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younger than mine, and that's what went through my mind. that day. >> i think that the hat we put on at that moment was the hat of a dad. >> reporter: whether you call them officers or dads, the grateful family says they'll be calling them something else from now on. their heroes. it seems to be catching on. >> very modest, but he's my hero. [ laughter ] >> well, kevin's my hero, too. >> reporter: for cnn, schomburg, illinois. >> so great. >> what a great story! sometime now for "newsroom" with carol costello. >> happy friday. >> hi, happy -- >> april fool's! >> yeah. just so it's still friday, i don't care if it's an april fool's joke. >> right? >> have a great weekend. "newsroom," starts now. happening now in the "newsroom" -- dnd surprise meeting with gop leaders. >> i think they wanted to really
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discuss unity and i like discussing unity, too. >> the front-runner trying to wave off criticism over his comments on nukes, nato and abortion. also -- hillary clinton lashing out. >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about this. sick of it. >> now sanders supporters fight back. plus -- president obama speaking soon about tamping down on nuclear materiels, and keeping them out of the hands of terrorists. let's talk. live in the "cnn newsroom." and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. donald trump on the defense, or on the attack? the republican front-runner goes behind closed doors with party leaders just days after breaking his unity pledge, and then igniting a firestorm with his abortion comments. trump has since reversed course over whether a woman should be punished for having an illegal abortion, certainly not apologizing saying it's the media's fault.
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>> forgive me if i misspoke but this was a long, convoluted subject. we talked about catholicism, his religion, chris went back and forth about that, and this was a very long convoluted discussion which frankly they didn't want it on television, because it was too long. my stance was the same stance as ronald reagan and if, in fact, abortion was illegal, the person performing the act is responsible, not the woman. >> live in hershey, pennsylvania, where john kasich holds an event next hour. good morning. >> good morning, carol. no shortage of controversial events for donald trump this week. no question about that, but taking a step back yesterday coming off the campaign for a series of meeting in washington, d.c. most notely the meeting with the rnc focusing on delegates trying to secure enough to get the nomination before cleveland. if he doesn't do that, make sure
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he's not undercut when he gets to cleveland and also a call for unity hoping to mend broken bridges, perhaps, with the republican national committee. donald trump now trying to make nice with party leaders amid fallout from yet another political firestorm. republican front-runner in washington for a meeting with the chairman of the republican national committee reince priebus. behind closed doors are sources say discussion focused on delegate rules ahead of the convention, just days after trump and the other gop hopefuls backed out of their pledge to support the nominee. >> a very good meeting. we met with reince priebus and the staff, and they're very good people. very actually a terrific meeting, i think. and it's really a unity meeting. >> reporter: trump huddling with foreign policy advisers at the site of his new hotel for a two-hour private meeting as hi comments on nuclear proliferation continue to rile american allies.
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>> nuclear weapons in south korea, and saudi arabia wants them to. >> can i be honest? going to happen anyway. >> reporter: trump's camp uncharacteristically quiet. on the defensive -- >> do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no as a prince jvlts ta -- >> the answer has to be -- >> not qualified for the oval office. >> i have to tell you as commander in chief and leader of the free world, you don't get do-overs. >> reporter: ohio governor john kasich unleashing a pointed and specific attack on the front-runner. >> the apportion controverborti nukes, getting rid of nato and having a supreme court justice who's going to investigate hillary's e-mails. i don't even know what he's talking about there? >> reporter: ted cruz sending
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out heiss wife heidi and carly fiorina attempting to underscore trump's difficulty with women voters. carol, all of this coming a few days before the wisconsin primary. a primary that donald trump is seeing his numbers really in trouble. ted cruz up by double digits now in consecutive polls in this state and, carol, i'm here in pennsylvania. one of the next prizes on the primary calendar, where john kasich's aides are saying what you saw yesterday, that pointed attack that came from him really breaking from how he's operated his campaign up to this point is only going to continue. so donald trump with problems in wisconsin and no question future attacks on the way when he gets here to pennsylvania. carol? >> let me ask you about that meeting that trump had with rnc leaders. serve playing nice, but trump breaking that loyalty pledge could cost him delegates. explain why. >> reporter: so, carol, the interesting thing here is in some different states the pledge was considered kind of a prerequisite for their delegates ending up backing him.
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specifically "time" magazine breaking that south carolina delegates not necessarily fond of donald trump would potentially consider unbinding because they decided to break the pledge. south carolina sources saying nothing in the works there is actually happening right now, but what this underscores here is that dnd sdnd really onald t photographal position. they're looking for any way to undercut him before the defense, if this pledge is one of the ways to do it they will look into that and one of the reasons donald trump, perhaps trying to meetings with rnc officials trying to put a stop on that long before it happens. >> thank you. as trump backtracks an abortion comments, the backlash keeps on coming. >> you see a pretty picture --
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>> wouldn't have your job if you weren't beautiful. >> do you believe in punishment for abortion? yes or no as a principle? >> there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yes. has to be some form. >> ominous music there, right? here's that planned parenthood super pac dropped that ad. donald trump's support among women is tanking. favorability ratings the worst of all the remaining potential candidates. talk with john avalon and jeffrey record. welcome to you both. >> hello, carol. happy friday. >> hello. >> happy friday it is! so jeffrey, how can mr. trump win without women? >> well, of course, he can't win without women. carol what will happen here is if dnd onald trump or frankly anybody else wins the nomination we will get to a contest in the
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fall where there is two people. in the case of hillary clinton meeting apparently with the director of the fbi which is a really bad moment, she will have her own set of negatives. but the american people will then have to choose between two people, as they always do, and these candidates can have very high negatives, but eventually one of them becomes president. so you know, this is only april 1st. i'm not worried about it. >> okay. not worried, but, john, one pollster told politico, historically i can't match anyone having worse numbers with women, pointing out never a candidate like mr. trump. here's an example what he was talking about. in 2012, when mitt romney carried white women by a 14 point margin, 56% to 42% still lost by four points overall and trump is doing -- he's not doing well among white women and certainly not among minority women. >> no. i mean, donald trump's numbers among women are abysmal as with
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hispanics and african-americans and tough to cobble together a winning coalition if you've alienated large swaths and indeed majorities of the american people. we can rationalize how it's going to come down to compared to a what situation in the fall, but donald trump has baggage he has added on to by his own misstatements, that makes his, it climbs steeper. irony about planned parenthood attacking donald trump few candidates in recent history have been as kind to planned parenthood saying they do some good things compared to certainly the people competing against ted cruz and john kasich. there's a pile-on made of self-inflicted scandals on the part the donald and you can't spin it away. a huge, huge problem when it comes to the full spectrum of american voters. >> jeffrey, i heard what you say, hillary clinton has baggage of her own and i agree. she has serious baggage. right? look at the numbers. in the trump/clinton matchup, 16
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points ahead, clinton, among women. led among women by 19 points in a fox news poll and 27 points in a cnn orc poll. daunting numbers, jeffrey. >> yeah. carol, i go back, i mentioned this before, but i go back to this december 1979 gallup poll that had jimmy carter beating reagan 62% to 33%. the numbers about ronald range, women and everything else were abysmal. so bad carter's poster pat codell said he was salivating over the data. of course, a year later ronald reagan carried 44 states. things change dramatically. by the next time you and i talk, whenever that is, this situation will have changed seven times over. so that's why i'm skeptical about this kind of things. >> seven times over, john? you think? >> yeah, yeah. look, no. you can't just sort of use, say reagan's -- invoke saint reagan
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as a disinfectant cloth every time your candidate gets in trouble. there are fundamental differences, many, many between trump and ronald reagan. one, reagan a two-time governor of california, treated women consistently with respect and focused on building the big tent of the republican party. none of which are things donald trump has any aptitude or experience or -- >> that's just not true, john. >> it appears. no. and you just can't -- you just can't invoke saint reagan every time to deflect and distract from real fundamental problems your candidate's got. especially frankly with regard to women while running against hillary clinton who would, of course, be the first female nominee of a major politic party. not incidental. that's fundamental. >> jeffrey, last word? >> i remember what they called the gender gap with ronald reagan. he wan doing well among women. he couldn't win. that was the argument then. this is decades ago. i'm simply saying practicalities for these arguments. >> i have to leave it there. john avalon, jeffrey lord, thanks for being here.
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talk about jobs, shall we? another strong month. the labor department releasing the march jobs report. christine romans has all the numbers. good morning. >> good morning. another solid month here. so let's go through the number, carol. 215,000, 215, net new jobs created in mot. unemployment ticked up to 5%. still near this eight-year low. i'll explain in a moment why it went up. wage growth, 2.3%, small rebound, but you like to see that stronger. why did the unemployment rate go up if you had so many new jobs? because people came into the labor market, carol. almost 400,000 people came out of the shadows off the sidelines, and into the labor market. people come and go all the time, about 400 though net new people into the labor market and the labor force participation rate that little blip on the right one coming up a little bit. the chart right here that when you hear people like donald trump say, a 42% unemployment rate, looking at that. the people elbowed out or retiger out of the labor market.
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that went up a little because people are starting to come back in. where are the jobs gains? retail, construction. that's a sign of strength in the housing market. 25% of american housing markets are at record highs again. strength in the housing market. health care, look at manufacturing. the worst month for manufacturing that i can see in years. this will be a topic on the campaign trail. as you know, the loss of factory jobs, loss of manufacturing jobs is a real story line in your money, your vote this year. closely watch that. let me give you some context perspective. always important when talking about the jobs market. it's so important to everyone. 2009, that terrible year, it has been steady and consistent jobs growth on average since then, carol. >> okay. i like that graph. i like looking at the glass half full. >> i like hearing people are coming into the labor market. really digging into why were so many manufacturing jobs lost in the month? curious. >> curious. rite you're right. part of election 2016. >> yes. >> thank you so much, christine romans. still to come in the
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north korea holds a new missile test launching a short-range rocket into the sea and sending a message to washington. this morning's launch comes just hours after president obama met with his counterparts from japan and south korea. the leaders agreed to work together to halt north korea's development of its missile and nuclear programs. more than 50 countries are taking part in a nuclear summit at the white house. speaking of japan and south korea, they're also in agreement on another nuclear issue. their balking and donald trump
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suggestion u.s. troops pulled from their country and replaced with nuclear weapons. both voicing grave concern with the idea. the white house quickly knocking to down. >> it would be catastrophic were the united states to shift its position and indicate that we support somehow the proliferation of nuclear weapons to additional countries. it also flies in the face of decades of bipartisan national security doctrine. >> cnn's athena jones live at the white house with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. so north korea's nuclear ambitions and its provocations a big topic of the day yesterday and a longer-term promoting a denuclear asian of the peninsula. on the subject of isis, a special session talking about the threats posed by terror groups like isis and, of course, the goal's keeping any nuclear tooe materiels or radiological too m
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materiels out of the hands of terrorists. listen to what french president hollande said after that meeting. >> obviously a subject we're deeply concerned about. making sure nuclear materiels don't fall into the hands of terrorist and in the wake of the tragedy in paris we have not only great urgency around the nuclear issue but eliminating generally the scourge of terrorism. >> so that will be a big topic at this important meeting this afternoon. the first meeting of the day, though, the president is having with the countries that brokered the nuclear deal with iran. the so-called p5+1. we've americaned russia's bab d ambassador will sit in, with vladimir putin's decision 234noo attend. and a solo press conference by
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virginia state police today are mourning the death of a trooper shot to death inside the greyhound bus station in downtown richmond. >> i was outside. i had my hand on the door handle when i heard two gunshots go off. i didn't think they were gunshots but then there were like five, maybe ten more after that and i could see the muzzle flash through the tinted door and so i ran out of there. >> 37-year-old trooper chad determi dermyer was shot and killed. he was a former marine. >> reporter: good morning.
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this bus station here in richmond remains closed as police continue that investigation into the shooting that led to the death of that virginia state trooper. 37-year-old chad dermyer was part of a training exercise where troopers came here with the goal of spotting suspicious activity at transportation hubs. dermyer actually achoe ll lly a man with a friendly conversation. then virginia state superintendent colonel stephen flaf fla flaherty said that man opened fire. >> i suspect casual conversation to engage in. i don't know -- the period of time was so brief i can't imagine he'd gone much further than, hey, how are ya where you going? anybody with you? >> reporter: after that, it led to a gunfight inside of this bus station near the restaurant inside the bus station. that trooper, trooper dermyer leaves behind a wife and two
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children, a veteran of the united states marine corps. two other women were inside that bus station also shot. both of them are expected to be okay. as for the suspect, he was shot -- he was killed in the shoot-out. state police have yet to release his identity but say he is not from the richmond area and has a lengthy criminal rap sheet. carol? >> so confusing. so this trooper was part of an anti-terrorism training program. are they going to review the program? >> reporter: actually, carol, that's one of the things they're talking about right flnow. they said it's too early into the process to specifically say they're going to abandon or change this program in any way, but colonel flaherty said they would look at every aspect of what happened here today and make changes where they're necessary. >> all right. ryan nobles reporting live from richmond, virginia. thank you. and good morning. i'm carol costello.
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thank you so much for joining me. the democrats are waging a fierce battle for new york, and the title of home town hero. clinton, the former senator in the state, while sanders was born in brooklyn. 's in just a few hours, bernie sanders will hold an event in what has long been considered clinton country. harlem. in the meantime, attacks from the sanders campaign appear to be getting under clinton's skin. listen as she fires back at a climate change activist. >> -- climate change, will you act on your word about fossil fuel money in your campaign? >> i have money from people who work for fossil fuels. i am so sick -- >> registered -- >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about this. sick of it. >> joe johns is following the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. one of the summering disagreements between the two campaigns is over what kind of contributions they take and from whom, despite protests like that from hillary clinton. bernie sanders has continued to bang the drum on this issue,
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because a lot of the supporters expressed serious concerns about the effect of big, corporate cash in america politics. listen to sanders on "good morning america." >> i'm not crazy about people disrupting meetings, but the fact of the matter is, secretary clinton has taken significant sums of money from the fossil fuel industry. she raises her money with a super pac, gets a lot of money from wall street, from the drug companies, from the fossil fuel industry. on the other hand we have received over 6 million individual campaign contributions averaging $27 apiece. i'm proud of the way we are raising money. >> reporter: the clinton campaign says she has not taken a single dollar from oil and gas industry political action committees, or corporations, and accuses the sanders campaign of misleading voters. however, what the campaign says, the clinton campaign, is that she has taken money essentially from people who work for oil and gas interests, and by that
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standard, they say the bernie sanders campaign has also taken about $50,000 from the very same people, kinds of people who work for oil and gas companies. and the other thing i think we have to say, carol, is, sanders has repeatedly said his success comes from small individual contributions. they had another huge fund-raising month in march. >> they sure did. joe johns reporting live for us today. thank you. about that clash between clinton and that protestors, it may be a boon to bernie sanders. that's something that frustrates clinton. [ chanting ] >> oh, i know. the bernie keep came to say that. we're very sorry. you're leaving. as they're leaving i want to say, i have earned 9 million votes in this election. already. i -- i have 1 million more votes than donald trump, and i have 2.5 million more votes than
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bernie sanders! >> all right. with me now is cnn political commentator and morehouse college professor mark lamar hill and editor and chief of the hill, mark. welcome to you both. >> good morning. >> nice to have you here. start with you. maybe mr. trump has a point. are bernie sanders supporters agitators intent on confrontation, not just at trump rallies but at clinton rallies, too? >> well, i think some of them certainly are, and that's their game plan, it's to get in hillary clinton's head and her campaign head, but overall, as hillary clinton just said, she's doing quite well. she's gotten a lot of votes. she's looking very good for this nomination. and she just needs to, i think, continue what she's doing. i mean, she's won a lot of the african-american vote. that's the key to the nomination. bernie sanders has not been able to really cut into her lead in that demographic. so overall, i do think hillary clinton's going have to be
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patient, because bernie sanders is not going anywhere, as joe johns mentioned. he has millions and millions of dollars and saying he's going all the way to the convention. i'm not sure about all the way to the defense but he's going to be sticking around a while and she needs to keep doing what she's doing. winning most states, and she's going to win this thing. >> going back to these bernie protestors just a second and i want to ask you this. a "washington post" article talked about how racist sanders supporters can be. i talked with a clinton supporter as wellesley yesterday. actually two days ago. listen to what she told me about bernie sanders supporters. >> tell me what the bernie bros do? >> i can't tell you how many times someone has commented on an article postedby hillary and said, this could be a man or a woman. you're just voting with your vagina. and i find that to be very frustrating for a few different reasons. first of all to define myself and to define secretary clinton by our anatomy i find incredibly insulting. also the idea that it somehow is
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self-centered or selfish consideration for women to want to see female represent angs at our nation's highest office is -- personally insulting. >> okay. so we demand that mr. trump shut down, you know, that kind of fiery rhetoric from his supporters. so why aren't we demanding sanders do the same? >> well, because sanders isn't saying it. the difference is, donald trump doesn't have surrogates saying inappropriate things. donald trump stands on national stages and says things wildly inappropriate. you can't blame bernie sanders for what one or two random people on the street say. bernie sanders doesn't promote th rhetoric in fact the opposite. >> it's not just one or two. she says she's been harassed on the internet. >> one or two. in compares ton donald trump who says it itself. i don't any bernie sanders is in his basement trolling people. it's apples and oranges.
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what is interesting, hillary clinton avoided the fundamental question, which is, what does it mean to have big oil and fossil fuel supporting you? even if not a pac. instead a, someone who works for the company. in many ways a distinction without it a difference. a big oil company didn't. somebody who works for the big oil company. is this the janitor 0 are a high-ranking executive? those questions do matter and were she we have to got to the the bottom of it. both hillary and bernie sanders. >> and benefitting from people who work for the oil and gas industry to the tune of $50,000, or because it's $350,000 for hillary clinton, it does matter that bernie sanders is accepting this money even if it is only $50,000? >> listen, i think it's the strength of bernie sanders, that he's getting a lot of small dollar donations. so is hillary clinton, but bernie sanders is getting more of them. but i do think that hillary clinton has a good comeback, she can say, listen, whoever gives
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to me, whether pharmaceutical industry, fossil fuel industry, my policies are, i'm going to try to lower prescription drug prices. i'm for climate change. for what president obama is doing on that issue and i think that's got to be her line and her policy line. bernie sanders has gone after hillary clinton, but he's gone after her on policies, certainly gone after her on big money, but avoid the touchy topic of the e-mail controversy. and that's why i think the democrats, they're fighting now, but in a few months will be united. >> i have to leave it there. >> absolutely. >> thank you both. still to come in the "newsroom," the pentagon gears up to open's combat roles to women. i sit down with an army recruit about making history, next.
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today female pioneers will stand side by side with their
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male counterparts training to become u.s. combat soldiers. for the first time in history, women heading into the army can choose to pursue any position the army has to offer, with two exceptions. special forces and army rangers. today more than 200,000 combat roles previously closed to women are now open, as long as women can meet new gender-blind standards. >> reporter: army basic combat training at fort jackson, south carolina. >> cover me! >> reporter: company delta dogs, about 30% female is training for war. no big deal, not here. but with these new recruits, history is in the making. for the first time, women, if they meet standards, can choose to physically fight alongside their male counterparts.
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nu leel li cannot wait. how do you feel about being a pioneer? >> i feel it's such a great honor, because i can be a part of this, like, group of women that -- is basically making history. >> our force of the future must continue to benefit from the best people america has to offer. this includes women, because they make up over 50% of the american population. >> reporter: the department of defense is wasting no time making the armed services more attractive to that 50%. in the last year, it's doubled paid maternity leave, expanded child care options. mothers rooms installed at military facilities,ened a the military will even cover women wanting to freeze their eggs. president obama also named general lori robinson the new head of u.s. northern command. the first woman ever to command a combat unit. >> what is it in particular
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about the army that attracts you? >> i feel like the army has a lot to offer, and -- there's no down side -- i can't see a down side to this. so i just think it's a great, an honorable thing to do. >> reporter: so when the defense department announced that combat roles would be open to women, that all roles within the military would be open to women, did that pique your interest more? >> yeah. i feel like -- i'm pro equality. i think everyone should have the same opportunities, and combat roles are not -- i feel if you're going to join the army, there is a reason why it's called army strong. like, you need to be strong. you're not going to join if you know you can't do all of the things that are required of you. >> reporter: would you be willing to serve in a combat role? >> of course. my mos is 12 bravo which is combat engineering. so that is under combat, and there is is a chance i will go into war, and i'm very willing. >> reporter: translation -- nu li's mos or military
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occupational specialty, repairing army vehicles when they break down on the battlefield. oh, and defusing moms and bombs and land mines. >> reporter: do you realize you could die? >> dying for your country is a very honorable way to die. tlo it's frightening, it's no too frightening. i don't want to think about it. >> reporter: eager to make history. if basic training means anything, indoctrinated into and old boys' club, in fact this time perhaps by a women. men and women at fort jackson all expected to be army strong together. they seem at least here to embrace the idea, that their battlefield team is coed. a good sign for the army, which is betting that a more inclusive equal military will convince
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more women to serve. critics say the idea of women in combat is politically motivated. i asked the defense secretary ash carter during a visit to west point if that was true. >> we're being very careful in implementation. making sure everybody has to meet standards. there are no quotas. >> reporter: some critics say all done for politically correct reasons? >> being done for force effectiveness meaning reaching into the entyranty of the american population and looking for talent, and there are clearly talented women who will make very good soldiers of all sorts. >> just to clarify, soldiers are not forced into combat positions and can't automatically qualify. first they must meet new gender neutral standards and secondly, if they don't want a combat role, there are plenty of other roles in which to serve. still to come in the "newsroom," apple wouldn't do it so the fbi found another way.
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we have an idea who helped the fbi crack an iphone used by the san bernardino killer syed farook. sources say the israeli company cellebrite is the company cited from last week. joining me now, why do we think it's this israeli company? >> all signs are pointing to them. here's why. start with the fact they are known as the go-to phone unlocker for the fbi. . >> they've done this since at least 2009. element number two, celebrate has 187 contracts with the fbi dating back seven years. the biggest contract they ever
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landed with the fbi, $218,000 was signed the very same day that the fbi said that it unlocked this phone. and then there's element number three. i have an inside source with direct contact to a team at the company who says it was them. it was specifically a genius engineer in seattle that helped pull this off. >> why all the secrecy? >> that's a great question. se the company has helped them in the past. the secrecy would be i guess to hide how much they know and how successful they can be in the future in breaking into future phones. >> what is apple saying? >> they want to know who did it and no pulled it off. the fbi isn't going to do that. >> why there are signs pointing to cellbriet. they explained with the company does. >> one thing is really the quick access to the data.
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the other layer is in a longer term investigations we allow law enforcement the very deep and detailed access to a lot of information that is on the mobile device and then it allows them to deduct who did what when, which is the essence of any investigation when you look at it. >> interesting. very interesting. >> all signs pointing to them. >> it'll be interesting to see if there's anything on the phone that's valuable. >> that's a great question. we'll find out. >> thank you so so much for finding out. >> a belgium court has paved the way for salah abdeslam to be extradited to france. it's not known when exactly that will take place. he was on the run for four months after the paris attacks when he was captured last month in a suburb of brussels. a spike of gun violence in
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chicago, they have logged 135 deaths for the first three months of this year. that's more than 70% higher than last year. if the trend continues, they'll rack up 550 homicides by the end of the year. oh, my. a whale watching adventure comes to a startling end. that little lady got out of there right on time. the boat slammed onto the pier. people scattering just on time. no one on the dock was hurt. three passengers on board complained of pain and were taken to a hospital. it is unclear at this point why the ship failed to stop.
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and then there were four. march might be over but the madness continues. two big games this saturday. all the talk seems to be about one player who grew up practicing on baskets made of bicycle rims and toilet seats. in houston with more on
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're talking about oklahoma star buddy heild. if you haven't watched him, you're missing out. he's been the star of the tournament. 29 points a game. he's the best show we've seen in march madness since steph curry. he grew up in the bahamas with his brothers and sisters. he moved to the united states when he was 12. he's called buddy, it's pretty funny. his mom, a big fan of the show married with children. she gave him the nickname bud when he was a kid. it turned into buddy. he could have gone to the nba of last season. he decided to come back for his senior year. he's got the sooners in the final four since 2002. his coach lon kruger says he's one of the best players he's ever coached. >> been impressed from day one. his passion for the game, his ability to focus from a work ethic standpoint on things he
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needs to do to get better. after his freshman and sophomore year he'd ask me every day how can i get better. >> he can go by you and still pull up by a three. i don't know if that's part of his plan, but it's genius if it is. >> reporter: oklahoma will take on villanova. the other matchup is north carolina versus syracuse. it's no surprise that the tar heels are in houston and a one side. but syracuse has been the surprise of the tournament. they're only the fourth double digit speed to make it to the final four. there is nothing but for williams and boeheim. this is his eighth final four and four for boeheim. they'll square out of tomorrow late. oklahoma and villanova will get things started at 6:00 p.m. tune in tomorrow for steve smith who will get you going for all the action. we have an all access feature
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for the final four at 2:30 eastern tomorrow right here on cnn. carol, i could not let you go before we talk about the cnn anchor brackets. you know why? i'm the first. i'm in first place. >> whatever. >> reporter: you're a little bit further down in the standings, but it wasn't your year. >> a little bit? i think i'm dead last. damn, michigan state. i'm sorry for cursing, but it's friday, and i'm upset. andy, thanks so much. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. happening now, donald trump surprise meeting with gop leaders. >> i think they really wanted to discuss unity, and i like discussing unity too. >> the front runner trying to wave off criticism over his comments on nukes, nato, and abortion. also hillary clinton lashing out. >> i am so sick of the sanders
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campaign lying about this. i'm sick of it. >> now sanders supporters fight back. plus president obama speaking soon about tamping down on nuclear materials and keeping them out of the hands of terrorist. let's talk live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. donald trump goes behind closed doors with republican leaders. was he called to the carpet or was he calling them out. a quick glimpse and short wave days after breaking that unity pledge and then ignoring a fire storm with his abortion comments. trump has first reversed course over whether a woman should be punished for having an abortion, but he's saying it's the media's fault. >> this was a long subject we talked about. we talked about catholicism and
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his religion and chris went back and forth about that, and this was a very long discussion, which, frankly, they don't want on television because it was too long. my stance is the same as ronald reagan. and if, in fact, abortion was outlawed, the person performing that act is responsible, not the woman. >> right now in pennsylvania trump rival john kasich is holding an event. you can see his supporters waiting for him to speak. phil mattingly is there with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. john kasich really unloading on donald trump yesterday. breaking from a strategy that up until the point left the attacks to others. the within r.n. why that point by point take down came through is frustration. and the recognition that potentially he could peel off some trump supporters as he listed the reasons why he is so against donald trump right now. one of the primary ones, his off
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the cuff remarks, subsequent decisions and then reversals like with his abortion comments. take a listen. >> as commander in chief and leader of the free world, you don't get do overs. you need to be able to get it right the first time. >> reporter: obviously ted cruz has joined john kasich and led the way on the attacks to donald trump up to this point. it's worth noting it's not just the republican opponents of donald trump that are going after him right now. democrats in groups aligned with them cueing up what we may say should donald trump lock in the nomination. look at this ad from priorities usa. the primary superpac backing clinton and the political arm of planned parenthood that just started running this week . >> a pretty picture you draw. >> you wouldn't have your job if you weren't beautiful.
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>> do you believe in punishment for abortion as a principle? >> there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yes. >> reporter: now, all the attacks coming as donald trump's unfavorability rating with women is lowering. cruz looking to take advantage of that in wisconsin coming on tuesday. cruz starting to open up a lead in the state sending out his wife and carly fiorina to campaign there yesterday. trying to really hammer home the fact that donald trump has a problem with female voters. donald trump will be trying to make up the ground in wisconsin. >> phil mattingly reporting live from hershey, pennsylvania. in the meantime the attacks on trump are at fever pitch from the republicans and the democrats. trump's fellow gop candidates invoking kim kardashian to describe the front runner in this contentious primary process. >> there's no doubt that donald trump is the kim kardashian
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presidential candidate. he sits on twitter and makes a lot of noise, but he has no solutions to fixing the problem. >> i believe that the overwhelming majority of the delegates at a convention will take this responsibility very seriously. and i think that's where we're going. i think it's going to be fantastic. probably will less kardashians, more who's going to be president. >> hillary clinton on the trump attack train too despite an increasingly contentious contest with bernie sanders. >> one of my favorite more thanes, maya angelou said when someone shows you who they are, believe them. donald trump is showing us exactly who he is, and we should believe him. >> all right. let's talk about this with jenk yuger and scottie nel
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hughes. welcome to both of you. >> good morning. >> jake, i want to start with you. hillary clinton is walking a fine line here. donors want her to attack trump and she is, but doesn't she run the risk that she might alien ate sanders supporters? >> she's been doing that far long time. why stop now? she thought she had the nomination wrapped up for the entire time, and she seemed to a year ago she had a 59 point lead. she's lost that entire lead, and now she's in a lot of trouble. she's lost the last six out of seven races, and yet, she still goes on pretending that she's definitely the nominee. and by the way, if you want someone who can beat donald trump, bernie sanders is better against donald trump in every single poll over hillary >> and, scottie, he's right about that.
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hillary clinton also does pretty well with women as far as that goes. as politico points out, a poll has clinton 16 points ahead of trump among women voters. clinton also led among women voters by 27 points in a cn n orc poll. how can trump beat clinton or sanders? >> we look at polls. obviously they hold a factor and are very important. however, what the polls are registers are just straight republicans versus straight democrats. they're not talking to the cross overs as well as those that are independents going for donald trump, and that's a very large part of his base, a base the gop has been saying they want to go after. but now that they have it, they back hand. the circus we've seen on the right has completely allowed what's going on on the left to be pacical basically this morni. this morning we saw hillary clinton putting her finger in a
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person's face and wagging it and saying she's tired of bernie sanders' lies. if mr. trump would have done that, that would have been the headline on every single news right now. and you're seeing it with his meeting yesterday with the gop. i think the key is starting to go for gop side and start to bring the light, the chaos that's going on with the democrats. as soon as the bernie sanders folks realize the math is against them, i think we'll have a contentious democrat side as well. >> do you agree with any of that? >> first of all, there's no chaos. there's a race. so right now it's a very close race, and by the way, the media drives me crazy, including cnn when you guys count superdelegat superdelegates. they don't vote until later. and in 2008 they switched from hillary clinton to barack obama when he had won the popular voting. that could easily happen here again with bernie sanders.
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bernie sanders is more electability according to cnn polling, every polling he crushes donald trump not only better than hillary clinton but he actually does far better with independents than scottie mentioned than donald trump does, leagues better. so he's the more electable candidate -- >> is donald trump more afraid of bernie sanders or hillary clinton? >> absolutely not. i think it's more hillary clinton. you can't say there are republicans crossing over to vote for bernie sanders. any of the establishments leaving the field are going to hillary clinton. >> are you proud of that? >> no, i'm not. >> bernie sanders would give you real change. >> don't talk about the crossover. the republican crossover votes are not going -- they're -- >> they're going in overwhelming numbers. >> i'm trying to say the
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republicans that leave are going to hillary. they don't identify with the bernie sanders message at all. >> okay. let me -- >> democrats are going to hillary clinton. you're right about that. >> and those are groups we both don't like. >> i want to ask you about this, jack, the democracy spring. you're a vocal supporter of it. it starts tomorrow in philadelphia. and promises acts of civil disobedience. help us understand what this rally is about. >> yes. so it's going to start in philadelphia tomorrow. it's going to go to washington. they're going to march. i'll be on there on april 11th. we're doing a sit in in congress. we're sick of the congress. the donors give money to hillary clinton and all the republicans, and they're basically bribes. we've had enough of it. there's three bills and an majority that
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amendment sitting in front of congress. 84% of americans agree they need to get rid of money in politics. money should be limited in campaigns. the american people agree on it, but the politicians, the republicans and democrats in washington don't. we'll sit in in congress. democracy come join me and let's start doing civil disobedience again. >> would pro trump people take part in democracy spring? >> i don't think he would, but he said a lot of great things. i agree with most of it except for the fact that trump is not taking the big dollar donors. that is why the republicans and conservatives identify with them. that's the like message with bernie sanders. they're going up against money donors who have controlled washington d.c. i guarantee mr. trump won't do anything to disrupt other people's opportunities to listen to other candidates.
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i don't think this is the way to go. you can have a peaceful protest, but i don't think when you take other people who want to hear about their candidate and get in the way of that happen, i think that's counterproductive. >> all right. i have to leave it there. >> this is peaceful. i just want to be clear on that. >> right. it involves sit ins. >> and you're right, donald trump would do nothing to disturb the establishment. >> thanks to both of you. still to come, bernie sanders pushing back after hillary clinton accuses him of brushing off donald trump's comments on abortion. tion. its active naturals® oat formula... ...goes on feather light. absorbs in seconds... ...keeps skin healthy looking and soft. aveeno® naturally beautiful results. what if 30,000 people download the new app? we're good. okay... what if a million people download the new app? we're good. five million? good. we scale on demand.
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t-i-a-a. bernie sanders and hillary clinton are locked in a battle for new york. in just a couple hours bernie sanders will be at an event in the heart of what has long been considered clinton country, harlem, new york. listen to this fiery exchange between clinton and a climate change activist last night. >> this is enough. i have people from money to work -- i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about
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this. i'm sick of it. >> joe johns is following this story for us. high, joe. >> hi, carol. one of the simmering disagreements between the campaigns is what kind of contributions they like and from whom. despite the protests from hillary clinton, bernie sanders has continued to bang the drum on this issue. because a lot of his supporters have expressed concerns about the effect of big corporate cash in american politics. listen to sanders this morning on gma. >> i'm not crazy about people disrupting meetings, but the fact of the matter is secretary clinton has taken significant sums of money from the fossil fuel industry. he raises money from the superpac and gets a lot of money from the fossil fuel industry. on the other hand, we have received over 6 million individual campaign contributions averaging $27 a piece. i'm proud of the way we are raising money. >> and, of course, a completely different view from the clinton campaign. they say she has not taken a dollar from oil and gas
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industry, political action committees, and accuses the sanders campaign of misleading voters. the clinton campaign admits to receiving do nations from people who work for oil companies. the clinton campaign says if you apply the same standard to bernie sanders, he's taken more than $50,000 on this campaign from individuals working for oil and gas companies. sanders, again, has made the point repeatedly that his success comes from small, individual contributions. loves to say $27. and they did have another huge fund raising month in march. >> they certainly did. what was it, $44 million or something like that? >> yeah. it's pretty astounding. and that's the thing that drives them and keeps them on the campaign trail. they bring in those small do nations, $27 a person, they say, and they can go on and on and
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on. >> all the way, baby, to the convention. we'll see. joe johns, thank you so much. new york state is in play. as you heard, the gloves are off. clinton accusing the sanders campaign of lying and accusing him of alling trump's comments on abortion a distraction. sanders responded to that on gma this morning. >> i believe it's a serious issue. i've been spending my entire political life fighting for the right of a woman to control her own body. i have a 100% pro choice voting record. if elected president, not only will i continue to defend the women's rights to truth. i will take on the republican governors who are trying to restrict and take away that right. secretary clinton took things out of context. i am 100% pro choice. >> with me now robert zimmerman and harry jaffey. welcome to both of you.
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harry sa sanders said he'd never go negative. is this this the tipping point? >> he'd rather not go negative, but if you go do go negative against him, it often backfires. it happened in race after race. the extent that secretary clinton goes after sanders, she's going to have the problem. >> but, robert, is she going to have the problem? she just called sanders supporters a liar. she blames his supporters for disrupting her rallies. it seems like she's going along the path of attacking bernie sanders. >> well, i think it's more than taking on the standards supporters who are very sincere. it's really taking on senator sanders for continuing to attack her personally. i think that she has 2.5 million more votes than senator sanders during this election process and is winning among elected
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delegates i think says her strategy of focusing on the issues and taking on senator sanders against immigration reform in the senate and for voting five times in opposition to the brady bill and for other gun safety legislation. i think the fact she's keeping it focussed on the issues is working to her advantage. i was pleased to see secretary clinton speak up on that rope line yesterday -- he's always trying to imply secretary clinton is compromised by her do nations, and he's taken money from people who work in the oil and gas industry. she's taken a total of two tenths of one percent from people who work in the oil and gas industry. it's a fictitious argument. >> is it, harry? >> well, in a way it absolutely is because secretary clinton has taken so much money from pacs
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and from wall street, and there's no disputing the fact that senator sanders has not just the lion's share, but i'd say 99% of his funds have come from small donors. he's changed the game. when he talks about creating a movement and a political revolution, he's done that in the way that he has gotten his campaign cash. that's a done deal already. you can't dispute that. >> let's talk about the democratic convention. sanders was asked about his plan to court superdelegates last night. >> why do you want the democratic party to be thrown into the kind of chaos you see on the republican side where they will have a contested convention? >> i think superdelegates should listen to the will of their people. if you get 60 to 80% of the vote in the state, i think superdelegates should vote for us. >> is sanders asking for chaos
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at the convention? >> i'm a democratic national committee member. that qualifies me as a superdelegate. you look intimidated by that concept, but as a superdelegate, of course, first senator sanders was castigating us, now he's sending love our way. no nomination since 1984 has been decided by superdelegates. this nomination will be decided by the pledged delegates. i think that will be the factor. i don't mind him sending love my way. i have no objection to it. i think it's important to remember the superdelegates are elected. they're members of congress and governors and people like myself elected by the grass roots people of our state. >> i know you say that but voters out there who are just casting their ballots don't like the idea of that even though -- i understand it's all kosher and everything, but i think that it bothers a lot of people that bernie sanders might try to convince people like robert to
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change his mind. >> absolutely. well, it fits into sanders' long time strategy of saying the economy is rigged, that the democratic process is rigged. and he's running against the establishment. now, he's been successful for 40 years running against the establishment. at this point, unfortunately, he needs these superdelegates which are part of the establishment. how that falls could determine who becomes the nominee. >> okay. we'll have to see. robert zimmerman and robert, i have to leave it there. thanks to both of you. >> happy to be with you. >> thank you president obama meeting with world leaders about the dangers of nuclear weapons. it's your home. it's everything you've always wanted. and you work hard to keep it that way. ♪ sometimes, maybe too hard. get claimrateguard® from allstate. it helps keep your homeowners' rate from going up just because of a claim.
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. the nuclear summit is entering its final hour at the white house. just minutes ago president obama went behind closed doors with the other nations that helped broker the iran nuclear deal. athena jones live at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. i believe we'll be getting a tape play back of the president's remarks any minute. we spoke with the so-called p5+1 group. the president hailed the historic deal as historic and said it's been effective. full implementation will take the continues work of the group
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in the p5+1. he said if iran cheats on anything agreed to, the breakout time when it comes to having the materials for a nuclear weapon has moved from two to three months to a year. i believe we have that sound now from the president. let's take a listen. >> was iran's nuclear program. after two years of intensive negotiations backed by strong sanctions, the countries represented in this room achieved what decades of animosity and rhetoric did not. aa long-term deal that closes off every possible path to building a nuclear weapon and subjects iran to the most comprehensive nuclear weapons inspections ever. we have seen real progress. already iran has mismantled two-thirds of the centrifuges and shipped 98% of the enriched uranium stockpile out of iran. iran has removed the iraq reactor core and filled it with
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concrete. if iran were to cheat, the breakout time to build a nuclear weapon has gone from two to three months to about a year. in january the iaea verified that iran fulfilled key commitments of the today. today we'll be updated on everyo implementati implementation. iran is already beginning to see the benefits of this deal. i think it's important to note that this deal does not resolve all our differences with iran including destabilizing activities in the region except for limited exceptions, the u.s. trade embargo on iran remains in place. we also continue to vigorously enforce sanctions pertaining to iran support for terrorism, human rights abuses and
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ballistic missile programs. that's u.s. policy. what this group that doesn't agree on all aspects of policy does agree on is that this deal has achieved a substantial success and focussed on the dangers of nuclear proliferation in an effective way. this took commitment, diplomacy and hard work. it took leaders and countries gathered around this table, coming together, and working out our own differences in approach. full and continued implementation is going to take is same kind of cooperation and consultation. i am extremely grateful to our partners in this effort even as we continue to face nuclear threats around the world which is the topic of this summit, the deal reminds us when the international community stands as one, we can advance our common security. so i want to thank all the leaders who are gathered here.
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the countries participating, director general amano, this is a success of diplomacy that hopefully we'll be able to copy in the future. thank you very much, everybody. >> president obama's remark on the iranian nuclear deal. here to talk about it is bobby gauche. bobby, we hear from the republican side that the iran deal is the worst deal ever. it will endanger not only the united states but the world. we just heard from president obama, it's a great deal and it's working. so which is true? >> well, i think the world doesn't seem to agree that the deal endangers the world. everyone seems to agree that, that iran has pulled back from the brink of developing nuclear weapons. that doesn't diminish their threat to the region. there are many ways iran makes
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mischief in the middle east without nuclear weapons. i think if you take the politics out of the picture, frankly at the end of the day, that was the only deal that was possible under the sort of circumstances it's not a terrible deal. it won't change iran's behavior toward its neighbors. it won't change iran's behavior toward the sunni world where so much of the troubles of the middle east seem to emanate. that's something the president had no control over. by the time they sat down to have a discussion, this was the only deal. >> let me ask you something. if mr. trump gets into office, is it possible to renegotiate this iran deal? the train has left the station, hasn't it? >> it's not possible to renegotiate the iran deal. there are five countries involved in that deal and the european union. they have no interest in renegotiating this. many of the countries are making economic business deals in iran. as the president counpointed ou
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american sanctions against iran continue to remain in place for the most part. the best that a future american president can do is to add some more u.s. sanctions that will limit american trade with iran, american businesses from operating in iran. the germans are not going to go along with that and certainly the russians and chinese will not. they are stumbling each other to get into that market and make money on oil and trade. a future american president could add some american sanctions. >> that's not going to negate the deal? >> no. iran doesn't need the united states for a lot of the things that its economy necessarily wants at this point. it needs technologies. technologies that america may have the best of, but there are plenty of places to get the technologies. if the u.s. says we won't give you technologies, the chinese and russians will or the
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germans. so it's great for political rhetoric to say i'm going to tear up this deal in material terms, in terms of what it actually does to iran makes to difference. >> bobby, thanks for stopping by. still to come, chicago teachers walk off the job leaving 400,000 students without any classes. re's the plan. you t a family and a career, but most of the time you feel like you're trying to wrangle a hurricane. the rest of the time, they're asleep. then one day, hr schedules a meeting with you out of the blue. and it's the worst 19 minutes of your career. but you don't sweat it because you and your advisor have prepared for this. and when the best offer means you're moving to the middle of nowhere, the boys say they hate the idea. but you pretend it's not so bad. and years later at thanksgiving, when one of them says what he's thankful for most, is this house, you realize you didn't plan for any of this you wouldn't have done it any other way. with the right financial partner, progress is possible. intensely-flavored.. colorfully-diverse. beautifully-misshapen.
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parts of the south are cleaning up today after at least four tornadoes touched down. this was one near newhope, mississippi. it came down in alabama. no one was hurt or killed but downed trees and power lines caused a tangled mess.
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more storms possible from louisiana to virginia. classes are cancelled today at chicago public schools. [ chanting ] >> 27,000 unionized teachers are staging a one day walk out to protest the fact they haven't had a contract since last june. this could be the prelude to a much longer strike like the one four years ago that shut down the schools for a week. we have more on this live in chicago. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. we're walking around with son-in-l some of these teachers. you can see the crowd of teachers that have spilled into the streets. they're on the sidewalks right now. there's 360,000 students in the school system. no one will be turned away. there's a plan in place to make sure they're okay. they want to highlight the issues. they had to miss a day last
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friday because of the public school system. people are holding up their signs here. why the day of action? why did you think it was important to do this strike? >> we're fighting for not only our own contract but for better funding across the entire state. as you can see, there's tons of people out there from all walks of life. >> just talk about that commitment to education. everybody has been talking about that as we've been walking through the lines. >> we care about the students. we want nurses and counselors. we want funding for our schools so our children can have supplies so they can have gym, art, and pe just like the kids in the suburbs do. >> and how important do you feel like this day of action is that's for the students in chicago? >> i think it's important for the entire city to come together. it's showing solidarity. it's everybody standing together and saying we're not going to take this anymore. >> reporter: and obviously you can feel some of the passion as people walk through. people driving by have been
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hockihoc honking horns. this is different than other situations. you see a lot of support from people in the community in terms of what the protesters are doing. there's been a hold up in the budget and people want to know what's going on with the schools here in chicago. >> all right. ryan young reporting live from chicago. still to come, the u.s. women's soccer team is pulling out the red card as the men's team really getting paid four timeser more? e*trade is all about seizing opportunity. so i'm going to take this opportunity to go off script. so if i wanna go to jersey and check out shotsy tuccerelli's portfolio, what's it to you? or i'm a scottish mason whose assets are made of stone like me heart. papa! you're no son of mine! or perhaps it's time to seize the day. don't just see opportunity, seize it! (applause)
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we're talking about some of the biggest names in the women's game filed a wage discrimination action against the u.s. soccer federation. they're saying they deserve to be paid equal to the men. alex morgan, becky saur burn and hope solo led the charge. here's hope explaining their decision. >> we continue to be told we can be grateful to have the opportunity to play professional soccer and to get paid to do it. in this day and age, it's about equality. it's about equal rights. it's about equal pay, and we're pushing for that. and we believe now the time is right because we believe it's a responsibility for women's sports, and specifically for women's soccer. >> let's take a look at some of the numbers here. some examples of why the women are so upset. last year the u.s. women's national team earned a max of $5,000 per exhibition match. the men, nearly four times that amount at about $18,000. in the world cup, the men earned
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$9 million for losing. the women who won got just $2 million. the women's was the most watched soccer game in history. a 2015 financial report, the women's team generated $20 million more than the men's team. that was a world cup year for the women and not the men, but u.s. soccer responded. the statement says our efforts to be advocates for women's we are committed to and engaged in negotiating a collective bargaining agreement that addresses compensation with the women's national team players association to take effect when the current cba expires at the end of this year. now, the u.s. federal government will now investigate. if it dertermines arguments are legitimate -- the u.s. attorney
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says not only do members of the team deserve equal pay, they could even be entitled to back pay. >> it reminds me of what women's tennis went through. they had to fight for equal pay with men, and eventually they were successful. you can't argue women's tennis isn't profitable or there are mega stars more so over the men's time. >> you're right. i think that was in 2007 that the women got equal pay. and serena williams reminded everyone that last year at the u.s. open the women's finals sold out well before the men's. >> it did. okay. you go, girls. coy wire, thank you so much. other top stories. one of the most long awaited automobiles is no longer a mystery. tesla has unveiled its new model three. the company has high hopes to sell a lot of the electric cars
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at about $35,000 each. the model three has a range of at least 215 miles. the california governor says he will sign into law an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. he's expected to do that on monday. the new law will raise the state's minimum wage to 15 $10.50 an hour and it will rise until it hits $15 an hour. a bus driver found explosive material left behind by federal agents who had recently used the bus for a training exercise. the material was still on the bus monday and tuesday when children were aboard. the school alerted the parents of the issue but said the material was in a benign state and could not be set off without a detonator. i'm sure that made parents feel better. the british man who shocked
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the world by taking a selfie with a hijacker. he said he did it to find out what was happening because everyone on the flight was speaking arabic. >> i wanted to interrupt with the hijacker. i wanted him to understand that i was a human. i was doing human things. that i wasn't just a nameless, faceless victim. that i was a real living person. and i wanted to -- i wanted that to be clear. and so he would understand that. i also wanted to get a better look at the device, at him, and i needed to understand if he had any other weapons, if there were any other hijackers i hadn't seen who were with him. >> the incident, as you know, ended peacefully when the hijacker was taken into custody in cypress. still to come, a hair raising intrusion at 30,000 feet. a ponytail goes viral. care of t makes aveeno® daily moisturizing body wash and lotion
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a whale watching adventure comes to a startling end for tourists in san diego. [ boat horn honking ] >> whoa. the horn blaring as the tour boat slams into a pier. people scattering just on time. including the elderly woman in the road coat is a lucky lady. nobody was hurt. three passengers complained of pain and were taken to a hospital. frequent fliers know all the lin go. how about boarding a pony stale express? joan joanie moes has the story.
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>> reporter: it doesn't quite qualify as an inflight emergency, but. >> all of a sudden this ponytail drops down in front of us. >> this ponytail, they exchanged can you believe this looks and then danta snapped the photo. you've invented a whole new way to be awful at 35,000 feet. >> we looked at it with disbelief. we waited to see whether the ponytail owner would notice. she didn't appear to. >> reporter: the photo went massively viral landing on the infamous passenger shaming facebook page where join feet in midair, litter, travelers half undressed. former flight attendant shawn kathleen created passenger shaming. >> yikes. it's beyond yikes.
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there was a gentleman treating his warts with compound w. >> reporter: there are other hair plain photos on the shaming page, but this one struck a cord. what were people suggesting you should have done? >> we should have put gum in her hair. >> reporter: someone commented you have five seconds to move your hair before i cut it. come said grab it, caress it, sniff it, give it just enough of a tug. his partner just stood up. >> he hovered over her in a way she noted. >> reporter: without saying a word, she sat up and moved her day. he badmired clever puns in his piece like we've been hijacked as if it was a hair weave ha had taken over the plane.
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>> reporter: unless your locks threaten to overflow your seat, lock them down. cnn, new york. >> that is a clever idea. i'm going to try that on the plane today. thank you so much for joining me today. i'm carol costello. at this hour with berman and bolduan starts now. hello, everyone. i'm kate bolduan. catastrophic is what the white house says about donald trump's suggestions about where he'd take u.s. policy on nuclear weapons and the possibility of south korea and japan arming themselves. and moments from now president obama will be speaking live from his nuclear summit in washington, a crucial garthther of more than 50 of the world leaders. at the top of the agenda, how


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