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newsroom. >> the diplomatic spat between the netherlands and turkey intensifies. turkey's president is now threatening strong retaliation against the netherlands after the country blocked two turkish ministers from holding political rallies on dutch soil this weekend. that sparked angry protests on the streets of both countries. >> the dutch government said it barred the ministers due to safety concerns, but the turkish president compared the netherlands to nazis and he warned the country would pay the price. cnn has more on the growing rift between the two countries. >> reporter: rotter dam has returned to normal after saturday night. riot police were called in to disperse hundreds of people who gathered here at the turkish consulate angry at the banning of a number of turkish political rallies. a number of people were arrested, a few were injured, but the streets are quiet now. on a diplomatic level, however, it is still very tense. harsh words from the leaders of both countries.
the dutch prime minister sunday morning talk shows insifrted the country would not be blackmailed. meanwhile turkey's president said the netherlands was fascist and racist and this was all a dangerous game of election politics. take a listen to what both leaders have to say. >> translator: if you sacrifice turkish and dutch relations that will be held on wednesday, you will pay the price. you will pay the price. we haven't started to take the necessary steps yet. >> we are absolutely willing to de-escalate of course these utterings of the turkish president do not help and they are completely unacceptable. >> reporter: it may not end with the netherlands. denmark will now postpone the visit by the turkish prime minister precisely because of rising tensions. of course this all happens just three days before the elections in the netherlands. we'll have to wait till wednesday to find out how this fared in the minds of voters. atika shoe bert, rotter dam. >> a far right dutch politician
has also spoken on the diplomatic tensions between his country and turkey. he said on twitter that a turkish diplomat should, quote, go away and never come back. he is a poll rising figure for his outspoken criticism of islam. >> some call him a hero. some call him a bigot, and some also call him the dutch trump. and now here in the u.s., one prominent republican congressman is lending some support to him. steve king is known for his anti-immigration rhetoric. >> he wrote on twitter, quote, he understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. we can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies. this tweet was supported by the leader of the ku klux klan. >> but others were quick to condemn the comment. evan mcmullen, an independent candidate in last year's presidential election, tweeted this. republican congressman steve king promotes the unamerican ideas of white nationalism.
will any republican congressman condemn his bigotry? well, in washington, the white house is facing a backlash over how it handled what is usually a routine transition for political appointees. >> and a congressional deadline involving president trump donald trump's wiretapping allegation is nearing. athena jones previews the week ahead. >> reporter: another busy weekend for the trump white house. a couple of ishikawa use dominating the head liends. there is backlash over the handling of the firing of 46 u.s. attorneys on friday. these u.s. attorneys were hold overs from the obama administration. getting particular attention is the firing of the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york, preet ba rar a and that is because he met with then president-elect trump late last year at trump tower, and was told he would be kept on. in the end, he was one of the 46 u.s. attorneys who were let go.
now, it's important to note that this is the president's prerogative. u.s. attorneys are political appointees and many past presidents have taken a similar steps. what is interesting here is that it was the speed and abruptness of those firings that is laysrag a lot of eyebrows. some u.s. attorneys only learned from media reports they were expected to hand in their resignations on friday. meanwhile an important deadline looms today. the house intelligence committee sent a letter to the department of justice last week asking the agency to provide all relevant documents regarding the president's explosive wiretapping allegations against his predecessor, president obama. there is no indication that the white house or the department of justice is prepared to offer up any such evidence, but this is something that members of congress, not just democrats, but also republicans very much want to see. here is what arizona senator john mccain had to say about all of this on state of the union. >> president trump has to
provide the american people, not just the intelligence committee, but the american people with evidence that his predecessor, former president of the united states, was guilty of breaking the law because our director of national intelligence, general clapper, testified there was absolutely no truth to that allegation. so, i think the president has one of two choices. either retract, or to provide the information that the american people deserve. because if his predecessor violated the law, president obama violated the law, we've got a serious issue here, to say the least. >> and one thing that's interesting to note here is that it's the department of justice being asked to provide these documents. it was only about a week ago that the fbi director james comey asked the department of justice to publicly refute the president's baseless claims, saying that they were simply not true. well, the department of justice has declined to do that, but it
is note worthy that this is the agency that is being tasked with providing this evidence, evidence that several officials say simply doesn't exist. >> one of president trump's political advisors is down playing his contacts with the online persona who claims to have hacked the democratic national committee. >> roger stone says his brief exchange with 2.0 was harmless. after published reports of contacts, stone released screen shots of messages in which he said he was delighted to see 2.0 reinstated on twitter. it's the first time anyone in mr. trump's circle has acknowledged contact with a hacker. and british foreign secretary boris johnson says he has no doubt that russia is deliberately interfering in other countries' affairs. >> johnson admits there is no proof the kremlin is trying to interfere in the u.k.'s democratic process, but he said he believes russia has had a hand in suspicious incidents in other countries.
>> there is no doubt that they've been up to all sorts of dirty tricks, bringing down the french tv stations, undermining -- you've seen what happened in the united states where there is no question at all that they were involved in the hacking of the democratic convention. you've seen what happened in monte negro where there was an attempted coupe, maybe an attempted assassination of the leader that of state. there is very little doubt that the russians are behind these things. to say nothing of what they have done in ukraine. >> many young undocumented immigrants say they lost a sense of security after donald trump was elected u.s. president. >> his stance on illegal immigration affects many so-called dreamers. they were largely protected from deportation under the obama administration, but now they worry that protection is over. our rosa flores takes a closer
look. >> so, in a sense, did you become undocumented overnight? >> overnight, yeah. >> reporter: elias was 7 when he came to the u.s. from venezuela on a visa, which was dependent on his mom's work visa. a few years later, his mom annabel a died of cancer. >> her presence, though, is constantly felt. i feel it all the time. i feel her energy. >> reporter: and to make matters worse, in middle school he learned that without his mom, he was undocumented. >> you're literally standing in the country that does not want you, and you want to be so part of this country. >> reporter: hope came his high school freshman year when president obama issued an executive order known as daca, giving about 750,000 people like elias who were brought to the u.s. as children a work permit. he earned a full scholarship to brandeis university, but says that hope came crashing down when donald trump became president. >> the very little protections
you used to have are gone overnight. >> reporter: and while president trump's executive orders on immigration exempted daca, the detention of this former daca recipient in mississippi. >> today my father and brother await deportation. >> reporter: after she told her immigration story publicly, has elias published multiple op-eds in his college paper and other vocal immigrants around the country added fear they could be next. >> it is very painful. it is a sense of a lack of security that you should feel secure in. >> reporter: fueling the anxiety, tweets posted by i.c.e. this week saying daca is not a protected legal status. deferred action may be revoked any time, especially when someone commits a crime. the congressional hispanic caucus releasing a scathing statement with representative gutierrez calling the moechl, quote, disgusting behavior. >> i was very saddened and
almost heartbroken to hear that homeland security through a twitter account would say to 750,000 young people in this country, you're no longer safe. >> i.c.e. is not commenting about the concerns of the congressional hispanic caucus. instead, reiterating to cnn the content of the tweets. for elias who wouldn't be battling possible deportation had his mom not lost her battle with cancer. do you miss her? >> all the time. it's rough. >> reporter: he asks president trump to create a path for citizenship for young people like himself who by all accounts feel american in the only country they've ever known. rosa flores, cnn, boston. >> a high-profile trip for u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson, america's top diplomat, will make one of his first big trips overseas when he heads to asia this week. >> the visit comes amid heightened tensions over north korea and friction between the
u.s. and china. tillerson plans to make the trip without the press core, that's a departure from the practice by previous administrations. a new political era could be underway in south korea. the country's ousted president park geun-hye left sunday. >> the departure came after a court on friday upheld her impeachment. park's been at the center of a corruption scandal and may face prosecution. an election to decide her replacement is set to be held within two months. and the country's liberals stand to gain power. >> let's get a lot more on this with paula hancock now who is in seoul and has been following this from the beginning of this political crisis months ago. paula? >> reporter: hello. it was certainly an eventful friday, an eventful weekend. and now people are trying to get on with life as normal as a sense of some sort of closure here in south korea that the president has been impeached. it was also a very deep divide between those who believe it
should have happened and those that believe it shouldn't have happened. but this has implications far beyond these shores. this is much more of an issue for the wider region and, of course, washington. scenes of pure joy. a stark contrast to disappointment and anger just down the road. south korea is bitterly divided, but the implications of park geun-hye's impeachment reach far wider than these shores. north korea still technically at war with its southern neighbor has been watching this scandal very closely, even showing relative restraint since corruption allegations emerged last october. noren state run media friday called park a common criminal. >> i think in some ways north korea is probably enjoying all this unfortunately and hoping if a president gets elected who is going to take a more engagement stance, and that -- i would say that probably appears likely. >> reporter: the latest polls
show the latest front runner, but two months before the election is to be held, anything can happen. past liberal presidents were more willing to engage with north korea. this could be a potential sticking point with the trump administration and the u.s. who publicly, at least, seems more hard line in their approach. and there is thaad, the u.s. antimissile defense system we started arriving in south korea monday which several liberal candidates said already they don't want. >> i would suspect part of the reason for deploying the development of thaad is not just missile threats but trying to get it in place potentially before you have a liberal president who says i'm not sure about that. >> reporter: china has been clear about its opposition to thaad. south korean businesses say they are suffering due to boycotts the chinese government didn't put in place. >> is this something we want, do we really want to have a problem with china? a lot of koreans worried about the problem with china causing economic problems within korea.
tensions are very high. >> reporter: early the very first thing the president is going to have to deal with whoever it might be is to try and bridge this divisive feeling in south korea right now. there is a very deep divides socially, pro park and anti-park this corruption scandal has laid bare. >> give us a sense of the political landscape in south korea at the moment. is it fair to assume, given that the conservative party has been tainted with -- tarred with some of the same brush as the president, that the democrats are necessarily going to win the upcoming presidential election? >> reporter: well, i think there is certainly a sense there is going dob some kind of a backlash against the conservatives. there's not just two parties in this country. it's really splintered at this point. park geun-hye's party itself is expected to do fairly badly, but of course it is still two months to go before the election happens. some politicians broke away from her group because of what was
happening. then you have a number of liberal groups as well. certainly there is that one front runner at this point, moon jae-in. he has been leading the polls for a number of weeks now. it is very difficult to know who will win because south korea politics is so fragments and it changes quickly. there is an expectation there will be a backlash against the conservatives. most experts i speak to say it is likely to be a liberal win next time. >> all right. paula hancocks reporting live from seoul, south korea. thank you very much. >> and we'll take a very short break here. but coming up, the eastern u.s. braces for a powerful winter storm. which areas could be hardest hit? we'll take a look when we come back. so i feed jake purina cat chow naturals indoor, a nutritious formula with no artificial flavors. made specifically for indoor cats. purina cat chow. nutrition to build better lives.
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spring is not far off, but it doesn't feel that way at the moment in the northeast united states which is about to get hit by a blizzard. >> yes. let's look at the very latest now from meteorologist pedro. what is going on, we were having warm temperatures and now we seem to be going backwards. >> it's the one winter we thought we could write it off, spring is going to start. certainly felt like it with a 9 to 1 ratio of record warmth
beating record cold in the cold season. then you see canada opens up its door and all the ingredients for arctic air to come in, a storm sister out in the western united states. often the carolinas. put together monday night into tuesday. the models have been bullish on this storm system going all in with a tremendous amount of snow fall totals across parts of the northeast. in fact, 103 million people underneath winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings, storm watches. one in three dealing with an impressive storm system here in the final week of the winter season. you look at the perspective, wind chills at this hour sitting into the single digits in spots, working your way to boston, ban gor, minus 2 what it feels like. if the storm system exits chicago, canceled 300 flights into monday morning out of chicago's airports, it pushes it off the eastern seaboard. again, the snow fall amounts is what is most impressive with this. i want to show you this. as you look at the totals there are several models and the
variances in this shift based on how far the storm wants to go to the west or towards the east. one of the models, the american one brings 8 to 10 inches of snow fall from washington to new york towards boston. the european model expands that a little more and actually puts the bull's eye close to new york city with 12 inches or more possible with this forecast going from monday night through much of tuesday as well. you look at the forecast for the wind season, what is ahead of us as we go towards the afternoon hours of, say, tuesday into tuesday night. really an impressive pattern because the winds also going to be a significant player here. in fact, right around lunchtime ton tuesday, a wind gust potential this particular model puts it right there near hurricane force at 73 miles per hour for new york city. look at montauk. it could get up to 100 mile per hour wind gusts. this is the same time we could be accumulating a foot of snow tuesday. certainly could be blizzard conditions in place. could lead to thousands of flights impacted or canceled
across the u.s. what rosemary was alluding to is impressive. march came in like a land 70 degrees central park. forecast variations for the city now say potentially a foot, potentially 20 inches, depending on where the storm system tracks for new york city. so, again, the winter that was never to be seen, it looked like it at least, could be going out with a historic march snow totals here in the next couple days. guys? >> certainly looks that way. thanks very much, pedro, appreciate it. well, a land slide has killed at least 46 people searching for food at a garbage dump in ethiopia. a journalist on the scene says piles of trash seemed to have collapsed. authorities are still searching for survivors. >> many people rely on the landfill outside a disa bab a to make a living. they sift through the rubbish to survive. a music festival became the scene of a deadly bus crash. officials say at least 38 people were killed when a bus plowed into parade crowds on sunday.
>> now, we are learning the driver was already fleeing another hit and run incident. an eyewitness says people were still trapped under the bus and pleading for help when it finally stopped. police are searching for that bus driver. well, this weekend marks six years since a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered melt downs at nuclear reactors at fukushima, japan. soon residents will be able to return home as the country gets ready to lift its evacuation orders. >> it will be met by some unexpected, unwelcome and potentially dangerous residents. >> reporter: they will soon be allowed to return home. but in their absence, wild boars have taken up residence. the boars used to live in the mountains away from people. now they roam freely walking
down streets and grazing in yards. >> translator: after people left, the wild boars eco system changed. they began coming down from the mountains and now they are not going back. they found a place that's comfortable. >> reporter: as nuclear refugees prepare to return home, local authorities say the boars have to go. and have hired hunters to capture and kill them. >> translator: i think it's a considerable risk they pose when they come down from the mountains to the residential areas and attack people or collide with cars. >> reporter: the boars could pose a radioactive threat from consuming animals and plants in the radioactive zone. they posted a ban shortly after the disaster. >> emerald walker reporting. we're going to take a short back. when we come back, repealing obamacare may be easier than
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netherlands president nazi like after they turned away those who tried to speak on saturday. that sparked angry protests in both countries. the dutch prime minister said the turkish president's remarks are unacceptable. >> a u.s. republican congressman here on the left is being criticized for supporting dutch far right politician. steve king said on twitter, quote, wilders understands culture and demographics are our destiny. we cannot restore our civilization with somebody else's babies. critics say mr. king is supporting white nationalism. >> south korea's ousted president has thanked her supporters and says she is sorry she couldn't fulfill her presidential duties until the end. that's according to a congressman who spoke on park geun-hye's behalf. park left the executive mansion on sunday after a court upheld her impeachment on friday. >> the northeast united states is bracing for a powerful winter storm expected to bring heavy
snow and strong winds to cities including washington, philadelphia, and boston. the national weather service warns new york could be hit with up to 18 inches of snow. that's almost half a meter. >> well, the battle over replacing obamacare is heating up and republicans are divided on exactly what they want in a new health care law. >> yeah, u.s. house speaker paul ryan says the house republican health care plan is the solution or at least a good start. but senator rand paul is making clear the senate will not pass the bill without significant changes. >> when you're a governing party getting consensus among your wide big ten party, not -- everybody doesn't get what they want. but we are getting much better policy here. >> if we get what we've got from ryan, obamacare-lite, he will not have the votes. we have to get to that point before true negotiations begin. right now there is a charm offensive going on, everybody is being nice to everybody because they want us to vote for it, but
we're not going to vote for it. >> now, one of the main challenges for republicans is replacing obamacare without leaving millions of people without insurance or in debt. >> and that's a easier said than done, but president trump and his administration have promised a health care plan far better than obamacare. >> i firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially in the process that we're going through. understanding that they'll have choices that they can select the kind of coverage that they want for themselves and for their family, not the government forces them to buy. >> and we wanted to hear directly from those afraid of losing health insurance, including people in areas that backed mr. trump in the election. cnn's miguel marques reports from kentucky. >> reporter: 24-year-old enrolling in medicaid, the health care drama in washington, d.c. playing out right here in owens borrow, kentucky. >> i feel like i wasn't put in a position where it was either
accept it or go into debt. and i was not wanting to to be in debt especially me and my son. >> reporter: she works for a head start program and has a 3-year-old. she could get insurance through her employer, but the cost, prohibitive. >> if i was to get that insurance, i would only come home with like $100 a week. >> reporter: employer-based insurance just too much for this single mother. today more than 1.3 million kentuckyians on mid canadien. if the current republican house bill becomes law, 440,000 of those insured thanks to the medicaid expansion would likely see their coverage vanish. how many people have you signed up in owens borrow? >> thousands. >> reporter: thousands? >> thousands. >> reporter: susan craig signs up residents for medicaid in several western kentucky counties. the population here, she says, is hard working, but poor. >> there are people who will make about $32,000 in household
income. >> reporter: mary lou adams, a nurse practitioner says since obamacare kicked in, she's seen the health of her community improve. >> we are seeing people that didn't come before with chronic diseases that felt like they did not have access. >> reporter: 63-year-old paula murphy never had insurance until obamacare helped her get medicaid. what sort of ailments do you have right now? >> high blood pressure, diabetes. i have a torn rotator cuff, and i have a bad knee. >> reporter: 28 years ago she broke her back. it took her a decade to payoff the debt. her message to donald trump, follow through on your promise to make health care better. >> all i know is that at the moment i'm gravely concerned. if he can do what he says he can do, i might be okay with it. >> reporter: now, one more piece of this puzzle to consider. the health care industry is so big here in kentucky that the kentucky policy institute
estimates that if the affordable care act went away completely, some 56,000 jobs across the state would be lost, that is 3% of the work force. miguel marques, cnn, owens borrow, kentucky. >> we're joined now by a cnn contributor, columnist of the new york post, and a reporter for the washington examiner. great to speak to you again. you heard that voter in kentucky in that report saying she's gravely concerned about what might happen to her health care under mr. trump. is that something you've witnessed? i know that you have reported extensively from the rust belt, midwestern states. you just told me you were in virginia. all those states that handed the victory to mr. trump. >> yeah, i mean, how [ inaudible ] really difficult thing to politicize because it's the most important thing in our lives, right? the caring and well-being of our health. and, you know, throughout
obamacare in the past eight years and for the past few weeks in sort of the repeal and replacement and how you deal with it, there are personal lives that are impacted. and the most sort of -- toughest thing right now is the uncertainty. and the uncertainty is created by the politics. so, the sausage-making with obamacare in 2009, 2010 was ugly and messy. unsurprisingly, it's the same way in repealing and replacing it. >> listen to what u.s. senator cory booker had to say about the sausage making right now. >> i mean, that's really where we are. the republicans cannot just force this down our throats. it's going to knock a lot of folks off, hurt long-term care, hurt good working class folks. so, i don't understand this almost. i don't understand what their political strategy because this is bad politics. >> all right. so, salina, back to my question. you heard corey booker. he said it's going to hurt
working class folks. is that the feeling? is that a fear that you feel right now in those regions? >> it's really interesting that you played that clip because i think that was said exactly by republicans in 2009 and 2010. you know, what i'm hearing from working class people is that they want to see something done. they want to see it changed because it's impacted their lives negatively. now, it also could, conversely, impact their lives even in a worse way. so, you know, it's a tough situation. the one thing i will say that trump has going for him right now is that he has shown a willingness to listen to other things that are brought forward, and also to change his mind. that's the one thing he has going for him in this process. it doesn't mean that he'll make the right decision, but it does
mean that he's willing to take in and absorb some of these problems that people are talking about, like the families that you talked to in kentucky. >> and a lot of people who stand to lose in the current version of the bill, and granted, that might change before it becomes law, are people who voted for mr. trump. have you met a category of people who are now conflicted because of that or not? >> at this point, no. now, maybe i found the only people, but i went from west virginia all along the ohio river down to brilliance, ohio, crisscrossing across the ohio river. and at this moment, people are satisfied that president trump is taking this on. they don't believe that obamacare has been what it was supposed to be and has helped them in their lives. everybody has a different story. everyone has been impacted in a different way. health care is politics.
it was never going to be easy. the problem for republicans is that obamacare has created this entitlement that the government is part of the health care process. i don't know how you change that. i don't know how you put the tooth paste back into the tube. people are now going to expect the government to be part of it. >> always a pleasure to speak to you, salina. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> and we'll take a very short break here. still to come, mosul's museum left in shambles after a raid by isis fighters. but we'll tell you why much of its priceless collection is unharmed despite the damage and how isis got fooled. >> plus two scientists are mixing their love for belgian beer with their groundbreaking space discovery. that story when we come back. i joined the army in july of '98.
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jihadist groups are claiming responsibility for twin bombings in the syrian capital damascus. they targeted syrian soldiers and militias. >> it is worth noting iran has supported the fighters helping the syrian regime. according to activists, at least 74 people, most of them civilians, were killed in saturday's attack. the iraqi military says its forces have found a mass grave in northwest mosul. >> and they believe contains the remains of.500 people. this discovery comes as officials say more than 10,000 people arrived at refugee camps on sunday. >> that's in addition to the nearly 100,000 civilians who have fled since the battle for western mosul began last month. iraqi forces say they have taken back more than half of that area after troops hit two isis strong holds. >> cnn's ben we'der man has seen
the destruction isis left behind in western mosul. >> he went to the city's museum where militants have turned priceless artifacts to rubble. >> reporter: ancient treasures that survived the ravages of time fell victim to the folly of man. remains of statues dating back to the syrian empire more than 2,500 years old lie in pieces on the floor of the mosul museum. two years ago isis militants took sledge hammers and jackhammers to the museum's collection, posting a video of their vandalism on social media. characterizing the pre-islamic inhabitants of mess poe -- mesopotamia, they must be
destroyed even if they're worth billions of dollars, he says. iraqi forces battling isis in west mosul recently regained control of the museum. this is all that remains of the winged boar, a symbol of the might, the great syrian empire. not only did isis go to the trouble of breaking apart these statues, but they also chipped away the face. and as you can tell, the battle still rages all around us. it wasn't all about implementing isis's twisted interpretation of islam when their cameras weren't rolling, they were looting the museum. captain ferris of the iraqi federal police explains why there is a gaping hole in the museum floor. this vault rjs , he says, conta artifacts that weren't on display. they took them and sold them outside of iraq. all is not lost.
three quarters of the collection was moved to baghdad before isis seized mosul because this museum was set for renovation. as fate would have it, the final joke was on isis. many of the statues they toppled with such gusto were cheap replicas. they were fakes. cnn, west mosul. >> and this tuesday, march 14th, is my freedom day here at cnn. cnn is partnering with young people around the world for a student-led day of action against modern day slavery. driving my freedom day, a very simple question. what does freedom mean to you? >> freedom is remembering who we were before the world told us who we should be. >> freedom for me is for every individual to have access to the basic necessities of human life as well as for every individual to be able to freely express themselves without any limitations. >> freedom to me is having my
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>> welcome back everyone. homeowner in china's su province made a startling discovery. suv skidded off the road and landed on his roof. the driver said he was trying to avoid a tri cycle and another vehicle. >> neither the driver nor the stunned homeowner were injured. critical video. the recent discovery of seven earth like planets has researchers say we're in the golden age of finding planets that might support life. >> the part of the study to
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