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premise that one person wrongfully convicted is a grave injustice. >> i don't know what the outcome of this is going to be, but this is a good case. i know we were right. >> i think it's a good system. u.s. president donald trump calls the release of a controversial memo vindication, but lawmakers, even in mr. trump's own party, openly disagree. >> plus, risking everything to escape syria. we take a look at the desperate and often deadly toll in taking a chance for life. >> also ahead, under dogs making history, the philadelphia eagles win their first super bowl title. >> 2:00 a.m. on the u.s. east coast, we are live at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. we welcome our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm george howell. >> and i'm rosemary church. cnn newsroom starts right now.
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after days of fall out over a republican memo on the russia investigation, democrats are pushing to release their rebuttal. >> the question now, will it be released? and will we see a broader picture? the republican document claims the fib abused its surveillance authority to target an advisor of president trump's presidential campaign. cnn's boris sanchez has the very latest. >> reporter: from several republican lawmakers, some of them on the house intelligence committee, contradicting the president outright over the weekend. the president was active on twitter saying that the nunes memo vindicates him and proves that the russia investigation is nothing more than a witch hunt. on saturday night the president also tweeted portions of a "wall street journal" editorial that supposed that there are political actors within the department of justice and the fbi. we also heard from donald trump,
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jr. on saturday night, who was on fox news saying that the release of the nunes memo is like sweet revenge for him and his family. despite that, these republican lawmakers again are contradicting the president, saying that the nunes memo has nothing to do with the russia investigation and should not prevent robert mueller from continuing his work. i want to play some sound for you now from south carolina representative trey gowdy. listen to what he had to say. >> the memo has no impact on the russia probe? >> not to me it doesn't. and i was pretty integrally involved in the drafting of it. there is a russia investigation, without a dossier. so, to the extent the memo deals with the dossier and the fisa process, the dossier has nothing to do with the meeting at trump tower. the dossier has nothing to do with an e-mail sent by cambridge analytica. the dossier really has nothing to do with george papadopoulos's meeting in great britain. it also doesn't have anything to do with obstruction of justice. so, there is going to be a
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russia probe even without a dossier. >> now, that statement coming from trey gowdy is especially significant because even according to devin nunes, he is the only republican on the house intelligence committee that has actually seen the raw intelligence, the raw data that led a fisa court judge to allow the fbi to surveil carter page. so, if anyone knows the validity of the nunes memo and its implication on the russia investigation, it would be trey gowdy. now, democrats are pushing for the release of the so-called schiff memo. their rebuttal to the nunes memo which they say provides more information and more context and contradicts portions of the nunes memo. we could see a vote from the house intelligence committee as early as monday for its declassification. what is unclear now is whether the president will allow for that memo to be declassified the way that he did for the nunes memo. boris sanchez, cnn travel with the president in west palm beach, florida. >> joining me now to talk more
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about this is peter mathews, a political analyst and professor of political science at cypress college. thanks so much for being with us. >> good to be with you, rosemary. >> so, president trump says the recently released nunes memo totally vindicates him on the russia probe, but not all republicans agree with him on that point. trey gowdy says it has no impact on the russia probe and he thinks mueller's investigation should continue unimpeded. so, what's mr. trump talking about? and what was achieved by releasing this memo? >> i think that he's trying to use false bravado to act like nothing like that he's been cleared. he hasn't been cleared. the investigation will be going on systematically by bob mueller and others, and releasing the memo was an attempt to distract from bob mueller's investigation. and the integrity of the investigation. it says, no, the republican memo, the nunes memo, says that the fbi and mueller used a
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wrong -- illegal activity in terms of the fisa court surveillance request. they're trying to say the fbi was corrupt, it was anti-trump, and that's basically made-up mostly. you can see that. if it weren't made up, they would allow the department crack memo coming out with the house ranking intelligence committee member, adam schiff from the democratic side, that memo should have been released at the same time the republican memo release the if there was no untoward situation. >> we will come back to that point. i do want to talk about republican senator john mccain. he blasted his republican colleagues for releasing the nunes memo, saying this, and i am quoting him directly. if we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing putin's job for him. and senator mccain says he wants to see the mueller investigation proceed unimpeded. how divisive could this issue prove to be for the republican party? and will others be emboldened to stand up to the president on this issue, do you think?
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>> someone has to stand up, including republicans, because this issue is much more of the republican party. it is divisive of the united states of america. it can divide people on the constitutional question, become a constitutional crisis because if one faction says one thing and the other says the other, as opposed to allowing the mueller investigation, the special prosecutor to actually go out and look for the information without being interfered by the executive branch, by the president, you've lost the rule of law. there is no integrity or accountability and legitimacy on the part of the fbi and it looks like the republican leadership has tried to impunge. >> right, and you touched on this part a couple minutes ago. the house intelligence committee will consider whether to declassify that democratic memo that essentially rebutts the nunes memo. how likely is it, though, that
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they will vote to declassify it? and if they do, will the white house give the okay to release it? because it would need to get the last word on this, wouldn't it? >> that's right, that's the next step. if the intelligence committee votes to actually release it, the white house has five days to either accept the release or to rebut it and it may actually stop the release. i'm not sure trump will let that go through because he doesn't want the democratic memo to come through or come out to the public because that would balance out the picture far more. because don't forget, these memos are on the actual underlying intelligence. they're not detail intelligence. they're memos and people are picking and choosing, especially the republican side. with the democratic side rebut ing it with more facts, that would weaken trump's argument and put the focus once more on mueller's investigation of the possible obstruction of justice charges which is very serious. >> he doesn't want to say that happened. what impact has the release of this nunes memo had on the mueller-russia probe so far? does it discredit it in any way
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and how likely is it that mr. trump will push to get rid of deputy attorney general rod rosenstein or special counsel robert mueller, or perhaps both? >> i think it has had some impact for sure because it's thrown in questions and people are neutral about the whole issue who hadn't known much about it. now you know, on the other side of the question, mueller and the fbi are corrupted. this can sway a certain amount of the population. only 49% of washington post abc poll showed 49% of americans believe that president trump did act to interfere in the russia investigation, which is equivalent of obstruction of justice. half the country believed that before this incident. the other thing is i'm not sure that this would actually go through because, you know, it's a process of rule of law and even if it weakens mueller's investigation a bit he's going to go full fledge ahead. he has a lot of information, documentation, he's got witnesses. he's got people such as michael flynn who has testified to him,
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has pled guilty. he's got paul manafort. he's got so many people on the inside. now hope hicks is being drawn in. perhaps he has questioned her in detail what she knew and she's been at the president's side many years. she could spill the beans as well. >> and with all of these things going on, robert mueller continues on his path with the investigation. peter mathews, thank you so much for your analysis. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. thank you so much, rosemary. >> thank you. >> all right. now to one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the nfl super bowl. did you watch the super bowl? sunday night's game was a thriller, especially sweet for the philadelphia eagles. >> and those are eagles fans celebrating the team's first-ever super bowl title. they beat the new england patriots 41-33 in a game that went right down to the wire. and we wouldn't be surprised if
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they're still partying in the streets in philly. >> who had one of the best seats? andy scholz right there in minneapolis. andy, what a game, right down to the last two minutes. the eagles pulled it off. what did you think? >> reporter: george, that's going to go down as one of the most exciting super bowls of all time. i mean, the eagles and patriots just traded hey makers on offense. they went back and forth, back and forth. big play after big play. the eagles pulling out all the stops with the trick play right before halftime with their quarterback, nick foles catching a touchdown there. now the eagles led for most of the game, but brady did lead a fourth quarter comeback. patriots took the lead. but foles, cool, calm and collected led the eagles down and found zackert for the touchdown. brady did have one last chance. he threw a hail mary as time expired, but it would fall incomplete. the eagles win, an absolute thriller 41-33.
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and they're heroes, back up quarterback nick foles was named super bowl mvp and our own coy wire caught up with him after the game. >> so much is going on right now. just being in this moment, being with these guys, it will soak in when i get to be with my teammates and family. just to be a part of this, be part of the philadelphia eagles organization and be part of the first world championship, we're very blessed. it is an unbelievable feeling. honestly right now it's all soaking in, it's unbelievable. >> losing sucks, but that's part of the -- you know, you show up and you try to win, sometimes you lose. that's the way it goes. >> now, all kinds of records fell by the wayside in super bowl lii. the teams combined for 1,151 yards on offense. that's the most for any game in nfl in their history, playoffs or regular season. nick foles, the first player ever to throw and catch a touchdown in the super bowl, and
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tom brady, he is the first player ever to throw for 500 yards, three touchdowns and have zero interceptions and lose a game in the nfl. again, regular season or playoffs. george, you know, you're not going to find many people having sympathy for tom brady, but, man, he sure did play a great game here in super bowl lii. it's unfortunate for him that the patriots defense korcouldn' stop the eagles offense. >> andy, people tuned in. you watched the games. people watched the commercials. halftime is a big deal. justin timberlake performed. even paying special tribute to the host city minneapolis with this moment. take a look. >> minneapolis, minnesota, this one's for you. ♪ ♪ >> what a tribute there.
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tribute to the legend, that artist prince, the minneapolis native. andy, here's the question. how was that received? sort of a mixed message, isn't there? >> you know what, in the stadium, all the people sitting around me were rather impressed with justin timberlake's performance. the moment when he paid tribute to prince was touching. most people thought. we all thought he put on a great show. he actually went into the crowd, took selfies with a young fan. and was -- no joke, was just in the stands with people, playing his hits. we all thought it was great. you check social media, george, you can't make everyone happy. there are some people that didn't like it. some of the complaints were there were no cameos. there were no extra artists in the super bowl halftime performance which is kind of the thing. you know, usually you have a main person and some surprising acts. >> right. >> it it was all justin timberlake this time other than the tribute for prince. >> can't please them all. what a show, andy, what a show. andy scholes for us live in
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minneapolis. thanks, andy. >> and the eyes of the world will be on pyeongchang, south korea this week for the opening of the winter olympic games. it's not all athletics, though. there is some controversy as well. 15 russian team members will not be allowed to compete, even though a sports arbitration court lifted their lifetime ban. the international olympic committee says the suspicion of doping remains. >> there is also some political symbolism at these games. north korea is sending its ceremonial head of state, and the vice-president of the united states will also be in attendance there. >> let's talk about all of this, and paula hanncock is in pyeongchang. a lot of symbolism on dislay ahead of the games. what is the significance of north korea sending its
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ceremonial head of state to the winter olympics in south korea? >> reporter: well, rosemary, it is a very high-level delegation that's going to be come headed up by kim yong nam. the north korean leader doesn't travel outside the country. he hasn't done as far as we know since he took power. this is a significant delegation that will be sent. there may be others that are added to that delegation as we go along. i want to introduce now our cnn sports analyst christine brennan, also columnist for usa today to talk about north korea, to talk about the olympics. first of all, i have to mention this is your 18th olympics you're covering. >> just a few of them. it's thrilling to be here, 18 in a row and this is obviously one of the most important especially as you mention because of north korea and the issues with north korea and south korea. so, the exhibition match that we had last night, the game between the north and south korean joint team in women's ice hockey
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against sweden, they lost 3-1, but was it a good performance? >> oh, absolutely. frankly it wasn't 10-0, paula, was excellent for the korean team. this was excellent to put players that don't know each other, different skill levels and make them work together as a team. i'm not expecting the korean team now obviously mostly south korean to have any kind of results to speak of. they will probably be the most watched women's ice hockey team in the history of the olympic games, including canada and u.s. by far the two best teams. this is their first olympics and they are certainly going to get a lot of attention. >> let's talk a little about russia. they decided the 15 athletes and coaches will not be invited to the olympics even though their appeals were upheld. what kind of a mess is this? it's very last minute. it's very confusing. talk us through it. >> it is. the ioc finally said enough is enough. they banned, what, 50 or 60 of these athletes and then all of a
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sudden the court of arbitration for sport, like the supreme court so to speak, decided to let some of them back in. and the international olympic committee couldn't figure it out. the cast of arbitration for sport, paula, said this doesn't mean they're innocent. the procedures they looked at couldn't prove they were guilty. the international committee shut the door on those 13 athletes and two coaches. they are not going to be competing here. it looks like the russian delegation will be 169 athletes, 63 athletes short of what it was in sochi just four years ago. >> so, how does the ioc come out of this? do they come out of this well? it does seem quite last minute. >> it is rushed. i think once they decided to ban the russian team, of course the ban means there will be no russian flag, no russian anthem, and of course the flag not being allowed at the opening ceremonies. i think once they made that decision they were going to get into a quagmire of decisions and appeals and counter appeals and i think that's why they shut the door today on this particular -- these athletes. they said we cannot let this go any further.
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>> christine, one last question. obviously many viewers will be looking behind us and thinking where is the snow? is this a problem? there is not much snow out there. >> i can't tell you the number of olympic games, paula, where there have been conversations about there's no snow, it's too warm, fog in the mountains. they always seem to pull it off. i think in this case they will as well. but absolutely it is an issue. here we are in the mountains and we're seeing very little snow. >> reporter: christine brennan, thank you very much. sports analyst. i can tell you it's certainly not too warm here at the moment. it is cold in pyeongchang, not a huge amount of natural snow, but i just spoke this afternoon to one of the snow makers. they say that they believe they have enough for the competition. they actually stopped making it in the mid madle of january say they believe they have enough. rosemary? >> let's hope so. paula hancocks joining us in pyeongchang, south korea. we will chat with you next hour. many thanks. >> a prison sentence suspended
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of former samsung chief. >> the samsung conglomerate heir was serving on bribery and corruption charges. he walked out of jail to a bus to take him to a processing center. the case was part of a huge influence pedaling scandal that led to the impeachment of president park geun-hye. lee had been in jail since august. well, north korea has been using its embassy in berlin to buy high-tech parts for its weapons programs. that is according to germany's intelligence chief. >> he spoke with cnn affiliate ard for a documentary on north korea's missile program. it airs later monday in germany. he says authorities determined that the purchases were made from the embassy for the purposes of supporting both north korea's missile and nuclear programs, and he said authorities think the parts were, quote, acquired through shadow buyers or shadow markets abroad, which they then bought in germany. >> we'll take a very short break here. but still to come, another
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deadly train crash in the united states. the third in two months, but officials think they may know why an amtrak passenger train derailed in south carolina sunday killing two people. >> plus refugees face a freezing death to escape the war in syria. we report near the lebanese border right after the break. stay with us. successful people have one thing in common. they read more. how do they find the time? ... with audible. audible has the world's largest selection of audiobooks. for just $14.95 a month... you get a credit good for any audiobook ... and you can roll your credits to the next month if you don't use them. audible members get free no hassle exchanges ... and use the mobile app to listen anytime, anywhere. start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. listening, is the new reading. text audio22 to five hundred five hundred to start listening today. ♪ ♪
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welcome back to cnn newsroom. officials are investigating the third major train crash in the united states in less than two months. an amtrak train collided with a freight train. now, this happened in the u.s. state of south carolina early sunday. >> two train employees were killed and 116 people were injured as cnn's kaylee har tongue reports, investigators now have a clue as to what may have caused that crash. >> reporter: the chairman of the ntsb brought out a whiteboard to diagram the fatal mistake that led to this crash. as he explained it, a switch on the track was locked with a padlock in the wrong direction, diverting that amtrak passenger train from the main track onto a
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siding track and squarely into the freight train. now, ntsb investigators have to figure out why, why that switch was left locked in the wrong position when trains like amtrak train 91 travel along that path every day. this is a question that the csx corporation will have to try to help them answer. csx, the railroad group that owns, operates and maintains the stretch of track where this crash occurred, said they're responsible for the signalling, the switching and the dispatching in that area. csx offered up a statement with their condolences to the families of the two victims of this crash. the conductor and the engineer of that train. while they did that, they did not acknowledge any wrongdoing of their own other than to say they would be cooperating fully with the ntsb investigation. another key piece of evidence in this investigation, that would be a forward-facing camera on the amtrak train that investigators already have being analyzed in a lab in d.c. >> thank you so much.
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mao kos moscow is picking up after a historic snowstorm hit over the weekend. i've seen some of the pictures, p/e dro a lot of snow on the ground. >> when you think of moscow in the winter, it is a vision of a wintry weather, climate, that is the case. certainly not what played out in the past 24 to 48 hours, considerably higher amount when it comes to snow accumulations. began on saturday, continued almost all of saturday into parts of sunday, brought down with it almost 40 or over 40 centimeters of snow accumulations when it was all said and done which is roughly 17 inches of snowfall making it a daily record on saturday, continuing it on into sunday, bringing additional snowfall. there is the iconic cathedral in place there. you see the 43 centimeters. it comes across a little over 1 1/2 feet of snow over the weekend. we had disruptions all over the place here when it comes to disruptions over-the-road ways.
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the airport as well. with it heavy wet snow. two-thirds of trees came down, 40,000 customers left without power. officials urging people not to park outside if they can work with that and certainly not parking underneath trees because all of these trees were beginning to bend and cause a dangerous scenario across parts of the city. some 150 flights also disrupted because of the heavy snowfall across the region. look at the temperatures, well below the senator mccain for this year. 11 degrees celsius, 12 fahrenheit. the trend wants to warm up a little towards what is normal this time of year. incredible blast of arctic air that is locked in across portions of russia now. we are seeing cold air want to spill down towards the south. pushing to parts of madrid. it could happen again here over the next 24 or so hours with some snow showers across portions of madrid. a pretty interesting set up with the amount of cold air locked in
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place across parts of europe. over to north america, the united states, much the same. upwards of 4 million people dealing with wind chill advisories. 25 to 35 below 0 what it feels like outside, in fact, how about this. you don't see this very often. a freezing spray warning across parts of the great lakes for about 2 inches per hour or 5 cent meters of ice per hour could accumulate so officials are saying any maraners across the region stay off the waters. very dangerous for the navigation, the controls of a vessel if you're on the water and sprayed with such conditions. we know snow showers coming in with it. visibility tough as well the next 24 hours, guys. >> thanks very much for kooeping an eye on that for everyone. >> thank you. still ahead here on cnn newsroom, a grueling race for survival in lebanon. how people there are battling the elements to escape syria. >> plus, thousands of migrants want asylum in israel. instead they are being offered cash and a plane ticket to leave the country.
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coast to coast across the united states and live around the world this hour, you're watching cnn newsroom. it's good to have you with us. i'm george howell. >> and i'm rosemary church. want to check the main stories for you this hour. democrats on theuous us house intelligence committee may vote monday to release their response to the republican's memo alleging surveillance a bugses by the fbi. president trump claims the document totally vindicates him in the russia investigation, but some republicans are downplaying the memo's impact. >> another deadly train crash in
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the united states and it's raising concerns about traveling by rail. an amtrak train crashed into a freight train. it happened in the u.s. state of south carolina early sunday. we understand that two people were killed, 116 injured. officials say the track switch was locked in the wrong position. >> for the first time ever, the philadelphia eagles are super bowl champions. they beat the new england patriots 41-33 in a thriller in the nfl's title game. the patriots and tom brady were the defending champs trying for their 6th super bowl win, but it wasn't to be. >> they are partying in philly for sure. the winter olympics kickoff later this week in pyeongchang. north and south korea will compete under one flag. they are sending the ceremonial head of state and the united states is sending the vice-president. he will attend the opening ceremony. >> turkey's prime minister has a message for his nato allies. ignore criticism of the turkish
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offensive against kurdish fighters in syria. now, this comes after seven turkish soldiers were killed saturday. it was the deadliest day yet for turkish troops in what they call operation olive branch. five of the soldiers died when a missile was launched at a tank near afrin. >> also this video, the kurdish ypg says it shows the attack. cnn has not yet been able to verify that. turkey seized the ypg as terrorists. the militia also a key ally of the united states in the fight. the turkish president has this warning to whoever is supplying them with weapons. listen. >> translator: regardless of who delivered that rocket system, it seems that they are walking hand in hand with terrorists, and we will share it with all the world when it is confirmed. >> the president erdogan.
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politicians overshadow the people, the people who suffer the most in the syrian civil war. hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in this conflict. many of those people civilians. >> now, this video is said to be from rescuers near damascus. they are desperately trying to free a young girl after her home was hit by a missile. there were reports of airstrikes and shelling in the area over the weekend. and with scenes like that, it's no surprise people are desperate to escape the war in syria. some are braving potentially deadly weather to cross the boa border bo lebanon. >> senior correspondent ben wedeman went to get their stories. we have a warning this report does contain graphic images. >> reporter: he tries to distract his 3-year-old daughter recovering in the lebanese hospital. sauda is all he has left. the rest of his family, his wife and 5-year-old daughter froze to death along with 15 other syrians while crossing the mountains into lebanon in a
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snowstorm at night. he has been working in lebanon the last 2 1/2 years. >> translator: they were dropped off by a car on the syrian side, he says, and were supposed to walk for half an hour into lebanon and then be picked up by another car. but it was dark, it was snowing and the smugglers abandoned them. he shows me on his phone pictures he downloaded of his wife as she was found, cradling their daughter hibba, his mother and his brother's family, all frozen to death. he has just come out of the operation on her frostbitten face. she doesn't know her mother, sister and grandmother are dead. we went back to the mountain side where they died. they were just a few minutes' walk from the nearest house. the snows have now melted, but this is the spot where the bodies were found. there are still rubber gloves here used by those who took the
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bodies away. this is a valley frequently used by syrians trying to sneak into lebanon, and their deaths here underscore just how desperate they are to reach safe ground. it's safer in lebanon, but life for the nearly 1 million syrians who have fled here is hard, ever harder in winter in these makeshift camps. but hans' wife is ill. sickness is but one of the perils in their leaky cold shelter. vermin another, he tells me. there is everything here, he says. things i've never seen before. rats, mice, everything. mona crossed into lebanon with her son. her husband went missing five years ago. we were afraid, she recalls. we walked for four days over the mountains after paying $700 to smugglers.
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some have returned to syria, but others continued to come says mike bruce of the norwegian refugee council. >> crossing in the middle of the winter is a testament to the fact that syria is not safe. until syria is safe and until there is a lasting peace, people should be not be going back to syria. >> reporter: in this cold, wet, bleak existence, the day syria is safe again seems an eternity again. dan wedeman near the lebanese syrian border. >> ben, thanks for the report. israel is once again putting pressure on african asylum seekers to leave the country. on sunday authorities started handing out letters to illegal immigrants. the letters telling them that they have 60 days to voluntarily leave the country before deportation starts. it is part of a growing crackdown on nearly 40,000 african migrants that are in that country. >> israel has rejected 14,000
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asylum requests over the last decade while accepting only 33 according to the government, which says most are just job seekers. tens of thousands of requests have not been answered. a group of israeli law experts sent a letter to the attorney general, saying israel's deportation policy violates international norms. cnn's oren liebermann takes us into the public battle for israel's streets. >> reporter: the map of johnny's journey is drawn in scars. the marks when he left eritrea, the wounds when he crossed into israel in 2009. >> translator: i feel like i belong here because this is where i am. i placed my foot here. i am here. >> reporter: he has built a life here. but his family like thousands of others here face deportation. he speaks to me in fluent hebrew.
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>> translator: they don't want refugees here. they tell you, you're not a refugee. you just came for work. they just don't believe you. >> reporter: israel has vowed to remove some 38,000 illegal immigrants within months, offering to pay them to leave. most are from eritrea and sudan, two of the biggest sources of refugees in the world. fleeing war and poverty, they traveled north through egypt, turning east to pass through sinai. more than a thousand cross the border into israel each month until the israeli army sealed the route with a fence in 2013. the immigration authority here says it has received more than 50,000 asylum requests in the last decade. some 3600 from eritrea have been reject the. just eight accepted. among the lowest rates in the western world. israel calls them infiltrators. >> translator: we are not acting against refugees.
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we are acting against illegal migrants who come here, not as refugees, but for work needs. israel will continue to offer asylum for genuine refugees and will remove illegal migrants from its midst. >> reporter: south tel aviv is ground zero for this fight and a grassroots activist is on the front line. >> it's the kind of lack, kind of occupation, invasion. >> reporter: we stroll around her neighborhood at night. the polished shine of the tech hub glimmers in the distance. she says this no longer feels like israel and wants to see these recent arrivals return to teir countries. the vast majority from countries the u.s. labels human rights violators. >> i really need a jewish country, and i am -- my parents were holocaust survivors. that's my conclusion from the holocaust. not that they have to give to
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get for the world, but to fight for my country. >> reporter: others draw a different lesson from the holocaust. he works to help africans apply for asylum. her parents and her british mandate palestine in 1941 illegally. she said a nation built by refugees cannot turn away others. >> israel was a refugee convention. the facts real will deport people to a third world country without taking a little responsibility is not moral, it is against our jewish values as a refugee nation. >> reporter: in nearby park, i meet him from eritrea. this is where many came. even after ten years in israel, the goal has never changed. >> translator: tomorrow, the next day, it doesn't matter when. the day our country has peace,
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we will go back. that's what we are waiting for. but no one is going to bring us peace. >> reporter: as israel has pressured these families to leave, peace has been hard to find here in the promised land. it just wasn't promised to them. oren liebermann, cnn, tel aviv. >> oren, thank you. mexican authorities are describing a horrifying scene they encountered over the weekend. nearly 200 migrants including 55 children all huddled together in two poorly ventilated trucks with no food and no water. this video was shot after they were rescued. >> officials say the migrants came from guatemala, honduras and el salvador and were headed for the united states. three people were arrested for human trafficking. well, after almost a week, the kenyan government is still refusing to allow three tv stations back on the air. activists warn the country's democracy is being undermined. >> and for some viewers it's not the super bowl, but the draw,
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welcome back to cnn newsroom. activists are warning kenya's democracy may be in danger. after almost a week, the kenyan government is still refusing to allow three tv stations back on the air. >> the black out continued when they sworn in the leader as an alternative president. >> cnn's reporter following the story live from nairobi this hour. it's gad to have you with us. let's talk more about the next steps for these television stations to get back on the air. what happens next? >> reporter: well, george, the television stations are really relying on a petition brought about by a citizen who demanded
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of the high court that his television be switched on as an individual. he felt his article 33 and 34, that is the freedom of expression and the freedom of the media, had been infringed upon by this shutdown. so, at the moment we are waiting for the government to listen to the high court and put the tv stations on as the high court demanded just last thursday at midday. of course, they haven't done that. ostensibly because their response to the petition, only the information minister, interior minister and the attorney general were served with those papers. but the kenya communications authority bluntly refused to accept this. in fact, the court servant went over to hand over the papers we heard was arrested, detained, rather, for three hours. his phone was switched off, and they simply told him to go back where he came from and not to set foot in the communications authority again. so, we are living in a very antagonistic atmosphere between, a, the government, b, the media,
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and of course now c, the high court. we will wait to see what developments happen today, but i have to tell you that on the side lines are several -- we are hearing several opposition figures have been arrested. one, whose laurie spoke to fiwy before i spoke to you, george. they are trying to find his whe whereabouts. despite the fact the court gave him a 50,000 shilling bail to release him. over the weekend no one has seen or heard from him. it is desperately changed times at the moment in the republic of kenya. and we wait to see what this monday will give us. >> following the story live for we'll take a short break here. but still to come, america's biggest football game is also one of the biggest showcases for advertisers. >> still ahead, some of the hits, some of the misses ahead on those advertisements as "cnn
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super bowl lii. the philadelphia eagles are the nfl's champs, beating the new england patriots 41-33 in sunday night's record-breaking shoot-out. >> the patriots were the defending champs, going for their sixth super bowl title. for the eagles, this is their first. >> now the global stage of the super bowl is irresistible to big-dollar advertisers. every year they spend millions to reach the game's massive audience, but reviews for this year's ads, pretty lukewarm, in fact. >> some critics wished for more humor and edginess. here's a quick look at some that got attention. a combo doritos and mountain dew add had "game of thrones" actor peter dinklage in a fire and ice rap battle with morgan freeman, listen. ♪ quiet hush yo mouth ♪ i told your mother >> and lip synching to busta
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u.s. president donald trump calls the release of a controversial memo total vicinity days. but lawmakers even on mr. trump's own party openly disagree with that. plus risking everything to escape syria. we take a look at the desperate and often deadly toll in taking a chance for life. also ahead this hour, underdogs making history. the philadelphia eagles win their very first super bowl title. >> hello and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. we are live in atlanta. i'm rosemary church. >> i'm george howell from cnn world headquarters. "newsroom" starts right now.


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