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>> i just remember being inspired and moved and proud of him. >> this is my mission, and i will complete it. >> they thought it was the end, and that was the beginning. an outbreak of killer tornados sweeping across three u.s. states. at this hour many are missing, dozens badly hurt. the death toll will continue to rise. among the investigations into the 45th president of the united states the most consequential could just be getting started and could mark the beginning to the road of impeachment. all that's left of the dreams of a grand isis caliphate. the terror group's control of this territory is being kounlted in hours and days. great to have you with us. i'm john vause. you're watching "cnn newsroom."
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a clust of severe storms ripped through south eastern united states killing at least 23 people including three children and leaving devastation from alabama to georgia. the small town of beauregard. >> just completely slammed. massive damage. some of the area has -- specific areas the contents of one residence we know for a fact was located over 1,000 yards away. so we've got a wide, very wide storm track that went through the area. maybe even two storms. we're not sure. but massive damage. >> a digital procedure for the
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opelika auburn news in alabama, she joins us now on the lines. sarah, search and rescue has been scaled back overnight. do you know what the plan is come first light? is there one area in particular where they plan to focus resource snz and how concerned are authorities at this time that by tomorrow the official death toll will be higher? >> they're probably going to back off for most of the night because the damage is too extensive and it's dangerous for crews, but they plan to hit the ground running right in the morning. and officials also told us they plan to be out with crews surveying the damage and getting an idea of what went through the area. it looks like most of the damage in lee county around the small country town of beauregard, so it looks like that's where most search and rescues will occur tomorrow. >> has there ever been a day as
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bad as this in terms of loss of life? >> definitely not in lee county. this is probably one of the worst natural disasters, tornado events in the area. like we said, it's just the death toll is continuing to rise. it seems the area went through a park kind of area in the town, so it looks like the toll could rise, and it's definitely something people are keeping an eye on around here. >> earlier the national weather service tweeted out the first tornado to impact lee county today was at least an ef-3. can you describe how much damage has been done by a twister which is that strong and that wide? >> i was not able to go through the area, but from what the pictures and what the rest of our team has cept back that small country town looked totally decimated. i went out to the other town of
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smith station, which is kind of a bit larger town, and there were multiple businesses that are a complete loss, roofs ripped off. as one of the residents told me, it looks like a bomb went off and blew up their entire business. >> so what are residents being told now, those whose homes are now standing or in emergency accommodation, what are they being told the plan is for the next 24 hours? do they try to get somewhere where leckricity aelectricity a still functional? >> they're kind of looking around and asking people to contact local emergency management agency to let them know that they're okay or people to contact them if they're messing someone. right now they're asking people to hang tight and if they can leave their house to get to a shelter or another red cross shelter they've setup at fire stations, they're asking residents to go to there.
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other than that it's bunker down and stay off the roads and let ema and first responders through to clear the debris. >> one reporter had more than 40 injured people turning up at a local hospital which overwhelmed the hospital. also being overwhelmed are the morgue services as well. that is how small this community is. clearly they are struggling with the resources they have. will there be more resources coming in first light to help with the search and rescue and help with the recovery? >> it wouldn't surprise me it will be an all hands on deck situation tomorrow. it's pretty devastating in multiple areas, so i can see them bringing in different agencies. from what we know the national weather service will definitely be on the ground tomorrow as well as search and rescue teams to see if they bring in other teams to go through and get the debris. we've been told they've been using drills to help locate
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possible lives buried in rubble. just to locate as many people as possible and get people out sifly. >> it's a bad situation, but thank you so much. we appreciate the update there. >> thank you. >> okay, let's go to meteorologist pedram. looking at these images it's incredible. 116 miles an hour, the wind gusts, that's incredible. >> it is incredible. it's hard to relate to folks because a lot of people haven't felt tornados and certainly tornados of this magnitude. that is healthy category 5 hurricane, except you get about a five minutes notice and completely take out the community it's directly impacting versus a hurricane where you have multiple days to prepare. but this particular one essentially brings that magnitude into an area and community in upwards of some 35 reports of tornados now across portions of of the southern united states in the past 24
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hours and the deadliest outbreak since 2013 when it comes to tornados as well. an incredible perspective, and latest numbers now taking that up to 36. it kind of shows you how fluid the situation is across the southern united states. can, by the way, that amount of tornados is quivalent to what this area of the united states and much of the united states gets in the month of march in its entirety. and we're talking about this happening still in the winter season before spring even arrives. but the track, the one that caused the most significant damage half a mile wide in diameters in spots and winds 165 miles per hour. and the month of march typically begins the on set of tornado season and rapidly intensifies. the intensity of the storms beginning to wind down. look at this, almost 10,000 lightening strikes of these
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storms in the past 24 hours. there is what is left of this frontal boundary beginning to push offshore, so now back behind it across the southern u.s. but you go into the northern tier and we often talk about the clash of air systems, blizzard like conditions across portions of of interior new england right now, gusty winds and also snowfall coming down in parts of town, and very heavy snowfall into parts of boston. some models estimating as much as 8 to 10 inches of snow in boston. if this verifies here that is roughly what occurred already in 2014 happening. so certainly a big snowmaker as well as a big severe weather maker on the southern end of it. >> a big take away for me in everything you said is this is the start of the tarornado seas so obviously a lot more to come. add another congressional investigation into the trump administration to an already long list. the chairman of the house
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judiciary committee believes that president trump has clearly engaged in obstruction of justice. congressman jerry nadler plans to focus on the firing of former fbi director james comey. in the president's statement about a 2016 meeting with russians at trump tower. for more boris sanchez reports from the white house. >> reporter: the chairman of the house judiciary committee jerry nadler making a statement on sunday revealing he is preparing to request documents from some 60 individuals and entities related to president trump. and this gets personal. nadler specifically said he would be asking for documents from the president's own son, donald trump, jr., as well as allen weisselberg. he's a top executive at the trump organization, somebody believed to be intimate with the president's tax returns, something democrats have long pressed the president to release. also on that list the former chief of staff john kelly as well as former white house counsel don mcgahn, so nadler's scope is very broad.
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though he was asked about impeachment on sunday, he said it is too soon to go in that direction. listen to this. >> impeachment is a long way down the road. we don't have the facts yet, but we're going to initiate proper investigations. it's our job to protect the rule of law. that's our core function. and to do that we're going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption, and into and obstruction of justice. >> nadler saying that he wants to make a case to the american people about impeachment before going there. i asked the white house to respond to nadler's request. they ultimately declined to comment. it's clear, though, we will hear more from president trump about this. he tweeted on sunday talking about democrats going after him unfairly, but again this is personal and we know the president is not shy about sharing his feelings. boris sanchez, cnn at the white house. >> legal analyst peter matthews
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joins us now from los angeles. good to see you again. >> good to see you, john. >> here is list of just a few of the congressional investigations under way right now. they're all house committees because republicans control the house, republicans control senate. ways and means reportly about to request trump's tax returns, oversight and reform now looking at jared kushner, the president's son-in-law and has set a deadline to turn over documentation. same committee calling the trump children as well as allen weisselberg after questioning his former personal attorney michael cohen last week. and the house intelligence committee investigating russian nr interference in the 2016 election. and it does go on and on. it's only the house judiciary, the latest to join the party which can recommend impeachment,
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that's according to "the washington post." the so regardless of what leadership may be saying does this now suggest that impeachment at least is on the horizon? >> it's definitely on the horizon, and it may take a little bit of time, but mr. nadler is very serious when he comes out and said he believes that the president obstructed justice. it's quite unusual for him to come out and say that, but he must have some evidence he's investigating with his committee to see how the president can obstruct justice. that's a charge that brought down president nixon, obstruction of justice and abuse of power as well. it has a particular parallel here and even more extensive it seems with president trump and especially with the judiciary committee. >> there's also obstruction of justice for the clinton impeachment as well. it does seem to go hand in hand with these investigations are under way. it does look to be the start of another bad week for the president. on sunday he lashed out on twitter at this new investigation. presidential harassment by
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crazed democrats at the highest levels in the history of our country. vicious and corrupt main stream media that any president had to endure. all the investigations, collectively, though, are the democrats risking at least the appearance of congressional overreach? the president can argue he's being hounded. >> he can argue that, john. but the democrats have been very cautious. nancy pelosi came out and said we are not going to be talking about impeachment in this election, we'll focus on issues. it was very cautious until now the evidence seems to be so overwhelmingly coming out in the forefront, the things trump has done and the documentation and that's almost forcing democrats to say we have to investigate this because that's the rule of law principle. the democratic congress will be in dereliction of duty that does
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not investigate these things towards possible impeachment. they're not saying we're going to impeach. they're being cautious. >> there's so much evidence out there to at least begin investigations into certain crimes allege lead committed by this administration. the old saying, look, if you're going to take a shot at the king you only get one shot so you better make it a good one. there's so much stuff out there, there could be multiple shots at president trump, and there's ammunition to go. >> look at when he fired comey and he went on and bragged on nbc because he did it because of the russia thing that was bothering him. and there was so many things like that where he tweeted the evidence there was corrupt intent. corrupt intent is difficult to prove obstruction of justice because it has to do with the person obstructt and it's so clear when president trump tweeted these things there was corrupt intent. it certainly seems that way, and
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i think that's what the committee is going to fee after. >> exactly. they'll also be focusing on obstruction of justice by the president on the mueller investigation. he tweeted i'm an innocent man in a witch hunt that is illegal and never should have been allowed to start and only because i won the election despite this great success. earlier the president said this about mueller's investigation. >> all of a sudden they're trying to take you out with bull [ bleep ] okay? >> two days, two separate examples of what the chairman of the judiciary committee specifically said are obstruction of justice, calling it a witch hunt and questioning its credibility. but how do the democrats prove that case? to actually tangible evidence of obstru obstruction of justice as a result of those words? >> by getting witnesses and also
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physical evidence of those tweets. and people can speak out and say this was the intent. don't forget they tried to get information from the very staff members from the white house who will become witnesses to how the president operated behind the scenes, and that can be evidence right there very possibly. so going right down to the hard core solid information before making any judgments on this. i think there's a good chance this can happen. >> i want to finish up with the kentucky senator, rand paul joining three others in the senate to plan to vote on democrats to block -- which means democrats will have the numbers in the senate if they will stick together to stop this declaration from going through. the president will then use his veto over that, which will be his first time. still, this is significant milestone and not a good one for the president. >> it's very significant because it has to do with what we call balance of power and checks and balances between the legislative branch and congress. and the congress is saying we're
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not going to let this president to abuse his power to declare emergencies that do not exist. the power to fund the government and budget is the congress' person. this is going to be going up against the democrats in congress and republican as as well are saying we will not let the president take away the congress' power. therefore they're going to vote to block his deck now, the two thirds vote required to override the veto may be a difficult thing to do, but you never know. >> and when that ice starts to crack it cracks really quickly. >> yeah. >> thank you. good to see you. >> you, too, john. take care. well, south korea and the u.s. are resuming military drills while trying not to upset the north korean leader kim jong-un. for the two boys featured in leaving neverland it was a
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sitting protests against maduro. by leaving venezuela he violated a travel ban imposed by maduro's government. so when he returned guaido could be arrested, but he warned maduro detaining him would be a mistake. >> translator: tomorrow anticipating any intent from the regime we have left instructions for our people. first, we meet in protest tomorrow to announce the next step. they can cut a flower but not stop springing. this process is unstoppable. the transition has begun in venezuela. the only one who auts a stupe to is a regime that blocks humanitarian aid. we are doing well because we are together. >> cnn's nick paten walsh reports from venezuela. >> reporter: it is clear that monday is an absolutely key day
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in the progress of this opposition movement. now, he was quite clear in a 33-minute long speech which he gave i have to say can worse audio and conditions that we've seen in his previous addresses with social media outside of the country. he was quite clear if he is detained he said that would be the maduro regime's, in his words, last mistake. he said that you can't really stop the flower in spring, and he was quite clear they have a plan for the country and indeed a plan for government workers to assist in what he refers to as the resistance. he referred to our 700 military have see far defected from venezuela, out of it country. but he was quite clear how important it is for the country to be united on the streets. monday and tuesday he's called for a tenth protest around venezuela starting at 11:00 in the area of caracas.
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quite whether or not he'd get to those protests is unclear, though. he did say he was going back to venezuela. it may be he's already there, that may perhaps explain the worst audio conditions and presentation of this particular broadcast. we've seen them in columbia much more professionally organized. but most importantly the question is whether or not he can make it to these protests. now, as i say they will last potentially a number of days and the number of people on the streets will be absolutely seminal. by our count we didn't really get to 100 or more streams of which this was broadcast upon. but still a seminole moment. and we'll have to wait and see how many people turn out on the street for him and frankly whether he has the freedom of movement the eu and inmany of
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his supporters including the united states have insisted upon. >> joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea are set to resume and they'll be smaller slimmed down versions of previous war games. it came just days after a fail summit between u.s. and north korean leaders. paula hancock is live now in seoul. when the seemed these drills were going to be put on hold he mentioned back then because of the costs. reuters mentioned this a joint military exercise scrapped after the president griped about expensive military drills. would have cost around $14 million u.s. officials told reuters. again, there was one exercise and a year ago. now once again we're hearing from donald trump by putting these exercises on a much
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smaller scale it will save the u.s. hundreds of millions of dollars. where does he get that number from? >> i don't know, john. it's not one we have heard. there's no doubt that these military drills are expensive. clearly they are massive am. these ones during the spring which have been held for decades now are very large scale. and one of them goes on for a couple of months. so clearly they're expensive. but this figure of $100 million, which he did bring out last thursday at his press conference in hanoi, we simply don't know where that is from. but we're hearing what is attempt today be a positive spin on this from both the u.s. and the south koreans. the defense ministry in saying that it's not going to affect the battle readiness of these two militaries. if they have these smaller unit level exercises or if they have virtual training, but the skeptics say clearly it is going to affect the readiness of these two allies to be fighting together. especially when you consider the u.s. has rotational soldiers
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coming into the country. john? >> okay, paula, we're out of time. but just to put this into context the u.s. defense budget is $7 million. the president wants to spend $15 billion on his border wall, which some say is a solution in search of a problem. the military parade which he canceled last year because it would cost $92 million. it makes you wonder why the $14 billion is such a big number. just ahead here on cnn a military doctor is raising the alarm about his treatment. plus this. and the earth shakes. night into day, the onslaught continues. >> the last isis enclave in eastern syria has been reduced to this. we report from the front lines
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just say "teach me more" into your voice remote and see how you can have an even better x1 experience. simple. easy. awesome. welcome back, everybody. thanks for being with us. you're watching "cnn newsroom." i'm john vause with the headlines this. children are among the dead after a tornado touched down in the u.s. state of alabama killing at least 23 people. the state of georgia also bore the brunt of the wild storms. this is all part of a storm system bringing severe winter weather for much of the east coast. the chairman of the house judiciary committee says he believes president donald trump has obstructed justice and is launching an investigation. jerry nadler said documents will be requested monday from 60 people connect today the white house and trump organization including the president's eldest
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son, don junior. after meeting with leaders in latin america opposition leader juan guaido plans to return home monday to protest against his rival nicolas maduro. he posted a warning on social media for the maduro government, any attempt to arrest him on arrival would be a mistake. an official saying they violated her rights in december. she said officers detained, searched and questioned her without advizzing her of her rights. the family of a doctor say they believe he's being tortured and beaten in saudi arabia. he was detained back in 2017 and since then his relatives say he's deteriorated both physically and mentally. cnn's nick robertson has the story. >> reporter: the family fear for his safety right now. they say inside jail he doesn't
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feel safe and is psychologically deteriorating. med student studies there, becomes a doctor, moves back to saudi arabia in 2006 and somehow in 2017 rounded up with all those saudi princes and businessmen by crown prince mohammed bin salman, put in the ritz-carlton hotel. but from his lawyer, his lawyer says there's been no due process applied to his case, that he doesn't know why he's being held. in fact, the lawyer wrote to it u.s. state department in january of this year. i'll read you that letter that his lawyer wrote to the state department in january. and it reads, without explanation he was transferred to a saudi prison where he's been held for nearly a year, during which he has been permitted little contact with the outside world. it's believed that the doctor has been and is tortured at least psychologically during his
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imprisonment. the family obviously very concerned for his well-being. national security advisor john bolton has said that there has been u.s. consul access to him. >> from my understanding is we have had american consular access. beyond that we don't really have any additional information at this point. >> sources i've talked to about his detention say that he's not the only one who's believed to have been beaten during his detention add the ritz-carlton and is not the only saudi being locked up at the moment without due process, without recourse to finding out even why they're being held. he was known as a motivational speaker, not just a doctor in the community, but a motivational speaker and somebody who stood up for civil rights within the saudi community. >> saudi officials have not returned cnn's request for comment. but in a statement to "the new
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york times" which first reported the story, a spokesman for the saudi embassy in washington denied any mistreatment of detainees saying, quote, the kingdom of saudi arabia takes any and all allegations of ill treatment of defends awaiting trial or prisoners serving their sentences very seriously. the move has been condemned by palestinian officials. the consulate had provided diplomatic reputation to palestinians. u.s. officials say the consulate will continue to provide outreach to palestinians. the state department also says the move does not signal a change for u.s. policy for jerusalem, the west bank or the gaza strip. a few years agoize was on the verge of redrawing a map of the middle east. the terrorists blitzed across large parts of iraq and syria, enslaved and killing tens of thousands who did not share their beliefs. the terror group was under siege
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cornered by u.s. backered forces in its last syrian enclave. it's on the brink of collapse. cnn's ben wedemen reports now from the front lines. >> reporter: hell in a very small place. air strikes, artillary and mortar rounds rain down upon the so-called islamic states miserable realm, reduced to a rag udcluster of tents, wrecked cars and trucks perhaps just a half square mile. despite the onslaught people can be seen walking through the tents. u.s. backed syrian democratic forces have given up trying to estimate how many people, all fighters, they say, are still
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there. some of them want to surrender, they're suicidal and some want to escape, but we won't let them. they can either surrender or die. they're surrounded, outnumbered and outgunned. final defeat seems imminent, yet they fight on convinced perhaps that divine intervention will allow them to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. all indications are that this battle will not be over today and tomorrow, as president trump says. and one commander told us maybe it'll be done in four or five days. in the evening sdf troops prepare their weapons for battle. the pounding carries on around the clock. there's no rest for the hold out. midnight and the earth shakes.
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night into day the onslaught continues. isis lived by the bullet and the bomb, and by the bullet and the bomb it is dying. ben wedemen, cnn, eastern syria. algeria's aging and ailing president is defying protesters that announced he will run in elections next month. the country has seen of some biggest demonstrations in decades demanding the president sit down, postpone the elections and dissolve the government. reading from a statement which was issued by the president, his campaign director said the elections will go ahead. >> translator: a new set of presidential elections will take place founded on the agenda produced by the national
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i was 7 years old. michael asked do you and the family want to come to neverland. out of a storybook, right, a fairy tale. >> hello, wade. today is your birthday so congratulations and i love you, bye-bye. >> there's no thoughts of this is wrong or anything like that.
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>> he told me if they ever found out what we were doing he and i would go to jail for the rest of our lives. >> leaving neverland is a new documentary that tells the dark story of two men who say they were abused by the world famous pop star michael jackson for years. all the time their star struck families reaped financial rewards. the documentary lays out some chilling details. it airs on hbo. cnn and hbo are both owned by warner media. cnn media critic joins us now. thanks for coming in. the overall consensus here seems to be the documentary is -- it almost seems like it's an acknowledgement, we kind of knew this stuff was going on. >> well, i mean michael jackson
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has had a tremendous number of very loyal fans who really especially since his death have really glommed onto him and the estate has made a fortune in the decade since he died. but you're right, these allegations have been around for a very long time, and the documentary brings them back in a very wrenching and for a lot of people who i think weren't exposed to them in detail back when they were happening in a very wrenching and unsettling manner. >> there are a lot of discerning moments they recall. his one part where james describes how he would practice with jackson what to do if someone was coming while they're in bed together, listen to this. >> he would run drills with me where we'd be in the hotel room and he'd pretend like someone was coming in and he wanted to get dressed as fast as possible without making noise. so not getting caught was the
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big kind of just fundamental. >> consness of guilt on jackson's part was incredible. and yet he publicly pleaded his innocence. i remember at the time he clearly talked about being hounded and being a victim. >> very much so, and, you know, still to this day there are people who will argue he was a victim and it's trending mjm innocent. the documentary has jackson defending himself at some length. they excerpt a good deal of the martin bashir interview jackson did in 2003, which i think for a lat of people was just an example how tone-deaf he could be on this issue, sort of reiterating over and over again there was absolutely nothing wrong with a 44-year-old man sharing a bed with young children and that it was merely the people that were asking about it making it sound somehow unsavory or inappropriate. >> that's what pedophiles
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usually say. jackson's estate described the documentary as a public lynching. again, here's wade robson. >> i had no understanding of it being abuse. you know, i loved michael. and all the times that i testified and, you know, the many, many times that i gushed over him publicly and in interviews or whatever it may be, that was from a real place. >> it just seems very -- it seems a very credible answer like pretty much everything they say during this documentary. it has this air of credibility. >> well, and it's doubly effective because you hear these two parallel accounts that are so similar including not just the relationship with the young boys but the relationship with their families. and that really is one of the most unsettling things about
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this is that, you know, if these allegations are true as they lay them out, not only were they being abused but they were often being abused with their parents or family members, you know, maybe a guesthouse away. and the jackson fame and money, which has always been the enormous complicating factor in everything about michael jackson and all the coverage of michael jackson was part of that. i mean, even one of the mothers admits that jackson helped them buy a house, and that in hindsight looks terrible and makes them look somehow they were being bought off. >> the parents are basically complised compl complicit in all of this. they were about the first guests ever invited to neverland, which jackson told them he'd actually bought the ranch especially for them when he was a kid. >> even now when you see the interviews with the parents and to an extent with the kids, you know, it was such a dizzying
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experience. i mean here was one of the most famous people in the world, a beloved entertainer who had brought them into the their confidence, brought them into his circle. and just the idea, and this is the word that most people have used, this is seduction. a seduction of the boys and of their families just in terms of what they were exposed to in this sort of magical landscape he laid out for them. >> this is the thing about jackson's musewreck, it just now seems so tainted. i mean, this is just a reminder of everything we heard at the time, whether it's the trials he went through and the allegations first brought up. but in some ways it just seems so much worse now because we've had this time to think about it and to process it. it just seems like it's difficult now for many people to listen to jackson's music. >> well, this is the interesting thing. the jackson estate as you stated has pushed back very hard against this documentary, and
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they've stated, you know, both of these men are now seeking money and they'll filed lawsuits, and this is true. but the jackson estate also has a tremendous amount involved and braped up in this and they have reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to jackson's memory. and if his music is seriously tainted -- i mean if his image is tainted and therefore his creative output is taint said as we've seen with some other celebrities that have been subject of some unsavory allegations it'll be interesting to see what happens with that going forward and whether these plans to continue to exploit his music and market his music to do stage shows and other things that have been discussed, whether those will actually happen. >> he was so talented but obviously very troubled as well. appreciate it. >> thank you. 54 years ago police led a brutal crack down on civil rights marches in selma,
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it's carnival time around the world, time to celebrate before the more solemn days of lent. the most famous party is held in
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rio. hundreds of thousands gather to watch and take part in raucous street parades. in goa, india, a former portuguese colony, hundreds of tourists are left spellbound by the glimpse of these indian-inspired floats. the village of gortoba celebrates carnaval. the united nations put it on its list of the events honoring the intangible heritage of humanity whatever that might mean. and portugal's most famous carnival where social and legal satire was featured, president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un had it out over the dove of peace. prominent u.s. politicians joined hands sunday to mark the nifs a brutal crackdown on civil rights marches in selma, alabama. potential presidential contenders including cory booker and sherrod brown marched along with hillary clinton and the reverend jesse jackson. 54 years ago this week peaceful protesters demanding the right for black people to vote were beaten with clubs and hosed by state troopers as they attempted to cross the bridge. cnn reporter nia malika
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henderson's parents were civil rights activists. >> i'd never really been to selma. and so as i'm driving up to the edmund pettus bridge here on the site of a massacre really, riot? you think about 54 years ago what happened there and the people whose lives are endangered during that instance. i got very choked up. in seeing this scene. of course there were marches after that, two marches after that. and a final successful one which my father was a part of in march of 1965. but listen, you talk to people around this march today, i just bumped into a man who said he was 16 in 1965, part of this march, and then migrated to indiana because things were so bad in 1965. but the message here today, particularly from these democratic candidates, is that there's still so much work to do in terms of expanding the ballot and in terms of ensuring civil rights and equality for all.
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>> and in her public remarks at the selma event hillary clinton said the u.s. now has a full-fledged crisis in our democracy. on that note, thank you for joining us. i'm john vause. please stay with us. another hours of news right after the break. you're watching cnn. ♪
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it's been years since the u.s. has seen a string of tornadoes this deadly in one day. multiple storms sweeping across three states. and when the sun rises, so too the fear of a rising death toll. stoomz you can go home. venezuela's self-declared interim president juan guaido plans to return on monday after a tour of latin america, and it seems he's almost daring the maduro government to arrest him when he arrives. i want to be able to speak the truth as loud as i had to speak the lie. >> and the devastating new documentary bringing to the surface once again all of the disturbing allegations of sexual abuse against pop star michael jackson. hello. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world.


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