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donald trump says he's the best for our vets. >> our veterans have been treated so badly in this country. >> but are vets convinced? plus -- three's a crowd? libertarians pick their ticket. will trump feel the biggest fallout? >> oh, my gosh! and on the defense. the cincinnati zoo says it had no choice but to shoot a gorilla to save a child. let's take live in the "cnn newsroom." s. hour nation's fall unheroes, today's event, right now president obama hosting a breakfast for military families,
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as the airs association, you this the president families at arlington already paying tribute to loved once, this of course is section 60 known as the saddest acre in america, it is the final resting place for service members killed in recent wars like iraq and afghanistan. we'll take you there in just a minute. but first this morning donald trump marks his memorial weekend. the primp -- appearing a a rolling thunder motorcycle rally in front of the lincoln memorial, but many vets are looking ahead to tomorrow when trump addresses long-standing questions about a fund-raiser and the money raised on their behalf. sara murray has more. >> good morning. like you said donald trump spent the weekend rallies vets and
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bikers, but he says tomorrow he will put to donald trump making the case to veterans at the annual rolling thunder motorcycle rally, a tribute to the armed forces. >> illegal immigrants are taking much better care by this country than or veterans. >> trump insisting the undocumented immigrants he plans to deport are treated better than veteran, and also promising to explain where the $6 million he raised for veterans charities went. >> on tuesday we're announcing all the groups we raided the money.
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"weekly standard" bill kristol tweeting -- there will be an independent candidate, an impressive one, with a strong team, and trump calling kristol a dummy and embarrassed loser. >> the libertarian party also locking down their ticket, selecting two former republican governors, new mexico's gary johnson and massachusetts bill weld, to challenge both parties' candidates, especially trump. >> taking him on when he says that mexicans are murderers and rapists? it's incendiary. call him out on what is really racist. it's just racist. >> for now the trump campaign is saying laser focused on the clintons.
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>> then their history is releva relevant. military members who will be taken as prisoners of war or who went missing in action, and donald trump stirred up some controversy on this front last year, when we questioned whether john mccain, who was a p.o.w., is a war hero. he said i prefer people who weren't captured. in spice of that, he got a warp reception here. >> sara murray, thank you. we expect mr. trump to tell us how much money he raised for veterans and where that money will go, but let's talk about it now with op-said columnist, ross dowillustrate. douthit. >> carol, we all got the memo on the ties. thank you, guys. >> you look very casual but
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fashionable. very excellent choices. rich, donald trump said in his speech to the rolling thunder, he said undocumented immigrants are treated better than military veterans. how so? >> i don't no. political hyperbole is political hyperbole. we have worked together long enough if hyperbole were actionable, our parking problems would be over, but the point is the horribly well documented failures of it is v.a. until presidents of both parties needs to be fixed. if you need to put it that way, to bring the spotlight on it, i think overall that's a good thing. a would you did mr. trump announce the which is, you know,
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part of a pattern with trump overall. i mean, there's skepticism about basically everything he claims. if he says he's worth $10 billion -- if he says that he's raised $6 million for vets, you should question how much has actually gone to veterans. he was addressing one of the many ongoing controversies stirred by his tendency towards hyperbole. >> when mr. trump makes this announcement and whether that money will go how do you think he'll present that? >> i think again as both ross and rich said, his tendency for overtame, i think he could get away with it during the republican primaries, but in the general election, i think it will be a different story, he will be facing much tougher scrutiny so if he had said what
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rich said is that the v.a. system has been broken, and needs to be fixed, it would have been fine, but his tendency to so politicize it in a gross and misleading way will allow those of you to talk about donald trump talking about vet advance, the guy who avoided the draft with a series of deferments? he ace insulted one of the most important war heroes of this country, senator mccain? the guy who promised to raise money for veterans, but now can't seemingly account for it? and the guy who says he wants to fix the v.a. system, where a very well-respected veterans group comes out and says his plans is serious rhetoric, so i think he's looking on this and a series of other issues, the kind of response and attack machine he's not been used to. i think it will be a much, much
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different story. >> i don't know, rich. the rolling thunder crowd was receptive, right? they're rallies on behalf of p.o.w.s, right? i just want to play for my viewers what donald trump said about john mccain. just to refresh their memories, and then i'll ask you a question on the other side. >> he's not a war hero. >> he is a war hero. >> he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people who weren't captured. >> i believe perhaps he's a war hero he fall in no warts. he challenged the heroism, yet the crowd warmly accepted him, so is all forgiven among the have the ran community?
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my sense is, though i'm not sure, that if he had to do that again, he wouldn't have said that, about you it just comes out reflexively. but what julian was saying, the polyfact needle is going to wear itself out giving all of the points you appropriately make is who the american people think is better ability to fix some of the problems that really do concern them, and we'll see how it comes out in november. anybody who thinks this thing is over has missed the last eight months. bill kristol said there's a
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candidate on the horizon who will run against donald trump. who is he talking about? >> nobody knows for sure. this was much speculation on twitter. basically the names that have been bandied about included mitt romly, obviously, because he's been outspoken against trump, and pretty much the only person who seems like he could put together and mount the infrastructure he would need, so there's romney, and then there are figures like ben sasse, the young republican senator from nebraska. tom coburn, the former senator from oklahoma who's very well regarded among conservatives, also anti-trump. those are the names. there have been some generals in the mix, but those have been the names that have come up. the general sense is all those men havbeen saying no. the fact that kristol put this out there, it has people thinking one of them may have
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cracked the door open t. which would be very interesting. >> it would be. and they pick gary johnson and i can hear many saying, who? many voters are eager for another choice. might johnson spoil things for trump or hillary clinton? >> more for donald trump, because you see republicans flirting with johnson. al gore would be president in the year 2000 if it weren't for ralph nader, who was able to take away 1% or 2% of the vote. you could see a very similar situation happening here with republicans, particularly because one of the donald trump's biggest problems, apart from being the most unpopular general election nominee for a major party in the history of polling, at somewhere between of 5 and 70%, it's fundamentally a house divided. republican elected officials, leaders, a long list of leading republican thinkers are still in the never trump movement.
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if they flirt with either a libertarian party or another third party that kristol or others may circulate, that spells more trouble, especially with hillary clinton with the electoral votes in 18 states that have consistently voted democrat. she doesn't have to win more than 28 electoral votes to probably win this election. you put that together with even republican women voters, particularly in suburbs, and you start to look at a situation and combine that with a third-party possibility. you start to look at a situation where a general election win for trump isn't possibility, but it looks very, very dawneding. you're right about that.
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but she only has to beat one person. that's donald trump. >> i've got to leave it there. ross, rich, julienne, thank you all. one by one, iraqi forces are retaking smaller isis-held towns around the city of fallujah. now they're headed for the heart of the city. ♪rock-a-bye stacy ♪running non-stop. ♪lifting up patients... ♪...changing their socks. ♪you're sore and you're beat ♪from all that you did. ♪for rest and relief ♪try sealy's hybrid. ♪so take a load off ♪and feel good as new. ♪cause sealy's support is perfect for you.♪ only the sealy hybrid has posturepedic technology to support you where you need it most. sealy. proud supporter of you. ♪ ...another anti-wrinkle cream
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playing "amazing grace." for over 150 years the nation's fallen have been laid to rest here, over 400,000 americans, this is their final resting place. we are at section 60, however, a very pointian moment here. this is where so many of the young service members, men and women who served on the battlefields of iraq and afc have been laid to rest. i want to pan the camera over a bit. you will see hear mothers, fathers, grandparents, young children, wartime buddies so many people coming here to pay their respects. this is really the history of the nation's military over the last 15 years, those who have fallen on the battlefields of fallujah, ramadi, baghdad, in afghanistan, the canned adar, jalalabad, kabul, all the places, of course back in the news today, but these are the
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people being remembered birr their family and friends. as you look over here, when we first started coming to section 60, much of this was an open green meadow. now today it is a place of remembrance and respect. so many people call section 60 the saddest acre in america. i don't think you can call it that on this day. this is the acre i would say is full of the most love in america. carol? >> that's an awesome way to put it the barbara starr, thank you. the sacrifice continues for our men and women. the isis flag has fallen and the iraqi flag is flying again over several villages. the next stop, the hard of the city itself. they have launched an offensive to take the stronghold. hanging in the balance as many as 50,000 civilians living in the city.
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the u.n. refugee agency says they're at extreme risk. cnn's senior international correspondent frederick pleitgen has more. hi, fred. >> hi, carol. this offensive was something that started early this morning. the iraqi security forces are ka ugh this phase 3 of their effort, and of course also involving u.s. coalition forces to try to retake that key city of. they started the push early this morning. and at this point in time there are no iraqi security forces that have managed to get inside fallujah yet. however, they are fighting on the outskirts in very close proximity to the city. they know this is going to be very tough going, not only to get into the city itself, but also once they do get in, because, of course, isis is hiding among the population. it's an urban battlefield. it would be a really hard door-to-door combat. however, one of the things that
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is remarkable is that the iraqi security forces at this point in time are in a position to be able to conduct such a battle to take the fight to isis the way they are. that of course is in no smart part in part thanks to the u.s. efforts colonel steve warren, he was on "new day" earlier today. here's what he had to say about it. >> a year ago the bar barance were at the gate. they were in direct dangers. they have lost almost 45% of the territory they once held. they lost 20% of the territory they once held in syria. we're seeing them begin to rebuild. >> as you can see there, carol,
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there are results on the battlefield. however, also, a very tough battle ahead. you mentioned it, some 50,000 civilians experts believe inside as the battle moves closer and closer. thank you, fred. still more to come in "newsroom," heart-pounding video of a small child being dragged like a doll, and what happened next and why zoo officials say they had no choice. that's why, prices for plans are all in, taxes and fees included. and we've got more 4g lte coverage nationwide than t-mobile or sprint. that's a whote lotta network for not a lot a dough. it's what makes cricket the happiest place
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gorilla. his mother above shouting to the buy she loves him and asking god to protect her child. we're about to roll the video which starts with the gorilla cornering the little boy in a nook of the enclosure. >> mommy is right here. mommy is right here. [ screaming ] >> oh, my god! >> dragging the boy through the water. the people above starts screaming which seems to agitation. he's going to stand up the little guy, right? he seems to adjust his clothing. it's very strange. okay. you see him picking him up.
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the boy is standing up. people saying be calm, but then he takes him by the pants and drawings him, and he puts the boy behind him, so you don't know what he's doing with the boy. it took ten minutes. they shot the gorilla. they didn't want to tang we lies the gorilla, because it would enrage him. the tranquilizer would take about five minutes to sink in, and they say they had no choice but to shoot and kill the gorilla, then the little boy was rescued. jessica schneider has more for you this morning. good morning, jessica. >> reporter: good morning, carol. the boy was in imminent danger, that's the word from the zoo director. he said the dangerous animal response team had no choice but
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to act quickly. he said the team tried other tactics, including trying to lure the gorilla out of the exhibit. the zoo director has been very forth coming about the fact it was the only option and they had to act fast. >> it's a sad day all the way around. the right choice was made. it was a difficult choice. we have protocols and procedures. we do drills with our dangerous animal response team, but we've never had a situation like this at the cincinnati zoo. >> so now anger is boiling over to the parents. there is an online petition circulating that's already garnered more than 20,000 signatures, calling for criminal charges against the parents for allegedly acting negligently. the district attorney nor pea have commented on the investigation or whether charges will be filed, but animal expert jeff corwin put it bluntly, parents, watch your kids. >> when you go to a zoo, and i'm not saying this is the case with
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this family, the zoo is not your baby-sitt baby-sitter, okay? put down the selfie stick, refrain from the texting, be a part of that family experience and watch your kids. i have seen so many crazy things happen at zoos. i've seen people put their children up on railings, nothing there's a predatory animal benine. i've seen people stick their hands in cageses or pick up animals. common sense is the tool when you're working with wildlife. >> reporter: there's growing anger, but also sads in and frustration. the exhibit itself is closed, but a growing memorial with flower near a gorilla statue. the family has issued a statement saying the 4-year-old son is at home. he was treated at the hospital and released. they also thank the zoo staffers here, but a lot of frustration and anger to the parents.
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there would be a vigil that happens around noon today. >> so jessica, do we know how the little guy got into the cage in the first place? >> reporter: well, at this point the parents aren't talking, but what the zoo director has said is that also 4-year-old bow slipped underneath the railing and got through a pretty heavy set of protective wires and then climbed into thed onto the moat wall and dropped 15 feet into the shallow water down below. that's when some visitors heard the accomplish, so indicating it was quite a bit of a trek for that boy to get through that wiring and the bushes into that moat below. carol? >> unbelievable. jessica, thank you. ashley byrne of the people for theeically treatment of animals or p.e.t.a. is on the ground right now. good morning. >> good modern. thank you for having me. some people in cincinnati say there would be criminal charges filed against the parents.
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do you agree with that? >> um, well, their child certainly have been more closely watched. everyone involved in the situation really failed this gorilla. i mean, the gorilla enclosure should have been surrounded by a secondary barrier between the humans and animals to prevent this type of incident. obviously there was not enough of a barrier. the zoo keeper should have had a better plan for what they would do if something like this would happen, and gorillas have shown they can be protective of smaller beings, and they react often in the of protecting. it shouldn't have gotten to this point. >> but you agree zoo officials had to kill the gorilla? they say they could not take a chance that the gorilla would
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react badly? >> well, again, in many circumstances gorillas have shown they can be protective of children or small beings. for instance, the case of the gorilla who carried a child to his zoo keeper's gate to protect him. but frankly the fact that this gorilla was in the cincinnati zoo in the first place. that's the first place that this situation went wrong. even under the best circumstances, captivity is never adequate for gorillas and other primates. in cases like this, it's even -- and this tragedy is exactly why peta urges families to stay away from any facility, zoos circuses or otherwise, that displays animals as a sideshow for humans to gawk at. >> this gorilla is endang ir. i suppose zoo officials would say they're protecting the entire species. >> well, as we see in this case,
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at the end of the day, you know, zoos are not about conservation or species protection, because what is prioritized is putting these animals on display so that people can come look at them, and at the end of the day, of course, it can be deadly for the animals. if this was being done to protect the animals their lives would be prioritized, giving them some semblance of a natural life, where, you know, they're not in an enclosure where they can be gawk at and then shot and killed if someone gets too close. you know, through no fault of their own. we see from this the tragic incident. the number one priority of zoos is not protecting these animals, putting them on display and using them for entertainment. >> i think the zoo officials would vehemently disagree with you. this gorilla was 17 years old. they had this gorilla for quite a long time.
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>> well, he was 17 years old and reports say he had a young baby of his own, who is now without his father. so again i think this shows us the tragic side of keeping animals in zoos for our entertainment. we hope that families with think confide before -- both because it's not a good situation for the animals? and because it can be quite dangerous for children. >> ashley byrne from peta, thanks for joining me. we just got a statement from the family of the little boy who feld into that enclosure. i'm going -- i was a little distracted, but let me read it to you. the child is safe. okay.
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we are so thankful to the lord that our child is safe. he is home and doing just fine. we extend our heartfelt thanks for the quick action by the zoo staff. we know this was a very difficult decision for them and they are grieving the loss of their gorilla. we hope you will respect the privacy. the family is granting no interviews at this time, and according to a spokesperson for the family, this is the only statement that will be issued. in the next hour i'm going to talk to one of the most zoo experts jarks hannah to see if he agrees with peta. i'll be right back. back pain? motrin helps you be a... "side planking, even though you'll feel it later" kind of woman. body pain? motrin helps you be an... "i can totally do this in one trip" kind of woman. when pain tries to stop you, motrin works fast to stop pain. make it happen with motrin® liquid gels. also try motrin pm
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his name is gon. alo, curio, who happens to be mexia. i think that's fine. i think the mexicans will end up loving trump when i get all these jobs. >> it's unprecedented for a president to call into questions a judge'ses integrity by insinuating he's mexican. for the record, he was born in indiana and attended indiana university. this morning clinton supporters are wondering why secretary clinton isn't on the attack over this. hi, philip. >> good morning. >> good morning. welcome back. >> thank you. >> mrs. clinton did send out a tweet calling trump's comments about the judge disgusting. is that enough? >> it is disgusting, bur donald trump is a guy -- he's a
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double flusher. everything he says we know he attacks women, hispanic, he's beginning to implode. we know in south florida the feeling here, and of course there's no way he can win this state with his attitude and rhetoric, but attacking a federal judge is incredible. he goes person p. >> he's running knick and neck with hillary clinton in polls, so what he's doing seems to be working and what hillary clinton does to fight him off doesn't seem to be working. >> secretary clinton is finishing up a primary battle with bernie sanders. as soon as she is receives the nomination, and we believe she'll cross that threshold, the first female nominee in a major party, and we summer elf that bernie sanders's supporters will eventually get behind hillary clinton, and those numbers will flip.
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she'll be way ahead of donald trump, and you have to look at those swing states, florida, pennsylvania, michigan. >> but that's a traditional way of thinking that may or may not, you know, come true during this election season. let's bulk about her e-mail controversy. of course, donald trump has brought it up. e a very serious issue. triv is reinforcing that calling her crook hillary. that seems to have staying power. >> he's a double flusher, a liar, a fraud, under i.r.s. investigation. mark cuban says the guy is not a billionaire. every company he started has gone bankrupt, so he'll take care of donald trump after this convention and there's plenty of time to go after his graveyard. you don't see anybody stepping
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up. >> is that the strategy, just wait until after the convention? >> i think the fact of the matter is the more donald trump talks, the more donald trump will go down, as far as the e-mails, this is ridiculous already. she used the wrong server. plenty of secretaries of state have done that. everybody knows that, and we can keep -- >> but even she says it was unwise and if she could go back and do it over, she would, so it is serious. >> we've all made mistakes in our life. look at donald trump and all the mistakes he's made, the fraudulent business practices, the investigation, we know this is a gentleman who is a flimflam man. when you heard mark cuban talk about him, with he no he what he's about, it's a shame that a percentage of the public are buying in, because he's not what he appears to be. >> would you suggest that mrs.
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clinton use those terms when she fights back against donald trump? >> i think there's going to be plenty of surrogates that will call him out, will go through his fake financial statement, which shows he's worth 10 billion, we know he's worst well under a billion. we understand he doesn't want to release his tax returns, because it will show he doesn't play much tax, he clearly doesn't want to show that. there will be plenty of time, but secretary clinton will focus on the issues, raising the middle class, making sure that immigration is under control. secretary clinton doesn't need to personally attack donald trump. the rest of the country is on the there, including republicans. okay. i have to leave it there. philippe levine, thank you so much. still to come in "newsroom," searches continue in texas a. floodwaters continue to rise. a live report for you, next. hey there, hi.
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severe weather across the country on this memorial day. floods in texas claiming at least six lives as the search for victims continues. in one houston suburb, it rained 19 inches in 48 hours. that rain system has passed, but threatening conditions have not, and along the east coast tropical storm bonnie bringing rain from the carolinas all the way up to new york city. cnn meteorologist jennifer gray has more for you. >> reporter: this morning rescue crews in parts of the south continuing to search for those swept away by the deadly flash floods over the weekend. >> we just hope it doesn't rise
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anymore. >> reporter: the rushing water enveloping cars and homes in texas after severe thunderstorms dropped record-setting rain. rapidly generating dangerous floodwaters. the city of brenham where at least two people were killed by the flood inundated with more than 19 inches of record-shattering rainfall in 48 hours. >> when you see flooded waterways, it doesn't take much water to cause injury. >> reporter: the floods in southeast texas killing at least six people. one of the victims, 21-year-old darren mitchell, posting this haunting picture of water halfway up his truck window. according to cnn affiliate wprc, the caption, all i wanted to do was go home. the national guardsman swept away not long after. a few hours northwest of houston, the search is still ongoing for a 10-year-old boy who slipped and fell into this swollen river. in the east, tropical depression bonnie dampening holiday plans for millions in the carolinas.
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this system stalling near charleston with 30-mile-per-hour winds and up to 4 inches of rainfall. along south carolina's beaches, the storm creating surf and rip current conditions that could be life threatening. lifeguards already rescuing at least a dozen over the weekend. >> got a lot of rip currents. the undertow is pretty strong. so we're just keeping people at knee deep. there's no swimming allowed right now. >> reporter: now, even though it looks gorgeous out, rip currents will continue to be an issue as we go through the next day or so. skies have cleared for south carolina, but much of the moisture is headed towards the northeast. carol? >> all right, jennifer gray reporting live for us. thanks so much. still to come in the "newsroom," the va makes a grave mistake and reportedly cuts off benefits for thousands of living veterans.
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the department of veterans affairs got it dead wrong and cancels benefits for more than 4,000 living veterans. according to a letter from the va sent to congress, the department reportedly failed to verify information from the social security administration, information that turned out to be inaccurate. benefits were restored once the error was realized. the va says it's working to implement new policy that is will prevent similar mistakes from happening again, but it's the latest in a string of problems for that troubled agency. with me now on the phone is air force veteran joseph cane. he's one of the vets mistakenly declared dead. welcome, sir. >> hi, carol. >> i'm glad you're with me and talking. >> ready for my story? >> i'm ready for your story. >> okay. well, i retired from the air force as a master sergeant after
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21 years and a couple other retirees convinced me to take my discharge papers to the va administration building in bay pines, florida. so my wife wouldn't have any problem when i died so i could be buried in a military cemetery without a problem. so a little over a month later, my wife got a letter saying, sorry, i died. >> oh my -- >> went to the congressman's letter with the office -- >> wait a second, joseph. so your wife gets this letter that says you died. were you sitting there when she opened the letter? >> actually i wasn't right next to her, but i was in the house. i was in the other room. and she thought it was a hoax when she read it because she knew i was right there in the house. so she was, you know -- >> so when you read the letter, what went through your mind?
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>> well, when i read the letter i, thought is this what it feels like to be dead? if they say i'm dead, i must be dead, you know, and, you know, i knew it was a mistake, but my concern was how it was going to affect me and how was i going to get it corrected? >> so you brought it to your congressman, right? >> they wanted to know two things, when i died and who said i died. and then said i died on april 16th and i see you were in here on the 17th of april with all my paperwork. they didn't know who said i died, and the va did not stop disability pay, but the air force took back two months of my retired pay, over $3,000, and the va give me a form saying i was alive signed only by me. i sent it to the air force to get my money back, and they said not good enough, and when i got to congressman jolly, he wrote
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the air force to get my money returned and in 12 days he got my money back, and then i felt resurrected. >> i bet you did. i'm so glad it at least turned out well in the end, but, you know, when you step back and look at what happened and, you know, it also happened to thousands of other -- >> it's scary because you can lose social security benefits and everything else once somebody claims you dead. >> well, we're glad you got that mistake all cleared up, and we're glad you're still with us, joseph, and thank you for your service. we sure appreciate it. >> thank you, carol. thank you for your support. >> thank you. >> bye. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" starts now. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. this memorial day we pause to remember those who never made it home and never got the thank you they deserved. today we pay tribute to our nation's fallen heroes. ceremonies already unfolding
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across the kucountry. these are live pictures from the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national center. president obama will lay a wreath there along with secretary of defense ash carter. and a ceremony at the national air force memorial just wrapping up and perhaps the most difficult but important images to see are these images. a reminder of the aftermath of far. families, children, battle buddies all spending today by the gravesites of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. cnn's barbara starr live at arlington national cemetery. hi, barbara. >> reporter: good morning, carol. you know, for over 150 years the nation's military fallen have been laid to rest here at arlington, but here in this one corner of our arlington called section 60 we find, as we do every year, the families, the friends, the battle buddies of so many american service men and women who fell on the
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battlefields of iraq and afghanistan. it's a beautiful morning out here. you know, people are going to head to the beach, head to the mall, head to the swimming pool, but here what you find are americans coming out as they are across the country paying their respects to the fallen. i want to pan the camera over a little bit and show you people have been coming here all morning. they will be here all day to visit their loved ones here at arlington. this is really the history, if you will, of the last 15 years of war. those who have fallen on the battlefields, the names now so familiar, fallujah, ramadi, baghdad in iraq. in afghanistan, kandahar, kabul, all the places back in the news years later, but here those who gave that final full measure of devotion to the country, their families, their friends are here on memorial day 2016.
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when we first started coming to section 60, much of this was an open, green meadow, and now all these years later you see how many are laid to rest here. carol? >> barbara starr reporting live from arlington national cemetery. on to politics now. donald trump marking this memorial day weekend by reaching out to military veterans. the republicans' presumptive nominee appearing at a rolling thunder motorcycle rally in front of the lincoln memory yia. the group says they invented trump to speak but not democrats and trump returned their embrace by vowing to fix the va hospital system and the delays blamed for dozens of deaths. >> thousands of people are dying. hard to believe even, of our vets, our most cherished people. thousands of people are dying waiting in line to see a doctor. that is not going to happen anymore. >> cnn's sara murray is live in
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washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well agr well, while donald trump courted veterans, bernie sanders is stubbornly sticking in the race and doing that in part by making the argument that he is the candidate who can take down trump. take a listen. >> but if we get the democratic nomination, donald trump is toast, and the message that we're going to take to the democratic convention is that if the democrats want a candidate who will beat trump and beat him badly, our campaign is the campaign to do it. >> reporter: now, this is a key argument that bernie sanders is using as a reason for him staying in the race. it's also the kind of argument that could make it a little tougher for donald trump to win over potential independent bernie sanders' supporters if hillary clinton does win the nomination, the democratic nomination, as we do expect her to based on how the math is going so far, but meanwhile donald trump could be facing even more challengers than he
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expected. weekly standard editor bill kristol took to twitter to say, just a heads up over this holiday weekend. there will be an independent candidate, an impressive one with a strong team and a real chance. so far no signal as to who that candidate might be, and obviously they would face a very steep climb in terms of pulling together a campaign operation, pulling together the kind of money you would need to mount competition against these other well-funded candidates. and, of course, as donald trump is wont to do he shot back saying if dummy bill kristol does actually get a spoiler to run as an independent, say good-bye to the supreme court. you see there trump holding out this threat that if there is a third-party candidate, that could doom is republican to a loss and hand a supreme court pick over to democrats, so we will see how this all plays out, carol. >> yes, we will. sara murray reporting live for us this morning. thank you. the libertarian party has said its ticket for the presidential election and two former republican governors will
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be running mates. gary johnson will head the ticket and william weld will be the vice presidential candidate. the party could play a pivotal role this year. an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows nearly half of americans would consider a third-party candidate. johnson, who governed the border state of new mexico, says american voters need to reject donald trump and his tax on immigration. >> we're taking him on on the fact he wants to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, taking him on on wanting to build a fence across the border. that's nuts. taking him on when he says mexicans are murderers and rapists. its incendiary. as a border state governor it's incendiary to 50% of the population of new mexico that he's talking about hispanics, mexicans in this way when the absolute opposite is true. call him out on what is really racist. it's just racist. >> okay. so let's talk to the other half of the party's ticket, william weld is the former republican
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governor of massachusetts and now the libertarian's vice presidential nominee. welcome, sir. >> thank you, carol. >> thank you for being here. you say this election is the perfect storm for libertarians. why? >> well, we don't agree with either national party. you know, we're socially tolerant and economically conservative. gary johnson and i, when we were in office together, were ranked the most -- two most conservative economically and fiscal governors in the united states. so i think of it not so much as a third party as a third way. we're the democratic party without the overspending and the anti-free trade. we're the republican party without the anti-abortion, anti-gay. you know, the election of bill clinton in '92 in a way was a third way. he and the democratic leadership council had taken the democratic party to the center where they needed to be after the mcgovern election. tony blair in britain ran on a platform called the third way,
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and he squeezed in between two parties that were similarly situated as the rs and the ds today. >> so you guys seem to be focusing more on donald trump than hillary clinton or bernie sanders. why is that? >> well, mr. trump has made some proposals that have caught gary johnson's and my eye. i really do think that building the wall evokes the most famous wall of the 20th century, the berlin wall, which is a symbol of everything that is wrong about foreign policy, exclusion, hatred, divisiveness. so, you know, part of our job is going to be to speak truth to power, and if we see something that we think is off, we're going to say so. that's one reason why we would like to be included in the national dialogue in the fall, and we will be on the ballot in all 50 states. so the question is really why not? >> well, you're on the ballot now in, what, 32 states? will you be on the ballot in all 50 states? >> traditionally in all 50
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states, right. >> let's go back to you said that mr. trump's wall is like the berlin wall. you've also called mr. trump a fascist, is that correct? >> no, no, i didn't. no, no, i didn't. >> you did not? >> i thought his deportation was troubling and i was asked, are you calling him a fascist or a nazi, and i said no. i think mr. trump deserves a lot of credit for a lot of things he's done this year, and i did not join the never-trump crew in massachusetts despite many invitations to do so. >> well, he believes that you did call him a fascist. his camp actually told "the new york times," quote, and this is about you, i don't talk about his alcoholism, so why would he talk about my foolishly perceived fascism. there's nobody less of a fascist than donald trump. your response? >> well, show me the clip if you say i called him a fascist. >> okay. well, then he said i don't talk about his alcoholism. i don't know what that's about. what is that about? >> we're not going to do the exchange of insults that characterize the republican
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primary. i've said i'm just going to let that ride. >> okay. well, let's talk about taking part in the debates because right now i think that you have to be polling at 15% in major polls to qualify. right now you guys aren't doing that. how do you achieve that in time? >> well, gary johnson has had his name in three polls fairly recently, and he polled by himself 10% in the each of those polls. the 15% is sort of an arbitrary convention i think set down by the presidential commission on debates, and if we're a national party on the ballot in every state with a platform that is different from the two other parties' platforms, i would think it would be good for the country to have us in those debates. so that's the case that we will try to make to the pollsters and thereafter to the public. >> will the libertarian party consider suing the commission on presidential debates to make it
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easier for the libertarians to participate? >> oh, i think they already are. i think there's a lawsuit pending long before my time. >> do you think it will be resolved in time? >> i don't know. i'm not familiar with the briefing schedule in that case. bruce fein is the lawyer for the party. >> we'll give him a call. william weld, thank you so much for stopping by. i appreciate it. >> thank you. still to come, the battle for fallujah. one of the bloodiest fights for u.s. forces in the iraq war. now iraqi forces plan to retake their city from isis control. your hair is still thinning. you may have inactive follicles. re-activate them with women's rogaine® foam the only once a day product, proven to regrow new hairs up to 48% thicker revive your va va voom and save on any rogaine® it takes a lot of work... but i really love it.s. i'm on the move all day long... and sometimes, i just don't eat the way i should. so i drink boost® to get the nutrition that i'm missing.
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iraqi security force that is are, of course, also barked by the u.s. and other coalition member states in the air also there say it's going to be very, very hard to get into fallujah. now, the most recent update that we got, literally a couple minutes ago, was that the iraqi security forces are trying to get into fallujah. however, they haven't managed to breach the actual city limits yet, but they believe once they do, that's when the really tough battle is going to begin. you're going to see urban combat, things like improvised explosive devices in the streets, in the houses. certainly very difficult for the iraqi security forces to cut through there. however, the fact alone that they're at this stage that they are able to conduct this very complex operation in such a big city is something that the u.s. says is major progress. now, colonel steve warren, who is the spokesman for the anti-isis coalition, he was on "new day" earlier today and here is what he had to say about it. >> a year ago here in iraq the barbarians were at the gate.
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baghdad was actually threatened, and in theory it was in direct danger of being invaded by these animals that we call isil. now we've driven them back. they've lost almost 45% of the territory that they once held here in iraq. they've lost 20% of the territory that they once held in syria. so we are seeing the iraqi security forces that in 2014, quite frankly, collapsed under the pressure that isil put on them. we're seeing them begin to rebuild. >> reporter: but, of course, carol, as you said, there is that big threat to the civilian population. at this point in time it seems as though pretty much the entire population is a human shield with isis hiding amidst them. only 900 people were able to get out of fallujah. they're in camps around the city but certainly the civilian population and its fate is a big concern for the u.s. and for the iraqi security forces as well,
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severe weather across the country on this memorial day. flooding in texas, six people have died in those floods. one of the victims, 21-year-old darren mitchellmitchell, a nati guardsman. he posted a picture on social media of water against his truck window. some suburbs saw 19 inches of rain in 48 hours. the rain system has moved on but it's not over yet. cnn meteorologist chad myers is following all of this. hi, chad. >> hi, carol. once you get so much rainfall on land, the next rain isn't going to soak in, and that's where we are now. we're just looking ahead, when is it going to hit, where is it going to hit? 72 hours' worth of rainfall across the state of texas.
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and northwest of texas, probably the size of about four counties were purple. purple is ten inches of rain or more. you put ten inches of rain over four counties in any state in the country, and you're going to get flooding, and that's what they're seeing here today. floodwaters still running off. that all has to get into the gulf of mexico. a couple different spots, one west of san angelo. another one here with san antonio and one here near dallas and also down into parts of houston. so the rain continues for today and for tomorrow, but not as much as we're going to get on thursday and friday. so let some of this run off a little bit but look at some of the areas through the rest of the weekend. west of corpus christi, six inches of rainfall by the beginning of saturday into sunday. more flooding is likely here, carol. >> chad myers reporting live. thanks so much. >> you're welcome. all right. we just got word hillary clinton will be making an appearance today in chappaqua, new york.
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miguel marquez is there. hi, miguel. >> reporter: yes, indeed. bill and hillary clinton expected to make an appearance in chappaqua. about to kick off. i can hear the bagpipes already warming up. they'll come around this corner here and then down the street into the center of town. this is something they have done many times before. she is well loved here in her adopted hometown of chappaqua in webs che westchester county. she won over senator bernie sanders 68% to 32%. secretary clinton tweeting a short time ago our fallen heroes deserve our profound gratitude for giving their lives to protect our freedom today and every day. when we see her coming, we will let you know, carol. >> miguel, thanks so much. hillary clinton faces a fork in the road. stick to policy or get down and dirty in a fight with donald trump? she's got some ammo. a federal judge ordered internal
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documents related to trump university be released. trump university is the subject of a fraud investigation. mr. trump is not happy with the judge. >> i have a judge who is a hater of donald trump, a hater. he's a hater. his name is gonzalo curio. the judge who happens to be mexican, we believe. which is great. i think the mexicans are going to end up loving donald trump when i give all these jobs. >> now, it is unprecedented for a presidential candidate to call into question a judge's integrity by insinuating he's mexican, and for the record the judge was born in indiana and attended indiana university. with me to talk about this and more a republican strategist boris epshteyn. clinton supporter bakari sellers, and the director of the center of politics at the university of virginia larry sabato. welcome to all of you.
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>> good morning. >> larry, what do you make of what donald trump said? >> well, he knows in all probability those documents are going to be embarrassing to him. they're going to contain material that will be fodder for the democrats. you know, carol, i've just got to say this, for a guy who has a terrible problem with hispanics, virtually every survey has him with support levels in the 20s or even in the teens with hispanics. to call this judge, quote, mexican, when, in fact, he is a u.s. citizen born in the united states in 1953 doesn't help him at all. it's like the attack on governor susana martinez in new mexico. totally unnecessary. doesn't help him at all. he does it anyway. >> boris, boris, why does he go there? >> well, i can't speak for why donald trump said something, but as far as the whole trump university attack goes, it's been out there for a long time
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now and it doesn't work. so we already saw it fail in the prime primaries. it's not necessarily fodder for the democrats. it's something that's a civil suit -- >> well, again, if it's not fodder for the democrats -- but, boris, if it's not fodder for the democrats and it hurts him with a certain demographic group in america, why go there? >> we have to see whether it hurts or not. we have to do polling and i would proffer it probably does not. donald trump is a strong candidate that is not hurt by certain statements. >> i think it's in a long line and pattern of donald trump saying things that offend minority voters. and one thing donald trump has to do is broaden his base. donald trump has been very successful in running up extremely high numbers of white voters in the republican
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primary. however, if he's going to win in the southwest and in places like arizona and nevada, if he's going to win in the south in places like north carolina or florida or even in the rust belt in ohio, pennsylvania, he has to expand that base, and he has to start ruling minority voters to the republican party. the reason the down ballot candidates on the republican side are terrified of donald trump is because on today, a day like memorial day, you know, he made a statement about p.o.w.s a few months ago and now he's talking about mexican judges. so, i mean, this is just a long pattern of what will donald trump say next. >> well, larry, you know, donald trump has this fraud case against trump university, right? and hillary clinton has this e-mail controversy. do they neutralize each other? i mean, what's more damaging to which candidate or don't voters care? >> well, i think voters do care. the republicans care about the fact that hillary clinton appears to be dishonest and untrustworthy and the democrats care about the fact that donald trump appears to be dishonest and untrustworthy. that's why they both have very
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high, sky high, unfavorables. they've got to figure out how to use this material given the fact that neither one is very credible attacking the other's honesty and integrity. probably they will want to leave some of that to surrogaes. >> interesting. >> as far as this goes, one side -- hillary clinton's e-mail is under federal investigation by the fbi. the inspector general just came out of the secretary of state with the report saying that she absolutely went against the policies of the secretary of state -- of the state department, right? the trump thing is a civil suit, so the two absolutely are not equal. hillary clinton's problem is much deeper and much worse. it goes against absolutely all credibility as secretary of state and that's what she's running on. not only was she a terrible secretary of state, she didn't even follow the policies of the state department. >> bow kari, he's right about that. he's under federal investigation
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and it's a civil suit brought against trump university. >> you're right, one is a civil suit and one is an investigation but the fact of the matter is hillary clinton followed the same protocol that colin powell followed -- >> that is incorrect, bakari. >> this is not anything new. and, you know, the investigation will shake out and we'll have an answer to that sooner rather than later we hope. and everything looks to be that hillary clinton is going to be cleared of any wrongdoing or criminal wrongdoing, but that being said, we started this conversation talking about the brashness of donald trump, and we have these moments, whether or not it's this trump university, whether or not it's his casinos and the taj mahal coming under the bankruptcy filings which will be released sooner as well, or anything that will happen next week with donald trump. i think that is the point. he is so unpredictable, and he's proven to be a con artist that we don't know what's going to happen next with donald trump. >> hold on. the statement that former secretaries of state have done the same is incorrect and have proven to be incorrect.
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colin powell had a separate e-mail, not a separate server. >> he used a separate e-mail to conduct state department business. that's a fact. >> but not a separate server where half the e-mails have disappeared. "the washington post" says that's a lie. >> there's been no secretary of state and hillary clinton has come forward and provided 55,000 e-mails. 55,000. there's been no secretary of state, there's been no one who has actually done that. while we're on this -- >> thousands of e-mail have not been provided. >> what about donald trump and his taxes? when are we going to talk about the fact this individual has not put forth his taxes because he says -- >> there's no federal law or obligation to put forth your taxes. hillary clinton is under a federal investigation and she has to be more straightforward -- >> i hear both of you. i'm going to go to the neutral party now. larry, when you listen to these arguments, is this what voters are going to be wrestling with or are republican voters who are for donald trump, they don't care, and are democratic voters who are for hillary clinton, they don't care? is that it? >> carol, these two very
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articulate fellows are giving us a taste of the scorched earth campaign that is to come. there is an embarrassment of riches on both sides for attack material, and we will be hearing all of it ad nauseam all the way to november 8th election day. >> probably true. larry, boris, bakari, thanks to call of you. i appreciate it. dramatic video of a little boy inside the gorilla exhibit at the cincinnati zoo. the boy 4 years old climbed through a barrier and fell into a shallow motor coming face to face with a 450-pound gorilla. his mother standing above calling out to the boy that she loved him and asking god to protect her child. we're about to roll the video which starts with the gorilla cornering the little boy in the nook of the enclosure. watch. >> mommy is right here.
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>> oh, my god! oh, my god. >> you see there the gorilla dragging the little boy by the calf, and then he seems protective of the boy, but then shortly after that he's going to be dragging him again. i want to get jack hanna, he's the expert here. he's on the phone right now, to talk us through this video. hi, jack. >> how are you all doing today? >> i'm good. this video is so disturbing. can we go back to the video for just a second? scottie -- there we go. is the gorilla being protective here, jack? >> well, here is the thing real quickly. five seconds here. the hanna family, the columbus zoo, cincinnati zoo, all of us love the gorillas. we've given millions of dollars to protect the gorillas in the wild and the zoos over the last 30 years. therefore this is a hard decision. we were just talking about the dragging. remember something, this is a silverback male gorilla.
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i happen to have a home in rwanda about two miles from the gorillas, the mountain gorillas. i have been going there since 1982 so i have been working with them in the wild as well as zoos for 40 years. this is a silverback male. you have screaming going on. you have this thing that drops in the moat that looks like a gorilla. when i first saw him jerk that child and go through the water with it, why is he doing that? because you look at the face on this animal, you know about gorillas, that is something you don't want to see in a silverback gorilla, trust me. i have seen a gorilla, a big sillerback take a green coconut, it takes a hatchet to open it up, they can squish it like a marshmallow. everybody is asking why didn't they tranquilize the animal. i have done research on gorillas when they had to tranquilize them. they don't know the dart is coming. you wouldn't know the dart hits you in the bottom, what would you do? here he has a child in his
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hands. he feels this thing goes off in his bottom. what do you think would happen? obviously the decision the cincinnati zoo made was the only decision. you have human life and animal life, everyone. you know, no one loves animals more than me, and this is one -- it's a very tragic day, a hard day for the cincinnati zoo. as well as all the workers. >> let me ask you this, jack, because i had a person from peta on earlier this morning, and she said there have been examples of gorillas who were very protective of children and maybe that's what this gorilla was trying to do. >> okay. that's -- she has a very good point. guess what? if you look at your records, you might want to do this for the news tonight, look at the brookfield zoo 20 years ago. a 3-year-old fell in the gorilla habitat. a female picked that child up and held that child in her lap. why did that happen? guess where that gorilla came from the columbus zoo. guess what again? that gorilla was raised by people at the columbus zoo. we don't do much anymore because we know a lot more about
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gorillas today. that child, if you watched that one, you should vo thshow that video. this is a female gorilla that was raised at the columbus zoo. therefore that's why that happened. you're talking about a big silverback. if you see this in the wild, by the way, their duty is to protect their family. all of a sudden people are screaming. the females run in the building. he's in the moat with something screaming. what would you think would happen with a full grown silverback? of course there's going to be a disaster. a no-win situation for the cincinnati zoo. they did the right thing and they had to do it immediately. if not you wouldn't want to see what you would see, he guarantee it would have happened. i have been living with these things, going to rwanda. i have had a home there. these are mountain gorillas but still the same species but i'm telling what you now what would have happened. i don't think any of us would be sitting on the phone saying the cincinnati zoo did the wrong thing. >> the fact that this little boy could climb under the barricade
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and drop into the enclosure, should that have happened? >> well, that's a very good question. if you actually take the zoo world and the billions of visitors, billions of visitors go, millions of employees. take a 20-year period and look at it, you will see there are fatalities and injuries. we'll be at the very top of safety of water parks, amusement parks, ride parks, going to maybe even who knows what kind of games and sports. we can only do so much. our safety is our number one priority in the zoo world. safety of our visitors, of our keepers and our animals. safety, we practice it hours and hours every week. we spend a lot of money on practicing this. how do you build something that if somebody wants to jump over the wall at the indy 500, how do you take care of them if they want to jump on a railroad track or they're in an amusement park or whatever and they want to go down the slide in a recreational area children do. look at the lives lost in these
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places. what i'm trying to tell you is we can only do so much in our zoos. >> right, right. jack, some people say that the parents of this little boy should be criminally charged for not keeping an eye on the child. what do you think about that? >> well, again, i have been hearing that a lot since my interviews at 6:00 this morning. i don't know the parents. i wasn't there to watch what happened but i can tell you now when you do go to a shopping center or you do go to places like this, you watch your children. i don't know what -- who was watching who there, but whether you're at a zoo or whether you're at at ballpark or a shopping center with young children, i mean right now at the zoo most all of our zoos have summer camps and camps during the winter and schools in the winter where we have 3-year-old up to 14-year-olds. we have several hundred of them here in the zoo, we're monitoring these kids with these animals. all we can do is like a parent we always monitor our kids. i don't know what this couple did. i'm sure that will be forth
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coming. i'm sure they've thanked the zoo for saving their child's life but how it happened, you have a good question there. only the parents know that. that's what i guess -- you know, you have to be a parent to know what happened and hopefully we'll know what happened because they'll say what happened, but obviously somebody wasn't watching somebody. i don't know who that was. >> all right. jack hanna, thanks so much for joining me this morning. >> and god bless all of our veterans. >> ditto. thank you, jack. still to come in the "newsroom," an nba player shot debt after mistakenly entering a man's apartment. more on that next.
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this is the tomb of the unknowns. the honor guard now doing their thing. president obama will soon make his appearance and he will actually lay the wreath at the tomb. the defense secretary ash carter will be with him, and then we expect both men to speak at some point to a gathering of families and also military people, active military, nonactive, and family members. all right. we'll take you back when the president comes out with the wreath. in other news this morning, charges are being considered against the texas man that mistakenly shot new orleans pelican player bryce jones. police say jones was killed after he kicked open a man's bedroom door. his agent says he was visiting his girlfriend when he went into the wrong apartment and that's when he was shot. he died at a hospital from his injuries. cnn's ed lavandera live in
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dallas with more. good morning, ed. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well, this is a story that has really shocked the nba community as this young player, 23-year-old bryce jones shot and killed early saturday morning. police investigators are still piecing together what brought him back to that apartment just near downtown dallas after 3:00 in the morning. as you mentioned, police say that he had essentially kicked the door open to this third-floor apartment. his agent says that his girlfriend lived in the apartment directly above on the fourth floor and that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but police say that as he entered the apartment, the man inside called out to him, apparently several times and then shot him. he stumbled back out in the breezeway of the apartment complex, collapsed, and later died. it's not clear if the shooter will face any criminal charges. remember, in texas people have the right to defend themselves, as in many states, if they feel
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threatened or feel like their life is threatened inside of their home. so deadly force can be used in some of those instances, and that is some of the things police are trying to piece together at this point. but jones a 23-year-old young player just starting out his career in the nba and his parents are devastated. >> bryce was a loving and giving person, would do anything for anybody. he was a hard worker, very determined. >> what i think about bryce, he reminds me -- when i looked at the word tenacious stands out to me for bryce. he has had so many things that have happened to him along his path. he's made up his mind that he wanted to do what he was doing, play pro ball, and whatever it took he was going to get there. he was going to do it. >> reporter: bryce jones' agent says he was in dallas visiting his girlfriend and their 1-year-old daughter to celebrate her first birthday.
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a rookie driver coasts his way to his first win at the 100th running of the indianapolis 500 and i mean coasts. coy wire is here with more on this historic upset. this was something. >> absolutely, carol. good to see you. 24-year-old alexander rossi hadn't even ever been to the indy 500, but he used his risky strategy and gets the biggest win of his life. 66 to 1 odds for him to win it. at one point he was in last place, but in the end when other drivers had to pull off and splash some gas in their tank, rossi doesn't. he gambles. he stretches his final tank, takes the checkered flag, but he barely made it. he was running out of gas on the last lap, coasting through the corners to conserve fuel. carol, he didn't even make it around on the victory lap. he had to have his car towed in. big gamble, pays off.
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what a story for the 100th running of the indy 500. rookie alexander rossi kisses the brick, chug that is milk. listen to him and his team after this crazy finish. >> you just won the indy 35500, baby! >> it was constant. i was looking at the finish line, mirror, finish line. please get there. when we finally did it, i didn't know what to say. i still don't know what to say and it was just like so much joy that as a team we were able to pull off the upset. >> awesome stuff. now, you know that nba playoff action is hot when a courtside seat sells for $29,000. that's what's happening in this decisive game seven between the warriors and thunder tonight at golden state. according to reports, someone bought a pair of them for 58 grand. carol, you can buy two brand new 2016 jeep wranglers for less than that. it's the summertime, put the top
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down, let your hair blow. a boy can dream, can't he? this western conference final series has been like a heavyweight title fight. the defending states were down 3 gi games to 1 but they came swinging back against the thunder. it's must-see tv. you can watch it on tnt. tip-off is set for 9:00 eastern and it's going to be hot. you can dish out $58,000 for a pair of courtside seats or you can kick up your feet and watch it on the couch at home. >> who were those crazy people? $58,0 $58,000? even if i had all the mup in the world, i would not spend $58,000. >> that's more than a brand new mercedes e class. i have done the math. this is crazy stuff, carol. >> maybe i'd pay to see the detroit lions -- no, i wouldn't. coy wire, thanks so much. all right. minutes from now president obama will mark memorial day by laying
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hello, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield and the nation is going to pause this hour to officially honor the sacrifices of our fallen heroes. live pictures for you now at arlington national cemetery. memorial day remembrances now under way. the final resting place here for more than 400,000 service members and their families. let's listen in. >> present! >> present!
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