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scheme. one of the women allegedly made fake profiles at usc to help rick singer get students in through athletic routes. another was an accountant tied to the sham nonprofit singer created in order to allegedly bribe coaches and others to help make this scam operate. that's the people we are talking about here. we are also learning it is possible we could get five or ten more arrests within the next month. we think parents and possibly students could be coming down the pipe as the scheme continues to be investigated. alisyn and john? >> thanks. good morning. >> here we go. i knew it was coming. there it is. >> i didn't know. >> we're back. good morning. welcome to your "new day." it is tuesday, march 26. 8:00 in the east. breaking overnight the justice department moving to strike down obamacare. the move would elect millions of americans who rely on the affordable care act for health insurance. it would eliminate protections
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for pre-existing conditions, something president trump has voted to preserve. this is the president just a few months ago. >> we will always protect americans with pre-existing conditions. we are going to take care of them. >> people covered by medicaid expansion. it is not clear how the president will keep these promises with the administration trying to throw out the entire affordable care act. >> president trump was cleared of collusion but the sting of the investigation remains. the president launched a political offensive to attack his critics. >> there are a lot of people that have done evil, bad things. i would say treasonous things. >> the president says releasing the special counsel's full report wouldn't bother him at all. but it bothers mitch mcconnell who has blocked efforts by democrats to pass a resolution calling for the full mueller
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report to be made public. democrats in the house set an april 2 deadline to receive the full report. >> joining me now to talk about this and more, democratic congressman james clyburn of south carolina, the house majority whip, and a member of the congressional black caucus. thank you very much for being with us. i want to read you reporting from manu raju who says house speaker nancy pelosi told the leadership team her caucus should focus on their agenda and message and not the mueller probe and russian interference. she and her top lieutenants view the matter as a distraction and believe they should focus on pocketbook issues, sources said. tell me about this meeting and about that message. >> first of all, thank you so much for having me. the fact is that's exactly what we ought to be doing. that's what they did all of last week when i was in my congressional district. i went from county to county having these discussions. people are concerned about
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everyday issues. i believe that the mueller report has been done. it's a chapter that's closed. this administration opened a new chapter when it moved to invalidate the affordable care act. that's the number one thing on people's minds. people are worried, especially my part of the country about children being born with diabetes and how they are going to get health care. people are worried about themselves. prostate cancer is prevalent in the low country of south carolina. and breast cancer. how are they going to get medical treatment they need? for this administration to open the chapter, i think we have to
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reconnect our conversations with the american people. >> okay. before we go to the chapter you say was opened overnight, you did say the mueller report is a chapter that's closed. what does that mean in your opinion for hearings that judiciary chair jerry nadler might have, that elijah cummings might have, that intelligence chair adam schiff might have going forward? do you think they should start to turn their focus elsewhere? >> no. not them. they have oversight. judiciary committee's got oversight. elijah cummings of government operations, they've got oversight. those of us dealing with the everyday issues of the american people, we are going to have a press conference today. talking about the affordable care act. so we can't do more than one thing at a time up here. that's why we have all the different committees.
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>> it is a mistake in your mind for the democrats -- and there are some still -- who say impeachment is a possibility? they want to see focus on that. you would prefer that to be a closed chapter? >> that's a chapter further down the road. we are going through the book chapter by chapter. maybe that's chapter five or six. let's go to chapter two and three at this point. that's chapter two. chapter three, let's get to work on the affordable care act. i'm hopeful we can soon start looking at an infrastructure bill which is huge in most of the congressional districts. what do we do about broadening our discussions about infrastructure? everybody is talking about roads and bridges. nobody is talking about water and sewage. nobody is talking about broadband deployment. to me, this is where our focus ought to be, trying to make people's lives better. >> i will say this book is
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complicated. i hope some of the chapters have pictures to help people like me get through it. are there areas you would be willing to work with the president to pass bills on infrastructure, on health care for instance? people always talk about improving obamacare. is that something you want to work on with the president, maybe drug pricing? >> absolutely. that's what the press conference we are having today is about. we have always been willing to reach out to this administration on these issues. the fact is when i see children in my congressional district being loaded in automobiles going down to the parking lot of the local library that closes at 5:00. they are there at 6:00 and 7:00 trying to connect to the internet because they don't have it in their homes. that's what we ought to focus on. there is something wrong with that. pi hea i heard from sanford bishop how his football team after practice
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goes to the mcdonald's to hook up to the internet. this is what we ought to be doing making people's lives better. >> let me ask you as we close about the past chapter. a lot of democrats said a lot of things about the investigation into russia and the trump campaign's alleged connections to it. you did an interview with buzzfeed. i want to play sound from that. listen. >> to be blunt, do you think putin has something over on trump? what is it? >> i have been thinking it for a long time. when you see smoke you need to investigate to see if there is a fire causing it, how big the fire is, whether to put it out or let it burn. there is a lot of smoke here. when you see this smoke there is fire somewhere. we've got to put it out. >> as you sit here reading the barr version or summary of the mueller report, were you wrong
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to say there is fire? >> well, we have still not seen the report. i don't know how much fire is there. the question is obstruction of justice is still on the table. that's something the committees will get into. i saw jerry nadler over the weekend. they'll get into that. elijah cummings and others will get into it. that's not what i ought to be doing or the book about caucus about to be doing. let them see what's there while the rest of us go about doing what's best for the american people. >> congressman james clyburn from south carolina, always a pleasure to have you on. thanks for joining us on "new day." >> thank you for having me. >> joining us now is our dear friend jake tapper. >> look who's here. >> look who's surprising us. our cnn chief correspondent. you knew that. >> how are you? we are looking forward to talking to you and your
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daughter. >> that's exactly right. >> you hear james clyburn there. was it not a master stroke from attorney general bill barr to take the wind out of the sails of democrats before we even have had the mueller report. we don't know if it's 50 or 500 pages. it could be filled with incriminating stuff. who knows? bill barr circumnavigated that and released what he said are the conclusions. a little bit adrift as to what the directions should be. >> democrats are in two camps. one camp said it is still focused on the mueller report wanting to see it. how the status and the requirements of what's prosecutable is different than what you would get from a counter-intelligence investigation. they want to see it. they are focused on that. nancy pelosi and congressman clyburn and others who want to talk about other subjects who
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seem ready to turn the page. >> he said he's ready for the chapter to be closed. >> he did. other members of the house don't see it. nadler, schiff, cummings. there are a bunch of democrats who want to keep focus on it and aren't convinced by william barr's memo. they gave the bottom line up front, the bluff. the bottom line up front is no collusion proven. no conclusion on obstruction of justice. one presumes that's what the report says. >> there could be embarrassing things for the trump team. >> it doesn't preclude it at all. >> let's take the trump tower meeting. it's a huge scandal and the white house led by the president lied about it. as far as we know, based on the facts on the table, there wasn't a crime committed. but it is an individual billed
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as a russian lawyer promising dirt on hillary clinton and it's an ugly story. again, not a crime. if the story is in the report which one presumes it is. it doesn't rise to the level of a crime of conspiracy or collusion. it is not a good story for the administration. >> do you sense that the democrats have their wings clipped in terms of other investigations like the emoluments clause and whether or not the president is enriching himself through his office, the security clearances of jared, et cetera, et cetera. do you think that has a ripple effect on those investigations? >> it feels like it now. i doubt it long term. right now everyone is reeling from the fact that the big story -- and we heard a lot of people -- john brennan. one presumed the former head of the cia knew a lot he wasn't saying, accusing the president of treason. then it comes out that that's not true. we hear people saying things
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that were not true. so there is the wind out of the sails of the democrats and resistance democrats. by the same token it is also true that it's still an ugly story for the administration. it's still -- you know, the best we can do in this country is there is no prosecutable evidence of conspiracy with a foreign power then we are setting the bar low. >> it could be what william barr wrote was the best interpretation for the president. not saying it wasn't true, but he wput out the best possible case for the president. now who knows? i will say if you were nancy pelosi and james clyburn and wanted to move on to a subject area, to wake up to the news that the department of justice and the trump investigation has taken legal action to strike down all of obamacare. i would imagine the democrats see it as an opportunity. >> it's bizarre to me. it seems like a political gift
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to democrats who is testing and polling more favorably. the president said he wants to keep protections for pre-existing conditions and this would take it away. millions of people's access to care is up in the air. why the trump administration would want to change the subject to that which is a much more favorable terrain theoretically on a political level. it's bizarre. in addition, i don't know what the plan is. we want to get rid of this and then replace it with that? we don't know what that is. >> there is no there there. there is only repeal, no replace yet they told us about. >> the president loves to complain about the liberal ninth circuit and how judges in san francisco, that democrats like to court shop and they go there for a favorable ruling. he's in texas doing the same
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thing with a conservative court. >> 52 million people have pre-existing conditions. i would assume some are president trump's base. how is this politically astute at all? this is a nonpartisan issue, health care: how does it politically make sense to try to take health insurance. >> i don't see a sense in it at all. i don't understand. it seems there are other area where is the administration could focus attention this week. having to do with the positive economic numbers, having to do with the trade fights the president is waging. much more favorable terrain for him. putting democrats much more on the defensive. he's focused on this. it seems odd to me. i don't understand it. >> jake tapper, stick around. he's more charming in person. >> isn't he? >> i'm bad on air? >> just interpret it as you will. >> not good. >> great to have you here. >> not good on tv. >> stick around. we'll talk to you in a second.
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>> charming tapper in a second. >> i keep hearing there is one. voters in the heartland sounding off about the mueller investigation. >> if the democrats were smart, they would start working with president trump instead of trying to overturn the results of the election. >> what will the 2020 candidates do? we'll discuss next. itso chantix can help you quit "slow turkey." along with support, chantix is proven to help you quit. with chantix you can keep smoking at first and ease into quitting so when the day arrives, you'll be more ready to kiss cigarettes goodbye. when you try to quit smoking, with or without chantix. you may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms. stop chantix and get help right away if you have changes in behavior or thinking, aggression, hostility,
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robert mueller's report. some of his supporters in the heartland do as well. miguel marquez is live in harrison township, michigan, where he spoke to voters about the russia investigation. tell us everything, miguel. >> reporter: yeah, the all important macomb county, alisyn. republicans here are em bold enned -- emboldened but even democrats say it's time to move on. in the heartland, conclusions of the mueller report so far favor the president. and his catch phrases are winning. >> i make of it exactly what donald trump said it was. it was fake news. it was a witch hunt. it was a hoax all along. as a matter of fact, i think they need to investigate the people that funded the fake dossier. they are the real criminals in this. >> reporter: ford auto worker brian penebecker is a huge trump fan. he helped elect the president in his county and says the report's findings gives the president a
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lift. >> if democrats were smart they would start working with president trump instead of trying to overturn the results of the election. >> reporter: in your mind in they do, they are only going to make him stronger in places like macomb? >> absolutely. the guy didn't do anything wrong. >> reporter: michigan and macomb county are critical to the president's re-election. in 2016 he won the state by 10,704 votes. macomb county in suburban detroit voted for obama in 2008 and 2012. it flipped for trump big time. he won the county by more than 48,000 votes. even democrats here say the report's findings won't help them win back macomb county and the state. >> it was a little bit surprising that more wasn't revealed in this report. >> reporter: yanez has run for and held several political offices. he says fellow democrats need to investigate less and focus on policy. >> i think democrats just need
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to roll up their sleeves and work on issues that are important to the citizens of my city and state. >> reporter: there is hope for democrats here. the midterms saw them rebound slightly. the county narrowly back winning democratic candidates in the senate and governor's races. >> i was excited. >> john scance who retired from the auto industry considers himself a moderate republican. he voted for the president but could be persuaded to support joe biden in 2020. >> do you think the mueller report and the summary helps the president? >> i think it helped them a lot. it helped them a lot. it got rid of a big stigma with his following. >> now there is one thing we discovered that both democrats and republicans agree on. there is one candidate out there for 2020 that's a long way away. there is one candidate that causes worry on the republican side or hope on the democratic side, a guy who hasn't even announced yet.
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joe biden seems to be very popular in places like macomb county. >> that's interesting. miguel marquez in michigan. appreciate it. so what will the democratic candidates for president do about this? joining us now, josh green, national correspondent for bloomberg business week and a cnn political analyst and jonathan martin, national political correspondent for the "new york times" and a cnn political analyst who is with us in person today. >> josh, you have to wait a second. the democratic presidential candidates actually seem to have already decided how they are going to handle or were going to handle by and large the russia investigation. i haven't heard much from them about it at all. >> if you follow the weeks leading up to the mueller report this wouldn't surprise you that they would be focused on driving the message on economic fairness. it's been the core issue of most of the campaigns.
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yes, contrasting themselves with president trump. yes, referring to alleged corruption on the part of his administration. the idea that somehow russia or the mueller probe was central to their campaigns is just not true. it was definitely more of a washington conversation. i think there was some kind of liberal fantasy, to be honest that santa claus mueller would come down the chimney with a package full of indictments. even in the midterms last year, you rarely heard about it on the campaign trails. it was much more about, you know, integrity and policy like health care. >> josh, this, of course, isn't a surprise. all politics is local if you believe that adage. so the mueller investigation is russia. that's as far as from local as you can possibly get. people are focused on their own
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health care, paychecks, jobs in their own backyard. >> any candidate who spent time on the campaign trail in the midterms and in the early presidential primary states as i wrote my piece will tell you this is not a top of mind concern. russia and mueller aren't a top of mind concern for voters. that's a reason why the mueller report is disappointing as it was to a certain class of democrats who is, as jonathan mentioned were hoping for a santa claus basket full of indictments. as disappointing as it was it might be good for democrats. had mueller's report gone a little bit further or caused democrats to feel obligated to try and impeach president trump, that would have eclipsed every other issue for the next two years and including would have overshadowed the democratic primary race, divided the democratic y party. i think now with impeachment unlikely, the focus in 2020
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instead will be on issues like health care, like education and like the fact that obama's justice department just came out and said it wants to obliterate obamacare. these are issues democratic voters i have spoken to are talking about. >> i want to show you how little of a concern it is among primary voters here. this is all voters. cnn in a recent poll asked for the most important issues for the 2020 vote. they can list multiple answers if they wanted. exactly zero people. >> yeah. >> not 0%. zero human beings listed russia as their top issue. they could choose multiple issues here. >> the margin of error is zero. exactly. it's not surprising. i think josh is right. privately, there was some kind of relief from democratic strategists. what they would say is now maybe some of the more hard-core
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activists won't push impeachment. hopefully some of the younger, more progressive members of congress will let it go or temper demands for impeachment. the reason they are excited is impeachment is something a majority of the country doesn't want. the important but small slice of voters in the middle certainly doesn't want to pursue impeachment. they are more sympathetic to democrats on most policy issues. if you think about ten years ago when there was a similar sort of investigation into bush, nancy pelosi at the time always said let's beat him, not impeach him. it's a similar moment now. they want to beat him at the ballot box, not pursue impeachment against him for a couple of reasons. first of all, they think it is a legit way to confront him and a unifying way that will whin the middle of the country that doesn't want to take the
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president out of the white house. >> maybe it was a gift from santa claus, josh, for democrats who have wanted to move on. to be clear, it's not as though the democratic heads of the committees thought it was a winner to always have to talk about russia and to have to talk about all of the byzantine connections between everybody in the trump orbit and russia. it was that they were tasked with it. they had oversight responsibilities. they had to do it. maybe they'll work their way around to feeling relieved about this. >> i think privately, many of them are. the issue with impeachment always is it was going to d divide the democratic party. it will be much easier now for democrats as a party for the eventual nominee to unify around a set of issues that bring the party together. whether it is protecting obamacare, something on jobs and the economy. now you have a presidential campaign to be run on issues in
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the context of a slowing economy. a president who iss under water. trump has been under water including in states like michigan that are probably going to decide the outcome of the 2020 election. this is by no means bad news for democrats. >> the president's conduct and temperament. >> exactly. >> it wasn't the question that he was a stooge or vladimir putin that drove voters in the midterm. it was unease with his tweets, with his constant incendiary attacks. that's what makes voters in the middle uneasy about it. not some sort of conspiracy theory. it is hard to see that change. >> tone and corruption is something on that. great to have you in person. maybe you will actually come see us. all right. a quick programming note. cnn will host a presidential
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at just 11 years old alice tapper, son of jake tapper, started a movement to motivate young girls to be confident in the classroom. >> based on her own school experience she wrote the book "raise your hand" available now in stores. here with us is alice paul tapper and also another guy, jake. alice paul, i love the book. >> thank you. >> i love the story behind it. tell us how you came to write this. >> i started noticing in class that the boys were raising their hands more than the girls. the girls were just sitting there being silent. i was scared myself to raise my hand, so i brought this up to my mom because i wanted to know if
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i was the only one. she told me to ask my girl scout troop. so i went to my girl scout troop to ask if they have experienced the same notices -- noticed that the boys raised their hands more than the girls. they said they experienced shyness also. so i wanted to do something about that. i got in a meeting with the girl scouts nations capital council lydia soto-herman and we discussed the idea of a patch for girl scouts to earn. they have to pledge to raise their hand and recruit three other girls to pledge to raise their ands as well. but the other girls don't have to be girl scouts. >> wow, what a great idea. >> tell them how many patches? >> we have sold over 13,000 patches. >> you have inspired 13,000
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girls and they have spread the word to other girls. why do you think girls in 5th or 6th grade aren't as comfortable raising their hands as boys? >> i think they are afraid to be laughed at and that people will judge them. >> i get it. we all are but somehow girls, i guess, internalize it more at that age than boys do. >> when you raise your hand you're not always right. you don't always have to be right. >> right. girls my age have to be certain they're right or most of them won't raise their hands. they're too nervous to get the answer wrong. >> what about boys? >> sometimes they just raise their hand and get the answer wrong. but they're trying. it's a good thing. if you get a bad grade on a test you learn from it. as long as you learn from it, it's okay. >> is part of the problem at home dad's always right? >> that's not our home. definitely not right.
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i don't think i'm always right. >> no. >> often wrong. >> talk to me about the reaction here. 13,000 patches. the book is beautifully illustrated. there are responses from around the world including one alisyn picked up on. >> i want to show this picture. you have a check. explain what's going on. you have a check for $20,000? >> $25,000. >> from oprah. >> yes. that's my friend joelle holding the one from oprah and that's the one from my book. >> what's that about? why was oprah investing and why did you get the money for your book? >> my dad asked her to blurb my book, but she couldn't. she september nt me a sweet let saying she supported me and she didn't really struggle to raise her hand but supports me. >> she heard alice was donating
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her advance to the local girl scouts s scouts. >> that's great. >> oprah did what? >> sent a check for $25,000 to the girl scouts. >> what did ellen do? >> ellen wanted to top oprah so she gave $25,001. >> that's awesome. >> i have to ask as a parent myself, on a scale of one to ten how proud are you? >> the truth is i'm always proud of her and jack. they are wonderful, wonderful kids. the idea of this was such a great idea. so when it got out there and people started picking up on it, first the girl scouts nation's capital agreeing to do the patch and the "new york times" saw the patch and asked for an op-ed sand penguin books asked her to the write a book. she's inspiring and very humble about it which is very touching
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as a dad to see. mom had a lot to do with this, inspiring your feminism and strength. >> right. >> we know that. we have met your mom. >> she's awesome. >> she is awesome. >> your dad is an author. i have written a book as john berman can tell you. >> great book. >> how hard was it? i found it harder than people expect to write a book. how did you find it? >> i didn't find it that hard actually. i knew what i was going to say. i knew what i was going to write about. i was passionate about it. so if you're passionate about something, you can do anything. >> it's a great message. >> we are honored to meet you. i love the book. people should get it. the illustrations are wonderful. the story is wonderful. the message is best of all. thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> great to see you. >> thanks, jake. britain's prince charles did something no other royal has
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prince charles and camilla making history with their first visit to cuba. this historic trip is the first ever trip to the communist island which is angering some lawmakers here in the united states. cnn's max foster is live in havana with the latest on this. this was clearly a choice, max. >> human rights, cuban support in venezuela. highly sensitive issues in parts of washington. there is more talk now about increasing sanctions on this island. meanwhile, key u.s. ally the uk is opening up to cuba in the most high profile way it knows. >> bring a senior royal couple to havana, show them around the narrow streets. add tourists, a ton of media and you quickly end up with this.
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the british royal family aren't particularly well known here in cuba. you wouldn't know it from the amount of media that's shown up in the streets. much of it controlled by the government. >> the regime keen for media to show it has powerful friends in the west who are keen to visit the country's historic areas. the couple were guided by a senior member of the communist party. >> what does it mean for cuba to receive the prince and have him here. >> it's very important for all the people around the world to come to havana on the 500th anniversary. it is a great motivator to come. >> charles doing his bit to reinforce the message with the high profile visit on behalf of the british government. it's infuriated some in washington pushing for tougher sanctions about what they regard
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as a tyrannical regime. >> why would the president want to recognize juan guaido. we all know the castro regime is one they are propping up maduro, the dictator in venezuela and at the same time have the prince who has unbelievable worldwide influence go prop up the regime. it doesn't make sense. >> reporter: this image, more than any other showing how far uk/cuba relations have come. prince charles hosted by the president miguel diaz canal in the palace of the revolution itself. the uk government source said the approach is different from the u.s. but they are confident they have it right. there are lawmakers in the british ruling conservative party as well who are concerned about how it will look in washington. the white house has other
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distractions this week. perhaps not focused on it today. >> fair to say, max. thank you very much for the report from cuba. well, the tragedy of the parkland and sandy hook school massacres are compounded this week by apparent suicides. why is this happening? what can we do to help? that's next. woman: this is your wake-up call. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, month after month, the clock is ticking on irreversible joint damage. ongoing pain and stiffness are signs of joint erosion. humira can help stop the clock. prescribed for 15 years, humira targets and blocks a source of inflammation that contributes to joint pain and irreversible damage. vo: humira can lower your ability to fight infections. serious and sometimes fatal infections including tuberculosis, and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b,
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two communities struck by grief now dealing with more loss. a father whose 6-year-old daughter was killed in the sandy hook massacre becoming the latest to die in an apparent suicide. two parkland high school survivors died this week in apparent suicides. what's prompting this? joining us to discuss is the director of the national suicide prevention lifeline. he has some very important tips and information for us. john, it is nice to see you again. you have helped us through this topic before.
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it's soul-crushing to report on this. the ripple effect of this shooting. the pain stays with people. months later, a year later, seven years later in the sandy hook case this is happening. how do you explain it? >> thank you for inviting me on for this important subject matter. we are talking about traumatic loss. it's not something that just goes away. it's something we have to pay attention to and ask years afterward, how are you doing? the question you are asking this morning about why did it happen and what more can we do those are questions that hammer at people who suffered traumatic losses. what more could i have done? why did this happen? why not me? these are cruel questions people
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will continue to ask themselves. there's no good answers for them. but the only answer we can provide is you don't have to go through it alone. >> i think that's really an important message. the old adage of time heals all wounds, it doesn't. sometimes you are still in searing pain long after the event. what are you supposed to do about it? for people who are still in pain and if we know people in crisis, what's the answer? >> you make a very good gopoint. most people who go through traumatic situations do get better. that means those people who aren't getting better and see others moving on and not asking and expecting to go through anything more, they feel more alone and unsupported. they feel they don't have permission to talk about it.
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it's important to have resources for people available. we provide those. we have the national suicide prevention lifeline and the national disaster distress line provided for people who have gone through human-made as well as natural disasters and are still emotionally affected years after. >> that's valuable. we talked about the best way to talk about this on tv. for a long time we avoided the subject of suicide. studiously avoided it. we were afraid of copy cat cases. that creates a stigma. we need to talk about it and do it in a productive, helpful way. what is that? >> well, i think a very productive thing is what makes it hard, i think, for a number of people and what we would say is a contagion of some kind is when people see individuals
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modeling how to react to situations where they feel helpless and hopeless and do so destructively. we need to give more contact for people. peers who have gone through these situations, essentially who found ways to cope through seemingly the impossible. and learn from them. what is it that got you through this? those models and they are primarily what's happening out there. most people get through. how are they getting through it? what helps them? from our standpoint and one of the things we are committed to is to establish it. in this specific case, survivors of school shootings get additional supports and contact with each other so they can support one another.
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you can. >> you can turn a corner and have some good days and some longer than good days. i think people need to realize the pain doesn't stay as excruciating forever. that's what we need to talk about. >> yes. here's the other thing. people shouldn't have to go through it alone. any measure of pain is more tolerable if we are sharing it with registered in the brain th way. the more we can provide contact and assistance message. thank you very much for giving us the language to help people and for giving us the hot line. if anyone out there is thinking about suicide or if you are worried about a friend or a loved one, there is help. please call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 800-273-talk. or 8255.
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