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that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel. thanks to all of you for watching. i'm paul gigot. hope to see you here next week. belgian prosecutors tell fox news they have made a new major new arrest. they have charged this man with participation in a terrorist attack, and murder. we'll go live to brussels for the latest. plus, one day after we learned of the death of isis' number two leader in syria, we'll take a closer look at our country's efforts against the islamic terrorists in the middle east and why critics are saying the president needs to be doing much more to wipe them out. decision day for democrats in three key states. so can bernie sanders turn the tide against the hillary clinton delegate juggernaut while the gop candidates try to focus attention away from tabloid talk and on their campaign promises to end the status quo in
washington. good saturday to you. nice to be with you. nice to be with you, as well. i'm leland vittert. >> i'm elizabeth prann. welcome to america's election headquarters from washington. let's begin with the fast-moving developments in belgium in the belgian terror investigation. the massive dragnet to unmask an arrest suspect involved in this week's airport and subway bombings has led to a new arrest and charges. straight to john hutty in brussels. hi, john. >> reporter: yeah, elizabeth, we're getting a clearer picture now of those who were arrested during these massive sweeps in the wake of tuesday's bombing, including this man. let's -- i want to show you the video. his name is faisal cheffou.
belgian federal prosecutors confirmed with fox news his arrest. he was among the six people arrested thursday night during police raids across brussels. we don't know specifically his connection to the attacks. but we're learning he's charged with committing terrorist murders and being an accomplice to terrorist acts. so clearly, he had some connection. and along with thursday's arrest, police took three others into custody yesterday, including the man that police shot in the leg in this dramatic video on a tram platform in char beck, a suburb of brussels, about 15 minutes from the center of brussels here. who may be tied to tuesday's attacks, or even the paris bombs back in november. we do not have confirmation, though, if any of those arrested since thursday are the other two bombing suspects that have remained at large. we have shown you the video.
in particular, the airport bombers, the guy on the right with that beige, white jacket. we don't know if any of them were -- if he was among those arrested or this possible second suspect in the metro bombings. that said, coming back to me here in central brussels, if you follow me here. this is the memorial plaza. we have been showing you this all week. and as you can see, people it continue to be gathered here, paying their respects to the victims of tuesday's attacks. a rally in march that was scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled, however, because of security concerns. belgi belgium's interior minister appealed to the public not to hold the march, concerned that police resources would be stretched too thin. so people are clearly heeding that advice. it doesn't mean that people will not show up. certainly, they will, as it is
easter sunday. elizabeth, back to you. >> that's right, john huddie reporting live. thank you so much. the attacks in brussels and paris occurred four months in roughly 200 miles apart. but the ties between the attackers in both cities run deep. little context for you. the two brothers seen on the upper left row carried out the brussels airport and subway attacks. they were on a u.s. terror watch list. and here's what else we know. saleh abdeslam, a key operative, had been hiding out in brussels in an apartment rented for him by this week's brussels subway bomber, khalid el bakraoui. meanwhile, najim laachraoi was one of the suicide bombers at the brussels airport. he's believed to have built bombs used by abdel hamed ab ayou'd to carry out these attacks last year in paris. >> joining us now, fox news
contributor, jillian turner, former white house staffer under the bush and obama administrations. thank you so much for joining us. i want to talk about some developments that we learned this morning. belgian authorities said they did, perhaps, miss some opportunities when they were grilling salah abdeslam. and i want to ask you, first and foremost, your reaction to that. >> i think it's not a surprise to anyone who has been following the story since tuesday. but i think that the real news there is that the first time we have seen a western european ally really admit to those kinds of really tragic and shameful shortcomings. so that's really the big news there. >> do those shortcomings perhaps exemplify the fact this is a fluid network? it's fast-moving, fast-developing. we've heard authorities say sometimes they are caught flat-footed. so is that just because the terror network is moving perhaps sometimes too quickly for authorities? >> that's part of it. and these kinds of challenges are always fluid, always dynamic.
there is nothing ever easy about getting to the bottom of these kinds of attacks. but there is also the very troubling pattern emerging, where we see in the aftermath of a huge attack the europeans are able to really ramp up intelligence, coordination and information-sharing. and it makes a huge difference. we have seen a flurry of arrests this week after tuesday in belgium, in germany, in france. this kind of coordination needs to be occurring continuously and constantly, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. not just as a response to an attack. >> yeah, that definitely brings me to my next question. should we have seen these raids earlier? i feel as if we have been talking about molenbeek, the neighborhood, for months now. we talked about it when the men who were involved in the paris attack were linked there. so should we have seen these raids earlier? are these raids from intelligence that we already had, or -- when i say we, i mean intelligence officials already
had. or is this new intelligence? >> here in the united states, our law enforcement intelligence communities have zeroed in on molenbeek as an area where petty crime was already flourishing, where potential terrorists were going to traffic in weapons, to traffic in drugs, to engage in human trafficking. to learn how to forge documents, including american passports. this is an area that was under incredibly close surveillance. why we weren't able to get to the point where the europeans could comfortably go in, raid neighborhoods, make arrests prior to this week, is really unknown. >> can you give us -- those at home an idea of what happens behind the scenes? i have read that the u.s. does have the ability to share intelligence with other countries. obviously, that is being done. is that being done enough? what steps need to be taken? what type of information-sharing, especially now, needs to be happening behind the scenes? >> the problem transatlanticly when it comes to us, the americans sharing information with our european allies is a little bit similar and mirrors
the problem within europe that i pointed out within itself earlier. which is that we need to see consistent and continual information-sharing, not just in terms of when we're going through the aftermath of an attack or even during the leadup to an attack when we feel the emergency alert is, you know, elevated. i think we need to see it continually. and that will go a long way towards preventing these nodes and cells from becoming operational in the first place. >> absolutely. jillian aturner, thank you so much. very interesting. while isis put out videos celebrating the brussels attack, the u.s. military dealt a brutal blow to the terrorist organization on the battlefield. in the middle east, the pentagon says the number two isis commander in syria was given a very simple choice early thursday. surrender or die. he did not choose surrender. u.s. special operations forces killed haji imam in a gun fight.
he was the finance minister. garrett tenney is following the details. sounds like something out of hollywood. >> that's exactly what u.s. military officials said. they said after weeks of practice, this operation went just as planned. early thursday morning, he was riding on an isolated road in eastern syria when an elite team of u.s. special forces swooped in on helicopters and surrounded the vehicle. he was considered next in line to taking over the leader of isis, and was given the option to surrender. but instead he started shooting and within seconds he and those he was traveling with were killed. >> the removal of this isil leader will hamper the organization's ability to conduct operations, both inside and outside of iraq and syria. >> defense secretary ash carter said friday, he was the third isis leader taken out by the u.s. forces this month,
including omar the chechen, isis' minister of war. >> the momentum is in our favor. i think there's a lot of reasons for us to be optimistic about the next several months. but by no means would i say we're about to break the back of isil or that the fight is over. >> these leaders can be replaced. however, these leaders have been around for a long time. they are senior. they are experienced. and so eliminating them is an important objective, and achieves an important result. >> did you know ford also said while no official decisions have been made, both he and secretary carter believe the u.s. will be sending additional forces to iraq in the next few weeks. that will be adding to the 3,700 troops arrested there on the ground. leland? >> garrett tenney following this
for us as it happened. nor details as we get them. thanks, garrett. for the second time this election season, radical islamic jihad has rocked a major european capital, bringing attention to the national security, the fight against isis and terrorism, all mixed in with presidential politics. and how presidential candidates will step up once one of them is in the white house. we're going to talk with top policy advisers for both donald trump and ted cruz about how their candidates would deal with it, coming up later this hour. and continuing our political theme, bernie sanders continued his furious campaign for the west in seattle last night, rallying a crowd of 15,000 at safeco field. washington is a big state with a lot of delegates and democrats caucused there today. a total of 142 delegates are at stake for democrats across three states. washington, alaska and hawaii. kristin fisher is in seattle,
where the caucusing just started. hi, kristin. >> reporter: hey, elizabeth. we are already seeing very strong turnout here in seattle, and across washington state. over 100,000 people had had already preregistered to caucus, and they're seeing an unprecedented surge in absentee voting. 35,000 people cast absentee ballots ahead of this caucus today. that's up from just a few hundred in previous elections. so we are expecting very strong turnout here, and that, of course, will typically favor senator bernie sanders. he was here last night. he held a huge rally at safeco field. that is the seattle mariners baseball stadium. between 15 and 20,000 people showed up. the first person in line had been waiting there since 8:00 a.m. so sanders has several big advantages in this state. number one being, this is a city that's very well suited to sanders brand of aggressive politics. the demographics in his favor. there is a lot of white, liberal democrats. not a lot of african-american
voters. he has history on his side. this is not a state favorable to the clintons. obama won here in 2008. bill clinton actually came in fourth back in 1992. he's also got, as i mentioned, the caucus format on his side. he does well in caucuses. not as well in big primaries. sanders has outfund raised clinton in this state and also drawn huge crowds when he's been here. he held three events on sunday to thursday night and then that big one last night where he said that he still sees a path to victory. listen to what he had to say when he explained why. >> i believe that if we win here in washington, we're going to win in california. we are going to win in oregon. and we've got a real path toward victory to the white house. clinton's campaign has really been down-playing expectations here in washington state. she has the endorsements of most
of the state high's high-profile democrats but she's not favored to win here. she hasn't answer campaigned that much here. two rallies in washington state on tuesday, where she really hit sanders hard on his voting to not reauthorize the export/import bank. sanders has said that the export/import bank is the bank of boeing, because boeing receives the largest share of aid. that's a problem, because this is the birthplace of boeing, so clinton is hoping that will not sit well with voters. because boeing is the single largest private employer in this state. >> and so when the republicans led by the tea party, when my opponents and sanders joined arms against the export/import bank, i just shook my head. >> now there are two other democratic contests taking place today. hawaii and alaska. but not a lot of delegates at stake there. hawaii has 25 delegates in play. alaska, 15. so washington state, where we are now, definitely the biggest
prize. you've got 101 delegates up for grabs. they will be awarded proportionally so sanders and clinton will likely both get a lot of delegates but sanders really needs a win in this state if he has any hope of really catching up to clinton in terms of the delegates. so all the folks are heading into caucus now, and we should be getting our first results probably around 5:00 eastern time. so we have still got a few hours, but very strong turnout. bernie sanders could easily sweep all three states today. >> interesting. all right, kristin fisher reporting live. thank you so much. stay with us. female voters are set to play a big role in the 2016 election. but one party has some new concerns when it comes to winning women over. we'll take a look at the gender gap, coming up. and, of course, the investigation into the brussels terror attack continues. we're going to bring it to you. and one american's story of survival. this wasn't the first time he was the victim of a terrorist bomb.
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♪ gop candidates are laying low this easter weekend. but the race certainly intensified this week after a swirl of personal comments and rumors escalated the feud between donald trump and ted cruz. the feud now raising new alarms among republicans about the party front runners. that would be donald trump's ability to win over women. joining us for a closer look at the gop race, bloomberg politics reporter, kevin surrender i willy. nice to see you. there has been this talk about the gender gap, certainly an issue in the primary, could be a critical achilles' heel in the general election. there is a lot of talk among republicans about this issue. is the trump campaign worried about this issue? >> they are not. despite a lot of the interest groups that i've seen attacking him on the comments that he has made about women, seemingly that does register negatively among
thoerts. but they are not, and here's why. they would welcome the contrast between the trump organization's diversity rate as well as the rate with women and the opportunities that the organization has provided for women really against anyone, including hillary clinton's organization and what have you. so they seem to welcome that comparison. to them, this is about breaking down the breaker of political correct rhetoric. they see that as the larger take-away here. >> the one thing we have seen this week is if the race couldn't get any more nasty and any more personal, it certainly did with the tweets and the counter tweets, the pictures of ted cruz's wife and donald trump's wife. then this "national inquirer" rumor story. the cruz campaign has said wives off limits. and has stuck to that in large part. trump campaign, not so much. and has continued to allow these things to come out. why are we seeing the difference between those two philosophies? >> you know, i think that people in washington forget that donald
trump doesn't play by their rules. he doesn't play by the same washington playbook. he plays by his own rules. so while the cruz campaign does make that argument, and, be again, whether or not you disagree with mr. trump's strategy, regardless, he plays by his own rules. i remember, though, leland, just before christmas when i was interviewing mrs. cruz at an event when he was -- her husband was barn storming across the country, and she said that she describes herself as the quote, unquote, glue for the campaign. this is someone who is the -- who is on leave from goldman sachs. she earned her harvard mba. she is someone who served in the bush white house as someone who worked to -- on nafta. some of these policy arguments are things that her husband vehemently disagrees against. and so as she has emerged as her top aide has said is the closest thing the republican tasks to a hillary clinton, as that role continues to emerge, i think she is going to -- >> so saying she's fair game,
essentially. as we're watching this come down now to wisconsin and then california, interesting thing was pointed out by chris steyerwald yesterday. three new ads rolled out by the cruz campaign. all of a sudden, these were policy ads, one about his tax plan, one how he's a fighter, the other talking about how people in america are worried. is there a chance that this campaign before it gets to the end is going to shift to an issue of policy? if so, how does trump overcome that? >> i think that would be awesome. a policy debate. you know, i think that donald trump would love to talk about economic issues. i think that he has consistently, if you get him alone in an interview, does make the case about trade agreements. he talks about dodd/frank. he talks about many economic issues. but look, the bottom line is, this thing is coming down to the wire. pennsylvania matters, california matters. this is every delegate count. and if we head into a
convention, where 40% of anyone's supporters feel this was stolen for them, that's a disaster to the republican party and pressure on the rnc leaders to make sure people don't feel this was stolen from them. >> and they're feeling it. if you look right now at the gop nominee preference, trump -- this is nationally, latest fox news poll. trump, 41. cruz, 38, kasich, 17. who would have thought at the end of march you would still have three points separating the top two guys? this is almost unprecedented. >> and you know, i think we had a poll out just the other day, where if you look at who senator cruz and governor kasich's second choice among their supporters, donald trump. and so a lot of jockeying going on right now. it really is reminiscent of 2008. when hillary clinton, of course, battled then senator barack obama. >> history does not repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes, said mark twain. kevin sir i willy, thanks so much. appreciate the insight, sir. >> thank you, happy easter.
>> liz? all right. after the break, as the world mourns victims in brussels, new anxiety at home over just how deep isis is rooted in the west. how will the next administration handle isis? we're going to talk to foreign policy advisers from two presidential campaigns. plus, some pro trump messages scribbled in chalk cause a campus controversy. students say the writing on the wall, steps and benches is all too frightening. >> everyone is talking about how they're allowed to write trump everywhere, because it's the first amendment. but it's also our right to speak out against that. and to say we're not okay with that. and we feel hurt by that.
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>> that's a question i have thought about. and until i really know the extent of my permanent injuries, it's hard to say. wherever i go, i just want to contribute to the community i'm in. which, you know, for me, i love to contribute to the engineering community. that's the plan right now. so, you know, the future holds what it holds. i'm confident that things will roll over with time, and afterwards i'll be able to see a bit clearly. for the moment, i'm just focusing on getting everything better right now. >> that was 19-year-old american mason wells. he was standing at the back of a check-in line when the first bomb went off at the brussels airport. wells is from utah, and is on a belgium two-year mission for the mormon church. he's now in hospital recovering from second degree burns and shrapnel wounds. this isn't his first brush with terrorism. he was one block away from the
pressure cooker bomb that exploded it at the boston marathon two years ago. nearly a dozen other americans were injured in the brussels attack. at least two americans were killed. we don't yet know their identities. an official tells fox news one of the dead is the wife of an air force officer. two republican presidential candidates are drawing some serious scrutiny this week, for their comments in the wake of the brussels attacks. front runner donald trump renewed calls for securing our borders and even made mention of bringing waterboarding back. while senator ted cruz called for police patrols in muslim neighborhoods in the united states. in a minute, we'll talk to an adviser for cruz, but let's start with dr. waleed farris, adviser on foreign policy and fox news terror analyst. thanks for being with us, sir. good to see you. >> thank you. in a very grim since of the word, does the renewed focus on national security brought about by these attacks help donald trump, who has been so outspoken against -- about the threat of
muslim immigrants to the united states, much like muslim immigrants to europe? >> it's not just about muslim immigrants or not or how to do the vetting. it's about what the public is seeing in reality from san bernardino to paris to brussels. so there is a heightened alert and concern among the public. so any candidate who is going to respond to that will attack and draw attention. >> he drew a little bit of criticism, though, even from shepherd smith. donald trump said that brussels is now a horror show. and shepard smith said clearly, i'm here. it's not. does that kind of language help the situation or is that just fear mongering. >> there is a difference between the narrative of a professional journalist on the ground and political candidate. let me give you an example. >> fair enough. >> when secretary clinton, who had three decades of experience from the white house to the congress and, of course, state department. when she is confronted with a question about being very specific, she is cautious. she is not going to outline who is going to attack and from where. president obama when he won in
chicago, made statements very abstract. so presidential candidates are not supposed to give a lot of details about what direction and which direction. of course, you can argue with the narrative. that's very legitimate. >> one thing that's drawn question from donald trump, where he stands on foreign policy. i want to see if you can help us understand. to the "washington post" editorial board, trump asked, why are we always the ones leading, meaning why is the united states leading. went on in a tweet and said nato is obsolete, must be changed to additionally focus on terrorism as well as some of the things that it is currently focused on. nato was the one that took on the taliban post 9/11. first time that the collected self defense was ever brought about. where is -- how does that work, when history seems to show nato taking on terrorists more than anybody? >> we also hear mr. trump saying he wants america to lead again. so you have those two statements. so what he with regard nato, not we're going to disband nato or finish off the western defense.
we're going to restructure nato to nato was created for the cold war confrontation. now jihadists all over the world and other obligations. it's very limited and very big difference between being a candidate and then getting to the white house. >> so he's going to change all of a sudden what he's saying? >> he's going to add. the general direction is there. for example, defeating isis is not going to change. how to do it, he will have to listen to generals, to the pentagon. >> he said his best foreign -- own best foreign policy adviser. so you think that will change, as well? >> well, these are words of -- games of words. for example, he will listen to the advice and then who will decide. he will decide at the end of the day. but he will have to listen. >> commander in chief does. appreciate your time. sorry we have to leave it there. we havel equal time going to the cruz campaign. good to see you. cruz's call is causing backlash from many, including the commissioner of the new york city police department, among others. victoria coates joins us now,
national security adviser for senator ted cruz. victoria, appreciate you being here. let's start with that issue in terms of senator cruz's call for these patrols in muslim neighborhoods. there has been a lot of police commissioners from those in detroit, big muslim population, to those in other cities, saying, hey, look, this is actually going to break down the barriers that we have and build them back up. >> well, thank you for having me on, leland. and i think that maybe that's a little bit of a miscast of what senator cruz was calling for. i think we need to look at both the immigration problem, which he's been very serious about. then also what's happening here in our own communities. and i think san bernardino is a perfect example of that. you have both somebody who is brought up in the united states, somebody who came into the united states coming together to create this kind of terrible attack. so all senator cruz is saying is not just to focus on the migrant problem. we don't have to turn into europe. and just as you would in any other kind of potentially
troubling neighborhood, an increase law enforcement presence that's just common sense. >> right. what do you say to the police officers and the police department that say hey, look, we already have an increased law enforcement presence. that's why we have great relationship with the muslim neighborhoods that we have in our cities. and this kind of talk doesn't really help that. is there an argument there? is this kind of polarizing talk hurt things or help things, do you think? >> i think ultimately it helps things. absolutely we want to partner with our friends in the muslim community, also fellow americans who don't want to be victims of terrorism either. and i think what you saw in new york, with what mayor de blasio has cancelled is absolutely the wrong approach. and he came out to attack ted cruz over this. it's ridiculous. we just want to get back to the policies that were being developed in new york that have helped make america safe and not let what happened in brussels happen here. >> certainly an argument. obviously mayor de blasio and the police commissioner in new york not the only ones who
criticized senator cruz. so did president obama. take a listen. >> as far as the notion of having surveillance of neighborhoods where muslims are present. i just left a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance. which, by the way, the father of senator cruz escaped for america. the land of the free. >> president obama speaking just after he had left cuba. you might remember also, victoria, that president obama went after senator cruz in his talk about carpet bombing isis, saying that all this does is embolden and help isis, that's all this rhetoric does. i'll give you the last 30 seconds to respond. >> thank you. well, it's certainly rich that our tangoing, baseball-watching president would take to the microphone in a foreign country to criticize the fellow american, and particularly over the cuba issue. all senator cruz is trying to do is keep america safe from the threats the president won't even
name, which is radical islamic terrorism. >> victoria, appreciate you leaving it there. i think those are the stop watch. pretty much equal time. victoria coates with the cruz campaign. thank you, ma'am. >> thank you, leland. liz, what's coming up? >> security concerns in belgium also having an impact on celebrity appearances. mariah carey cancelling a concert in brussels. a message posted on kari's twitter account says she was advised to protect her crew and her fans. so far, the show has not been rescheduled and tickets are being refunded. the singer is performing across europe this spring. and coming up after the short break, one man's castle is apparently another man's driveway. we'll have the story behind this car crash, coming up. plus, chalking up a campus controversy for the 2016 campaign. pro trump graffiti leaves one university struggling with a pr crisis as some students say they're frightened by it.
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this time, the speech under fire is just the name and a year. the appearance of trump 2016 scrawled on campus with chalk apparently traumatizing some students, and the school is using emergency funds to help them deal with it. >> a lot of people could be very offended by what he says. and i feel like the campus has to recognize that. but i also feel like people have the right to have their own opinion. >> i felt he conceded to the protesters. i felt that he legitimized their claims, which i don't think he should have done. i think he should have stood with the first amendment. >> professor mark bowerline teaches english at emory university and joins us now. professor, thank you so much for joining us. one of the quotes i have highlighted here, i legitimately feared for my life. what is your reaction to the outcry that we're seeing among students across emory? >> well, we had 40 or 50 students at emory who got very upset by these trump 2016
chalkings on the sidewalks around campus. and they went into the president's office, and they demanded some kind of redress. some retribution. and, of course, for almost everybody who observes this situation, you think, you know, get real. why are you so thin-skinned here. come on, this is free speech and supposed to be a college campus. >> you brought up the president. let me read a statement from him and then i want to get your reaction. he said, after meeting with our students, i cannot dismiss their expression of feelings, and concerns as motivated only by political preference or oversensitivity. instead, the students with whom i spoke heard a message not about political process or candidate choice, but instead about values regarding diversity and respect that clash with emory's own. is free speech getting shut down here? and do you see administrators
also muzzling free speech? >> certainly, that's what this means. and what you have here is a college president who is under a lot of pressure from different areas to try to limit the anger of the students. you've got a small portion of students, but they're very vocal, they're very sensitive. these kids live in highly pressured lives where they tend to magnify everything that happens. they get on social media, they take pictures of everything that goes on. and so what for the rest of us is just the minor irritations of life that we shrug and pass on, they tend to fix ate on. they express it to one another, and someone sends it back. i think if you looked at the cell phones of the protesting kids, they're at emory and other schools, where this has gone, you would see them building each other up. sending pictures and messages back and forth and just taking
all those difficulties and anxieties and pressures of kids at selective institutions and you focus it in one place. and i think that the college leaders, they're just making a mistake in saying, listen, college is now a place that demands a thicker skin out of you. and opens society means you're going to encounter things that are going to upset you and bring the reaction down here. this is -- this should be a moment of education, rather than a moment of conciliation. with the students and their demands. >> that brings the -- me to my final question. you did broaden it up for me. we have seen other headlines at yale, other headlines coming from the university of missouri. when we see administrators just automatically go into damage control, is that perpetuating the problem? >> i think in this case, we are going to see the problem get perpetuateded. because the underlying issues are not going to go away.
we are going to see more students who are responding out of anger and indignation. and, look, if you're 20 years old and you're walking into the president's office, and the president responds to you in such a sensitive and serious and indull jent way, that's pretty intoxicating. it's tempting. and this is only going to, i think, create further protests. further exchanges. they're on social media now, talking about we got the president to acknowledge this. >> right. >> and "we got the president" to acknowledge this, and we did something about there. our voices were heard! >> well, professor bauerlein, thank you for joining us. you do have a book out, t. i look forward to reading that. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you.
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this easter weekend around the world, laid bare, a range of emotions as folks celebrated in rome. pope francis led a procession to the famed coliseum after presiding over the passion lgss liturgy. in new york, christians made a good friday procession across brooklyn bridge into lower manhattan recreating the steps jesus took to his crucifixion. the followers ended up at ground zero. in mexico city colorfully dressed re-enactors marched in the streets with roman soldiers shown escorting a figure of jesus. this event has been held annual for for more than 170 years. still ahead, u.s. special ops forces made an offer this man refused.
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