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bit -- it's a sweet one. so that's it for me. i'm dana perino. up next, you know you got next, it's shep. >> shepard: do you use an iphone or ipad? maybe a mac computer? somebody could be watching you and you wouldn't know it. that's the warning from apple. they're trying to fix a glitch that could let people eavesdrop on you through face time. you don't even have to accept a call for your camera and microphone to go live. we'll show you how it works and how to protect yourself as reporting begins now. good tuesday afternoon. our reporting begins with president trump's intelligence team. contradicting what the president has told the american people and the very foundation of his
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foreign policy. the director of national intelligence, dan coates, telling senators on the intelligence committee that china and russia are the biggest threats to the united states. officials in beijing and in moscow are more aligned than they have been in decades. the fbi director chris wray told members of the committee that russia is likely to once again use social media in an attempt to sway the 2020 presidential election. >> it's an assessment that this country's adversaries continue to use u.s. social media platforms as a vehicle for weaponizing this information and spreading foreign influence in the united states? >> yes, the russians continued to do it in 2018 and they're continuing to adapt their model and that other countries are taking a very interested eye in that approach. >> shepard: of course, intelligence agencies found that russia meddled in the 2016
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presidential election and 2018 mid-terms and using social media to sway voters. christopher wray, coates and the cia director gina haspel contradicts president trump's foreign policy. they say north korea will likely not give up their nuclear arsenal. director coates say its leaders viewed nuclear weapons as critical to the north korean regime's survival. second, on iran, the islamic republic is not currently undertaking the necessary steps to make a bomb. regarding the ongoing threat from the islamic state, isis still commands thousands of fighters in iraq and syria and is active in syria and has networks around the world. in short, isis not defeated. and finally, nowhere in the 42
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page threat assessment report is there an indication that a wall on the southern border would be helpful in any way and nothing to indicate a ball should be built to bolster national security or anything else. catherine herridge reporting live from capitol hill. >> shep, this is one of the major hearings of the year for the intelligence committee because they testify publicly about the threats facing the united states and this helps congress set the budgetary requirements. earlier today, they focused on the issue of election interference. the feeling among the intelligence community officials is that russia in 2020 is going to rip up the playbook, that the real prize this 2020, the 2018 was an opportunity to test run some strategies. here's some of that exchange. >> we assess that foreign actors will review the 2020 u.s. elections as an opportunity the
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advance their interests. we expect them to refine their capabilities and add new tactics as they learn from each other's experiences and efforts in previous elections. >> we heard testimony this morning about how russia and other countries use american social media accounts to amplify their message and spread disinformation. but we also have more information about fakes online that are used with technology to create events that haven't happened or put words in people's mouths. we have not thought about it as a national security issue, at least i haven't, until this morning's hearing. here's that exchange. >> are we organized in a way to respond fast enough to a catastrophic attack? >> we recognize the threat of emerging technologies and the speed at which that threat increases. it's very quickly evolving flood
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of technological change that it poses a major threat to the united states and something that the intelligence community needs to be restructured to address. >> so if it was a thread that wove its way throughout the entire hearing this morning, it was about how technology has levelled the playing field not only for states like russia and china but also for terrorists like isis and al-quaida, shep. >> shepard: you mentioned china. they dominated today's discussions. >> and what we heard through the testimony is that china is the central if not the most important counter intelligence. so espionage threats facing the united states. they have a long-term strategy. they're not sort of at the whim of a four-year election cycle and starting to build partnerships with other nations to undermine the united states in different hotspots around the world and they're doing this on the back of stealing american
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secrets and technology and then pulling that together with china's super computing capabilities. here's chris wray. >> i think china at large is the most significant counter intelligence threat that we face. we have economic espionage investigations, for example, that's just one piece of it, in virtually one of every 56 feels offices. the number of those have doubled the last three or four years. almost all of them, not all of them, almost all of them lead back to china. >> we also heard in the testimony this morning the word aligned used in the context of china and also russia. in simple terms, this is about seeing evidence of sort of an early partnership or alliance starting to develop between these two countries. right now what i see officials call the mill to mill level.
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a foundational piece to build a relationship in the future. when you think about the espionage capabilities russia has and couple that with the manpower in china, you can see how that is a formidable force against the u.s. and its interests, shep. >> shepard: catherine herridge reporting live from capitol hill. the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell publicly disagreeing with president trump on the senate floor about u.s. policy on syria. for that, the chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. >> shep, good afternoon. a stunning break with president trump. mitch mcconnell announcing that he has filed an amendment saying the united states should not be bringing home u.s. troops any time soon. >> i never would acknowledge the plain fact that al-quaida, isis and their affiliates in syria and afghanistan continue to pose a serious threat to us here at home. it would recognize the danger of a precipitous withdrawal from either conflict and highlight
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the need for diplomatic engagement and political solutions to the underlying conflicts in syria and afghanistan. >> then a short time ago as senate republican leaders were leaving their luncheon, mcconnell talked more about this saying it's important to show our allies in the region, israel and jordan, that the u.s. is still committed to them. he talked about basically this being critical in terms of the mission that is still not done over there. senator joni ernst, a republican from iowa, reiterated the united states needs to be there for its allies and the u.s. should come home once the terrorists are defeated. on the other side of this issue, you have kentucky senator rand paul that met with president trump face to face on this issue. he praised the president saying "i have never been prouder of president donald trump. in today's meeting he stood up for a strong america and went against foreign wars.
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putting america first means declaring victory in afghanistan and see i can't. president trump is delivering on his promises." mcconnell and earnst reflecting the more traditional policy. shep? >> shepard: thanks. we'll take you to the front lines in syria later in this news hour. benjamin hall is there embedded with syrian kurds fighting the isis militant. his report coming up. we're also following news out of the special counsel's russia investigation. president trump's former adviser roger stone pleaded not guilty to seven charges including lying to the u.s. congress, witness tampering and obstructing a congressional investigation. we saw duelling protests outside the courthouse in washington as roger stone arrived this morning. louder than it is large, you can
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hear them chanting roger stone did nothing wrong and lock him up. stone's plea comes a day after acting attorney general matthew whitaker said that he thinks that mueller's investigation is wrapping up. >> right now, you know, the investigation is i think close to being completed and i hope that we can get the report from director mueller as soon as possible. >> shepard: no details on what "close "means. some democrats call the comments irresponsible. the house intelligence committee chair adam schiff said mueller can speak for himself. roger stone is the sixth former trump aide charged in the mule earl investigation. the other five have all pleaded guilty. stone told our team inside the courthouse that he's feeling fine, then said no questions, no comments. highly unusual. roger stone has been on a media blitz since his arrest friday. he said he might speak outside. the crowd still fired up.
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rather than speaking, he flashed the vic's son v for victory sign and wheel ad way. david spunt outside the courthouse in d.c. >> hi, shep. quite a day here with roger stone. you looked at the video outside. folks were playing back in the ussr by the beatles as roger stone went into the courthouse and left the courthouse. he will be back here at federal court friday. today was just an initial plea in front of the magistrate. he will be back here to delve into the case a little more. as nobody was surprised, he did plead not guilty. he said multiple times that he would be pleading not guilty and that's what happened today as he walked into the court, as he left the court. people were screaming, yelling at him and praising him in many cases. this is happening after he was arrested on friday down in florida. he was pulled from his home.
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the fbi knocked on his door early in the morning on friday. this indictment that was laid out is a seven-count, 24-page indictment. one of the big things, shep, that accuses stone of lying to a congressional panel about his wikileaks contacts. he said this in an interview with sky news. >> i'm not willing to make up stories or bear false witness against anybody including the president. the president has done nothing wrong. he hasn't colluded with russia and i'm not going to make up false tales about him to ease the pressure on myself. >> white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders said multiple times this indictment has nothing to do with president trump. roger stone got into an s.u.v. and left today. we're told he's staying nearby in town and we'll be back here in court friday, shep. >> shepard: didn't speak but no gag order from the judge, right? >> yeah, at this point, no gag ordered from the judge.
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interesting to note the judge said he will see friday, a different judge. the same judge that paul manafort has been seeing. that judge issued a gag order in the manafort cause to stop the media attention. it's possible we'll see one friday. back to you. >> shepard: thanks. news just in. who is going to give the democratic response to the state of the union address? stacy abrams will give it on february 5. next week. that's according to the senate minority leader, chuck schumer. she ran for governor in georgia and lost after a lengthy and disputed election over blocked votes. of course, president trump's address was supposed to be tonight. was postponed during the government shut down. stacy abrams to offer the democratic response a week from today. yet another ex-white house staffer coming out with a tell-all. this time president trump's campaign is warning, it's willing to go to court to shut him up. that's next.
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>> shepard: president trump's 2020 campaign is reporting that its preparing to sue a former white house communications aide whose book came out today. that's according to a top campaign official. cliff sims book violates a nothing disclosure agreement. the president slammed sims calling him a low level staffer he barely knew. the book includes big white house names, including counselor to the president, kellyanne conway. sims calls her a cartoon villain brought to life and accuses her of leaking information about staffers to the media. he claims the former white house chief of staff john kelly told him that working for the president was the worst job he's ever had.
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that's just a start. john roberts is live with more. >> i chuckle a little bit, shep, because the truth be told, john kelly told that to anybody that would listen. he always thought that it was his civic duty to make sure the train stayed on the tracks here. i knew cliff sims, knew him well. he was here from the beginning through the midpart of 2018. he was a staffer that worked in the upper press office. always seems to have a very good handle what was going on at the white house. in his new book, he wants to take readers inside the president's head. here's what he said in an interview this morning. >> one of the points i'm making in the book, for him, everything is personal. everything is a personal relationship. so that manifests itself in foreign affairs, his personal relationship with the foreign leader is almost more important than geo politics. it's that way with the staff, like that when he has the political vendettas.
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you think this is a distraction. >> as you can imagine, the white house is pushing back on what he has to say. he was on television this morning doing that interview. the president tweeted this: a low level staffer that i hardly knew names cliff sims made up a boring book on fiction. he pretended to be an insider when he was nothing more than a gopher. he signed a nondisclosure agreement. he's a mess. sims read that tweet while he was on the air and responded. >> i knew that was a possibility when i wrote this book. i said, my identity is not wrapped up in being a trump staffer. >> you don't mind being called a geoffer? >> not one bit. >> the campaign ceo tweeting that the trump campaign is preparing to file suit against cliff sims for violating our nda. sims said on the telephone that
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he will weather the storm through this. what keeps him strong is his faith. that and i suppose the reported million dollar advance he got for the book. that helps take the edge off, too. >> shepard: john roberts live at the white house. breaking this afternoon, an attack on one in the fox family. leaves one of our own sent to the hospital. a star of the hit show "empire", jesse smallette attacked. police investigating it as a possible hate crime. the latest coming up. touch shows how we really feel. but does psoriasis ever get in the way? embrace the chance of 100% clear skin with taltz, the first and only treatment of its kind offering people with moderate to severe psoriasis a chance at 100% clear skin. with taltz, up to 90% of people quickly saw a significant improvement of their psoriasis plaques. don't use if you're allergic to taltz. before starting, you should be checked for tuberculosis.
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>> shepard: breaking news. somebody attacked jussie smollett, one of the stars of "empire." police say they're investigating
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the attack as a hate crime. it happened in chicago. matt finn reporting live with more. matt? >> shep, this disturbing story is unfolding right now. so far here's what we know. according to police, this 36-year-old "empire" actor was on the streets of chicago around 2:00 a.m. when he was attacked by two men wearing ski masks. the two men in ski masks according to police gained his attention by yelling racist and homophobic slurs at him and beat smollett and at one point tied a rope around his neck and poured a chemical on him. police say smollett checked himself into the hospital and is doing okay. police released a statement saying overnight the chicago police department received a report of racial assault and battery of the cast member of "empire." we're taking this investigation very seriously as treat it as a possible hate crime. police say they're gathering video from nearby businesses and
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interviews with fox news, smollett has previously said he's very proud and grateful for the opportunity to play a character on the show "empire" that brings issues of prejudice and sexuality in the spot light. a statement released by fox reads -- >> so far police have not identified any suspects and we expect to get a statement from jussie's personal publicist any time soon, which may give us insight into this attack. >> shepard: updates as we get them. matt finn, thank you. a killer freeze is on the way like nothing we have ever seen. the coldest temperatures in decades moving in the midwest just after a powerful snowstorm hit region. forecasters say the way below freezing temperatures could be life threatening, this is kent
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county in michigan, which includes grand rapids. the was in warmed people that temperatures will drop and frostbite could set in in minutes. i want to show you the windchills. it's dropped to negative double digits in some areas. it's just going to get worse. look at st. louis in kansas city. again, they're windchill predictions. minus 20, minus 26. minneapolis, minus for 9. fargo, minus 57. green bay, minus for 1. look at chicago. minus 50 degrees, the windchill. you know, people, vodka is in the freeze tore keep it cold but doesn't freeze. some of these temperatures are so cold, it says vodka would freeze. why we're talking about that is beyond me. mike tobin, how cold is it? >> it's pretty cold. the bitter cold air has entered
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the united states. here in minnesota, windchills as low as negative 50. take a look around. this is chicago's oak street beach. this is where people to come to work out and lay in the sun during the summertime. all of that on lake michigan is iced over right now. the windchill advisory goes in effect in two hours. the overnight low is predicted to be around negative 20. the windchills as you mentioned a short time ago compound all of that. the homeless population is at risk here in chicago. we found one of the tent cities to the south and west of chicago's loop. found that the people there despite the city leaders out here opening warming shelters, homeless shelters, moving buses to the areas where the homeless people are. a lot of these people live in the tent cities have decided that they'll tough out the bad weather. >> it don't bother me. the weather doesn't bother me. i've been in the streets 11 years. doesn't bother me at all.
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>> governors in illinois, wisconsin and michigan have declared states of emergency so they can activate the national guard. the worst of it, if chicago will set a cold weather record, that will be wednesday. we're not out of it until thursday, shep. >> shepard: mike tobin returning indoors, i hope. adam klotz with-mo. what is causing this? >> you talked about the snow. that is the big driver. we see a very serious cold front sweeping across the country. if you're on the back side, you noticed a huge difference in the temperatures. they're only going to fallower. right now we're seeing some of that snow move across new england. ultimately the story is not the snow. it's these frigid temperatures. these are the current feels-like temperatures. windchills across the upper mid winter weather warning, stretching back to the plains, minneapolis, negative 36. negative 15 in chicago. we haven't seen anything yet. these numbers fall drastically through the overnight hours.
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so within the next couple hours, we'll see advisories stretching over a huge portion from the plains, across the great lakes and getting along the ohio river valley, kentucky included in some of the watches. the temperatures are going to be so drastically cold. these are the future forecasted windchills early tomorrow morning. negative 50 in chicago like we showed. it's not like it warms up quickly when you get into the day. we continue to march this along. stay in the negative 40 range in chicago all day long and across the region. it's cold thursday morning. drift this off to the east. it never gets down to the negative 40s. i'll leave you with this. even if you're not in the areas where you get to negative 50, this is a huge freeze. along the gulf coast, people will be waking up to freezing temperatures. it's going to be cold with hundreds of millions feeling it. >> shepard: adams clots, thanks. coming up, the crisis in venezuela just got worse.
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embedded with the kurds. he's reporting live from ahmud a town in syria near the border with turkey. >> thanks, shep. 4 1/2 years of brutal war against isis, syrian kurds have been battling hard. it comes down to this. isis now surrounded in the last minutes that they hold. what everyone is saying is this is just a territorial defeat. it's chapter one. what is next may be just as bad. here's what we saw. >> we've been driving for some miles down this one road. either side of us is totally devastated. the going is slow. that's because every few hundred meters there's another crater. the sds believes there's 1,500 battle hardened fighters left from isis. they're foreign fighters unable
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to blend back in. they have no where to go. u.s. forces are seen constantly here. you catch glimpses of them in forward bases and moving around. we've been asked not to show any soldiers, but they're here ever present. we moved forward in the final isis held village. this is it. the very last isis village. no journalists have been here before. at the peak, they controlled around 40,000 square miles. that's roughly an area the size of kentucky. they had 65,000 fighters and they ruled over eight million people. today all of that is gone. all that is left is what you see behind me. many people here point out that the kurds have been long trusted allies of the u.s. and urging president trump not to abandon them. the turks in the north or the iranians in the south. they're saying please don't make the same mistake that president obama made, pulling out before
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the job is finished and handing that country over to iran. now the battle beginning in their eyes, shep. >> shepard: ben hall live for us in syria. another major hotspot is venezuela. the state department warning americans not to travel there because it's too dangerous. two men there claiming to be the leader of the country. the disputed president, nicholas maduro and the opposition leader, juan guaido. violent protests have broken out. the state department warning comes as the pentagon chief says he's not talked about sending thousands of u.s. troops to neighboring columbia. yesterday the national security adviser john bolton spoke out holding a yellow pad. on the pad, difficult to read, it says "5,000 troops to columbia." at that same white house briefing the administration announced penalties against venezuela aimed at putting pressure on maduro. while this is far away,
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americans could seen feel the effects of the crisis. michael o'hanlon is here with us. good to see you. >> hi, shepard. >> shepard: how might we be feeling this? >> you make an intriguing point. any deployment of 5,000 troops to columbia would be designed to help columbia deal with any spill-over effects. i cannot envision any kind of meaning full u.s. role with 5,000 troops. you and i and everybody remembers well the regime operations in iraq an afghanistan, 30 million people or so, same size countries. if you're going to go in and knock off a regime or stabilize a country that has fallen apart, you need many thousands of hundreds of thousands of troops. so i'm sure that's not what we're thinking. i think the extent of the planning is probably about
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dealing with refugee outflows and other humanitarian crises at specific locations along the columbian border. you can see issues at sea. you can see issues in brazil. the u.s. role will be dealing with any outflow, not so much with the internal developments inside of venezuela. >> shepard: nobody disputes the country is falling apart, its economy is, there's a food shortage, medical shortages, the crisis is escalating. maduro claims the united states is behind the coup. is he right? >> no. there's no coup. there's a decision by elected venezuelan parliament that because of the election was fraudulent, that it's not binding and they have taken it upon themselves to declare that he's no longer president. his first term has expired. the united states, i think -- the trump administration is playing an interesting and i think fairly good role so far in
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applying a lot of diplomatic and economic pressure making it clear we're not encouraging a fight in the streets and we're not going to be involved in one ourselves. so it's actually a pretty good use of venezuelan law as well as international law to try to put pressure on maduro. but it's going to be maduro's decision and his army's decision in the end as to what happens next. it's not ours and it's not going to be the declared new president. >> shepard: is the army still with him and are there signs, if so, that it's cracking? >> well, there's might be some signs. i think the army is still with him on balance. we have to assume that is the likely foreseeable future. no way of telling. that's where things appear at the moment. >> shepard: michael o'hanlon from brookings. now the warning from apple that i mentioned. you ignore a face time call on your iphone or other apple device, but the person trying to reach you on that call can still hear what you're saying from the
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very first ring. that is what can apparently happen. people have been reporting the bug on social media and some have posted videos like what you're about to see. watch as somebody calls a friend. the friend doesn't answer but can still be heard through the other device. look. >> hello? hello? that is crazy. >> shepard: it is pretty crazy. an sample trying to fix the issue. the company has disabled group face time because that's the feature with the glitch. susan li is here. i started seeing this last night. it's scary. >> it is. face time used to be one-on-one. apple expanded it to a group
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when they released the new operating system in september. it's not just the microphone that people can accepted. more scary, they can tap into the camera. how it works on the video, i'm dialling someone and if the person that i'm trying to dial into, they hit the power button or hit the volume button, i could supposedly tap into the phone's camera and look at them, see them without them knowing it. >> dana: how scary is that? right? so apple released a statement saying they're aware of the situation and the flaw. they have come up with a security fix that they will then see an update that they'll release later on this week. it's a black mark for the company and the ceo that has prided itself on protecting the user's privacy. look at this billboard at ces in las vegas. they say what happened on your phone stays on your phone. they've been pointing the finger in silicon valley not making friends. they say disable face time on
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your phone. fix it. >> shepard: so you go into the settings column and the fifth section and you click on face time. >> yep. >> shepard: and once you click on face time, there's an on-off switch there. see that? just turn it off. that way nobody can get in there and face time is disabled for now. so later this week, you'll get an update, a software update. you have to update that software and presumably turn it back on. >> yes. >> shepard: susan, thanks. if you use snap chat, your photos and videos may stay up longer or permanently. heard about this? that's according to a report from reuters. the app has been known to make social media posts that disappear. this is a big change. reuters reports it would only affect you if the content is something that you share publicly and none of this happened just yet. the man behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern history left no clues about a specific motive for the killings in las vegas. that's from the fbi. we are learning more details
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>> shepard: we may never know exactly why a man opened fire on a crowd at a concert in las vegas and killed 58 people and the deadliest shooting in modern u.s. history. the fbi doesn't know.
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that's the report out today. it concludes that the gunman responsible for the massacre in 2017 wanted mass destruction and infamy. any deeper explanation went with him to the grave. jonathan hunt with the latest. jonathan? >> shep, the best answer the victim's families will likely ever get is that stephen paddock wanted to be infamous and wanted to kill a lot of people tragically he succeeded in both ames when he opened fire from the 22nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel raining bullets down on concert goers for 11 minutes, from the moment the attack be gain at 10:05 pm on october 1 before killing himself as law enforcement approached his hotel suite. the fbi's behavioral analysis report by the fbi concludes several things. stephen paddock wanted to die by
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suicide. he wanted to attain a certain degree of infamy by a mass casualty attack. he was neither directed inspired, nor enabled by persons or groups. he conspired with no one, he acted alone. overall, this report concludes, shep, that there was no single or clear motivating factor. there are however interesting insights into paddock's psychological makeup. it says he had little empathy for others throughout his life, had a history of exploiting others. the report says "paddock's decision to murder people while they were being entertained was consistent with his personality." the reports will says that paddock was detail oriented and focused on projects that were of interest to him. and that as he suffered something of a mental and physical decline in the run up to the attack, the planning and
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preparation in and of itself was likely satisfying as it provided a sense of direction and control. that planning according to the fbi covered site selection a study of police tactics and responses and disturbingly end of life planning. of course, he ended not only his own life but that of 58 innocent victims. shep? >> shepard: jonathan hunt, thanks. thousands of strangers showed up for a 72-year-old air force veteran's funeral in texas yesterday. the folks at a veteran's cemetery in colleen, about 130 miles south and west of dallas called on support after the veteran's family stopped responding. the local news reported the lines to get into the cemetery was miles long. laura ingle has this. hi. >> hi. there were a lot of people there. i called today to see if we could get a head count. what they can tell us, there
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were about 2,500 people that showed up to pay their respect for joseph walker. even hearing about this today, here he is, a texas native that served his country from 1964 to 1968. he looked like he may not have had any kind of turnout at his funeral until word got out on social media. he died from natural causes. according to the director, no family was heard from. after hearing about plans to lay rest to him as an unaccompanied veteran, the texas state cemetery appeared for posts. veterans came in drove from north texas, houston, san antonio to be there as he was buried with full military honors. >> one of the few cemeteries in texas where you cannot buy a plot. you have to earn it. joseph earned his plot here to be in our cemetery due to the fact that he served our nation and our flag by being in the
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>> shepard: public health officials say it could take months to contain a measles out break in washington state where 35 people have contracted the highly contagious virus this month alone. measles. the outbreak centered in clark county, washington, north of portland near the oregon border. dan springer reporting live from the seattle newsroom. >> nearly all of the cases
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involved children under 10 years old that didn't receive the vaccine for measles. the clark county health department put out a list of places where the kids may have been exposed and several are in portland. so it's possible and likely that there's cases in oregon as well. officials are urging people to get vaccinated, doctors are considering giving shots to babies younger than a year old and those experiencing symptoms are being asked to not come to a doctor's or hospital for fear of infecting another patient. they should call ahead so plans can be made. in washington, 18 states allow parents to opt out of vaccine for personal or philosophical reasons. most states only allow that for medical conditions or religious beliefs. in light of this outbreak, a will has been introduced in washington state that would make it tougher for parents to opt out of getting their kids vaccinated. the first case was reported december 31. a health emergency was declared friday. shep? >> shepard: thanks, dan. the news continues in just a
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moment. right now the final bell tolls on wall street. the dow is up 48 points on the session. it's been a mostly up day and half of the dow 30 are in the green. "your world" with neil cavuto starts now. >> neil: message to americans: get inside and stay inside. the warning for millions as this polar vortex gets ready to strike. in many places it is with bone-chilling temperatures and life-threatening windchills force manage schools to close and planes to stay on the ground. 250 americans are being urged to bundle up because they're in its path. welcome to your frigid world. we have mike tobin in chicago where temperatures are plunging. adam klotz in the fox weather center on how fast this thing is going to be spreading. so let's first get the read from adam, what we're looking at it what is it? >> you


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