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right here on cnn. and it's 6:00 eastern. thank you for being here. 3:00 in the afternoon out west. midnight in berlin, germany, and paris, as you see the countdown. these are live pictures right now from those two cities. let the celebrations begin there. it is here in the u.s. the last day of 2017. you are live in the "cnn newsroom." i'm ana cabrera in new york. let's just pause for one quick moment and watch these fireworks. we are following breaking
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news tonight. a deadly ambush-style attack in a denver suburb. five sheriff's deputies were shot today, one lost his life. 29-year-old deputy zachary parrish was a father of two. he died today in a hail of gunfire. authorities say the shooter fired more than 100 rounds. the sheriff's deputy is described as being, again, a father of two young families and the sheriff had to tell the tragic news to that deputy's wife. >> i spent some time with his wife. i can't tell you how difficults the for a leader to sit down with the spouse of an officer who was killed in the line of duty. they had many hopes and dreams and he was doing his job. he was doing his job well. and his life was taken from us this morning. >> deputy parrish and his fellow deputies were responding to an
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early morning disturbance, finding the gunman and his roommate inside their apartment. investigators have not identified the shooter, but we have learned a little bit about the weapon used. an assault rifle, they say, that fired more than 100 rounds. the shooter was shot and killed, as well. joining us now, cnn's scott mcclain in highland's ranch, colorado, as well as private investigator, bill stanton. scott, first, to you, what more are you learning? >> well, ana, we are learning from the sheriff here in douglas county, colorado, that deputies had actually been to that address at 1:30 for some kind of noise complaint, but when they got there, they didn't find anything, so they actually left. it wasn't until shortly after 5:00 in the morning that they were called out again for that disturbance call. at first, they thought it was a domestic disturbance. when they got there, they realized it was a man living with his roommate. four deputies were allowed inside of that residence. they spoke to the suspect and at some point, he barricaded himself inside of a bedroom,
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inside that apartment and then some time later, he started firing. he hit all four deputies who were inside or in the vicinity. one of them, or three of them were able to crawl out to safety. one of them, 29-year-old zachary pair iri parrish, was not. while those deputies were crawling to safety, the suspect continued to fire. here's how the sheriff described it. >> when he was shot and went down, the other officers went down right around him, and they tried to pull him out, but they were unable to, due to their injuries. and so they were able to crawl to safety. he was not conscious. and so they weren't able to talk to him or get him out. and the suspect continued shooting at the officers over
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zach. >> so ana, it wasn't until 7:30 p.m. local time, about an hour and 45 minutes after the shots were fired that a s.w.a.t. team was deployed and went in and shot the suspect and killed him. but in the process, one of those s.w.a.t. members was shot in the leg. as for zachary parrish, the sheriff said that the injuries, as they were described to him, were not something that that would have been survivable at all. there were also two civilians who were hit. they have been since released from the hospital, though, ana? >> an incredible number of victims in this one incident. scott mcclain, thank you for the latest information. bill, how common is it to have this kind of a response to domestic disturbance call, to have that many law enforcement officers responding? >> it varies from point to point. first, give my condolences to the slain officer's families, and any other officers involved. it's always a sad day to end a year with a slain officer. no answer your question, it
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depends. it is a judgment call upon a police officer. many officers around the country have one-man units. meaning one person responds to the specific incident. now, depending upon the department, they will not enter that situation until a back up unit arrives. now, there's a lot of information that we don't know. we do know that they went there earlier on around 1:00 a.m. we don't know if there was an engagement or if there was just no noise. so it is interesting that that many people did show up. now, whether, you know, it was a one-person unit and then the others showed up or they all waited and went together, that information is yet to come out. >> scott, i want to ask you what we've learned now about the suspect, because i understand that he was not a stranger to local authorities. what are you hearing about his background? >> that's right, ana. we know from the sheriff departmetoday that he was known to them.
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it is said that he had several interactions with local law enforcement, but he did not have a criminal record. so, that's -- that doesn't really say very much. we've learned a lot of details about what happened here, but we still don't really understand why or what motivation, if any, this individual would have had. but we know that he had had contact with local law enforcement, but no criminal record. >> so, bill, investigation, obviously, underway right now. it's still early. what are the crucial first steps in a case like this? >> well, to me, right now the most important information that can be gleaned is that roommate. did he have a license for the weapon? was it his weapon or was it the roommate's? at 100 rounds, you're going through multiple magazine changes. you know, where did he have that time? what was going on in that room? was it between him and the roommate? was he an emotional disturbed person? were there drugs or alcohol involved? all of these things that led up to this tragic event, the
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roommate will be a wellspring of information. >> a tragic day in highlands ranch, colorado. bill stanton, scott mcclain, thank you both for being here. now i want to turn to the russia investigation, because could it be in danger in the new year? that is a question on many minds, especially reporters, who are covering congress, "the washington post" reporting today that house intelligence committee chairman, devin nunes, is trying to undermine, if not cut his committee's russia investigation. democrats have say nunes has vetoed his request for interviews and documents, even though he recused himself from the investigation. the paper also reports that nunes is drawing upp an expose that will reveal corruption nn the fbi. democrats aren't the only ones sounding the alarm. some republicans are also concerned about nunes' tactics, and they worry he could do serious damage to the doj and law enforcement. with us to discuss, cnn's senior political analyst and senior editor at "the atlantic," ron brownstein, and "time" magazine contributor, jane newton small.
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ron, one would hope the investigation into foreign interference in our democratic election process would be a bipartisan issue. why this effort from nunes? >> i think we're long past that point, ana, in the house. the house investigation has been kind of swept up in the adolescence partisanship that defines everything else in the house for many months now. and i don't think many people outside of it have been looking for that, as a central point of understanding about what happened in 2016 and what might be done going forward to reduce the risk. so i think this is just an extension of that. i think what's fascinating is how nunes is really kind of making himself into one of the champions of this drum beat from conservatives outside of congress, arguing that republicans should go on a full-scale offensive against the fbi and the investigation. as you point out, there are many other republicans who aren't easy with that, both on a kind of structural grounds about what it means for the institutions. but also on political grounds.
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what it might mean for the party in 2018, when the indication is that one of the biggest risks to republicans in this election year is the sense among many voters that they are not providing any meaningful check on a president that is, to say the least, volatile and unusual. >> and yet on the other hand, jay, the president in "the new york times" interview that he gave this week on thursday afternoon is saying that because of the russia investigation, it's actually had an effect of uniting his base, making them stronger. >> absolutely, anna, this is something that trump believes, as he's called it, is a witch hunt. and that devin nunes is a critical sort of knight out there to protect him in the house. and so he's certainly playing that role. and he's become the main -- as ron was saying, the main focal point, the main spokesman for the president, the main champion for the president in the house of representatives. but again, he's going against his own party here. by some reports, he's not following speaker paul ryan's playbook. and when you have trey gowdy,
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who ran the benghazi investigation into hillary clinton and who has been one of the people running the investigation into the russia probe, sort of publicly say that he has concerns about the way nunes is handling things and that he hopes he doesn't go down the path of investigating the fbi and undermining law enforcement, that's a really serious thing for the party to look at. this is a part that's been known as the party for law enforcement and champion to have usually the fbi and law enforcement agencies. for them to publicly attack them and go and investigate them, undermine them is a really, really controversial thing within the republican party. >> let's look ahead to the new year and the white house. politico is reporting today that chief of staff, john kelly, is not done cleaning house. and of course, we saw a lot of people and seeing that revolving door this past year, one of the people sent packing was anthony scaramucci and he was on cnn today and listen to what he told dana bash about being fired. >> unfortunately, we learn in washington, the minute you're hired as a hatchet person, the knives get very, very long and
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you get taken out as well. but i do respect the president and chief of staff kelly. >> so, ron, who do you think is on the way out in 2018? >> you know, i love the phrase about anthony scaramucci was sent packing. it wasn't clear he was there long enough to unpack in the first place. >> yeah, 11 days. >> i don't know if the -- look, there is no one in the trump orbit who is entirely safe, except for those who share his name, and even they might not be, you know, permanent residents of the white house. the level of turnover is enormous and we are witnessing a level of political turmoil and combat in washington that as polarized as the city has been increasingly over the last 20 years, really is unprecedented. i mean, everything we are watching from devin nunes and the attacks on the fbi to the way the health care and tax bill unfolded to the way that donald
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trump criticized members of his own administration and attacks law enforcement agencies, all of this has produced kind of a level of perpetual kind of crisis. and fueled by social media, 24-hour cable, all of the advances in communications that weren't there 20 and 25 years ago. in that environment, you know, we are talking about the life span of nfl running backs. you know, it is just being accelerated. this is -- there is a high burn out factor. and as much as anyone in the white house, i think people will be watching very closely to see if paul ryan is likely to stick around past 2018. there are indications that this could be his final year in congress. and if that is so, it could have all sorts of implications for what he wants to drive. >> jay, who do you think might be on their way out? >> there are two surprised that are still there. that's secretary of state rex tillerson and the department of justice,ed t the head of the department of justice, jeff sessions. they've been hanging on by a thread for while now. we've been wondering when
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they're going to go. there's been rumor after rooumo that they're going to leave. but i think 2018 might be the year they might be replaced. >> ron, a lot of pollsters are predicting a blue name tsunami 2018. what do you see happening? >> if you look at the last 20 to 25 years, the biggest single factor in midterm elections has been voters' assessments of the president. and the last three times that a party has gone into a midterm election with unified control of the house, the senate, and the white house, the way republicans now have, they've lost it. voters have revoked that unified control. they took it back from obama in 2010, from w. bush in 2006, from clinton in 1994. today, donald trump's approval rating is lower than it was for any of those presidents at the time their parties lost that unified control. so that's pretty ominous for republicans. the two things -- two or three things they have going for them is one, the my is getting better, and that may list trump's approval rating by next november. second, democrats have not shown
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the ability to break into some of those bad lulue collar and r districts. they're showing a lot of gains in suburban districts. if they can't do the bad lulue r rural, their path is much more narrow. and there are only a couple of republican seats that are really vulnerable. but nonetheless, all of that said, as long as the president's approval rating is somewhere around 40%, which is where it is now, you would have to say democrats are at least a 50/50 or thumb on the scale, 50 plus 1, odds of taking back the house in 2018. >> ron brownstein, jay newton small, thank you both for being here. happy new year. good to see you both. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. well, iran's government has a warning tonight. protesters who are causing trouble may pay the price. 200 protesters have already been arrested and this is day four of unprecedented demonstrations. watch this. protesters chanting the regime
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must fall. iranian authorities are clamping down now, shutting off most access to social media apps, like instagram. these protests are striking, very different than what we have seen before. they are erupting outside the capital of tehran, as well as in small towns and villages. protesters are openly calling for the overthrow of iran's supreme leader, ayatollah k khomeini. earlier today, president trump warned that they are watching. in paris and berlin, it is already 2018. here in the u.s., new year's eve is almost upon us. we will take you to key west, music city, the las vegas strip, and, of course, times square. that's where we find our richard quest. happy new year! >> six hours until midnight! making sure every extremity is covered. when we come back after the
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break, times square, the ball is there and we'll talk to the people and how long they've been waiting. ♪ ♪ give a little bit ♪ ♪ give a little bit... -hello. ♪ give a little bit... ♪ ... of your love to me oh, haha. ♪ there's so much that we need to share ♪ ♪ so send a smile and show that you care ♪ ♪ i'll give a little bit of my love to you ♪
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six, five, four, three, two, one. happy new year! >> so that was tarana burke, founder of the me too moment rehearsing. she will be pulling the switch for the ball drop at times square. an estimated 2 million people will be at the streets below to help usher in the new year of 2017. many of them standing out truly in freezing temperatures for hours. i mean, just look at how many people are out there already. it's only going to get colder, folks, unfortunately. the forecasted temperature for tonight at midnight is 11 degrees with a windchill of 3 below zero. cnn's richard quest is out in his element. richard, you've got to be freezing, buddy, but at least
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you're in good company. >> listen, i am not going to let a mere 11 degrees fahrenheit get me depressed or miserable. innoce incidentally, if we do hit 11 degrees, it will tie as the second coldest. the coldest was decades and decades ago. the second coldest was in 1962, the year i was born. the scene is being set and there is the ball, just a short moment ago, we pushed the button and we sent the ball up the pole, where it will now wait in the cold for the next six hours until midnight, of course. listen, i do not know the logic that you send a ball up a pole and send it down again and a million people cheer. but that's what people do. these are the people who will be doing it. where are you from? >> los angeles! >> los angeles. >> that's right. >> what time did you get here? >> 1:00 this afternoon.
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>> reporter: sorry? >> 1:00 this afternoon. >> reporter: this man is so cold, he can barely tell me what time. he got here at 1:00 this afternoon. what time did you get here? 1:00. >> 3:00. >> reporter: later, 3:00. where are you from? >> oxford in england. >> okay, oxford in england. what on earth possesses someone from oxford in england to come and stand here since 2:00 this afternoon? >> i couldn't sleep on thursday night, so i booked a flight and came here friday morning. >> reporter: you literally decided to come to new york for this. is it worth it? >> i'll tell you that at midnight. >> give us a hug. >> absolutely! >> i get a hug, because this is her new husband. >> oh, no. >> and who knows, he might -- where are you from? >> indianapolis, indiana. >> well, you're used to cold weather. let's have a cheer. in six hours, the ball comes down and i need to make --
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listen, you got to do something to keep warm out here. play along with me. one, two, three. >> whoo! >> that was the most pathetic cheer -- >> we're cold! >> we're cold. it's going to be the second coldest. three, two, one! >> what can i say, ana, you want to know how many layers i've got on? >> i can only imagine. there are at least five here, there are about four or five inhere. and my bits are still freezing. so tweet me @richardquest. tweet me @richardquest if yao g got a good recipe for keeps your bits warm. >> you're talking about like fingers and toes, right? >> reporter: absolutely. >> you're using words from england that we just don't usually use in the u.s., richard. it is so cold, you've got the
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best warm spirit. and we'll check back in to see if you're still going strong in about a half hour or so from now. >> put her here! >> i would love to send you all coffee. the best i can do right now is warm thoughts. good to see you, richard, talk to you soon. from broadway to the grand old opry, 100,000 people are expected for the biggest show in music city usa headlined by keith urban. cnn's sara sidner is there taking it all in. it sounds like it's going to be a massive show. >> reporter: it is. there are so many acts. cheap trick is here. keith urban is here. it's going to be good. i am also joined by some amazing people. let's give you a look. the uso is here, so are some of our soldiers from the 101st airborne. yes, they are. we'll start here with captain matthew milly and we'll move on to lieutenant colonel martin o'donnell and staff sergeant
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ryan hinojosa, all here tonight to hopefully enjoy yourself. i know we can't do alcohol. that's okay, i'm not doing it either. although people have accused me of doing it already. i'm not doing it. tell me a little bit about you. you went to san juan. tell me what that experience was like? >> we went out there to help out the locals in puerto rico. we did medevac operations and were able to help out a lot of the community and was really happy to help them out. we were really glad to have the honor to go down and there and it was a great mission. >> about 100 of y'all went there to help out. and i'm sure it's much appreciated. and san juan and puerto rico still dealing with that now. all right, you are the spokesperson. so you deal with us all the time. >> i do, i do. >> tell me a little bit about the 101st airborne and these gentlemen here with you. how important it is to celebrate you all, especially on new year's eve. >> well, 101st airborne division, one of the most sturdy historic divisions, easily
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recognizable, old a patch. >> reporter: let's show that patch. i know you want to show it. let's zoom in there. yes. >> we celebrate our 75th anniversary this year, this summer around little bit warmer conditions. so 75 years young. thanks to great individuals to my right and left, great individuals like uso, our partners here in nashville, in clarksville, and hopkinsville, it's people like that that really make us feel 75 years young, not old. not old. >> still going strong, as well. >> yes. >> now to you. you, i understand, are a marksman. so i'm going to be careful and real nice to you. tell me about what you want. >> so i go to participate in a force come's third annual pistol marksmanship competition, made some great friends, got to be one of the first in a great group of guys to shoot the new pistol that the 101st was the first division to field in the army. a shameless plug right there. but it was a blast, and like i
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said, made some great friends and had a great time. >> reporter: guys, thank you so, so much for your service and for being with us here. but we cannot forget this young lady. carrie, thank you so much for being here. tell me why it's so important to have the uso involved. these guys go off on missions and they lose contact, sometimes. >> yeah, the mission of the uso is to strengthen america's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country throughout their service to the nation and that's really what we do is connection. it's the people, places, and things that they love. and so, you know, whether you're in kandahar, afghanistan, or ft. campbell, kentucky, or nashville, tennessee, what we're really always trying to do is bring a smile, deliver the goodness, and keep them connected to the things that are going to make them feel like everything back home is taken care of, so that they can take care of their missions. >> reporter: and there's a way for people -- people always talk about wanting to help. and i know people send packages and family members send care packages and different things. but there is another way for them. is there a website they can go to or an e-mail they can send to
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be involved? >> there are so many ways to connect with the rks uso. uso.org is by far the easiest, whether you want to volunteer or support. we also have a campaign to connect. so if you want to send a message of support to our military service members, you can go to uso.org/message and find a way to connect with the campaign and to say we thank you, we appreciate you, and, you know, just, we admire you so much. >> reporter: it means a lot to these guys and everyone in the armed services. so i'm going tos toss it back you. i think i'm losing battery or something's going on here. it is so cold, i'll send it back to you. >> thank you and happy new year. >> tell them, we salute them tonight and all year round. thank you, sara sidner. coming up, an historic moment for the u.s. military, in fact, with the first transgender recruit set to enlist beginning tomorrow. i'll talk to one transgender man who has waited for this day for a very long time. don't go away. (avo) help control cravings
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supreme court chief justice john roberts has announced he has called forr an evaluation on ho the judicial branch handles allegations of sexual harassment. in a year-end report, roberts said that recent events had illuminated the depths of sexual harassment in the workplace and he made clear that not even the judicial branch is immune. the announcement comes after a prominent appeals court judge based in san francisco announced his retirement this month after a "washington post" story detailed accusations of sexual misconduct from several former clerks and junior staffers. despite an attempted ban by the president, transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the u.s. military, beginning tomorrow. this historic moment comes after the trump administration opted not to appeal federal court rulings, ordering the pentagon to begin processing transgender applications beginning january 1st. and for my next guest, this is the moment he has been waiting for. a dream he has held on to, even when the legal road seemed
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impossible. nicholas talbot is a transgender man and an aspiring air force recruit. nicholas, thank you so much, sir, for being here. how soon before you make that call to sign up? >> yeah, thank you so much for having me. i'm actually currently in touch with an air force recruiter whom i've been working with for a little bit over a year. and i'm hoping to be on the phone with him first thing tuesday morning. >> so exciting. last july, you'll recall the president tweeted this. after consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the united states will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the u.s. military. our military hub focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender and the military would entail. thank you. it's got to be difficult for you to read those words, to hear those words. any reservations, given the president's position in terms of your plan to join the military? >> you know, you're right. it absolutely is difficult to
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read those words and to hear those words. and i just remember how devastated if i felt the first time i read the tweets to myself and had them read to me by other people. and at this point, you know, i don't have any reservations at all. i am so just wicked excited to finally be able to start my career and live out my dream. you know, this is the united states military. and they can do anything they set their minds to. and it's not going to be any type of burden whatsoever to be able to accept trance folks like myself into the branches. >> your attitude is admirable. a 2016 study by the rand corporation estimates that the number of transgender people actively serving in the u.s. military is somewhere between 1,300 and 6,600. that's out of 1.3 million service members. and yet critics have complained, nicholas, about the ongoing cost of medical care for people who are transgender. what do you tell them? >> you know, everybody has medical costs in their lives, no
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matter what it is in regards to. i think it's a very small issue and, you know, there are so many people out there like myself who are so highly qualified, you know, like i said, it's the united states military. any obstacle they have put in their path, they have found a way to overcome it. and i think this is another small bump in the road, if that. it's not quite the big deal that everybody seems to be trying to make it into. >> you have said this is a lifelong dream, to serve in the u.s. military. why do you feel so passionate about this? >> you know, i have always been very passionate about the military, even from the time i was a very young child, i was always playing, you know, army on the playground with my friends. i grew up around veterans. i was very involved in my high school marching band and my favorite days were always veterans day and memorial day. and i have always had the utmost respect for our nation's military and our military members. and the more i went through college and discovered myself and my passions and my drives and realized that i wanted to be
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working in something having to do with counterterrorism and global security, i really felt that the military was the best path for me to pursue. not only to fulfill my own passion and my own drive, but to really fulfill my potential and do the absolute best job that i possibly can, to make this world and this nation a better place. >> now, the issue of whether you can serve might not be settled yet. what if, ultimately, you are prohibited from serving? >> you know, i think if ultimately i'm prohibited from serving, it will be regarding an issue that is not my being transgender. because the whole point of this argument, this debate that we've been having, is that being transgender should not be a disqualifying factor for military service. there is nothing about being transgender that makes me any less qualified than anybody else to serve. and i'm very optimistic that i will be allowed to serve and that nothing else is going to block my path from this. >> well, with nicholas talbot, thank you for your push, your desire to serve our country. thank you for joining us tonight
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and happy new year to you. >> happy new year, thank you so much. >> let's stay in touch. coming up, it became a symbol of climate change denial in washington. >> it's a snowball. and that's just from outside here. so it's very, very cold out. very unseasonable. so mr. president, here, catch this. >> well, nearly three years after senator james inhofe pulled out a snowball on the senate floor to say climate change is a hoax, there is a new tweet from the president making a strikingly similar argument. stay right there. (amanda vo) i adopted scrappy
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president with a similar argument. in the east, it could be the coldest new year's've on record. perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old global warming. today on cnn, anthony scaramucci reacted to the tweet this way. >> i love the president's sense of humor, but i also think he's saying something else. and i think you guys should ask him directly if he's a climate change denier or not. i think you'll be surprised by that answer. i think what he's really saying in that deal, the paris accord, there was something wrong in that deal as it related to the united states. so he didn't want to sign it and go along with the crowd. i think what you'll find with the president, he's an entrepreneur. entrepreneurs have the tendency to diverge from crowd thinking. a lot of the times in the early stages of that, they get ridiculed and picked on, but longer term, like a jeff bezos or a steven jobs, you see that their vision comes to fruition. >> regardless of what the president meant with his tweet, one thing is clear. there is an important difference
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when talking about weather versus climate. cnn meteorologist chad myers explains. >> well, ana, it has certainly been colder than normal across a lot of the u.s. the eastern half of the u.s. and most of canada, for that matter. this big blue blob. this is from the climate change institute from the university of maine. if it's blue, you're colder than you should be. if it's red, you're warmer under that be. this is for december 28th, just a couple of days ago. this is a one-day snapshot. it's why you can't look at this to be climate or not. because this is a day. this is weather. when we zoom this blue area out, all of a sudden it becomes very small compared to the rest of the world, which is very red and very big. so that's why when you look at the climate of the globe, it is still very much going up in temperature. 33,000 record highs, 15,000 record lows this year across the u.s. so it is still warming. likely to be the third hottest global year on record. and we know this, because we can
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look at the year-after-year data. back in the '50s and '60s, the zero line here, the bright white one. that's normal. in the '50s and '60s, we were below normal. but then like a switch got turned on, in the '60s and '70s and into the new millennium, we are going up rapidly. well over one degree celsius globally. so we know the earth is warming. we know things are going to change. and just because we've had a cold spell in the u.s. doesn't change any of this. ana? >> thank you, chad, for breaking it down for us. we have breaking news just into cnn. ten u.s. citizens killed in a plane crash in costa rica. we'll have the details when we come back. mvo: you're not doing work to help somebody, you're gaining something from meeting mr. adderley.
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a police officer in ohio has turned the lives around for dozens of opioid addicts. today's inspiring people shows how a sheriff's deputy with a soft heart and a quick mind
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continues to guide people to sobriety. >> for 19 years, i wore this uniform. >> charles johnson has hung up this uniform for this uniform. because of the opioid epidemic. as a deputy sheriff in lucas county, ohio, it's johnson's job to visit overdose survivors in the hospital and try to save them. you're not there to arrest them. >> no. >> what are you there to do? >> i'm there to convince them to live. >> every day on average, six people overdose in his county. >> they're your mailman, your neighbors, your friends. >> reporter: more counselor than cop, since 2014, johnson and his team have convinced nearly 80% of overdose survivors to go into detox. >> you stick around in these people's lives? >> i remember every one of their names. stop to visit their homes, i know their families. i visit them in the jails. it's like being a parent to a hundred addicts. >> he's like, he can do this, he's got this.
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he was staying in touch making sure i was doing the right thing? you working today? yeah, i'm working. that's what i like to hear, you know. >> does it take an emotional toll? >> absolutely. you can get really burned out doing this. my phone never stops ringing. people are calling scaramuc . what a guy. we have this just in to cnn. a tragedy is unfolded in kosta rica. a plane crash in central america and ten american tourists are dead right now. new images just coming in. it is the wreckage of that small plane. everyone on board this plane died. 12 people in all. among them the two person crew from kosta rica. the cause of this crash is still unknown but the president said via twitter that the investigation will begin first thing in the morning. 10 americans all holiday tourists dead in this small plane crash in costa rica. we'll be right back.
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if there is one fan base that's super happy to see 2017 go away it is cleveland browns fans. one of them even blamed the team's futility for killing him. tongue in cheek, of course. paul stark, proud native of mansfield, ohio, died, wednesday. it said, mr. stark passed away
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of complications from a brief illness exacerbated by the hopeless condition of the cleveland browns. it ended on a hopeful note, saying, mr. stark passed just before the browns were prepared to turn the corner. unfortunately, today the browns became just the second team in history to go 0-16 on the season. ouch. losing to the steelers team that sapped all its super star and here i thought the broncos had a bad year. this happened yesterday on a delta flight. the plane was taxiing on the runway when the captain turned back to the gate because, a little bird was in the cockpit. that sent people scrambling, crew members, maintenance workers, everybody looking for the bird. and in the end they just couldn't find it and as one passenger who live tweeted this whole ordeal noted, this bird is
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playing hide and go seek apparently. since they couldn't find the bird the flight took off but shortly after takeoff i bet you can guess who showed up again. according to a passenger, the captain announced that the bird was going a little nuts in the cockpit, so he turned around again and went back to detroit out of an abundance of caution landing back at the same airport 34 minutes after takeoff. this time, though, success. the little bird was set free and about an hour later the plane took off again and finally made it to atlanta. minus 1 wayward bird. in just over about five hours from now, new york city will be ringing in the new year. the nypd has these tips. hand warmers, wool socks, newly authorized nypd knit cap, don't worry about that if you're a
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civilian. thermals, more thermals and ready to have fun. let's check in with cnn international anchor richard quest always having fun no matter where he is. richard, i know you were already cold in that last block. you got five hours, buddy. did you get hand warmers, i hope? >> reporter: hey, how cold is it in time square? good grief. it's 14 degrees farenheit which is minus 10 degrees celsius and the time square at the moment. in other words, it's very, very cold. would you hold that for me, please. thank you. it's absolutely perishing cold. this is what's going to happen. that big ball that you can see at the top at exactly midnight or one minute to midnight will start to come down. it takes a minute. people will sing imagined by
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skron lennon, then it will be new york, new york and i promise, no matter where you have been on new year's eve there's nothing like it in time square, even if it's going to be the second coldest on record. let's find out how people are keeping warm. this is how they're keeping warm. it's called -- it's called body weight. look at that. they're all squashed up next to each other. are you cold? >> yes, cold. too cold. >> sorry? >> too cold. >> yes. >> reporter: what's your recipe with keeping warm? >> snuggling with others. >> reporter: ahh. now there is a sight for new year. just look at it. snuggling away. >> hello. >> reporter: where you from? >> argentina. >> reporter: a bit warmer there than here? cold here? >> yes, very cold. >> reporter: so this is how you do it.
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you've got five hours to go, they've been here since about 1:00, 2:00 in the afternoon. an hour from now anderson and andy will be up on the riser over there and i'm not going to go back in the warmth ana to warm me bits up. >> i'm glad to thaer. richard quest. thank you and thank you for always bringing that energy. i love that about you, richard. have a wonderful night and the best to the people there in time square. if you want to stay in, stay warm we've got you covered here. don't go anywhere. up first, you have cnn's tom foreman giving a look back at some of the biggest moments of the year. all the best, all the worst, 2017. that airs next and the party really begins. two best friends, one epic night ringing in the new year, anderson cooper and andy cohen begins about an hour from now here on cnn. for now i'm ana cabrera in new york. thank you for spending part of
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your holiday weekend with us. thank you for spending time with me this past year. i'm so grateful for your viewership and i'll see you next year. good night. the following is a cnn special report. >> from the outer limits of a world unlike any ever known comes a spine-tingling, hair-raising, bone-chilling tale of horrifying headlines, political intrigues, mayhem, majesty, music and more, with an all-star cast, including sports analyst brian jones. >> run, run, they're coming. >> comedienne helen hong. >> oh, no, it's alive. >> cnn's own van jones and john berman. >> this time, it's personal. radio host, bethany watson. >>

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