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tapes. thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello. another hour of "newsroom" coming up next. round two of jordan's vow to destroy isis. pounding targets in syria for a second day. it's just the beginning they say of retaliation for the murder of one of their own. a murder trial field trip. the jury bussed to key locations but why? it's a case of celebrity justice. new insight in a what caused the amazing plane crash into a taiwanese river caught on camera. both engines lost power one right after the other. why and did the pilot accidentally turn off the wrong engine in trying to save the flight? good morning. happy friday everybody. i'm kate bolduan. >> i'm john berman.
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happening now, two wars raging with the united states poised to make key decisions about just how deeply to get involved in each. this morning the isis stronghold of rack wraqqa is burning. >> the french president and german chancellor in moscow trying to negotiate a cease-fire deal over ukraine with russian president vladimir putin a day after meeting with ukrainian leaders. let's get to escalating war against isis. a second day of jordan's new air assault on the terror group wrapped up just a short time ago. once again u.s. warplanes accompanied the jets on bombing rings. there are reports of loud explosions in raqqa, syria. there is smoke rising in the syrian city. cnn cannot independently verify the photos.
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>> we heard directly from jordan's foreign minister telling cnn the air strikes against isis are just the beginning of jordan's retaliation for the killing, the murder of pilot muath al kaseasbeh. we want to bring in barbara starr. this operation is now named muath the martyr in honor of that slain pilot. >> reporter: an extraordinary site on the streets of amman, jordan as even the wife of king abdullah took to the streets joining jordanian citizens in their protests in their concern about isis anti-isis feelings. very evident on the streets of jordan this morning. the queen in the front lines on the street. in the skies over syria now as these protests went on the anti-isis protests jordanian warplanes again about two dozen jordanian f-16s moving across the skies of syria bombing a
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series of isis targets accompanied by u.s. f-18s, u.s. f-22s. expect to see more of this by jordan. this is a small country with a relatively small yet capable air force. they can't keep up a huge pace of activity forever but this is a country still vowing revenge, vowing to carry out its portion of air strikes against isis so there definitely will be more to come. perhaps the real bottom line here is not the military part of this but the philosophical galvanizing, if you will of the people of jordan and people across the arab world in response to what isis did in killing that pilot. >> barbara starr, thanks so much. to the war tearing apart sections of eastern europe. at this moment key european leaders are trying to convince vladimir putin to make peace in eastern ukraine amid accusations he's sending troops and tanks over the border.
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>> let's go to moscow. matthew chance is there. german chancellor saying she's hopeful a deal can be reached before they leave. what are you hearing? >> reporter: absolutely. francois hollande with these three leaders trying to hammer 0 you the out a deal to bring an end to this fighting. it's billed as a new peace plan that two european figures are presenting to vladimir putin. we don't know the details of the plan exactly. it's been kept under wraps. it's been discussed. the key figure of course in all of this is vladimir putin. he is the one who will have to give thumbs up to this plan if it will have traction whatsoever. we haven't received confirmation they have got under way.
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what the russian foreign ministry says is that vladimir putin is prepared to talk constructively with the european leaders and that russia will do everything in its power, coming from russian foreign ministry to resolve conflict in eastern ukraine. there have been truces signed before but they haven't made a difference to fighting on the ground kate. >> that's right. let's talk about fighting on the ground. matthew chance thank you so much for us in moscow. let's talk about exactly that. the fighting on the ground. parts of eastern ukraine are being pounded and continue to be pounded by shelling but the self-proclaimed donetsk people's republic says it offered kiev the chance for civilians to leave an area northeast of donetsk. >> cnn's senior national correspondent nick paton walsh live from donetsk right now. you have seen the situation firsthand. give us the description. >> reporter: john frankly we've been coming here for months and i haven't heard the shelling landing quite so close to where
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we are here certainly in the city center. it's more sporadic and certainly not the kind of backdrop you would expect if we're going to see some success in moscow with those talks between european leaders and vladimir putin. now, clearly the separatists have felt emboldened in the last few months. we've seen them in the past week taking a lot of territory particularly northwest of where i'm standing but also to donetsk city. their stronghold is being hit regularly. another landing behind me. the issue here is diplomatic talks failed to some degree. they are going back to discuss a cease-fire to some degree which has fallen apart. it was agreed months ago. the issue people are going to be facing is quite what the reality both sides believe are on the ground. we have separatists taking more territory. very well equipped. ukrainian military not doing well at holding them back and that sense that maybe these peace talks could fail and allow even further escalation of violence. 5,000 dead so far. this city running out of food.
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at times without electricity and that constant thudding in the background. john? >> nick paton walsh, thank you so much. nick is talking about he's been there for months and he's seen the shelling and we brought you earlier this week the images that nick had himself going through donetsk international airport. it used to be a symbol of progress in ukraine and now it's decimated. >> it has seen much worse than they are admitting as they try to negotiate some kind of peace there. family and friends say good-bye to the driver of the suv that caused a commuter train collision here in new york. ellen brody and five train cass passengers were killed. the train was going just below the speed limit and the engineer did apply the emergency brake. the big question of course is why did this happen and why was it so deadly? they are searching for those answers. concerned parents in the
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chicago area. five babies diagnosed with measles. all of them at the same day care center. all of them were too young to receive the vaccine. health officials warn there may be more cases there. probably will be more cases there. more than 100 measles cases have been confirmed in 15 states in this latest outbreak. coming up for us jurors in the aaron hernandez murder trial are going on a field trip touring the former nfl star's home today. there are some things the judge says they won't be able to see. what's this about? and from two working engines to none in seconds. new incite into what happened in the moments before a plane took a deadly plunge into a river. did the pilots make a fatal decision? you just got a big bump in miles. so this is a great opportunity for an upgrade. sound good? great. because you're not you you're a whole airline... and it's not a ticket you're upgrading it's your entire operations, from domestic to international...
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happening now, jurors in the aaron hernandez murder trial are taking a field trip to several key locations in this case. >> amazing. a short time ago the bus departed from the courthouse in fall river. >> jurors are heading to the crime scene. also the house of the victim odin lloyd, and the house of the defendant, aaron hernandez. >> all of this after the defense in the courtroom grilled a police witness. they claim the first arriving officers bungled the investigation by failing to protect the integrity of the crime scene. >> have you been trained in the collection of evidence at a crime scene, captain? >> no. >> you said that at some point a decision was made to pick up pieces of evidence right? >> yes. >> okay. and that was before anyone from state police crime scene
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services arrived, right? >> yes. >> nobody measured it right? >> nobody measured it no. >> you eyeballed it is that what you're telling us? >> that's exactly what i'm telling you, yes. >> cnn legal analyst joins us now. you are a trial lawyer. you are in this fight every day. not in this case but your own cases. how unusual is it to take the kind of field trip that these jurors are now on? you don't hear it except in these cases of celebrity justice. >> the judge in any trial has substantial discretion to either grant or deny either party's request for a jury view. that being said you think this happens in murder cases or criminal cases, this is so rare. most motions get denied because the judge with that discretion it comes down to a balancing test. what is the value of the evidence that we're looking at. what's the value of the house to the jurors and you balance that
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against the massive inconvenience of putting together a big yellow school bus and a chaperon and getting everyone on and getting to the place. at the end of the day most motions are denied. the thing is in these high profile cases, judges know and parties know they'll be subjected to scrutiny later on. so an interesting thing happens that in these cases requests that normally would be stamped motion denied become motion granted. >> what exactly are they going to see on the most basic level? they get on the bus and show up at aaron hernandez's home? are there things off-limits allowed free reign to walk through his house. i'm confused and interested in what they'll be able to see. >> no two jury views are the same. the prosecution wanted permission to go before hand last night i suppose, and take a look to make sure nothing has been moved around or monkeyed
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with. so now the question is it's a very good question. can a juror use the bathroom if they want to? they've been instructed to wear boots because of the weather. can they tramp around in the house and go wherever they like? it's a logistical problem. most of them are denied. >> in this case, does it help one side more than another? >> each side if they want it must have purpose. the trophy case is a great example. there's been all this fighting about whether or not the jurors can see this trophy case. my understanding of judge garsh's order is anything in the house prior can be viewed but anything added to the house has to be moved or covered up. anything after 2013 somebody sort of farming the jury or putting in some evidence that will make him look better. the defendant. like a bible. like maybe a cross on the wall.
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just examples. it was alleged in the prosecution's own filings in this case the same thing happened in the o.j. trial. >> so fascinating. we'll have to see if there's any impact and if he'll learn what impact this field trip has on the jury. the first and probably not first of many twists we've seen in this trial so far. thank you. new information coming up this morning showing there was engine trouble before a plane took a deadly plunge into a taiwanese river. did the pilot shut down an engine that was actually working in the seconds they had to react? our aviation experts are going to weigh in. we'll be back. ommmmmmm my new website on squarespace is designed to help you tuck yourself in at night. it features guided meditations soothing melodies, and stories to help you get cozy. ommmmmmm i sincerely hope you dig it.
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no wonder more women already prefer new always discreet pads over poise. visit for coupons and to learn more. new information about what may have caused that deadly plane crash caught on camera in taiwan. officials have completed their analysis of the black boxes and found there was a problem with both engines. both stopped producing power leaving the plane flying without any thrust just 37 seconds into the flight is when the first stall warning went off about the engines. >> the first engine here's the curious thing, after the first engine went out, for some reason the other engine appears to have been turned off. the one that was working. did the crew turn it off? if so why? they managed to restart that engine but it was too late and a couple seconds later the plane crashed into the river. joining us to talk about this
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cnn aviation analyst mary schiavo. one engine went out. we know that. it seems that perhaps they turned off the one working engine. why would a crew do that? >> because they are in a hurry. they're in a very tense situation. they don't have much time and they haven't been trained to properly trouble shoot. i would like to say this is unheard of and it's never happened before but i can name at least three commercial fatal accidents where this exact thing happens. there was a very famous british midlands plane in '89. this was a 737. they heard a bang. they thought it was one engine and in fact it was the other engine as i like to remind people there's no rearview mirrors in the cockpit so it's hard to know which engine has the problem. it's very difficult sometimes to tell particularly one of the keys in prior accidents is if
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you had recently switched aircraft. if you were flying an older model and switched to a newer model as they have here. >> just to be clear, if they did have one working engine they would have flown with that before they turned it off, true? >> they could have before they turned it off. once they turn it offer, there are restart procedures in flight restart procedures and had they been at 15,000 feet they could have restarted it and been fine. >> that's exactly what i was going to ask you. how long does it take to restart the engine? remember to our viewers, this happened right after takeoff. the 37 seconds into the flight is when the first stall warning went off. >> realistically once they turned off the good engine, they would not have had enough altitude to restart it. the fatal decision was turning off the good engine. this is not the first time this has happened. i hope it's the last. this is a problem on a twin plane as figuring out which one
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you have the problem with and you have to read those instruments very carefully and sometimes they're misleading. >> to that point, news out this morning that all transasia pilots will have to take a written and oral exam if they fly the aircraft within the next four days. that was announced by transasia. what does that tell you? they must be concerned these guys don't know how to fly these planes. >> they're concerned about their training particularly training in emergency situations and this is a worldwide problem. a lot of the training even the united states has done in classroom or in simulators and in fact there have been instances where they have been training for this situation in the field and crashed on training exercises so shutting down one engine and then training on the other is tricky even with a flight instructor onboard. >> thank you so much. finding out with a caused it will be fascinating. >> think of what they were up
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against in those 37 seconds. they just had taken off. >> think about passengers inside. one survivor took off the seat belt before the crash and told the woman next to him to do the same. both of them survived. was that the move that saved their lives? we'll talk about the issue of seat belts and how much they help and how much they get in the way of surviving a plane crash. this is just the beginning. jordanian warplanes pounding targets in syria warning more to come delivering on a promise to make terrorists pay for murdering one of their own. >> that's coming up for us. first, cnn's impact your world. how to help those in need. >> charity. seems straightforward, right? you give money to an organization and they take that money and makes sure it goes where it needs to go. charity, like most things is more complicated than it seems. anyone can raise money these days using a crowd funding site like go fund me or crowd sources help for a problem. when it comes to big charities,
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new developments this morning. the war against isis. jordan has just completed round two of its air assault on the terror group, jordanian f-16
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fighters accompanied by u.s. warplanes including f-18s, f-22s and a-10 aircraft. we're told the air strikes were mainly centered on the isis stronghold of raqqa in syria. >> this was the scene in the jordanian capital a short time ago. the queen joined thousands of people demanding death to isis. the queen was holding a poster of the pilot, muath al kaseasbeh, burned alive by isis militants. the operation against isis has been named muath the martyr in honor of the pilot. let's talk about this and bring in our two global affairs analyst, kimberly dosier and james reese. let's talk about the operations we know of publicly and second round of air strikes that jordan just finished up. they talk about several air strikes against isis and they hit training centers, arms and
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ammunition depots. why are they on the second go-around? >> it's logistic. support in syria and iraq. if you cut off logistics and equipment, that leaves forward troops in iraq fighting without anything. so that is a very classic way of degrading soldiers by going after logistics. >> kimberly it seems there are two battles being fought by jordan. you see these air strikes going on in syria and in iraq as well and then you see what's happening on the ground in jordan with the queen out there with the demonstrators. it does seem that the regime right now is very keenly aware about the importance of this public relations moment. >> the regime has had a very uncomfortable few months dealing with the population that has been divided about the fight against isis what this has done is taken some of the middle ground in jordan and put them in favor of the fight. when you think about the fact that the country has had
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resurgence or surge of refugees from syria and has had to suffer through austerity measures and a lot of jordanians have relatives who have gone to fight against the syrian regime you have a lot of divided loyalties. do something like this to a jordanian pilot, a symbol of the country, and it helps them make up their minds. that's exactly what the kingdom needs to help them redouble their efforts against isis. >> politically, colonel, this is galvanizing. in terms of the logistics of taking on isis themselves, they say this is our war now, i wonder how does jordan do it? the foreign minister in speaking to wolf said clearly it will require everything. he didn't go into detail what that meant but jordan is a small country. how do they sustain a long military campaign like this. >> he looks at their elements of national power like we do. there's a diplomatic aspect. an intelligence. a military aspect. and an economic aspect.
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>> no diplomacy when it comes to isis. >> it's king abdullah who i call the warrior king leading the other arab countries diplomatically and bringing them in. one thing we have to watch is jordan does not have the oil base country like saudi and uae. that's where we can help them and help king abdullah with money and allow them to sustain because they want to. they have the will. now we have to help them. >> kimberly let's look at this from the isis side right now. has any of this hurt their recruiting efforts? >> for the target set of people they're going after, young disenfranchised muslims, we hear that they are still getting a thousand new recruits a month. but the problem is that they are only hearing from their own supporters. they don't know or care about how this looks to the outside world in terms of their brutality. this is the same mistake the branch of al qaeda made inside
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iraq. it stepped up brutality to control those in its territory and that caused internal descent. the more we see this brutal activity reaching the outside world, those numbers are going to start to draw down and what the obama administration had hoped would happen is the local countries would really redouble their efforts in the fight. we'll see the trend going in that direction. >> to that same train of thought. i want to get your take on a tactic. a new video came out seeming to show life as back to normal if you will. schools, children in the schools learning. women, community coming together. contrast that with not only what we know is brutal tactics but the new u.n. report that listed out the horrific abuses that isis committed against children. what are they trying to do with
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this? >> you have to think about the audience. that video is fed to its own supporters saying we are providing security that you can't find anywhere else inside syria or parts of iraq so join us. the u.n. report shows the brutality they used to stay in power. that message has to get to more people so that they see the true side of the regime. until that happens, they're going get followers. that's why they talk about this being a long multigenerational process. the people on the ground have to choose. >> there is something sickening about this. they release this happy school scene. look we're teaching kids math and everything is okay. just awful. coming up for us homeland security funds running out at the end of this month unless congress gets its act together. can they afford to play politics
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three weeks from today is when money runs out for the department of homeland security unless congress approves a bill to continue funding that department. that's the problem. the bill has been bogged down. >> they are blocking debate on the bill because amendments would undo the president's executive actions on immigration. earlier this week the president talked about how important he
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thinks it is for congress to pass a clean bill given what he says is at stake. >> it's a budget that recognizes our economy flourishes is when america is safe and secure. it invests in our i.t. networks to protect them from malicious actors. it supports our troops and strengthens our border security and it gives us the resources to confront global challenges from isil to russian aggression. we would make a critical error if we avoided making these investments. we can't afford not to. >> so are lawmakers playing politics with homeland security? who is playing politics with the country's homeland security? let's bring in republican congressman john flemming. thank you so much for your time. >> kate great to be with you. >> thank you very much. i think the most important question at this very moment three weeks out congress has left town. you're still in town. they're not even going to be in
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town next week. is the department of homeland security going to run out of money? >> at the rate we're going, we are. the bill to fund dhs is held up in the senate and the question is why do democrats want to give social security cards to illegal aliens while depriving paychecks for our border security officers and that's -- >> democrats say why are republicans putting poison pills, if you will into a funding bill that threatens the security of our country? >> because it's a responsibility of congress being an equal branch of government to say to the president that you can't go out and unlawfully violate the constitution and provide for amnesty to over 5 million people here illegally and our main tool to deal with that is defunding the president's actions. >> congressman, you'll have that fight for a long time to come. republicans have controlled both chambers of congress. i'm sure that's a fight you are
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ready to welcome. why jam it into a bill that needs to be dealt are right now when immigration question is a very long conversation? >> it's an immediate situation. the president as we speak is creating rent space in crystal city, virginia. he's also hiring up people to process all of this. so if we're going to defund this it must be done now. >> it's not just democrats who disagree. there are republicans in the senate who say they agree with your points on immigration but this is not the fight to have. this is what senator john mccain has. he said we understand what the house did when we pass the bill that took immigration measures out of homeland security. we understand what the house did. we hope they understand our constraints as well. we can't shut down the department of homeland security for threats we have from isis and overseas. if they do not get the money, will that make america less
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safe, congressman? >> it would be the president shutting down dhs because we've sent a funding bill over to the senate. it would be democrats who are filibustering this but more than that the american people are on our side. 58% of americans say that we should not provide funding for amnesty for those who are here illegally. >> if it does not get funding, homeland security does that make america less safe? >> actually most of the funding to dhs does not change the employment picture. 85% or more will go to work. perhaps without a paycheck. and they will eventually get their pay even those who don't. so there will be no immediate security effects. there will ultimately be security effects and that's why again it begs the question why do we want to provide earned income tax credits, social security cards, social security
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benefits -- if i may finish what i was saying. why do we want to provide these taxpayer benefits to the burden of taxpayers unlawfully while not paying also our workers for dhs? >> speak to those taxpayers, some being the 85% of the department of homeland security that you said will go to work because they're deemed essential but they may go to work without pay even if they get paid back later what do you say to those employees? >> well i say to them that they should call their democrat representatives and have them pass this bill. that's all we have to do is pass it out of the senate and send it onto the president. >> interesting to see how this plays out over the next three weeks. whether or not america compromises its safety after that point. congressman flemming thank you so much for being with us. we appreciate your input here. >> thanks for having me john and kate. >> we'll talk about air safety coming up. new key questions. cannot wearing a seat belt in some instances make the difference in saving your life?
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new this morning, questions on how some survivors in the deadly plane crash in taiwan
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managed to get through the accident. one passenger unbuckled his seat belt when he heard problems with the engine and told the girl beside him to do the same. they were 2 of 15 that survived that plane crash when it fell into the river. >> translator: shortly after takeoff i felt something wasn't right. something was wrong with the engine. i always take the flight. i told the girl behind me to release her seat belt and cover her head. not long after the plane went down. >> amazing. four other passengers trapped in their seats dangling from their belts when that man unbuckled them as water was rising in the cabin. as randy kaye reports, a buckled seat belt on a plane saves far more people in a crash than it hurts. >> reporter: this is what can happen 30,000 feet above the ground. chaos inside american airlines flight 280 flying this past
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december from south korea to dallas when the boeing 777 suddenly dropped over japan, passengers panicked and pulled out their cell phones to record the drama. >> all of a sudden there was a big drop in service and materials. my iphone, everything started flying all over the place. >> reporter: some screamed, others cried as the plane cried. food and trash spilled into the aisles. the plane made an energymergency landing in tokyo. five people taken to the hospital. if the passengers and crew hadn't been wearing their seat belts, it could have been much worse. the faa says each year approximately 58 people in the united states are injured by turbulence because they're not wearing their seat belts. between 1980 and 2008 the faa recorded three fatalities and found two of the three with respect wearing seat belts even
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though the seat belt light was illuminated. in 2013 in singapore airlines flight from singapore to london hit terrible turbulence just as flight attendants were serving breakfast. the plane reportedly dropped 65 feet injuring 11 passengers and one crew member. food flew coffee hit the ceiling. one passenger told reporters anything that wasn't tied down hit the ceiling as the plane dropped. >> suddenly it felt like we were in an elevator and somebody had cut the cable. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: when asiana flight crashed, a 16-year-old actually survived only to be run over by an emergency vehicle responding
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to the scene. the ntsb found had those two passengers been wearing their seat belts, they likely would have remained inside the plane and survived. seat belts may help passengers survive, but in some cases, they can trap them in their seats. on wednesday, this transasia airways plane crashed into the river shortly after take-off in taipei. with the cabin already chest-deep in water, rescue crews found passengers tangled in their seat belts, hanging upside down. one 72-year-old man said he helped save four people by undoing their seat belts. he says they would have died if he hadn't moved quickly. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> still amazing. thank you so much for that. coming up if you see anyone wearing red today, hello. it could be about a lot more than just fashion. it could be about your health. coming up star jones is here to talk about how her victory over
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today is national wear red day. why? the american heart association trying to get the word out, especially to women, about heart health awareness. >> heart disease is the number one killer of women but also the number one killer of african-americans and the number one killer of all americans. it's deadlier than all forms of
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cancer. take a look at who's also wearing red today. women's advocate star jones is here with us today. she's a survivor of heart disease. and one of the go red campaigns -- another one of their campaigns is called the life is why campaign. she says i go red because they took my heart out of my body and put it back in. >> thank you for being a lady in red. when you go red, you say to the world that i take my heart health really seriously and i stand for heart health. so thank you both. john, we're going to work with you a little bit. >> pink is a form of red. >> everyone still thinks heart disease is an old white guy disease, right? >> exactly. with all my degrees and access and all that i thought it was an old white dude's disease until somebody sat across the
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table from me five years ago and said i needed open heart surgery. i had heart disease and they needed to crack my chest and take my heart out of my body. my heart was out of my body for 22 minutes kept alive by machines. i had to change my lifestyle after open heart surgery. i had to make sure that i was on a heart regimen that included exercise diet getting rid of some of the things that made me really, really happy. but also living makes me really really happy. >> we were in the green room and you said to me john it's okay if you ask me about my weight. people know you've lost a lot of weight. >> definitely. >> but the surgery came after. >> 11 years ago, i weighed 307 pounds when i had weight loss surgery. i lost over 150 pounds. and for 11 years, i've now kept off 140 of those pounds. should i probably try to get
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that last ten pounds? yeah but i'm not going to turn into an upper east side who obsesses. >> especially after just having a baby. >> but in all honesty, 80% of all heart disease is preventable by certain lifestyle changes. >> say that again. >> 80%, no question, it's not star's stat. that is the scientific data of the american heart association and good common sense. don't smoke, eat less, move more. if you just do those three things you can save your own life. >> how do you make the campaign work? i know you've really changed your life and made this one of your life's work as a woman's advocate to get the message out. but how do you get the message across? people are a little thick-headed sometimes. >> you get it in every aspect of society and every aspect of culture. in my everyday life i run a women's organization. and so i make sure that the women who are networking at napw are always involved in campaigning that enhance their life, the whole woman.
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unemployment has a lot to do with health care. if you're unemployed you usually don't have good health care. if you don't have good health care, then you can't do preventable medicine. if you don't do preventable medicine you're more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, to be obese. to get some form of cancer. it's a vicious, vicious cycle. >> we thank you for the message you're trying to send. thanks for coming to see us. >> absolutely. >> go head, everybody. have a great day. that's all for us. >> "legal view" with ashleigh banfield starts now. hello, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield. welcome to "legal view." outrage and warnings are one thing. missiles and bombs quite another. but day two of the mission called mu'ath the martyr proves jordan means what it says about isis. for the second time since isis publicized the horrific murder of jordanian