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♪ good morning. bayuenos dias. welcome to your "new day." it's saturday, april 23rd. i'm boris sanchez. >> good morning, borboris. the suspected mass graves
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outside of mariupol, ukrainian officials point to nassau satellite images that show ground in one area has recently been disturbed. they also say claims from one source indicate that the site has been used to dispose of bodies. cnn is working to independently verify those claims. >> meantime, russia has unveiled a new goal in the conflict, a new strategy. a commander saying taking control of southern ukraine and even donbas region to establish a land block of crimea. there is new credit yo that shows utter destruction in the small village of moschun, north of kyiv. house after house flattened. the ukrainians played a major role in pushing back from the city. 100,000 people are trapped in
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mariupol including soldiers and sillians. ukraine's deputy prime minister announced this morning, a humanitarian corridor is now open to evacuate, women, children and the elderly. this morning, we are hearing reports of more shelling in the kharkiv region. we're going to bring you up to date with that. let's get the latest with cnn's scott mclean joining from us wlee ev lviv. talk to us, scott about the suspected mass graves they're finding. >> reporter: yeah, this is in a village just either of mariupol. what you see on the satellite images is a series of trenches that are dug. earth is obviously disturbed in the images that may be 40, 45 yards as long as or so. they're located inside the cemetery inside this area, an existing cemetery. but local officials say these are the sites of mass graves where the victims of mariupol
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are being dumped by the russian forces there. as you mentioned, cnn, though, can't independently verify that claim. there is no doubt, though, that mariupol has been largely reduced to rubble. the destruction is vast. what has been harder to get a handle on or quantify is the human toll. those who are still alive are hunkering down in basements, they've been there almost two months now. one of those places the azozstal are making it there and the workers who took shelter in the deepest basement they could find. in the new video released from ukrainian forces you can see just how deep this bunker actually is. going down inside of it, you can see the russian word for children written in spray paint on all of the walls. then when you get to the bottom of the stairs, you see a lot of kids who have not seen sunshine in a very long time.
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they explained to the soldiers what they've been doing, trying to pass the time. trying to play games, things like that. here's what one boy said to the camera, though. >> translator: i hope we can leave here and see the sun. because we sat here for two months already. i want to see the sun. so that when our houses are rebuilt, we can live in peace. so we can live in ukraine, because this is our native home. >> reporter: so, some residents of mariupol hopefully will be able to see this done. but very likely not the people inside of that steel plant. there is a humanitarian corridor that's being ordeganized today. it was supposed to have left towards the west towards zaporizhzhia, it's not clear if it's move already. this is postsupposed to be a se of buses to move the people. but ukrainian forces are
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russians may push them to russia. mariupol is one of the last strongholds in the eastern past of the ukraine. russians continue to carve out more territory in the donbas. and according to a military commander, we spoke to russian media, that is the second, phase two as they're calling it, of the operation. to completely control the donbas region including mariupol and the southern part of ukraine along the black sea, that would connect russia to transnistria. the difficulty is that area is not part of ukraine, or russia. it's actually moldova. it's a separatest part of moldova there. there have been russian troops stationed there since the 1990s. many people speak prrussian in that area. it's infringing on a second country. obviously the moldovans are not keen on this.
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is he summoned the prime minister to say moldova is independent and should respect its borders. >> there are have been multiple times that moldova may be a target after whatever happens with ukraine unfolds. scott mclean, thank you so much. and they're facing fierce opposition in one community of luhansk. >> cnn's international correspondent ben wedeman has more. >> reporter: russian forces tried to seize the control of the town an hour and a half drive from here to the east of here. but they are running into stiff resistance from the ukrainian defenders. we were able to get to a vantage point overlooking the town, as saw as artillery fell on all parts of the city. in the southern area which is controlled by the ukrainian forces, we found a small group of people, trying to survive under fire.
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and it begins again. hell rains down. a dozen people are hiding in the basement of a bombed out theater in the town of rubizhne. let it stop, oh lord, he says. now there's incoming. a white flag hangs outside to no effect. the theater above has been bombed and bombed again and again. yet, they stay. too poor, too old, too frightened to flee. nina, 89 years old, has been here for five weeks. i want to go home, she says. i've suffered too much. i've seen the fire and the smoke. i've seen it all. i'm scared. nina's plea simple.
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help us. help us. her daughter ludmilla struggles to comfort her. we're praying to god to stop it, she says. to hear us. ina says, i have nowhere to go, i have no friends, no relatives. with the shelling intensifying, volunteers are finding it hard to deliver food. as russian and ukrainian forces fight for control over rubizhne, there are people down there. praying as hell rains down. what we saw in that shelter are people who clearly have posttraumatic stress disorder. they've been there for weeks on end. most of the time when we brought lights with our television cameras. most of the time, their only light is candles.
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there's very little in the way of sanitation. there is no running water. there is no electricity. and for many, if they don't get out soon, there's no hope. >> thanks to ben wedeman for that report. let's get analysis from cnn's global affairs analyst kim dozier. she's also a contributor at "time" magazine. we have cnn military analyst lieutenant general mark hertling. thank you for being with us this saturday. general hertling, i'd like to start with you. the uk's defense ministry said that russia's made no major gains in the past 48 hours of fighting. there's still conflict as ukrainian forces try to fend off the capture of mariupol. what do you see in the new phase of russia's war where the focus is on building this land bridge? >> well, first, i think there's been no major gains in the east, boris, and that's been true. there has been some advanced
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movement by russian forces. in many cases they've been countered by ukrainian counterattacks. what you had was a general who is the central military commander. that's one of their bigger districts. he said that the southern advances would now go through odesa and into transnistria as you mentioned earlier. i was on the border of transnistria about ten years ago as commander in europe. that is what's called a frozen conflict. it's one of many in europe where russia continues to disturb the democratic and sovereign nations of europe. transnistria does have some russian speakers, as you said. however, having said that, is russia able to complete that land bridge from mariupol all the way to odesa and beyond? i don't think so. they do not have the capability in terms of force size. they don't have the force training. it's another act of advance. and if you look at the map
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you're showing right now, the distance between odesa and mariupol doesn't jump out but it's about 500 -- close to 500 miles. mykolaiv is a city of 500,000 in terms of population. odesa has 9 00,000. so, you're talking about repeated battles as we've seen so far where the civilians of various cities are going to be challenged with artillery strikes and russians murdering them. but i don't think we're going to see the russian capability of obtaining their new objective. >> kim, you asked a senior european official this week about that intent to essentially build the land bridge across southern ukraine. what was your impression of how western allies see that goal? >> well, you know, at the start of this war, there was fear that the white house would have to be pushing europe along. so i was really surprised at the sort of baltic answer i got from european commission executive
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vice president dombroski who was in d.c. for talks. he told us we need to stop russia's aggression in ukraine because putin will go as far as we let him go. if we don't stop it now, this war will spread. that wasn't the attitude early on. that was only being said by some of the baltic nations that neighbor russia. and now it seems that european union officials understand that ukraine is not moscow's only intent to seize. >> and, kim, i want to stay with you because vladimir putin and volodymyr zelenskyy are expected to hold talks with turkey's leader recip tayyip erdogan, that's supposedly happening in the next 48 hour, potentially paving the way for peace talks in istanbul. is it your impression that at this point vladimir putin wants peace? >> it is hard to see anything constructive coming out of this. and ukrainian officials will tell you, they are engaging in peace talks just to show that
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they are willing to stop the fighting. but all of the signals we've had from vladimir putin are that he intends to continue this conflict. he also might be engaging in these talks, simply to see how much he can get the ukrainians in terms what they might offer on the negotiating table. but it seems he is intent on keeping all of the territory that his troops have seized in the east. and then, according to the general who spoke out, continuing to march onward. and his troops are still committed to the fight. we don't see any signs of him being willing to back down. so this is a necessary exercise. but i don't know what it will produce. >> general hertling, the white house announced a new $800 million package of aid for ukraine. it's designed to shore up some of the weaknesses of the ukrainian forces, specifically with artillery systems that the
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ukrainians are currently being trained on. what do you make of the package that's being sent over, the logistical issues of getting it where it needs to go in the country, and any future opportunity, where can united states best help ukraine in the battlefield? >> yeah, boris, i think the package actually broke the dam from nato nations. what you're seeing is about five battalion artillery and intelligence gatherers, 200,000 155 rounds. what you're seeing france, netherlands also saying we're going to give artillery too. this fight that we're in today, the one that started recently this so-called phase two is going to begin with massive artillery duel. that is the way russia conducts warfare. they've been using the artillery
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to bomb house information the east. they're attempting to use the artillery to do the same thing, to threaten the civilians but to counter any kind of ukrainian counterattacks. if ukraine can stop those massive artillery fires it would be a very good thing in the donbas region. and i think the 155 artillery pieces, a piece, by the way, that has a larger piece of ammunition than the russians fire will be critically important. and it will help ukraine transfer to a western-style army which is needed during this second phase. i think we're also going to see additional equipment given in the coming weeks and months to prepare them potentially for a third phase which is building a ukrainian army that watches those in the west, that can easily conquer anything the russians throw at them. so, you're seeing this in phases. i think the second phase has been a very good one. >> general mark hertling, kim dozier, we have to leave the conversation there.
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challenged her readiness to run for re-election due to her alleged role in the january 6th riot. testifying under oath under a unprecedented disqualification hearing for more than three hours. this almost makes her the first member of congress to answer questions under oath about their activities on that day. cnn's marshall cohen was at this hearing. had it was pretty contentious. he is here with us. so good to have you, marshall. >> good morning. >> tell us what was the takeaway from greene's testimony? >> it was an exhaustive seven-hour day. very long hearing. she was on the stand, as you said for three full hours which is a first. no other member of the congress has ever been questioned under oath about january 6. who they were talking, who was participating in the plans. the questions are still unanswered. from greene, you know, we didn't learn that much. it was a lot of i don't know. i don't remember.
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i don't recall. but she was grilled over tons of things. her social media posts. her violent rhetoric. whether she had any meetings for phone calls with some of the provocateurs and extremist groups that fueled a lot of the violence. the challengers from a liberal advocacy group and the team of constitutional scholars, they wanted to pin her down, hold her accountable for what she previously said. i want to play a clip where they really took it to her and said, you know, wanted to find out if she knew about the violence. that's what this is all about. if she knew about the violence, they could say she helped the insurrection, did nothing to stop it. and nthat's how they could disqualify her from office. listen. >> prior to january 6, did anyone mention to you the possibility that there might be violence january 6, 2021. >> i don't remember. >> though, it's possible that folks told you, things could get
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violent in washington on january 6, right? >> i was a brand-new member of congress. i don't remember those conversations. but i would those in charge of the capitol were taking the capitol security very seriously. >> yes. so kind of dodging, weaving a little bit. couldn't get pinned down on much. but her bottom line defense on this, christi, is that she had nothing to do with the violence. and therefore, she can't be thrown off the ballot, but we'll see. >> so, what happens at this point? what happens next? >> well, so the administrative judge who is presiding over the hearing yesterday. he probably will issue his recommendations in a few weeks. probably early may. then it's up to the secretary of state here in georgia, brad raffensperger, he's on the receiving end of donald trump's wild phone call, cajoling him to
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steal the election. somehow, we're still talking about the 2020 election two years later but it will be up to the secretary of state to make the final call. >> based on what we saw, is there any gauge how likely it would be that she would be -- i guess she'd be pulled. she wouldn't be able to run again? >> she wouldn't be able to run. if anybody votes for those, note votes wouldn't get counted. i'd say it's an uphill climb. this is not an easy task. the challengers didn't establish for instance that she knew about violence. they didn't establish that she had any secret meetings with people, encouraged them to storm the capitol, flood the capitol. it's really a case based off of her vitriolic rhetoric and to inspire and come to d.c. and ransack the capitol. >> first of all, when she walked into the room, she had a lot of support. >> huge. it's her home turf. >> it's her home turf.
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one person being matt gaetz, he was sitting with her legal team. you were sitting right there, as i understand. so talk to us about the mood in the room? >> it was a very pro-greene crowd. i mean, paint the picture of team of lawyers that challenged her, obviously, most of them are not from georgia. they knew in for the event. a lot of green supporters drove in from her district, presumably, that's in the northwest part of this state. it turned into a bit of a circus. you know, and the judge was trying to do his things in. let's show you a clip where in a moment things kind of got off the rail. >> entitled to yes, no, or i can't answer response. >> let's go ahead. >> listen -- >> the judge can -- >> you have understanding of objections to everything in the world. i want to question your witness. she's doing fine. >> wait a minute, wait a minute. >> stop.
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>> next question. this is not theater. this is not an argument before the supreme court. this is an evidentiary hearing. so, let's get going. >> she wanted them to just play it straight. follow along, and it turned into a bit of a ruckus, but that's going to happen when congresswoman greene is in town. >> marshall cohen, it is so good to have you here. see you in person. thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. >> always. up next, what we know about the suspect in a sniper-style attack in the nation's capitol, and all of the weapons recovered by law enforcement. we're back after a quick break. stick with us.
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according to officials, the suspect in a shooting in washington, d.c. friday that left four people wounded has died. >> area police say the suspect took his own life. and when officers found him, they recovered six firearms from inside that apartment. now, authorities do not believe any other individuals were involved. but we want to go to cnn's polo sandoval. he's live in washington, d.c. for us this morning. paolo, talk to us about what you're learning from police right now. >> reporter: well, christi, boris, there's really a sense of normalcy that's been restored in the neighborhood, in the northwest d.c. neighborhood where it all went down.
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after speaking to the new york stock exchange that live here there's a sense of shock what happened yesterday. friday afternoon, a gunman five stories up with a rival, z discriminately opened fire. that is when police say the suspect took his own life. they went into the apartment found that suspect and also found what the police describes as a sniper-style setup. what that means basically tripod with multiple weapons. at least six firearms including rifles and what investigators describe as a large quantity of ammunition. police right now at this point still not sure on the motive. they say it was basically intent to kill random people below. investigators also saying they did not have any previous contact with this individual who they have positively identified however not publicly. but again, there's a sense of normalcy in the committee. i want you to hear directly from an eighth grader who attends
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school not far from the scene. that describes the chaos that unfolded moments before he was reunited with his father. >> hearing shots for the first time and not knowing what to make of it, students screaming and yelling. i thought maybe they're overreacting or chairs that fell over and then being like, wow, this is the real thing. most importantly just cowering in the bathroom, praying, literally thinking about my life. thinking how stupid it all was. i was worried about a math test five minutes earlier i'd just taken. honestly, that's really what i thought about when i was in there. how insignificant it all is compared to that. >> reporter: yeah. the perspective of an eighth grader extremely important in all of this. in terms of victims we know four people were shot. all of them in stable condition. three of them actually shot. one of them a 12-year-old little girl said to be doing okay. a fourth victim, boris and christi, her injuries apparently a bullet that grazed her.
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good news to report here. all of the people injured yesterday are said to be okay. now, of course, the big question of a motive of this individual that apparently took his own life, according to police. >> yeah, most importantly describe that those people are okay. polo sandoval, we appreciate it, thank you. across the country, there's been no short avenue of confusion after a court struck down a mask mandate on public transportation. >> cnn's pete muntean took a trip just to find out how things have changed and where people are not ready to give up their masks. >> reporter: we put the new nationwide patchwork of mask rules at airports and transit hubs to the test. a mask optional ride share started my trip from washington, d.c. going into union station, no mask required. most people here are still wearing masks like verna swann who was boarding the train to philadelphia. >> i just feel like i need to take more precautions than
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anyone else. >> reporter: you're just being careful? >> i'm being careful. >> reporter: after monday's sudden end of the federal transportation mask mandate, amtrak was among the first to announce that masks are now optional. >> thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> reporter: conductor anthony tisdale told me he's going maskless after wearing ones for months on the job. >> i'm like, yea! took it off. >> reporter: my trek took me to the main hub, philly is one of the few that had mask indoor but it's been rescinded. >> i just feel i should wear a mask. >> reporter: my trip continued with a ride on public transit. except here in philadelphia where the mass transit systems where masks are optional. the change happened so abruptly, the sign hasn't even been chach changed yet. during my travels on thursday, philadelphia's airport was one
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of the few still requiring masks inside the terminal. l.a.x. in los angeles is joining the list along with new york's kennedy and laguardia. >> i just think it's confusing. we all need to be on the same page. >> reporter: but the airport's mask rule no longer applies the moment you board. >> about to go down the jetway. another change in policy. we're leaving the airport where masks were required. now, we're getting on the plane, the transportation mask mandate is over. so, i can take my mask off. once seated i did decide to take my mask off. it was full. it's now governed by personal choice and a patchwork of rules. here at reagan national airport where we landed no mask is required. the point is it's getting harder and harder to know the local mask rules as you travel. two scrambles, philadelphia international airport told us on friday that the mask rules there are loosening up. where at l.a.x., the rules there are tightening. you can still wear a mask while
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former president trump is standing with kevin mccarthy, after audio leaked to "the new york times" this week revealed the house minority leader planned on asking trump to resign in the days after the january 6 insurrection. >> yeah, speaking publicly for the first time since the scandal, trump told "the wall street journal," his relationship with mccarthy is not damaged. he called it a complement, in fact, that some of the republicans that criticized him right after the insurrection are now on his side. cnn capitol hill reporter daniella diaz is with us. daniella, good morning to you. talk to us how mccarthy is responding to the situation now? >> reporter: christi, he's been whatev maneuvering behind the scenes where he went against president trump in the immediate days follow the january 6 insurrection. it's just as you said, trump in his first interview since the
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recordings resurfaced. he said his relationship with mccarthy is good for now. but really, mccarthy has been working behind the scenes and so far has been able to maintain calm with his fealty conference, especially the conservatives in his party who are strong trump allies. and they have criticized him for these comments where he went against former president donald trump where he said he was going to ask him to resign and said trump helped partial blame for the insurrection. really, mccarthy broke his silence, yesterday, last night in california, in a local event, where he defended these comments. take a listen. >> what they said we did, we never did. i mean, i never asked president trump to resign. >> well, it isn't a phone call, i got asked a question. asked the question, the time period about the 25th amendment. all i did was walk through like anybody would what are the different thescenarios that wou happen.
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all we did is put out the other options. the reason why i never called to ask the president to resign, we learned that the national guard offered to come to the capitol and the speaker declined those. had the national guard been at the capitol this never would have happened. >> reporter: christi, boris, remember, mcckevin mccarthy wan to be house speaker after the 2022 midterms, however that could be a problem if he doesn't have support from those more conservative republican members of his party, after these comments. as i is he, he's kept the calm and expected to address his gop conference next week in a private meeting. i'm sure we'll learn more about that one what happens. but republicans are planning for another shoe to drop. "the new york times" has recorded in the days after the insurrection, mccarthy privately lamented that twitter should be taken away from republican lawmakers and there could be
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audio recordings of that and more comments he made after the january 6 insurrection. and we'll see how that plays without within the party, christi, boris. >> yeah, likely not to be taken well by members of his party who believe that social media companies are censoring conservatives. daniella diaz thank you so much. >> thank you, daniella. still, seven months to go before the midterms, the white house is preparing for a tough election season. >> yeah, yesterday, the president offered a preview of what could be his midterm message. here it is. >> this ain't your father's republican party. not a joke. this is a maga party now. these guys are a different breed of cat. they're not like owhat i served with for more years. and people that know better are afraid to act because they know they'll be primaried. >> let's take you to seattle and cnn's priscilla alvarez
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traveling with the president. priscilla, the white house is preparing for a likelihood takeover of the congress after the midterms later this year. >> reporter: boris, that's right. and its personnel moves that are anticipated that are signaling just that. and needed done. a veteran washington consultant and prominent member of biden's inner circle is expected to return full time to the fierce defender of the administration. as is ian stance, who was the spokesperson of vice president kamala harris' 2020 presidential campaign. so personnel moves and anticipating that the white house is indicating that there could very well be a gop takeover of capitol hill come november. but in the meantime, president biden is hitting the road and selling his agenda. and we saw that this week with his visits to oregon and washington where he resurfaced
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themes of economy and jobs. and inflation which has hit americans very hard. and notably, he went after republicans and he took a swipe at the gop's attack against disney saying, quote, the far right has taken over the party. and as you heard earlier, he also said, quote, this is the maga party now. but this is the party that biden will have to contend with going into the november election. it's politically precarious moment. and that is what is the white house is preparing for, boris, christi. >> priscilla alvarez traveling with the president in wilmington, delaware, not seattle washington where he was yesterday. nevertheless, close enough, thank you, priscilla. >> thank you, priscilla. it's april 23rd. you see that nasty thing on the map there? yeah, we're going to tell you about severe weather that could be heading your way, depending where you are. we're even talking about
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we're keeping an eye on some spring storms that could usher in a new round of severe weather for parts of the united states. meaning that some states could see heavy rain, hail, and even tornadoes. >> cnn's allison chinchar is with us. allison, are you serious like blizzard-like conditions. it's april 23rd. >> really, mother nature has not looked at the calendar yet. this is a pretty wide-reaching system. i mean, when you talk about the things it's going to bring. we've got severe thunderstorms, blizzard conditions even contributing to a pretty enhanced fire risk across portions of the southwest. here's a look at what we're talking about. elevated in critical fire weather forecast for today, very strong winds, you're talking 60 to 70-mile-per-hour gusts and low humidity. this is day two for some of the areas of incredibly strong winds. look at these peak wind gusts.
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93, 90 in the 80s. boulder, colorado, topping out, 70 miles an hour. looking at new conditions today, wind advisories and high winds yet for today but when you take that wind and mix it with some snow, you're going to get blizzard conditions. we've got significant areas under blizzard warning in addition winter storm warnings and winter advisories. some of those areas could pick up over a foot of brand-new snowfall. on the eastern inside of that snowfall now the focus becomes severe thunderstorms. all the way from minnesota back to the southern point of texas. you're looking at hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes. then that system begins to shift off to the east the very next day. the main points we talked about for today, the same threats will exist on sunday. just slightly different areas. for someone, the main threat for severe weather exists from michigan, all the way back into texas. again, you're still looking at hail, damaging winds and even
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the potential for some tornadoes. looking at the snow, again, we talked about this, 10, 12, even as much as 18 inches of snow. the rain, boris and christi is going to be heaviest from the south side. states like texas, oklahoma, as well as the arkansas. >> everybody be careful out there. all of those spring skiers i'm sure in all their glory. allison chinchar thank you for the heads up. >> thanks, allison. a quick programming note, the new film "navalny" focus on alexei navalny and russia and elites including president vladimir putin. the film premieres tomorrow night. here's a quick update. ♪ hello. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> remarkably, vladimir putin faces a legitimate opponent, alexei navalny. >> i don't want putin being president.
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the unhappiest place on earth? i'm michael smerconish in philadelphia. friday, florida governor ron desantis signed a law revoking disney world's designation as a special tax district which allows the entertainment giant to solve govern its 25,000 acre theme park. how disney originally assembled that land, great story, and i'll tell you in a moment. the magic kingdom now finds itself embroidered in controversy. bob chapek said that disney would take no position on hb 1557, the parental rights on education or


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