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all right, go wide. summon the robot piranhas. where's my cocktail? considering his options. the president of the united states could issue a new executive order on immigration. also, u.s. national security adviser michael flynn now says he can't be certain that sanctions weren't discussed with the russian ambassador while president barack obama was in office. and a suspected terror cell arrested. french police believe they've prevented an imminent attack, possibly inspired by isis. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. "cnn newsroom" starts right now.
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it is 4:00 a.m. on the u.s. east coast. after a major defeat in court, president donald trump's travel ban, his administration is now exploring all of its legal options this weekend. the president suggested he might start over with the ban with a brand-new travel ban, possibly as early as next week. or he may even choose to keep defending his current directive before the ninth circuit court of appeals. one option though is apparently off the table for now. a source familiar with the situation says the case won't be appealed to the u.s. supreme court at this time. on friday the president told reporters aboard air force one that he expects to win in the end. listen. >> you have a question. it takes time statutorily. we'll win that battle but we also have a lot of other options including just filing a brand-new order on monday. could very well be but i'd like to surprise you.
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we need speed for reasons of security so it could very well be that we do that. >> it has though been rare to see a white house so deeply entangled in a constitutional battle just weeks into a new presidency. cnn's pamela brown has more on how we got to this point. >> i welcome you to the very famous white house. >> reporter: as the white house tweets it's now halted controversial executive order and considers whether to issue a new one, president trump speaking at the white house is vowing not to give up the fight. >> we'll be doing something very rapidly having to do with additional security in our country. you'll be seeing that sometime next week. in addition, we will continue to go through the court process and ultimately i have no doubt that we'll win that particular case. >> reporter: trump's announcement comes in the wake of a strong rebuke from the ninth circuit court of appeals over his travel ban. he tweeted the decision was,
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quote, disgraceful and again sounded the alarm that there was an urgent need for the travel ban to keep the country safe. >> while i've been president, which is just for a very short period of time, i've learned tremendous things that you could only learn, frankly, if you were in a certain position, namely president. and there are tremendous threats to our country. we will not allow that to happen. >> reporter: but the courts said the administration failed to present evidence to back up trump's national security claim saying, quote, the government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated and terrorist attack in the united states. those countries listed in the ban, sudan, iran, iraq, somalia, yemen, libya and syria. >> good stuff. >> reporter: and the court pushed back against the notion that matters of national security should only be left up to the president saying, quote, rather than provide evidence the government has taken the position that we must not review
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its decision at all. we disagree. now the trump administration has to figure out what's next. >> there does seem to be some chaos in the trump administration over the way this order was written and how to go forward here. >> reporter: the president also said in honor of the ninth circuit court's decision he will likely wait until next week to respond with any action. pamela brown, cnn, washington. >> pamela, thank you for that reporting. cnn has learned new information about the ongoing investigation into allegations raised in a collection of memos. those memos created by a former british intelligent agent for political opponents of then candidate donald trump. cnn's jim sciutto is working on this story and spoke to erin burnett earlier. let's listen. >> what have you learned tonight? >> well, erin, new details. for the first time u.s. investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in that 35 page doccier compiled by a former british agent.
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cnn first reported that then president-elect donald trump and barack obama were briefed on the existence of the memos. until now they've said none of the content or allegations have been verified but we have learned multiple and current law enforcement and intelligence officials but they say intelligence intercept of foreign nationals confirmed some of the conversations in the dossier took place between the same individuals on the same days as detailed in the dossier. this has given u.s. intelligence and law enforcement, quote, greater confidence as they continue to actively investigate its contents these sources say. we should be clear that cnn has not confirmed the content of the calls or whether any of the content relates to then candidate trump and none of the
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newly learned information relates, i should emphasize, to the salacious allegations in the dossier. sean spicer says we continue to be disgusted by cnn's fake news reporting, end quote. spokesman for the fbi, department of justice, the cia and the office of the director of national intelligence they, erin, have no comment. >> so, jim, you talk about this relates to the salacious parts of the dossier. there were incredibly serious allegations. do you have any sense what has been corroborated? >> this is what we know. the dossier details a dozen conversations between senior russian officials and what it has is a collection of foreign call intercept. they used that information to seek to verify that some of these alleged conversations described in the dossier took
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place. u.s. intelligence officials emphasize the conversations they have now verified were solely between foreign nationals, including those tied to or inside the russian government, but some of the individuals involved in the intercepted communications were known to the u.s. intelligence community as being, quote, heavily involved in collecting information damaging to hillary clinton, and i should note this, erin, helpful to donald trump. >> right. which obviously is a crucial part of all of this. and then whether there was any kind of collusion there. the sources i know that you've been talking to, say, look, there's conversation these happened. it's crucial to emphasize the dates, time, places they were alleged to have occurred. there still is a lot in those 35 pages, right, that they cannot verify, right? >> absolutely not and we want to emphasize that as well. one of the officials stressed to cnn that they have not corroborated, this is a quote, the more salacious things
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alleged in the dossier. cnn has not reported any of those salacious allegations. when we first reported they said they could not verify any parts of the memos. they are now saying they did, indeed, corroborate some of those details. none of the officials would comment or confirm that they have proof of any alleged conversations or meetings between russian officials and u.s. citizens and that includes associates of then candidate trump. they cautioned they have not reached any final judgment on whether the russian government has any compromising information about the president. president trump and his staff, you'll remember this, erin, have repeatedly dismissed the entire dossier as, quote, phony. >> that was jim sciutto speaking to erin. our thanks to them. in the meantime, another potential scandal with russia doesn't seem to be going away involving the president's national security adviser. a u.s. official confirms that
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michael flynn did discuss sanctions with russia's ambassador to the u.s. while barack obama was still president. this is something that he's denied before. cnn's elise la bat has the story. >> reporter: the white house says it's troubled over backpedaling by president trump's national security adviser, general mike flynn, who says he is not sure whether he spoke to the ambassador about sanctions. a serious problem for vice president mike pence, one of several top officials who vouched for flynn, including in this interview with cbs news last month. >> what i can confirm having spoken to him about it is that those conversations that happened to occur around the time that the you states took action to expel diplomats had nothing to do with those sanctions.
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>> reporter: now the vice president is claiming he was relying on flynn's assurance that the sanctions never came up. a close aide says he has no recollection of discussing sanctions but couldn't be certain if that came up. now pence says that's a problem. >> different people saying different things not knowing who they can trust, that heads to a difficult place, too. >> reporter: u.s. law enforcement and intelligence officials told cnn they were investigating calls between flynn and ambassador sergei kyzliof. they were conducting a prodder investigation of russian activities in the u.s. officials stress no determination of wrongdoing on flynn's part had been made. a u.s. official confirms flynn's discussion included discussions of sanctions during at least one phone call as first reported in the washington post. the kremlin denies reports flynn
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and the ambassador discussed calling the allegation, quote, incorrect. wondering if he influenced vladimir putin's decision not to retaliate after the new sanctions were imposed. the obama administration kicked out some 35 diplomats for meddling in the election. >> after they went ahead with those sanctions, normally you would expect russia to retaliate in kind. that's been a past practice and of course president putin said, no, i'm not going to do that. and you have to wonder whether, in fact, he was told hold off. don't do anything because when we, the trump administration get in, we're going to revisit this whole thing. >> at the time president-elect trump cheered russia's decision on twitter. writing great move on delay by v putin. i always knew he was very smart.
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>> cnn's elise labatt reporting. we'll stay in touch with her as we continue to follow the story. a source with knowledge of the situation tells cnn the only reason flynn hasn't been fired is because the white house does not want it to look bad. let's get some context on our political news of the day with eugene scott live via skype in washington, d.c. eugene, pleasure to have you with us. let's talk, first of all, about the information we're learning regarding michael flynn allegedly talking about these sanctions with russia, something he's denied before but it's information that apparently has caught the president off guard and has put vice president mike pence in a tricky spot. >> reporter: it certainly has. yesterday when reporters were speaking to the president on air force one about it the president said he needed to look into it and implied that perhaps he had not had the latest information on the situation. but all eyes right now are on mike pence. the vice president historically
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has been the president's cleanup guy, and pence regularly went to the media and voters and said that reports that their national security adviser had been in communication with russia not just before the inauguration but before the election were false. the reality, according to the white house, is that pence was only sharing what flynn told him but now there is intelligence that what he told mike pence wasn't quite accurate. >> on the face the nation saying one thing so obviously as this continues to play out we'll see if that story remains the case. let's talk about the president meeting with the prime minister of japan, shinzo abe. this is their second time meeting face to face. the first was when the prime minister flew to new york before he took the oath of office. it does seem that the japanese prime minister is making certain to be front and center striking
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a strong relationship with the president. >> reporter: yes. i would imagine that this high priority for abe, especially considering how the current administration has responded to tpp. there's great interest in continued trade between japan and the united states and both sides, the american government and the japanese government, are trying to explore how they will go about containing that information, the relationship between both economies continues to strengthen. i think an interesting moment was when the president was speaking positively about abe in terms of why he hugged him and why he shook his hand so long but he did warn that could change and he would let voters know. >> japan focused on the trade relations and the president focused on bilateral trade deals versus multi-layer deals.
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let's talk about donald trump's image abroad. look at this new gallup poll that came out, americans -- 29% of americans believe the president is respected by world leaders abroad. eugene though comparing this to former president barack obama's figures, the current president's numbers are much lower. >> reporter: yes, they are. many americans perhaps think the current president is not respected highly abroad because if you look at approval ratings and polls from americans towards the current president they aren't really high. the reality is that this transition has received some of the lowest marks in history -- in the history of polling. and so it's not surprising that americans think that has impacted how international viewers view our current leadership. there's great concern as our world becomes more global in terms of trade, national security and other policy issues about how the u.s. is viewed over seas and many americans
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think the current president can lead the way in that. >> eugene, another topic of the u.s. president is that he will now honor the one china policy. in fact, that story playing out at the same time that the japanese prime minister was visiting the u.s. president, but quite an about face from the president because you remember before he took the oath of office there was the series of tweets that seemed to question whether the u.s. would continue with that long standing policy and also indicated more interest in talking with taiwan. >> reporter: that is true, but we know that the president spoke with the head of china this past thursday where he affirmed or reaffirmed that he would honor the one china policy. with that being said, the president's made it clear that he will continue communications with the leader in taiwan to make sure that the relationship between the two countries, being the u.s. and china as a whole, continues to improve as well. the details of all of this have
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not been really been ironed out. what the relationship will look like is not clear but they're optimistic. >> that is the only way for the united states to maintain a political relationship with that nation. eugene scott live for us in washington. eugene, thank you. we'll see you in the next hour. you're watching "cnn newsroom." ahead, french owe fillings alls say they have thwarted a terror attack and they may have been inspired by isis. also, the ongoing violence in south sudan has created a massive refugee crisis. officials warn it could get worse. stay with us. i accept i don't race down the slopes like i used to. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm george howell. police in france say they have thwarted an imminent terror attack. a source says four suspects all of whom are french nationals appear to have been inspired by isis. erin mclaughlin gained access to an apartment and spoke to his roommate. >> reporter: this is the aftermath of an early morning raid. french police say their work
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here prevented an imminent suicide attack. for mohamed majodi, this is what's left of his home. >> translator: i'm seeing this for the first time. i didn't get home. i went to the police. i was scared they would think i was an accomplice. >> reporter: they arrived at 6:00 in the morning, blew down the door, arrested the suspect. the tenant says the suspect only had two suitcases and had only been here for a few days. he met the 20-year-old through the local mosque. he needed a place to stay and majodi had a place to spare. >> translator: i knew he was in a tough situation and i just wanted to help. >> reporter: majodi says the man kept to himself except for his teenage companion believed to be his fiance visited every so often. she's also under arrest. investigators believe she planned to join isis in syria
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just before the planned attack. now his neighbors are furious. how could he allow a suspected terrorist to live among them. but mad jodi says he had no idea. he's still in shock. you've seen the attack that happened last year in nice, the terror attacks. did you ever think something like that could happen here? >> translator: it can happen anywhere. it's sad, just like that. now if i see someone in a tough situation, i will just let them be because we don't know anymore who is the person in front of us. >> reporter: erin mclaughlin, cnn, montpelier. >> erin, thank you for that report. now to the ongoing conflict in south sudan. it's forced more than 1.5 million people to try to escape that country. u.n. officials warn the fighting could turn to genocide. we're shown the difficult challenges that some refugees are up against there.
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>> reporter: a simple grid separates south sudan's war from neighboring peace. this is one of the largest refugee sites in the world and they keep coming. they're fleeing targeting, forced recruitment of child soldiers, burnedville los angeles -- burned villages and rape. >> reporter: she has a new home in bidi bidi. hers is a difficult story but she wants to share it. >> translator: he asked my father, do you agree to rape your father? father say, no, you leave my daughter because i've lost five children, you have seen their graves are here. >> reporter: soldiers killed her father in front of her. the u.n. is talking of genocide and the serious concern is that
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world, you're watching "cnn newsroom." it is good to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following for you this hour. u.s. president donald trump says he may issue a new executive order on immigration. his controversial travel bap was halted thursday by a federal appeals court. a source familiar with the investigation says the white house has not decided -- decided not to appeal the case to the u.s. supreme court at this time. mexico is warning its citizens in the u.s. to, quote, take precautions after a high profile deportation. the 35-year-old had been in the u.s. since she was 14 but was later convicted of using a fake social security number. her attorney blamed her deportation on donald trump's crackdown on illegal immigration.
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in the meantime, the u.s. president says he is unaware of reports that his national security adviser may have talked about sanctions imposed on russia with moscow's ambassador. a u.s. official tells cnn michael flynn discussed the punitive measures while barack obama was president of the you states. four people have been arrested on suspicion of planning an imminent terror attack. french nationals appear to have been inspired by isis. when they were arrested the suspects had just begun making the same explosive in the paris and brussels attack. the u.s. president is hosting the japanese prime minister, shinzo abe in florida this weekend. the two leaders and their wives had dinner at mr. trump's resort, mar-a-lago, on friday night. but even during mr. abe's visit, china is taking up much of the spotlight. cnn's michelle kosinski has this report. >> reporter: president trump
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with the japanese prime minister facing questions about china seeming to offer a warning over currency manipulation. >> we will be all on a level playing field because that's the only way it's fair. that's the only way that you can fairly compete. >> reporter: yet it comes one day after the stunning discussion between president trump and the chinese president. president trump agreed at the request of president xi to honor our one china policy. a striking about face for president trump who has said plenty to rock that boat. >> we have to be bound by a one china policy unless we make a deal with china having to do with other things including trade. they break the rules in every way imaginable. china, which has been ripping us off, the greatest abuser in the history of this country. >> reporter: president xi had not spoken to trump since trump took a phone call from taiwan
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before the inauguration. an unprecedented breach of protocol in this complex, important relationship. the one china policy in klein na's view is the bedrock on which cooperation rests ensuring that the u.s. views taiwan as part of china. >> given its importance it was inevitable that would mean we would have to back down. our allies are not sure but they're asking if we're not a paper tiger, we make threats and back away from them. >> reporter: now comes word from the european union on the iran nuclear deal. >> i was assured by what i heard in my meetings on the intention to stick to the full strict limitation. >> reporter: yet again this was a key issue on which president trump ran for office. >> we can't continue to make
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deals like that horrible iran deal. >> we're going to rip up the iran deal. >> reporter: a major shift away from the rhetoric reminiscent of president obama's warning to the new administration. >> there are certain things that make for good sound bites but don't always translate into good policy. reality has a way of asserting itself. >> reporter: it's clear foreign policy is very much in the shaping stage. there is a new poll out by gallup that shows not only 29% of americans believe president trump is respected by other world leaders and only 42% now feel the u.s. is viewed favorably in the world. >> my they will, thank you. a top house republican and fellow democrat say they will refer a close adviser for investigation. at issue, the comments that kellyanne conway urged americans to buy clothing items from
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ivanka's clothing line. the controversy continues. we have more from jessica snyder. >> there is no den she will not go into. >> reporter: at the end of a rocky three weeks, it's the tv appearance that topped off a series of kellyanne conway miss steps. >> go buy kellyanne conway's stuff. it's a wonderful line. i fully -- i'm going to give a free commercial here. go buy it today, everybody, buy it online. >> reporter: a top adviser peddling the president's daughter's fashion line. it appears to violate ethics line and they're asking the office of government ethics to review. the backlash prompting response that wasn't exactly backpeddling. >> where is that letter and we're reviewing that internally? i'm just really happy that i spent an awful lot of time with the president of the united states this afternoon and that he supports me 100%. all i can say to america's women is at some point be in your life
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you ought to have a boss who treated me the way that the president of the united states treated me today. >> reporter: this statement and a subsequent tweet showcasing the president's support didn't save conway from being lampooned by late night. >> for now the only network kelly ann conway should be allowed on is qvc. >> reporter: it was just the latest in a series of verbal lapses for the verbal conway. >> sean spicer gave alternative facts to that, but the point remains -- >> wait a minute, alternative facts? alternative facts. alternative facts are not facts, they're falsehoods. >> reporter: later presenting a falsehood herself later referring to a made up massacre. >> president obama had a six-month ban on the iraqi refugee program after two iraqis came here, were radicalized and it didn't get covered.
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>> reporter: it didn't get covered because it didn't happen. she tweeted i meant to say bowling green terrorists. these two men were sentenced for plotting to send weapons to al qaeda. >> no, jake, they are not bad. they are alt good. >> reporter: a persistent punch line on "saturday night live." >> if you read the whole tweet, that is what it says. >> reporter: conway's character showcased about getting testy having to defend her boss. >> what do you want me to say? yes, he said that, he's crazy. >> reporter: even letting loose, basking in her notorious name rec could go nation. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: but it is not all laughs. democrats and republicans alike are pushing for disciplinary action for kellyanne conway because she did endorse ivanka trump's fashion line. they bar that mp we know that kellyanne conway has apologized
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to the president and we're told president trump backs her completely. the office of government ethics can recommend a punishment but it can't actually enforce it or institute it. jessica snyder, cnn, new york. >> thank you for the reporting. donald trump's policies on mexico have put american ex-patriots in a tough position. we look at the impact on day-to-day life in mexico city. plus, the canadian border with the united states, it has become the unexpected scene of a refugee asylum as they head north from the united states. stay with us.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." mexico is warning its citizens in the united states that they are facing a new reality.
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after the recent deportation of an undocumented mother from the country. gaud lup pay garcia went to a routine check. she was checking november and promptly kicked out of the country. it is important to note that she was a convicted felon. still, her supporters say she is among the many people who are being torn from their families. our shasta darlington went to mexico city to see how u.s. policy is affecting the capital here. >> reporter: in the heart of mexico city, mexicans and americans are bonding over beer, barbecue and football, american football. many patrons say the escalating feud so far hasn't sparked major anti-american sentiment. are you facing any backlash? >> i haven't dealt with anything. i've been here close to five years now and only been treated really, really nicely. >> reporter: but this attorney says there are signs of tension,
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albeit small ones. >> people are getting angry. i was at a karaoke bar. people said we don't want to sing songs in english anymore. >> reporter: at the darn gringo restaurant american co-owner said they try to diffuse those tensions. >> so we are able to operate with a bit of humility because we're not the gringo. we don't think we're better or we have a better restaurant than anybody. we are the pince gringo. >> reporter: he and his business partner serve up texas style barbecue. while anger at trump has prompted boycott of brands, they say it hasn't fueled hostility towards them. >> i don't believe people automatically associate me with the policies happening with my government. i think there's a real appreciation for the fact that we love this country. >> reporter: roberto says they
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celebrate both cultures. mexican chefs slow cooking local beef to present awe thirte-- >> super bowl sunday was sold out. more that have the than half the clients mexican. >> i can have a good relationship with an american person or a russian person and it's about people, not governments. >> reporter: while big anti-trump protests are expected on sunday, at this restaurant they hope to keep bringing everyone together at the same table. shasta darlington, cnn, mexico city. in the meantime, some towns in canada are being flooded with mostly african refugees who have given up on their asylum claims in the united states. hundreds of people have crossed the largely unguarded border between the two countries in the last nine months making the trip in bitterly cold winter weather as you see here.
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cold enough, in fact, that some have lost fingers to frostbite. the cbc's cameron macintosh has this story. >> reporter: he's loading up with clothes, blankets and food. j.p.vanegas has made the trip many times picking up people walking across the border. >> i did this several times. >> reporter: a former refugee for chile, he's a senior official. he's taking supplies to emerson to help deal with a flood of asylum seekers. >> 15 years ago i was in the same shoes coming to canada for a better life. >> reporter: one hour south of winnipeg he's seen hundreds of aftrican asylum seekers particularly since the fall. under international convention, someone who walks over the border can legally make a refugee dplam canada.
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last weekend in bitter cold, 22 people did forcing volunteers in town to open an emergency center. today the town made a new deal with border services and rcmp. >> they assured us that they will have the manpower to handle the influxes of refugees. >> reporter: so what about security? all those people coming over that famously unprotected border. they say they can't stop them but they are arresting them. >> those people are identified, searched, screened, those types of things, then they're take zwroen cbsa where their processes take place, too. >> at the ports of entry we are well positioned to deal with the traffic that comes through. >> reporter: people have been turned back. mohamed did get through last weekend. he's thankful to the community. >> they're working with us, give us food to eat. they give us blankets because they put us into the car to
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talking about a windy day in wyoming. look at that. this truck found out the hard way as it toppled right over on a highway patrol car. thankfully that car was empty. no one in the truck or the car -- no one was hurt. wow. for the second time in less than a week a big snowstorm is set to hit the northeast part of the u.s. our meteorologist julie martin joins you now with a look at the
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timing on this storm. julie, how is that expected to compare to the one that just came through? >> well, here's the one that just came through, george. the good news is we're not looking at quite this much snow, but still certainly some travel troubles and headaches for people in the northeast after you've just dug out of it. this is a look at some of those very impressive snow totals we just had as of thursday. 20 inches. 20 inches in perry, maine. anywhere else from a foot to a foot and a half. certainly some crazy weather conditions. we're in for some more as well as another nor'easter will be setting up across the region. new york probably not as impacted. taking a look at the live local radar and right now seeing just a few dustings here across massachusetts up into vermont and new york, maybe a flurry or two for you throughout the day today, but you're going to be warming up and things are going to be looking much better. let's take you back. remember a couple of days ago how bad it was? yeah. this is a look at sandwich,
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massachusetts, where we had winds just howling there. power lines coming down. trees coming down. 70-mile-an-hour winds clocked on cape cod. about 10 to 20 inches of snow in some parts, so get ready. we have round two coming up, and we're going to look at the timing now of all of that. a winter storm watch in effect in blue here. so wherever you see the blue from maine all the way down in through boston we are looking at the possibility of winter storm conditions. the timing is looking like sunday into monday. you see the bright green here. this is actually a blizzard watch for northeastern maine. the purple we're looking at winter weather advisories for portions of the hudson valley stretching all the way back out to buffalo. so that could mean sleet, freezing rain, the stuff you really don't want to be traveling on. so your monday morning commute is going to be pretty interesting. this low pressure coming out of the ohio valley.
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it's going to rapidly deepen getting off shore. sets up and brings in the snow. most of this snow we believe will be north of boston, however, that's still to be seen. so if you live in boston, don't think you're quite out of it. either way you're going to be getting winter weather for sure. very wind any conditions. anywhere from, say, 6 to 10 inches. higher totals in purple on the map. i want to stress that monday should be pretty interesting in terms of air travel here and travel on i-95, the northeastern corridor where millions of people frequent. winds are going to be a real issue, george. we're going to have to keep an eye on that. >> winds and snow. i think maybe they had enough the first round. here comes round two. julie, thank you so much. february has been declared hockey is for everyone month by the world's top pro hockey league. no one embodies that quite like a fan from the united arab
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emirates. jonathan mann introduces us to the woman living out her dream on ice. >> reporter: she's wearing a hijab but she looks perfectly at home on the ice. 27-year-old joined the nhl's washington capitals morning skate this week where she was able to spend time with her hockey hero, alex ovechkin. >> that's great. obviously she's very personal. she was wanting to come here, meet me, meet the capitals, watch the hockey game. >> reporter: she even got an autographed stick from the nhl star. >> thank you. this is a dream come true. i've been playing for six years and all of this is not expected. it's just unbelievable. >> reporter: since she took up the sport ali says she spents most of her waking hours on skates. she's a player on the uae
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women's national league, a referee in men's games. it was her puck handling skills that caught the coach's attention. he shot this video and it went viral. >> it's amazing. for a hockey guy i was amazed. she started playing hockey like six years ago. it's unbelievable. >> he was so impressed he surprised her with an invitation to washington to meet her favorite team in person. in addition to skating with the players, she got to drop the puck at thursday night's game between the capitals and the detroit red wings. she even snapped a selfie at center ice. the nhl designated february hockey is for everyone month and al ali has proven she's a perfect ambassador for the game. jonathan mann, cnn. thank you for being with us. another hour of "newsroom" straight ahead. stay with us. u.s. prt looks at
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salvage his travel ban. and a warning to the citizens of the united states. >> plus, japanese prime minister shinzo abe head to the golf course after president trump confirms commitment to japan. >> welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. cnn newsroom starts right now.

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