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newsroom starts right now. and we begin with the major announcement by north korea. its leader kim jung-un says he will close one of the country's nuclear sites and suspend further testing. here is how state tv reported his statement. >> translator: under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we know longer need any nuclear tests, mid range and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and that the nuclear test sites in the northern area has completed its mission. >> it is worth noting that the statement doesn't mention short range missile tests or any plan to scrap what they already have. the surprise announcement comes just days ahead of an historic summit with the president of
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south korea. donald trump praised the move in this tweet, north korea has agreed to suspend all nuclear tests and close up a major test site. this is very good news for north korea and the world, big progress. look forward to our summit. our will ripley knows north korea well. he has reported from there quite on often. he is in hong kong right now. so glad to have you with us. first question, how significant are these concessions by the north? >> reporter: it's hugely signature because it really underscores the u-turn that kim jung-un and his ruling inner circle have taken and they have a big meeting in pyongyang on friday. and this announcement comes on the heels of that meeting where now they are telling the north korean people that they should no longer expect to see that legendary news reader you saw on the screen coming up to announce missile tests because they say that they have finalized their nuclear program and no need to
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conduct further testing. and that is important because it will pave the way for the north korean government to continue to tell its people about the events as they are unfolding. obviously this is a huge week in the region. that summit happening between kim jung-un and south korea's president moon jae-in in south korea. they have just reactivated a direct hotline, they have actually set up a hotline between kim's office and moon's office and at some point those two leaders are expected to have a phone conversation ahead of their historic summit here on friday. and so it is noteworthy, however, that as you mentioned these steps at this point are largely symbolic. it wouldn't take a whole lot of effort technically or financially for north korea to resume missile testing or conduct tests at another test site that we don't know about but it is north korea trying to send a positive message to its people and the world ahead of these potential historic talks
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with president trump. kim jung-un is ready to take steps as long as the united states is prepared to take steps of their own. they will want significant concessions. the price is likely to be much higher than it was back in 1994 when north korea negotiated with the clinton administration and came up with a deal that later fell apart. >> what is reaction in the region? is it hopeful, skeptical? somewhere in between? >> reporter: i would say it is hopeful and optimistic at this point. at least the official statements that are coming out of south korea and china, i'll read you what the blue house is saying within the last couple hours. quote, we welcome north korea's decision to discard its nuclear test site and suspend its launch tests of mid range missiles. in beijing, they say the announcement is conducive to the denuclearization of the
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peninsula. sustainable peace are in the interests of people on the peninsula and region and is expected of the international community. over in japan, also some cautious optimism, although i would say they are a bit more skeptical than others in the region. of course japan has been very hawkish aligning itself closely with the trump administration he'd previous stance and sort of blindsided when president trump so quickly agreed to a summit with kim jung-un. >> we'll have more about japan's response in a moment. but i also want to ask you, we are hearing there could be some developments on the americans who are currently detained in north korea. what can you tell us? >> reporter: we've been hearing that the swedish embassy in pyongyang which serves as an intermediary between u.s. and north korea, that they have been working very hard trying to work with the u.s. to negotiate the release of the three americans who are still currently held prisoner in north korea. and in fact north korea's foreign minister flew to stockholm last month for three days and it seems like it would
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be a pretty easy concession for north korea to make, for president trump to go into this summit and to walk away announcing the release of the three remaining americans believed to be in north korean custody, this of course after last year's tragic death of the fourth american held there, otto warmbier who died just six days after being released. it is remarkable to think about how much things have changed from then until now. i was in north korea many times last year during missile launches, at times of great tension, when it really did seem as if the region was on the brink of war and the dramatic pace at which there has been this shift. north korea now apparently feels kim jung-un himself feels that continuing to grow the nuclear program or escalate tensions is not going to be in the best interests of the country or its people and in fact the announcement made in state media now says that the sole focus will be to focus on growing the economy. that is certainly something that president trump and the united states can help the north koreans do if they can sort out what denuclearization means and
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come to an agreement that is suit able for all stake holders involved here. >> nothing short of miraculous progress all beginning with the olympics. will ripley for us, thanks so much. and as he mentioned, japan's prime minister called north korea's suspension of nuclear tests a positive move, but shinzo abe told reporters that japan's policy towards north korea has not changed, that is a denuclearized korean peninsula. >> translator: north korea's announcement is forward motion that i'd like to welcome. but what is important is that this motion leads to complete verifiable ande er reirreversib dismantlement of north korea's nuclear and missile program pip want to take a close look at it. japan's defense minister called the announcement, quote, insufficient. let's talk more about it with
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steve chong, he teaches at the chinese university of hong kong. i want to get your reaction to these concessions by north korea, what do they represent. >> i think the overall message is to show to the world that they really want to make some concessions in order to build up the peaceful momentum for both sides to have talks. but i think that the entire rationale behind what kim jung-un mentioned is not sufficient like shinzo abe mentioned. i think based on the experience with seoul to deliver the message to the world, i think they have said something similar before, but they have not done similar thing afterwards. so i think that it is very important that we have to be very cautious to look at what kim jung-un really want to do something later on instead of looking at the words that he try
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to present to the world. >> so you are a little more skeptical than you are hopeful. and one can understand, this is not a regime that has been honest whatsoever for how many -- so many years. the question is what are his goals, what does he want? our reporter was just saying that in large part they are likely economic. >> i think in terms of economics, very important what he mentioned in his statement he made for two days, i think that it is not completely violating the rationale of a the north korean government really want to do so. they have been saying that they want a parallel between nuclear and the economy. so based on what kim jung-un mentioned today, he said that he want to -- he feel that his country's nuclear is quite
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consolidated, so he is looking to have a parallel on the economy as well. so i think based on his words, i think currently the nuclear and missile deferment in the north is quite consolidated. and so that is why he want to maintain a more or less parallel deferment on the economy as well. >> also mr. chung, i want to ask you, what got him to this moment here? we were just saying it started kind of with the 34r0ikolympics we know he met with xi jinping and also the cia director in a secret meeting. so what might have transpired in those meetings, do we know anything about that that helped spur this on? >> i think the way why he want to present the idea today is trying to put forward the
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condition that north korean government really want to present in the fort cohcoming t major summits. he want to present the idea first and later on he can try to make some marketing trips with the u.s. and south korea. so to put forward earlier the agendas is the way that north government really want to do so. and i think that the economic sanctions also play a very important role that the u.s. sanctions is substantially hurting the northern economy, so that is why they have to make some sacrifice and try to return back to negotiation table to talk to the u.s. and south korea in order to lift some of the sanctions. and i also think that the role played by china also very important because i think like what you mentioned about the last few weeks we have seen kim jung-un pay several visits to
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china. and i think that china also want to persuade north korea to down play some of the publications and also to talk to the u.s. and south korea in order to create a peaceful involvement in northeast asia. and so i think several factors are playing very important role in the entire summit meeting and the release by kim jung-un these two days. >> we certainly appreciate your expertise. thank you steve chung. north korea's announcement that it would suspend nuclear testing was big news there. here is how we know. a familiar face there in north korea when news breaks, this news caster is there to announce it. now she only makes rare appearances, but the former actress has delivered news of major events to north koreans
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since, get this, 1971. she announced the passing of the supreme leader in 1994 and kim jong-il in 2011. ahead here, we turn to washington, concerns in the trump camp about the president's personal lawyer. will he turn on his boss? plus, french president macron heads to the u.s. this week for a state visit with president trump. we'll look back on their sometimes rocky relationship.
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welcome back. several developments in the legal firestorm surrounding president trump. the "washington post" reports attorney general jeff sessions told the white house that if president trump fired assistant attorney general rod rosenstein, sessions would consider leaving as well. that came in a phone call last week between sessions and white house counsel don mcgahn after rosenstein had met with the president. rosenstein oversees the russia probe and there are reports that trump also lashed out after rosenstein approved the raids on his personal, trump's personal
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attorney, michael cohen. the former attorney for both porn actress stormy daniels and former playboy playmate karen mcdougal is now cooperating with federal authorities in their probe of cohen. keith davidson was at the center of agreements that kept both women quiet over their alleged affairs with donald trump before he became president. davidson has turned over what his spokesman calls certain limited electronic information. a source familiar with the matter tells cnn that earlier this month the fbi seized recordings cohen made of his conversations with davidson. and in los angeles friday, cohen's attorneys asked the judge to delay daniels' civil suit against cohen and the president saying that cohen could soon be indicted in that federal criminal case in new york. but cohen's attorney was actually saying in court what stormy daniels' attorney has said on tv.
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anderson cooper spoke with michael of a nmike avenatti. >> what do you think of him using your own time table against you to try to slow down your civil lawsuit? >> well, i thought that it was cute, but beyond that, it wasn't very effective. i mean the judge isn't going to make a decision based on the time table that i provide publicly, he will make a decision based on competitived a missable evidence and he found to quote him that their motion, their attempt had gaping holes in kicconnection with it. so i think they are in a bad place as relates to this motion and i think the judge sees through it. i don't know what he will ultimately rule, but we were very pleased with how the hearing went today and this is really a continuation of donald trump and michael cohen trying to be cute in their approach to things. it is no different than donald trump not signing the nda. now we have mifrk and he wichae
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wanting to go on record and submit a document that states that it is his attention to plead the fifth amendment. they don't want to face scrutiny from you and others in the media as to the seriousness of that. we're talking about the personal attorney of the president of the united states that will plead the fifth takes relates to issues directly at the feet of the president. >> let's talk more about these developments. professor of international politics at city university is joining us. thank you for talking with us. my goodness, we are seeing the pressure build on mr. cohen, so many legal avenues here not painting a pretty picture for him. he could end up cooperating with investigators. how much of a worry might that be for president trump? >> it would be 00 vea very, ver major worry of course, a heightening of the already deep crisis, the number of issues in which the president finds
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himself mired ever since his campaign began, but certainly since his inauguration. so this would deepen his crisis if mr. cohen were to begin to testify in various ways about the kind of thinking within the campaign and a lot of its activities, the kind of business activities and financial connections that the trump organization has with a whole range of institutions internally and externally. >> well, let's look at mr. trump's latest tweet talking about this investigation. he plant been a fan of it from the start. he tweeted this, james comey illegally leaked classified documents to the press in order to generate a special counsel, therefore the special counsel was established based on an illegal act, really, does everybody know what that means? this after the "washington post" reported that jeff sessions said that he would consider resigning if trump fired the special
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counsel's boss rod rosenstein. is that likely to stop firing rosenstein or even mueller? >> it is difficult to predict that. clearly the situation -- the pressure around president trump is mounting all the time. it is difficult to know exactly what he will do. but this i suspect suggests that he is less likely to do that now than he may have been before given that jeff sessions is the attorney general. so he is talking about a building of a set of ram parts around rosenstein which is higher than it was before. so i suspect that it strengthens rosenstein's position and even a lot of loyal republicans would be counseling president trump against such a cause of askctio. but he is clearly exploding at a number of these crises and probably hasn't improved his
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mood very much. but this war within the united states political establishment, really it is not a great example to the world about how democratic politics are supposed to work. and i do wonder where this is all headed because in terms of popularity, president trump remains actually relatively stable, an average of 41% approval, 54% disapproval. and with rasmussen, he is almost 50/50. >> and it is interesting what his approval ratings will do considering the story in north korea. this might be a positive distraction for this president, the regime is making concessions saying that -- not saying that they will denuclearize, but will freeze mid range missile testing. that is hopeful, however this is not a regime that has been trusted. so the question is how should the u.s. president approach this su summit and does mr. trump
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deserve credit for the concessions we're seeing now? >> if we look at what was the rhetoric even just a few weeks ago, a few months ago, what we see now is a much, much calmers. we see room for optimism. and i think that there are a lot of actors who effectively are at the helm of their countries and basically they should be given some credit. south korea, china and the united states and of course north korea. i don't think anybody should not be given credit. the key thing is i think is to look at the motivations of each of those particular administrations and they all have if you like varying interests. may be contradictory interests. the key thing north korea will be looking for is guarantees about regime security in the end and i'm not sure how much they will be reassured by anything that the united states may do. in the end china is worried about the fact that north korea's provocations were leading to a sort of really high
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levels of militarization of the northeast asia. and that was worrying to the chinese and they were putting pressure on north korea, too. president trump obviously was putting pressure on all parties including china as declared russia and china revisionist powers. russia is worried about the north korean situation, too, because a sort of a pro american/korean peninsula has borders with both china and russia. i think there are some big road blocks and there are too many contradictions there. but i would say overall this is a step in the right direction. but as we know, mr. trump tweeted just a couple days ago the talks might not happen. and if they don't go well, he may walk out of them with respect during them. so i think that this could still go a number of different directions and in-tractbly hasn't been laid in concrete yet. but the signs are hopeful and
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those at the helms should be given credit. >> we'll see how it progresses with the meeting between the south and north this week. as always, we appreciate your analysis. thank you. well, french president emmanuel macron arrives in the u.s. monday, the first official state visit of donald trump's presidency. he is set to address a joints session of congress, it is the next step in what has been a bumpy relationship between the two leaders. melissa bell reports from paris. >> reporter: the strikes may have been carefully coordinated, but the row that followed was anything but after the president claimed to be driving policy in syria. >> translator: president trump said the will is to disengage in syria. we convinced him that it was necessary to stay. >> reporter: it took less than five hours for the white house to respond denying that its policy had changed.
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a squaring off between two presidents that began nearly a year ago with a grip that was more arm wrestle than handshake. last may two ideologically different political newcomers sized each other up for the first time. the policy clash came only weeks later over climate change when president donald trump announced the u.s. withdraw from the paris accord. >> i was laeselected to represe the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. >> reporter: macron responded turning trump's campaign slogan against him. >> make our planet great again. >> reporter: but political differences then gave way in july to an unexpected truce. in paris they met and it appeared actually liked each other. >> i really have the feeling that we'll have a very, very peaceful and beautiful paris. and i'm coming back.
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you better do a good job, please. otherwise you'll make me look very bad. >> you're always welcome. >> reporter: progress they said had been made on a number of issue, even it seemed on climate change. >> we discussed a lot of different topics. we briefly hit on the paris accord and we'll see what happens. >> reporter: after the pomp and circumstance of a bastille day parade and more exchanges between the two presidents, it was time to say good-bye. which they did with more warmth than anyone had imagined possible. warmth that has now gone to the first state visit of president trump's presidency. melissa bell, cnn, paris. thousand of students across the u.s. walked out of their clafs ro classrooms action to demand action from lawmakers on gun
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control. how are they going to fight? the students say they are taking to the ballot box. that is coming up here. also ahead, people all over the world paying tribute to a swedish music star who has died at a very young age.
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president. kim did not say anything about scrapping the missiles and warheads he may already have. mr. trump tweeted his reaction to the news writing north korea has agreed to suspend all nuclear tests and close up a major test site. this is very good news for north korea and the world. big progress. look forward to our summit. scientists believe there are still toxic traces of the novichok nerve agent in salisbury where a former russian spy and his daughter were poisoned last month. british military and health experts are working to decontaminate nine potential hot spots. for the second time in two months, thousands of students in the u.s. walked out of their schools to demand action on gun reform.
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[ chanting ] >> stand up, fight back. the national school walkout occurred friday at 10:00 a.m. in each time zone across the united states. some students used the opportunity to register eligible voters, march and hold rallies. in phoenix, arizona students used the event to spell out the distress call sos to highlight their message. our kristen holmes has more on students' concerns which carry even more urgency after news of yet another school shooting in florida on friday. >> reporter: from texas to florida, california to washington, students across the country unifying to protest gun violence today. >> we're taking action, we're taking to the streets. most of you was can't even vote yet, but we're work extremely hard to make sure that one has to suffer the way people have. >> reporter: marking the 19th anniversary of the columbine
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high school shooting, walking out of classrooms and demanding action from lawmakers. the students calling for a ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks sweas well as universal background checks and other gun buying congress. >> we want slg donomething done. >> i'm 18, i live right across the street from walmart and i can go buy and a gun and i don't think that is okay. >> reporter: students marching out at 10:00 a.m., observing a 13 second moment of silence to remember those killed in columbine. this is the second national school walkout in the two months following the massacre at marjory stoneman douglas high school that left 17 dead. >> the shooting in parkland really inspired me to make a change. my sister lives near there and she is a teacher at a cool ne s. so i fear for teachers' lives as well. >> reporter: a dark cloud cast over the protest as a student
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was injured in central florida moments were the walkouts were set to begin. that student is expected to survive. kristen holmes, reporting. there have been at least 20 school shootings in the united states so far this year. and look how spread out they are across the united states. of course the deadliest was in parkland, florida where 17 people died on valentine's day. the u.s. has ordered airlines to closely inspect engines similar to the one that exploded during a southwest flight this week. the plane was headed for dallas from new york when an engine fan blade broke. shrapnel shattered a window leaving a hole in the fuselage. a woman was killed. investigators say metal fatigue couldn't be seen by the naked eye and the aviation authority is requiring a more stringent in-spepgs. within the next 20 days, airlines must conduct ultrasonic
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tests on certain begins with abo engines with to years of service. the death of a swedish star has stunned people in the music industry. avicii has died at age 28. his publicist says he was found dead, no cause of death has been released. ♪ avicii electronic dance music made him famous. his first international hit came in 2011 with levels which reached number one in sweden and the u.s. billboard dance club songs chart. he was also well-known for his live performances. but avicii suffered from acute pan kree eye tis which he attributed to excessive drinking. he announced his retirement from live shows in 2016. tributes to him are coming in
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from all over the world. this tweet, my brother, i miss you. again, he was just 28.
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a new report says that president trump may have manipulated his way on to "forbes magazine's" annual list of richest americans. a former reporter has shared audiotape of what he says was then citizen trump posing as his alter ego john barron. here is randi kaye with the tapes. >> what is your first name? >> john barron. >> reporter: does that unless voice sound familiar? that was donald trump posing over the phone as an executive from the trump organization. he called himself john barron.
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>> most of the assets have been console daidated to mr. trump. >> reporter: it was recorded back in may of 1994 by jonathan greenberg who is now sharing it first with the "washington post." greenberg says the fictitious trump organization executive john barron was trying to convince him that donald trump was rich enough to earn a higher spot on the forbes 400. a list ranking america's richest people. >> are you saying that ownership has been transferred to donald trump? >> that's correct. >> and when you say in excess of 90%? >> i'd say in excess of 90%. it's closer to even the ultimate. but it is in excess of 90%, yes. >> he figured out what he had to do in order to deceive me and get on to that list. and he did it very well. >> reporter: in the end, forbes estimated trump's 1984 net worth to be about $400 million. earning him a higher spot on the
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list. >> he laid aboied about owning father's assets. >> reporter: barron spoke with a slightly stronger new york accent and switched up the rhythm of his voice. >> i'd like to talk to you off the record if i can. >> reporter: cnn has reached out to the white house for comment about this recording, but so far no response. trump meanwhile has been hiding behind fake names for decades. back in 1980, trump apparently also acting as john barron gave the "new york times" this quote after trump the developer had smashed two sculptures at a demolition site in new york instead of giving them to a museum as promised. notice the source is john barron. turns out in a 1990 lawsuit, trump position reportedly admitted under oath that on occasion he has used that name. in the heat of the 2016 campaign, another alter ego
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resurfaced. the "washington post" published an old interview with trump posing as a publicist named john miller, a name he appeared to use so he could handle media calls. like this one with a "people" magazine reporter asking about trump's breakup with girlfriend marla maples. he later told "people" that it was just a joke, but then on nbc, this -- >> that was not me on the phone. and it doesn't sound like me. >> reporter: an audio forensic expert disputed that. >> i'm confident that it is donald trump. >> reporter: john miller, john barron, whatever the name, seems they all lead back to donald trump. randi kaye, cnn, palm beach, florida. i'm just natalie allen and you're just eye svivank cabrera. just hear to tell you about the london marathon that could be
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the hottest on record. >> that is not good. hottest on record for anything really is not good. and in fact this is on the heels of the boston marathon which was one of the coldest on record. so whole different deal. they don't like the heat or the cold. and we'll continue to see temperatures climbing over the next few days. and in fact we are talking about temps in the mid to upper teens through the morning hours. and then eventually will be looking at numbers that will be climbing into the low 20s. and that is what will be dangerous here. but you check this out, this is through the end of the week, this is how we end the week with its in the upper 20s. that is twice as hot as you should be in paris. normal average high is 15, so we almost cracked 30 degrees and we haven't done that in a long time, back since the late 40s. upper 20s as well in berlin, london and brussels. and that is a nice view despite the 28.7 degrees.
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fahrenheit talking mid-80s here. but this is way too early and it happened on the heels of what we have which is very cold air. so this will feel very toasty the next couple days. big area of high pressure sinking warming area, that will continue to dominate the pattern for the next 24, 36 hours and then look upstream, because that is where relief coming our way, an area of low pressure, a dip in the jet stream, that will usher in the cool air. but the problem is it won't move in until monday and the marathon is on sunday. you saw the neighbors there. temps will be in the 20s for london, look at paris once again in the mid and upper 20s. so we'll go from hot in madrid, in the mid-20s. so you get the idea. so the elite women's race gets going at 9:15. i think we're talking unit youer teens at that point. and then tat 10:00 a.m., the bi race begins with the masses coming in, they are expecting
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upwards of 40,000 pardonpartici. we're thinking a 10% speed loss. we had multiple did not finish because of the cold in boston, and in london it will be because of the heat. and the front comes in sunday afternoon just a little too late. and then we're in the mid teens on monday. let me show you know as we take you back just a few days, not too long ago, look at this race here. coldest in 30 years. upwards i think over 20 participants, the elite races, were not able to finish. of course he did, 2 hours and 15 minutes. 26.2 miles. not me. >> and of course there was a female american. >> yes, first american woman in dwight so
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quite some time. the opposite in london. >> people doing the same race, good luck. >> absolutely. the man credited with revolutionizing english football is calling it quits. after more than two decades, arsene wenger is leaving his role at arsenal manager at the end of the season. he had introduced new ideas about nutrition, training and track tickactics. he won the title three times. we asked fans what they will remember about the phenomenal career of the man nicknamed the professor. >> he will be remembered for the play man ship, the fa cup. >> he will always be remembered because he's been there since i was born. so i will al remembways remembes first manager.
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a latest-generation blood thinner significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. in a clinical study, over 96% of people taking xarelto® remained stroke-free. xarelto® works differently. warfarin interferes with at least 6 of your body's natural blood-clotting factors. xarelto® is selective, targeting just one critical factor. for afib patients well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto® compares in reducing the risk of stroke. don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of stroke. while taking, you may bruise more easily or take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto® can cause serious, and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. it may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. get help right away for unexpected bleeding or unusual bruising. do not take xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. before starting, tell your doctor about all planned medical or dental procedures and any kidney or liver problems. learn all you can to help protect yourself from a stroke. talk to your doctor about xarelto®.
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♪ companothing compares to you ♪ no one compares to singer-songwriter prince. saturday marks the second anniversary of his death, so prince's estate released something special from his vault. this is the original 1984 recording of nothing compares to you, the song made famous by sinead o'connor. and we move from one prince to another. prince charles will succeed his mother queen elizabeth has head of the commonwealth. leaders of the 53 member nations made the decision on friday at
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windsor castle. the queen said it was her sincere wish the prince of wales would follow in her role. and the queen is celebrating her 92nd birthday on saturday. she will attend a special concert where sting, shaggy are set to perform. plus prince william and katherine are expecting their third child any day now. and of course the royal wedding countdown is on. prince harry and meghan markle aren't the only ones preparing. isa soares has more about that. ♪ >> reporter: we're less than a month away from mary and meghan's wedding day and preparations are well on the way. security is a top priority. police are beginning one of the biggest security operations in their history. they plan to set up barriers to
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stop vehicle attacks, have armed patrols and airport staff security to prevent any incident. they will even have police dogs on high alert as over 100,000 visitors are expected to descend on the city to celebrate the joyous occasion. >> we are search dog teams trained in accordance with police guidelines, regularly assessed to make sure that they are licensed and fit for service. >> reporter: meanwhile long time royal biography andrew morton says princess diana would approve of the marriage. >> i think there is a sliding doors element here. diana died at 36. meghan comes into the scene at 36. and so in a way she's picked up diana's pattern that she is both elegant, glamorous and also a humanitarian. and so diana would very much approve of meghan and seeing that kind of working of fate. >> reporter: morton is out with
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a biography of the new royal to princess. it is not the only book. there is the a new comic book about the couple's romance available for purchase online. and there will also be souvenirs for the big day. workers are hand-making and decorating thousands of commemorative mugs meg begaahane will also bid for well to her role in suits. that episode airs on wednesday. and what is a wedding without a pint? royal fans cannuptials with a sy brewed beer. it is made right in the city where the wedding is being held. isa soares, cnn.
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our top stories are just ahead here. more of "cnn newsroom" continues after the break.
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