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that's it for us tonight. i'll see you back here tomorrow night. cnn's coverage continues now with john vause. this is "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. ahead this hour, the republican front runner for president donald trump calls for a ban on all muslims from entering the u.s. winning cheers from his supporters, condemnation from almost everyone else. try not to breathe, beijing, for the first time ever the smog is so bad officials issue a red alert shutting down schools and businesses. and music video, the eagles of
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death metal are back on stage in paris and we will have a poignant tribute for an american songwriter in the city of lights. hello. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm john vause. the first hour of "newsroom l.a." begins now. great to have you with us, everybody. in a sharp escalation of his already controversial rhetoric u.s. presidential candidate donald trump is calling for a total ban on muslims entering the united states. >> donald j. trump is calling or a total and complete shut down of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. [ applause ] >> mr. trump's statement comes a
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day after president barack obama urged the country not to turn against each other out of fear. the executive director of the council on american islamic relthss calls trump's position reckless and unamerican. >> donald trump sounds mere r more like a leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours. he and others are playing into the hands of isis. this is exactly what isis wants from americans, to turn against each other. >> trump's call sparked on immediate political backlash by israel cair reports there is approval among his many supporters. >> reporter: as supporters waited in line to hear donald trump speak tonight in south carolina, words started to spread about his latest idea, banning all muslims from entering the u.s. >> donald trump is now saying muslims should not bel loued to enter this country until the u.s. figures out what is going
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on, do you agree with that? >> yes, i do. >> why? >> i don't want them here. who knows what they're going to bring in this country? bombs? isis? what? they need to go. >> reporter: he's not the only supporter backing trump's call for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the u.s. in fact, no one here we spoke with had a problem with the plan. >> that's a very prudent idea and i think that he's done due diligence when he makes that statement. we have to protect our american citizens first and the vetting process in the whole program lacks integrity. >> reporter: that's not true. in fact, the vetting process run through multiple agencies is vigorous. some folks here saying not all muslims are bad when pressed, but say they don't want to take any chances. even if some are coming to terms with it slowly. >> i think that they should go through screening. i mean, extensive screening. i mean, we just let terrorists into this country that did the california shooting. >> he's not saying screening,
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he's say nothing muslims should be allowed to enter the country right now. do you agree? yes or no. it's that simple. >> yes. >> trump's harsh words for isis have also energized his supporters. on fox recently mr. trump shared part of his plan for how he would bring down isis, including targeting terrorist families. >> you have to wipe out their homes where they came from. you have to absolutely wipe them out. it's the only way you're going to stop terrorism. >> reporter: are you in favor of bombing terrorist homes? >> absolutely. absolutely. people will continue to reproduce and they will raise children in their beliefs. somebody just needs to go in there and take control of this. i just think it's going rampant and i'm worried about america, worried about our safe the by they're getting in. they need to be stopped. >> reporter: at a november rally trump had some of his strongest words yet. >> we got to go and we got to not the shit out of these people. >> why do you think he's the guy to take on isis? >> he's got the guts to take it
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on. and he can build a coalition also of other people to take them on as well. >> one other note, even though donald trump doesn't have any political experience and he's never taken the country to war or been in charge of a country at wartime, people who i spoke with still say that they believe he's the guy who can combat isis, he's the guy who can wipe out isis. none of them really had any idea as to how or why they think they believe that when i pressed them, but they just believe whole heartedly that he's the only one, the only candidate who can get the job done. randi kaye, cnn, mt. pleasant, south carolina. other republicans running for president had been quick to condemn trump's statement. john kasich said this is just more outrageous difficult veesiveness that characterizes his every breath and another reason why he is entirely unsuited to lead the united states. this is what new jersey governor chris christie had to say. >> this is the kind of thing that people say when they have no experience and don't know what they're talking about.
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we do not need to resort to that type of activity, nor should we. >> ted cruz said simply that is not my policy. joining me now to discuss this is lynn, associate professor of political science and communications at ucla. thanks for being with us. first of all, let's talk about the nuts and bolts of this. is this plan even constitutional, can you have a religious test for entering the united states, and does that even matter to trump supporters? >> well, i think the last part of your question is, in fact, the most important part for the campaign right now. trump is a great salesman. that's one thing never to forget about him. chris christie might be right, he's not a politician. he's a businessman. he knows what his customers want. and so in this case, his supporters have high anti-muslim attitudes already. and he is delivering them the goods. he's telling them what they want to hear. >> okay. i guess it doesn't matter if it's not constitutional because i think most people would say that it's not.
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>> that's right. that's right. and he's not trying to persuade his followers or even attract new followers as much as he is saying to his set of people who have stuck with him now for six months, we are onboard with this item right now. >> okay. and if this is what his supporters wants, this is in fact a vastly different position from what donald trump had just -- less than three months ago. listen to this. >> we personally think that muslims pose a danger to this country? >> i love the muslims. i think they're great people. >> okay. but since then the rhetoric has been escalating. last month he called for a database for muslims entering the u.s. then he called for surveillance of mosques. then after that he made this claim that thousands of american muslims celebrated after 9/11. and keep in mind that all of this, all of these, i guess, evolution of his -- that happened before the attacks in paris and in here in california in san bernardino. so what is actually driving this? what is driving donald trump to
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take this extreme position? >> i think there's two things. the most important of which is that he is a media tactician above all else. and one of his main campaign strategies is when the news cycle every day. and when he senses that he's falling out of the news cycle, whether it's the president getting more attention than him or one of the other candidates, he says something bombastic to draw the media back to his campaign. >> it's interesting you say that because the latest poll numbers we have, let's put them up here. this shows mr. trump behind senator ted cruz in iowa, trailing by about five points. i guess, is it fair to say that many of trump's most outrageous comments come when he is behind in the polls like this. >> i think it's behind in the polls or trailing in terms of the share of news coverage or the tone of the news coverage that's taking on a negative cast. that is exactly right. he then strikes and he's dominating the news again. and then he goes up in the polls. >> okay.
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it's a scary strategy when you start talking about this kind of stuff. lynn, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. five days after the massacre in california the community of san bernardino is slowly returning to normal. authorities reopened the street in front of the regional center, the building where attackers murdered 14 people at a holiday party. employees at the environmental health services department where the victims all worked, are expected to return to their jobs next week. the fbi says they have not found any evidence that the husband and wife who carried out that attack were working with terrorist groups overseas. but investigators have new details about the careful preparation by the two killers. >> reporter: investigators now say they were a couple equally united by marriage and their desire to unleash terror. the wife, pakistani native
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tashfeen malik, and her american born and raised husband syed rizwan farouk. >> as the investigation has progressed we have learned and believe that both subjects were radicalized and have been for quite some time. >> reporter: what we don't know yet is how or exactly when. the fbi says the couple secretly planning jihad in their garage, finding 19 pipes that could have easily been converted to bombs used in a larger attack. and just days before the massacre, the couple testing their guns with target practice at a gun range in the area. seeking answers about 29-year-old tashfeen malik, pakistani intelligence officials raided her childhood home in the southern city. she spent her early years in pakistan, raised in saudi arabia. returned to pakistan for college. an area rif with poverty and religious extremism. we spoke with journalist who grew up near malik and has been
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speaking with her family. >> extremism of this year . >> a change, says gishkori, to more conservative views of islam. her teachers tells cnn they didn't see it. they only remember her as a good pharmacy student. >> she remain busy in study. and i don't think so she was more religious or like that. majority of our students, they are with veil and wearing burqa. this is not unusual behavior. >> reporter: 28-year-old farouk
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says friends were always devout, coming to pray at the mosque more tan once a day. never talked politic, had a good paying job and a family. he shared pictures of his newborn daughter at the mosque. >> even afterward when he had the baby he was very excited and very happy. and he told us that he's getting his masters. that's why it's very, very surprising. >> reporter: a double life say those who prayed with him, encouraged, they believe, by online radicals. >> i can't go and look at a person's id address and see his web history or e-mails and see what h is he doing, who is he talking to. >> reporter: here's what's concerning to his acquaintances at the mosque. they thought they knew what the profile was. someone, maybe a young man who didn't have a job, who spoke loudly about politics. here is a man who they prayed with who came regularly, who had a new wife, a newborn, and a stable, good paying job. this isn't exactly the sort of person they thought who would ever do anything like this.
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to chicago now with the police department is facing a federal investigation as prosecutors release a new video of another police involved shooting. cnn's mary maloney has our report. >> reporter: the u.s. justice department wants to know if chicago police are violating the constitution and federal laws. this comes after details surfaced on two separate shooting deaths by police in 2014. attorney general loretta lynch says the sweeping investigation will look into how officers treat suspects. >> including its use of deadly force, racial, ethnic, and other disparities in its use of force, and its accountability mechanisms. >> reporter: calls for federal investigation into chicago's police force intensified after the release of dash cam video. it shows mcdonald being shot 16 times by chicago police jason vandyke. he now faces a first agree murder charge. meanwhile the cook county
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state's attorney released video of another fatal shooting in 2014 following its own investigation. last october ronald johnson was shot and kill by officer george hernandez. police say the 25-year-old pointed a loaded weapon at them, then tried to return. today the state's attorney announced hernandez will not face charges. >> we have determined the prosecution could not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the actions of officer hernandez were not reasonable and permissible under the laws of the state of illinois. >> reporter: the deaths led to protests in chicago and the police superintendent resigned at the request of mayor rahm emanuel. >> we can be judged by the failures of the past or judged by the actions we take in the future. >> reporter: i'm mary maloney reporting. criminal defense attorney darren joins us now to talk more about this case. okay, darren, explain the significance here and ramifications now that there is this department of justice investigation into the chicago pd. >> the significance is the department of justice is nowing
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looking into inappropriate use of force, whether there's a pattern of constitutional violation based on racism. ultimately sadly this is something that looks better on paper than i think it plays out in real life. even if there are violations found, what this will bring about is a conversation about policy changes, possibly pursuant to court order but we're not talk agent the kind of charges where somebody is going to be doing the perp walk with handcuffs behind them. >> reforms rather than holding anyone account i believe for misconduct. >> that's right. this is about how we're able to build a new and powerful future for chicago where people actually have some confidence in the integrity of the law enforcement system. obviously that's something that's been sorely battered and bruised and without it it's very difficult for a city to function. >> okay. so let's look at the current cases right now. two police shootings here, charges in only one case. explain the difference here. why. >> it's a tale of two starkly. different narratives. obviously in the mcdonald case you have horrible behavior by
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police officers. then you have wha appears to be an attempted cover up afterwards with manipulated reports, things that are at odds with what the videotape shows. so obviously there we have an officer charged with first degree murder looking to spend life behind bars. in this other case that now we've heard about, in the johnson matter, we've got a situation that if you believe the police narrative, this is a justified shooting. and as outrageous as we look at the behavior in mcdonald and say we can't trust the chicago police, each and every one of these cases need to be examined on its own merit. if you believe the police narrative, this is a good shooting. however, if you look at the wrongful death lawsuit filed by john's family and you listen to the attorney who has come out critical of the police, they planted the gun and this is something that's been completely manufactured by law enforcement. ordinarily in the face of the video, those defense claims are -- sorry, the plaintiff and the wrongful death claims, those
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claims would ordinarily fall on very deaf ears. but now, in the context of this atmosphe atmosphere, i don't think it's a stretch for the people of chicago to say, you know what, these incidents happened very close in time. not such a far fetched idea to think the police would plant a gun. so it may be a better case than the civil lawsuit. >> you talked about corruption, cover-up. in the video of mcdonald. the video has been and for a year. is it plausible that chicago's mayor never got a chance to see that video, they did not see that video? >> this is the $64,000 question, right? it's that he saw it or he should have saw it. right? that he knew or should have known. i think this is something that is going to get sorted out over time and whether rahm emmanuel will emerge from this politically attack will remain to be seen. >> cheers. short break here. when we come back the global
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it's a simple question. what's in your wallet? addressed the nation on sunday about the threat from isis but many of his critics say his administration is still not taking the terror group seriously enough. pentagon correspondent par bar a starr has details by a new report from the u.s. intelligence committee about isis and details about what can be done to stop the terror group. >> reporter: isis' leader abu bakr al baghdadi travels to mosul, iraq, to preach to his followers apparently believing that he can move faster than u.s. air strikes can target him, a u.s. official tells cnn. baghdadi avoids regular patterns of travel to keep from being tracked. the u.s. officials said. getting him and other senior isis operatives is now a top
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priority for u.s. special operations forces being sent into iraq and syria. it's even more urgent in the wake of the paris and san bernardino attacks because of isis' ability to inspire followers. >> we're deploying special forces forces who can accelerate that offensive. >> our threshold for collateral damage increases with the value of the target we're going after. and, you know, i can assure you if we're going after baghdadi's command and control network, then we will go after it as aggressively as necessary. >> reporter: dozens of u.s. special operation forces will now either find and kill or capture and interrogate top isis operatives. >> certainly it's our preference to capture in all cases. we prefer to capture because that allows us to collect some intelligence and to gain additional information and insights. >> reporter: getting that intelligence may now be a race against time. isis' global reach is growing,
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according to a new assessment by the u.s. intelligence community. an estimated 23,000 isis fighters have been killed by coalition air strikes in iraq and syria, but isis is still increasing the areas it controls, followers are now as far away as bangladesh and indonesia. >> there's obvious that this organization is generating not only gains in other countries, it's also gaining recruits. >> reporter: up to 30,000 isis fighters and supporters could be inside syria and iraq, according to administration estimates. >> we have not contained isil. >> have they been contained at any time since 2010? >> tactically in areas they have been, strategically they have spread since 2010. >> reporter: on wednesday defense secretary ash carter will appear before the senate armed services committee once again to defend president obama's strategy to defeat isis.
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barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. counter terrorism officials have formally charged an alleged knife wielding attacker with attempted murder. muhyadin mire appeared in court. he entered a tube screening, this is for syria. then forced a man to the ground and slashed his neck with a knife. prosecutors say they found images of isis as well as pictures from the recent attacks in california and paris on his phone. more on the attacks, cnn terrorism analyst paul joins us from london. paul, this type of attack on saturday in london, is this kind of attack there really is no way of trying to prevent? and it does seem at least aa a a ledgedly it was inspired by the shooting last week. >> it does appear to have had some kind of link in terms of
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inspiration with california because this suspect had pictures and content relating to the san bernardino shooting on his phone, also pictures relating to the paris attacks on his phone. so he does appear to be some agree isis inspired. difficult to stop these kind of lone wolf attacks. they're kind of relying on tips from the family. but also in the united states, they're using sting operations, the fbi, to try and see the warning signs when people are moving from violent thoughts of violent action, they're trolling through social media sites looking for those warning signs in the united states. they've been very aggressive, the fbi. but information from the family can be very important. with the california shooting, we saw that the father actually was aware that his son was sympathetic to the caliphate al backer al baghdadi. in this case there was a warning
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from the police from the brother, he was telling local media tonight. they told police they were worried about him because of his mental health challenges and the police have acknowledged according to british media they received that warning three weeks ago but were not told about radicalization. >> in regard to the reporting we had a short time ago from barbara starr about getting the isis leadership, taking out the senior commanders. i'm just wondering how effective is that going to be short of getting al baghdadi himself because it seems there's another guy that just moves up the ladder. >> john, that's exactly right. depends on which senior leaders they're taking out. if they can take out the very top leadership, al baghdadi, mohamm mohammed, the top leader in syria, that will clearly make a difference. it will dent this isis narrative that they are winning. and that's so important to its support around the world amongst these extremists because they
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believe because icy is winning must mean that god is debe hind them. taking out these iconic leaders will make a difference. at the mid level they're fining it easy to promote people up the ranks. they're also finding it pretty easy to find new foot showoldie. they killed 30,000 of so isis operatives. it's a group with still the basic same fighting force. john? >> paul, thanks for being with us. thank you. still to come here, beijing issued its first ever red alert as air pollution hits hazardous levels in the chinese capital. we'll the latest in a live report. heavy rain slams portland, oregon. the worse may still to come. dae me pain here. in my lower back but now, i step on this machine and get my number which matches my dr. scholl's custom fit orthotic inserts. now i get immediate relief from my foot pain. my lower back pain. find a machine at drscholls.com
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just 9:30 on a monday night here many los angeles. you're watching "cnn newsroom" live in l.a. i'm john vause. donald trump is calling for a total ban on us a muslims entering the united states the p republican previously called for a registration database for muslims. surveillance and possible closures of 1078 u.s. mosques. rival candidates have rejected the proposal. the fbi says the couple who murdered 14 people at a california holiday party had been both radicalized long before the attack. investigators say there's evidence the massacre was preplanned and the shooter's practiced at firing range ahead of the attack. the u.s. justice department launched an investigation of chicago's police department to see if the officers there broke
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any federal laws. 15 meantime, they released a new video of an officer-involved death. it sparked angry protests across the city. man accuse of stabbing two people in a london subway made his first court appearance on monday. 29-year-old mire is charge with attempted murder. prosecutor says mire's phone contained pictures of isis and the war in syria. south africa, the former olympic athlete oscar pistorius is scheduled to appear in court shortly. his new sentencing date is expected to be set at this event. beijing is now under the highest alert for pollution. the government says air quality in the chinese capital is hazardous and will be for the next few days. this is the first ever red alert in beijing. joining us now with the latest is cnn's matt reevis in beijing.
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matt, we'll start with you. you're out there in the thick of it. how sweeping are the pollution controls? they don't seem to be working. >> yeah, you know, these controls are everywhere. you can see them when you walk around the city. some of them are a bit more visual than others. let's show you one of them here. we're on top of the second road, one of beijing's busiest thorough fairs. and it's very, very rare at this time of day to see any space between the cars. one of the restrictions that has been put in place is by only allowing cars with even number license plates to be on the roads and you can see the reduction in traffic. other restrictions would include schools being closed, certain workplaces are closed, construction sites have been halted for the day, and certain factories have actually been closed for the day. so the restrictions are very much in place here in beijing.
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but as you mentioned, john, it has not had much of an affect as of yet. this smog expected to linger until thursday. >> i guess the question is how determined are they to enforce those restrictions. but just on a personal level, matt, you've only be there are to a short time. as a new arrival there in beijing, explain what is it like to be breathing air which is just so toxic? >> well, john, you used to live here so you have an idea of what it's like. it can really just be very enveloping. it gets everywhere. it permeates our clothes. you can smell it on your clothes when you get home. you can kind of taste it. i don't go anywhere out without one of my new purchases, a pollution mask. many people on the streets here are wearing it. you know, aside from just the way it makes me feel, people with chronic respiratory infections, things asthma, air like this can send a lot more people to doctors' offices and hospitals with respiratory infections. and you can really feel the
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frustration here amongst people who live in beijing. many of whom with just resigned to say if the government hasn't done anything about this so far, they don't think is anything is going to change any time soon. >> how people reacting to the new restrictions? kids can't go to schools, as you mentioned, businesses are closed. i can imagine a lot of people who rely on going to work every day probably aren't very happy about that right now. >> no, they're not. and restrictions came in to place pretty late last night. they were only announced arou6: p.m., that left parents scrambling trying to figure out who would take care of their kids because many of them didn't go to school. the government here, this is the first time they issued this red alert. many people here were wondering why this red alert wasn't issued last week. same time last wreak the pollution was worse than it is right now. we were on this same bridge. you wouldn't see as far as you can right now.
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so many people here speculating that this new red alert is really just a beijing government making up for what many are calling a mistake from last week. >> matt, thank you. we should note, matt, it is, what, 1:36 on a tuesday afternoon. it looks like it's dusk there because of the heavy haze of pollution. matt rivers live for us in beijing. and now a meteorologist at the cnn center. what is the particular reason if any behind the surge in air pollution there in bbeijing? >> this time of year we talk about the cold season. a lot of coal being consumed. you put that into the atmosph e atmosphere, the pollutants have nowhere to go. you get a storm system that comes, displaces the pollute tanlts farther to the east and you're talking about improved air quality that happens within a week's time but the pollution doesn't just diss appear. it's displaced off to the korean peninsula and to the western united states. we'll start you off here. you go from one of the dirtiest air qualities in the world right now to one of the cleanest in
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the united states. in fact, astoria, oregon, has the cleanest. portland, oregon, historic rainfall to tell you about the p rainfall on monday, 2.6 plus inches. 70 millimeters. calendar day record for portland, oregon. 1400% higher than a daily average of rainfall the month of december has been a soggy one. i want to tell you this as you look at the voorks the ariel perspective of what happened over this region over the past 24 hours officials saying expect just about every single mode of transportation to be delayeded at least the next two or three days. this is the pearl district north of the city there where we had historic flooding take place. in fact, we know the zoo is closing operations. officials sending students home from school as well. landslide to tell you about. even a sinkhole occurred over this ree jop of portland, oregon, with the rainfall that came down. images showing you what transpired inside the city center there with water rising
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above the tire wells of the vehicles across this region of oregon. the rainfall continues to come down. this is just round one of potentially a three round series of storms. flood watches. you bet. they're all over the place. when you up theically get this pattern we call this the pineapple express. look at the moisture. it goes back out fwarnd towards around the hawaiian islands. 3,000 mile stretch of moisture coming out of the tropics into the northwestern united states. easily could pick it out on water vapor satellite imagery and lights up like a christmas tree over the next several days. rainfall amounts are off the top of the charts. upwards of ten plus inches in northern california. southern oregon, portland could get an additional two to three inches of rainfall. john, when you look at this and see the series of storms come in people think of the northwestern part of the u.s. of being one of the wettest in the united states. not true. it's one of the cloudiest places in the united states. you look at seattle on in to portland, 226 and 222 cloudy
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days per year. 150 rainy days per year but only accumulate a little more than 36 inches. about, say, 7 to 900 millimeters of rainfall per year. mobile, alabama, southern u.s., actually has less cloudy days, less rainy days, picks up twice as much as rainfall. it's a misty setup but that wasn't the case on monday which led to that flooding. >> atlanta gets more rain than seat. >> they do. again, a lot of people confuse it but it's a lot cloudier there but wetter here across atlanta. >> very true. thank you. still to come here, the rock band whose concert was the target of a deadly terror attack, we'll show you the very warm welcome they received in the frinench capital. american musician performed an accusetician version right here on cnn. ♪
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. they were robbed of this stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight. would you welcome the eagles of death metal? [ applause ] >> rousing introduction from u2 front man bono there, rock band eagles of death metal returned to paris after terror attacks killed 90 people at their last show. eagles of death metal posted a statement on their facebook page saying thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always over democracome terror . music has been defiance against the terrorists. one musician in the u.s. is paying tribute to paris the only way he knows how, with song. griffin house from nashville, tennessee, released a single called "paris calling," proceeds of the sale of the song on
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itunes will go to charity. take a listen. ♪ tennessee dreaming of the city of lights ♪ ♪ i want to feel the magic of the paris night ♪ ♪ when you walk on the street >> he yoin joins us now from nashville. >> thank you very much. >> when you first heard about the attacks in paris, in particular when you found out that a music venue, a place of entertainment and fun, that was where most people were killed. >> yeah, it was frightening. it was scary. it was baffling. and it brought it home a little bit here that it was the eagles of death metal, one of my favorite bands, saw him at south by southwest a couple years ago. fell in love with the band. my heart just went out for them. and i've spent quite a bit of time in paris myself. it was, you know, it was a tragedy that just really -- still affecting me, thinking about it every day. especially with having a song called "paris calling."
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♪ >> you mentioned your own personal connection with paris and so now we've got this song "paris calling," again, tell me about the song. >> it's just a song that was written sort of a love song to paris, kind of celebrating all of my great memories there and thinking about wanting to get back one day. and i live in tennessee so it's just about a guy living in tennessee dreaming of getting back to paris. i got to do that this summer. it just felt great to be there and walk down the streets and feel the magic of the city. so you know, i got to hear the song for the first time mixed on my record when i was back there this summer. so i made it all the more bittersweet to have just been there and then hear the news about the attacks. it was -- it was mind blowing and so sad.
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>> okay, so you're releasing this song early "paris calling" and hoping to raise money for charity because until the end of the year, all the proceeds of the sale will go to this french chairity. and it's a great connection between the song and charity which you've decided to raise money for. >> yeah, it's a non-profit in france and fight poverty and exclusion all over the world. we wanted to do something to just do our part to give back. and also, you know, equally as important just to try to put some joy and love into the world and some celebration of life in the midst of the darkness that happened there a few weeks ago. so, you know, putting music into the world hopefully is just added some joy to some people over there. ♪ paris is calling ♪ oh it's calling me ♪ take me to the places i was meant to be ♪ ♪ because i'm tennessee dreaming of the city of lights ♪
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♪ caught up in the magic of the paris night ♪ ♪ just to walk on the streets ♪ it's such a sweet sensation >> just tell me the importance of music here. we saw u2 performing over the weekend. eagles of death metal also back there on the stage performing music. how important is music in the face of something as horrific as we saw in paris? >> well, i mean, i think in a way it's the most important celebration for life that we have for at least guys like me and i would assume guys in the eagles of death metal, too. i think it was completely courageous of them to go back there and say, hey, we're here and we're playing our music again. we're not going to stop because this is what we do. it was just the ultimate loving thing for them to do. i'm very inspired by what they've done and how they've reacted to it. >> want to let everyone know this song is available on itunes
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and, again, the proceeds will go to charity. griffin, we need to take a short break. i understand you will come back after the commercial and perform the song for us? >> i will. i'll be back with my friend and we'll sing the song for you. >> great. thanks so much. this is "cnn newsroom." back in a moment. so get this, at&t and directv are now one. which means you can watch live sports on the go. live from the edge of your seat. or that seat. or her seat. or his seat. right? careful on that seat, guys. and that's not even a seat. that is cameron. get the best of both worlds. directv at home and 2 wireless lines. from directv and at&t. they are. do i look smarter? yeah, a little. you're making money now, are you investing? well, i've been doing some research. let me introduce you to our broker. how much does he charge?
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welcome back. we'll head to nashville again to thend hour of ""newsroom l.a."." this is called "paris calling, sweet sensation." here he is. ♪ i'd like to take you to versailles and serve you coffee at noon ♪ ♪ notre dame and fall in love with you ♪ ♪ flowers bloom when the springtime comes ♪ ♪ see the shou showers in the g sun ♪ ♪ tennessee dreaming of the city of the lights i want to feel the magic of a paris night ♪ ♪ when you walk on the streets it's such a sweet sensation ♪
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this subpoena "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. ahead this hour, donald trump calls for a ban on muslims entering the united states. his supporters cheer but fellow republican candidates for president were quick to criticize. investigators now believe the couple responsible for the california shooting massacre were radicalized long before last week's rampage. and the rock band that came face to face with the paris attackers makes a welcome return to the city. hello and welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. great to have you with us. i'm john vause.
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another hour of "newsroom l.a." begins right now. u.s. presidential candidate donald trump is taking his controversial position on muslims a step further by calling for a total ban on all muslims entering the country. he read his campaign statement at a rally on monday. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. [ applause ] we have no choice. we have no choice. >> the republican front-runners escalating rhetoric brought immediate condemnation from rival candidates but as dana
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bash reports it has not swayed his supporters. >> reporter: a total and complete shutdown of all muslims entering this country. that donald trump's new policy prescription for dealing with terror threats in america. asked by cnn in september of muslims pose a danger to the u.s., here was truch's response. >> i love the muslims. i think they're great people. >> reporter: now in a new statement, he claims vast muslim hatred toward america saying, our country cannot be the victim os horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad. and i have no sense of reason or respect for human life. >> this is kind of thing people say when they have no experience and don't know what they're talking about. we do not need to resort to that type of activity nor should we. >> reporter: lindsey graham immediately retweeted every candidate for president needs to do the right thing and condemn @realdonaldtrump's
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statement. meanwhile, ted cruz cautiously distanced himself. >> that is not my policy. i've introduced legislation in the senate that would put in place a three-year moratorium on refugees coming from countries where isis or al qaeda control a substantial amount of territory. >> reporter: this as a new cnn/orc poll shows that 33% of likely iowa caucus goers say they support trump. that's an 8-point increase from just last month. >> the american people are looking for a commander in chief who will keep us safe. >> reporter: ted cruz is now in second place overall, but winning among evangelical voters, traditionally key in iowa. ben carson tumbled seven points. now the third choice of iowan republicans likely to vote. what unites gop voters is disdain for president obama and republican candidates spent the day competing to criticize the
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president's oval office address on isis. >> we don't need a president who goes on national television and lectures the american people like a schoolmarm. it condescends to the american people and -- >> as for trump's new proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s., his gop rifles are uniformly opposed to it, even ben carson who once said he couldn't see a muslim being elected president. he said everybody visiting america should register and be monitored but he would not advocate being selective on one's religion. dana bash, cnn, washington. on the democratic side front-runner hillary clinton posted a message on twitter saying this. this is reprehensible, prejudice, and divisive. donald trump you just don't get it. this makes us less safe. bernie sanders saying, demagogue, throughout our history have attempted to divide us based on race, gender, sexual
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orientation, or country of origin. now trump and others want us to hate all muslims. the united states is a great nation where we stand together. we are a weak nation when we allow racism and xenophobia to divide us. council on islamic american relations here in los angeles. nasser, thank you for being with us. go back earlier today, a couple hours ago when news first broke of what donald trump was proposing, what was your arakz and what do you think reaction of most muslims throughout the u.s. would have been? >> i can tell you how i felt. i couldn't believe in this day and age in america a leading presidential candidate would be using language that we thought 70 years ago, the fasism. it's immoral, it's unamerican, unconstitutional. danger to public safety. a threat to national security.
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>> are you satisfied or not happy but what do you think the response is so far, wide condemnation. >> i'm so grateful that many people see what i'm seeing and that they realize the entertainment level and aspect of trump's campaign is over now. this is beyond entertaining. this is beyond riding up his base. this is beyond help reassuring his base that he remains the most bigot among the candidates. >> he's been a lot of controversial ideas in months, monitoring mosques. he brought it up again tonight. listen to this. >> yes, we have to look at mosques and we have to respect mosques. but, yes, we have to look at mosques, we have no choice. we have to see what's happening. because something is happening in there. man, there's anger. there's anger. and we have to know about it. >> is he right? is there a lot of anger in mosques around america? >> i visit mosques.
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i give a sermon every friday at different mosques. i don't see the anger. what he's talking about almost like equating the anger of the white supremacist groups with churches. like saying we need to visit and monitor churches. if there are angry mosques there will be a handful. not to say there aren't angry people. he might be confusing maybe people quho have different political views than his and that's not anger. that's freedom of speech. that is free political expressions that exists of the mosques. certainly our mosques are places that promote tolerance, that preach love, that preach character for people in our community. unfortunately trump knows what he's saying is not true but, again, exploiting people's fear and -- >> politics. >> it's all about his political career. >> okay. we had the president last night, president obama calling for tolerance. we have donald trump today talking about this ban for muslims entering the country. where do you think most
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americans or which way do most americans lean toward, the president or towards mr. trump? >> i would hope -- of course we live in california so my experience has been that most people do not agree with trump. most people actually would like to see a leader who leads. >> there are parts of america where that's not the case. >> unfortunately we do receive cases, we receive numerous reports on a daily basis of mosques receiving threats or muslim women being physically attacked, bullied at school. there is a prize from this hate speech from trump. the prize is public safety. by someone who is planning to become the president, god forbid, this would be dangerous. >> there is a price also because there doesn't happen in a vacuum. people around the world listen to what mr. trump has to say. what would be the direction in islamic countries and what would be the reaction from groups like isis and al qaeda? >> what america is known for is its tolerance, the pluralism,
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the democracy, diversity that we reflect to the world. this is something, people envy us and want to come to the u.s. toer that reason. people want to i'm mate what the u.s. stands for for this democracy that exists and this tolerance that exists. now, he, by making comments like that, he is alienating muslims. basically telling the muslims who are the biggest enemies of isis. let's not forget the biggest victims of isis remain the muslim community. muslims around the world. they are the ones at the forefront, on the ground fighting isis in yemen, syria, iraq, in other places. think are the ones sacrificing their life. fighting the regime, fighting isis at the same time. by pushing muslims away he is playing into the hands. he's doing the work, donald trump is doing the work of isis in the world, unfortunately. >> we have heard that criticism from a number of people. appreciate your insights. >> thank you for having me. so after every outrageous
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statement the commentators and analysts have predicted donald trump went too far, that his campaign would finally come crashing down on every single time they have been wrong. so, what about this time? cnn's senior political analyst ron brownstein joins us from washington. ron, it is one thing for trump to be criticized by the republican establishment. he loves that. it's another thing when the outsiders of the campaign, ted cruz and ben carson, start to distance themselves from the sfront runner. the question is is this the moment? has he gone too far? >> look, i think there's a dynamic here we're seeing. this the most intense version of what we've seen for several weeks. as trump ramps up the rhetoric over and over, seeing things that really no one since pat buchanan and arguably george wallace in 1968 have said in american light, he is deepening his hold on a piece of the republican party. i think it's been eye opening for the republicans how large a portion of their coalition responds to this kind of
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defensive nationalism that is increasingly overt in xonephobia and racially tinged messaging. there is a core responding to this. i do think, however, the risk to trump is that this narrows and kind of sir cup subscribes his potential audience. he was running at 46% among republicans without a college degree. only 18% among college educated republicans fourth place among them. he goes further and further down these veins. no one is really kind of mind in many years in american politics, i think he creates problems for himself in that upscale white collar part of the party but there's no question, john, there is a big part of the republican coalition who is responding to this. >> and that deep part of the republican party, you know, this is a part of the party which holds the constitution almost as a sacred document. how do they square the circle that seems to be a clear
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violation of the constitution, religious freedom only for kriians in this country. >> yeah, no, it's a great question if i think what trump is showing us is something that we kind of knew in general but now seeing crystalized. there is a big portion of white america, particularly working class white american, nonurban white mercks, deeprly religious white america, that are unsettled by the immigration. and now that we've had this explosive and understandably explosive nexus of immigration ands a simulation and terrorism both in paris and of course in san bernardino, it has further heightened those concerns among that portion of the responding to him and that overrides everything else. the problem for trump though, as i say, that is not the entire republican coalition. much less the entire electorate. there is a lot of skepticism in the country overall about whether the values of islam are
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compatible with american values. polls show that. this kind of overt, more overt xenophobia i think ultimately is limiting. >> the one thing which i don't know is this the moment, is this the end of donald trump's campaign? i don't know if anybody can make that prediction. would it be fair to say that trump's rise has been spectacular, so if he does fall, it will be equally spectacular as well. it won be drawn out over a period of time. it will be quick and it will be hard. >> i don't think this -- i don't think the core of the voters, the blue collar component of the republican party that has been around him is simply going to go away. i don't think there is a single decisive moment. he is whipping almost half of noncollege republicans in a 14-person field. this rhetoric today was done more out of weakness than strength. i think he feels if you looked over the last few weeks, there's been a study ratcheting up and i don't think you would do that
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because there's a cost at the other end in terms of the impact on broadening his appeal to the white collar part of the party. i don't think he would do that unless he felt he had to. as you know, a poll came out today with him trailing sted cruz in iowa. i think there is a sense they have to keep putting more coal on this fire in order to excite the voters that are with him. i don't think those voters are going away but i don't think there's unlimited explangs for him and it's unclear whether the piece he has is big enough to win. >> i love the outrageous statements come often when donald trump is fallen behind in the polls. ron, good to speak with you. thank you for being with sdplus with thank you, john. this is one of two candlelight vigils held sunday night in san bernardino. one was for county employees. another was held by a nearby university. five days have passed since the
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massacre killed 14 people. the city reopened the street in front of the site of the killings. in the meantime, investigators are digging deeper into the background of the couple who carried out the attack. as pamela brown reports the husband and wife apparently had become radical long before the killings. >> reporter: for the first time a picture has emerged of the attackers together. the photo was snapped as the married couple passed through customs at chicago's o'hare airport in july 2014. >> as the investigation has progressed, we have learned and believe that both subjects were radicalized and have been for quite some time. >> reporter: u.s. officials believe farouk's wife tashfeen malik, had been radicalized before stepping foot in the u.s., raising alarm bells about the fiance visa she came in on the state department said malik would have had to have an in-person interview but a state department document on tabed by cnn and immigration file says she failed to show up for the
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interview. it's unclear if she ever rescheduled. >> background check on her is extensive as you would get on a regular type of visa or green card or employment situation over here in the united states. >> reporter: malik was born in pakistan and spent time saudi arabia. earned a degree in pharmacy. a professor there told reporters she was quiet and reserved. >> it was nothing special to be noted by the teachers. she was an average student. she came, always came on time. >> reporter: cnn has learned syed farouk not only interacted with fbi terrorism subjects but looked into contacting terrorist groups overseas. like al qaeda affiliate al nusra. his father told an italian newspaper he shared the ideology of al baghdadi to create an islamic state and he was fixated on israel.
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farouk lived in his mother in this home in redlands, california, where they found a cache of bomb making materials. the attorney general told nbc news investigators are interested in what she may have known about her son and daughter-in-law's activities. >> we found evidence of preplanning. we want to find out everyone who profited from it, financed it, and i'm not saying there is anything like that. but we will leave no stone unturned. >> reporter: it's unclear what started this husband and wife on the path to radicalization or who may have known about it in advance. but tonight new indications of planning in the days ahead of the attack. >> we do have evidence that both of these subjects did some -- participated in target practice and some ranges within the metro area. >> reporter: pamela brown, cnn, washington. we've heard from the other u.s. presidential candidates about truch's proposed ban on muslims entering the country.
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in beijing schools and factories are closed. half of the city's cars are banned from the roads. some of the measures being enforced after the government issued its first ever red alert. that the highest high pollution warning. cnn's matt rivers joins us now live from beijing with the latest. it is 20 past 2:00 there on a tuesday afternoon. matt, how are the pollution controls working out? >> as you can see behind me not that well. so far. and it really is making life more difficult for people here in beijing. both to breathe the air and to deal with the restrictions. many people have taken to social media to vent their frustrations. but we recently spoke to one man who found a more alternative way to express his displeasure.
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this is what it looks like when you vacuum air pollution and this is what it looks like when you use the tiny toxic particles you collect to help make a brick. the man behind it is an artist called brother. >> translator: some people think this is rid courthouse to vacuum dust in the air. >> reporter: but he's doing it to make a point about china's air quality. so he went one hup days walking the streets of beijing towing his vacuum, subing up the pollution beijingers breathe in. we saw him on a day with blue skies but most of his work comeses from days that look like this. he collected over 100 grams of pollution, much of it made up of small particles, some 30 times smaller than a strand of human hair. >> they can go right inside our lungs, right into the bloodstream. >> reporter: dr. tristan evely is a medical direct for international s.o.s. and says the long-term effects of breathing in air this polluted are deadly. >> asthma, chronic obstructive airway disease and heart attacks
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because the pollution can trigger that as well. >> reporter: air pollution can be made of everything from soot to heavy metals like arsenic and lead. likely now a part of brother nut's pollution break. here's a picture of him pouring the dust into a brick mold. >> translator: air pollution is a problem for everyone. and now we are being deprived of our right to breathe fresh air. >> reporter: his art project went viral. perhaps not surprising in a city where 21 million residents have to deal with pollution every day. >> and that will likely be the topic of conversation for people here in beijing for several days to come. this heavy, heavy smog is not expected to clear out of the area until thursday, midday, at the earliest. john? >> they could get enough bricks to build another great wall. matt, thank you for that. matt rivers live in beijing. let's go to our meteorologist standing by at the cnn weather center with more
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details on these toxic conditions. so, padram is there any reason why it's more toxic than usual in beijing? >> this time of year, the cold air. it's stagnant, trapping the particulates. 367, well into the hazardous category. 15 times the fit to breathe by the world health organization. we know ability 17% of fatalities per year in china occur because of air quality. it's 1.6 million people in the country losing their lives prewhat chaurly because of air quality. 5 1/2 years shorter life expectancy on the northern tier of the country than the southern tier. the industry has lot to do with it. coal powered factories. in this area is where the fog is the highest. it's roughly 500,000 square kilometers of land, the skiz of
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the state of california and tennessee combined. the land we're talking about. not just related to beijing but much more expansive of a region. we have warmer air aloft. cooler, more dense air sits at the surface. we have the pollutants trapped at the surface where millions of people reside. again, this kind of shows you what we're talking about with two-thirds of the energy consumption coming in from coal and highest particulates. fascinating st fascinating cities ticks. only 2% of all days in beijing had been considered fit to breathe. bottom of the screen, unhealthy to hazardous, more than 70% of the days across beijing since the first of january 2008 have been considered unhealthy. we did the math. there's been 2,099, only 2% were considered unhealthy.
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the remainder unhealthy for sensitive groups. it shows you what we're talking about with the significance and significant pattern. john? >> that's what you call room for improvement. >> a lot of room. yeah. next here on "cnn newsroom" l.a. donald trump's call to ban muslims has sparked outrage but not so from his supporters. >> donald trump is now saying muslims should not be allowed to enter this country until the u.s. figures out what's going on. do you agree with that? >> yes, i do. >> why? >> i don't want them here. pipes are.
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welcome back, everybody. you're watching "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. coming up to 10:30 on a monday night. john vause. the headlines this hour. south africa where former olympic athlete oscar pistorius is scheduled to appear in court shortly. the bail hearing follows his new conviction of the murder of his girl trend reeva steencamp. the date is to be set that the appearance. the smog in beijing is so bad the government has issued the highest alert for pollution. schools and factories in the chinese capital is closed and half the cars have been banned from the roads. first ever red alert for beijing. the fbi says the husband and wife carried out the san bernardino attack were both radicalized and had been for some time. investigators also say the pair practiced shooting at a gun range a number om times, including shortly before the massacre. u.s. presidential candidate donald trump is calling for a
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total ban on all muslims entering the united states. that includes migrants. the republican previously called for a registration database for muslims and surveillance and possible closure of some u.s. mosques. trump's call sparked an immediate backlash among his looi rivals but as randi kaye reports, there is approval among his many supporters. >> reporter: as supporters waited in line to hear donald trump speak tonight in south carolina, words started to spread about his latest idea, banning all muslims from entering the u.s. >> donald trump is now saying muslims should not be allowed to enter this country until the u.s. figures out what is going on, do you agree with that? >> yes, i do. >> why? >> i don't want them here. who knows what they're going to bring in this country? bombs? isis? what? they need to go. >> reporter: he's not the only supporter backing trump's call for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the u.s. in fact, no one here we spoke with had a problem with the
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plan. >> that's a very prudent idea and i think that he's done due diligence when he makes that statement. >> we have to protect our american citizens first and the vetting process in the whole program lacks integrity. >> reporter: that's not true. in fact, the vetting process run through multiple agencies is vigorous. some folks here saying not all muslims are bad when pressed, but say they don't want to take any chances. even if some are coming to terms with it slowly. >> i think that they should go through screening. i mean, extensive screening. i mean, we just let terrorists into this country that did the california shooting. >> he's not saying screening, he's say nothing muslims should be allowed to enter the country right now. do you agree? yes or no. it's that simple. >> yes. >> trump's harsh words for isis have also energized his supporters.
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on fox recently mr. trump shared part of his plan for how he would bring down isis, including targeting terrorist families. >> you have to wipe out their homes where they came from. you have to absolutely wipe them out. it's the only way you're going to stop terrorism. >> reporter: are you in favor of bombing terrorist homes? >> absolutely. absolutely. people will continue to reproduce and they will raise children in their beliefs. >> somebody just needs to go in there and take control of this. i just think it's going rampant and i'm worried about america, worried about our safety, they're getting in. they need to be stopped. >> reporter: at a november rally trump had some of his strongest words yet. >> we got to go and we got to knock the [ bleep ] out of these people. >> why do you think he's the guy to take on isis? >> he's got the guts to take it on. and he can build a coalition also of other people to take them on as well. >> randi kaye, cnn, mt. pleasant, south carolina. ben ferguson joins us now from dallas, texas, with more on donald trump's extraordinary plan to stop muslims from
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entering the united states. ben, this type of talk though it will appeal to a significant number of republican primary voters like those in north carolina who believe islam should be out right illegal in the u.s. >> look, i think there are certain people who are going to stick with donald trump regardless of what he says, they're fanatic when it's great when you're in a m a pain and going and down and you have having comments that can get you in trouble. they're going to stand behind him. if you look at all the other gop kaernts, the major candidates still in this, they kaul came out immediately and said, this is not the republican party. this is donald trump on his own. this is donald trump pushing an idea that is also many would say unconstitutional. certainly unrealistic. how would you even implement this. would you have a test where you're saying do you know the koran? just the idea of implementing this seems almost impossible to me. i think that's what's going to get him in trouble, especially with this next debate coming up. >> okay. well, with that in mind this is
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not the republican party. listen to what former vice president dick cheney had to say in reaction to mr. trump's plan. >> well, i think this whole notion that somehow we can just say no more muslims, just ban the whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in. religious freedom has been an important part of our history and where we came from. they were puritans, my ancestors. it wasn't anybody here then when they came. it's a mistake and notion. >> what does it say when dick cheney thinks you've gone too far? >> yeah. i think it tells you an awful lot. and it's like he just said, you cannot ban a group of people based on their religion, especially when 23% of the world's population declares themselves as being a muslim as a religion. that's where you're going to see donald trump get himself in trouble with the other republican candidates. look, many of the things he said before now that kind of let him deal with it on his own.
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it wasn't -- you didn't want to get in a yelling match with donald trump or smack talking donald trump. when people try to take him on during the debates it ended up backfiring because he's good at it. i think this time what you see is this is an idea of that goes against american values, it goes against our constitution, it goes against freedom of religion, freedom of expression and eching else. all of them i think you're going to see them rally around and go after him for this. >> this is the thing. i know that. the vast majority of people know that. you have to assume that donald trump knows that. i'm curious, is it possible to tell how much of this is donald trump trying to suck up the free media attention and how much of this is politics because he wanted to get headlines? >> it's a little bit of both. i think, one, he understands if he can keep the mode yia focusen him he will be able to connect with other people. today i was watching all the cable networks showing his campaign stop and his speech
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live. any other candidate would kill for that. but he gets the media attention because of how outlandish he is sometimes. i do think also donald trump thinks i can say whatever i want to and explain it away and make it go away, the same way he said a week ago that he said thousands and thousands of muslims were celebrating the twin towers coming down that night in new jersey. it wasn't thousands and thousand of people and yet he was able to overcome that gaffe and move on with his campaign and keep his poll numbers high. >> godzilla, nothing kills him. he just gets stronger. i guess we'll see this time. ben, thanks for speaking with us. we appreciate it. >> thanks. as ben mentioned, there was that statement that donald trump made about thousands of muslims in america celebrating after 9/11 just one of the many provocative statements coming from the republican front-runner. jason carroll looks at that claim now and sees if, in fact, it is true. >> i ch weighed when the world trade center came tumbling down
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and i watched in jersey city, new jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. >> thousand of people? the problem with donald trump's claim is that it simply is not true. and to date he hasn't provided any evidence to back it up. ♪ in an attempt to back it up trump tweeted out a 2001 article from the "washington post." quote, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attack and holding tailgate style parties on rooftops where they watched the devastation on the other side of the river. "the washington post" went back and re-examined their own reporting and concluded a number of people is not the same as thousands. and allegedly means there's no actual proof. >> we had pockets of celebration. >> reporter: former new york city mayor rudy giuliani
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believes there may have been a dozen or so people celebrating in that city that day but thinks trump is -- >> is exaggerating. >> reporter: and trump also claims to have seen it on tv. >> it was well covered at the time, george. i know they don't like to talk about it but it was well covered at the time. >> reporter: no media outlooks we found broadcast any images of celebrations on 9/11 here in the united states. where could trump have gotten that idea in the first place? well, video coming out of west bank was broadcast that day. it does show a small number of palestinians cheering in streets but this was far from new jersey. and nowhere near the thousands of people trump referred to. coming to his aid, trump senior adviser shared a wcbs clip from 2001. >> were told they were cheering on the roof when they saw the plane slam into the trade center. they were called to the
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building. eight men celebrating. >> reporter: far fewer from the thousands trump recalls and no actual images of any celebrations were found. in another attempt to bolster his claims he posted a radio show curtis sliwa. >> calls started coming in from people troubled and the fact they had just ridden down main street. >> reporter: mtv has set the record straight by uploading the original broadcast showing him not describing what he personally witnessed but people calming in to share what they allegedly see. as it turns out with the rumors flying all around that day, an investigation was quickly ordered by john farmer, new jersey's then state attorney general. he told the "new york times," the word came back quickly from jersey city, later from patterson, false report, never happened. >> well, for more on donald trump along with all the other headlines from the u.s. presidential campaign, visit our
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chicago authorities have released a video of another police shooting death as the department of faces a federal investigation. the footage of last october appears to show ronald johnson rupping from police officers. off camera an officer shot johnson twice. prosecutors say he was armed with a loaded gun. an independent board reviewed the video and decided the officer did nothing wrong. no criminal charges will be filed in that case. in johnson's case though is getting renewed attention of this video, the shooting death of he quaun mcdonald. sparked outrage and protests for days in chicago. the footage was released the day the officer killed mcdonald was charged with murder. a police report appears to contradict what that video shows. the u.s. justice department's investigation will look into whether chicago police have repeatedly vial lattviolat
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the wall. as gary tuchman shows us. >> what you're watch are chicago police protecting their own. a human shield of supporters and fellow cops surrounding commander evans as he leaves a courtroom in september of last year. >> commander. >> reporter: highly decorated cop charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct after tackling ricky williams in january 2013 on chicago's south side. police say evans was patrolling the area when he saw williams with a gun. evans chased williams down and tackled him in an abandoned home. >> the defendant then stuck his smith & wesson, .45 caliber, semi automatic pistol deep down the victim's throat. >> reporter: prosecutors say dna matching ricky williams was found on commander evans' pistol. the gun williams was carrying, police say, was never found. and williams filed a complaint saying the officer threatened to kill him. this is how former police boss
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superintendent gary mccarthy responded when he was asked whether he supported evans. >> i'm not going to on that question. that's absurd. do i support him? if i didn't support him he wouldn't be there. >> reporter: the officer pleaded not guilty. the trial starts november 8th. officers protecting their own is hardly unique. and it is most often justified. but this wasn't the first complaint of abuse against lieutenant evans. simmons, a partially disabled man working for the water company won a $100,000 settlement against the city after he claimed evans beat him unprovoked after he tried to post a water cutoff notice on evans' property. so what's happened to the cop? in a word, nothing, except he's been promoted to commander. >> there's so much protection built in for police officers and i'm not critical of protections built in for police officers but it has gone so far it's virtually impossible to meaningfully discipline a police officer even when they really do break the rules. >> reporter: in fact, the university of chicago found that
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in the last 4 1/2 years of the more than 28,000 complaints leveled against the city's police, less than 2% led to discipline of any kind. so why is it difficult to discipline bad chicago cops? some argue the system of investigating police is broken. and that the union that protects them is too strong. a senior is a chicago fraternal order of police president. >> is it possible there are bad comes on the streets and you're protecting them and that's why they're out on the streets? >> i protect all of my remembers and i will continue to do that. >> reporter: after mcdonald was killed by chicago police officer jason van dyke the version of events told by the chicago police officers at the scene and the union was different than what tape of the shooting showed. >> the culture of covering up. >> if they were to cover it up you would have never seen the videota videotape. >> they covered it up a long time. >> it was adjudicated. >> it was covered up for months. that's my question. is there a culture of covering up? >> culture? >> well, there's much more than
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that. can it be improved in this city? >> anything can be improved. >> reporter: as officer van dyke made bail and escorted out of jail the union head was right there with him once again protecting one of his own. gary tuchman, cnn, chicago. for the rock band which found itself in the middle of the terror attacks in paris there was an enthusiastic welcome when they returned to the french capital. ♪ the way i see it, you have two choices; the easy way or the hard way. you could choose a card that limits where you earn bonus cash back. or, you could make things easier on yourself. that's right, the quicksilver card from capital one. with quicksilver you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere. so, let's try this again. what's in your wallet?
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u2 paid a big concert in paris on monday. they had a little help from some special guests. >> they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago. we would like to offer them ours tonight. would you welcome the eagles of death metal. [ applause ] >> eagles of death metal were playing the bataclan theater the night of terrorist attack killing 90 people in the theater. the band joined u2 on stage for an emotional set. first performance since the mass killing. >> is everybody here having a good time?
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i said, can i hear you? is everybody here having a good time? >> eagles of death metal also released a statement on their facebook page saying, quote, thank you to france, thank you to everyone in the world who continues to prove that love, joy, and music will always overcome terror and evil. fans were pretty happy to have them back. >> it was a lot of emotion. >> i think it's very good. very good for us. and for them. it was very emotional moment for me. >> eagles of death metal, i love you. >> unforgettable night for everybody who was there. you've been watching "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. i'm john vause, for our viewers here in the united states, amanpour is up next. everyone else, stay with us. the news continues with rosemary
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zplnchts tonight tonight the groench of california in his first interview says unprecedented steps are needed to combat terrorism. >> when you need the victims as i did in san bernardino, you talk to them, ordinary people getting shot. it's a horrible experience. >> also ahead, the front pages and the political fallout. the terror attacks here in america and in france discussed.

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