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♪ we have a great relationship with russia and other countries. i will consider that a good thing and not a bad thing. i'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states. >> there's no evidence that any refugees that we have brought into this country have committed any act of terrorism in the u.s. >> if you were a christian in syria, it's impossible, at least very, very tough to get into the united states. we are going to help them. you say a minimum of 3 million voted. that's a huge percentage.
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you think 15% of the people who are not citizens in this country voted in the last election. >> when we're complete and satisfied, we'll expose the list to the public. good morning, welcome to saturday. always good to have your company with us, i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. president donald trump has a very busy day ahead. he's got phone calls with five heads of state, japan, australia, russian and germany. vladimir putin is on the list, too. president trump said he is interested in warmer times with russia and it's too early to discuss lifting sanctions on russia. >> mitch mcconnell is going against it telling the national journal, quote, i'd be opposed to that if there's any country in the world that doesn't deserve any kind of sanctions relief, it's the russians, unquote. all of this over concern of
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trump's executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven countries. >> we have ivan watson in moscow, atika shubert. i want to start with ivan, u.s. officials tell the cnn that the white house asked for information on syria and sanctions ahead of this call with vladimir putin. what are you hearing about the itinerary here. the agenda for this call? >> well, the kremlin seems to be lowering expectations some. it's indicating that it's protocol that vladimir putin will be congratulating the u.s. president on his inauguration. and the kremlin spokesman saying he didn't really expect, in this initial, this first direct communication, since donald trump became president with the russian president, does not expect for them to get into serious issues like ukraine. like sanctions. and as you mentioned, donald
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trump has also said, perhaps it's too early to start talking about lifting sanctions. but it's clear, that he's going to be watched very closely by some lawmakers from within his own party. who are very concerned that he may try to go soft on russia. and that was also a message that appeared to be center by the british prime minister when she met face-to-face with donald trump. and she made it clear that the uk is going to maintain sanctions until the time when russia may move forward with the peace process in ukraine. and we do have to also keep in mind that in the final days of the obama administration, fresh sanctions were slapped on to russia. that would be another potential issue. but the trump at station has also made it very clear it wants to work with russia particularly embattling against terrorism, embattling against i.c.e. we're told that from officials here that they would hope that's an area that the two countries
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cooperate in the future. >> what they have said about one another, it's now time for them to speak to one another. we'll wait for that call. ivan watson. to atika shubert now. atika, what do you expect president president-elect trump and merkel will discuss later today? >> well, similar to what ivan said there, this is really more of an introductory call. of course, she had spoken to president trump when he won the election. she made a brief congratulations call to him. they're going to hit on a variety of topics. nothing in-depth. this is a getting to know you meeting. what is the relationship going to be and it is going to be quite awkward. president trump said he had respect for angela merkel, but her position on refuse fuelingees was, quote, a cats trovg mistake. merkel has refrained from making any statement on president trump
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southeastern to say germany stands on its liberal values. foreign minister stein meyer said he was appalled by president trump's campaign and he sees the kind of nationalism that trump represents is dangerous to the world. so it will be an interesting conversation to follow. to see exactly what they talk about, most of all bhargs the relationship will be. angela merkel is one of the world leaders who knows vladimir putin best. she speaks to him in russian. she grew up under the soviet era. she could certainly offer a few words of advice for trump to deal with putin. >> let's get analysis from kimberly dozer, she's a cnn correspondent and at the daily beast. president trump said that his executives actions are meant to make the u.s. safer what is the processability that it could have the opposite effect? >> well, all of these measure they've listed in the executive
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order banning refugees are temporary. they are supposed to buy time to give the department of homeland security officials, state department officials a chance to overcall the system. come up with things like a bio in the trick system for everyone to go through to standardize how refugees come into this country. however, how it's been seen already across the arab world is a slap in the face. i have spoken to at least one senior diplomat from this country in the arab world, who says they're still trying to figure out what does this mean. and what they're going to have to wait and see how long are some of these measures going to stay in effect. the temporary ban on refugees from seven middle eastern country like iraq, iran, and also the suspension of the syrian refugee program. will that be permanent and that will determine how they react overall. in the meantime, headlines are
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going to be people who have relatives in this country, possibly can't come back here. >> and does this feed into the isis propaganda that the u.s. is the enemy? >> absolutely. it's being seen already as a banner for them to hold up that it is the next step taken in the war between, as they put it, islam and the west. so, the fear is that this is sending a message of, you know, america's doors are shut. and they are stepping up their fight against a religion, rather than a -- rather than a group that is causing violence. >> i want to talk about nobel peace winner malala yousafzai. she wrote that i'm heartbroken that president trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war. do you think that the u.s. is losing what's long been viewed
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as this moral, at the hands of immigration? >> in the short term, it certainly is sending the message to the world that the u.s. is more afraid of those who might enter than its willingness to risk taking those people in for humanitarian reasons. i think there are going to be some difficult phone calls today between president trump and angela merkel, and also with the french president hollande, because they have both, in their countries, taken in large numbers of refugees, assumed a lot of risk. i think their question is going to be well, if the u.s. isn't going to take any at all. the cap for 2017 has now been set at 50,000 refugees where they've each taken -- germany's taken more than 1 million. they're going to say, all right, well, how are you going to step up in other ways to take care of
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this massive blow of humanity. >> what do you think, kimberly, is the take-away from the so-called rift that was on 24 hours with president trump and the mexican president and how that is viewed? >> well, i think other world leaders are looking at that and saying, we better walk on eggshells with president trump, because if he thinks that in any way we're going to go against him, his reaction is going to be outsized and immediate. at the same time, i think people are realizing that this is likely a negotiating tactic that president trump goes high and right in order to just get you to the negotiating take, he sets out an extreme position. and probably the u.s. and mexican president are going to end up somewhere in the middle. and then, of course, the american president will claim that's a victory. >> kimberly dozier, always appreciate your insights.
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>> thank you. president trump signs, as we've discussed, two executive orders, two additional orders, one aimed at the military. the other at immigration policy. next, why he says christian refugees need to be prioritized. wait a minute... hey... hold on, i can explain. you better have a good answer... switch to geico and you could save a ton of money on your car insurance. why didn't you say so in the first place? i thought you's was wearing a wire. haha, what? why would i wear a wire? geico. because saving fifteen percent or more on car insurance is always a great answer.
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♪ 13 minutes past the hour right now. president trump signing two more executive orders, one aimed at military spending. the other that we've been talking about changes immigration policy. we've talked about this a lot because this is the one that has so many people concerned. >> this morning, it appears to in part prioritize christian immigrants by giving weight to
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those with minority religion in those home countries. here's what the president told the christian broadcasting network about why christians need help. >> they've been horribly traded. if you are a christian in syria it is impossible, at least very, very tough to get in the united states. if you're a muslim, you could come in, but if you're a christian, it's almost impossible. and the reason that it was so unfair, everybody was persecuted to be fair. they were chopping off the helds of everybody, but more so the christians. and i thought it was very, very unfair so we are going to help them. >> here's a deeper look at what this order does it bars billions of people from terror-prone countries from entering the united states for 90 days. according to a white house official, those countries are iraq, iraq, syria, sudan, libya, yemen and somalia. and also suspended the u.s. refugee admission program for 120 days.
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it also indefinitely suspends admission for syrian refugees. you but the cap on the total amount of refugees from 1210,000 to 50,000. it calling for new screening procedures. it also cancels the visa interview waiver program for repeat travelers. >> google apparently sent out an internal advisory to its employees saying if they're from a country listed in the order, they should cancel their travel plans. cnn correspondent ben wedeman joining us live in istanbul. ben, assigned, you already have been able to talk to some people affected by this order. help us understand how they're processing it. >> reporter: well, they're having a very hard time processing. in fact, this morning, i spoke with a friend in baghdad. he moved to the u.s. a few years ago understand a special refugee program. he has a green card. but now he doesn't know, and
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he's supposed to travel back to the united states tomorrow, if he'll actually be let in. and this is the message he sent me. i honestly am i bit scared. i'm not sure if they will let me in. i would never imagine this will happen in the u.s. as it's one of the few countries letting in immigrants from across the world to start new life there. i am shocked. i also spoke with the syrian on the border with syria and southern turkey. he described this executive order as racist and shameful. and i know lots of people who, over the years, for instance, in iraq, worked as translators for the u.s. military. risked their lives for the u.s. military. are trying to get into the united states under this special program for, four former translators of the u.s. military. but that program has also been affected by the executive order. and they and their families are
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in despair. because, of course, some of these people came from towns that are under isis control at the moment, or have only recently been liberated, and they continue to fear for their lives. and now they see perhaps there's no escape. lives are at risk as a result of this executive order. christi. >> have those people been able to talk about where they will go or what options they do have, box of this executive order, i suppose? >> reporter: well, they thought they had options, but now, of course, they don't. so they're going to have to perhaps simply be patient. or try other options. of course, there are many other countries in the world that do take refugees. canada, australia, sweden. various other countries in europe. but it seems that those who were wishing to go to the united states, the country they served, they served under dangerous
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conditions, may be slamming the door on them. christi. >> ben, you've talked to these people in depth. you have seen what they've been through. help us understand. because, really, in some degree, as we sit here, as many people in the u.s. sit here, we are removed from it, a couple times over. help us understand where the refugee crisis stands right now. >> reporter: well, if you take in the big picture, in fact, the total number of, for instance, syrians let into the united states as refugees in 2016 was relatively small. somewhere in the area of less than 13,000, out of a total syrian refugee population in the world of around 4.8 million. so many people were looking at other options anyway. for instance, last year, hundreds of thousands fled to
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europe. but that option is no long there, so they really are in desperate straits. and it's hard enough, to live as a refugee, having lost your home, possibly never, ever been able to return home, given the circumstances in syria. let's not forget, they are stuck between a rock and a hard blase. brutal regime and mad terrorists. and they are trying to get away from that and go somewhere else. so, you have here in turkey, around 2.8 million people, many of them in refugee camps. many of them have moved out of those camps and are basically living in rentsed accommodations. eventually, their resources run out. the turkish economy is in trouble. so, therefore, the employment opportunities are limited, at best. they really are up against the wall. and even the vague, remote possibility of going to the united states, applying for a
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visa to the united states, has now been removed. christi. >> ben wedeman, thank you so much for sharing that perspective with us. we appreciate it. so the conversation about the executive order is in part a conversation about security. but some are having a moral conversation. is it appropriate for the u.s. to ban people coming in from the seven countries? you're going to hear from the top democrat in congress who says the statue of liberty is in tears over the president's decision. we'll discuss with our panel -- next. (bell chimes) ♪ nice work brother dominic. now we just need 500 more... translated into 35 languages, personalized oh and shared across the 7 continents. (other languages spoken) look abbot, i got it. it's a miracle. ♪
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let's continue our conversation about the president's executive order banning people from seven ma majority muslim countries. beer joined by errol louis cnn editor for effective news and brian scott. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> eugene, i want to start with you, chuck schumer, tears are running down the cheeks of the statistic tie of lint tonight as a grand tradition of america, welcoming immigrants that has existed since america was founded has been stomped upon. taking in immigrants and refugees is not only humanitarian has not only boosts our companying and created jobs decade after decade. this is one of the most backward and nasty executive orders that the president has issued. what are you hearing about this
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executive order? >> i think people here, victor, are mainly surprised. our president is a son of an immigrant and husband of an immigrant. and you would think he would be want to be more sensitive for people wanting to leave their country for better opportunities on the other hand, people here in london have been very engaged in the presidential election and have heard things from donald trump they don't think this is surprising including when he introduced his idea in 2016. >> syria, iraq, iran, sudan libya and yemen, these countries with concern of restricting individuals from participating in the visa waiver program, what do we understand is the president's reason to elevate these countries from that level of isolation, to a full ban for the next 90 days?
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>> if you put it through a political filter, you may remember, victor that initially when he was a candidate, donald trump said he wanted complete and total shutdown of all muslim immigration into the united states. a furor ensued. this is a substitute for that simply saying well, no muslims will be able to come in. you identify seven areas, this is the fallout, it won't be about muslims. the combination now shifts to have the united states -- has the united states ever been directly attacked, or imperilled by people coming from these countries? and the answer is no. so, we'll see how the debate plays out. but right now, i think, what we have say president trying to play catch-up with a political
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promise that he made who was widely panned by many people, including mike pence, his v.p. >> so, eugene, to you think this will be extended it's also worth noting there are countries that have attacks that we've covered cells that are not on this list. turkey is not on the list. uea, saudi arabia, egypt, the high irks of 9/11, noted in the purpose of this executive order, they're not listed. so is there some expectation that this will be extended to include those countries? or are those just so politically add to add to this list that we don't expect to see them? >> well, the administration definitely made it clear that this is not a final lesson that there could be additional countries added to this list. what countries could join the list aren't quite clear yet. as critics pay close attention to countries that donald trump is doing business with, those are not countries that are
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expected to be on the list. so people are trying to figure out who these -- who this executive order will target. and who will suffer most. i think a very interesting point to pay attention is that one of the demographics that supported donald trump white, might evangelicals, have been quite critical of this order so far considering that christian nonprofits in the u.s. have been very active in the resettlement process. so it's interesting to see if the president is able to continue to appeal to his base while some of other aspects-em. >> errol, let's look at the call between german charges lore angela merkel. there are asp sides of accepting syrian refugees specifically. we know that the u.s. has from the ban of the executive order, over 1 million in germany. we've heard from reporters that this is going to be an
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introductory call. do you think they'll get into this, the news. day? >> oh, sure, i suspect they'll get into that, the larger question, which is the fate of the atlantic alliance. what is the fate of nato, what will donald trump do, as far as either shoring up or trying to undermine past relationships? you know, it's ironic, victor, the kind of sort of wall-building policy that the executive order really represents, trying to keep out refugees and so forth would make more sense in germany than anywhere else. it's almost as if he was reading german headlines, because they have been swamped with refugees. they had had problems trying to absorb the refugee population that would always make more sense if that were the case. so, in theory, there would be something for them to agree upon. on the other hand, angela merkel has put her capital on the line saying as a value statement,
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where the rest is in the world, that the refugees would be welcome. interesting. >> thank you both. president trump's border law presenting challenges for might go grantsds and lmigrants and t the board. as voices, straight ahead. bonus cash back to a few places. and then, change those places every few months. enough with that! (echo) with quicksilver from capital one you've always earned unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. welcome to unlimited. what's in your wallet? be the you who doesn't cover your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses.
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>> i'm victor blackwell. good morning to you. president trump will speak with russian president vladimir putin today. it's part of a series of calls. five heads of states, leaders of japan, france, australia and russia, vladimir putin. the president said he's interested in warmer times with russia but says it's too early to discuss lifting sanctions on russia. >> but the world is reacting this morning to the sweeping changes of the u.s. immigration policies specifically. the president issued an executive order temporarily banning people from seven majority muslim countries. certain terror-prone countries from entering the united states for 90 days. those countries, iran, iraq, syria, sudan, libya, yemen and somalia. and suspended the refugee admissions program for 120 days. indefinitely suspended admissions for syrian refugees. and puts the cap on refugees admitted at half the current
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level. is suspended the program and cancel the visa waiver program. for-the-u.s. machine mexican relations, the mexican president was scheduled to meet with president trump earlier this week. cancelled that trip, however, the point of this was payment of that wall. >> it was reported to cost 10 to $15 billion. the two were supposed to negotiate but not speak about it. fourth richest man offered to help mexico negotiates with president trump. as the president seeks to tighten the border, new challenges not only face those seeking to migrate to the u.s. but also local law enforcement protecting that border. >> cnn ed lavandera is along the arizona southern border. he has rare access to the
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migrants trying to cross into america. and also the volunteers trying to stop them. ♪ >> reporter: on the borders edge from nogales, arizona several gather near the initiative. it's were jesus garcia is trying to figure out how to get into the united states. over a map, he recounts how far he traveled since he left home the day before donald trump was elected president. so, you started here in honduras. made his way across guatemala, into this little town into mexico. he says he hasn't been able to cross. he left home november 7th of last year. he's tried three times already to get across, but he hasn't been able to. >> reporter: garcia says it's the first time he's ever tried
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crossing the border illegally, and said it's harder than he imagined. if i made it this far, i'm going to keep trying. on the other side, cameras, barricades, ground sernss are waiting. even private citizens working on their own to stop migrant like jesus garcia from getting across. >> this is a scene from "the matrix." >> reporter: this is what the world really looking like. foley leads a group called arizona recon. that controls the border around arizona, a town with less than 1200 people. >> i've been called everything in the book. i've been called the domestic extremist. >> reporter: the southern poverty law center which monitors hate groups in the u.s. said foley's group is made up of, quote, native extremists. foley sees undocumented migrants
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and the wide open spaces on the border as the country's biggest threat. among the 2,000-mile border there's already 700 miles of fencing and barricades already in place. here's in sasabe, arizona. the steel see-through fence stretches for several miles, but as you approach the end of town it abruptly comes to an end as these border fences often do as it stretches out in rugged remote terrain in the arizona desert. foley relies on a collection of cameras he mights in the brush to capture the movements of drug smugglers, he often shares that information and videos with border patrol agents. >> you need boots on the ground. that's keeping you out there, good thing we have this up here. >> reporter: foley voted for donald trump and wants to see all undocumented immigrants who committed crimes in the u.s. deported and additional border patrol agents move closer to the
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mexican border but he's not convinced that trump or anyone else can change the reality he sees. >> when you're reactive to a problem, you're always going to be behind the solution. the. >> reporter: for many like 18-year-old mary ramirez, they try to come illegally from mexico. she was caught by border patrol rand kwiekly deported. she wanted to help support her elderly parents. she trumbled as she recalled being smuggled across the border. i asked here if she was going to cross again. her brother is being detained in the united states. she's waiting for him to get back. she's waiting for him to be sent back here and they'll figure out next. it's the cycle that never ends on the border. >> thank you so much to cnn's ed lavandera reporting on the arizona southern border. well, as part of president trump's attempt to crack down on
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illegal immigration, he's also calling for an end to sanctuary cities. >> we'll put in place the first steps in our immigration plan ordering the immediate construction. border wall. putting an end to catch and release. expediting the removal of criminal -- is this so important for me, from day one i've said it, and i mean the immediate removal of criminal aliens. they're going to be gone fast. and finally, at long last, cracking down on sanctuary cities. >> well, the move will strip federal grant money from states and cities that are effectively those sanctuary cities. miami-dade county has the second highest number of immigrants in the country. and they were first to comply. mayor gimenez says that he or they will cooperate with all detainer requests received from the department of homeland
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voters. >> reporter: you're one of the best students, huh? >> yes. >> reporter: looking at all of her school merit awards it's amazing to think that the 11-year-old has only been in the u.s. for a year. why are you such a good girl? >> i don't know. >> reporter: in fact, it's only been a few months since she learned english. but if you ask her, she's already making america better. >> i'm 11 years old and i'm a syrian refugee. and thank you for welcoming us to our new home. >> reporter: that's her reciting this letter that she recently read in a nearby church. her family said half of those in attendance were donald trump supporters. what does that mean? nawros and her family are syrian refugees. under the plan, families like hers wouldn't be able to come to the u.s., or as she says, they
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wouldn't be able to make america better. >> my dream, i want to become a doctor and i want to make america better. >> reporter: her family fled war-torn syria three years ago, they've asked us not to use their name. life has been et cetera specially difficult for her 14-year-old brother allen who has cerebral palsy. for three years they lived in a refugee camp in georgia. with the help of georgia nonprofit new american pathways. >> we are actively proactively going to refugee ramps working with the united nations, setting up settlement centers and going through a careful process. >> reporter: mixon said refugees coming to the u.s. have legitimate concerns but she says
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the strict 18 to 24-month vetting process for refugees headed to the u.s. should temper any worries. >> we've been receiving refugees for the past 25 years. >> reporter: the mayor of georgia, half of them in the town are foreign-born. many are refugees who he says are the economic back bone to his town. he seeds them as an investment. >> if you think of the people around you as assetses truly available and contributing members of our community, it's not draining at all. it's actually very, very energizing. >> reporter: nick valencia, cnn, clarkston, georgia. >> nick virginalencia, thank yo much. let's talk about serena and venus williams. andy scholes has the australian hope.
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♪ serena williams on top of the tennis world once again after beating her sister venus in the final at the australian open. >> andy scholes has more on this morning's "bleacher report." i give these two sisters credit, credit i say. they have such a good relationship. and yet, look at what they have to do to each other. >> i know. they go out there and act like they're not sisters for a couple hours. it's really back to the future.
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32, 33, their careers start to go in a downward spiral. but at age 35 for serena, 36 for venus. look at this, way back in 1999. when they started to domestic nature the tennis world. fast forward to today. look at this this is the first time these two have met in a grand slam final since 2009. serena beating venus, this is her 23rd grand slam passing steffi graf for the most in the open era. serena really has dominated the sport of women's tennis like no one before. today is serena's tenth grand slam. no other has won more than three after turning the big 3-0. with today's win, serena returns to number one in the world in the tennis ranking, as she
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reflects on beating her sister for the seventh time in a grand slam final. >> this is a lot different because it was for so much. it was so much righting on this on both of our ends. venus was trying to get to her eighth grand slam and me, obviously, 23, we're both in our th 30s. it's a big moment for us, venus has been playing really well. i just had to put that in the back of my head and i was like, i just want to the win this match. >> on the men's side we're bringing back a final that brings back memories. roger federer is going to take on rafa nadal. at age 35, not many expected to see federer back, after a six-month absence for rehab of a knee injury. this is the ninth federer/nadal matchup. nadal actually leads in the rivalry twins 23 of their 34
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matches. like i said, it's kind of like, if you're a tennis fan, you're thinking, man, is this the 2000s right now. the last time we saw a federer/nadal final and a williams sister final was 2008, wimbledon. think about that, almost a whole decade seeing these great players match up. >> mid-30s, ahh, you're done for -- really? listen to me, age is just a number. >> wear down those knees for 15 years and then say age is just a number. >> i'm just telling you, people, age is just a number. the williams sisters. >> and roger federer, right? >> yes. >> thank you, andy. some really chilling video showing a pickup truck crashing into a bus. we've got the story behind this, ahead. and now, i help people find discounts,
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all right, top stories this morning. a couple minutes before the top of the hour. new jersey governor chris christie will not be charged with criminal misconduct in the bridgegate scandal. prosecutors say they can't prove the charge in court. a praubl cause over a criminal summons is scheduled for next week, however. back in september 2013, governor christie was accused of orchestrating a lane closure on the bridge and then alleged political plot to punish who
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doesn't endorse it. the actor john hurt of "aliens" has died. he was known for the alien in a launch during space time. no word on the details why he died but he was 77 years old when he left us. it's been 31 years since "challenger" exploded. after launch a booster engine broke apart in 73 seconds of the flight and the space shuttle exploded in midair. seven astronauts were all killed in that incident. it's the first time an astronaut was lost during flight. those who died in the "columbia" accident. showing you video, imagine yourself in this moment. this is in new york. a pickup truck plowing into the side of a bus.
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the driver was exiting off that exit ramp, mistakenly hit the gas, rather than the brake. the truck driver was fine for failure to reduce speed on a curve. there were eight people hurt in that crash. all right. lots of news to talk to you about this morning. >> let's get to it, the next hour starts right now. we have a great relationship with russia and other countries. i will consider that a good thing. and not a bad thing. >> i'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states. >> there is no evidence that any refugees that we have brought into this country have committed any act of terrorism in the u.s. >> if you were a christian in syria, it was impossible, very, very -- at least very, very tough to get into the united states. we are going to help them. >> you say a minimum of 3 million voted? that's h

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