. the european aviation safety agency alerted all european carriers after missiles were fired from russian warships earlier this month. airlines like air france said it would introduce temporary rules for flights over iran and the sea, but it wouldn't give details about the new measures. and british airways said it would adjust its flight plans based on advice from the british government. some airlines are shifting routs while others are continuing to fly over the region. the agency has not prohibited flights and says the missiles were launched well below air
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space where commercial planes usually fly, but the potential danger still exists. the air space includes busy routs connects europe to the middle east and asia and avoiding it altogether would be a logistical nightmare and would force airlines to take a less direct rout. back to you. >> thanks. and now to something completely different. playboy magazine without naked images. can this be true? absolutely. the publisher is planning to drop fully nude pictures. >> and the move seems to be a reaction to be what's happening online where people can say anything, and we mean anything, any time they want to, but it's a pretty big change. brian stelter reports. >> you know the old saying se kpe sells. it does.
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playboy announcing it's going to drop fully nude photographs. this was reported by "the new york times" a couple of hours ago, and it shocked a lot of people in the magazine industry. playboy is known for lots of things but nothing more than the galleries of semi nude or fully nude women. they'll still publish provocative photos but not fully nude. they believe it will appeal to a broader and younger audience, and this is a sign of the times. think about playboy. it's gone on newsstands for decad decades, duh it's hidden in plastic. the internet has changed calculations and that's true for playboy. there's unlimited access on the internet to nude imagery and pornography, and the internet has changed what it means to be a print magazine, and that's
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what playboy is acknowledging with this decision. they removed fully nude images from their website and the traffic skyrocketed. they wanted it safe for work, and now it is. a lot of people wonder what will they be without the photos? it will be more like maxim or gq, and maybe that people only read playboy for the articles will be true soon. we'll hear about what it means to be provocative but not nude images. for now, a big change in an iconic magazine. thanks to brian for that. you're watching "cnn newsroom." just ahead, we'll get back live to las vegas and our coverage of the democratic debate. >> plus, the record heat across
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a warm welcome back to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. iranian state media report that iran's parliament has approved a deal with western powers that limits iran's nuclear powers and nuclear weapons program in exchange for loosening of sanctions. they say the parliament insists that international inspectors have limited access to iran's military sites. >> and breaking news for you out
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of israel. police say there has just been a stabbing i said dent, another one, outside of tel aviv. an emergency services spokesperson says one person was wounded and taken to a hospital, and they say the alleged attacker is being treated at the scene. this comes amid growing deadly violence between palestinians and israelis. russia's defense ministry says it's taken air strikes. meanwhile the u.s. military air dropped 50 tons of ammunition and air supplies to syrian rebels on monday. all right. in less than 24 hours from now, five candidates will take this stage in las vegas for the democratic presidential debate. >> and cnn is hosting the first
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debate. we are there las vegas, and joined with the preview. how is it all shaping up, john? >> reporter: well, rosemary, remember the debate last month at the reagan presidential library? apparently there are rules that go with the debates. obviously no one followed them last time, but there are guidelines, and tom has the details on what will be the ground rules, the rules of the road for the candidates in this debate on tuesday. >> reporter: five candidates are expected to be on stage when the debate begins and they will be arrayed according to their strength in the polls. hillary clinton will be in the middle. the other spread on either side. the strength in the polls will also determine their order in terms of opening and closing statements. the candidates cannot bring anything like a phone or tablet or notes or a prop onto stage of any sort. they will each have a pad of paper and a pen, and they will have some water in case they need it. what are they going to face?
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it will be an all cnn panel this time. the moderator is anderson cooper, dana bash. don lemon will be watching facebook and instagram, fielding questions and presenting them to the candidates. they will each have one minute to answer a direct question of any sort, and if they're brought up in somebody else's answer or accused of something, they'll have 30 seconds of a rebuttal. they'll also get a warning to tell them they're running out of time, and if they feel they should be able to go on for clarify, anderson can let them do say, and you can get the accounts on the fringe will want every second they can get to try to rise in the polls and be closer to the middle next time around. >> and thanks for explaining all of that. hillary clinton could face some tough questions about national security in light of the
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controversies stemming from her time as secretary of state. although, earlier i spoke with our national security commentator about the grilling clinton might receive. >> if we look at the campaign, there hasn't been a lot of talk about national security and foreign policy. expected to come out during this debate given her experience? has clinton got a lock on it? >> two different problems for her. one is she has some of the legacy problems from the obama administration going into this debate. the russia reset question is going to plague her a little bit. she voted for the iraq war. that's a real contrarian position in the democrat primary. that's something she's going to have to reclaim as her mantle. >> you're saying she has a lot of problems from her time as secretary of state. >> right. and i think her democrat opponents think it's a weakness for her. and i think you'll probably hear that tomorrow night. >> and givenen her experience as
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secretary of state, and her challengers here can't match that, can they? >> no, but they can find policy differences. if you've heard bernie sanders talk about his opposition to the iraq war. hillary clinton's position on the iraq war, she supported it and voted on it in the senate. and so now she came back and changed her position. those are issues she's going to have toover come. came with russia. isn't the united states, it's russia. her whole russia reset question, i think you're going to hear some of that tomorrow night. what does he miss when she was secretary of state. i believe they're going to try to make that strength, that national security strength that she walked into the election with, make that her problem, and that's an important thing in debates to try to do. >> that's one of the issues
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dragging her down in the polls, benghazi, given what's happened over the last couple of days, sh s she now off the hook? >> here's what i think her problem is. i used to be a former fbi agent as well. the fbi is investigating. the fbi is investigating this and working at this, and they're not going away on it. it's not guilthat piece that i k she's worried about. it's all the e-mails coming out and the fbi investigation. there's a little drip about new things in these e-mails that are coming out not related to benghazi but causing her problems. she's going to have to deal with it. >> the fbi. >> it's a bad day. they wouldn't take this case lightly, and they're not going to be influenced. they're going to investigate this. it could exonerate or cause her problems. >> reporter: what makes for a good debate question? past and future cnn debate
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moderators share their insights. take a look. >> i think what makes a good question is something that e lis its an honest response. >> i think simplicity and clarity. >> it's their disagreements that you want aired out. >> you're doing it so the vie r viewers get a view of who the men and women are. >> it's hard to say. so much of the answer to that question is the answer that the candidate gives. >> listening to what's being said and pivoting off of it or taking a question to a different candidate to bring them in. >> if you can get the two candidate's words to pit them against each other, sometimes you ask an open ended questions and they go to where their minds take them. >> the worst thing in the world is to be sitting there with a list of questions that you thought out in advance, and then just waiting for the person to stop talk so you can go on to
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the next question. you don't want to do that. >> a lot of the prep is trying to game out what the candidate is or isn't potentially going to say. >> if a week later nobody can remember the name of the moderator but they got information that helped them make their decision, then you did your job. >> reporter: and if there is a question you hope they ask one or all of the accounted candidates, you can submit it. don lemon will be asking the questions which you provide. and our live coverage of the first democratic presidential debate starts tomorrow night at 5:00 here on the west coast. that's 8:00 in the east. and for our international viewers, we will be replaying the entire debate wednesday night, and again, you'll see that only here on cnn. a lot of excitement. counting down. it is dark right now. but everyone, the strip is still
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alive. >> all right. >> they're all out. >> still hope for you j john. all right. thanks so much. lovely live pictures we're looking at there. the lights of las vegas. many thanks, john. talk to you soon. and a different kind of changing of the guard in london. police say they'll now deploy covert tactics to try to arrest wick can i leeks julian asauj. the story, next. to a happy homn these modern times? it's a housewife who's in control of the finances. actually, any wife, husband, or human person can use progressive's name your price tool to take control of their budget. and while the men do the hard work of making money, she can get all the car insurance options her little heart desires. or the women might do the hard work of making money. [ chuckling ] women don't have jobs. is this guy for real? modernizing car insurance with -- that's enough out of you! the name your price tool, only from progressive. where is your husband? the name your price tool, only from progressive. you wouldn't order szechuan without checking the spice level.
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denouncing iran. iranian state media say a revolutionary court has found jason rezaian guilty. but it's not clear of what offenses. it's not clear if he's been sentenced. the post says it will appeal a conviction. another journalist who spent four months in a iranian prison,
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said they view journalists with suspicion. >> it is a view that is wildly held among the iranian officials as they interrogator told me, spies get information, sell, information, and that's how they're making a living, and journalists gather and sell information, and that's the way they're making a living. >> and there's this interesting note. this iran yan judge presided over rezaian's trial, and he is no or tnotorious penalties. the eu has accused him of across human rights violations. in london police are no longer guarding julian assange 24 hours a day. >> he's been held up for three years and they look at why police are changing their
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tactics. >> reporter: after three years and an estimated 14 million pounds in policing costs, police services announced they are withdrawing their around the clock guard at the embassy here where julian assange sought refuge in 2012. they acknowledge that perhaps their response wasn't exactly proportionate, as they called knit a. ool al though, this doesn't mean they've given up on allyan asauj. they say they'll continue to go through tactics necessary. julian assange feared authorities might hand him over to the u.s. where he would be forced to stand trial for leaking secret u.s. documents. that also hasn't gone away. for now, the british foreign services hoping to rely on more diplomatic measures.
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they've called in an ambassador to continue, they say, to express their frustration with the ongoing situation here. cnn, london. and onto other stories we're tracking for you. a u.s. dentist will not be charged for killing a lion. they say he had the legal paperwork. >> he shot the lion with a bow and arrow in july. he insists he had no idea he was targeting a prized lion and says he was simply following his local guides. >> i want to tell you about the large wildfire in wyoming. it's forced the evacuation of more than 500 homes. the saturday began saturday. unusually high temperatures coupled with strong winds in the region may have ignited the blaze. and our meteorologist is with us now to talk about the situation
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there. it really did engulf it but looks flat in that area. >> it is, and it was a combination of the dry air, the strong winds, and the hot temperatures. it's not just there. all of the western united states has really been incredibly warm. the debate is coming up, and they are dealing with record high temperatures in las vegas. same thing with los angeles. in fact, take a look at some of these temperatures. these are the high temperatures expected later on today. 100 degrees. we're talking triple digits in palm springs. vegas topping out at 96 degrees today. death valley, 105. again, these are incredible temperatures, well above the normal for this time of year. we do have a system that will begin to make its way up the west coast as we get to the later portion of the coast. bringing much needed rain. los angeles get a lot of rain, but the humidity will creep up. that will help the wildfires.
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the high temperature today expected to be 96 in las vegas. the record is 95. ever so close. san diego, a high of 85, record 94. expected to stay warm over several days. even parts of the northwestern united states is dealing with heat. also up near yak ma, a high of 79. beating it with 77. in europe, snowfall. about 10 centimeters in poland up to about 9 centimeters in parts of slovakia. we're expecting to see snowfall in other areas, especially the alps and central germany expecting to pick up an additional 10 to 20 centimeters oh of snow. >> snow on the way. >> snow and heat. >> now are watching "cnn newsroom." coming up, one of my favorite stories of the day, one
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welcome back. in a sign of warming relations between the u.s. and cuba, the white house is hosting a cuban musical act for the first time in half a century. they'll perform at a reception on thursday. >> the band is in the middle of a farewell tour. they gained popularity with a big band sound that had not been heard in decades. be prepared for emergencies. the coast guard rescued a man. >> the boat had no satellite radio beacon leaving the skipper adrift for five days. he was rescued off hawaii in the weekend. our next guest has been described as a special kind of
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maniac for taking extraordinary photos. >> it's a beautiful madness. he's traveled the globe to capture breathtaking images of ocean waves. his work has been featured on the cover of many books and magazines. >> it's the incredible lengths he goes to in order to get the perfect shot that makes his work to special. he joins us in australia, and russell, it is a pleasure to talk with you. your pictures are amazing, and what makes them all the more extraordinary is you swim out to capture these shots. why did you decide this was the way you wanted to capture that special moment. how does it feel to be all the way out there in the ocean, and do you ever worry about the dangers involved? >> hi, guys. no, the dangers we try to get around by doing some breath hold training. i mean, you can't -- the shots and stuff, they're always there, so you can't do much about them.
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it's just really just dotting the is and crossing the ts, and making sure you do everything right so it's safe and you don't need to get rescued yourself. >> but you've, russell, actually been in some sticky situations before. you physically swim out to get these shots whereas other photographers are in a boat. you have to consider what lays beneath, the coral and other things that can injure you. talk about some of the scary situations you've been in. >> the way concentrating over here is the right. it's like a deep water slab. the reef is about eight meters deep. it doesn't really come into play. this wave only breaks when it's huge. the worst thing that can happen is long hold downs and violent hold downs. you have to work your way up to it. i look at how surfers in the
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past and how they've evolved. i've gone through training techniques wash a techniques, and i try to increase my levels in the ocean. >> i was reading you can hold your breath for up to four minutes. under what circumstances has that become useful while you've been taking these pictures? >> yeah. the four minute thing is like a static breath hold. that's when you're super relaxed. that's not even that great of time. there's other tepeople, like fr divers that have done nine minutes. in the surf, it's high heart rate. sometimes you could be anxious. it's kind of like holding your breath under crazy circumstances and being relaxed in these situations, and it's not four
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minutes. if you're getting held down for close to a minute in that kind of environment, that's super tough. >> well, you're a laid back guy, but russell has amazing shots. you can see more of him on his website. thanks for joining us. >> thanks so much. >> thanks for having me. >> and you are watching "cnn newsroom." next hour we'll take you back to las vegas for a preview of the first democratic debate of the 2016 campaign. >> and we are also live in jerusalem to look at what's behind renewed tension between israelis and palestinians. stay with cnn.
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show down in the desert. hillary clinton, bernie sanders and more set for the first face to face democratic presidential debate. but could biden end up stealing the show. >> and another stabbing as israelis and palestinians brace for a day of competing protests. >> plus big changes for an american icon. playboy magazine says it's covering up in. >> hello, and a welcome to our viewers in the states and around
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the world. i'm errol barnett. >> and rosemary church. this is "cnn newsroom." >> it is midnight in las vegas right now. and less than 24 hours away from the first presidential debate of 2015 for the u.s. democratic candidates. >> the stage is almost set as you can see here from this time lapse footage showing the finishing touches on the stage. the candidates will soon step behind the podiums and make their cases to the american people. we are live in las vegas with a preview of what we can expect from the big debate. john. >> reporter: you know, one point here. you say it's midnight, and it is midnight here in las vegas right now, but it's busier than it was a few hours ago. everyone is coming out. this is the time of night when
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people have a lot of fun. as you can tell, a lot of people hear for the gambling. some other people turning up for the debate. five candidates will hit the stage on tuesday night, and this will be the first opportunity for many of the candidates, at least the three lesser known to get some air time, maybe connect with some of the voters who haven't heard about them. but this is all about hillary clinton as she faces off against her biggest rivals so far, the senator from vermont, bernie sanders, and we get the details now from brianna keeler. >> reporter: as they get ready for their first debate in las vegas, hillary clinton is the person to beat. a new cnn poll of likely nevada caucus goers shows her besting him by 16 points. the spread is even bigger in south carolina. clinton leads sanlders by 31 points, and the vermont
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candidate says an opportunity to draw differences. >> there are differences of opinion that should be discussed. >> reporter: sanders tried out one of his main debating points that clinton is late to positions he always supported like her now opposition to a trade deal she backed as secretary of state. >> so people will have to contrast my consistency and my willingness to stand up to washington corporations, big corporations with the secretary. >> reporter: sanders trails clinton nationally in the polls but his lead in the all important first primary state makes him tough competition. she came from behind after this moment went viral. she spoke about it in a buzz feed pod cast. >> when it was over, i felt drained. nashville anything other than that. i didn't realize it was going to be such a big deal.
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>> reporter: tuesday night they'll take the stage in las vegas. for the lesser known candidates like former maryland governor, they will try to gain support. one of the biggest contenders won't be there, joe biden is weighing whether to run. on cbs, president obama says he understands why he might get in. >> if you're sitting next to the president and wrestling with his issues, i'm sure he's saying i could do a really good job. >> so, john, this democratic debate is really the first opportunity for the lesser known candidates to really present themselves on a national stage. what hillary clinton and sanders have to do to make the most of the platform? >> reporter: well, we're hearing from their camps, and for hillary clinton, this is about trying to restart the conversation and trying to get the excitement she had at the
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beginning of her campaign. for sanders, it's about trying to present himself as a viable presidential nominee, someone who americans can see sitting in the white house. a short time ago i spoke with a strategist and cnn political contributor about that very topic. >> the campaign is counting on this debate to be the opportunity that she hasn't had in the past three months for her to breakthrough, and for me to do it on something that she is head and shoulders above the rest good at. that is her policy prescriptions and policy proposals, her vision for what she would do should she be president of the united states. >> one of the big issues for the clinton campaign is the vice president. is he in or out? will he run or not? and is it a problem right now that in some ways for the hillary clinton, they don't know what to do.
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if he's in, you know how to campaign inform campaign. if he's out, you know. >> i think they know what to do. and what they're doing is focusing on her, and what she wants to tell the american people. what is her plan for how she wants to be a fighter for middle class families who have not gotten the chance to take advantage of the recovery we've been in for the last six years. what is she going to do for them, and when she had competition, and if joe biden gets in, i think she'll be a better candidate for it. she's at her best when she has to wake up every day thinking she's the underdog. that's when the fighter in her comes out. that's when the american people will see that is the woman that will fight for me. >> reporter: of course, another candidate, besides joe biden, the vice president who will not be on the stage tuesday night,
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is donald trump. >> i'm not rooting for anybody. i just want to see what they have to say. there are a lot of bad ideas out there, but i want to see what they have to say. it's interesting to see. three of them are registered low, but it's interesting for the first ten minutes. >> reporter: now, the republican front runner appeared to be well aware of his audience monday night. it was at an event that was designed to show cooperation. he delivered measured comments. and cnn's live coverage of the first democratic presidential debate starts at 5:00 on the west coast, 8:00 in the east, and for our international viewers, we'll be replaying the entire debate. you'll see it only here on cnn and we also have a programming note for our viewers of cnn international. while our friends at cn n usa
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will will have their own analysis, we'll look at the issues which will resonate and could affect our viewers around the world as well. that will be special programming note for viewers of cnn international. >> very important to tune in to that. many thanks. >> a long day coming up. >> still coming back to you. don't go anywhere. >> see you later this hour. >> can't wait. >> all right. now to other stories we're following here. we're learning more now about a stabbing near tel aviv that happened a short time ago. we are told one person was wounded and taken to a hospital. >> now, this comes as israeli police report multiple stabbings across jerusalem monday, and the killing of palestinians, they say, were behind the i said dents. >> the ongoing violence comes as israelis and palestinians are
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planning counter demonstrations. erin mclaughlin joins us and is following the latest developments for us. things are just getting worse there by all accounts. what are some of the details on these recent acts of violence we've seen? >> reporter: that's right, airli errol. one stabbing i said dent this morning, assay a 22-year-old palestinian man from east jerusalem stabbed a man waiting for a bus near tel aviv. people standing by saw the attack unfold. they managed to stop the attacker until police arrived. both the alleged attacker and the victim are being treated in hospital. we'll bring you more information on that as soon as we have it, but it's part of a wave of violence we've seen in recent days, particularly brutal day yesterday. four stabbing attacks in
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jerusalem. at least four israelis wounded in those attacks. one of the attackers, a 13-year-old boy. really illustrates that young and old are participating in these attacks, and both sides blaming each other for inciting this violence. >> and that's what's so unnerving, erin, we refer to this as a cycle of violence because it continues and gets worse. considering that, and the demonstrations we're looking out for, what kind of precautions are being made to prevent continued escalation of these things. what can we expect today? >> they've announced increased police presence in cities in israel and jerusalem. additional military personnel deployed in the west bank as well. but israeli officials say these lone wolf attacks are difficult to prevent. a lot of these people are
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self-motivated. the terms of the events that we expect today, a general strike has been called, and arab cities in israel, there's also expected to be a school strike in palestinian schools in east jerusalem. a statement released by civil servants in the west bank says that the protests are meant to protest israel's policies toward some of the alleged attackers. in many cases, the alleged attackers end up killed by israeli forces before they're able to be brought to trial. it's also meant to p-- in all o this, tonight in jerusalem, near the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu's residence, a group of israeli settlers are expected to protest saying they're expecting around 10,000 to show up there. they're going to be protesting
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his handling of the security situation and a lack of building opportunities they say they have in the west bank, building opportunities that would be illegal under international laws. it also shows how much pressure the israeli prime minister is coming under to handle all of this. >> that's right. multiple stabbings on monday. into the stabbing outside of tel aviv today. details on that and the upcoming demonstrations. we'll watch this closely. thank you. >> we turn now to another developing story. iran's state media report that the iranian parliament has given its approval to the nuclear deal, tehran reached with western powers. under the pact, strict limitations would be imposed on iran's nuclear weapons program. i want to get more details on this and walk to our senior international correspondent. fred, talk to us about the pass
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offing of this deal, but also there seems a little bit of a question over access. these inspections, what is going on with that? some sort of change. talk to us about that. >> reporter: there's a lot of big questions over access that's been going on for quite a while. the vote is very much a victory for the moderates. the deal was one that was brought through by the more moderate president and his foreign minister. their leading the negotiations. in effect, it's more of a technical vote than anything else. the parliament could not have derailed the nuclear agreement because it's been signed off, but it was a lot more controversial within iran. there was a lot of debate, and the supreme leader said the parliament has to debate this nuclear agreement, and what happened was that the parliament then put in place a committee to
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try to look into all of this, and that committee had some very, very controversial hearings. hard liners and moderates, really going at it. and they visited some of iran's nuclear sites to see what happened with the sites. there was one visit to the heavy water react or the which is going to be heavily modified. and the big question for a long time has been the access, and one of the things that the iranian supreme leader has been saying is there's no access to military sites by the international inspections team, but, of course, under the agreement, there is limited access. or there's supposed to be limited access to the sites. it's something that's still very much a point of contention, and where it's not really clear whether or not iran and the other powers that are a part of this nuclear agreement are really seeing eye to eye as to what that access to military sites actually means. that's something that in the
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future could be a cause for concern, but on the face of it, and at the beginning now with this nuclear agreement being ratified by the iranian parliament, that is certainly something ha that is a good sign with the moderate sources that have been fighting for this and part of a controversial debate. >> all right. frederick pleitgen reporting there from the approval on the nuclear deal approved by the iranian parliament. now the u.s. and russia are stepping up their roles in syria but on opposing sides. we'll bring you details on this coming up. >> and turj irk officials make progress into their investigations on deadly bombings over the weekend. back with that and more.
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attacks. >> russia's defense ministry says it's launched more than 100 air strikes. >> meanwhile the u.s. military is giving tons of ammunition to syrian rebels fighting the asaad regime. >> and turkey is blaming isis for an attack over the weekend. barbara star has more. >> reporter: it was all caught on camera. bombs killing at least 97 people and wounding nearly 250 at a peace rally in ankara, turkey. the turkish prime minister saying his government suspects isis is behind it. vladimir putin offering his condolences to the turks and taking a swipe at the obama administration. >> translator: let them name for
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us the specific places where terrorists are hiding where their equipment and weapons are. give us the targets. >> reporter: but russian-backed attacks finding their own targets, mostly far from isis in the latest clashes in northwest syria. anti-regime forces and civilians targeted with more than 500 missiles and hundreds of shells, according to an observer group. cnn could not independently verify the video. president obama adamant on cbs's 60 minutes that putin's moves into syria were closely watched. >> we knew that he was planning to provide the military assistance that asaad was needing because they were nervous about a potential imminent collapse of the regime. >> rebels may have been getting stronger with the help of anti-tank missiles like these.
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missiles many reports say, were provided through the cia. the u.s. air drops of 50 tons of ammunition, a boost to the pentagon's program to arm other anti-isis rebel groups and drones operated by the u.s. special operations command flying over syria, looking for isis leader, baghdadi and other top operatives. the head of special operations in an exclusive interview with cnn said drones are just one crucial tool to get more intelligence about isis. >> we very carefully study what isis does, what they say about themselves, what they purport to their ideology, and i think that gives us a pretty good understanding of that organization. >> barbara star reporting there. and for more, we want to get to
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a lieutenant colonel, a cnn military analyst who joins us now in oregon. always a pleasure to talk with you, sir. what is happening here in are we essentially watching a proxy war play out in syria between russia and the united states in. >> it looks like it's developing that way. you've got the americans going after isis on one side, but they're also supporting these anti-regime rebels, the cia has a vibrant program going on and the missiles, the missiles very effective, and it's taken a real toll on the syrians. it's this missile that has prompted the rug russians to get in there. they appeared to be on the verge of collapse and pulling back. the russians didn't want to see it. and i think that drove the timing of their intervention. we're starting to see the
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syrians on one side fighting for the russians, and our allies fighting on the other, representing the americans. >> let's look at those missiles that you tensioned. are they a game-changer here? >> they are certainly effective. they're much more effective than anything else on the field over there. this is the state of the art anti-tank weapon. it's gone through many id rations. it's very effective. it's taken a toll. they don't seem to have any shortage of them. i see every day, dozens and dozens of videos. the it's become a mystique up in idlib province and hama. there's posters and videos about the tank killers. the it's taking on a mistooik teak almost like in afghanistan with the stinger. >> interesting. and how is this likely to play
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out? russia supporting asaad regime up against military hardware supplied by the united states and others. who's going to come out on top? >> that's a tough question. what we're seeing is it's almost turning into a stalemate. you see the syrian army take cities back they lost before, and then a day later, we see the rebels coming back in force when the russian aircraft aren't there. it's going back and forth and turning into a real blood bath up there in hama and idlib, and that's where all the russian air power is going on there taking a tremendous toll. >> always a pleasure to get your perspective on these military issues. appreciate it. >> good to be with you. >> still to come here on "cnn newsroom." will it still be playboy magazine without naked pictures inside? they make a huge change. >> and on the eve of the
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democratic presidential debate, we still don't know whether the u.s. vice president will make a run for the white house. we take a look at that next here on "cnn newsroom." don't go anywhere.
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and a warm welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm rosemary church. >> and i'm errol barnett. let's update you on our top stories right now. the dutch safety board will release the report on a crash when 298 people were killed last yea
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year,. it does not say who fired a missile. many of the victims were dutch citizens. >> the u.s. military air dropped 50 tons of ammunition and other supplies to syrian rebels monday. meanwhile, russia says its launched more than 100 air strikes in syria. earlier, israeli police say a 22-year-old stabbed a man at a bus stop near tel aviv. people waiting for the bus subdued the attacker who medics treated at the scene. back to our top story now. the u.s. democratic debate right here on cnn. john is there in las vegas as you mentioned earlier. things just warming up where you are right now. but all our sights are what will happen on tuesday. >> reporter: we are counting
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down just hours away. less than 24 hours away. our stage is set for the five presidential candidates who are looking to make a run for the white house. but there is a potential sixth candidate who might just disrupt this race. the u.s. vice president, joe biden. and i spoke with a former obama administration official about the possibility that mr. biden might run. >> i think he's probably got another week, two at the most. at a certain point, it becomes disrespectful to the process. everybody loves jo biden if he runs or not. but at a certain point, you're showing a lot of leg but not coming on over. something is wrong. >> reporter: does he have the luxury of watching the debate and seeing how hillary clinton does? >> you know, i think he's the reality. he is the best insurance policy
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that the democrats have in case she blows u. she could be indicted. i think that's highly unlukely, but the fbi is looking into her. i think he needs to get in, and then he can always get out. i think to stay on the edge this long, he's starting to wear out his welcome on the edge. >> reporter: at man, president obama, not on the stage. in areas of trade and foreign policy and the environment, hillary clinton is putting distance between her and the president. does that come with potential problems? >> well, she's got to do a number of things at the same time. she can't alienate the president, but she can't run against obama. she has to run with obama, but she can create space. she is more hawkish than she is. she would be dishonest if she says she wasn't.
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she can't com across as someone who's going to run against the obama coalition. she's got to be able to square the circle being herself but not losing his coalition. >> reporter: we saw poll numbers today that hillary clinton is popular among democrat african americans, much more so than bernmyny sanders. is this an opening. even for o'malley? >> i think a lot of people don't understand the way that politics works in the united states. in order for a democrat to win the white house, that candidate has to pull not 50% of the black vote, not 90% of the vote. 94 % to 96% of the black vote. black people have to be unanimous in supporting a democrat. so bernie sanders has a lot of room to grow there. there's a huge amount of affection for the clinton's.
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when you're as low as sanders is, you have to row. and he may be able to grow. >> and live coverage for the debate starts tomorrow, tonight, rather, 5:00 here in the west. that's 8:00 in the east. and for our international viewers, we'll replay the debate wednesday night, 8:00 in london, 9:00 in berlin, only here on cnn. and i'm going to hit the all you can eat buffet, play some slots and take in a show. >> i'm getting you're going to go to bed. >> but you've earned it. >> get some rest. >> bye. >> turkish officials say they have detained several people in connection with with a deadly bombing attack over the weekend. at least 97 people were killed when two blasts ripped but a peace rally. >> now the government says two suicide bombers carried out this
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attack. no group has claimed responsibility but officials say isis is the primary suspect in their investigation. >> and joining me now with the latest from ankara is phil black. phil, what is the latest on the investigation into the bombings and what are we learning about the people who have been detained in connection with blasts? >> reporter: very little. the turkish government says they don't want to give numbers, but they say numerous people have been detained. we make out that they are clearly focusing on isis. they say that as much, but they're not prepared to say that it was isis. so isis is the focus of the investigation. they say they're close to identifying formally one of the suspected suicide bombers. to help with that they've been taking dna samples of relatives
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of people who are suspected of joining isis. and now they say the explosive was similar in construction, type, and use to that which was used in the southern town in july where more than 30 people, kurdish activists were killed in a suicide bombing there. isis was blamed there but they did not accept responsibility. the lines they are drawing point to isis, but they're not saying that is what they believe just yet. >> it's interesting. we haven't heard from isis at this point, but, phil, we've seen prothe tests on the streets as a result of the weekend blasts. how are the protests likely to play out today? will people get out on the streets? >> we've seen angry and emotional streets. at the many funerals held across the country for those who lost their lives in that attack. a lot of emotion. a great deal of fury.
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all of it directed at the t turkish government. the belief is that the authorities notably, the security and intelligence authorities did not do enough to prevent this attack. they believe that more could have been done. and so we expect to see more of that. in istanbul there were calls for protests, but the government says it can't take place. it's tense. turkey is due to vote on a new parliament on the first of november. just weeks away. the view of everyone across the political spectrum is that this bombing was made and designed to influence the campaign in some way, but they differ vastly on just what that influence or end result could be. for the opposition parties, their concern is that they were targeted in this attack in such a way that it will intimidate their followers, supporters, and it will make it more difficult to campaign. it could affect their turnout
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and ultimately the results on voting day. >> phil black bringing us up to date on the situation in ankara. >> still to come here on snow n "cnn newsroom," playboy magazine says they're making big changes and naked pictures are out. >> and live in jerusalem on the analysis on the growing violence between palestinians and israelis as they get ready for general strikes. back in a moment. when you're not confident your company's data is secure, the possibility of a breach can quickly become the only thing you think about. that's where at&t can help. at at&t we monitor our network traffic so we can see things others can't. mitigating risks across your business. leaving you free to focus on what matters most.
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us from moscow. jill, you've been listening into what the russian manufacturer presented to the media just a few moments ago. what stood out to you? >> well, what they're saying is that -- well, let's back up. the theory so far coming from the western side has been that that plane was shot down by a missile that was launched from the ground from areas contained by the rebels in ukraine, and now the company that manufactures that missile is saying as it's said before, that it's done a very careful modelling, in fact, two modelings of how this accident occurred, and that believe that that missile that was launched came not from the rebel area but from the area controlled by the ukrainian government forces. that's what we're expecting to hear. but when you get to the actual report coming from the dutch,
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that is the safety board, dutch safety board that's reporting. they are not going to be saying who did it. they're going to be saying how it happened. but the kulpaability will come later. there was a criminal investigation ongoing led by the dutch, and it will be a while before it comes out. >> and jill, the problem with that is that for the most part, it was understood that this was a russian missile, and people wanted to know who fired it. they're not going to find that out. that's problematic, isn't it? is there any sense that they will actually look into that part of this story a little further down the track? >> yes. i mean, that is the criminal investigation. as i said, it's ongoing, and that is what they would look at, who controlled that missile. you know, there's no question it appears that it was actually that missile, but whose control it was in is the question, and
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then also, you know, there has been a back and forth and conflict really over whether there should be an international tribunal over who should take people to court, there was an attempt to do that at the united natio nations, but russia voted against that. at this point, that's not going to happen, but it could potentially be brought up again. i think the bottom line from moscow would be, we've done an experiment, the company would say, and it shows that that missile came from government ukrainian government-controlled areas, and also the russian government saying you, the west, are ignoring information, data, and intelligence that we have that shows exactly that, that it was the ukrainians who were at fault. that's a very strong message. you're not listening to what
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we're saying. >> yeah. they are at least getting closer to some answer here. jill talking to us there live from moscow. thanks to you. >> well, let's return now to the middle east. benjamin netanyahu is promising a hard line on the increasing wave of palestinian violence. >> translator: it must be understood once and more all, terrorist stems from a wish to destroy us. it is the motive nowadays. >> the recent wave of violence between israelis and palestinians topped dagenda of the legislative body. they took steps to increase sentences of people throwing moll ta maul tov cocktails.
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gill, thank you for joining us. and joining us on cnn today. we heard the prime minister speaking. but opponents even within parliament have suggested the prime minister himself should shoulder some of the blame in the current violence. you have a right wing rally planned on the point today. is that is fair assessment of how this has been handled? >> yes. the israelis on the right and on the left are upset that more is not being done to end this horrible spate of terror attacks. on my way here, it was hard to get here because there are balances going in several different directions, and one of the attacks that took place not long ago is close to this studio. on the one hand, you're having all of the opposition parties on both the left and the right trying to say that benjamin netanyahu is to blame for this. but on the other hand, there is a sense of national unity here, and he wasn't heckled in his
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address to the kanessa which is rare over here. >> but as we watch, the violence continues. there's been more stabbings. we wonder where this will lead. the prime minister said lack of progress in any peace talks is now excuse for terror, but he's offered no new plan, nothing innovative to prevent the clashes from getting worse. what are some of the options other than bulldozing homes of suspects and imp plemting a mandatory minimum of three years for stone throwers? >> past waves of violence were planned ahead by palestinian leaders, strategically thinking they would help their people and it turned out to be wrong. this is coming from young people without leaders who are there
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commanding them or giving them weapons to do it. and the feeling here in israel is that what has to be done to stop it is to have palestinian leaders tell their people to stop. tell them it's not going to be in their interest. there was a speech about a month ago in which he claimed that a jewish fe jewish filthy feet were going on the temple mount. and that was seen as a wave of thinking that it would be in their best interest to attack jews with knives. there's little israel can do other than have more police to protect people. >> but it may be true there's only so much they can do to limit the stabbings if they are lone individuals. we are expecting big rallies today. there's a general strike being called for in the west bank and oh places. talk to us about the move there among israelis and palestinians. >> the mood is terrified.
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jewish, christians, and muslims, young people are attacking people randomly. we have a 13-year-old try to kill into the 13-year-old on his bike. it shows how far it's gotten. a lot of it is on facebook. it's not just abbas. there have to be muslim, arab leaders going on social media and television and telling people to stop, because it's not in the interest of anyone over here. >> well, we'll keep watching this closely. gill hoffman joining us from jerusalem in what is a tense and difficult week. i appreciate your time. thank you. >> and we have more news ahead, including a big change for an american icon. we're back in a moment.
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welcome back, everyone. imagine playboy magazine without naked women. >> i can't. >> it turns out they're planning to drop fully nude images. >> the mood seems to be a reaction to what's happening
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online where people can see pretty much anything any time they want, but it's a pretty big change. brian stelter reports. >> reporter: sex sells but maybe not as well as it used to. playboy announcing it's going to drop fully nude photographs starting next march as part of a broader redesign to the magazine. it shocked a lot of people in the magazine industry. playboy is known for lots of things but nothing more than center fiel center folds. the publisher says they'll still publish provocative photos but not fully nude. more than anything else, this is a sign of the times. think about playboy. it's been on magazine newsstands for decades, but it's hidden behind a cover or in this kind of plastic.
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the internet has changed calculations when it comes to print magazines, and that's true for playboy as well. on the internet, all the kinds of pornography managed. the internet has changed what it means to be a print magazine. and playboy is acknowledging that with this decision. they found the traffic skyroc t skyrocketed when they removed nudity on their website. a lot of people wonder what will playboy be without the photos? it will be more like maxim or gq, and maybe people only read article for the articles, which is usually a lie, maybe it will be more true some day soon. we'll hear from playboy, perhaps in the coming days about what exactly it means to have provocative but not nude images. for now a big change in an iconic magazine. back to you.
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>> thanks for that, brian, and we should mention, our live coverage of the first democratic presidential debate starts at 5:00 in the west coast and 8:00 in the east. >> and we'll replay the debate wednesday night at 8:00 in london, 9:00 in berlin only here on cnn. >> and thanks for joining us. i'm errol barnett. >> enrosemary church. early start is coming in the u.s.. >> and for everyone else, stay tuned for more "cnn newsroom." see you tomorrow. . . . [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing,
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in just hours, hillary clinton and bernie sanders go head-to-head for the first time in cnn's democratic presidential candidate debate. who will come out on top? we are live. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans holding down the fort in new york. >> and i'm john berman. it is tuesday, october 13th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east, no it is not. it's 4:00 a.m. in the east. 1:00 a.m. in las vegas.

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