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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, june 29th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." terror in turkey. three suicide bombers unleash an attack at a packed airport, killing dozens and wounding many more. the deadly details and a look at why this is becoming too common in turkey. after two years and $7 million, the benghazi committee finds no new bomb shells against hillary clinton but plenty of criticism for the u.s. military for its handling of the deadly attack. a tourist delivers a monumental performance at the lincoln memorial, bringing the crowd to a standstill.
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♪ o'er the land of the free good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the turkish prime minister says it appears isis was behind the deadly coordinated attack at istanbul's main airport. at least 36 people were killed and more than 140 wounded when three suicide bombers started shooting and then blew themselves up. the victims including some foreigners, but most are turkish. this morning, the airport reopened, following the attacks, security was increased at u.s. airports. istanbul and a turk airport is one of the world with's busiest. the suicide bombers opened fire near check poise at the terminal entrance. tina kraus is in london.
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>> reporter: istanbul's ataturk airport is the busiest. it was the world's 11th busiest last year and attacked at the time of these attacks. this video on social media appears to show the moment that the attack apirpt. turkish officials say assailants opened fire at the international terminal. this footage appears to show an officer taking one of them down moments before the suspect blew himself up. outside the airport, frantic passengers ran to safety as emergency crews rushed in to help the wounded. >> one guy had a hole in his sack from shap nerapnel, from g >> reporter: others rushed to a hospital. this turkish man was desperate looking for his mother as distraught relatives wailed
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behind him. while there is no claim of responsibility cbs news has been told it has the hallmarks of an isis attack. john kerry said this is a sign that the militant group is getting weaker. >> we have to get it right 365. they have to get it right ten minutes. >> reporter: officials in turkey are assessing the damage at the airport as the investigate continues to unfold. just this week, the u.s. state department issued a public warning that terrorist groups, both foreign and domestic, were actively speaking to attack americans. as of now, no u.s. citizens are confirmed to be casualties in these attacks. >> tina, in london, thanks a lot. we are joined on the phone by holly williams who is in istanb istanbul. this is the latest in the string of a terrorist attacks in turkey
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and talking about a country that at one point was stable. what has happened the last year or so? >> reporter: what has happened is the security situation in turkey has deteriorated rapidly. with that deadly sued bombing that you just mentioned, many of them in istanbul, which is turkey's biggest cities, other in ankara, turkey's capital. it seemed to target foreign tourists earlier in the year were blamed on isis by the turkish authorities. however, unlike other bombings carried out by the group, isis had never claimed responsibility. other attacks have been carried out by kurdish separatists, many of another minority who are locked in a long running conflict with the turkish state. now one kurdish militant group came out and said they are not
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targeting tourists but can no longer guarantee safety here in turkey. >> certainly turkey has been battling with them for decade now. at this point, which group is a bigger threat to turkish security isis or these kurdish fighters? >> reporter: i think the problem for turkey is that there is conflict all around it, as well as inside it. a cease-fire with those kurdish militants fell apart in the middle of last year, which has unleashed a blood letting on both sides. then also remember that turkey shares a 500 mile long border with syria and we have seen that country deadly civil war fill across that border time and time again. so this bombing is, obviously, very upsetting to everyone here in turkey. but it's most certainly wasn't surprising for many people. >> holly williams in istanbul,
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thank you very much, holly. cbs news senior national security analyst juan zarate says u.s. officials will play close to the istanbul attacks. >> are american citizens cared and harmed and caring for those individuals and look for information tied to this attack that may be demonstrated on other attacks likely to be happening. are there copyrigcats who want simulate a similar attack so you might see increased security around key airports around the country. the presidential nominees reacted to the istanbul attack. donald trump said it's time for america to get tough and fight fire with fire. >> folks, there is something going on that's really, really bad. all right? it's bad. and we better get smart and we
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better get tough or we are not going to have much of a country left, okay? >> hillary clinton said the u.s. must work with its allies. in a statement, she said the attack, quote, reminds us that the united states cannot retreat, we must deepen our cooperation with our allies and partners in the middle east and europe to take on this threat. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk with fran townsend, a former homeland security adviser to on former president george w. bush about the istanbul attacks. on the u.s. diplomatic outpost in benghazi criticize the u.s. military and the white house. the report found no new evidence of wrongdoing by then secretary of state hillary clinton. >> i understand that after more than two years and $7 million
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spent by the benghazi committee out of taxpayer funds, it had to, today, report it had found nothing. >> four americans, including ambassador chris stevens, died in the attacks on september 11th, 2012. republican senate leaders say there won't be another opportunity to pass a bill to fund the battle against the zika virus, at least for a while. senate democrats guzzled the bill yesterday because it denied new funding for planned parenthood clinics in puerto rico and eased rules on pesticide spraying. democrats want to resume the negotiations. republican leaders say the deal negotiated by house and senate republicans is the best the democrats are going to get. in brussels, european leaders are pressing britain to act quickly to leave the eu. prime minister david cameron met with the european union leaders yesterday for the last time as prime minister. they rejected his pleas for
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don't wait. call now. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. a public memorial will be held next month in tennessee for pat summitt, the legendary college coach is being remembered for bringing women's basketball into the forefront of american sports. manuel bojorquez has the report. >> reporter: at the foot of pat summitt's statue at the university of tennessee, dozens of visitors left flowers, balloons, and notes. one reading simply the best, we love you. >> stand here and pass over. >> reporter: here in the volunteer state, no one left a bigger footprint on or off the
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court. racial roberts said she grew up idolizing coach summitt who taught little girls valuable life lessons. >> never give up your on your dreams and whatever you set out to do, do it. >> reporter: in 1987, she helped the lady volunteers win their first national championship. >> we weren't the best team or the most talented team in the country that year, but we were on a mission and we were on on a mission to win that championship for pat. >> reporter: collier now coaches girl's high school basketball and is also a mom of four girls who play basketball. >> when she was talking, she had your attention. she wanted to instill in us that, you know, one of these days, we have to go for a job interview and you have to be able to look people in the eye and you have to have confidence in yourself. >> reporter: she gave her players confidence and gave inspiration to those who never met her. >> some people's heros wear a cape. mine wore a whistle!
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the search continues today for a blue whale entangled in fishing line off southern california. mireya villarreal got a closer look at the mission to free it. >> reporter: fishing lines and gear wrapped around the animal jumped a few miles from shore. captain dave anderson's crew was the first to spot it near dana point. >> it's going to saw into that whale. it's going to be excruciating for that whale. >> reporter: captain anderson says if these lines aren't cut, the whale can't eat and might only have about 30 days to live. this is the actual knife that was attached to a 30-foot pole that rescue crews used to try to
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save that whale. they made several attempts before he took off on them agitated with the situation. you guys were so close. >> we were inches away from it and i can tell you that it was just gut-wrenching. >> reporter: justin is coordinating the efforts. since the whale is an endangered species, this has become a critical mission. >> the fact we get to work on it is even rare and provide a number of challenges for us. the first time we are working on on a species we don't have a lot of knowns. >> reporter: last year there were 49 confirmed reports of entangled whales and this year, there are already 40 sightings. >> there are not a lot of blue whales out there so we can't afford to lose any of them. >> reporter: that's why rescue crews aren't giving up until this blue whale is free. mireya villarreal, cbs news, dana point, california. here is another look at this morning's top story.
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at least 36 people were killed when three suicide bombers opened fire at istanbul's main airport and blew themselves up. more than 140 others were injured and some seriously. turkey's prime minister says the attack appears to be the work of isis but there has been no claim of responsibility. it's unclear if any americans were among the victims. this is the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in turkey in recent months. the airport was shut down for several hours but reopened this morning. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," lawsuits against the popular weedkiller roundup following claims that the main ingredient is probably carcinogenic to humans and dr. david agus speaks today at the cancer moon shot summit. a father suffering from als shares a note to his younger self. that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday.
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thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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there has been an overnight stabbing in camden. we're on the scene gathering information, up next we will have an update on his condition. and aftermath of an attack, warning turkey a's leader has for people around the country and world a a day after deadly bombing at istanbul's airport. coated by hail, we will show you the major u.s. city hit with severe weather in the last couple hours leaving thousands in the dark and even delaying a professional baseball game. good morning, it is wednesday, june 29th, i'm jim donovan. i'm brooke thomas. there is a lot to tell you including results of the last night's huge mega a millions drawing but first let's check today's forecast wi

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