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nice morning. very busy, active. >> ready for you. good. have a great day! >> you too. it is the 11:00 eastern hour here on the east coast. i'm fredricka whitfield. news ro "newsroom" starts right now. breaking news this morning. a major effort underway right now in southern california to dig out from mudslides that trapped hundreds of drivers and closed roads and people there are preparing for the possibility of even more rain this weekend. the images and videos coming in are simply stunning. one driver captured a harrowing rescue on a road that was inundated by floodwaters and mud. >> oh, my god. he has to get her. >> the mud was up to 20 feet in some places. more than 200 cars and trucks as you see right there were buried. a woman in kurran county was
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caught right in the middle of it all. mimi akala from our afl krat, kk kbak has the story. >> reporter: this woman says she was on the way home from work when the rain started pouring. >> we were coming up on cam ran. we were in a little spot. it kept raining and raining and the mud just started coming towards us. >> reporter: soon enough, the car she was a passenger in lifted off of the ground. >> oh, my god, this car is going to hit us. oh, my god. >> pewe're floating. >> we started floating and banging through the car. >> we're in trouble now. she continued to record. >> we are going to hit. >> reporter: unsure of what was goi
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going to happen next as cars turned into boats. >> we were bouncing off other cars. i was not sure we were going to make it out of there. it looked like cars were dpg to float over the wall. it was really horrifying. >> he is going to go over the edge. >> once the rain finally came to a stop -- >> we might get out of this mess. >> he can land aekland an the t out of cart. >> it took us two hours to walk out of there. it was awful. it was really bad. with he were in mud up to our knees. >> there have been no reports of injuries so far thankfully. the cleanup could take days. motorist, nick nurnik spent 20 hours on interstate 5. these are videos. he said he witnessed a mud flow race down the road and envelop
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stalled vehicles including his own. he is on the phone with us. as this was happening, describe for me what you were seeing and what you were thinking? >> caller: good morning. it was an interesting experience. it was definitely at the first when the rain and the hail hit. we all turned on the lights and stopped. you could barely see your windshield wipers. it was crazy. then, it cleared. as soon as it started to clear, all of the sudden, we could hear as the rocks and mud start coming. it was a little scary at first. i'm not going to lie. we were very lucky where we were kind of in the middle of the pack, we didn't get the worse of it. we were about 6-8 inches of mud. cars around us got hit by boulders, different things like that. with he were very lucky they were able to dig us out. we were stuck in the sing the spot we were for 4 1/2 hours before caltran could dig behind
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us to get us out. they did a great job. >> you said you were in the middle of that pack. at the moment, you did not know you were in sort of a lucky spot dealing with inches of mud as opposed to feet of mud. were you starting to think about your escape plan? what would you do? where would you go? >> we were literally just watching mud and debris and rocks come down. it didn't stop. it continued to come for a good three hours. it continued to come down. it was interesting. we had a big rockledge next to us that for a second i was very concerned about. we got very, very lucky. we had the fire department and all chp. they showed up pretty fast. walking through, checking on us, making sure everyone was okay.
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it was a great response. we are very appreciative of that. >> fantastic on that quick response from those rescue and emergency workers. nick zernich, thanks so much. glad you are well and that no one else has been injured as a result. we are learning in you details today from this month's campus massacre in oregon. the man so many called a hiro, chris mintz, is recounting what happened the day of the shooting, moment by moment. eight students and one professor were killed in that rampage. nine people were injured, including mintz, who was shot five times. that was the picture of him you saw earlier. nick valencia has more. he is smiling, because it was a really close call. he realizes the gravity of all that happened. >> he stepped up when he needed to he has been called a hero. he doesn't want anything to do with that. he says the true heros are the
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first responders. we are hearing in his own words what happened that day. >> dispatch as many ambulances as possible to this incident. we have upwards of 20 victims. >> reporter: chilling new details from shooting survivor, chris mintz, the army veteran who has been called a hero for protecting others. >> he is in a classroom. >> reporter: in a facebook posting, mintz recalls the day he said started out as normal and quickly descended into okays o. he writes, there was a bunch of yelling and gunshots going off that sounded like fire crackers. mintz says everyone got up and took off. i stopped and held the door open and waited for everyone to leave safely. he took direction for a counselor that kept screaming. someone needed to tell the people in the library and i told her i would do it. >> somebody is outside one of the doors shooting through the doors. >> mintz writes that he made his
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way back into the classroom area where he came face to face with the gunman. he leaned out an started shooting as i turned toward him. this is how he described the shooter. he was so nonchalant through it all like he was playing a video game and showed no emotion. mintz said the shots knocked me to the ground and felt like a truck hit me. he said he was shot again while on the ground and that the gunman said, that's what you get for calling the cops. mintz writes that he told the gunman he didn't call police and they were already on the way. he then yelled to the gunman, it is my kids birthday, man. mintz says the shooter pointed the gun right at my face and then retreated back into the classroom. >> hello, everyone. i'm doing well. >> reporter: a friend posted this video of mintz in the hospital and he has been released and still has this lingering question. i'm still confused as to why he didn't shoot me again. >> mintz added in that facebook
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post the reason he took to facebook said he didn't want to do any on-camera interviews. it is not about politics or publicity. he was shot five times, including an injury to his top shoulder one inch from his heart. he could be dead now. >> that's incredible. initially, there were reports that he might not be able to walk again. we don't know if his condition has improved. we are hoping to get more information from him. we don't know right now. >> we are smiling right now. >> that's very encouraging. nick valencia, appreciate it. also, coming up, he had been in ray coma for several days. today, lamar odom waking up and saying, hi to his estranged wife. then, donald trump, stirring up controversy again. this time, he is suggesting that president george w. bush is partially to blame for the attack on 9/11. how he is damaging questions about those comments.
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mr. trump, can you clarify, do you think that 9/11 was president bush's fault?
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mr. trump, can you clarify, do you think that 9/11 president bush's fault? you posted on twitter your comments about 9/11. dodging questions about the remarks he made about 9/11 and george w. bush. here is what the republican presidential candidate said that prompted all of those questions. >> when you talk about george bush, say what you want. the world trade center came down during his time. >> hold on. you can't blame george bush for that.
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>> he was president. don't blame him or don't blame him but he was president. the world trade center came down during his reign. >> jeb bush fired back, how pathetic for donald trump to criticize the president for 9/11. we were attacked and my brother kept us safe, end quote. our political panelist, democratic strategies, miki kan t.j. and caylee mckennedy, a republican strategy. good to see both of you ladies. >> thanks. >> caylee, you first. it is not like trump to avoid a reporter's questions. he is quite loquacious. this time, he had nothing to say. what in your view might be going through his mind or how he is thinking about cleaning this up. >> he is circumventing answering this question. donald trump would be an excellent president. many republican voters think that clearly. look at the polls but criticizing george w. push is no the a wise move. a recent poll shows that the
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former president has 80% support among republicans. criticizing him is not a good route. i think donald trump does need to clarify his statement and say, george w. bush is not responsible for 9/11 if he wants to maintain the strong support. >> nomiki. >> i agree with caylee. i can't see any political motivation for him to make this comment. maybe some of the base voters are still unhappy with the bushes. i think there is this referendum on the status quo and being affiliated with the bushes is not a good thing. to blame former president bush for 9/11 is just crazy. it is ludicrous. we knew about osama bin laden during the clinton administration. if you really wanted to be smart, he would have criticized bill clinton for being distracted. if he were being a smart political tactician. also, let's be clear. donald trump didn't say george w. bush is responsible. he was silent to the question. he just said it happened on his
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watch. i think he is letting his discord with jeb bush get in the way of clarifying this. george w. bush is distinct from jeb and dragging him into this is not wise. let's talk about hillary clinton, about to face the benghazi house committee next week. she told cnn's jake tapper, there is not much more to say about it. i really don't know what to expect. i think it is pretty clear that whatever they might have thought they were doing, they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the republican national committee with an overwhelming focus on trying to, as they admitted, drive down poll numbers. i have already testified about benghazi, to the best of my ability, before the senate and the house. i don't know that i have very much to add. this is, after all, the eighth
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investigation. >> so i wonder might hillary clinton think there is less pressure going into this hearing, this testimony given that there have been some republicans in congress who have said that there was some bias as it pertained to the investigations? >> i don't know about less pressure. obviously, when you go and testify before congress, it is never a fun thing to go through, specially when you are running for president. these hearings have been going on longer than watergate. >> she has a different momentum now behind her. even bernie sanders saying he has had enough of the e-mails which we know are related to the benghazi investigations. >> i think most democrats feel that this investigation has gone on long enough. it is ridiculous. it has been politicized. she has testified. we have had nine testimonies now to this point. i don't know what else they were trying to get out of it. perhaps they were looking to see if something came up from the e-mail investigation.
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so far, nothing has come up. think think she is playing this very smart. >> caylee, do you see that what has transpired within the last couple of weeks as it pertains to hillary clinton, her e-mails, benghazi, that might take the wind out of the sails of those who were planning on pressing her very hard this week. >> there are ample things to ask hillary clinton. i completely disagree. this hasn't gone on long enough. during the last benghazi hearing, with he found out about can had hillary clinton's private e-mail server. there air lot of questions to ask her. why are there four dead americans on her watch? there are a lot of questions. this isn't politicized, poorly worded statement but not political. there are a lot of things to ask her. >> the nra has its beef with hillary clinton for her strong words against the gun lobby. is she at war with the nra? what's happening here? >> yes, absolutely. i think she should be. every democratic political candidate would be stupid not to go after the nra after we have
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had one mass shooting a day for the past several years. after we have had one person diane hour due to gun vile lanes. the nra has gotten out of control. this he control congress. when 85% of americans want some sort of sensible gun laws. the nra is preventing this from happening, because they are being controlled by gun manufacturers. hillary clinton owes it to democrats as the front-runner in this race to take on the nra. every other democratic candidate on stage should do the same thing in the next debate. >> caylee? >> you mentioned sensible gun laws. let's ask if what she is putting forward is sensible. since 1950, all but two shootings have occurred in places where citizens are not allowed to carry guns. the laws that you are advocating are straw man laws. hillary clinton that is flip-flopped on this. she needs to clarify her position. >> she said it is not flip-flopping, instead, it is evolving. every politician is expected to do that.
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we'll see what the voters decide on that. caylee and nimiki, good to see you. appreciate it. coming up on state of the union, more of jake tapper's interview with hillary clinton. all starting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. eastern time on cnn. also, coming up this hour, he has been in a coma but things could be turning around. what's behind this new hope for nba champ, lamar odom? >> his kidneys were all right. he is off dialysis. he is awake now.
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some encouraging news for former nba star, lamar odom. after days in a coma, he is apparently slowly regaining
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consciousness. his former college coach describes what happened friday afternoon inside a las vegas hospital with odom and his estranged wife, khloe kardashian. >> she reached down and said, lamar, i love you and he blinked. that was early in the morning. then, this afternoon, as they had planned, they were taking some of the things out of him, some of the intensive care that he was under. his kidneys were all right. he is off dialysis. he is awake now. so that's probably the most encouraging news we have had since it all started. >> our source said that odom was even able to say hi to kardashian. the two signed divorce papers just this summer but the divorce has not been finalized. that means khloe can and has been making medical decisions for odom after he was founden conscious in the brothel there. he was found hospitalized on tuesday after being found
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unconscious. paul vercamen is following the story. if he is out of a coma and we heard the former coach say, he is off dialysis, what does this mean in terms of those that make decisions about his well-being there? >> well, certainly, the big decision would be whether or not lamar odom was in such dire straits that someone would have to make a possible life ending decision. all reports right now, fred, out of here. multiple sources saying that lamar odom has been able to utter short words. you alluded to him saying hi to khloe kardashian. think about this. kris jenner, technically, is still his mother-in-law. she told "access hollywood," not only is he no longer in a coma or on a ventilator, he is breathing through a mask but she did say he has suffered damage to some of his organs. the headline being that he seems to be making slow and steady
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progress, fred. >> do i understand that you spoke with someone who was visiting a patient who happens to be in the same floor not far from odom? what was said about his or her observations? >> george cooper, you are right, fred, is visiting his wife on the very same icu, second floor here at sunrise hospital. he said that he was given a warning that a celebrity was coming in. this is on tuesday and suddenly a disturbance, if you will. he goes into lockdown. the whole floor does. they don't allow him to leave his room. let's listen to what george cooper described as lamar odom and an entourage arrived here at the hospital. >> the security is really tight. you have to pass security to get on the elevator and go up to the floor. you have to pass the security gall gallon the floor. there is banging and clinging as his entourage, basketball
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players, coming and going on the floor. >> reporter: so lamar odom is still here in a las vegas hospital, no longer seemingly on some form of a ventilator according to multiple sources. back to you, fred. >> everyone is hoping for the best for him. thanks, so much, paul. a new york couple is accused of beating their two sons with the help of their fellow church members. one of the boys is dead. hear the bizarre details surrounding this case. you can move the world. but to get from the old way to the new, you'll need the right it infrastructure. from a partner who knows how to make your enterprise more agile, borderless and secure. hp helps business move on all the possibilities of today. and stay ready for everything that is still to come.
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welcome back. top stories. in the west bank, three more palestinians were shot and killed after pulling knives on an israeli civilian and border agency. they mentioned no knives when reporting on the violence. today's deaths are among 43 palestinians and 7 israelis killed in this month's rash of knife attacks. drone operators may soon have to register with the u.s.
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government. the transportation department is preparing a permit process that would identify operators of rogue drones. th they hope this will result in more responsible drone flying. airline pilots reporting drone sightings. we are now learning what happened before a 19-year-old was beaten to death in a church in upstate new york. his parents have been charged with manslaughter in the death of lucas leonard. four more people are accused of assault. all have pleaded not guilty. police say last sunday, about 30 chuf church members conducted a counseling sessions with him and his brother after they learned he wanted to leave the church. somewhere in the next 14 hours, police say it took a violent turn.
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>> i can say that the investigators have confirmed there was some type of a cord used to strike the two boys throughout the assault. the beating ended only when lucas stopped breathing. his injuries were so severe that when he arrived at the hospital, doctors thought he had been shot. cnn national correspondent, jason carroll, had been following this story. jason, bruce leonard accused his son of molesting children as possible justification of the beating. what more do we know from police about what justified the behavior? >> first, fredricka, we need to make it clear that police have discounted exactly what bruce leonard had told investigators. they say according to their investigation. he expressed interest in leaving the church and that's what led to the beating. there have been a lot of various reports about other allegations about what possibly has led to the beatings. in terms of what investigators
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are saying at this point official. we are trying to figure out what this is about. we are trying to find out more about the church and we are encouraging them to call us and fill us in and give us more information about this church. as you know, some people who live there in the community are calling this, saying it is not just a church. they are saying it is a cult. police are not calling it a cult. they are still looking very much for more information about it. >> that's a heartbreaking story. poor kids. thank you so much, jason carroll. coming up next, another delay of president obama's promised troop withdrawal from afghanistan. what does it mean for the troops that are already there? les. sometimes those seats cost a ridiculous number of miles... or there's a fee to use them.
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dangerous threat to the region and security, including american security. president obama had hoped to draw down most u.s. troops by the beginning of next year. the main author of that report is former u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, james cunningham. he is joining me now from washington. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> the u.s. will now aim for a drawdown sometime in 2017. what do you think can be accomplished by leading up to--0 leaving up to 10,000 troops there until 2017? what can be improved from what is already a current situation of some residual troops there? >> the afghan security forces are being sorely tested this year as we've seen in recent weeks. that was to be expected that the taliban would raise the level of attacks trying to breakthrough. they have held but they have had difficulty and they've benefited tremendously from the on going american training and assistance
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that's provided as well as emergency support like close air support. the essence of the president's decision is to maintain that framework going forward so the afghan security forces continue to benefit from the support that they are receiving and can increasingly stand on their own. >> you say to continue to benefit but in what way? what would be the measurements of progress? is part of the problem that trying to retain, trying to train a number of people who step up and say they want to be part of security forces or police, training is difficult and retaining them is difficult. so why would the installation of troops for a longer amount of time change that? >> actually, the training is succeeding. the afghan security forces have been responsible for security in afghanistan since the end of last year. in fact, we are conducting most of their own security operations well before the end of last year when the isaf combat mission
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ended. so it is really a question of providing them the support that they need to continue to get better and to keep transferring the responsibility for security to the afghans themselves. >> on the u.s. side, what do you see or what do you envision here? is it a matter of those troops that remain in afghanistan who thought they might be returning home, say, in six months now have to stay longer or is this an issue of swapping out more? what does this say or do in terms of or what are your concerns, perhaps, even about fatigue? >> i think the rotational rhythm that has been developed over the last couple of years will be maintained at least through 2016. that shouldn't pose a problem. the forces are conducting crucial missions. our forces are conducting crucial missions, including very importantly, counter terrorism and helping the afghans work on
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counter terrorism. all that will be maintained through a longer time period. i think the president is to be commended for adjusting to new circumstances on the ground and providing the kind of support that will ensure continued success, ensure the possibility for continued success for the afghans. >> who or what is the growing threat? is it the taliban in your view? is it the threat of isis penetrating afghanistan? what? what or who is the enemy? >> the enemy is all of the above. it is the taliban, who are connected with al qaeda. it is the attempt from daiesh to establish itself in afghanistan and pakistan. it is a threat of violent extremism that threatens afghanistan, pakistan and other countries knew north africa.
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afghanistan is one part of that fight and battle. it is a place where we have a strategy that's working. it is challenged and it is difficult. the people who have supported the reportable that afghanistan can succeed and is an islamic partner for success if he receives the continued support that it needs for some time. >> james cunningham, thank you so much for your expertise. appreciate it. >> thank you. next, nearly a year since 12-year-old tamir rice, playing with a fake gun, was shot to death by cleveland police. the county prosecutor says two reports show the shooting was reasonable. now, the family wants a special prosecutor. with my moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, the possibility of a flare was almost always on my mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go... and how to deal with my uc. to me, that was normal. until i talked to my doctor.
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san francisco,' city under threat from a core rent of evil tech money and federal yuppies. we will answer those questions. actually, we don't answer any of those questions. the mother of 12-year-old tamir rice, the cleveland boy shot to death by police last november, says she wants the county d.a. off the case and replaced by a special prosecutor. just before rice was shot by police, callers had phoned in to 911 saying they thought the child had a toy gun. it was scaring people. rice was shot dead by arriving officers who said, they thought
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his gun was real. rice's mother spoke at the courthouse yesterday. >> since the senseless shooting of my son, tamir rice, i have had many sleepless nights and days, almost a year now, no justice, no peace. i am very disappointed in the way timothy mcginley is handling this case. i would like for him to step down and allow an independent prosecutor to take over tamir rice case. >> let's bring in our legal guys, adrian friedman, civil rights attorney and law professor in cleveland and richa richard herman, a legal professor in las vegas. it has been too long. >> way too long, fred. >> i am so glad we are back together. avery, you are in cleveland. you are mr. cleveland, in fact.
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the two reports were commissioned by the cuyahoga county prosecutor, timothy mcginty and the experts concluded that police action was, quote, reasonable. so, in your view, is it unusual or is this the way it usually works that a prosecutor might call for witness reports and then make some conclusions? and, now, what, by the way? >> usually, the people calling experts to challenge questions of excessive force are the defense lawyers. this shooting took place on the 22nd of november last year, fredricka. it is way, way too delayed. the cuyahoga county sheriff's department did an investigation and concluded that there was no evidence that the police officer involved even warned tamir rice. i have to tell you, i've represented the police union against the clan and others. i understand how this process works. i don't think i have ever seen a case that's taken a year where
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i think the mother of tamir rice, actually, may be right in calling for an independent prosecutor. >> so, avery, does this preclude a grand jury or does this simply mean that what we heard from the prosecutor is in conjunction with what may happen with a grand jury? >> well -- >> fred, this is an independent investigation as well as a prior judicial determination that there seemed to be evidence of reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter. all of this is nice for the press, but it has nothing to do with the grand jury. the grand jury will not hear any of this, these investigations or these findings. each case is dealt with separately and independently with the grand jury -- >> except, didn't they -- i mean, we don't know who's on the grand jury, but avery, didn't they just hear it? this is now public. we're talking about it here. >> the grand jury hasn't even been convened yet, if you can
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believe that. >> right, so we don't know who they are. but whoever they are, they are privy to the same kind of information you or i are privy to, news reports and whatever else is conveyed, right? >> sure. >> so it is influential, potentially? >> right. >> but, fred, why there's no grand jury at this point, because the police say they're still doing their investigation, seems to me an awful long time not to have gone to a grand jury. but the bottom line is, what was the reasonable state of mind of the police officer at the time, fred. let me show you real quickly. i have two guns here, fred. two guns. which one is the real one? which one is the fake one, fred? it's a split-second decision, fred. and i think it's going to be very difficult to get a conviction against these police officers under the circumstances nor which tamir did not listen to a directive to the police. >> to make clear, you're in las
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vegas, you're not here in studio with us, with whatever you just held up. but the family says, they've been waiting for a year. you heard from the mother, who says she wants an independent prosecutor. now, how might that request be entertained? what will it take to even name a special prosecutor? is it too late? >> well, it's not too late to do it. the problem is, the unique nature of ohio law. the prosecutor is independently elected. he's going to make those decisions. nobody can override him. i think he's intending to bring it to the grand jury and what he presents, no one's going to really know, but the idea of an independent prosecutor, a good idea. i don't think it's going to happen. but unless this thing gets i front of a grand jury, pretty quickly, fredricka, again, justice delayed is justice denied. and that's what's happening. >> fred, one other quick point, fred. just because it goes to a grand jury does not mean there's going to be a prosecution or a true bill. we don't know, yet. and frankly, i don't know why it
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in portland, oregon, police may have cracked a cold case going back decades. a grand jury indicted homer lee jackson on 12 charges of aggravated murder, relating to the deaths of three women and a teenage girl in the 1980s. all victims of sex trafficking. detectives say forensic evidence ties jackson to the crimes. he will be in court next week. and another brush with the law for johnny football manziel. police in ohio say the heisman trophy winner was questioned earlier this week after dispute with his girlfriend. witnesses were concerned about manziel's reckless driving and an apparent argument between manziel and his girlfriend on the side of the road. and during the stop, manziel admitted to police that he had been drinking, but no charges were filed. so, what's all the commotion about? joining me right now, cnn sports' coy wire. all right, no charges, what is going on here?
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what's the dustup? >> johnny checked himself into a rehab facility specializing in alcohol and drugs. he was in that facility for ten weeks in the off-season. so when a story surfaced of johnny manziel involving alcohol, people took with it and ran with it. also, some of the details about this police report that came out from this incident, were troubling and stirred up some conversation as well. manziel's girlfriend told police that during the argument, manziel pushed her head against the window and later stated that manziel hit her a couple of times in the car. she did not press any charges. but after the news came out, manziel took to twitter to talk about this argument. he said, colleen and i got into a dumb public argument on the way home monday afternoon. it probably looked more interesting than it was. and i know i would stop and check if i saw a couple arguing on the side of the road. it was embarrassing, but not serious. he went on the say morning, his girlfriend posted a statement on instagram with a similar vibe to it. >> but when you start hearing about personal shoving and, you know, hands on another person,
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that's when -- that really captures a lot of people's attention, especially now with the nfl and all that's taken place. so what are the browns saying about this? >> the browns say they're aware of the situation. the brown's general manager released a statement saying they're taking it very seriously and have expressed their concerns directly to johnny. they've had conversations with him, but those are going to remain private and they're not going to have any further comment at this time. it will be interesting to see if the nfl wants to step in and find a way to discipline him for conduct detrimental to the league. he's been in and out of trouble. a tough look for him and the browns' organization who invested a first-round draft pick in this guy. he can't seem to be out of headlines. he's been in there for all the wrong witness. >> thank you so much, keep us posted on that, coy. >> you're welcome. the next hour of the newsroom starts right now. happening right now in the newsroom --
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>> oh, my god, this car's going to hit us! oh, my god! >> trapped. hundreds of cars stuck on california freeways as drivers desperately try to escape mud slides and rising floodwaters. and chilling new details in the oregon shooting massacre from shooting survivor chris mintz, the army veteran who's been called a hero for protecting others. and lamar odom, conscious, even able to say hi to estranged wifd khloe kardashian as new details emerge about his days spent at a nevada brothel. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." all right. hello, again, everyone. thanks so much for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield. we begin with the escalating violence in the west bank and jerusalem. three more alleged palestinian attackers have been shot and killed in separate incidents this morning. israeli officials say the palestinians had knifes and went after border police and an israeli civilian. palestinian news agencies

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