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lives were tragically taken inside a pittsburgh synagogue. this morning, the squirrel hill community of pittsburgh came together to honor those victims for the pair of services. a private service for the congregation and another for all who are rallying around them. many of them making the same trip their friends and family made just last saturday, entering the tree of life synagogue to pray. communities across the country are also showing strength in numbers. last night, congregations from coast to coast held special show-up for shabbat services to honor the 11 victims. earlier this morning, cnn's elson emrata spoke. >> you've been so stoical on national tv and to love and tone down the hate. do you have moments where you break down or are you still on
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adrenaline? >> to give a perfect example, the funeral today, it was the last one. i appreciate the fact that it's a side there with a contemplative garden. i just sat there and cried like a baby. i couldn't stop. i thought the procession was waiting for me. i couldn't stop. it just came out. couldn't stop. because i haven't held it in me non-stop but this was the last funeral and every time i do one, particularly, for me, because when i chant the memorial prayer, it takes a piece of my soul away and i have no more left to give. my tank is empty. >> and so what do you say to your congregants who say why, how does this happen and how does god let this happen? >> i don't believe god lets this stuff happen. humans have a choice. this person made this choice. to me, god is the one i turn to
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when i have no strength to say, god, give me strength to get through this. and that's what i do. every moment of every day. give me strength. and somehow, god does. i never thought i'd see the horror of this, ever. ever. >> just show me here what stands out to you. show me, when you come here to look at this outpouring of the community. >> it's the sheer immensity of love. it gives me hope because it reminds me, there are so many good people and this gives me strength to say, hate will never win. >> allison camarata, thank you for that. jean casarez is in squirrel hill neighborhood. tell me what's happening there. >> reporter: this morning, they had a shabbat, a religious service standing outside of the tree of life. this is still an active crime scene and you cannot go inside. but it was very moving.
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it was the former rabbi of the tree of life chuck diamond who talked about last week when this all happened and the 11 souls were taken and the families are under seven days of mourning, and we as a community in pittsburgh have to help them adjust and go on. and talked about the reality of it, a week ago today that rabbi myers, who you just saw in that piece with allison, that he was and is the presiding rabbi of tree of life and during the sabbath time that people including rabbis don't have their cell phones on them. they are not supposed to in observance of the issabbath bute did and he called 9-1-1. rabbi diamond said today out here he had his cell phone on him today. i thought that was just a very
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interesting religious and practical aspect to today. >> incredible. all right, jean casarez, thank you so much for bringing that to us. so as pittsburgh continues to cope with that tragic synagogue massacre, we follow another deadly shooting. this time in florida where gunman opened fire at a yoga studio in tallahassee last night. the man killed two people and injured five more before turning the gun on himself. cnn's diane gallagher is following this. the people at the studio, the yoga studio, tried to fight back as best they could. >> they did try to fight back as best they could. unfortunately, that led to six people being shot and another person being pistol whipped and two of the people died. the victims are 21-year-old mara bing lee and 61-year-old nancy van vessem. both of them connected to fsu. nancy, a faculty member and mara, a student.
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basically practicing hot yoga at this tallahassee studio when police say that 40-year-old scott beerly came in and opened fire. they say that again, shot six peel and pistol whipped another person before he turned the gun on himself. and then the fbi, local and state authorities are working on this but at this point, they do not know the connection between beerly and that yoga studio. after the shooting happened, fred, a mayor of tallahassee, also running to be governor on the democrats ticket and rick scott, the current governor of florida and a republican candidate for senate. both of them went back to tallahassee. the two of them in a bipartisan effort. this is a city they both live in. went to the hospital and visited the victims. andrew gilham spoke, telling the media outside. they saw the people in the hospital. one person had been shot nine times. another woman had a bullet that
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went all the way through her. and they praised law enforcement. they were there within three minutes of getting that phone call but at this point, detectives, they've got to piece together why this man went into this studio and decided to open fire. >> there's been a lot going on in florida this year, you know, and the candidates who are running for the offices you mentioned, you know, gubernatorial, you know, congressional office, they are mindful of that as well and the sensitivities that come with that with the voting public. this coming on the heels of, you know, a shooting in jacksonville and then a deadly shooting, of course at parkland. you know, is there a consensus of how the electorate is responding to these candidates saying, at least let's take a pause for today? >> yes. unfortunately, if you look online, no, of course, because it's sort of a cesspool of anger but at least in the way these candidates have been presenting themselves in this period afterward. hey, we just need to get back,
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we have duties. we are a governor and a mayor and we have to attend to that even though we're running for other offices. we want to focus on these victims and gilham said something all of us feel which is these occurrences have become far too frequent. not just in florida but around the country. i cover these all the time and it's the same refrain. just a different place. these people were just inside of a yoga studio, those kids were just inside of a school trying to learn, the people in kentucky were just inside of a grocery store trying to buy school supplies, people in pittsburgh were just inside of a synagogue trying to worship. so they have talked about the fact something has got to happen. but rick scott and andrew gilham may be working together on this but they are very different ends when it comes to the gun control debate which has not been as much on the forefront as it was, say, six months ago after parkland when those students kind of had the whole country talking and debating about that. >> except perhaps this latest shooting also might bring it to
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the forefront. it might be, again, top of mind for so many as they cast their ballots. >> exactly. >> diane gallagher, i appreciate that. coming up, critical races across the country. senator ted cruz and beta o'rourke in a last minute blitz for voters and later, a former republican congressman in florida turning against his party in a state down to the wire governor's race. why he's backing the the democrat just days before the ballots are cast. r money and no, we get to spend it - our way. ♪ valerie: but we worry if we have enough to last. ♪ cal: ellen, our certified financial planner™ professional, helps us manage our cash flow and plan for the unexpected. valerie: her experience and training gave us the courage to go for it. it's our "confident forever plan"... cal: ...and it's all possible with a cfp® professional. find your certified financial planner™ professional at letsmakeaplan.org.
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seat in texas is one of the most watched midterm races in the country. beto o'rourke is trying to make the final rush against ted cruz. ed lavandera is in dallas.
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beto o'rourke, is he a real contender against cruz? does money make a giant difference? >> reporter: money is in dramatic fashion. shattering all kinds of records for fund raising in this election. he's really become a nationwide phenomenon. here this afternoon, we're at a women for ted cruz rally where ted cruz is expected to speak here in the next hour or so, appearing with his wife and also the wife of texas governor greg abbott and from here, he continues on to the small town of victoria, texas, and this captures the intensity that both candidates are campaigning across the state. beto o'rourke literally going through neighborhoods and we've seen this here, fredricka, throughout the last few days of early voting. it's really important to point out the early voting totals in this state have been
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astronomical, through the roof. the final numbers, last i checked, aren't quite in but they were already record setting from across the state and that's really what political observers are paying the most attention to, trying to figure out what all of this means. one of the things beto o'rourke did was barn storm across college campuses trying to turn out young voters and by all accounts, it seems that the youth vote here is really starting to turn out. the question is whether or not that will pay off on election day. democrats here in texas have a monumental hill to climb in terms of making up voters and that's what the cruz campaign has been counting on. they believe that in the end of the day, no matter all the hoopla that surrounds beto o'rourke and the attention he gets, ultimately, there's more republican voters in this state than democrats and they're counting on that well oiled machine. remember, a democrat has not won a statewide election in this state in 25 years. so if beto o'rourke were to pull
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off this upset, it would be a titanic shift in state politics in texas. fredricka? >> thank you. you keep watching it and we'll keep checking it. ed lavandera in texas. in the meantime, we also see intense stumping by president trump and former president barack obama. they are with a wave of votes. seven on the schedule. trump boasted less about the economy and more on immigration. trump also ramped up his attacks on the migrant caravan in central america. >> the democrats want to invite caravan after caravan. republicans want strong borders. no drugs. no gangs. and we want no caravans, thank you. i think they overplayed their hand on this one, folks. because between justice
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kavanaugh and the caravans, you people are energized. >> so much at stake and voters seem to know it. early voting numbers have skyrocketed. cnn is reporting at least 12 states have already surpassed their numbers from 2014. the president, president trump in montana today where democratic senator jon tester is in danger of losing his seat to republican matt rosendale. cnn white house jeff zeleny in belgrade, about ten miles outside of bosemond, montana. speaking in about two hours from now but you have a sizable crowd already. >> reporter: the president is flying here to montana. he was waking up in indiana. the two similarities in indiana and montana, both states represented by democratic u.s. senators in red states that trump won during the election. the president clearly focusing on those states in the final days here before the tuesday election.
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jon tester is among the top of the senators out there at the president's list. he's essentially going after jon tester, ever since that whole skirmish over the v.a. secretary. dr. ronnie jackson, the president's physician nominated to lead. he was leading the objection to that and ultimately led to his withdrawal. that's why the president, it's personal to him. that's why he's coming here to montana. this will be the fourth visit, fredricka, and i'm talking to historians here on the ground. no other u.s. president visited montana four times. harry trueman, apparently, the most with three visits. so president trump making it four today. a brief stop here in montana before he flies on to florida, fred. >> and when he goes to florida, he's hoping to, you know, really rally some support there. jeff, we also heard the president, you know, also concede that republicans in some places might lose, in a very big way.
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that, you know, republicans might lose the house majority even. >> reporter: right. the president is pretty clear about this, i'm told. that's why he focuses more on senate races. we should point out where he's not going this weekend. that's arizona and nevada. those are two states also, the democrats believe, they could pick up those seats. he's not seeing this as being helpful there but the president was in west virginia on friday talking openly about the prospect of democrats winning the house and what that will mean to the reshaping of power in washington. let's listen. >> it will be ridiculous, frankly. bad for our country. the democrats and it could happen, it could happen. we're doing very well and we're doing really well in the senate, but could happen and you know what you do? my whole life. you know what i say? don't worry about it. i'll just figure it out. >> reporter: i can tell you inside the white house, they are worried about it. if democrats win control of the
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house of representatives, that will change the second term in office. that's why he tries to keep the senate in republican hands. that's why races like this one in montana, so important to try and defeat jon tester. but i can tell you, statalking a strategist on both sides, this race is very, very close. some believe jon tester has a slight edge. he's won these big races before but the question is, can president trump get those trump voters from 2016, can he remind them there is a midterm election on tuesday and get them out to vote? about two-thirds of the vote already cast here by mail. every day that goes by, some diminishing returns. he'll be here in an hour or hour and a half, rallying the crowd here and then fly to a warmer climate in pensacola. >> jeff, while they've been casting their ballots via mail, is it immigration which is a message that resonates with
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people there or is there something else which has influenced their selections? >> reporter: talking to voters here, it's not immigration. the president is very much trying to nationalize this race. he's trying to make this race about immigration, but health care is the top issue in all surveys here. health care and also public lands. that is a big issue in montana. keeping the land out of private hands, keeping it in a public land use and things. those are key issues, driving issues. taxes as well. but immigration is not as central of an issue but the president clearly trying to rally his base. it's an issue that nationally worked for him, but as jon tester tries to localize this race, president trump tries to nationalize it and whichever one of those arguments win will probably determine who wins on tuesday. >> all right. jeff zeleny, thank you so much from belgrade, montana. check back with you, appreciate
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49% of the vote, desantis, 48%. the margin widens a bit when we take an average of all the credible polls according to cnn's poll of polls, desantis drops to 45%. both candidates getting the presidential treatment this week and president trump in florida later today as part of his midterm blitz. former president barack obama campaigned for gillum last night calling out trump for his divisive rhetoric. >> in the closing weeks of this election, we have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric designed to make us angry and make it fearful. it's designed to exploit our history of racial and ethnic and religious division. you know what? it's no play book. it's one that the powered and privileged turn to whenever control slips away.
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>> it's so pivotal that many cast their ballots. early voting in florida already surpassed 4 million. i want to bring in david jolly, a former republican congressman who's bucked his own party, already casting his vote for andrew gillum for governor of florida. all that over ron desantis. good to see you. >> good to be with you today. >> okay, why? >> so listen, i normally don't talk about who i voted for but in this race, i did and, you know, it's important to talk about why because this is such a pivotal race. there are areas in which i find agreement with andrew gillum, at least closer to agreement than ron desantis. areas like medicaid access or health care access for underprivileged or lower income communities or gun control, having the responsibility to talk about gun control measures in a state where we saw parkland, just last night, we saw another six or seven injured
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in tallahassee. but it also clearly as a former republican is a rejection of trump, trumpism and trump surrogates. understanding in the state of florida, ron desantis put his toddler child in a commercial while instructing to build him a wall and read from donald trump books to his infant child. said i'll accept all things trump, the divisiveness and rhetoric because i get these ideological wins and i say to my gop colleagues, civility and empathy and hope and recognize our common humanity is also an ideology, equalliy equally impon it comes to health care. barack obama, the contrast between the leaders speaking to hope who we can be as a people and should be as a people. compared to the fear that this president gives us every day, day in and day out. it's a remarkable contrast and i would say to my republican colleagues, my former
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colleagues, in my opinion, it is embarrassing, shockingly embarrassing what our party has become and if you can't see that, you're likely part of the problem. >> you talk about the contrasting tone between the former president, barack obama, there in florida yesterday and the current president on his way to florida after his visit there in montana, but you also mentioned, you know, a number of turning points that floridians can't look away from. from parkland to even last night's shooting there at the yoga studio in tallahassee. what was the turning point for you in between all of that that made you say, i'm voting for andrew gillum as opposed to ron desantis, the republican? >> it probably started when i actually had the opportunity to serve as a republican in congress and i got so close to the fire and realized, nobody was trying to put the fire out. this was not a party that was looking for constructive solutions for the entire country, but largely, for a
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donor base, as we saw in the tax bill. i think investing in human capital is just as important as corporate capital. the party kind of gets away from that. parkland was a turning point for me. i believe on your network, that night, i said to voters, if gun control is the issue that defines your ied i don't imagdee for the democrats. because the republicans will do nothing. universal comprehensive ba background checks and greater restrictions on assault weapons. we've been by republicans for decades and we've left people behind. we've left people behind like me looking for some kind of constructive answers in the middle. >> parkland was a turning point for you. you recently felt that because it was a month ago when you left the republican party. >> right.
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>> and so in the midst of all this campaigning, the president has focused largely on immigration and he also has released a 53 second ad featuring an undocumented immigrant who, in april, was sentenced to death for killing two california deputy sheriffs. the video claiming democrats let him in. democrats let him stay. there have been many who have corrected what transpired between the clinton years and george w. bush years and this particular person. what does an ad like this, in your view, do in terms of influencing voters or perhaps confusing voters or turning off voters? >> look, i think it does all three. it is a reflection of this campaign of fear that the president is selling and abandonment of truth and facts
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in terms of who we know which administration was in charge when this, i shouldn't call him a gentleman but when this murderer was allowed to stay in, but you can't overlook the fact it plays to this deep racial divide this president and republican surrogates and most of the republican party are fine with going into tuesday. they know that this is the path way to get their base out to scare them with racially divisive and arguably racist rhetoric. and that's where the contrast with barack obama was so sharp. listen, i was not an obama supporter. i was a republican member of congress who fought him on a lot but to hear a political leader yesterday speak to our better angels and who we could be and speak hope in an arena where all we hear are fear on the other side is a contrast i think is going to move a lot of voters to the democratic side of the ticket. >> quickly, david jolly, this epiphany you feel like you had, what about your former
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republican cohorts, are you perplexed or wondering or, you know, hoping or waiting for others to have the same kind of epiphany you felt like you had? >> i think the verdict is in. people know what the party has become. they choose to embrace the trappings of power and go along with it like lindsey graham apparently recently has or stand up based on principle and they abandon it. my wife and i call it the sleep well at night test. my reason for leaving, though it was a long time coming, we're expecting our first child and i will tell you, i do not feel comfortable being associated with the republican party as an expectant first time father as that example for our new daughter. i just can't do it. i went to one trump rally to cover it for another network and i realize, i could not feel comfortable bringing my child into this rally. not just because of the environment itself but because of the words that were spoken from the microphone. >> david jolly, congrats on the baby on the way and that parenting. that's the biggest toughest job
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insight why trump chooses this rhetoric. >> they all say speak about the economy, speak about the economy. well, we have the greatest economy in the history of our country. but sometimes, it's not as exciting to talk about the economy, right? >> let's bring in doug high, the former rnc communications director and hilary rosen. you first. the economy is a great sell for the president, so why not focus on that instead of this fear strategy? i mean, this president can boast that these are probably the best economic numbers, you know, in 60 years for a president during a midterm elections and wouldn't this benefit him and his party? >> it would benefit all republicans. we get jobs numbers every friday that have been very good for this administration but when the numbers come out at 8:30, the president is probably already tweeted something guaranteed
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we'll talk about anything else which doesn't help republicans. yesterday, brendan buck, the great communications counselor for paul ryan said we'll talk about this all day, right? the obvious point being no we're not because the president consistently takes us off message in a way that doesn't help him and i don't think helps republican candidates. >> that's frustrating his advisers who wish he would tout the economy and talk about those achievements that he should be boasting of but then clearly, the president is sending a clear message that he's going to do his own thing. he feels he knows best. in the end, who will this most benefit? sit him or t him or the republicans? >> donald trump's priorities are not the priorities of all running. if we lose the house, that's donald trump with a foil he can run against which is more powerful against a democratic house than a democratic house minority. clearly, that's part of the
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calculus the trump campaign is making and it's a full run campaign at this point. >> hilary, trump renouncing birthright citizenship and suggesting u.s. troops could fire immigrants at the border who are throwing rocks. president barack obama in florida and also in georgia last night calling the president's message fear amomongering. does fear get out the vote? >> it's just bizarre. he's in montana talking about a caravan that's thousands and thousands of miles away and actually never going to reach montana, so the idea that's the thing he thinks is going to matter the most. florida is not even a border state, it's surrounded by water. the choices of subjects he's bringing up in these closing days, i think, are just kind of baffling and really speak more to his own ego than the things the people care about. i like barack obama on the
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campaign trail talking about things that americans actually care about, not just health care, not just tax cuts but also, a sense of pride and, you know, as a closer, i'll take barack obama over donald trump any day. >> so doug, if the president's message, president trump's message is to really rally his base, does he really need to just rally the base or does he need to grow the base and if the answer is yes to growing the base, is this the way in which he'll do that? >> yeah, the bet that the republicans have made is that they have to turn out their bases at a maximum level. this is an election about maximizing your base. tls n it's not an election about the persuasion. i tell you, i think that's very risky, not just for the president but for republicans on the ballot. >> this is enough? is his base sizable enough to be
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that per swas snif. >> the short answer is no. it will be good night if they lose 20 seats but upwards of 30 and maybe 35 seats at this point right now because getting out your base is not enough. especially if you try to appeal to white suburban moms which are going to be a very critical vote come tuesday. >> you like the former president's closing message. he's making these appearances on the campaign trail and he's not taking, you know, the usual let the record speak for itself kind of approach. instead, he's now saying let me help set the record straight. just listen to what he had to say yesterday. >> what we have not seen the way we're seeing right now is politicians just boldly shamelessly lie. just making stuff up. that's what they're doing right now, all the time. don't be bamboozled.
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don't be hoodwinked. when words stop meaning anything, when truth doesn't matter, when people can just lie with abandon, democracy can't work. >> so hilary, the former president is challenging voters. he's saying you have the power is but is there great risk when you've got a former president, the predecessor out on the campaign trail win perhaps president trump's win might have been a referendum to the obama administration? >> well, look, two things are important here. first of all, barack obama is an intellectual and it just offends his sensibility that donald trump is so loose with facts and lies so much but the second piece is the historic enthusiasm in this election means that we're getting an unprecedented amount of independents voting in the midterm which historically
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has not happened. usually they're base elections for both democrats and republicans. barack obama's, you know, thoughtful challenge to president trump trying to nationalize this race with his rhetoric is really the closing message. it's an appeal to independents not to let the country be hijacked by this kind of behavior and i think that people want to believe in something bigger and if donald trump is not going to give people something bigger to believe in other than the fact that we're going to be invaded by people from honduras, barack obama will. >> and clearly voters are enthusiastic. early voting up significantly in at least 12 states and who knows what's going to happen tuesday but clearly, people are heading to the polls. have been heading to the polls and lots to talk about. thanks so much, hilary rosen and
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welcome back. two people are dead after part of a building collapsed on them in baltimore last night. it happened at an amazon fulf l fulfillment center in the southeast part of the city. they're using thermal imaging equipment to determine if anyone else is trapped under the debris. the employee inside at the time said he heard a loud noise and then the power went off before one side of the building simply dropped. severe storms were in the area at the time but the official cause of the collapse has not yet been determined. there are new details about the deadly prison attack on notorious mob boss whitey bulger. investigators say he was brutally beaten by at least two inmates. "the new york times" reports one was a mafia hit man, possibly exacting revenge. cnn's jason carroll gives us the grizzly details. >> reporter: law enforcement officials tell "the new york times" the two inmates allegedly involved in whitey bulger's
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murder used a lock-in, metal padlocks stuffed in a sock to beat and kill bulger who the times said was in a wheelchair. a senior law enforcement official not directly involved in the investigation tells "the new york times" the beating was so forceful, it displaced bulger's eyeballs. unclear, the source says, if his attackers gouged them out or if they were knocked out. identified one of two fellow inmates under investigation as fodious, a mafia hit man from bulger's home state of massachusetts, serving a life sentence for murder. his former attorney said the two mobsters ran in the same criminal circle. >> so he probably had a lot of reasons to not be very happy with people like mr. bulger. i'm not willing to concede on reports he was involved but i understand he's accused of it. >> reporter: lawyer saying he had an ax to grind and believed
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bulger had helped frame one of his friends for murder. the times said the killers tried to avoid surveillance cameras but caught images of at least two inmates rolling bulger into a corner where they beat him to death and sources say prison authorities found bulger tuesday morning, wrapped in a blanket, blood covering the floor. word of his violent death met with relief from family members of his victims. >> this is the end for myself and my family. >> a guy like him doesn't deserve a nice easy death but a slow death and i hope he got that. >> reporter: he was transferred from another facility in florida just one day before he was killed. a federal official with knowledge of the investigation said he was put in the prison's general population, raising questions as to why a high profile mobster was not isolated or watched more closely. just last week, a bipartisan group of senators alerted attorney general jeff sessions
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about understaffing at hazel ton, noting there were two deaths there this year. bulger's life in several communities including "black mass" starring johnny depp. he was serving two life sentences for racketeering and the murder of 11 people. those who really knew him say he was a sociopath. >> he could kill you for a good reason. he could kill you for a bad reason. he could kill you for no reason. that was his reputation. >> jason carroll, thank you so much for that. in the meantime, we just revealed our top ten cnn heroes of 2018. ordinary people doing extraordinary things. maria rose saw people going hungry in her hometown when she was just in the eighth grade. and what she decided to do about it is why she's one of this year's top ten cnn heroes. >> there was a food pantry in my church i grew up working in. you would have way too much of
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gavin newsom has lived the rich made him powerful. but he's done nothing to help us. every day i work harder. rent, food, and gas prices climb. poverty, homelessness-- gavin admits it. we created-- it happened on our watch. what you see out there on the streets and sidewalk happened on our watch. now he says he'll have courage, for a change, but gavin's had his chance for eight years, and he never lifted a finger. it's time for someone new. john cox, governor.
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hello again, everyone. thank you so much for joining with me this saturday. i'm fredericka whitfield. it's been a kadark and gloomy d in pittsburgh. the hearts of the people as they remember the lives of those honored inside the tree of life synagogue one week ago today. congregations from boston to philadelphia and los angeles holding show up for shabbat services last night, paying respects for the 11 lives tragically taken in a hate-filled massacre and this morning, hundreds more gathered again to honor the victims in pittsburgh. cnn's allison camarata joining me right now. what was it like? >> reporter: we just come out. fred, it was really powerful, emotional, it was

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