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should be worse, but the problem is now that if you have a very erlarly morning flight that the plane is not there, because it did not fly in tonight, so it not waiting for you, and so it is going to be later. >> our live coverage continues now at the cnn center in atlanta. good night. >> coming up at this hour. parts of the u.s. northeast buried in snow. but as it turned out, new york city wasn't one of them. how officials are justifying their decision to shut down the big apple. >> late into yesterday, it was still being projected to being two feet. two feet of snow would have paralyzed the city. also ahead, lashing out. japan's prime minister condemns the latest japanese hostage killed. and massive sales of the
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iphone 6 and surging demand in china. a lot happening this hour from an attack on a luxury hotel in libya to president obama's trip to saudi arabia. we begin on the blizzard that's impacted more than 50 million americans in the northeast. the worst seems to be over. but it's still being felt in parts of new england. >> for new york city the storm wasn't near live as bad as people feared. these are pictures from nantucket island along the massachusetts coast. the winds and storm surge knocked out pow tore the island. the island's police chief says the storm was far worse there than expected. >> two things were unexpected. the flooding was more intense and a lot higher than predicted.
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and i think it was almost a foot higher than predicted. we were looking at a steady progression of weather forecasts that kind of indicated that last night they would turn over the heavy rain, as a matter of fact, and that never happened. >> heavy surf pounded eastern new england and eastern long island. the governor of massachusetts says the storm did, in fact turn out to be an historic event in his state. >> we want to turn to our good friend who has been traveling around the boston area and joins us from southeast of boston. so nick i know that some residents were evacuated from their homes because of rising flood waters. set the scene for us now. are things getting better now sp>> reporter: it's just past midnight here we're about an hour away from boston.
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and it's coastal communities like this one that bore the brunt of this storm. this is the ocean behind me. it was just hours ago that this road this 12r50e9 that we're standing on right now was nearly impassable. the force of those high tiltds that came through here that is still a concern here with the high tide expecting to happen a couple of hours from now. the snow is still steadily coming down here. not as hard as we saw it come down earlier today, throughout the boston area. but you mentioned those rescues here in this community. the national guard had two teams in this area making a handful of rescues and these costal communities are used to these severe weather situations. but even residents here say this is among the worst they've ever
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seen here. zain, john? >> what's the situation with electricity there? how long do these people have to put up with no electricity? >> reporter: it's sort of scattered around. this house right next to me here you see the light is still on the porch light is still on. clearly there's no one on. but you see other homes in this community are without power. that certainly was a problem here. but the national grid the local government here reached out to the national grid to turn off some of the power, because they've had problems with fires here in the past. in fact in march of 2012 there was a severe storm in this area and there were lots of fired. yesterday, we talked about the preparation for the local and state agencies and that seems to have made all the difference.
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>> nick valencia live for us there in massachusetts. nick stay warm for us. we appreciate us. let's go to tokyo where the prime minister there calls the ongoing isis situation despicable. he's ordered his entire government to deal with resolve thing issue. >> a japanese special envoy is in amman jordan working for the release of a japanese hostage and a pilot captured by isis last month. isis is threatening to kill both men within 24 hours. here's our will ripley. >> reporter: in the coming hours in tokyo, we expect to see the japanese government demonstrating that they are doing everything they can to secure the release of the japanese hostage. it was in the overnight hours that news broke of this latest isis video and this morning many japanese woke up to these headlines on every major newspaper in japan, where they
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showed a still image of the isis propaganda video. he's holding a photo of a jordanian pilot. this is the second piece of isis propaganda we've seen him holding. delivering the new isis demand that jordan hand over a convicted terrorist tied to the 2005 bombings in amman that killed almost 60 people. jordan as you might imagine, not keen to hand over such a high level prisoner without getting something in exchange. they've been trying to secure the release of their pilot since his capture. but isis now delivering an ultimatum, saying if they do not receive him within 24 hours, they'll kill not only kenji goto but also the jordanian
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pilot even sooner. which means both men, according to the new propaganda, have just hours to live. a very difficult situation that the japanese government, the jordanian government have found themselves in and agony for the family of kenji goto who had to listen to him in his own words saying he will be a dead man in a matter of hour it is the countries do not bow to the demands of a brutal terror group. will ripley cnn tokyo. >> in the meantime the japanese government are in talks with the jordanians. so we'll see what happens with that. at least ten people are dead following an attack on a luxury hotel in libya. they include a french citizen, american man and three people. >> an online group, which supports isis claimed responsibility for the attack. but government officials say
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militants loyal to the former leeb libyan leader moammar gadhafi are to blame. >> reporter: we have seen bombings targeting foreign missions and embassies in tripoli. this is the first time where we're see thing sort of coordinated attack taking place in the western part of the country, specifically in tripoli. perhaps a shift in tactics that we are seeing here with this more organized and aggressive attack. the target this time a hotel. one of the last few places where members of the international community, whether diplomats or businessmen, meet and stay in tripoli. most diplomatic missions embassies and international organizations have shut down in libya as the situation worsened in tripoli last summer. the attack was claimed by a group affiliated with isis and
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it highlights a main concern in libya. the growing threat from extremist radical groups amid chaos and violence in the country. many say this should be a wakeup call for the international community that came and helped overthrow the regime of gadhafi in 2011 has neglected libya since and they should do more for their country. the attack came at the same time as the united nations was hosting another round of peace talks with the various libyan factions meeting in geneva. they have hoped these talks would lead to a unity government and bring stability to the country. but many fear these efforts are too little too late. topped president barack obama's visit to saudi arabia. he led a high level delegation to offer condolences on the death of king abdullah and to
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pay respects to the new king. >> president obama stayed clear of tackling the country's human rights record. >> reporter: president obama's stop in saudi arabia was brief, but spoke volumes about u.s. relations with this key mideast ally. after cutting short his trip to india, the president and newly crowned monarch in riyadh were all smiles. when president obama praised king solomon's palace -- >> beautiful. >> reporter: the response was, now that you're here, it's even more beautiful. >> will you speak about the blogger to -- >> i think on this visit, a lot of this is just paying respects to king abdullah. >> reporter: cnn asked the president what he would say to americans appalled by saudi arabia's human rights record.
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>> what we would say to them is that it is important for us to take into account existing relationships, the existing alignments within a very complicated middle east to recognize that we have strategic interests in common with saudi arabia. >> reporter: common interests like isis yemen where the u.s. is fighting al qaeda, and saudi arabia's main rival, iran. a senior saudi official brushed off assurances that iran is not in charge of the houthi rebels in yemen, saying if the houthis are not controlled by iran who is giving them guns and money? to us, that is control. the saudi trip is something of an optics do-over. after the white house failed to have a high profile presence following the terror attacks in paris. by contrast the president's saudi delegation was a
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washington who's who. from secretary of state john kerry, and cia director john brennan, to james baker and condoleezza rice. top white house aides complained there's an unfair comparison. >> you have i think, a period of time where different leaders are able to pass through saudi arabia to pay their respects and meet the new king. so there is a difference. >> thanks to jim acosta for that report. indonesia's search and rescue agency says recovery mission also continue for flight 8501. >> reporter: john the national rescue agency went to great pains to emphasize the operation isn't over at all.
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there were a lot of local media reports in the flurry last night saying the search operation was over. after the announcement that the military decided to stand down its effort but the national search and rescue team will continue. they said that they have decided to consolidate the operation. they have re-evaluated. the fuselage is no longer a priority in terms of lifting that out of the water. the priority remains the recovery of all the bodies. he kept reiterating -- he was flanked in a press conference by family members of the victims on board the plane. they had just spoken with him. so reiterating they are going to try to redouble efforts to find the bodies. they're going to take a rest for now. they'll resume the search for seven days starting saturday. so another week or so. and then they'll re-evaluate now. and in that time they're introducing a new set of dive
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teams, including 20 or 25 divers from the oil ministry. there will be experts getting down into the sea. and they're also employing the skills of traditional fishermen. these are free divers who they're hoping will be able to help the effort as well. >> what's the latest on the investigation? announcing there's a focus on the maintenance records, what are they looking for there? >> reporter: this is a report by reuters news agency which had spoken to one official that they didn't name that intimated to them that the investigation has revealed some automated controls may have failed on board airasia flight 8501. that would have led the pilot and first officer to have to take control manually. that of course we know from
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the air france crash as well is a high pressure delicate situation to be dealing with. so they're planning to investigate and look further into the control systems and potentially maintenance record of these automated controls on board that flight. so we've been unable to confirm that ourselves. but that is what reuters has been reporting. this preliminary investigation report on monday i spoke to the transport minister pushing him to say will you release this publicly? will you share this with the families waiting to hear what happened on board. he said no he insists he doesn't want to do that yet. he has said to cnn that they plan to release the full report within three months. often we've seen with air crasses it takes up to a year. but they plan to release the pull report within three months
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rather than prerelease the preliminary report. john? >> thank you very much for the search of airasia flight 8501. >> we're going to take a quick break. when we come back apple exceeds expectations and reports the highest quarterly profit in company history.
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welcome back everyone. it was a good day for apple. the company posted its biggest quarterly profit ever. $18 billion in profits over the past three months after selling 74.5 million iphones. >> it's the single best selling gadget of all time. this past quarter, it outsold some diseases made by entire industries, including televisions. china loves an apple product. david mckenzie is in beijing with that part of the story. >> reporter: china has shown how crucial it is to the u.s. technology giant apple. there are two main reasons that apple is doing so well in china with its iphone. first, they finally managed to do a deal with china mobile the
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world's biggest cell phone carrier, and it's the immense popularity of the iphone 6. chinese customers are still willing to pay premium prices for their smartphones. the performance of the iphone is worth the price, he says. by now, we are all used to the operating system. so we don't switch brands. my dad bought me the iphone, he says. i like it. apple is aggressively expanding in china, opening a new massive store this week. too much fanfare. despite its rock star status apple still faces challenges in china from government regulations and competitors like an upside company that's selling incredibly well in china. still, with more than 800 million smartphone users in the country, the sense is there are plenty of profits to go around.
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david mckenzie cnn, beijing, china. and shares soared 8% after the company said it would spin off its remaining stake. stock in the company called spin-co is expected to be distributed to investors by the end of the year. and this deal is tax free which could save shareholders $16 billion. okay everyone. coming up on cnn in a moment new england is coping with heavy snow flooding. take a look at these streets, as the powerful blizzard plows through. we'll be showing you where the storm is heading next. stay with us. new
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welcome book everyone. the first u.s. blizzard of 2015 is still wreaking havoc in nenlw england. >> in massachusetts, receiving about 97 centimeters of snow, maybe more. the national weather service recorded between 50 to 70 centimeters of snow in maine, new hampshire, and on new york's long island. >> residents of coastal areas are also dealing with heavy snow powerful winds, and flooding. so the storm did live up to historic billing for some but not the case for others. i'm joined now by our meteorologist. >> how did you get it so wrong? >> it's your fault.
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[ laughter ] >> you know you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. the broad scheme over things the forecast was quite accurate. when you look at the amount of people impacted tens of millions saw one of the largest snowstorms in history. so areas around boston and eastern massachusetts. hundreds of storm systems over the past 100 years or so have come across the region. this is top six. possibly the top three. and never in the month of january have we seen this much snow in boston. so the track changed about 55 to 60 miles offshore. had it back to the west, you would have a couple feet in new york city. as you come outside, desolate
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city taking up 23 1/2 inches of snowfall in 24 hours. so still awaiting for the latest total to bring the number potentially higher than that. here are the actual totals we have numbers for. at new york city 11.4 inches of snowfall. in massachusetts, 33 inches here. of course boston at over 23 inches of snowfall. but i want to show you how vast of a difference with just several miles here. newark 6 inches double that ten miles to the east. and 50 plus miles to the east of new york city islip has over two feet of snowfall. so the snow tracked further to the east but areas like boston and new england are still in there. around 90 centimeters in some of these suburbs of boston just
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west of the city. still waiting for the numbers to come in. that would bring it into maybe the strongest snowstorm ever if that number verifies. of course it had been tremendously windy, as well. in nantucket, we had hurricane force winds, the blizzard conditions. the windchill, 6 below in celsius in philadelphia and washington, d.c. that's what it feels like in some of these areas. so any melting that's taken place, any slush on the ground will freeze overnight, making it for a treacherous scenario. nova scotia we expect things to wrap up across this region but still a windy setup. and cancellations on wednesday, nearly 500 opposed to 5,000 on tuesday.
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welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. >> let's get straight to the headlines right now. isis says it will kill a japanese hostage and jordanian pilot within 24 hours unless
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jordan frees a female prisoner. the terror group released a new picture of kenji goto holding a photo of a jordanian pilot. japan's prime minister says isis' actions are extremely despicable. indonesia's search and rescue agency will restart the recovery effort for flight 8501 this saturday. that's despite the military's decision to end its role in the mission. investigators say they'll ask for help from free diving local fishermen. officials are looking into a possible glitch with the plane's automated control systems. the first u.s. blizzard of 2015 spared new york city from the worst, but walloped points east and north up through new england. three feet of snow, more than 90 centimeters fell in some areas. strong winds knocked out power to thousands of homes of the massachusetts coast, blizzard warnings are now canceled for
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all of new england, even though snow is still falling in some areas. cnn's george howell is live for us in portland maine. set the scene for us there, george. >> reporter: zain look around. it's quite a mess up here. you can see these snow banks that are up close to my waist, a lot of snow. you can see i kind of fell there. you have to be careful. >> are you okay? >> reporter: i'm okay. i'm going to make sure i'm okay. but a lot of snow fell in this area. 16 to 18 inches in the last several days and they're expecting to pick up maybe another 6 or 7 inches before it's all said and done. i can tell you the bands that have come through, we've seen the last of those bands. but we still feel the wind from time to time pick up. zain i know the temperature there in the studio if i'm
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correct here they keep it right around 70 degrees. pretty good. take a look over here. 19 degrees. not very warm out here. pretty cold. so right now, i think it's a matter of just waiting to see when all of this melts for things to get back to normal. i can tell you from what we've seen a lot of people have definitely paid attention to the warnings. they've stayed off the roads and that's the good news basically waiting for the storm system to pass through. >> i know the city basically shut down. are we expecting the city to resume back to normal on wednesday and walk us through cleanup effort that is expected. >> reporter: to my understanding, i think that as we start to see the storm pass through this area we will start to see these businesses open. look over here jordan. can we show zain if you look at
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this business here this is one example. you can tell that the business has been closed for at least a day or two. the snow has built up here on the doors. so i guess for things to get back to normal zain they'll have to dust the snow off there so they can open the door. right? >> a lot of businesses have to keep their doors closed and you have to remember there was a lot of economic losses. george howell live for us there in portland, maine. stay warm for us, george. we're nice and warm in the studio. but he thinks it's too hot here. >> the blizzard of 2015 was not as big as expected in new york but the mayor defends all the warnings and preparations saying it's better safe than sorry. >> reporter: first, new york city's mayor bills it as one of
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the worst. >> this literally could be one of the top two or three largest storms in the history of the city. >> reporter: then a dire warning. >> two to four inches per hour. >> reporter: thousands of flights canceled. public transportation stopped, including the closing of the city's massive subway system. places like times square looking more like a ghost town. but by morning -- >> better safe than sorry. two feet of snow would have paralyzed this city. so we did necessary. >> it's better to be on the cautious side. >> reporter: others not so positive. some tweeted out responses, calling it a snow fail. >> when you're dealing with 5 million to 8 million people you have to move early. think about somewhat happened if
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they had thousands stuck on trains. >> reporter: no one knows the importance of being prepared than general honore. >> katrina, we didn't lose enough and we lost 1800 people. so they have to deal with the criticisms that they might have done too much too early and move on. >> reporter: he points to last january when a couple of inches of snow paralyzed atlanta. hundreds of drivers stranded for 24 hours, children forced to sleep at school. state and city leaders took the brunt of the backlash. >> that stalling of traffic was hard on everybody, and it is for that that i am most apologizing. >> reporter: saying i'm sorry, noting so politicians like to do. in 2010 michael bloomberg taking heat for the city's days' long response to a big snowstorm.
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>> yelling about it and complaining doesn't help. >> reporter: this time the city is getting back to business as usual, after a crippling blow not from mother nature as predicted, but from city hall. alina muchaddo cnn, miami. mexican officials say that 43 college students missing since september have been legally declared murdered. 99 suspects have been detained in connection with their deaths. >> the students were kid, burned and thrown into the san juan river. the government says it was a case of mistaken identity. >> this is the reason they were killed. >> across mexico there have been protests in mexico city earlier this week many people
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outraged the way the government has gone about this investigation. just days after the mysterious death of a prosecutor investigating an alleged government coverup, argentina's president made a surprising and bold announcement. she plans to disband the country's powerful spy agency. >> this comes with elections just month away and it's move which has a lot of people asking why now? here's more on the intelligence shakeup. >> reporter: it was a dirty war. wanl waged by a military dictator. up to 30,000 people were killed or disappeared after they had been hunted down by the intelligence agency. when argentina returned to democracy in 1983 the agency was given a new name the intelligence services. taken out of the hands of the military and many top directors were replaced. many of the mid level
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operatives however, remained in place. now the president says that she wants to shake up the spy agency that works right here just a few steps from the pink presidential palace. she announced she was going to disband the old agent cig because it hadn't served the interests of the country. >> translator: a change of name doesn't change anything if you don't modify the practices. i repeat this is a debt we have with democracy. all of us who have governed since 1983. >> reporter: the problem is the timing. the special prosecutor was just about to present his evidence to congress. specifically the tapped phone conversations he obtained from intelligence agents.
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he's been investigating the spy agent cigcy for a year. >> translator: the president will be out of office in ten months. the intelligence chief is going to be in place for the next four years. it's going to be a big debate. >> reporter: under fernandez, the agency reportedly turned into a massive spying operation. >> translator: she decides to change everything when for a long time she spied on the opposition on businessmen, on journalists. she's shielding herself before she leaves. >> reporter: in fact on her facebook page she blamed the former head of intelligence of turning him against her and accused rogue spies of involvement in his death.
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experts say the president's proposed reform would defuse power. mothers and grandmothers of those who disappeared during the dirty war march every thursday to remember their loss. for many of them the disbanding of a spy agency that is still associated with the dictatorship could bring relief. but the thousands who come here to demand justice worry it's just another attempt by the president to diverse attention from a case far from solved. time now to turn to britain where a public inquiry into the death of a russian spy is under way. alexander accused vladamir putin of ordering his poisoning with radioactive material at a london hotel. a lawyer said there is evidence that he may have been poisoned
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twice. the kremlin denies the accusations. he was a former kgb agent and fierce critic of vladamir putin. the british government refused to hold a public inquiry initially but reversed its decision. >> we're learning more about the fbi operation to bust up and alleged russian spy ring in new york city. >> in a statement, the fbi says three alleged spies were part of the most intense russian effort to infiltrate the u.s. since the cold war. joe johns has more. >> reporter: he claimed to be a russian banker working in his company's new york office. but the justice department alleges he was actually one of three russian spies who had been under surveillance for years. the u.s. attorney said two decades after the end of the cold war, russian spies continued to seek to operate in our midst under cover of secrecy.
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>> when the berlin wall came down the russians continued to run sources in washington. they never reduced the size of their station in washington or in new york. >> reporter: the investigation started almost five years ago when ten other russian agents seen in these surveillance videos including anna chapman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and shipped back to russia. fast forward to 2015. court documents say he used two other russian men working under diplomatic cover to replay information back to russia that. the three intelligence agents would schedule meetings over the phone using code words claiming they needed to transfer things like tickets to sporting events or other items like books or hats. they met on dozens of occasions between 2012 and 2014 watched by the fbi. meetings usually occurred outdoors where surveillance was more difficult. where one man would hand a slip of pain toerp another.
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prosecutors say they tried to recruit u.s. citizens. the target people working for major companies and young women with ties to a major universities. >> the russians are in trouble right now with the price of oil, having it cut in half in six months. they look at this as a saudi-american conspiracy to take down their oil industry. >> reporter: the spies seemed disillusioned about their jobs, frustrated that the real world life of a spy wasn't like in the movies. in one conversation saying it was not even close to the james bond movies and, i also thought i would at least go abroad with a different passport. a story that could have been lifted straight out of the tv series "the americans."
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>> that was joe johns reporting there. coming you have after the break, a somber anniversary in eastern europe. powerful images from poland 70 years after the liberation of the auschwitz death camp.
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beautiful and emotional words. auschwitz survivors came out to mark the 70th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. >> current events were also not as far from the minds there. some imams in this report might be upsetting to some of the viewers. near's our nick glass ♪ ♪ . >> reporter: the images from 70 years ago haunt us still, will never haunt us for as long as they're shown. pitiful relics in 1945. pitiful relics still in what is now a museum.
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bags full human hair, some of it sold in the german textile industry. after 70 years, we're running out of witnesses. only the children of auschwitz survive to give testimony to show us their tattoos. ♪ ♪ this polish survivor said she had returned to auschwitz in a gesture against war. her own childhood had been stolen. she didn't want the same thing to happen to other children. on this the anniversary of the camp's liberation they came quitely and solemnly to lay
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wreaths. polish survivors in identifying stripes. the film director steven spielberg came too. he lost relatives in the holocaust. >> memory is life. memory is life. >> reporter: today's events were all about remembering. a tent erected over the railway line that brought so many people to this place of genocide. the survivors drowned together just over 300 of them. ten years ago at the 60th anniversary, there were 1500 of them. >> when i was asked how long i was in auschwitz, my answer is, i do not know. but what i do know is that one
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minute in auschwitz was like an entire day. a day was like a year. a year an eternity. how many eternities can one person have in a single lifetime? i don't know the answer to that either. >> reporter: the audience sat and listened. beyond them the portal to hell gateway to the gas chambers and mass murder. 1.1 million people brutally killed. most of them jews. >> we survivors do not want -- >> reporter: he changed his speech at the last minute. his concern now was the upserge in anti-semitism. >> once again, young jewish boys
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are afraid to wear yammikas on the streets of paris, london and even berlin. once again, jewish businesses are targeted. and once again, jewish families are starting to flee europe. >> reporter: for the returning survivors, remembering the holocaust is a duty. they don't want to forget. and above all, they don't want the world to forget. >> just incredible. especially when he said one month at auschwitz was like an eternity. when you think about the number of nations that stood by and allowed that to happen it's crucial we never forget. >> the problem is we only remember on these anniversaries. and they're too few and far between. this crisis in ukraine is spilling over into the auschwitz
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commemorations. vladamir putin said any attempt to rewrite history is unacceptable and immoral. >> that followed comments from poland's prime minister who said it was ukrainian soldiers who liberated auschwitz. we'll take a quick break. more news when we come back.
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welcome back everyone. as some of you may have heard, we are days away from super bowl
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xlix and the mode has shifted from controversy to pure craziness. >> okay. luckily the deflate gate controversy did not take all of the air out of some of the usualenusual antics. but it's cast a shadow over the nfl's biggest game. >> reporter: it's been a controversial stretch for the nfl, especially for the new england patriots. but tuesday, things escalated from controversial to crazy, as media outlets from around the globe were allowed the ask players anything they wanted. super bowl media day is known for colorful characters crazy costumes and even some dancing. this year did not disappoint. >> how do you explain media day? it's a frenzy. >> it's great. you take the experience and you enjoy it. >> it's something special. >> reporter: along with the light tone lingered the harder
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issues that have framed this year's run-up to the big game. tuesday, sports illustrated released a first person piece by richard sherman which he wrote "i look at the nfl today and i'm as disappointed as ever in its management." this comes on the heels of patriots' owner robert kraft challenging the nfl over deflate gate. he's usually so close to roger goodell goodell, he's been called the assistant commissioner. but he was defiant today. >> if the investigation is not able to definitively determine that our organization tacherred with -- tampered with the pressure in the footballs, i would expect the league would apologize to the entire team. and in particular coach belichick and tom brady for what they have had to endure this past week. >> reporter: patriots players said seeing the owner challenge
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the league has had a galvanizing effect on the team. >> it means a lot. he's a great owner, and it's great to see him on our side. it just shows how much support he has for us players. when you have doubters you want to prove them wrong. we want to show everyone what's up. >> we've always done a great job overcoming obstacles and being mentally tough. we have to do it for one more game. >> reporter: a few of the patriots' players i spoke to said they are trying to turn the entire controversy to their advantage, using it as motivation for sunday. people are-- saying if people think we cheated to get here they've got another thing coming. >> i think the big question is are the patriots necessarily
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doing anything that other teams have not done? >> with all the problems with the nfl and the way they've handled other issues this is what the media is focusing on, seriously? softballs? it is totally made up. >> our thanks to rachel nichols for that report. >> stay with us. a lot more news after a short break. you're watching cnn.
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welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. >> coming up this hour -- the powerful winter storm battering the massachusetts coast. we'll take a look at the areas hardest hit. isis militants renew their threats against their hostages. the latest on their demands and how officials are reacting. and at auschwitz, a day of remembrance and making vows for the future. >> we survivors do not want our past to be our children's future. >> we do have a busy hour ahead with new developments to report on the search of the wreckage