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first south carolina a ridge meant of african decent clashed. it's known as the battle of hundred pines. they knew they had to win this fight. when the smoke cleared the first south carolina was still standing. and the cavalry unit was gone. >> only two soldiers, one from each side be died that night. but history had been made. >> never forget those men. and i'm teary about that. it's a sacrifice to other country they have laid down. not just to their country but to their race. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> very well said. >> a battlefield unmarked but remembered. think back 150 years ago.
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here is where the slaves that were brought from the coast of africa proved they were men. this is the area where black soldiers from the first south carolina earned their right to be called soldiers. >> i'm don lemon at cnn world headquarters atlanta. have a great week and great night. see you next week. ♪ 2323. that's where the death toll stands right now in the brazil nightclub fire. we're now getting these devastating images being pulled from the burning building. plus, a sloppy commute expected for millions of people this morning. we have a live report straight ahead. i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we have. >> one heck of a moment between the president and the secretary
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of state. but, why all of the love? good morning, welcome to early state. i'm christine rom yans. >> and i'm john berman. it's january 28th it's monday. we'll begin with that developing story out of brazil. deadly chaos at a nightclub. early yesterday morning. killing a staggering 233 people. many of them college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break. it happened at kiss nightclub in santa maria. recovery workers now say they're hearing the eerie sound of ring tones. we're in santa maria with the latest. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent of the
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tragedy they faced. chaos and terror among survivors and the body of victims all around. the fire broke out at about 2:00 in the morning at a nightclub called kiss in santa maria in bra sail's southern most state. the club was packed with some 2,000 people, twice its legal capacity according to officials >> translator: people who were inside the facility when they came out, security guards blocked the exit preventing the crowd from leaving and the tragedy grew worse. >> reporter: people inside said when they came out security guards blocked exits to prevent people from leaving. that's when the crowd started panicking. this is santa maria's local gymnasium. but it's turned into a makeshift morning. they're trying to identify the relatives who were young people in their late teens, early 20s.
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as the coffins for the many victims were lined up investigators searched for the cause of the fire, which tore through the sound isolation in the roof. she headed to santa maria to personally oversee the government's response to the tragedy. it was the end of the summer holiday season in brazil, the last chance to party. for many young people due back at school or work on monday. zblm and coming up in just under 30 minutes, we're live from santa maria, brazil, where this tragedy struck. president obama and hillary clinton sat down for their first joint interview on 60 minutes on sunday. these one-time rivals exchanged compliments and laughs. clinton admitted they bury the hatchet after the bitter 2008
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campaign. he would endorse her for president in 2016? >> reporter: president obama and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton once bitter rivals now allies, together for an interview with cbs' 60 minutes. >> i consider hillary a strong friend. >> i mean, very warm, close -- i think there's a sense of understanding that, you know, sometimes it doesn't take words because we have similar views. >> reporter: rewind five years to their bruising primary battle. >> you're likable enough. >> thank you. >> i'm here. he's not. >> how long did it take you to get over that? >> it didn't take long. >> reporter: it took longer for their staffs, not to mention -- >> i think spouses take it much harder. you know, in a way -- >> no doubt.
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>> reporter: 2016 came up. the president laughed off a question about endorsing hillary. >> i was literally inaugurated four days ago. and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> and the secretary side stepped and i don't think, you know, either he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next year. >> reporter: clinton who recently suffered a concussion and blood clot wearing glasses for double vision, answered questions about her health. >> it's great. it's great. i have some lingering effects from falling on my head and having the blood clots. the doctor said that it will all recede. thankfully, i'm looking forward to being at full speed. president and secretary clinton bffs. best friends forever. can you believe it? >> forget to to a all of that stuff in 2008.
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>> i'm dying to know what they were up to last night because the picture was something. >> the president called for it. right? the president wanted to do it. >> just to say thank you. all right. president made some other news over the weekend. they have two young daughters, sasha and malia, if the president had a son he's not sure he would let play football. he said, i'm a big football fan, but i have to tell you if i had a son i'd have to think long and hard whether he would play football. >> you do have sons. you have two of them. >> it's really interesting. it's changed over the years so much. i didn't play because i didn't have it in my town. >> i think for right now, my sons, i have three of them, they can watch as much football as
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they like. it's going to be a sloppy commute for millions of you this morning. the storm that coated the midwest in ice and it could bring snow, freezing rain and sleet to the northeast today. snow shut down runways in salt lake city yesterday. flights were grounded on icy runways. 200 flights were canceled at o'ha o'hare. new yorkers went seven days without temperatures cracking the above-freezing mark. a look ahead at the storm this morning. >> hi, there. it's been rather messy out there. we're looking at winter precipitation. through the parts of the midwest, some snow moving through the upper peninsula of michigan. temperatures through parts, areas like illinois as well as into detroit. we're looking at those numbers just above freezing. that means, we're still going to see some wintry mix, through
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mid-atlant mid-atlantic, pittsburgh and washington, d.c., light snow in arkton and we're going to see the potential for freezing rain anywhere you're seeing in pink as we go through really the morning commute and that includes interstate 9 a and many of those areas we're talking to about 10:00 a.m. for new york city. freezing rain mixing up until about noon. some of the advisories out there. anywhere in blue, right there in that purple shading, we have a freezing rain advisory, that is until 10:00 a.m. in the north, 7:00 a.m., for buffalo, you could see an inch of snow as we go throughout the day. we said last week there's going to be a warmup and the warmup is going to arrive today down towards the south. look at those temperatures for dallas, 76. atlanta, 65. it gets better for the southeast. tuesday, notice that warm air
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surges up for the south to chicago. remember last week, we showed that building with the freezing rain on top of it. that's not going to be a concern today. because that warm air has to go somewhere. we'll see a clash of these air masses. severe weather especially as we set up for tuesday. anywhere from texas up to missouri, even into southern parts of illinois. we'll look at the potential for some of these storms to pruj damaging winds and isolated tornadoes as this line is going to move through tuesday into wednesday. the warm air is short live. >> what an interesting week coming up. >> especially chicago, they're going to go up to 61. >> this is what your parents warn you about. you're going to get sick. >> jennifer, thanks. nine minutes after the hour. news overseas. egyptian president has declared
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a curfew for 30 days along the suez canal. the so-called gang of eight will unveil the senate's bipartisan immigration program today. it calls for an effective employment verification system that prevents identity theft. in illinois undocumented immigrants can now get temporary visit visit visitor driver's eye lenses. the senate is going to vote for aid for states of sandy.
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the husband and brother of a new york woman who's been missing in turkey are in en route to find her. a 33-year-old more of two was traveling alone to fulfill her photography dream. her passport and medical documents were found in her istanbul hotel room. they created this website dedicated to tracking her down. argo winning the top prize at the screen actors guild awards. other big winners jennifer lawrence as best actress. and daniel day-lewis for his portrayal of america's 16th president in "lincoln." >> it occurred to me that it was an actor that murdered abraham lincoln.
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and therefore somehow it's only fitting every now and then an actor tries to bring him back to life again. >> on the television side the stars of 30 rock alec baldwin and tina fey winning for best actor and best actress in a comedy series. >> you have to see this video of a little boy being rescued from a flooded pickup truck. the story behind this video coming up right after a real quick break. clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card!
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good morning. it's 15 minutes after the hour. let's get you up to date on the morning's top stories. they identified all but three of the club goers killed in the brazil club inferno. anguished family members try to call loved ones trying to get
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ahold of them. many of the victims were college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break. out of australia, a dangerous wall of fast-rising flood waters trapped the women and their children. they stuffed the child into a waterproof duffel bag that rescuers were able to air lift to safety. this is just amazing. at least one person is reported dead and several others injured from the weather in this region. all right, two people are lucky to be alived this morning after their small plane crashed into the hudson river in yonkers, new york. it went down sunday evening. moments after the pilot put out a mayday call. off-duty detective commandeer boat with his 12-year-old son and the two assisted in the rescue. >> we had access to the pilot
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boat. we were able to get abroad and start it up and get the two victims in the water. >> wow. aren't you glad that he happened to be so close by with his kid. they were taken to the nearby hospital with a hypothermia. the town of vixon after two tank barges loaded with crude oil struck a bridge and sprang a leak early sunday morning. the coast guard is trying to determine how many gallons of oil may have spilled into the river. more on the lance armstrong. a they're saying that he did not come clean to oprah winfrey. they said armstrong has until february 6th to reveal
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everything to have any chance of having his lifetime ban rescinded. >> there's a five-year statute on a fraud criminal charge. so, the five years today would have been expired. however, if the last point of his doping as we alleged and proved in our recent decision was in 2010, then the statute has not yet expired and he potentially would be charged with criminal violation for conspiracy to defraud. >> his lawyers said that the cbs he won't be able to meet with the anti-doping agency and more likely to tell his story to the international cycle union. former teammates have accused the cycling union of being involved in the cover-up scene.
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>> it's just a mess. 18 minutes after the hour. time for your local reads. this is tragic story to report from our affiliate in chicago, that city's outof control gun violence has take on the lives of four members within the same family. ronnie chambers was gunned down early sunday morning. he became the fourth sibling in the same family to be killed by gun fire. he had two brothers and a sister who were also fatality gund down within the city limits. casey anthony is back in the news, thanks to this from the orlando sentinel, it reports that she has filed for bankruptcy. her petition reportedly states that she owes $800,000. she said that she's facing a mountain of debt and several
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there she is. new york city. it's 23 minutes after the hour. somewhere in that city we're sitting right now delivering the news and somewhere in that city, christine romans is minding your business. >> right here. >> thank you for clearing that up for me.
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stock futures are up slightly this morning. the market has quite a run. the dow and the s&p closed at the highest level in five years. friday. i'm going to give you a major caveat, apple. the most beloved tech stock in america, i think you could say, down 13% last week. apple is down 37% from its all-time high of $705. >> that's a lot. >> can you imagine? a third of its value gone since september. since its close, apple has lost its title by most valuable company. exxon takes the top again. super bowl. a week away. for wall street it's coming early. this week is the super bowl of economic news. look, we'll know more about the health of the u.s. economy. we'll get a report on durable goods order.
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tuesday, we'll get a report on housing. another one on consumer confidence. wednesday, the fed will release minutes from its meeting. two-day meeting this week. and you know, we'll know more about its monetary policies. also, wednesday, we'll get a first look at fourth-quarter gdp. friday, you get the january jobs report. economists are pretty optimistic on that. the jobless rate could fall slightly to 7.7%. that's a big lineup. >> that's like the super bowl. you're not lying one bit and the ads are really good as well. you might think twice about breaking out the plastic. as of sunday, stores in most states could begin charging a checkout fee on all credit card purchases. it comes from a settlement in july from the credit card issu r issuers and stores.
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cell phones are now ringing in the burned out nightclub in brazil. families hoping to get in touch with their loved ones. we go live to the region coming up. plus, new reports this morning that chris brown was in another fight, this time with frank ocean the r&b artist who announced that he was gay last
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year. and the highlights from last night screen actors guild awards. welcome to early start. it's 30 minutes after the hour. and our top story this morning is this horrible, deadly inferno at a brazilian nightclub and the new details coming out, they're heart breaking and disturbing. a staggering 233 people killed, many of them college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break at a popular nightclub called kiss. this is santa maria, in the southern most state of brazil. recovery workers say they're hearing the sounds of cell phones ringing as families hoping their loved ones will answer. any definitive word on what caused this? >> reporter: not yet, john. in fact, right behind me over my left shoulder is the nightclub kiss and inside right now investigators are coming through the rubble looking for clues. they're fairly sure it's related
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to this pyrotech nicks show. someone apparently had fireworks in their hands. but the investigation continues. i have to say, what's scary about this whole thing, once you get over and look at this nightclub it only has a single entrance and exit. it's squeezed between two buildings. no lateral exits. no exit out of the back. it's a narrow door. when you have 1,000, 2,000 packed into this space at night, the lights are on and off, in some ways this was a tragedy announced you wonder how anyone could have gotten these people out. >> a sea of chaos must have been unimaginable. one of the most disturbing things that we're hearing that security guards may have been blocking people, why might this be?
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>> well, we have seen a lot, especially on social media, facebook, people commenting at the very beginning when the fire started the security guards didn't know what was going on. they were outside. again, just this one door. maybe a fight over the drinks. someone didn't want to pay their bill and wanted to squeezed out. it hasn't been confirmed. we haven't heard to talk to any investigators who will confirm this. we'll be talking to more survivors today about what they saw and what they heard. john? >> early it's still early. officials talking about the possibility of criminal charges? >> they're definitely talk of that, john, in part because all of the licensing of this nightclub had had expired in august. the northern hemisphere summer. all of its paperwork wasn't in
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order. did they have a license to be operating, emergency procedures in place, all of these could lead to some kind of charges in the future. >> we're hearing there 20,000 people, who were these people, are we talking college students here? >> yes, this is the real tragedy. this is a college town. four universities here. the big federal university and apparently a good half of the people who died went to that federal university. they were having a party there the other night. the agriculture students were having a big party. i talked to one boy last night a 19-year-old who lost his 24-year-old brother. they were studying agronomy together. this is a huge tragedy for everyone. >> chasta darlington, thank you for being here.
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lot more to get you caught up on this morning. a sloppy wintry storm moving east. an ice mess from indy down to kentucky. cancelling flights at o'hare in chicago. egypt's president has declared a limited state of emergency and is suggesting that more action is possible. he imposed a curfew. protesters now angry at the new leadership two years after hosni muarak's departure. an iranian judge has sentenced an american pastor to eight years in prison for his religious beliefs. the group argues that he was
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born in iran and now lives in idaho has been unjustly jailed in iran. several journal itselves have been arrested, accused of collaborating with government opponents. several of the journalists were denied at their offices on sunday. a pretrial hearing today for five men accused of master minding the 9/11 terrorist attacks. they face the death penalty if convicted. . proceedings will take place at the u.s. naval place in guantanamo bay. the best in sell vision and film was celebrated last night. the biggest prize went to argo. >> intrigue. a wrap of the big night in hollywood. hey, what are the highlights. >> first of all, i love the little nuggets that john berman
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throws in. oh, intrigue. to be honest, christine, one of my highlights last night was s dancing with chris tucker on the red carpet. but there were more. actors. actors everywhere. the screen actors guild awards was about union in every way. jennifer lawrence of silver linings playbook and anne hathaway talked about getting their s.a.g. cards at age 14 >> it felt like the beginning of the world. i have loved every single minute of my life as an actor. >> reporter: there were lots of love for 30 rock. tina fey won her fifth actor trophy and alec baldwin, his eighth for the sitcom. when modern family topped it for the comedy ensemble award, they praised the rock.
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>> you all have set the comedy bar so high. >> comrade ree also topped competition as downton abbey for drama ensemble. >> we're just absolutely overwhelmed by all this. >> every v everyone cheered for din van dyke, honored for life long achievement. >> this very heavy object means that i can refer to you as my peers. daniel day-lewis was quick to share credit with the whole cast. the actual ensemble award went to "argo." director and star ben affleck praised not only his cast but everyone. >> wanted to kill it. to make the movie better because that's what actors do all over the world every day, god bless you. thank you so much for making the
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movies that you make and the television that you make. >> it was a good show. only two hours. so, a very quick show as well. the night's other big winners included bryan cranston for breaking bad. i think he looked shocked. anne hathaway and jennifer lawrence became oscar front-runners with their wins. and daniel day-lewis might have the lock on best actor at the oscars. >> the big winner at our household. i was watching it with my 2-year-old. i was watching the red carpet stuff. every time you came on, he was riveted. i'm just telling you, i have a real michelle friend >> i have a boyfriend. i have a boyfriend. >> it's true. it's true. we'll talk about your intentions later. another win for ben affleck and argo. is it out front in the best
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picture race? >> yeah, it definitely has the momentum going into the oscars. it also won a golden globes for best picture drama. it won saturday night at the producers guilds as well. ben affleck could take home an oscar if it wins best picture. >> fun night. this is your super bowl. getting ready for all of this. >> yes, indeed. thank you so much, michelle. >> argo is such a good film that somehow managed to direct itself. >> i would like to know what's going on affleck household on that subject. still ahead -- a baseball legend in cuba who defected more than a decade ago and he finally goes home and cnn makes the historic trip with him.
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welcome back to early start, everyone. he was once a national hero in cuba. then pitcher jose con trer yas defected to the u.s. now he's returned to his homeland. very first athlete to return under new immigration rules. cnn traveled with contreras in this exclusive report that you can go home again. >> reporter: this isn't much to look at, but for one cuban legend it is truly a field of dreams. jose contreras was once a star pitcher in cuba.
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he was dubbed the bronzed titan. when he defected in 2002, he like all sports stars who defected, were banned from cuba. that is, until now. i'm happy to be back. here with my people and my fans, he said. it is a dream come true. an impossible dream. then in january, cuban officials lifted the restrictions for most cubans to travel abroad and gave many living in exile the ability to return. with a change in immigration laws, more cuban sports stars who defected are expected to begin returning. no doubt that the cuban government that they'll bring back with them those multimillion-dollar salaries.
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more than the salaries on cuban's national team combined. he said that those big paydays didn't ease the longing to see his family back home. at first, we were missing the past, it was tough. ten years, not seeing my brother. he said, but everyone is good now. and just enjoying the moment. a decade outside of the island convinced him that he would be forgotten by his countrymen. but he can't go anywhere here without people asking for a photo. or being embraced by former teammates. this pickup game draws other legends of cuban baseball. nursing an injury, contreras plays first base instead of pitching. once he recovers he hopes to return to playing professionally soon. this is hardly the major leagues. after a home run, the play is
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interrupted to look for the ball. the only one they have. and at the end, no one can even tell you what the score was. for a long lost son of cuba it doesn't matter. this was more than a game. >> a long way from from the big leagues. but a major, major deal for these players who come to the united states from cuba. one heck of a commute coming up. weather is not cop rating for millions of americans right now. we're tracking the storm for you ahead. the modern world... would define you as an innovator. to hold more than one patent of this caliber... would define you as a true leader. ♪ to hold over 80,000... well, that would make you... the creators of the 2013 mercedes-benz e-class... quite possibly the most advanced luxury sedan ever. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer
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welcome back to early start. funerals begin today for the victims of the brazil nightclub inferno. investigators say they have identified all but three of 233 club goers killed. recovery workers report hearing the sound of cell phones ringing as anguish family members are trying to call loved ones. many of the victims were college students. the senate is scheduled to vote later today on more than $50 billion in aid for a states battered by superstorm sandy. this is final hurdle for the much delayed relief. a huge win in the massive
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loss for the boston celtics. boston beat lebron james and the heat in two overtimes. rajon rondo won't play again this season, an mri revealing that he has a torn acl and he needs surgery. as for the heat, the defending champs will visit the whougs today. meanwhile, you're looking at the pro bowl. you're the first person to see video of this game as it happened because no one cares. i think the afc won. right there. you're seeing the pass right there. what was the final score -- the nfc won. 62-35. kyle rudolph was the mvp. this future of this all-star game is now in doubt because the commissioner said that he would consider doing away with the pro game. >> why? >> because it doesn't exist. lot of the players don't show up, the season is over, they don't want to get hurt.
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it just doesn't matter. make it stop. >> this is not like baseball's all-star game or the nba all-star game. where people really cared. >> the way you hold back. what do you think about sports? arriving at big easy, san francisco arrived last night. the baltimore ravens will arrive today and then the super bowl hype will really kick into high gear. companies are already putting teasers of their ads out. >> we're in full hype right now. be careful on the road and check your flights. a sloppy winter storm now heading east. heavy snow shut down runways in salt lake city. and flights were grounded in chicago at o'hare airport.
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what a way to start your monday. jennifer delgado with a look. >> a gloomy, wet and chilly monday. the temperatures are certainly better than they what they were last week. detroit, if you're heading out the door this morning, you certainly need to be looking out for some icy spots out there because, of course w the temperature hovering near the freezing mark. mid-atlantic, we look at areas from pittsburgh down to norfolk, notice where that band is of freezing rain, make sure you're paying attention and taking it slow. we'll be looking at some icy conditions and the same for interstate 95 including washington, d.c., some reports of light snow there and more of that snow works into areas of new england and boston as we go later into the day. this will have an effect on travel. if you're flying into boston, snow there.
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washington, d.c., freezing rain and rain. the big change on the way. we talked about so much the cold air. dallas, 76. tomorrow, 72. then notice some cold air comes in from the north dropping temperatures back to normal by wednesday into thursday. guys, we're going to set up for a springlike severe weather threat especially tuesday into wednesday. this is something to watch. we're talking about up and down weather pattern right now. >> that springlike weather, jennifer, feels like a diabolical tease. thank you very much. breaking overnight in los angeles, reports that br chris brown got into another all-out brawl with another singer and his people. details, ahead. oh!
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welcome back, everyone. 57 minutes after the hour. i'm john berman along with christine romans. the top cnn trends on the interwebs this morning. >> this started to come out overnight. reports that chris brown was involved in another brawl with frank ocean, tmz saying that police were called to the scene in l.a. where brown had a run-in with ocean's people. but tmz said there were no arrests. >> sounds like trouble. the confusing play at the nfl pro bowl yesterday. this is center jeff saturday, he lined up on the wrong team for one play. but this was for sentimental reasons. jeff saturday was allowed to break the rules to share one
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final moment with longtime quarterback peyton manning. see manning got to stare at manning's behind for 13 seasons. saturday is retiring. they got to share one more quiet moment together. >> and the rest of world. early start continues right now. 233. that's where the death toll now stands in the brazil nightclub fire. plus a sloppy commute expected for millions of people this morning. we'll have a live report straight ahead. . i think hillary clinton will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we had. >> one heck of a moment between the president and the secretary of state. but why all of the love. >> such good friends. >> very good friends. what a difference four years
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make. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it's monday, january 28th. it's 6:00 a.m. in the east. we'll begin with this developing awful story out of brazil. funerals begin today of victims of this night club inferno. 233 people killed, almost half of college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break at the kiss nightclub this is located in santa maria in the southernmost state of brazil. they are hearing the awful, eerie sounds of ring tones as desperate families hope that their loved ones will answer. shasta darlingt toton joins us more. >> reporter: i am just up the street from the kiss nightclub. investigators are inside, trying to find clues and narrow down
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what exactly caused this inferno saturday night/sunday morning. it is very quiet. you will see a lot of passers bye, journalists, early sunday morning, an entirely different situation. smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub, where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent of the tragedy they faced. chaos and terror among survivors and the bodies of victims all around. the fire broke out at about 2:00 in the morning at a nightclub called kiss in santa maria in brazil's southernmost state. the club packed with almost 2,000 people, twice its capacity say legal officials. >> translator: people informed them when they came out, they blocked the exit to prevent people from leaving and that's when the crowd started panicking
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and the tragedy grew worse. >> reporter: when they came out, security guards blocked exits to prevent people from leaving he says, that's when the crowd started panicking. this is santa maria's local gym pace it's been turned into a makeshift morgue. trying to identify relatives, young people, late teens, early 20s, died of asphyxiation and some were trampled to death. as the coffins were lined up, investigators tore for the search of the fire. brazilian president dilma rousseff headed to santa maria to oversee the tragedy. this was the last chance to party for many young people due back at school or work on monday. now, this is the really sad
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thing. this is a college town and thha of course, affected everyone. when we were at the gymnasium, i spoke to a 19-year-old boy who was looking for his brother. he was supposed to go out with him, and he decided last minute to stay home. they were sort of joined at the hip, john. >> shasta, one of the things we're hearing out of this horrible incident are the stories that somehow security guards were blocking people from getting out. why might this be? >> what we've heard from survivors, security guards might have been initially blocking the exits because they didn't realize there was a fire. this has to be investigated. that will about one of the lines
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of investigation. if they somehow made this tragedy worse than it needed to be. we're not here to judge that we'll let the investigators tell us where that takes them. part of the problem, one narrow exit. this building squeezed between two other buildings. no lateral exit, no exit out the back. one exit, and if security guards were blocking it, it would have made it impossible for hundreds and hundreds, apparently 2,000 people, to get out, john. >> shasta darlington in brazil, thank you very much. up in the next half hour, author and attorney john barolek. he represented victims and families of the station fire in rhode island. he also wrote a book called "killer show." >> did you see it? quite a love fest. hillary clinton and president obama sat down on "60 minutes"
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over the weekend. they seemed relaxed and shared laughs. the president called her one of the greatest diplomats in u.s. history. would he endorse her for president in 2016? brianna keilar with more. >> reporter: president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton, once bitter rivals, now allies. >> i consider hillary a strong friend. >> very warm, close. i think there is a sense of understanding that, you know, sometimes doesn't even take words, because we have similar views. >> reporter: rewind five years to their bruising primary battle. >> you're likeable enough. >> thank you so much. >> i'm here, he's not. >> i can't tell who i'm running against sometimes.
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>> how long did it take to you get over it? >> not as long as people perceive it. >> reporter: took longer for their staffs. not to mention -- >> i think spouses take it much harder. >> reporter: 2016 came up. the president laughed off a question of endorsing hillary clinton. >> you are talking about elections four years from now. >> reporter: and the secretary of state side step. >> i don't think he or i can make predictions about what is going to happen tomorrow or the next year. >> reporter: clinton, who recently suffered a concussion and blood clot, answered questions about her health. >> it's great. i have some lingering affects from falling on my head and the blood clot, the doctors tell me that will all recede, thankfully, looking forward to being at full speed. >> reporter: brow anna keilar,
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cnn, washington. >> for more on the "60 minutes" interview, we have former assistant secretary of state jamie rubin will join us. >> another different response about will she run for president. not negative, no, no, no, i'm not going to run. >> we should string all of the differentitierations of not no together. >> interesting. and snowy, icy, rainy commute for millions. the storm that coated the midwest with ice is headed north. could bring snow, freezing rain and sleet to the north yesterday. flights in and out of chicago, minneapolis, all grounded on icy runways. 200 flights canceled at o'hare. check this out. new york city firefighters chipping away at a hydrant
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literally frozen. new york went seven days without temperatures cracking above the freezing mark. jennifer delgado joins us now. >> a lot of us forget how tough the job is for firefighters when they are dealing with fires and cold temperatures. notice for parts of the midwest, minneapolis, we showed you that video of the freezing rain and snow. temperatures near the freezing mark. same for detroit. be careful for the threat of slick roadways. as we move toward the east, the same storm system is bringing winter precipitation through parts of the mid-atlantic, you can see through areas of pittsburgh to norfolk, looking at the wintry mix there. this is the band we're really concerned about. especially slick driving conditions. interstate 95, washington, d.c., and even raleigh, north carolina. you could see freezing rain. much of that over by 12:00 this afternoon. and then for new england, we are going to see the threat for
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snow, freezing rain and sleet as we go later this evening into tomorrow. here is a look at some advisories, you can see for the northeast. mainly through 7:00 a.m. and you can see for areas across parts of the mid-atlantic until 10:00. warm temperatures are warming through parts of the south. and that's going to be building to parts of the midwest. but also slowly sliding toward the east. for washington, d.c., today, high 43, tomorrow, 55, the problem, guys, we'll look at the threat for severe storms, setting up tuesday as well as into wednesday. we're talking potential of tornadoes, setting up from texas all the way up toward missouri to illinois. bad weather, very exciting for meteorologists right now. >> jennifer delgado in atlanta, thank you. mohamed morsi has declared a limited emergency and suggests more action is impossible now. he imposed a 30-day curfew in
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three cities along the suez canal. and invited representatives from 11 political parties to meet today to address problems in egypt. the gang of eight will unveil a bipartisan immigration proposal. among the plan's biggest features? it offers a pathway of residency and even citizenship to many of the 11 million immigrants in the united states unlawfully. it prevents identity theft and would end hiring unauthorized work workers. the waiting is almost over for many cold and homeless sandy victims a $50 billion emergency aid bill for victims of superstorm sandy about to clear its final congressional hurdle. the measure is expected to pass and president obama, of course, has promised to sign it. the husband and brother of a new york woman missing in turkey
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for more than a week are en route this morning to istanbul in a desperate attempt to find her. the 33-year-old mother of two was traveling alone to fulfill her photography dream. supposed to fly back to the u.s. on january 22nd. never checked in for her flight. her travel documents were found in a hotel room. a big night for ben affleck and the coast of argo. last night screen actors guild awa award. and jennifer lawrence in "silver linings playbook" also won. >> now i'm -- i have this naked statue that means some of you even voted for me and that is an undescribable feeling. thank you. >> on the tv side, stars of "30 rock." alec baldwin and tina fey
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winning for best actor and best actress in a comedy. claire danes wins for "homeland." is this the last year of "30 rock?" . >> it is. the american deejays who made the prank phone call to the hospital? they are off the air. they badly impersonated queen elizabeth and prince charles and were patched through to the royal ward. the nurse who routed the call committed suicide. they were suspended right after the incident. but the show has now officially been axed. video of a little boy being rescued from a flooded pickup truck. absolutely heart stopping pictures. story after the video, coming up after the break.
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let's get to work. welcome back to "early
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start." 15 minutes after the hour. let's get you caught up with the morning top stories. funerals begin today for the 231 people killed in a brazil nightclub inferno. now the report of eerie sound of cell phones ringing as anguished family members try to call those in the nightclub fire trying to get a hold of them. half of them college students, celebrating the last week of summer break. a new jersey couple survived after their plane crashed down near a marina in yonkers. a 43-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were pulled from the river. out of australia right now, a dangerous wall of fast-rising floodwaters trapped this young child and two women inside their truck. look at this now. you can see the women.
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they really had no choice but to stuff the kid into a waterproof duffle bag like devise so that rescuers could air lift him to safety by helicopter. the results that followed, one person reported dead and several others injured from severe weather. >> if you are in that situation. look how calm -- how calm they are just stuffing him in that bag. they zipped it up. and pulled him up. oh, my goodness. that baent doesn't look two, he looks 18 months. never remember it. those women, forever, will remember for the rest of their lives. several miles in the mississippi river are closed near the town of vicksburg after two tank barges loaded with 80,000 gallons of crude oil struck a bridge. the leak has been stopped. the coast guard trying to determine how many gallons of oil spilled into the river. 17 minutes past the hour.
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the "daily camera" reporting new details in the jon benet mystery case. john and patsy ramsey, the grand jury voted to charge them both with child abuse, but the district attorney refused to sign. beyonce addressing the lip syncing scandal. you think, maybe? she posed for a pic with the message can i live on it? beyonce currently rehearing her super bowl show. >> we don't know if she can do
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it live. she hasn't done it live in a little while. >> i bet she will do the super bowl live. >> all of our top stories, go to cnn.com/earlystart and follow us on twitter and facebook at earlystart cnn. another day, another fee on your credit cards, details coming up after the quick break. stay with us. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up.
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welcome back, everyone. that is new york city, where we are sitting right now, and where christine romans is minding your business this morning. >> stock futures up a little bit this morning. i have got to tell you, quite a run. the dow, i will say this twice. it's up 792 points this year. 792 points the dow is up in just about four weeks. 792. >> and not a lot of time this year has just begun. >> i have to look over my charts, but one of the best starts of the year in a long, long time. apple, not one of the best starts. the beloved tech stock, down 13% just last week. apple down 37% from its all-time high of 705 bucks per share. a third of its value gone since september. apple lost its title since the world's most profitable company.
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the super bowl may not be on sunday for all of you sports fans, but this week is the super bowl of economic news. we get durable good orders. the tally of big-ticket items like appliances and cars. tuesday, housing and consumer confidence. wednesday, the federal reserve will release a statement. it is expected to keep the stimulus in place to keep barrowing costs down. and thursday, fourth quarter gdp, friday, jobs. economists think the jobless rate probably fell slightly to 7.7%. >> that is like the super bowl. i certainly hope are you making snacks. >> i'm bringing in snacks all week. i'll tell you tomorrow why chicken wings will cost you more. starting this week, stores can charge a credit card fee.
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cell phones runging in the burnt-out nightclub in brazil. families hoping to get in touch with loved ones. new reports that chris brown was in another fight. this time with frank ocean, the r & b artist who announced he was in a same-sex relationship. highlights from last night's screen actors guild awards. i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans in for
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zoraida. 25 mi 29 minutes past the hour. more on the nightclub fire that killed 239 people. workers digging through the rubble of the kiss nightclub in santa maria. reports they are hearing cell phones ringing, cell phones of people not there to answer them. the fire shares some eerie similarities with the station nightclub fire in rhode island. this after fireworks went off during an overcrowded fire, setting fire to flammable foam on the wall. a bottleneck kept people from exiting from the front. have we learned lessons from the tragedy? we have the author of "killer show." he represented victims of the station nightclub fire. you hear about the tragedy in brazil, there are a lot of similarities to the tragedy in
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rhode island a decade ago. >> there really is. as humans, we are slow learners. pyrotechnics in brazil. issues with overcrowding, flammable wall coverings and inadequate training of staff. >> since rhode island there, are other example where is pyro tech knicks have played a part in starting fires, indoor nightclubs five other times. you look at this. in argentina, 174 killed in 2004. ecuad ecuador, 14 there. take land, 64 in 2009. in russia, 156 dead and in brazil, we know the number now, revising it to 231 dead. why are we not learning these lessons? >> i can't say why. i think we value spectacle and this is an abject lesson for
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promoters and performers. >> making sure we have exits, making sure we have capacity rules and we're following them in the u.s. has the nightclub industry changed in the u.s. at least since the 2003 fire? >> i think fortunately here in the u.s., we've had some valuable changes. in rhode island, the fire code has been strengthened to require sprinkling of buildings that hitherto had been grandfathered in and in most venues around the country if you go to a concert. preconcert announcement about exits and about available emergency procedures. conversely, we haven't learned completely. rhode island, since the fire, loosened its requirements for the public purchase of fireworks. there will be tragedies to come, unfortunately. >> let me ask you about what people can do. kuwait for new rules or legislation, or you can assume that a nightclub or big venue
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will have the proper evacuation procedures. in this case, it seems early moments of chaos on the ground, reporting that there were people who weren't letting people out of the building. what can a club goer do? what can do you to be your own best fire marshal? >> that's the key phrase. the takeaway, can't rely upon others. club owners and promoters to ensure our safety. when you get to a venue, look at the venue. does it look well maintained. look at the staff. do they appear to be trained in any degree? as you make your way to your seat, have you passed through pitch points that might impede your exit. most important, when you get to your seat, look for the nearest exit. likely it won't be the up with you came in through and share the information with your party. the first sign of any trouble you are headed to the exit. >> john, here is the thing. these are 19 and 20-year-old kids, college kids, celebrating the last bit of summer before they are going to go back to
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school. i mean, i think when you are young, you just assume where you are is safe. you know, it's so hard to have an evacuation strategy for all of these things you go through in life. >> that's a mind-set we have to change. i know all young people think they are immortal, but these incidents show the impossible can happen. and we really have to look out for ourselves. you have to go with your gut. if you get into a venue and it feels too crowded or wrong, leave. because there is no concert worth your life. >> john, thank you for joining us. certainly our hearts go out to the prayers, with all of them. >> i spoke with john. and he has been to concerts and said, you know what? i'm going to leave. >> in an airplane, i always look for the exits and a big, tall building, after september 11th,
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i think about how i'm going to get out. i don't think about that at a concert. maybe that has to change. be careful on the roads today. check the flights. a sloppy winter storm heading east. heavy snow grounded flights in chicago. and sleet and freezing rain could kick off the week. happy monday. jennifer delgado with a look ahead at the storm this morning. good morning. >> hi, there. like it when you break everybody in to the bad news. it's sloppy out there. temperatures very close to the freezing mark through parts of the midwest. areas like detroit. precipitation tapering off. near the freezing point. slippery roadways out there. and to the east, see what's happening. snow affecting parts of new york and eastern parts of pennsylvania. you see where the freezing rain is. temperatures, hovering near the freezing mark. that's why we are saying you need to be careful on the roadways, especially through 10:00 a.m., noon in some parts.
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up and down interstate 95, including washington, d.c., norfolk. dealing with a bit of wintry mix including sleet, freezing rain and snow. again, better chance of that to come to an end late this morning. how about travel delays that john was mentioning? boston, p.m. snow for new england. washington, d.c., freezing rain and for chicago, clouds around. delays roughly about an hour, but i have to tell you about this very quickly. for home, because we are seeing the warmup, we will deal with the threat for tornadoes tomorrow, as this line of very strong storms moves over toward the east. affecting the northeast. down towards parts of the gulf of mexico. we'll send it back over to you two. certainly, pay attention to this. a lot of those moving through the overnight hours when people are sleeping, and, of course, we know that's dangerous. >> we know you will be watching that for us. jennifer delgado, thank you very much. oscar night still four weeks away last night, a really big deal in hollywood.
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19th annual screen actors guild awards. the best in television and film. and don't you know, the ceremony had a surprise ending. michelle turner was there for all of it. >> john, i don't know if i woke up, i don't think i went to sleep. i'm just here. but you're right. a surprise ending, and by that, we mean argo winning best cast ensemble of the night for its movie, going in, a lot of people thought lincoln was the big front-runner going into awards season, "argo" snuck up on a lot of people and taken a lot of awards and could be the front-runner going into the oscars. a lot of surprises for ben affleck. go ahead and take it. actors, actors, everywhere. the 19th screen actors guild
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award about union in every way. both jennifer lawrence and anne hathaway, who won supporting actress talked about getting their s.a.g. cards at age 14. >> it felt like the beginning of the world. i have loved every single minute of my life as an actor. >> tina fey. >> lots of love for "30 rock" whose season finale is this week. tina fey and alec baldwin won. >> "30 rock" and "the office," have you set the bar so high. >> and downton abbey" paid tribute to "boardwalk empire." everyone cheered for dick van dyke, honored for a lifetime achievement award, honored for a
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half century of singing, acting into our hearts. >> this heavy object here means i can refer to you as my peers. >> daniel day-lewis, quick to share credit with the entire cast of "lincoln." >> have no doubt this is an ensemble award. >> reporter: the ensemble award went to "argo,". director and star ben affleck praised his cast and everyone. >> we wanted to kill it to make the movie better. that's what actors do all over the world every day. god bless you, thank you so much for making the movies that you make and the television you make. >> that was a great moment. and i'm actually practicing my surprise face like all of the celebrities in the audience when they win. >> that is really good. great surprise face. i'll let you do it one more time. something of a surprise in the tv drama category. show me the surprise face. >> downton abbey."
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ah! a pleasant surprise. a lot of experts, john, had "homeland" winning in that category, cleaned up in the golden globes, but it has really found its audience and remains a hit with critics. i'm new to the "downton abbey" party. i just started watching it so i could catch up during awards season and i immediately became hooked. i understand when people say one time you watch it, and you can't stop watching. i know it sounds cliche, but they did look incredibly shocked on the they were all excited just to be there. first time ever at the screen actors dwu s guild, most of the. >> it's nice to see people in hollywood genuinely happy.
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44 minutes past the hour. let's bring up to speed on the morning's top stories. a pretrial hearing for five
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men accused of master minding the 9/11 attacks. these proceedings will take place before a military commission at the u.s. naval base in guantanamo bay, cuba. a storm, creating an icy mess, canceling more than 200 flights in o'hare. parts of the northeast, including new york and washington, d.c., could see sleet and freezing rain to kick off the week. egypt's president mohamed morsi, declared a limited sta of emergency in the wake a 30-d three cities along the suez canal where violence broke out. morsi invited representatives from 11 political parties to meet today to address problems in egypt as opposed to expressing anger. like you are seeing right now. so-called gang of eight will unveil the senate bipartisan
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immigration proposal today. among the plan's big features, a plan to residency and even citizenship to the estimated 11 million immigrants in the united states unlawfully. it calls for an employment verification system, and prevent hiring unauthorized worker has in the future. and in illinois, undocumented workers can get driver's licenses. 2005, a rough time for immigration reform in this country. we'll see if we can do it better this time. a $250 million emergency aid bill for victims of hurricane sandy about to clear its final hurdle. the measure is expected to pass, and president obama has promised to sign it. new overnight. reports chris brown involved in another brawl with singer and current grammy nominee frank ocean. tmz says police called to the
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scene, where brown had a run-in with ocean's people, shall we say. tmz says there were no arrests. >> people. some day you will have people, berman. >> people i do not have. tweets about this incident from frank ocean. i have to put on my reading glasses to read this. >> cut my finger now i can't play with two hands at the grammys, got jumped by chris and a couple of guys. lol. i only wish everest was there. everest sounds like a big person. >> tweets from frank ocean, apparently after the incident there. 47 minutes after the hour right now. total bffs. president obama and hillary clinton sit down together and make 2408 look like ancient history. does this have anything to do with 2016? we'll talk to former assistant secretary of state jamie rubin, next. no go call.
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look being live right now at washington, d.c., our nation's capital. i think it's safe to say there is a new level of political intrigue because of something that air on television last night. a rare sight to see. president barack obama and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton sitting down together, side by side, for a joint interview. this as mrs. clinton prepares to leave office on friday. the two indulged in a lot of mutuual praise while talking to "60 minutes." >> hillary will go down as one
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of the best secretary of states we've had. >> this has been such an honor. >> such an important adviser on a whole range of issues. >> i want to bring in jamie rubin. i have to ask, when you sat down and watched that interview, what do you see? >> i guess just seeing the interview itself is pretty stunning. i have worked in the area for the secretary of state, working for the white house, setting up various media opportunities and never heard of over seen anything like that, where you have the president actually side sbid with a member of his cabinet, any member of his cabinet. anyone at all. the president always goes alone, so i thought that was pretty unusual and clearly an attempt to try to shape the first draft of history of hillary clinton secretary of stateship. >> as i was watching, i wonder
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why do this? >> i suspect that prior to the benghazi attacks on september 11th of last year, the secretary of state had a planned a series of interviews to sort of end her term, a kind of legacy set of interviews, and i suspect the combination of the benghazi attacks, the hearings, her illness, her travel and all of that controversy made it impossible to have a set of interviews with, say, "60 minutes" or others that would have normally been done at the end of terms, so this way, using this combination of the president and the secretary of state was a way to sort of highlight the successes of that era. >> and it really was a love fest. i mean, they were fawning over each other in some cases. not always been thus for hillary clinton and barack obama. the not so greatest hits from their relationship four years ago. >> tactics right out of karl
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rove's playbook. shame on you. >> shame on her, she is talking like annie oakley. >> maybe we should ask barack if he's comfortable, needs another pillow. >> while i was working on the streets, you were sitting on the corporate board at walmart. >> now they couldn't be better friends. believable? >> what people don't understand, no matter how intense the campaign was and it was unusually intense for democrats, four years of being in the trenches together in washington on the same side, in the same cabinet, being shot at from all directions, not just, you know, normal media criticism, fellow democrats criticizing republicans, criticizing foreign governments on a different side. nothing like four years of being in the same trench to bring even people who have disagreed strongly close together. >> and we don't have time to play the clip right now. but obviously asked about 2016, and the president had a joke prepared for it, and mrs. clinton demured and said i'm not
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going to talk about the future right now. any sign from the fact that they merely did the interview that it's still a possibility for her? >> the interview for me was more about her legacy as secretary of state than the politics. >> jamie rubin, always great to see you. i appreciate it. when we come back, our best advice. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work.
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