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they say it may put merps overseas at risk. so why the rush to kill? cnn exclusive. our reporter sitting oun with iran's new president. what they say about the deal to dismantle anywhere nuclear program. epic freeze, brace yourself america. much of the country in for a week's long streak. feels like 40 below in some areas. >> your "new day" starts right now. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." it's thursday, january 23rd, 6:00 in the east. breaking overnight, texas executed a mexican national. edgar tamayo is the man's name. he was convicted of killing a
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houston police officer back in 1994. cnn's pamela brown joins us with the details. >> this is pretty significant because it could have huge diplomatic implications. edgar tamayo, a mexican national, he was executed last night. back in 1994 he was convicted of capitol hilling a police officer. and the mexican dpov ner argued that he was denied access to the mexican con sue lateral. so since then, the mexican government has been trying to hold off on his punishment, trying to convince authorities in texas. also the u.s. government in texas has weighed in saying we need to halt the punishment, this violates the international agreement. both trying to waeigh in on thi.
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despite that pressure, the execution moved forward after the supreme court denied a motion to stay his execution. so clearly, texas sending a very clear message defying two federal governments. john kerry as well pleading with texas officials to not move forward. >> in fairness to texas, obviously, they had the backing of the supreme court. what is the statement in terms of why they aren't going along with the wishes of the mexicans and the u.s. state department. >> she spoke for texas governor rick perry saying the state was committed to enforcing its laws. it doesn't matter where you're from, if you commit a crime like this in texas, you are subject to our state laws. and you know, you have to think, this has been going on for ten years. when you look at -- the side of
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texas on this, they don't want this to set a precedent if he was off the hook. he was convicted of killing a police officer ten years ago. >> when americans are abroad, we're always saying let them have access to us, so it gets complicat complicated. another big story we're watching this morning, the bitter cold and the fact that it will be staying that way for a while. it isn't making it easier to dig out from tuesday's snowstorm, that's for sure. now models show more snow could be on the way early next week. indra petersons is outside our studios this morning with much more i will say, i need different boots. i was all over the place. >> i have two triple layer jackets on and it's still not keeping me warm.
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we have this huge snowstorm. great, it's out of the way. hardly the case. record breaking snow is staying on the ground. now it's all about this arctic air that is not going anywhere. another frigid night for millions as bitter cold arctic air grips a large part of the country. the dangerously cold temperatures plummeting 20 degrees below normal through the weekend and windchills could be as low as 50 degrees below zero today. millions along the east coast continue to dig out of tuesday's massive snowstorm. in plymouth, massachusetts, strong wind gusts creating 18-inch snow drifts. >> the roads still aren't cleared. >> turning slush into dangerous ice. >> a lot of ice. lot of ice. >> this car collided with a
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snowplow removing snow in southern massachusetts, sending the drooir to the hospital -- drooir to the hospital. one of the employees of apple had a wreck. in north carolina half an 18 wheeler slid into oncoming traffic. the frigid temps could make the nation's campaign short taj worse. -- propane shortage worse. >> this has gotten severe in some cases. >> metlife stadium is in high gear ahead of the super bowl. they can move the clip game to -- championship game to an alternate date. the thought of that is just scary, the thought that we may actually move the super bowl. let's talk about these temperatures. notice still seeing single digit
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temperatures into the northeast. below zero, already into the midwest. in the upper midwest, we're talking about a good 20, 30 below again. this dome of cold arctic air, this guy's only going to be sagging south ward. so as far as this outfit where i can barely turn my head right or left, i think i'm hanging out with this guy for a while. >> you're going to show us later on in the show the right and wrong way to fall on the ice. >> no i'm bringing kate in for that. 15 days and counting until the opening ceremonies at the olympic winter games in sochi. it remains a grave concern. what do we know. black widow suicide bombers are still at large. the u.s. olympic committee and its european counter parts received e-mail threats of terrorist strikes.
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they are adding to the fears and athletes and spectators attending the games. we're live in sochi monitoring the situation. what do we know? >> reporter: well, as you say, chris, it seems not a day really passes where another piece of information emerges adding to that sense of foreboding around the games. people are not talking about who's coming to play sport. they're really worried instead about the athletes who'll come. just under two weeks, mounting anticipation, not about who will win the gold, but instead, concern about a possible ching in the game's ring of steel. the latest security threat, an e-mail sent to the u.s. olympic organizing committee and several european countries.
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but the olympic committy quickly quelled security concerns telling cnn the e-mail contained no threat and appears to be a random message from a member of the public. they are saying the safety and security of team usa is our top priority. and other americans traveling to sochi are safe. the white house however, says that american travelers should remain vigilant. >> we have seen an up tick, which is of course of concern, although it is also not unusual for a major international event. >> reporter: president obama and the joint chiefs continue to offer counter trichl expertise to russia. all russia needs is to give the green light. >> we are offering the russians any assistance that they might require or request in a situation like this.
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>> reporter: in the light of multiple terrorist threats, some carried out in regions surrounding sochi, sweeps continue for the so-called black widow suicide bombers. one woman killed in a gun battle over the weekend, another believed to have already bypassed the security corridor of sochi. the russians are doing what they can to try and alleviate that sense of foreboding ahead of the games. the prime minister saying they're dealing with the threats every day. today, they aleve one of the sentences against putin's partner. that's to try and ease the tension around political tension. all of southern russia, a deeply volatile rejohn for a deck -- region for a decade now. they fear something may well slip through in the weeks ahead.
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all right to a cnn exclusive now. iran's foreign minister essentially calling out the white house. telling cnn that iran's nuclear agreement with the west does not include the dismantling of its nuclear program. listen to white house spokesman jay carney describing the agreement earlier this month. >> the agreement marks the first time in a decade that iran has agreed to specific actions that halt progress on its nuclear program and roll back key aspects of the program. >> let's bring in gym sciutto now who spoke with the foreign minister. so, jim, this is a very big statement that zarif is making here. this cuts to really the core basis of this agreement r you would think, over iran's nuclear program. are they having two different
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interpretations or is this something more to do with internal politics? >> reporter: i think it's a combination of both. both countries have internal politics they have to deal with. so both countries have been speaking to those internal audiences. you know, this is a different kind of leader for iran. he's relaxed, easy going, but he's also unbending in his positions. listen to how he transcribed it to me -- described it to me. >> the white house tries to portray it as basically a dismantling of iran's nuclear program. that is the word that they use time and again. and i urge you to read the entire text. if you find a single, a single word that even closely resembles dismantling or could be defined as dismantling in the entire text, then i will take back my
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comment. >> reporter: another point zarif maid is that this -- made is that this deal is reversible, that this is an interim nuclear agreement that is a step towards a longer term agreement. until then, both sides can turn back. >> what should folks take away from this, what the foreign minister is saying? do you get the sense there is less to this deal than many first thought? >> reporter: i think this shows us exactly what this deal is and what it isn't. but it's -- it's a pause -- it's hitting the pause button, not the delete button on iran's nuclear program. you have six months to negotiate a longer term agreement. until they reach that point, this is really just a pause. doesn't mean it's not significant, but it does mean
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that both sides can turn it back. also, as that's happening, both sides have internal opposition and they have to speak to that opposition which is part of the message you were hearing yesterday from dr. zarif. >> an excellent and important interview. thank you so much, jim. all right. coming up, we're going to speak with cnn's sa reed sa car ya. not to a plot to bomb a u.s. embassy. luckily israeli officials say they foiled the attempt. they say they've arrested three mens with links to al qaeda who are accused of planning to blow up the embassy. what do we know? >> what we know is according to a statement issued, a man in ga
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sa using facebook and skype recruited three men here in engineer ruse lem to conduct a variety of attacks. one of the men received computer files from the recruiter instructing him in the manufacture of explosives. he was to receive military training in syria. he was then to return to israel where he would hook up with what israeli forces are calling foreign terrorists. he would then provide them with explosives to carry out suicide attacks against the u.s. embassy in tel-aviv. what's significant is the game that, if this is accurate, the direct involvement of al qaeda. that would really be a first in israel. a source told cnn today, i cannot tell you if the al qaeda leader spoke to the recruiter in
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sda. >> very important, ben, in terms of understanding how far the tent calls of al qaeda reach. on our top headline right now is related to that al qaeda leader. he is understanding them to stop the fighting and -- his five-minute plea was posted online on militant websites. this is coming at a sensitive time as they get set to meet face to face tomorrow in geneva. the nsa's program to collect phone records, has yielded only minimal benefits, is illegal and should be shut down, that's in a 238-page report today. obama said he wanted to find a
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way to end the collection of bulk data, the capabilities should stay. the man who leaked startling information about nsa tactics will hold a town hall. this is the second session open to the public. new developments in the governor chris christie investigation. aides to dawn zimmer have been questioned by the fbi. she has been accused of holding back sandy funding. meantime, the governor resumes his public schedule today with an announcement on education. a discovery some 3,600 years in the making. archaeologists have discovered the tomb and skeleton of a previously known fay row, they say they found the first proof of the abydos dynasty.
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i was a bit of a budding arc yol cyst back in the day, this stuff fascinates me. i wanted to be one. >> the whole abydos has always kind of bothered me can't rate to read up on the various journals. >> i'm here to fulfill that for you. >> can't you just see her dressed like an arc yol cyst. >> and the little -- then the mum my comes and the dust storm. >> that was a movie. >> oh. never mind. coming up next on "new day," another cnn exclusive. a rare one-on one with iranian president. does he have something else in mind? >> do you remember the man shot to death after texting in a movie theater. his wife is sitting right next
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to him. this morning, we're going to hear from the young florida mother coming up.
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welcome back to you. so while much of the world has a representative in geneva right now for the u.n. led conference on syrian peace, the united states government has barred iran. but now in no small irony, john kerry appears to be opening the door to iran's participation. and that is what we have for you this morning. joining us live from switzerland is host of fa reed sda car ya
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himself. greet to have you. great timing for this interview. >> reporter: thank you so much, chris. >> so first, lay out for us the pros and cons of having iran involved in the syrian peace process. >> reporter: well, the biggest pro by far is that we have no leverage with the syrians. this has been our problem from the start. we think there should be a political deal, some kind of negotiated settlement, maybe a transition to elections. these are all great ideas. there's only one problem. we have no way to get the syrian government to agree to do it. the russians and most importantly the rye ran januarys. so having them at the table, having them inside the tent would have probably been a good
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idea because we have one more point of leverage that we could have used. >> so that's why it's important to have them in geneva, but the greater context is the entire u.s.-iran ongoing negotiations. we have kerry trying to push for thinker involvement. but at the same time, now, controversy surrounding what the deal is with iran. you do an interview with the president. supposedly they are going to greatly scale back on what they make in terms of nuclear capabilities. and he gives you a very different answer. let's play that part of the interview. >> reporter: so in the context of nuclear technology, particularly of research and development and peaceful nuclear technology, we will not accept any limitations. and in accordance with the par la meant law, in the future, we're going to need 20,000 mega
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watts of nuclear produced electricity and we're determined to get it at the hands of our iranian scientists. >> so there would be no destruction of centrifuges? >> not under any circumstances. not under any circumstances. >> i mean, what is the deal? that's supposed to be the whole underpinning of moving forward from the united states perspective. how do you interpret what you just heard from the president? >> reporter: well, i was as struck by it as you were. this strikes me as a train wreck. this strikes me as potentially a huge obstacle because the conception of what the deal is going to look like and the american conception now look like they are miles apart.
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the iranian conception seems to be they produce as much nuclear energy as they want, but it is a civilian program. the american position is that they have to very substantially scale back the enrichment of uranium and the production of centrifuges. for the fist time you have the president of iran unequivocally saying there will be no destruction of centrifuges. so this seems like -- you know, this is still -- i'm not even quite sure what they're going to talk about if these are the opening positions. and it's very hard to walk back from as absolute is a profession as the president of iran layed out. >> and then with have this response saying, we expected that the iranians would need to
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spend this. we're not surprising their doing that. there's a different between spinning it and saying there's no deal, isn't there? >>. >> reporter: there are many ways you could have answered that question which would have left room for maneuver. you could have said, well, i'm not going to get into the negotiations right now. or we intend to contain the capacity to produce, but i'm not going to discuss numbers with you. but what he said was, we will not destroy a single sentry fuj. the american position is that there has to be some substantial rollback. the americans are pretty clear that they know it won't go to zero, but they're also clear that it cannot be what he is describing which is all existing capacity and continuing to build more. >> it makes you wonder if the iranians are spinning their people or the just are spinning
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their people. thank you have your much for the insight. you should watch the entire interview. it will be sunday at 10:00 a.m. eastern. very interesting what he gets the president of iran to discuss in terms of what it means when iranians say, death to america. let's take a break. the first public comments from the wife of a man who was gunned down in a florida moe theater. her heart-wrenching words will move you to tears. and a propane crisis. 12 million people already affected by the propane shortage. we have what you need to know coming up next. [ car alarm chirps ] ♪ [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze, and recondition each one, until it's nothing short of a genuine certified pre-owned mercedes-benz for the next new owner.
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welcome back to "new day." let's bring you up to date on the latest news. breaking overnight, texas has executed edgar tamayo. tamayo received a lethal injection after the u.s. supreme court refused to stay his execution. both the government and the mention can government appealed to the state of texas to stay his punishment. you better bundle up if you're headed outdoors. a dangerous cold blast is moving in. windchills are expected to drop below zero in many areas. the cold is making it tougher to clean up from tuesday's snow. more on the way early next week.
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the attorneys for the family of malice mu knows has revealed that the fetus is brain dead. they say her spoken wishes to not be kept alive should be honored. a hearing in the case is set tomorrow. new developments from that fiery explosion at a northern mississippi biodiesel plant. the heat from the blaze is said to be so intense, officials have decided to let it burn itself out. two workers were inside that facility yesterday when the first of two explosions erupted. no word yet on a possible cause. they believe it could take two or more days before that fire is out. here's a sight to watch in hawaii. folks in honolulu lining up to watch the unusually high waves
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crashing the shore. experts put them at at least 40 to 50 feet high. some beaches have been closed, obviously, as a precaution. searchers were urged not to risk their safety to ride those waves. we know the dane version engineers of that, but really something to see. >> and we know that there were people out there trying to surf them. >> yep. >> and they know it too when they're saying, for your safety, best to not go out there. at least their wearing t-shirts. >> i like to see it from way back. mother nature at her finest. all right. let's talk about this, the widow of chad oulson, just ten days ago, you remember this story, his wife is speaking out for the first time. nicole oulson tried to shield her husband. police say the fight started all
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over texting. we have much more of her story. >> reporter: in a waivering and halting voice, nicole oulson tried to explain what much of the nation can't comprehend. >> it's so hard and unbearable. >> >> reporter: how a husband and wife's date could turn deadly. >> i was so excited and looking forward to spending the day with the love of my life at a place of entertainment, you know, family entertainment. >> reporter: chad oulson used his phone to text the babysitter watching their 22-month-old daughter. that apparently bothered the man behind him, curtis reeves. after oulson pulled his bag of popcorn, reeves pulled a gun and fired a single fatal shot. >> my whole world just got shattered into a million pieces and now i'm left trying to pick
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them up and put them all back together. >> reporter: police say reeves told them he fired in self defense. >> mr. reeves is certainly heart broken over the fact that someone's life has been lost here. we need to focus on gathering the true evidence and bringing that forth before the court. >> reporter: not surprisingly, nicole oulson has a different set of priorities. >> my main focus is and always will be on my daughter. it's just unimaginable. >> reporter: cnn, atlanta. >> it is unimaginable for her to bear witness to something like that, deal with it, could have been her as well. and she's got this baby now to raise without the man who is at the center of her life. it's just a horrible situation and obviously the process will have to play out. >> unfortunately we're hearing
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more and more of this type of thing happening. >> types of things that never need to happen happening. coming up on "new day," millions of people in the cold scrambling for propane to heat their homes. now we hear there's this unexpected shortage. we'll break it down. and super bowl ads are getting out ahead of the big game. smart business move or ad overload. >> i like that. i like that move. i know, it's a lot to take in. that's why i've conducted this comprehensive analysis, comparing my prices to my competitors', so you know you're getting a good deal, even if it's not with me! pretty rad, right? what is she talking about?
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welcome back. let's go around the world now starting in ukraine. terrifying images are coming from kiev. here's cnn with more. >> reporter: at least four people killed in the latest clashes in kiev. one part of the city looks like
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arrest ma ged don. huge clouds of smoke billowing across the city. last night. the u.s. embassy was surrounded claiming the u.s. is funding the demonstrations. talks are getting nowhere. and what started off as largely peaceful anty government dmop stragss are rapidly spiraling out of country. one of the country's 127 volcanos has not stopped erupting since september. andrew stee conveniences has the latest. >> reporter: moul ten ash continue to spew into the sky. it's september la va and -- sent la va and sering gas forcing
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more than 28,000 people to evacua evacuate. it has erupted hundreds of times. it's one of nearly 130 active volcanos in indonesia, part of what's known as the pacific ring of fire. back to you. >> thank you so much. and in brazile, the iconic christ the redeemer statute is now under repair. we have the details. >> reporter: kate, workers have started repairs on christ the redeemer, the enormous 125-foot statute over looking the city which was struck by lightning last week. it damaged the right numb and, in fact, another finger and the head were also hit back in december. workers hope to finish the repairs in four months. back to you, kate. >> wow, thank you. i was thinking when she was talking, i bet that gets hit by
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lightning a lot. >> ironic, though. >> what are we dealing with? we're dealing with cold. where does that mean where indra petersons is. she's outside testing it. >> i need to think of a new name for cold because i feel like i've been saying it for so long. >> say it in lateral vee january. we are definitely talking about the cold air today in the northeast. still talking about single-digit temperatures, but of course, that is without the windchill. now let's factor in the windchill. temperatures are subzero now into the northeast. on the plains, some of these temperatures are 40, if not 50 degrees below average. this is that cold arctic air we're going to be dealing with. it's like this dome of high pressure just kind of hanging out. it's going to be making its way
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farther to the south. so that cold air is going to be spreading south. that means no relief right here. all the way to the end of the month, we're going to be talking about cold arctic air in place. then we're talking about clippers. the third this in line could bring another big storm for next week. we're going to be watching this guy very carefully. cold and more snow on the way. >> we're going to have to watch that absolutely as we're heading towards the super bowl. more now on that propane shortage that's affecting 12 million americans across the country. dozens of states lifting driving restrictions. christine romans is here with more on how this could affect everybody. >> i would say this is probably the biggest weather story between denver and philadelphia. you have emergency measures in place right now to fix it.
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needs are the states where the rules have been relaxed so truckers can keep the supplies moving. hardest hit here is the midwest. so what's the problem here? the problem is the cold weather has people draining their lp tanks faster than usual. and supplies were already 40% below average. this huge corn crop this year. did you know the very wet weather in the fall meant that during the harvest, farmers had to use the propane tanks to dry the corn crop. so they're using all this propane. no surprise then that prices have really skyrocketed. you might even be paying higher prices than this, these are the averages. prices for heating oil, natural gas and propane are moving higher. this is something consumers should brace for. what you're hearing, they're saying come and fill my tank,
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and propane deal rs are saying, no, we can give you a hundred gallons, that's it. >> and a lot of attention needs to be paid to bilking. >> absolutely. i can tell you the attorney general of all the states are watching this. their eyes are on it for sure. >> all right. i'll tell you what's not in short supply. cash for the yankees. turns out the new york team has struck. they're signing jab needs pitching sensation masahiro tanaka. what did it take to get masahiro tanaka? >> it took quite a bit, chris. they once again out bid everyone and signed tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million deal. everyone in baseball, they
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wanted to tanaka, even though he's never thrown a pitch in the u.s. he was a perfect 24-0 last season. with tanaka in the fold, the yankees have spent nearly a half million dollars on free agents just this last season. the oakland raiders cheer leaders are suing the team. the cheer leaders ended up making less than $5 an hour. it also claims they incurred other costs such as being fined for bringing the wrong pom poms. . all right this morning's edition of usa today has a preview of the opening ceremony uniforms. these are made solely in the usa by ralph lauren and other
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vendors. looking pretty sweet. if you want one of these bad boys, it's going to cost you. it retails for $598, but you can get that rain dear hat for 98 bucks. seems like they'd be right up your alley. >> thank you so much, andy. my snarky comment just went right out my head. >> you call him fat and -- >> i did not call him fat. >> trying to mend fences today, kate. he totally knows how to stop me in my tracks. coming up next, you don't have to wait for the super bowl to see ads anymore. new ads now available online are already ratcheting up the buzz way ahead of the big game. but does this new strategy work?
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let us talk super bowl because we know really that one of the reasons that many people watch the big game is because of the commercials.
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why are companies releasing big budget tv ads so early? let's bring in peter shankman. good morning my friend. >> good morning. >> we've been teased. is this the new world order for super bowl? >> it is. several years ago, when you tube first became popular, they were releasing ads long before the super bowl actually aired. they realized people weren't talking about it as much on the super bowl and the day after. they said, you know what, we'll create extra teasers just to give people an idea. this isn't new. it's new for the internet. independence day did the same thing. they said everyone is watching the game. >> i get to say the greek yogurt brand again. the full house one, we showed a little bit to you yesterday. let's look at it.
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>> that was a good game. what do you say boys? time to go to bed? >> don't you think it's time we all get our own places? >> nah. >> i just love the pajamas. >> i love uncle jessejesse, wha i say. >> and also, you get everyone talking about it. and that in itself starts a trend of people talking about it, getting the yogurt to -- to sort of more of a talking point. it's yogurt. >> surprise through nostalgia. >> let us go onto beer. bud light. let's look at this ad. >> surprise. ♪ >> oh my goodness.
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now that's a good teaser. >> that's a former governor of californ california. >> it's the term they tore. you're looking at that, what did i just see? people are looking, they're like, that's -- and he's blonde. >> and long air. >> budweiser has a great history of showing ads that really, really promote themselves. >> why is it that men are obsessed with the long hair? look at this. did you see this picture? >> there we go. there we go. >> that's the long hair. >> that was for halloween. >> no way. i want to show you the audi one, too. >> this is a little strange. >> check this out. >> welcome back to the 45th annual logan hills dog show. >> i've never seen a dog like this. >> this beast is frightening.
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when i see that on a dog, i know that he's about to leak. >> this is a car ad, by the way. >> i want to see that. >> they're talking about a new model, a new brand, a new type of car. it's funny. again, you're watching, it just looks funny. so you're hoping the ad itself is going to be this humorous. they're spending $3 million advertising for a super bowl ad. so they're starting weeks before with teasers. some of them even have fup follow-ups a few weeks after. >> it is a huge buy. peter shankman, always a pleasure to have you. >> thanks, peter. stick around for a must-see moment today. an 8-year-old from india has put the rest of the competition to shame on "who's got talent."
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>> i hope he won. >> he got a standing ovation. it's viral. >> that was good stuff. thanks for that. now it's getting us going. coming up on "new day," a story that we're following because it matters. texas executes a mexican national and the protest from u.s. and mexican officials. does this put americans abroad in danger? we'll explain. [ male announcer ] imagine this cute blob is metamucil.
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a political event. >> breaking over night, diplomatic up roar. texas defying both the u.s. and mexican governments executing an american citizen sent. error up tick. u.s. intelligence now reveals an up tick in terrorism. the imposter, a young boy vanishes then returns years later to his family. but is he really who he says he is. the case you have to see to believe. >> your "new day" starts right now. >> good morning. welcome back to "new day." it's thursday, january 23rd, 7:00 in the east. and we have news breaking overnight. international outrage. a mexican national dead this
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morning, executed in texas over the demands of mexico and our own state department. edgar tamayo. texas says break our laws, face our consequences period. and by the way, the supreme court appears to agree with that position. now secretary of state kerry fears there may be repercussions of americans abroad. pamela brown is joining us. >> yeah. i want to first start with what you just pointed out. so basically, secretary of state john kerry saying that this could impact the way that americans are treated if they're arrested overseas and it could have major diplomatic implications as well. now, to give you the background here, tamayo was convicted of the 1994 murder of houston police officer. now the next can government has been appealing that decision.
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the consular assistant was violated. and as a result of that, he wasn't given the best defense possible. now in a statement, the mexican foreign ministry says the execution would be a clear violation of the united states of its international obligations under the vienna convention. on the owe side, you have the u.s. government. both the bush and obama administrations have been urging texas to give tamayo a new hearing. pointing out that this is really a process issue that could impact americans and that the u.s. needs to uphold its international obligation. despite the pressure from both governments, texas moving forward with that lethal injection last night after the u.s. supreme court denied a motion to stay the execution. >> just to give a little bit of
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context. this is 20 years in the making. the supreme court agreed with the texas position essentially. so there's a lot of back story there and obviously, the family of the victim caught in the middle. >> absolutely. and texas also releasing a statement about this. saying that the state is committed to enforcing its laws. if you commit a dispickble crime like this in texas, you are submitted to state laws. let's turn now to the bone-chilling cold. a brutal snap of polar air encasing the midwest and northeast. that means all of the ice and snow from the last two days is sticking around. people everywhere slipping and sliding on unsalted streets. and more snow could be coming in the next few days. indra petersons is out in these brutal conditions for us this
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morning. >> teeth aren't chattering just yet. once again, we are talking about this unbelievably cold air. we have this huge snow system that just left the area yesterday. this huge area of arctic hi pressure is going to be moving in meaning this cold air is here to stay. another frigid night for millions as bitter cold arctic air grips a large part of the country. for much of the east coast, temperatures plummeting 20 degrees below normal through the weekend. >> the wind keeps coming at you right in your face. you clear a spot, and it blows right over. >> millions along the east coast continue to dig out of tuesday's massive snowstorm. strong wind gusts creating 18-inch snow drifts. for road crews, that's a tall order to keep up with the significant snowfall.
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bitter cold temperatures turning slush into dangerous ice. >> lot of ice. lot of ice. >> this car collided with a snowplow removing snow in southern massachusetts sending the driver to the hospital. in new york city, one of the glass panels of the flag ship apple store shattered after being hit by a snow blower. further south, i-95 shutdown for hours. it could make the nation's propane shortage worse. >> it's been delayed. this has gotten severe in some cases. >> and snow removal at metlife stadium in new jersey is in high gear ahead of the super bowl. nfl officials do have a contingency plan. they can move the championship game to an alternate date if another massive snowstorm is forecast for the area that
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weekend. we know it's not going to be going anywhere. unfortunately, this chill is here to stay. let's talk about what it feels like already this morning. you actually get cooler out there. so we're talking about temperatures into the single digits into the northeast. now we factor in the windchill. talking about subzero this morning into the northeast. even in the upper midwest, about 40, 50 degrees below normal. look at this dome of high pressure. this guy is only going to be sagging down to the south meaning that cold air will be filling in instead of exiting. that's the concern we're going to be talking about. whether or not we'll see more snow coming up later in the hour. >> let's talk now about huge concerns this morning ahead of the sochi games. investigators are still on the hunt for black widow bombers and now a new threat. security warning sent by e-mail
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to the u.s. olympic team and several other countries. we have the very latest from sochi this morning. good morning, nick. >> reporter: kate, those e-mails to the hungarian, italian, german and slow convenient january olympic committees. it was played down, said it was a random message from a member of the public perhaps. the real threat here is not going to arrive in your inbox. insurgents across this region for well over a decade now. that dragnet isn't going to stop potentially attacks elsewhere across this region. i've been around the city today. we are see ago beautiful early erected spect call of the buildings in the middle.
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that's what vladimir putin wants. but the real problem we're facing is people aren't talking about sports. they're talking about the sheer safety. american officials even offers help to the russians if they want it. back to you, chris. >> all right. thank you very much. the obvious question is whether or not all the talk is justified by the risk. so let's bring in to help break us down. fran tounz send. fran, thank you for joining us. need the analysis here. you heard what i was just saying finishing up with nick there. they say, look at the numbers. they have a hundred thousand of these, and 40,000 of those, the russians have it covered. don't those numbers in themselves suggest what risk they're dealing with here? >> absolutely.
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and as nick points out, this is a decades long trichl problem. and they haven't been able to sort of put it to bed. now what you do by having the games in sochi is you provide them a really sort of tempting target. we know that the group is capable from the volgograd bombings. we know that they have individuals deployed, the three black widows that we know they're looking for who are part of alarmer network. they are inside the borders of russia, they may be inside sochi itself. once you're inside the borders of the country, it's a target rich environment. whether you're looking at airports or transportation modes or the games themselves. the russian services are very capable. but we've heard american officials complain that they're not sharing information in the ways that they'd like them to. >> first let's go back. why are the games in sochi?
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why did they put them somewhere that is such a vulnerable zone? >> well, look, it's the right question. it's -- these are very competitive. as nick points out, putin viewed this as an opportunity to sort of showcase russian pride and russian capability. looking back now, it's the right question to ask. why would you have picked this spot where terrorists are nearby and have access and capability. >> all right. and then the step forward, which is the u.s. people's introduction to the caucuses. the boston bombing. when we hear about where the guy went there to get training abroord, it was in these areas, it was with these groups. this is part of our new reality as well. explain. >> that's exactly right. it's interesting because i think americans were not familiar with
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the chech knee january and dagestan problems that the russians have been contending with there. in the context of the boston bombings, we started talking about the concerns for the olympics then. what wasn't predictable was their ability to pull off the volgograd bombings on the eve of the olympic games. this has been coming in terms of a a problem. american officials have offered security assistance to the russians, much of which they've not agreed to take. that's why sort of plans for extraction in a crisis, that is getting your teams and dignitaries out quickly is so important. all that planning has been going on. >> what is our best intelligence on whether or not this is about extending the beef between the caucuses and the russian government or is the opportunity to hit americans as well part of the offing here for the
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terrorists? >> as you talk to counter trichl analysts and experts, everyone believes this is really the beef between the russian government and the extreme iss inside russian. everybody else is leveraged in this battle between them. the extreme iss want to embarrass vladimir putin and the russian government and pro they can do that at this critical moment. >> we had to deal with it after 9/11, but, you know, we have to be frank and honest here. you don't usually hear about extraction plans like we are here. i don't think in is hype. i think this is a situation we need to pay attention to. fair statement? >> absolutely fair. post 9/11, we always have those sort of extraction plans and the capability in place to be able to do that working with the host government. i think this is the most
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serious, real, and incredible threat we've seen against olympic games in the last decade. >> thank you very much for the perspective. >> thanks. >> discord over the deal on iran's nuclear program. iran's foreign minister spoke with us saying the white house is miss characterizing the terms of the deal. this is what jay carney said about the agreement just last month. >> the agreement marks the first time in a decade that iran has agreed to specific actions that halt progress on its nuclear program and roll back key aspects of the program. >> dismantling the key term. is there disagreement on that deal? gym sciutto has much morning. >> reporter: dr. zarif is a different kind of leader for iran. he's also very unbending in iran's positions, particularly
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when we were speaking about the nuclear deal, saying in effect that the white house is exaggerating houj iran gave up. >> the white house version, both under playing the concessions and over plays iranian commitment. and i'm not interested in that. i'm simply saying, why don't we all stick to what we agreed? why do we need to produce different texts? >> explain then to our viewers what's different in terms of iran's commitment to what you agreed to and what the white house says you agreed to. >> well, the terminology is different. the white house tries to portray it as basically a dismantling of iran's nuclear program. that is the word that they use time and again. and i under you to read the entire text. if you find a single, a single word that even closely resembles
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dismantling or could be defined as that in the entire text, then i will take back my comment. >> reporter: in response to doctor zarif's comments, the white house said they expect this kind of comment from him, that he's speaking to a domestic audience. and they both have domestic audiences they have to sell this to. it also shows what this deal is and what it is not. it presses the pause button, but not the delete button. now they're going to be discussing a longer term agreement over the next several months. >> what a critical time to have that interview, because obviously, we're seeing progress that may not actually exist. >> right. lot of other news this morning. >> well, we actually begin with breaking news out of miami involving justin bieber. he's been arrested for dui and
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drag racing. the teen star was taken into custody less than three hours ago. police are telling the tv station the young star failed a sobriety test. this is just the latest run-in. earlier last week, police raided his home. also breaking overnight, al qaeda leader released a new message urging opposition forces in syria to stop the infighting and unite. now this development comes as a sensitive time as members of the syrian government and opposition get set to meet face to face tomorrow. break overnight, a new report from a federal watchdog group says the program has yielded only minimal counter trichl benefits.
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last week, president obama said he wanted to find a way to end the bulk met ta data. may dove reportedly suffered a heart attack in prison. they told them in an e-mail that hfs hospitalized, but since returned to the lockup. he also revealed that he has stage four kidney disease but is not under going dialysis. probably some of the most amaizing video you've ever seen. a young boy walking with his grandmother in brazil. the boy gets run over by the car, but amazingly, he walks away with barely a scratch. grandma's legs did get run over, but she too is said to be doing just fine. you almost can't believe your
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eyes. >> you can't believe it when you see the video. >> i don't know how that happened. >> thank goodness. thank goodness. >> you were right. you sold that the right way. >> thanks. coming up on "new day," this plays against what we think the rules of society are. the wealthy neighborhood covered in snow. the not so wealthy flabd crystal -- neighborhood crystal clear. did the new mayor steal snowplows from the rich and give them to the poor. it's worthy of debate. also ahead, does president obama back legalizing marijuana? white house spokesman jay carney put on the spot after recent comments from the president on marijuana caused quite a stir. his response coming up in our "political gut check,"
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all right. give me a window of opportunity here. we need you to put your head to the situation. it's weird. here's the question, robin hood or just rob. new york's upper east side covered in snow, other places plowed crystal clear. residents say the new mayor did it on purpose. new mayor bill de blasio says, yoet, more could have been done to plow out the percentages for the -- perches of the 1%. >> that is what some residents on the upper east side saying, they're saying it is a snub.
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lots of black lash here. this was really only the second test for mayor de blasio since he took office. residents are saying this is class warfare, snow class wear far, that is. >> when i said i would take dead aim at the tale of two cities, i meant it. >> he's only been in office for a few weeks, but new york city mayor is already catching heat for his tale of two cities. or rather the tale of plowing two cities. >> to anyone who wants to play out a theory here, it's just not accurate. >> they say their neighborhood was among the last to be plowed. >> i've never seen anything like this in 64 years living in the city. >> many vebted their frustration on social media, some accusing
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de blasio of purposefully giving them the cold shoulder. the city's plowed tracking app indicates the lack of snowplowing at this time on the upper east side tuesday. they say one truck didn't have a working gps, but angry residents aren't buying the excuse. 1,700 plows out overnight, but this is still what it looked like wednesday morning. vehicles stuck, pedestrians fall, messy streets everywhere. a stark con trant to this in brooklyn. >> we've heard the story before. mayor bloomberg came under heavy fire in 2010 from residents in brooklyn and queens. mayor de blasio insists there
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was no preferential treatment. but after visiting the neighborhood late wednesday, he admitted that more could have been done to serve the upper east side. after that, he ordered the sanitation department to double down on the upper east side. you may remember, mayor bloomberg's de cockle was -- de balm were l -- >> deblaz yoe supporters will say the 1% didn't get him in office any way. >> that's kind of where i am on this. one street versus entire county road. i mean, but i think if people come plapd, the mayor responded, it's now plowed. so i guess that's your government at work. >> nick? anything? >> i cannot tell you how
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impressed i am with the fact that they even get to all the plowing. it's going to take time to get it done. i don't know. i think this might be an over reaction. >> i'm biassed because i sat in it for three hours. >> i'm all over this story. i am on the upper east side. that's life. you know what i mean? they got to plow places. just the reality of life. it's funny when it's them they get all upset. >> he's got a big fat mandate he's playing to. >> second storm just a few weeks. he's definitely had his work cut out for him. coming up next, this president did inhale, but is the white house now backtracking on president obama's comments on legalizing marijuana. plus, breaking news, justin bieber arrested in miami.
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dui, drag racing, those are the allegations. details on what's up with the young man coming up.
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rngs welcome back to "new day." let's bring you up to date. praeking overnight. texas has executed 46-year-old edgar tamayo. he received a lethal injection after the u.s. sprout denied a stay. both mexico's government and our own state department objected to the execution. john kerry believes it could put merps detained abroad at risk.
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windchills plun jing as low as 40 below. in new york, temperatures expected to remain at or below freezing through the end of the month. president obama is stepping up efforts to combat sexual assault. he announced a new task force to focus on protecting students after meeting with the white house council on women and girls, a report shows one in five women experience sexual assault at college. the colleges to address prevention and awareness. george zimmer man putting another painting up for sale. this one featuring florida attorney angela corey. zimmerman's art first came to light last month when he sold a painting for more than $100,000. obviously the sochi olympic
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organizers have much bigger problems to deal with. this is a picture of twin toilets in one stall. it has gone viral. russian officials say communal toilets are quite standard, but apparently they have since been replaced. you remember that old snl skit? >> i think i might have blocked that one out. >> it wasn't the whole line of them. just two. >> you know what they say, people who go together stay together. >> that's not how it applies. >> checked up. time for the "political gut check" of the morning. the white house is now clarifying the prent's recent comments on pot. you'll remember in part the president said that marijuana isn't anymore dangerous than
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people. the white house i'm told had some incoming from within the administration, within the bur rockcy and also from outside. i haven't figured out exactly who outside. but remember, the president's got two kids that go to school. they want to clear this up. the president was not trying to give a green light to pot use. we talked about this the other day, his view that lower income black kids and latino kids don't get treated the same way. this was a cleanup and that's part of jay's job. >> that is part of jay's job. but i got to tell you the president did say in one part it is important for these experiments in colorado and washington state that they move forward. >> it is a big statement. some took that as a change in policy.
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there's no question the president's tone was very different. remember, just a couple months ago, this administration has been fighting states that even have medical marijuana lawsment now the colorado law and washington state law go beyond that. and jay carney saying the president's not in favor of that. it seemed like he was at least curious about these experiments and saying let's see how they unfold at a time not long after his own justice department was fighting them. >> it's a dance. come on. it's a dance. he could have said the obvious, alcohol's really bad for you, it's really dangerous so pot is bad too but it's no worse than alcohol because alcohol is so bad. he could have said prosecution of marijuana is completely unequal cops ask for marijuana to be rescheduled. he could have said those things. he didn't. he was playing to the culture
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shift. they got scared, john, because they don't want to get out in front of it because it makes you seem like you're pro drug. >> i think that's pretty close to the truth. you have cuomo isms in there -- >> those are the parts i like. >> it's very difficult. it's very difficult. chris knows this coming from a political family. president obama is allowed to have personal views as a human being and a parent. as the president of the united states, sometimes he's grabbing a jiebt burkcy of the federal government. they say, whoa, wait a minute here. we watched his evolution on same-sex marriage. >> do they continue to say -- does it end here or does the conversation move on from here?
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do you see that the president got out in front of his
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all right. we have breaking news for you this morning. we're learning justin bieber arrested over night. significant offices, dui, drag racing. police say the young star failed a field sobriety test. that's different than blowing a number, right? question is now has it gone from naughty to illegal. what's going to happen? let's go live by phone to miami. >> reporter: we're just getting information from miami beach police this morning. we're hearing from a detective, she's confirming to cnn that justin bieber was indeed arrested for dui and drag racing. chris, i can tell you we know that justin bieber has been here in the area for the past few days. he's been pushing various pictures around miami my.
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now police say he's in a little bit of trouble. police are gathering that information right now. they should have more any minute. >> dui almost always a felony. could be very significant legal offices. what is the take? we know that justin bieber has had run-ins with the law. >> i'm listening to the various radio stations as i was driving down to miami and, of course, people saying this is just the latest run-inwith the law justin bieber has had. the most recent one in january when detectives were at his house for that egg throwing incident. and then on top of that, we've got this latest serious offense as you mentioned, arrested for dui and drag racing. this is just another example of the trouble the star is getting
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in. people do think this is a very serious offense. >> drag racing while drunk is no joke. thanks for staying on it for us. >> sure. >>. >> all right. another check of this brutally cold weather. i think we are all over it at this point, but unfortunately, it's going nowhere any time soon. >> you mentioned that we're all over this. i made a little chart here. one point, quo mow, 1 1/2 points, me clear winner. do you see this blank spot? >> i also have an operative word. our job titles. >> i'm going to have you join me. you see everyone else has. we're going to fill this out by the end of the season, i promise you that. >> how many times you've been outside. >> you maid it five minutes yesterday. let's talk about the cold air.
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we know the windchills are brutal out there. in the northeast, single digit temperatures today. once you add in the windchill, we're talking about subzero temperatures again. this dome of high pressure staying in place. it's actually going to be making its way farther south, meaning that cold air is going to be moving farther south as well. speaking of super bowl, we know that we're going to be talking about the chances for snow. the third one in the line of clippers has the potential to bring snow by next week. chances are right now that that snow will be ahead of the super bowl. for now, it looks like clear skies for the super bowl itself. could affect some gambling maybe? >> thank you so much. we'll debate this later. >> have fun out there. >> exactly. >> stay there all day. coming up next on "new day," a serial con artist passes
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himself off as a teenager who went missing for three years chl the gripping and heart breaking cnn film the imposter with the investigator who knew something was just wrong all along. good job!
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this promises to be a really fascinating and intriguing story now. cnn film presents "the imposter." it's truly a gripping and true story about a frenchman who managed to pass himself off as a missing boy from texas. the con might have actually worked if not for one texas investigator. he is standing by here in studio to talk with us. mr. charley parker. first we'll tell you how it all
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went down. in 1994, 13-year-old nicholas barclay vanished from his suburban, texas, neighborhood. for three long years, the barclay family grieved for their missing son, until one day, his mother got a phone call saying someone in spain had nicholas. >> i was really nervous. anticipation. pretty upbeat. >> from there, the disturbing story of a soft-spoken master manipulator begins to unfold, incorp rating blend of interviews with the barclay family and re-enactments, the film shows how the 23-year-old imposter assumed the identity of a blond-haired, blue-eyed teen fooling everyone, including the barclay family themselves who welcomed him into their home as he begins a new life in america. >> as the film rolls on, the serial impersonator is foiled by a skilled private investigator, charley parker who plays himself in the film. >> i couldn't let him go.
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it was no way in the world i could let it go. >> using an unorthodox identification technique, he starts to uncover the disturbing truth. that private investigator, charley parker is live with us on the "new day" set. we're so glad to have you here. we know this is a story -- >> we have to say, we have to be careful. there are many twists and turns. michaela and i were saying, we wish we hadn't had a sneak peek of this before we talked to you because it's going to be hard to hold our tongue. >> talk to me about how you came on to this story. why were you brought in as a private investigator? >> i got hired by a show called "hard copy." the producer wanted me to go along for some reason. and when i went to the house, during the interview, i was fortunate enough to have the real nicholas barclay's photograph sitting right by me. and the imposter was being interviewed. i noticed that the real nicholas
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barclay had blue/gray eyes. the imposter's eyes were brown. and i asked the cameraman to zoom in on his ears. >> his ears? >> it's a technique scotland yard uses. to identify people. the ear is the only part of the human body that doesn't age. i knew if i could compare the ears, i could know what i had here. so i got to my office and compared the ears and i knew instantly, i had an imposter. >> after that, did you have a gut feeling something was off, or no? >> kind of, but not really. not until i got to looking there. i was able to see him and the boy. knew there was a huge difference. >> how do you get past the eye thing? >> the eye test, what happened is he claimed he had chemicals injected into his eyes by his captors. a telephone and ophthalmology school. >> before and after you kind of got a few of his ears. the family really wanted --
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wanted to believe in this -- throughout this whole thing that this man is nicholas, is their son. is their brother. why did you -- you could not shake these lingering questions, though. why was it? because the family was really ready to accept this. >> one thing we've learned in our business is teenagers are change links. every day they are different. one day a rock star. the next day they look like a computer nerd working for apple. so we know that. and i think -- i think they overlooked a lot of that. i really do. i think they -- as you will see in the movie, i don't want to give anything away, but you'll see that he disguises himself. he dyed his hair, you know, as the boy did. he claimed that his accent was what he was told to do. he was told he couldn't speak english. >> it is a really well produced film and cinematog rary contributes to the intrigue as you are going on. this is a fascinating case.
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have you ever seen anything like this in your career? >> on a 1 to 10, it's a 10. >> it's a 15. >> i agree. >> charlie, for you, the search continues. >> yes it does. and we've gotten two leads off of the movie. >> you have? >> yes. we're working the leads and i'm continuing to look for the boy. >> the fact remains is that case is still open. >> it's still open. >> wow. >> charlie parker, thank you for joining us to talk more about this. i wish we could tell you more, but we want to point you to the film tonight so you can see it for yourself. it's called cnn presents "the imposter" at 9:00 p.m. eastern only on cnn. and then we'll discuss online. we'll tweet about it. >> thank you for your work. thank you for coming in. >> for a private investigator to break a case like this. >> and a struggle with the fbi at one point. >> at a big disadvantage. big kudohs to you. coming up -- animal planet blasted for allegedly harming the animals in their network's
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name. is there a mistreatment on "call of the wild man"? the people producing the show say, no there isn't. we'll hear both sides. hey linda!
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cold. my toes are freezing. >> arctic nation. much of the country plunging into a deep freeze. a bitter cold. that's not going away for weeks. who and what is at risk? meteorologist indra peterson is tracking it all. >> battle raging over a brain-dead pregnant woman and her unborn baby. new information about the health of the fetus and how does the new detail impact the ongoing
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legal battle. the debate ahead. breaking news. justin bieber arrested. the pop star accused of driving under the influence and drag racing this morning. it's his latest run-in with the law. just how much trouble is he in this time? your "new day" continues right now. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> it's thursday, january 23rd, 8:00 in the east. the bitter cold is back and staying for a long weekend. take a look at these temperatures in the midwest and the northeast. ouch. factor in the windchill. some spots will feel like it's 40 below. and for areas still cleaning up from tuesday's snow, the cold isn't helping at all. it's turning slush into ice and making for hazardous conditions for walkers, drivers, honestly everyone. we're joined once again from outside our studios in the brutal cold to help us out.
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>> that's another point, kate. yes, i'm definitely earning points. it's freezing outside again today. so many of us are going to be suffering. we had this huge snowstorm just yesterday. we're all excited. okay. it's cleared out of here. things should get better, right? wrong. we are talking about another cold arctic air mass bringing even cooler temperatures, possibly to the end of the month. another frigid night for millions at bitter cold arctic air grips a large part of the country. for much of the east coast, the dangerously cold temperatures plummeting 20 degrees below normal through the weekend and windchills in the northern plains could be as low as 50 degrees below zero today. >> wind keeps coming at you in the face. you clear a spot and it blows right over. >> millions along the east coast continue to dig out of tuesday's massive snowstorm. in plymouth, massachusetts, strong wind gusts creating 18-inch snow drifts. for road crews that's a tall order to keep up with the
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significant snowfall. >> the roads still aren't cleared. >> bitter cold temps turning slush into dangerous ice, making driving downright treacherous. >> a lot of ice. a lot of ice. >> this car collided with the snow plow removing snow in southern massachusetts. sending the driver to the hospital. in new york city, one of the glass panels of the flagship apple store shattered after being hit by a snow blower. further south, i-95 shut down for hours. in north carolina after an 18-wheeler slid into oncoming traffic. the frigid temps could make the nation's propane shortage worse as demand for gas grows. >> it's been delayed, delayed, and this -- this has gotten severe in some cases. >> and snow removal at metlife stadium in new jersey is in high gear ahead of the super bowl. nfl officials do have a contingency plan, though. they can move the championship game to an alternate date if another massive snowstorm is forecast for the area that
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weekend. >> let's talk about some of these temperatures. into the northeast today, single digit temperatures this morning as we're waking up. into the upper midwest, temperatures already sub zero. then we still have to factor in the windchills. what does it feel like? feels like subzero in the northeast which means the upper midwest is looking at temperatures below zero. that's below average for this time of the year. huge dome of arctic air. that's going to be sagging farther to the south. way up to the north you see that low. this is the pattern right now. a series of clippers that for the most part bring snow just to the upper midwest and upper ohio valley around the great lakes. some of them can dip farther down to the south just like we saw yesterday. the third one in this series looks like potentially could bring heavy snow in through next week if one of the weather models is right. we'll be closely watching that. guess what is next week, at least at the end of the week? that would be the super bowl. >> all right. and that's why we hope that you at home have the good sense to
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stay out of the cold if at all possible, unlike some people whose name rhymes with petersons. concern over what could happen in a little over two weeks. the latest, an e-mail sent to the olympic committee and european counterparts warning of certain attacks. the international olympic committee says the threat is not credible, but that isn't helping ease the fears of a world already on edge and though need for securing the events as best they can right up until and through the games. payton walsh is live in sochi monitoring the situation. the concern is real. what is the feeling on the ground? >> reporter: krirks there's a real sense of tension here. we're talking about a pretty empty town so far. guests not really arriving. a lot of police around. this whole thing making vladimir putin feel like he can restore russia to his former soviet
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glory. that huge construction behind me where the games will be held. day by day, the threats keep coming in. with just over two weeks leading up to the sochi olympic games, mounting anticipation. not about who will win the gold but instead, concern about a possible chink in the game's ring of steel. the latest security threat, an e-mail warning of a terrorist attack sent to the u.s. olympic organizing committee and several european countries. but the international olympic committee quickly quelled the security concerns telling cnn the e-mail contains no threat and appeared to be a random message from a member of the public. the u.s. olympic committee is looking into it as well saying the safety and security of team usa is our top priority. and as is always the case, we're working to ensure that our delegation and other americans traveling to sochi are safe. the white house, however, says that american travelers should
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remain vigilant. >> we have seen an up tick in threat reporting prior to the olympics. which is, of course, of concern, although it is also not unusual for a major international event. >> president obama and the joint chiefs continue to offer counterterrorism experts to russia with i.d. detection software and warships at the ready. all russia needs to do is give the red light. >> we're thafrg russians any assistance they may require or request in a situation like this. >> in the light of multiple terrorist threats, some carried out in regions surrounding sochi, sweeps continue for the so-called black widow suicide bombers. one woman killed in a gun battle over the weekend. another believed to have already bypassed security cordon of sochi. >> the russian government is doing what it can to try and lessen a sense of attention.
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the president telling cnn there were these threats on a daily basis. and just today the russian government lessened the sentence of the business partner of one of putin's key critics. you have to ask yourself at the end of the day. the focus now is not on the sport. it's on whether or not these games can actually happen safely. maybe there was a miscalculation in moscow and they chose to bring this international event here to see whether they could pull it off. whether they could get over the security concerns. and perhaps people are expecting a mood of festivity here, a mood of international cooperation, not anxiety about whether people's safety might be in doubt. >> thank you, nick. perfectly in mentioning medvedev, teeing off chief international correspondent christiane amanpour. she's joining us. you were the one that sat down with the russian prime minister to talk about these threats in sochi. so, bottom line, i know you asked him, are they ready? >> they say they are ready. and, of course, they are concerned about security
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threats. i asked him about the specifics of these black widows and other such threats that have been made over the internet to the games. he said this is a globalized world. threats all over the place. he obviously mentioned the boston marathon. if you remember back in the olympics in atlanta, there was an attack there. in other words, today's world is a very dangerous world. but he says, that despite some sort of controversy about whether they are cooperating or not, he insisted that the russian security forces and the americans, the fsb and the fbi and military cooperation is happening. and he says that there are tens of thousands of russian police, paramilitaries and security forces deployed to sochi. >> even a key lawmaker we spoke with yesterday said it was impressive, how the military forces are on the ground in sochi but still that intelligence sharing between the two services is not good enough. and that needs to be improved. but two weeks away. we'll be continuing to talk about it. i want to quickly -- i have to
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ask you about the latest regarding the future of syria and the peace conference going on in switzerland right now. we all knew this was not going to be easy. if it was, this civil war would not have been going on for three years now. but after those fiery speeches yesterday, are these talks falling apart before they've even really began? >> well, yesterday was the day. and everybody took their best shot as they put their position in public. so, yesterday was one where people were competing to prove that they were right. the actual talks between the two sides are meant to be getting under way friday. that's tomorrow in geneva. and right now, we understand u.n. officials and others are sort of shuttling between each side to see whether they will even sit in the same room with each other. this is the first time in three years of this war that both sides have agreed to come to a negotiation like this. but the outside hopes seem to be that perhaps there might be some agreement on humanitarian
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delivery. perhaps some agreement on watching what happens with detainees and particularly in light of the shocking report that we have on monday about evidence that international jurors say proves there's been systematic killing of detainees by the assad regime. these calls are becoming more urgent, including from secretary of state kerry. >> what you are mentioning there is key because these talks all come against this backdrop of that exclusive report that you -- that you had on this trove of photographs, gruesome photographs that we will not show because it's just too much for morning tv, i would argue. they are described as direct evidence of torture by the regime. you've put out that report and senior adviser to bashar al assad spoke with wolf blitzer. and let's play what you said. >> do you have to be in syria to know who is doing one? one can't be in washington, christiane amanpour, nor new
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york and then decide who is doing what. this is simply a huge, huge lie. >> how do you move forward with these talks if this is the talk we're getting from assad's senior adviser? >> you know, it's hugely unsurprising that assad's senior adviser would say this is a huge lie. that is what they would say. they will deny what has come out. but this evidence is the first public photographic evidence of what people in the human rights community and especially in the u.s. state department have worried about for years now. that there has been a systematic torture and killings. this is what's important about this. it's not just torture. it's killings of detainees by starvation, strangulation and severe beating and other such thing. and it isn't christiane amanpour saying this. it is international jurists who have examined 55,000 images representing 11,000 bodies that a defector who was an insider
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has shown them. and today, members of the syrian opposition have got access to more of these same batch of photos but more of them. and they've put them out and they are even more gruesome than the ones we put out. so we have seen this kind of behavior in some of these terrible conflicts internationally. the perpetrators do not admit it, and it will take a court of lakers tribunal to assess culpability. but the international juries have said that they have absolutely no shadow of a doubt. they call it a smoking gun. of course, yes, the talks are happening against this backdrop but remember also against the backdrop of a 120,000, at least, people who have been killed in the last three years with no country able to do anything to stop it. and that is the most important point. >> i think you are absolutely right on that which really shows we can say peace conference and people can gloss over, not pay attention but that is why there is true urgency because it is such a dire situation. it's been dragging on for three years now. such a humanitarian crisis.
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christiane, thank you very much for coming on. took you soon. >> thanks, kate. let's take a look more at your headlines start with breaking news out of arizona. 23 people have been injured following a bizarre incident that caused a greyhound bus to crash just west of phoenix. we're showing you a live picture. affiliate knxv reports that a passenger attacked the driver, punching him while he yelled he was going to flip the bus. this happened overnight on the way from los angeles to dallas. we're going to continue to monitor this for you. breaking overnight, texas has executed a mexican national convicted of killing a police officer. 46-year-old edgar tamaio was put to death by lethal injection after the supreme court refused a stay. it was carried out despite opposition from both sides of the border. secretary of state john kerry even said it would put americans overseas at risk. new today, the nsa's program to collect phone records in bulk
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getting blasted. an independent federal privacy watch dog said it is illegal and should be shut down. in a speech last week, president obama said that while he wanted to find a way to end the government's collection of bulk data, the program's capabilities should stay. new details in the chemical spill that left 300,000 people in west virginia without safe water. the company responsible for the spill now says it involved not one but two chemicals. the second chemical which made up only a small part of the 7500-gallon leak is apparently less toxic than the first. still residents and officials are outraged they are only finding out now, two weeks after the leak. people of a certain age will remember the captain and tenille. "love will keep us together." well, it turns out nothing lasts forever. the '70s pop duo now in their 70s is divorcing after 38 years.
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back in 2010, the captain was diagnosed with a form of parkinson's disease. he told tmz he didn't know why his wife had filed for divorce. >> that's a sad story. >> it is. >> i remember them so well. >> 38 years together. >> a long time together. >> it is. coming up on "new day," justin bieber arrested for dui and drag racing in miami, florida. you may be surprised by the level of charges he could be facing. also ahead, animal planet's hit show "call of the wild man" is coming under fire this morning. a new report claiming animals are being mistreated and illegally drugged. the show's producers fighting back. we'll get both sides of this story ahead. when you have diabetes like i do, getting the right nutrition isn't always easy. first, i want a way to help minimize my blood sugar spikes. then, a way to support heart health. ♪ and let's not forget immune support. ♪ but now i have new glucerna advance
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welcome back to "new day." some celebrity break news for you this morning. pop star justin bieber arrested on serious charges out of miami. according to the miami herald, early this morning, his entourage allegedly blocked a residential street with their cars so bieber could drag race on it. when cops caught up to bieber's lamborghini, he allegedly failed a field sobriety test and was described as incoherent. he didn't resist arrest and was taken into custody without incident. there are mixed reports on that. meanwhile, authorities in miami are also investigating accusations that police gave him an unauthorized escort around miami so he could travel between strip clubs. cnn's senior and legal analyst jeffrey toobin joins us now. it smacks familiar of a law school exam about how many different charges can you file -- >> i was trying to figure out what it was that smacks familiar. >> so many things are like,
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ding, ding, ding. so what do you see from 30,000 feet about what the kid could be facing. >> all the phrases in this case, like rented lamborghini. ace of diamonds strip club. 19 years old. like nothing good can come from those combinations of words. >> good point. >> obviously, drunk driving is one possibility. some sort of reckless endangerment. and, you know, of course, under age everything. underage drinking. under age going to a strip club. perhaps the most interesting part of it is how did the miami cops behave, and did they facilitate and aid him in doing whatever he was doing which raises a possibility of wrongdoing by the police in addition to -- >> would that mitigate the charges? >> probably not, although, you know, a situation like this, the most important thing is at least no one seems to have gotten hurt. that's the thing you worry about with all these circumstances. if no one got hurt, if, you know, it's a drunk driving
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matter, it's serious. >> it's a felony. >> it's potentially a felony. it means he loses his license. >> if he has one. >> if he has one. i guess i was assuming he has one. >> interesting question. >> that wouldn't come up before, wouldn't it have? >> also how does a 19-year-old rent any car, much less a lamborghini. >> ding ding, you have to be 21 or something. >> 21, usually 23 in some places. >> how does this situation if he is charge d. into this big egging drama. >> not directly, but it certainly will suggest to prfs in both places, look, this is not some kid who made a mistake. a lot of 19-year-olds drink and drive. >> this is way worse. >> yeah, it's -- it's not technically legally relevant, but certainly prosecutors are going to say, you can't be treated like a kid who made a mistake if you keep making criminal mistakes in various jurisdictions.
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>> folks at home are going to say, he's not going to face any serious -- he won't do any time. he'll probably get a slap on the wrist. a lot of people feel that these celebrities get off easy. where the rest of us would, you know, face a lifetime of -- >> for better or worse, i've spent much of my career covering celebrity in trouble cases, and the problem is, how do you treat them like everyone else? that's always -- and it's not always easy to do. i mean, how do you treat someone like everyone else when they have a police escort? no one else has a police escort. >> where was the escort? and cut both ways, but i have to tell you in miami, drag racing is taken very seriously. >> should be taken everywhere. >> it's a big problem, even in a residential area. dui is almost always a felony. these are big charges. we have on the phone right now officer bobby hernandez with the miami beach police. the pio, the public information officer. he's a sergeant. sergeant hernandez, what are we looking at in this situation from your perspective?
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>> good morning. it's going to be a dui arrest. basically it was this morning. we observed a lamborghini and ferrari drag racing in a residential area of miami beach. they were subsequently stopped. one of the vehicles, the yellow lamborghinis but being driven by justin bieber. he had signs of impairment. he was offered a field sobriety test on the scene which he failed. he was taken to the police department where he's in custody right now. >> did he resist arrest? any other aggravating factors you can discuss? >> no, that's basically it. what we do know is there were two -- we were able to identify them gop vehicles that fasis tated the race. they blocked the traffic at 26 and pine tree so they could race north on pine tree, almost making it like a makeshift racetrack if you will. so we stopped him. we arrested him for dui. he's currently -- as well as the other driver was arrested for
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dui. i don't have his identity. he's an associate of justin bieber. he was also arrested for dui. both vehicles impounded, taken to the tow yard. and right now we're processing both of them and they'll be transported to the main facility, miami-dade county jail. >> interesting. both men have been equally charged to this point. do you anticipate further charges? >> could be as the processing goes. there's always a possibility of other charges being added. for example, might have a suspended driver's license, et cetera. but those are all things that happen when the processing begins. at minimum he's being charged with du i. just some clarification. it wasn't miami beach police department that escorted justin bieber anymore. >> it was or was not. >> was not. we had nothing to do about that. that's a separate agency, not the miami beach police department. >> what do you know about that? were the cops giving him an escort from club to club? >> don't know. that's another agency. i just know it wasn't miami
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beach police department that did it and our concern right now is the arrest. >> no, i got you. i understand. it's not your agency. i understand it's not your agency, but you are aware of the situation. is there anything to that allegation? >> no. i'm not going to comment on that. but i'm just going to clarify it's not our agency that's involved. >> so if there is an agency involved, it's not yours. that's for sure, right. >> exactly. it's not ours. >> sergeant hernandez, thank you. we're just trying to get to the bottom of what happened as opposed to ascribe anything blame. thank you for helping fill in the picture this morning. we'll talk to you again, i'm sure. >> all right. >> you know, one of the things that michaela you mentioned, like celebrities. what often happens is like the people who were blocking off the traffic, celebrities, unlike the rest of us have entourages, possies that help them do these things. what's their culpability? how does that fit into all of
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this? it's one of the many things that makes -- >> it's also how drag racing commonly calls. a lot of coordinated behavior going on. interesting to hear both people have been equally charged. let's see what happens going forward. >> so dangerous. can you imagine lamborghinis, ferraris, drunk, 4:00 in the morning? it's just terrifying when you think about it. >> blocked off or not. >> thanks, jeffrey. coming up next on "new deredereay," a health warning. the chemical found in the caramel coloring added to soft drinks could cause cancer.
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time for the five things you need to know for your "new day." pop star justin bieber under arrest for dui in miami. he allegedly failed a field sobriety test after being found drag racing. authorities investigating whether police gave him an escort between strip clubs. it is going to be a cold winter weekend from the carolinas to the midwest and the northeast. more snow could also arrive early next week. texas has executed a mexican national convicted of killing a police officer. mexico and the u.s. objected to the killing of edgar tamaio. the u.s. is concerned about safety of americans abroad. security is tightening. 15 days away from the start of the sochi olympic games. an e-mail threat sent to the u.s. and european countries warning of terror attacks is now being dismissed as not credible by the international olympic committee. and at number five, the maverick surf competition is on in california. the one-day invite only contest
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stoat happen tomorrow after forecasters determine the right mix of swell size and weather could make for 40-foot waves. not for the faint of heart. always updating those five things to know. be sure to go to newdaycnn.com for the latest. i'd like to add a sixth thing. if you are a soda drinker. when it comes to drinking soda, there may be a lot more to worry about than all those extra calories. a chemical found in the caramel coloring that's added to those soft drinks could actually cause cancer. let's bring our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. let's talk about this because now we know that the fda is also looking into this caramel coloring. what is the report, the consumer report saying? >> so consumer reports looked at all sorts of different sodas and found that two, pepsi one and another one called malta goya had high levels of these chemicals. or certainly higher levels than is allowed in the state of california. consumer reports says this is a
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problem. they think this chemical is a potential carcinogen. the american beverage association says that their drinks are safe and the fda as you noted said, look. this chemical doesn't pose a health threat but we're looking into it. we'll look at a bunch of foods, row vi review new data. >> so what about us? if we are a pop or soda drinker, should we be drinking this, bottom line? >> scientists really disagree on whether or not this chemical is a carcinogen. some say it is. some say it isn't. if you are someone really risk averse you can look at this and say, i don't want to drink these sodas anymore. other people might say, there's so much back and forth on this, i feel okay about drinking them. this ends up being an individual decision that you have to make because the science isn't clear. >> get the information. make the decision for yourself. elizabeth cohen, we appreciate you. thanks so much. kate? >> coming up next on "new day," a top rated animal planet show "call of the wild man," you
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wrap him up. and the fight is over. i got me a wild turkey. >> that was the turtleman, star of animal planet's hit show "call of the wild man." he's back withas antics. they are the focus of the show.
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capturing and releasing critters back into the wild. a mother jones investigation is calling its ethics into question. whether they allowed a zebra in one of the episodes to be illegally sedated or if animals had been trapped and held without proper care for staged rescues. joining us to talk about this and sort this all out, the senior producer of mother jones who wrote this investigative piece and also the senior vice president of sharp entertainment producing this show. this piece has gotten a lot of reaction. james, let's talk through some of the allegations in the piece. it's a long piece. people should read it. baby raccoons trapped, staged to be rescued, orphaned and then after filming they were very sick. bats placed in a salon for filming for just for staging and then a dead bat, more than one dead bat was found in the salon. zebra as we saw there drugged
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during filming to make the zebra more manageable. an untrained production staff also handling animals. a mink being kept in a home for a week due to scheduling issues of the show. james, where is the proof? >> well, what i can say is this has been a long process for us. this has been a seven-month investigation. we've interviewed eight people involved with the production of "call of the wild man." we have government documents with numerous government public information requests. we have internal production documents as well. we also have a very rigorous fact checking staff who i put through the ringer and then some for this story. and we've presented a lot of the proof in the piece. i think it's in the reading of the piece as you say. it's a very long piece and a very detailed one. >> dan, i know your company as well as animal planet, has been waiting to weigh in on this. please do. >> thank you for having us on the show. i really appreciate that. i have four quick responses in
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regards to the article because we have the opportunity now. first and foremost, the idea that there is a culture of neglect or abuse on the show is completely false. as animal planet said in their statements that everyone on this show from staff to town love animals. the idea of the animals are killed or drugged on "call of the wild man" is false. james knows this. he put a salacious title out there to get attention towards it. it is not proof. it's meritless. no animals died on "call of the wild man." drugging is not an aspect of "called of the wild man." no production has ever been involved with the drugging of an animal. hundreds of animals have been saved on "call of the wild man." this show is about saving animals. nuisance animals in kentucky are custom early euthanized. this show believes in giving them a second lease on life. hundreds have been saved that way. so many shows out there kill animals for sport or for money. this show is about saving them. >> you are being very cordial to each other but you cannot square these two things together.
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>> yeah, that's right. >> so? >> i can't speak for the investigation that sharp has done into the allegations. we've given sharp numerous opportunities and presented our case to them a number of timss during our reporting and we'll continue to do so as this story continues. but i can speak for the investigation that we did. my task in this was to follow evidence-based journalism. >> any chance you could have been misled by a disgruntled employee? >> we followed where the evidence took us. we corroborated the evidence. this was a very careful process. >> can i jump in here? >> you are sitting right next to each other. please do. >> this is old news. nine months ago, one employee came forth with every single claim that james mentioned nine months ago. we did an investigation then. at that time we found most of those claims to be inaccurate. however, we still make -- so we made some changes at that point. >> i do want to ask you about that because it does say animal planet put out a statement as
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well. we should let them weigh in on this. the notion that this culture of dene glect at the only network that's devoted to celebrating and protecting animals they say is absurd. at the very same time in just a couple graphs later it talks about how the company -- how -- where appropriate sharp entertainment instituted changes to further ensure the safety of animals. did this investigation bring to light that something bad was going on, though? >> no. >> so what changes were made then? >> changes that were made were we look at the production schedule. when you do production in television you see changes can be made to further make the show better. we did the investigation and made most of the claims meritless. you can read the responses. most of them were not included. we respond to all those points. we decided at that time to bring on a usda licensed animal handler to be in charge of the animal's welfare from start to finish. we instituted guidelines for handling of animals on set read before every shoot and goes before animal welfare points. everyone gets a hard copy of it.
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animal welfare is beyond anything else, the most important part of this show which is why this is so frustrating for us. >> your saying, james, you'd assume that animal planet's top priority would be animal welfare. that's where you make your money. the animals. are you saying you are lying? i mean, i don't understand why -- >> i think he has information that's not correct and he's also manipulating situations that he has heard misincorrect to make salacious false claims. >> why would you do that? >> i wouldn't do that to be perfectly frank with you. very up front with you. all i can say is we stand by this investigation. we wouldn't have put my name on it, nor the name of our company on this if we didn't want to stand by this investigation. and i wanted to clarify something just that was put up early. during our conversations, sharp admitted that some of these allegations came to their attention but not all of these allegations came to their attention. this was a process for us over a
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number of months that a lot of what we explored during those conversations were clarified to me and reflected in the -- >> is any element of this that we are -- you are exposing the reality that reality tv is not real, that it is staged? it happens in all reality shows. is that where your beef is or is it more with the treatment of the animals here? >> and to be honest, i don't have any beef. i am simply researching and reporting the sources that have raised concerns and questions with us over a number of months. >> one thing that struck us very odd, the one person who has a name and a face in the article, i'm not going to mention her name now, but you can read the article. she was never involved in the production of "call of the wild man." the only source name they use was never involved. so as her opinion being used is frustrating. i've worked on the show for
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three seasons. we're speaking from a real place of knowledge. the person they name was never involved. >> are you talking about karen bailey from the kentucky wildlife center? she was not involved. she was helping producers in the field rangel locations. she was on the phone with producers in the field. so it's not -- >> real quickly and then we have to wrap up. >> one phone call was put out to her, as is customary. she was one of many calls finding locations for potential shoots down the line. that was her involvement. >> clearly this is not settled here today. i appreciate both of you coming in to have this discussion. the article and the topic has a lot of people talking online and beyond. thank you both. james west. great to meet you both. >> that was a model debate of differing viewpoints. very interesting to listen to here. we'll continue this story as it develops. we're going to take a break on "new day." when we come back, we'll go from animal rights to human rights. what would you do, a pregnant,
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support against her husband's wishes because she is pregnapt. new this morning, we're learning that medical records call the feet urks quote, distinctly abnormal. the story is actually about two questions. when does life begin and when does life end? now the second question, the legal and medical equivalent of death has been worked on for years and has yielded enough guidelines that a judge may settle that part of the question in a case. so the second question, when life begins is a continuing source of confusion for us that fuels debates about reproductive rights and stem cell research and the like. and that's one of the big reasons we're bringing this story. on the face of it, this is the story of a family which is agonizing with the decision that none of us would ever want to be forced to make, whether or not to end someone's life, let alone two lives if you include the fetus, the baby that is in the stomach. however, there are also bigger issues that go along with it with law, policy and morality. and joining us to continue this debate with the new information as we've done from the start,
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jeffrey toobin and cnn legal analyst sunny hostin. great to have you here. just to set the table. this started with two medical professionals saying to each other, if i am ever in this kind of situation, don't keep me on the machines. i don't want to be on them. it was not written down. it is not being echoed by anybody who can authorize that this is certainly what was wanted and yet then the worst happens. the wife winds up being in an accident, has oxygen deprivation to the brain. is believed to be brain dead, on life support. now comes the agonizing part, even worse, a baby is involved. she is pregnant. at the time, maybe 14 weeks pregnant. the husband says she wanted to be taken off life support. the state comes in. why? there's a texas state law which says even if you are brain dead on life support, if you are pregnant, we keep you alive for the sake of the baby. new information, the baby is
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said to be abnormal to a significant degree. the baby is also, we believe, now just about 20 weeks which, as anybody who has ever had a baby or knows anything about it is considered a real age where you consider it a child. do they change the situation for you? >> i don't think they change the legal analysis. and the family's lawyers have admitted that when they issued their statement indicating that the baby was developmentally abnormal. so i don't think it changed the legal analysis. i think it does change the discussion for a lot of people because this has been the elephant in the room. people are suspecting that perhaps they had this discussion, the mother and the father, but perhaps he doesn't want to have a child that's less than perfect and maybe that is sort of the driving force of why he wants to unplug her. >> that's hard to believe, though, isn't it? because, look, i -- we have kids. the idea of losing a spouse is just heart wrenching.
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god forbit. but the idea that you wouldn't do everything to preserve that piece of her, let alone your child, it's counter intuitive. >> that's why it's so tragic, but i suspect if he believed all along this child was going to be developmentally abnormal, and we know now that perhaps that is the case, a father without the mother, without his wife and grieving with another child to take care of, that makes sense, i think. >> is it all the more reason to honor the wishes of the family and go ahead? >> of course it is. remember, this is not a politically neutral issue. this is a case about anti-abortion politics. this law is about telling women that the state of texas, the legislature of texas, knows better than you. knows better than your family when you should carry a child to term or not. it's an anti-woman law that you are subjecting this family to an additional horrific tragedy. i think -- the law is on the
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books as sonny says, but i think it's a terrible law and i think it illustrates what happens when you take decisions away from people and their families and give it to politicians. >> and i really disagree with jeff. and, jeff, you know i love you, but i don't think this is a case that's a law that anti-women. >> because? >> i do think -- >> well, i think that it is more a case about a woman's general love for her child, quite frankly. and i think that when you look at all of the other states that have these kinds of laws and the situations that have come up where there have been birth -- brain dead women who have been pregnant, generally, the families want to keep the child. generally, the women want to keep their child and try to make the child viable. >> but that's still about the family's want as opposed to the state saying whether you have the right to choose. isn't that true? >> that is true. there's no question that i think
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this law is murky and unclear. and the law now in this case is in the right place. it's before a court. it's going to go before a judge. when we have laws that are murky and unclear, it's for the courts to decide what happens next. not me. not jeff. not you, chris. it's for the courts to decide. >> no, i think precisely the opposite. there are certain decisions that are personal that shouldn't be before the courts. that shouldn't be before the state legislatures. women making decisions about their own medical care. they shouldn't have to go to court to decide what to do with their own bodies. so, yes, it is true it's there now. i hope the courts make the right decision but i think the very existence of this law is an insult to women's rights. >> sunny it does seem it's difficult to see arguing in favor of this law, unless you are just legislative purists where it's a law we must follow it, without having an echoed sentiment that i'm in favor of the rights of this child. and i will do anything i can to forward those rights as opposed
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to being someone who said, i believe in the rights of the mother and her right to choose. >> i'm a person that believes in the purity of the law. i think when -- >> is that what it is for you or also colored by the perception that i think this child has a right to live. >> that's a significant part of it. i believe the life that we are sort of dancing around in this discussion is the life of the child. you look at the statute, i don't think it's clear that the life of a child is not considered. they talk about life-sustaining measures that need to be taken for the care of the patient. well, you have two patients now. right? you have the life -- you have a child -- >> but isn't the mom -- >> this is not a child. when we had -- when this woman had her stroke or the medical event, her fetus was 14 weeks. no fetus can survive at 14 weeks. it's now 20 weeks. >> it's still a life. and that's the question. >> why haven't we dealt with it. >> obviously we're going to get wrapped up on time.
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i want to leave it with this question. we as a society duck this question. a lot of money wrapped up in the politics and religion. when life begins. we spent the time on one life ends. we used to have the same confusion. if this woman is found brain dead by certain critearia, a court is going to rule that way. we're nowhere near it when life begins. it's all stymied by this question because you two, we three don't know when it begins. >> that's right. >> if it's based on our faith more than science. >> we have laws that say just because a woman is pregnant doesn't mean she can't control, make her own medical decisions. and that's what this case is about. that's what the abortion debate is about. and, you know, i have an opinion on that. but the texas legislature has an opinion and that's what's controlling -- >> but the question still remains, when does life begin under the law? >> i think. that's the question we don't know the answer to. we'll be right back. er ] to truck guys, the truck is everything.
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thank you for a wonderful show, everyone. we hope you have a good day. a lot of news still happening today. let's go straight over to "newsroom" with carol costello. >> have a great day. good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. justin bieber is now the newest pop star to fall from grace. the 19-year-old was arrested early this morning on suspicion of street racing and dui. miami beach police say the singer was taken into custody just after 4:00 a.m. while driving a rented lamborghini. and they say bieber was driving so fast it took officers a while to catch up to him. nischelle turner is covering the story from los angeles. tell us more, nischelle. >> justin bieber was arrested, like you said, early this morning on suspicion of drag racing while under the influence of alcohol. the miami beach police department tell us the arrest occurred at 09

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