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the president's final white house correspondents' dinner. you saw it all here. stay with cnn for more coverage of the dinner all night long. thanks. 4:30 a.m. on the u.s. east coast and we welcome our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you are watching cnn "newsroom." it is good to have you with us. i'm george howell. the headlines we're following for you this hour. in southeastern turkey, a blast outside the police headquarters has killed one officer and left 13 others wounded. state media report that a car bomb exploded outside of that building. the iraqi capital is under a state of emergency after hundreds of protesters breech the green zone. they have regained control of
that zone where government offices are held. the united states and russia say they have agreed on a renewed cessation of hostilities in parts of syria. the u.s. is pushing for the truce to include the city of aleppo which has seen 230 people killed in the past week alone. u.s. and middle eastern diplomats will meet in geneva on sun. in nairobi, kenya, 16 people are confirmed dead following collapse of an apartment building on friday. dozens more still missing. this seven-story tower collapsed on friday amid heavy rain. the building had been condemned but the order was ignored. america's choice, 2016, the presidential race, it is
mathemat mathematically impossible for republican candidate ted cruz to secure his party's nomination on a first ballot in july. however, cruz is trying hard to stop donald trump from doing that. on tuesday, the state of indiana holds a very important primary. cruz released two ads there linking donald trump with the democrat front runter hillary clinton.
here's a look at one of those ads. >> donald trump and hillary clinton are two sides of the same coin. both support obama individual mandate, both support taxpayer funding for planned parenthood and both support letting transgender men go in little girls' bathrooms. trump and hillary, do we really want to big government liberals on the ballot in november? and the primary of california looms the largest and is the last for the republican
voters. the three spoke at the republican convention this week. donald trump sparked protests outside that venue. pete wilson made introduction for ted cruz also announcing that he is endorsing cruz. much of what we've heard in the speech we've heard before during a typical ted cruz stump speech. cruz made a point that california is at a cross roads that the voters in this state would eventually choose the nominee. he also spoke why he chose his running mate carly fiorina so early on. he's come on strong. cruz spoke why he chose her at this time. >> the reason i named her this year, i believe the people of california and the people of this country deserve a clear and simple choice.
elections are about choices and i think the contrast could not be clearer between carly and me on the one side, a positive, optimistic, conservative campaign based on real policy solutions to the challenges facing this country. versus on the other side, hillary clinton and donald trump. >> cruz also called both hillary clinton and donald trump washington insiders, but at the end of the day you can't have it both ways, you can't have the enforcements from people from the former governor of california and the governor of indiana and wisconsin endorsing and claim the others are insiders. what echeds, did he has to do is reach those who are supporting donald trump. was he successful at reaching out to the donald trump supporters? that is something that remains
to be seen. cnn jason carroll. john kasich is describing his campaign as the little engine that can. it will take nearly a miracle for kasich's to win his party's nomination and he's predicting now how republican frontrunner donald trump will do if trump ends up winning the nomination instead. >> what i'm really fundamentally interested in in is making sure hillary clinton is not president. and donald trump if he goes to the convention, first of all, if he will get picked, he will get crushed in the fall and there's a couple districts here that republicans care about that will probably be gone with him. the fact is i'm the only one that beats hillary clinton consistently in 15, 16 of the last polls. also in the simulated electoral college, i win there and these guys lose. >> kasich staying in the race attacking trump's foreign policy saying it doesn't make any sense. now so a -- to a story by
two families connected by one heart. it's the story of an ailing newborn whose live was stated when another family donated their child's art. >> i think this is really why we do what we do every day. >> some stories are almost unbearable to tell. >> you would like to think that you can make everyone better and that you can solve all of these problems. >> and just as hard to hear. >> obviously, it's what every parent dreads, that fear that something will happen to your child and you'll have to say good-bye. >> when he was 2 1/2 months old he stopped breathing. >> jake was airlifted to the hospital. there was a heartbeat. >> that glimmer of hope was snuffed out because it was clear that there was no brain activity. >> the campbell's shared their
tragic story on friday, but there's a story of hope. they both have the same idea, through the finger lakes donor recovery network perhaps their dying son could save another life. >> when he came back and said there's a little boy in iowa who is two weeks old that's a perfect match, i thought about this mom and dad that i didn't know and what they were going through. >> 800 miles away, kim and nathan were living their own nightmare. at two weeks, beckham's heart was failing. >> to know that this child was sick and there was nothing you could do about it is just unbelievable. >> jake campbell passed away august 16th, 2007. >> there was me fighting for everything for my baby to live and i didn't want another -- other parents to be without a baby in their arms. >> the very next day, their baby received a newhart. >> and i immediately got this beautiful flood of emotion and i
knew for a fact that this heart that he was getting had been loved and it had been deeply loved by another family. >> we join here today to celebrate live. the two families eventually met, bonding over a grieving family's heart which gave a little boy his only chance at life. they now urge others to become organ donors. >> it's amazing for us to have jake's heart recipient and his family here at the hospital where we said good-bye to jake, it's been very moving. >> oftentimes, donor recipient families never get to meet the families of the donor, but the bond between the two families goes far beyond that initial act of unselfishness. the two mothers realize they had something else in common. ♪ and we help them in return ♪ >> there's a song from the musical "wicked" called "for good."
>> you'll be with me. >> like a handprint on my heart. >> it was the last song holly ever sang to her son jake and the first that kim sung to beckham following his transplant. >> we were astounded. that was the song that made it connection to us. >> beckham is now eight years old. you would never know what he's been through in his short life. and the campbells take comfort in seeing beckham healthy. they call him a silver lining in their own tragic story. >> there's a little bit of jake still going and as long as beckham is thriving, then we're happy to know that something good came out of it. >> seth vorys, time warner cable news. you are watching cnn "newsroom." still ahead this hour, deadly flooding hits the state of texas, killing five members of the same family.
we'll have that story ahead for you. plus the commander in chief playing the role of comedian. his last time as president at an annual event in washington, d.c. you'll hear some of his jokes. some of his jabs as "newsroom" rolls on. >> it is an honor. wiback like it could used to? neutrogena hydro boost water gel. with hyaluronic acid it plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin. hydro boost. from neutrogena
you are watching cnn "newsroom." i'm george howell. welcome back. in india, rising temperatures threaten to make a severe water crisis there even worse. that country has already endured two straight years of drought, rivers and wells have dried up forcing people to travel long distances to get water. may and june are typically india's hottest months and temperatures in some places are already above 40 degrees celsius, that's over 100 degrees fahrenheit. in the united states, severe flooding has hit the eastern part of texas saturday that left six people dead.
torrential rains fell over one texas town reaching the roofs in some homes. a 64-year-old grandmother and her four grandchildren all under the age of 10 were swept awi by flood waters, the body of a sixth victim was found hours later in the same area after these waters resaided. our meteorologist is here to talk more about the situation there in my home state and it's pretty bad. >> it's a heart breaking story to hear about the fatalities. it highlights the dangers of flash floods. that rain that swept all occurred in one hour. so quickly, so much rain, inundating an entire house. look at the footage. it left a debris field across the cul-de-sac at the end of the world here. what's most compelling about this, george, is that the water level made it all the way to the
top of that particular structure, that house. take a look at my graphics behind me and this is a radar-estimated rainfall total and we'll move right into the palestine region and you can see the effect that it had on this particular area. look at that dark shading of orange. over 7 inches of rain tallied there and that was a storm total just one hour. a few other locations experiencing some extremely heavy rainfall, including roxton, texas. turn around, don't drown. this is what can happen when you have a flash flooding event. 6 inches of moving water can sweep a person off of his feet. 26 inches can lift a vehicle, including an suv and sweep that down the river. so you can imagine what six feet of water, moving water would do.
little stands a chance against the force of mother nature there. now, we have more rain in the forecast today, but really the heaviest of rain concentrated to the east of texas, mainly across southern louisiana, just outside of houston, but any rain on top of a very saturated environment means that flooding is still a potential today and not to mention those rivers and streams still take time to actually reduce in coverage. we've had some extreme amounts of severe weather reported. that is starting to die down today. look at the line of storms coming out in its wake coming out of lynndale, texas. this is a sporting goods store. it left some buildings intact and some buildings completely demolished. >> severe weather not uncommon for texas but every time it comes through people not quite
ready. >> they have got their storm shelters, but there's only so much you can do. this is cnn "newsroom." still ahead, the u.s. president, barack obama took full advantage of an american comedic tradition at dinner on saturday night. next, you'll hear how he made fun of the u.s. presidential candidates, including donald trump. stay with us.
welcome back to cnn "newsroom." i'm george howell. lester city football club plays for the english premier title. the city is overrun with football mania. it is just manchester united that stands behind them. the unlikely hero team is one win away from pulling off one of the great under dog stories in sports history. this is a david and goliath story if there ever was that type of story. what do you make of this spectacular underdog situation? >> well, it certainly is a
spectacular underdog triumph. one of the greatest certainly in the history of english football. the fairy tale that's got the entire world talking about it. leicester are three points away from lifting their first ever english premier title in their 32 years of english club history. what makes it so spectacular, two years ago, leicester city, they weren't even in the top flight, they weren't even playing in this league and at this stage last year, they were fighting to stay out of relegation. at the start of the season, the odds were 5,000-to-1 for leicester to win this title. they are the same odds of finding elvis alive or kim kardashian or greater odds than kim kardashian becoming the next u.s. president, george.
>> i don't mean to put you on the spot. is this a done deal? what do you think happens? >> well, it's not a done deal, no. they are one win away from winning the title and making history. they need to get a better result than second on the table. tottenham, if they don't win today, it ges to tomorrow's game, chelsea. if they win here today, it's going to be a tough game, old trafford is a tough stadium to play at. manchester united is chasing a top four position themselves and lester without their star man. that said, leicester city on a spectacular run as we all know. they have only lost three games this season, which is
remarkable, and they also have this motivation of the support from around the world. super stars like tom brady have been sending in messages of support and even thai monks have been sending their blessings, george. >> don't you just wish you were the person who got into this at the beginning of the season when the odds were 5,000-to-1. it will be interesting to see how this plays out. time will tell. thank you so much, and we'll watch the game and stay in touch. now, on to spain where quite a treasure trove has been discovered. construction workers were digging a drench when they unearthed nearly 600 kilos of rare roman coins. they showed little signs of wear and marked with inscriptions of two em por i don't remembers. and the nerd prom in
washington, d.c. on saturday, the white house kroes -- correspondence -- correspondents dinner. it was the last time that u.s. president barack obama will be present. eight years ago i was a young man, full of idealism and vigor, and look at me now. i am gray, grizzled, just counting down the days until my death panel. [ laughter ] hillary once questioned whether i would be ready for a 3:00 a.m. phone call. now i'm awake anyway because i've got to go to the bathroom. [ laughter ] >> the president also touched on the presidential race. the next person that will follow him, republican frontrunner donald trump, though, decided to skip this event, but mr. obama
made some jokes at the donald's expense. the republican establishment is incredulous that he is their most likely nominee. incredulous, shocking. donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. but in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world, ms. sweden, ms. argentina. ms. azerbijzan. and there's one area where donald's experience could be invaluable and that is closing guantanamo because trump knows a thing or two about running water front properties into the ground. with this mtd i just have two more words to say, "obama out."
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sectarian tensions flare in baghdad after followers of a cleric storm parliament demanding an end to corruption. and leicester gets ready to play manchester united for a chance to win the premier league title. also this. >> in my final year, my approval ratings keep going up. the last time i was this high, i was trying to decide on my major. >> the u.s. president there at the final white house correspondents dinner, even
jokes about him himself. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. cnn "newsroom" starts right now. ♪ ♪ good day to you. we begin this hour with the latest unrest in the iraqi capital amid deepening political crisis there. this hour, baghdad remains under a state of emergency. protesters on saturday breached what is called the city's green zone. that is home to foreign embassies and iraq's parliament building. the typically well-secured area is now back under their control. iraqis had been demonstrating for months for corruption. saturday's breaking point came after a speech by a cleric. listen. >> translator: i stand by the people today. no one else, and boycott all the
politicians, except those who want real reforms with all clarity and honesty, waiting for the great popular uprising and the major revolution to stop the corrupt. >> for more, let's bring in ben we'd amen. he knows that region very well. it's a pleasure to have you with us. these protesters accuse lawmakers in sectarianism and also corruption. can you first explain the process that's so frustrating for so many? why are they so upset? >> reporter: i think corruption is one of the things that almost every iraqi will agree is a problem according to transparency international, an organization that monitors corruption. iraq ranks 161 out of 168
countries when it comes to corruption, and certainly we've seen, for instance, last summer as well as in the last few months there have been very angry protests against corruption in iraq, so that's one thing, and another, of course, is the system of government that was set up by the americans after the fall of the regime of saddam hussein in 2003 whereby politics is upon the basis of sectarian affiliation or religious affiliation. initially the americans when they came along, they set up a governing council in iraq which divided power between sunni, shias and kurds and that system has persisted and it is not something many people in iraq are particularly happy about, but the problem is the members of parliament realize that that is where their power comes from
and they have been highly resistant to efforts by the prime minister to create a new cabinet to fight corruption, a cabinet where the members are appointed not upon the basis of their sectarian affiliation but rather upon their actual professional qualifications when it comes to the problems iraq has to deal with, whether that's electricity generation, education, economic development, all of which have suffered as a result of corruption of the inefficiencies of a country that's never really gotten back on its feet since the fall of the regime of saddam hussein in 2003. >> ben, i would also like to talk about the simple fact that protesters were able to make their way into the green zone. does that raise new security questions there? >> reporter: it raises questions about whether the security
forces whose job it is to protect the green zone don't in some way sympathize with the protesters themselves, but i think what we've seen going back over the last few years in the middle east with the so-called a rabb spring is when you have a critical mass, a number -- enough people protesting, they can bring down regimes and they can bring down certainly the walls that for years have surrounded the green zone. the green zone really has been since 2003 a symbol of resentment among many iraqis who feel that on the outside they live one form of existence, where it's endless power cuts, water cuts, shortages of basic things like gasoline in a country that should be scpoerting millions of barrels a day, whereas inside the green zone, inside those blast walls,
they have constant electricity, constant water, and they are living in the lap of luxury, so you have to keep that in mind as well. george. >> important to point that out. ben, we always appreciate your context in reporting. thank you. let's get more analysis now on what's happening in iraq and joining us live in london is the chair of contemporary middle east studies at the london school of economic and the author of the book, "isis: a history." let's talk first about the nation's prime minister. is he able to unite iraq? >> well, george, it's not really about a question of individuals. this is not about him. the crisis in iraq is much bigger than one individual, even if he is the commander in chief. keep in mind that the various
governments from 2003 till today have failed, have failed to institute reforms, have failed to create a transparent system, and to answer your question, the prime minister comes across almost two years after he was appointed as prime minister as weak. he cannot govern effectively. what you are seeing in baghdad today is the culmination of a crisis of social protests for the last six or seven months but tens of thousands of iraqis, many iraqis have given up not only on the prime minister but on the dysfunctional and political system that was laid down by the americans after their invasion occupation of iraq in 2003. >> as we heard a moment ago from ben just talking about these sectarian tensions that started after the formation of that new government, those sectarian tensions helped to fuel the rise of isis. how will this affect the fight against that group and the
region? >> you know, george, this is a very important question because we all focus on terrorism. think what the obama administration has done in the last two weeks. he sent john kerry to support the prime minister. he just sent joe biden also because the focus of the americans and the international community is on isis or daesh and rightly so because it presents an existential threat to iraq. my take on is that iraq's problems are much bigger. it's a crisis of an elite, it's a crisis of an regime and of the state. the question is not whether isis will be defeated. of course it will be defeated, but isis, george, is a symptom of the structural crisis. without overhauling the system, a system based on ethnic and sectarian disruption in iraq, the question on the table even if you defeat isis today,
tomorrow or the day after it could mew tate into a much more dangerous entity without creating a system that responds to the aspirations and the wishes of many iraqis. final point on what's happening in iraq. the reason why this is very important, the challenge to the system, george, is coming from within the dominant elite. this is not a sunni uprising against a shy i can't government. most of the protesters are shy i can't and they want a different system. this gives us hope. it's about iraqis imagining a different future, a better future for iraq and hopefully this particular future would be sooner rather than later because is it if the system is not overhauled, we could see the end of iraq as a unified state. >> wow. thank you so much for your analysis. >> thank you. we move on now to southeastern turkey. that is where a blast outside of
a police headquarters has killed one officer there and injured 13 other people, including civilians. state media reports that a car bomb caused that explosion. our senior international correspondent nick peyton walsh is following this story and joins us on the phone from istanbul. what more do we know about this attack, this explosion? >> reporter: george, very little information at this early stage. it does appear a car bomb is responsible for this and detonated outside the police headquarters. that is not far from what has been a volatile syrian-turkish border. one of the key towns that have become a home for syrian refugees that have fled there. they have had some degree of stability in the past four years or so. there have been some asass nations of syrian activists there. it's not clear who is behind the particular car bomb.
one police officer killed. this is happening on may day, which is a security lockdown of some degree here in istanbul, but a blast like this is relatively rare and i think it will be another reminder of how chilling which is for many living in southern turkey, it's not clear who could be behind it. a police target may be something that the the kurds may have chosen or it could be isis who have increased their scope and operations inside southern turkey and elsewhere of late. troubled times here, certainly and another worrying key city targeted by a blast like this, george. >> we're following this story live with us on the phone from istanb istanbul. nick, thank you so much for this explosion outside of a police headquarters that has killed one officer, injured 13 other people. we'll continue to follow that story. the u.s. secretary of state
john kerry will meet with middle eastern diplomats in geneva, switzerland, sunday and the topic will be to uphold a cease-fire deal in syria. nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas in owe lep -- aleppo on saturday. the president of the syrian national coalition says opposition forces will retaliate if the syrian government continues to strike aleppo. >> translator: we would encourage all efforts of those trying to put the political negotiations back on track. we're convinced that political transition is ultimately the real goal of the revolution and what the people demanded in the first place, but we will not accept any other alternative or price. it is very clear what we want. there are internationally recognized terms for a just political solution for the syrian people. >> the u.n. warns the situation in aleppo has become, quote,
catastrophic. at least 230 people have been killed there in the past week alone. off the coast of libya, 26 migrants have been rescued after their rubber boat started taking on water in rough seas. they have been taken to the italian island there. nearby, the international organization for migration in italy says 84 other migrants are feared missing. the turkish prime minister says the number of migrants trying to reach greece from turkey dwindled in april. he attributed the decline to a deal reached between ankara and the e.u. to stem the flow of migrants. listen. >> translator: after april 4th, the number of migrants crossing to europe by illegal means has acongressed to 2-digit numbers. on april 4th not even one migrant attempted to sail to the greek islands. the figure for the month of april is 80 to 90. the fact that the number of
migrants have decreased is a clear sign that the work we're carrying out with the european union is a clear success. >> under that e.u. deal, turkey agreed to take back migrants in return for funding and a renewal of talks on joining the 28-nation bloc. in europe, the belgian capital is taking another step in recovering after the terror attacks that struck that city in march. the brussels airport is partially reopening its departure hall this sunday, 40 days after a suicide bomb that hit that airport, following an opening ceremony, passengers on three flights will be able to check in at departure halls. on sunday afternoon, passengers for other flights will be able to check in at a temporary structure. the death toll continues to rise from friday's building collapse in kenya. crews are still searching for those still trapped in the
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building collapse in kenya has now risen to 16 people dead and this is the scene in nairobi, rescue workers digging through the rubble of a seven-story building trying to find dozens of missing people who may be there. 135 people have been rescued from the debris. officials say the structure had been condemned but that that order was ignored. kenya's president is calling for the building's owner to be arrested. heavy rain is believed to have contributed to that building collapse. our meteorologist derek van damme is here and more rain in the forecast. >> more rain in the forecast and the continue threat for flash flooding is on going, at least for the next several days because that incest -- incessant rain is a factor.
you are looking at flooded streets in the capital of kenya. streets flooded. people wading through these streets trying to get on with their daily lives. this water can compromise the bottom parts of structures so easily and therefore building collapses can be the result of flash flooding especially on the outskirts of nairobi. get to the graphic. i want to show you the difference. this is a very rudimentary graphic. i believe it gets the point across. what i'm trying to show you here is a slab of earth with grass on top of it. we had a thunderstorm develop right over top of this slab of earth without any concrete on top of it. a lot of moisture will get get soaked right into the ground.
flooding not really a concern. you patch up the portion of the earth with concrete or pavement, there is nowhere for that water to go but to pool up and create that flooded issue that we've seen in densely populated areas like nairobi, kenya, for instance. that's just a very broad and simple example of the flash flooding that can occur in an area that has so much pavement and such a high population density within it. 185 millimeters, even some locations reporting more. thunderstorms continue across this area, and the risk of flash flood, that is, here's the actual definition, a rapid rise of a river or stream or a very rapid flow of high water, that is a concern going forward because there is, unfortunately, more rain in this forecast. we're at the height of the rainy season in central kenya at the moment. the nation's capital, nairobi expecting 150 millimeters of
rain going forward. break it down month by month, march, april, and may, we get that spike in our rainfall because the storm systems move through that region and you can see clearly on our precipitation forecast that is the forecast going forward. that we have the chance of more wet weather for nairobi, we're going to look out and monitor for severe weather but that is not great news for the rescue efforts that are still ongoing there, right now. thank you, derek. we'll stay in touch with you. also in kenya, another story we're following, a dozen ivory towers are burning in that nation's nairobi national park. right now, the flames are consuming more than $170 million worth of elephant tusks and rhino horns poeched from the wild. it's not the first blaze of its type, buzz it's the biggest. we have this report.
>> reporter: the fire is crackling loudly and you can feel the warmth of it far away and the smoke is quickly filling the air. in some parts of the world it would be considered ludicrous. 150 tons of rhino horn going up in smoke, an estimated market value of $172 million. no more. kenya's message to the world, this ivory has no value unless it's on a wild animal. experts attribute this recent scourge in poaching to asia's appetite for ivory, particularly in china. the kenyans hope this will
change perceptions forever. cnn, nairobi national park, kenya. in south africa, dozens of big cats have arrived to begin new lives in a lion paradise. they were living in deplorable conditions for year and now the animals will get to live out their days at a big cat sanctuary. >> reporter: they have lived a life of absolute hell. they have been beaten. they have been starved. they have been deprived of everything that makes life worth living for a lion, everything that a lion might enjoy. so, yes, i believe we have brought them back to paradise, where they belong. >> almost all of the lions have been declawed and many have broken teeth so they are not able to survive in the wild. rallies are planned around the world this sunday for international workers day, also
known as may day. in france, more demonstrations are anticipated following months of labor protests there. some protesters have led to clashes with police. workers unions oppose labor legislation that's set for debate in the parliament this week. critics say the legislation erodes workers rights by giving employers more freedom to set wages and working conditions. in germany, a demonstration on the eve of may day led to violence. the scene here as scuffles broke out in hamberg between leftist militant protesters and police. organizers says 2,000 people attended this event. eyewitnesses said many people began throwing bottles and rocks at the police officers there. moving on now to venezuela. officials there taking drastic measures to save energy and here's how they are doing it.
the government set the clocks forward 30 minutes on sunday. the mandate will extend daylight hours to try and reduce power consumption. at its usual peak time. the energy crisis is partly thanks to severe drought there. that region, low water levels at convenient wail la's dam have brought the power plant to its knees, but some experts say it's the electrical power industry's fault. not the weather. >> translator: the electricity crisis we're facing today is not due to el neen yo. it is the responsibility of the electricity industry who has not maintained the power plant. >> the time change actually reverses one made by hugo chavez back in 2007. in india, rising
temperatures threaten to make a severe water crisis there even worse. the country has already endured two straight years of drought. rivers and wells have dried up. it's forced people to travel long distances to get water. the months of may and june are typically india's hottest and temperatures in some places are already above 40 degrees celsius. that's over 100 degrees fahrenheit. this is cnn "newsroom" and still to come this hour in the u.s. presidential race, republican candidate ted cruz chose his running mate a little earlier than usual. he will explain why next. plus, leicester fever is taking over. we'll explain how their improbable run for the premier league title is making history. live across the united states and around the world this hour, you are watching cnn "newsroom." wopen up a lot of dawn. tough on grease...yet gentle. dawn helps open... something even bigger. go to facebook.com, dawn saves wildlife.
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you are watching cnn "newsroom." it is good to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following this hour. in iraq, bagged is under a state of emergency after protester storm the iraqi capital's green zone. they have regained control of that zone where government offices are held. a car bomb exploded outside of of a police headquarters in turkey. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. killing one and injuring 130 others. brussels reopens their
departure hall. passengers for three flights will be able to check in at the departure hall sunday afternoon following an opening ceremony. in the u.s. state of texas, six people are dead after severe flooding there. a 64-year-old grandmother and their four grandchildren all under the ages of 10 were swept away by flood waters. the body of the sixth victim was found hours later in the same area after the water receded. in the u.s. -- america's choice, 2016, the u.s. presidential race, it is mathematically impossible for republican candidate ted cruz to secure his party's nomination on a first ballot at the july convention. however, cruz is trying to stop republican frontrunner donald trump from doing that and on tuesday, the state of indiana holds a very important primary. cruz has released two ads there
linking donald trump with democratic frontrunner hillary clinton. here's a look at
one of those ads. >> donald trump and hillary clinton are two sides of the same coin. both support obama individual mandate, both support taxpayer funding for planned parenthood and both support letting transgender men go in little girls' bathrooms. trump and hillary, do we really want two big government liberals on the ballot in november? after indiana, the primary in california looms the largest, and it is the last for republican voters. the three spoke at the republican convention this week. donald trump attracted violent protests outside that venue. our jason carroll has more on what ted cruz had to say. >> things kicked off with former government pete wilson making introduction for ted cruz also announcing that he is endorsing cruz. much of what we've heard in the speech we've heard before during
a typical ted cruz stump speech. cruz made a point that california is at a cross roads that the voters in this state would eventually choose the nominee. he also spoke why he chose his running mate carly fiorina so early on. as you know, ted cruz has come under a lot of fire by donald trump when choosing a running mate when trump says he has no mathematical path to the nomination. cruz spoke why he chose her at this time. >> the reason i named her this year, i believe the people of california and the people of this country deserve a clear and simple choice. elections are about choices and i think the contrast could not be clearer between carly and me on the one side, a positive, optimistic, conservative forward-looking campaign based on real policy solutions to the challenges facing this country. versus on the other side, hillary clinton and donald trump.
>> cruz also called both hillary clinton and donald trump washington insiders, but at the end of the day you can't have it both ways, you can't have the endorsements of people like a the former governor of california and the governor of indiana and wisconsin endorsing and claim the others are insiders. what cruz has to do is he has to reach those who are supporting donald trump. he was successful with his diehard supporters here in the state, but was he successful at reaching out to the donald trump supporters? that is something that remains to be seen. cnn jason carroll. republican candidate john kasich describes his campaign as the little engine that can. it will take nearly a miracle for kasich's to win his party's nomination and he's predicting how republican frontrunner donald trump will do if trump ends up winning the nomination instead.
>> what i'm really fundamentally interested in in is making sure hillary clinton is not president. and donald trump if he goes to the convention, first of all, if he were to be picked, he will get crushed in the fall, and there's a couple of districts here that republicans care about that will probably be gone with him. the fact is i'm the only one that beats hillary clinton consistently in 15, 16 of the last polls. also in the simulated electoral college, i win there and these guys lose. >> kasich is attacking trump's foreign policy saying it doesn't make any sense. the united states is set to voice its concerns to russia after a russian fighter jet conducted what's called the barrel roll maneuver over a u.s. military plane. it is the second time that officials have seen such an incident within a month. barbara starr has this report. >> reporter: another dangerous
military maneuver by the russians. it happened friday over the baltic when an air force rc-135 aircraft was flying in international airspace over the baltic. suddenly a russian su-27 fighter came up alongside within 25 feet of the american aircraft and did a barrel roll maneuver. that means it came up over the side, inverted, flew over the top of the american aircraft, came back down the other side at close range, at high speed. this is one of the most dangerous, unsafe maneuvers that can happen according to the pentagon and actually it was the second barrel roll this month by the russians. there was also another incident when the russians flew very close to a u.s. warship in that region. the question now is what are the russians really doing? is this all this happening under direct orders from moscow or is it happening because russian pilots are out there hot
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"newsroom." i'm george howell. leicester is just a few hours away from a showdown with history. they have been on an improbable run for the english premier league title and now they can clinch it with a win over manchester united. the team started the year with a 5,000-to-1 odds against them winning. that's amazing. but none of that matters now as they look to complete what is considered a story book finish. all of this means today's match could be one to remember. rehanda joins us now. if you wanted a match-up that's david-and-goliath, people say this is it. what's the feeling? >> reporter: the hype behind this is that it's very much a fairy tale story. it's an underdog triumph and
basically the greatest underdog triumph certainly in the history of english football if not the biggest in the sport. leicester city are just three points, one win away from lifting their first-ever english premier league title and there are 132-year history. what makes this even more remarkable is only two years ago leicester city thernl even playing in the top flight. a year ago, this time a year ago, they were fighting to stay out of relegation and at the start of the season odds were 5,000 to 1 for leicester city to win this title. that's greater odds than kim kardashian becoming the next u.s. president and there's some winners and losers in there. leicester city players will lift that trophy and win, but there are some people like leicester city fan, one in particular, that's put on a bet for every single year for leicester city to indeed win this title and
this year is the one year he's not put on that bet. if he had, he would be set to win $155,000. meanwhile, a birmingham businessman had put on a bet and he's set to win $105,000. that's put on a bet of $16. >> wow. so one in 5,000 odds winning, you compare it to kim kardashian becoming the next president of the united states. i don't want to put you on the spot. looking the as a reporter, the strategy, the players, can leicester city do it? do you think? >> absolutely. they can do it here today at old trafford, a stadium steeped in history and they haven't won here since 1998, and they are without star man jamie vardi,
leicester city are motivated knowing they are this close. they are one win away. to then ham books database -- tottenham spurs is tomorrow. all they need to do is get one better than them. they have got the support from around the world from thai monks, tom brady, and they will present the show if leicester wins. i'm not sure if that's motivation or not, george. >> this will be a sight to see, this game. we will have to see what happens. do you think they do it? i'm putting you on the spot. >> yes, today, and i hope they do today, because it will be so much nicer for them and leicester fans, it will make for a nicer fairy tale ending for
them to win here at such an old stadium incredible stadium in old trafford. no doubt what leicester city's players have achieved have been extraordinary but their manager deserves an enormous amount of credit too. the 64-year-old italian claudo oneiri. in recent times, he's gone from a disastrous spell in charge of the greek national team to taking the foxes to the brink of the premier league title. what he's done with grace with, humor, and spot-on tactics. making a mockery of those who thought his best managing days were behind him. this could be it, when leicester climbs to the top of world football. they have never won a major title. it is a huge game.
that is understatement for this club and in this video you can see how much the fans the ahome, how much it means for them. >> hello, claudio. i'm here. i want to say how fabulous you are. what you've done for this city is amazing. we all love you. >> we love you! >> you've done amazing for this club. we need you here in leicester. you've got to stay here. >> we've never seen anything like this before. it's incredible and thank you for everything you've done so far. >> we like to thank you very much for all that you've done for the leicester city football club since you came. >> perfect managing job. came in, took the underdogs to the chp. we love you here in leicester. >> we're all very proud and rooting for you and hope you manage to do this. >> i literally would hug you if
you were here, for this city, what you have created, the family, the essence of the stadium is fantastic. >> what a great job you've done. >> he came in and did hissing it -- his thing, brought the club to the top. >> stay with it. a big thank you from me. >> follow your hometown and believe and leicester is true testament that if you believe in your dreams who knows where the fairy-tale takes you. >> thank you, thank you so much. wonderful. i make this job because i'm very, very happy when the fans are happy. that's all my sacrifice is this, and i love this. >> what an exciting moment for the manager, what an exciting moment for this team. leicester will give it their
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know they're going to call it next year, a luxurious dinner paid for by mexico. >> the new face of the democratic party here tonight, mr. bernie sanders. bernie you look like a million bucks, or to put it in terms you understand, you look like 37 donations of $27 each. >> i can't understand why everybody treats donald trump with kid gloves. and then i realized, those are the only gloves that fit his stupid little baby hands. >> bernie's slogan has helped his campaign catch fire. field the bern. hillary's slogan has not had the same effect. >> a joke going around the internet that ted cruz is actually the zodiac killer. some people actually like the zodiac killer. >> meanwhile, some candidates aren't polling high enough to qualify for their own joke
tonight. >> ted cruz got zero delegates in new york. which is actually five more than i thought he would get for the zodiac killer. >> with that i just have two more words to say. obama out. >> the president of the united states dropping the mike there in his last year in office there. there is a saying that goes dance like no one is watching. well, new jersey governor chris christie did just that at a bruce springsteen concert and everyone was watching. jeanne most explains. >> when chris christie's made that ever so subtle eye roll. >> the woman's card. >> as donald trump slammed hillary, we wondered what her husband was thinking? was he reliving his wild and crazy night before? the governor didn't just clap
his way through a bruce springsteen concert in brooklyn, he belted his way. ♪ >> and played air guitar, and took selfies with strangers and then sang with them. and he didn't care that cellphones everywhere were spying on him. he didn't act trapped. he acted free. i've never seen such a display of such pure joy from one man, tweeted a concert goer. i mean, the guy is rocking out like no one is watching. hey, when you are in a trans with your eyes closed, no one is watching. even christi critics, a gauker, called him a christy herry. he couldn't be cuter if he tried tweeted another member. the new jersey has idolized the boss, and has attended 130
concerts. he damagesnced to the beat of a different drummer, springsteen, a die hard liberal, turned down christi's request to perform at his first inauguration. but they shook and hugged it out in a hurricane sandy tell thoth. >> he told me it's official. we're friends. >> even if he did once sing a parody with jimmy fallon, bridgegate. ♪ >> now, the one jamming is the governor. jeanne moos, cnn. new york. >> you feel the music, you've gotta move with it. that's okay. that wraps this hour of cnn news room. i'm george how well. the news continues on cnn, right after the break. whenever i try to grow out my hair, strands always break off. but pantene is making my hair practically unbreakable.
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