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tikrit. >> nigeria's terrorist group pledges allegiance to the islamic state. isis continuing the push into iraq. this morning, the top general for the u.s. military heading to side of tikrit iraq. good morning, ben. >> reporter: good morning. we're just one mile to the east of tikrit. and what we've seen this morning is a steady advance by iraqi forces. it's a combination of these paramilitary forces plus special forces as well as iraqi police. first, they fired rockets into the distance in the direction of tikrit. just an hour ago they moved toward the city. what you see behind me is oil fires that have been set by isis fighters. it's an attempt to cloud the
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view of the iraqi area. we did see helicopters flying overhead. while we were here we got to meet the head of the paramilitary force who told us yes, it's no secret that iran is helping these forces that they have advisors on the ground. as a matter of fact i had an opportunity to speak with some of them. he says they have provided assistance and support in a way the americans have not been able to do. once again we see the large role being played by iran in supporting the iraqi forces. speaking with the commanders here, they stress that the fighting is being done by iraqi forces and that they are surprised in fact that they've been able to make such good progress driving isis out of this area. they've covered an area of about 40 miles just in the last three
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days pushing toward tikrit. as we were driving on the road, we saw isis vehicles completely destroyed. there were bodies by them some of them in pieces. it does appear the iraqis are making good progress in heading toward tikrit. the commanders here say it's just a matter of days before they can liberate the city. >> wow. incredible pictures behind you. incredible story. do you know how much of a role iran is playing in fighting isis there? >> reporter: in terms of the actual fighting it doesn't appear that they're really sort of on the front lines. they're very close to them. they have advisors here. we've seen video handouts where you see iranian advisors around a map, front line and as i said i did speak to some here. one was a doctor, but the others i'm not quite sure.
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a lot of advice. there is help in terms of am mission and weaponry. but it does appear the actual fighting is being done by iraqi forces. >> stay safe. also this developing story, boko haram now swearing allegiance to isis. what could this unholy union mean to the war against terror? let's get to cnn's senior international correspondent live in istanbul. >> reporter: boko haram most certainly benefits from that pledge, especially in terms of boosting its own credibility. there has been some pretty intense fighting happening in nigeria. to add to that a recent offensive into northeastern niger ra. this part of a new coalition focused specifically on the fight against boko haram. they still pose a very
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significant threat to security and stability. but this allegiance has allowed for certain progress to be made against them. so boko haram benefits in terms of bolstering its own credibility credibility, its own status amongst its followers. isis also benefits in part because now it is able to extend its footprint even further into the african continent. when we were in chad they were saying they were really trying to prevent. when we look at what isis does when it takes over territory, this is not just about the destruction of individuals, the havoc and the horrors that are wrecked upon a society and the people within it. we also turn back to what isis has been doing in iraq. destroying not just lives, but ancient civilizations. recently bulldozing parts of a
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city built 3,000 years ago. they are destroying lives but also destroying the very fabric of civilization. >> what is their goal, thank you very much. let's bring in general mark hurtley. and mr. michael weiss, the co-arthur of isis inside the army of terror. this is we're told a very critical point in this campaign to take back tikrit. what has it taken to get to this point? >> well, good morning, first of all, chris. you have about 20,000 iraqi soldiers outside the city of tikrit. they fought up from a shia holy city to their south. they're heading toward mosul on the supply lines. tikrit is critical. again, i say there's been about
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20,000 iraqi forces. two-thirds of those are either shia militia or folks from baghdad. only about a third are actually fighters from the iraqi army. it's important because the force is there giving advice and assistance. and you only have about a thousand and 2,000 isis fighters in the town of tikrit. so there is overwhelming odds. they have attempted to take this city before. they have had differenty doing that. now, taking tikrit and turning it over is critically important to the overall campaign of the iraqi government. >> what does it mean to have our top general dempsey on the ground there. >> i know him well. he's trying to persuade the iraqi government that it is important to regain territory against isis but what's more
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important is what happens after that territory is regained. what happens next what kind of political issues are resolved how do you hand back over to the sunni tribes to the police and government to make sure that the sunnis feel included in the operation. >> the general is laying out the version of what the past might suggest, michael. what has happened in the past once you go in and take control back of an area? >> well, since this campaign god underway these shia militia groups -- >> we're saying iraqi forces but really -- >> yeah, look, some of them by the way designated u.s. terrorist entities. these are the groups that were killing american soldiers blowing our guys up. this is extraordinary to me. he was the commander of the first armored division in baghdad. he saw what these militias were
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doing in the capital of iraq. what has happened, these groups go into towns and villages and plush out isis, but then they commit ethnic cleansing against the sunnis. in some cases, i've seen videos of groups, these videos mirrored what isis has been doing to their fellow muslims too. it's just we're not seeing it. this is why i think u.s. officials are very concerned about what happens in tikrit. it's saddam hussein's birthplace birthplace. if you listen to what the militia's rhetoric reflects they consider this an iranian style holy war. the fear even amongst shia politicians in baghdad is that they have unleashed this genie that can never be put back in the bottle again. >> are we taking a look ahead to the past that american forces go
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in regain territory, but either -- whether it's the purpose or the potential to control the situation is not there for the iraqis and you wind up having the same problem down the road which is that people are very upset about how they've been discriminated against? >> that's the critical piece. i agree 100% with michael. having been in tikrit and seen the hilling and harassment that goes on between shia and sunni, what will be important is to see what happens next. where does this end. it's not just the battle field that is important. dempsey said the battle looked like a traffic jam on the interstate around washington. it was not a pretty sight, but they're winning. 20,000 against a thousand. what happens next not only in fighting with ieds and snipers, but also the political action that takes place next. >> you wind up beating one enemy
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but creating an entire generation of new enemies by how you treat the people who live there. >> the guy leading the ground offensive, a man general petraeus referred to as evil. he wrote to bob gates defense secretary, saying i'm considering strongly telling the president of united states that we are at war with iran and iraq what whatever the consequences of that entail. >> so you have that component. and then you have the, well, but isis is still the worst thing to be worried about on the ground. they're destroying cultural artifacts. they seem sto be trying to destroy or erase culture. >> i think it's also a campaign as they lose terrain, they want to say that if we can't govern or control this territory, no one can. burning oil fields guess who did that. saddam hussein.
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they have a background in the bath party or in the saddam hussein regime. military officials, intelligence operatives. they have a very codified system. any works of art, preislamic sculpture, they consider to be worship object. gold coins, these things can be sold for money. i think there's also pragmatic value here. they apparently raised the temple in hat ra. how do you smuggle the temple out of iraq to make a fortune. you just smash it. >> now to russia where authorities formally charged two of the five suspects in the killing of opposition leader boris nemtsov. a sixth suspect blew himself up as police tried to arrest him.
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what do we know matthew? >> thanks so much. a series of dramatic developments over the weengd with what police are saying is a major breakthrough in their case. that opposition figure in russia five people now in custody. four of them have protested their innocence. one of them who's been named as zaur da da yef. a sixth in the process of being detained. a fire fight broke out with the authorities and he detonated a hand grenade that killed him. that's another twist in this very thickening plot. when it comes to finding those responsible. on the face, it seems there have been some breakthroughs, there's even been a confession. but opposition figures in russia are casting some doubt. very skeptical about the legitimacy of this
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investigation. both by the investigators and by political figures who know the people who have confessed to this killing or have been detained. that's something being rejected by opposition figures as well, saying this is merely an attempt by the kremlin to put distance between the killing of boris nemtsov and the kremlin. back here at home emotions are raw in madison, wisconsin. an unarmed teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. protestors took to the streets. they are demanding answers. we're live for the latest. rosa. >> reporter: good morning. you know the frustration and support is growing. and also the memorial that you see behind me here for the family of tony robinson. take a look. beyond that memorial, one of the things that really stands out is the fact that there's a crime scene tape, there's a police officer. think about this this incident happened on friday.
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charged protestors unloading anger and frustration at police officers guarding this madison, wisconsin house turned crime scene. this is where unarmed 19-year-old tony terrell robinson was shot and killed by police friday. no one is allowed inside except for kathleen buffton. she lives a thin wall away from where the gunshots rang out. she says she was in the kitchen when she heard a scuffle next door then pounding on the door she says. what she didn't know according to police is that there were multiple calls into dispatch regarding robinson including an alleged batter incident. police say officer matt kenny
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responding heard a commotion inside the home and forced his way in and then gunfire. >> you could really here it. nothing went through. >> reporter: police say robinson attacked kenny provoking the officer to use deadly force. but buffton has her doubts. >> i wonder if it was a white person if they wouldn't have got shot they would have got tased. >> reporter: her thoughts echoed by robinson's family. this is not the first time the 45-year-old officer used deadly force. officer kenny was exonerated for an incident that took place eight years ago. the police chief says he's working to regain public trust. >> we need to start with an "i'm sorry". >> reporter: but hundreds gathered throughout the weekend demanding more than apologies. and as you're taking another live look you see it's madison police here at the scene. i want to point out this.
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that they are only securing the scene because in the state of wisconsin when a police department is involved in an officer-involved shooting they don't get to investigate themselves chris. that investigation is in the hands of the state d.o.j. >> which is a meaningful distinction that people have been calling for in other cases. a fraternity at the university of oklahoma shut down and for very good reason. a video came out this past weekend showing chapter members joining in a racist chant saying among other ugly things that black people would never be admitted to the fraternity. the university has not announced any action yet. but the national headquarters of sigma alpha epsilon, they disbanded the chapter immediately. a protest rally will be held this morning on the university's campus. in alabama, some 80,000 people marching sunday to mark a turning point in the u.s. civil
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rights struggle. the 50th anniversary of selma's bloody sunday. a separate march across the bridge saturday. the brutal 1965 police assault on civil rights activist spurred the passage of the voting rights act. all right. hillary clinton, something a little bit lighter here. hillary clinton obviously yet to publicly address the controversy about her e-mail. however, saturday night live did. the brilliant kate mckinnon as hillary, defiant and cool as ice. >> those e-mails are clean as a whistle. this is not how hillary clinton goes down. i mean what did you think my e-mails said? hi, it's hillary, i really screwed up on benghazi today. please. >> the whole segment, she is so good.
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she's my favorite. the whole -- the whole thing she does is fantastic. got to watch it. >> she can go from justin bieber to hillary clinton. >> she really can. >> maybe there's not that big a difference. meanwhile we showed you the angry protests on the streets of madison, wisconsin over the shooting death of that unarmed teenager. some people compared this case to ferguson. so what really happened in the seconds before that gunfire? we'll take a look. >> speaking of hillary, will she finally speak out about the e-mail scandal? we'll tell you why one of her supporters says, she better.
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outrainfall this morning in madison, wisconsin over the fatal shooting of an unarmed biracial teenager. let's get an opinion on this. he is involved in community efforts to reform police practices in madison. also retired u.s. air force lieutenant colonel michael bell. he was responsible for changing
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the law in madison after his own son was killed by police in 2004. thanks so much for being with us on "new day." >> glad to be here. >> start with you reverend about the details we know about the shooting before it happened. what we've heard through authorities is that a 911 call came in that a black male was yelling and jumping in front of cars. another call came in seeing that the same suspect was trying to hit and strangle a couple of people. so police went to the address. they said tony robinson tried to assault the officer who ultimately shot him. are people in the community telling a different version of events than that? >> pretty consistent with what we're hearing in the community. a lot of the friends that were with him that evening have said similar things about what happened. one of the things that's kind of confuseing right now, we don't
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have a lot of details. we weren't allowed to be able to talk to some of the witnesses initially. so we're trying to wait to hear more after the investigation to see what really happened and what was going on with tony during this event. >> if that's the case saying he was merely an unarmed bi racial teenager doesn't tell the whole story. if he was a threat to those around him and to the officer, then it perhaps makes more sense to use deadly force. >> we have some question marks about that. the officer apparently was outside and there were no eyewitnesss in the house. a lot of people are thinking that maybe the officer was a little bit reckless. backup was only 30 seconds away. >> mike i want to speak with you for a second. your own son was shot and killed by police in 2004. since then, you have become an
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advocate and even changed the law in wisconsin to have more impartial investigations after something like this. i know you spent time last night with tony robinson's family. can you tell me what you told them? >> well, i met with the mother father. and they were overwhelmed with grief. you can tell that they haven't been getting a lot of sleep. they need lots of support right now. i as a parent have gone through what they're going through. they haven't seen the body of their child. everybody's kkting them. it's a whole new atmosphere for them. they really need a lot of support right now. that's what has to happen here for them. >> this feels as though it's part of a trend. but maybe that's not the right way to look at this. what happens is these names become household names. we think of trayvon martin
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michael brown. but are they all connected? >> i think you have to see the same connection. i think these young unarmed african-american men that are gunned down by police at this time they're all connected. i think what we're seeing now is a resistance from the community saying this is enough, we have to do something different. people are saying in this community, it can't happen in mad san. what happened in ferguson, can happen. we're trying to get a message out to the communities, if it can happen in madison, wisconsin, it can happen anywhere. >> just if police are responding to reports of a violent suspect, what do -- what are you both suggesting they do? >> well, i think like mike said, backup of 30 seconds away there was no imminent danger no threat to anyone in the
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neighborhood. no one was in the house. if terrell was in the house, the officer could have waited at least for backup before he went in with his gun drawn into the home at that time. >> we've been calling for independent review of these types on f incidences. that's something that's going to be important here. train something not going to change unless we can understand what the real cause of this incident was. with police investigating themselves and da closely associated with the county and that police force reviewing this a change is not occurring. that's why we're calling for an independent review by law professionals, just not law enforcement. that's the next step to make this process whole. >> the part of the reason that people feel as though all of these cases of young unarmed black teenagers are connected is because of the statistics. let me put those up for you. african-american men make up 13%
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of the population. yet 26% of all of the police shooting victims. so it feels as though something is wrong and it is disproportional. reverend do you believe this was a racial incident? >> i don't think it's a racial incident. what i think it is is bad police practices. and like mike said training that we have to deal with. one of the things that we're saying is that not all police are bad, and we're not anti-police. we're saying we want to work with the police. the idea is that when you have one bad apple and that one bad apple has a gun, it can cause lives to be hurt. we're going after systems that protect bad apples. today, demonstrations, we have to make some changes. we're too angry. we can't lose anymore lives and changes have to be made right now. >> thanks so much for joining us
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this morning. thank you. we want to know what you think about all this. you can tweet us @"new day." thank you. let's go to chris. >> another big story this morning. isis is killing people but also culture. they're bulldozing ancient cities and destroying priceless art. the worst part is why. we're going to reveal the plan ahead. you wouldn't do half of your daily routine. so why treat your mouth any differently? complete the job with listerine®. kill up to 99 percent of germs. and prevent plaque, early gum disease and bad breath. sfx: ahhh listerine®. power to your mouth™! ready for another reason to switch to t-mobile? get america's best unlimited 4g lte family plan. two lines of unlimited 4g lte data for just $100 a month.
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breaking this morning, america's top general martin dempsey is now in iraq. his mission is to control what happens after isis is hopefully removed from areas hoping to stop the find of ethnic cleansing by shia forces that helped create isis in the first place and could take this situation from bad to worse. meantime, the leader of boko haram pledging loyalty to isis. this as they launch a new offensive against the terror group in northeast nigeria. two suspects have been formally charged three others being held in the assassination of boris nemtsov.
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reports say one of the people charged is a former chechen military commander. a sixth suspect blew himself up as police went in to arrest him. >> a key finding in a new report about missing malaysia air flight 370. the plane's locator beacon battery expired a year before the flight disappeared last month. the report also reports nothing unusual turned up about the plane's pilot and crew. the jetliner vanished a year ago yesterday. a baby girl in utah has defied the odds. she survived a crash that claimed her mother's life. after some 14 hours, she was found alive by a fisherman still strapped to her car seat upside down in a freezing river. >> survival and tragedy along the spanish fork river in utah.
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this 18-month-old baby girl was rescued from an over turned car. her mother 25-year-old, killed after the vehicle she was driving veered off the road into the river the night before. a fisherman alerted authorities the next afternoon after spotting the vehicle upside down in the water. >> you couldn't see it from the roadway. >> first responders jumping into the icy river working quickly to turn the car over. >> as we did that it became apparent that the driver was deceased. but we also noticed there was a small baby in the backseat. >> incredibly the young baby girl trapped inside was unconscious but alive. >> raised its head up out of the water as i tried to release the seat belt. >> rescuers acted quickly. >> the child was passed to me and i just ran up and climbed in
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the ambulance with the child. >> according to officials the mother was believed to have been headed home friday night when her vehicle struck a cement barrier before careening off the road and plunging into the river. the officers responding to the scene all say they heard a distinct voice. >> i remember hearing a voice that didn't sound like a child saying help me. >> that is the thing we can't get over. they said they heard a voice saying help me. the mother was already dead. the baby's only 18 months old. >> it's eerie. i can't believe the little girl survived. >> they had to be treated for hypothermia and she survived. >> we're praying for her shttle priceless artifacts dating back centuries destroyed in a blink of an eye by isis. what can the international community do?
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us here on "new day." isis being condemned this morning for destroying yet another cultural heritage site. the latest historical landmark to be demolished by the group. but what exactly is their motive? good to have you here with us. we show the video here of the destruction going on. we really need to point out, the human cost is immeasurable. this is history, important, but the human lives obviously are the most vital thing that we should be placing value in and we do. but this is really concerning. >> this is isis' way of telling the west in particular that even when we don't have people to behead we can hurt you by damaging what you consider the root of your civilization. >> we place value in that. >> that's right. therefore, this is them saying we can hurt you even so. they're also sending another message to the muslim
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population to what they regard as their con stitch juancy. we are very pure. everything pre-islamic, we are destroying because it has nothing to do with islamic culture, it's impure and therefore can be destroyed. >> it has a lot to do, we can take a look at the one city, we've seen the damage done. this is preartist rendition before the destruction. >> 1,300 years before christ. that's when this town was created. beautiful works of sculpture. i've actually seen that in that town. again, the same thing. this happened before islam and therefore, to this particular interpretation of islam, it has no value so it can be destroyed. >> it's not just the cultural campaign and sending a message to the western people. it's more than that is it not?
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they see these symbols as idols. >> yes, that's right. they are -- isis group sort of their version of islam is similar to the one that practiced in saudi arabia. they say any physical manifestation of the faith -- sometimes even a mosque. even a mosque can be regarded as a form of idolatry. that is tooaboo in their way of thinking. the holy city in islam will bulldoze ancient structures which many other muslims would consider holy. the saudis will destroy them. >> we move to hatra. this is before destruction. you can see what a beautiful sight it was. this has survived several -- over the centuries. not just from recent u.s. army action there.
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but back centuries ago, the romans destroyed parts of this city. >> and part of war, it was common to raise entire cities back in roman times. and hatra suffered that fate. these ruins did survive. they have no value to these people. this is not just isis doing this. iraq has a history of this. in 2003, the museum of mosul, which they're now threatening to destroy, it was looted by people of shia as well as sunni persuasion. the great museum and library was destroyed by a shiite militia. this is a mosque being destroyed by isis. to my point. it doesn't matter whether it's a muslim structure or a pre-islamic structure. as long as they decide that this is a form of idolatry. >> we should point out, this supposedly contained the grave
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of jonah. again, significance to muslims as well. that's why it's so shocking to see. i think it is worth repeating the fact you said this is not original to isis. we've seen this kind of thing happen. ruins of bab lon here. >> so dam hussein essentially committed what most would consider a form of vandalism. he tried to rebuild some of these palaces by using bricks that had his name stamped on them which is a hideous idea. we've seen this in afghanistan where the taliban famously destroyed stunning buddha. it was a mets saj they were also sending to the world. look how little we regard what you hold auz important. >> what can be done? the fact is i know that
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archaeologists are quickly trying to take pictures on their cell phones. they're calling for air strikes. >> unfortunately, not a lot. we've not been able to do anything when tens of thousands of people have been butchered by isis. it's unlikely we can do anything to save these things. so save the memories is the best thing we can hope for. >> chris, over to you. all right. thank you very much. hillary clinton is staying silent so far about the controversy over her e-mails, but the talk is getting louder and louder around her. even friendly democrats saying she should talk. we'll get into it.
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there are gaps of months and months and months. if you think to that iconic picture of her on a c-17 flying to libya, she has sunglasses on and her handheld device in her hands, we have no e-mails that day. >> what are those sunglasses mean? claiming that key e-mails from
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hillary clinton are not there. you heard him in his own words. a lot of major players spoke up over the weekend. clinton herself remains silent. why? let's discuss. we have mr. john avlon and sirius xm host margaret hooverer. >> good morning. >> a lot of intrigue. i would like to take a step back to the rule. why isn't the focus of our upset in this about the rule? hillary was dealing with a rule that those before her and she dealt with has no timeline for when to give things in, doesn't make it easy to say she did something wrong. >> well, i think the problem is not that she broke the law. but she broke the rules. >> but how did she break the rule? >> this is about the spirit of the law and the spirit of the
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regulations. >> what did she do wrong? >> the spirit of the law is that e-mails will be preserved in the appropriate agency. that they will be on secure systems. that they will be preserved and frankly the white house rules is that they will be designated and conducted on -- >> but they're allowed to use personal e-mail. >> for personal business not for official state department business. >> tell that to powell. he said he didn't even preserve his e-mails. . listen to this. >> i don't have any to turn over. i did not keep a cache of them. i do not have thousands of pages somewhere in my personal files. a lot of the e-mails went into the state department system. they were addressed to state department employees. but i don't know if the servers captured those are not. >> what he said right before
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that was, remember when he arrived at the state department, state dove e-mails were so antiquated that he had to put computers on every single desk and start getting people to use the state.gov e-mails. he started using his state.gov account as an example to everyone else. 2001 the systems of e-mail were totally inadequate. and the question is why did hillary clinton use a different system when she required all of her employees at the state department to use the state.gov accounts. and it seems adequate for her successor, john kerry. >> it's very important to get a go rant in in the morning. >> you got to start with the rule. >> i'm castro? >> that's why he married you.
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>> no look i mean the reason this is resonating is because we're in a precampaign stage of politics perception. the problem hillary clinton has with these e-mails is a question of security. home brewed system if you're secretary of state, that is an invitation to hackers. it's an issue of posterity. how do we know what the full volume of e-mails is. and then there's the political liability. policy is perception. the clintons had a problem being totally transparent. like they act like the rules don't apply to them. it's telegraphing back to people in the absence of a coordinated response there was something they didn't like about them at the time. they looked so good for a decade. so it's doing a lot of heavy lifting for their enemies. >> in terms of the nuts and bolts of it, her camp says they released 55,000 e-mails.
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here everybody, you can take a look at them. but none of the ones connected to benghazi. >> it's a problem because -- this panel's a potential situation like white water. it welcomes a fishing expedition that gets much bigger. if we know there's no e-mails, that becomes a problem. if there's no e-mail related to benghazi that's one of the reasons why there's going to have to be a moment of transparency. >> there's a track record. so i mean she could hand over her hard drive for a forensic accounting and that would clear the air in terms of were e-mails deleted. >> if you control the data and i want to know what you have and it's up to you to tell me what you have will i ever really trust you about this? >> chris has got to the crux of the problem with hillary
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clinton. that is the problem. you can track a hard drive. you can see what has been done to a hard drive. so if she were being fully transparent, she wouldn't say, here look at these 55,000 e-mails that i have hand-selected. >> hey, the state department should release those e-mails. she said wait a minute. she has all of the e-mails. why is she saying the state department should release them? >> it is a fair point. what they've said all along is what powell said. i assumed those were being archived. it doesn't address the question of why she decided to do everything on a home server. given she was using the home e-mail, people presumably at least 55,000 of them have been getting e-mails from a clinton e-mails from her, and not a state address. >> can we talk about the
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president's reaction over the weekend? >> sure. >> what did you know, i just learned about it through the news reports. he said the same thing about the va scandal. he said the same thing about the irs. is his staff not briefing him? >> is he not personally e-mailing with hillary clinton? >> that i would believe. given the historic tension there. >> hey, thanks for the meeting, hope your daughter's great. noticed -- it seems a little weird. a lot of people liken this to jeb bush. he had a private e-mail account, how is this any different. there are different federal regulations and state regulations. the national archives and records administration is a federal agency meant to cast light and total transparency. >> we're going to leave it there. john margaret. >> good to see you again.
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>> controversy? we're having the discussion for you. this is just one story. there's a lot of news this morning. let's get to it. the nigerian terror group boko haram now swearing allegiance to isis. >> it gives isis an arc of allegiance that stretches from one coast of north africa to the other. >> the chapter has been shut down. >> joining in a racist chant. >> what do we want? >> justice! >> my son has never been a violent person. >> he was unarmed. >> she needs to step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is. >> the policy of my administration is clear transparency. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, and michaela pereira. >> good morning. welcome back to your "new day." we do have breaking news now because the battle for tikrit heating up.
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iraqi troops on a mission to retake the birthplace of saddam hussein from isis. >> how iraq controls areas it retakes from isis is very critical. past abuses helped create isis. remember that. but still, isis clearly the focus of all energy. systematically bulldozing ancient iraqi cities in an attempt to erase the country's history. let's go outside tikrit with the breaking details. >> reporter: we're about one mile to the east of tikrit. just about an hour or so ago here, there were a lot of troops. they were firing rockets in the direction of tikrit. but what we saw was the entire force has moved forward. the goal today is to retake the town just on the outskirts of tikrit. and with the taking of that town they believe they will now have tikrit completely
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surrounded and it's just a matter of days they tell us before they can retake the city. now, while we were here we had the opportunity to talk toed head of the organization. he said yes, there's no -- we're hiding nothing, that we have help from iran in the form of advisors and some leadership on the ground providing guidance. but he insisted he stressed this is purely an iraqi operation. that they're receiving assistance from the iranians, but it's being fought and led by the iraqis. he also had harsh words for the united states saying their assistance has not amounted to what people were hoping for. the iraqis with a little help of their friends can take back iraq. >> there's also the expansion of isis. now we hear they're getting a
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boost from africa. boko haram swearing allegiance to isis giving the group global legitimacy. let's get to arrest wa live in turkey. what do we know? >> well, we haven't been able to independently verify the authenticity of the tape but he has reportedly pledged allegiance to isis. this is something that operatives that we came across covering america's efforts to train up african special forces were quite concerned about. what we have happening, a heavy focus of course on boko haram's territory in nigeria with chad and niger also launching a military offensive into north eastern nigeria. america also focused on trying to build up the lake chad basin coalition when it comes to the
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fight against boko haram. boko haram benefiting because it needs to bolster itself. it has been slowly losing ground to the advancing african forces. still fully capable of carrying out devastating attacks. isis benefits as well because it is able now to further extend its footprint into africa. what happens in africa and even in the middle east as we know only too well, terror has no boundaries and developments there when it comes to these various terrorist organizations can down the road at some stage also significantly impact security in europe and the united states. >> thanks so much for that report. we want to bring in now senator angus king. he sits on the senate armed services committee. thanks so much. >> pleasure to be here. >> let's talk about what happened over the weekend. boko haram pledged its allegiance to isis thereby
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making their reach bigger. >> first thing to know about boko haram is what their name means. western education is forbidden. that's what boko haram means. >> is that right? >> that tells you where we're starting with this group. it expands the reach of these groups worldwide, of isis and -- this is -- you know this is a serious problem. we've got -- we've got a group that's -- they're bent on some -- reaching as far as they can into africa. there's a lot of discontent in africa. al shabaab is in somalia. this is bad news. >> what's the implication? you can look at it two ways. the arab, their culture, they look down on the african culture, so this probably doesn't mean anything. they relegated the suicide missions within those terror
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structures or is this the beginning of true consolidation. then you have a consolidated mass against you judge i think that is the concern. and they have combined resources and information. you know this is an age of sharing information. now we've got a whole new set of people we have to be careful about at airports and all of those kinds of things. of course on top of all this the intelligence people tell me the really scary thing is lone wolves. people radicalized on the internet or through e-mail that kind of thing. some kid in cleveland that wants to blow up the u.s. capitol. that's the hardest thing for us to deal with. >> there's a lot about this that is scary. i think it's hard for regular americans to figure out at what point to become truly panicked. these groups are likened to the nazis. >> look at the stuff they're
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doing. they're killing people throwing gay people off of roofs crews fieing them. these guys have 7th krenchcy et micks and 20th century weapons. >> i don't think that is a good idea for the simple reason it won't work. that's what they want. if you want to make a gift to isis tomorrow send in u.s. troops. they want this to be a war of the west against islam. this has to be arabs muslims, taking the fight to them in mosul, in tikrit. we can do the air power part and do the leadership and the training and that kind of thing. but for us to actually send in troops would backfire no matter how you slice it. we're the invaders we're the infidels we're the crusaders. all of that historic reference. >> is that happening were there is a group, as arab coalition
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coming together? are you seeing evidence -- >> it is. what's going on in tikrit right now is an example of that. the danger there is that's being led by shia militia and iran's involved. if it's shia militia against the sunni tribes, we're back at square one. >> the reason we have dempsey on the ground there isn't because he's leading the assault on tikrit. this great concern about what happens after. >> that's right. >> isn't the big concern that we wind up creating another situation, and we meaning the united states where that's how isis got formed. iran shia they go in largely with shia militia. >> you're right -- >> they go up there, ethnic cleansing on the sunnis. just like happened the last time. >> and then isis is in business again. >> that's how isis was born. so how does the u.s. stop that? >> i think you're right. i think that's part of dempsey's
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mission. a lot of what we're seeing isis is a direct result of mall administration of not dealing with the sunnis of discriminating against them suppressing them. when isis came in, that looked like a good deal to the sunni tribes. they have to reverse that. isis they're so barbaric. i think there's a risk that they'll implode, that -- they'll a alien ate the local population. people are getting a little fed up with hands cut off, free people being forced to have blood drawn in order to give it to the troops, their daughters having to marry the soldiers. we have to be sure the shia militia doesn't reverse that kind of thing and make these
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guys look good again. >> let's talk about the iran nuclear talks. should the u.s. congress have the right to sign off on any agreement before it is codified? >> short answer is yes. >> on what basis. >> that may be the shortest answer you ever get from a politician. because the sanctions were created by congress. the sanctions originally were created by an act of congress. i think they have to come to the congress. the president has a role of being able to waive the sanctions for periods of time but also i think it stren strengthens the whole deal if the american people are speaking with one voice. this puts congress to the test, by the way. my worry is, and i've said this to john mccain and bob kosher my worry is that there are republicans in the congress who will vote against it no matter what it says because they want to embarrass the president. that's terrible. this is too important to
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politicize. >> they just had the prime minister of israel come here and step all over the president's plans. when you say congress should have a role but they don't have to right? the president has big powers to have an executive deal here. >> historically it entrusts to the president. it contemplates a congressional roel. the sanctions were created by congress. so i'm one of those -- i signed onto bob corkers bill. when he said we're going to bypass the committee and take it right to the floor, those of us who signed on said, huh-uh we're not going for that next week. >> because you believe it's a tactic? >> i believe it was political. and but mitch has pulled back, bless him. and i think he did the right thing. i'll give him the benefit of the doubt. he was caught up with the
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excitement of netanyahu, it was that same day. that wasn't the way to handle this. >> great to have you on "new day." >> always a pleasure. all right. want to turn to a story that has emotioning running raw in madison wisconsin. protestors peacefully took to the streets nanding answers. our rosa flor rest is there. >> reporter: good morning. you know there is just so much pain, so much emotion. a lot of that frustration towards the police department. so i asked the police chief yesterday, how do you begin to repair that relationship. he tells me that it starts with owning up to what happened and saying sorry. charged protestors unloading anger and frustration at police officers guarding this madison, wisconsin house turned crime scene. >> innocent black children. >> this is where unarmed
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19-year-old tony terrell robinson was shot and killed by police friday. no one is allowed inside except for kathleen buffton. she lives a thin wall away from where the gunshots rang out. buffton says she was in the kitchen when she heard a scuffle next door, then pounding on the door. >> was that the police? >> yeah, and he forced the door open. >> reporter: what she didn't know according to police is that there were multiple calls into dispatch regarding robinson including an alleged battery incident. >> look for a male black outside yelling. >> reporter: police say officer matt kenny responded and forced his way in and then gunfire. >> you could really hear it. right here, i mean nothing went through. >> reporter: police say robinson attacked kenny provoking the officer to use deadly force. but buffton has her doubts. >> i wonder if it was a white
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person if they wouldn't have got shot. they'd have got tased. >> reporter: her thoughts echoed by robinson's family. this is not the first time the 45-year-old officer used deadly force. officer kenny was exonerated for an incident that took place eight years ago. the police chief says he's working to regain public trust. >> we need to start as any healing or reconciliation would with an i'm sorry. >> reporter: but hundreds gathered throughout the weekend demanding more than apologyiesapologies. and as you take another live look you see a growing memorial. police still here at the scene. and crime scene tape which is very telling, chris, because if you ask yourself the obvious question how long is this investigation going to take, this just shows you this is a very active scene and this incident happened on friday. >> thank you very much. in other news two suspects
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formally charged in the death of top russian opposition leader boris nemtsov. three others are being held. a sixth suspect blew himself up as police went to arrest him. one of those charged confessed to his role in nemtsov's number. south korea president making a surprise visit to mark lippert. the president visiting the hospital after returning to seoul from a mideast trip. an attacker opposed joint south korea-u.s. military drills. he was about to give a speech thursday. he's expected to be discharged tomorrow. student leaders at university of california irvine overturning a ban on flying the u.s. flag in the student government offices. they called the ban misguided legislation. the students say they approved the ban on the flag because they
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the clip purportedly showing students from the university of oklahoma using a racial slur singing about their fraternity, cigna -- cigna alpha epcy son. within several hours of the clip being posted the sigma alpha ep epsilon headquarters said it was suspended. we apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. it goes onto say, we are hopeful we can reestablish the oklahoma chapter at some point in the future with a group of men who serve as leaders on campus and in the community. the university president also promising an investigation
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saying quote this behavior will not be tolerated and will be addressed very quickly. the response online has been sharp. one group planning a rally monday. others changing their profile pictures. some students on the ou campus came together for a prayer circle denouncing the chant that had some in this video laughing. fair to say, no one's laughing now. cnn, atlanta. >> joiping us now to discuss this is cnn political commentator van jones and a senior writer for espn. thanks so much for being here. i don't even know where to start. how are we supposed to make sense of what we're seeing on this video? >> it's so ironic that this past weekend we -- i was so blessed to be there in selma 50 years after people were beaten bloody on that bridge.
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i felt like history had come full circle. you had john lewis there. he was able to introduce the president of the united states african-american. and you even had ms. boynton in a chair walkin across the bridge. it felt on sunday like maybe we had finally close add certain circle. you wake up this morning and have this kind of stuff going on. young people in america need to understand that these so-called jokes has a very, very ugly history. we also have to recognize that the other young people on campus responded so well to say our campus ou highlighted our campus. this battle between the best in america and the worst in america goes on. >> it is so poignant to see the pictures from selma this weekend, president obama hand in hand with other leaders. and of course progress has been
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made. significant progress has been made. how do you understand or sort of internalize what you see on that fraternity bus there? >> well, i think it just kind of bucks the casual thinking when the quote, unquote old people die, those old racist views will go with them. that tells me and all of us that we still need to continue to have these conversations, we still need to continue to address the issues that were the problem 50 years ago with selma. i remember marching in the million man march way back in the '90s in washington d.c. we saw racist signs then during the '90s. it's this constant reminder that there is work that needs to be done. yes, we've made a lot of progress but there's still a lot we have to do to address the criminal justice system, the education disparity and occasionally these fraternities and individuals that have these
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very racist thought as soon as last night, sigma alpha epsilon closed down its chapter on the ou campus. is that enough? >> my concern is that that didn't seem like a chant that was made up there on the spot. that seemed like a chant maybe handed down in that chapter. if that's so i hope they investigate. that could mean there's a culture in that chapter or maybe even beyond. fraternities have not had to operate in an environment where somebody could have a video camera on their phone that's operating. you may see as time goes on other fraternities, other rituals, other chants getting surfaced. i hope they all follow this initial pattern of an aggressive response. let's not assume it's limited. it did not seem like it was made up on the spot. >> it does seem hard to believe
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that this is going on elsewhere and in other fraternities. i remember college. i never saw an example of this. who are these kids? >> well, every campus every fraternity is different. they're all made up of different individuals with different backgrounds. i have seen photos of white fraternity members being in black face and not thinking there's anything wrong with that. there have been pockets of these racist activities that have been seen for whatever reason as jokes. i think there are also other elements of campus life that this gives an opportunity to look at. sure we can go to the video because it seems to be sensationalized if you will. but i'm also concerned about the lives of minorities on that particular campus. what's the retention rate? are they saying they don't feel
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comfortable on campus? i may be the overall environment that may not feel welcoming. this gives them an opportunity to take a breath, yes, punish the fraternity but take a look at the culture of the campus itself and make sure it is inviting once people are on campus. >> let's talk about another investigation that's going on in madison, wisconsin this morning. there have been protests throughout the weekend over the shooting of this, as far as we know unarmed biracial teenager by a white officer. tony robinson in the name of the teenager. it's easy to see this as a pattern. it's easy to put his name along the list of other unarmed black teenagers. but this one, there were to two 911 calls that said there was some sort of disturbance. he was alleging running in and out of traffic or allegedly assaulting somebody. police do have to do their jobs.
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how do you see it? >> i certainly agree they should do their job. here's the problem. this young man was unarmed, not according to the family not according to friends, according to the chief of police that he was unarmed. also he has a apparently in the past he's run across the street done this, done that. other neighbors say, listen this guy's a gentle guy. he's not somebody with a strong track record. i think the pattern people are concerned about is when law enforcement officers have a different level of response of aggressive response when they see a young person of color. in this situation, nobody's alleging he was armed, nobody's alleging he was posing a lethal threat yet he winds up dead. i do think it's important that we wait for all the facts to come in. when you have the chief of police coming out and saying he's sorry, the chief of police saying 19 years old is too
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young, saying listen go ahead and demonstrate, we are going to help you exercise your rights. i think that shows a level of concern and restraint and professionalism on the part of the police force. they're not coming out saying this guy was a horrible guy who was going to kill our officer. that's why people are so concerned about what is going on. >> you don't have to have a weapon to be a threat to a police officer. just because this teenager didn't have a weapon necessarily for whatever reason the 911 calls made it sound as though there was an assault or a threat happening. how do you see this case? >> well, again obviously i agree with van. we have to wait until all the facts are out there. any time that an unarmed citizen, regardless of color, is shot multiple times by a police officer, it's only smart to pause and make sure everything was followed in the proper protocol. just because a person isn't armed doesn't mean they aren't perceived as a threat. we know from raernl that
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african-american men are perceived to be threats far more in society. while the officer may have gone in because of the 911 call, because the person was african-american what we know based upon research perhaps he is perceived as a much greater threat than if he had been of a different color. that's why it's good the police chief is sensitive to that at pekt of the conversation as well. >> thanks so much for the conversation. we do want to know what you think about all of this. you can tweet us @newday or go to facebook. let's go over to michaela. no comment so far from hillary clinton. no sign the controversy over e-mails is going away any time soon. does she need to speak out? we're going to get perspective from both sides of the political aisle coming up next.
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it's not up to secretary clinton to decide what's a public record and what's not sgli think that she needs to step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is. >> secretary clinton tweeted the other night, she said i want
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them released. if they're her personal e-mails, release them. >> lawmakers from both sides of the aisle criticizing hillary clinton's use of a personal e-mail to conduct business. many calling for the secretary of state to address the controversy head on. >> to discuss, and former director of communications at the dnc and senior fellow at media matters. thanks to both of you for being here. let's begin at the beginning. the rule says it's the department's general policy that normal day to day operations be conducted on an authorized ais. keep it safe. do you believe that then secretary of state was operating outside this rule because she did not have an authorized ais? >> well i don't know about rule. i know it was wrong. >> why? the rule decides if it's wrong. >> if you're in the government
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you're supposed to conduct all your business on a government site. that's for security reasons. ask any security official who knows the internet, hillary's e-mails have been read by russia china and iran. this is a serious national security issue. >> did she put the country in a national security predicament? ? no. and i'm sure he's equally concerned about the millions of e-mails missing in the bush administration if we're going to play that game. as colin powell pointed out yesterday, he too kept personal e-mails. that's exactly the same thing that secretary clinton's folks said last week. in addition to that, they have turned over 55,000 pages of documentation. so they actually have two copies of her records. the second thing, cnn's own reporting on friday, no one, not the state department no legal expert has said that a law was broken. also in the spirit of the law or
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the regulation is the concern about the records act is that the record is preserved. she preserved the record. the state department now has them. >> you say 55,000 e-mails have been released and it shows transparency, yet, there are some who say the very e-mails they're interested in particularly for the benghazi investigation are not strangely not part of that treasure-trove. >> there are gaps of months and months and months. if you think to that iconic pick dhur of her on a c-17 flying to libya, she has her handheld device in her hand we have no e-mails from that day. we have no e-mails from that trip. >> here's what i love about that comment. that trip was in 2011. benghazi happened in 2012. he's requested documents related to 2012. he has 900 pages from the state department of e-mails around the 2012 incident. so he's talking about a picture
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that was a year before the incident that he's saying he's missing e-mails from. >> here's the question for you, ari, if this was such a big deal such a flagrant abuse, how come nobody said anything? >> that's a great question for the people on the receiving end of the e-mails. >> they had to be people from both parties. >> you don't know if they also have a government account. she deliberately set up a system so she could go around the spirit of the law. keep in mind you have to look at mrs. clinton's history. after the travel office firings that she was responsible for, a prosecutor count substantial evidence that she lied under oath. the only reason they were able to make that claim was because of memos that later came out showing she had a role when she said she did it. so here's the question. will mrs. clinton release
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everything or picking and choosing what she wants to release. when you look on the how many pages, 55,000 over four years, that's only 38 e-mails a day that she received or sent. >> you can't -- none of us know because we haven't seen what the 55,000 pages look like. you can't decide how many e-mails you think that is. >> 38 a day. >> that's your estimation. have you seen the 55,000 pages? >> that's 55,000 divided by four years. >> so you know exactly. that's ridiculous. >> math is notary dick allows. >> are we going to hold everybody else to the same standard? okay. well jeb bush has only released about 10% of the documents from his time as governor. most reporters in florida said a lot of it was already out there.
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he's feigning transparency. what about chris christie? what about scott walker? if that is the test are we going to hold -- >> they weren't secretary of state at the time. they weren't conducting diplomatic matters. >> if our concern is about e-mails and public and private records, does everybody get held to that standard or just hillary clinton? >> the rules are for the federal government. if you're a federal government officer, everything you do has to be a public document government document. here's why -- >> the state department has multiple systems. >> think about what's an e-mail. she said maybe we should do work with assad. >> do you really think -- >> karen, i didn't interrupt you. >> think about whether or not she would allow that to be released from her server that
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she set up. why would she release that? i can't manual she's going to release everything she -- >> we have to leave it there. we're going to keep this e date going. there are obviously concerns. that was a good back and forth. thanks to both of you. okay. also one year after malaysia airlines flight 370 went missing, a new report makes a key revelation about the plane that likely hampered the search. we'll speak with the wife of a missing passenger and get her reaction to the big findings. progressive insurance here and i'm
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works. >> welcome back. joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey is in iraq this morning for briefings with u.s. commanders and iraqi officials. this has two bloodthirsty terror groups have joined forces. the leader of boko haram pledging loyalty to isis. that could help boko haram with recruitment and logistics as it fights off a ground and air offensive. >> today, marks eight years since former fbi agent robert levinson disappeared in iran.
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his family claims he was doing freelance work for the cia. he will turn 67 tomorrow and is the longest held hostage in american history. iranian leaders have repeatedly denied knowing where he is. >> the vatican says two priceless document versus been stolen and being held for ransom. what's important to note here the documents were stolen from the vatican archives back in 1997. however, this is the first time that the public is hearing about it. the vatican says it has refused to pay that ransom. there is a new report into the disappearance of mh-370 revealing startling details about the batteries. cnn's international correspondent is live this morning. >> reporter: chris, startling evidence coming out of that interim report released on the one-year anniversary since the
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disappearance of mh-370. the battery in the flight data recorder has expired. a glaring oversight by the maintenance of malaysia airlines. it is important to note that the battery in the cockpit voice recorder was operational. so the pings would have still been detected. the other thing in the report shows there was mass confusion within that air traffic control tower in kuala lumpur. what was interesting also chris, was the pilot, there has been this rogue pilot theory around now for 12 months perhaps he was responsible for committing suicide. but really this report came out
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and said he was not suffering stress. there was nothing different about his behavior or the co-pilot's or staff. so it's really clearing him, if you like. for the families they feel this is meaningless because it provides no answers whatsoever as to where their loved ones are. >> it really just helps us understand a little bit better why they haven't found the plane, but the question remains. thank you very much for the reporting. family members of mh-370 say this report has done nothing to help them. including her next next. her husband was on malaysia airlines flight 370. jennifer very difficult i'm sure to hear this. but it's been a year now and i know you've had a chance to deal with some of this information. tell us your reaction to this report. >> yeah.
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if not we need to search for the plane and after one year. one thing we have learned is that and i might have let the plan flight on the flight data recorders and yet the airlines is not treating the families promptly. >> it is quite shocking to think that those batteries may have expired as far back as 2012 before the plane went missing. what has the reaction been from the other families? >> we are shocked. we are surprised and we are just discussing how could they keep quiet and what is the ping they heard from the oceans. if the battery is dead and they wouldn't have any ping and why don't they tell us earlier and keep quiet. >> do you feel authorities are
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doing enough to help find your husband? >> malaysian airlines the malaysians the search is narrowed down to very concentrated areas in the south indian oceans. for the search i think they should have done better. they should have you know make sure the every stone is turn and to follow maybe more credible leads of theories. because even until now, we haven't found any wreckage at all. so it is very difficult for us to believe that it is there and very difficult for us to believe that they are doing it now. >> i imagine it's difficult for you and for the other families to hear the australian deputy prime minister warning that the end of this search could be imminent that this can't carry
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on forever. how does that sit with you? >> it is actually very worry some because every since the declaration, led to discussion of compensation and the australian deputy prime minister says that the search could have end in weeks. in view of the coming recent is going to end in may event is coming we are just getting very worried because we haven't heard any commitment from the authorities that they're going to find -- they're going to continue the search until they find the plane and the passenger as soon as the passengers those people that are your loved ones your husband. i know you refuse to call yourself a widow. i want you to tell us about the man that you married, the father of your boys. tell us about your husband.
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>> my husband, he is very strong and courageous. even though he is so successful in business back home he's just the best person i can ever ask he's a good son, caring son to his parents. caring sibling. he's a good man. and he doesn't deserve all this. >> i can see the smile on your face when you speak of him. i know you have been forced to sort of be mother and father to your children. you've had to step up and be the leader in the family and handle so many things you didn't have to handle before. you're a tremendously brave woman. you're very courageous. we wish you well and send you our thoughts and prayers. jennifer thank you so much for joining us today. >> thank you. >> alisyn. >> okay. thank you. apple about to unveil the apple watch. is this the next big thing?
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>> reporter: chaerpt members joining in a raceist chant. >> this battle of the worst of america and the best of america goes on. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> my son has never been a violent person. >> i could hear it right through there. he was unarmed. there was a small baby in the back seat. >> suspended in her car seat more than 12 hours. >> i ran up and climbed in the ambulance with the child. >> this is "new day".." >> welcome back everyone. the nigerian terror group, boko haram swearing allegiance to isis. what does this mean in the fight against terror. let's go to arwa damon, live in istanbul for us. i think it's ben weidman. ben, what's the latest? >> reporter: we're about 1 mile
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to the east of tikrit. just about an hour or so ago here there were a lot of troops firing rockets in the direction of tikrit. what we saw was the entire force has moved forward. the goal today is to retake the town just on the outskirts of tikrit. with the taking of the town they believe they will now have tikrit completely surrounded. it's just a matter of days the commanders here tell us before they can retake the city. while we were here we had the opportunity to talk to the head of the organization. he said yes there's no -- we're hiding nothing we have help from iran in the form of advisors and some leadership on the ground providing guidance. he insisted, he stressed this is purely an iraqi operation, they're receiving assistance from the iranians but being
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fought and led by the iraqis. he also had harsh words for the united states saying their assistance has not amounted to what people were hoping for and he said at this point, the iraqis iraqis with a little help from their friends, can retake not just tikrit mosul but the rest of iraq. >> ben weidman, thanks very much. that is our top story at 8:00 in the east. related to that. the terror group boko haram swearing allegiance to i snimts what does that mean in the war against terror. to arwa damon, live in istanbul turkey what do we know? >> reporter: chris, we were actually in chad not too long ago, attending a special forces exercise in training up african special forces. amongst the american commanders and leaders we were able to talk to a concern boko haram would
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be pledging allegiance to isis was among the conversations. this serves to help the terror organization bolster its own credibility. the u.s. has been heavily focused on encouraging the african countries that make up the lake chad basin to come together in an alliance themselves to combat boko haram. and we have been seeing it with them launch inging in nigerian and over the weekend into western nigeria. bo koe boko haram has suffered set backs and the group needs to re-establish its credentials and credibility. isis benefits and can claim credit nor attacks carried out by boko haram and helps expand its own footprint into the af african continent. when it comes to what this means for security for the united
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states they were telling us nothing happens in a vacuum anymore, terror knows no boundaries and therefore threats posed by terrorist organizations in the middle east and africa have the potential to pose an even bigger threat to europe and the united states. >> thank you very much. let's figure out what this means and do analysis. citizen military analyst general marks and paul the big fear is this they're linking up one group after the other, next will be al qaeda and then another. we're taking on a massive enemy. is that far-fetched? >> this group in nigeria and isis in syria and iraq are linking up now and a merger between these two groups. not like isis is in command and control of boko haram. they're a long long way away and there's not too much mixing between operatives between these
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two groups. concerning nevertheless because this gives isis more options for going after u.s. interests in the region in west africa. >> we do know the main fear is still the lone wolf thinking about u.s. security interests in this. do you believe that there will be a significant linking of groups? is this the path to the future? the pushback would be there's supposedly racism involved between the arab terrorists and african terrorists perversely enough that they don't really see them as equals what do you mean? >> that's exactly right. there's been a reluctance for isis to conduct this merger. boco has been courting isis and praise ing praising baghdadi. finally, isis allowed them to join and they have stalled. isis has chapters in egypt, a very powerful group there and in libya, the most worrying front now. isis is expanding at an alarming
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rate in libya on the shore of the mediterranean, very close to europe a growing threat to europe. >> what we see is this coalescing of those with similar grievances and bad intentions. that in part is part of the call cu lusz inquvenzhanecu call cu las in this battle for tikrit how you not make the problem worse, right? >> chris, absolutely. the issue truly is what happens after tikrit is claimed by the iraqi force? it's not dissimilar from the strategy the united states tried to put in place in iraq several years ago, which was clear, hold and then build. the real issue became not just the clearing part the kinetic military effort to try to reclaim some land but to hold on to it resist temptations from others attacks from others but establish some form of
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governance lasting and that the locals the locals could hold on to and claim as alternative to what's in place now. >> you say the military aspect is the easy part. when you have dempsey now on the ground the word is that's why he's there, to encourage the iraqi government and other leaders to not remote the mistakes of the past because isis is largely baathists, saddam's old sunni buddies and those who feel disenfranchised. how can they do it different this time? >> there are very few indicators the outcome might be dissimilar. the fact general dempsey is there right nowe to do with the kinetic operation in tikrit. he has plenty of excellent commanders on the ground and eyes on the ground to establish what is a good military operation in this vicinity of
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tikrit. bear in mind it's tikrit and mosul and iraq and northern syria. it really is about governance and government to government type relations which makes it so sticky right now because of tehran's involvement in this fight quite visibly and quite frankly a very strong alternative to what the united states is putting in place right now. >> the concern there is not it's simply just iran scary enough from u.s. interests perspective, they are known for doing ethnic cleansing in the name of helping liberate situations. that's the concern going in there. is it a fair one? >> a lot of concern. you have a shia dominated army going in and shia militia going in and massacres recently and some of tehe sunnis living in tikrit will see this as foreign invasion into the sunni hot land. if they're heavy handed this could really drive the sunnis in iraq into isis's hands even more
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and come skatecomplicate efforts to go after mosul >> it doesn't get spoken about much because it's complicated. what do i know? that's how we got here. isis is a group of what came out of iraq. and i don't know what we're doing -- now with iran involved it seems like we're setting ourselves for a blast from the past. >> unfortunately you reap what you sew. the "uss the united states left iraq in 2011 without adhesive glue of force to continue to train iraqi force and continue to build the readiness of iraqi force and assess where they were and have a transparent dialogue in terms of what the next steps needed to be. we are where we are right now. this is really a toxic mix.
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the iran nanian shia influence is significant because of its military capability. more than militia. this is a significant capability on the ground and has significance in terms of its tactical application. we see it from a strategic perspective and what iraq wants right now is time and space and we have not been able to achieve that now and they're not stepping up significantly to get it done. >> ben wedeman is reporting thus far the iranian element has been seen as advisory and providing equipment and not there in duking it out so to speak. but it doesn't matter to the people in tikrit or those in mosul, that they're there and you have to build consensus on the ground no matter what happens military. thank you very much. a russian court charging two men in connection with last month's murder of opposition leader boris nemtsov.
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two in custody and a sixth man blew himself up to avoid arrest. what do we make of this matthew. >> thanks alisyn. it's been a matter of dramatic developments when it comes to the murder of boris nemtsov. five in custody and four protesting their innocence and one of them according to the judge has confessed, named da dadaev dadaev. and another killed himself and threw a hand grenade in chechnya and detonated another hand grenade that killed him. we don't know what secrets he may take to the grave about the killing of boris nemtsov. on the face of it it seems some progress has been made and these individuals charged with not just carrying out the killing but planning it as well.
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there's some significant progress made officially. critic critics beg to differ. a lot of skepticism this is merely a cover-up and attempt to put distance between the kremlin and killing of boris nemtsov. >> always interesting to see how those investigations proceed. anger, frustration and grief in madison, wisconsin after a white police officer killed a biracial unarm eded teen. joining us in madison, wisconsin now. >> reporter: charged protest ersers yelling frustration at police officers guarding this maddieisonmadison, wisconsin house turned crime scene. this is where 19-year-old tony robinson was shot and killed by mrs. friday. no one is allowed inside except
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for kathleen bufton who lives a thin wall away from where the gunshots rang out. >> right here near the kitchen. >> reporter: she says she was inside when she heard a scuffle next door pounding on the door. >> reporter: was that the police? >> yeah. he forced the door open. >> reporter: what she didn't know according to police there were multiple calls to dispatch regarding robinson including an alleged battery accident. >> looking for a male black, light skin edned tan jacket and jeans yelling at cars. >> reporter: the officer forced his way in and then gunfire. >> you could really hear it. right here. nothing went through. >> reporter: police say robinson attack attacked kinney provoking the officer to use deadly force but bufton has her doubts. >> i wednesdayer if it was a white person if he wouldn't have gotten shot gotten tased. her thoughts echoed by his
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family. >> i think the cops shot him but was afraid of him. >> reporter: this is not the first time the 45-year-old officer used deadly force. he was exonerated for an incident that took place eight years ago. the police chief said he's working to regain trust. >> we need to start as any reconciliation would with i'm sorry. >> reporter: hundreds gathered throughout the weekend demanding more than apologies. officer kinney 45 years old, a 12 year veteran of that department and he's on paid administrative leave. >> reporter: thank you very much. while madison is a reminder of current racial tensions thousands of people marched in selma, alabama, to mark the past. the 50th anniversary of bloody sunday. legendary figures of the civil rights struggle joining president obama and president bush in a march across selma.
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and giving birth to bloody sunday spurred the passage of the voting rights act. two california tourists in california may have to face a judge in italy. they got caught carving their initials into the wall of the coliseum in rome. they're 22 and 25 and scratched the letters j and m and then proudly took selfies to show off their handy work. they were caught in the act. the last tourist was fined $25,000. >> ouch. the owners of an irish setter who died a day after taking part in a prestigious event in england claim their dog was poisoned by a jealous rival. the irish setter took second prize before he collapsed and died. pieces of tainted meat were found in his system. the results of a toxicology test
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today as part of this ongoing investigation. >> what is that about? for a dog show? >> those are taken very seriously, usually not to this level. we'll see what happens with that. college students in oklahoma videotaping themselves singing a racist chant. what are other students at the school saying about this video? >> if nothing else it is proof while race relations have come a long way in the united states there is a ways to go. combine it with ferguson and wisconsin, and perception where are we today on this issue that matters so much. lively debate ahead. okay veggies you're cool. mayo, corn dogs you are so out of here! ahh... 'cause i'm reworking the menu. keeping her healthy and you on your toes. the complete balanced nutrition of great tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals antioxidants and 9 grams of protein. i see you cupcake. uh oh the #1 doctor recommended brand.
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what are the state of race relations in america right now? on the very weekend where a commemoration was held 50 years after selma and bloody sunday an unarmed biracial teenager was shot and killed by police in wisconsin, a fraternity in oklahoma finds itself su spaerchd a repull siv video shows some of the students singing racist chants. how far have we come? joining us political commentator and op-ed columnist for the snorkts"new york times," charles blow. and cnn commentator. both of you were there and got to walk across the bridge that i know for both of you as african-american men was significant, and charles, you wrote about that. one of the things i found circuit the president making a very moving speech and
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mentioning most importantly, if someone taught us anything our work is never done. you repeated that in your op-ed. >> i think we want there to be a terminus terminus an end to the striving there is a goal that is reachable and we can get there. i think that the truth is, is that that last stretch of the marathon is a very long stretch. it may be part of the frustration that there is a per perpetual incompletion to that last part. what we're seeing now is people having discussions about implicit bias and things that are -- and structural inequality things are very hard to get rid of because they're really hard to get -- like grasping at sand hard to get your hands around and much harder to get rid of. when things are codified when it is written into the law you cannot do something or another, then it is very clear as to what
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the goal is to change that particular wording. >> the president was talking about that as well. interesting. most of the take about what the president's speech has been about, we have a lot of work left to do. van, let me bring you in on this. he also said it is no longer endemic on charles' point, no longer acceptable to have the overt racism we did have. it's about perspective. if you say we're doing much better to some it sounds like you don't care enough. don't we have to care enough about the potential problems? >> i thought the speech was good and struck that balance. anybody who denies we haven't made progress is denying achievement of our parents and great-grandparents we have come a long way. i think the president took this idea of patriotism some people you talk about students who don't like the american flag ridiculous you have people go that far, they think patriotism can only be jinglism or zdeno
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phobia. he said no patriotism includes all americans and he drew this picture that includes lesbians gay, women, african-americans, et cetera. he really gave a love letter to the next gen ratings of america to figure out how do we find our way forward. there is a way to think of america inclusive, where everyone gets to have a part. he also did a great part of pointing out how far we have to go. he talked about specific policy issues. very specific. talked about attacks on the voting rights of america and the bill those people were beaten for and talked about criminal justice reform. now, you have republicans and democrats beginning to agree finally. we are putting way too many people in prison because they're either poor or the color of their skin or they're mentally ill and we need to be doing better. for young people of color, this idea of a new victim joe,
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michelle alexander's book a nyounew jim crow has to be taken on. when they say there will never be an "n" word from my fraternity you can hang them from a tree will never be a pledge from me. that says as our young generation comes on there is toxic stuff we have to deal with. >> i want to ask you about that video. it is shocking to see these fraternity boys on this bus singing those repugnant chants. it's hard to get where we are with race relations. we have a black president. have made all sorts of accomplishment and progress. where have these kids been? how can these kids still be singing this song? >> one of the other things happening in america is the great sorting. we are basically moving ourselves both education alley and in places that we live into
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same kinds of groups in same kinds of neighborhoods and we're sorting ourselves out. >> self-selecting. >> this is self-done. this is not by policy. we are doing it ourselves. that is causing our kids even as they live in a much milder climate than what i grew up in and what my parents grew up in they don't see each other nearly as much as i might have seen someone who was different from me. that is a real dilemma for us. >> you think there's less mixing of different types of people now? >> there was a recent report about segrdgation in schools. found schools in new york state are more segregated -- >> more segregated now? >> than any place in the country and that schools in general are more segregated than when brown, brown -- versus the board of
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education was passed. we're doing the self-sorting thing. even though there was incredible segrdgation, people had a closer proximity to each other, now, because of our gated communities and price tagged communities and because of growing income in inequality all of that is helping the sorting and moving people even in places in new york city >> right. >> on being incredibly diverse. you walk into neighborhoods, they are not diverse at all. >> we have these idea that millennials have a different attitude about race than we do. that's why i found this fraternity video extra chilling. not just the words and the hate and what was spoken the fact millennials are supposed to have a better attitude about race than we are. >> to give credit to other students on campus they did and do. the other students came out very aggressive saying we don't like this national chapter of the fraternity came out and said we
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don't agree with this so there is a tug-of-war. i want to say, having been in selma, i think for some people they think that's ancient history. i want to be very clear. my mother was born in segrdgation, not my great great-grandmother, my mother. my father was born in segrdgation. i was born in '68. dr. king was killed that year. this is all very new. people say you have a black president. that is true. it's really obama not as president but precedent of being the first. i'm a ninth generation america. my family's been here for nine generations. the fact you have barack obama as president for so much more means we all as a country have a lot of adjusting and learning to do. for some it was a beautiful beautiful moment on sunday to wake up this morning with some bad news i think was sobering. i do agree with mr. cuomo. we have made a tremendous amount of progress. nobody can take that away from us yet on specific issues of
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voting criminal justice and racial perception we still have a long way to go. >> thanks so much for the conservation. you got it mr. cuomo. >> i take it? thanks so much guys great to talk to you. we will have more on that oklahoma shut down over this racist video and the song. we will speak with a student leader at the school and a major protest happening this morning on campus. how do they feel about it? ed
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purportedly shows the students using a racial slur about their fraternity. it was record saturday as the group headed off for a date part foyer the fraternity's founder's day. within several hours of the clip being posted and shared online. the national headquarters announced it was closing its ou chapter and suspend k its members. in a statement, the fraternity's leadership says quote we apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video and we are disgusted any member would act in such a way. it goes on to say quote we are hopeful we can re-establish the oklahoma kappa chapter at some point in the future with a group of men who exemplify our beliefs and who serve as leaders on campus and the community. the university president also promising an investigation saying quote this behavior will not be tolerated and will be addressed very quickly. the response online to this clip
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has been sharp. one group called "unheard" on twitter planning a rally and some students on the ou campus came together with a prayer circle denouncing a chant that had some in this video laughing. fair to say, no one's laughing now. george howell cnn, atlanta. >> we want to bring in megan johnson right now an oklahoma university student and co-director of that group called "unheard," the alliance of african-american students and standing in front of a rally where i believe the university president just spoke. thanks for joining us. what did the president say? >> our president basically said he will not stand for this. this situation will be taken care of. the chapter and the -- those involved in this situation will be reprimanded. >> what did you think when the racist rant video circulated
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around campus and landed in your hands. what did you think when you saw it. it. >> personally i was outrageded and upset. shock was not an emotion i had. these racist situations happen everyday. we encountered them. within the black community we were upset and angry but not shocked. it happens everyday and it had to be caught to get national attention >> we are shocked when we hear you were not shocked. what do you mean this happens everyday on campus? >> not necessarily being called the "n" word but different events that happen whether it's being asked to leave a party or we're in class, we're in class and get the last student always chosen for a group. just small things that happen around campus we don't necessarily agree with. >> that's why you formed this group "unheard" of
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african-american students because you have experienced this on campus. have you tried to go to the president or campus officials and tell them what your personal experience is? >> yes ma'am. that's exactly what we have done. at the beginning of the semester we wrote a letter to president boren and administrators of the college voicing our grievances and including this student experience that directly touches sorority and fraternity life and situations exactly like this. >> when you say you're not chosen to be part of participation and ostracized in class, do you ever speak to the white students about how you're feeling? >> i think that as a community, we're very welcoming because we do not feel welcomed and when
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we're met with that reaction it's very hard to continue to reach out. >> did you know about any of this before you arrived at ou? >> no, ma'am. from brochures to tours to speaking to people on campus you would never get this atmosphere or this culture. you would never see it at ou unless you're on this campus. that's something we're pushing for, for ou to better portray itself for the university it is and not push diversity which is not necessarily one of the biggest things on campus here. >> i can only imagine how many black students want to transfer once you get there and have that experience but you're sticking it out. why are you staying at ou given your experience? >> i'm staying here because i truly love this university. it has amazing and great things to offer to students not only of color but across the nation.
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i want to make a change for students who come after me because things need to change and leaving will not be the solution >> the students in that chapter have been shut down and you heard the president say they will launch a full investigation. what more do you want to see done? >> these repercussions have not come from the university they have come from the national organization for the fraternity. we want the university to take action and a thorough investigation not only for the fraternity members but sorority members, ladies on the bus, expulsion expulsion, suspension from student life whatever that may be. what has happened is not enough. the university needs to take action. >> megan, we know you're getting ready to go to a rally right now. we can see people obviously amassing behind you. best of luck. please keep in touch with us and let us know what changes happen at oklahoma university as a result of all of this. >> for sure we will definitely
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not as big a gains as we've seen. if you're close to retirement you need to look at your balance. you don't want to be fully exposed to the stock market if you're close to retirement and have to live on that savings the next couple of years. >> more bull to do around. >> do you remember how horrible it was that day 2009. the president interesting enough on march 3rd, he went out there and presidents never talk about talking stocks he said people should buy stocks and it was such a dark dark day and people never thought it could turn around. >> it's still a gamble. >> half of americans are not in the stock market because they feel like you do or money to invest. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. exploring the country digital style. a new hln show revealing the best way to discover the city using social media, called "the
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>> i went to boulder, colorado and i went to seattle, washington. while i've been to seattle before obviously, there's something exciting about reaching out and going where the wind takes you and allowing people to guide your trip. there was this amazing moment after the camera shut down somebody i connected with while walking through the charleston city market opened up to me about something that happened to him a month ago. his daughter and son and wife were at dinner with me breaking
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bread. at one point the son turned to me and had a conversation about this traumatic event for the family. his mother turns to me and says he's never talked about that with anybody since it happened. it was this flattering moment to realize i'm connecting with folks. >> it's this beauty of travel. what i like to find out from insiders what makes their city tick. we appreciate it. i want to point you to tuesdays watch the social life on hln, 10:00 p.m. eastern, you will enjoy it. i promise. chris. >> all right. how about this one? an inspirational young man who needs help most finds a way to help others more than most. on a dark day of news here comes "the good stuff." bring us your baffling. bring us your audacious.
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this pain and fear and found the time to help others fight their cancers and rides and leads teams in cycle for survival to help end rare cancers. >> i'm really just lucky to be alive. i know we're all here and alive. that doesn't seem like such a big accomplishment but it has been 10 years since i started and now i am here at cycle for survival raising money for rare cancer research. >> wow! >> amazing. >> just an inspiration to everyone he comes in contact with. those rare cancers, they're not so rare according to memorial sloan-kettering, rare cancers account for about 50% of all cases. he's really trying to help and cycle for survival is a great organization. if you want to help them visit cycleforsurvival.org. >> great speaker. has a future in politics or whatever he wants to do. >> kids are often pro- keecocious
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when they go through a lot like that. right now, lets go to the "newsroom" with carol costello. >> happy monday if that's possible. the "newsroom" starts now. >> i would ha took my gun, i would have put to it obama's head. i would have pulled the trigger. >> happening now in the "newsroom," the voice of terror. an ohio man plays out his plan to have violent jihad and the call he called collect from behind bars. ♪ >> a racist chant, a rapid response. a fraternity shuts down its house, vandalized in oklahoma. and apple watch is unveiling. the five things you n

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