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. this is cnn break being news. >> hello, everyone. we start this hour with breaking news. i'm fredricka whitfield, a quote, very serious move out of north korea, the north reportedly firing what is believed to be a submarine launched ballistic missile off its east coast. officials in south korea say the missile flew about 19 miles before dropping into the sea. the south korea military is on high alert now. this missile went less than 20 miles. can that be judged a success or failure by the standards of those launching it? >> well, fredricka, that's an
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interesting question. when we spoke to the joint chiefs of staff, they were very careful not to use the world failure. they did tell us it flew less than 20 miles. they said for a submarine launched ballistic missile to be considered success, it has to fly about 300 kilometers, about 180 miles. but they didn't connect the dots, they wouldn't say it's a failure. the reason for that is because it's not clear exactly what north korea was trying to do. what was the range they were going for? what was the target they were going for? of course there are many in south korea media saying it was a botched attempt but of course there are many experts that are saying that they are learning from every one of these attempts so to call it a failure really belittles it because they will have learned something from this attempt. it is concerning many people. south korean military is on high alert. it has been for some time given what we've seen this past year
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with kim jong il. the u.s. is watching this very closely. that really sums it up just how concerning it would be if they have this capability of the submarine launch. of course at this point we don't know whether or not it was successful. >> paula hancock, thanks so much. keep us posted from south korea. >> back here on u.s. soil, donald trump is calling for ted cruz and john kasich to drop out of the race to the white house. nevertheless, all candidates are campaigning across the northeast today ahead of primary races in several states, five states on tuesday. cruz is in pennsylvania, kasich is in rhode island and trump is in connecticut. talking right now this week
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trump's new delegate guru told rnc leaders that trump is playing a part at his rallies and to expect him to shift toward a more presidential image. paul manafort spoke to cnn just last hour. >> mr. trump next week will be still speaking about how he's going to build a wall. he's talking about how he's still going to end illegal immigration. nowhere was i talking about there being a different donald trump. i was talking about there being a different environment where different parts of the message would be presented in a way that was different from a campaign rally. there would be no reason to change who the man has been probably the most effective modern communicator in politics certainly since ronald reagan. >> let's go to cnn politics reporter m.j. lee. she's in waterbury, connecticut, where trump is still talking to the audience there, you can hear him in the background. so, m.j., is trump sounding more
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presidential as mr. manafort projec projects? >> reporter: there's been so much speculation. donald trump just showed us that he is not ready to tone down his rhetoric. he really went after ted cruz, his rival, very hard in his speech in waterbury. he's continuing to talk, as you can see behind me, calling him lyin' ted, giving him the nickname of raphael straight out of hills of canada and he did respond to what paul manafort said this week about his public persona being a little bit different from his private persona. listen to what he had to say. >> i sort of don't like toning it down. i'm going to talk about that in a second because it interesting. isn't it nice that i'm not one of these teleprompter guys where you come and --
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[ cheers and applause ] >> if i was, i'd have an audience of about three people here. this is the biggest crowd in the history of the school. when i'm out here talking to you people i got to be different, right? i can say basically the same thing. paul said, no, he's different when he's in a room and then he goes out and speaks it's different. then if he gives policy it's different. we all have like -- we're smart people, i awe act differently. >> and trump discussed being more presidential, he said a lot of people have given him advice to act more presidential. he said if he had been more presidential throughout this campaign he probably would not be the gop front-runner right now, his supporters like the fact he likes to speak off the cuff, doesn't use a teleprompter, signaling he will not be changing his style in any drastic way soon. earlier when i spoke to trump
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supporters at this rally, one trump supporter told me she would be very disappointed if trump took a different approach. >> it was trump around the primary said said i'm going to be very presidential, you won't believe how presidential i can be and now donald trump saying i shouldn't change. it's confusing. we're going to talk about it coming up. meantime oversea president obama wrapping up his final trip to england as president playing golf after taking a moment to talk about a very critical issue at home. he said change is possible but it takes time. he admitted he still has unfinished business to pass on to his successor and one of them
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is race relations in the u.s. here is what the president said. >> there's still discrimination in aspects of american life, even with a black president. and in fact, one of the dangers has been by electing a black president people have said, well, there must be no problems at all. and obviously you see ferguson, some of the issues we've seen in the criminal justice system indicating the degree to which that was always false. so does that mean that all the work that was done along the way was worthless? no, of course not. but it does mean that if any of you begin to work on an issue that you care deeply about, don't be disappointed in a year out things haven't been completely solved. don't give up and succumb to
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cynicism if after five years poverty has not been eradicated and prejudice is still out there somewhere and we haven't resolved all of the steps we need to take to reverse climate change it's okay. >> athena jones is following the president's word out there, the president tacking about progress and unfinished business. >> reporter: absolutely. it's a chance to the only for the president to interact with young people, he tries to do these events often in countries he visits, but what's so great about some of these events is it's a chance to hear the president talk about issues that aren't overtly political, as you might find at a press conference like yesterday's after his
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meating with -- meeting with u.k. prime minister david cameron. that was at the end of a long response to a question about his legacy. it's an acknowledgement that part of his legacy is being the first black president of the united states and he also talked about having passed the affordable care act. and he also talked about the iran nuclear deal, talking off the table the danger of a country like iran developing a nuclear weapon. so he addressed a lot of issues. it's interesting to hear him talk about race and interesting to hear him talk about his legacy. one more thing, fred, at the beginning about what do you want your legacy to be, he said day to day i don't have a lot of time to spend thinking about my legacy, maybe down the road i'll have time to reflect. he touched on many of his
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accomplishments he's proud of clearly that he clearly is spending some time thinking about his legacy as his presidency wraps up. >> thank you, athena jones. and back home, victor blackwell is outside paisley park. what a powerful scene it has been there with all those purple balloons. i'm wear wearing purple because i, too, am crying those purple tears for prince. >> reporter: about 200 people have come here to pay their respects, talk to other fans, to leave notes, flowers. they started coming before dawn today and some of them taking a quiet moment outside of the place where prince worked,
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performed, lived and on thursday tragically died. we'll bring you more on the investigation and the tribute to prince when we come back. ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm walkin', yes indeed ♪ ♪ and i'm talkin' 'bout you and me ♪ ♪ i'm hopin' that you'll come back to me ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ i'm lonely as i can be ♪ ♪ i'm waitin' for your company ♪ ♪ i'm hopin' that you'll come back to me ♪ ( ♪ )
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skimming wifi off the neighbors, you'll harness the hardworking power of the peanut. (cheering) . fans are continuing to come to the home of prince today, leaving messages of love for the iconic music genius. ♪ dearly beloved, we are gathered here to pray for this thing called life ♪ >> prince died thursday morning and it could be days or even weeks before we learn the autopsy results. as the memorial grows outside paisley park, so does the
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tremendous outpouring of emotions from fans, celebrities, even the president of the united states. victor blackwell and stephanie elam are at paisley park. the memoriam is amazing behind you, and stephanie, people where you are people are compelled to come out and people who come out feel a personal closeness with him and this a personal loss. it really is. >> reporter: and it goes beyond having a favorite song. there were messages here that were inspirational for so many people. and for so long. when we see people here who are crying, it's not because they simply lost an icon of music and that he was, it was because they lost someone potentially because he helped them, because the message was so helpful and many of them have the question, stephanie, why, how did this happen? ands that what the investigation
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is trying to get answers to. >> reporter: right. and unfortunately for fans around the world, the answers aren't going to come soon enough. the autopsy was done yesterday, four hours long this were there. they said nathey're not going t leave any stone unturned. they're going to look at evidence at the scene because they believe he was by himself when he passed away. the time it takes to do this autopsy is one thing. the type it takes to process all the information they gather from an autopsy, it takes about a couple of weeks, no matter who it is to get that information. but officials do not believe there was any foul play, they do not believe it was a suicide. they said they saw no trauma to prince's body. so at least some piece there maybe for people butch it's not quick enough probably to get the results they want. that's part of the reason because it was such a surprising loss you see people coming out here today. >> reporter: there's the video that cnn has showing prince riding his bike around this community just days before he was found dead here.
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they know there was that emergency landing but he told people at a performance here at paisley park don't waste your prayers on me. there's all that but still no clarity. a lot of that will come in time. and a lot of people here are just here to remember prince, to discuss with other fans their favorite songs but also just to say thank you. >> just to have a moment close to someone that you revered. i talk to one woman who drove overnight. she left at 11:00 last night just to be here for a minute before she drove back to her son's senior prom. she drove from illinois. you have people who feel the need to connect somehow. i just want to play a little bit of sound for the people listening to us right now. there as one person talking about the fact that it sounds like prince died alone and hopefully he knows what's here for him. take a listen. >> and it sad to me also that i feel good that everybody is outpouring their love for him
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but it sad because it seems like from what i understand that he died alone. that really bums me out, sad. i'm happy that he has all this. i just hope that he knew about it, everyone's love. >> reporter: it really interesting when you look at this memorial, i got here thursday night, it continues to grow. everything in purple, bringing their children. i heard one toddler saying "when are we going to see the prince?" asking his mom about it. you see all walks of life here, creeds, colors, prince's music really did speak to people in ways that just transformed a space. it wasn't in the same way other things are. >> it cannot be confined to genre or just the medium of music. not just fans but other celebrities and performers are talking about what prince met to them and to music at large. listen to what stevie wonder
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told cnn. >> he was a great musician. he loved music. he loved playing his instrument and you know the times that we did jam together were amazing, with all the various people he would bring together. and most of all he brought all the various coaches together. he could play classical music, jazz if he wanted to, he could play country if he wanted to. he played rock, blues. he blade pop, he played everything. he was just a great musician. and very cognizant of what his responsibility was as a musician and a human being. he was incredible and i'm just glad that i was able to say to him i love you the last time i saw him.
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>> reporter: and of course we're seeing here all the love, the outpouring of love from fans. and remember, neighbors. this a community of about 25,000 people here and this compound, i don't know if you can really appreciate the size of it through the lens, but it's huge. it's huge when you come here to paisley park. >> inside as well. >> it's a recording studio. we're told there's a vault inside of hours and hours of music. the mayor said they're in talks with his family of what they'll do with this facility. there's talk of it being a museum but they know prince was a very private person and they don't want to violate that. >> reporter: and the mayor has
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been talking to the family about how to memorialize him because he was such a huge part of minneapolis, hoar in chanhassen, where he could actually enjoy life and be left alone, even though he was a super eiconic superstar. >> and that bit about the neighbor, you underscore how private he is. i have a cousin who lives there. he talked about how he has been to paisley park countless numbers of time because word would just get out, is the way he put it, that prince was opening his home for a performance, unveiling something, people would descend sometimes for free, sometimes you would leave a donation for one of his favorite charities, while he was very private, he wanted to share this gift for
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years. stories of a very private man but somebody who left a phenomenal mark on people in so many ways. we're going to check back with you later. we appreciate it. weeping right back. >> my father left the piano at the house when he left. i wasn't allowed to play it when he was there because i want as good as him. when he left, i was determined to get as good as him. i taught myself to play music and i just stuck with it and i did it all the time. everything these days. awards for rolling balls. awards for spelling words nobody uses. we get it. you're smart. they give awards for haircuts for dogs. awards for scientific theories. i've got a theory. nobody cares. but people care about cheese. cracker barrel has won awards for their delicious cheddar and they put that cheddar in a new macaroni & cheese. now, that's an award worth winning.
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welcome back. a manhunt is on this hour in ohio following the chilling execution-style murder of a family. police there are looking for the shooter or shooters who gunned down eight family members as they slept. it's a small town about 95 miles east of cincinnati. nick valencia has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: the search is on for the killer or killers of eight family members in southern ohio. police say most were shot execution style while they slept. >> this is a horrible tragedy that has occurred here in pike county. each one of the victims appears to have been executed, each one
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of the victims appears to be shot in the head. >> the seven adults and 16-year-old boy found dead at four crime scenes, all have been identified as members of the roden family. police suspect the victims had been targeted but there's no apparent motive. >> right now we have no one in custody. i want to urge everyone to be under the understanding that there is a strong possibility that any individuals involved with this are armed and extremely dangerous. >> reporter: police say none of the victims appear to have committed suicide. the dead include a mother, killed in bed with her 4-day-old child beside her. that mother along with a 6-month-old and 3-year-old survived. >> they were gathered at a local church, about a hundred people that we met with.
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and we expressed directly to them our deepest sympathy for the family. as you can imagine, this is a very, very difficult time. >> the roden family is well known in the tight-knit community about 90 miles east of cincinnati. >> this is a tragedy we've never had to go through. we've lost people for cancer, hunting accidents but never like this. >> reporter: i just spoke exclusively on camera with the pastor of the roden family who tells me there are about a ho y hundred family and friends who gathered last night to try to find answers. the pastor speculated that whoever did this, whoever is responsible for this ruthless and unimaginable tragedy, that they may have been stalking the family. he says one of the victims, dana roden, left her hill crest
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nursing home job at 11 p.m. last night and it was about 7:30, 8 a.m. when there was a mass shooting. the pastor said there was a drug problem in the area. so far officially there is no motive but we anticipate there could be a press conference later this afternoon, perhaps we'll get more answers there. as for that on-camera interview with the pastor, we'll have more from him at 3:00 p.m. eastern on cnn newsroom. >> nick valencia, appreciate it. still ahead -- >> i needed to switch parties. >> i'm tired of being blamed for all the things for people who don't want to get off their butt and get a job. >> donald trump has been in real estate for years and i'm pretty sure he's still in real estate. >> michael smerconish talking very frankly to some of the
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republicans, how many of you in either 2008 or in 2012 voted for barack obama? wow! look at -- wait a minute. keep those hands up. so all but joe voted for barack obama at least once. >> at least once. >> i'm a middle class mechanic all my life. i've been a democrat for over 25 years now. in the last eight years i just feel that, i don't know, i just feel that president obama sits at his desk all day. just with piesisis and everythi. i just felt i needed to switch parties. >> let me ask you this, i'm not saying to lock in, but how many of you would consider voting for hillary clinton? >> would consider? >> would consider voting for hillary clinton. one, two, three, four, five hands. the rest of you no way, she's dead to you politically. how many of you would consider
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voting for bernie sanders? one more hand. now, joe, interestingly you'd consider voting for bernie but not for hillary and you're from scranton, that's where her roots are. how come? >> hillary in my opinion is out for hillary. she's been planning this for eight years. she has everything nailed, she has the experts you can buy, she's got the pledged delegates. what donald trump has done is disrupted the entire system. >> clark, what are you thinking? >> i don't think donald trump wants to be president to govern the nation. i any he wants to run for president. i think we're going to learn at the end it's a $1 bet between him and another rich guy, just like "trading places." >> let's talk more about this with our political panel, marc lamont hill and larry sabato.
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let's start with what we heard, thousands are flipping to the republican party for the primary. is this a wake-up call perhaps for democrats in pennsylvania, marc, or is this strictly just the trump effect at work? >> i think it's a wake-up call for everybody. republicans have to be careful as well. people are switching to the republican party so they can vote for donald trump or against donald trump. it says something about what the voters want, desire and what the voters need. on the other side, i do think it's important to hear what people are saying about hillary clinton. some of this i find a bit unfair. you have a respondent saying hillary clinton has been planning to be president for years. everybody plans to be president for year. no one wakes up and says i'm going to decide to run for president today. i think that bernie may not seem like a viable option is instructive to democrats. >> larry, this really is a
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remarkable thing, is it not, when people are thinking of registering on voting for a party to knock somebody out. they're playing this like a chess game. i don't recall too many races to the white house like this where people are using their vote in a calculated way as opposed to saying i'm voting for the person that i want. >> you know, fred, the voters have now become pundits. they all analyze the elections and they analyze their own vote. there are a lot of cross currents in this election, and i'll admit it's a highly unusual election. i do want to put it in context though, fred. the context is that 125,000 switches, which sounds like a lot, is minuscule. in pennsylvania you will have millions and millions of votes in the fall. this is not that significant. it's interesting and it's fun. i'd like for that gentleman to
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be proven true. i'd love to have a "trading places" phenomenon here. it would keep us all busy for years. >> president obama is overseas in great britain wrapping up his trip there. but before doing so, he told a group of young leaders about the lessons of change. remember, he ran on change and he was impressing upon them not tos pessimistic about change. this is what he said exactly. >> change takes time and often times what you start has to then be picked up by your successors or the next generation. i consider myself a runner, and i run my leg of the race but then i've got a baton and i'm passing it on to the next person and hopefully they're running in the right direction as opposed to the wrong direction and
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hopefully they don't drop the baton and then they go and then they pass it on to somebody else. and that's how i think you've got to think about change generally. >> so, marc, while he's talking to the british audience, he knows this message is global. he's also talking to the u.s. audience. do you think that he intended to be sending a message to american audiences as well? >> oh, absolutely. and the president hasn't been particularly shy about saying that the current crop of republican candidates isn't a very good one in his estimation. he's talked about the tone of their language. he's talked about the content of their message. and he feels very strongly and vice president biden has done the same thing, that the democratic pool is a stronger pool and one that will continue to move america forward. whether you agree or disagree, this is not new. the president is signifying through media or something that he said very explicitly over the last few months. >> mark, larry, we're going to leave it right there. thank you very much, gentlemen.
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appreciate it. >> thank you, fred. >> still ahead, remembering the legacy of prince. i'm joined by gospel singer bebe winans to talk about several conferri conversations he had with the purple highness about music and how music is impacting the world. we are outta here! woo! when you're living with diabetes. steady is exciting. oh this is living baby! only glucerna has carbsteady, to help minimize blood sugar spikes. that's what i'm talking about! and try new glucerna hunger smart with 15 grams of protein to help you feel full. glucerna. steady ahead. how fast is it? plenty fast. but it's not how fast you mow, it's how well you mow fast. it's not how fast you mow, it's how well you mow fast. it's not how fast you mow, it's how well you mow fast.'s how well you mow fast!
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met them and one day i'm going into this building and i saw this person walk away from the entrance, he had a powder blue suit on and i said that looked like prince but i kept on going. he was fashion. and then i heard my name called and out comes out of the car comes prince. you know, that right there said something to me about his character, that he would think enough to come out of his car instead of calling me to his, and just was so honest in what our music meant to him and how much he enjoyed us and in return you're like you never know who is listening. and it was a pleasure. a couple of times we had a chance to sit and talk. just an incredible buy. -- guy. >> that's incredible because there are so many musicians who
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say he would want to talk about the craft, about the guitar, about a certain rift. when you talk to him about music, how do you have a conversation about the music? was it about, you know, writing music? was it about performing? just give me a little taste of what that conversation would be about between the two of you. >> with me and him, lyrics, being a songwriter, lyrics is very important. so to tell a story was very important to him. so he was -- he was such a pro li -- prolific writer. so to sit and talk to him about what this song meant to him and why he did this. i heard so many people he was a risk taker. even though he had a hit with this, he didn't mind turner a corner and go this direction because he felt he had the ability but beyond the ability the responsibility to speak about things that other people wouldn't speak about. >> oh, my gosh, so true. he really was breaking barriers
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for a lot of things. this was an artist who surrounded himself once we saw him in a public way sharing the stage, a lot of his musicians were women. he was ground breaking in that way in in involving musicians who did not necessarily represent kind of the cookie cutter, right, of rock, of pop music, et cetera. how else did you see him as being a ground breaker in other realms of music. we talk about the sexuality of music but in other ways. >> for me and for the artist, we cheered him on because it wasn't just for him. when he decided he was going to own his talent, he was going to own his masters and he was going to take, you know, authority of who he was, it wasn't just for him but it was for us. >> that was a big fight. >> it was a big fight, you know. so we celebrate him in that because with him taking that lead, it broke down the doors for us.
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so prince was unselfish. it wasn't just about him. it was about all of us, you know. so we appreciate that. and we celebrate him, you know, this day and for the rest of our lives. >> we really do. we're all celebrating in so many different ways. i'm a huge prince fan. i have a giant collection. >> i see you have pruurple on. >> i brought in some of my cds, we have lps, cassette players because my first car had a number of cassettes. i have a number of favorites from "do me, baby" and "diamonds and pearls." do you have a favorite? do you have music your family would allow to you play? >> my brother, we celebrate whitney as well but one of the things, my father would never allow anything other than gospel in our household so my brother would change lyrics. one of the songs that he changed the lyrics to, first thing that came to my mind is we would sing
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♪ latter rain, latter rain, latter rain ♪ ♪ lord we want you need you asking you to send your rain ♪ so instead of ♪ purple rain we sang ♪ ladder rain >> so gorgeous. >> thank you. we want to you continue to send those blessings to his family and to all the world. >> you said it perfectly. >> thank you. >> thank you. we're all shedding he's purple tears. can't stop. >> we will always carry him here. >> thank you so much. we'll be right back. bebe winans, it's great to see you. >> always, always. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol®.
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♪ yeah, you'll just have to miss it! ♪ ♪ we can't let you download... uh, no thanks. i have x1 from xfinity so... don't fall for directv. xfinity lets you download your shows from anywhere. i used to like that song. . >> all right. welcome back. loved ones want to know why a 16-year-old honor roll student died after a brawl in a high school bathroom. friends of amy joiner francis say she was special and had a bright future ahead of her. they gathered for a vigil at her school in wilmington delaware. >> she was very special to a lot of people, not only to me but to a lot of people. >> she was only 16. she didn't really deserve this. >> officials say there was an altercation that initially started between two people and
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then others may have joined in ganging up on one person. our rachel crane is following this story. rachel, are they any closer to finding out exactly what happened, why she died and will there be any charges? >> reporter: well, fred, there are still lots of questions surrounding what caused this fight. now, some students are saying that it was about a boy. while other students are saying that is not the case. what we do know is that this is an ongoing investigation and that police questioned two students and an autopsy is being performed. now, the fight broke out at around 8:15 on thursday morning, just as classes were starting. and amy experienced serious injuries and was air lifted to a local children's hospital. now, there has been an outpoweriout pouring of grief. listen to what one of them had so say. >> she was a wonderful young lady and the fact that she's gone, it really affects us
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tremendously. she made a huge difference in society and we need more young people like that. >> reporter: now, this out pouring of love and support has also hit social media. the hashtag justice for amy has had over a thousand posts on twitter and also on instagram and a person close to the family said that she's on the honor role, she was an incredible student, she was the manager of the wrestling team. >> so tragic, terrible. all right. thank you so much, rachel crane. i know everybody wants to get to the bottom of that. it's really much more straight ahead in the newsroom next. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol®.
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simply by using your voice. the billboard music awards, live sunday may 22nd, 8/7 central, only on abc. >> all right. live pictures right now at paisley park in minnesota where the late prince is being remembered today. and every day since his passing on thursday. hello again everyone, i'm fredricka whitfield. >> i'm victor blackwell live outside of prince's home. this was also the place where he created those class ix. this is where he performed, opened his home to the community here, to the larger chanhassen and minneapolis community. a lot of the people here are not just fans, they are also
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neighbors. we are seeing the largest crowd of the last three days. hundreds of people here bringing balloons, bringing cards and just speaking with other fans who are remembering an icon. we'll tell you more about what's happening here and the investigation as to how he died, fred, we'll be back with you in a moment. >> thanks so much, we'll check back with you, appreciate it. in the meantime new into cnn, president obama playing a round of golf in england with brittic prime minuteners stacy davcamer. earlier the president spoke to a town hall with 500 british professionals and students. and he told them change is possible, but it takes time. and he admitted he still has unfinished business of his own to pass on to his successor. here is exactly what he said. >> i look at a score card at the end, and i think that i have been true to myself during this process. yo


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