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more about nativism and xenophobia than anything else. it is time to go cyber shop and it's time to check in with the shepard smith coming to you live from the news desk on cyber monday. it's noon on the west coast, 3:00 p.m. on the campus of ohio state university where we're getting brand new information about today's attack. investigators say the suspect plowed a car into a crowd, then slashed at people with a butcher knife before a cop took him out. ahead, everything we know about what went down at the home of the buckeyes. plus a lot of politics today. president-elect donald trump trying to choose his cabinet but his own senior advisor, kellyanne conway blasting mitt romney as a possible pick. so is disagreement bubbling inside trump tower? or is it all really part of the plan? and wisconsin election staffers sit and talk about a possible recount after accusations that hacking may have given donald trump the victory. recounts also possible in two
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other key states but donald trump says there was voter fraud elsewhere that hurt him, and he says nothing's going to change. also the president-elect on the potential changes to our cuba policy after the death of the dictator, fidel castro. we're live in havana, so let's get to it. first from the news deck this afternoon, the suspect police say rammed a car into students at ohio state, then slashed victims with a butcher knife, was an 18-year-old somali refugee and a legal permanent resident of the united states. that's what law enforcement sources close to the investigation tell fox news. they also stress that the motive is unclear. the fbi is helping with the case and that investigators are looking into potential ties to terrorists. just looking. those sources say investigators are now contacting the suspect's relatives and other people who knew him. hospital officials say nine people were hurt in the attack and that nine -- none of their
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injuries is life threatening. police say it all started this morning when a car jumped a curb and ran into a group of students in a courtyard outside of watts hall on the north side of campus. the suspect then got out of that vehicle with the butcher knife and started cutting people, sending students running. police say a campus officer was nearby and that that officer shot and killed the suspect after about one minute. an image from twitter shows somebody identified as the suspect on the ground, although fox news cannot confirm this. according to the campus -- i should say the columbus dispatch newspaper, students had been gathered in that courtyard because somebody had reported a chemical leak in the building. they pulled the fire alarm. that happens to be why the police officer who did the shooting was so close by. the newspaper reports the suspect's car struck one victim so hard she flew into the air. the attack triggered an enormous response from police and s.w.a.t. teams.
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university emergency management officials sent out a text and a tweet telling students there was an active shooter and telling them to run, hide and fight. >> the first alert just said stay safe, run, hide. then we got a report there was an active shooter on campus. you never think something is going to happen. it's mind blowing. the most tragic thing that you can imagine happening to a school, especially after, you know, like a big weekend like we just had, thanksgiving and everything. >> it had been -- school officials gave the all clear there about an hour and a half after the aattack. let's get to rob schmidt. >> law enforcement sources tell fox news the attacker was a somali-born 18-year-old who came to the u.s. as a refugee and was granted legal permanent status. he was shot to death by a police officer in the midst of that attack. his motive, however, and possible ties to terror do
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remain unknown at this point. campus police say just before 10:00 this morning the young man intentionally drove his vehicle into a crowd of students right outside of watts hall. calls came into 911 reporting an accident but the suspect jumped out of the car and started attacking people with a butcher knife. the campus went into lockdown. students were told to run, hide and fight as a last resort. students not in danger were told to shelter in place. a remarkably quick response from the hero police officer in all of this could be the reason no students have been killed. police say within one minute of the call to help for 911 that officer arrived at the scene and shot and killed the knife-wielding suspect as he attacked those defenseless students going to and from their monday morning classes. >> i know we have some updates on those students. what do they tell you? >> incredibly nobody was killed, nine taken to the hospital, one in critical condition. that student is the worst off, the other eight in stable. watts hall houses materials, science, engineering schools at
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ohio state. the campus has about 60,000 students. on the north side of columbus. the police chief, kim jacob, said the motive for this horrible attack is still the big mystery. >> every aspect of this investigation will be mulled over. we've got our federal partners, state partners and local to try to identify any potential motive behind this attack. >> it's a terrifying story but one of the positives is the preparedness of campus police. police ending the threat within a minute of arrival. we'd love more information about him, we haven't gotten it yet. terrorism has not been ruled out. >> thanks very much, terrorism not ruled out. there's a very large somali population there in the columbus area. there are a lot of somali students on campus.
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truly whether this was related in any way to terror or anything else, at this point we do not know. anthony is a student at ohio state. he was in the middle of a lecture when he heard the sounds. anthony, what did it sound like? >> hi. >> what did it sound like when you were in that lecture? >> so we were in a building right down the street from it. we heard a couple of pops and then a lot of sirens and a lot of action from the police. everyone just kind of looked at each other confused and then almost immediately from that we all got the text message from the buckeye alert telling us there was an active shooter on campus. >> what did the people inside the room do then? >> the professor was the only one who didn't seem to get the text so we all looked at each other at once and we interrupted her talking and we said we just got this alert. she acted quickly to make sure that we had the door locked and drew the blinds down on the windows. and then we all, you know, kind of started checking our phones and getting our computers out
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and stuff. >> how can were you guys in there sort of sheltering in place as i guess they put it on campus? >> i think the first text came in just before 10:00 and they didn't lift our shelter in place until after 11:00, 11:30 or so. >> it's my understanding you may have known somebody who was a victim here? >> no, i do not. i have a friend who was supposed to be in that building this morning at 9:00 a.m. but fortunately for him his class got cancelled. >> and the columbus dispatch news is reporting one of the victims is a professor. >> correct, yeah. my fleriend, jackson peck, said he's in met lurj cal engineering with that professor and he confirmed that it was him that had gotten hurt. >> i'm curious, anthony, if you know, and you may not, the professor is outside. is that because of this report of a gas leak or why was a professor outside when this guy jumped a curb in the first place, do you know? >> i do not know. there were a lot of reports
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about a fire alarm being triggered. whether it was intentionally done by the attacker, there were a lot of reports swirling around campus and rumors that for whatever reason there were people out crowded in front of the building and that may have been why there were fire trucks immediately after it happened. >> anthony, i'm glad you're well, thanks very much. we can report here that that did happen. there was a report of a leak on campus at this very building where this vehicle jumped the curb. a fire alarm had been pulled. was there a leak? the fire department had gotten there and was checking on that. that's the reason the police officer who did the shooting was there. andrew wells huggins is leading a.p.'s coverage on the story. that's one of the things we don't know yet. was there really a leak or sdid somebody set this up so police and fire would be there. do we know that yet? >> we don't know. obviously the biggest question and that's what we were hearing when we got on the scene,
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multiple students were telling us about this fire alarm. it's clear from what authorities were telling us as far as we know they lifted the alert on campus and so there's no other suspect at large that we're aware of. that would seem to indicate it might have been two different events and the fact that there was a reported leak led to that officer being right on the scene. we haven't gotten the official word yet if that leak was legitimate. >> andrew, but that is the reason the first responders were there in the first place, otherwise this might not have ended so quickly because this officer that pulled the trigger, it's my understanding, did so with he had been there for that reason. is that true? >> yeah, that's our understanding. i think that shows you both what fortunate coincidence can get you and also the fact that campus is pretty alert to these kinds of things. the buckeye alert that went out immediately told students to
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run, hide and fight. that's the standard protocol for active shooters now. ohio state has had that as its approach for some time and in fact put out a training video recently for students about that. >> run if you can, hide if you can't and fight if you must. one more thing, this suspect, we know he's an 18-year-old student. we know he had been given permanent residency in the united states. we know he's from somalia. beyond that, do we know anything about him? >> we're still trying to gather information about him. there's a meeting later today about community members in the muslim community and we're hoping to find out more at that point. at this point everything is happening so quickly, we don't know exactly who he was or what his motive was. >> people want to jump to conclusions and you should guard against that. as the authorities have told us, you could have one person mad at another person and that could be the beginning and end of all of
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this or it could be something more complicated. that said, i'm curious if you know of any previous problems on campus of this nature? >> no. this is the first incident there's been on campus other than a couple of years ago there was an employee who killed a couple of other people and then shot himself. it was a murder-suicide, obviously a huge event on campus, but there's been absolutely nothing like this on or around ohio state campus. >> good enough. we're working on an identity of this student. we believe we have it right, but because of situations as they are, we're going to hold off. i don't see how it serves anybody to get out there with a name and it be wrong. i could tell you, andrew, thank you very much. leading the coverage for the associated press is the reporter andrew welsh-huggins. we're waiting to find out a
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couple of things, more on this suspect and, further, was this thing with the fire alarm that had the police officer there in the beginning, was that part of something bigger? was it a separate and isolated incident? all these things are going to matter and matter in a big way as the investigation continues, at least for people there at osu. when we have that information, we'll come in with it. we're also expecting further updates from the scene. police have promised it and when we have it, we'll take you there. first, the trump team's transition plan. the question now, could the president-elect's former rival and heated rival, mitt romney, really wind up with a prime position in donald trump's cabinet? or will some of donald trump's allies stop this move in its tracks? it seems there's something going on here. that's coming up from the fox news desk. we'll sort it out on this monday afternoon. ♪ this holiday, the real gift isn't what's inside the box... it's what's inside the person who opens it.
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been in the news in this way. president-elect trump is holding high-profile meetings as he tries to piece together the rest of his cabinet picks. sean spicer says trump is meeting with retired general david petraeus and tennessee senator bob corker today. and mitt romney tomorrow. all possible con teshtenders fo secretary of state. but the senior advisor who's live on the rim and right now she's taking pictures inside trump tower, kellyanne conway, whom we all have seen throughout the campaign, kellyanne conway bashed the former massachusetts governor on multiple sunday shows yesterday, saying trump supporters would feel betrayed if mitt romney got one of the top spots in the administration. >> it's just breath taking the type of messages i receive from all over the country. and i'm just me, i'm not donald trump. so just as his former campaign manager, the number of people who feel betrayed to think that
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a governor romney would get the most prominent cabinet post after he went so far out of his way to hurt donald trump. >> he hurt donald trump. that's what she said. mitt romney, of course, is one of the president-elect's loudest critics during his campaign. he called donald trump a phony and a fraud. trump fired back calling mitt romney a choker, who walks like a penguin. so what's going on here? is there some sort of coordinated team trump effort to put romney in his place or some high-level staffers, specifically kellyanne conway, going rogue or what is this? peter doocy is live at trump tower here in manhattan. who's defending romney on trump's transition team? i'm trying to figure out if they're ganging up on him, if they're readying us for something. do you know? >> reporter: tell you what, shep, the defenders or defender has been a lot quieter than the advocates for romney but the person who's sticking up for him is the incoming chief of staff
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reince priebus who is doing his best now to try and talk about, talk up the pluses of having an opposing voice in the cabinet room. priebus is also trying to downplay these reports about bickering behind closed doors by transition team members who just are not sure if they can work alongside this 2012 nominee that worked against them for the entire course of the primary. >> it isn't a matter of warfare. there's a lot of opinions about this. yes, it is sort of a team of rivals concept if you were to go toward the governor romney concept. but i think that should tell all americans about where president-elect's head is at, which is a place that will put the best possible people together for all americans. >> reporter: kellyanne conway, who's hanging out in the lobby of trump tower right now, said this weekend the transition team still doesn't even know if mitt romney voted for donald trump on november 8th, but the former governor is one of the rare
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callbacks for a second meeting with the president-elect. that's happening tomorrow, shep. >> then there's the matter of david petraeus, the general who -- well, i mean who's accused of giving secrets to his mistress as she wrote a book. i mean he's meeting with david petraeus for what and when and what do we know about it? >> reporter: as usual, the transition team playing coy about exactly why they are calling certain people in and for what. but general petraeus just a few days ago did tell bbc radio that he would serve in an administration with mr. trump because the way he sees things, if the commander in chief asks you to do something, the only answer in his eyes is yes, mr. president. it's not clear if petraeus and romney are competing for the same job. trump could be trying to bring them both on. neither one supportive of the gop nominee during the primaries, but senator bob corker was. he's an interesting job seeker because he would bring to the cabinet experience as the senate foreign relations committee
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chairman and he was also an ally of trump this summer when very new prominent republicans were. corker also coming here tomorrow. jeff. >> peter doocy outside trump tower in new york. thanks. ready for a recount? the green party's jill stein is. her team moving forward with a push to force recounts in three states and hillary clinton's camp has jumped onboard, but they'll have quite a fight on their hands. could this change things? it doesn't look like it, so why are they doing this then? that's coming up. alzheimer's disease the fi is out there.survive and the alzheimer's association is going to make it happen by funding scientific breakthroughs, advancing public policy, and providing local support to those living with the disease and their caregivers. but we won't get there without you. visit alz.org to join the fight.
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in michigan and wisconsin. wisconsin officials say they believe a recount will come back with the same result as election day, a trump victory. they also rejected stein's request to recount all the votes by hand, saying they'll let each county decide by its own rules how they do it. you may heard the vote of michigan has been left out of the total since election day, hasn't been certified. well today officials in michigan just announced donald trump wins the state of michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes, keeping him the first republican to win that state in 28 years. the stein campaign reports it will file on wednesday for a recount in michigan. now, the president-elect today called this whole recount effort a scam. yesterday he claimed he would have won the national popular vote had millions of people not voted illegally. fox news has found no evidence to support trump's claim and reports today that trump's tweet of illegal voting is not true. carl cameron live in washington.
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carl, the source for the untrue illegal voting claim, was that the conspiracy theorist alex jones? i haven't seen that claim anywhere else but that conspiracy site. >> info wars was a prominent presence at a lot of the trump rallies during the course of the campaign. in terms of research groups there hasn't been anything since the election took place. pew research, for instance, put together a whole list of potential voting fraud areas to watch out, sort of red flags, but that was all about the election. and in every state where trump has complained that there was widespread voting fraud, including virginia, california and new hampshire, election officials have said huh-uh, no such presence of it, shep. >> we now know he officially won michigan which puts trump over 300 in the delegate count. >> 306. michigan could still be rktd and jill stein is pushing very hard.
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she raised $6.2 million to pay for these recounts, which is required by state law. in pennsylvania she has a huge, huge task. today is the deadline to file for a recount. now, in pennsylvania the requirements are just ridiculously difficult. almost to the point where some candidates might call the system rigged. you have to get at least three voters in each of the more than 9,190 precincts to download an affidavit, fill it out, take it to a notary public, sign it so it's stamped and certified by the notary. then take it down to the county clerk's office and they have to certify it. only then with that massive number of affidavits can a recount be approved. so jill stein has petitioned the court to give her more time to meet that deadline. in wisconsin today, the election
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board certified the possibility of there being a recount, but they denied jill stein's demand for a hand recount saying that it would be left up to the local officials in each of the different voting areas which means they still have some time to do it. there will be the possibility of a recount as well in michigan. michigan doesn't have to be decided until wednesday, but there the board of elections could deny jill stein's request for a recount. and once she does actually make it, then donald trump gets a week to contest and argue against it and it's entirely possible that the michigan would just say no to jill stein's request outright. those are the only three states still in play here. across the board, democrats and republicans alike involved in election management and oversight have said there just isn't evidence of widespread voter fraud. there have been some mistakes, some problems in small instances, but it's very, very small and n change the outcome. >> carl cameron, thank you. some sort of voter fraud in the
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dozens maybe, not in the hundreds or thousands and certainly not millions. coming up continuing coverage of our top two stories. the attack at ohio state university. breaking now, we have confirmed the name of the suspect and know very little about him. that's in a new live report. plus the trump transition. the controversy over mitt romney as he's due back at the trump tower tomorrow. and another famous face pops up there today. julie pace from the associated press and what all this means as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. avs of dollars on my car insurance with geico. i should take a closer look at geico... geico has a long history of great savings and great service. over seventy-five years. wait. seventy-five years? that is great. speaking of great, check out these hot riffs. you like smash mouth? uh, yeah i have an early day tomorrow so... wait. almost there. goodnight, bruce. gotta tune the "a." (humming) take a closer look at geico. great savings. and a whole lot more.
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more headlines from the fox news desk. the syrian rebels are in flubl aleppo. the government's army retaking about a dozen neighborhoods the rebels held. that's according to russia's defense ministry. and syrian state media reports the government, backed by russian air power, now controls key parts of aleppo for the first time in four years. powerful landslides hit northern italy over the weekend.
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was, and investigators are looking into the possibility of ties to terrorism. we say this only because they have nothing on motive at this point and are trying to figure out exactly what did happen here so haven't ruled it out. police say the suspect rammed his car into a group of students outside a campus building. then got out and started slashing people with a butcher knife. nine people ended up in the hospital. police say an officer shot and killed the attacker. garrett tenney has made his way to campus and is live on scene. garrett, to you. >> reporter: yeah, shep. the biggest question now that we have a name, the question is why. what would cause him to drive his car over a curb into a crowd of students and pull out a butcher knife and begin to stab and slash his way through that group of students. ver investigators are beginning to reach out to his family members and relatives to try to get more information about him, on his background, to get a better picture of who this person is
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and what may have driven him to this. we also know here on ohio state's campus, this is where it took place. you can see there's police tape all up and down this block and around this area. it is in between these two buildings back through there where this courtyard is where we're told he drove his car over that curb and into that crowd of students. you mentioned the fbi has not ruled out any possible motives at this point and they are looking at terrorism as a potential motive. but again, still no indication that that is the case. we're also told at this point there are no signs that artan was on any type of terror watch list in terms of travel and whatnot. now, we are told the injuries could have been significantly worse if it weren't for the quick response of a campus police officer. within one minute of these calls coming in he was there on the scene and engaged artan and took him down.
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we are told there are nine injuries, one of them remains in critical condition. we are expecting to get an update on the status of those injured in this attack here in the next half hour or so. >> garrett, while you were in transit and during the last hour here on fox news, there was a news conference and it was very interesting. a reporter asked one of the spokespeople did this suspect say anything as police were confronting him. remember, he ran over the curb, ran over the students, got out of the car, began stabbing people. there was a police officer nearby who had been there because somebody pulled a fire alarm and there was a report of a gas leak. we still don't know if that was real or part of whatever this was. and they asked the spokesperson did he say anything? and the spokesperson did say no, he didn't say anything, didn't say i don't have that information but said that's part of an ongoing investigation. so that leads us to believe that either he didn't know or maybe the guy said something that was going to be crucial to the investigation. we can imagine the litany of things he might save that might
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give people on scene an idea of what happened there. whether he said something or not is a matter of high interest around here. i wonder if you've heard anything more on that, garrett? >> reporter: we haven't, shep. we have seen from students around here for the most part who are still very much in shock, they say this is a surreal experience, you see this on tv, you never expect it to happen at your university. that's what they're living there now. as soon as this happened, we have seen and heard various accounts from students as to exactly what took place. that's typical in this type of situation that the details are hard to get through and that's what they are starting to go through, piecing together all of the stories and various details. it's possible there could be more there but we're not ready to report at this time anything because we want to make sure we get these facts right. >> garrett tenney made his way to campus for us. again, the name of the suspect we've now confirmed once again is abdul razak ali artan.
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permanent rez nansidency had be granted. a student at the school, 18 years old. what he said when he got out of the car before the police officer shot and killed him according to authorities remains unknown. his motive unknown. updates as soon as we get them. a lot of people are praising the fast and professional response, including the governor, john kasich, said the coordinated attack prevented more people from getting involved. >> the alert system has been around for a while and there's a training video that goes with it but this year the whole system was upgraded to get the message out by text, by twitter, other social media. but before any single student was notified on their cell phone, the system was designed so that the emergency message
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actually pops up on the teacher's powerpoint screen in class. in one classroom the teacher and the students thought the message was a prank. as for the instructions we have talked about so much, the run, the hide, the fight, some students were on twitter asking what that means. it's the department of homeland security's mantra which is run first, hide second and last resort fight back. we saw pictures of many students piling chairs and desks against the doors to barricade themselves in. by the time students got the messages on their phones, the whole attack was over with. >> less than a minute from over the curb to dead on the street. >> the university's public safety director who has been on the job less than a month says the emergency call came in at 9:52. yes, by 9:53 the officer radioed out that shots were fired and that's when the university police shot and killed the
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suspect. it was two full minutes after that when the first buckeye alert went out and police officers from across the country started arriving. we know two days ago was the big ohio state/michigan football game and today -- ohio state won that game but today michigan's football department sent out a tweet telling them to stay safe. >> the news continues right after this.
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17 minutes before the hour. thousands of people lining up to pay respects to fidel castro in cuba. a live look now in cuba where people are making their way through the city's revolution square. mourners will sign an oath promising to carry out the, quote, concept of revolution, unquote. of course fidel castro stepped down from the presidency back in 2006 over health issues. the ruthless dictator ruled the country over half a century.
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he built a regime that denied people basic political freedoms. his government imprisoned, tortured and murdered people using a firing squad to carry out thousands of executions. some images as the world reacts to the dictator's death. this is workers hanging a giant banner with a picture of a young fidel castro and here another look at the line of crowds. this is today. you can see it all the way down the street and around the corner. here you can see people waiting to enter revolution square to pay their respects. another look at the honor guard, soldiers marching during a service today. so that's havana. this is little havana down in miami and a whole different thing there, very different reaction. big crowds dancing in the streets over the weekend. miami, of course, and south florida home to many tens of thousands of cuban refugees. you can see the cover of the
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"miami herald" with the headline "castro is dead." earlier today president-elect donald trump threatened to scrap the u.s./cuba deal. he tweeted if cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the cuban people, the cuban/american people and the u.s. as a whole, i will terminate the deal. it will be a major reversal of president obama's plan to improve relations. some republicans have called for a tougher deal, but "the wall street journal" reports donald trump could face push-back from u.s. companies, including airlines, hotels, cell phone carriers, on and on, ones that have invested a lot of money in cuba already. with us is john bussey, associate editor at the reque"w street journal." i wondered where does this go because businesswise we're pretty well locked in. >> that's right. the business community is a
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powerful influence in political decisions, and they are already getting involved with cuba. as you pointed out, hotel opera companies that are ranging for roaming ability for your cell phone if you go to cuba. ag interests, a lot of rural states want places where there are large farms and agricultural exports want to be into cuba. they don't want to cede to the european you know union or lati, they want to sell their products there. >> the thinking was we had done the same thing under i think nine different presidents for 50 years and it hadn't worked at all. >> right. >> and as the president put it, he's like why continue to do something if it doesn't work. let's do something new. let's try bringing in the openness of this nation and see if that doesn't speed things up. really having access to the outside world has helped a lot. >> that's right. and that was by executive order
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on obama's part. of course the new president can reverse all that by executive order, so this is easily undone if donald trump wishes to do so. and you're right, this was the argument. decades of embargo haven't changed things in cuba, still political prisoners, still firing squads, still repression for religious and economic freedoms in cuba. perhaps if be go the route of our work with china, our work with vietnam, a place that we had a war with and normalized relationships with, so too with china, maybe that will work to change things in cuba. certainly the business community is going to continue to advocate. in the case of china shall it was the business community that did a lot of the work politically to get china into the wto so i wouldn't underestimate that influence in how donald trump makes his decision. >> the biggest change over the last ten years since fidel
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stepped down as dictator or president and gave it over to raul, you don't have these fiery speeches anymore. it doesn't matter your political thoughts on castro, he was certainly all that he's made out to be. but as a political orator, few would match him. >> long speeches. they came to be known as castro speeches. >> hours on end. >> look, another thing that's changed is the demographics of florida. a politically very important state for national leaders. the anti-castro cuban community has been staunchly anti-castro. it has been a community that has made its views known and donald trump very much responded to in the course of the campaign. but that demographic is also changing. you have second and third generation now from cuban refugees and that group has sort of a different view, perhaps slightly more detached from the castro regime and it made it a little bit easier for president
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obama to advance these changes. but look, there's still a very strong anti-castro cuban community in the miami area and throughout florida. that's going to speak politically as well. >> it's so strong it's still, even after all these years, such a big story down there that our friends at the local fox station went on the air in the middle of the night. they were on the air all night for hours and hours on end. it is the top story and will bow the top story for days and weeks to come. there was a time if you lived in south florida, you thought the day this would come will there be rioting in the streets? the answer is no. >> the brother is running the place. mind you, this is 90 miles off of key west and we have been unable to change things up until now. maybe a different approach is called for. donald trump is saying, fine, you know, maybe a different approach, but you have got to get more out of the cubans, out of the regime there, in terms of political freedoms and economic freedoms and religious freedoms.
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>> sounds like he's going to try for it. thank you. appreciate it, john. we'll be back with another update from the ohio state university. what was originally said to be an active shooter. now we know it was not. the question is what was the motive? stay with us. sounds) oooh! when your pain reliever stops working, your whole day stops. (sighs sadly) try this. only aleve can stop pain for 12 hours. plus, aleve is recommended by more doctors than any other brand for minor arthritis pain. aleve. live whole. not part. for the holidays. before his mom earned 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ dinosaur growls ] and his dad earned 2% back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs. yeah!
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more now on the attack at ohio state. campus police report on twitter that all ohio state university student buildings except for the student academic services building are open for students to pick up their personal items. we reported earlier two law enforcement tell fox news that investigators have identified the suspect as an 18-year-old named abdul rozak ali artan. frank jupiter is with us, a reporter with wxix fox 19 in
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cincinnati and he's live on the ohio state campus in columbus. frank, to you. >> reporter: according to. osu emergency management this incident happened near watts hall which still has an active police presence. for the last few years we've been out here, the bureau of alcohol, at that batobacco and were here in the area. i spoke with students today who say they couldn't believe something like this could happen on campus, one student describing the incident at surre surreal. another student told me he was asleep when friends ran to his room alerting to what was going on. students for several hours gathered near the scene from a distance to get a closer look. eight people were transported to
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hospital hospitals, a ninth person was later transported. he w she was hiding as instructed. two victims r -- surgery mainly for orthopedic issues. right now as it stands all academic classes have been cancelled for today. that's what we've got here. shepard. >> frank, any idea about this -- aside from his name, anything on this suspect from anyone who knew him or anything? >> you know, none of the students know. police haven't told us why he would carry out this act. >> all right. frank jupiter from fox 19 in cincinnati who's live on the osu campus. again, about 59,000 students on that campus on a given day. today they cancelled classes for the rest of the day. they'll be back with a normal classroom schedule tomorrow and we'll have updates throughout
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the afternoon. when we come back, a look at the first attempt to connect the world's two great oceans. it was a voyage that would later give us the name pacific, and it happened on this day in history. i work 'round the clock.
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years -- i should say 20 years, until today. russell is down a little bit today. the markets are down just a little bit. oil is way up. lots of volatility out there. should news break out, we'll break in. a male suspect drove a vehicle over the curb of west 19th west of college avenue, struck pedestrians. he exited the vehicle and used a butcher knife to start cutting pedestrians. >> nine people slashed or struck by the suspect's vehicle. the suspect shot dead by police. sources say he's an 18-year-old somali man. the police say it was done on purpose. question, will the authorities call it terror? a news conference is expected at any moment now. we'll bring it to you live. welcome, everyone, i'm stuart varney f for neil cavuto. this is your world.

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