tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN June 24, 2014 4:00pm-5:01pm PDT
it doesn't stop the trouble because somebody is running against you in your own situation. >> the debate will continue as well as on facebook and twitter. join us tomorrow for another edition of "crossfire." erin burnett "out front" starts right now. >> next iraq under attack. american officials now telling cnn up to 10,000 militant fighters are in the country across the border in syria. plus bill clinton riding to hillary's rescue. but did you just make things a whole lot worse? and world cup soccer player takes a bite, literally, out of the competition. and it's not the first time he's done it. talk about a fetish. let's go "out front." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "out front" tonight the fight to save iraq.
american military advisers just arrived in iraq. there are 10,000 militant fighters in the country and across the border in syria. that may not sound like a lot but they're doing a lot of damage. isis continuing a deadly march through iraq taking over towns and cities. these are new pictures posted on a twitter account associated with isis. they allegedly are taken in the northern province of nineveh. we haven't been able to confirm the authenticity. these are the pictures they're posting, with launching rocket, men lined up before they were shot and executed. as you can see from behind and much closer to baghdad, the video that we're going to show you here posted on youtube. again, we haven't been able to independently confirm this either, but this is what it supposedly shows, iraqi security forces allegedly fighting isis rebels in fallujah. displaying rebels kill katie on the hood of a humvee.
atrocities mount on both sides. this comes from the united states top diplomat right now. >> words are cheap. i'm not taking anything i hear to the bank and saying, wow, it's going to be solved. >> we'll have much more from our interview. jim sciutto sat down with secretary of state john kerry in just a moment. but we begin with our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. i know you're getting more information from the u.s. military. how many isis fighters there are. i guess that crucial question of what's a lot? what's an intimidating number and what's a rag tag not large number? >> well, the latest estimate, erin, is that there's about 10,000 members of isis spread out between syria and iraq. 7,000 in syria, maybe 3,000 in iraq and about maybe 3,000 to 4,000 foreign fighters, nobody is sure. as far as intimidation, there's a couple of crucial, crucial centers of gravity here. one is baghdad. that's the main reason u.s. military advisers are going to start their work around the
baghdad area. they want to find out if isis has the capability to move into baghdad and make a run for that city. that is something the u.s. could most likely not let stand. you can't let baghdad fall, you can't let ice make a run for the jordanian border. those are two crucial must haves. it may be a matter again not so much of the sheer numbers on the ground, but isis' capability. it is now functioning as a military force with organization and that makes them even more dangerous. what does the u.s. have in hand? you look in the persian gulf, there are seven navy warships, a thousand marines, dozens of war planes and helicopters on stand by. look, if the president were to order air strikes to counterisis, the u.s. military could carry them out. something else the military's doing right now. they're flying 30 missions a day
armed over iraq to collect more intelligence, more information. that's 30 u.s. aircraft flying over iraq every day collecting intelligence. erin, we haven't seen that since 2011 when u.s. troops left. >> interesting comparison there, barbara starr, thank you very much. as barbara said we haven't seen that since u.s. troops left. but the president remains firm that he'll only be putting in these 300 people who are not classified as, quote, unquote, boots on the ground. secretary of state john kerry just wrapped up a meeting. pushing for the iraqi government to act. jim sciutto sat down with the secretary in the northern city of irbil. >> reporter: the iraqi military fought in fallujah today a as they targeted militants claiming control over a key oil refinery.
it was against this violent backdrop that john kerry traveled to northern iraq to press iraq's divided leaders to join together. or lose any chance of defeating isis and saving their country. in your time here, have you seen any hard evidence of any of the parties involved willing to make compromises? >> words are cheap. i fully -- i'm not taking anything i hear to the bach ank saying, wow, it's going to be solved, but i'm hearing things that indicate to me if they follow through there's a capacity to have a new government, there could be a unity government. >> 12 days ago, june 12th, the president said that my team is working around the clock on options to respond. during the 12 days since isis has captured an additional 11 cities and towns. hasn't the delay in the administration's response strengthened isis during that time? >> i think the real question, jim, is not sort of what
happened in those days, the question is what can happen going forward to have a strategy that's really going to work. >> isis has rapidly grown in strength and numbers since the start of the civil war in neighboring syria. something kerry acknowledged, though he rejected the idea that america's failure to intervene militarily in syria helped spark the crisis in iraq. kerry had pushed for air strikes on syria, but president obama ultimately decided against action. >> the reason that the decision the to strike syria didn't happen was because we ultimately came up with a better solution after the president made his decision to strike. >> on chemical weapons, but that hasn't -- >> but the purpose of the strike was to send a message to assad, don't use chemical weapons. not a strike that was calculated to end the regime or get involved in the war directly. it was to end the use of chemical weapons.
we found a better solution. we got all of the chemical weapons out. >> but isis has only grown as a threat during that time period. >> you're absolutely correct. isis has grown as a threat because countless numbers of jihadists are flocking to syria to oppose assad. >> as in syria spending these last few days with secretary kerry, i did not get a sense that he or the administration is champing at the bit to use military action in iraq. the focus remains very much on a political agreement. that said, they are far from certain that iraqi leaders will deliver that political agreement. secretary kerry said repeatedly the number one driver toward political compromise is the dire situation in iraq, but even with that they're not certain, the next two weeks are key. he'll be watching, we'll be watching. joining me "out front" is retired colonel peter monsour.
he was serving under general petraeus during the surge in iraq. barbara starr said that u.s. officials now say isis is functioning, to quote them, an increasingly capable military force. that happened really quickly. the u.s. went knowing nothing about this group, not talking about it, so saying they're incredibly militarily capable in just days. how could they have missed on something that's such a significant threat? >> it shows that they lack sources inside syria. look, isis has been inside syria for years, regenerating its combat power. it's only in the recent days and weeks when it came across the border in iraq that we're able to see how effective it's become as a military force. our forces inside syria are lacking and we have a dearth of information on what's going on in that country. >> when you look at the space
you're talking about in the middle east, when you look at syria and you look at iraq, you're talking about an incredibly large swath of space for 10,000 fighters to be controlling. is 10,000 fighters something that surprises you that it is so few and makes it easy to defeat or is that number big enough to be a real threat? >> well, 10,000 committed fighters is a real threat, but not necessarily enough to take baghdad. but enough to take the areas of iraq in the north and the west that they have seized. now whether they can hold it remains to be seen, but they're getting support from the locals and the former iraqi army as well. so they have a lot of support from locals on the ground which is enabling them to control the territory that they've taken already. >> and jim sciutto asked secretary kerry about one of these crucial issues, which is how quickly suddenly the isis went from not being a threat to being a threat. i hear your point that it's coming from syria and the u.s.
has poor intelligence there. he asked the secretary the administration has not responded to this threat, that you agreed with, not put boots on the ground. has isis strengthened in just the past 12 days as the u.s. government has known about it and done nothing, the secretary dodged the question. what do you think? >> i will make two points. in the last 12 days even if we had wanted to strike isis, could we have done so effectively? the answer is no. we didn't have the targeting infrastructure on the ground. we didn't have aircraft within reach. we don't really know what to hit. strikes right now could do more damage than good if you hit civilian targets and so forth, you could actually increase support for isis on the ground. the second point is the one that secretary kerry did make, and that is that it's this very crisis that's creating the conditions forbaghdad. if you ease the crisis, you
could take the pressure off the iraqi leaders to form a government that would be effective going forward. >> colonel, last night on this program, former intelligence operative who obviously a lot of experience in the middle east said that he was very concerned about the risk to the united states, that if isis were able to consolidate control, that they'd then be dreaming of chicago, boss tb or new york. dick cheney architect of the original war was on a radio show. and the host there asked him whether the united states would get through this decade without a massive attack on the homeland. dick cheney responded -- i want to read his words directly. i think there will be another attack. the next time it's likely to be far deadlier than the last one. i'm saying it would go far beyond box cutters. what do you think? >> i think it's pure speculation. after 9/11 everyone thought there would be another terrorist attack on the united states within a decade. and it hasn't happened.
because our defenses have improved. we've been on the offensive overseas and creating problems for jihadists in their sanctuaries and a little bit of luck and that always helps. but going forward, it's pure speculation to say that there's going to be an attack on the scale of 9/11 or greater. we don't know is the fact. and we just need to continue to do what we're doing in terms of defending the homeland and pursuing the terrorists overseas and having good intelligence on the threats to the united states as they emerge. >> colonel, thank you very much. out front next, the nastiest political race, we'll go live to mississippi just as the polls are closing. a new lead in the search for malaysia airlines flight 370. a big development of some data we'd heard about that is completely bogus. and -- well, the most goals scored in the world cup in
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breaking news. a major primary election night in america. at this moment polls are closing across the country. the first set at 7:00. many more closing at 8:00. there's one particularly nasty race we've been following closely on this show. it's in mississippi. a tea party favorite is challenging a longtime senator. from the east coast all the way out to utah voting tonight.
joining me now is john king. you know this better than anybody on the planet. these obviously are crucial primaries and midterms. what are the biggest ones tonight? >> one of the things we're looking for is after eric cantor lost his primary, any more great tea party energy upsets out there. you mentioned the mississippi race. this is the second and final round. thad cochran, chris mcdaniel. cochran is the incumbent, mcdaniel running against him saying he's been there too long, a pork barrel democrat. he's not critical enough of senator cochran against president obama. thad cochran is saying look around, look at all the money i've brought home, look at the courthouses, the highways. he's actually campaigning on his experience and his ability to bring the pork home. interesting to watch here, do the tea party voters turn out again? the primary was just three weeks ago and senator cochran has been
trying to get african-americans, mostly democrats, to come vote for him. another race with a tea party edge to it is in oklahoma. tom coburn is retiring a bit early because he's battling cancer. james langford is a republican, t.w. shannon on the right. these are both conservatives. but the tea party forces have gone with speaker shannon. if he were to win this nomination, then win in november, that would make two african-american republicans in the senate. close to where you are out in harlem tonight, charlie rangel has been in the congress for 44 years. a longtime democrat. he's had ethics questions in recent years. he said either way this would be his class campaign. you see the gentleman on the left, adriano espaillat. whether rangel can hang on this time. most americans think of harlem
as the center of african-american culture and business in the case. it is now plurality latino and white voters have moved into that district. we'll see if charlie rangel can hang on one more time. >> that will be a fascinating one. and the fact that you have two african-american republicans in the senate to one democrat, i think that's something that would shock a lot of people and not something that democrats usually talk about. thanks very much to john king. dana bash is in jackson, mississippi, with much more on that contentious race john king was just talking about. >> reporter: it may be a republican runoff between gop incumbent senator thad cochran and tea party challenger chris mcdaniel, but to these democrats allowed by law to vote, party doesn't matter. >> i voted for thad cochran. >> reporter: have you ever voted in an primary before? >> i have not. >> reporter: why do you like thad cochran so much? >> he's tested.
i just like what he's done for this state. >> reporter: this is all part of a concerted effort by establishment republicans to beat back the tea party. a pro-cochran super pac spending big bucks to get out democratic votes for cochran, especially african-americans. >> i'm really committed to trying to represent the views and interests of all of the people of mississippi. >> reporter: but republicans nationwide see this not just about mississippi. this year's last big national fight for heart and soul of the gop. how much do you feel pressure personally about that? >> well, i feel that a vote for me is a vote for experienced representation in washington. >> reporter: nervous national republicans from around the country are all in for cochran. john mccain was a closer. >> thad cochran, a good, decent, honorable servant. >> reporter: the chamber of commerce with a hail harry ad.
>> i urge you to stay with a proven and respected leader, thad cochran. >> reporter: but they're up against anti-washington sentiment fueled by a candidate who can articulate grassroots frustration. >> he's confirming that now by his outreach. he's abandoned conservatives in this state. >> reporter: national tea party groups already invested millions in mcdaniel as their hopes to send in game show host chuck woolery. this has been the nastiest gop battle in the country. a conservative blogger arrested for breaking into cochran's ailing wife's nursing home and briefly posting a picture. and this week cochran's daughter kate wrote a rant against mcdaniel decliing his lack of wisdom. he relies solely on jesus, the constitution and common sense. mcdaniel then put that on his page and the hashtags, thank you, kate, and who's your daddy.
as you were saying that, that would have been manna to his ears. a lot of it will come down to turnout. >> you know, anecdotally turnout seems to be up across the state. usually in a runoff, turnout is very much down for a primary never mind a general election. but that does not seem to be the case here. for example, erin, most of the morning i was at a precinct which is in a predominantly african-american community and already i just called to check in before coming on, voter turnout is triple, triple what it was on primary day three weeks ago. so that would be good news for the cochran campaign because those are the almost exclusively cochran voters. the question is whether or not that, too, is happening with mcdaniel voters who are enthusiastic before and even more so now. >> this will be one of the most impressive races just to watch and see what happens tonight. dana bash, thank you very much. those polls closing in just a few moments time.
we'll keep you posted on the breaking news as we get a decision there in terms of mcdaniel versus cochran. we have breaking news already because polls have already closed in a special election in florida to fill the seat of congressman trey riddle. he stepped down because of allegations of cocaine. curt clawson will win his seat. he received major endorsements from sarah palin and rand paul. he'll serve out the remainder of riddle's term but will have to seek re-election in november. still to come, bill clinton steps up today to his wife's defense, but did he cause a bigger problem? an american kidnapped by pirates lives to tell his story to "out front." and the bite that shocked soccer fans around the world. jeanne moos sinks her teeth into this story. a simple question: in retirement, will you outlive your money? uhhh.
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comcast business. built for business. bill clinton defending hillary against accusations she's out of touch after her comments that the family was, quote, dead broke when they left the white house in 2001. >> it is factually true that we were several million dollars in debt. everybody now assumes that what happened in the intervening years was automatic. i'm shocked that it's happened. i'm shocked that people still want me to come give talks. she's not out of touch. and she advocated and worked as a senator for things that were good for ordinary people. and before that, all her life, and the people asking her questions should put this into some sort of context. >> joining me margaret hoover and good to have all of you with
us. john, bill says hillary is not out of touch. >> yeah, there's a reason obama called him the secretary of explaining stuff. he's really good at putting things in context. here he's standing up for his wife putting her life and comments in context. and they always sound reasonable when they come from bubba. >> bill clinton pointed out they were several million dollars in debt, it was a fact. leaving the white house at a young age, it was pretty clear that wouldn't remain the case. he's now estimated to be worth $100 million. here's what bill clinton said is the real issue today. >> i think i had the lowest net worth of any american president in the 20th century when i took office. but i still could have been tone deaf. and you know, now i don't. and we've got a good life. and i'm grateful for it. but i feel we go to our local grocery store on the weekend. we talk to people in our town.
we know what's going on. the real issue is, if you've been fortunate enough to be successful, are you now out of touch and insensitive to the agonizing struggles other people are facing? >> fair point, margaret, that he makes. however -- >> how agonizing are the struggles of the folks in scarsdale at the local grocery store he's going to? >> which would be like a whole foods on steroids or something? >> one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country. to his point, income inequality will be one of the major things in 2016. a fair point. what is yet to be decided and seen is now team clinton or how hillary clinton is going to handle this major issue. is she going to be bill clinton, take a middle road and suggest you can be wealthy and still be in touch, will you go with what the far left is doing these days, bill deplaysio, elizabeth
warren, the way to solve it is to tax the rich and spend it on social problems. new deal liberalism revamped for a new age. >> easy way to get votes. >> the thing she has going for her, it doesn't look like she has a significant democratic primary. the people who are really wealthy is when you can match up their personal wealth with their policy and say, as barack obama did about mitt romney, he's personally out of touch because he hangs out with rich people and his policies will benefit the rich. if elizabeth warren ran against hillary clinton from the left, she would say exactly that. it could hurt her. but in a general election with a republican candidate who is not likely to be able to argue that their policies are better for the poor than hillary clinton's, i don't think it's as much of a liability. >> then there's the question of does she turn out the obama coalition. is it the new democratic coalition? does it turn out for hillary? does she get the millenniums, does she get the african-american, does she get the left democratic base.
>> how do you always do it? >> so you know she makes these comments, you know, including when she tries to say, you know, look, whoa is me, i worked hard to get this money. and they did, but we paid our taxes and other really rich people don't. which is a really strange thing to say when you're worth $100 million. but bill clinton goes out and has said things in the past that have hurt her this time around. this is what he said his role will be in 2016. oh, sorry. i'm going to read it. i'm a bit player. i wanted to hear him say, i'm a bit player. anyway, i'm a bit player. whatever she wants to do is fine with me. peter, here's the thing, whatever you want to say about bill clinton, he's not a about it player. >> no, if you read the books written about the 2008 presidential campaign, what becomes entirely clear is he's an extremely good surrogate for her because he can always get on tv and he's a very gifted
explainer. but i don't think that hillary's people put him out to do that. in the 2008 campaign he freelanced all the time. >> i like that word, freelanced. sometimes to her deep peril. >> sometimes it really hurt like when he got into tussles over race, when he said that barack obama had won like jesse jackson in south carolina. but there is no one more powerful to tell him not to do it. >> have you seen this video yet? viewers have you seen this video yet? this happened today. ♪ we shall live in peace >> it looks like my son when he's not feeling very well. >> nancy pelosi is singing wholeheartedly, the rest of them look at best incredibly awkward and at worst terribly
constipated. i'm sorry. longtime political commentator tweeted i've watched killers being executed by the state of arkansas. they look happier. >> mcconnell in particular, you can tell he's trying to -- he doesn't really know the words. there's this -- you want the symbolism of brotherhood, but boy, he ain't feeling it. >> they're sitting there swaying, they don't know the words. >> unfortunate this is happening the same day they're sending out poll watchers in mississippi in order to try to intimidate black people trying to vote. >> 50 years after freedom, 51 years after medgar evers is killed we've got a racially charged election in mississippi. a reminder that these issues are still urgent. the fact that our senate leaders can't remember the words to "we shall overcome" is bad but not -- >> one more time.
>> they don't know the words. that's their fault. >> thanks to all. a new search area and some major league faulty data. i'm talking about malaysia airlines flight 370. tonight nearly four months since the plane disappeared. now we're about to find out that australia will start hunting in a new place. and there are indications that they are depending on faulty radar data. they said it went up to 45,000 feet then down as low as 4,000 feet? remember those reports? apparently they were dead wrong. according to "the new york times" the plane remained in controlled flight flying steadily for hours after it lost contact. miles o'brien. miles, that's a dramatically different scenario, not just in terms of how far the plane could have gone but in terms of what might have happened in that cockpit. >> yeah, it is. here we are four months later, as you point out, and this is just now coming to light? we've been talking for a long time about how inaccurate these military radar altitude reports
could be even under the best circumstances. u.s. radar finely calibrated, finely tuned, the best in the world still has plus or minus 4,000 feet on a good day. we don't know what the maintenance records are, what the circumstances were, all kinds of altitude assumptions were built into that. why investigators spent a lot of time considering that, we don't know. but all this goes back to what we were saying all along, if they just lay their cards on the table a little bit, the public might help them out a little bit as they have here in identifying this southern arc. >> if the plane was at a steady altitude, let's assume that was the case, wouldn't that change how much farther it could have flown if you're not using that fuel to go up and down at the beginning, would that impact search area? >> generally speaking the higher you go, the more range you have. we know it was flying in the south. we know where that last ping was and that identifies an arc. and we know it was in the air for 7 1/2 hours because i
presume that last ping was right before it went down. so that's a fair amount of information, but that still only gets you to about a 24,000 square mile swath of ocean. what happened was, if you will recall, they were headed in that direction, then they heard those pings which we now know were an errant ping or pings from something else. and that area of the ocean has been searched. there's no wreckage there. it's been such a slow motion thing. why is this taking so long? >> talk about the malaysian authorities, right? they publicly denied anothe news report saying that the pilot's been identified as the prime suspect. reports that he's at the center of this continue to surface again and again. do you think they have more information than they're letting on? >> i'm sure they have more information than they're letting on. that's been the story of this story. there's been all kinds of information they haven't laid out on the table. this is a case where you have a potential criminal investigation where it's hard to fault investigators from holding back
information. i don't see anything new in these reports which are second and third hand anyway. still to come, a soccer player makes a real impression on the competition with his teeth. what a delicious bite. jeanne moos has the story. an american held weeks by pirates is finally freed, but is the ransom paid for that now funding terror? >> my chief officer, he was screaming, we have to get to the engine room. they're on board, they're on board. ♪
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cnn talks to a man held by pirates. he was freed in exchange for ran sh cash. but did that cash end up going to fund terrorists? kyung lah is out front. >> my chief officer was screaming we have to get to the engine room. they're on board. >> reporter: nigerian pirates armed and gunning for him. how many pirates? >> six. >> reporter: were they all armed? >> yes. >> reporter: what were they armed with? >> ak-47s. >> reporter: aboard his boat "the sea retriever" ferrying supplies to local oil operations. it was october 3rd of last year. thomas was running for his life. >> it was my chief officer. and he was pulling on me, screaming at me that the pirates were on board, that we needed to get down to the safe room. >> reporter: the safe room, a tank room behind the engine room with the watertight door. thomas, one other american crew member and nearly all their
nigerian crew made it inside. the pirates had pulled up in a small power boat next to thomas' ship and simply climbed aboard. with no armed guards to stop them, the pirates fanned out through the ship finally cornering thomas and his crew inside the hot tank room for six excruciating hours. >> they kept the hole big enough that they stuck a barrel of one of their guns in there and started shooting. >> reporter: they started firing. >> they started firing rounds in there. >> reporter: a life or death moment thomas had predicted. thomas worked for edison shwest off shore, a contractor that supports a chevron operation off the coast of nigeria. months before he had e-mailed the coordinator writing that he was feeling threatened by his own crew. he added, i am also asking to not return to nigerinigeria. >> they knew there were security issues. they knew about all the threats. >> reporter: they told you that things would improve. >> yes. >> reporter: but the problems
never stopped. they did not reply to cnn's requests for comment. on the fateful trip dock workers announced over a two-way radio where the ship was going, a major security breach. >> the pirates told me they knew where we was going. they knew my cargo. they knew my position. they knew what track i was taking. >> reporter: he was taken captive beginning 18 days of hell in the nigerian jungle and swamps for him and another crew member. barely any sleep, barely any food. a package of ramen noodles the day they were fed. did you think you were going to die? >> we knew we were going to die. every day, every night. >> reporter: the pirates wanted $2 million for their american captives. thomas believes the ransom paid was far less, though cnn cannot confirm who made the ransom and who received it but the captain
says the fbi told him the terrorist group boko haram profits from these kidnappings. the same boko haram which in april kidnapped nearly 300 nigerian girls and has unleashed devastating bomb attacks in the region. >> it makes me angry knowing that, yes, that my kidnapping helped somebody, the ransom helped somebody, knowing that this money's going somewhere bad. >> reporter: the fbi would not comment, but experts say while so maly pirates have been weakened, the number of piracy incidents off the coast of nigeria is only on the increase. >> essentially boko haram getting funding through piracy for services they provide at one point or another to the pirate groups, that could have been smuggling, personnel, weapons. >> reporter: even though the pirates released him, captain thomas is still not free.
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one of the biggest falls from grace. aaron hernandez accused of killing two men, one that bumped into him and caused him to spill his drink and apparently killed him. lloyd made an appearance in court today and susan looks at this story and downward spinal inside the case against aaron hernandez. susan, this is incredible. he's a super star and then this fell apart and allegations of gangs and multiple murders. what did you learn about aaron
hernandez? >> i covered a lot of murder investigations over the years but compared to all of those, aaron hernandez' case is filled with twists and turns. this is a fascinating guy. i mean, he has a dazzling smile, he's charismatic but hiding a dark side from hanging out in part with the wrong crowd but more troubling sours say doing a lot of pot and even used angel dust fueling paranoia that prosecutors believe is behind a pattern of behavior that led to murder over something as small as a spilled drink. we learned new surprising details how he is spending his time in jail and wait until you hear what he's reading. >> reporter: the fallen football star spends the days alone in a 7 by 10 foot cell. trying to keep him in line is sheriff thomas hudson. >> i talked to him at length. there is a warmth within this
person. >> reporter: what went wrong? >> learned behaviors and the environment people grow up in have an influence. >> reporter: he believes in hod flying behavior behind bars. he says inmate number 174954 is reading the bible. and another book he suggested. >> i got him reading "tuesdays with maruy". >> reporter: it shows a center meaningful book. >> he called his mother and told him to read it. >> reporter: the sheriff tells hernandez to find his center by turning to his childhood anchor, his late dad. >> you can't get back to the place you feel comfortable and safe and that's only going to happen if you go back and talk to your father. go back to your cell and talk to your father. >> reporter: what did he think of that advice? >> when i see him every so
often, did you do what skied you? no, but i'm getting there. i think at this point he's got a picture that he didn't have before. his dad's picture. >> reporter: a photograph of his late father in his cell. in our special report, you'll also hear more about what happened before and after the murder of oden lloyd from his friends and an exclusive interview with a former patriot who weighs in on his old teammate. this is some interesting stuff. i mean, the guy is a study in contrast. >> sounds fascinating. can't wait to see that, of course, downward smile inside the case of aaron hernandez prepares tonight on cnn at 9:00. a world cup star too hungry for a win. i guess, they tell them they can't do all kinds of things, got to starve so maybe you have to eat somebody. next with the bite felt around the world. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs?
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>> uraguay's luis appeared to sink his teeth into the blue. >> i collided with his shoulder. >> he did it discreetly, not the way vampire tom cruz bared his fangs when he pounced on brad pitt after the appearance fight, suarez grabbed his teeth and he showed his shoulder showing the bite mark. he has been in trouble for biting twice before. >> among the top five players on the planet, yet, he can't get into his head this is a game played with your feet, not your mouth. >> if anyone know what is it's like to be chewed on, evander holyfield had a bit of his ear chewed off. he heard about the soccer bite
and tweeted out i guess any part of the body is up for eating. he can expect the jokes from the first two times, if you can't beat them, just eat them. in this case, suarez' team won by one goal. he should get ready to see himself plastered on "jaws" p t poste posters. if you feel hungry, come take a bite of a big mac. we haven't had such a prominent man bites man story since boy bit boy in the 2007 viral video sensation. charlie bit me. >> ouch, charlie! ouch! charlie, that really hurt! >> we have some advice from the world cup fan for this big fish of the soccer world.
>> biting should only happen in the bedroom. and there was advice we didn't need. we ran out of time to tell you about this. this world cup had more goals in decades. is this ball the reason? that is tomorrow night. we will show you. anderson is next. hey, good evening, thanks for joining us. polls closing, a number of key primary election races, none egglier, weirder or more widely watched in mississippi. thad cochran and mcdaniel and the message that no incumbent is safe but this one has so much more. it's been marked by a promcdaniel pact ad saying cochran committed bestiality but this makes it weirder. the sen said as a kid he
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