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and i am on my way to being very well. >> so good to hear. the 86-year-old justice had a tumor removed from her pancreas, and received radiation treatment earlier this month. justice ginsberg who was married for 50 years revealed she got a request for marriage advice from j. lo: ginsberg said she met with pop star jennifer lopez and her fiance alex rodriguez and ginsberg told them her secret to a happy marriage is it helps sometimes to be a little deaf. you're live in the cnn newsroom, i'm ana cabrera, we are watching hurricane dorian,
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its enormous size and destructive power and where it will impact people across the united states. this is how residents of the bahamas are preparing for the storm's arrival, filling up their cars, boarding up their windows, knowing this category 4 hurricane could just sit on top of them for an entire day, maybe even longer. let's get right to cnn's chad meyers, the national hurricane center has issued an update on the storm, the location, the track, let's hear it. >> as it gets closer, with cooler, air to the u.s., sheer, down 5 miles per hour in speed at a time, not really all that significant. we still don't get this thing in their forecast to be a cat 5. that's good, goes to 155. category 5 starts at 157. i know we're splitting hairs there, but there's something
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there. 150 miles per hour storm, 170 miles from great abico, 190 miles from where it begins to stop and turn to the right, 12 hours or 24 hours later, and as you said, could be 36 hours sitting right there over the bahamas, doing significant destruction at 150 miles per hour. a new tropical storm watch from deerfield beach, to sebastian inlet, that would include west palm beach there, but as a tropical storm watch, conditions are possible that might be tropical storm in the next 36 hours. so we're not in this hurricane warning like the bahamas are right now. it will turn to the north. so far the models do not have it touching land, the middle of the eye. that doesn't mean the eye wall, and that doesn't mean this can't go left another 20 miles, and all of a sudden we do have a devastating hurricane right on shore, northern florida, georgia, into the e. cocarolina. so far so good on the south part
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of the storm, south florida. looking like it makes the turn. waves in the ocean, ana, could be 40 feet tall. i'm not going on a cruise. guarantee it. >> i would be seasick for sure. chad myers, glad to hear things are looking up a little bit for the east coast. thank you, let's head there to the east coast of the united states where some forecasters say the eye of hurricane dorian could come very close to landfall, though maybe there will be a glancing blow. cnn's dianne gallagher is in jacksonville, florida, you're on the banks of the river, the maria empty behind you when it would usually be full? >> reporter: yeah, you know, and it probably, out of all day, should be full today because they're supposed to be having a much anticipated football game between florida state, boise state. a lot of people hoping to watch florida state here on this side of florida, and he went ahead and moved that today to
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tallahassee instead. so this would have been full with tailgaters, people who were excited to come in, because the stadium is literally right across from me. i can see it. we have a florida afternoon storm coming in right now. it started raining just as chad was speaking to you there, and this is what a lot of people in jacksonville don't want to happen. they don't want to see rain from dorian come in while the tides come up from any of that storm surge because this is a city that does tend to flood when they have these storms, even if they're not making landfall in this area. so a lot of them say, look, we're breathing a sigh of relief that we're no longer necessarily, you know, impacted by a direct hit. that doesn't mean places like jacksonville aren't going to feel some kind of impact as dorian passes, it's been so slow, it's hard to plan for, prepare for, and two they're just not sure what it's going to do. some of the schools in the surrounding area have already cancelled classes on tuesday. remember, this is a holiday weekend. they're not in school on monday,
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just as a precaution, and they're going ahead and looking ahead, and they're going to judge day by day, based off the track of the storm. we are seeing people prepare south. not in jacksonville, but it's far away for them. much of the preparation will likely happen towards the beginning of the week as we're not expecting any sort of real impact until midweek next week in jacksonville. we're expecting the mayor to begin speaking anytime now for the latest update here in jacksonville, but again, for the most part, they're concerned about potential flooding and rain continuing here in the downtown area as dorian approaches. >> okay. thank you very much for that report. dianne gallagher. mark mchugh joins us from orlando, florida, where he's concerned about a very specific population, the animals at gator land. mark, who do you have there with you? >> thank you for having us. this is rayford, a baby alligator, going to help us out
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today. >> what's your mindset now that we know hurricane dorian has changed its course slightly? >> a little sigh of relief, but we continue with our hurricane preparation procedures, got all of our animals ready for this, we make sure we're safe and clear before we undo preparations. >> you have more than 2,000 american alligators on your 110 acre property and you have birds and bob cats to take care of, i know, what kind of challenges do you face when it comes to preparing these animals for a storm like dorian. >> the land based animals, birds, cbob cats, deer, goats, e make sure they are in secure housing, block buildings preferably, and let them ride it out. the alligators and crocodiles it ain't their first rodeo. they have been around 75 million years. we leave them alone, they go in the water, drop down to the bottom of the lakes and ponds and just ride it out. >> you leave them alone.
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that to some might sound like a scary thought, given, you know, if there's flooding and the water rises, then the gators get out, you say that's just stuff for the movies. >> it does make a good movie when they get out and swim down the streets and end up in people's basements, we don't have basements here in florida, but we have a team of experienced people. they will spend all night or all day if a hurricane does hit. they stay in the room i'm in. we bring the bottom cats in with -- bob cats in with them. when the storm passes and winds die down, first thing they do is circle the exhibits, make sure we haven't had a breach of contact. the biggest worry is a tree will fall on the fence and that's a potential escape area for an animal. we make that round as soon as we can, check out and make sure we haven't had a breach of containment and all of our
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animals are safe. >> given you have experienced past hurricanes like charlie and irma, what is your biggest concern, the wind, the rain, the surge, what are you watching for? >> well, the surge doesn't usually reach as far in, and i have never seen it reach into orlando. >> that makes sense. >> heavy rains is a significant worry, we will actually pull down the water level in our lakes so that we don't have too much water that rises up and gets over the fence and we have a breach of containment. we'll pull the water down, get ready for that, and of course high winds, tornadoes that get spawned by the storms. that's one of your biggest worries. that will tear down the buildings, tear down the fences and then, you know, that makes a point for breach of containment with the animals. that's a big worry, wind and rain. >> okay. mark mchugh, appreciate you taking the time and you brought the props as well. we always appreciate that. stay safe, my friend. >> thank you for having us, and everybody be safe out there. >> thanks, back at you.
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president trump now says he forgives an ex-aide who spoke to reporters about his family, but did he just make a veiled threat toward her via twitter. and a shocking 9/11 call, the dispatcher lecturing a woman moments before she died. the audio is disturbing. you're live in the cnn newsroom. do you often wake up with chest congestion? or suffer excess mucus? try mucinex 12 hour. the bio layer tablet immediately releases to thin and loosen excess mucus. and lasts for 12 hours. mucinex 12 hour.
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madeli madeleine westerhout after she was ousted after giving details about the family in an off the record dinner. the president writes while madeline wester hout has a fully enforced confidentiality agreement. i fully understood and forgave her. i love tiffany, doing great. he added this on ndas, yes, i'm currently suing various people for violating their confidentiality agreements, disgusting and foul mouthed omarosa is one. i gave her every break despite the fact that she was despised by everyone and went for cheap money from a book, numerous others also. we should note that according to legal experts, the ndas are unenforceable since they're government employees. joining us now, white house correspondent for the atlantic, elaina plott and op-ed columnist for the "new york times," charles blow. let me start with you, for so
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many, this is inside baseball. why does westerhout's exit matter or does it not? >> quite literally in terms of proximity, she was the gate keeper for this president. john kelly came to rely on her when he decided he wanted to streamline access to the oval office. madeleine westerhout literally determined if you got to have face time with the leader of the free world or not. with her gone, you know, the depth of trust that the president had with her is gone with it, so, you know, it will be interesting to see how quickly someone else can come in and maintain the rig yor she wa known for establishing. another thing that is interesting is these kind of stories we would talk about all the time at the beginning of this president's tenure, the leaking, the hunt for them and the president's paranoia, this is one of the first times in a long time that we have had to talk about something like this, so i, you know, in talking to
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white house officials, they're if anything sort of paranoid about whether the president's ire has been sparked by this so much that he goes looking for others that might be having similar off the record dinners with reporters. >> that's interesting. charles, when you look at the president's tweet, he says he forgives westerhout but mentions this nda, do you think this is personal, is he threatening something? >> of course he is. of course he is. i mean, he has no cards to play now. she's out. she knows things that he would not want people to know. and has, you know, revealed some of it during that dinner, and there was some reporting today that book publishers are already making overtures to her to write and disclose whatever she wants to disclose. that would be personally harmful to him. and i think he would think that it was a -- that is he was being stabbed in the back, so he does
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not want her to talk, and that is in fact, it's not even a veiled threat it's an out in the public threat, and we'll have to see what she -- how she wants to proceed. i'm not sure, like you said at the beginning, that any -- i'm not sure he's suing anyone. i think they just say things. i'm not sure he's suing anyone. i'm not sure that any of that, as you said, any of those agreement, if they were signed, are enforceable. i think this is all bluser ablus trying to threaten her in public. more bad news for the president, a new poll shows him losing to every single top democratic contender. president trump has called polls fake in the past. elena, do you think this is just one of those that he can shrug it off or do you think it's planted some doubt? >> there's nothing new in terms of showing that a lot of the democratic contenders can beat trump. you know, whether it's this quinnipiac poll or whether it's past one, even somebody from, you know, emerson might say that
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it's entirely plausible to see an elizabeth warren or kamala harris beating trump in a head-to-head match up. what's interesting about this poll, and why trump campaign officials are taking it more seriously is it kind of shows the first slide in terms of how people do the economy right now. when you talk to trump campaign officials, they like to tout the line, even if you don't personally like donald trump, you might feel economically better today than you did a few years ago. if more and more voters continue to show as reflected by the polls that they don't feel that way, you know, one of the central lines that this campaign is banking on sort of dissolves and, you know, their entire stick is promises made, promises kept. we haven't seen that with the border wall, for example, we haven't seen a trade war being won as easily as the president proclaimed that it would, so even, you know, with the economy starting to slide and voters continuing to have maybe
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pessimism, this poll i think is right to send shock waves through the campaign. >> let's put that poll back up, charles. this shows biden has the best chance to beat trump. he has the largest margin there, but you said you don't know a single person who's genuinely excited by biden. do you doubt these polls? >> i don't doubt those polls, but i want to put those polls in con teg context, right, these are national polls. trump is not even running a national campaign. he's running an electoral college campaign. in the same way he lost the popular vote, he could lose it next time, and still win. i'm always cautious about first of all this far out, and also polls that are just national polls at this point. we kind of -- because the people got nervous about polls. i don't believe polls anymore, actually, the polls were roughly, pretty right last time. they showed hillary clinton winning and she actually won that popular vote but those are national polls. that is not how we elect our
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president, so i think they may be nervous about, it's not never good to be in the polls and be down, be losing to every one of the candidates. that's never good. at the same time, that is not their strategy. trying to win over new people, that is not the strategy. they're not trying to run a 50-state campaign. >> but yet, biden has been trying to in his strategy, prove that he is the most electable when it comes to a head-to-head with president trump and these polls perhaps back that up. if what you have said and the excitement maybe isn't there for biden, do you think democrats could lose with biden as the nominee. >> it's an interesting question, right, so part of what biden has going for him is that he has the exhaustion caucus, right, these are people who are just fed up with trump and they just want the best person to take him out. who looks like they can win, and he does look like he can win in the early polls.
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but the excitement thing is a real thing. right, so there's two different groups of people here, democrats now. there is the people who see trump and see an opportunity for fundamental change of the country. right, to do something really big and bold, and then there's the other group of democrats, which is just people saying i don't need to change the world. i just need this guy gone. and i'm exhausted by him. and so that group, though, is not really the excitement. that's not where the energy is in the democratic party, so the democrats have to figure out which one of these things, which one of those two groups is going to win the day, and we have not seen that yet. i'm waiting for the first primaries and caucuses, because i need to see how voters are actually going to behave. i don't know what these polls are telling us, and i'm not exactly sure which one of those arms of the democratic party is going to win over. >> still a good point. still early, charles blow, elaina plott, thank you both for
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while millions along the east coast keep an eye on hurricane dorian, we're watching a disaster already in the making, that's the fires tearing through the amazon rain forest. brazil's president is refuse to go allow burning for land clearing anywhere in the country. critics believe his openness to that practice helped lead to the amazon emergency. cnn's nick paton walsh takes us to the front lines of the fire with a rare look at the people directly impacted by this disaster. >> reporter: dusk isn't when you rest as the amazon burns, it's when the day cools enough to give firefighters a chance. everything we see and a bumpy hour's drive to nowhere turned to ashes in the last four days. this is how, the wall that marches across the bush and into the trees when it can.
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it feels a bit like the end of the world, doesn't it, and when flames rage like this, the firefighters actually have to pull back, and there's nothing they can do, really, until the wind dies down. destruction that overshadows, an entire branch of our species here. an indigenous community a thousand strong say they legally own a million hectors nearby. the next generation will have a darker future, he says, since this president came to power these things are happening a lot more. president jair bols narronaro i bringing progress to the amazon, letting these areas be commercially farmed for the first time. the raging fires, all of which here have burned since he pledged to send 43,000 troops, clear land for farming too. the sunrises again on a little
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we continue watching hurricane dorian, a massive storm, right now, dorian's track has it moving east. its destination, uncertain. forecasters now say the eye of the hurricane probably won't make landfall in the u.s. but its outer bands are expected to start lashing the u.s. coast monday night. a tropical storm watch is now in effect for the east coast of florida, with dorian's latest track drifting to the east, it adds georgia and south carolina to its sights as well, and that's drudging up memories of catastrophic hurricane matthew. cnn meteorologist derek van dam is in hutchinson island, florida. is dorian behaving a lot like matthew did? >> reporter: it's important for our viewers to understand that each hurricane we go out and cover has its own set of threats, availables and -- conditions we report on. if we're going to compare apples to apples, the similarity is
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just the track, and you got to think about where hurricane matthew came from. it came from the south and it ran parallel with the east coast of florida whereas dorian is moving from east to west, so it's coming at us, and we are relying on expert meteorological analysis and the computer weather data that we look at for that right turn in dorian to take place here within the next 72 hours. we are hoping that that is going to be the case to spare the southeastern united states but of course we're only as good as the data that we have available to us. the data is great over the land, but not so great over the ocean, and that's what's made this particular storm so difficult, so fickle to forecast. >> derek van dam, wow, what a perspective you're giving us there in that shot. thank you for the update. before dorian is expected to turn northward, it is currently on track to slam the bahamas tomorrow morning, with sustained winds of up to 150 miles per
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hour. this afternoon, the bahamas, prime minister warning residents of the northern bahamas, if they wait until tonight to seek shelter, it will be too late. cnn's patrick ottoman joins us now from freeport, not only is freeport in dorian's sights, but cnn's chad myers says this storm could stall, sit over the bahamas for 36 hours. are you seeing signs of people heeding the prime minister's warning? >> reporter: yes, i've just been speaking to the government officials and they say more people than any time in recent memory appear to be evacuating and seeking shelter, going to shelters here that are more inland where they can hunker down and be safe from the storm surge, from the wind, because they recognize, as people who live on islands and deal with hurricanes their entire lives, unique threats of the storm, so they're taking some sense of heart to the fact that people appear to be listening, that people are moving in the hours that remain because we don't
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have much more time here, so throughout the day, we have been seeing people buying water, topping off the gas tanks in their car and doing everything they can to get ready, but the window is shutting at this point. conditions are beginning to deteriorate in the hours and days ahead. the real concern is what you were saying, the storm stalling out over us, 140 miles an hour winds. there's not a lot that can withstand that. you talk about a storm surge of 15 feet. the island where i am, one of the higher islands in the area, the highest point of land is only 30 feet. much of this island where i am is going to be underwater in a few days. >> patrick oppmann, we know you're going to continue to give us the latest update there. still ahead, in arkansas, a woman drowned in her car after calling for help in the final moments of her life, only to be met with mockery by the 911 dispatcher. you're live in the "cnn
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this is cnn breaking news. breaking news, just in to cnn, officials in odessa, texas,
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say they are responding to an active shooter situation, and according to a spokesperson with the city of odessa, there may be two shooters, one may be headed from odessa to midland on i-20. we're still trying to get details. polo sa polo sandoval. >> they asked people to stay indoors, they are trying to work the shooting. police are confirming ten injuries, possibly up to 20 jir injured, rather, and one dead. one of those shot is a law enforcement officer among the injured. it's unclear if the officer is that individual who passed away. at this point, according to what the public information officer with the city of odessa is telling cnn, there's a person in a gold toyota who is, in their own words, driving around shopping centers and shooting people from his vehicle.
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this is extremely disturbing, on the east side of odessa. what we're seeing right now on facebook is the police department telling everybody to get off the road. reading this post that has been posted on their social media, it is extremely disturbing. odessa pd reporting this active shooting situation and saying that the suspect has hi jacked a u.s. mail carrier vehicle, possibly a truck, was last seen in the area of 38th and walnut. this, again, on the city's east side, there in odessa, this is going to be the region between midland, texas, and odessa, texas. and law enforcement here essentially asking everybody if you are on the road, get inside because of this active shooter situation that just happened a few moments ago. this is based on information coming from our colleague, ed lavandera, and what the police department is posting on social media. >> and my understanding there could be more than one shooter. >> possibly. they have identified one
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individual they're looking for in a gold toyota, but at this point they have not released a whole lot of other information. i am reading here that this is apparently a gold with white accents, a small toyota truck with a u.s. or rather and a usps postal van. that gives you now at least two vehicles that police are actively trying to track down. this toyota, small pickup truck, and possibly a united states postal service van. >> and i'm just looking at information from the midland police department, from their facebook page saying they believe there are two shooters, perhaps in two separate vehicles. they say that it looks like this person is driving on loop 250 in midland. and again, the two vehicles in question reiterating gold, white, small, toyota truck, u.s. p.s. postal van. if you're just tuning in, multiple people injured, at least one person is dead, according to officials with the city of odessa, and we will be right back as we continue to
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we're back with breaking news in cnn, officials in odessa, texas, say they are responding to an active shooter situation, and according to a spokesperson with the city of odessa, there may be two shooters, one headed from odessa to midland, texas, on i-20. we're trying to get all the details. we know at least one person is dead, and at least ten are injured according to the public
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information officer with the city of odessa, and we have this tweet just now from the nypd counter terrorism bureau saying we are closely monitoring the ongoing active shooter einciden in midland, odessa, texas. let's me go to cnn's james g galliano and supervisory special agent, when you look at what's going on, active shooter, people on the road, somebody shooting according to the officials at midland, shooting at shoppers or shopping areas, what's going through your mind in terms of reading the situation? >> well, ana, we have become unfortunately all too familiar with this, i mean, just think in the last month, there have been three, one in gilroy, california, el paso, texas, and a third in dayton, ohio. these things are extremely chaotic. they evolve very quickly. i think the important thing here, and i think the odessa police department and the texas department of public safety have done a great job in this is
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getting the information out. we call this in law enforcement, a bolof, a be on the lookout for. this is a very difficult situation with law enforcement. you never want a crisis site to be mobile. you want to keep it pinned down. you want to surround it, move all the civilians out of the way, tend to the wounded, handle what you need to handle and attempt to handle negotiations or intradict the shooter or shooters. with one or more being on the move, it makes it more difficult to do. we are in a situation where the public has to understand what the department of homeland security and fbi constantly teaching these situations, you need to run or evacuate, if you can. you need to hide if you must. fight if you have no other alternative, and then the fourth piece of that, you've got to contact law enforcement if you have any details of what you
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saw. no detail is unimportant. no detail is disposable. law enforcement needs that information, ana. this is a tough scene right now with a lot of moving parts. >> you just gave so much important information, especially what people should do should they encounter somebody like this. what do you make of the nypd terrorism bureau monitoring this active shooter reported in texas? >> well, you know, i say this all the time, you and i have sat at this desk too many times and discussed these things. this is the new paradigm. the paradigm is you have to look at these things not in a vacuum because sometimes these things are planned where one event happens in one place that either distracts or diverts law enforcement attention, and something else is planned somewhere else. also, the bad guys, whether or not they're terrorists or hate crime perpetrators, whoever they are, sometimes like to do these things in concert with other incidents. so law enforcement has to take it seriously. obviously now that this i
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happening in texas, law enforcement across the country at the federal, state and local level with working in concert, number one, sharing intelligence and information. does anybody have any links to this vehicle, does anybody happen to have heard any chatter online about this, we've got to connect the dots in these things, and i think the nypd, ana, did the right thing in getting out in front of this, and alerting the public that they're monitoring this situation, and obviously law enforcement all across the country is going to be on high alert. >> james gagliano please stay on the line, i want to bring in polo sandoval with what we have been learning since the situation began. >> a lot of this information is coming from the odessa police department, a region referred to as midland, odessa and west texas. odessa pd taking to their facebook page 30 minutes ago, confirming an active shooter situation where they believe a suspect, possibly two individuals currently driving
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around the region and as they put it, randomly shooting at people at this time. there are multiple gunshot victims that have been confirmed. our colleague ed laven -- confirmed. hi jacketed a usps vehicle, a relatively small community so what authorities are doing right now as you can read there, ana, are telling people to get off the road and seek shelter. what you have here, very different than what we perhaps saw take place a month ago today, this is not a fixed shooting location. investigators believe that this individual was running around randomly shooting at individuals, so it's very difficult for authorities to get the word in one specific location, and instead what we're seeing here, social media now and authorities going on their social media platform, putting out this wide alert, telling
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people to shelter in place. >> because of this is a moving active shooter situation, and not one location, how does that complicate things? james, can you hear me, it's ana. are you still with us? okay, we don't have james gagliano anymore. let's go back to polo. we don't know if there is more than one shooter. there are two separate vehicles involved in sh shooting situation. talk to us about what we know and the injuries and number of people that may have been shot. >> absolutely. the numbers we have right now, a total of ten confirmed injuries, at least ten confirmed injuries at this point but that number could potentially go up to 20 based on what our colleagues and hearing and what sources are telling cnn. we can confirm at least one dead. we do believe that a law enforcement officer is possibly among the injured, however, we don't know if he possibly was that fatality, and as often in
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these situations these are very preliminary numbers. however, when you're getting this information coming it authorities, the situation does look extremely grim. it looks extremely serious obviously. and we are told that this word of what's taken place right now in texas has made it all the way to washington right now where president trump has already been apparently briefed on the situation that's taken place here, ana. it certainly speaks to the magnitude and potentially the waves that this will generation just four weeks ago. you and i were sitting on the set, discussing what was taking place in el paso, shots were just fired at that walmart parking lot, now here we go yet again, another shooting in the lone star state, a fatal one at that. . >> just four weeks since the last major shooting. white house press secretary stephanie gresham says the president has been briefed on the situation in midland, texas. the white house is monitoring the situation. i believe we have james gagliano with us. given that the white house has
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been informed, does that give you any idea about how serious the situation is? >> absolutely. ana, i cannot imagine that the department of homeland security is not all over this. the fact that each of these incidents that i just mentioned, the one in california, el paso, texas, and ohio, now this one. whether or not they're interlinked or not, it still shows a pattern here of these incidents that involve either one or two people, and ana, i can only describe it this way, these type of situations like this where somebody takes a weapon and then randomly and indiscriminately shoots people, it's the definition of terror whether or not we can call it terrorism or not and i got to be careful here because police are trying to right now sort through what the motive is because that helps them in the response to it. is this a domestic incident, is this workplace violence, is this some disgruntled employee.
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is this someone with mental health issues. is this someone that was a grievance collector, that something triggered them today, and they decided to go on this shooting spree. was this planned, are there coconspirators, were the person or people that perpetrated this, were they directed, inspires, were they aspireed to some hateful ideology or anarchy or chaos, anti-government type of thing. all of these things, we don't know the answers yet but these are all the things the government is looking at, going through their data bases, talking to the state and local folks in the area as well as reaching out across the country, and ana, unfortunately in the 21st century, across the globe to connect the dots here. this has become a pandemic. it's not an epidemic, and again, i don't want to speak or speculate as to what the root cause is behind this one is. far too early for that, but it seems that these type of incidents have become far too
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long in too short of time. >> no doubt about it. everybody is on high alert. we have a new tweet i want to read you from the university of texas which is located in odessa. it reads, falcons law enforcement in midland and odessa are working to locate a shooter. police say in your dorm or office and do not open your doors. there were initial reports that the suspect was in east odessa. we will post here as soon as this situation is under control. again, if you are just tuning in, we're following a breaking news situation, an active shooter situation in midland, odessa, texas, and what we know right now according to officials in the city of odessa, at least one person is killed, at least ten others injured. quick break. we'll be right back with the latest. clean the first time, so we did what we had to do. until we tried finish quantum. finish quantum's three chambers scrub, degrease and shine to get our dishes truly finished. it's not clean until it's finished!
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