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>> see you soon. >> hello, kathy. >> we love you. ♪ forever and ever >> the jacket goes back to brooks brothers. >> oh! oh! >> ow. >> the fleur de lis because we're in new orleans. how are you feeling, honey? ♪ we can't be heroes i want to hear you sing. this is cnn breaking news. so grateful to have your company as always. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. we are starting with breaking news out of turkey. officials are looking for a gunman who shot and killed 39 people, wounded 69 in this
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deadly attack at an istanbul nightclub. >> show you surveillance video that they're looking at very closely. they're going to highlight the focus here. the gunman there, they believe, entering the club after 1:00 p.m. and a flash as he shoots. he actually killed a police officer who was on guard at that club before he went in firing indiscriminately at new year's revellers who were still partying at the club. very popular with foreigners. cnn's sara sidner is following the story in istanbul. we're going to hear from her in a moment but let's hear first from ian lee. >> i got shot in the [ bleep ] leg. i don't know, i saw one person. they're shooting. i'm hiding. >> reporter: more than 3 dozen killed, many more wounded. the assailant opened fire during a new year's celebration. the governor saying the gunman entered the club and attacked innocent people calling it a cruel, cold blooded act.
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turkey is still recovering from a recent wave of terrorist attacks that left many citizens weary. >> this attack is, of course, a horrible development but not shocking to many turks who chose to stay inside this new year's eve. >> reporter: an attacker shot and killed a police officer guarding a gate. they captured the moment a gunman dressed in dark clothing dashed into the nightclub as bullets rick quo shayed in the street. more than a dozen of the dead are foreign nationals. no claim of responsibility. the fate of the attacker also unclear. turkey faces numerous battles across different fronts. not only has the syrian conflict and refugee crisis spilled over, but they're battling kurdish militants. they're reeling from a bloody and failed military coup in july. >> sara sidner is live from
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istanbul this hour. sara, what do you know about the investigation and their search for this suspect at this point? >> reporter: we heard from the deputy prime minister who talked about the fact that they will not let this suspect breathe in the new year giving the indication that they are in a serious manhunt to try to find what he said was just one attacker. but we have heard other witnesses who said they thought they saw more than one attacker. so far officially it's just one attacker. they're not sure if it's a him or a her. this video makes it a little bit more clear. that surveillance video, 39 people dead, 69 people injured. there are families at the hospital waiting on their loved ones. some of those people are critical. and so far those people have been able to be identified, 16 of them, many of them are foreigners. they're not from here. so we're trying to get information as to what the nationalities are. this club is a place that was
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kind of an upscale place to be especially for the tourists. it's a beautiful club. a lot of people going there for the view and the fun. it ended so tragically. i want to give you a quick idea of what's happened this second. they've opened this roadway that has been closed, the club about 300 feet up the street. in just a moment we're going to go up and see how close we can get. the authorities allowing the media to get up towards the club where all of this happened, but this city devastated by this. time and again they have dealt with attacks, especially in 2016, and to have this happen on the first day of 2017 has been really, really tough here. >> sara, the reports we are hearing is that -- and the video that we've seen is that he -- the suspect shot a police officer who was standing guard outside that club. do we know if that was the only security presence there last
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night? >> reporter: yeah, they said that security presence and the whole city's security presence has been heightened just in general for fear of more attacks because there have been so many. we're not sure the number of security officers that may have been outside or even inside of this club. some of those details will be coming out but, of course, you know, a lot of times these clubs and these different areas don't want to tell you what they do for security. the other thing they, of course, had was surveillance video which is helping police figure out who this person is but this has been an absolutely devastating first day of 2016. guys. >> sara sidner, we appreciate it so much. thank you. let's bring in cnn national security analyst juliet kayyem. we know that kurdish separatist groups have claimed responsibility in the past six months for at least one, the twin suicide blasts at the istanbul stadium.
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isis is there as well. does the fact that no one has claimed responsibility yet tell you who may be behind this? >> reporter: it doesn't say a lot but it does give some suggestion that this might be an isis-inspired attack. the reason why is isis often does not take credit for attacks in turkey. if you just look at what happened, a friday night, a soft target, a club, people partying, young people, an international group, those are targets that have always been ones that isis favors as we've seen in paris and brussels and elsewhere. and so i think the leading theory for the turks at this stage would have to be that this was at least an isis-inspired attack. >> i think some people listening to you might have caught something by surprise. help us understand why isis would not claim responsibility for attacks in turkey when they so often claim responsibility elsewhere. >> well, for one, look, isis is not some centralized organization anymore. they're trying to inspire people
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all around the world to do certain things. often as we've seen in these cases there is a delay between what they know, isis, some centralized group and what occurs. also, given the politics of turkey and given the fact that turkey also has an internal terrorist threat, the curds, isis is sometimes in the case of turkey more than willing to allow there to be some speculation as to who caused the terrorist attack in turkey knowing that turkey's leadership response is going to be as we've seen in the past, greater centralization of power, greater yuntd mi undermining of dissent, focus on journalists and those opposing erdogan and others. >> the u.s. has said this is an atrocity. is there anything the u.s. can do to help turkey? >> reporter: this is an
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interesting time in u.s./turkish relations. turkey has looked elsewhere, in particular to russia for some of its alliances. we saw that earlier this week with the turkish/russian cease-fire brokered over syria. we don't know if it will hold, and also even just last week with the death of -- the killing of the russian diplomat in turkey, it did not cause a major friction. in fact, one could argue the two countries were closer aligned. the u.s. is a strong supporter of turkey. it is in between. it is the east and the west. we continue to support turkey in many ways, not just money but in security. >> thank you for the insight. appreciate you being here. when we come back president-elect donald trump casting doubt about allegations russia was behind hackers medaling in the u.s. elections.
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missed what was happening in cities across the u.s. as they rang in 2017. well, here you go. >> 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. happy new year, everybody! >> now you know where that is. >> uh-huh. >> one new york city, of course. >> times square. >> uh-huh. picture kissing in times square. >> that's why you go, right? >> exactly. i hope they're taping it so they can see they made it on the national news not just in somebody's camera. >> let's hope they make it in 2018. that's the hope. will you be kissing the same person next year? >> that will make for a whole other picture. >> let's look at dallas. >> 3, 2, 1, 0. ♪ ♪ >> the version of "auld an
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"auld ang syne." >> all of the music out of dallas. >> the west coast, let's go to seattle. this is the space needle. >> that is beautiful. >> happy new year, everybody. >> no doubt about it. happy new year to you. do you know what, the pope is talking about happy new year delivering his new year's day mass, and his message, peace. the vatican is marking today as the world day of peace in case you didn't know, and the pope also took a couple of moments there to pray for those who have been killed in the istanbul nightclub overnight. back here state side, we know the malware found on the computer of a vermont utility company is the same code that was allegedly used by russians to hack the democratic national committee. >> that information is now confirmed by the department of homeland security. it was found after the dhs sent out an alert to utilities nationwide. they say the hack may not have been intended to shut down power. the company says there was never any danger of their grid being
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compromised. here's the manager of burlington electric in vermont. >> we found an i.p. address that is tied back to some of the recent malicious cyber activity that was communicating with one of our computers. let me be very clear, that computer was not connected to our grid control systems. our grid was not penetrated. it was not breached. and we have no indication of compromise with any of our systems or any of our customer data. but what we did is when we saw that traffic we immediately isolated the machine, pulled it off the network, alerted federal authorities and began to work with them so we can help trace that back to further their investigation. well, donald trump is still casting doubt on the idea that russia may be behind those election hacks. >> this time from his annual new year's event in mar-a-lago, his resort in florida. as he does every year, trump said good-bye to one year, hello to the next at his estate this
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year with 800 paid attendees. this year the president-elect took questions, his transition and the doubts about russia being behind the recent hacks. >> i just want them to be sure because it's a pretty serious charge. i want them to be sure. if you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster and they were wrong. and so i want them to be sure. i think it's unfair if they don't know, and i know a lot about hacking and hacking is a very hard thing to prove. so it could be somebody else. >> joining us now to talk about the latest information on the alleged russian malware and the president-elect's response, jeff beaty. he's a former cia counter terrorism officer and is now a professor of national security studies at the university of new haven. jeff, good morning to you. >> good morning, victor. happy new year to you. >> happy new year to you. what do you make of the president-elect saying i also know things that other people don't know so they can't be sure
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of the situation? >> well, it's kind of funny. it sounds a little bit like things that donald rumsfeld might have said. the known knowns, the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns. i don't know what the president-elect knows. i do think that it's wise when we've seen in the past intelligence failures like the one he referred to about claiming there are weapons of mass destruction as a justification to go into iraq in 2003, i think it's wise to be sure. i'm sure he'll be kept abreast of developments and will be able to refine any level of certainty regarding the perpetrators for this act. >> you know, after the announcement of sanctions against russia this week, i know you spoke with one of our producers and suggested that it's time now possibly for an anti-meddling deal governing cyber operations between several nations. give us an idea, what would that look like?
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>> you know, we have the geneva conventions that have been right behind things that happened in real world. put in place by signatory countries. the most recent one, 196 countries. they deal with things that arise in the international arena, mostly around armed conflict. but there appears to be a concern as the cyber threat has evolved faster than nation's ability to cope with it or to manage it. there seems to be a concern that there should be some things like with other weapons, chemical weapons and there's an agreement and a balance not to use the weapons. there's probably a time right now ford united states -- for the united states to take a lead. this is an opportunity to maybe get out in front and lead an international effort to put together a treaty. u.s. has had some discussions with china bilaterally, for
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example, that do talk to infrastructure but there obviously now is a need to do more. so i think the time is right for that. but there's one caveat to that, victor, and if i may, that caveat is, you know, the united states has tremendous capability and your users and i know cnn reported on this in the past. >> yes. >> a virus called stucks net, another one called flame, information is gathered that benefit countries like the united states. they're probably state sponsored. so with we do a treaty we want to make sure that we don't negate our capabilities to conduct this type of cyber reconnaissance of foes in the future. >> you don't want to tie the hands of the intelligence community. very quickly before i let you go, what you mentioned may be what the terror advisor may go
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after. let me put up his quote taking the position that we must work towards a cyber doctrine that reflects the free market, the benefits of free and fair trade and the fundamental principles of liberty. he's worked on this bill for some time. vladimir putin is already pulling out of agreements with the u.s., namely one on nuclear security. so how confident are you that he would enter another one? >> you know, time will tell is the answer to that. but you mentioned vladimir putin, and you've got to be careful in this realm. he made great claims in 2011 that his own election was attacked as less than fully legitimate and he pointed the finger at hillary clinton. you know, vladimir putin is not somebody like moammar gadhafi that you could destabilize with
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impunity because he has tools. he has tools to strike back. so it'll be interesting. the pick for homeland security is a great one and it needs to be a priority so that what we have in place amongst nations is caught up to with what the reality on the ground is out there. >> all right. former cia counter terrorism officer jeff beaty, thank you for being with us. happy new year to you. >> happy new years to you. >> with a show down on the gridiron, andy scholes has news. >> alabama and clemson heading for a rematch. we're going to hear from both teams after the break.
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second verse same as the first. alabama versus clemson for college football's national championship. >> andy scholes had the tough task of watching football. >> i don't know how he did it. >> i was at the peach bowl in atlanta. the game was close early on. three-point game in the second quarter but it felt like alabama was up by 30. the huskies offense couldn't get anything going against alabama's defense. the play of the game came from linebacker ryan anderson. he's going to pick off jake browning. he tosses him right to the ground on the way to the end zone. check out the stat, alabama scored 11 touchdowns on defense
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this year, only allowed 15. unbelievable. that score there made it 17-7 at the half. bo starbow put this away. 24-7. i caught up with some of the players after the game asking them how to feels to be heading back to the national title. >> it's feeling great, you know what i'm saying? we trust in the process. this alabama football, man, we stand away, baby. >> after a performance like this, how confident are you heading to tampa? >> confident but not cocky. it will be a fourth quarter battle. >> can have doesn't. you've got to be confident in your work. >> feels good. this is what you work for. to have it pay off is satisfying. we're not finished. >> number two clemson and number three ohio state, not much of a game. tigers absolutely dominating the buckeyes. shawn watson threw for 259 yards and a touchdown adding 57 yards and two scores on the ground.
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clemson shutting out ohio state 31-0. the buckeyes don't even show up. it's the first time they've been shut out in a bowl game since the 1920 rose bowl. coy wire was there and spoke with the bins winners after the game nkts we are one of the best teams in the country. we want another opportunity to go play for the nati. we just came out and played clemson football. >> clemson is back. another year, back in the nati, back for revenge, back for redemption. we're coming for alabama. look for this game in the past year. >> are you going to be dancing on new year's eve? >> lit me tell you, they call this the fiesta bowl, right? >> that's right. >> i think that means party, celebration. there's going to be a fiesta in arizona tonight, i promise you that. >> alabama versus clemson next monday night in tampa. top ranked alabama, they open up as a touchdown favorite in los vegas. i learned something, national
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championship, you can say nati. >> i'll use that next week. >> don't overdo it. nati. that gets old really quickly. >> thank you. bye. >> thank you so much, andy. we have to take a serious turn here because there is a nuclear threat from north korea this morning. >> the country's leader says they are close to developing new weapons and has tough words for the united states. looking for balance in your digestive system?
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shooting it up. i don't know. i saw one person. they're shooting. i'm hiding. >> yeah, he has no idea what's going on there. just a bit of the mele outside of this nightclub massacre in turkey. officials looking for the shooter who shot and killed at least 39 people, wounded 69. this was at a nightclub in istanbul. >> there's an important piece in this investigation we want to show you here. take a look at this surveillance video as they're going to highlight the focus. that they believe is the gunman entering the club. this happened after 1:00 a.m. and then a flash you're going to see there. that's as he shoots a police officer. that police officer died. he did so before firing indiscriminately at new year's revellers who were still partying at the club. this is a club popular with foreigners. the u.s. did release a statement condemning the atrocity. >> north korea's leader is close to test launching a missile
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capable of carrying warheads. kim jong-un said the nation needs to protect itself against threats from the u.s. >> translator: we have successfully conducted our first hydrogen bomb test, tests for various striking means and the test for nuclear warhead to cope against vicious threads for nuclear war by the imperialists. >> u.s. says korea tested two times in 2016. kim jong-un is determined to develop nuclear weapons by the end of the year. president-elect donald trump continues his new year's tradition by bringing in one year and saying good-bye to the last at mar-a-lago estate. he was joined by 800 paying attendees. on the sold out guest list, sill
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vest steer st sylvester stallone and fabio. he talked about his doubts of russian hacking and whether he feels president obama is trying to undermine him with recent political moves. >> well, i spoke to him yesterday. he's been very nice on the phone. we have a very good relationship. look, we have to protect israel. israel to me is very, very important. we have to protect israel. and i disagree with what he's done on israel. i listened to secretary kerry's speech. i think it's very unfair to israel what happened. >> all right. maybe a little tough to hear there. joining me to talk about the transition and the president-elect's response to those allegations of russian hacking, errol lewis, political anchor for spectrum news and lynn sweet, with the "chicago sun times" errol, what do you make of donald trump's characterization of his
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relationship with president obama. he's not going as far as kellyanne conway did of saying trying to box him in. >> when he said very nice, personal relationship. do they speak well on the phone, get along. make no mistake about t the transition while going smoothly really is kind of a hostile takeover of a federal buy bureaucracy that they're trying to make sure legacy items are protected so there are a number of appointments that are being rushed through, there are a number of accelerated hiring, not at the senior level but the mid-level and downward in the civil service to make sure that some of what he wanted to see go forward is going to be in place. donald trump will have to go to some effort to dismantle it. yes, they will be personally friendly. he'll be two of six people in the world who have ever been president of the united states, but beyond that we should keep
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an eye of what's going on at the mid levels. it's not quite so friendsly down at that level. >> lynn, the president-elect made some news last night, maybe he didn't want to. the bigger headline is when he talked about the sanctions against russia and the continued allegations that they were involved or tried to interfere in the u.s. election. here's what the president-elect said. >> and i know a lot about hacking and hacking is a very hard thing to prove. so it could be somebody else. and i also know things that other people don't know and so they cannot be sure of this situation. >> what do you know that other people don't know? >> you'll find out on tuesday or wednesday. >> you'll find out on tuesday or wednesday what the president-elect says that he knows that other people don't know. when you heard that, when you read it, what went through your mind? >> well, a few things. at first i thought, well, maybe he heard in some briefing something that's so classified he can't tell people, but then we're going to find out about it in a few days. so it can't be -- can't be top
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secret. the call of a president is one of the toughest parts of the job. you have to be able to assess the information to make the call. somebody hacked. if you don't believe it was russia, then looking to the future, how will -- you know, figure out how will you develop the faith in intelligence to say who did? the failure of the intelligence community and the weapons of mass destruction fiasco i think is something that you can't always use to be forever skeptical. the department of homeland security and the fbi did put out a joint report that is hovering. it has some technical information in there way beyond my understanding with codes of i.p. addresses, et cetera, that they say shows a unique russian fingerprint. presumably there's deeper information underneath that, so
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the call of the -- of the president to figure out what you believe is right to determine your course of action is what i want to see unfold in the early days of the trump administration to see how he and a half have i gates in an imperfect world what might not always be perfect information. >> errol, during the campaign then candidate trump said that there would be a news conference about melania trump's immigration status and that never happened. there was supposed to be a news conference about his business dealings. that's been postponed to later this month. will he have to come out after this high profile conflict over russia within the party and between republican and democrats, have to come out and say something new on tuesday or wednesday? >> i wouldn't be surprised if we heard nothing at all on tuesday or wednesday, or if the can was kicked down the road a little bit more. we can add revelations about his taxes that have been promised for over a year now that we are probably never going to see. by the way, those things are
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linked because we don't know what kind of political or financial ties this president-elect has to the russian government or to russian business interests. we've got to, i think, sort of be careful not to just kind of play along with this sort of ambiguity that he plays along. to re-emphasize what lynn says, the job of commander in chief, you know, is to make hard, hard choices based on imperfect information. and for the president-elect to say, well, nobody's really sure. yeah, okay, we understand you can't be 100% sure. we're not going to get a videotape of russians hacking into u.s. electoral systems, but the reality is we expect and the job requires that hard decisions be made based on whatever information is available which, in turn, raises this question of why not go to the briefings. it's really important that we get this stuff right and i think that's going to be sort of a push and pull in a conversation
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that we have going on right up to the inauguration. >> errol, i want to pull a phrase out of what you said and what lynn said, this cloud of ambiguity and go to an exchange over the president of taiwan. reporter asked if the president-elect would meet with her, and i want you to listen to this exchange back and forth. >> the president of taiwan stops by here, will you meet with her. >> stops by here? i have not heard -- >> there's some discussion. >> in the united states or in palm beach? >> in the united states later -- >> nobody has ever mentioned it. first i've heard -- i'm not meeting anybody until after january 20th because it's not protocol. >> not protocol. >> we'll see. we'll see. >> all right. so in this exchange there are a few things where the reporter asked would you meet with her? he then says, if he stops by here will the president of taiwan -- president is a woman.
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and then he says i'm not meeting with anybody until after january 20th because it's a little inappropriate from a protocol standpoint but he's already met with the prime minister of japan as president-elect. put those things aside, lynn. what does this mean for china potentially when the president-elect leaves potentially a meeting of the president of taiwan to a we'll see? >> well, i think china already knows about the phone call that trump had and if one of trump's m.o. is to leave everybody guessing, he is marvelously achieved that. and we will be saying we'll see a lot i think in the coming early days of the trump administration because not only don't we know, we don't know who the ambassador to china is going to be from the u.s. that will tell us something else about the intentions of trump. so there is just so many parts of this when it comes to big, complicated relationship with
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china, not only regional interests like the relationship with taiwan, but perhaps we'll see if trump puts on the front burner trade deals that impact china. >> lynn sweet, errol louis, happy new year. >> happy new year. queen elizabeth is missing another key public event today because of her health. buckingham palace says she's skipping church today because she's still recovering from a, quote, heavy cold. remember, that also prompted her to miss christmas services for the first time in decades. phil black is live for us in london. phil, happy new year to you for one. secondly, do we have any indication just how ill she really is? >> reporter: christi, it's obviously serious. she's a 90-year-old woman and she's been out of public view for something close to two weeks now. the words that are constantly used to describe it are heavy and lingering, this particular cold. but at the same time her advisors at buckingham palace today are going out of their way to tell journalists that she is
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doing okay. it's something of a concerted effort, i think, to ensure that there isn't an information vacuum when it comes to the queen's health at the moment, trying to head off any speculation that this can be more serious than it is. she is up and about and she is working as they say. they talk about her taking and receiving boxes. these are boxes of official government documents, briefing papers and so forth that she goes through and reads in her official capacity as brittain's head of state. she's still on top of all of that. today she didn't go to church as she would normally do. that is not a decision she would take very lightly. she is the head of the church of england. the decision is taken because it's pretty chilly out there, just above freezing. if this is a lingering cold as we are repeatedly told, they want her to get over it as quickly as possible. but she's doing okay. that's the message that's coming through. and buckingham palace seems to
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want to be very sure that people are not overly worried about the 90-year-old monarch's health at the moment. >> she hasn't been sent to the hospital so that tells us that it's controllable, whatever it is. do we know when her next public event is, when she's expected to be seen? >> reporter: no, not at the moment. the time at the estate over christmas and new year's, personal time, family time. the family does make these appearances at the local chapel on christmas and new year day. you're right. this is another point that buckingham palace is making, she's still in residence. she hasn't been taken anywhere else for more serious medical treatment. the priority now is rest but she is, as i say, doing okay and doing other official duties. >> phil, happy new year to you. happy 2017. >> you, too, christi. >> thank you very much. i want to show you some live pictures right now out of
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london. that little guy and girl. >> probably girl. >> pink hat gives it away. these are more than 8,000 performers around the world and taking part in london's new year's day parade as you see. folks look different than what we see here. >> little bit. >> just a little bit. the theme is blockbuster movie. jurassic park they're featuring. there are some dinosaurs there. that's wizard of oz there as you can tell. there's a "ghostbusters" float. >> it is a little rose bowly. >> okay. >> little rose bowly. >> that's a good characterization. >> i made that up. >> that's all right. my 7-year-old does the same thing. making up words. it's all good. >> comparing me to a 7-year-old. happy new year to you, too. all right. parents of missing journal list austin tyce. they're holding on to hope their son is still alive.
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how they believe president-elect trump might help bring him home. we have their story next.
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well, austin tice is believed to be the only american journalist still missing in syria. he disappeared four years ago while he was reporting there. >> austin's parents have not talked with him since his kidnapping, and they have not had any contact with the captors. new information from the u.s. government has given them hope their son is still alive. cnn's brian stelter asks them about the information and how they think the incoming administration might help them get their son back. >> reporter: hey, victor. the coming new year brings new hope for the family of austin tice. he is the only american journalist believed to be missing in syria. he's been missing for more than four years. recently the united states government came out and said it has high confidence that tice is still alive even though he disappeared back in august of 2012 and there's been no known communication from anyone who may have captured him or may be holding him. this case has been a mystery and
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agonizing ordeal for mark and deborah tice. those are austin's parents who live in texas who have been working behind the scenes trying to figure out where their son is, what happened to him, and who could be holding him in syria. at first they say the obama administration was not supportive enough, was not communicative enough, but in the past couple of years they say that has improved and they now have hopes the trump administration will be equally supportive of their efforts to figure out what happened to austin and where he is now. here's part of what they told me about their experience. >> we've had credible report ever since austin was taken that he is alive and so we've hung on to those messages without doubt -- without any doubt. >> his captors have not reached out to us. you know, we don't have any way of, you know, completing this solution to bring him home because only -- only half of the
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equation is working here, and that half is, you know, the efforts that we've done, the efforts of the united states government and all those people and organizations that have been supporting us. but, yeah, it was extremely comforting and -- >> uplifting. >> -- uplifting to hear and for the office of the special presidential envoy and the united states government to say that their assessment is he's alive. we have every reason to believe he's reasonably well and so, you know, we continue to, you know, press that there's every reason to do everything possible -- keep doing everything possible to bring him home. >> reporter: on a personal level an almost unimaginable ordeal for these parents. on a political level, one of
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many examples of the challenges that one administration is handing off to the next presidential administration. these parents hopeful and confident that the incoming trump administration will work hard behind the scenes trying to return their son to the united states. victor, back to you. >> brian, thank you so much for that update. president-elect donald trump finding an unlikely following in iraq. some people there admire him and his vision so much, look at this, one man's named his restaurant after him. another now has a baby trump. we'll share their stories next. for a non-stop, sweet treat goodness, hold on to your tiara kind of day. get 24/7 digestive support, with align. the #1 doctor recommended probiotic brand. now in kids chewables. that's why i use excedrin.n hold because of a headache. it has two pain fighters plus a booster and for some, headache relief starts in just 15 minutes. now moments lost to headaches
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the rhetoric about mums from donald trump so he may not be an obvious hero to a lot of iraqis. >> in the kurdistan region the president-elect has an unlikely fan base. ben wedeman explains for us. >> reporter: at 3 weeks old little trump isn't bothered by his pesky brother. yes, you heard right, this is baby trump. born in iraqi kurdistan. his father explains what's in a name. >> translator: i called him
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trump he says because trump is charismatic and has clear policies. that's why he won the election. >> reporter: he heard trump say he was a big fan of kurdish forces calling the u.s. to arm them in their fight against isis. in his honor he named his recently opened fish restaurant after the donald. and even designed the catchy logo. in iraq's murky waters trump inspired some here to hope he'll also make kurdistan great again. this fish is your standard carp, the way it's cooked is popular and this is a catch. fit for a president. there's no flip flopping here. it takes just 45 minutes for the carp, a bottom feeder to go from the tank to cutting board to
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grill to plate. no time wasted. >> translator: what i admire about trump's personality is that he's decisive, he's tough and hopefully with that toughness we'll finish off isis. >> reporter: he shrugs off as main campaign rhetoric trump's pledge to cast a wide net banning all muslims from entering the united states. even he wants to open a branch of his restaurant near the white house if trump will invite him in, that is. here's one man ready to serve the incoming administration. ben wedeman, cnn, northern iraq. when we come back in case you missed it, best moments from our new year's eve coverage. >> anderson? >> kathy.
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we don't want you to wake up and miss something. so we have some of the most memorable moments from cnn's coverage last night.
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♪ >> anderson. anderson. >> kathy? >> happy new year. >> hey, anderson, this is megan and nick here. we just want to wish you a happy new year and wanted to extend an invitation to you to join us in our bed. >> bring it. >> see you soon. >> hello, kathy. >> we love you. >> don't get blood on the jacket. it goes back to brooks brothers. >> ow! >> okay. >> wow. wow. ♪ >> i want to hear you sing.
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there you have it. i wonder how -- i wonder how he's feeling this morning with that ear, one mdoomr.don lemon. something else we will not miss -- christie's birthday. >> do i see victor doing the birthday dance? >> it's your birthday. >> but do you it. thank you. i love this team. thank to you my team. we can't do it without any of you and thank you for watching. thank you for remembering >> you're welcome. >> we're wishing you big blessings in 2017, people. thanks for hanging with us.
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>> i'll double down. thanks for starting our morning with us. "inside politics" with john king starts right now. let's hold on the this music if we can until the show starts. 2016 goes out with a bang. the president makes a controversial claim that sets off his successor. >> i am confident in this vision because i'm confident that if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind it. >> could obama have taken down trump? trump says that question will stay unanswered. >> he called me. we had a very, very good talk generally about things. we talked about it. smiled about it.


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