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another ebola scare on u.s. soil. the latest on the fight against the virus after this unnerving flight. we'll also take you to the turkey/syrian border where kurdish fighters are holding off isis advances. plus. a huge loss of jobs, an i am men's loss of jobs for a billion people on our planet and many others. so this really isn't just an issue about tree huggers. >> it really is a small world after all. we will examine how human civilization suffers when
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wildlife dies off. welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. this is cnn, and we begin in the u.s. state of new jersey where the latest ebola scare took place this weekend. all 255 passengers on a plane that landed in newark from belgium have now been released from quarantine. they were detained because a man began vomitityi itityin itit ii. it tooks hou hours before the p were able to leave the airport. >> instead of seeing the process from the very beginning we just let us go out of the plane. and then after the plane we had to wait at the passport c concontrco control and wait for the luggage. no information, no reason why we
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are to wait like that. >> what a scary situation for people on that plane. now in the state of texas, the first person diagnosed with ebola in the u.s. is now in critical condition. thomas duncan is hospitalized. he was diagnosed last tuesday, about a week after he traveled from liberia. state officials there say nine people who came into contact with him are showing no symptoms at this point. another 40 people are being monitored but are considered low-risk. with concerns now growing in the u.s. about ebola, the director for the centers for disease control and prevention spoke about it. >> we do have to realize that we are all connected. and although we might wish we could seal ourselves off from the world, there are americans who have the right of return. there are many other people who have the right to enter into this country.
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and that we're not going to be able to get to zero risk, no matter what we do, unless, and until we control the outbreak in west africa. >> the current ebola outbreak has killed more than 3400 people in west africa so far. the u.s. says it could now send up to 4,000 troops to help fight the virus where it is most deadly. cnn's barbara starr has the story. >> reporter: with 3,000 troops already tapped to head to ebola-ravaged west africa, cnn has learned the u.s. military is increasing its fight against the deadly disease. hundreds more troops are being added to help the affected countries contain and control ebola. >> it's america, our doctors, our scientists, our know-how that leads the fight to control the epidemic in west africa. >> reporter: approximately 200 u.s. troops are already in
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liberia. chuck hagel has signed orders for another 700 from the 101st airborne division to head to africa in coming days to staff a command headquarters. 700 more army engineers will be going to help build and advise on mobile hospitals. >> we're standing up a field hospital and treatment units and will be training thousands of health workers. >> reporter: even before most have left the u.s. military officials tell cnn the pentagon is considering drastic measures to ensure they don't come back to u.s. shores with the disease. >> we are working with experts right now on this. >> reporter: that could include forced isolation four 21 days, the incubation period for troops that may have come in contact with the disease. all troops will be monitored daily for symptoms, and all service members will face increased monitoring for those
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21 days before they are allowed to return to the u.s. >> this is a complex emergency beyond a public health crisis which has security, dimdimensio. >> reporter: they will take all their own supplies, food, water, fuel, everything they need for a six-month deployment. the other big story we are following, the fight against isis. kurdish forces say three are holding back militants in the syrian town of kobani. isis controls the southwestern corner of the city, but forces held off further advances. a human rights group says coalition ash strikes killed at least 35 isis extremists on saturday including five in the town of kobani. our phil black is watching events and joins us live now where you can see this playing
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out, i believe. >> reporter: yeah, i just took you through what we are seeing here this morning. we're on the sturkish side of te border, you should be seeing what is the southeastern corner of kobani. that is the position we are seeing repeated incoming fire, heavy shelling, and it is around that position, kurdish officials tell us there are a number of isis tanks, maneuvering and repeatedly firing in to that corner. we are hearing and witnessing a constant heavy shelling into that pocket of the city. now just above that pocket of the city you can make out the hill above kobani. that is, according to everything that we're hearing from inside the city, the main thrust of the isis advance. it is this key, very strategic position that isis is trying to take. that piece of high ground overlooking kobani. they've tried to advance on that
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position repeatedly up the southern side of the hill over the last 30 hours or so. and up until this point, the kurdish have been able to repel them. that said, the kurdish fighters fully expect isis to make it into the city in the not too distant future. they are getting ready for bloody, urban battle. they believe in those situations they will have something of a tactical advantage. it is taking isis a little longer to get into that position. a factor there could be a recent spike in coalition air strikes. saturday saw a number of strikes around the east and southeast, targeting isis artillery, armored vehicles, as well as fighting units as well, quite effectively we are told by the kurdish fighters still inside the city. they tell us there were more coalition air strikes overnight yet to be confirmed by the united states. the kurdish fighters on the ground do not believe those air
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strikes were as effective as those that knocked out the isis positions on saturday, george. >> phil, there in turkey, there are people who want to cross the border and join the fight against isis, but what is the latest response or indication from the turkish government about allowing them to do so? >> reporter: just hearing very large shelling blast behind me, george, just to that pocket we were discussing a moment ago. you're right, because there is a strong ethnic kurdish population on the turkish side of the border as well. we're told there has been a lot of movement from local kursd he -- kurds crossing over to try to help. whenever large numbers of kurds have assembled, turkish security fours have effectively blocked their path, even going so far as to use water cannon and tear gas to disperse them.
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it is a national holiday here in turkey, at the moment there are large numbers of people who are traveling to this border area to watch, to try to see what is going on on the other side, to cheer on for their, the kurdish, the fellow kurds on the other side of the border as well. but we understand there are a number of people who regularly try to cross over into kobani into the syrian kurdish territory to join the fight there as well. >> and we can see in the distance there behind you some smoke from what you were pointing to. phil black on the syria/turkey border we appreciate your reporting from the region. the parents of american aid worker peter kassig are pleading with isis to release their son. he was kidnapped last october and isis says he will be next, the next hostage to be killed. in a june video posted on saturday, kassig's parents urged his captors to release their
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son. >> please know that we are all praying for you and your safe return. most of all, know that we love you. and our hearts ache for you to be granted your freedom so we can hug you again and then set you free to continue the life you have chosen. the life of service to those in greatest need. >> kassig founded a charity just two years ago to help syrians who were fleeing from the country's civil war. his parents say he converted to islam after being captured. the threat against kassig's life was made at the end of a video showing alan henning. henning's home is reacting to the aid worker's death. >> by joining the u.s. air strikes we handed alan and many other hostages a death sentence. >> we will have a closer look at the anger and sadness
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surrounding henning's murder coming up in less than 30 minutes. still ahead on cnn, pro-democracy demonstrators in hong kong are approaching a deadline to clear out the streets, but will they do it? a live report is next. plus an ancient culture at risk of a modern decision. the fear facing many bedouins in the west bank. sister's wedding. well it's only 100 calories, so you'll be ready for that dress. uh-huh... you don't love the dress? i love my sister... 40 flavors. 100 calories or less.
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we have seen this now for
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the past several days, pro-democracy protesters filling the streets in the evening to protest. we take you to hong kong. the top official wants these crowds to disperse by monday morning and for things to get back to normal. but the students have no intention of backing down. let's go to hong kong with the very latest on what's happening. >> reporter: the clock is certainly ticking, and it's ticking toward a monday, local time-deadline. that is when the government says it will set a time for these streets to be cleared. what it exactly is planning, they're not saying so much. we did just get a statement from the president of hong kong university urging, urging students of its university to clear out of here, saying that they are concerned for the students' safety. but also, we're seeing movement
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on both sides. both the protest side as well as the government side. it looks like they're open to talk. but they haven't met yet, and those concessions that each side is demanding haven't happened as of yet. so, george, we're still watching to see what is going to happen overnight, these overnight hours absolutely critical as we look to that monday deadline. >> any sign of police at this point? police presence? >> reporter: yeah, we haven't seen any police presence here. but we have seen a significant showing of rescue vehicles. some six fire trucks as well as a number of fire personnel. the reason for that is because for the last few hours there's been a man standing on the edge. it's ground, today's protests to a halt. you can see all these people behind my looking up at this man. we don't know his intentions. he has been standing there for several hours demanding that he talk to the student leaders of this protest. >> joining us there from hong
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kong with the very latest. thank you for keeping watch of it and we appreciate your reporting there. typhoon phanfone is skirting japan right now. when will it get there? >> good question. we've got another few hours before this eye wall actually makes its way onto land. and that is the also forecasted track by the joint typhoon warning center. now the latest on this storm actually indicates that it has weakened somewhat, about 20 kilometers per hour weaker from what it was about six hours ago. now this is the latest satellite imagery, and it has fineally taken that much anticipated eastern direction and it is picking this storm up and pushing it on very, very quickly. in fact, you can see 24 kilometer per hour to the north
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and east. this is a live webcam from tokyo. it's a bit tricky to see, but the sun has just set. and the rain also also settled in. and this forecast looks to be rather tricky, especially into your monday morning commute. we're expecting wind gusts around typhoon strength. especially around tokyo, you want to take caution with that. it has been an extremely cautious start to the japanese grand prix in japan. the caution vehicle actually leading the way for much of the race. of course the race is over at the moment. but there were several rain delays associated with typhoon phanfone. and the big question now is how are they going to pack up these vehicles and get them to sochi, russia, which is the location of next weekend's formula one event, especially with windy and rainy conditions in the forecast.
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we're expecting the wet weather to continue to impact that region. and if this is any sign of things to come, 224 millimeters. in some locations, tokyo, you'll exceed 200 millimeters in the next 24 hours. i've timed out our forecast winds to show you how strong it will be across this region monday morning. so do take care if you're located in this region. back to you. authorities are searching for a group of missing students in mexico and have found a horrific discovery. they've unearthed mass graves in one of the country's most violent states. the identity of the bodies are unclear, but dna tests are now being conducted. the students disappeared after a deadly police shooting weeks ago. police say al shabab has abandoned its last major stronghold. military commanders say al
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shabab pulled out of the city on late saturday after somali and african union forces spent three days camped out on the outskirts of the town. the withdrawal came hours after the coastal city was recaptured when shabaab fighters left the area. the world's wildlife has suffered but the impact is felt well beyond the animal kingdom. and later, transparent proves to be a revolutionary new tv show. and a father coming out as transgender is one of the unique angles of the story. ring ring! progresso! you soup people have my kids loving vegetables. well vegetables... shh! taste better in our savory broth. vegetables!? no...soup! oh! soup! loaded with vegetables. packed with taste.
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welcome back. the world's wildlife is in stark decline. more than half of wild animals' populations have disappeared in just 40 years. that is according to a study released by the world wildlife fund. >> reporter: the state of the planet's wildlife has been laid bare. a new report says global wildlife population have more than halved since 1970. wwf says populations of mammals, birds, amphibians and fish and reptiles have declined on average by 52%. then it goes on to say animals
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living in rivers are the worst affected with 77% disappearing in that 40 year period. that entire decline is down to us, human activity and our demands, be it through habitat loss, overfishing and hunting. now the full world life loss seems to be worst in africa. but the most affected is latin america with 83% of wildlife lost in those 40 years. now in terms of the animals impacted, the wwf says many of them are currently facing a double whammy. >> it's definitely the animals worst threatened. a perfect example are forest el vants which live in central africa. and they have been hit
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badly by deforestation. plus they're being targeted for their ivory. whereas, if you took the example of tigers, tigers have gone down from about 100,000 to only 3,200 tigers left on the planet. but their habitats, there are large tracts of habitats they could expand into, but it's the poaching that's affecting it. >> reporter: and with the human population expected to grow, there are fears that the planet's wildlife and ecosystem will only be damaged further. isa suarez, london. the decline in wildlife has been blamed on the most dangerous inhabitants, human beings. earlier, natalie allen spoke with an expert who said humans shouldn't underestimate how much they need nature. >> i think the greatest emphasis
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is on over exploitation. that's really our consumption of wildlife for food and, of course, that supports 15% of the jobs on our planet. so this is a huge industry, critical lay important as a source of livelihoods and for the diets of billions of people. that's the primary driver of this decline. but we also have habitat loss. we have other types of changes to the environment, including the toxins and other things that we put out there, along with the spread of invasive species that can dramatically alter and impact natural communities. >> reporter: it's at stake if this decline continues? >> so this really isn't just an issue about, you know, tree huggers or other things. this is about the fate of our economies. these are big issues about security. you know, as people become more and more desperate, as they lose the critical resources on which their lively hoods depend, they often resort to violence. they're going to fight for
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access to wildlife as it becomes more and more scarce. so there are all sorts of big consequences for this, and we need to take note. >> reporter: and is the exploding population also contributing? >> population growth is certainly contributing to this, and what it means to some in many areas in what used to be an amount of wildlife harvest, let's say a fishery or bushing it, which is wildlife on land, what used to be a sustainable harvest or harvest enough to support a community is no longer enough. so that leads to higher level and a demand for labor. and that leads to human injustice such as human trafficking or use of child labor. >> so what can we do about it? >> so rather than saying hey, you're not doing enough as an
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individual, what the index does well is really pointing towards big government action, big industry action and trying to understand more about the policies that have promoted a free-for-all on our oceans and a free-for-all on our lakes and a free-for-all on a lot of our terrestrial areas and our forests and savannahs. and really, what that means as individuals is being more active. we had hundreds of thousands of people show up in new york a couple weeks ago to march in a call for more political action on climate change. and we need similar activism. >> certainly an important story. still ahead here on cnn, muslim leaders come together in manchester, england to condemn the murder of native sun alan henning at the hands of isis. and israel at odds with the united nations over the
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relocation of bedouin herders. >> it's a mass forcible transfer, which is a violation of international law of the fourth geneva convention. >> this is all within the west bank and within a few kilometers this way and that way. >> we will get more on this debate and hear from one of the bedouin whose lively hood depends on it. it's after this break on cnn. there comes a time in everyone's life when you want more. like a new meticulously engineered german sedan. finely crafted. exactingly precise. desire for such things often outpaces one's means. until now. hey matt, new jetta? yeah. introducing lots of new. the new volkswagen jetta. isn't it time for german engineering?
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this is cnn. i'm george howell with your headlines this hour. u.s. officials in nblg new jersey have ruled out ebola as the cause of a serkneickness of man. authorities say he will be let go and will be responsible for monitoring his own health. pro-democracy protesters in hong kong are being told they have until monday morning to clear out their protest camps, but so far there are no indications that these protesters plan to abide by that
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deadline. they are demanding elections in which candidates are not pre-approved by beijing. kurdish forces say they are holding back isis forces near kobani. kurdi air strikes killed at least 35 isis extremists on saturday, it is reported. people are pausing to remember alan henning. he is the british aid volunteer who was killed by isis in a video released on friday. churches and mosques are handing special services, and a candlelight ceremony is planned. [ bell tolling ] >> reporter: for alan henning, time has slipped away. outside the taxi company where he worked, rain falls on silent,
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flower tributes. >> it's all worth while when you see what is needed gets to where it needs to go. >> reporter: henning was on a mercy mission when he was kidnapped and isis cut his life short. he was the only non-muslim on the humanitarian convoy. his muslim friends prayed for him saturday. community leaders are enraged. >> the killing of alan henning was a could you arouw ardly act who do not represent islam at all and are an insult to the islam faith. >> reporter: this woman and her family traveled with henning on that last fateful aid mission. she stayed at the border while henning pushed ahead where help
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was badly knneeded. >> we cannot comprehend that something so terrible happened to such a compassionate human being. >> reporter: his fellow aid workers believed that britain's decision to join the coalition may have spurred his killing. down the street where henning shared a home with his wife and teenage children mourners leave flowers despite the rain. a statement from the cabby's family. it's the news we hoped we'd never hear as a family. we're devastated by the news of his death. all of alan's family and friends are numb with grief. across town on main street, more flowers. as the hours go by, the power of flowers grows and grows.
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many of them with a message. this one, alan, you made yourself, your family and your friends proud. this one, to a very special man with a heart of gold. that message reminded me of the conversation i had two weeks ago with his friend and fellow aid worker. i asked her how we should remember henning. >> just that smile and his beautiful, beautiful golden heart. he. >> reporter: a golden heart. carl penhaul joins us with more about this gentleman. what are people saying? what's happening there at this hour in his hometown? >> reporter: later on today, george, people are getting ready for services for memorials and for vivigils, and this is acros faiths and locations. here in the city of manchester, there's going to be a candlelit vigil in a public square, then
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in his hometown a few miles away there's going to be a church service and in the mosques as well, they're holding prayers even as far afield as the city of leeds. but there one of the imams came forward and said that he's going to dedicate eid prayers to henning. >> and certainly around the world, this is a person who went to syria and wanted to help people, help syrians get out of that war-torn country, the refugees there. thank you for your reporting. we'll be right back after this short break. i'm eating bacon and rich creamy cheese before my sister's wedding. well it's only 100 calories, so you'll be ready for that dress. uh-huh... you don't love the dress?
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♪ which side are you on ♪ which side are you on, friend ♪ ♪ which side are you on ♪ justice for mike brown >> the music you're hearing, the signs that you see are not part of the program for the st. louis symphony. demonstrators sang in support of the late mike brown and left
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peacefully after. they are calling for criminal charges to be brought against the police officer who shot brown, an unarmed teenager in ferguson, missouri last august. now in hong kong, two generations, two very different viewpoints as pro-democracy protesters face a monday deadline to end their street protests. look at the faces, though, of the protesters, and look at the counter protesters, and you will see a difference between the two sides. ivan watson looks at what that means at home and on the streets. >> reporter: the young people of hong kong aren't listening to their elders. and their pro-democracy sit in is quickly turning into a generational dispute. it's put student protesters increasingly at odds with older
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critics. take, for example, harold lee. >> pmy son is young and full of ideas. >> reporter: his 19 year old son spent days occupying hong kong, part of what he calls a fight for the freedom of speech. >> i do not want to lose it, because i lived in beijing before. and they don't even want to try to fight for the freedom because it's very dangerous to do that in china. so i really don't want to see that happening in hong kong. >> reporter: but his father calls the protesters methods illegal. >> democracy is important, but there are better ways of fighting for what you want instead of occupying the streets, disrupting other people's life. >> reporter: tempers are
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certainly flaring. on saturday, several dozen, mostly retired police officers and civil servants staged their own peaceful protest against the protesters. the night before things between the two sides turned much more ugly. at the encampment in the district with dozens of people arrested and injured in clashes. they worry the protests could spread chaos. >> what i do not want to see is the resort to force. and to violence. >> reporter: his son believes his father's generation is still traumatized by the bloody events of a quarter century ago. >> they saw what happened in tiananmen square, and they don't think that it's quite -- it's nearly impossible to get any response, positive response, at least, from the chinese government. and we younger people, they might say we have more naïve.
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they might say we are just dreaming, but we do think it is worth fighting for. >> reporter: there certainly are plenty of dreamers here. like it or not, their youthful idealism has triggered the greatest political upheaval the city has seen in a generation. ivan watson, cnn, hong kong. now on to north korea. it has been a little more than a month since kim jong-un has been spotted in the public. that has raised questions about the health of the country's leader. but according to south korea state news agency, the north denies kim is having any health issues. this comes a day after three top north korean officials made a surprise visit to south korea to renew high-level talks there. r form former haitian dictator "baby doc" has died. the president for life fled the country for 25 years.
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he was accused of corruption and human rights violations but was never convicted. he was 63 years old. an ancient community in the west bank is at risk of being changed forever. israel wants bedouin families in one part of the area to relocate in order to connect a israeli settlement with jerusalem. ian lee has the story. >> reporter: it doesn't look like much, but to this man this is home. happy raising his nine children here in the shadow of jerusalem. this land means a lot to us, he tells me, we were born on this land. he is a bedouin, originally from the negev desert in israel. his family fled here during the 1948 war. his family on one side, on the
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other, the largest settlement housing more than 40,000 people. now israel plans to connect jerusalem and this settlement, forcing hundreds of bedouin families to move once again. >> it's a mass forcible transfer which is a violation of international law of the fourth geneva convention. >> reporter: but israel says it's a matter of improving the lives of the bedouin, people who live off the electric grid with no running water. >> israel is legally okay lien o provide services to area c. >> reporter: and when it comes to the convention -- >> this is all within the west bank, a few kilometers this way or that way. >> reporter: so you would say this is not a violation.
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>> not at all. >> reporter: many bedouin flat out don't want to move. living off the land is a way of life. and they most certainly don't want to move if it's to here. this is one of the areas where the israeli government plans to relocate the bedouin. currently, it's a landfill covered in trash. israel insists the land will be made suitable for habitation, but that doesn't win over the leader in the bedouin community. he tells me our lifestyle as a bedouin community depends on livestock. we need open spaces for our kids to play and livestock to roam. for him and the other bedouin, time is running out. if they are moved they lose more than their land but their way of life. in the united states, a triple threat for the state of california. heat, winds and the chance of fires.
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meteorologist derek van damme is watching it all. >> it has been extremely hot across the southwestern sections of the united states, specifically along the coast of california as george just mentioned. here's a look at the latest threats. we do have heat advisories just outside the coast. temperatures will soar one more day. to roughly 38 degrees celsius. this is a red flag warning. the reason this is happening is because we have santa ana winds that have been prevailing across this region, high pressure building into the great basin and that is funneling very dry, low relative humidity, warm air, and adiabatic warming, and it actually heats up the areas downwind.
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now going from summer to very autumn like temperatures, chicago had their first snowflakes of the season yesterday believe it or not. today we are expecting a temperature of around 14 degrees celsius, 57 degrees fahrenheit and temperatures will warm up during the workweek and more of the same for st. louis. we're also keeping an eye on hurricane simon, a category three think point. fortunately, this storm does weaken very, very quickly in its projected path as it heads towards the baja peninsula. i'm not sure if you're an aspiring astronomier. you want to set your clocks for wednesday morning. there is a total lunar eclipse. even here in atlanta we have a chance of seeing that lunar eclipse as well. >> no clouds. we'll be able to see it here in atlanta? >> it looks pretty good.
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>> i'll keep an eye for it then. still ahead here on cnn, the value of family. right now, a landmark meeting is taking place in the vatican. that's where we're live next. plus amazon takes a dive into the original tv series market. transparent is being called the best new tv show of the fall. >> dad is a woman.
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♪ in vatican city, catholic church officials from around the world gathered sunday for open mass to start a two-week meeting on some of the challenges facing families today in the church. they are planning to discuss some very controversial issues that have divided the catholic
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church. our delia gallagher is live with some of the topics they will talk about. >> reporter: we have some 200 priests, bishops and cardinals from around the world who have come to rome. they have celebrated the mass of the synod. it was expressly called by pope francis to discuss challenges to the family. they are topics which were part of a survey, worldwide survey, sent out last year by the vatican to ask catholics what were the difficulties that they were living in a kind of real-world way. and some of the answers that came back are the topics for this meeting, such as teen mothers, cohabitation, living together without being married, polyga polygamy. the question of divorced
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catholics, and those people can't receive communion, same-sex unions and baptizing children of same-sex unions. there are a number of issues on the table. they begin their discussions tomorrow morning. the pope will be present. there are also 12 couples who will be there to give their experience and talk about that experience of family life to the cardinals and the bishops. and then during the two weeks they have each participant has four minutes to discuss the topic, and they open it up for general debate. and at the end of the two weeks, they make a recommendation for next year's synod which is the one that will make any decisive changes or recommendations to the pope about changes that should be made in the way the catholic church teaches some of these important teachings that they have on these issues. now we don't want to raise expectations too high. the vatican is saying this is also trying to focus on some of the positive messages they have
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about the family, but there is a lot of expectation that pope francis wants to introduce some changes. wants to bring mercy, as he says, to some of the difficult problems facing people today. so we'll be looking out for that in the next two weeks, exactly what those recommendations are and any changes for october 2015. >> a lot of topics to be discussed. delia gallagher live in rome we thank you for your reporting there. is hoping to have its "house of cards" moment. they released their own series called "transparent" last friday. they hope to capture some of the buzz that netflix has garnered. and so far it seems to be working. >> reporter: closely kept secrets typically make for titillating television. >> i have something to tell you. >> reporter: now the ground
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on because they would say this show doesn't relate to me. but i think what's so amazing about what jeffrey has done with his performance of mara has been to create somebody who feels really familiar. >> reporter: amazon sees "transpare "transpare "transparent" as its answer to "house of cards." >> to have the best new show of the fall airing not even on a cable channel but on a service where you can also buy underwear is a revolutionary moment, that's when you stop and think that great television can come from anywhere now. >> reporter: the hands off approach gave her liberty and streaming it online has changed the experience. >> the binge thing is something that netflix has a corner on now. it is so perfect for
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