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about fast food wages with their status quo -- >> and to close out the show, well, why not bring in paul mccartny and bruce spring steen rocking to "santa clause is coming to town." and next is show show. . and you're in the cnn "newsroom" on this sunday. and we begin with presidential politics and a whole new level of trash talking on the republican side of the race. donald trump and jeb bush letting the insults fly. here's just some of what they said in the last 24 hours, beginning with a new shot fired by trump just this morning. >> he's an embarrassment to the bush family and in fact, he doesn't even want to use the bush name, which is interesting. he's an embarrassment to himself and his family.
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>> just one thing i got to get off my chest. donald trump is a jerk. >> it was so sad to watch him, so sad. bush. no, it was just sad. i mean, it's like close to incompetent. it was terrible. >> for us to win, donald trump can't be the nominee. he's never going to beat hillary clinton. it's just not possible. >> here to talk about the growing bush-trump feud, cnn's political commentator. and thanks for coming on, guys. ben, we just heard the back and forth and it seems like they're really ratcheting up the rhetoric here. and this poll has bush at just 3% to trump's 39%. is this a smart strategy on jeb bush's part to possibly position himself as the best antitrump candidate? >> at this point, you do
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anything you possibly can to get your numbers up from 3%, because your campaign is pretty much over if you don't get it to move up quickly. the more you talk about trump, the more you're in the media, maybe that will help him. i think trash talking has shown to be pretty ineffective, especially if you're jeb bush. he's just not very good at it p a i also think, this is a smart political move for him because jeb bush is basically the establish candidate and if he can embarrass him in this way and say the establishment republicans, they tried to put this guy on us and we said no and look at what we're doing and they're ruined and we're successful. it fits right into that narrati narrative, us against the world, us against the republican establishment and from his perspective, i think it's pretty
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smart. >> i think people would say bosh is at 3%, why is trump waisting his energy. and jack a, bush for his part, it seems like he's coming out stronger against donald trump but some would say that he's not so comfortable in doing it. in fanct, i don't know if you sw the snl paradee. >> say out loud what you've been quietly muttering to yourself. >> trump, i mean, this guy's the chaos candidate, i mean, really. is he for real? >> no, man. jeb, you're a very nice man but basically a little girl. folks, this is true. i got hold of his birth certificate. his real name is jebra. >> that's not true.
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>> yes it is. jebra, losers say what? >> all right, your take? >> i mean, that is -- it's obviously bigger than that but this has been going on for such a long time. remember, in one of the debates, i believe it was a cnn debate, he called on trufmp to apologiz to his wife and trump said no, and he just let it go. and now he's trying because ignoring him wasn't working and now he's got to take him on. the problem is that some of the numbers were baked in the cake. republicans who did not want another bush. so, he was trying to overcome that to begin with. this is not the race jeb bush thought he would be running coming into this. and it's what he's stuck with and hard for him to get out of it. there's personal things. trump just doesn't like jeb bush. >> i promise you this, you will
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not see them as president and vice president on a ticket, i think we'll all agree on that one. but jeb's biggest asset was his last name, which gave him a podium and his biggest negative was also his last name and they said we want somebody knew and he never really caught on. i think one of the things that hurt him is he's like this guy's beneath he. i can't believe my entire career, i've come to a point i have to deal with donald trump. wake up you idiots out there? are you seeing this guy? why are we having this conversation and that's what sunk his campaign is that he didn't take him seriously enough early enough on and at some point it's over and he's done with with. >> and i think they were surprised to see how this has all unfolded with donald trump
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with such a strong lead. >> the candidates in the race, none of us could have predicted where trump is. look at ted cruz and alliance. it's just jeb let him get under his skin and he didn't take him seriously initially and that was his folly. >> thank you so much. we appreciate it. and moving on now to last night's democratic presidential debate, a debate that began with an apology for bernie sanders for a data breach and then move to attacks on gop frontrunner, donald trump of course. what were the highlights? >> with so much drama in had days before last night's debate t looked like sparks would fly between clinton and sanders.
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>> reporter: finally, a democratic debate with some potential for drama. after days of a smack talking among the clinton campaigns, the debate stage was set for the top democrats to throw down over a accusations used a software glitch to access clinton's voter information. and signaling clinton was ready to throw mud in saturday night's debate. >> i apologize. >> reporter: wait, what? >> not only do i apologize to secretary clinton and i hope we can work together on an investigation from day one. >> i very much appreciate that comment, bernie. i don't think the american people are all that interested in this. >> reporter: instead, she thought americans would want to hear about how she could take on
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the republicans, largely ignoring her two democratic rivals. >> and we need to make sure that the really discriminatory messages that trump is sending round the world don't fall on receptive ears. he is becoming isis's best recruiter. we now finally are where we need to be. we have a strategy and a commitment to go after isis, which is a danger to us as well as the region and we finally have a u.n. security counsel resolution bringing the world together to go after a political transition in syria. >> reporter: republicans pounce on that remark. jeb bush tweeting, no hillary clinton, we're not where we need to be in fight against isis. o'mall o'malley, we have security implications into his
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video. >> isis loan wolves are telling people the easiest way to buy a assault weapon in america is at a gun show and that's because of the flip-flopping of my fell oecandidates on the stage. >> sorry. >> so, none of the flash and bang some had hoped for. neither martin o'malley nor bernie sanders landed any game changing punches and hillary clinton left the last debate of the year still solidly the frontrunner and she was so comfortable that she previewed her election message that republicans want to roll back all the progress that democrats have made under pooresident oba. >> why didn't clinton go on the attack against sanders? >> she heard her say it herself, she doesn't think americans are that interested in it. she wanted to stay on message
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about what she wants americans to know and that's mainly that she is best qualified to take on donald trump and punching down at bernie sanders after he already apologized, it could have been problematic for her in as much as it could have upset his followers and made her feel like she was a bit of a bully. so, her staying above the pay for, saying i take your apology, we'll move on, let's talk about issues that are big and people care boit, that was the best road for her to go politically. >> so, who watched last night's debate? early numbers so it was the least watched of the three democratic debates so far. many democrats, including bernie sanders argue the dmc is favoring the frontrunner by holding far too few debates and scheduling them at times when
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fewer people are expected to be watching p.. and coming up in the cnn newsroom. this video of baltimore police officers arresting freddy gray led to riots after he died in custody. well, now because of something that happened in the first trial, the whole case could be in jeopardy. more on that, stay with us. technology empowers us to achieve more.
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if we get it shut it down. >> out rage in baltimore this week as the future of six police officers facing trial in the death of freddy gray is suddenly in doubt. the first one to stand trial, william porter, ended with a hung jury and analysts call that a problem for the prosecution. so, the big question remains, will william porter have to stand trial again?
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>> if we had a definitive answer, we'll be in baltimore right now. so, we're not 100% sure when or if the case will be retried again. >> reporter: baltimore waits with baited breath as a decision looms on what's nexed in the case of william porter. and the decision reignited frustrations in the community. >> i'm terrified. are we going to have five more mistrials? >> the evidence was there. what more do you need to know? >> reporter: cnn legal analyst is a closely watching the case. >> the mistrial is not necessarily a loss because they can convict him again. it's just a lot of strategy stuff that's going to play out. >> reporter: trying porter before the other officers is a crucial part of the state's strategy. >> giving a statement that implicated others and the state
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had said that it hoped to use him as a witness and that's why they had wanted to call him first. >> reporter: and they could grant porter immunity, forcing him to testify against his fellow officers but he said the likely option is a post ponement of the it rest of the trials and the final decision will have to be made by the judge. until then, the people of baltimore are left watching, waiting and worried that peace could be broken again. >> and so one of the big questions that's looming is whether or not there will be a change in venus for the other trials moving forward for the vi six other officers. >> we have to look back at the latest trial proceedings because the reality is the judge is very specific about making sure that the momentum continues with this case. over and over he's denied
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several requests for a change in venue. and again, we have to go back to how this judge has approached this case. he continues to keep them in the specific order and now the question is if they decide to move forward with retrying him, will he change his mind and will he revisit this whole change of venue request? >> lot of looming questions out there. and a community in east tennessee is mourning a teen hero this weekend who saved the lives of three of his friends. several young men who police say had gang ties, opened fire on young people attending a holiday party. zaevion dobson never hesitated. he saved the three but he ways hurt. >> a football player was struck and killed after he jumped on top of three girls to shield
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them -- sorry. to shield them from the shooters. >> gives you chills watching that. and earlier on cnn, dobson's football coach called him a fine young man. >> well, that was him, happy guy. he was an innocent kid with a bright smile and a fun kid. kind of a jokester type kid who had fun in the locker room and in class. i was talking to some of his p.e. teachers who were talking about he couldn't wait to get into gym classes to see what games were going to be playing and he had a radio class with coach maize where he was doing radio broadcasting and he's in there getting his ipad and taking selfies so when the
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teacher comes back, he finds his selfies on there. so, just that kind of guy, you know. >> and one of the gunman was later shot dead. police arrested two others in the case is still open at this hour. president obama is highlighting dobson's death to underscore his drive for gun control. on twitter he wrote and still to come in the newsroom, army sergeant bergdahl is to be arraigned on tuesday. when i was sidelined with blood clots in my lung,h. it was serious. fortunately, my doctor had a game plan. treatment with xarelto®. hey guys! hey, finally, somebody i can look up to... ...besides arnie. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots.
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bergdahl is facing a military judge on tuesday. and now we're hearing from bergdahl himself about what happened during his five years in the hands of the taliban. here with that report. >> reporter: by now you've probably seen this video, a u.s. blackhawk helicopter lands in the middle of taliban controlled a afghanist afghanistan. with each passing seconds, army sergeant bergdahl is closer and he is finally going home.
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that's bergdahl describing his captivi captivity. >> it's serial one story told week by week. >> host sarah koenig chose bergdahl as the focus for the second season. a man who was discharged from the coast guard for psychological reasons only to be put in the army. >> all i was seeing was basically leadership failure to the point that the lives of the guys standing next to me were literally from what i could see in danger of something seriously going wrong and somebody being killed. >> reporter: shortly after bergdahl's release, president obama hosted bergdahl's parents in the rose garden and defended
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his decision to exchange five prisoners from guantanamo bay to bring bergdahl home. >> we also made an ironclad commitment to bring our prisoners of war home. that's who we are as americans. riit's a profound obligation of our military and at least in this instance we were able to keep. >> reporter: and this piled on to the controversy. bergdahl's father grew out his beard and learned to speak the language in hopes to connect with his son's capture. what awaited back home was anything but a homecoming. the celebration in his home town canceled amid controversy of bergdahl's release and questions asurrounding his disappearance. >> president obama wants
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claiming that the soldier was too sick to wait. then he needs to share his efrts evidence with the restf the country. >> we don't negotiate with terrorists. >> reporter: the frustration especially expressed by some of his platoon. >> if we would have found him, i think a lot of us would have shot him, if that tells you anything. >> reporter: despite a military investigator's recommendations that he not face jail time, the army said they will court martial him. >> i made the through the last five years it is just kind of the had seems stupid -- lose whatever it is that -- >> reporter: and people either see bergdahl as a hero or oo desserter. cnn, atlanta.
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and up next, right here in the newsroom, hillary clinton takes on trump with a stinging accusation. >> he is becoming isis's best recruiter. >> but is it true or just part of the politics of fear dominating the 2016 race? we're back with the facts in the cnn newsroom right after this quick break. stay with us. 20? nutrient-dense purina one true instinct with real salmon and tuna has 30% protein. support your active dog's whole body health with purina one. if you struggle you're certainly not alone. fortunately, many have found a different kind of medicine that lowers blood sugar. imagine what it would be like to love your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®. it's the #1 prescribed in the newest class of medicines that work with the kidneys to lower a1c.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom". i'm pamela brown. and today the hillary clinton campaign is doubling down as an accusation she made at last night's debate. >> he is becoming isis's best recruiter. they are going to people showing videos of donald trump insulting islam and muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.
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>> so, experts say there's no evidence that the videos exists and donald trump weighed in saying that hillary clinton lied. and joining me now former advisor to four president. david, great to have you on with us. >> thank you, pamela, good to talk to you. >> so, we hear republicans accuse democrats all the time of playing to politics of fear and when you hear hillary clinton make a claim like that, isn't that right out of the same play book? >> it is indeed. let's start with the proposition that hillary won that debate. but what struck me was that cnn's own reality check team did a thorough search of a lot of assertions made last night and on this particular assertion what they concluded was this. look, there is no question that
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donald trump's comments are probably helping isis and going to people and convincing them that america doesn't like muslims but when you come down to what she actually said and that is there is isis videos, cnn conclues there is no evidence of such videos and that the overall charge was false. >> she said donald trump is isis's best recruiting tool but then why did she take it a step further to make this assertion that doesn't have any evidence to support it? >> that's a really good question. that's what i wondered about because it seems to me that first notion, he's the best recruiting tool. she should have let that lay out there and let people makeup their own minds. that's what trump does all the time. but to make it more concrete, you went, wait, a minute, you
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stretch the truth and then trump can come back and say she i told you she lies all the time. he called her a snake. it was such a repulsive analogy. those are the kind of things that get him in trouble. as well as she did and she was an excellent debater last night and you couldn't think what's it going to be like with the debates in the fall with hillary clinlt clinton and donald trump but he's going to call her on her stuff just as she does him. >> and this poll shows a 60% disprove with how president obama is handling terrorism and that was before the shootings in san bernardino. so, how can hillary clinton avoid being weighed down by the way americans view president obama when it comes to terrorism? >> well, i do think she's
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beginning to separate herself out and arguing that basically she's tougher and she would have done things like arming the rebels in syria a long time ago and she's open to a larger special forces footprint on the ground in iraq and syria. so, she's trying to do that and her problem with this isis claim she made about how they're making videos is it feeds the narrative that she's not quite trustworthy and that is where she wants to be. to lead and lead ephffecteffect trust is really, really important. >> and let's talk about this interesting moment when clinton was asked about the roll of president spouses. >> with respect to my own husband, i am probably still going to pick the flowers and the china for state dinners and stuff like that but i will
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certainly turn to him as prior presidents have for special missions for advice and in particular how we're going to get the economy working again for everybody which he know as little bit about. >> so, what do you make of her response? >> i thought she did it with a certain warmth and charm in the beginning and then turned to the politics which was i'll send him on these missions but most importa importantly she reminded us, those were economic good times. 1992 to 2000, the bottom quin tile actually moved up faster than people above them did. and as people look back, the clinton economy was a strong economy. i think she gave us a taste of what's coming and how she's going to draw upon the strengths of the clinton years to sell herself. >> all right, great conversation with you.
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thank you so much. >> thank you, pamela. the force, it's calling to you. >> so, there's this little movie out this weekend, kind of hard to miss the excitement surrounding the new "star wars." everyone expected it to do well at the box office and did it ever. some big numbers up next. >> i've got nothing to fight for r called "squamous non-small cell", previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy, it's not every day something this big comes along. a chance to live longer with... opdivo, nivolumab. opdivo is the first and only immunotherapy fda approved based on a clinical trial demonstrating longer life... ...for these patients. in fact, opdivo significantly increased the chance of living longer versus chemotherapy. opdivo is different.
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. thank you, good night and may the force be with you. >> that was hillary clinton at last night's democratic debate, ending the night with a "star wars" reference as you heard there. world wide mania for the force awakens is at cosmic levels and the box office opening long predicted to be huge, did not disappoint. "star wars" awakens to the
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biggest box office openening in history, bringingen an estimated it $238 million this weekend in the u.s. and kenya. and the new st"star wars" film also has the biggest debut in 1977. it flew past current record holder, "jurassic world." and fans were anticipating the movie well before its arrival, standing in line for hours and even days for tickets. >> i put in about 26 hours on friday. >> the three days now and got here at 5:00 a.m. this morning. >> reporter: one couple even marked it as their own special day. >> i now pronounce you husband and wife, may your love last longer than a silax digestion. >> reporter: and the white house got in on the action, sharing a stage with a storm trooper and
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president obama ended with this. >> i got to get to star wars s are -- >> reporter: it scored near perfect on rotten tomatoes.com. so, what will the director think about all this? >> the success for me is if people go and like the film and if kids go and see themselves in the movie and people feel better than when they got there and the numbers are the numbers. >> so, the force was definitely not with movie goers in hollywood of all places. they were watching when this happened. >> no. no. no. no. >> fans freak out as you see the cell phone video captured the out rage when the film suddenly stopped during a midnight showing of "the force awakens" the projector had a technical glitch and the film went to
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black and then jump to 20 minutes later and a refund was issued along with a voucher for a free movie. i hope that man is going to be okay. and still to come, right here in the newsroom, a passenger plane bound for paris forced to make an emergency landing. we'll tell you what was found in the plane's laboratory.
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you pour the water and stir it once only. it's only coffee which is serve would the grind it sself in the coffee. >> shall we try it with the baklava? >> why not. >> it's a new tomato and baizal. >> and watch the full show at cnn.com/journeys.
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a big scare on an air france flight, a boeing 777 was going
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to paris and a suspicious device with a timer was found on board. four people are being questioned. i'm sure this is really frightening for passengers on board. what are you learning? >> reporter: in fact, the passengers didn't even know what was up when the plain suddenly diverted and made an emergency landing and soon after they would learn the news that a do d vice was found in the restrooms, behind a cupboard. that device was credible enough in terms of the captain moving the plane off course and landing. the kennian authorities pull it off to investigate. it turns out it was a nasty joke, as the air france ceo put it. it was a cardboard box with some
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sort of kitchen timer on top. and a credible enough threat to divert the plane. a third such incident of its kind in just over a month and certainly questions being asked what was the purpose of this and was it in fact aimed at causing terror, which it did in fact cause for many hours here in this region? pame pamela. >> especially in the wake of the downing of that russian jetliner in the sinai peninsula. and we understand they were all pasmpgers passengers on the flight. do we know anything about their back grounds? >> not at this stage. and the authorities have said because this device didn't contain any exploisives that there wasn't any security breach or issue at the airline. excuse me, a very popular tourist destination, because it
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wouldn't have been picked up by the scanners but they're tightening security just in case and it's unclear whether it was already there, or if it was brought on the plane or whether the -- many of the passengers he been taken back to paris. but it was clear the kenyan authorities were very quick to get on that plane, to take the device off it and investigate it. but it seems as this stage it was some kind of terrible joke or a way to sew terror on purpose. unclear at this stage, pamela. >> certainly did. that david mckenzie, thank you very much. coming up right here in "newsroom," the city of detroit is coming back from the brink. >> we're actually building everything here, hand made. we don't have robots and machinery doing it for us. >> i don't see any robots in here. >> we are the robots. [ laughter ]
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well, the u.s. economy is showing considerable strength as we head into 2016, interest rates are on the rise and the unemployment rate is down to 5%. two signs the economy is back on solid footing after the 2008 financial crisis. one city running on all cylinders, detroit. poppy harlow looks at the industry bringing jobs back to the motor city. >> reporter: in a city written off by far too many there are there are pockets of hope. more than you may think and people who remind us that what they and this city need is a shot. life long detrite residents willie holly and damon love got
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a chance just like the city they love. tannisha worked at walmart and damon made auto parts until 2008 amid the downtown you felt the decline of the the auto industry? >> yes, i felt it personally, my family, i was there for 15 years. >> today they work at shinola detroit. known best for its watches, shinola opened its doors in 2012. >> i think the dream is new manufacturing opportunity, to just do more do different things than the automowive industry. it's an just an opportunity for change. >> ironically, shinol's factory sits in a former general motors factory. >> a lot of the product we get, we get from overseas but we're building everything here, hand
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made. we don't have any robots or machinery doing it for us. >> i don't see any robots in here. >> we are the robots. >> what does it mean to see new industry in this city? >> it brings a vibe in your heart, like, okay, maybe it is hope for the city of detroit i was born here. this is all i know. i know we can do better. we have done better. >> but it's a big bet on the largest american city to ever go bankrupt. people knew it was on the brink. >> that's true. but that's why we came. we wanted to do watches in america and in a city where we could make a difference and create jobs and so what better city than detroit? >> watches made here, but the parts aren't from detroit or america. some still come from taiwan and switzerland. it's the hope that one day it could all be from here. >> we realized we're newcomers here and we don't try and stake claims we've been here forever.
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we understand there's sensitivity around that, too. like who do you think you are coming in and taking over and putting your name on your products? >> have you felt some of that? >> a little bit definitely. there are some people who i understand are a little skeptical like, hang on, who are these guys? we're not saying we're saving detroit or -- honestly, detroit has done tremendous work for us and we are returning the favor. >> reporter: for a city that has lost well over half of its manufacturing jobs in population since the 1950s, this is not a panacea. just over 300 people work here at shinola in detroit. but from talking to the folks here, it becomes very clear that it is hope -- hope and a sign to other companies with a critical message. >> we're not dead. we are alive and we're coming back stronger than before. sometimes you have to be at the bottom in order to climb your way to the top. >> if we have the ability to say, hey, look, we've come here, we've done it, come on down, take part in what's happening
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here, contribute to this great american city. >> shinola expects to turn out 225,000 watch this is year. factory workers here make between $11.40 and $14 an hour. >> it's nothing like being proud of something you did or accomplished that people will tell you, oh, you're not going to be able to handle that, you're not going to be able to make it and you're standing strong saying i'm still here, i'm okay. >> what about people that say this city's best days are behind it? >> i think we have more best days to come. >> so what do you want to become here? >> i want to advance. i want to be one of the top wigs someday in shinola. >> the bigwig? >> yes. >> did you tell the bigwigs that? >> i tell them that all the time. [ laughter ] >> but it hasn't been without its challenges. the company has poured money into building shinola up and isn't yet profitable but so far they've proven that detroit sells. what do you think detroit can teach us all?
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>> resilience. definitely. don't give up. keep getting back up. that's an american spirit, you know? and it just lives and breathes here. >> we can build anything. give it to us and give us time, we can build anything. >> is this detroit 2.0? >> definitely, detroit 2.0. we're moving in a whole different direction. >> what's your dream here? what do you want to become? >> i see myself with an office. i see myself able to just be in the big meetings where my opinion really matters. i want to be one of the greats. >> and they want you to see this instead of this when you think of detroit. poppy harlow, cnn, detrite. tomorrow marks just six weeks until the iowa caucuses and for the presidential candidates, time is running out on the gop side. it's getting personal with taunts from republican rivals. while the democrats have tried to keep it clean in their
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nomination race. but that was put to the test in last night's debate. you're in the cnn "newsroom" on this sunday. i'm pamela brown in for poppy harlow. we're going to have more about the debate in just a moment. first, new video of a deadly police shooting is sparking outrage and once again raising questions about a huge police department. the incident involving two los angeles sheriff deputies was captured on this cell phone video right here and it's raising questions about whether the suspect was the victim of a coverup. cnn's nick valencia is sorting out the details. nick, what are you learning? >> reporter: the video was released by the victim's family's attorney. in its raw form, the video was part of the district attorney's investigative file. we have to warn you, the report you're watching to watch is graphic. the video picks up after a foot chase of the suspect following the traffic stop in long beach, california. bl

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