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[ applause ] . ahead this hour, isis claims responsibility for this attack you see here at a gas plant in baghdad, killing at least five police officers. in kiev, they are celebrating, but the song that won it for ukraine has angered moscow. and kenya is ready to move ahead with a decision to close refugee camps inside its border. we will speak with a rights organization opposed to that drastic move. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell.
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cnn "newsroom" starts right now. ♪ ♪ in rauk, isis has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack just north of baghdad. it happened at a cooking gas plant. you see the big explosion here there. at least five police officers were killed. more than a dozen others were wounded. two suicides bombs went off at the plant. one at the entrance and another inside the actual facility. six isis militants then tried to storm their way inside but security forces were able to hold them off. following all of this, our ian lee joins us live in cairo, egypt. first of all, the fact that this happened so close to baghdad, it's a big deal. what more can you tell us? >> that's right, george. we're getting an update. now we're hearing that seven people have been killed and 24 wounded.
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what we're seeing by isis now are these sleeper cells being activated around the country. as we've seen them lose territory with the advancement of iraqi security forces as well as the peshmerga. we've seen an increase in the number of attacks like that. this one happening just north of baghdad. also, last wednesday, there was a string of suicide bombings that killed more than 90 people, so this is a change really in the tactics, a shift, if you will, in the tactics that isis is using going from more conventional battlefield tactics when we see the two sides go head-to-head to moving to these sleeper cells. >> and talking specifically about this target again that isis tried to storm their way inside a cooking gas plant, what's the significance, if any? >> this is really going after
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infrastructure and we've seen isis try to do. a mixture of infrastructure as well as hitting soft targets. this cooking gas plant, a lot of people rely on cooking gas canisters for cooking in their households, sometimes for hitting -- heating, so it is a significant target. it does have a real impact psychological. if they were able to be successful and destroy this plant. fortunately, security forces at the plant were able to stop them before they were able to destroy the whole thing, although three gas containers, gas structures that are holding it were destroyed, were lit aflame. so these are significant attacks when they do go after the infrastructure like this, george. >> ian lee live for us in cairo egypt reporting again on this
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series of explosions that happened just north of baghdad. ian, we'll stay in touch with you as we get more information. on now to nigeria where boko haram was the focus of a security summit that was held saturday. delegates from global and regional parties attended, including french president francoise hollande. the u.n. security council said friday that the terror group threatened regional stability. at least 20,000 people killed since boko haram first waged war in nigeria. since 2009, the terror group has been labeled the most deadly in the world by the latest global terrorism index. a terror so great, governments came together with plans to work together and to fight back.
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>> since the last meeting of delegates two years ago in paris to discuss the problem and find solutions, the islamic extremist group has been pushed out of territory it once controlled in northeastern nigeria, instead resulting in smaller suicide attacks. with the worsening refugee crisis, people came together to discuss strategies and to affirm they are not letting their guard down, supported by the united states, u.k., and france that will play a key role in the fight. >> translator: boko haram has been weakened but it is still capable to conduct attacks of harassment and equally deliver suicide attack in the middle of the civilian population.
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we have to support the nigeria armed forces and the regional countries. help them to be more efficient. be with them whenever it's possible and prepare their staff and provide training. >> western governments worry that isis's growing presence in north africa and ties with boko haram could herald attacks south. the united kingdom has pledged to give nigeria 40 million pounds to fight back. >> the growing cooperation between daesh in the middle east and boko haram in this region is a growing threat. as daesh faces increasing pressure in its heartland in syria from the the internationalco arigs -- coalition, there's a real risk it increases its efforts in support of boko haram here in
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nigeria and across the wider region. >> regional and world powers coming together to try to fight boko haram. in particular, cnn has this exclusive report on a joint effort to fight the terror group and to recover naej's missing -- nigeria's missing school girl. in australia, five men are facing terrorism charges accused of plotting to join isis. they were planning to go to indonesia and the philippines. they knew of their plans and planned to cancel their passports. >> they remained under surveillance so that if they attempted to leave the country
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in this slightly -- in this very unusual way, they would be able to be stopped and they were. >> those suspects are due in court on monday. duelling demonstrations to tell you about that erupted in the venezuela capital saturday. this after the president declared a 60-day state of emergency extending now into july. the decree was slammed and demands were made for his resignati resignation. >> translator: if you block the democratic path, we don't know what could happen in this country. venezuela is a bomb that could explode at any moment. we don't want the bomb to explode and because of that we call on everyone to mobilize in favor of a recall referendum in
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2016. >> the president has vowed to see his term through and says the opposition is inciting violence just to justify a foreign invasion. he's ordered military exercises to take place next weekend. >> translator: i have called for the armed forces and militia to hold exercises to prepare us for any scenario. this land is sacred and we should make sure it is respected. >> one poll shows 70% of vens wail lands want their president to leave office this year. there are celebrations to talk about ukraine. their singer, jamala, won this year's euro vision contest. ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> ukraine is celebrating but let's talk about the lyrics. it has russia very angry. ukraine pulled a surprising win over 2 top favorites. for most of the competition it seems like australia was going to win. this was the second year that australia was invited to compete and it won the jury vote and russia won the popular vote, but at the end, ukraine had the combined most votes. earlier, cnn spoke with journalist william lee adams. he's an expert on the euro vision song contest and has been covering for years. >> it was an incredibly slick production and so many acts were bringing their "a" game. it came down to three countries, australia, russia, and ukraine. it was all about the
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ukraine-russia narrative. russia had been the favorite for months. ukraine, the singer was a crimean tar tar ander great grandmother was one of the victims who lost a child on the long march out of crimea. people have said the song is very much a slight against russia because it speaks about this dark period of the past but jamala, the singer has said no, this isn't political, it's personal. if you want to call it political, it's down to you. not me. interestingly, the ukrainian, the ceo of ukrainian television said prior to the contest if russia won, ukraine would withdraw last year. incredibly heated. it's a huge slight against russia for russians.
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people are taking it very personally. >> i love it that russia is singing a very sexy song about loving a woman and ukraine has got this deep historical message. justin timer ber -- timberlake was there. what about the dichotomy? >> russia is chose a perform er who wears pik leather pants. it's almost saying we can do camp too. mainly our laws aren't as draconian as you think. then you have ukraine, obviously in light of the annexation of
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crim crimea. their performance was much more theatrical. it was drama. she was singing for hundreds of thousands of victims and when she screamed she was screaming for them. many ways they went live because this was filled with so much of a back story. at one point, the floor fills with yellow and blue light, the colors of the ukraine light. it sucked up behind her in a tree of renewal. she's suggesting a bright future for ukraine through her dark song. coming up, why a top official says he quit the world football body of fifa. plus kenya plans to shut down all of its refugee camps. why aid agencies say that would put lives at risk. stay with us. look at 'em! they're lovin' their vegetables. this is huge news! it's all thanks to our birds eye chef's favorites
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in the united states, the democratic presidential frontrunner, hillary clinton, is launching a new attack ad against her likely opponent in november, donald trump.
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the boil ordinary is refugeeing -- refusing public calls to release his tax returns citing an audit. here's a look at the latest ad. >> maybe i'm going to do the tax returns when obama does his birth certificate. >> the state of hawaii released my official long form birth certificate. >> i would like to run for office, i'll produce my tax returns, absolutely. >> i'm officially running for president of the united states. >> getting any closer to releasing your tax returns? >> i'm thinking about it. i can't do it until the audit is finished. >> the audit is no excuse. the irs made it very clear that audit is not a bar to public release. it's entirely your choice. >> it's none of your business. >> clinton obviously there turning her attention to the general election, but her rival,
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democrat bernie sanders, is still putting up a fight. he told a crowd in kentucky that he had every intention of winning there as well as the contests that follow. >> nobody would have believed that we would receive well over 9 million votes at this point in the campaign. [ cheers and applause ] and very few people would have believed that this coming tuesday we're going to win a great victory right here in kentucky. [ cheers and applause ] and by the way, i think we're going to win in oregon as well. and then on june 7th, we've got california and a bunch of other states. >> so the delegate math for bernie sanders to actually beat hillary clinton for the nomination is incredibly tricky. his odds are just very slim
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these days but as our chief u.s. correspondent john king tells us, sanders isn't quite out of it yet. ♪ ♪ >> is there anybody who really six months ago, eight months ago, thought bernie sanders was going to be giving hillary clinton this kind of run for her money? i think maybe not. except bernie sanders and his campaign team. the very rules that have kept him in the campaign, no winner-take-all states, that has kept bernie sanders in the race. now it keeps secretary clinton with her lead. ♪ ♪ >> it's an uphill struggle. we have a chance to end up with a majority of the pledged delegates, and if we do that, i think you are looking at the democratic nominee for president. >> this is the problem. you see what's left of the map, right? does bernie sanders have a mathematical chance? yes, but is that realistic math?
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there's 897 pledged delegates left. he needs to win 67% of them. he has not been winning anywhere near 67% of the delegates so far? so is it possible? sure it's possible. that's mathematically possible. would you place a bet on bernie sanders winning california with 67% of the vote? i think not. ♪ ♪ look at that. all bernie sanders, every county in west virginia. that's pretty impressive. >> it seems a little bit dumb to me if i might say so that last night where secretary clinton ended up with 35, 36% of the votes, she is going to get six out of seven super delegates! >> in the end, she's still ahead, even if he wins everything left on the board by ten points she's still ahead in pledged delegates. a, the clinton campaign says this isn't going to happen. b, if it happens, unless they panic, hillary clinton still has in her back pocket, the secret
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weapon. ♪ ♪ senator sanders could run the board, some of these people could defect. the math is not impossible but it's pretty hard. the man credited with leading reforms in fifa has left in protest. he opposes a new move that gives fifa more control over committees like his own. cnn explains. >> if the new president of football's governing body thought his first fifa congress would be passed off without incident, he would be in a rude awakening. he resigned from his post of compliance committee. he quit after a surprise vote was taken on friday in mexico city, despite the fact that he had been one of the most
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important figeds in fifa's reform process, the vote mean he and other corruption watch dogs could be sacked by the new fifa council. with this decision, it will be henceforth for the council to impede investigations against single members at any time by dismissing the responsible committee members or by keeping them akey he is sent of threat of dismissal. i am couldn't -- consternated about this decision because it under mines a central pillar of the good governance of fifa. they regret that has misinterpreted the purpose of the decision of the fifa
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congress. now, friday, he veeled -- it was revealed, senegal's first female secretary-general was appointed. there has been pushing for a comprehensive reform package and seen very much as the architect of the rx that -- rx that fifa desperately needs. a devastating fire happened in brazil. at least one person was injured. so far no deaths have been reported. a new bridge built-in southeastern asia has the potential to shorten the potential commute from six hours to just 40 minutes. our meteorologist is here to tell us more about this. >> i came across this story.
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i found it absolutely fascinating to see what humans are capable of actually doing. >> six hours to 40 hours. >> you'll see exactly why. we take the graphics. you'll see george and everybody watching at home. i mapped it out on google maps. this is from hong kong international airport roughly all the way to macau. you can see that waterway impeding people's driving time. six hours, 53 minutes according to google. we have an answer for that. smart human beings, i would say and 132 billion hong kong dollars later, a nearly 50 kilometer bridge is born. this is a 30-year dream that's finally coming into fruition. it has another three years to go. check this out. this is an image taken from nasa in 2013.
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here's the international airport, hong kong international airport. this is maca ux. this is the waterway. fast-forward three years. notice the line. that is the bridge effectively being built. it's going to be 50 kilometers long. seven kilometers of which will be underwater tunnels. it's going to connect ma cau to hong kong international airport. unbelievable. i want to talk about something else. the typhoon center has a significant development near sri lanka. it has the potential to bring too much rain in a short amount of time. so landslides, flooding all possibility, you can see in
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excess of 300, even upwards of 500 millimeters not out of the question. we've got the italian open finals taking place today and while this man had to wait patiently for the semifinals to take place on saturday. of course, that was rain delayed. you can see more showers and thunderstorms expected from a storm system moving about the adriatic and here's a look through the rest of the day. we've got andy murray versus novak djocovic. coming up in rome. >> thank you so much. this is cnn "newsroom" and still ahead this hour, a reckless decision. that is what one human rights group is calling kenya's plan to shut down its refugee camps. we speak with am nesty international about the controversial decision. and plus why some say cuba
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. welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you are watching cnn "newsroom." it's good to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following you for this hour. progress has been made but much work remains in confronting and defeating by the samoko har. that message was sent to delegates saturday at a regional security summit in nigeria. the french president was in attendance and said we must do
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more to fight the group there. the chairman of the fifa compliance committee resigned becau because, quote, they are being deprived of their independence. and a massive fire broke out in sao paulo, brazil. it quickly engulfed this crowded slum in the country's most populous city. ukraine president is congratulating singer jamala for winning this year's song. russia protested to her song 1944. it was regarding a mass deportation by the soviet union during world war ii. more than half a million people in kenya could be
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uprooted soon and ordered to leave that country. the government plans to shut down all its refugee camps. this could be a move that could displace more than 600,000 people, the decision includes dada. the government is drawing up a timetable to close dada because of security concerns. >> kenya is committed to closing the refugee camps. this decision comes. this will immediately affect $10
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million u.s. >> amnesty internationals says kenya has made a reckless decision that will endanger thousands of lives. to talk more about that victor amori is a refugee officer with that group and joins us live via skype from nairobi, kenya. your group has described this as reckless, as drastic. it would effectively relocate some 600,000 people. what are the immediate concerns about their health, about their safety, and where would these people go? >> good morning. indeed, amnesty international, we indicated that decision is very reckless. we're helping a number of people seeking asylum in kenya. women and children are seeking protection. a number of children who were
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young younger. when we hear they are making such a reckless statement that people should be moved back to somalia is very unfortunate and putting lives of refugees at risk. kenya is part of the 1991 convention. >> because if people are returned so somalia, talk to us about the dangers they are in. >> well, if you look at the current situation of somalia, if you look at the index, a monitoring tool by the international organization. somalia is ranked as a high risk place where humanitarian cat tas
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trough fee can happen at any time. the return to somalia, international law require that people should always be returned in dignity and in a safe manner. when they are able to return to their country, they are able to live well and return to that system without any challenge. the current situation with the return to somalia, we're having a thousand people to be returned. however, we have also received report of people who are coming back to kenya seeking asylum because the situation back in somalia is not proper for them to be able to live a normal life. so it is very unfortunate for that situation. >> the headline alone, the simple headline that says to move all of these refugees to close this camp, it's not that simple. i mean, what would be done?
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because how would this look is the question? i mean, you have so many people, some who went there, some who were brought there, some who were born there, how do you even begin to sort through all of those different groups and then start to move people and where do they all go? >> i think i also have the same kind of problem because we're looking at a number of people. the camp holds many refugees in the camp. trying to push all these people back to a place where they don't know and assuming that that place is very safe is very unfortunate. if you look at a point, just take an example of moving one household back to somalia, that's a number of issues involved. we have women and children in that household. we have children.
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where would they live? there needs to be a proper process to analyze the situation, analyze the situation of somalia, who will be receiving them in somalia? how will they be able to live? are they able to live their normal life without prosecution? i think that's a very unfortunate and reckless decision for kenya to make, obviously putting the live of refugees at risk. we have received reports of refugees who are being harassed. when we see a situation where all this sustained for quite some time, they will be at risk. that would be very bad for refugees. >> the world's largest refugee camp, we're looking at it there, relocating some 600,000 people. the government says it is laying out a plan, but certainly i would imagine we will have many, many more story lines to cover as this plan plays out. thank you so much for being with us with amnesty international. >> thank you.
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colorful costumes lined the streets of havana on saturday as a gay pride parade made its way through the city. cnn has more on cuba's gay and transgender community and the challenges that they still face. >> we are at the largest gay-transgender rights festival that's done every year in havana and it's really quite something. we're seeing more and more people coming in. the march is about to begin in just a little while and it's really a change for the cuban government after the 1959 revolution, the government here not only persecuted gay and lesbian people but they even imprisoned them in work camps. it was a tough thing to be gay in cuba for many years and that has shifted, one of the reasons it has, you'll see all the people coming here with the very colorful costumes. one of the reasons for the change has been the president's daughter is an advocate for gay
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and transgender rights on this island. more americans are here this year because the u.s. and cuba have restored diplomatic relations and we're seeing gay rights activists coming from the u.s. to advocate for greater change. >> it's nice to see everyone celebrating who they are. they have experienced a lot of discrimination. >> many of the activists say cuba government needs to offer greater protections for gay people. what people are saying is they feel at long last there's a greater space, push toward equality for gay and transgender people in cuba.
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chicago is the third largest
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city in the united states and it's also one that has grappled with crime and murder for decades. police have tried and fail to address the problems causing the violence. it is as frustrating for officials there as it is for many of the good residents there. much of it has to do with the fact that a single cause, much less a solution, just isn't clear. my colleague ryan young has more now on the death of a young man who nearly escaped the tough streets of the south side. >> 2013, prom king, you give it up. >> for once he was a king known to viewers of the 2014 cnn documentary chicago land, lee mcclelland gave a rare glimpse into his gang riddled neighborhood. he was gunned down in the streets of chicago south side.
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>> what do you think about maybe in january, what do you think about going away to college or to a trade school? >> i wouldn't mind going away. >> give me your word we're meet up at some point next week. you know me. i don't want to be hearing nothing bad happening to you. i don't want to be going to your funeral. words that have new meaning for his former principal. >> that was so hard when they played that clip back. i just -- i forgot i had said that to him because i was worried about him at the time, there were some things that went on in his life that weren't on the up and up. >> i ain't had no hopes or dreams of going. 22-year-old lee mcclelland a former gang member turned honor roll student never made it out of the south side. he never enrolled in college and thursday morning he was murdered, shot in the head and left to die in the streets. >> i met him as a freshman, he
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used to get on my last nerve that i had. he was a lot of trouble, a lot issues. we wrapped support and resources around him and he joined the basketball team. you can see him slowly start to shift when he graduated. he was prom king. he had been on the honor roll. he changed his life. it was positive and it was inspiring because we know that all of our kids have that potential. i think that they are up against incredible odds. nkts this wasn't his first brush with violence. he was shot in the leg in 2014 and just three weeks ago his girlfriend was shot and killed while the two were together. now, many are hoping for a change. >> he hated funerals. he always hated them. he would never stay, so i keep thinking now we're attending his funeral, you know. it's just unfortunate. >> ryan young, cnn, chicago. lee's story is just one of
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the many in chicago that paint a picture of a city that is getting worse, not better. the start of the 2016 year has been historically bad. through the first three months of the year, chicago's police department reported 141 homicides that marks nearly 72% jump from the same period last year. shootings in general have also skyrocketed up nearly 89% from this time in 2015. the city is averaging three killings every two days. the u.s. justice department says police in ferguson, missouri, have been twice as likely to stop african-americans as they have been to stop whites. now ferguson has a new police chief and he sat down with our own sarah sidener to talk about how he plans to bring change to a troubled community. >> how big of a challenge is this? >> i think it's monumental. >> this man is now the chief of the most scrutinized police
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departments in america, ferguson, p.d. he left miami police to become the first african-american ever to be sworn in as chief here. not a surprise move after the racially charge incident that shook the city to its core. what made you take on this job? >> the unrest on television. all those things. i saw it as -- i harken back to good old days, it wasn't that. i saw people hurting just like we hurt in miami many years ago, and i said, you know what, i think i can help them. >> it's been more than a year since the resignation of the chief who was at the helm when white officer darren wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager michael brown after the two tussled in wilson's police vehicle. the incident sent off huge protests and sent shock waves across the country, first when police used military-style equipment to try to control it and then when riots broke out
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burning parts of the city down. chief moss wasn't there for any of it. when riots raged in miami in 80s, he was there. >> what about your background makes you be uniquely qualified for this job? >> one from being a kid living in a riot-torn neighborhood to being a police officer working in one. i think i've been trained my entire year for this challenge. >> he now has to implement a 130-page plus decree issued by the justice department. what are you going to do about that? >> that's got to change. you can't tell me that providing tickets for revenue doesn't lead to some sort of corruption. those things are corruptive, they are core, because they speak to everything that government is not for. businesses make profit. government doesn't. and that's not going to be the
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practice while i'm here. >> and on race, he wants to make sure no one is treated by police like he was as a teenager. >> i was called an "n" word by a police officer and i had another experience where i'm walking home, teenager still, and police officer gets out of his car, pushes me up against the wall, frisks me, and, you know, does his search. then jumps back in his car and he leaves. now in both of those experiences nothing was ever done to restore my dignity. i was embarrassed. i was afraid. and i decided then and there that i needed to become a police officer. >> sarah sidener. cnn, ferguson, missouri. the decision to ride on and save money. he decided to save money by switching his motorcycle insurance to geico. there's no shame in saving money. ride on, ride proud.
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gone except for this one. this brewery had a big problem. the streets and the town are simply too small to accommodate the large tanker trucks required to transport the beer to the brewery to the bottling plant. the solution is right over here. a two-mile-long beer pike pipe under ground. for 160 years, this family has been brewing beer here. it moved its bottling facility out of the truck creating a bottleneck of beer trucks. he says this is the best way to keep the family tradition going. >> i think we're the very first one to do this. >> engineers drilled through the towns canals and treats to make a pipeline of plastic. how did the residents react? >> the residents were quite
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enthusiastic, actually. we received a lot of people spontaneously offering us to pass alongside their house. they just had one condition. they wanted private tapping points. >> are you worried about people tapping into your pipeline? >> we are pretty sure this will technically not be possible. >> it gives him an idea. crowd fund the project's $4.5 million price tag. came up with a scheme to exchange donations for beer. local restauranteur gave $3,000 and now gets free beer for life. >> it's more for friendship. >> it's nothing like good friends and the crisp taste of freshly brewed beer. the pipeline is skill under construction. the beer is expected to start blowing the beginning of summer. in the meantime, let's have a
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an attack by isis at a gas plant just outside of iraq's capital. fire fills the sky. at least seven police officers are dead from that attack. u.s. presidential candidate bernie sanders tries to chip away at hillary clinton's lead but the math still shows a tough road for mr. sanders. plus, lavish performances, booming voices and a little political controversy.
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why this year's euro vision's results are ruffling some federal governmenters. welcome to -- feathers. welcome to our viewers around the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. cnn "newsroom" starts right now. ♪ ♪ in iraq, isis is claiming responsibility for a deadly attack north of baghdad. this at a cooking gas plant. two suicides bombs went off at the plant. one at the entrance and another inside the actual facility. following all of this, our ian lee joins us live in cairo, egypt. the simple fact that this happened so close to bagged is significant. what more can you tell us about what you've learned?
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>> that's right, george. we're seeing a change, a shift in tactics if you will. you do still have the frontline battlefield tactics as iraqi security forces are pushing toward mow -- mosul, what we're seeing is these sleeper cells activated hitting various targets controlled by the iraqi government. this just being the latest where you have these isis militants storming this gas plant, trying to destroy it. they were able to repel it also with attack hirkts, but this is this shift in tactics likely to see more of this as they target both strategic targets as well as soft. >> and again, this concept of soft targets, that's got to be a concern for people there because again we're talking an attack in baghdad. not the territories are the
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fighting continues, but in baghdad, near baghdad. >> that's right. and this also just underlines the political tensions right now. we still haven't seen a reconciliation between the different factions inside iraq and that is also contributed to the slow push of going toward mosul, a lack of cooperation and coordination with the different factions, and so it just underscores the very serious political situation there. with this latest attack, though, we are hearing from the iraqi oil minister saying that this will not affect distribution to the people of iraq. this is a gas -- a cooking gas plant and most iraqis have small gas containers in their homes, but, again, going after strategic targets like this, going after soft targets, meanwhile, you do still have this political uncertainty within iraq.
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>> ian lee live in cairo. thank you for your insight in reporting. we'll stay in touch as we learn more about that. by the samoko haram was a f security summit held in nairobi on saturday. delegates from global and regional parties attended, including french president francoise hollande. the u.n. security council said friday that the terror group threatened regional stability. at least 20,000 people killed since boko haram first waged war in nigeria. since 2009, the terror group has been labeled the most deadly in the world by the latest global terrorism index. a threat so great, governments came together with plans to work together and to fight back.
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>> since the last meeting of delegates two years ago in paris to discuss the problem and find solutions, the islamic extremist group has been pushed out of territory it once controlled in northeastern nigeria, instead resorting to smaller suicide attacks. with the worsening refugee crisis more than 2.6 million people in the lake chad region, people came together to discuss strategies and to affirm they are not letting their guard down, supported by the united states, u.k., and france that will play a key role in the fight. >> translator: boko haram has been weakened but it is still capable to conduct attacks of harassment and equally deliver
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suicide attacks in the middle of the civilian population. we have to support the nigeria armed forces and the regional countries. help them to be more efficient. be with them whenever it's possible and prepare their staff and provide training. >> western governments worry that isis's growing presence in north africa and ties with boko haram could herald attacks south. and create a sprig board for wider attacks. the united kingdom has pledged to give nigeria 40 million pounds to fight back. >> the growing cooperation between daesh in the middle east and boko haram in this region is a growing threat. as daesh faces increasing pressure in its heartland in syria from the the international coalition, there's a real risk that
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it increases its efforts in support of boko haram here in nigeria and across the wider region. >> on to australia now where five men are facing terrorism charges accused of plotting to join isis. authorities say the men planned to use a motor boat that would have taken them first to indonesia and the philippines and then would have continued on into syria. australia's attorney general says authorities knew about their plan and then cancel their passports. listen. >> they remained under surveillance so that if they attempted to leave the country in this slightly -- in this very unusual way, they would be able to be stopped and they were. >> those suspects are due in court on monday. across the world in venezuela.
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due eling demonstrations erupted in the venezuela capital saturday. this after the president declared a 60-day state of emergency extending now into july. the decree was slammed and demands were made for his resignation. >> translator: if you block the democratic path, we don't know what could happen in this country. venezuela is a bomb that could explode at any moment. we don't want the bomb to explode and because of that we call on everyone to mobilize in favor of a recall referendum in 2016. >> the president has vowed to see his term through and says the opposition is inciting violence to justify a foreign invasion. he's ordered military exercises to take place next weekend. >> translator: i have called for the armed forces and militia to nowland national military exercises to prepare us
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for any scenario. this land is sacred and we should make sure it is respected. >> one poll shows 70% of venezuelans want their president to leave office this year. in ukraine, there are celebrations. their singer, jamala, won this year's euro vision contest. which was watched by nearly 200 million people. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> 361 points. [ applause ] which is not enough to pass ukraine and we have a new winner of the euro vision 2016. >> so russia is not happy about that winning song. the lyrics pay tribute to the ethnic tataras in crimea. tens of thousands were deported by the soviet union during world
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war ii. ♪ ♪ >> for most of the contest, it seemed like the winner was going to be australia which was invited to compete for the second year and another favorite russia. they took third place. this is the second time ukraine has won at euro vision. the last time was 2004, and this was the scene at a tatar restaurant in the ukrainian capital. fans waving tatar and ukrainian fans. for her fans, this was a very personal accomplishment. >> translator: i cannot express it in words because, you know, it is simply unbelievable for crimean tatars. all ukrainians supported us
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today, the whole world supported us. our people are talented and jamala showed it. >> current political events in europe tend to come up in competition. earlier, we spoke with our own matthew chance in moscow about the euro visions troeferses surrounding russia. >> state television you can see it behind me is going through its analysis of what happened in this euro vision song contest. they were convinced that sergei was going to win this, he did win the popular vote, but one of the things that commentators are saying this was a politicized competiti competition, that the voting was skewed against russia. because of him winning the popular vote, this shows a discrepancy between what governments think about russia and what people in europe think about russia.
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i think it isn't dwelling so much on the rights and wrongs of ukraine winning this competition. they are looking at why they lost. although, i have to say the song by jamala is very controversial and it went very close to the line in terms of how political songs are supposed to be in the contest. this isn't supposed to be political at all. this was about the deportation in 1944 of crimean tatars. russia annexed crimea two years ago and is accused of persecuting the crimean tatars today. so the relevancy of that song which won the euro vision song contest and what we perceived here as a major blow and to their efforts to promote themselves here in russia on the international stage.
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our matthew chance there at a bar watching it all. euro vision's say the song was historical in nature. the chairman of fifa compliance committee has quit in protest. dominico scala has resigned. >> he thought his first fifa contest was going to pass off without controversy. it would be a rude awakening. he quit after a surprise vote was taken on friday in mexico city, despite the fact that he had been one of the most important figures in fifa's reform process, the vote mean he and other corruption watch dogs
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could be sacked by the new fifa council. in a statement, with this decision, it will be henceforth for the council to impede investigations against single members at any time by dismissing the responsible committee members or by keeping them akey essence through the threat of a dismissal. thereby those bodies are factually deprived of their independence and are in danger of becoming awesomary agents of those whom they should actually supervise. fifa regrets that mr. scala has misinterpreted the purpose of the decision of the fifa congress. the council fully respects the independence of the audit and compliance and ethics committees and any suggestions to the contrary are without merit.
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strong is beautiful. pantene. the u.s. republican frontrunner donald trump is looking to unite his party after the primary fight that you could say made him more enemies than friends. trump says he intends to be more presidential as he turns his attention now to the general election and he is turning to u.s. house speaker paul ryan to try to get a major conservative voice on his side. ryan has so far shied away from endorsing trump but the lawmaker has changed his tune a bit following his meeting with the billionaire on thursday. >> it is no secret that donald trump and i have had some disagreements. it's no secret that we from time to time clashed on an issue or two. that happens with people. that happens with republicans.
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the question is can we put together a process that really actually helps get our party unified so that we're at full strength in the fall and based upon the meetings that we had on thursday, i'm encouraged with the beginning of this process. >> the democratic u.s. presidential frontrunner, hillary clinton is launching a new attack ad against trump. the billionaire is refusing public calls to release his tax returns, citing an ongoing audit and now clinton is targeting his lack of transparency. here's that ad. >> maybe i'm going to do the tax returns when obama does his birth certificate. >> the state of hawaii released my official long form birth certificate. >> i would like to run for office, i'll produce my tax returns, absolutely. >> i'm officially running for president of the united states. >> getting any closer to releasing your tax returns? >> i'm thinking about it.
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i can't do it until the audit is finished. >> the audit is no excuse. the irs made it very clear that audit is not a bar to public release. it's entirely your choice. >> it's none of your business. >> clinton obviously there turning her attention to the general election, but her rival, democrat bernie sanders, is still putting up a fight. he told a crowd in kentucky that he has every intention of winning there as well as the contests that follow. >> nobody would have believed that we would receive well over 9 million votes at this point in the campaign. [ cheers and applause ] and very few people would have believed that this coming tuesday we're going to win a great victory right here in kentucky. [ cheers and applause ] and by the way, i think we're going to win in oregon as well.
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and then on june 7th, we've got california and a bunch of other states. >> so the delegate math for bernie sanders to actually beat hillary clinton for the nomination is incredibly tricky. his odds are just very slim these days but as our chief u.s. correspondent john king tells us, sanders isn't quite out of it yet. ♪ ♪ >> is there anybody who really six months ago, eight months ago, thought bernie sanders was going to be giving hillary clinton this kind of run for her money? i think maybe not. except bernie sanders and his campaign team. the very rules that have kept him in the campaign, no winner-take-all states, that has kept bernie sanders in thee. >> it's an uphill struggle. we have a chance to end up with
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a majority of the pledged delegates, and if we do that, i think you are looking at the democratic nominee for president. >> this is the problem. you see what's left of the map, right? does bernie sanders have a mathematical chance? yes, but is that realistic math? there's 897 pledged delegates left. he needs to win 67% of them. he has not been winning anywhere near 67% of the delegates so far. so is it possible? sure, it's possible. that's mathematically possible. would you place a bet on bernie sanders winning california with 67% of the vote? i think not. ♪ ♪ look at that. all bernie sanders, every county in west virginia. that's pretty impressive. >> it seems a little bit dumb to me if i might say so that last night where secretary clinton ended up with 35, 36% of the votes, she is going to get six out of seven super delegates! >> in the end, she's still
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ahead, even if he wins everything left on the board by ten points she's still ahead in pledged delegates. a, the clinton campaign says this isn't going to happen. b, if it happens, unless they panic, hillary clinton still has in her back pocket, the secret weapon. ♪ ♪ senator sanders could run the board, some of these people could defect. the math is not impossible but it's pretty hard. john king there. the semi finals of the italian open in rome were delayed on saturday due to rain. will weather play a factor now? >> good question. andy murray or novak djovic. >> djovic. >> take a look at this, this man
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waiting patiently in the stadium, for the semifinals. that was delayed 45 minutes, up wards to an hour because of the heavy rain that moved through and unfortunately looking on all the latest computer models, showers and thunderstorms are forecast to make their way across rome once again today. we have 4:00 p.m. start time for the men's semifinals. you can see showers and thunderstorms in this forecast and temperatures in the upper teens. that would be celsius for our international viewers, our domestic viewers i should say. a typhoon center has put up a medium probability of tropical development across sri lanka and southern india. this is significant. this area has been plagued with drought conditions. it may be too much too quickly. we have the potential of 500
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millimeters across central sri lan lanka. good news about this is it could bring some drought relief to southern india. i've come across this very interesting story. a lot of people traveling to hong kong international airport. some residents need to get to macau, and this, if you were to take a car, would take roughly six hours. i've mapped it out here on google maps. now, not everybody drives this particular route but this is a point. they are now building a bridge that spans 50 kilometers! that's nearly 30 miles or just over 30 miles from macau to hong kong international airport. this is fascinating to me, just to show the sheer ingenuity of humans are capable of doing. this is the aerial shot from nasa. the bridge is currently under construction. it's a 30-year dream and it's being built for the past seven
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years. three years to go before cars and trucks travel this particular route. the point is it's going to reduce that travel time from six hours to 40 minutes. what a significant improvement. take a look at this. we had a space image here. i'll bring you to space on my last story. this is the hubbell space telescope capturing one of the closest enter counters between mother earth and a comet. this was on march 21th of this year. 5.3 million kilometers or 3.3 million miles away from us. that is a close call in astronomical terms i should say, george. cool images. >> yes. cool images. a close call. thank you so much. this is cnn "newsroom." still ahead, the streets of havana cuba were filled with colors and rainbows for a gay pride event. more about who is leading the shift in cuba's stance on gay and transgender rights straight
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a warm 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 for you this hour. isis has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack at a gas plant just north
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of the capital city of baghdad. at least seven police officers were killed and more than a dozen other people wounded. two suicide bombs went off at the plant. one at the entrance and another inside that facility. the ukrainian president is congratulating singer jamala for winning this year's euro vision contest. russia had protested her song "1944." it pays tribute to the ethnic tatars region of crimea. they were subject to mass deportations by the soviet union during world war ii. the chairman of fifa's independent audit and compliance committee has resigned in protest. he was credited with leading reforms at the scandal plagued world football body. duelling demonstrates erupted on the streets of caracas after the president
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issued a state of emergency until july. nearby, protesters demanded for his resignation and called for new elections. a ga pride parade through the streets of half vanna -- havana has filled the streets on saturday. cnn has more on cuba's gay and transgender community and the challenges that they still face. >> we are at the largest gay-transgender rights festival that's done every year in havana and it's really quite something. we're seeing more and more people coming in. the march is about to begin in just a little while and it's really a change for the cuban government after the 1959 revolution, the government here not only persecuted gay and lesbian people but they even imprisoned them in work camps. it was a tough thing to be gay in cuba for many years and that has shifted, one of the reasons it has, you'll see all the
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people coming here with the very colorful costumes. one of the reasons for the change has been the president's daughter is an advocate for gay and transgender rights on this island. another change we are seeing is more americans are here this year because the u.s. and cuba have restored diplomatic relations and we're seeing gay rights activists coming from the u.s. to learn about gay and transgender rights in cuba and advocate for greater change. >> it's nice to see everyone celebrating who they are. they have experienced a lot of discrimination. not feeling oppressed as they have in the past. >> there's still a lot of work to be done in cuba. many of the activists say the cuba government needs to legalize gay marriage and offer greater protections for gay and transgender people. people. what people are saying is they feel at long last there's a greater space, push toward equality for gay and transgender people in cuba.
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cnn havana. protests broke out in the autonomous certain region -- serb region of herzegovina. pro government protesters also rallied. they want to cecede from their country and create closer ties with russia. local elections are schedule for october. several thousands protesters rallied in kosovo on saturday. they want their government to resign. the deal is on hold for now after kosovo highest court said some parts were in breach of the country's constitution.
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in the united states, the justice department says the pleats department books -- police department in ferguson missouri has been twice as likely to stop african-americans as they have to stop whites. now ferguson has a new police chief and he sat down with our own sarah sidener to talk about how he plans to bring change to a troubled community. >> how big of a challenge is this? >> i think it's monumental. >> delris moss is now the chief of the most scrutinized police departments in america, ferguson, p.d. he left miami police to become the first african-american ever to be sworn in as chief here. not a surprise move after the racially charge incident that shook the city to its core. what made you take on this job? >> the unrest on television. all those things. i saw it as -- i harken back to good old days, it wasn't that. i saw people hurting just like we hurt in miami many years ago, and i said, you know what, i think i can help them.
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>> it's been more than a year since the resignation of the chief who was at the helm when white officer darren wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager michael brown after the two tussled in wilson's police vehicle. the incident sent off huge protests and sent shock waves across the country, first when police used military-style equipment to try to control it and then when riots broke out burning parts of the city down. chief moss wasn't there for any of it. when riots raged in miami in 80s, he was there. >> what about your background makes you be uniquely qualified for this job? >> one from being a kid living in a riot-torn neighborhood to being a police officer working in one. i think i've been trained my entire year for this challenge. >> he now has to implement a 130-page plus decree issued by the justice department. what are you going to do about that?
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>> that's got to change. you can't tell me that providing tickets for revenue doesn't lead to some sort of corruption. those things are corruptive, they are core, because they speak to everything that government is not for. businesses make profit. government doesn't. and that's not going to be the practice while i'm here. >> and on race, he wants to make sure no one is treated by police like he was as a teenager. >> i was called an "n" word by a police officer and i had another experience where i'm walking home, teenager still, and police officer gets out of his car, pushes me up against the wall, frisks me, and, you know, does his search. then jumps back in his car and he leaves. now in both of those experiences nothing was ever done to restore my dignity. i was embarrassed. i was afraid. and i decided then and there that i needed to become a police
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officer. >> sarah sidener. cnn, ferguson, missouri. a new report from law enforcement nationwide shows a major uptick in homicides throughout the united states. it shows a 9% increase across more than 50 cities. chicago had the worst. with 141 homicides through just the first three months of 2016, that's up 70% from the same period last year when there were 83 homicides. the report comes after the fbi director again voiced concern that police are not being empowered to do their jobs. he cited what he called the, quote, viral video effect and said the threat of ending up on the internet is changing police behavior. he made similar comments last fall with reference to the fall-out from ferguson. u.s. presidential candidate donald trump has targeted china repeatedly during his campaign but surprisingly there are a number of people in china who
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china to rape our country and that's what they are doing. it's the greatest theft in the history of the world. >> tough talk about trade from the republican presumptive nominee against one of his top targets. yet here in china there is respect and even admiration for donald trump. >> i think donald trump has got the guts to say everything that normal people in american society fear to say. >> this man is a chinese tech entrepreneur part of a vocal group of the fans of donald trump. hillary clinton just makes empty promises while trump is the king of doing what he says. another calls him sharp and pragmatic. one even said they would vote for him because he's so handsome. ♪ money, money, money ♪ >> a face chinese audiences got to know from his show, "celebrity apprentice."
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his book, "the art of the deal" is in found in book stores in beijing. some chinese see a rich billionaire and want to be like him. like the owner of trump consulting, a chinese real estate firm named after the candidate himself. the irony, the owner tells cnn donald trump is a political clown. i wouldn't change my company's name because of that. he's a real estate tycoon after all. in march the state-run newspaper, "the global times" called trump a rich nars i sift and a clown. >> they say we want deal. >> even with all the bluster, trump tower is still a popular destination for tourists from mainland china and taiwan visiting new york city.
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>> every like trump. i wish that trump would win. >> still not everyone is a fan. >> if he becomes the president, i have a little bit scared. >> the chinese just like many americans have no shortage of opinions on donald trump. matt rivers, cnn, beijing. so from donald trump to hillary clinton, or bernie sanders, picking a presidential running mate, it's a decision that can have a major impact on a race. over the years we've seen many vice presidents picked and some have been more popular than others. our errol barnett looks into what goes into this very big decision. >> we've got some great opportunities ahead of us. >> how to pick a vice president? while the race is not officially over, supporters are already looking to who presumptive nominee donald trump and leading democrat hillary clinton will choose as their running mates for the general election. >> it's always a critical pick.
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in the end, voters vote for a presidential candidate and not for a vice-presidential candidate. >> so what can a vice-presidential pick bring to a campaign? well, sometimes it's experience. back in 2008, then candidate barack obama selected joe biden has his vp. at that time, obama was a one-term senator while wide -- biden had decades of experience in washington. in 2000, governor bush picked dick cheney. he served in two president of the united states. now a vp pick can also add youth and energy which can help or hinder. when george bush sr went to a presidential candidate in 1988, he chose an young and
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up-and-coming congressman, dan qualy -- quayle. >> senator kaine added a largely unknown outsider to his campaign, alaska governor sarah palin. mccain lost. other factors come into play, including geography. does the potential vp come from a state with many electoral votes, do they bring diversity to the ticket or can they help unify the party after a tough primary season? sometimes it's not about any of those. it's simply is who the nominee believes is the best person for the job. >> this is the necessary vice president -- next vice president, senator al gore. >> bill clinton chose al gore, a
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fellow southerner, nearly the same age and someone who shared much of the same political ideology. a winning move. while it may be too early to choose a vice president, it's never too early to speculate. errol barnett, cnn. coming up here on "newsroom," one belgian city has a unique solution for some of its traffic jams. a pipeline full of beer. we'll explain when we come back. ♪ [engine revs] ♪ ♪ [engine revving] the all-new audi a4 is here.
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welcome back to cnn "newsroom." i'm george howell. a chinese policeman has set a new again nis world record for planking. he's holding this position, he held it for over eight hours after this competition in beijing, now he also said a planking world record in 2014. he credits daily strength training to help this win. the previous world record was set by american george hood who finished this years competition by holding his plank for more than seven hours.
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so belgium is famous for its beers and there's one brewery there that has come up to a unique solution to a distribution problem that they have. the narrow streets of the city couldn't handle the trucks for its beer. to beat that, it's building a beer pipeline. cnn's erin mclaughlin has this story. ♪ ♪ >> this medieval town is a tourist haven known as one of the best places to drink belgium beer. not much is made here. most of the breweries are long gone except for this one. the only one left within the town's walls. this brewery had a big problem. the streets and the town are simply too small to accommodate the large tanker trucks required to transport the beer to the brewery to the bottling plant. the solution is right over here.
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a two-mile-long beer pipe under ground. this is where it begins. for 160 years, this family has been brewing beer here. it started in 2010 when it moved its bottling facility out of town, creating a bottleneck of beer trucks. he says this is the best way to keep the family tradition going. >> i think we're the very first one to do this. >> engineers drilled through the town's canals and cobbled streets, all to make a pipeline of plastic. how did the residents react? >> the residents were quite enthusiastic, actually. we received a lot of people spontaneously offering us to pass alongside their house. they just had one condition. they wanted private tapping points. [ laughter ] >> are you worried about people tapping into your pipeline?
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>> we are pretty sure this will technically not be possible. >> the pipelines popular gave him an idea. crowd fund the project's $4.5 million price tag. came up with a scheme to exchange donations for beer. local restauranteur gave over $11,000 and now gets free beer for life. >> it's more for friendship. >> it's nothing like good friends and the crisp taste of freshly brewed beer. the pipeline is still under construction. the beer is expected to start flowing the beginning of summer. in the meantime, let's have a taste. ♪ ♪ erin mclaughlin, cnn news. critically endangered fish has been killed in the u.s. state of nevada and in a rather unusual manner. it was the result of some irresponsible drinking and it
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all was caught on camera. three men broke into a protected area after a night of drinking and one of them decided to go skinny dipping. officials say he might have stressed or even crushed a rare pupfish and they are concerned he damaged the fish's eggs as well. that wraps up this hour of cnn "newsroom." i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. for our viewers in the united states, "new day" is next. for other viewers around the world, "the best of quest" starts in just a moment. thanks for washingtonr -- for watching cnn, the world's news leader. hmmmmmm.....
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