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republican presidential front-runner donald trump losing in wisconsin just a memory. trump is campaigning in new york where he's a heavy favorite. polls show ted cruz who won wisconsin a distant third in new york and trump hit cruz hard wednesday night for criticizing new york values. trump says the city's response to the september 11 attacks speaks for itself. >> there was never anything like it in this country, the worst attack in the history of the united states, the bravery that was shown was incredible. we all lived through it. we all know people who died and i've got this guy standing over there looking at me talking about new york values with skorn in his face, with hatred of new york. so folks, i think you can forget about him.
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>> ted cruz also in new york, but facing a tough road ahead in the upcoming primaries. cnn's dana bash reports. >> reporter: the unlikely current hero of the gop establishment arrived in new york riding high after his big wisconsin win. >> it kul min nated four states in a row in the last two weeks where we have beaten donald trump over and over and over again. we won men, we won young people. we won every income group. >> reporter: as much as ted cruz calls his victory a turning point, pri point, privately cruz sources say the next contests will go the billionaires way, new york, pennsylvania, maryland, connecticut and rhode island. a new poll shows trump with a sizeable lead at 52% followed by john kasich in a very distant second at 25% and ted cruz dead
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last at 17%. >> we started off with 17 people. i've now got two left. i call them the leftovers, right? >> still the trump campaign appears to be weighing new moves to avoid scannedering his new terrain. possibly giving paul an expanded role. the potential move raises questions about the campaign manager corey lewandowski. fiercely loyal to trump and crucial to getting the billionaire to the top of the heap. >> i don't care about rules, folks. i go out and campaign. we win. we win. we get the delegates. >> reporter: the man who became front-runner is planning something unusual for his campaign, a series of policy address addresses. aids say he's planning to give
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speeches from education to the military. he is still trump issuing a blistering statement aimed at cruz after his double digit defeat in wisconsin. saying ted cruz is worse than a puppet. he is a trojan horse being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination. today cruz shot back. >> he likes to yell and scream and insult and curse. his statement last night was consistent with that. >> remember when ted cruz first went after donald trump several months ago when he accused him of having new york values. now he's here in new york asking new yorkers for their votes and of course it's a little bit awkward when that issue comes up as it did at a press conference when asked about it his response was oh no he didn't mean republican new yorkers, he meant liberals with names like de blasio and cuomo. cnn new york. >> joining me now is robin
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swanson and larry elder. thanks for coming back for another hour. we've had the donald trump rally tonight and he was out there and energyic. if he was disappointed in the loss after wisconsin he wasn't showing it. there were classic donald trump moments and poetry about a snoek. listen to this. >> take me in oh tender woman, take me in for haef heavian you're so beautiful she cried, but if i hadn't brought you in by now, heaven's you might have died. now she stroked his pretty skin and then she kissed him and held him tight, but instead of saying thank you that snake gave her a
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vicious bite. >> the bite. the bite was great. so explain what's going on here because in the past donald trump has used this when he's talked about syrian immigrants being the snake. >> i'm not sure if he's talking about ted cruz or he's talking about the establishment using ted cruz. either way his argument is that ted cruz is only being embraced right now by the same people who dismi d d demissed him a couple of months ago. >> if hillary clinton had read that poem, people would be saying that she's lost her mind. trump gets away with it time and again and it's like the crazy uncle that comes to dinner and read the poem. >> kind of like the way hillary gets the way telling a
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predominantly black audience this place has been run like a plantation and you know what i'm talking about. they both do silly things. >> you make the point about donald trump, this is the way donald trump campaigns, but we heard he needs to be more presidential and he's going to do this series of policy speeches and he may start using a teleprompter. when does he make that pivot. >> i think he's going to have to to be taken seriously at all. he's doing terribly with women and that needs to change, but he's going to have substantial discussions and especially in new york he's got all of those news outlets who are going to be asking him questions. he can't be a showman at the end of the day. he's going to have to have the foreign policy experience. >> he is being taken seriously. he was a joke eight months ago. i am astounded how well he's
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done. he's the republican front-runner having dispatched 14 people and this business about building the wall is striking a nerve because a lot of republicans feel that illegal immigration is an electoral virus that changes the electoral situation in the country. we're in california right now. there isn't a single republican elected in part because of immigration. >> i want to stick with the donald trump right now, but you did mention the wall. he didn't have to say it tonight in this campaign rally. look at this. >> we're going to start winning again folks. build the wall! build the wall! build the wall! >> gonna happen. gonna happen. >> he just said we're going to be winning, we're going to be winning and the crowd started chanting. for a lot of people they tend to under estimate how volatile this
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issue is. >> that's right. >> he's tapped into the anger and i think that's where you're right. i just don't think that the general electorate is the same as the republican primary and i think that's going to alen ate a lot of people he knows what gets the crowd going and that's what he's good at. >> new york friendly territory for donald trump. john kasich is polling better than ted cruz right now. >> which tells you something. >> that's a bad sign. we're talking about ted cruz being the stop trump trojan horse if you like. if ted cruz is coming third in the polls in new york, how much of a problem is it going to be. >> ted cruz wabts to have momentum coming into cleveland. if he's not doing very well the argument that i'm the alternative who can actually
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beat hillary is not going to be there. >> i'll give you the next word. we have a report from john king because he breaks down the delegate issues we have in new york should donald trump take that state and what it means for the race moving forward. >> let's say mr. trump wins his state and of the 95 delegates he gets 45. under this scenario trump builds his lead, but he's not getting out here to the magic number. let's have a different scenario. right now donald trump is above 50%, i can win most of the new york delegates. let's say that plays out. that would be a big day for mr. trump. let's say governor kasich and senator cruz split the delegates, that gives trump a little more momentum as it comes out. that would be a spring board out of new york, but then he has to do this. we're going to project all the way to the end.
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donald trump wins the rest of the states in the east. ted cruz continues his success in the west. we gave cruz indiana and then it could come down to california on june 7th. look where trump is. he's at 1069. let's say he wins california. that would be a huge take out of california. senator cruz comes in second. we've been generous to trump here. even then he's at 1189. let's say maybe trump wins indiana, not cruz. again trump gets closer but he doesn't get to the end. this is what is now key in the trump campaign deliberations. if we can't get to 1237 get as close as possible. if you're at 1,200 maybe you can hagle the delegates you need, but if you fall back from that this is where the campaign thinks maybe we can't win on the first ballot and a lot of people
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think donald trump won't win at all. >> it's a good analysis breakdown. when we get to this convention the rules are going to be crucial. >> i think that's a big ted cruz advantage and that's how ted cruz has gotten as far as he has. frankly they've been talking to delegates and getting those loyal delegates on board that are going to stay with them and i don't think donald trump has done that. i know he's started to with ben carson, but i don't think he's done it long enough. >> if he doesn't get the majority do you think he's out? >> i don't. i think his job is to improve his poll numbers especially with women. you come into cleveland with a little bit under what's necessary but your numbers suggestion that women and minorities are warming up to you and they can make the argument i can beat hillary in the fall. >> i think that california has got to be the stop gap for that
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stop trump movement because it is a diverse state and it is the mother load delegate math there. >> stay with us. when we come back we'll get the democratic candidates here. >> every candidate asking for your vote owes it to you to be clear about how we are actually going to keep our promises. >> let me just say in response to secretary clinton, i don't believe that she is qualified. and dad forever, do you?"
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she is -- if she is through her super pac taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. >> hillary clinton also sharpening her tone as she battles sanders for new york. cnn reports. >> reporter: tonight bernie sanders is equipped with more momentum than ever before. >> with our victory tonight in wisconsin we have now won seven out of eight of the last caucuses and primaries. >> reporter: but after another defeat hillary clinton is implementing a new strategy by going on the offensive. >> every candidate asking for your vote owes it to you to be clear about how we are actually
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going to keep our promises. >> reporter: clinton is pointing to an interview sanders did with the new york daily news where he struggled to identify how his administration would break up the big banks. >> i was i think a little bit surprised that there didn't seem to be a lot of substance to what he was saying. >> reporter: clinton is taking that new line of attack on the campaign trail painting sanders as ill prepared to be president. >> in a number of important areas he doesn't have a plan at all. >> reporter: while the sanders campaign is warning clinton's attacks have the potential to rip the democratic party in two. >> let's not tear the party apart. >> clinton today laughed off that notion as ludicrous arguing she has fought for the democratic party for nearly four decades. >> senator sanders has never been a democrat. >> reporter: and making the case that democrats want to see her as the nominee.
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>> if you look at the numbers i'm still ahead in both the popular votes and the delegate count. so i'm feeling very good about where we are. >> reporter: even though sanders has put together a string of victories they haven't amounted to a big gain. sanders must win in delegate rich states like new york. recent polling shows clinton with a double digit advantage. state wins aside sanders is hoping by the democratic convention clinton super delegates will rethink their support. >> i think a lot of these super delegates are going to be looking around and they're going to be saying which candidate has the momentum. >> reporter: as this race gets more contentious a tufl over guns. the daughter of a sandy hook victim tweeting at bernie sanders shame on you and that he owes victims an apology for his position that gun manufacturers should not be liable for gun
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violence. hillary clinton tweeting her support for that young woman. bernie sanders here in philadelphia asked if he does owe an apology to victims. he said maybe hillary clinton owes an apology to iraq war victims. cnn philadelphia. joining me again is democratic strategist and radio host. we finally got to this point in the campaign on the democratic side where we don't want to hear with about e-mails and it was nice. is this what you expected in this part of the campaign? >> frankly i'm surprised it didn't come much earlier. they're still talking about substance and gun control is an issue that is emotional. so i'm not surprised that they've taken the gloves off on that issue. bernie sanders the some vulnerabilities on that. they're picking each other on issues where they're vulnerable because at the end of the day they do have the substance to
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back it up. hillary clinton's argument about the substance and i know that bernie sanders had a problem with that new york daily ns interview, that translate to donald trump. so she can be consistent in talking about how a candidate needs to back up their policies with real solutions. >> what does this say about hillary clinton that she has to dispense a 74-year-old socialist. >> it shows you there's a lot of anger in this country on the left and right and the reason is it's still the economy is stupid. president obama is presiding over the second worst recovery. we have not had economic growth. this is the first time since this has been taken that more businesses are dying than being created. i argue it's higher taxes and obamacare. li hillary is running for the third
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term on obama. >> let's stick with bernie and hillary right now. i do want to get to that sound bite from bernie sanders when he went after hillary clinton. he hit back hard at her. listen to this. >> what happened in sandy hook is a tragedy beyond comprehension. but maybe secretary clinton might want to apologize to the families who lost their loved ones in iraq or secretary clinton might want to apologize to the millions of workers in this country who lost their jobs because of the disastrous trade
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agreements that she supported. >> i listen to bernie sanders there and people say if he's not serious about it, if he was a message candidate, he's really going after hillary clinton here for a reason, right? >> that's an important issue to him and he has a national stage. so absolutely he wants to talk about that and he should be able to talk about at that at this point in the campaign. >> doesn't this sort of make that argument or counter that argument that he was never in this seriously from the beginning. >> i think he didn't think he was going to get this far. this is a pillow fight. hillary has denounced her back on the war. what is the real difference between these people? i can't come up with anything other than one is a socialist and one is a socialist on layaway. >> i think they appeal to different bases in the democratic party. hillary clinton has a pretty broad base and brings in african-americans and latinos and a die verse group of people and bernie sanders is motivating young people.
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i think they motivate a lot of the party. >> don't you get to the point that bernie sanders wants a revolution and she wants an evolution. she wants to move toward greater health care and is government paying for some university costs. >> she has said that bernie is making a lot of promises he can't keep. it's harder to go out and say this is what you have to do. >> one wants free tuition, one wants debt-free tuition. what's the difference? >> i guess at the end of the day is one wants free tuition. >> the point is taxpayers are going to be further involved no matter whether hillary becomes the nominee or bernie sanders bernie sanders becomes the nominee. we continue this march to single pair. he's hated that vote on iraq.
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>> we get to the point where they slug it out. how much damage if this keeps going like this because what does it do for the party. >> i think we're going to be fine in the general election. i think we're going to see that again. >> they're all come together because they'll feel that donald trump or ted cruz will be worse. >> we've broken grid lock. >> absolutely. thank you both for coming in. >> thank you. we'll take a short break here. a programming note, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off in their next debate next week right here on connecticut thursday, 9:00 on the east coast. you will see it only on cnn. now we'll take a short break and when we come back south korea says north korea might be able
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the night before. polls show him trailing far behind trump this new york. democratic candidate bernie sanders is slamming hillary clinton following his primary win in wisconsin. during a campaign stop he said clinton is not qualified to be president because of her positions on the iraq war as well trade agreements. meantime hillary clinton is escalating her rhetoric against bernie sanders. this follows criticism from her campaign that her presidential ambitions could split the party. in an interview clinton questioned sanders and said he's never been a democratic. western sanctions will not stop the nuclear program and south korea now believes the threat from its neighbor is growing. here is brian todd. >> reporter: an assessesment of
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kim jong-un. north korea has succeeded in minute yurizing a war hoed. it can carry a one ton war head. >> being able to deliver a one ton nuclear warhead would cause devastation to a city like seoul, south korea, perhaps taking out a quarter of the city. >> reporter: it's not just america's allies in south korea and japan who would be in range of a nuclear capable missile. >> american forces are vulnerable to this right. >> it could carry a pay load about 850 miles. it would put seoul, u.s. bases and military installations all over south korea. and then other areas all along japan where u.s. forces are based. >> reporter: u.s. officials tell
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cnn that north korea can't strike the mainland with a war head. most troubling kim posed last month with what the north korea easy claimed was a warhead. >> you have to take what they do seriously because they're not idiots and they've been at this for a long time. they'll steal the design and buy design and they'll acquire them in other ways. >> in warning of the north korea nuclear threat the south korea official weighed on the power. he said his power is unshakeable. analysts say his bloody murders have eliminated some threats. >> there is nothing to indicate that his direct leadership is under threat. he continues to devote great efforts to security around his immediate physical perimeter. he continues to rely on family members, including his sister
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who seems to be more and more by his side and playing an actsive political role. >> reporter: analysts say kim may be tayloring where he travels from a single disgruntled general. cnn, washington. >> for more on this philip joins us now. he's a former advisor. it seems north korea has stepped up its ability in the development of these weapons. what's driving the technological improvement here. >> they've been for a long time at this point trying to miniaturize. that's something they have been working very hard towards. the fact that they've done a fourth test has actually improved their app capability to do so.
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this is something that they have been having -- it's a long term goal for them to have a nuclear capability and make it with a long range missile. that's what they're shooting for at this point. >> if you look at it from outside it seemed it wasn't going anywhere. maybe i'm reading this wrong there does seem to be these big advances in technology are the north koreas and the south koreas are to be able. >> they have chosen to do what they want to do when it was most politic politically helpful for them. what's driving this right now is there's a party congress that's going to be happening in may. there is something that kim jong-un is focusing on. north korea has been in a tough position over the last ten years. there are a number of people in the leadership who are tired of being laughed at. he has to consolidate his power
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and he has to show that north korea is standing off the united states and so this is the time for him right now to be able to consolidate his power and stay that north korea is now able to defend itself with a nuclear weapon and a missile. >> i guess the problem is ignoring north korea hasn't worked. sanctioning north korea hasn't worked. some would argue engaging with north korea hasn't worked. what's option number four? >> right now i think our options are getting less and less. i think what we're going to have to do is we continue on the same path north korea in the long run will end up having a relatively so first kated nuclear arsenal and long range missiles to deliver them. we're going to have to get into a more coordinated -- we have to do and work a lot more closely with china and essentially china is going to have to use a lot
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more sticks and the united states is going to have to use more carrots and we're going to have to agree. this is the only way we can get north korea to at least freeze its activity. over the long term we're going to have to roll it back, but i don't think that's something in the cards for the short-term. right now the best we can hope for is actually get a freeze so they can stop making more missiles, more bombs, better bombs and not sell this stuff. >> the prospects of that right now are not looking entirely promising. thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you. now to belgium where the prime minister is acknowledging last month's brussel attacks were a security failure, but he's rejectsing the idea that belgium is a failed state. his comments came during an interview. >> translator: i think we
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mustn't be afraid of the truth and we need to see what went right, what went wrong and then draw a lesson for the future. i don't accept the idea that a state such as belgium would be a fail state. we are a country that met successes in the fight against terrorism, but there is a failure just like 9/11 was a failure for the united states just like london was a failure for the uk. all those countries have had to draw the lessons in order to improve the situation for the future. >> belgium security services have come under scrutiny for not being able to stop these attacks. >> reporter: they're certainly responding to the criticism not just for the failure to stop the attacks, but the international criticism for failing to find
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abdeslam. they have also been criticized for not being able to find the other two suspects who they continue to look for in the brussels bombing. they're responding to all of that. you heard the prime minister acknowledging that there are some intelligence failures here, but those we've spoken to say what needs to happen now is to identify what those failures were and how you stop them in the future. after paris november 13th. after brussels, the metro, the airport. they came back planning to attack could take ten years says the former head of counter terrorism. >> translator: there were errors in the function of the intelligence service here, but the nature and how serious these errors were will be determined. >> reporter: the belgium prime
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minister announced a new investigation into what went wrong and how to stop it from happening again. >> translator: we have to tell people that an attack is still possible, but if we give more means to the intelligence to the police services they can do a better job. >> he watched the rise of islamic radicalism in belgium first in the '90s and then seen the rise of recruitment of belgian youth, a group whose leaders have been convicted or jailed. finally fighters. there have been more foreign fighters than any other western european country. the number estimated to be around 500 since 2012. as many as 100 have made their way back. resources to counter a mounting threat didn't keep pace. were you understaffed. >> translator: yes, absolutely. for the past ten years different
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governments in belgium have let down the intelligence services in terms of the number of people hired and the budget for it. >> reporter: there were short falls in belgium law that complicated counter terrorism efforts. >> translator: at the beginning the security did not have the ability to carry out wire tapping. the only wire tapping possible was done by the police and only in cases of judicial inquiries. >> >> reporter: that has changed. difficulties in coordination and communication and police operations. some raids can only be carried out between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. proposals to change it has changed. salah abdeslam was found last month hiding out in a neighborhood. even before the bombing authorities were searching for the brothers. what do you say to people in
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belgium who feel their government is fighting a losing battle. >> it's a difficult question. io if the belgium government is losing the battle, but i think the european democracy is losing the battle. >> reporter: u.s. officials believe as many as 2,000 fighters are back in europe. it is the ability of some of those fighters to move between boarders in europe undetected which has made attacking these people so difficult for officials. it's why you're hearing voices calling for more cooperation more intelligence sharing between european countries. he says that's the only way to find and stop these people on top of devoting more resources internally here in belgium in the fight against terrorism and more money. >> thank you. live for us in brussels. a short break here. when we come back nfl football coming to your twitter feed.
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when we come back a hollywood theme park, a wizarding world is about to enchant us. >> reporter: this ride is called harry potter. it's like a 3-d movie along with a roller coaster. i'm going to go check it out.
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finally this hour in just a short time the theme park in hollywood will be opening a new attraction. >> reporter: hello. welcome to the village. after five years of planning and building universal studios hollywood is debuting the world of harry potter. it's as close as you can get to the movie magic. from the tilted chimneys to the hooting birds, the attention to detail is stunning. the harry potter attractions have already boosted revenues
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descend on new york ahead of the crucial primary. a cnn exclusive. behind the scenes in the iraqi army's battle for control of mosul. and we are live in brussels to hear from experts about recent intelligence issues. hello and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and of course all around the world. i'm rosemary church. this is "cnn newsroom." the race for the white house is moving east for the next round of presidential primaries, and for the republicans the focus is on donald trump's home state of new york, which votes april 19th. trump is a heavy favorite. he hit on some familiar themes in his campaign speech wednesday night. >> we are going to have a strong border. we are going to build the wall. it will be a real wall.
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a real wall. who is going to pay for the wall? [ crowd answers ] who? [ crowd answers ] by the way, 100%. >> a small but vocal group of protesters gathered outside trump's rally. police kept them away from trump's supporters and no one was arrested. by the latest count it shows trump would need to win 60% of the remaining delegates in order to get to the magic number of 1,237 and clinch the nomination. ted cruz would need to win 88%. john kasich would need to win 125%. now, ted cruz is also campaigning in new york but he's facing a tough road ahead in the upcoming primaries. cnn's dana bash reports. >> reporter: the unlikely current hero of the gop establishment arrived in new york riding high after his big
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wisconsin win. >> it culminated four states in a row in the last two weeks where we have beaten donald trump over and over and over again. we won men. we won young people. we won every income group. >> reporter: but as much as ted cruz calls his victory a turning point, privately cruz sources and anti-trump strategists admit the next several contests are more likely to go the billionaire's way. not just trump's home state of new york but also pennsylvania, maryland, connecticut, delaware, and rhode island. a new poll in the empire state from monmouth university shows trump with a sizable lead at 52%, followed by john kasich in a very distant second at 25% and ted cruz dead last at 17%. >> we started off with 17 people. i've now got two left. i call them the leftovers. right? >> reporter: still the trump campaign appears to be weighing new moves to avoid squandering his favorable terrain.
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possibly giving newly hired veteran operative paul manifort an expanded role to better organize trump's small and scattershot campaign. the potential move raises questions about the role of embattled campaign manager cory lewandowski. >> cory, good job, cory. >> reporter: fiercely loyal to trump and crucial to getting the billionaire to the top of the heap. >> i don't care about rules, folks. i go out, i campaign. we win. we win. we get the delegates. >> reporter: and the man who became front-runner following his gut and shooting from the hip is planning something unusual for his campaign. a series of policy addresses. aides say he's planning to give speeches in the coming weeks on issues from education to the u.s. military. despite trump's move to be a more traditional candidate he is still, well, trump. issuing a blistering statement aimed personally at cruz after his double-digit defeat in wisconsin. saying ted cruz is worse than a puppet. he is a trojan horse being used
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by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination. today cruz shot back. >> he likes to yell and scream and insult and curse. and his statement last night was consistent with that. >> reporter: and remember when ted cruz first went after donald trump several months ago and he accused him of having new york values? well, now he's actually here in new york asking new yorkers for their votes. and of course it's a little bit awkward when that issue comes up, as it did at a press conference. when asked about it his response was oh, no, he didn't mean republican new yorkers. he meant liberals with names like de blasio and wiener and cuomo. dana bash, cnn, new york. well, fresh off his wisconsin primary win, democratic candidate bernie sanders is firing back at rival hillary clinton. he focused his attacks on her campaign funding and past policy positions. >> she has been saying lately
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that she thinks that i am, quote unquote, not qualified to be president. [ boos ] well, let me just say in response to secretary clinton, i don't believe that she is qualified if she is -- if she is through her super pac taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in iraq. [ cheers ] >> now, bernie sanders still faces a steep climb toward the democratic presidential nomination. hillary clinton would only need
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to win 36% of the available delegates to get there. sanders would need more than double the percentage of remaining delegates. now both candidates are trading barbs before the next nominating contest. cnn's brianna keilar reports. >> reporter: tonight bernie sanders is equipped with more momentum and enthusiasm than ever before. >> with our victory tonight in wisconsin we have now won 7 out of 8 of the last caucuses and primaries. >> reporter: but after yet another defeat hillary clinton is implementing a new strategy, trying to blunt that sanders momentum by going on the offensive. >> every candidate asking for your vote owes it to you to be clear about how we are actually going to be keeping our promises. >> reporter: clinton is now pointing to an interview sanders did with the "new york daily news" where he struggled to identify how his administration would break up the big banks. >> i was i think a little bit
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surprised that there didn't seem to be a lot of substance to what he was saying. >> reporter: and clinton is taking that new line of attack on the campaign trail, painting sanders as ill prepared to be president. >> in a number of important areas he doesn't have a plan at all. >> reporter: while the sanders campaign is warning clinton's attacks have the potential of ripping the democratic party in two. >> there are sharp contrasts between the two. but let's not, you know, denigrate other people's supporters and tear the party apart. >> reporter: clinton today laughed off that notion as ludicrous, arguing she has fought for the democratic party for nearly four decades. >> senator sanders by his own admission has never even been a democrat. >> reporter: and make the case that democrats want to see her as their nominee. >> if you look at the numbers, i'm still considerably ahead in both the popular vote and most importantly the delegate count. so i'm feeling very good about where we are. >> reporter: even though sanders has put together a string of
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victories, they haven't amounted to big gains in delegates. sanders must start winning big in delegate-rich states like new york, which accounts for 247 pledged delegates. but recent polling shows clinton with a double-digit advantage. state wins aside, sanders is hoping by the democratic convention clinton's 483 super delegates will rethink their support. >> i think that a lot of these super delegates are going to be looking around them and that are going to be saying, which candidate has the momentum? >> reporter: and as this race gets more contentious, a tussle over guns. the daughter of a sandy hook victim tweeting at bernie sanders, shame on you and that he owes victims an apology for his position that gun manufacturers should not be held liable for gun violence. hillary clinton tweeting her support for that young woman. bernie sanders here in philadelphia asked if he does owe an apology to victims. he said maybe hillary clinton owes an apology to iraq war victims.
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brianna keilar, cnn, philadelphia. we turn to belgium now and one of the terrorists who carried out last month's attacks on brussels briefly worked as a cleaner at the european parliament. reuters reports a 25-year-old nashim lash rowi held a summer job there in 2010. a source says he did not have a criminal record during the time of his employment. belgian officials believe he blew himself up in last month's attack at the airport. meantime, belgium's prime minister is acknowledging the attacks in brussels were a security failure, but he's rejecting the notion that belgium is a failed state. he spoke to cnn's christiane amanpour. >> translator: i think we mustn't be afraid of the truth but we need to see what went right, what went wrong, where the failures were, and then draw lessons for the future.
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i don't accept the idea that a state such as belgium would be a failed state. we are a country that met successes in the fight against terrorism. but there is a failure just like 9/11 was a failure for the united states. just like london was a failure for the u.k. and madrid was a failure for spain. all of those countries have had to draw the lessons in order to improve the situation for the future. >> reporter: and belgian security services have come under heavy scrutiny for their failure to thwart the attacks. cnn's alexandra field joins us now live from brussels. alexandra, why did belgian security services fail to prevent this attack from happening? what went wrong? and what are they doing to improve their services going forward? >> reporter: look, those are questions that leaders around the world are asking of belgium right now. they're wondering what went wrong, why belgium wasn't able to stop these attacks from happening. this country's facing a mountain
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of criticism, not just for failing to stop the attacks but also for failing at this point to find any outstanding suspects who could have been related to the brussels bombings. also criticism for not being able to find salah abdeslam, who was hiding out in brussels before he was captured some four months after the paris bombings. the question now is whether this investigation that will be done internally here in belgium could lead to changes of administrative bureaucratic systems, which have contributed to a lack of coordination and difficulty communicating. >> reporter: after paris, "charlie hebdo," november 13th. after brussels, the metro, the airport. taking out the threat posed by jihadists who left for syria and came back planning to attack could take ten years, says andre jacob, the former head of counterterrorism for belgian state security. >> translator: there were definitely errors in the function of the intelligence service here. but the nature and how serious
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these errors were will be determined by the parliamentary inquiry. >> reporter: the belgian prime minister announced a new investigation into what went wrong and how to stop it from happening again. >> translator: we have to tell people that an attack is still possible but if we give more means to the intelligence, to the police services, they can do a better job. >> reporter: before retiring in 2010 he watched the rise of islamic radicalism in belgium. first in the '90s surveilling a network with ties to osama bin laden. then seeing the rise of recru recruitment of belgian youth by sharia for belgium, a dismantled terror group whose leaders have now been convicted or jailed. finally an exodus of fighters. per capita belgium has sent more foreign fighters into syria or iraq than any other western european country. the number estimated to be around 500 since 2012. as many as 100 may have made their way back. but resources to counter a mounting threat didn't keep
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pace, jacob says. were you understaffed in. >> translator: yes, absolutely. for the past ten years different governments in belgium have let down the intelligence services in terms of the number of people hired and the budget for it. >> reporter: and there were shortfalls, he says, in belgian law that complicated counterterrorism efforts. >> at the beginning security in belgium did not have the ability to carry out wiretapping. the only wiretapping possible was done by the federal police and only in cases of judicial inquiries. >> reporter: that has changed. other obstacles remain. difficulties in coordination, communication, as well as police operations. some raids can only be carried out between 5:00 in the morning and 9:00 at night. proposals to change that have been made since belgian police started hunting for paris bombing suspect salah abdeslam. he was found last month hiding out in the molenbeek neighborhood of brussels. even before the brussels bombing authorities were searching for the brothers who had carried them out.
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the bakraouis were we now know in brussels. what do you say to those who say the belgian government is carrying out a losing battle against terrorists? >> it's a difficult question. i don't know if the belgian government is losing the battle but i think european democracy is losing the battle. we have to work together. >> reporter: u.s. officials believe as many as 2,000 fighters who traveled to syria and iraq are back in europe. and while belgian officials are vowing to look inward at their own institutions, saying they'll look at how to improve communication and determine whether or not more resources are needed, it is that large number of foreign fighters who are believed to be in europe which has led officials here to say they need more of a unified fight with other countries in europe in order to stop these attacks from happening. they're citing the fact that it is easy enough for some of these suspected fighters to move between borders without being detected and that's why you hear people like the prime minister of belgium saying they need better coordination with partner
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countries, even calling for something like a european cia in order to share intelligence more effectively. rosemary? >> better coordination seems to be key here, doesn't it? alexandra field joining us live from brussels. we'll talk again next hour. many thanks. well, more global fallout from the so-called panama papers. up next, what swiss police were searching for when they raided the uefa offices. plus, we go to the front lines with iraqi forces in their bat toll recapture mosul from isis. do stay with us for this exclusive report. jack knocked over a candlestick, onto the shag carpeting... ...and his pants ignited into flames, causing him to stop, drop and roll.
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accompanied the iraqi forces to give us an exclusive look at what they're facing. and we do warn you, her report contains some disturbing scenes. >> reporter: bursts of gunfire and artillery explosions. a constant reminder that the enemy isis is relentlessly probing for vulnerabilities in the iraqi army's defenses. >> translator: isis and especially now we are on the perimeter of what is their so-called ka caliphate. they are using waves of suicide bombers backed by fighters. >> reporter: coalition air strikes leveled this building isis fighters had struck into the night before we arrived. the hillside is strewn with the bloated bodies of dead isis fighters. one of them looks particularly young. a teenager, the iraqis say. general shabudi's men only recently recaptured this vilage and a handful of others. the first tentative steps in the battle for mosul.
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iraq's second largest city. that humiliatingly fell to i.c.e. after iraqi security forces abandoned their positions around two years ago. these are men retrained. under new command. forces that will repeatedly be put to the test. will they hold this ground and fight or again flee? key of course to the equation is u.s. support. >> translator: for us we have enough ground forces. the most important thing is to see ongoing u.s. backing with the air support, advisers, and logistical support. >> reporter: but not boots on the ground? >> translator: it's not an urgent thing for us right now, boots on the ground. we can liberate our lands. >> reporter: isis has had plenty of time to fortify its defenses. in mosul and here. still some 45 kilometers, or 30
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miles away from the main battleground. deep in one of the hills, a labyrin labyrinth. this is not just a tunnel complex. it's actually a tunnel and sleeping quarters complex that has been dug well underground. winding passages that veer off in multiple directions. this one leads to a small opening. for oxygen circulation, we are told. and this is just the start of the impending bloody battle to try to liberate mosul. one that will be a defining chapter in this nation's history and beyond. arwa damon, cnn, kharabardan, iraq. preparing to confront isis in battle is only one concern. there's also the matter of helping refugees who fled the
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militants. next arwa introduces us to people used as human shields. >> reporter: isis put five families into each home in the middle of the village, abu asra recalls. like many here, he does not want his identity revealed. he still has loved ones at the mercy of isis and has already witnessed and lost too much. >> and we are taking you to the front line against isis in iraq. international viewers can catch it at 4:00 p.m. in london, 5:00 p.m. central european time. that's 11:00 p.m. in hong kong, midnight in tokyo. iceland will be swearing in its new prime minister in just a few hours from new. sigmundur jo hansen, hayes pred seriousor stepped down in the fallout from the leak of the so-called panama papers. the documents revealed ties between the form er prime
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minister and a company which triggered protests. it also led swiss police to raid the european football body uefa on wednesday. the agency says police want to look at a controversial television rights contract. uefa's former general secretary, who was now in charge of fifa, says he did nothing wrong. meanwhile, fifa's ethics committee is investigating one of its members, juan pedro damiani. he is linked to men named in the panama papers. damiani resigned but says his law firm did not have any dealings with those men. one of libya's rival governments is stepping down to avoid further bloodshed in the divided country. it's a step toward a unified
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government. senior international correspondent nick paton-walsh explains. >> reporter: libya's political chaos may have just got a are the bit simpler but only a little bit. for the past week it's had three groups claiming to be the government of libya. one has been the de facto government of tripoli the capital and another recently arriving in the country has the backing of the united nations and the west and the e.u. it turned up actually in boats in the capital in tripoli recently because it had its passage by air blocked by people who claim to be the government there. and it's going about the business of trying to run the country. that's seemed to have an effect because that's coupled with intense international pressure, sanctions against the people who used to claim they were the government, de facto inside of tripoli. that seems to have caused that old government to fade into the background and cede control to this new u.n.-backed government. they still of course have a
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dispute with the other second groeft maining in the east of the country only some of whose supporters say this new u.n.-backed government is a good idea but it's the glimmer of light that libya hs for months if not years. and a united singular government inside libya is violate'll because it needs to fix libya's damaged economy making daily life almost impossible for many libyans. and it needs to be in place if the west is -- isis having territorial control there. naming resources at getting hold of libya's potentially billion-dollar oil industry. that could make them millions on the black market. and of course too the more chaos there is in libya the greater potential there is too for smugglers to ex-exploit the migrant crisis in northern africa and the desire for hundreds of thousands to try to get across the mediterranean toward southern europe. so much of southern europe's security is dependent on success and stability inside of libya. that was dependent on some sort
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of unified government in the country. and it may be that overnight one of the largest hurdles, who runs the capital tripoli, may have been crossed now and libya could potentially be closer toward meeting the conditions the west wants to have in the country in order to intervene militarily against isis. a long road but a vital one for european security let aloent lives of libyans suffering so asecuritily now. nick paton-walsh, cnn, beirut. we'll take a short break but still to come new york could play a big role in helping donald trump secure the republican presidential nomination. we'll break down the numbers for you. that's still to come. plus, south korea says north korea might be able to mount a nuclear warhead to a medium-range missile. that story next.
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and a warm welcome back to you. you are watching "cnn newsroom." i'm rosemary church. want to update you now on the main stories we've been following this hour. donald trump is back on the campaign trail after his loss to ted cruz in wisconsin's
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republican presidential primary. he is a heavy favorite in new york, which votes april 19th. democrat hillary clinton says she's feeling very good about her delegate lead over bernie sande sanders despite his win in wisconsin. siggundor is expected to be sworn in as the new prime minister of iceland. his predecessor resigned after documents revealed he had ties to an offshore company which triggered protests in iceland. dutch citizens have rejected a treaty between the eu and ukraine. that's according to preliminary results of a non-binding referendum. the netherlands is the only eu member that has not ratified the treaty. a vote against it could be seen as a register of the eu. that might encourage those who want the u.k. to exit the union. donald trump is the heavy
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favorite to win the republican presidential primary in his home state of new york in two weeks, but it still may not be enough to secure the party's nomination. cnn's john king xlnexplains. >> let's say mr. trump wins his home state but the other candidates perform fairly well and of the 95 delegates they give mr. trump 45 or so. second place to john kasich, third place to ted cruz. under this scenario trump builds his lead but he's not getting to the magic number. but another scenario. right now donald trump says i'm above 50%, i can win most or all of the new york delegates. let's say a scenario like that plays out. in that case mr. trump gets 68 of the 95. that would be a big day in new york for mr. trump. let's say governor kasich and senator cruz split the rest of the delegates, something like that. that gives trump a little more momentum as he comes out but it's still a huge challenge. that would be a springboard out of new york. but then he has to do this. we're going to projects all the way to the end.
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let's say he wins all the states in the east and mid-atlantic. ted cruz continues his success in the west. for this we gave cruz indiana. then it could come down to the biggest prize at the end of the calendar, california on june 7th. look where trump is. under this scenario he's at 1069. let's say he wins california, wins it by a pretty good margin. that would be a huge take out of california. senator cruz we say who comes in second, governor kasich third. even then, we've been generous to trump here, generous to trump in california. even then he's at 1,189. he's still short of 1,237. let's say maybe trump wins indiana, not cruz. again, trump gets closer but he doesn't get to the end. and this is what is now key in the trump campaign deliberations. if we can't get to 1,237, get as close as possible. if you're at 1,200 maybe you can haggle the delegates you need at the end. but if you start to fall back from that, this is where the campaign starts to had i, huh, maybe we can't win on the first ballot and if we k7b9d win on the first ballot a lot of people think donald trump won't win at all.
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>> joining me to talk about donald trump is trump supporter and branding expert clint arthur. thank you for being with us. want to start by getting an idea from you, what is it that's so compelling about donald trump? given his very mixed messages on women, abortion, and a range of other topics. explain that to our global audience. >> donald trump is above all an entertainer. and america's greatest presidents have been entertainers in chief, starting out with ronald reagan most recently. movie star, advertising pitch man, president of the screen actors guild. he knows how to entertain. and why is entertaining so important? because when you are addressing an audience if they are not entertained they are less engaged in the message. and if you want to be a great leader you have to engage the audience in order to be able to lead them. and that's why entertainers have had an advantage over the years. >> that's one element to it. but a lot of people want some substance here. they want policy. and for many people they don't
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think that they're getting that and all the polls show if he goes head to head with hillary clinton, who does understand policy, he's going to be decimated. >> donald trump knows what he likes and what he doesn't like. he acts a lot from feeling, from gut instinct. and people like that. people want a politician who's not a robot. they want a leader who's a person, who feels things the way they feel things. and i think that's part of donald trump's great appeal. >> so what went wrong in wisconsin tuesday? clearly the people of wisconsin didn't find him appealing. has he lost his momentum, do you think? >> donald trump is not an angry candidate. he does much better in urban areas than he does in agriculturing aal communities. in wa weigh didn't do so well. in wisconsin, another great farming agricultural state he did not so do so well. but he will do much better when he goes into the next swing of states in the northeast we are has a real strong foothold.
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>> now, you're a branding expert. talk to us about what sort of impact you think this war on the wives had. the comments he's made about abortion, about women and all of these other issues that are sort of seen as sidebar issues in some instances. but the nastiness of the war on the wives and tweeting out the picture of heidi cruz. what impact will that have on the trump brand? >> the nastiness of everything has been unprecedented. the way he calls him lyin' ted. we've never seen anything like it. and all of this is calculated to entertain and draw attention and eyeballs by the master showman himself, donald trump, who knows how to attract an audience. and that's the most important thing because if we have a president in office and he can't attract the attention of the people, what good is having a president? we want a leader who can lead people. and that's what donald trump is best at. attracting attention. without attention he cannot engage. without engagement he cannot lead. >> yeah, i don't think anyone
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disputes his ability to engage. but they do wonder about his ability to offer specifics on policy. and that will be the big problem for him. >> like henry ford. he will assemble a cabinet of great minds. and he will get their opinions. and he'll make decisions based on their opinion. he's been doing it as a corporate leader for decades and decades. he seems to have been rather successful for it. i think there's an argument that could be made that he's done more things with more employees and more decision-making than any of the other candidates including hillary rodham clinton. and we'll see what's going to happen when the tale plays itself out. >> we will see. clint arthur, thank you so much for joining us. appreciate it. >> my pleasure, rosemary. and while donald trump works to polish his political brand, his daughter is dealing with her own branding problem in her women's apparel business. about 20,000 ivanka trump branded scarves sold in retail stores and online were recalled in the u.s. on wednesday because
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they don't meet federal flammability standards and are said to pose a burn risk. no injuries have been reported. let's take a short break here. but still to come, south korea says north korea might be able to mount a nuclear warhead to a medium-range missile. we will look at just how big this threat is. we're back in a moment.
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growing. here's our chief u.s. security correspondent jim sciutto. >> reporter: this is the north korean mid-range missile, says south korea, now capable of carrying a nuclear weapon. south korean intelligence concluding that pyongyang's nodong ballistic missile can deliver a one-ton warhead as much as 1200 miles, putting south korea, japan, and u.s. military bases in asia within reach of a nuclear strike. north korea's dictator kim jong un is already celebrating, posing for pictures near what north korea claims to be the warhead. u.s. intelligence has yet to reach the same conclusion, but u.s. officials say they must assume that pyongyang has at least an untested capability to minute churize and launch a nuclear weapon. >> it's also committed to developing a long-range nuclear armed missile that's capable of posing a direct threat to the united states. >> reporter: some nuclear analysts share south korea's more dire assessment.
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>> i've been very skeptical about north korea's capabilities, but the evidence is mounting. they probably have a nuclear warhead that can fit on a missile that could hit south korea or japan. >> reporter: south korea's assessment now shared in some u.s. intelligence circles follows a series of successful tests by pyongyang, beginning with an underground nuclear test in january and followed by four missile tests, including a space launch believed to be a step toward an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the u.s. recent satellite images also show suspicious activity at north korea's yongbyon nuclear facility that is used to produce plutonium to build nuclear weapons. in response the u.n., the u.s., and china have all recently imposed harsh new economic sanctions on north korea. and the u.s. recently flew a
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nuclear-capable b-52 near north korean airspace and sailed a u.s. aircraft carrier near its waters. north korea has continued to make progress toward becoming a nuclear power. >> u.s. policy has failed. we have not stopped them. we've tried ignoring them. we've tried sanctioning them. it doesn't work. >> reporter: defense officials tell me the u.s. has already taken several steps to safeguard the u.s. and its allies from a north korean nuclear strike. this includes boosting the number of ground-based interceptors and deploying new missile defense to south korea. this is the high-altitude defense system known as the fad, though that i am told is still months away. jim scoutio, cnn, washington. flooding rains have once again lashed fiji after the small island nation is still reeling from the effects of tropical cyclone winston earlier this year. let's turn to our meteorologist derek van dam, who's been keeping a very close eye on this. who are people on the island of
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fiji coping with this? >> well, rosie, it's been an extremely difficult year for this popular tourist destination, and home to about just under 1 million residents. you'll recall earlier this year, february 20th, in fact, the strongest tropical cyclone ever to form in the southern hemisphere and ever to impact island of fiji struck this particular area, broad severe flooding. unfortunately, there were about 40 fatalities. now we have yet another tropical cyclone that's passed just to the south. its current position moving quickly away from the island nation of tonga. however, it has created quite a significant amount of flooding across this part of the world. take a look at just how they're coping with this current situation. it's. day after day of rainfall. fortunately, this part of the world is very prone and really knows how to handle these tropical cyclones. but nonetheless, no one wants to have to cope with this type of situation where they receive nearly three times their average
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monthly rainfall for april and we still have several days to go for the potential of more rain. this is on top of our new tropical cyclone zena that is moving to the east. it did bring some more rainfall into fiji. take a look at these totals. over 450 millimeters of rainfall since earlier this week. and that is all thanks to wave after wave of tropical activity that continues to move through this region. fortunately, zena is now exiting the island nation. they'll start to clean up from the flood waters that have ensued from this but it is going to take a long time because remember, they are still reeling from the strongest cyclone to ever form in this part of the world and into the southern hemisphere. tropical cyclone zena racing eastward at a whopping 50 kilometers per hour. so it is exiting the region very quickly. but all computer models showing for the potential of more rainfall as we go forward into the middle of april. and already saturated environment. that means the potential for flooding could continue well
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into the rest of the tropical season. which by the way ends at the end of the month, april 30th, in fact. rosie, something we'll keep a close eye on. >> thanks so much. appreciate that, derek. well, the world of country music has lost one of its legends. merle haggard. a look back at his life and the people he touched when we return. ♪ and i'm proud to be an okie from muskogee ♪ ♪ ♪ he has a sharp wit. a winning smile. and no chance of getting an athletic scholarship.
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we want to take a moment now to remember country music legend merle haggard. ♪ could be holding you tonight ♪ haggard died on wednesday on his 79th birthday of complications from pneumonia at his home in california. his career spanned six decades. the country music hall of famer had dozens of hits including "okie from muskogee." he was known for honest, gritty songs which reflected experiences from his troubled youth. tributes have been pouring in. country music star carrie underwood tweeted that haggard was "a pioneer, a true
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entertainer, and a legend." beatle ringo starr tweeted, "god bless merle haggard. he was a hero of mine." and long-time friend and fellow country music legend willie nelson posted a picture of the two of them with the caption "he was my brother, my friend. i will miss him." merle haggard is survived by his wife and six children. the republican presidential candidates are not exactly gaining a lot of support in the u.s. senate. jim rish of idaho was a guest on cnn's "the situation room" with wolf blitzer wednesday. he says he hopes his colleague ted cruz will win the nomination, prompting this rather awkward moment. >> so far you're only -- i think by our count the third senator, republican senator who now effectively on this program has come out and endorsed cruz. lindsey graham and mike leigh, your colleagues, they have. >> did i just endorse, wolf? >> i don't know. you sort of said you prefer him over the other two. >> i do.
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>> that sounds like an endorsement, doesn't it? >> i guess it depends on your definition. >> perhaps a reluctant endorsement there. and things got pretty awkward when cruz gave his victory speech after his wisconsin win. now, it wasn't about what he was saying. it was all about the man standing behind him. take a look. jeanne moos explains. >> reporter: what's it like to be called hashtag creepy guy on twitter? we'll ask creepy guy himself. >> i promise that i was not trying to act like an idiot on purpose. >> reporter: there he was, the wisconsin co-chair of cruz for president, nodding yes. >> killing small businesses. >> reporter: nodding no. >> for donald trump. >> reporter: nodding and raising his eyebrows. >> and sane future. >> reporter: so close to cruz they were almost touching. mused one viewers, "siamese twin? puppetmaster?" they seem to think you were too close to him. >> i might have been. yeah. i think they might be on to something with that one.
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>> reporter: but wisconsin state representative adam nealon said if he moved back much he would have fallen off the stage. some saw a resemblance to serial killer jeffrey dahmer. >> these people are all tweeteding that you're #creepy guy. what's that like? >> i think a lot of it's really funny. >> -- has your back. [ applause ] >> reporter: but these days candidates better watch their backs. with everyone fixated on whoever's behind them, it's enough to make a candidate paranoid. whether it's sticker boy -- >> and we have to be united. >> reporter: intentionally hamming it up behind hillary. or a guy making faces into his phone behind bernie. or that time mayor rudy giuliani was upstaged by his son. >> i rudolph giuliani. >> reporter: but adam was blissfully unaware. >> the thing do you with your eyebrows, did you even realize that? >> no. i don't spend a lot of time looking at myself. >> reporter: finally, hashtag creepy guy was saved from
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further scrutiny by a hug. >> we had the silent majority, and now i think we have the snarky minority. >> reporter: but adam says he liked being compared to an amazing actor like jack nicholson in "the shining." >> here's johnny! >> reporter: though maybe the resemblance is mostly in the eyebrows. >> little pigs, let me come in. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> all right. before we go, a group of alligator hunters may have come across their biggest catch ever. they were able to kill this massive 4 1/2-meter, that's 350-kilo gator, with a single gunshot on a florida farm. now, that's the farm owner's 9-year-old son on top of the gator. he also said about 45 kilograms of edible meat will come just from the gator's tail. the rest will be used to make clothing and accessories. i'm rosemary church. the second hour of "cnn newsroom" is coming up after
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this very short break. hope you can stick around.
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after donald trump stunning loss in wisconsin, crowds gather to protest outside his rally in new york. plus, a cnn exclusive, behind the scenes in the iraqi army's battle to control mosul. later, the use of the death penalty surges to its highest level in more than 25 years. hello and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. this is "cnn newsroom" and i'm rosemary church. for presidential gop front-runner donald trump is a heavy favorite in new york in the april 19th primary. a small crowd of protesters

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