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is just beginning after deadly storms hit the midwest. six people killed, as many as 150 to 200 injured. hundreds lost homes. some of the divorce damage was in illinois. pat quinn declared disaster areas in seven counties. storms turned houses into piles of splinters. the governor talked about a little boy who urged his family to take cover. >> he was only 6 years old. his name was brevin hunter and he heard the sirens and told him mother we'd better get to the basement. she said we'll do it a little later. he insists. he said when we're in school, we are told when we hear the sirens, get to safety. >> i hope no one's hurt. our father who art in heaven. >> the national weather service is investigating 68 reports of tornadoes. a cnn i-reporter recorded these pictures and prayed as you can hear as the tornado approached. today some have started to pick
up the pieces. one woman says there's almost nothing left of her hoax and her business. >> our house was just beyond the deck. >> what's all this here? >> this was a business and we above the car here were our bedrooms. and yeah. i mean, a lot of people have a pile of rubble still. i mean, i don't have anything. my whole -- it's gone. i don't know where it went. >> devastation and sadness. that's how the mayor of washington, illinois, describes the aftermath of the tornado there. just moments ago. officials confirmed the tornado that hit the city was an ef-4 with winds estimated at 170 to 190 miles per hour. cnn new day anchor chris cuomo is there and joins us live. give us a sense of what you're seeing and hearing on the ground. >> well, it's interesting. there's been a lot of waiting for the national weather service to have the pronouncement on the
strength of the tornado. that's been of absolutely zero interest to people on the ground. this is all the proof they needed in terms of calibrating loss. the governor just finished speaking here. he said the highest human calling is to help your neighbor. i think that's the big headline out of this. tornadoes happen the effect is devastating. for the anomaly that was the late season tornadoes, i think the bigger force on the ground here has been the strength of the community to come together and obviously, the governor was talking about that, but it was like immediate windfall of human support after this. all these reports started coming in of literally hundreds of people the mayor was telling us this morning, so many they had to be turned waef. now as the sun came out, they're all going through their homes and really for the first time figuring out what is lost and pairing up with friends and staying. we spoke to a father and son this morning named zar. the father's name was kurt.
i want to play sound from him. he was just talking about the loss but what moved him was knowing his wife and son were okay and how people came to his aid when they found out what had been lost. take a listen. >> we can rebuild a house but you can't rebuild lives. you know, it's going to -- that's where our farm office was. i this i about all the records we had there. we found a couple computers. hopefully maybe we can retrieve some of the data off the hard drives. >> this is so hard whenever it happens. heading into the holidays, you think about it, especially as a prayerful community, what you want the holidays to be about, you've got the biggest gift. >> no question about it. >> everythinging that god you're okay. i hope that the farm is good, you get back on your feet. get paid that invoice. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> i hope you -- >> thank you for telling the people's stories. we're just one family. a lot of people who have a lot
less than we do and really -- keep us in your prayers. >> now we're seeing it's true. this is a special community of good people and it's one of the opportunities we have to come here and tell the right stories and let people know that there's need. >> within three hours, there was 75, 100 people at our house picking stuff up. >> really humbling. >> it's good to know you have friends. i know you would do the same i think it for them. this is a time you show you're strong. and you're a strong community. >> yep. >> god bless and thank you for being here with us. good luck going forward. >> this man kurt zehr is a farmer and had gone and help people rebuild their houses after storms. that will spirit of community will be the determining factor in how quickly they get through the situation. >> chris, how well did the warnings systems work?
did people have enough advance notice to get to safety? is that why the death toll was so relatively low considering how horrible these tornadoes were and how many there were? >> that's an important question. we asked representative shocker who is here in. the 1th district. he said it did work. that people were getting cell phone calls. there was a lot of anecdotal experience that the sirens started and stopped. it was moving at tremendous speed. one variable here that worked in people's favor on top of the warning system was something that you and i didn't see in mor, mao, oklahoma. safe rooms, that made a huge difference, as well. >> chris cuomo, thank you so much. we'll see you later in the show. to find out how you can help these victims of these tornadoes, go to cnn.com/impact for more information. the issue of same-sex marriage is driving a wedge between two
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okay, counselor? you got your own issues. >> counselor ford, please direct the question to the chair, stott staff. >> again, who do i -- who do i speak to about the proper code of conduct? >> counselor, matters with respect to code of conduct. >> stop. >> mayor ford please stop disrupting. >> ballooning to one of the accountability officers is, probably the integrity commissioner. you can make inquiries of that office. >> so the proposal to suspend all of the economisting rul iex procedures and to strip the mayor of all his powers that he can't act as the ceo of the city, by taking his staff away from him, he is not able to fulfill his duties as the ceo of the city. do you agree or not agree? >> i'm afraid that i have to
disagree with the factual statements in your question. so i can't answer yes or no. what is before you is not something that would strip him of all of his powers and take away all of his staff. what it does it is revises the procedural rules and budget amounts and as my colleague has explained to you, the wording that i believe is in front of you now would not impinge upon the statutory rights and duties of the mayor. >> i'm glad you know how the mayor's office, would because who is going to take care of the over 500 phone calls, 500 e-mails, his duties as mayor, to represent the people if you're thinking that he can delete his office staff, delete his salary, give him the same as a council, and represent 44 wards, you've got to be kidding. obviously, you don't know the job of a mayor. it's very simple by your comments today. >> counselor, this is not a staff recommendation in the first place. >> the way you're answering is he can still do his job.
and that is not correct. >> okay, counselor ford, please! counselor ford, you can can say that when you speak. counselor ford, i would also ensure hopefully ensure that you read the amended version because the amounts and numbers have been revised compared to what was before you in terms of notice of special meeting >> counselor ford, counselor ford, counselor ford, your time is up. counselor ford, please. >> not fair. >> counselor ford, please can you take your seat. counselor pasternak. >> yes, thank you, madame speaker. to the clerk's office, when official invitations come into the city of toronto -- >> that's the toronto city council meeting they're debating stripping more of stripping some more of mayor rob ford's powers away and giving them to the deputy mayor. this evening on "anderson cooper
360," bill we are's interview with the interesting ford brothers coming up. something intensely personal between united states senate candidate liz cheney and her sister mary has become very public. the issue of same-sex marriage came up during an interview liz gave to fox news. >> i don't believe we ought to the discriminate against people because of their orientation. if people want their partner to be able to have health benefits or be designated as a beneficiary on their life insurance, there's no reason we shouldn't do that. i don't support amending the constitution on this issue. i do believe it's an issue that's got to be left up to the states. i believe in the traditional definition of marriage. >> your sister mary who is married to a woman put out this post. she said for the record, i love my sister. you, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage. >> yeah, and listen, i love mary very much. i love her family very much. this is just an issue on which we disagree.
>> mary took to facebook again and she did not mince words saying "liz, this isn't just an issue on which we disagree. you're just wrong and on the wrong side of history." if nothing else, this puts their father in the middle to a degree. i asked the former haven't about this in our recent interview. >> so one thing that she did that i thought was interesting was she came out against same-sex marriage. >> uh-huh. >> obviously, your other daughter, mary, married her long time partner heather last year. i assume that liz, you, the whole family was there in]% support. i know you were for many years to the left of president obama when it came to some of these issues. is that going to be an awkward christmas table conversation? >> well, i he -- my position on that issue is well-known. 2000, the debate with joe lieberman, it hasn't changed.
and i'll let my daughters speak for themselves. >> and boy, are they. joining me now is chief political analyst gloria borger. thanks for being here. this isn't a new issue for the cheneys, but the tension between the sisters is. >> well, that's right. and what kind of surprise me just covering politics as i do is that this is an issue they didn't figure out a way to deal with before the campaign. running in the state of wyoming and being against gay marriage in the state of wyoming is not going to hurt you when you're running as a conservative republican. so everybody knew that that was the position she was going to take. she says it should be left up to the states. the question is, why this kind of blew out into the open with her sister and facebook and all the rest. it shouldn't be come as any surprise to them that this was her position. this is also her position, her father believes its up to the
states as he said to you, he's been talking about this since he debated joe lieberman in 2000. >> i asked liz cheney about it today. she wrote back to me saying "i love my sister and her family and have always tried to be compassionate towards them. i believe that is the christian way to behave." so there seems to be at least something here of hate the sin, love the sinner. >> right, yeah. >> the invocation of christianity. >> there is. look, clearly she's trying to say i love my sister. i disagree with her. i'm anti-gay marriage. her sister says you either -- you love my family as my family or you don't. and look, liz cheney is running a very uphill battle in the state of it wyoming. she -- there are no real reliable polls but some of the polls that have been taken have her way behind, double digits behind. and i think she's really trying
hard to catch up. her bigger problem, gay marriage is not the big issue. her bigger problem is they consider her a carpetbagger and she grew up here in the washington, d.c. area and not in the state of wyoming although she now lives in jackson. >> all right. gloria borger, thank you so much. we'll discuss this more on my show "the lead" at 4:00 eastern. just ahead, tech giants are teaming up to fight child pornography. the effort will have a global impact. that's coming up next. ness run ♪ ♪ build! we're investing big to keep our country in the lead. ♪ load! we keep moving to deliver what you need. and that means growth, lots of cargo going all around the globe. cars and parts, fuel and steel, peas and rice, hey that's nice! ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ helping this big country move ahead as one ♪ ♪ norfolk southern how's that function? ♪
arrested in canada and 386 young kids were rescued in one of the largest child pornography investigations ever seen. this case is just one example of the dark side of the internet. authorities around the world are trying to find ways to stop people from distributing and buying child pornography on the web. now google is teaming up with microsoft to try to tackle the problem. cnn money tech correspondent laurie segall joins us now. what did google and microsoft announce today exactly? >> essentially, i mean it's a big deal these twos tech giants are coming together and taking this problem on. but really they're trying to make it harder for people to search for child pornography online. google has a team of 200 employees they've been working for the last three months and essentially working on tech that would block about 100,000 search terms that would end up resulting in child pornography. so really what it is is making it more difficult when you type in the types of search terms to yield results. also another thing they did,
people actually might get a warning if they are trying to type in many search results. i believe we have an image of this warning that people will get. essentially it says it's protecting children from sexual abuse. if any bad act is trying to look up this kind of information, they might be met with something like what you're seeing right now on the screen. microsoft will say is using an imaging technology called photo dna to help identify some of these images if they're illegal and take them down automatically. i talked to facebook earlier. they're not working directly with them but supporting this. they also are using photo dna technology. the idea these giants are coming together now shows how important of a problem this is. jake? >> laurie, how big an impact do you think this will make? >> it will definitely have a huge impact. i will say this. there's a whole dark net. i mean, people aren't just looking at google to look for this and do these kind of illegal activities. there are ways you can have
hidden servers and people can browse anonymously. we've done many stories on silk road which used to be one of these sites. people are changing child pornography left and right. this is something the feds to keep an eye out, as well. >> laurie segall, thank you so much. the midwest is dealing with the aftermath of a deadly outbreak of tornados. we'll take you there live coming up next.
people across the midwest are picking up the pieces and assessing the damage from devastating tornadoes that hit the region. the storms left six people dead. all of them in illinois. state emergency officials estimate between 150 and 200 people were injured across the state. tornadoes also caused damage in missouri, indiana, michigan and wisconsin. the national weather service is investigating 68 reports of tornadoes during the outbreak yesterday. one survivor of the tornadoes says it was touch and go when the storms hit. >> my attitude was, in the next minute and a half we're either going to be in heaven, we're going to be in the hospital, or we're going to walk out of here. and completely in the lord's hands. >> entire neighborhoods in the city of washington, illinois were, devastated by the storm. the city of 10,000 people is located just outside peoria.
mimi artist joins us on the phone, the wist of the mayor. thanks so much for being with us. your mother actually lives in washington, illinois and survived the storm. but i understand there were some very anxious moments. tell us about them. >> well, we heard about -- we were, my husband and son and i were doing a class yesterday and we were in the basement of a building and heard the tornado alarm go off on a couple cell phones. and didn't really think anything about it, and then my brother -- we went to eat lunch and then my brother called from springfield and said his son, my nephew who also lives in washington, that his neighborhood was totally decimated basically. and that he couldn't get ahold of my mom, his grandma. so we thought about it and we're like she's probably fine. the phone lines are going to be down but maybe we should go over there. we ended up driving over there. we had to go a couple different routes to get there because they had the major roads closed. there was just a ton of traffic.
i'm sure other people trying to check on families also. so we went into the neighborhood and most of the newer part of the neighborhood, the houses were perfect. you couldn't tell anything was going on. you know, there wasn't any damage to them. and then we got real close to you know one of the major parts where my mom lives. it's where i grew up. the house i grew up in. and turned the corner and there were houses completely gone. i mean just nothing left. no walls, no structure no nothing. turn the corner and my mom's house is a couple blocks away. and it was worse. the closer we got to my mom's house and we kind of turned the corner and i saw the house and i was like oh, my god, it's gone. there's some walls there, about but there is nothing there. i didn't know what happened. and then you know, we looked and then my mom's standing there. she's standing in the driveway looking at her house. so i mean, that was a huge relief. but i'll tell you what, going through that neighborhood, it
was just, it was scary. really scary. >> how did she survive the storm and how is she doing today? >> you know what? i don't know how she survived the storm because you know, she was sitting -- she was actually looking out her window or out the front door at her neighbor who was in his garage. she thought everything was fine and then she said she heard it coming, so she slammed her front door shut and sat down on a bench right inside the door and held on. she said two minutes later she opened her eyes and there was not a wall in the front of the house, not a wall on the outside of the house. the roof was completely gone and that bench she was sitting on is exactly where it has been for years. and only by the grace of god, i don't know how she survived, but sheep did. not a scratch on her. she's, you know, she's doing really well. she's remarkably doing well. >> unbelievable story. i know the recovery effort is just getting started. how are things proceeding? >> well, you know, my husband's
been over there all day. he was there last night and there today. and we have arrangements made to try and get some stuff but they're not letting anybody in. so from what i understand, they're trying to keep everybody out of that area to assess the damage and make sure there's get to downed power lines and the gas lines taken care of. then he said maybe tomorrow we might be able to go over there, probably hopefully for sure by wednesday go over and see if we can salvage anything. you know, i think most of the whole neighborhood's gone. when we were walking around yesterday and talking to people, it seemed like everybody was doing pretty, as well as far as casualties and stuff. i didn't hear of anything in that immediate area that we were in. >> mimi ardis, thank you so much. we're so glad your mom's okay. once again to find out how you can help the victims, go to cnn.com/impact for more information. transport's city council is
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we have some breaking news. a statement from dick and lynne cheney, the former haven't of the united states and his wife about the controversy about his daughters. their daughters disputing, arguing, did i agreeing with the issue of same-sex marriage. as you may know, liz cheney running for senate in the
wyoming yesterday said that she does not support same-sex marriage. her younger sister mary cheney is married to a woman, heather poe. they have two children. they got married last year and there has been a very public dispute about this. haven't and mrs. cheney saying "this is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years. we are pained to see it become public. liz has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage. she has always as you treated her sister and her sister's family with love and respect exactly as she should have done. compassion is called for even when there is disagreement about up a fundamental matter and liz's many kindnesses shouldn't be use the to distort her position." the latest statement from haven't and mrs. chaneyny, lynne cheney on a family dispute that is very public and perhaps in some ways gets at some disagreements that other families are going through as well as a dispute going on in the republican party right now. let's move on. toronto aren't mayor rob
ford is in a battle for his political life. right now the city council is debating a vote to strip ford of most of his key powers. this follows a similar last week that stripped ford of other powers. things got heated when the mayor's brother doug ford, who is also a city counselor, came to his defense. >> as he showed up to work every day and fulfilled his job? >> counselor, those inquiries. >> no disruptions. >> those inquiries belong to one of the accountability officers. >> i'm glad you said that. what it should be, the complaint should be filed through the city's integrity commissioner rather than this kangaroo court. do you not agree? >> mayor ford is refusing to step down despite admitting using crack cocaine and even being caught on viddiol threatening to kill someone. no matter what theout come of today's meeting, mayor ford will get his say tonight when he has
his own tv show, "ford nation." bill weir finds out why rob ford has his defenders. >> typicalia. >> a lot of people are worried about rob ford these days, worrieded that he'll never leave office or that his appetite will kill him. you know what's not worried? rob ford. >> i'm not an addict. i'm not an alcoholic. i'm not a drug addict. >> and in the heart of ford nation, they believe him. >> you know that. >> oh, you think he might have been set up? >> yeah. >> he admitted to smoking crack. >> well, maybe you just get fed up with everything. >> have you purchased illegal drugs in the last two years. >> sure he may be a pariah on the floor of the city council and a punch line on saturday night live". >> whoa, that's a lot of crack! >> but out in the suburban public housing project, he is,
no pun intended, a rock star. he may be a slash and burn fiscal conservative downtown, but out here, they say he's a bleeding heart they call when the eviction notice comes. >> everybody keeps saying he's a conservative. he's a massive social liberal. he loves obama. >> counselor doug ford invited us here. when his little brother showed up, we saw why. almost everyone was thrilled to see him. >> these folks love you. do you realize how you're perceived around the rest of the country, around the rest of the continent? >> they can make fun of me all they want. they don't know the rob ford. these people have known me for about -- i was born and raised here. >> why did you decide to finally admit you had smoked crack? >> i'm not going to run around and be phony and you know lie and i'm not going to have someone try to blackmail me and say they have videos and hold it over my head. you don't trust what the toronto star says. i was sick and tired of all
these allegations and all this [ bleep ]. excuse my words. i shouldn't have sworn in front of the kids. you know what, i drank too much. i smoke some crack sometimes. what can i say? i made a mistake. i'm human. >> can't you see why some would question your judgment. >> so lie about it? just hide? >> that you would do it in the first place. >> i didn't say that. you're wrong. you're absolutely wrong what you said. they said do you smoke crack and are you a crack addict. no, i don't smoke crack and i'm not an at dicaddict. i haven't smoked crack in over a year, but i did? semantics to you. typical media. you're all cut from the same cloth. you guys spin it every way you want. >> at this point, doug tries to calm his brother, which as we've seen, ain't easy. >> when you accuse me of being a crack addict and saying do you smoke crack, no, i don't.
i don't like people attacking my integrity. >> couldn't you be more effective if you were a little healthier? >> i'm trying to lose weight. i'm working out. i'm not perfect. >> why not see some addiction specialists just to make sure? >> i'm not an addict. you can tell me whatever you want. these people know i'm not. do you ever get drunk before? >> of course. >> sure. >> i'm not running a city in canada. >> i don't look at myself as the mayor. i look at myself as a normal regular personen. >> it's not going to be about -- >> that's enough. so guys, sorry, sorry. >> one more question. this is the one that really gets it from me. >> i know a lot of people who would party their brains out. >> yeah. >> but they're parents. i'm sure you're insulating your children from what's going on now the. >> absolutely, i'm the best father around. >> there's going to come a day when they google their dad. >> i'm going to explain what they're hearing. you just dismiss them?
i don't walk away from anyone in my life. all these rich elitist people, i'm sick of them. no, no, they're perfect. they don't do nothing. get out of here they don't do nothing. they're the biggest crooks around. >> that's why they want to get. >> we support you. we love you. >> and not only are these brothers vowing to stay and fight, but they're also now vowing to find and run enough ford nation believers to unseat every political enemy downtown. bill by weir, cnn, toronto. >> and you can see bill's full interview with mayor rob ford tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on "ac 360." there may be a dunce cap in arne duncan's future an after the education secretary had some choice words for white suburban moms. we'll tell you what sparked his anger and the fallout from his response. who doesn't stand sti. but jim has afib, atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat,
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some are saying this latest kerfuffle indicates that arne duncan no, sir something about math. for instance, he knows if you want to turn a large controversy into a larger controversy, do a little addition. and a line characterizing uproar. >> it is. this comment has gone viral. it has lit up social media. duncan was talking about opposition to his initiative to raise education starts nationwide when he reportedly said, and i'm quote, it's nas fascinating to me that some of the push back is coming from sort of white suburban moms who all of a sudden, their child isn't as brilliant they they thought and their school isn't as good as they thought they were. after that, came the backlash. the american federation teachers
union president tweet, did arne duncan really blame soccer moms for the backlash? that's essentially the acronym for this new education initiative. receiving lots of backlash. it's also led to a petition on the white house.gov website. more than 1800 people have signed it, saying they want to see him fired. >> let's talk about the education standards. what are they and why are they controversial? >> we can tell you some 45 state, they have signed on to the new standardized math and english requirements for students k through 12 to make american students globally competitive. called common core. new tests are being created. here's where the chrisicism coming in. it ranges from people saying the requirements are not age appropriate while others are saying it's a little too stringent. others are saying the emphasis
is putting too much pressure on the students to do well on tests and not necessarily learning. >> have we heard anything from duncan since the backlash? >> we have. we reached oument. we tidhedid hear from his press people. he said he was simply t lly try communicate the importance of the higher standards and his press personal went on to say that arne duncan is a white suburban dad married to a white suburban mom and they said the test scores aren't perfect, but it's the best way to determine student achievement. >> thank you so much. toronto mayor rob ford is in a battle for his political life. and we'll continue to cover that story. >> but right now, a family separated by thousands of miles trying desperately to get news from the typhoon disaster. they're in the fill teen pephil. it's an american journey you do not want to miss. ♪
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philippines on wednesday with about 900 marines on board. they're bringing much needed supplies to areas devastated by the storm, areas cut off from the outside world and loved ones searching for their loved ones. anderson cooper has the story of one family's journey in this touching american journey. >> for 72 hours after haiyan struck, the philippines siblings barely slept. >> when i saw the pictures of what happened, i assumed the worst. >> assumed the worst because while they were safe in san diego, the last time they heard from their brother jim, he was in tacloban. days earlier, jim had e-mailed them not to worry as he, his wife, and three kids planned to ride out the storm in their two-story house. but as the storm devastated the city, all communication was lost. their imaginations began to get
the better of them. >> it was a really difficult time, just kind of thinking what's happening? we tried calling, we tried texting, we tried e-mailing, and there was no response, so it was really difficult. it was a difficult time for us. just not knowing. and just thinking the worst things. >> jim was a live, but shaken. he watched from the second story of his house as the water rose quickly. >> now we're at river front. >> his travel agency on the ground floor was destroyed. over four days with barely any food or water, he and his family made their way to the tacloban airport and got on a flight to manila. he eventually got word to a relative to relaid the word to his family. but it wasn't until wednesday night when everyone could breathe a sigh of relief. >> item. >> jim. >> they were able to see their brother for the first time and make sure everyone was safe. >> how is the family?
>> the family is good. jo julia's here. >> is she aware? let me see her. julia! >> and jim told them about how he had survived the deadly storm surge that flattened tacloban. >> if we didn't have the house, we would have been flushed away. the water was 10 feet high. it was like a tsunami. >> a face-to-face reunion may not happen for weeks, they're doing what they can to help shipping boxes of supplies to those who lost everything. >> my brother told us his worst experience was at nighttime, there's no light, so we're trying to get glow sticks and gna flashlights and mesquiosquito no go there as soon as possible. >> for jim, anything helps. they'll go back to tacloban, determined to rebuild, refusing to give up. >> that's it for me. i'll be back at 4:00 p.m.
eastern, 1:00 p.m. pacific on "the lead." newsroom continues right noum frau washington, illinois, with brooke. >> it is great to be with you here on this monday. i'm brooke baldwin live here in what remains of washington, illinois. i want you to take a look behind me. we can pan in so you can see what reality is like for the 15,000, population 15,000 or so people here in washington, but specifically for this neighborhood, let me tell you, i just walked two miles just to get here. the security, the police, the sheriff's deputies, it's that tight because they want to keep people, those who should be here, here, and those who should not, out. just a short time ago, the national weather service confirmed this tornado here that ripped through the city of washington, as in fact, an ef-4 storm with wind of about 190 miles per hour at those peak wind speeds. but ly
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