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see you then for the latest buzz. heartbreaking developments from oakland, california, at this hour. we just learned the death toll from the warehouse fire now stands at 24, and officials there fear that number could rise. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> right now firefighters remain on that scene trying to secure parts of that devastated building. only 20% of those charred remains have been searched. the search is expected to continue for another 48 hours. friends and family are grieving and remembering their loved ones as this devastating tragedy unfolds. there are new questions emerging about the reported building code
violations with no sprinklers, no smoke detectors. why did the government of oakland allow this building to remain open in the first place? adam is live at the scene in soaked where we just received an update in the last hour from officials, and adam will now bring us up to date. hello, adam. >> reporter: yeah, eric. you mentioned in that intro 24 people are confirmed dead. we were worried that fnumber would go up before the press conference. we'll give you a look from this angle right now. the two-story building is where the fire broke out and that is where the people died inside that building, but as firefighters came out after being in there for about a four-hour shift, they said a number of bodies had been found together, basically piled on top of each other as if they had found each other during that inferno and could not find a way out. really a heartbreaking situation for the firefighters. you can see it on their faces, hear it in their voices as they come out. from the air you can see the tedious task that faces them.
basically the building is just a shell now. the floor has collapsed on top of each other. i was told there's a ton of flammable material inside. we've seen the photos. from the air you can see the devastation, and you can also hear the hurt on so many of the firefighters, especially battalion chief melinda drayton from the oakland fire department as she talked about what they're finding. >> it was quiet. it was heartbreaking. to get through what we were able to accomplish in 12 hours was a phenomenal feat. we have a lot more to go. we're going to be here for a few more days just getting through the building. if you do the math, and we'll be taking the same approach. >> reporter: again, the number is now 24 confirmed dead. only a few families have been notified due to the process of having to identify the bodies,
and they do believe that number, eric, to approach 40. they're actually even getting the information from cars in the area to see if some of the people that may be inside here that perished may have parked their cars that night in this area before they went inside for that party. eric? >> adam, just really so horrific. the big question right now is why was it open? why was that building not padlocked? just last month they had an investigation for alleged code violations. have officials in that city commented about these investigations and the conditions inside that building? >> reporter: yeah. a lot of questions. when you look at the building as one firefighter called it, he called it an oven. it's a cinder block building with a lot of flammable materials inside. they were under investigation but the question remains why didn't they shut it down? why did they have to have an investigation. there were a ton of code vilt lati violations in the warehouse. we were told by some that it wasn't supposed to be anything but an auto parts or
industrial-type business. the fact they were even allowed to stay open has a lot of people questioning w457d here. that's part of the process. in the immediate aftermath right now it's really about helping the families and finding the remains and being as considerate as possible as they go through that building, which i'm told and you can see from the arieies a just a complete mess inside. very dangerous for firefighters even though they have been able to breach the building from the side. >> so astounding those conditions continued and were allowed to be there with all those poor young people going to a concert in that building. >> reporter: absolutely. >> thank you so much. >> eric and adam, thank you. joining me is thomas von he issen, former fdny commissioner on command on 9/11. thank you so much for joining us here. such a very sad story. i want to start with this, that authorities out there in oakland saying that in order to safely conduct the investigation and ding.ecovery, that they have to could you tell us what that
might entail? >> you know, you see the steel frame from the building, which looked like it was when it was originally constructed looked like it was a good building. when you have that much fire of that intensity for that period of time, the steel is probably compromised because it's been under such heat. you have all the wood around it that was supporting it, that was holding those side walls from moving in, getting closer or collapsing, that's all gone. any kind of other structural flooring, everything else that made the building tighter and stronger is all gone. and that was the reason -- i mean, firefighters want to get in a building in first five minutes, and that's their goal, and if they can't, then it's 10, 15, 20, but when you let a building go like hours and hours like that with that much intense heat, the damage is irreparable. you can't possibly send people in there. you have to worry about the steel collapsing, the concrete, the floors, anything that's left, and now it's just a process of going through there
as reverently as they can just to find the bodies. >> and the next priority will be to notify the family. could you walk us through that process? >> boy, i tell you, anytime any first responder, the easy part is putting out the fire, you know, having a tough time physically with the pain you go through in trying to get that out. the hard part is afterwards and the leaders trying to deal with the families. we've gone through this so many times. people are anxious. i read that people are upset, they're infuriated. they don't know where their loved one is. well, unfortunately to do it the right way, you've got to do it slowly, and it's just a no-win. you can't give those families what they want. they want some good news that their loved one is not one of those people that were trapped and killed in that fire, and it's going to take time for the leaders to do that, and it's just the absolute worst part of any leader in the fire service
military anytime you have a massive tragedy like this dealing with the families is the worst. >> commissioner, talk to us now about the process of collecting information. they will be interviewing eyewitnesses, people who perhaps lived or worked at that loft studio there and the building owner. i'm sure there are going to be lots of questions for that person as well. >> well, that guy is probably on his way to a foreign country by now. i mean, he's going to be criminally charged with something. that's a disgrace what happened in that building. whether or not the municipality dropped the ball and didn't close it fast enough, the investigation will show all of that, but anybody who had that much material in that kind of a makeshift building without any kind of sprinklers, without upgrades and safety. i noticed yesterday i thought people were probably able to jump out the windows and i noticed the fire, there's metal screen windows on those windows so that was great when it was a
factory to keep people from breaking in in the middle of the night, but if there are people going there, paying to hear music and you've got metal bars on windows, this is stuff that is way past an accident. this is criminal stuff that somebody really dropped the ball. i guess they only found out about it recently, the investigation was started. who knows how long it's in place. you can't jump to a lot of conclusions, but that was definitely an unsafe building for anybody to be in overnight joining in a musical, you know, show there. the kids that go there probably aren't thinking, you know, that they're in a dangerous place, but it's up to the authorities to be looking out for the safety of the civilians. >> and, commissioner, you know, we're so grateful for firefighters, first responders because to us you are all heroes, but we have to keep in mind too that scenes like this take a personal toll on you as well. commissioner thomas von he issen, thank you so much for
joining us here this morning, this afternoon. >> you're welcome. now to the trump transition. the president-elect doubling down on that promise to penalize u.s. company that is move their operations overseas. mr. trump today saying those companies will face a 35% tax on products they manufacture in foreign countries and then try to sell to us inside the u.s. we have the very latest live from trump tower here in new york city on 5th avenue. hi hi, brian. >> reporter: it's been a quiet front when it comes to the cabinet nominations this weekend but not so much when it comes to trump's foreign policy which has been put in the spotlight. mr. trump received a phone call yesterday from the taiwan leader. it was the first kind of call of its kind in decades between leaders of both countries, and china filed a formal complaint and was very upset. you will also remember earlier this week he received two other phone calls, one from the philippines president, rodrigo
duterte and from the pakistan president sharif. and all those phone calls raised eyebrows, frankly, from critics. this morning on fox news sunday kellyanne conway said people need to stop taking that taiwan call so seriously, as well as other ones. listen. >> does this signal a change in policy or was it just a phone call? >> it was just a phone call at this point. it signals the fact that he accepted a congratulatory call. let's give this man time to form his cabinet and he's also showing respect to the current president, president obama, who still is the president for about 6 1/2 more weeks and the commander in chief certainly. he's not out there -- p president-elect trump is not out there making policy. he's merely taking phone calls. >> conway also tweeted out this photo from last night with the president-elect at a heroes and villains party.
she wasn'ts a super woman. she said trump dressed as the ultimate hero, himself. days after trump struck a deal with carrier to save about a thousand jobs, well, he also targeted another company from indiana, the company is the redford -- rexnard which says it's moving 300 jobs from indianapolis to mexico. he doubled down in a tweet saying any companies that move jobs over should expect a 35% tariff and really this is a response to critics who were concerned that the carrier deal may set a dangerous precedent giving incentives to companies that were going to threaten to leave the country by offering them some tax incentives. meanwhile, on fox and friends this morning, his chief of staff, reince priebus, said you can expect mr. trump to continue to make those one-on-one phone calls with companies. listen. >> he wants to get it done. he twoonts get it done fast, so
i would not be surprised if he wasn't on the phone with all of these companies, as many as he can, to encourage them to stay, to stick is it ot out, and do a business here in america. >> reporter: trump's transition team says you can expect more cabinet announcements this week. eric? >> there will certainly be a lot more on trade and the potential for tariffs as mr. trump tries to keep the manufacturing jobs here in the u.s. now to green party candidate jill stein taking the push for a pennsylvania recount a step further. stein now moving from the state courts to a planned federal lawsuit to ask for a recount on constitutional grounds. she's raised nearly $7 million to pay for recount efforts in pennsylvania, wisconsin, and michigan. elizabeth prann is live in washington now with the latest. elizabeth? >> hi, arthel. after jill stein said that she would drop one of her statewide
recount efforts, specifically in pennsylvania, she's now taking it one step further. she's taking it to federal court where she's filing suit. stein is upset that a pennsylvania judge ordered the voters who petitioned for this to pay a $1 million fee in order to move forward. remember, she's raised, as you mentioned, almost $7 million to fund the efforts in pennsylvania as well as two other states, wisconsin and michigan. this morning she spoke to our own chris wallace about her aggressive move to the federal level. >> this is about responding to the american voters who are standing up and saying we deserve an election system that we can trust and that is accurate, that is secure against hacking, against human error, against machine error, and in which the votes are being counted because right now it's not clear that all the votes are being counted. we deserve that so we can go forward with an election system that we can trust. >> and she went on to say she is not doing this to show preference for one candidate and it does not coincide even though it does coincide where states
that donald trump won narrowly. critics say her motives are suspicious and so are the funds she's raised. they say it's just simply time to move on. >> i'd say to her give it up as it seems like you're doing in pennsylvania for a very simple reason. even your friends in the clinton campaign have admitted that these recounts will not change any result. the question for jill stein and hillary clinton and those who just are still in the grief, anger, and denial stanls, will you start moving over to acceptance and let this president-elect and vice president-elect get on with the business of government, have a peaceful transfer of power. >> reporter: and we learned tomorrow dr. stein will hold a press conference in front of trump towers to announce her efforts at the federal level. arthel, back to you. >> elizabeth prann, thanks, elizabeth. >> thanks. firefighters in oakland continue the painstaking task of recovering victims from that warehouse in oakland where the death toll now at 24 is expected
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burning at least eight buildings. that happening near harvard and mi t. authorities say two police officers and one firefighter were hurt trying to fight the fire. they're expected to be okay. an estimated 60 families are without a home now. the cause of the fire is under investigation. defense secretary ash carter warning that we need to have our u.s. troops say in iraq even after isis is defeated. mr. carter saying that is how the u.s. and our coalition partners can counter the foreign terrorists and fighters in the whole region, but the decision will now fall, of course, to a new administration so what potentially could the trump plans be? joining us now, as usual, ambassador john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations who has been on the list of a possible secretary of state and just this morning the vice president-elect mike bens pence said you are one of five contenders so we shall wait and
wait to see what decision is made. >> good to be here. >> ash carter made these comments saying we have to have a presence in iraq. do you agree? what type of presence should there snb. >> i think we will need a presence there. obviously isis itself is not yet defeated but let's stop a minute and note how extraordinary the statement is. after president obama withdrew all american forces in 2011 and in my view, and the view of many others, led to the chaos that allowed isis to flourish, now we're talking not only about having gone back in but staying for a protracted period of time. i think the new administration will be formulating a policy to deal with isis. candidate donald trump made it very clear he wanted to defeat isis as rapidly as possible, and i think it also needs to be done in a way that minimizes the upside for iran, which after all is one of the major factors in this multi-sided conflict. obama's strategy really maximizes the advantage to iran in defeating isis.
i think that's exactly the wrong way to go. >> how do you minimize iran's influence? what would you suggest as we go forward? >> i would reply less on the baghdad government, which has become a surrogate for the ayatollahs and tehran using the shiite militias. i think we've done less than we should be doing with the kurds. i think we ought to bring other arab states into this. we have to find a way for turkey to put aside its conflict with the kurds and figure out job one getting isis defeated. >> do you think turkey and erdogan would potentially do that considering how he's cracked down on the free democratic values of that country? >> i'm very troubled about the state of play in turkey overall, but given its border with what used to be syria and the presence of isis right near that border and their lines of communication and supply through turkey, i don't think this is a winnable conflict without turkey's participation, but what it underlines is the complexity of putting together this
political coalition if you're prepared to say you don't want to advantage iran, and i think advantaging iran is going to have long-term consequences. the issue here is not simply defeating isis miliough that's now. it's what replaces it. what is the power. the soviets used to say what is the correlation of forces once isis is defeated. >> you're right when you say what used to be syria. finally, you mentioned the point december 2011, the president withdrew the last 10,000 american troops. he said there was not a status of forces agreement, but we have our troops back there now. >> with no status of forces agreement. >> where was ash carter back then saying keep the troops there? it seems the administration is trying to have it both ways. >> and they have and, of course, the mainstream media don't comment on that. that brings us to what i think is the most important thing we need, and that's for the next six weeks to pass quickly and noon on the 20th of january to come as soon as possible. >> all right. and a lot of people, i'm sure, are waiting for that, especially you and others.
ambassador john bolton, as always, good to have you here all these 15 years and i guess i would say i would like you to remain but we'll see what's in the cards. >> thank you so much. ambassador and eric. a heart break and devastation as recovery teams step up their efforts in the wake of a massive warehouse fire that claimed dozens of lives. this as serious questions arise as to just why this building was even open to the public. plus, speculation is mounting over president-elect donald trump's pick for secretary of state as rumors swirl over a new short list for america's top diplomat.
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it's well known in oakland, all of a sudden the oakland ghost ship. neighbors say some people lived there illegally despite complaints and a city investigation of code violations just last month. it remained open, and now this terrible toll of young people who just wept out for a good time and have now perished. >> the amount of people that are still missing, yes, it's a significant number. we've given you a number of 24. that number will go up, but we've only searched about 20% of this building, so there is a lot of work to be done. >> joining us now is tim brown retired new york city firefighter. tim, this seems, frankly, an outrageous and shocking failure of local government. it's on the oakland officials in that city. where was the buildings department? where were the fire marshals? who didn't shut down this building? we're told there are no
sprinklers, no smoke detectors. how can the city marshal not put a padlock on the door of that building. how come if they knew there were concerts going on it wasn't stopped? how do you think this could have been prevented? >> well, they need to get in there. i mean, the local fire and police officials know what's going on in the community, so i think that the courts make it probably very difficult, the rules that constrain the firefighters and police officers in carrying this out. you know, i don't know what the laws are there, but certainly the tragedy that occurred could have been prevented, i believe. i think right now -- that's all going to come out over time. right now we need to be concerned that we don't injure or kill any firefighters or police officers who are searching through that dangerous rubble, and we also need to get -- recover the bodies and positively identify them quickly
so that we can let the families know. just put yourself in the position of the families right now. all they know is their loved one is missing, and that's a very difficult place to be. it reminds me after 9/11 of all the missing posters that were plastered all over lower manhattan. we need to recover those bodies, identify them quickly so their families can do what they need to do. >> you know, the pain must be unimaginable when you're near there and you gather with local officials waiting for word. but also the shock and let me get back to that point. local firehouses, you've got -- sometimes you've got the building plans. they have inspections, they know what buildings have sprinklers and whatnot, how far the hydrants are away. specifically, what in terms of a city, what is the normal, usual precaution? if they go in and look and say it's dangerous conditions, why wasn't it shut down? >> i don't know the answer to that and i hesitate to criticize
them right now. it's so early on, and they're all going through very difficult times right now, but this is going to be a painful learning process for the city of oakland, maybe the state of california, and for america. i mean, we've been through this before, the 1990 fire at the happyland social club. >> 87 people were killed in 1990, happyland social club. it's a nightclub on the second floor in the bronx. i covered that. they had one egress. there's happyland. one way to get out, that front door, and people perished. you had the station fire in 2003 when 100 people killed when flammable material erupted. very quickly, tim, finally. what should we tell our kids? you have young people going to these places. look for the place of egress, look for an exit. if it's too crowded and too messy, get out. don't go. think of your safety first. >> absolutely. you nailed that. as young people or parents of young people, we need to teach
them when you go into a situation like this, check your exits and make sure they're not locked. if there weren't exits or if they are blocked or locked, you need to get out of there. you need to grab your friends and leave and go somewhere else because people are not looking out for you, unfortunately. the people who are greedy are going to set these illegal clubs up, and they don't care about your peril, so the young people need to know, look for your exits. make sure they work, and if they don't, get the heck out of there. >> really important advice to all of our young. >> yes, sir. >> tim brown, thank you so much and certainly our hearts and sympathies go out to -- >> absolutely. >> -- the victims and the families and the brave sfifirst responders and firefighters and police who are dealing with this. overwhelming tragedy. thank you. we get back to politics now. president-elect trump still thinking over some key cabinet
positions, including who will serve as his secretary of state. the short list has included a wide range of candidates from governor mitt romney to rudy giuliani to general david petraeus but new reports suggest mr. trump could be considering a new addition to the list. kristin fisher is here, live in washington with more. >> reporter: at first the race for secretary of state seemed to be centered around two people in particular, mitt romney and rudy giuliani, but now it appears that mr. trump is open to expanding his short list to one of the most powerful and prominent cabinet pogs. one possibility, john hutsmn hu who ran for president in 2012. he's also a former ambassador to china, a country which lodged a formal complaint with the united states over the phone call to taiwan. david petraeus is still on probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information. it is his biggest weakness, and
he addressed his critics head on this morning on abc's "this week." >> what i would say to them is what i've acknowledged for a number of years. five years ago i made a serious mistake. i acknowledged it. i apologized for it. i paid a very heavy price for it and i've learned from it. >> reporter: as mr. trump continues to mull over his options for secretary of state, his incoming chief of staff reince priebus says buckle up. >> we're moving very fast. the president is talking to a lot of people. we could make news for an entire week without doing anything more for that week. so we've got enough lined up that we could make news every day. i think as each name gets rolled out, people will have the confidence that we have a president for all americans. >> reporter: now, one of the first names to be rolled out likely will be retired general james mattis for secretary of defense. it will simply be made official since mr. trump spilled the
beans on the first stop of his thank you tour. the next top, north carolina on tuesday. >> kristin fisher, thank you very much. for more on his choice for secretary of state, let's bring in lou reyes. he was a member of president bush's transition counsel and is a partner at ashcroft, sutton, and reyes. got it all in. >> right. >> let's start where kristin left off. let's talk about governor jon huntsman as a possible joyce for secretary of state. speaks mandarin. wouldn't that make him a strong candidate for that position? >> well, thanks for having me this morning. it certainly is a not surprising potential pick. it looks like president-elect trump is casting a wide net as he's continuing to get this
right. huntsman is definitely -- meets a lot of the qualifications on paper. the key, of course, is not only getting someone who is very qualified, can hit the ground running from day one, but who can also he can cute the president's foreign policy agenda and so that's where, you know, they would have to make sure they're all in agreement before going forward, but, you know, credentialswise, huntsman certainly is statesman and a credible potential pick. >> let's talk about governor mitt romney. i mean, you know, great dinners, a couple of them at least, and now it seems that president-elect trump is moving on to other options. what happened there? did it boil down to someone from inside team trump having dissuaded president-elect trump from mitt romney? >> the answer, of course, is we don't exactly know, and we're not exactly sure where president-elect trump is on it
overall. certainly though i think before making a pick the president-elect would have to be sure that the potential nominee would be able to, like i said, really be in lock step with his foreign policy agenda, and the question is, you know, when the rubber meets the road during the administration in a time where tough decisions need to be made and the president does make a decision, will his cabinet march forward and could they execute it? and so i'm not saying romney could not, but i think that that was -- that's a big question on the table in terms of being comfortable with a pick. the other things though, arthel, that we don't know are whether or not there are any other issues either from the romney side or the president-elect's side that would potentially make that a no-go, and so maybe some day we'll know, but at this point we don't know. >> let's talk about the overall time line. there are some people who have
criticized the president-elect in terms of taking too long, but these are very serious choices that need to be made here. where is president-elect trump though? is he on schedule, behind schedule? >> a great question. let me preface the answer to that by saying it's a good sign, it's always a good sign to know that the president is taking the right time to make the right pick, and it is, you know, the best asset a president can have above all else is human capital, that asset is the people. does he have the right people to execute his policy. without people you have no policy, and so taking the time. now, of course, the trick here is you can't take too much time because you have to get things done by january 20th. he is not i don't think behind pace as presidents go, and i think, you know, putting these
things together, these months, getting some agreement from the senate to have hearings before the 20th, those will all need to happen. he needs to keep the pace going and keep it going strong but i don't think he's behind pace just yet. >> before we go, just quickly if you could give us just a really behind-the-scenes idea of what's happening as we are 46 days out from inauguration day. what's happening on the transition team? >> yeah. so two main things. there's personnel and, of course, there's policy. on the personnel side it's a fast and furious pace. not only does he need to have the cabinet selected and filled but let's not forget there are close to a hundred positions just in the national security arena that he has to get done very quickly and has to be scrubbing and vetting and getting ready to nominate as soon as he's president. so that's key and that has to happen. these folks need to be in by the first hyundais really. there are over 4,000 positions. but the hundred crucial ones really need to be done now. on the policy side, they need to be looking at all policies that
they are going to either expand upon, reverse, or change, and, of course, prioritizing the ones they want to do first on day one and execute a hundred day plan. >> very important work. lou, you know firsthand and we thank you for joining us this sunday afternoon and morning. >> thanks for having me. >> you know, arthel, one of those goals was repealing obamacare. it was a major campaign promise from donalmeantime, one study s the law is threaten to financially cripple some states. up next, an arkansas state senator on what some states are now facing. for lower back pain sufferers, the search for relief often leads... here or here. today, there's a new option. introducing drug-free aleve direct therapy. a tens device with high intensity power that uses technology once only available in doctors' offices. its wireless remote lets you control the intensity, and helps you get back to things like this or this. and back to being yourself. introducing new aleve direct therapy.
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with developmental disabilities are suffering unfairly and it warns about what comes next saying, quote, the enrollment explosion will soon unleash a fiscal crisis with expansion rising higher and faster than obamacare advocates promised. those costs will rapidly swamp state budgets. joining us is one state official who has been warning about the impact on states. he's arkansas state senator brian king who is republican and joins us now. senator king, good to see you. let me start by saying 20 million are covered, and mitch mcconnell saying people will not lose coverage. but what are your concerns, especially in light of this study, before a replacement is fully locked down? >> thanks for having me. our state, we expanded obamacare some years ago and we gave warning signs that financial consequences would be coming. they originally projected 215,000 enrollment, we're over
300,000 and we're seeing the constraints of state government, that it's going to affect education, affect economic development. we're now have time to pay the bill and currently our most needineed y and children and elderly are already suffering and we're looking at making cuts to them instead of providing the care and coverage to them while able-bodied working age adults continue to get coverage. >> this has made your state budget overrun $80 million. so many people have been pushed to medicaid. do they have the doctors to cover them? are they able to be covered and the officials have said that people with a developmental disability, some of those who really need help have been, they say, the study says pushed to the back of the line. what does that mean and what is the impact on people who really need help? >> currently if you look at a lot of hospitals, you can hear stories of people, the emergency rooms are still full even though we expanded obamacare.
we currently have a disabled -- developmentally disabled list, they're on a waiting list to get the level of care they need. almost 80 people died on that list while waiting for coverage. well, if you're an able-bodied working age adult, you go to the front of the line and it's very easy for you to sign up and get 100% free health coverage and not work at all. >> 80 people died while waiting according to the study? how do we solve this and what would you as a state senator, a state official who is in the trenches on this issue, what would you like to see washington do in terms of any type of potential replacement? >> well, i hope the trump administration listens to all sides. i think you see these states where republican governors and elected officials expanded obamacare and just basically took the obamacare money credit card, spent the money and didn't worry about the payments. i hope they listen to all sides because to get out of this we're going to have to make some serious, tough decisions, and
we're going to have to make decisions as weaning these people off this program. we can't continue as a state government to cover these people not because there's not a noble caring that you have for health coverage. it's just because it's putting such a hard hardship on our state government and paying for all of our other services and most importantly taking care of the truly needy that have suffered in arkansas because we've expanded obamacare. >> are you confident that this actually can be solved? >> you know, as far as the quickly and politics, i mean, i probably have more confidence that a sumo wrestler is going to be the neck jockey on the kentucky derby winning horse but we're going to have to get in there and make some tough decisions because our state budget is already hurting because of what we've done, and we have -- obama care doesn't have a work requirement. by 79-year-old dad who a truck driver, he's drove truck since he was 18, two knee replacements and a rotator cuff surgery, he
works more hours in a week than 320, most of which are 50 or more years younger than he is. these people have to go back to work to help our economy. there's jobs in the paper that have health care coverage that they can take and that would allow us to free up our suggest a -- budget and start worrying about economic development and taking care of the truly needy cas cases. some of the cases are heartbreaking stories we need to be helping. >> you're right. taking care of the people who really need this is so important. state senator brian king of arkansas. thank you for joining us today. >> thank you, eric. >> of course. fidel castro making his way to his final resting place, so how is his cuba remembering him? if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, and you're talking to your doctor about your medication... this is humira.
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hundreds of thousands in cuba lining the streets today in tribute to former dictator fidel castro as the funeral procession carrying his cremated remains to santiago decuba where he launched his revolution. steve is live in miami with details. steve? >> reporter: they brought fidel castro back to where it all
started in santiago in 1953. that's where he launched the cuban revolution and where they buried him this morning. it happened after nine days of very public mourning. tens of thousands of cubans lining the highway as those ashes made their way across the country pulled by a military jeep, a jeep which actually broke down at one point outside the city of santiago. the honor guard had to jump out and give it a push. fidel castro remains a divisive figurine after his death nine days ago at age 90. in parts of the world he's being praised as someone who brought literacy and health care to all parts of the island. in other places he's being condemned as a dictator, someone who imprisoned or killed his political opponents and someone who brought the world to the brink of nuclear bar in 1962 with the soviets in the cuban missile crisis. fidel castro, of course, leaves behind his brother, raul, age 85 in power for the past eight years. raul has said he, too, riwill retire two years' time.
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p.m. eastern and it's a busy news day here in the fox news channel as the news continues all afternoon. have a good day. we'll see you later. good sunday to you. nice to be with you. nice to be with you at home. lots of news. i'm leland vittert. >> i'm shannon bream. here is what's making news right now. heart break in oakland, california. more bodies found as recovery workers make their way further into that highly dangerous charred debris of a warehouse once filled with young people enjoying music. it's now a mass grave. >> it was quiet. it was heartbreaking. plus, early m