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turned out so good. once in pathgonia, another time when he jumped in the caves in mexico. he -- you know he said he was going to be safer. i know how he thinks. he's a safe person. i just don't understand how this happened especially both of them. it's just one of those happenstance events that you don't expect to happen. there's always happenstance. that is probably what is the case here. it's just one of those rare things that happen. it's my evaluation that it shouldn't have happened, notwithstanding some rare event. >> i'm sorry you lost your friend. thank you so much for taking the time and remembering him with me today. appreciate it. >> well thank you. we continue on top of the hour you're watching cnn.
i'm brooke baldwin. we're beginning with this biker brawl and a gunfight that was so chaotic investigators say they're trying to figure out if the nine bikers killed were shot by other bikers or by law enforcement, and it wasn't just guns used here. reportedly knives bats, and chains were all used. more than 100 weapons were confiscated, and 170 people were arrested after police say at least five biker gangs went at each other and at police. this was sunday in waco texas. >> as we pulled up on scene, the shooting at individual bikers from bikers turned towards us. our officers took fire and responded appropriately, returning fire. >> caught in the midst of all of this customers just inside the businesses at the market place where this whole fight happened. some peered through windows to see what was happening outside this parking lots. this cell phone clip was just posted online.
we'll be very open in public about that and very transparent about it. chips are going to fall where they may with that company or with that local management issue here at twin peaks. >> well i can tell you now twin peaks is shut down for the time being. its alcohol license has been revoked for a week. and its franchise license has been yanked by twin peaks corporate. the chain said this in a statement. let me read this for you. the management team of the franchise restaurant in waco chose to ignore the warnings and advice from both the police and our company and did not uphold the high security standards we have in place to ensure everyone is safe at our restaurants. we will not tolerate the actions of this relatively new franchise, end quote. waco police say there is the possibility here of more violence saying gangs are seeking to retaliate, not just against rivals, but possibly against police. who are these biker gangs, and how do they operate, why do they operate, what drives them? let me bring in my colleague, sarah sidner, who just interviewed someone who went undercover and infiltrated one
of these gangs. tell me what they said. >> it's an absolutely fascinating look at how these gangs work. he talked about the fact that you heard police saying five gangs -- sort of said look there are five gangs involved with this. just three of those gangs were sort of feeder gangs like you have in baseball where you have a team that's the team that's the feeder team to the big leagues. then there were two that were the big leagues. they are very well put together. they think through all of these things. they're looking at who they're going to let into their gang. it's fascinating what he said caused this. we heard from the police earlier it may have been caused by a fight over a simple thing like a parking space. we've seen those in reality between regular folks. this was between gang members. but this person who has infiltrated gangs for nearly five years, but is now out of doing that, and has been very involved in helping law enforcement. he said there was a very different reason for why this
shooting happened. >> in this particular case do you think it's at all possible that it started over simply a fight over a parking space? >> no, i know what started it. what it's all over is we're all familiar with "sons of anarchy" and how these biker gangs wear that vest that has their colors on the back or it has their established gang name. each of these biker gangs will have a center patch on the back that establishes their symbol. the top will have their actual name of their biker bang. the bottom will have a state rocker. that state rocker tells you they're claiming that state at their territory. the banditos are the biggest motorcycle gang in texas, and they don't allow other motorcycle gangs to enter that state. they will allow other motorcycle clubs to exist, but they're not allowed to wear that state
bottom rocker. if they do they face the onslaught of the banditos. what happened is this club, motorcycle club in texas called the cossacks decided they were being enough now to wear the texas bottom rocker and basically tell the banditos that they're ready for war against them. >> so this is a territorial fight. >> territorial, yes. >> can you give me some idea if you think that -- will this spark a bigger war between these two gangs and put the public in danger? >> well it's definitely on now. if you look at the other big gangs that are at war, the war never stops. if you go back and watch news reports for the last five years, every eight or nine months there's some attack from one biker gang against another. either a killing or a shooting or something. not to this magnitude, but they're constantly happening. so this war between these two gangs will escalate for the rest
of their creation. as long as they exist, they will be at war now. >> as long as they exist, they're going to be at war now. and that he said should be also a warning to the public. you know because the public can obviously, if they're hanging out in these bars if they're going to some of their functions, they can really be in danger because these two will continue to fight now for as long as they feel like it. brooke? >> police were saying it's incredible just because of also the location and other innocent bystanders weren't injured. fascinating interview, sarah. i'm wondering if we talk about the different gangs involved as you point out, feeder gangs, major league gangs. why aren't police naming them? >> you know i think -- i asked that very question to the person who infiltrates the gangs. he said for a very good reason. that is to try and not give them street credit. for them some of the violence
and some of the things they get up to gives them a name on the street makes them bigger and badder for example, than the next gang. so one of the reasons why police may not be naming them at this point and naming all the different gangs that were there is because they don't want to give them a bigger status on the streets. so they've kind of kept that information to themselves. he said you will certainly see it come out, though when all of this starts going to court. >> sarah sidner, thank you so much for that. i just want to stay on this because i talked to this biker gang expert detective alford brown jr., from the dekalb county gang unit. he talked to me about how police prepare when they hear about threats from biker gangs, possible oncoming retribution. >> of course we're always aware of gang activity. we try to stay in touch with other law enforcement agencies to discuss gang movement and what they may be doing and what may be occurring across the country. we try to stay abreast of gangs
at every possibility. we understand that they're violent, and we try to put measures in place to try to prevent that. >> i mean clearly by hearing one sergeant saying it was the most gruesome scene he'd ever come across, incredibly violent. and when you talk about biker gangs, detective, who are these people? i know you said being incarcerated is a rite of passage. >> right, right. biker gangs started a while back right after second world war. >> oh wow. >> basically, they're the one percenters. the motorcycle association made a statement that 99% of bikers are law-abiding citizens. that 1% which the biker gangs are, by that very definition they consider themselves outlaws. their whole premise is to commit crime and be violent. >> detective, thanks again. meantime a major turn in the war against isis. american forces engage in hand-to-hand combat during a secret raid to take out an isis
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the u.s. is now vowing to take back ramadi as we get word that after months of intense fighting isis now controls this key iraqi city just 70 miles from the capital baghdad. this huge loss happening in iraq as a different story is emerging from syria. u.s. special forces carrying out a rare and incredibly dangerous raid deep deep in isis-controlled territory. u.s. official telling cnn the troops with the army's elite delta force stormed the target
with osprey aircraft and black hawk helicopters. but within seconds of landing, they were fired upon. you had isis militants grabbing women and children using them as human shields. incredibly we are told u.s. forces managed to avoid killing them while simultaneously taking out a dozen isis fighters and one significant man here abu sayyaf the money man responsible for isis' key revenue stream, being oil. along with his wife being captured reams and reams of intelligence. i want to get into that. colonel, awesome having you on. first just beginning on ramadi. you have intel from your sources in iraq about the shia militia and some movements in the wake of isis grabbing the city. what do you know? >> right. our sources in baghdad today said the prime minister has signed a letter saying he's going to mobilize now the
militia that were very critical in the takedown of tikrit. they've put them on their holiday. now the call is for them to cancel their holiday, cancel their vacation get back to their units, be mobilized. >> and ramadi is significant why? because geographically between syria and baghdad? >> you drive northwest past the airport, through fallujah out to ramadi and you're in al anbar province. >> okay. that's ramadi one of the stories. the other, this raid in syria. we just mentioned this isis leader's wife who they captured who's now in iraq, presumably they're sergt interrogating. what kinds of questions do you think she's asking? do you think she talks? >> yes, i believe she talks. two, they ask her about every day activity. who is he meeting with? who is he speaking with?
are there any other key leaders they know that they'll put pictures in front of? has baghdadi been there? have any other high-value targets been to visit this guy, been in this area? what else is in syria? what did we miss in this small time we were on the ground? what are his travel patterns? >> what's in it for her to talk? >> you know one of the things i see is they talk about this but a lot of the women that i've seen throughout the middle east are very very smart. they know what's going on. unfortunately at times, they're suppressed. >> by their husbands. >> by the regime by some of their society. others, not. others are very open. i've got employees that work for me very open great family folks. but some of them especially with isis and their mentality, they suppress them. these women are smart. they know what's going on around them. >> so they could get some key intel on movements of other leaders from this wife. we know they grabbed computers from the home.
what do you think they're hoping to find there? >> this is intelligence. everything the joint special operations command does with their tier units when they conduct these operations, apptureapp tureapp -- capturing and killing is what the mission is. capturing is what they want to do first. the kill part is only if the threat comes about. we want the intelligence. we want to take down this network. to defeat a network, it must be done against a network. jsoc has formed a network throughout the years to take down this network. these computers and phones all the electronics that we have a joint exploitation unit will go in part while they're on the ground part while they're flying back, and all the analysts will delve through this. we want to get in front of the bad guys get within their decision loop get within their decision make iting making process. >> as far as u.s. military is concerned, this is some of the
best of the best. these guys we sent in to do this. hearing what congressman adam schiff said questioning if it's worth it. what if it dent go the way it went? >> if you have a ferrari, do you keep it in the garage? >> i'm driving that sucker around. >> exactly. if you don't, the gaskets get bad. i'm very disappointed in the congressman. it's politics. we pay, as taxpayers, millions of dollars to train these men. >> what if they're taken hostage? this is isis we're talking about. >> as i said before should we put tutus on come home, and wait for them to come to us? >> i hear you. >> we have to take the fight to the bad guys and use the best people to do it. >> colonel james reese, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> thanks. >> speaking of isis and threat overseas, do motte miss fareed zakaria's special report "blind sided." coming up it is the question that republican
presidential candidates seem to be struggling with this past week. would you have authorized the invasion of iraq had you known then what you know now? also this one hacker says he was able to take control of an airplane midflight. even adjusting the altitude. we'll look at how he may have done it and how the government is responding to that one. ♪ ♪virgin islands nice♪ ♪so nice♪ ♪so nice, so nice♪
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seems like a simple question given what we now know. would you have authorized the 2003 invasion of iraq? a couple of top republicans have struggled to give a concise answer on that. senator and presidential hopeful marco rubio the latest to stumble here. and it took jeb bush most of last week to eventually answer no. let me play this for you first. try to follow senator rubio as he wrestles with the answer the questioner and the question itself. >> was it a mistake to go to war
with iraq? >> it was not -- >> i'm asking you -- >> i understand but it's not the same question. >> but that's the question i'm asking you. was it a mistake -- >> it was not a mistake for the president to decide to go into iraq because at the time he was told -- >> i'm asking you that. >> in hindsight, the world is a better place because saddam hussein isn't there. i don't understand the question you're asking. >> s.e. cupp good to see you. let's chat about this. i want to talk about jeb bush marco rubio, and hillary clinton as well. >> oh good. >> we'll go there. don't you worry. but with this marco rubio response this is like a stock questions. these are not gotcha questions. why don't they have a stock answer? >> yes and no. i think a couple things are going on here. one, republicans like democrats and americans, have moderated on the issue of iraq in the past few years. so i think any time there's the appearance that a party or a
person might be changing their mind on something, everyone's ears perk up and the scrutiny level, i think, intensifies. that's one thing. two, i think everyone watching what jeb bush went through last week inexplicably unable to answer this question multiple times, has everyone very sensitive to the exact question that's being asked. so marco rubio with chris wallace was saying which question are you asking me? thirdly, and the thing i think no one is really talking about, is this a patently bizarre phrasing of this question. >> how do you mean? >> i mean it's essentially asking okay would you make the same mistake that the other guy made even if you had the information that would have told you it was the mistake? i mean it really isn't a great, clear way to ask an important question. this is like asking president obama, if you knew now what you didn't know then would you have gone into somalia? >> but a lot of these questions, as you know are hypotheticals.
why do you think people are so sensitive about it? what's happening then with iraq iraq is still an issue right now. we're talking about ramadi today. why is this so sensitive, do you think? >> well, for the reasons i just discussed. i think the party -- the gop is evolving on this issue. everyone is sort of wondering where the party is going to end on iraq. four years ago, the stock response to this was, of course it was the right decision to go into iraq. saddam hussein was a dangerous man, and frankly had the policies of the current administration. that was the stock response. the party has moderated a little. i think everyone's got hypersensitivity to where to sort of land on this. >> i was talking about jeb bush with dana bash last week. both of us were saying, give the man some credit for putting himself out there, being open to being asked some of these questions and making some of the
missteps including a question from a 19-year-old college student. on the flip side you have hillary clinton who's out there, but she's not out there talking to members of the media. so we're not talking about her. we're not talking about her missteps. what do you think the strategy is there? >> yeah she's out there. she's out there the way will and kate are out there when they come over to this country from england. she's waving she's shaking hands, she's taking pictures. she's meeting with friendly audiences. she's not answering any tough questions. it's been over three weeks since she took a question from the media. and she's the only person running who voted for the war in iraq. so it would be nice to hear from her on this. but i actually don't fault hillary clinton. it's a strategy that's working for her. i fault the media, who continues to pedal her fluff pieces. you know hillary clinton endorsing harriet tubman on the 20 dollar bill. hillary clinton gets beyonce's support. hillary clinton pens lovely letter to lesbian couple in her campaign announcement video.
they pedal all of that while she's locking them out of substantive debate. if i'm "the washington post," for example, and i want to be taken seriously for my coverage on 2016 i would say to hillary clinton, i am not promoting your puff pieces until you actually talk to us on substance. and until then she has no impetus. >> right. listen we have our colleagues here at cnn. when hillary clinton will open herself up to them i'm positive they'll ask her that question. that said s.e. let me move on. finally on a puff ending if i may, president obama apparently has officially joined twitter. let me just share with everyone his first tweet this morning. he tweeted this. hello, twitter, it's barack. really. six years in they're finally giving me my own account. when you look at the bio, he describes himself as dad, husband, and 44th president of the united states. have you clicked follow yet, s.e. cupp? >> no this is the first time hearing of it.
thank you for breaking this news to me. >> you're welcome. >> this is usually what you see of a president at the end of his second term. sort of, you know relaxing a little bit, getting a little bit more comfortable. if he sort of lets his guard down a little in the next few years, couple years, i think we'll see a softer side of the president. >> s.e. cupp always great to have you on. thank you, my friend. >> thanks brooke. coming up next did something hit the front of that amtrak train in philadelphia before it derailed? you see the picture here. the fbi we now know is involved in that investigation. we have the latest for you there. also a terrifying tweet from a hacker. he says he took control of a plane's engine while it was in the air. a tech expert and a pilot join me live next. you're finally here. long way from the sandlot. first game in the majors? you don't know "aarp". because this family is enjoying a cross-country baseball stadium trip they planned online at aarp travel. it's where your journey begins with inspiration,
you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. here's an update out of philadelphia. we know the fbi is involved in that federal investigation into the deadly derailment of the amtrak train. agency experts will look into whether an object hit the train right before it derailed. they're specifically examining this mark on the train's windshield and for the first time since last weak's crash, amtrak put trains back into service today along that northeast corridor between philadelphia and new york city. meantime a lawsuit was filed today against amtrak on behalf of four wounded passengers. and president barack obama traveled to philadelphia to meet with city leaders and emergency officials and to thank them for their quick response to that fatal derailment. a cyber security consultant says he found a way to hack into the computer systems of multiple airlines while he was on board those planes as a passenger. he is chris roberts.
he has told the fbi that he even managed to take control of the engines on one plane, but here's the thing. there doesn't appear to be any concrete proof from any airline or u.s. officials that roberts actually pulled this off. in a tweet about his alleged endeavors, this is what he says. quote, over the last five years, my interest has been to improve aircraft security, given the current situation i've been advised against saying too much. so that was his tweet. he still could face criminal charges. joining me from washington is rsa security product senior vice president grant guyer. here in new york les abend. gentlemen, welcome. >> thank you. >> hi brooke. >> and to you first. how does he grant -- how does he say he pulled this off? >> well if what the fbi is saying is true it would be like putting a hacker directly in the jump seat of an aircraft. computers don't just sit on our
desk tops these days. they sit in our mobile devices. they control the power grids. yes, they're in airplanes as well. and any computer system if not properly protected, can be hacked. now, what roberts said he did is he connected his laptop into the seat electronic box, which is located in some aircraft directly under the seat and from there just using a simple username and password the default ones was able to break into the in-flight entertainment system and from there jump electronically into the system control aircraft. >> he said he did this multiple times, yes? >> yeah he said he's done it many times over the past several years. he's a well-known researcher in the security space, and he studies something called the internet of things. he presented it at a conference earlier this year, the rsa security conference on how power control systems that control the electronic grid could be taken down with information simply available across the internet. >> okay. this is very frightening if
true but les, i'm sitting twotwo and a half feet from you and i can feel the eye roll coming on. you're not buying this at all. >> it's not that i'm not buying it at all, it's just is it possible is it plausible? certainly it is but what i know -- remember i'm a pilot. i operate the systems. i didn't design the systems. however, what my understanding of the systems is you can't mix entertainment and interface it with flight controls and engines, okay. he claims he did some sort of control input to the airplane. pilots would have reported this. >> he says he claims he changed the altitude i think, at one point. >> altitude or turned the aircraft. whatever it is i mean the pilots if they were -- didn't have input that wasn't under their control, they would have reported something to that effect. >> you're saying a pilot would have noticed. >> would have noticed. and if it occurred to any length
of time that this happened we have back-up systems. we have ways -- if we have a fly-by-wire airplane -- and that doesn't mean fly by wi-fi -- we are able to totally disconnect that system and almost fly the airplane manually. we're sending electronic signals to flight controls. but i'm very skeptical this guy was able to do it. you would have to have a separate piece of equipment that would go into our electronics bay inside the fuselage of the aircraft and be able to guide this airplane either from the cabin, from the ground. you know we talked about this on other discussions with other airplane incidents. i'm just very skeptical. then he tweeted. this is interference with a flight crew. this is a federal offense. there are so many aspects about it. >> grant, i just want to have you respond to what you're hearing from les. you're hearing the skepticism and questions over obviously the how. can you respond to that knowing
who this guy is? >> yeah brooke. roberts himself has admitted that this would be very difficult to do while possible. at the same time, i've seen many many systems that while people claim they can't be connected, you find out that there are sometimes work-arounds available that people could get from system "a" to system "b." if this vulnerability did exist it should be notifyied to law enforcement and airlines in private so it could be fixed before it would be known to the public where it creates any type of panic or concern unnecessarily. >> okay. >> we shouldn't dismiss it totally. i mean it's indeed plausible, but i think we've got new ir airplanes. the boeing 787, the airbus 350, and present by the airbus 380, one of the biggest commercial planes in the world. those planes may be susceptible to it. but when we take our families from new york to disney world,
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the death sentence for dzhokhar tsarnaev may provide some closure for the city of boston if you believe there is such a thing as closure after that horrific tragedy two years ago, and then for the families of those four victims. for this convicted terrorist, this marathon bomber it likely sets up a long appeals process. the verdict did bring an end to a brutal and emotionally
exhausting trial full of dramatic testimony and images of a horrific attack. joining me from portland maine, boston bombing survivor karen mcwaters. lovely to have you on. >> thank you. >> before we talk about him, i want to talk about you. and i want to talk about krystle campbell who lost her life that day. if you can, take me back to those moments on boylston street in april of 2013. >> yeah it just happened so fast. we went there to watch kevin run. we were trying to get a good spot to take a picture when the first bomb went off. that's where we were standing. like you said it happened so fast. one minute i was looking at my cell phone. the next i was on the ground. >> and i understand you held krystle's hand in those final moments. >> yes, i tried to find her.
it was just so chaotic. you know just get close so i could talk to her. our heads ended up being right together. but she only said a couple words, and then she passed out. so she didn't really get to say too much. >> you shared some of this as you testified as part of this trial in boston. there you were so many survivors were in the same room sharing the same oxygen as him. what was that like for you? >> i had a lot of anxiety about it leading up to it. i know some of the other people that had to testify and relive their stories did too. but actually for me once i got in court and i was sitting so close to him that i could see him that closely i was anxious to say my story and tell my part of it. when i was done i had a tremendous relief. i felt so good that i could finally say it and have that part of that testimony be off -- that weight off my shoulders.
>> and now that we know he will be put to death, is that justice in your mind? how did you react when you heard? >> i was shocked, actually. i thought it would be life. not because -- people don't believe in the death penalty as much as they used to. i thought maybe one juror would hold out. i was really surprised. also for me i think we had decided no matter what the jury came back with we would support them. they had a really difficult job to do. and whether it was life or death, that we would be happy. for me my victory day, my closure day was when the jury came back with the 30 counts of guilt. >> he's a terrorist. and he will be put to death at some point. though there could be a long appeals process, could take years. but let me just end with you,
karen. i think the survivor community out of this whole boston event has been pretty phenomenal, just to talk to all of you. tell me how you're carrying on. >> i'm doing great. you know it's been nice to have made friends with a lot of the other amputees and to talk about, you know, our legs and our feet and how we're walking and what we're doing and not always have everything -- the focus be about the trial and, you know, the negative things about it. we have to move on. we have to carry on the best that we possibly can. so it's been nice to do that. also, you know everybody is doing a lot of things to give back. a lot of foundations have been started. kevin and i helped a girl come here from el salvador to get a leg. that kept us really busy when we needed to stay busy and focus on something more positive. a lot of people are doing great things. i think that's the focus, i hope even though there's going to be a lot of appeals process.
i hope the focus is on a lot of the good things that come out of it. >> karen mcwatters i just wanted to end on the great things from you and many of the survivors. thank you so much. i admire your strength and best of >> thank you very much. >> thank you. coming up next the families of american heroes speaking out for the first time about the marines who lost their lives in that helicopter crash while helping victims of the nepal earthquakes. stay here. can call me shallow... but, i have a wandering eye. i mean, come on. national gives me the control to choose any car in the aisle i want. i could choose you... or i could choose her if i like her more. and i do. oh, the silent treatment. real mature. so you wanna get out of here? go national. go like a pro.
it was the most crucial of missions taking aid to 134 of the hardest-hit villages. the people there of nepal, but for reasons still unknown to us a helicopter carrying six marines and two in a pallnapelese. the investigation into what caused the crash continues, but they're deaths will not be in vain. marine corps lieutenant general johnny whistler says the mission will go on but i wanted to stop today and talk a little more about who these six marines were
and how they'll be remembered. >> reporter: six youfallen american heroes. the marines killed in tuesday's helicopter crash in the mountains of nepal have been identified. their squadron a week from returning home when they got the home nepal desperately needed their help. the aircraft's pipt chris norgren, native of kansas. his parents say his passion for flying started at an early age. >> i know in my heart that chris is doing what he wanted to do. he's always loved life and loved god and his family and he was doing what he needed to do to be able to help them and i'm so proud of everything that he's done and accomplished. >> reporter: captain dustin luke sue witts, another pilot onboard, from nebraska and his wife is pregnant with their second. captain lukasiepicz.
>> able to deliver up to smaller villages east of kathmandu, villages more difficult to get to. >> reporter: that very video shot by lance corporal jacob hug a combat vigdeographer also killed in the crash. another marine sergeant ward johnson rehmiv from florida. >> delivered over 68,000 pounds of needed supplies for the oirtouter villages and plan to deliver more before we leave. >> reporter: the corporal sara medina and the governor home state of illinois calls medina's courage and dedication a role
model for all of us. sergeant eric seaman also helicopter crew chief on this very flight. the california native was a husband and a father. a gofundme account set up for this family his mother-in-law says thank you for this. i just want the world to know my son-in-law was great man and a true hero. he was what a man is supposed to be. eric seaman's wife samantha remembered the love of her life. >> he always told me that he wanted to serve his country and make a difference, and he loved flying and -- he -- he was a great crew chief.
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personal with you before we send to do me colleague. it's 2015 maybe you had ap graduate. i watched tim cook spoke at george washington university. somebody who shared my high school alma mater, funny man matt helms spoke at virginia. i spoke at chapel hill last year and this weekend honored to go back to my roots in atlanta and speak at my high school to these amazing graduates, class of 2015 in my carolina blue robe at the westminsters school. here is a piece of the very end of some wisdom imparted. >> as i close i want to look forward together and the notion of ceaseless exploration, what's next for you? maybe not exactly what you think. maybe some unexpected fork in the road like the one that
literally landed me in this carolina blue robe i can't begin to guess, but i can say this for sure. you don'tly have mountains to climb. you have moments that somehow you will have to overcome to reach the summit. you have people to meet and places to go and mistakes to make and lots of learning to do. i don't know exactly where you're going and quite honestly where i'm going next either but i ittell you for certain when you come back here and stand where i am standing and look into the eyes of very excited westminster graduates, you will know this place for the first time and you will know yourselves in a way you never thought possible. with that ladies and gentlemen, i will see you at the top of your mountains. congratulations, class of 2015, go get 'em! go get 'em. >> what an awesome honor. so the westminster's schools
thank you for having me back. i actually stood in that exact same spot 18 years ago, senior class president giving a little speech. pinched my then pinch myself now. congrats to all of you, class of 2015. i'm brooke baldwin, thank you for being with me. the lt."the lead" with jake tapper staats now. isis flying its flag in iraq over another key city. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." isis on the move and gaining strength controlling a city just 70 miles from iraq's capital baghdad. the pentagon says this is just a setback. we'll take a reality check. the national lead. imagine this. you're flying along at a cruising altitude when a passenger hijacks your plane with his computer. all from the comfort of seat 27c. sure sounds like the plot of a bad movie, but one hacker says he has already done this 15 times. plus -- the biden
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