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that. >> thanks so much for watching. time now for "newsroom" with carol costello. >> have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," new poll, donald trump hammering the competition and still hammering his 9/11 celebration claims. >> there were a lot of happy people over in new jersey. >> his campaign claims there's proof. >> things are all of a sudden materializing. >> what's he talking about? also -- protesters claiming a cover-up in chicago over the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. the top cop is out. >> they are calling for rahm's next -- >> cowl the mayor be next? >> i think i'm doing my job an i try to do it every day. plus, a dire warning about isis. >> our luck is going to run out and they'll be able to achieve something along the lines of what we saw in paris.
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>> right now, secretary of state john kerry urging nato allies to step up the fight. as our allies put it up to a vote. let's talk, live in the "cnn newsroom." >> good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. new polls are out and new shock waves are rippling through the republican presidential race. this one coming from quinnipiac university. donald trump surging, picking up on a few points from last month. marco rubio also gaining and now sitting in second place. ben carson he's fading, sliding into a third place tie with ted cruz. trump credits the çunwavering support of his backers, even in the face of claims that many are questioning. >> they say i have the most loyal people. you know, others if you sneeze, they drop you. me, i can sneeze. i can say things that i think are right. but you notice what's happening in new jersey? they're now finding a lot of people are saying that did take
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place in new jersey, right? i wasn't going to apologize. i wasn't going to apologize. a lot of things happened today where they were dancing and they were happy. there were a lot of happy nehm new jersey. i saw, a lot of people saw it. i'm getting hundreds of phone calls and a lot of other people are, too. things are all of a sudden materializing. >> those comments in a rally last night in waterville valley, new hampshire. that's where we find jeff zeleny and here in washington, chris moody. jeff, i want to start off with you. good morning. >> good morning, carol. donald trump says his supporters are the most loyal. on that count he might be right. for months now he has led all national republican polls but he has not expanded his lead in the ranks of other candidates. he stayed around 25% to 30%. but last night at an appearance here in new hampshire, he spent more time talking about the
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democratic side. hillary clinton's in particular. a lot of bravado when he said he is the strongest candidate to take her on. let's take a listen. >> very importantly, i'm killing -- we are just destroying hillary. we're beating hillary. badly. we're beating her badly. >> but let's put our fact checking hats on this morning, carol. in this new quinnipiac poll he's not at all. clinton is ahead of him by some six percentage points this head-to-head matchup shows hillary at 47%, him at 41%. bernie sanders is beating him, too. he was not right saying he was beating her badly.ç he's still leading this republican field. it's causing so much frustration to party leaders who worry about what he will do in the general election should he become the nominee.
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>> jeff zeleny, thanks. now to you, chris. marco rubio is gaining ground in this poll, not just among his fellow republicans. tell bus that. >> as opposed to donald trump who mr. zeleny said is losing to hillary clinton in a national head-to-head matchup, marco rubio looks at this poll, if he's looking at the long game, he's seeing something he likes. he is in a statistical tie with hillary clinton according to this poll, which is something he can show to donors, something he can show to the gop establishment and say, hey, look, i'm your guy if you want to play the long game here. we can make it to november and i can have a chance against hillary clinton. for donald trump, hillary clinton's advancement is widening against him. >> all right. chris moody, jeff zeleny, thanks so much for parsing the polls. trump says his followers are loyal. that may be true. trump's support is at 27% but it's not growing much. it's stuck there. cruz and rubio, ted cruz and marco rubio are surging.
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and on the other side, hillary clinton's support is growing with you now at 60%. let's talk about this with katrina pierson. she's with the trump campaign. welcome. >> thank you. >> why can't mr. trump get past 30%? >> because of all the kanes in the race. as candidates shift, those points move. there's not much competition on the democrat side. i would like to do a fact check for cnn. donald trump was beating hillary clinton in the last poll. five republicans were beating hillary clinton. it's not fair for cnn to say donald trump was lying. >> we're talking about the quinnipiac poll. it does not show donald trump destroying hillary clinton. it does not show that. >> that poll came out at 6:00 a.m. you used footage from last night. that's not fair. >> is this quinnipiac poll wrong? >> no.ç cnn's reporting is wrong. you used the video clip from
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last night. he was. this poll came out at 6:00 a.m. this morning. >> trump would say he's not destroying hillary clinton. >> the poll he was speaking to before 6:00 a.m. said five republicans were beating her. i wanted to correct the record. >> let's go back to my first point about why donald trump remains at 27 -- 30% support. pat buchanan won in new hampshire in 1996, finished second in iowa he but he lost to dole when some other candidates drop out. some say that will happen to donald trump. when other candidates drop out, the support will go to ted cruz and marco rubio. >> it could go anywhere, carol. i think donald trump went up in this poll. here we are in december. i do think we'll continue to see more shifts as other candidates drop out.
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>> well, donald trump in this most recent poll, this quinnipiac poll did find that 59% found trump untrustworthy. might that be a reason why he's not gone past that 30% support? >> well, not necessarily. when you consider all the media coverage like i just pointed out has been not really fair. but i will say that in this poll, carol, donald trump is -- >> let's go back to the untrustworthiness thing, the 59%. >> sure. >> find him untrustworthy. you say that's the media's fault and not mr. trump's? >> i said it's not surprising considering the media coverage. let's not forget to point out very important numbers in this poll, considering support among women. you've had the media saying for months he's not alienating women. he wins on jobs, the economy and terrorism. those will be the determining factors when the voting begins. >> okay. let's go back to the untrustworthy number. that is important when you come
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to a general election and a those numbers are important. hillary clinton by the way is at 60% untrustworthiness. donald trump has to think about this number. rudy giuliani, we had him on yesterday, he's the former new york city mayor. he had this to say about donald trump and his record of sometimes questionable claims. >> what's going on in this election? why is donald trump allowed to say things had you said that when you were running for president, what would have happened? >> i would have been thrown out of the race. he's judged about you a different standard. maybe it's because of his background on "the apprentice" and he's an entertainer, he's been a big personality. he almost speaks in headlines, gets your attention. and then -- and then a lot of the points he makes are substantive. but the headline turns out to be exaggerated. >> okay.
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so the headline turns out to be exaggerated. might that lend to his untrustworthiness among some voters? >> i'm sure that does to some people. but just pointing off what rudy giuliani was talking about, particularly on your show as well was the 9/11 claims. we have since flipped the script on that topic considering that headline was the simple fact that it did not happen. every anchor on cnn was saying there were not muslims cheering in the streets in america on 9/11. it did not happen. all of a sudden, these reports and claims came out, carol. >> no, no, no. there were not thousands of people cheering. >> you're absolutely right on the comments today. but let me point this out. that was not the original claim by cnn and other networks. the claim was it did not happen, period. and since then we have found out -- >> lay it out then. lay it out then. >> now we're talking about kwan the. >> lay it out. what exactly is donald trump saying about muslims
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celebrating? was it six, a dozen or thousands and thousands? what's his line now? >> mr. rudy giuliani couldn't tell you. he said ç12 -- >> he said anywhere from a dozen to 40. bernie kerrick backed him up. >> he doesn't know either. donald trump is saying what he remembers seeing, which now several other people on networks, including anchors remember seeing. >> was not thousands and thousands. >> it was not an intelligence report. he didn't say a video started the benghazi attacks. it wasn't something like that. he recalled it and simply said it. you changed it and made it out of quantity instead of quality. >> doesn't quantity matter? doesn't six people celebrating differ from thousands and thousands? isn't that different? >> you're saying there were only six now? you have confirmed reports of six? >> i don't know. >> exactly. mr. trump was saying what he saw. there was not an intelligence
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report saying that. he was simply telling people what he saw. since we found out these things did occur, all of a sudden the media is focused on the number of people who were there. no one took a head count. that's what's so disturbing when it comes to some of the media reports. at first you said it didn't happen. >> this is the last thing i'm going to say about this. no one took a head count, including mr. trump, why would he say that publicly as a man running for president? >> he's saying what he saw, what he remembers. many other people have said that today as well, carol. all i'm saying is, don't say it didn't happen and accuse mr. trump of lying. >> we've been correcting the record. according to rudy giuliani there was maybe a dozen or maybe as many as 40. >> even he says he doesn't remember. they say they don't remember for sure. >> they did not see it with
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their own eyes. they did not. katrina pierson -- >> you agree it happened, right? >> thousands and thousands of muslims were not celebrating after 9/11, no, that did not happen. thanks for being with me this morning. i appreciate it. >> thanks, carol. let's move on to chicago now. outrage in chicago. superintendent out and now protesters say rahm emanuel could be next. >> show us your hands! show us your hands! >> protesters claiming a cover-up accusing rahm emanuel of protecting police during his run for re-election. here's chi-raq director, spike lee. >> who made the decision why this tape was held so long and who saw the tape?
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so the day before the judge orders the tape be released, the officer gets indicted. shenanigans to me. >> mccarthy's dismissal following angry protests over the police killing of a black teenager shot 16 times last year. now the department of justice is being asked to step in. ryan young is in chicago with more for you. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. tough times here in chicago in fact, a small number of protesters went to city hall trying to push their way into the mayor's office. that didn't happen. a lot of people aren chatting one down, two to go. days of protests in chicago leading to one official calling for a federal investigation into the chicago police department.
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illinois's attorney general second a request to the u.s. department of justice civil rights division. this as a chicago police board is set to begin a nationwide search for a new superintendent. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. and a distraction. >> reporter: the firing of chicago police superintendent gary mccarthy continued fallout over the city's handling of the shooting of laquan mcdonald by officer jason van dyke, video of the teen who died in a hail of 16 bullets igniting days of outrage and growing distrust. >> now is the time for fresh eyes and new leadership. ç >> reporter: reacting to the pressure tuesday, mayor rahm emanuel announced a new task force to review how the city trains its officers. many wonder if the mayor and cook county prosecutor's jobs could be in jeopardy, accusations swirling that the city tried to keep the shooting under wraps during re-election season shelling out a $5 million to the mcdonald family before a lawsuit was even filed. >> i try to do my job in a professional manner every day. >> reporter: a video cam shows mcdonald running across a burger
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king parking lot moments before the shooting, also fueling suspicions of a cover-up, allegations that chicago police deleted footage from that burger king surveillance camera that may have captured moments leading up to the shooting. >> there was 83 minutes of video that was missing. >> reporter: the prosecutor insisting that the tape was not tampered with. >> at this point we don't know whether or not, you know, there could be any other evidence obtained from them. it doesn't appeared they've been tampered with and did not reveal that kind of evidence. however, the investigation will always continue. >> reporter: carol, we wanted to show you that last part right there about what happened with this video at burger king. a forensic audit has been done. it doesn't show tampering but we have focusing on that partially because we're trying to see if the 86 minutes missing from that was tampered with or what happened to it. something we're still waiting for a comment from burger king about to officially find out what was going on with their
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system. a physical audit we did, we didn't think the cameras pointed in the direction of where the shooting occurred. this is cnn breaking news. there are reports of an armed person at the university of north carolina at chapel hill. faculty and students are being told to remain inside. we're gathering information and will pass informationç along a soon as we get it in house. today could be a game changer in the war against isis. two major u.s. allies debating whether they will expand their role in the fight.
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new developments overnight in the war on isis. four men have been arrested in luiten, england for their involvement in acts of terror. in the meantime, 30 miles south
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in london, a major debate was taking place in the house of parliament. british lawmakers are deciding whether to expand air strikes against the islamic state. all of this as germany gets set to vote on deploying reconnaissance aircraft to help countries pinpoint isis targets. secretary of state john kerry applauded both country's initiatives and specifically cited prime minister david cameron who spoke before his parliament this morning. >> we face the fundamental threat to our security. isil have brutally murdered british hostages. they've inspired the worst terrorist attack against british people since 7/7 on the beaches and have committed atrocity after atrocity on the street here at home. our security services have foiled no fewer than seven different plots against our people. the threat is very real and the question is this, do we work with our allies to degrade and destroy this threat and do we go after these terrorists in their
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heartlands for where they are plotting to kill british people or do we sit back and wait for them to attack this? >> cnn's max foster live in london with more on this. good morning, max. >> reporter: carol, the language describing isis as rapists, butchers, medieval monsters, even. what he's trying to say is this is a case of self-defense. isis are planning attacks on the uk and as a result britain needs to join the international coalition to take on isis in its homeland in syria. >> daesh have been trying to attack us for the last year as we know from the seven different blocks that our security forces have foiled. the terror threat to the uk was raisedç to severe last august, meaning an attack is highly likely. 800 people, including families and children have been
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radicalized to such an extent that they traveled to this so-called caliphate. these terrorists are plotting to kill us and radicalize our children right now. be under no illusion. >> reporter: the vote for air strikes in syria, probably going to go through. he has actually suggested anyone that votes against it is a terrorist sympathizer which hasn't gone well with the opposition parties here. also, hours of debate to go before that vote. what he needs to do is convince all the parliamentarians here is this can work without ground forces. there are rebel groups on the ground. there are effectively ground forces for the troops. but they don't coordinate together. you have to convince a must mps of that. if the vote does go on later tonight and it's a yes, you could have british warplanes in the skies over syria by tomorrow. >> max foster reporting live from london. still to come, the jury in
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this just in to cnn. an important update. the university of north carolina issuing an all-clear after unconfirmed reports earlier of an armed person on campus. that notice coming after classes were temporarily suspended on the threat. the unc campus will resume normal activities. again, everything back to normal and safe at the university of north carolina at chapel hill. good news this morning. in baltimore, a jury is expected to be seated today in the trial of william porter. one of the six officers charged in the killing of freddie gray. attorneys spent the last two days sifting through 150 potential candidates trying to
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find a fair and impartial group. new details about the jury pool are raising skepticism over how well that process is actually working. out of the 150 people questioned, all say they knew about gray's çdeath. and all but one say they were aware of the city's financial settlement with gray's family. perhaps even more concerning, at least two people admitted to knowing the victim, freddie gray. it's unknown whether they were dismissed. cnn's jean casarez is covering this. she's in baltimore. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. late yesterday afternoon, when it was finished, i saw the attorneys come out of that conference room where they had been doing individual questioning, along with the judge and the defendant, i saw a sigh of relief just in their body language as they came out. i think they believe they have to final jury pool where they can select the final jury. that is starting right now in the courthouse behind me. the final jury for the freddie gray case with the defendant william porter is beginning right now.
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the defendant, william porter, he is charged with very serious offenses, involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault are the two most serious. they both are ten years maximum in prison and so he could serve at least 20 years if convicted of those two alone. william porter was not there at the beginning of that van ride when freddie gray was arrested and put into the van and began to be transported. he came halfway through when the driver officer goodson radioed in he needed another officer to check on a person they were transporting. that was william port. that's when he came on. here's what prosecutors believe is so important. he said to freddie gray in that van, do you need medical attention? he was aware. he saw something. freddie gray responded yes. william porter communicated that allegedly to the driver of the van and they did not go to the hospital at that point. secondly, according to the probable cause statement, freddie gray is on the floor of
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the police van. william porter has him sit on the bench but doesn't seat belt him in. prosecutors are saying if that omission right there, not putting that seat belt on him when it was an order to do so in the baltimore police department, that that in essence, among other things, caused the death of fredd)gray. the defense says not so fast. we don't know what happened in that van. we don't know what caused those injuries and nobody was seat belting anybody in and the order had just come down two weeks before. we don't even know if the defendant knew about that order. >> opening statements could begin later today. it's moving along at a faster clip than anyone expected. jean casarez reporting live in baltimore. thank you. good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. unprecedented support for isis in the united states. those are the chilling findings of a new study by george washington university. which says some 71 people have been charged with isis related
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activities since march of 2014. including 56 arrests this year alo alone. of those, the average age is 26. 86% are male. 40% converted to islam. 51% traveled or attempted to travel abroad while 27% were involved in plots to carry out attacks on american soil. this report also shows that there isn't just one face of isis support in the united states. among those who have been arrested, killed or suspected of aiding isis are people from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds. you can see their pictures there. the report notes that many are american born under the age of 30 and had no previous history of radical views or activities. now the man who was once the top military intelligence official for president obama is offering a warning. >> the fbi i know is working overtime today to prevent this kind of an attack.
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paris was eight guys. the attack in mali at the hotel was ten guys. two guys, three guys, four guys could raise absolute havoc in a mall or somewhere -- >> you think it's a matter of time. >> i do believe it's a matter of time. i think our luck will run out and they'll be able to achieve soó)r'g along the lines of what we saw in paris. >> let's talk about this with republican congressman mike turner of ohio, a senior member of the house armed services committee. welcome, sir. >> carol, thanks for having me. >> thanks for being here. do you agree with attorney general flynn. do you think a paris-style attack is imminent here? >> there continue to be calls from capitol hill for the president to take this threat seriously. the report from george washington university shows unprecedented risk. it's not just support for isis. it's risk to the united states and the american people.
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this is a national security issue. we had general dunford testifying before the house armed services committee yesterday contradicting the president's assessment that isis is contain. i sent a letter to the president last month saying the president's statements don't match with the intelligence we're seving here on capitol hill. i served on the armed services committee and intelligence committee. if the president has a rosier picture of what is happening, he should share it. >> as far as threats here at home, how concern ready you that authorities have that covered? >> well, you know, in the previous interview they just noted we only have to be wrong once. i think we're doing an excellent job in tracking people down, homeland security and the fbi trying to find them and bring them to justice who want to do harm to americans but they only have to be right once. the real threat here is isis is working in the united states, trying to organize threats to the american people. it's isis that is the challenge
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and it's isis that this conflict needs to be taken to. >> the president is sending more special ops troops into syria to get better intelligence on the ground so that air strikes will be more effective. is that the right move? and if it is the right move, does more need to be done? >> well, you know, the president has no real strategy. what you just described was i'm going to send people into my air strikes will be more effective limits the actions to air strikes. the president hasn't said what strategy do i need, how do i defeat them? and howç do we get fully behin this? we've had years of this where we've seen iraq and the territory in syria fall. and isis become a stronghold and threaten the west with the president, really turning his back to it. >> what should should he be taking? >> if the president of the united states want tos defeat isis, he has to turn to the military and say do it. he doesn't recognize this is a threat to the united states. having just said they're
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contained he clearly doesn't -- >> you say turn to his military and just say do it. what do you mean by that? >> put together a strategy. he is limiting overall what the outcomes are based upon his rosie picture that we do not have a threat from isis, that isis is contained and there is no threat to the united states. that's why i sent him a letter just last month saying, mr. president, the information, the intelligence we're receiving in the armed services committee and intelligence committee show an imminent threat to the united states and certainly show isis is growing and gaining territory and in strength. those are in the indicators that the president -- >> well, corningman -- >> that his plans are working. >> when you say imminent threat to the united states, that sounds scary. what imminent threat to the united states are you talking about? >> as you know and reported, there are people throughout the united states who are sympathizers with isis, who have been working to coordinate attacks and threats upon the united states. that's why arrests are occurring.
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and as the --s ayour previous interviewer said, it's only a matter of time that someone will get through that we're not going to be able to stop. >> they say there's not a credible threat within the united states. i'm just saying do you know more and can you share? >> they say the risk is great. they're continuing to pursue leads. they are continuing to arrest people. there is absolutely a threat to the united states. it is one that the president of the united states needs to recognize. paris just happened. it was not a figurement of anyone's imagination. that was an unbelievable, horrific tragedy. the president needs to realize we have a real threat here. >> congressman mike turner of ohio, thanks for joining me this morning. >> thank you. still to come in the "newsroom," protesters calling for chicago mayor rahm emanuel's resignation. will he address the outrage again today? start with a positive attitude... and positively radiant skin.
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calls for chicago's mayor to resign less than 24 hours after he asked the city's top police leader to step down. rahm emanuel now bombarded by cover-up claims, accused of hiding police wrong doing in the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. some say it was all to win this re-election back in april. $59 million settlement -- the $5 million settlement with the family finalized one week after winning that race. >> he's been involved in an effort to conceal information regarding this incident, this tragedy, this miscarriage of justice. it was obvious that the video would have had profound impact
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had it been released when it occurred. and the mayor has taken a great steps to ensure that it's concealed. >> adding more fuel to cover up claims, if you watch the dashcam video there's no audio. then there's that missing burger king surveillance footage. and then the charges filed 14 months after the killing and one day before the video was set to be released. we have john arena, with chicago's 45th ward with us. welcome, sir. >> good morning, carol. >> is there a cover-up in chicago? >> i think we have an awful lot of questions that need to be answered as you laid out in the beginning of this segment. i think lisa madigan calling for the justice department to do an investigation is an important step. weç cannot self-investigate
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something this complex. and this long running for 400 days to, you know, transpire. we need a special prosecutor. i think anita alvarez has culpability that needs to be cleared up. there are answers that have to be answered and it can't be done within the same circles that allowed this to go forward this long. >> are there questions in your mine, therefore, about the mayer? >> i've worked with this mayor for over five years now. i'm not one of his biggest proponent s at all. i have questions about the way he does some of his policies. in the case of the police department, chicago has the opportunity to do this right. this is national issue in terms of overreaction by officers. we see these cases popping up in cities all across the country. chicago needs to lead. it needs to get back to how can we create a connection between
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our police department and our communities that are in trouble. and what mccarthy failed to do was create a real community policing engagement policy that was at all effective. i'm very happy to see him gone in light of this. i would have liked to see him leave sooner. because i didn't see him really honoring what he said he was going to do when he came in, which was create trust in our communities. these types of issues breach that trust. we're seeing it over and over again. until we answer the questions independently, we don't have those answers. >> some say it is a wonder that this police commissioner mccarthy wasn't let go before. do you know what the murder solve rate is in chicago? i have the number for you if you don't. >> can you repeat this. >> the murder solve rate in chicago. in 2014 it was 28.7%. nationally the murder solve rate is 64%. so if you're a criminal, why not go ahead and commit a murder in
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chicago because you're not likely to get caught.ç >> those kind of statistics are troubling. i think that's why we -- there had been calls previous to this exposure of this video and this incident for mccarthy to leave. because there was not the effective use of the police force or the effective management of the police force. again, those communities what we heard over and over again is the police force just comes in as an occupying force. it is not creating, finding ways to solve the underlying gang problems, gun trafficking problems, the access to weapons and the violence in our communities. >> so how long do you think it might take for, you know, something positive to happen as far as a relationship between the mayor's office in the community, the police in the community? >> i think it would be
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impossible to give you a time line now. i think this is just starting. we need to, like i said, show the country that large cities can establish police forces that are part of our communities and not occupying forces in troubled communities, that they can engage in the solution to the problems of violence by going to the many members of these communities that are willing to work hard, that are willing to step up. the army of moms that is taking over blocks from gangs. those are the kind of groups we need to support. and the please need to be a part of that solution. but before we can rebuild that, we need to find a new leader, new superintendent for the chicago police department. the mayor has to answer these questions about what led to this, why did we wait so long. anita alvarez, the state's attorney needs to answer these questions. i think it has to come from this oversight from a justice department investigation like
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the state's attorney, lisa madigan has called for. outside audits, establishing ig oversight over the police review process. we have the police review board and the independentç police review board as well where civic engagement and oversight is part of the solution. trust has to be regained here. this is a massive breach of trust that has to be resolved here. >> thank you for being with me this morning. >> you're welcome. now a stand from an unlikely and fictional hero, batman is taking on police brutality. dc comics revealed its latest installment last wednesday, one day after police officer van dyke was charged with murder. the comic depicts a young african-american man with his hands up and the -- one of the
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a presidential war of words, tensions growing after turkey shot down a russian fighter jet last month. russian president vladimir putin accusing turkey of downing the plane to protect its secret oil deal with isis.
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just today russia claiming that the turkish president himself and his family directly benefit from that trade. that deal, that oil deal with isis. turkey's president says prove that and i'll resign. he insists the russian plane was violating turk ish airspace, an that's why it was shot down. meantime, bashar al assad is once again coming to russia's defense. ian lee is following all of this for us from istanbul. hi, ian. >> reporter: hi, carol. yeah, we are seeing this row deepen even further between russia, turkey, now you have the syrian president coming in, ganging up against the turkish president erdogan. they're now saying that this downing of the plane is revealing something else about the turkish president. take a listen. >> has shown the recent tension of erdogan who, let's say, lost
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his nerve just because the russian intervention has changed the balance on the ground. so the failure of erdogan in syria, the failure of his terrorist groups means political demands. so he wants to do anything in order to put obstacles in front of any success. >> reporter: carol, russia came out with those accusations, allegations that turkey is buying oil from isis yesterday. we saw erdogan say show me the proof. well, russia today coming out saying they have specific evidence. and as you said, erdogan said he would resign if they could prove it. but turkey has hit back, saying that, in fact, it's russia's ally, the syrian regime, that is buying this oil from isis. they say they have evidence from the u.s. treasury department that shows they are the ones that are funding this terrorist
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mcdonald. the top cop is out. >> they're calling for rahm's head. >> could the mayor be next? >> i think i'm doing my job, and i troo i to do it every day. plus, a dire warning about isis. >> our luck is going to run out, and they're going to be able to achieve something along the lines of what we saw in paris. >> right now secretary of state john kerry urging nato allies to step up the fight as our allies put it up to a vote. let's talk. live in the "cnn newsroom." and good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we bee gigin with new developme in the war on isis. four men have been arrested in britain for involvement in acts of terror. searches now under way in several homes connected with that investigation. in the meantime in london, a major debate is taking place in the house of parliament. british lawmakers are deciding whether to expand airstrikes against the islamic state. all of this as germany gets set to vote on deployi ining
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reconnaissance aircraft to help countries pinpoint isis targets. secretary of state john kerry has applauded the actions of both country, and specifically commended the leadership of prime minister david cameron who spoke before his parliament this morning. cnn's max foster live in london with more on that. hi, max. >> reporter: carol, quite strong language coming from david cameron today. effectively, what he's saying is you cannot contract out britain's security. currently, a coalition led by the united states is taking on isis in syria, and britain should be involved in that as well. because britain is vulnerable to attacks from isis. they're probablying planning them now, radicalizing british children right now. take a listen to some of the language today, carol, as he spoke to parliamentarians, trying to convince them to back him in the vote for strikes against isis in syria. >> i know there are some who suggest that military action could, in some way, undermine our counterextremism strategy by
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radicalizing british muslims. so let me take this head on. british muslims are appalled by daesh. these women-raping, mud limb-murdering, medieval monsters, they are hijacking the peaceful religion of islam for their warped ends. >> reporter: ten-hour debate, carol, ahead of this vote tonight. and a few people skeptical about what he has to say, what sort of plans has he got for after the attack? and will it work without ground troops? he argues there's enough rebel forces on the ground that they can work with which are effectively a ground force for the coalition. but lots to convince all of those parliamentarians. the vote's probably going to get through. it has to be said, it's just by what sort of margin, but we'll obviously bring the vote as it comes in. >> max foster reporting live from london, thank you. new polls are out this morning, and new shockwaves are rippling through the republican presidential race. this one coming from quinnipiac university. donald trump is building on his lead a little, picking up a few
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points from last month. marco rubio is gaining and now sitting in second place. and ben carson is fading. he slides into a third place tie with senator ted cruz. now, if donald trump is worried about this, he's certainly not showing it. he's already looking ahead to the general election and the leading democrat, hillary clinton. here's what he said at a new hampshire rally last night. >> very importantly, i'm killing -- we are just destroying hillary. we're beating hillary. badly. [ cheers and applause ] we're beating her badly. >> but he's not doing that in this most recent poll. the quinnipiac poll shows if the election were held today, hillary clinton has the lead. let's check in with cnn politics reporter m.j. lee. m.j., tell us more about this poll and the important points in it. good morning. >> good morning, carol. well, democrats would be thrilled if donald trump ended
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up being the republican front-runner. while he has been in the lead in the party for a while now, he actually does not do well against hillary clinton, at least not right now. the numbers that you just showed, he would be actually behind her by at least six percentage points, 47-41. and some of the other candidates, carson and cruz, do not do well against clinton either. 46-43% for clinton versus carson. and then 47%-42%, clinton versus cruz. the one republican that democrats do fear going up against hillary clinton in the general election would be marco rubio. the more so-called mainstream candidate within the republican field. if clinton were to go against marco rubio come november, it would be 45%-44%. so really neck and neck right now. so i think the question for the republican party right now going forward is can another republican candidate other than donald trump, like marco rubio,
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gain some ground in the coming months and try to give the democratic nominee, which we believe will be hillary clinton, for the time being, you know, can someone give him a run for -- give her, actually, a run for her money come november? >> all right, m.j. lee reporting for us this morning, thank you. many political observers, though, say ted cruz is actually the man to watch. he is the stealth candidate and a smart one. it wasn't long ago these clips started showing up online. that's cruz's kids and his wife. they're fighting to say grace before dinner. >> dear jesus, thank you for the food. thank you for the day. thank you for my family. thank you for my friends. thank you for my puppy, amen. >> amen. >> cruz also has a good ground game going on in iowa, appealing to evangelicals. rick tyler is with the cruz campaign. rick joins me live now. welco welcome, rick. >> good morning, carol. >> thanks for being here. we have to talk about donald trump first. he's at 27% in this latest poll.
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he's been hovering at that level in many polls over the past many months. he can't seem to break that 30% mark. why do you think that is? >> well, he's reached some sort of limit. i don't want to predict on what donald trump is going to expand or not, but the fact is he hasn't been able to expand. we've been steadily growing and i'm very encouraged by the poll numbers. they're just a poll, a national poll, but it represents a trend. we've been steadily building a campaign, as you mentioned. we're more organized in the early states than all of our competitors. and that's what's going to count because on election night, in each of the caucus states and early primary states, you've got to actually get people to go to the polls. we're organized to do that, and we're excited about it. >> just one more question about donald trump. his claims that thousands and thousands of muslims were cheering after 9/11 and his failure to prove that, do you think that's hurting him? >> well, according to the poll, it hasn't been hurting him.
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look, i'll leave it to trump and his campaign. i'm sure everybody would like to see it. we'll see it or we won't see it. i can't predict on how people are going to react to you know, whatever donald trump says or doesn't say. >> i actually can't help but notice that senator cruz is not actually after mr. trump, but it appears to be he's after marco rubio. the senator recently calling senator rubio a neocon. he linked him -- he likened him, actually, to hillary clinton. why rubio and not trump? >> well, marco rubio has attacked senator cruz on his national security record. but when marco rubio is trying to do is distance himself from the gang of eight bill, none of which of the provisions he's actually walked away from. with the gang of eight bill would do is to give legal status to millions of people who are here illegally including citizenship. it also had a provision that would allow the president, president obama, to declare
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who's eligible for asylum and refugee status. so instead of the refugees, we're all arguing over now, whether they should or shouldn't come, on the gang of eight which he supported, all of these more people, more refugees, would be let in. and as we know, there's no real vetting being done on these refugees because there's no database to compare them to. and so that is a big weakness in marco rubio's record. and what he's trying to do is shore up his record and have people not notice his leadership on gang of eight. and so what does he do? he tries to attack someone else and their leadership. but the quinnipiac poll show that people trust cruz to be commander in chief. they showed that he had very strong leadership on foreign policy. i think they trust senator cruz to keep the country safe. >> well, something worrisome for ted cruz in this poll, though, if he goes up against hillary clinton, he loses. >> well, let me just comment on that. that's a national poll, and that's not how we elect candidates. campaigns are dynamic. we elect them state by state.
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so we're effect i have beenly tied for first place in iowa. we hope to win iowa. we're in the top four in all the early states. but beyond that, we're organized in the march 1 state, and we have over 140,000 volunteers who have signed up. we have 1,000 team leaders -- actually, 1,300 team leaders around the country. once we get beyond the early states which cruz will do very well in, we're prepared to go to march 1. i'm not sure all of the other candidates are prepared to do that. >> rick tyler, thanks for being with me. i appreciate it. >> thanks, carol. you bet. >> you're welcome. still to come in the "newsroom," chicago's top officer fired. now the mayor is facing growing calls to step down himself. this is the best block of all. it's like candy cane lane. i know. oohhh. oh, holiday ferris wheel. i kind of love it. look at those reindeer. jeffrey, you're awfully quiet back there. i was just thinking... maybe it's time to finish this test drive and head back to the dealership? that is so jeffrey... soooo jeffrey... so jeffrey... oh. elfs.. it's practically yours.
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outrage in chicago. the mayor forcing the police superintendent out. and now protesters say rahm emanuel should be next. >> show us your hands! show us your hands! show us your hands! >> protesters claiming a cover-up, accusing mayor rahm emanuel of protecting police during his run for re-election. the police superintendent, mccarthy's, dismissal following angry protests over the police killing of a black teenager shot 16 times last year. ryan young is in chicago with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. look, there's a process here in chicago to fire police officer. in fact, the superintendent didn't have the power to fire that officer. he could only take away his police powers. that officer on desk duty. jason van dyke for 13 months. now that the video has been released, the follow-on has been that, of course, the mayor did fire his superintendent. now they're saying, look, maybe it needs to go all the top. that also will be a conversation
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because anita alvarez is running for re-election. that election taking place in march. another conversation about the cover-up here. what did people know? think about the videotape where 86 minutes are in question. whether or not that's missing. people want to know exactly where that video is and whether or not anyone ever deleted it. in fact, anita alvarez talked about that just last week. >> at this point, we don't know whether or not, you know, there could be any other evidence obtained from them. but it doesn't appear that they've been tampered with. and did not reveal, you know, any of that kind of evidence. however, the investigation will always continue. >> reporter: she tells us there was a forensic audit of that system, and it didn't show that anyone deleted the video. so we're not sure what happened. was there a malfunction? we've actually asked burger king what was going on with that system. we dent to that burger king. it doesn't seem like the camera was pointed toward the scene. that's something else we'll have to figure out in the days coming. but there are a lot of people
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calling for changes. the mayor is actually talking right now at another news conference. as we get more information we'll, of course, pass it along to you. carol? >> all right, we'll check back. ryan young reporting live from chicago. for the first time, we're hearing from the police officer charged in the shooting death of 12-year-old tamir rice in cleveland. in a statement, timothy loman, the officer, says rice was pulling a gun out of his waistband and posed a threat that was, quote, real and active. the officer also says he yelled "show me your hands!" numerous times, but he says rice ignored the commands. rice, it turned out, was holding a pellet gun when he was shot by police last year. the boy's family is calling for a special prosecutor to take over the case. still to come in the "newsroom," they're young, harder to profile and much harder to catch. what a new study is saying about isis recruits in the united states. next. the best of everything is even better during red lobster's ultimate seafood celebration. with jazzed up new dishes like the decadent grand seafood feast and the ultimate wood-grilled feast
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checking some top stories for you at 21 minutes past. al qaeda fighters have retain two cities in southern yemen that it lost control of four years ago. it launched a surprise attack on zinjibr and jaar. now new armored vehicles and weapons supplied by the saudi-led coalition are in the hands of militants. move on. those words coming from minnesota governor mark dayton who's asking protesters to end their occupation outside of a minneapolis police station. demonstrators have been camped out in front of the precinct since the fatal shooting of jamar clark by a police officer. protesters say they will not leave until their demands are met, which include the release of any video of the shooting and a promise the case will not go before a grand jury. at any moment now, we could get word a jury has been seated in the trial of william porter, one of the six police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. porter arrived at the courthouse
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a short time ago. the jury selection process has been under way for about an hour today. over the last two days, the jurors have been whittled down from a group of 150. out of the 150 people questioned, all say they know about gray's death. and all but one say they're aware of the city's financial settlement with gray's family. so with these details in mind, is an impartial jury realistic? cnn's jean casarez is following that in baltimore. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. we can tell you that court is in session now. let me tell you the latest of what is happening. the judge is on the bench. immediately there was a sidebar, but then all of the potential jurors, and we don't know exactly how many at this point, were brought back, but the judge asked them if any jurors had anything to tell him since last night when they left the courtroom. well, four jurors stood up that they have something to talk about. so now they are taking juror by juror up to the sidebar to have
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consultation with the attorneys and the judge. we don't know what they have to say. we don't know if it's pretrial publicity. we don't know if it's something personal. but that is happening right now. so the final jury selection has yet to begin. but when attorneys went into the courtroom today, we can tell you that they had big poster boards with them. and it appeared as though the defense had a poster board of the route that the police van took. so that, obviously, can be that demonstrati demonstrative aid for opening statements. it also can be used as witnesses take the stand to actually diagram things as through their testimony. but william porter, the defendant, walked into court today. and we do have video of that to show everybody. the prosecution walked in. because today is the day where you really have the two sides. and for the first time, if there are opening statements today, which we believe there will be, we will be able to hear what both sides have to say. but first, that jury has to be selected.
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we were told final jury selection this morning, and those potential jurors are here. so we will tell you as soon as we know who those jurors are as far as male, female. remember, they've been told they're going to be anonymous. they know this is high profile. they're all aware of this trial. they all are aware except one of that civil settlement. but coming back, they must have all said that they could be fair and impartial jurors. carol? >> all right. jean casarez reporting life from baltimore, thank you. just a day after defense secretary ash carter declared, quote, we are at war with isis, and announced plans to send more special ops forces to fight the group in iraq and syria, comes a new study that details who in america is radicalized by isis. the study conducted by george washington university found that as of the fall of this year, 250 americans have traveled to syria or iraq. there are 900 active investigations. 56 americans have been arrested.
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that's a record for terrorism arrests for any year since 9/11. with me now, one of the authors of that study, lorenzo vindino, director of the george washington university program on extremism. good morning. >> good morning. good morning to you. >> lorenzo, one of the more disturbing aspects of your study, there's no one profile for those who turn to isis here in the united states. we know the average age is 26, and most are male, but other than that, the people are very different. >> absolutely. it's a staggering diversity. we have men and women. we have completely diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. we have college students. we have petty criminals. we have teenagers. true, the average age is 26, but those numbers are somewhat skewed by the fact that there are couple individuals in their 40s. if you take them out, the average age goes down significantly. we have a lot of 17, 18, 19-year-olds. they are geographically dispersed. the radicalization trajectory is very different. we have people radicalized over
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a few weeks, and others are radicalized over years. a very complex picture. >> so how difficult does that make it for authorities? >> that's exactly the point. i think law enforcement is struggling, first of all, because of the size of the problem. it's not as big as in some european countries, but the level of the mobilization, the number of people who sympathize with isis ideology is much bigger of any mobilization it would seem for al qaeda in the past. so what we have is we have hundreds of people, probably a bit north of 1,000 people, that sympathize with the ideology. they are mostly active on social media. and for the most part, they just exercise their first amendment-protected freedom of speech, telling who's going to make the leap into militants, into violence. that's really the difficult part. that's where the fbi is struggling. >> so your study also found that 40% of those arrested converted to islam. phil mudd, one of our terror analysts, told me that converts are the most dangerous because they're the most emotionally engaged. do you agree?
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>> i think absolutely phil knows his dynamics very well. we have people who vert and then became isis sympathizers overnight. they don't convert to islam. they convert to isis islam. and a lot of them have somewhat of a troubled personal history, problems in some cases mental illness. criminal behaviors. they are -- some of them, at least, unstable personalities. >> another thing your study found, 51% opted to travel abroad to, i guess, fight with isis. is that because it's easier to recruit an american to go fight overseas? because americans aren't likely to attack their neighbors, per se? >> well, we have seen a few cases, though, of isis sympathizers who have carried out attacks or tried to carry out attacks in the states. i think the reason why the majority want to travel is because they are attracted by the self-proclaimed sort of caliphate in syria and iraq.
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so they are attracted by this utopian new society, by the sirens of an isis message. we have seen a shift, and this is what the fbi was saying a couple of weeks ago. we have seen a shift, less americans are traveling to syria and iraq. and the message that is coming from isis to westerners including americans who stay home, stay home, stay in your country. don't come here. now, whether that means to carry out attacks, it's something we'll have to see over the next few months. but it is somewhat shifting. >> okay. you know i always like to put things into perspective. what should we take away from your study? >> well, the diversity of the profiles is one thing. you think we come up with some policy recommendations. and one of the big ones is that we cannot arrest our way out of this problem. law enforcement tactics are crucial, and the fbi is doing a great job, but because of the numbers, because of the diversity, we need to also supplement traditional law enforcement tactics with prevention. with the involvement of civil society, of communities, of families. and this is what the fbi itself
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is saying. we need alternative tools because prosecution will not always work. >> lorenzo vindino, director of the george washington university program on extremism, thank you so much for joining me this morning. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> you're welcome. this year's black friday was record breaking in terms of gun sales. the fbi says americans bought more firearms on the shopping holiday than any other day in history. more than 185,000 background checks had to be processed the day after thanksgiving. 5% more than at the same time last year. still to come in the "newsroom," hell on earth. how the ex-wife of the planned parenthood shooter describes her time with mr. dear. more details on him next. if you qualify for a sittingham's card today i can offer you no interest for 24 months. thanks to the tools and help at, i know i have an 812 fico score, so i definitely qualify. so what else can you give me? same day delivery.
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checking some top stories at 34 minutes past, the ringleader of the paris attacks offered to pay his cousin about $5,000 in exchange for two suits and two pairs of shoes to be used in future attacks. that's according to sources close to the investigation who say abdelhamid abaaoud planned to fit in. american activist lori behrendsen expected to return to the united states today after spending 20 years in a peruvian jail. now 46 years old, behrendsen was convicted back in 1995 for conspiring with maxist leninist terrorists. she was released on parole in 2010 but could not leave until they are sentence was complete. her lawyer says that sentence was completed on sunday and that
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she can leave after she signs some paperwork. to japan now where over the past two months, at least a dozen wooden boats filled with bodies have arrived on shore. all 22 bodies were decaying, and two were missing heads. japanese officials are trying to figure out where these ghost ships are coming from and what happened to the people who were on board. their best guess so far is that the ships are coming from north korea. new and disturbing details about the suspected gunman accused of killing three people at a colorado planned parenthood clinic. according to "the new york times," people who knew robert dear describe him as a sometimes violent and deeply contradictory man. quote, a man of religious conviction who sinned openly. a man who successfully wooed women, but some of them say also abused them. richard fawcett is the reporter who wrote the article. he joins me now to talk about
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contin it. good morning and thanks for being with me. first dear's relationships with women. one of his ex-wives claims he was aer is yool philanderer, yet he was religious. another wife says he wasn't deeply religious. so in your mind, how would you characterize richard dear? >> well, just to clarify, both of these women, what we believe to be his second wife and third wife, said that he was a religious man. the difference is a matter of degree. and it may be somewhat important. as this case progresses. his third wife, a woman named pamela ross, tells us that although he was very religious and that he was opposed to abortion, he was not particularly emphatic about these things, that it was nothing that was very extreme. his second wife, however, painted a very didn't picture. in the divorce court files from
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the early 1990s, she paints a picture of a man who was much more fervent in his religious beliefs. we've also come to find out that he was -- he had praised the army of god, the extreme anti-abortion group, in 2009, referring to them as heroes. and a source of ours who is close to him gave us that information. the second wife also told us that he bragged that he put glue in the locks of the planned parenthood offices in charleston, south carolina, where he was living probably sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s. >> can you draw any conclusions from what you found out as to why he attacked the planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs? >> well, my understanding is that officials have not come out with an official motive.
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but from what we're hearing from the second wife, it sounds like he had, in the past, held very extreme anti-abortion views and that, in fact, he had targeted this previous planned parenthood clinic. we have not verified yet that the planned parenthood clinic in charleston did get its locks glued. we're working on that still. >> gotcha. and you know, he was living in this shack, almost, in colorado springs. he's been married several times. he lived in charleston, south carolina, and in other places. was this like a slow slide into mental illness for him or poverty, or did you find anything out about that? >> his second wife, and keep in mind, this information that we gleaned from the second wife came largely from an acrimonious divorce and from public divorce
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records. but she, at one point, stated in an affidavit that she thought that he needed some kind of mental health assistance or psychiatric help and that he refused to take it. so i can't really tell you. whether or not we're looking at a long downward slide or sort of spikes of behavior is something that we -- i really can't say. it could be one or the other. >> all right. well, it's a fascinating article. it's in "the new york times" this morning. you can get it online, too. richard faussett, thank you for joining me. what happened to the mayor of juneau? when your cold makes you wish... could stay... bed all day... need the power of... new theraflu expressmax. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.
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just weeks after taking office, the new mayor of juneau, alaska, is found dead in his home. nobody can figure out how he died. his body was found with injuries. many people wonder if he was assaulted. cnn's randi kaye has more for you. >> reporter: about 3:30 in the afternoon, the 911 call came in. mayor steven greg fisk of juneau, alaska, was dead. >> at about 3:34, we received a 911 call from a man, and there was someone who appeared to be deceased inside. the officers were on scene in about four minutes. >> reporter: mysterious deaths like this one, let alone the mayor, rarely occur in this remote capital city of 32,000. a community tucked away on
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alaska' panhandle, often reached by boat and sea plane. the strange circumstances have many in town speculating about what happened. the detectives here are, for now, stumped. the mayor's son had gone to check on him monday afternoon after getting word that others in town were having trouble reaching him. after he looked inside the home where his father lived alone, neighbors said the son could be heard shouting. that's when he called 911. officers rushed to the scene, but the mayor was already dead. right now there are more questions than answers. juneau police say they found no sign of forced entry, and they've also concluded that mayor fisk did not commit suicide. so what happened? some are already suggesting that the mayor was assaulted. the police are playing that down. though the chief did tell "the juneau empire" through that assault is one of the possibilities out there. but that it also could have been a fall or something else. meanwhile, juneau's deputy mayor will take over his duties. she was a longtime friend of
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greg fisk, even taught his son when he was in the sixth grade. >> my husband and i are devastated. he was a wonderful person and a friend. and from the calls that i've been receiving tonight, i'm not the only one who has felt that he was a wonderful person and a good friend to juneau. >> reporter: a neighbor told us fisk was active and in good shape. he hiked and swam often. she said he had a great smile and was a great guy. greg fisk was elected mayor just about two months ago. he won with 66% of the vote over the incumbent mayor after running a very positive campaign. he was looking forward to diversifying juneau's economy and improving the housing market and fixing a tight budget. but all of that is on hold as mystery now hangs over this town. >> it's -- it's just so devastating to have this happen. it's basically unbelievable. >> reporter: randi kaye, cnn, new york. still to come in the "newsroom," talk about the
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forget the cigars. facebook co-founder mark zuckerberg and his wife are celebrating the birth of their daughter by giving away a large part of their fortune. the couple is pledging to donate 99% of their facebook stock to humanitarian projects and charities over the course of their lives. the shares are currently valued at a whopping $45 billion. zuckerberg says he simply wants to make the world a better place to live for his new baby girl. lori siegle joins me now with more. wow! what a grand gesture. >> yeah. >> i can't even think of an appropriate adjective.
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>> i know. and of course putting it out there on facebook for the world to see. very mark zuckerberg. it's pretty unbelievable. he's previously donated $1.6 billion to charitable funds, but this is really taking it to a new level. i want to share with you a video that they posted last night because it was very intimate moment. they actually shot this a few weeks before. when you can see mark zuckerberg is so excited for priscilla to have this baby. and they talk about why they want to do this. take a listen. >> mark is really looking forward to meeting her. >> well, i mean, it's been 37 weeks. so i think it's time for her to come out. having this child has made us think about all of the things that should be improved in the world for her whole generation. the only way that we reach our full human potential is if we're able to unlock the gifts of every person around the world. >> now, carol, in order to actually cause some change, they
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crea created, this isn't a nonprofit. all this money isn't going to specifically go to charity. a lot of it could, but they're also -- they have the ability to invest or lobby for legislation. and also pick what they want to donate to over time. so it will be interesting to see what they actually decide to choose. i know that mark zuckerberg has been very interested in education. and he's also grown a lot as a philanthropist as he's built this huge company. but i will say this. even if he keeps 1% of his shares, zuckerberg is still going to be worth $450 million. he's still a very, very ruich man. i have a feeling she'll grow up very comfortable, carol. >> i'm glad about that. i also understand he's going to take, what, two months of paternity leave? >> yeah. i thought this was actually pretty unique. facebook has always kind of been at the forefront of offering these work/life balance perks to maintain talent and kind of put a message out there. they offer four months for parental leave. he's saying he's going to actually take two months. so for a ceo at this level, also
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this young to really say okay, not only are we offering this, but i'm going to take it is really sending a message out. i think others might follow suit. you're already looking at netflix and microsoft offering more parental leave. i think silicon valley companies have kind of -- and this probably in an effort to promote their companies and keep people there have been offering things like this. i think it's a pretty big deal that he's actually going to do it. >> it really is because i read some poll not long ago that said the majority of americans don't think fathers should take paternity leave which was interesting to me. so at least he's setting an example that, you know, it's a good thing to do this not only for yourself but especially for your child. >> you know, mark zuckerberg and priscilla, his wife, dr. chan, they are in this very unique position where everybody watches what they do. he's created this social network with billions of people on it. and if they fut something out there, people follow. i think what was so interesting
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about this pregnancy, too, he spoke openly. they wrote openly about some of their struggles with priscilla having multiple miscarriages. i think that they are in this opportunity, and a lot of people really opened up after they put this out there. they're in an opportunity to really kind of start a conversation and do it on the social network that they created. >> awesome. lori segall, many thanks. just when you finally got "gangnam style" out of your head, psy is back, this time showing off what he says he got from his daddy. people seem to like it. his new music video already has close to 10 million views. including jeanne moos. ♪ >> reporter: he came riding that invisible horse onto the world stage three years ago. sthoe ♪ gangnam style >> reporter: now the question is can he lasso the success of "gangnam style" with "daddy"? ♪ i got it from my daddy >> reporter: he's back, playing the part of baby and kid. ♪ you look nice >> reporter: daddy and grandpa.
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all at once. ♪ dad dad dad dad dad >> reporter: and while media may say we're so sorry you had to see this horrifying brilliant video full of coordinated flailing, what matters is whether young people -- >> what is this? >> reporter: -- flail along with it. ♪ i got it from my daddy ♪ i got it from my daddy >> reporter: he introduced himself back in 2012. >> i'm psy from korea. how are you? >> reporter: ended up being impersonated and playing himself on "snl." psy taught the horsie dance from everyone to britney spears and ellen to the gang on the "today" show. ♪ lassoing for dear life. psy even handed the reins to the secretary-general of the united nations. >> you are so cool. >> reporter: and then there's the psychology of psy. he told reporters what a struggle it's been, how much pressure he's been under to come
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up with a song that's equal to his first megahit. practically mission impossible, even for daddy. ♪ where'd you get that body from ♪ ♪ i got it from my daddy >> reporter: "daddy" is part homage to the will.i. am song. ♪ it's racking up millions of views. you be my curry, i'll be your rice. ♪ you be my curry i'll be your rice ♪ >> reporter: psy is hoping it's a dish the whole family will like. ♪ i dot it from my mama ♪ i got it from my daddy >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. ♪ >> you be my curry, i'll be your rice. that is such a beautiful sentiment, isn't it? all right. thank you so much for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "at this hour with berman and
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bolduan" starts now. controversy sure doesn't hurt donald trump. so says the polls. but it sure is hurting his closest rival, it appears, in a brand-new race for number two. did the white house ignore warnings about isis because it did not fit their re-election narrative? the stunning accusation from president obama's former military intelligence chief. and moments ago rahm emanuel firing back over accusations of a cover-up involving the shooting death of an african-american teenager. hear what the mayor says and what happened when a reporter challenges him. ♪ hello, everyone, i'm kate bolduan. john berman is off today. a new poll, a brand-new poll out just this morning shows that donald trump is leading by double digits nationally, and ben carson is dropping. d


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