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memorialize dead miners now stands where 33 men got a second chance at life. where some believe god created a where some believe god created a miner miracle. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com the stage is set. the crowded field of republican presidential candidates narrowed down for the first major debate. the iran nuclear deal. israel's latest pitch against it. and how that's playing into u.s. politics. and experts get a closer look at the plane debris from reunion island to determine once and for all if it's from that missing malaysian airliner. i'd like to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm john vausevause. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. the first presidential debate in
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the u.s. primary season takes place on thursday. and the line-up of republican contenders taking part has now been announced. fox news used an average of five national polls to determine the top ten candidates. and they'll face each other in a primetime broadcast. the other seven candidates will appear in a separate earlier forum. not primetime. dana bash reports they'll all try to stake out their own positions, grab some of the attention and the spotlight from the front-runner, donald trump. >> reporter: in new hampshire this sneak preview of sorts of what the crowded republican debate stage will look like. with one glaring exception. donald trump, who is now leading the gop presidential pack in multiple polls by double digits. >> i've had great success. and they, you know, just -- and people see that. and i would put all of that energy and whatever that brain power is, whatever that type of brain -- into making our country -- >> so donald --
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>> reporter: tonight the key question ahead of the first presidential debate thursday is how everyone else will navigate the trump dynamic. sources close to wisconsin governor scott walker say he plans to pivot as much as possible to his own record of fighting for conservative principles. >> what will make the difference in how we win the nomination is people realize they don't just want a fighter, they want someone who can fight and win. >> reporter: jeb bush was asked if he ever imagined being in a debate with a reality tv star. >> when i was growing up we didn't have reality tv either. >> okay. >> reporter: then there's ohio governor john kasich's unorthodox approach. >> maybe i'll give him a hug. i don't know. >> reporter: kasich may have only gotten into the race two weeks ago, but it was announced tonight he will edge out the candidate who has been itching to go head to head with trump, former texas governor rick perry. >> donald trump's candidacy is a cancer on conservatism. >> reporter: though there are 17 gop candidates, debate rules say only the ten with the highest national poll numbers will be on the stage together.
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it puts trump on the main stage with former governor jeb bush, governor scott walker, former governor mike huckabee, neurosurgeon ben carson, along with senators ted cruz, marco rubio, and rand paul. and governors chris christie and john kasich. that leaves seven other candidates hunting for attention in other ways. lindsey graham found creative ways to destroy his cell phone after trump famously gave out his number on live tv. >> i don't know if it's the right number. let's try it. 202 -- >> reporter: on that note trump got a taste of his own medicine. the website gawker published one of the billionaire's numbers, and trump quickly changed the voicemail. >> hi. this is donald trump, and i'm running for the presidency of the united states of america. >> reporter: and even those in the top ten are looking for buzz. ted cruz cooked bacon by heating up his weapon. >> machine gun bacon. >> reporter: a top aide to one of the ten candidates who will be on the main debate stage said something very wise to me, and
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that is historically you don't win one of these early zabdebat but you sure can lose. and that's the driving force behind a lot of these candidate debate prep sessions, do no harm. dana bash, cnn, washington. for the past few weeks donald trump has called his opponents losers, dummies, and stiffs. they've called him a jackass, a cancer, likened him to a drunk driver at a nascar race, and a rattlesnake with a toothache. but american voters, at least in the past, have expected a higher standard of behavior during presidential debates. and that could be the biggest challenge of all for mr. trump. for more, jeffrey lord joins us now from harrisburg, pennsylvania. he's a former political director for the reagan administration. and he's the contributing editor to "american spectator." jeffrey, here we go again. do you think if most people by the end of that darkts if they could picture donald trump in the oval office if he gets into specifics, not just one liners, he walks await big winner and if he can't then in his words he's the loser. >> well, here's the problem with
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specifics, john. because there are ten of them on the stage, no one is going to have much time to get into specifics. and to be perfectly candid, that is probably going to suit donald trump's style just perfectly because it will give him enough time to get out his message, which you know, in a reagan fashion he just repeats over and over and over again. but there isn't going to be time to say, you know, the second chapter of the third verse of the air force budget says we need to do the following 17 things. so he'll probably just repeat his message, just be him. the other guys are going to be the ones that have the problems. if they want to display their policy chops they are going to have a hard time because of the constraints. >> how do they get under his skin? his support in the past for hillary clinton? main his questionable business dealings? what's the silver bullet here? >> you know, in truth i'm not sure that there is one here. i just think they've got to be themselves with this and he will
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be himself. everybody is tuning in to see what he will do. i think he's just going to be -- you know, today let me give you an example. he put out a facebook post. remember, this debate is co-sponsored with facebook. and it's just a short video that challenges his opponents. he says something like they're not good negotiators. so i want to ask them, what would you do to make america great again? and i saw this. and i thought, you know, this is "the apprentice." this is the presidency as "the apprentice." and these candidates are now being, you know, asked to answer his questions. so already, you know, he's sort of got them where he wants them, if you will. and i'm sure he will repeat this again. >> well, that's -- yeah, this is the reality tv version of all of this. politics was reality tv long before reality tv. donald trump, you know, was the star of "the apprentice." and so this really does give him such a huge advantage.
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>> absolutely. i mean, not for nothing. i mean, ronald reagan was a long-time both movie actor and a serious television actor. and it did get him an advantage. there's no question. toward the very end of his term i think it was tom brokaw that asked him about his acting background and his experience, and he said -- his answer was something to the effect "i don't know how i could have done the presidency if i didn't have my acting skills." and i think we are going to see some of that in play. some of these folks, they're all good folks but make no mistake, they're policy wonks. they're going to stumble and -- you know, i fear for them in some ways. >> well, then if you're donald trump, who do you go after? do you try and knock down jeb bush or scott walker? who's the main target? >> you know, i think he will go after jeb bush in some sense or maybe the bushes plural, and it's entirely conceivable to me that he would want to draw the sort of reagan-bush divide, if you will, which is basically the
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republican -- you know, the conservative versus the moderates fight that's been going on for decades and decades and decades. and personalize it with the bushes and talk about it in that sense and then see if he can apply some version of that to the others. >> whatever happens, it's going to be interesting to say the least. jeffrey lord -- >> buy popcorn bags, without doubt. >> it will be good tv. we're looking forward to it. good to speak with you as always. thanks, jeffrey. >> thanks, john. and jeb bush stepped into a controversy over funding planned parenthood, and there was a swift and blunt reaction from democrat hillary clinton. we'll have more on mr. bush's efforts to clarify his position later this hour. in the meantime, we go to india where heavy rain and floods are affecting an estimated 10 million people. authorities say the rising water have killed at least 178. it's also driven hundreds of thousands in west bengal into relief camps. officials say overflowing river dams are making this crisis
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work. let's bring in correspondent ima udaz. she's on her way to one of the hardest hit areas in the west bengal state. where you are right now how does it look? >> reporter: we've yet to reach the worst-affected areas but as we drive through this west bengal countryside we're seeing acres and acres of farmland destroyed. some parts of small towns submerged. people emerging slowly, drying out their clothes. also drying out food items like potatoes because a lot of it was absolutely soaked by the rain water. but an hour from where we are right now, officials tell us there are -- some people could be stranded they say. they're still heading out in motor boats trying to evacuate as many people as they can. although a lot of these evacuation boats are -- motor boats with medical supplies going from house to house in
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case there are people still stranded in their homes. over the past few days thousands of army personnel and relief forces have been doing this kind of work. the good thing is it hasn't rained here since tuesday morning. so people -- so that's giving people some respite. they're getting on with their lives. whatever they can do. opening up their small businesses, their small shops. but still there are hundreds of thousands of people still in relief centers akrcross the sta. >> we'll let you continue on with your journey in west bengal state. we appreciate the update. thank you. in california nearly 10,000 firefighters are battling two dozen raging wildfires across the state. the rocky fire in the northwest is the largest and has burned 67,000 acres, more than 27,000 hectares. at last report it was 20% contained. and as the flames spread, thousands are being evacuated from their homes. late details now from cnn's paul
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verkammen. >> reporter: at the rocky fire in colusa county a test of wills. a stubborn fire pushed at times by erratic winds versus many self-reliant rural people who live here because there are fewer folks around to tell them what to do. wills were tested when word came for about 13,000 of them to evacuate as the rocky fire exploded. >> when you start seeing smoke plumes come up that are severe, black, you know they're in the brush, and they're not thatfor away. this is a problem, you look at it, hey, it's time to go. and when you see flames. when you see flames, it's really time to leave. >> reporter: so just where did joe welz, resident of this back country for 27 years, go? the moogs lodge. that's right, moose lodge. often a hub for bingo and karaoke and now a haven to ride out a fire that's burned more than 65,000 acres. lodge volunteers say 200 to 300
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people sheltered here overnight. donated food is piled up on tables. free pie and french toast. >> it's not part of red cross. nothing government. this is all community here. this is a community at its finest. >> reporter: rie hannon garcia and her displaced visitors hang on weather reports. >> you can take a breath. right now when i woke up this morning and i saw it hadn't grown, everybody was safe, it was like, whew, finally. we need a break. they need a break and we need a break. >> reporter: a break because the rocky fire is unpredictable. jumping highway 20 late monday and messing up any thoughts of leaving the moose lodge for home. more food arrived. >> i asked for a little help. look at this room. this community's come together. it's beautiful. >> reporter: in a wicked fire a bingo hall can look like the taj mahal. the weather took a turn for the better in fire-ravaged northern california. especially here on the rocky fire in colusa county.
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other news where in modo county that's where david rule from the black hills national forest was scouting a fire last week when he perished. an autopsy has revealed that he died of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation. now, on the rocky fire, very little activity for firefighters in terms of an intense firefight. they were basically just continuing to watch the perimeter of this blaze and perhaps an omen from mother nature. you could see some tulle elk grazing, looking for food between the burn areas. reporting from colusa county i'm paul vercammen. back to you. >> meteorologist ivan cabrera joins us now. everyone looking to the forecast wanting to know if conditions
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are going to ease up, what the future holds at least over the next couple days. >> over the next few days i think we may even get a couple of showers out there but just crossing our fingers here at this point. this is the dry season there. so to get any rain in california this time of year would be something. but what we don't want is the temperatures he to go higher than they have been 37 we've seen triple-digit heat there. at least we're doing a little better. let's recap here what we already know now, including three counties there in california. 67,000 acres. containment is higher. but the structures that are being threatened actually going up. so we're approaching now 7,000 structures threatened and we have a lot of people displaced. firefighting efforts will continue as far as the weather we'll get to that in a second. look at this now. 67,000 acres. we're talk an area now that has burned that is larger than the square mileage of sacramento. that is just incredible there. we started with just a couple hundred acres. just a few days ago it seems. temperatures climbing up by the afternoon we'll get into the mid 80s to approaching 90 degrees. once that happens of course relative humidity goes down and
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so do the winds begin to climb up through the afternoon. so we have some gusty winds. this is not good. low 90s wednesday and heading into thursday. we'll have warm temperatures. now, by friday what you're seeing here, upper 80s, that is a disturbance that's going to try, john, to move in from the pacific here. and this is an upper low, and it's going to move in. so by the time we get into friday, maybe a couple of showers out of that. but at least what that will do even if we don't get showers, it will cool off the temperatures a little bit. so we'll go from the 90s to 80s and that's a little bit of help and we'll take what we can get at this point. >> you don't sound very optimistic on that. >> well, i'm not. some of the models just aren't getting anything out of it. and in fact if we get some thunderstorms you know that could cause some additional fires with lightning. >> okay. ivan, appreciate it, thank you. taking a short break on cnn. when we come back we'll take a look at how supporters and opponents of the iran nuclear deal are spending millions of dollars in the u.s. to promote their side of this heated debate. plus a close call caught on
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been trained so far. cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara starr has more. >> reporter: in northern syria at least five of the initial 54 u.s.-trained syrian rebels now captured by the al qaeda affiliate known as al-nusra. it's near disaster for the u.s. plan to train a rebel force that is supposed to be the boots on the ground in the fight against isis. >> that's the main focus of our efforts. but you know, we also want to protect them from other possible attacks. >> reporter: the rebels captured after fleeing their compound in the wake of being attacked by al-nusra. the pentagon now scrambling to figure out what to do next. >> there's no military logic for putting that small a force in the field. one, they're incredibly vulnerable. and two, they're certainly not going to attack anybody with just 40 or 50 people out there. >> reporter: senior pentagon officials privately admit the
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decision to put the small group of rebels into this area of northern syria was a major intelligence failure. the u.s. did not think al qaeda would attack. they only thought isis would. just a few weeks ago defense secretary ash carter did not seem to think this could happen. >> my presumption would be we would assist them from defending themselves from attack. is that a fair estimate? >> i think we have an obligation to do so. you're right. i don't expect that occasion to arise anytime soon. >> reporter: in iraq, slow going. more iraqi troops undergoing training. but also sign they are ready to begin the all-important battle to retake ramadi from isis. it is a must-win. >> if we don't have an iraqi success in the next couple months, then we are going to have to start questioning the strategy. >> reporter: the pentagon now looking at what options, what obligations it has to try and help move the remaining rebels
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to safety inside syria. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula has released two chilling new messages on social media. a video by a top leader praises last month's attack on military recruiting offices in tennessee. he goes on to call for more lone wolf attacks. meantime the group's top bomb maker posted an article calling for more attacks on americans as well. u.s. president barack obama will defend the iran nuclear deal just hours from now during a speech in washington. u.s. lawmakers who could control the deal's fate are sharply divided on this issue. and they have a key vote coming up next month. details from elise labott. >> reporter: prime minister benjamin netanyahu openly waging war against the iran nuclear deal. >> don't let the world's foremost terrorist regime get its hands on the world's most dangerous weapons. oppose this bad deal.
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>> reporter: making a direct appeal to the american people and the u.s. congress. >> don't let them take your voice away at this critical moment in history. >> the nuclear agreement with iran -- >> reporter: this as supporters and opponents of the deal face off in an epic campaign style battle. >> nuclear facilities, military sites. >> reporter: powerful pro-israel groups like aipac flooding congressional offices with e-mails and calls and spending millions of dollars on polls and television ads warning of the dangers of the deal. >> congress should reject a bad deal. >> reporter: j street, a pro-israel group in favor of the deal, countered with its own ad. >> the nuclear agreement with iran contains the toughest inspection program in history. >> reporter: president obama and vice president biden personally lobbying jewish leaders today. but the key battleground, undecided democrats. chief among them chuck schumer, on tap to be the next senate minority leader. his support would be instrumental in swaying democrats still on the fence.
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but he hasn't committed. >> white house is making every effort to answer my questions. so are the people who are opposed. >> reporter: those opponents particularly upset that they don't have access to the part of the deal where iran is to reveal its past bad actions. >> i don't know of a fool that would agree to an agreement that they can't read. i've got to see it. i've got to handle it. >> reporter: and with continued chants of "death to america and israel" on the streets of tehran, fear an iran rewarded with cash will only ignite more sectarian conflicts in the middle east. the primary concern of u.s. gulf allies. but in a swing through the region secretary of state john kerry assured skeptical mideast leaders, who gave the deal their blessing. the white house picked up three key democratic endorsements on tuesday. senators kane, nelson and barbara boxer, a senior member of the foreign relations committee. officials say they expect
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democrats will continue to rally around the president but they aren't taking any chances and say they will fight for every vote before congress takes up the deal next month. elise labott, cnn, new york. in california there was an extremely close call and one very lucky man. take a look at this. a sheriff's deputy drags this man away from his car just seconds before it's hit by a speeding train. the man had crashed his car into the crossing guard. the sheriff's office says he appeared to be under the influence. the incident is now under investigation. up next here on "cnn newsroom," a new undercover video about planned parenthood alleges more wrongdoing. the debate intensifies over whether the video is valid or set up. plus we'll soon now if this piece of wreckage right here found on a remote island last week is from missing malaysian airlines flight 370. more details on the lab tests that will start within hours. that's next.
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recent days. in the worst-hit state, west bengal, tens of thousands of people have been forced into relief camps. in california thousands are equitying their homes as firefighters battle two dozen raging wildfires across the state. the rocky fire in the northwest is the largest and has burned 67,000 acres, more than 27,000 hectares. at last report it was 20% contained. u.s. republican presidential candidate jeb bush has called for a halt to the $500 million in federal funding that goes to planned parenthood. that organization has been under fire recently for alleged abortion practices which some conservative groups find controversial. mr. bush's comments come at a major gathering of christian evangelicals in tennessee on tuesday. >> you could take dollar for dollar, although i'm not sure we need a half a billion dollars for women's health issues, but if you took dollar for dollar, there are many extraordinarily fine organizations, community
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health organizations that exist. federally sponsored community health organizations to provide quality care for women on a wide variety of health issues. >> and mr. bush's democratic challenger hillary clinton was quick with a very strong reaction. >> he's got no problem giving billions of dollars away to the super wealthy and powerful corporations. but i guess women's health just isn't a priority for him. now, i would like to ask him, governor bush, try telling that to the mom who caught her breast cancer early because she was able to get screening in time. was her health not worth the money? >> jeb bush attempted to clarify some of his remarks after the speech, saying he misspoke. in a statement he said there are countless health organizations that still need to be funded to support all women, particularly low-income health services. he just doesn't want planned parenthood to be one of them. >> meantime, anti-abortion
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activists just released a fifth undercover video allegedly showing a planned parenthood official discussing its abortion procedures used to assist medical research. the activists say the video is more shocking than the others. planned parenthood insists the video does not show its staff engaged in any wrongdoing. we get details now from joe johns. >> if we can provide -- >> reporter: the latest video in a sustained effort to undermine support for planned parenthood reprises the dramatic effects that have helped the center for medical progress stoke the growing controversy. edited undercover video with a planned parenthood research director in texas talking about extracting intact fetus cadavers and body parts from abortions for use in fetal tissue research. >> anything that we integrate into that procedure without having you cover the procedural cost is going to be higher. >> right. right. >> anything of a higher
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gestational age. there's more opportunity for complication -- >> reporter: interspersed with talk about budgets and money. >> if we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. i mean, that's -- it's all just a matter of line items. >> reporter: the end of the video includes graphic pictures of what is described as fetal tissue with the voices of the actors who posed as representatives of a company that collects tissue samples asking questions and identifying body parts with planned parenthood lab technicians. today, even before it was released, the leader of the group responsible for the video predicted it would have more impact than the other productions. >> it's perhaps going to be even more shock. you're going it see evidence of how planned parenthood is actually willing to sell fully
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intact fetuses to buyers of aborted fetal tissue. >> reporter: planned parenthood facing a sustained push in congress to stop the group from getting government funding is in full damage control mode. >> what we're seeing here are attacks on people's ability to get health care. >> reporter: several states, including texas, have launched planned parenthood investigations, with a video accusing the group of offering to adjust medical procedures in order to preserve tissue in part for research groups to purchase. there are calls for the justice department to investigate. planned parenthood asserted the footage released today doesn't show planned parenthood staff engaged in any wrongdoing or agreeing to violate any legal or medical standards. >> joe johns there with that report. we have one other note here. a new congressional budget office analysis found that defunding planned parenthood could increase federal spending on medicaid and other programs. the office provides non-partisan analysis for members of congress. just a few hours from now aviation experts in france will
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begin an examination of a wing flap which washed up on a remote island in the indian ocean. investigators already know the wreckage is from a boeing 777. next hopefully will come confirmation if it came from the missing airliner mh370. anna coren joins us live from hong kong with the details. it is interesting, anna, the french asked an australian expert to take part in the examination. why is that? >> reporter: look, john, the australians have been in charge of the search for mh370 since the very beginning. when the plane disappeared in march of last year with 239 people on board. it was shortly after that the australians were placed in charge of that search off the coast of western australia. so really it does make sense for the french to involve the australians considering the experience and the expertise that they have. of course the french have plenty of experience when it comes to air crash investigations. but with mh370 they are quite
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new to it. hence they need the help. obviously, there are malaysian officials at this lap in toulouse as well as the french plus an expert from the australian transport safety bureau that has been flying there. we heard from the australian deputy prime minister warren truss a short time ago saying that they had accepted an invitation, they hoped this expert can be of assistance. but we know certainly that that lab will open wednesday afternoon local time in toulouse and they will obviously begin analyzing this flaperon, this part of a wing of a boeing 777 that has been confirmed and to see whether there is a direct connection to mh370, john. >> that's about an hour and a half, maybe two hours from now. and anna, the australians have also admitted that the initial drift modeling they did, it was wrong. did that have any impact on the
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search for the missing plane? >> reporter: australian authorities are saying no, it did not because the debris search, that ended in april. this initial model began in june. so they believed that if there was any debris to wash up on land it would perhaps arrive in indonesia on the island of sumatra first off. but they have now come out and said that analysis was wrong. they have since looked at new models and they believe that reunion island is obviously consistent with the search that is currently taking place off the coast of western australia. we have to remember this search, underwater search is ongoing. they're looking now at 120,000 square kilometers, of which about half that area has now been covered. but this search area, mind you, is some 3,700 kilometers from reunion island. but according to the analysis, according to their data, it
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isn't unlikely for debris from mh370 to wash up onto reunion island, john. >> thank you. anna coren there with the very latest on this analysis of this flaperon, which everyone is now expecting should hopefully confirm the fate of mh370. thank you, anna. the family of sandra bland, the woman who was found hanging in a texas jail cell last month, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. it alleges that texas authorities showed a conscious disregard for bland while she was in custody. police say the 28-year-old hanged herself with a trash bag, but her family says they don't believe she would take her own life. >> i am still confident in the fact that she knew enough about jesus that she would not take herself out. anything is possible. i wasn't there. but as a mother my inner is
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telling me that she did not do that. now, i'm the first one to tell you, if the facts, the facts -- i'm not talking about the fiction. if the facts show without a doubt that that was the case, you know, i'll have to be prepared to deal with that. but the bottom line is she never should have been inside of the jail. period. a texas state trooper pulled ms. bland over for a traffic stop last month, but it quickly escalated when the officer asked her to put her cigarette out. ms. bland questioned that request and that's when the trooper threatened to taser her before placing her under arrest. now to another case which is calling into question the tactics used by law enforcement in the u.s. yesterday we told you about an 8-year-old boy handcuffed for misbehaving at school. now there's new reaction from the lawyer who's representing the sheriff's deputy at the center of this controversy. jean casarez has the details.
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>> ow. it hurts. >> reporter: the 8-year-old, identified only as s.r., was 3 1/2 feet tall. he weighed 52 pounds when this video was shot by a school employee. >> i asked you not to kick. >> reporter: kevin sumner, a kentucky sheriff's deputy and a school resource officer who handcuffed the third-grader above the elbows -- the child's wrists were too small -- now faces a lawsuit filed by the aclu along with his supervisor. >> you need to behave the way you know you're supposed to or you suffer the consequences. it's your decision to behave this way. >> reporter: s.r. is a special needs student at latonia elementary school in covington, kentucky. according to the lawsuit, he suffers from adhd and trauma. >> you don't get to swing like that. you can do what we've asked you to. >> it hurts! >> as a parent i was shocked. and hurt for that child. i had a lot of questions.
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why would that ever be okay? >> reporter: sumner is also accused of handcuffing a 9-year-old girl, also a special needs student, on two separate occasions last fall. the lawsuit charges that both children were unlawfully restrained and handcuffed at school with excessive force and without necessity. >> sit back down. >> reporter: sumner's attorney told a local newspaper that he handcuffed the children because they were placing themselves and other people in danger and that's what the book says to do. the attorney also called sumner one of the best and most highly trained school officers in the state, adding that the former teacher is totally devoted to kids and schools and education. >> do you want the handcuffs off, you're going to have to behave and ask me nicely. and if you're behaving, i'll take them off. but as long as you're acting up, you're not going to get them off. >> reporter: jean casarez, cnn, new york.
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germany has fired its top prosecutor over his role in a controversial case involving possible treason. chief prosecutor harold runga was sacked on tuesday. he was investigating a political blog accused of releasing state secrets. in published classified plans the government was about to increase its online surveillance. he he accused government officials of interfering in the case, something the justice minister denied. news of the probe sparked proets protests last week condemning the government for trying to intimidate journalists. a short break here on cnn. when we come back, locusts are destroying vast areas of russian farmland. just ahead, a look at why this plague is so bad and what farmers are doing about it.
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the airlines say they will not ship lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo trophies as cargo. the announcements come amid outrage over the killing of an african lion named cecil. meantime, the professional guide allegedly hired for the cecil hunt is expected in court in zimbabwe today. theo bronchorse faces poaching charges over the lion's killing but says he's innocent. zimbabwe officials say he and another man were paid $50,000 by american dentist walter palmer for the hunt. palmer has publicly apologized, saying he did not know the hunt was illegal. farmers in southern russia are desperately trying to save their crops. a ferocious swarm of locusts has invaded the region and a heat wave might be to blame. details from matthau chance. >> reporter: not for 30 years say officials has russia suffered a plague like this. vast areas of the country's agricultural south are seeing
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swarms of locusts devour entire fields. officials say at least 10% of crops have already been destroyed. it's devastating the livelihoods of local farmers like piotr stefenchenko. "look," he says. "there's nothing left on the corn. the locusts ate it all, from the leaves to the cobs." officials from the russian ministry of agriculture say they're stepping up efforts to save the harvest, declaring a state of emergency and spraying the crops with powerful pesticides. but officials admit the locust swarm is moving too fast across southern russia. >> translator: volgograd, dagest dagestan, there is no more food left for locusts there. so they have flown to a new source of food. they have wing spans of nearly 12 centimeters, like small sparrows. >> reporter: some frustrated locals have posted videos of
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themselves trying to hold back the tide. but it all seems futile in the face of such an overwhelming russian swarm. matthew chance, cnn, moscow. well, here's one for all working parents. employees at netflix can now take unlimited paid parental leave. the u.s.-based streaming service says the policy applies to the first year after a child is born or adopted. both parents can take as much time off as they want during that period. the company already has awn limited polts for vacati eed po sick days. wow. netflix says the goal is to attract and retain top employees in the competitive tech field. still to come donald trump is still just a candidate in the election race but it's clear he already considers himself a bit of a winner. we'll tell you what he calls anyone else who doesn't measure up. >> i don't know if it's the >> i don't know if it's the right number. zeitlin ♪ is man kind? are we good?
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blue marble in all its glory. the msg4 satellite was launched mid july by the european space agency. it will beam back photos of the earth's surface and atmosphere in 12 different wavelengths every 15 minutes. that's once it's fully operational in just a few months from now. a 90-minute flight from new york to london, four times the speed of sound. all sounds too good to be true. but the aircraft manufacturer airbus has been granted a patent for a new generation of passenger jets that might just do that. here's some perspective. the now retired concorde made that same trans-atlantic flight in 3 1/2 hours. airbus says the new concept is still being researched, might never happen. but it got the patent to protect its intellectual property. back to donald trump now. he sure isn't afraid to speak his mind, and you may notice the billionaire presidential candidate hayes choice word to describe those he does not like. jeanne moos reports on the donald's favorite insult.
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>> reporter: it's a word donald trump isn't usually at a loss for. >> we have losers. we have losers. >> reporter: sometimes the loser is generic. but usually the loser has a name. >> well, rosie's a loser. she's always been a loser. >> reporter: trump is always tweeting the l word. his targets range from websites. the huffington post is such a loser. to pundits. >> you know, when i watch a george will or a charles krauthammer, i watched them for years, they're losers. they're just losers. >> reporter: he even called a misusa contestant a disgruntled loser after she called his beauty contest rigged. >> she suffers from something called loser's remorse. she lost. >> reporter: and she did lose the lawsuit he later filed. in donald trump's wormd there seem to be varying degrees of loserdom. he's called fellow republican karl rove a loser, a proven loser, and a total closer. while actor russell brand was a major loser. to which brand responded, "are you drunk when you write these
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tweets?" as for cher, bang bang he shot her down. >> cher is somewhat of a loser. she's lonely, she's unhappy. >> reporter: when he's feeling happy he tweets to everyone including all haters and losers, happy new year. when asked about his name calling -- >> using terms like dummy, loser, total losers. is that something you would continue doing if you were president? >> oh, i don't think -- look, when people attack me, i let them have it back. >> reporter: trump quoted his own book, "show me someone without an ego and i'll show you a loser." but compared to ace ventura -- >> loser! >> loser. >> reporter: -- trump's delivery is low-key. >> loohoozaher. >> reporter: jon stewart wondered what trum woman say about our founding fathers. >> john hancock. he's a loser. what kind of a loser needs to put his name in giant letters on everything. hey, what? >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn.
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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com monsoon floods in india and southeast asia are killing hundreds and may have led to a disastrous train derailment. investigators in france will begin looking at the piece of plane wreckage today. and a cnn exclusive we take you deep into the woods in hungary where people are escaping the syrian civil war camp out to hide from police. i'm errol barnett with you for the next two hours on cnn. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. this is "cnn newsroom." the u.s. presidential race is about to enter a new phase with the first debate of the primary season just a day away.
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and take a look at national polling results. they were used to decide the top ten contenders who will appear in the primetime event. the other seven candidates will face each other in a separate earlier forum. our dana bash reports that all the cants will try to carve out the issues and grab the spotlight from the front runner, donald trump. >> reporter: in new hampshire this sneak preview of what the republican debate stage will look like with one glaring exception, donald trump. >> i have had great success and they, you know, just -- and people see that. and i would but all of that energy and whatever that brain power is, whatever that type of -- >> so donald --
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>> reporter: tonight the key question is how everyone else will navigate the trump dynamic. sources close to scott walker say he plans to plan to pivot to his own report of fighting for conservative principles. >> what will make the difference is that people will realize they want someone who can fight and win. >> reporter: jeb bush was asked if he ever imagine head would be in a debate with a reality tv star. and john kasich's unorthodox approach. it was announced today he will edge out the candidate who has been itching to go head to head with trump, rick perry. >> donald trump's candidacy is a -- >> reporter: debate rules say only the ten with the highest national poll numbers will be on the stage together. it puts trump on the main stage
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with former governor jeb bush, governor scott walker, mike huckabee, along with senators ted cruz, marco rubio and rand paul and governors chris christie and john kasich. that leaves seven other candidates hunting for attention in other ways. lindsey graham found creative ways to destroy his cell phone after trump gave out his number on live tv. >> let's try it. >> reporter: trump got a taste of his own medicine. gawker published one of his personal numbers. and even though in the top ten are look for buzz. ted cruz cooked bacon by heating up his weapon. a top aid to one of the ten candidates on the main debate stage said something wise to me. and that is historically you
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don't win one of these early debates but you sure can lose. dana bash, cnn, washington. joining me now is cnn's political commentator, anna navarro who is a friend and supporter of marco rubio and jeb bush. how do you feel about your favorites preparing to share the stage with donald trump? what are we in for? >> frankly i am surprised. i think it's almost surreal what we are seeing on the republican side. if you told me six months ago that donald trump would be not only running but leading in the center stage i would be incredibly surprised and i still am surprised but it is what it is. i think that donald trump sucks up a lot of the oxygen in the room. he is entertaining.
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everybody else will have to be themselves and going to have to be strong on policy, stick to the rules. they can't outtrump trump. he is the entertainer, he is the reality show star. the other guys are there to be the serious substantive candidates. >> you don't expect rubio and bush to go after trump but allow him enough rope to hang himself? >> well, you know, under the campaign -- under the debate rules if you attack somebody, that person on the stage gets 30 seconds rebuttal. if you go after somebody the only thing you're doing is giving your opponent that much more time. i think that they've got to be themselves. i think they've got to stick to their own agendas, answer the questions that are posed to them. i hope they are concise. it's one of the most challenge parts of being in a debate. answering the questions in a tight manner in the time frame.
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i hope they show humor and have wit and are quick but it's they have to be themselves. they can't be there, being you know, an alternative to trump or having trump dominate what's in their head. they got to be themselves. >> they will be grilled by the moderators. let's talk about the bigger general issues, specifically the latino vote. is it crucial for a republican presidential win but it's latinos have a deep dislike of donald trump and a preference for democratic candidates over republicans. how will that be dealt with, do you think? >> well, if you ask donald trump at the latino vote, he since he lives in a parallel universe will tell you that latinos love him. 75% of us don't love him and i think that is a low number. i think that if you ask people
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like jeb bush or marco rubio or ted cruz there will be two hispanics on that stage and one man, jeb bush who is married to a mexican woman and is the father of mexican-american children, children who are half mexican, half american. so you know, i think that, the answer depends on who the person answering is going to be. >> many issues will be discussed. but surely there will be fireworks as well. anna navarro thank you for your insight today. now we want to get you to india where days of pouring rain and heavy floods are affecting millions of people. authorities say at least 178 people have been killed in west bengal. hundreds of thousands of people have fled to relief camps and officials are struggling to keep the situation under control.
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in india 25 people are dead after two trains were derailed and swept off a flooded bridge. a rescue operation is underway at this hour there. ravi now joins us with the latest. what do we know about the jewel train derailment and i guess because it's potentially caused by the flooding the risk for similar accidents? >> reporter: the risk is there and this is partly an infrastructural issue across india. the railway industry admits it is not equipped to deal with things like this when the rain and the floods overwhelm the tracks. what happened in this case is that flood waters completely overwhelmed the tracks. there was mud and the trains slipped and derailed. two express trains derailed.
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hundreds of people have been injured the death toll may rise. it is currently 27. but we are expecting it to rise and there may be more such incidents on india's east coast which is being lashed by a cyclone. days of torrential rain continue to wreak havoc across india with west bengal among the hardest hit areas. flash floods have claimed dozens of lives. rivers have run their banks, roads and bridges have been washed out. dams are overflowing. many villages remain under water. the incessant rain has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their home for higher ground. many are seek shelter in makeshift government relief camps where they can get food, clean water, and first aid but it's some local residents are
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angry say they have received little help from the government and have been left to fend for themselves. >> translator: we have been living in a tent for days. last night we got rice but no water. they say only residents will get relief aid. they are also poor people, why do they not get aid? >> reporter: devastation like this is not unusual during monsoon season. the country receives 80% of annual rainfall from june to september. rain that is crucial to india's farmer and crops but also a curse when it brings flooding like the country is seeing today. so errol, it can be a pleszing and a curse every year. the monsoon rains condensed in a short period. they are also the cause of a number of deaths according to india's disaster relief authority every year some 1600
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indians lose their lives in accidents caused by flooding across the country. so what we're seeing right now, while it is very tragic, it is not entirely unusual. >> all right, ravi argrawal, we'll see you next hour. we want to bring in ivan cabrera, this is a weather system that is impacting the entire region. >> we had two areas. the monsoon has been ongoing with incredible rains. that is typical for this time of year. but we have this cyclone in the bay of bengal that congrecentra the rain there. this is a seven-day map. you'll be able to see the estimated rainfall. remember this is not just impacting india. this is bangladesh and myanmar which has been hit incredibly with pockets of a meter of rainfall.
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and we were raining before that. we had the tropical cyclone that began as a low along the monsoonal trough and when it hit the bay, it essentially blew up here and stuck in place for just a week. it spun there with incredible amounts of rain and that's why we had the flooding issues there. if you look at the map we are above normal. this is separate stuff right here. 108 above normal and in west bengal. 55% above normal from the tropical cyclone. but parts of india are still in a deficit where we can use the rainfall here. the remnant low here which is at this point done, this is what is left of the tropical cyclone. dropped 150 millimeters of rainfall. we are done at this point with this enhanced low with that tropical cyclone. what we are dealing with now are the typical rains that happen in the afternoons in bangladesh and
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myanmar. 100 millimeters not out of the question and not unusual for this time of the year. i want to update you on the typhoon here, weakening a bit but it's i think this is a temporary weakening. yesterday we were at 285 kilometer per hour winds and now we're at 215. we are now, though, going to get hung up on the winds here. as it slams into taiwan in about 48 hours the main threat as it is usually with taiwan, will be this incredible amount of rain. 500 millimeters to a meter of rainfall because in taiwan, errol, as you know, we have the coastal range on the side of the island. as that storm piles in we get the enhanced lift from the mountains. on the western side where we have taipei that's you get incredible rains coming down the mountain and get the flash floods. that's the main concern is the
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rainfall. >> we'll watch that closely. see you again soon. we want to update you on another big story today. within hours from now, aviation experts in france will begin analyzing a wing flap which washed up on a remote island last week. they will determine if it is in fact part of the missing malaysian airlines flight 370. investigators have confirmed the wreckage is from a boeing 777 and mh370 is the only missing 777 on this side of the world. it is possible the debris from the search area could have drifted to the island. anna coren joins us live with more on all of this. and we should note this is an important day for relatives of victims from mh370. we could get confirmation but just update us on how many nations will be represented and i guess what we can call the
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flaperon investigation room. >> reporter: in that lab in france, which is where these officials will gather local time this afternoon they will be analyzing that wing part known as a flaperon. this is the start of this investigation. this analysis is to determine whether or not it is part of mh370. many people believing that is it but until we have those definitive answers, still is a piece of wreckage but it's what we do know is that it is part of a boeing 777 that was found on reunion island 3,700 kilometers from that search area that is being carried out in the indian ocean off the coast of western australia. that search is still continuing. it's the french leading this investigation. this analysis, they're joined by the malaysians and they have
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invited an australian expert. it's the australians that have been leading the search in the indian ocean now for almost 17 months. so really it's their expertise and experience on this particular tragedy, really, the mh370, this investigation, that they've called on the australians to get involved as well. so, really, we won't know until they begin analysis. and we heard from the australian deputy prime minister warren truss saying that we might get some definitive answers later this week. but i think it's very important to note that the malaysians and french certainly haven't said anything of the sort at this stage. >> it's an important piece of debris should it be confirmed from mh370 it can answer questions like if the plane
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disintegrated in the sky. we just don't know. there were a number of other items of debris that have been picked up in and around reunion island. the australian government making a statement about the other debris that has been collected so far. >> they are saying it is unlikely it is part of mh370. you have to remember that this debris has been in the water for some 17 months if it is part of mh370. so really, i mean, obviously, this flaperon, this wing part, that -- it is consistent with the sort of debris that would wash up on land. but as for other debris that has been found, it has been quickly dismissed. we should also note there is a part of a suitcase that has been taken to france for analysis looked at in a separate lab outside of paris. but the debris they are focusing
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on is this wing part. they have confirmed is it part of a boeing 777. and what they are look for are serial numbers or stamps, something to tie it to mh370 and give the families of the 239 people of the people on board the answers they want. >> and the entire world watches and waits. we'll of course update you what happens in that investigation room. anna coren live for us in hong kong. five syrian rebels have been captured by fighters linked to al qaeda. we'll show you what it means to u.s. policy in syria. we're back in a moment. ♪ they lived. ♪ they lived. ♪ they lived.
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the pentagon says at least five syrian rebels trained by the u.s. have been captured by an al qaeda affiliate. this is a major blow to the u.s. program to field local forces to take on isis inside syria. barbara starr explains. >> reporter: at least five of
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the initial 54 u.s. trained syrian rebels now captured by an al qaeda affiliate. it is near disaster for the u.s. plan to train a rebel force that is supposed to be the boots on the ground in the fight against isis. >> that's the main focus of our efforts. but you know, we also want to protect them from other possible attacks. >> reporter: the rebels captured after fleeing their compound in the wake of being attacked. the pentagon now scrambling to figure out what to do next. >> there is no military logic to put that small a force in the field. they are vulnerable and they are not going to attack anyone with 40 or 50 people out there. >> reporter: senior officials admit that the decision to put the small group of rebels in this area of syria was a major intelligence failure. they didn't think that al qaeda
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would attack. just a few weeks ago, defense secretary ash carter did not think this would happen. >> we would assist them from defending themselves from attack. >> i think we have an obligation to do so, you're right. i don't expect that occasion to arise any time soon. >> reporter: in iraq, slow going, many iraqi troops undergoing strange but little sign they are ready to begin the all-important battle to retake ramadi from isis. >> if we don't have an iraqi success in the next couple months then we have to start questioning the strantegy. >> reporter: the pentagon looking at what options and obligations it has to move the remaining rebels to safety inside syria. barb -- barbara starr, cnn, the
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pentagon. an al qaeda leader is calling for more lone wolf style attacks. and the group's top bomb maker posted an article calling for more attacks on americans. officials say it's significant because he doesn't usually make public statements. one analyst says he could be stepping into the spotlight to rally anti-western sentiment. officials tell cnn at least 40 people were killed in an operation to retain the al anad air base. it was one the center of the u.s. intelligence in the region. u.s. president barack obama will defend the iran nuclear deal hours from now during a speech in washington. it's no coincidence he will be speaking at american university.
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it's the same place where john f. kennedy gave a speech to curb nuclear arms 50 years ago. u.s. lawmakers have a key vote coming up next month on the current deal and some may be swayed by israel's prime minister who continues to campaign against it. >> the nuclear deal with iran doesn't block iran's path to the bomb but paves iran's path to the bomb. worse, it gives iran two paths to the bomb. iran can get to the bomb by keeping the deal or iran could get to the deal by violating the deal. look at this cnn poll, it found that 52% of americans want congress to reject the nuclear agreement with iran. still to come here on "cnn newsroom," migrants hide out in the dark to avoid being captured by authorities. >> it was a trip of torture.
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welcome back to our viewers in the u.s. and those tuned in from around the world. i appreciate your company. i'm errol barnett. indian authorities are struggling to deal with deadly flooding across the country that's affecting millions of people. the rising waters killed at least 178 and in the worst-hit state, hundreds of thousands of
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people have been forced into relief camps. aviation experts in france will begin examining this possible piece of malaysian airlines flight 370 in the coming hours. this wing part called a flaperon comes from a boeing 777 and mh370 is the only known 777 that's gone missing. locusts are eating up the farmlands of southern russia. the swarms have destroyed at least 10% of the region's crops. the ministry of agriculture has declared a state of emergency and it hasn't been this bad in three decades. the florida home of the american dentist accused of killing cecil the lion has been vandalized. pig's feet were thrown on the driveway and animal crackers were thrown on the lawn. the guide hired for the hunt is
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expected in court in zimbabwe today. he faces poaching charges but says he is innocent. zimbabwe officials say he and another man were paid $50,000 by palmer for hunt. for the latest on this, let's get to cnn's david mckenzie. he joins us live from zimbabwe. the dentist claims his guides assured him everything was in order. what defense do we expect these men to make today? >> reporter: the lawyer of them say they also had the necessary permits, errol, and it's an extraordinary scene here, the intense media coverage of this tiny courthouse here in hwang in zimbabwe near to the national park where walt palmer, this dentist lured cecil outside of the park and talked him and killed him after many hours.
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we expect the landowner to be here this morning. they could face poaching charges which could get them ten years in jail but since coming to zimbabwe, the story is more complex than potentially people were talking about in the first place. those they banned hunting on the margins of the park. one official of the zimbabwe parks authority doesn't know how they are going to raise money for park conservation now. >> that is fascinating. when you look at the bigger picture of this, cecil's death has caused this backlash against trophy hunting. american and delta airlines will no longer transport the big game trophies. but what is the local action there in zimbabwe. many see this type of business
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as key to survival. >> reporter: it's a good point. there is some interest here in zimbabwe because of the intense global interest. but there is a bit of a shrug going on in terms of this situation because people are struggling with their own problems that have been seen to be caused by the political issues here in recent decades. people are just going about their daily lives. but the issue of hunting is a debate. if they ban hunting where will the money come from? very little money has come from the central government to help the parks run. and so they've even gone to putting bank details on the website asking for donations. in the issue of dr. walt palmer, it has had an immediate global reaction. the airlines that fly into the region have banned, many of them, trophies that would be animal heads and skins being sent in the cargo hold of that
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plan. the airline with the most potential effect is delta. there is a frequent flight from south africa into atlanta, georgia. i've been on that flight. and there is also a bit of a backlash from the hunting community itself saying not all of us are doing hunts that are questionable ethically and the dallas safari club itself has hit back at these airport -- airline bans saying they are ill informed and effectively an immediate reaction based on the public specter of this issue. but here in this court we expect the landowner to appear in court. they do face serious charges and the overall issue of hunting and poaching in africa is a serious one and worth focusing a spotlight on even if the issue of this one particular lion is
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not having the same global focus in zimbabwe as globally. >> david mckenzie in zimbabwe for us. in california nearly 10,000 firefighters are battlingtwo dozen raging wildfires in the state. the rocky fire has burned 67,000 acres, more than 27,000 hectares. and at last report it was just 20% contained. as the flames spread thousands are evacuating their home. paul vercannon is there. >> reporter: the fire pushed by the winds versus self reliant rural people. wills were tested when word came for about 13,000 of them to evacuate as the rocky fire exploded. >> when you start seeing smoke
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plumes come up that are severe black you know they're in the brush and they're not that far away. this is a problem. you look at it, it's time to go. and when you see flames. when you see flames, it's really time to leave. >> reporter: so just where did joe welz, resident of this back country for 27 years go? the moose lodge. often a hub for bingo and karaoke and now a haven to ride out a fire that has burned 65,000 acres. 200 to 300 people sheltered here overnight. donated food is piled up on tables. free pie and french toast. >> it's not part of red cross. this is all community here. this is a community at its finest. >> reporter: rhiannon garcia and others hang on weather reports. >> you take a breath.
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it's still contained and everybody is safe. it's like finally. they need a break and we need a break. >> reporter: a break because the rocky fire is unpredictable. jumping highway 20 and messing up any thoughts of leaving the moose lodge for home. >> it has come together beautiful. >> reporter: a bingo hall can look like the taj mahal. the weather took a turn for the better on the rocky fire. some other news also out where david rule from the black hills national forest was scouting a fire when he perished. an autopsy revealed he died of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation. on the rocky fire, they were basically continuing to watch the perimeter of this blaze and
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perhaps an omen from mother nature, you could see elk grazing, look for food between the burn areas. reporting from colusa county, i'm paul vercammen. back to you. now to the migrant crisis in europe. those desperate to reach the uk tried to access the euro tunnel in france on tuesday despite a stronger police presence there. one migrant explained the allure of britain. >> the first day you come in england they put you in hotel, two, three days, one week they after two weeks, now two months you will know if they accept you or reject you. here in france you take more than one year. >> very interesting there. and 300 african migrants arrived
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in italy after being rescued at sea near libya. they had been traveling on two small boats that were sailing towards europe. the international organization for migration or the iom says more than 2,000 migrants have died in the mediterranean this year. and the center of the sea accounts for all but 79 of the deaths. italy and greece have seen the highest numbers. between them they've received more than 185,000 migrants so far this year. people fleeing from the civil war in syria are struggling to get to europe. all in hopes of finding a better life. hungary has become a popular destination. cnn's arwa damon has this exclusive report, the last in her series, migrant journeys.
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>> reporter: the forest feels haunted by the remnants of cast-off lives. a child's stuffed animal, turkish residency cards issued to syrians. look at all these clothes that have been left. there are a bunch of plates over here. these woods make up part of the unmarked border between serbia and hungary, where migrants hide out under cover of darkness to evade capture. shreds of blastic marking the path. we're told these belongings are those of migrants captured by hungarian authorities, something they all fear. this syrian and her family were among those caught and released. >> thank you. her son mohamed was terrified after hearing stories of thieves along the way. she was in constant agony over the baby.
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it took them two and a half months to get here. >> translator: it was a trip of torture. i don't know if europe is worth this torture. >> reporter: no one really knows. to get out of hungarian detention they were fingerprinted, something that hungary is obliged to do under eu law, at times by force. this syrian says he was beaten into submission. >> i keep tell them i don't want but they take me to do it. >> reporter: the fingerprinting means if the migrants are rejected at their final destination they can be returned here. government billboards with messages such as if you come to hungary you must not steal hungarian jobs contribute to the rising anti-immigration sentiment in the country. a government spokesman says the public deserves to be aware of the potential risks posed by
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migrants and that hungary in the cross hairs of the migrant crisis cannot be expected to handle the burden on its own. but part of the team of volunteers says it's deliberate fear mongering. >> i think it's not a new f phenomenon in hungary. >> reporter: a warning about an upcoming far-right-wing anti-immigration rally. at the railway station in budapest many will be traveling to. the volunteers were so concerned about the safety of the migrants they cleared the station hours before the demonstration began. and it's not just hungary that does not want to deal with migrants. europe is struggling with the unprecedented numbers, making
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shasta darlington has more. >> reporter: just a year to go before the 2016 games kick off. r r rio de janeiro. >> it's a big event and transforming the city. >> reporter: but city and state officials are rushing to stamp out controversies. the latest, a report accusing rio's police of excessive violence. it says more than 5,000 people have been killed at the hands of the police in the city. the vast majority of them young and black. the rio state security chief said that is reckless and
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unfair. >> a lot of the favelas near the beaches have been made safer but others are still war zones. rio says it will have 85,000 security personnel on hand for the games. we'll have the biggest integrated security operation in the history of the country, he says. another issue, raw sewage. olympic sailors and rowers will have to glide through waters clogged with it. but officials say that athletes face no risks to their health. for the mayor it's a problem but not for the olympics. >> the olympics for us always meant a chance to change our city and make it more integrated and better. in the case of sewage treatment we are doing less than we said.
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>> reporter: as for the venues, they're back on track. the olympic park, coming together. so is the extreme sport park which will host bmx, mountain biking and rugby. and then there is the question of transportation around the clogged streets of this city of 6.5 million people. high-speed bus lines are being built and new metro lines added. they are slated to be operational by august 2016. >> already the city's on fire. and i think it's going to be amazing. >> reporter: we have this culture of not planning ahead, he says but in the end, everything comes together. for now it's a game of keeping the balls in the air as the one-year countdown starts. shasta darlington, cnn, rio de
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republican presidential debate. and this -- shock and outrage after an 8-year-old boy is handcuffed in school. why the police officer reportedly did it. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm errol barnett and this is "cnn newsroom." within hours, aviation experts in france will begin an examination of a wing flap that washed up on a remote island in the indian ocean. investigators know the piece of wreckage called a flaperon is from a boeing 777. next they will determine if it came from malaysian airlines flight 370. we are joined now live.
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this is a big day for victims. all indications are that confirmations could come quickly but it's what key questions will investigators be able to potentially answer today? >> reporter: errol, a huge day not least for passengers and crew members on board mh370's family and loved ones. and that is why there is so much caution applied to this investigation and these examinations that will be taking place inside this lab. now, yes, determination should relatively come quickly. they found that serial number and a part number. now i suspect that is how they managed to work with boeing to athatch attach it to a 777 aircraft in the for place but it's they can't say it is from mh370 until all parties are altogether in one room to open what is inside
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a sealed container in this laboratory. they will be together and likely be filmed. this is not just an internationally potential crash investigation but a judicial investigation here in france. so now yes, we could potentially get an announcement on mh370 relatively quickly. but they are not telling us when to expect that. all they are saying so far is they will arrive here later on this afternoon. it is 9:00 a.m. local time here this morning. they're going to arrive together this afternoon. they're going to start running those tests. they haven't told us when they will tell us what they have found. errol? >> they want to be accurate and take their time. but meanwhile, there is a bit of a race against the clock still, 17 months into the plane going missing, the search in the southern indian ocean continues. some of the information that they're able to discern from
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this flaperon could dictate or adjust the search in some way. if the flaperon makes it apparent there was an explosion above the surface before the plane hit the surface. there are some answers that officials will be keen to get very soon, right? >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. they will be able to say whether it is definitively from mh370, we hope but it's they are saying they want a direct link rather than try to work it out through a process of elimination. they want to be 100% sure for the loved ones on board flight mh370. next they will be doing the tests to answer the questions how it went down but it's they won't be able to say why it went down. that would come from the flight data recorder but it's they will look at the flaperon and look for potential signs of an explosion. did that tear away where it has come away from the main body of the plane in the air, when it
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potentially hit the water in the indian ocean. that's where we believe it had gone down. will it affect the search? not likely, especially since the deputy prime minister of australia, warren truss and the man leading the investigation in australian martin dolan says they are not about to adjust their search just yet. because according to the drift analysis this piece has come from where it washed up on reunion island exactly where they expect the plane to have gone down. they are doing their search, they say, in the right place. errol. >> such an important day. live near france, we will be connecting with you over the course of the next few hours. we turn our attention to the u.s. presidential race. is it moving into the higher gear with the first debate a day away. national polls were used to decide the top ten republican candidates to face each other in
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the thursday primetime event. the other seven will face each other in an earlier forum. they include rick perry and carry fiorina, the only republican woman in the race. all the candidates will be trying to stake out their pictures on key issues. dana bash also says they will be trying to grab attention from front runner donald trump. >> reporter: in new hampshire this sneak preview of what the debate statement will look like with one glaring exception, donald trump who is leading the pack in multiple polls by double digits. >> i've had great success and they, you know, and people see that. and i would put all of that energy and whatever that brain power is, whatever that type of -- into making our country -- >> reporter: tonight the key question is how everyone else will navigate the trump dynamic.
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sources close to wisconsin governor scott walker says he plans to pivot as much as possible to his own record. >> what will make the difference and how we win the nomination, people want not just a fighter but someone who can fight and win. >> reporter: jeb bush was asked if he imagined he would be in a debate with a reality it have star. >> we didn't have reality tv when i grew up. >> reporter: then there is john kasich's unorthodox approach. >> i may give him a hug. >> reporter: he will edge out the candidate who is itching to go head to head with trump, rick perry. >> his candidacy is a cancer on conservativism. >> reporter: though there are 17 candidates, debate rules say only the ten with the highest national poll numbers will be on the stage together. it puts trump on the main stage
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with walker, huckabee, carson, ted cruz, rubio, chris christie and rand paul. >> i don't know if it's the right number. let's try it. >> reporter: on that note, trump got a taste of his own medicine. gawker published one of the billionaire's numbers and he changed the voice mail. and even those in the top ten are look for buzz, ted cruz cooked bacon by heating up his weapon. >> machine gun bacon. >> reporter: a top aid to one of the ten candidates who will be on the main debate stage said something wise know and that is historically you don't win one of these early debates but you
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sure can lose. that is a driving force behind the campaign sessions, do no harm. >> and carly fiorina is the only female republican candidate. in india, rescue efforts are under way after a train derailment. two trains were swept off a flooded bridge. at least 27 were killed and many others injured. rain and flooding are affecting 10 million people across india. at least 178 people have died in recent days. the government says it is struggling to control the situation as rising waters force hundreds of thousands of people into relief camps. let's get the latest on the situation with ravi agrawal. he's following the story and joins us live from new delhi. what can you tell us about the train derailment and the infrastructure issues that are
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apparent with these rising waters? >> reporter: what we're learning about the train derailment. there were two of them. two express trains were derailed within minutes of each other in the same area in central india near a river. what happens is a sudden flash flood, heavy, heavy rains overwhelmed the surrounding areas. the waters rose. that led to the tracks getting parts of it were just inundated with water and that led to the train slipping and the trains then actually derailed and fell into what was by that stage a pretty significant flooding. some of the survivors from that accident saying that their coaches were filled with water. the death toll we expect it to rise. so far we're hearing from the railway ministry it's about 27 people. hundreds have been issued. and we are expecting a statement
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from the railway minister about what happened and what safety precautions will be taken in other parts of india. >> and separate from the train derailment you have thousands suffering because of the widespread flooding. when we spoke yesterday you mentioned that one municipality was not prepared for this season's intense weather. now you have thousands in relief camps. wondering if those efforts are sufficient or if people are still stranded. >> reporter: the relief efforts have been fairly prompt and on a very mass scale. thousands of relief camps have been set up. the army has been deployed. the national disaster relief force has been deployed. and these are large and competent organizations, very skilled at dealing with these crises. but year after year we see these
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kind of crises erupt in india. the monsoons are not new. and every year, 1600 people lose their lives in flood-related accidents. even with the railways that we were talking about earlier, thousands of indians lose their lives in railway derailments. in some sense none of this is new. the infrastructure issues across the board, weakly built bridges, badly built homes, roads that are cut off from modernization, in those cases the government has an uphill battle. it takes years of investments to fix these issues. >> ravi agrawal live in new delhi for us with the latest on the flooding there. we do want to look at another country in the region, myanmar has been battered by weeks of monsoon rain.
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the government says 47 people were killed by floods there. now it's asking for international aid for the hundreds of thousands of people affected. china has stepped up delivering relief supplies to the worst-hit areas this week. the water has started to recede on the west coast where a cyclone caused heavy flooding. i r ivan cabrera joins us with more. >> myanmar was walloped because of that tropical cyclone there. it is hard to get the ward to some of the villages. they know about the monsoon and know it rains daily and heavily. but if there is something unusual like a cyclone it is hard to get the word out. that's what happened in a lot of these places. we talk about the accumulated rainfall map here from 500 millimeters to a meter of
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rainfall in just the last seven days as a result of the cyclone that stalled across the northern part of the bay of bengal and pumped an incredible amount of moisture right from the bay into myanmar. and that was the hardest hit area. the pocket of heavy rain there is leftovers from the tropical cyclone. you see the spin there, that is headed off. mumbai got in on some of the rainfall. at that point, the cyclone was moving. it was not stalled. but for a good week, it parkd itself across the northern part of the bay. and that's why we are talking about an international aid requirement here for myanmar as a result of that rainfall. this is our next storm here. this is typhoon solador. the winds are 215 kilometers per hour. if you draw a straight line,
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it's headed towards taiwan. taiwan because of the topography here, that happens on the strait of taiwan. but once the storm goes north you get the bands beginning to feed in. and we talk about incredible amounts of rain. the amount that comes with the storm and the amount that is squeezed out over the mountains and it only has one way to go. and taipei is right there. the worst cases with typhoons in taiwan that we've seen, rainfall. >> really? >> yeah. >> a tough situation there. >> the next couple days. >> see you again soon. in california nearly 10,000 firefighters are battling this, it's part of two dozen raging wildfires across the state. the rocky fire in the northwest is the largest and burned 67,000
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acres, 27,000 hectares, roughly the size of sacramento. at last report it was 20% contained. and as the flames spread, thousands are evacuating their homes. >> reporter: at the rocky fire, a test of wills, a stubborn fire pushed by the winds versus many rural people who live here because there are fewer folks around to tell them what to do. wills were tested when word came for 13,000 of them to evacuate as the rocky fire exploded. >> when you start seeing smoke plumes come up that are severe black you know they're in the brush and they're not that far away. this is a problem. you look at it. it's time to go. and when you see flames. when you see flames, it's really time to leave. >> reporter: where did joe welz, resident of this back country for 27 years go? the moose lodge.
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that's right. often a hub for bingo and karaoke and now a haven to ride out a fire that has burned 65,000 acres. 200 to 300 people sheltered overnight. donated food on tables, free pie and french toast. >> it's not part of red cross. this is all community here. this is a community at its finest. >> rhiannon garcia and her visitors hang on weather reports. >> when i woke up this morning i saw it hadn't grown and still contained. everybody was safe and finally, we need a break. they need a break and we need a break. >> reporter: a break because the rocky fire is unpredictable jumping highway 20 late monday and messing up any thoughts leaving the moose lodge for home. more food arrived. >> this community has come together beautiful.
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>> reporter: in a wicked fire a bingo hall can look like the taj mahal. >> reporter: the weather took a turn for the better on the rocky fire in colusa county. also news where david rule was scouting a fire when he perished. an autopsy has revealed he died of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation. now on the rocky fire. very little activity for firefighters in terms of an intense fire fight. they are just continuing to watch the perimeter of the blaze and perhaps an omen from mother nature you could see some elk grazing, looking for food between the burn areas. i'm paul vercammen. back to you. a professional hunting guide accused in killing cecil the
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lion is due back in court shortly. we'll take you back there live after this break. starts relieving pain faster and kills more types of infectious bacteria neosporin plus pain relief kills the germs. fights the pain. use with band-aid brand.
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. welcome back, everyone. the professional guide allegedly
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hired to help hunt an african lion named cecil is expected in court in zimbabwe today. he faces poaching charges over the lion's killing. let's get to cnn's david mckenzie who joins us live from the courthouse in zimbabwe. what type of activity are you seeing and what type of defense might be argued today? >> reporter: the defense they are giving is they say they have the permits for hunting. it's important to clarify something about this case. cecil the lion, the killing of the lion has caused such an outcry about an american dentist luring the lion out of the park and killing it with a bow with his professional guide. the case is not about luring the lion out of the park. that happens all the time here. what it's about is whether they had the right permits for the
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hunt. the guide arrived in the court. he speaks overwhelmed on the attention over this case. take a listen. what do you feel about the charges laid against you and the landowner? >> i think it's frivolous and wrong. >> you think you'll come through this? >> i have a good legal team and hope so. >> what is your feeling about hunting in zimbabwe? >> it's an integral part of our country and it has to continue. if we do not use wildlife sustainably we will lose the wildlife. >> what do you think about the way you are being prosecuted like this? >> crazy. >> he says it's crazy and he blames just quoting him, the media for whipping up the frenzy around this case. but park officials have said
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that there is a major issue of hunting and illegal hunting in this country and they want to clamp down on it. banning hunting on the margins of hwange national park, they are asking for donations to help the park. it indicates that hunting on some level plays an important part in providing funds for these parks. >> we'll connect with you in the next few hours and watch closely this case as the arguments are made. david mckenzie in wang khwange morning. french officials seize a picasso painting this morning. it is considered a spanish national treasure. a cnn affiliate reports that the owner has been seek permission to export the picasso since
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2012. in china, a newborn baby survives after being found in the most unlikely place. you have to see these pictures after the break. and new trouble for the obama administration and the campaign to win support for the iran nuclear deal. and bundling up for the thermostat wars. why men are comfortable in the office and women reach for their jackets. what's this all about? we'll explain, next.
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company. welcome back to our global viewers. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm errol barnett. aviation experts in france will be examining this possible piece of malaysian airlines flight 370 in the coming hours. it's unclear how long the analysis will take. but this wing part called a flaperon comes from a boeing 777. in central india crews are searching for survivors after a deadly derailment caused by the heavy rain. at least 27 were killed and many others injured when two trains were swept off a flooded bridge. the top ten republican candidates will face each other in a primetime debate on thursday night. marco rubio is one of the ten in the primetime debate.
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the senator from florida is the youngest candidate in the race and at the beginning of his campaign ranked high in the polls. but he started sliding in july and analysts believe that is due to donald trump. but some give the cuban americans high marks for the eloquent speech he made to launch his campaign. >> before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of america. but we can't do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past. we must change the decisions we are making. by changing the people who are making them. and so -- that is why tonight, grounded by the lessons of our history, but inspired by the promise of our future, i announce my candidacy for president of the united states. >> joining me now is cnn's
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political commentator anna navarro who is a friend and supporter of marco rubio and jeb bush. how do you feel about your favorites preparing to share a debate stage with donald trump. what are we in for? >> frankly i am surprised. i think it is almost surreal. if you would have told me six months ago that donald trump would not only be running but leading in the center stage i would be surprised and still am surprised but it is what it is. i think that donald trump sucks up a lot of oxygen in the room. certainly he is entertaining. everybody else on that stage is going to have to be themselves. they're going to have to be strong on policy, stick to the rules. they can't outtrump trump. he is the entertainer, he is the reality show star. the other guys are there to be
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the serious substantive candidates. >> you don't expect rubio and bush to go after trump but allow him enough rope to hang himself? >> well, you know, the thing is that under the campaign -- under the debate rules, if you attack somebody, that person on the stage gets 30 seconds rebuttal. so really if you go after somebody the only thing you're doing is giving your opponent that much more time. i think that they've got to themselves. i think they've got to stick to their own agendas, answer the questions that are posed to them. i hope they are concise. it's one of the most challenging parts of a debate, answering the questions in a tight manner in the time frame. i hope they have wit and are quick but it's they have to be themselves. they can't be an alternative to trump or having trump dominate what's in their head.
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they got to be themselves. >> they are going to be grilled by the moderators. let's talk about the bigger general issues, specifically the latino vote. it is crucial for a republican presidential rain but latinos have a deep dislike for donald trump and a preference for democratic candidates over republicans. how will that be dealt with, do you think? >> well, if you ask donald trump about the latino vote, he -- since he lives in a parallel universe -- will tell you that latinos love him. actually 75% of him the don't love him. and in fact i think that is a very low number. i'm not sure what the over 25% are thinking. if you ask jeb bush or marco rubio or ted cruz there will be two hispanics on that stage and jeb bush is married to a mexican woman and is the father of
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mexican-american children, children who are half mexican, half american. so i think that the answer depends on who the person answering is going to be. >> our thanks to anna navarro there. she says she will have many bags of popcorn for the debate. we'll have the highlights for you. now to china and the rescue of a newborn baby who was found head down in the sewage pipes of a public restroom. the little girl is in stable condition in hospital and police are now searching for her mother. got to give you a warning here, the video and police report is graphic. you may find it disturbing. >> reporter: no child should come into the world like this. pulled from a public toilet by abe jing police officer, neighbors called when they heard the newborn crying, wrapped in a
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blanket. she's safe. her mother gone. i think it's brutal for a mother do this says the person who cleans the toilets. he says a young woman walked out alone minutes before neighbors herd the crying. she was acting normally, he says. thousands of people live in this back alley in the chinese capital. no one recognized the woman who left before the police arrives. when the breeze blows through these back alleys, it carries the stench from the single public restroom that everyone shares. when you step inside it hit use the smell, the heat is that much more intense. and you look at these holes in the ground and think this is where a little girl, a baby came into the world. a migrant construction worker from eastern china heard his neighbors calling for help. he followed police into the toilet, pulled out his phone and
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started recording. he asked us not to show his face. i feel so torn and sad. he says, words can't describe it. how can something like this happen? parents abandon thousands of babies each year in china children left in trash bins or toilets are the rare worst cases. in 2013 rescuers saved another new board a boy found alive in a toilet pipe. his mother says it was an accident and she was embarrassed. the boy survived. the chinese government set up baby hatches for parents to leave unwanted children but workers have to turn many away. nearly all abandoned children have disabilities or medical conditions. parents who can't afford healthcare may feel they have no other choice. >> can you forget seeing something like that? >> i'm remember it for the rest of my life, he says.
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police are still looking for this newborn's mother, a woman who left her baby alone, helpless, flushed down the toilet. will ripley, cnn, beijing. there are hundreds of thousands of abandoned children in china. chinese authorities said last year the country had more than half a million orphans in total. but outside groups say that number is closer to a full million. china has more than 30 baby hatches across the country. these are safe places attached to orphanages where children can be left to be cared for by the state. when they opened in 2011 some of them were so overwhelmed with children they had to be shut down. and authorities estimate most of the children who are abandoned there, as many as 98% of them have disabilities. still to come here on "cnn newsroom."
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yet another case is calling into question tactics used by law enforcement in the u.s. an 8-year-old boy handcuffed after misbehaving at school. jean casarez has details. >> ow! >> reporter: the 8-year-old identified as s.r. was three and a half feet tall and weighed 52
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pounds when this video was shot by a school employee. a kentucky sheriff deputy and school resource officer now faces a lawsuit filed by the aclu. >> you behave or you suffer the consequences. but it's your decision to behave this way. >> reporter: s.r. is a special needs student. according to the lawsuit he suffers from adhd and trauma. >> you can do what we've asked you to or -- >> it hurts. >> as a parent i'm shocked and hurt for that child. i had a lot of questions. why would that ever be okay? >> reporter: sumner is also accused of handcuffing a 9-year-old girl also a special needs student on two separate occasions last fall.
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the lawsuit charges that both children were unlawfully restrained and handcuffed at school with excessive force and without necessity. sumner's attorney told a newspaper that he handcuffed the children because they were placing themselves and other people in danger and that's what the book says to do. the attorney also called sumner one of the best and most highly trained school officers in the state, adding that the former teacher is totally devoted to children and schools and education. >> if you want the handcuffs off you have to bhafb and ask me nicely. >> reporter: jean casarez, cnn, new york. now to other stories we're following, u.s. president barack obama will defend the iran nuclear deal hours from now in a speech in washington. he will be speaking at american
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university, it's the same location where john f. kennedy gave a speech to curb nuclear arms more than 50 years ago. u.s. lawmakers have a key vote on the current deal next month. a recent poll found that 52% of americans want congress to reject the deal. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is strongly against the agreement. >> reporter: prime minister benjamin netanyahu, openly waging war against the iran nuclear deal. >> don't let the world's foremost terrorist regime get its hands on the world's most dangerous weapons. oppose this bad deal. >> reporter: making a direct appeal to the american people and the u.s. congress. >> don't let them take your voice away at this visit call moment in history. >> reporter: this has supporters and opponents of the deal face
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off in an epic campaign style battle. powerful groups like apac flooding offices with calls and spending millions on ads explaining the dangers of the deal. j-street, in favor of the deal countered with its own ad. >> the nuclear agreement with iran contains the toughest inspection program in history. >> reporter: president obama and vice president biden personally lobbying jewish leaders today. but the key battleground, undecided democrats, chief among them chuck schumer. his support would be instrumental in swaying democrats still on the fence but he hasn't committed. >> the white house is making every effort to answer my questions. so are the people opposed. >> reporter: those opponents particularly upset they don't have access to the part of the deal where iran is to reveal its
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past bad actions. >> i don't know of a fool that would agree to an agreement they can't read. i got to see it. i got to handle it. >> reporter: and with continued chants with "death to america" on the streets in iran, fear that the reward in iran with cash will lead to more conflicts in the middle east. but on a swing through the region, secretary of state john kerry assured skeptical mideast leaders. >> the white house picked up three key democratic endorsements on tuesday, senators mccain, and barbara boxer. they expect that democrats will continue to rally around the president but they aren't taking any chances and say they will fight for every vote before congress takes up the vote next month.
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elise labbott, cnn, new york. if you are a woman and freezing in the office, you may be the victim of a sexist plot.
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♪ happy birthday to you >> he is used to hearing "hail to the chief" but on tuesday he was treated instead to a chorus of "happy birthday." at 54 he has a new more gray hairs. he met with entrepreneurs invited to the white house. he reminded them he might be available for a job in 18 months. now to something that has caused debates in offices around the world. if your hands and feet feel like blocks of ice at work this may be why. the air-conditioning in many offices is geared toward the comfort level of the average man from back in the 1960s. to find out if that is still affecting us we asked londoners if they are freezing inside when it's warm outside.
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>> yeah, it's freezing all the time. even when it's glorious sunshine out here i'm freezing. i have an emergency cardigan on my chair all the time. >> i think that air-conditioning would be cooler and women would have to wear a jumper. but with the natural air it's good. >> all the women find it too cold. people bring scarves, extra jumpers, all sorts to keep warm. >> that's why i have this. why is it too cold? why? they think it's summer and they put it colder. >> i find it hot. >> some women field the cold more than others. i think it's a personal touch rather than an agenda. >> an emergency cardigan. richard quest gave us his take on the thermostat wars. women might find him a bit
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biassed. listen. >> air-conditioning tends to be set for what was regarded as normal back then, which is why men like the temperature between 72 and say, 74 degrees whereas women like it between 75 and 77 degrees. which leads me to say stop complaining and get out a blanket as cnn has provided for many of the staff here. now what are you complaining about? >> or get your emergency cardigan. and men prefer office temperatures about 22 to 23 degrees and women 24 to 25. >> reporter: you have a right to say vindicated. you were right. the air-conditioning is set for middle-aged men like me.
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>> exactly. bingo. i was right. here is my shawl. this is what i have to wear every day. our winter clothes. >> reporter: our building is at 72 to 74 and you prefer 75 to 77. what are you going to the about it? >> i'm going to urge you start a fashion revolution. my theory is that this is all about you men. it goes back to the patriarchy, but it goes back to you all wanting to wear your nice suits when it's completely hot outside. women, we dress for the weather, for the environment. men insist on manipulating the environment to suit them. >> dress sensibly. keep a wardrobe all your round and you won't be cold. it's not that difficult. >> well, it's more than just
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putting on a sweater or jumper. it's ruining the environment. we pump 100 million tons of carbon dioxide into the air every year to keep you all comfortable in your suits. we spend $11 billion on air-conditioning in america every year. 5% of our electricity goes to this business of keeping you cool in suits. >> reporter: hang on, i think the "washington post" surely n afford to call up the man who day turn down the air-conditioning. why don't you do that? >> we could but you would be hot in your suits. you know, since about the times you were all wearing knee pants and powdered wigs you haven't had a fashion revolution. i want short suits and linen. we got out of hot skirts.
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♪ we now know which republican candidates will face off in the first presidential debate! you know what? not everyone is happy about it. who is in and who is out? we have new reaction this morning and a new poll that could show some trouble for hillary clinton. good morning. welcome to "early start."

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