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once. some stuck on the road for hours including children on school buss. and then public officials were slammed for not being prepared. plus, local television meteorologists. one of those is wstb's glen burns. i know you are about to have a conference call with the task force. >> that is a good consequence. we had a conference ever since the last major event. we have a diverse group of people now emergency fgers, fema, jrnlg jrngeorgia departme transportation. we have been meeting and developing strategies. we are getting ready to go into a conference call with the members of the task force and
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we'll get a briefing here. it looks like another major event. what are you seeing as far as the forecast. >> we had arctic air that is coming in just like last time. the difference is it is coming in from the pacific ocean. the last event that shut down at l lanta was isolated three inch totals. this is likely to last 30 hours in northern georgia. it is going to be a much longer duration event last time. we are going to see wide variations starting out as rain and changing over to snow and then freezing rain and then more snow. and it is going to be a wild situation. the good news is it is coming in on a monday night and we are aware of it.
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it is not coming in on the middle of the day. >> is this group, going to be a mega decider different governments handling things together now? >> i was with the governor on friday afternoon at his office at the capitol. there are a lot of new changes that are going to be coming into effect. one is perhaps putting gima in charg charge. s so that is the big change there. you are having an input of ideas on different precipitation. that is something brand new that has never been done before.
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we have skills here. i know the subtle nuances. that is going to be a major player in what we decide to do in the future weather events. glen burns joining us on the tell phone. >> thank you. we'll update on how those plans are coming together. you can call it the calm after the storm. >> in syria, you can see the dramatic view today more than 600 evacuees, many women, children and elderly adults were fleeing for their lives after what was supposed to be a pause in the fighting. mohammed, what is the latest now? >> reporter: well martin, evacuation this is an area that has been under siege for days.
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to look at the amateur videos, it looks like a har rowing escape. you see women and children in this video as they are running for their lives. there is a camera man taking this video that is so overcome with emotion he breaks down saying please god they are so close to the vehicles don't let a massacre happen right now. to give a sense of how terrifying it is. let's get a look at this video today. [ speaking syrian ]
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[ speaking syrian ] >> this really goes to show just how bad it is there despite the presence of those few un vehicles. what makes matters worse is even though at the least 600 people were evacuated today, if you go by un numbers, there are at least over 1000sy vacivilians entrapped in the area. >> the vehicles pulled up and
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clearly there are not enough of them. what is the impact on those trying to help, too? >> i have spoken to a lot of aid workers, they have been frustrated. they are at the ready trying to deliver as much aid as they can. any hiccup on the ground, you see today, despite weeks of planning there were just a few vehicles there. the elderly and women and children were wedged between these few vehicles shuffling out of the city this evacuation that was going on, it is so bad in fact that with all of their belongings that they were trying to carry with them, they would leave them behind and drop them on the ground. it shows how horrible it is on
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the ground in syria. we are hearing this in many other parts of the country. at the very least 100,000 people have been killed as a result of that civil war. >> striking video to watch. thank you very much. >> a milestone for gay rights, starting tomorrow. same sex marriage will get expanded recognition even in states where it isn't legal. >> this announcement is significant. it is the furthest the federal government has gone to date to recognize same sex marriage in the last five years. promising new legal benefits from the federal government. >> i will issue a new policy
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memorandum that will formally instruct all justice department employees to give lawful same sex marriages full equal under the law. >> in the states that do not allow same sex to mary. >> civil rights -- holder compared the obama administration's push to the civil right's strouggles to the 1960s. it compared him to the crusading s general john f kennedy. >> it must be as aggressive today as it was in robert kennedy's time. >> this is the latest of moves
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from holder and obama. >> repealing don't ask don't tell in 2010. no longer defending the act in 2011 and the president declaring his support in 2012. saying the new policy undermines state's rights. >> it appears to be another example of the obama administration imposing it's will on the states. our legislature has decided to recognize same sex marriage and could be an issue that are having this debate or law sli lawdations. a number that drops to 33 in june when a law legalizing gay marriage goes into effect.
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>> a controversial member of the u.s. olympic skating team doesn't hold back. what caused ashley wagner to make that face is up next. i always say be the man with the plan
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around. you want to see what these gays can do out there and gals. and the americans very, very good at it. american jaime donaldson, she was flawless. she is well-known for her jumps. she landed two, 20s on it. >> this was super challenging. everything about it. the rails were technical and the jumps were really big. but every day they got better and better and by today, it was just so fun. and definitely made it better because i hadn't landed the run islanded in finals, but i vice
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wai vis wallrised it. >> one day after sage kotsenburg, he is only 20. anderson is 23. let the american's medal count is 4. at this point, we really all expected team usa to have five medal s bode miller was the fastest in two of the three training uns. but in the run that mad tat te only the 8th fastest. he will get another shot at that on thursday. now chasing a bit of redemption. figure skitt skater ashley wagn.
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in the team event she didn't find that edeposition. she finished 4th which brought one the face. it has gone viral. we'll see if she is smiling in the individual event which is over a week's team. in the meantime she is the bronze medalist. wagner tweeting out "just i am an olympic medalist. thank you to our team and thanks to charlie white who let us to t the bronze". >> you can see her performance both on and off the ice on our website. another big name this weekend is woods. we are not talking about tiger.
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we are talking about tiger's niece. c cheyenne woods is the faster's champion. she looks like she took a page from her auncle tiger's book. she held in there to the very end. she said she can play just like her uncle tiger. and afterwards tiger sent her out a tweet saying congrats. >> it is nice to come out and prove she is a great talent. thank you again. >> a man is on trial accused of killing a teen. that is over loud music. his fiance took the stand but
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what she reveal ed may hurt his defense.?
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we'll start you off with some images of washington, dc. winter is everywhere and from
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where we are headed. this way. >> in 2012, after won fronting him and his friends he shot him after confronting him about the loud music in his suv. his fiance took the stant d in court yesterday. >> did the defendant say anything about the music? >> i hate that thug music. >> i heard pop pop pop. >> when you heard those noises did you know what they were? >> no, i didn't. >> when you woke up was the t l television on? >> yes, it was. >> did you happen to see something on the news? >> yes, i did. >> did you hear that a teen-ager
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had been killed at the gas station? >> you can tell that she is extremely distraught. i want to bring in our legal ladies. thank you both for being with us. >> let's talk about this fiance here. >> is that going to help or hurt the defense? >> definitely hurt the defense. she is a prosecution witness. she was so authentic and seemed so believable and distraught i don't think the jurors will have a problem believing that the testimony was accurate and true. she heard the shooting she did make the statement i hate that thug music. i think that you can believe that he became enraged and got into an argument and got fired. i think that will hurt the kaca. i think the issues that i have
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is one she didn't corroborate the defendant's statements that he saw something that he thought was a weapon and she heard him say that he hated that thug music. that takes away from a proposition that this adds the defense there was a motive. >> he felt that he was serious jeopardy of death or harm? >> serious bodily injury or death. >> when there is no weapon in the car and the defense is saying i thought there was a weapon but it is not corroborateded by any one else, i think they are going to have an uphill battle with that defense. >> this case has been compared to the travon martin trial. >> i think you see a lot of the same characters in the court
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room. there are a bun p k of people that are similar. >> doesn't this seem more cut and dry? >> it does seem more cut and dry. i thought that travon martin's case was cut and dry. >> but, i don't have full faith in the system in florida. i do believe that this is a more equal jury. i think the selection in the sury is bsu jury is better. i think they were around the same age. they were gunned down and both unarmed. it is a scary parallel for the two. the defense did try to hammer on the prosecution. saying there was a weapon and it was sloppy police work and they didn't fight it. it was always the weapon in the
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perpetrat perpetrator's hands. they say there was a weapon that george simmerman had. never was there a weapon in the victim's position. >> they are trying to say there is sloppy police work. >> if the defense puts up a case. if they do put up the case they will make a strong argument that yes, there was a gun there, but that weapon was thrown away and not found but the police didn't investigate the area for four days. thank you. >> well a zoo sparks outrage after it shoots and kills one of its own animals. why officials say they had to kill a young, healthyger raf next.
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bottom of the hour. number one recall involving nine million pounds of meat. products were shipped last month. consumption could lead to death. good news so far nobody has gotten sick. another storm pushing to the deep south. many of you may remember how that last storm paralyzed the city. they are preparing for this storm now. the reporter who broke the news of the u.s. surveillance program says expect more revelations when he launches a new website. the search of much of green
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nwald's reports is in russia. and the u.s. is cautioning against a claim by riiran that is sending war ships towards america's borders. u.s. defense official calls the claim an announcement. britain's prince charles and prince william are fighting the wild life trade. in the six minute video they talk about the shocking rise in the trade over the last ten years. and address ways to help raid kate. >> my father and i hope you share our belief that future generations may not know a world with these shocking animals.
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this year i have become even more devoted for protecting the resources of the earth for not only my own son but the children of his generation. i want to experience the same africa that i did as a child. >> this next story is almost unbelievable. a zoo in denmark euthanized a young healthy giraffe. this one is i don't know what they were thinking. >> they are defending their actions and we are going to begin in denmark. we want to warn you that these images are graphic. you are if you are sensitive now is the time to turn away. the copenhagen zoo shot and
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killed the animals in front of spectators. it was then squaered and cut up. thisger raf walked out here at quarter past 9:00 and then there was a zoo keeper with bread. he said here you go. i stood behind with a rifle and then he put his head forward and ate. it. he got his bread and then he died. it is about how this has taken place. >> the decision infuriated thousands of people and sparked an online petition. he defended his action.
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this is how they decided to handle it. why not euthanize as opposed to a shotgun to the head? >> they said if a lethal injection was used it would have ruined the taste of the meat for the lions. >> we have a couple of other stories. the popularity of flappy birds too much to handle. the developer released the game but it was popular among people in the u.s. and beyond. it was removed from app stores by the cray tore. the game was pulled at noon on sunday. it is currently the number one
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free app and from one faux paux to another. the company said that it didn't realize the photos of adams were snapped at the memorial. they said they regretted their stunt. and adams said they are d disgusted for the fashion house to use the images of her in mourning. >> you got it. >> he was in a dangerous part of mexico on a motorcycle twip. when he disappeared. what happened to his american. plus this? coming up. you are going to see me walk across the top of the georgiadome. stay tuned.
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there is nothing wrong with your tv set right now. that is dc. we wanted to share it. did you catch nick wallenda's latest tight rope trick? >> if you haven't seen the
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latest feet from daredevil nick wallenda? he brought his skills to atlanta to cross the georgia dome. wire walker nick wallenda dazzled the crowd below. >> so when i'm on that wire that is life. >> it is a life that has led him to feat and far more exciting things. >> from walking 180 feet above a sarasota highway to crossing niagra falls. and his stroll above the grand canyon. but wallenda says every walk has a unique set of challenges. including those indoors.
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there was a lot of trussing and lighting in the way. so the wire moves more. you don't know what to expect when you get out there. his walk was part of the winter jam. one spectator was praying for a finish. he finally made it out. i was like yeah. >>. >> he's not just a dare devil, he's a performer. the crowds love him. martin. can't wait to see. how does he do it. the message that came from this next story was pretty ominous. american harry devair was on a motorcycle trip to latin america he was waiting for a military
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escort and now his mother is waiting to hear from her son. here is al exan dra field. >> he didn't have to dream of the day he would quit his job and travel the world. he was doing it by age 32. he was traveling by money he did by doing online trading he had checked off his bucket lift. >> he has been an adventurer since he was a tiny kid. he will tell me about people he has met throughout the world. >> but his great adventure had come to a grinding halt. in mexico. >> he has dropped off the face of the earth it seems and i can only think that he is hurt and needs us. there is no way he wouldn't have gotten word out to us.
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this weekend his family tapped his pittsburgh pafacebook page. he was riding this motorcycle chasing butterflies in mexico. he stumbled upon his next adventure. >> there is a lot to do in mexico. little place on the pacific ocean. you know what the mexicans say about the pacific? they say it has no memory. >> he was told he was just five hours from the beach made popular in the movie "shaw shayk redemption". >> just got a military escort out of a place that was too dangerous for me to be".
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>> everyone says that this is something out of a movie. i can't wrap my brain around what is happening. >> local mexican officials told cnn that they are aggressively searching for him in mexico. where kidnapping and murders have spiked since the beginning of the drug war. he gave me the biggest, biggest hug and we both wept because who new when i would be seeing him again. and i think my life maks no sense without him in it. >> women voters are the key to winning the white house. republicans they have their work cut out for them. what the latest poll numbers reveal coming up. first star jones thought only old white men got heart disease until it happened to her. spreading the word about the
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nation's number one killer. >> starr jones wearing many hats tho attorney, author, tv personality. >> but the one she takes most importantly heart health advocate. >> it can affect any woman anytime any race, size any age. >> a reality that slapped her in the face. she had gastric bypass surgery. changed her eating habits and started exercising. she lost 160 pounds. i thought, i had accomplished everything i needed to on the health front and then i got diagnosed with heart disease. even though jones felt and looked great. she was getting light headed, experiencing shortness of both
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and get tired. >> women don't take care of our health in the same bay that we take care of our families. >> i wear my heart scar as a bath of honor. because it means that i'm a survivor.
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all right if you want to go to the white house today, you probably need a shovel given by the amount of snow we have been watching coming down. no matter what party wins the white house in 2016. one demographic that may he help decide that race will be the voters. dana bash reports. >> reporter: first rand paul called bill clinton a sexual predator. now he is doubling down urging democrats not to take campaign
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cash clinton helps raise. >> they should give the money back. but you can't do it and take it from a guy who is using his position of authority from women in the workplace. >> his wife would be a formidable white house rival. >> a new cnn orc poll asked if the republican party understands the concerns of women and 59% said no. >> we showed the poll to the highest ranking republican woman who invited us to the capital office. >> six in ten women say they don't think republicans understand their concerns. >> the republican ares i think are suffering from a few statements that had been made by
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republicans that had been dthing. >> like this in the last election. >> it is a legitimate rape. the female body has things to shut that whole thing down >> republicans are good at speaking from our head. >> we need to speak from our heart and make sure that people know that we care. >> opposing democratic plans to address pay inequity to oppose their own plan. we need to be part of a solution and bring these laws whether it is wage an hour or tax laws into the 21st century. at tammy's diner in virginia up for grabs in november the gop problem is on display.
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>> the democrat party is more aware for what is best in terms of choices. >> peggy mackey is a republican. get some more women in there. the statistics are stunning. there are only 19 gop women in the house. >> we are fighting so hard to get so many more women elected. congresswoman is fighting to get more people recruited. >> music to their ears at tammy's diner. i think the more we get involved in government issues, the better things will be for women. >> cnn washington. >> well, it is the biggest dog show in the world and doing something it has never done before. fedex one rate. really makes my life easier. maybe a promotion is in order.
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after a very bumpy ride last week investors are looking for a better week. alison kossic looks ahead for us. >> this week's top stories in business begins with janet yellin. yellen is scheduled to deliver the bank policy testimony on tuesday. one question is how quickly does the fed plan to wind down it's stimul stimulus. big names like cisco, whole foods report. so far, dozens of companies have issued negative forecasts
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raising questions about what the road ahead holds. the nation's bigges hamburger chain has been growing at a solid 7% clip over the past d k deca decade. prompting the company to move in. that is what we are watching for this week in business news. >> do you guys have a pen? >> it is the biggest competition of the we'year in the dog world. the westminster dog show starts tomorrow. and that tops our week to come. 191 breeds will be in the running for best in show and for the first time in 100 years mutts are in the mix. 16 of them got to compete in the agility field. many are from shelters way to go.
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also on monday, get ready to see a better side of betty white. she will be on "monday night raw". french president, has lunch and dinner at the white house tuesday. he will be on a three day trip but french officials say that he will attend the white house state dinner without the former first lady. the case against accused boston marathon bomber is back in court that will be wednesday. layers wil lawyers will attend a status hearing. last month attorneys say they will seek the death penalty tsarnaev. you and your sweetheart can watch all 13 episodes of this political drama which stars
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kevin spacey. and that is going to do it for me. it has been a pleasure hanging out with you. don lemmon continues now next live from new york. >> i really enjoyed watching you too as well. thank you for that. you are in the cnn newsroom. at the top of the hour we are going to talk about ice and snow. it wasn't long ago that a rare winter storm brought a major city right to its knees. >> hey, hey, hey. so that was a little bit. that was atlanta. not even two weeks ago. people who lived there had fun calling it a snow jam when one million cars were stuck on the