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he's diving! he made the catch! ♪ well, good morning to you. we're go glad to have your company. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. 6:00 here in the east skoft. coast. a major change. >> major airports stepping it up. >> jfk international airport the very first airport in the country to begin the enhance eid bowl la screenings. next week, our other airports will join jfk. we know them traveling from
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guinea, sierra leone, liberia. >> the goal is to stop anyone with symptoms of the deadly virus from getting past the gate. >> cnn's alison kosik has more for us this morning. >> reporter: a new line of defense in safe guarding the u.s. from the threat of ebola. five u.s. airports beginning today with new york's jfk international screening passengers who arrive from infected countries in west africa. >> we're stepping up protection for people coming into this country and for americans related to travel. >> reporter: the additional protection includes checking passengers for symptoms, asking them questions about their travel history, and taking their temperatures with noncontact infrared thermometers. >> we expect to see some patients with fever. and that will cause some obvious and understandable concern. at the airports. >> reporter: that heightened concern already on display this week, when a us airways
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passengers apparently joked, i have ebola, you're all screwed. unamused, crews in full hazmat gear stepped on board before granting the all clear. another incident last week at newark resulted in cdc teams boarding an united flight after concerns a passenger was showing symptoms. health officials now say it was not ebola. >> of course, i'm concerned. i don't think there's anybody in the country who's not concerned about the situation with ebola. we're not ready at the airports yet but we will be. >> reporter: u.s. customs and border protection will take the lead conducting exams in designated areas and onsite cdc public health officer will step in at the first red flag. officials say the overall impact at the new airport procedures should be minimal. the cdc estimates about 150 people from sierra leone, guinea and liberia enter the u.s. through the five airports daily. jfk is the pilot for the new
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process. newark, washington dulles, atlanta and chicago o'hare will implement measures in the coming week. >> until this outbreak is over in west africa, whatever we do can't get the risk to zero here some the interconnected world that were live in today. >> reporter: alison kosik, cnn, new york. now, to the war on and being fought by isis. and we've got some breaking news this morning. the provincial counsel in anbar, the province there in iraq is calling for urgent intervention by the u.s. to save anwar. this is happening as fighting is intensifying on both sides. a top official announces that iraqi forces are, quote, up against the wall in al anbar province. chuck hagel says there's a lot of uncertainty there.
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>> anbar province is isn't trouble. we know that. united states and coalition partners are helping and assisting the iraqi security forces, the peshmerga, the kurds. as i have said, all the senior officials have said this, is a difficult effort. it is going to take time. it won't be easy. >> now, the u.n. fears an all-out massacre is possible in northern syria, in the city there that isis continues to push into kobani. they're now entering the heart of that city. cnn senior international correspondent ben wedeman joins us. i want to get this, ben, asking the government to send in ground forces. put that into context, and give us the latest. >> reporter: well, keep in mind, victor, that anbar is the
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biggest province in iraq, right next to baghdad. we stroke with the provincial officials and saying it controls 80% of the province, areas, about ten miles to the west of here. now, i spoke to the head of the provincial council in anbar, he told me a few minutes ago, according to their intelligence, isis in the past few days has dispatched as many as 10,000 fighters in syria and northern iraq, in preparation for what they believe san offensive in the area. the deputy, the head the provincial council who i also spoke with this morning told me that yesterday he met with the american ambassador to convey this urgent request to the united states. he said the american ambassador promised weapons. promised training but made no commitment to send ground troops to anbar. now, it's important to keep in
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mind that over the last basically week and a half, two weeks, that isis has gradually gained control of many major town us anbar, including the town of heath which fell in the middle of last week. there is a down firmly in the hands what theethhadithah that control. >> let's talk about another town, abu ghraib which is not far from the airport there outside of baghdad there. is there a real concern that isis will be able to take abu ghraib and that airport? >> reporter: well, we were in abu ghraib just a few days ago. it's important to keep in mind that it's one of these classic guerilla warfare situations. we saw -- we were there by day.
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there are police checkpoints, army checkpoints. but we were told at night, the army and police go back to their bases, back to their barracks, and at night, isis essentially controls those areas. now abu ghraib is just about eight miles from baghdad international airport. we saw that unlike a few years ago, during the height of the insurgency which planes would go corkscrew landings into the airport. now, they seem to fly over and into the airport in a normal manner. we understand that there are a lot of defenses around the airport. that's the u.s. apache helicopters are based. so they do have electronic countermeasures. so the fact -- the possibility of baghdad airport falling is not great at the moment. as far as abu ghraib, it's a very sort of gray situation, typical of many areas around the iraqi capital.
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and if that provincial official i spoke to is correct, and 10,000 fighters from isis have come to anbar in the recent days that definitely should be cause for concern. victor. >> ben wedeman, there in baghdad. live for us on the breaking news this morning. let's get into this from other angles and deeper here with will geddes, he's the managing director of the firm corporate protection and military analyst rick francona. i want to start with you, first the council urging the u.s. to get involve evidence and help to save al anbar? >> this underscores what we're hearing from the iraqi leaders. they just have no confidence in the iraqi army. the leader i talked to yesterday said the army has basically evo evapora evaporated. they don't trust it. they're hoping the air strikes
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were going to break the momentum, evidently it has not had that desired effect and now they see the realization that they need help. >> now, we know al anbar is so close to baghdad. do you believe that isis has already infiltrated baghdad in some way, and if isis gets into baghdad, how dangerous is that? >> well, you've got two very good points there. the first of which what we are seeing now, certainly in emergency room its of the advancements of isis. i think a few weeks ago, certainly a few months ago, we wouldn't have felt that it was confident to say that isis wouldn't even dense the perimeter or the boundaries of baghdad. but what we're seeing with kobani and certainly with the capture of other key and critical cities and towns is that isis are very, very well structured. it's kind of an erector set. the iraqi army are demoralized they're not resourced.
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they're demotivated. you haven't got a concerted effort to really combat isis. we've seen this progressively. inevitably, isis has actually done advanced reconnaissance, sent people into the town to actually determine where the weak points were and what positions they can hold. i think your point have they infiltrated baghdad already, i think hardly probably likely. >> colonel, the spokesman this week said we should be stilling ourselves to the reality that kobani will fall to isis, possibly other areas in syria, parts of iraq. is the province, is anbar, one of those areas that the u.s., the uk, this coalition should accept will fall? or should the u.s. respond to this call and send in some troops or greater assistance? >> well, that's a big one. okay, kobani is probablile going to fall because it's the remaining outpost on the turkish
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border, and there's really no way to save it, absent the turks going across that border. so unfortunately, i think it's only a matter of time before isis taking kobani. now over in al anbar province in iraq, you got a situation where we actually do have ground forces, but as we discussed, they're not being effective. i think right now, it's not politically possible for the united states to try and insert any kind of combat forces into the area. although if you look at this from a purely military point of view, that's probably what it's going to take, some force like that. because although the air power has blunted the momentum, it certainly hasn't stopped. and what we were hoping to be able to give the iraqi army, the iraqi security forces time and space to stand up, get their command structure in order and go back on the offensive. we're not seeing that. we're not seeing that and as ben pointed out it's getting worse and worse. >> we've been watching this for
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weeks. as the u.s. and everybody is saying, somehow isis will stop. i think everybody agrees this group is underestimated, isis, in terms of their power and their ability to be so prolific at this point has been. do you think it's inevitable that u.s. troops are going to have to go in to stop this at some point or some way, or a coalition of troops, not just u.s. troops? is it possible to do it without them? >> i think progressively, no. >> will? >> yeah, sorry about that. >> i think progressively, though, there will need to be ground troops. i think we all agreed, we saw this or the horizon. thing inevitably, with the lack of forces within the peshmerga or the iraqi army, they just do not have the resistance, they're not robust enough. but they're dealing with an
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unconventional guerilla warfare. it's explosive devices, a lot of suicide bombers in their advancements. so you have a very determined army that is -- that we're up against, and ultimately, i just don't feel confident that the iraqi national army are capable of potentially holding them back. >> we'll continue with this conversation, of course, throughout the morning, colonel rick francona, will geddes, thank you both very much. the concern this morning, the breaking news from the council there in al anbar province that isis now controls 80% of this province. if they get the other 20% they'll control from raqqa in syria, all the way outside of baghdad. >> right. which is so frightening, because if they get to baghdad, who knows what could happen at that point. we're going to have more with both of those gentlemen and other experts throughout the
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17 minutes after the hour. and there is a monster storm heading toward japan this morning. there's also another storm that's barreling toward eastern india. let's bring in cnn meteorologist alexandria steele. typhoon vongfong is no longer a super typhoon but still powerful, right?
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>> oh, absolutely. this was a super typhoon last year. since last year in the philippines killing 6,000 people, so it is still powerful, no question about it. here it is, of course, we're talking about japan. this is it, vongfong, maximum sustained winds were at 100. now if this were to get to 117, here at kadena air force base in okinawa, it could but i don't think. right now okinawa, they are is the rain, really the worst of it is actually happening right now. the eye wall is moving over. what's happening, you can see this is sunday, 4:00 local time. what this means, atlanta time it's 4:00 in the afternoon. in japan, it's 12 hours later, so it's 4:00 in the morning. so what's happening is, this massive eye wall is coming
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overhead so skies are clearing out, so they think it's okay. but luckily, though, the back side of this storm is essentially weakening a lot, so the winds will be the biggest deal with this storm. i just want to give you perspective of what okinawa looks like, it's about 172 miles long and for seven military bases there, about 1 million people, 80,000 u.s. residents, all the buildings there are certainly built for typhoon code. so everyone, the bases have shut down. everyone is being told to go home. and you can see it's very narrow apart. but it's very crowded, you guys, as well. the streets are windy, there are a lot of things there, and it's busy, and everybody has been told to go inside, certainly, that know what to do because this happens there. >> alexandra steele, we don't keep an eye on that as they build on that storm, thank you so much. meanwhile, peaceful protesters in ferguson,
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teenager by another white officer. this is what sparked frustration. take a look at the scene last night in nearby ferguson, hundreds of people were out, they met police in riot gear, threatening to arrest anyone who so much touched an officer. peace prevailed on the first of a four-day, quote, weekend of resistance that is focused on brown who was not armed when he was shot dead two months ago. stephanie elam is reports on the killing of vonderrit myers that is breeding as much controversy as brown's? >> don't shoot! >> reporter: a remembrance and candle lit march in ferguson, missouri, for michael brown. a far different scene than what happened just two days ago. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: when angry protesters rallied over the shooting death of another black teenager, vonderrit myers, killed by an off-duty police
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officer in st. louis, month. >> i'll never get to see him again. talk to him, see his big smile. get his big tight hugs. >> reporter: the parents of v d vonderrit myers, sat down with us at the church where he'll likely to be eulogized in the next comes days. >> i'll never had get to feel him again. my life is empty now. my life is empty. >> they took my son and destroyed his life, and now they're trying to destroy his character. and i'm not going to allow it to happen. >> reporter: this is news surveillance video obtained by cnn, the 18-year-old seen here minutes before the shooting was wearing a black prints t-shirt. the family attorney says no gun is seen beneath myers' clothes. police say the officers noticed something suspicious and confronts myers.
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>> there was a physical altercation between the officer and suspect. the suspect comes not a gray hooded sweatshirt. runs off the hill towards the officer, fires at least three shots towards the officer, at which point, the officer defends himself and returns fire. >> reporter: st. louis police say a .9 millimeter handgun was recovered at the scene. ballistics tests are still pending. myers they say, was known to police but out on bond on a previous offense. ♪ >> reporter: this incident comes nearly two months after michael brown was shot and killed by a ferguson police officer. vowing never to forget, protesters have been gathering for the start of a weekend of resistance. the brown family is calling for peace. while we respect every citizen's right to free expression, it is our hope that those coming to ferguston to protest the shooting of our son this weekend do so peacefully and lawfully.
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a strong message from a family that has already lost so much. and here in st. louis and ferguson, they're preparing for more marches here today. there's one that should come through downtown st. louis where we're standing right now, not far from the arch, it's supposed to start at 10:00 a.m. local time today. again, after there were zero arrests last night, many of the people organizing this had are hoping it's the same story tonight. >> stephanie elam in st. louis there, stephanie, thank you so much. >> victor. >> thank you, christi. supporters in two more states are celebrating big victories for marriage equality this morning. we'll tell you which ones became number 27 and number 28 to say "i do" to same-sex marriage. >> plus, this is just terrifying, a horrible accident at an arkansas zoo when a boy
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is now calling on the u.s. and u.n. coalition to save al anbar. a top iraqi official warns that iraqi forces are, quote, up against the wall. that's just west of the capital of baghdad. defense secretary chuck hagel says there's a lot more uncertainty. north carolina becomes the 28th state where same-sex marriage is legal. yesterday, a judge struck down the 2012 ban. it wasn't long before couples started lining up to say "i do." >> number three, they now served together on the supreme court but back when elena cagle was working at the council office she represented john roberts to defense bill clinton on claims of sexual harassment by paula jones. roberts now chief justice was in private law practice at the time. this tidbit was mined from 10,000 documents, this trove of clinton era documents just released to the public.
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number four, an army camp is still under investigation for investigation of stolen property. it's not clear what kind of property was allegedly taken. 750 soldiers are affected by it. authorities say this kind of lockdown keeps soldiers from returning home and keeps them on duty. number five, such a sad story, a little boy is in critical condition after falling into the jaguar exhibit at the little rock zoo in arkansas. he's 3 years old. he was visiting the zoo with his father and grandfather. witnesses say he fell 15 feet or so and then was attacked by two jaguars. zookeepers used fire ex stingers to ward off the cats while one climbed into the pit and rescued that child. if you're flying into jfk airport from countries hard hit by the virus, you're going to
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have to have your temperature taken to check for a fever which is one of the symptom of ebola. this is the first of five airports, though, that will be implementing this system. the question is, will it work or is this just an effort to calm the worried public. joining us cnn analyst mary schiavo, mary, good to see you this morning. >> thank you, good to be with you. >> first of all, how effective do you think the strategy will be? >> well, it will be somewhat effective, quarantines have been effective, you know, literally, since is the middle ages. that's one of the tools that governments use to keep potentially ill from affecting the rest of the population. and the cdc does have legal power. federal laws to inspect and quarantine if necessary. they do have the power to identify and then quarantine. however, there will be a lot of false positives, and there will be a lot of issues concerning
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who is really sick and who has ebola or who doesn't and who is potentially a carrier. because as we know, we're about to head into the biggest travel season of the year, thanksgiving and christmas, and meeting up with flu season in the united states. so it's a big order that they have to meet, but something has to be done. we can't trust the health of the american public on a few people checking temperatures in three african countries. that would be ridiculous. >> what would the procedure be? if they do determine if somebody might be at risk, are they then sent somewhere else within the airport to get a further screening? >> yes, that have a quarantine -- actually, that have quarantine rooms in many airports, not just these five where they're setting up these first inspection stations for potential ebola carriers. but they have quarantine rooms in many airports. we have 547 airports in the united states. about 162 international airports. and there are a lot of places, i think 106 ports of entry.
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literally at any of those places someone could enter the country. since now we have good abilities in terms of practicaling passengers from around the world and checking passports from 2011, we don't have to rely on the honor system, do we have to rely on people telling us where they've been? no, we can check the passport. with the five starter airports, it's going to be get about 25% of the people traveling from west africa. you got to keep in mind the numbers, we're talking about 150 people a day. we may have depending on what day of the week it is, as many as 18 to 20 million people traveling in the united states. hopefully, they'll be able to catch them. some will slip through the cracks, though. >> mary schiavo, we appreciate you being with us. the ceo of microsoft managed
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to offend women all overt world when he said that if women don't ask for raises at work, they receive, quote, good karma. trust the good karma to deliver that raise. we'll talk about that. michael chang was just 17 years old when he became the youngest male player to win a grand slam singles title at the french open in 1989. following a 15-year career, the tennis hall of famer is now relishing the next chapter in his life. ♪ >> getting married to amber and having two kids now changes so quickly. it puts a lot of things in perspective, actually. you think for the tennis player, tennis is really the life. you know, everything you do as a professional tennis player revolves around preparation of
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raises, instead, trust karma. >> okay. >> yeah, seriously. cnn's laura siegel has the story. >> reporter: hey, christi, hey victor, well microsoft ceo natia satdela. listen to what they said. >> knowing that the system will give you the right raises as you go along. that might be one of the additional superpowers that, quite frankly, women who don't ask for a raise have. because that's good karma, it will come back. >> guys, i should mention a couple things these, statements were made at a women's tech conference. the moderator immediately
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disagreeshe said not being aggressive, not asking for a raise has cost her tens of thousands of dollars. nadella backtracked. he said i was inarticulate with how women should ask for a raise, our industry must close gender pay gap so a raise is not needed because of a biaz. he also sent a memo to employees say if you think you need a raise, you should just ask. women make $11,000 a year less, according to census data. what we're reacting to if you take a step back, the solution needs to come back from the top leaders. these are the people that need to be in tune, which is probably why these comments fell flat. christi, victor. >> laura siegel, thank you so much. >> so, in other words, i want your paycheck. let's talk about twitter, shall we? they're suing the u.s. government, twitter, and doing so over its surveillance laws.
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13 minutes to the top of the hour, this morning, we're following breaks news. the provincial council in al anbar province in iraq is calling for urgent intervention by the taos save anbar. this is happening as fighting is intensifying on both sides of the iraqi border. officials warn that iraqi forces
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are, quote, up against the wall in baghdad. defense secretary chuck hagel says there's a lot of uncertainty. we'll take you to that region. a hash tag lawsuit maybe? twitter wants to tell users when the government requests information from them. they're suing the justice department which doesn't want to give out specific information about searches. twitter says that violates its first amendment rights. the twitter vice president said it's our belief that we're entitled under the first amendment to respond to our users' concerns by providing scope of government surveillance, including what types of legal process have not been received. jason johnson is with us now. we're always so glad to have you here. >> thank you. >> what does this mean, you know, to you and me, our
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regular, twitter, facebook, linkedin, instagram users? >> let's say you're going to target, you're going to walmart. you give them information and say wait a minute, are you guys going to sell this to an advertiser. twitter is saying, look, the government is asking for this information. we have to give it to them. our users don't know what it's being used for. we have the right to tell people who sign up for twitter what the information is used for. the government says you can't tell anybody. >> what information would be in say, yours or my social media profile that the government wouldn't know already? >> well, there's a lot of things, for example, your political beliefs may or may not be something that you express on facebook. let's say you tweet an inappropriate joke. let's say you say something or hash tag this. and that ends up giving you a flag at homeland security and one day you get stopped at an airport. those are the things that literally can happen if the
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government is using all your information from twitter. twitter is saying, look, the government should know about this if the information is being asked for. the government is saying you can tell them how many requests we made from zero to 999. twitter says that's not helpful. >> does this -- we know that the government is using social media to target terrorists and peel under the microscope? >> that's thing. it's not going to hinder that process. what twitter is concerned about, doing the crab trolling thing, when they want to dig through the business. the reality is, if you're looking for pedophiles or domestic terrorists, the government has that ability to track that information but asking twitter to give up the private information, that's where the real concern is. >> tell me what happens if twitter happens? if they lose, what happens? >> if twitter wins the case, every several months, they may have a promoted tweet saying
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look, this is what the government has asked for. they've asked for this much metadata. if they lose the case, we continuity know. a lot of americans don't care. they don't care anything about twitter. >> a lot of people say, if i don't have anything to hide, what the heck? >> we never think we have anything to hide until we get stopped. we never think we're doing anything wrong on our taxes, until the government audits. google and linkedin have done similar. >> so is there anything that we as users of social media need to keep in mind? >> yeah, this is election season. this is a perfect time. if you're on twitter, i encourage everybody, tweet your member of congress, saying, hey, look, we're in favor of twitter being able to publish it. talk to your department, you can add hash tag that you support
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twitter. >> jason johnson, so glad to have you with us. co-catch a flight. i don't want to tell people where he's going. he's going to a wedding. he's looking forward to it. >> former students. >> musting something night. let's get to "morning read." u.s. military troops are in liberia to help fight off the spread of ebola. teams have been tacked with building isolation centers for infected health care workers. president obama has authorized up to 4,000 troops. they've been assisting with housing, medical and logicistal means. an entire football season has been cancelled in new jersey. six teens are under custody for allegedly assaulting younger
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students with hazing. if you've noticed cheaper prices at the pump, so have i. across the country, oil plunged. it dropped below $84 a barrel since 2012. hold off on the celebration, experts say the lower than usual prices have been triggered by a shaky global economy. in tech news, cybercriminals may be planning to leak hundred us of thousands of stolen snap check photos and videos this weekend. a release that will include child pornography. the photo sharing app is adamant that its serves were not hacked but business insider reports at least one-third party site with access to a database was in fact broken into. images sent by snap check disappear after a few seconds and get a popular tool for sending nude images. half of its users are teening aers between 13 and 17. we'll be back in a moment.
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it's sunday, december 7. >> we've got more for you this hour. >> the next hour of "new day" starts right now. anbar province is in trouble, we know that. >> new front in the fight against isis. fresh fears this morning that the terror group is closing in on baghdad. a critical game that has washington worried. >> we're stepping up protection for people coming into this country. >> screening for ebola here in america. a major u.s. airport starts the process today but is this really going to help, or is it just hype? tension mounting in missouri overnight, as ferguson police gear up for a weekend of resistance. good morning, everyone, so glad to have your company as always. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell.
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a pleasure to be with you. 7:00 on the east coast. >> breaking news, a desperate appeal as time is running out, it seems for anbar province, just ten miles from the iraqi capital. the fighting is fuelling new fears that baghdad may be next. take a look at this map. anbar provincial council is calling for the u.s. to step in for fears that iraqi troops can't hold off isis on their own. ben vidaman is in baghdad. cnn's nick paton walsh at the turkish border and cnn mill area analyst colonel rick francona in new york. thank you, gentlemen, for being with us. ben, i want to go to you first, they said they want forces to intervene immediately. do you believe there are isis militants infiltrated in
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baghdad? and what is the mood there this morning? >> reporter: it's no secret, christi, that, in fact, there are isis elements within baghdad. there have been almost daily car bombings here which are rightly believed to be the work of isis. and there are neighborhoods with sunni majorities in baghdad, which do simplify, or many people within them, do sympathize with isis. and that continues to be a serious concern among the iraqi police and army officials. but it appears that the real focus of isis is efforts in anbar province are in the major towns and cities along the euphrates. like ramadi, like hadithah. they controlled fallujah, for months. we understand they made a move on the town of hadithah which is a critical town with a dam on the euphrates which the united states has tried to help or
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defend, help iraqi air forces with air strikes. we've spoken to the officials with provincial council who said they have made an urgent appeal of u.s. in baghdad to stop the advance of isis. we know that iraqi government has categorically refused that in the past. and in the united states, the obama administration has said time and time again, there will be no combat troops in iraq. but the officials in anbar are particularly concerned. one of them, the head of that provincial council telling me that they believe in, of course, we cannot confirm these claims, that there may be as many as 10,000 isis fighters who have been recently dispatched to anbar from syria and northern iraq. >> all right. so lieutenant colonel francona, hearing that, and knowing that 80% of anbar is reported is under isis control.
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is there any likelihood u.s. troops would go in via ground? >> well, that's a big political question. a big political decision for the united states. of course, if you take the united states at its word, they're not going to introduce any combat forces. the problem is, the iraqi military is incapable of dislodging isis. and it appear, given the reporting that we see from ben, that they can't even stop the advance of isis. they want to take all of those towns along the euphrates valley, they've done a very good job of it. you know, isis has really conducted themselves quite effectively militarily. so given the capability or lack of capability of the iraqi army, somebody is going to have to bolster those defenses. and, of course, they want the united states to do it. it may end up being some coalition. but as it stands right now it does not appear that the iraqi military and the iraqi security forces are capable of defending anbar province. >> colonel, if isis does surge
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on baghdad, is that a game changer in this fight? >> you know, i'm not quite sure, you know, baghdad is a large a a shia town, there are sunni areas in it. but that would be a major offensive and a big jump for isis. i'm not sure they have the capability right now. but you can see what they're trying to do. they're moving a little bit to the north. they're moving down around the south. they were in the southwest areas between baghdad and karbala in the past. you can see they're trying encircle it. eventually, of course, they want baghdad. but i think they're going to consolidate it around the euphrates valley. >> but do you think they could take baghdad if they take time to consolidate? >> that would be a huge stretch right now. i just don't think they have the capability. if you look at the way the iraqis have kept their army in
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reserve, their best units are in in baghdad. you've also got the americans at baghdad international airport. so i'm cautiously optimistic that the iraqis can defend baghdad right now. >> i want to go to nick paton walsh at the turkish/syrian border. the other big concern, u.n. envoy to syria is warning of a potential massacre in kobani which is just across the border from where nick is at this hour. nick, what do we know about that situation this morning? >> reporter: well, the sandstorm has been lifted this morning to the wind. it's giving a faint picture, but you can hear what kurdish fighters on the ground are telling us are a major problem. that's the artillery being fired east of the city as they advance. ice ceus moving one way this way, towards the south where i'm standing. pushing those remaining kurdish
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fighters into effectively the northwestern corner of the city. suggestions, too, from those kurdish fighters are, and this is the most troubling bit that isis may have gotten pretty close to the main crossing point into turkey. that's vital because the u.s. enjoy to the syrian conflict was warning there could be over 10,000 civilians trapped, just across the border. he isn't quite clear in the map he shows precisely where they are. but they invoked bosnia in the '90s where 70,000 people were killed then. he said the world didn't act then. they have to act to save these people. in the military center where the most intense fighting has happened, but it's over 10,000 at risk that has most people concerned here. we've heard jets and fighters on the ground saying they're in a very bad situation.
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civilians terrified of the potential to be beheaded. and four air strikes since last night so far. we haven't seen the planes, but we can hear them. >> ben wedeman, nick paton walsh, colonel rick francona, thank you so much for taking time for us. other stories we're following for the weekend, health officials say more than 4,000 people have been killed by ebola since the start of this current outbreak. now five major u.s. airports will start the enhanced screening for the virus. what to expect if you're planning to travel. also, after another fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white officer, a weekend of resistance in st. louis in ferguson, missouri. how police responded. and what the protesters want. ameriprise asked people a simple question: in retirement, will you have enough money to live life on your terms? i sure hope so.
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the world health organization says more than 4,000 people about killed by the ebola outbreak. and so far more than 8,000 cases in several other countries including the u.s. >> the nephew of the ebola patient toms duncan who died saturday said duncan was not given the best care because of his race. the dallas hospital says those claims are wrong. >> meanwhile stepping up the fight here in america, emergency rooms are preparing for possible indications as fears over the virus spreads. and airport, ebola screenings begin today at jfk national. >> we're following the team coverage with alison kosik at jfk international. and erin mcpike. let's start with alison at jfk. that's the first airport to unveil the screening, what's going to happen there?
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>> reporter: what's going to happen today, victor, today is the first day that that additional screening will be happen for passengers on flights originating from three countries stricken with ebola. i'm talking about guinea, sierra leone and liberia. the idea, victor, to catch people with the warning signs of the virus, stop them from going and leaving the airport into the general public. so what will essentially happen is, when those flights come in here, those passengers will go to a designated area where officials with the cdc and border protection will go ahead and take their temperatures with an infrared thermometer that's placed close to their forehead. now, if they show signs of having a fever, they will be moved on to a cdc official who is here at the airport to have further evaluation. in no red flags are spotted, what will happen, those passengers will be asked to give their contact information.
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they'll be asked to give a log of their days there. >> what's going on here, is it more of a show to make people feel better, and their degree of confidence this will work. >> even the cdc is saying this is not a magic solution. it takes up to 21 days, in other words, someone could get off the flight and feel great. and once they get home, they do not feel great. so there's that loophole there. the cdc says they're continuously re-evaluating what they're doing. they're also saying they can't make that risk level at zero because of how interconnected the world is. >> although u.s. authorities are screening people entering the country via those five airports you just saw on your screen, there are others coming in at entry points.
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u.s. lawmakers asking whether the government is doing anything to monitor them. cnn's erin mcpike has more. >> reporter: holding a special hearing not far from mr. thomas eric duncan died in dallas, after doctors failed to recognize he had ebola. the household security chairman wants to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> you must learn from the missteps and ensure that proper procedures are established and followed such another case rise in the united states. >> reporter: and mccall and others calling on president obama to add dallas-ft. worth and houston for the screenings. >> the american people are rightfully concerned. they are concerned because the ebola is an unseen threat. and it's only a plane flight away from hour shores. >> reporter: speaking to cnn's
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wolf blitzer rand paul said the government needs to do more. >> i can understand not wanting to create panic. but i think it's also a mistake to underplay the risk of this. >> reporter: and he renewed this call for the administration to consider suspending flights to and from the ooebt hot zone. >> if you want to visit your son or daughter and you're coming from liberia, couldn't you wait a couple months? i don't think that's such an immediate necessity that the chance for worldwide contagion, i think it's not unable. >> so erin at the white house now, beyond the screening, what is the government doing? >> christi, president obama addressed this at a fund-raiser last night. and he said that the u.s. government is robustly helping the people of liberia and sierra leone. that means sending thousands of troops to that country. but the white house and other officials within the
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administration are also meeting with experts new ways to test ebola, as well as treatment measure, christi. >> erin mcpike. we appreciate it, thank you very much. police and protesters again, face-to-face again outside st. louis after another fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white officer. this community is bracing for a weekend of resistance. we'll take you there live. my name's louis, and i quit smoking with chantix. i had tried to do it in the past. i hadn't been successful. quitting smoking this time was different because i talked to my doctor and i...
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>> hands up, don't shoot, that's what they're chanting there. two months after michael brown was killed that is the rallying rye in missouri. hundreds of people gathered in the the rain. more protests due in just a few hours here on what's being billed as, quote, weekend of resistance. it comes just days after another police officer in st. louis fatally an unarmed teenager. stephanie lewis is there. they did become a bit violent. how is the mood so far this? >> reporter: the good news, christi, last night, there were demonstrations but zero arrests while things looked tense, it did not escalate into any arrests. obviously, that's what people want to see more of. we've heard from the family of mike brown saying we knoweople are coming here to protest throughout the weekend, we're understand that you go have a right to speak your mind, we're asking that you do it
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peacefully, so far last night, that did occur. but as we've seen several nights here in st. louis and ferguson as well. it can change on a dime. i've spent a lot of time here and i've seen that happen, christi. >> what do we know about the latest shoeing of 18-year-old vonderrit myers? is there anything that mirrors what happened to michael brown? >> it does sound like it is a somewhat different set of circumstances how this happened. the family of vonderrit myers did speak with our jason carroll, and the mother, obviously, grieving. take a listen to what she had to say. >> i'll never get to see him again. talk to him. see his big smile. get his big tight hugs. i'll never get to feel him again. >> reporter: now, the family and their attorney say that they do not believe that vonderrit myers was armed. the police are saying that he was armed, in fact, that he seemed to be doing something
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suspicious, they allege. the police do. and that's why the police officer took pursuit after him. but all of this just goes to show that there's a fragile relationship between the community here and the police officers. and this is what a lot of people are keeping their eyes on. a lot of people calling for the arrest of darren wilson, the officer that shot and killed mike brown in early august. that's the reason for a lot of these protests. and where i'm standing right now, there say protest scheduled to start here at 10:00 a.m. local time. and head down towards the st. louis arch. the gateway to the west there, not far from here. more protests today. again, a lot of people calling for the tension to stay low. and for they're not to be any more arrests or confrontations with police officers today, christi. >> stephanie elam, thank you there live in st. louis. victor. one of the groups promoting this weekend's protest is a civil rights organization color of change.org. executive director rashad robinson joins me from new york.
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rashad, good to have you with us this morning. >> great to be with you. >> what do you hope will be the fruit of this weekend? >> this san opportunity for people all around the country who have been watching this on television or newspapers to get involved. get involved going to ferguson like myself or my staff through color for change or to get involved in social media or twitter or facebook to make their voices heard. there's a lot of work that needs to be done, both in terms of holding officials in st. louis accountable for charging darren wilson and ensuring that we get justice there. for holding the governor accountable for the way he's sat back and sort of shammed the prosecution to help from our perspective to not get involved especially a democratic governor who was elected with black votes. and there are fergusons all around this country. for people traveling from fergus ferguson, they're often times
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coming from communities that are dealing with this fragile relationship between police officers and people. there's a lot of work to do with people around the country looking for ways to get involved, and is this one of them. >> you know when i was in ferguson, a few weeks back, there was a lot percentage of people they were not happy that people outside the community were coming into ferguson. they say that were the troublemakers. what would you say to those people in ferguson who live there who really don't want all the protesters from around the country flooding in, they just want to keep this to their community. >> i think the folks that don't want people coming in actually have a real are opportunity to hold their political leaders accountable for the fact that justice is is not being served. for folks that don't want the national attention on ferguson, their concerns need to be to the
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political leaders about why darren wilson has not been arrested. why we've seen this sham of the prosecution where prosecutor has made statements defending the police, when he's supposed to be the person trying this case. he has not put charges good the grand jury, but sort of gimp them a law book basically and said, hey, figure out whether it's murder one or murder two. the folks, people of good faith in 23erg gusson who don't like the attention that's being shined on their community right now, have an opportunity politically to ask their leaders why have you put us in this situation? justice needs to be served. and we have a history of this country, a civil rights history in this country of people of good faith, all around the country, going to places and raising their voices. and i think that this is very much in this tradition. the tradition of people who may be seen as rebel rousers today. but history, history will view them in a very different light. >> all right. rashad robinson with
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colorofchange.org. >> thanks for having me. japan is bracing itself for very bad weather. a monster storm is heading their way. we're going to tell you what people are doing to try and keep themselves safe at this point. also, a judge exonerates a woman from prison after 17 years. what set her free? up next. she's still the one for you.
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it is the bottom of the hour, just in case you have not checked, you know, your clock, we want to help you out there. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. five things you need to know for your "new day." >> first of all, the war on isis, the provincial council on the bar in al anbar calling for urgent intervention. a top u.s. official warns iraqi forces are, quote, up against the wall in anbar province. that's west of the capital of baghdad. defense secretary chuck hagel
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said its back subpoena against the wall. lots of new in marriages in idaho. hide h idaho asked the supreme to suspend marriages -- a judge threw a case calls the case a failure of the criminal justice system. he also said, quote, the testimony of a habitual liar was the only evidence. that witness claimed melon had confessed her involvement. >> number four, now they served on the supreme court, back when elena kagan was working on the white house counsel office. she recommended roberts to defend bill clinton on the claims by paula jones.
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roberts was in private practice at the time. this tidbit was mined from about 10,000 documents. a trove of clinton era documents just released to the public. number five, and weather, japan is getting ready for one heck a storm heading towards the nation. another one is barreling towards india. let's bring in alexandra steele. let's talk about typhoon vongfong, first. >> yeah, it's not a good evening in okinawa, japan. vongfong was a super typhoon wednesday with sustained winds 185 miles an hour they're down to 100. here's okinawa, this is china, japan. these are japan's islands, including okinawa, 50,000 of them of them of military bases. here's the worst at this very moment. this right here is the eye wall
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with the heaviest winds and rains. the eye with this is so massive, it's about 50 miles wide. that's a big time break on the southern side of the eye wall, there's not nearly the rain as on the north. i think what's coming with this will certainly be the wind. you see okinawa, watch them calm, but watch them pick up in the 50s and 60s. now this storm will effect tokyo by tuesday. with a lot less rain, 3 to 6 inches, around okinawa, maybe 8 to 10 inches and then we're going to watch it quickly. >> alexandra steele, thank you. starting today at new york's jfk international airport, a new way to keep passengers out of the united states. passengers coming from guinea, sierra leone and liberia will be checked for is symptoms of the
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disease. how effective will it really be and on airport negotiations. let's talk with julia kayyem. good to have you this morning. is this going to protect people from the virus or make them feel they're better protected? >> well probably much more of the latter, the feeling there's a sense at least we're doing some surveillance or procedures. let's just put this in perspective. there are only a couple hundred passengers every week coming from the direct flights, so even if this screening were perfect, it's just touching so few people that really the big issue is what's going none africa. migration throughout africa into europe. and the potential that more people will get here through other means. so no one should think that this is anything but another layer to protect ourselves, but certainly not foolproof. >> what's the precedent here? is there one?
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>> there is. i mean, we've attempted this before with sars and canada certainly did. they're pretty unsuccessful. and ebola is different, because of the delay in the -- the delay when people start to show signs. someone who could not have a temperature today and then show signs for ebola the next day. so, most people believe that these kinds of measures are just a layer. they're not foolproof. and that there are better means, which is in particular, the fight against ebola in africa, education in africa, and education here as we saw in texas, and what unfolded in the texas hospital, which seemed sort of unable to realize that it was ebola that they were facing. >> let's talk about the fight on that end of the fight, leaving those three ebola-stricken countries. we have a guest coming up later on in the show that thinks a finger prick test at the
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airports in guinea, in sierra leone, in liberia would be a better approach. do you think that's plausible? >> i think given the migration of people right now that no approach is going to be perfect. so stopping travel in those three countries, actually, most people believe will have very little impact, just given the ability of people to migrate to other countries. and one of the issues is the poverty levels in those three countries would mean that very rich africans could get to other nations and be able to travel. they may still have ebola. and very poor people would be isolates in their own country. fighting ebola is essentially person and patient by patient. so a variety of different layers are going to work and no one should think that they're foolproof. for the u.s., it's going to be the front line public health officials identifying a potential ebola patients that
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are showing signs. it's going to have a resilient nation that is prepared for not just ebola, but obviously, these worried well that are going to come forward during the flu season with fevers. and keeping the temperature down. you remember, there's only been one patient here and only a couple hundred people come over on these flights. so these flights are not going to have a major dent on the migration that we see throughout africa, europe, and of course, the united states. >> and then we have to figure out how much will this affect airport operations because everybody's okay until you make them late for anything. juliet kayyem, thank you so much. >> thank you. north korea's leader, we haven't seen him in a while, have we? that's ridge rise to all kinds of conspiracy theories, where can he be? what kind of condition is he in? we'll tell you what all we know.
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north korean leader kim jong-un has not been seen in public for more than a month. he was even a no-show at a major event. >> his absence fuels conspiracy theories about who's in charge. >> reporter: on state tv, north korean dictators are always in charge, always surrounded by adoring fans. so a visibly heavy and limping king jong-un in late july went noticeably off script. now he's vanished.
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a top korean diplomat said he simply didn't know where he was. >> forgive me from trying to stay away from this game where in the world is kim jong-un and why has he not been seen in public. >> reporter: that game has been played around the world, but especially here in china, china's long-lost powerful allies but things are changing. the youthful kim jong-un is r ridicu ridiculed. he's been given a nickname. many tsee him as a lightweight. kim infuriated china by continuing this nuclear push against their wishes. and though china's leaders wined and tined kim's father and
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grandfather, ji has yet to meet the young ruler. he's instead developing a closer relationship to kim's archenemies in south korea. but that doesn't mean they want kim out of power. any sign of kim losing control is deeply troubling in beijing, because china wants a stable north korea above all else. it helps them counter u.s. influence in the region, keeping more than 20,000 u.s. troops at bay. and prevents a flood of north korean refugees. in china, the status quo is the safest option. david mckenzie, cnn, beijing. >> we'll talk about this over the next part, a little later in the show. also, consider this, this family has been praying for their son held by isis. the mother of former u.s. army ranger makes a holy plea for his safe release. she also has appealed to personally to isis leaders.
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well, the mother of an american being health hostage by isis met last night with members of muslim community in indianapolis to pray for her son. >> i have faith that he will feel the strength of these prayers and receive blessings from them.
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>> paula kassig is turning and taking to wearing a traditional health scarf as she holds out for the safe return of her son abodul ramen whose given him is peter, by the way. she's reached out on twitter. the latest appeal came as parents of james foley said the u.s. government eventually will have to negotiate with the terror group. that is heir opinion. joining us now dr. gayle salts, she's an author of a book "anatomy of a secret life." she wrote, my husband and i are on our own with no help from the government. we would like to talk to you. how can we reach you? did she believe that isis would
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respond to her and free her son? i think as a mother, i might be doing the same thing, what do you think? >> i think a lot of us as mothers might be doing the same thing, is this a defense mechanism? yes, because she has no control, and this is an attempt to obviously gain you know, i think there's obviously no way to say. but given that she has this information that previous families said you know, the government didn't intervene or help them in some way, the feeling that she could take this on herself and that she could appear at least to be joining them, you know, to be understanding them, to be on their side in a way, is an understandable appeal. >> well, and that speaks to what i want to talk about next. we're seeing her again and again wearing a muslim head scarf now which of course has a lot of us remembering the former p.o.w.
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bowe bergdahl's dad. he learned autu eed all he coul the muslim faith. what do these acts tell you how these parents are coping? do they cope by trying to learn more about the people who were holding their children? >> i think the attempt to identify with their son's captors is an understandable defense mechanism, to try to sort of get in their head and therefore feel like they have control over appealing to them, over swaying their beliefs or their thoughts about what they are going to do with her son. and you know, reaching out on social immediate yaw might say well, i mean, what is a tweet going to do. the truth is that we've been hearing at least, that many of them are communicating in this way, using social media to communicate, to recruit, so it doesn't seem so far fetched to think that they are going to
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reach them that way. >> bowe bergdahl came home. >> exactly. and by appealing, i think they are trying to pick the family that's you know, that did the thing that brought their son home and reach the closest that they can to that. >> sure. we know james foley's family, he of course was beheaded by isis, said the u.s. government threatened to prosecute them if they tried to raise money for a ransom. the captives said they are not getting any help. i wonder from a psychological standpoint how much harder is it to deal with this knowing there could be a threat of prosecution against you just for trying to get your son back? >> well, you know, you could say that -- obviously that puts them psychologically in a more difficult position because it's the feeling of not only not being supported but being potentially blocked. on the one hand. on the other hand i would say as a parent that might not rate. that might not rate compared to
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the kind of desperation you would feel to keep your child alive and bring them home. so it's hard to say how much that's really altering let's say their behavior or what they feel they need to do. >> dr. gail saltz, we appreciate you being here. thank you. >> my pleasure. victor. >> more on isis' advance in syria and iraq. the breaking news this morning that the provincial head in al anbar asking the u.s. to send in troops to help save anbar outside of baghdad. $21. could something that small make an impact on something as big as your retirement? i don't think so. well if you start putting that towards your retirement every week and let it grow over time, for twenty to thirty years, that retirement challenge
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i drew some dollar signs on it. does that help? no? it says anything helps so how about that. does that help? >> two halves, i don't think so. >> your sign says anything helps so i figured anything should help. >> can i keep the magic marker to make another sign? >> maybe. yeah. i'll give you the magic marker. why not. >> that will help. >> it says anything helps. i figure that this would help, though. seems kind of weird to do that, right. >> are you one of those street musicians that turns that into a wad of money? >> seriously. i have a wad of money. >> how did you do that? >> how did you know? all that cash is yours, man. i got like -- >> serious? >> yeah. >> check it out.
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the cash, the sign, it's all for you. there you go. i'm rob. >> cool, man. >> good for you, rob. it was so fast wasn't it. >> it was worth it. >> by the way, a new go fund me page has raised more than $30,000 for the homeless veteran. i love that. >> ripping up the sign. how does this help? >> taking my sign. >> well, i'm glad. >> good news. >> it was sad but paid off. we've got a busy morning of news. >> the next hour of your "new day" starts right now. we are so grateful for your company as always. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 on the east coast, coming up on it. this morning there are new fears for the fate of iraq's capital. >> a desperate appeal for u.s. boots to get on the ground now. isis militants are closing in on
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baghdad west of the capital, really, iraq's anbar province. that's what is under siege. leaders are calling for u.s. forces to come in and stop the isis onslaught. they want, quote, urgent and immediate intervention. >> across the border in northern syria the situation is just as bad. a fighter in the town of kobani says isis has them outnumbered and overmatched. we're covering the battle againstitis from all angles and both sides of the border. ben is in baghdad, peyton walsh is at the border and colonel rick francona is in new york. ben, let's start with you. >> reporter: the situation in anbar has been grim for quite some time, but with the iraqi army continuously losing ground to isis it's getting grimmer by the day. so grim, in fact, the anbar provincial council made an
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appeal to the baghdad government to request u.s. ground troops in anbar to stop the isis advance. now, this is something that the iraqi government has consistently rejected, the idea of u.s. ground troops in iraq. and the united states has not offered. but we understand from the head of the provincial council that as many as 10,000 isis fighters have been sent to anbar from syria and mosul in northern iraq, to join the fight around the capitol of baghdad which abuts anbar province. there are continued concerns about the ability of the iraqi army to stop isis' advance. i spoke with the commander of one of the tribal militias in anbar province, that's fighting on behalf of the government. and he said that iraqi army in anbar is simply, in his words, play acting.
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christi, victor. >> thank you so much. let's go to nick paton walsh at the border. kobani not far from where you are, nick, we heard from this u.n. envoy this week invoking bosnia, the genocides and massacres of the 90s and we heard from the pentagon that we should be stealing ourselves for reality that kobani is going to fall. what are you seeing? are we seeing the continuation of this expected slaughter? >> reporter: well, victor, the sand storm here has cleared in the last hour or so, but we're seeing really the focus of the fighting here it seems shifting westward. not significant for those kurds holding out there whose fighters tell us they are outnumbered, they are facing a very bad situation, particularly artillery fire from the east. the fact it's pushing west
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suggests that isis is gaining ground. we hear from another kurdish fighter they are close to the official crossing between turkey and that part of syria, that is kobani. that is very significant. the u.n. enjvoy warned that 10,000 civilians, we can't see them, 10,000 civilians are on the other side of that border facing certain peril if isis does advance. he says perhaps 5 to 700 perhaps mobile, infirm civilians in the city center. but if isis does manage to continue moving westward down below where i am here and if you look at where all that black smoke is coming from it looks like the fighting is moving in the direction against the favor of the kurds, if isis does take that border crossing, potentially they can encircle whoever is left among the kurdish population inside kobani. we don't know the numbers. we know the u.n. believe it could be over 10,000. we're seeing the end of our lens
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here some turkish soldier on this side of the border, other fighters in what seems to be close street-to-street fighting inside that town, but it's quite clear that the appalling visibility we're getting has not slowed down it seems the advance by isis inside the town and really i think the hours ahead are critical for the people still trapped inside. >> the fighting continues but many military analysts expect that the city will fall to isis. thank you. let's bring in cnn military analyst colonel rick francona. we know that for the first time they never asked this before t al anbar council asked for u.s. troops to come in and help fight isis. do you think at some point president obama is going to have to turn around his stance of no troops? >> i think, well, i think at some point there's going to be the need for an additional ground force on -- in western
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iraq. the iraqi army and i think everything we're seeing over the past several weeks, even after the air strikes have gone in there, they have not been able to blunt the momentum of isis. the iraqi army has virtually evaporated. the command structure doesn't exist. although they have got some good soldiers they have no leadership. so, additional ground forces are necessary. are those going to be american ground forces or some coalition ground force remains to be seen. i think at some point the chairman of the joint chiefs is going to have to good back to the president and say mr. president, we may need to reconsider this because the iraqi army isn't doing it. >> i think it's safe to say not just the u.s. but the erld underestimated the you power of isis. with that said, how strategic do you think is anbar province to this fight being that it is just ten miles from baghdad? >> well, anbar province is the biggest province in the country. if you look where it is.
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s controls the euphrates valley. they are trying to control the valley from the turkish border which is just near where kobani, the fighting there, all the way down to the west of baghdad down to the persian gulf. so they are trying to consolidate all of those cities along that valley. so, the iraqi army has proven itself incapable of doing it. let's look at what isis is doing. if you look at the distances involved, they are right now command and controlling a battle in kobani and outside of baghdad and battles in the euphrates valley. they are commanding control is that sophisticated and far reaching, so we did underestimate them and we also grossly overestimated the capability of the iraqi security forces to defend their own country. >> of course, turkey has been under internal and international pressure to launch ground operations to support kurdish fighters who are defending kobani. what do you think it will entice
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turkey to get directly involved? >> this has been puzzling to a lot of observers as we see the turks with their armored units on the border within visual sight of what's going on in kobani yet they are not taking action. we've yet to see the turkish air force do anything or allow tuesday use turkish air bases so. what are the turks waiting for. the turks are wait forge commitment from the coalition that we will focus on removal of the government of bashar al assad. we said our focus is isis. theirs is removal of the assad regime. so we're still arguing over that. they also would like some sort of buffer zone inside northern syria but want the united states and other coalition members to participate in that. we want no u.s. boots on the ground. so, there is still this political machinations going on before the turks will engage. unfortunately, what's happening is the kurds are paying the
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price. all those civilians in coban the turks will not let out as we saw from nick's reporting the isis is about to close off that border crossing and trap those people inside. so where is turkey? >> yes. good question. colonel rick francona, we fresh it so much. ebola testing begins today on passengers arriving into new york's jfk. also accusations of hazing and sexual assault on a high school football team. pretty dark details. and six teenage players in custody, their fates in the hands of family court. >> also, a third party app associated with snap chat hacked. we're talking about wi100,000 videos gone forever. they are not and they could be published soon. ♪
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11 minutes after the hour now. extra ebola screenings coming to major u.s. airports soon. >> today new york's jfk is the first, the goal is stop any one with possible symptoms of the virus getting past airport gates into the general public. alison is live at jfk airport. what's it going to look like this morning? >> reporter: that additional screening as you said beginning today here at jfk international airport, that screening for ebola from passengers coming from the three west african countries that have been stricken with the virus, guinea, sierra leone and liberia. what will happen is once those flights that originated there, that actually either connect there had or originated there having passengers, those
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passengers are going to be taken to a designated area where their temperatures are taken, they are also going to be asked questions as to where they have traveled, if they had any interaction with anybody who has the ebola virus. if they are -- if there is a red flag they will be taken to a quarantined area where a cdc official will look them over for further evaluation. if they are give at any all clear, they are going to be asked to hand over their contact information and also they are going to be given instructions as to how to take their temperature for 21 days after. and keep a log of that. >> alison kosik, we appreciate it. >> let's talk more about these screenings with a senior fellow for global health at the council on foreign relations. she's also a prize winning writer and the author of "the coming plague, newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance." good to have you with us this morning. >> hi. >> let's start generally, what do you make of these new
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screenings that are coming to these five airports? >> well, similar screenings are now going in place in a number of european cities as well. i think they offer some margin of i don't know, peace of mind for the public. you are feel that something is being done. but let's keep in mind that fever checks would not have caught mr. duncan because he did not have a fever until several days after he was inside the united states. and most people feverish are also very sick with ebola and it's unlikely they would have gotten on a plane in the first place. so i see this more as something to calm the nerves of the american people, the british people, the french people and so on, rather than actual screening. >> a lot of people critics especially saying this isn't making them safer, just feel like they are safer. you called on a recent piece for finger pricks which could come on the market soon to test blood.
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how plausible do you think that is in these countries? guinea, sierra leone and liberia and when could it happen? >> there are several companies working on this, working at a feverish pace, and our food and drug administration is trying to come up with procedures to really super speed, get approval through. once something is truly available. and the idea would be that you know, if you ardyou are a diabe take a drop of blood and put it on a plate and it tells you your glucose levels. you could have a self administered pin brick and this droplet goes on a plate and the plate either measures the genetic material of the virus, or has antibodies that capture the proteins of the virus. either way it will find virus before you know you're sick, before you have any symptoms,
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very, very early in the infection process. and this will help us know who really is infected. so instead what if we saw in dallas with all of these people isolated for 21 days, we would be able to very quickly know if any of them had been infected and they would not have their lives disrupted and similarly we could have pin brick assays done at point of departure, set people aside 18 secure area at the airports after they have gone through screening, normal screening, and immigration and so on, and they would self add minister the pin brick and when they were certified negative they would get a stamp on their ticket which they could show as they traveled on ward and they would safely proceed on their journey. >> governor bobby jindal, members of congress called for a ban from flights into the u.s. from the three countries we discussed this morning.
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what do you think about that proposal? >> i think it's ludicrous. on several levels. first of all, we can't start willy-nilly banning flights from countries based on disease around the world. that's the end of global solidari solidarity, that's the end of global trade, that would have an enormous impact on globalization, you're setting a precedent that there niece walking away from. the second part of the problem is that of course people don't fly directly from liberia to the united states. or from sierra leone to the united states. they have to go through other countries. their itineraries can be confusing. you're not necessarily going to be able to block all flights from brussels and from intermediary sites. the third thing is that all of us that have been trying to go to this region are finding that fewer and fewer airlines are willing to fly there. if they hear that none of their flights will be allowed to land ultimately in the united states, either directly or through an
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intermediary country, we're going to see even fewer incentives for these only two remaining commercial airlines, to continue to land in these countries. and then how do health care workers get in, how do first responders get in. how do we help stop the epidemic. the best way to guarantee the safety of the american people from ebola is to stop the ebola epidemic. >> thank you for speaking with us offering insight. >> thank you. >> to learn more how you can help in the fight against ebola visit cnn.com/impact. the question that military leaders and analysts are asking, could baghdad fall? isis militants are on the march in the province, just outside the iraqi capital. >> and leaders say they need u.s. troops on the ground immediately. they made that plea. what will washington respond?
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group has control of 80% of anbar province. >> if they take over the rest they will control a massive amount of land. erin mcpike is live at the white house with us. officials in anbar i know requesting that the u.s. step in and help and send in troops. that was a specific goal what they were asking for. do you think the u.s. will put boots on the ground there? >> reporter: christi, certainly not yet. defense secretary chuck hagel addressed how difficult this situation is yesterday. listen here. >> anbar province is in trouble, we know that. the united states and coalition partners are helping and assisting the iraqi security forces, the kurds, as i have said the president has said, all of our senior officials have said this is a difficult effort, it is going to take time.
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it won't be easy. >> reporter: at the same time it doesn't seem as though u.s. officials expected this kind of intense struggle so early. they expected to get a lot more cover from the very intense air campaign. >> so if anbar falls isis will be really at the doorstep of iraqi capital there, baghdad. is there any indication of what the strategy will be if that happens? >> reporter: victor, no discernible different strategy yet. we did hear from deputy national security adviser tony blinken just yesterday and he said that they, quote, they need to step it up and add troops. by they he is referring to the iraqis as well as the moderate syrian rebels. and what he said is what the u.s. can continue to do is to train them and provide intelligence and air power but they have to be on the ground. to that end, turkey announced yesterday that turkey will join in the training of the syrian
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rebels and it could be that turkey can commit some ground troops but that is still under consideration. >> erin mcpike, thank you so much. you heard it before, we're all hearing it again. this weekend, hands up, don't shoot. >> that's the phrase echoing again in missouri as protesters from ferguson to st. louis, they are on the streets. why they hope to -- what they hope to gain, rather, from this weekend resistance. iber. try phillips fiber good gummies. they're delicious and an excellent source of fiber to help support regularity. mmmm. these are good! the tasty side of fiber. from phillips sir, we're going to need you on the runway. (vo) theraflu starts to get to work in your body in just 5 minutes. (vo) theraflu breaks you free from your worst cold and flu symptoms. (vo) theraflu. serious power.
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. 28 minutes past the hour now. good morning to you. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. five things you need to know. up first, besieged iraqi province outside baghdad, wants u.s. ground troops to come to the rescue against isis and they want the troops now. the head of anbar's provincial council says the situation is very bad. isis sent 10,000 fighters to the region which is 10 miles from baghdad. that is fueling fears about the fate of iraq's capital. >> two, jfk airport beginning enhanced screening for the ebola virus today. the first of five u.s. airports to target passengers traveling from those hard hit countries such as guinea, liberia and sierra leone. an nbc news crew we learned who worked with an infected freelancer is under a mandatory quarantine order after violating a voluntary agreement to stay in isolation for 21 days.
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>> three, this monster storm is barreling toward japan. typhoon vongfong is this year's most powerful storm. sustained winds of 178 miles per hour, gusts as strong as 219. preparations are under way right now. vongfong is expected to lose intensity. it still could make landfall equal to a category three hurricane. >> a lot of people watching st. louis. later this morning protesters plan to march demanding an end to police violence and say they plan, quote, acts of civil disobedience. this of course comes days after the killing of another black teenager by a white officer. that's what sparked a fresh round of angry demonstrations. police reported no arrests last night. >> a tree fell on greg. he sued and got millions. since then he spent his career working against other victims. >> that political ad had a lot of people talking about the
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texas governor's race. in it democrat wendy davis targets her republican opponent greg abbott who is partly paralyzed. it argues that abbott who was injured in the 80s sued and won millions for his injuries but opposed similar suits while he worked as a state supreme court justice and attorney general. an abbott spokesman says the ad completely disqualifies davis. davis who currently trails in the polls defended the attack ad insisting it raises legitimate questions about abbott's record as attorney general. >> this morning we have been talking about isis taking over most of anbar province and iraq and getting closer to baghdad. officials in anbar are begging the u.s. for help. not just arms and ammunition and training but troops on the ground. so, should the president go back on the very promise that he made to become president, that he would end these wars and should
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u.s. troops have to re-take an area they have already fought so hard for twice now. let's bring in our panel. maria, i want to start with you. what do you think the president should do here and was that initial promise of no combat troops on the ground in iraq and syria, was that a missnake >> no, i don't think so. i think what the president should do and what they are doing frankly on a minute by minute basis is to look at what is going on on the ground and look at what the landscape looks like and what their generals, what the u.s. generals are telling the president. and the fact of the matter is victor, that you know, when he set out to put down a strategy to fight isis, and everything that's going on in the region, the focus was to make sure the u.s. was not going at this alone. and the fact of the matter is that there are more than 60 countries that are part of this
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coalition, so instead of always jumping to say does the u.s. need to jump in here? let's look at what the allies need to do. let's look at what the region needs to do. isis and isil are a threat to a lot of the countries in that region. they need to step up. turkey, frankly, needs to step up. and i think they have agreed to do a lot more. so i think we're going to learn a lot more in the days to come about the realities on the ground, but i think the president is going to continue to stwik his broms no u.s. troops on the ground. do we need troops, probably. but they don't need to be u.s. troops, at least that doesn't need to be the first thing that everybody jumps to. >> alice, what do you think? wait for turkey first? they said they will commit to the training. should the president send in u.s. troops? >> well, when your house is on fire, what you don't want to hear is the firemen say look,
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i'm not coming but i'm going to train some firemen and eventually we're going to get there. the situation seems to be getting worse because we haven't put american boots on the ground. we could have snuffed out isis when it was small and we learned in september it had gone from 10,000 to maybe 30,000 fighters now. so if the united states is the chef in the kitchen and won't eat our cooking, no one else will so no one else is going to put boots on the ground as much as we're all exhausted by a decade of war, sometimes the easiest thing is the toughest thing and that is to take strong action now. >> maria, i want to come back to you. domestic politics here, we showed that ad from the wendy davis campaign, her campaign for governor invoking the partial paralysis of her opponent. what do you think about that? >> i actually took a look at
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this ad last night because it was, right, it was getting a lot of attention in the media and on twitter. i don't think it's out of bounds at all. i agree with wendy davis when she says that this actually puts legitimate issues at the forefront. she in no way disparages greg abbott for being -- for having used a wheelchair or having to use a wheelchair. she in no way makes fun of people in wheelchairs at all. she uses it how greg abbott availed himself of the u.s. justice system to get justice, and how when he was in a position to let others do exactly the same thing, he denied that justice to the working people of texas. that is a very legitimate issue and i think it has frankly started to spark a conversation about the differences between these two candidates and how wendy davis is working for the people of texas and greg abbott isn't. >> alex. >> i made a few neg 5 ads over the years and sometimes a
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legitimate debate is presented in a way that's just not very tasteful to voters. it's like a baby seal might rob a bank and but you can't still club a baby seal in public. it's not going to look good. i think that's what's happening here. it's just a distasteful presentation and what it says is politics. wendy davis will say anything in almost any way to get elected. people hate politics so i think it was a mistake for her to bring thup issue this way. >> i'm glad you brought that up because we heard from some republican congressmen this week the fear or reports that there were members of isis sneaking into the u.s. from southern border when there is no evidence to support that. so these candidates as we're a few weeks out from the midterm, people hate politics to quote alex. >> well, i think you have folks
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like jean shaheen in new hampshire saying if we're worried about disease coming across our -- to the united states now, into airports, into legitimate ways to come into this country. imagine the threat to our poorest southern border. so i think what you're hearing is a lot of republicans and frankly, democrats echo a threat that we are vulnerable to problems that may start on the other side of the world but could be on our doorstep in a moment whether it's terrorism or disease. just imagine for example that ebola moves not to the united states but to latin america. what do you think will happen to those people there? where will they go? to try to get their children good health care or escape a pandemic. so i think -- >> is there any evidence -- mexico? >> but this is -- victor, i think what you're talking about about -- >> sorry, would you rather wait
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until there is? i guess is the question. >> this is not a discussion -- >> do something now before there is a mush sfloom i've got like 30 seconds left. >> you asked me a question. >> well, but alex, i think you have a chance to answer so let me. this is not a discussion of a legitimate concern when you have the extreme voices on the right talking about how immigrant children coming across the border are spreading enterovirus when there is no proof of that and no proof of ebola coming over on the southern border. that is politics at its worst. >> one reason there is no proof maybe because the president has allowed -- distinguish point. one reason there is no proof is the president has allowed tens of thousands of people to come legally, and he's spread them all over the country and he hasn't told us where they are. and then on top of that we've got no enter0 virus for three
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decades. >> so not true. >> i wish we had another 15 minutes because we didn't even get to talk about grimes. >> next time. >> proud obama supporter. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. i think they are going to keep going with that. >> they don't need us to continue the conversation. >> friday night lights, shut down at a new jersey high school. >> after seven teenagers are charged with hazing and sexually abusing younger classmates. why it may have been going on for a year. she's still the one for you.
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this morning a new jersey community rocked by a high school football scandal. authorities say seven football players at sayreville war memorial have been charged with allegations that are connected to hazing and sexual assault. the teens are between the ages of 15 and 17 and accused of turning off the light as they abused younger classmates. school officials have not commented on details of the abuse. it may, though, have been going on for up to a year. but this controversy has forced an early end to the football season. and that is causing a rift between parents. apparently the school superintendent canceled the rest of the season. so we want to talk with mel robins. i want to go through the charges here quickly because they are pretty graphic. we have aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal
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restraint, when you look at those charges and those are just a few of them, there are more, how much trouble are these teens in? >> extra ordinary amount of trouble. talking about seven players that have been charged, six have been arrested. and last night, by the way, was supposed to be sayreville's homecoming game on their home field against monroe high school. instead, the football program was canceled for the season, and now you've got seven players being charged in extremely serious counts. what's going to happen next is, once they get all seven of them they are held at a detention facility. they will go before a superior court judge and that judge will have to determine first and foremost, christi, are these kids going to be released to the custody of parents or held in a detention facility pending this. and on top of this, you know that all seven of these kids,
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particularly if they are seniors, this is college season. some of the reporting out of the new jersey star ledger suggests that at least one of the players is already committed via scholarship. you know that's going to have a major impact in terms of whether or not this student keeps a scholarship, goes to college, even if these charges don't stick. >> well, based on what you have heard, because i know that you have read some details, more detailed information about what happened which we can't get into on this morning show because it's too much i think for our viewers this hour president but in terms of what happened. do you think that the juveniles because they are juveniles, there's going to be leeway here? >> well, you know, the charges and the allegations based on what i read are so serious, and so awful, christi, in terms of you know, when you all hear what is being alleged happened in this locker room it's going to
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make your stomach turn. there is a real potential that some of these kids, depending upon their age and whether or not they were one of the ring leaders, could be tried as adults. so they could be seeing very significant jail time. you know one of the things i keep thinking about with and i'm sure a lot of you do as well, is just a couple years ago we had the richie incognito situation in the nfl. you hope when you have a case of that high profile it starts to trickle down to the college and high school levels. and i think the message here is that if this has been going on in a, quote, pervasive manner which is what the d.a. and what the principal said, it was so significant that they are going to cancel a football program for a year. this isn't just any football program. these guys won states like three years in a row in the last four years and they are going tole it, you have to know this is serious and you can't think this is something that just happened
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this year. with hazing it's something that is typically part of the culture and i would imagine that this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of allegations that we're going to hear. >> it is so disturbing. mel robbins, thank you so much. obviously we're going to stay on the story. and let you know, you out there who are sitting there may be having breakfast now. let you know how this all pans out and what else comes out. very graphic details. christi, another report, a massive hack. cyber criminals are apparently leaking hundreds of thousands of snap chat images and videos including child pornography. it's progressive pain. first that feeling of numbness. then hot pins. almost like lightning bolts, hot strikes into my feet. so my doctor prescribed lyrica. the pain has been reduced and i feel better than i did before. [ male announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves.
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we are talking yet again about another massive breach of privacy this weekend, but this time possibly targeting kids and teens. >> according to biz insiders cyber criminals are leaving hundreds of thousands of stolen videos from snapchat and like the recent celebrity photo hack, many of these images may include racy or nude selfies. >> brett larsen is joining us now. so brett, because so many of these users, they are just kids, thousands of these stolen images i mean they could actually be child pornography, could they is not >> they absolutely could be. and if you look at the users of snapchat they tend to skew young. we're talking 13-17-year-olds of the user groups. this is why snapchat was so
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popular or desired by facebook because that's a big target audience that a lot of these online sites want. that's why they chased down snapchat. so yes, the photos that we are going to see leaked from this latest data breach are going to be that of minors so it's going to be interesting to see how law enforcement reacts to this data breach and this photo hack as opposed to the one we were talking about a few weeks ago. >> who if any one is taking credit for this and are they targeting everyone or is it a narrow group that's at risk here? >> you know, this is what's interesting because we're just starting to hear about this. we're just starting to see things pop up on the web talking about we've got these photos, we've seen a couple of websites that disappeared. the sites where you can log in, considered third party sites where you can dog in, snap save, you can use your user information and save the photos. so it's looking as though these third party people who were accessing snapchat are aware
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this hack has sort of materialized from and that's where these photos are going to come from. interestingly, snapchat has released a statement about this, they put it out on their twitter feed saying their servers are not at risk. it was not a hack of the snapchat servers but was in fact these third party apps that pop up allegedly on ios and android devices, expressly prohibited in their terms of use. so it's interesting that they jumped out ahead of this because this isn't the first time snapchat landed in a little hot water. >> the images reportedly leaking on four chan, the same that leaked the celebrity nude photos. everybody oh, nothing disappears on line. we can find anybody. why can't we find the culprits here? >> it's very difficult. in the web, in the world of the twhaeb we are now finding hourses living in, these people
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