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revenge? >> when we come back, an unarmed black man is shot by police, the whole thing caught on camera. one of the presidential candidates is weighing in on it. i'm rosemary church. we are following breaking news from charlotte, north carolina where violent protests and looting have broken out after police shot and killed a black man. you are looking at interstate 85. i know it is hard to see there. this is where earlier protesters started blocking the highway and looting tractor trailers. now, they also started a fire in the milling of the road. we haven't got a view of that. there you see it there. at least 12 officers have been injured in these protests. police say it all started when
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they were trying to serve a warrant tuesday and killed keith lamont scott at an apartment complex. they say scott was armed but he was not the man they were looking for. some of the protesters claim scott did not have a gun, but police say they found a gun, scott was holding at the scene. the officer who fired the shots is now on paid leave while an investigation is under way. we will continue to follow this story and keep an eye on what is happening there. i do want to move to another story we're watching very closely. the suspect in the new york and new jersey bombings is facing four new federal charges including using a weapon of mass destruction. the criminal complaint against ahmad rahami says he bought the supplies on the internet and shot video of himself testing explosives in a backyard two days before the bombings. a friend of rahami told cnn the
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suspect had a difficult relationship with his father. >> his relationship with his father, when he spoke to me during work times, which was 6:00 to 3:00 a.m., a lot of time in between, he spoke to me and told me like he didn't really get along with his father as much due to because he had a daughter that was not in his race. >> now, we are learning a lot more about how rahami allegedly carried out his attack, and what may have inspired the plot as well as his father's point of view. here is cnn's deborah farrick. >> reporter: two years before allegedly detonating a bomb in manhattan he came to the attention of the fbi in new jersey. in 2014 agents interview i had his father following a domestic dispute in which he allegedly called his son a terrorist. >> why did your son your son a
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terrorist? what happened. >> he doing bad. >> what did he do bad? >> he stabbed my son, he hit my wife and i put him to jail two years ago. >> reporter: at the time rahami had just returned from a year-long trip to pakistan and afghanistan. officials tell cnn fbi agents did not interview rahami. after conducting internal database reviews, inter agency checks and multiple interviews, the fbi ultimately concluded it was a family dispute. >> we had a report of a domestic incident sometime ago. the allegations were recanted and i don't have any other information. we'll keep digging. >> reporter: however, because of his repeated trips to areas associated with terrorists, when rahami returned to the u.s. in 2014 customs and border patrol agents pulled him aside for extra screening. a law enforcement official telling cnn that information was sent to the fbi before the family dispute. while the fbi so far does not believe rahami was part of a
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terror cell in the new york, new jersey area, investigators are digging on rahami's connections in the u.s. and overseas to determine if he had any help. >> moving forward we have to identify everybody involved and see what their backgrounds are, see where they've been, what they've been up to. >> reporter: rahami allegedly built at least ten bomb, eight pipe bombs and two pressure cooker bombs. a federal law enforcement source tells cnn he used a highly volatile chemical explosive easy to make at home. the material is so powerful it could create an even bigger blast than the one caused by the boston bombers. tonight investigators are learning more about what could have inspired rahami. after a shootout with police, investigators discovered he had a notebook on him with a bullet hole. according to a law enforcement official, it referenced the boston marathon bombers and american-born al qaeda cleric
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al-awlaki killed in yemn by a u.s. drone strike. his wife has spoken to authorities and could provide crucial information as to her husband's travels throughout pakistan and afghanistan to areas the authorities call high-risk. cnn new york. joining us to talk more about it is cnn analyst and former assistant director of the u.s. marshall office. thanks so much for being with us. good to talk to you. >> good to talk to you, rosemary. >> new york and new jersey bombing aspect ahmad rahami has been arrested and charged as we've seen. what is the latest on the investigation to determine his motive and whether he self-radicalized or whether he is linkedin some way to a larger terror cell? >> at this point in time they're dissecting his whole life, as
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early back as elementary school days, you know, what his friend were in high school. they're getting comments from friends in high school, associates at work. the interesting thing about his background is he has hardly any social media footprint at all. so the evidence that they're getting, a lot of it is coming out of that notebook that had the bullet hole that he had on his person at the time of his arrest. there's a lot of good information that they're gleaning out of that particular notebook. also, the cellphones that he had or that the family had that the fbi has attained during search warrants actually show him testing some of these explosives out behind the restaurant in new jersey. so there's a lot of evidence that's being picked up, and as they peel back this onion they're going to find more and more information about this particular individual. they still don't have motive though or whether he worked as a lone wolf here or with a larger
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cell. they still don't know that at this point, right? >> they still are investigating it. there was some reference to other individuals in this journal that he had. anwar al-awlaki, there was reference to him. there was reference to the marathon bombers up in boston. so it appears that there is some radicalization going on. they just don't know at this point did it occur during his trips over to afghanistan and to pakistan, and that all will be sorted out over the next coming weeks and months as the charges go toward -- you know, as thehe go toward -- you know, as they move this case toward trial. >> yes, and you mentioned those trips back to afghanistan and to pakistan. a lot of people are saying he should have been on a terror watch list. of course, now this new information coming in that due to a domestic dispute his father actually called him a terrorist.
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all of those things combined and the fact that the police, the fbi in fact were brought in on that particular dispute, should that have been enough? should that have been a red flag to put him on a terror watch list or not? >> well, i don't think there was enough there. the fbi did investigate it. apparently he actually spent three months in jail before the father recanted that particular statement regarding him being a terrorist. so there was an investigation conducted. of course, this was all two years ago. now we have him committing this type of act. in hindsight being what it is, should he have been on a terror watch list? just the mere fact that he did travel to these locations in pakistan and afghanistan does not in and of itself put him on a terror list. there's hundreds of thousands of people that take these types of trips, not necessarily to these particular locations and these two countries, but to other locations where we have had terrorists come to the u.s.
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so that in and of sit self woit not have put him on a list, but as usual what happens in all of these events they're going to go back and look at the whole process of how these investigations are put together. was something missed two years ago? but, unfortunately, we can't get in the head of these individuals, and i think another problem is because of his lack of a social media footprint it is very difficult to find these individuals. i think at this point in time we really need family, friends and associates to come forward when they see individuals doing, you know, testing explosives in their backyard. somebody should have made a phone call to the fbi, especially now when you look at his past behavior. >> all right. broderick, thank you for talking to us. appreciate it. >> thank you, rosemary. >> the white house says it is holding russia responsible for the bombing of a humanitarian aid convoy in syria.
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the red cross says about 20 people were killed in the attack on monday when trucks carrying food and medicine to thousands of civilians were destroyed. the u.n. is suspending all aid operations in syria for now, and russia denies any involvement. barak obama made his final speech to the u.n. body as u.s. president tuesday. he said diplomacy is the only way to end the violence in syria. >> but i do believe we have to be honest about the nature of these conflicts, and our international community must continue to work with those who seek to build rather than to destroy. and there is a military component to that. it means being united and relentless and destroying networks like isil which show no respect for human life, but it also means that in a place like syria where there is no ultimate military victory to be won, we're going to have to pursue the hard work of diplomacy that
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aims to stop the violence and deliver aid to those in need. >> cnn's fred plight witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by the violence of syria's civil war. this is what is left of the city of darayaa, located 300 kilometers from aleppo. tod damascus was recently retaken from rebel fighters. fred joins us live from damascus. we will talk more about that, but, fred, i wanted to start by asking you about the deadly attack on the u.n. aid convoy monday. the united states is blaming russia. if that is the case, why would russia do this? what does it have to gain by such an act, some calling this a war crime? >> reporter: rosemary, i mean the russians are saying first of all they didn't do it. they also put out some drone
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video which they say appears to show possibly rebels were using the convoy as cover. they had a drone video that came out yesterday, but they also say they stopped tracking that convoy hours before those air strikes actually happened. but you're absolutely right, the u.s. says it believes that russia did strike that convoy. they said that earlier to our barbara starr, and also the white house said the same thing as well. the only thing that could possibly be -- it doesn't seem russia would have incentive to do something like that deliberately. there could have been a mistake in targeting, there could have been a mistake in information. there's many reasons why something like that could have happened by accident. we have to keep in mind, for instance, the u.s. coalition appears to have bombed syrian government locations by accident. it is a messy battlefield, a complicated battlefield out there. so really unclear to see what anybody would have to gain from something like this. we've been looking into exactly what happened there on the ground. let's have a look at that.
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>> this is the house of the -- >> reporter: and aid convoy near aleppo completely destroyed. 18 trucks and a warehouse struck in a direct attack. some 20 people killed, and a seven-day ceasefire negotiated by the u.s. and russia almost literary burned to the ground. >> the refugee -- >> reporter: in this social media video a rescue worker shows the fiery aftermath. >> this truck was carrying aid, medicine. >> reporter: among the dead a local head of the syrian arab red crescent, a father of two according to activists who circulated these images on line. as the sun rose, the full scale of the damage became clearer. boxes full of life-saving food and medicine intended to provide relief for nearly 78,000 people burned to ash. the new violence all but spells the end of the current ceasefire here in syria. a ceasefire that was supposed to
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provide some respite for people in heavily destroyed area but also aid to the many places under siege. now the united nations has suspended all aid operations in the country, and activists say bombs are reining down on rebel held aleppo once more. >> this very, very dark day for humanitarians in syria and across the world because i think there's been a -- a moment of shock and, frankly, disgust. >> reporter: as moscow and washington traded allegations, u.n. secretary general baunky moon called on all parties to stop the fighting. >> yesterday it was sickening savage attack on a syrian red kres enlt aid convoy is the latest example. hu humanitarians delivering life
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saving aid were heroes. those who bombed were cowards. >> reporter: more diplomatic squabbling but little action to douse the flames once again fanning syria's civil war. rosemary, we also have to keep in mind at least the u.s. still believes there is still a ceasefire going on in syria, at least officially. the u.s. has come out and said it doesn't believe that the ceasefire is totally dead, but even though judging by the events we've been seeing on the grounds and also we've been hearing in other cities as well with a lot of violence that has erupted there over the past two days, it really looks as though the ceasefire at this point in time, if it is still in place, is certainly in a lot of trouble, rosemary. >> yes, and even shakier he than it was in the initial stages, fred. of course, as we mentioned you and your team visited a suburb of damascus earlier. what all did you see? >> well, it is completely destroyed. this is a suburb which was under siege for a very long time, it was in the hands of rebels, saw
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some very, very heavy fighting. it is a place that was then evacuated later by one of these deals that the syrian government has been brokering also with the help of the united nations as well where the rebel fighters inside that area were bussed the another province, whereas the civilians were evacuated from there. we went through the places, absolutely abandoned. in many ways it shows the tragedy of the civil war where you have this unbelievably heavy fighting for a lot of these places. you have the place essentially turned to a pile of smoldering rubble. the civilians all having to leave. you have this very, very hard fighting and really in the end the prize for the victor is just absolute destruction, very little else. it really shows the full tragedy of this war that's been going on for such a long time that has claimed he so many lives, rosemary. >> it most certainly is. fred joining us life from damascus, syria where it is 10:16 in the morning.
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many thanks to you, fred. and back in the united states, we will of course continue to keep our eye on those protests in charlotte, north carolina after the police shooting of a black man. plus, with the u.s. presidential debate just days away, donald trump is giving a preview of what hillary clinton can expect. the latest on the campaign trail still to come. stay with us.
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. breaking news from charlotte, north carolina. there have been violent protests after police shot and killed a black man. the protest started tuesday and spread to interstate 85 overnight. dozens of people were blocking the road. some were seen looting tractor trailers and burning items in the middle of the highway. now, those crowds have mostly cleared out at this time. it is 3:21 in the morning. police say this all started when they were trying to serve a warrant tuesday and killed keith lamont scott at an apartment complex. they say he was armed but he was not the man they were looking for. police say they found a gun
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scott was holding at the scene, but some protesters claim scott did not have a gun. now they want answers. >> but as far as my child, my nephews, i am concerned, i'm worried about them. >> this is my brother. >> something has to be done, whether it is our city leaders, whether it is our state leaders, these presidential candidates that are coming on to the scene. something has to be done. there was a terrorist, new jersey, new york, he was taken alive. they said they wanted to question him. so because of you wanting to question him, does his life mean more than our black men across the nation? it doesn't make any sense. >> right, it doesn't. >> at least 12 officers have been injured in the protest. police say one was hit in the fate with a rock. the officer who fired the shots is now on paid leave while an investigation is under way. we've also just learned from the local naacp that scott's family will hold a news conference
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wednesday morning, and cnn will bring you full coverage of that as well. ♪ the issue of race has become a major issue in the u.s. presidential election this year, and as tensions rose in north carolina donald trump was in that very state trying to address claims of inequality. both presidential candidates are just days away from their first face-to-face debate. the polls show a tight race, so the stakes are high. jim acosta reports on how trump and clinton are preparing for the confrontation. >> reporter: less than 50 days until election day and a bare knuckle fight to the finish is on. the latest round on keeping americans safe. >> hillary clinton talks tougher about my supporters than she does about islamic terrorists.
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>> reporter: donald trump is once again questioning whether hillary clinton can go the question, poking fun at her recent bout with pneumonia and showing off his busy campaign schedule saying in a tweet, hillary clinton is taking the day off again, she needs the rest. sleep well, hillary. see you at the debate. clinton isn't exactly napping. she is preparing for their first debate and making it clear she knows what is coming. >> i can take that kind of stuff. i've been at this and, you know, i understand it is a contact support. but i'm not going to take what he says about everybody else, you know, his attacks on african-americans and immigrants and muslims and women and people with disabilities. >> yeah, there you go. there you go. >> it is just something we cannot tolerate. >> but in the aftermath of the terror in new york, trump isn't backing off his fiery rhetoric, keeping the door open to the profiling of arabs and muslims if he is elected president even as he is denying it. >> you want to profile arab or
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muslim men. how would it work? >> israel does it, and they do it successfully. i'm not using the term muslim, i'm saying profile. >> reporter: trump and his son, trump j. said in a tweet, if i had a bowl of skittles and i told three would kill you, would you take a handful? that's the syrian refugee problem. the makers of skittles were not afraid, saying, skittles are family, refugees are people. we don't feel it is an appropriate analogy. trump say it is clinton who doesn't get it. >> where is her condemnation of these people? where is her condemnation of these countries? >> reporter: trump also faces serious questions about his charitable foundation. "the washington post" is reporting the trump foundation spent more than a quarter million dollars to settle lawsuits, including $120,000 in
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fines he racked up over a dispute over the placement of a flag pole at his florida resort mar-a-lago, a potential violation of u.s. tax laws. one dispute he has not settled with the bush family. after years of taunts, the former president george h.w. bush will vote for hillary clinton. so does maryland governor kathleen townsend, the president told me he is voting for hillary. he is saying he is a tremendous asset to the campaign as wand speaking the truth of the subject of syrian refugees. jim acosta, north carolina. >> stay tuned with the latest from charlotte, north carolina where protesters blocked major roads after the police shooting of a black man in the city. also ahead, brad and angelina going their separate ways. coming up a little later, why this hollywood power couple is breaking up and why some say it
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. welcome back. we are following this breaking news here in the united states where violent protests seem to be winding down after the police shooting of a black man in charlotte, north carolina on tuesday. overnight protesters had been blocking a major interstate, i-85. some were looting tractor trailers and burning items in the road. those crowds have mostly cleared out at this hour. it is 3:30 in the morning. police say this all started when
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they were trying to serve a warrant tuesday and killed keith lamont scott at an apartment complex. >> was the man who was shot the man who the warrants were for? >> that we don't quite now yet. what we do know is i don't believe he was the one with the warrants. we don't know if there's a connection. at this point all we know is there in the apartment complex parking lot, and this subject gets out with a weapon. they engage him, and one of the officers felt a lethal threat and fired his weapon because of that. >> so the warrants weren't for the man but we're not sure if the man was connected to him? >> absolutely. they were not specific to the deceased but we don't know if there's a connection of the deceased with the suspect we are looking for. >> well, police say scott was armed, some of the protesters claim he did not have a gun. an investigation is under way to sort out every detail here.
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meantime, scott's family will hold a news conference in the coming hours and we will bring it to you as it happens. well, barak obama gave his final address as u.s. president tuesday.nited nations on - he recapped his foreign policy and laid out his version for solving world problems. cnn white house correspondent michelle kosinski was there. >> we can choose to press forward with a better model of cooperation and integration or we can retreat into a world sharply divided and ultimately in conflict, along age-old lines of nation and tribe and race and religion. >> reporter: president obama addressing leaders if around the world for his final time in office, wrestling with humanity's biggest struggles, greed, inequality, authoritarianism, intolerance and calling out what he sees as the causes, even within america.
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>> religious fundamentalism, the politics of ethnicity or tribe or sect, aggressive nationalism, a crude populism, sometimes from the far left but more often from the far right which seeks to restore what they believe was a better, simpler age free of outside contamination. >> reporter: false populism is a phrase the president used before to describe donald trump's words, and he made more than one more than obvious reference to the big choice america is facing. >> today a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself and the world is too small for us to simply be able to build a wall. >> reporter: but the president also saved rebuke for the leaders and countries that deny their citizens freedom. >> history shows that strong men are then left with two paths, permanent crack down which sparks strive at home or
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scapegoating enemies abroad which can lead to war. >> reporter: he called out north korea for its nuclear tests, russia for taking over its neighbor. >> in a world that left the age of empire behind, we see russia attempting the recover lost glory through force. >> reporter: and china for mill tarizing islands in the south china sea. >> a peaceful resolution of disputes offered by law will mean more stability than the mill tarization of rocks and reeves. >> with the world watching president obama made a sweeping case for liberal democracy. >> sitting a prison cell a young martin luther king j. wrote human progresses never rolls on inevitability, it comes from the tireless efforts of men willing to be coworkers with god. this is what i believe, that all of us can be coworkers with god.
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>> reporter: four times in his remarks here president obama criticized the idea of building walls. you know, he also hosted this refugee summit urging countries to contribute more, although the u.s. has been criticized for taking in fewer syrian refugees thatson countries but it does contribute more in humanitarian aid, but the president called what is happening in syria unacceptable. he said too often leaders in the world focus so much on trying to maintain power when they should be more unified in trying to end this crisis. michelle kosinski cnn new york. >> we will take a break here, but still to come there's a lot of work about the working class in this election season. cnn is taking a closer look. next we will head to west virginia where some people feel forgotten. we're back in a moment. if you he ulcerative colitis or crohn's,
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. let's update you on that breaking news. we've been watching violent protests in charlotte, north carolina after police shot and killed a black man on tuesday. now, we're told that man's family will hold a news conference wednesday morning, and cnn will bring that to you when it happens. police say this all started when they were trying to serve a warrant tuesday and killed keith lamont scott at an apartment complex. they say he was armed but he was not the man they were looking for. at least 12 officers have been injured in the protests that followed. the officer who fired the shots is now on paid leave while the
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city investigates. this week cnn is taking a closer look at a group of americans who were often credited with helping fuel trump's rise in politics, the white working class, those without four-year college degrees. cnn worked with the kaiser family foundation to poll this critical group and explore their concerns. the survey found that they are not all trump supporters. just 60% of these voters would consider voting for trump, but they are upset about the economy. 78% of white working class adults say they are either very dissatisfied or somewhat dissatisfied with the country's economy. and more than others they blame the federal government for
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working class economic problems. 62% say the federal government deserves all or most of the blame. 34% said it deserves some of the blame. only 2% said no blame. one place where white working class voters are facing economic hardship is west virginia. the last time that state voted for the democratic party in the presidential election was in 1996 for bill clinton. this year his wife hillary will likely not be as successful. during the democratic primary she lost the state by a large margin to bernie sanders, partly because of this comment in a cnn town hall back in march. take a listen. >> i'm the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean, renewable energy as the key into coal country because we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.
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right, tim? and we're going to make it clear that we don't want to forget those people. >> the problem? well, west virginia's economy heavily relies on coal mining, and a shortened he statement leaving out the last line got serious air play nationwide. now donald trump looks poised to win the state by a large margin. one county gave the republican candidate his biggest margin of victory during the primary season. mcdowell county is coal country and one of the poorest areas in the united states. here are some of the voices from that part of the u.s. >> it is depressing to watch the population disappear, business disappear, and the activity to stop. back in the '50s, '60s, '70s it was hard to walk up the sidewalk because there were so many people. now you walk up the sidewalk and
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there's nobody. >> our main industry has been coal, so when you don't diversify and then the coal miners, you know, are laid off, either they stay and they have no money to spend or they eventually have to pack up and move. >> oh, it's been four or five years i guess since i had any business. ♪ >> we look different, we talk different, and people seem to think we don't exist. but if you're hungry, we'll split our last meal with you. if you're cold, we'll get you some kind of to stay warm. we give everything that we've got and we get nothing back. ♪
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>> i'm 69 and i don't see retirement, you know. i hope to god i can live long enough to do better and help others. that's what we're here for. sometimes i come here at 8:00, i get out of here 8:00 or 9:00 at night and you can say that's good. no, any job comes, you don't turn it down and say tomorrow. if you say tomorrow, tomorrow won't be here. >> we have a natural disaster in the country, everybody shows up. we're the same as a natural disaster here without the effect, you know, without the storm or without the flood. we're the same thing.
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the end of the day, donald trump will wake up a billion air, his life will not being affect by this election. hillary clinton will wake up a millionaire, her life will not be affected by this election. there's a whole lot of just regular common working class people that when we wake up the morning after election, our roads are going to be getting worse, our sewer, our water, our schools are failing and they want us to keep paying more and we keep getting less. ♪ >> i don't like hillary. she has some issues with coal and issues with fair state. i would prefer to see trump even though i have some issues with some of the things he says, i don't agree with. when i see trump as a businessman i think he will help
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our county definitely, but i think that he will help our country as a whole because he knows what he's doing. >> at least he had enough guts to say i'm going to do this, that and the other. at least he's thinking. she is thinking, well, how can i double cross you? now what am i going to do? i ain't going to vote for neither one of them because there's not much difference, there's really not. we're the forgotten tribe. >> what don't you like about? >> what i would love to do -- >> she wants to shut down the coal industry, that's going to put my out of a job. wouldn't be smart to vote for somebody that's going to put you out of a job. >> the average person thinks of coal business as people, but it is not so. coal business now is machinery. you can't put workers back to work. coal mining was done by men with their hands. that's all in the past. it is machines now.
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>> you go over there and bomb a country, you tear it all down, you build it up and they tear it down again. if we had one-tenth of that for our instruct afrastructure and we're going to come down and clean your waterways. listen, it is time to take care of home. >> all right. we will take a short break here, but still to come speculation is running wild about brad pitt and angelina jolie's divorce. why there could be a nasty custody battle. we'll take a look. stay with us.
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. closed captioning brought to you by . . one of the highest profile marriages in hollywood is over. angelina jolie has filed for divorce from brad pitt after just two years and one month of marriage, although they have been together since 2004. she cited irreconcilable differences. now, the couple is asking for privacy, of course, but rumors are already starting to fly and the divorce could get nasty. jolie is seeking sole physical custody of their six children,
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and as far as assets go the couple is worth an estimated combined total of $400 million. both pitt and jolie were married before. pitt was married to jennifer anniston, in case any of you didn't know, when he met jolie on the set of the film "mr. and mrs. smith." jolie had two children before pitt. jolie is a u.n. special envoy for refugee issues. cnn spoke to fellow actor george clooney at the u.n. on tuesday. he's friends with the couple and he seemed pretty shocked. >> i didn't know that. >> she filed. >> wow, i feel very sorry then. that's a sad story. unfortunate for a family. it is unfortunate story about -- about a family. i feel very sorry to hear that. that's the first i heard of it. >> well, entertainment journalist holland reid is with
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me to talk about the surprise announcement. of course we saw george clooney was surprised. the world was shocked when it found out the news. the big question everyone is asking is why. what is likely behind jolie filing for divorce? >> well, we know speculation has run amock on twitter, social media and of course in inner circles, there's so much to be said, saying that it was drug abuse, substance abuse, his treatment of the children had changed drastically. there is, of course, rumors of a third party although none of the representatives, angelina jolie's manager has confirmed that. they did say it was irreconcilable differences and she, again, like you said is seeking sole physical custody, only asking for visitation rights for brad pitt which is very interesting. if it was amicable -- if it was an amicable split maybe this would be joint custody and she is not asking for that. that was kind of maybe a teaser on something deeper going on involving his relationship with the children, but they are saying his anger issues coupled with substance abuse coupled
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with excessive partying, people are saying he is having some type of mid-life crisis. who knows at this point in there are so many conspiracy theories. they're saying angelina jolie hired a private investigator to follow him around in london while filming, possibly livged to his costar of the movie he is shooting in london. there's definitely a lot that will unfold as the story continues to have the light shed on it for sure. >> there's certainly more to this, isn't there? of course, as you pointed out she has filed for sole physical custody of the six children. >> yes. >> he will get visitation rights. that is a signal immediately that this will not be a smooth split. >> definitely not going to be a smooth split. six children, one -- i'm sorry, two of which he adopted after they, you know, got together and were together for a while. of course, his children he had with angelina jolie, biological children, and then the money involved and the custody battle. there will be so much that plays
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out. we don't know if there's a prenup right now. they're saying they want to keep the assets separate up until, i guess, the time of their divorce. people are saying there might not even be a prenup. $400 million, six children. this is going to get messy and probably pretty fast. >> and, of course, social media lit up, particularly twitter and jennifer anniston's name and the word karma. talk to us about what people were saying on social media. >> i have to say jennifer anniston cannot get a break. this has been ten years and counting she has not been married to this man. she got her divorce, let her be. but what we have here is the classic underdog story. team jennifer anniston felt their vindication on twitter. they felt like they had the ah-ha, we got you because she was reportedly cheated on when they met on the set of "mr. and mrs. smith" and that's
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how their relationship began. of course, no nobody came out and confirmed that, but we know what the timeline of jennifer anniston's split from brad and then angelina jolie and brad pitt getting together. she is now remarried, she is not losing. calm down, twitter. she is doing just fine in her million-plus episode still in syndication with "friends." when you have the good girl and the girl next door that gets wronged by the bad boy, everybody wants to see the bad girl go down. as much humanitarian work as angelina jolie has done, i don't think she ever got that same kind of good girl status jennifer anniston had. twitter went ablaze in all of its glory, definitely with the memes. it was quite entertaining although divorce is sad, but it was a little break of the, you know, seriousness of it all for sure. >> people are so hungry to get more. >> oh, yes.
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>> that's all. we will have to leave it there for now. holland reid. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. appreciate it. >> and you can find much more about the brangelina divorce and its implications by checking our website. go to cnn.com to learn more about the custody details and the possible financial fallout from the split. thanks so much for joining us. i'm rosemary church at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. remember to connect with me any time on twitter @rosemary cnn. more on the protests in north carolina. stay tuned with more news with max foster in london. have yourselves a great day. "hey! you get that memo too?"
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