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a very good monday morning to you. i'm jim sciuto in washington. the president facing two very big foreign policy tests this morning and this week. first, a shocking cover-up. cnn now has exclusive surveillance video showing that the saudis used a body double in an apparent attempt to cover up the murder of american journalist jamal khashoggi. the actor appeared to be wearing what were khashoggi's clothes. also john bolton is in russia for intense talks after
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president trump vowed to pull out of a decades-old nuclear treaty with russia. one official says this could be a very dangerous step. we are on it this morning. chief international correspondent clarissa ward is in istanbul. clarissa, you look at these pictures here and it seems to provide pretty convincing evidence this was no rogue operation but a planned one, a premeditated one. >> reporter: that's right, jim. and it's ironic that this comes the day after the saudi foreign minister told fox news that this was a rogue operation, that the killing was unintentional, that this was a mistake. turkish officials here are telling us, no, this was premeditated murder. they say the saudis flew in a body double to pose as jamal khashoggi leaving the consulate to cover up the killing. cnn, as you said, has obtained exclusive surveillance footage. this is part of the investigation that the government is carrying out and it appears to support that argument. check it out.
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at first glance, this man could almost pass for jamal khashoggi. and that's the idea. these are the last-known images of khashoggi alive, moments before he entered the saudi consulate. take a look. same clothes, same glasses and beard, similar age and physique. everything except the shoes. but a senior turkish official tells cnn that the man on the left is a body double, one of 15 saudi operatives sent to kill khashoggi and then cover it up. his name is mustafa almenedin. he arrives at the consulate in a plaid shirt and jeans at 11:03 with an accomplice. two hours later, khashoggi arrives. he was killed inside shortly afterwards. while his fiancee waited at the
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front entrance, this man exited through the back. the intent turkish investigators say was to perpetuate the lie that jamal khashoggi left the consulate unharmed. the body double and his companion take a taxi to a mosque, a tourist traction where it's easy to get lost in a crowd. at come police carries a plastic bag. when they emerge, the body double is wearing his own clothes again. just like that, jamal khashoggi has disappeared forever, or so the saudis would have had the world believe. little did they know turkish authorities would quickly uncover the cover-up. >> from their next stop at a nearby restaurant to a dumpster where the men finally dump the plastic bag. senior official says
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investigators believe it likely contained khashoggi's clothes. as they head back to their hotel, the pair appear visibly relaxed. their mission is complete. now this does appear to give us a better understanding, jim, of why exactly the saudis were sort of brazenly peddling this lie for several days if not the first week that khashoggi left the consulate unharmed but it also raises the question of why they didn't initially reveal or show their own footage. it may have been that they knew pretty early on that their cover-up had been uncovered. when turkish authorityies boardd that plane, it became clear to them that the jig was up. a lot more questions, the saudi narrative ever changing and turkish officials becoming more and more frustrated.
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>> just the sloppiness, it appears. clarissa ward, thank you so much. for the first time, harder stance, somewhat, from president trump on saudi arabia, telling "the washington post" that the saudis' stories have included, in his words, deception and lice. that is a noticeable shift since just friday when president trump said he believed the explanation, as the saudis had claimed, of a fist fight gone wrong. in the same interview, he praised mohammed bin salman, calling him a strong person with very good control. cnn's abby philip is live at the white house. as you hear those words, those are words that the president has bestowed on other strong men, putin included, admiring the grip that they have, kim jong-un, et cetera, even in the face of the evidence of what we've seen here. >> that's right, jim. even in the face of all that you just saw and heard from clarissa a few moments ago.
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president trump seems to be begrudgingly acknowledge some of the problems with the saudi story and heaping praise on the prince saying he loves his country and not convinced he may have had something to do with it. the president started out friday afternoon after the saudis put out this explanation, saying he thought it was a good start. he praised them for doing it quickly and said there would be more information to come but that he was satisfied with that explanation. it took another today for president trump to be pressed on some of the discrepancies, including republican members of congress say it's really hard to believe. and he told "the washington post" he believed that story was full of lies and deception but also said this about why he hopes that the crown prince was not involved in khashoggi's murder. i would love it if he wasn't responsible. i think it's a very important ally for us, especially when you have iran doing so many bad
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things in the world. it's a good counterbalance to the world. iran, they're as evil as it gets. there, jim, you see president trump making it very clear that he views saudi arabia as an important counterbalance in the middle east. he's not willing to abandon them just yet. the evidence continues to mount and the world is waiting to find out what the white house is going to do about this story and whether saudip punished at all. jim? >> syria and algeria, ambassador ford, looking at cnn's exclusive reporting, images supplied by turkish officials here, in your view, does this provide convincing evidence that this was a premeditated plan rather than a rogue operation, as the saudis have been claiming? >> i'm not a police
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investigator, but there are certainly big questions that the saudi arabian government has yet to answer. the idea that jamal khashoggi -- i knew jamal personally -- would pick a fight with 15 security men is ludicrous. and then there's the question of the saw that was taken in the operation and other details that are emerging. i think the saudis have a huge crediblity problem. >> washington ambassador to the u.s. called his death a tremendous mistake. listen to how he explained it, david, and then i want you to respon respond. >> the crown prince was not aware of this. this was an operation that was a rogue operation, an operation where individuals ended up
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exceeding the authorities in responsibilities that they had. they made the mistake when they killed jamal khashoggi in the consulate and tried to cover up for it. >> let's set aside for the moment that the best case here the saudis, in effect, granting this was just a plan to abduct him, which you might say is bad initionity own right but claiming that this was rogue, knowing the power of the royal saudi family and the crown prince mohammed bin sal mman, i it credible to imagine a team of 15 intelligence officers going rogue, in effect? >> i personally don't think it is. you know, the crown prince has sort of centralized power ruthlessly. and if this is true, it was a rogue operation, there's a broader question here. the president, as we mentioned, talked about saudi arabia as a key and effective ally in the region. if khashoggi was murdered and this is a rogue operation, it's
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astonishingly amateurish. how could their elite police carry out such a plot in the middle of turkey? how did they think they could get away with it? i question the effectiveness of saudi arabia, key ally in terms of playing oil but saudi intelligence promised for years they would control, buy off osama bin laden. they failed to do that. they were going to play a critical role in syria in terms of arming the opposition there. they weren't effective there. i question them as an ally in the region. this was a sloppy and amateurish operation from the saudis. >> what does this say, ambassador ford, about u.s. dependence on saudi arabe wriaa? the u.s. has doubled down on jared kushner's attempt at a peace plan, building alliance against iran. the u.s. has looked the other
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way when the saudi-led campaign in yemen led to numerous civilian deaths, including the bombing of a bus several days ago. as fareed zakaria said this weekend, subcontract to the saudis. >> saudi policy has really changed during the 35 years i've been working and watching in the middle east. saw saudis used to be very careful in foreign policy. they didn't start adventures. they worked behind the scenes to build arab concepts, work with western governments in a close way. the last three, four years, especially since mohammed bin salman took the reigns of day-to-day governance, they have been much more brash, the war in yemen and the terrible
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humanitarian suffering that has caused indicates both a lack of concern and also, as david was just saying, an inability to carefully target. the american need to rethink a bit how to work with the saudi government that is not as careful, that is not as prudent as it used to be. saudi arabia is important for world energy supplies and for world energy prices, but i don't think we can work with them quite as smoothly as we had hoped. >> do you see, david, in the president's comments this weekend going further than he has in raising questions? he has said there has been deception and lies? do you hear knows comments a shift in the administration's approach to this and, therefore, pressured by congress perhaps, a shift in its handling of the saudi relationship? >> those comments were good,
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that the president was skeptical. he has tremendous influence over saudi arabia right now. there's still talk of them being a key ally. i agree with ambassador ford. the administration should rethink its strategy. the president, somewhat contradictory. bottom line, i don't think saudi arabia is some silver bullet that solves all our problems in the middle east. we can subcontract the whole region out to them, as fareed zakaria said. there are serious thoughts about this crown prince and saudi arabia's ability. will they stabilize the region or make it worse? >> ambassador ford, david rohde, thank you very much. we'll keep up the conversation. coming up, time running out for candidates to make their case to voters, 15 days till the midterms. where do things stand in key races? a lot of developments over the weekend and new numbers. we're on it. and president trump's threats not stopping them. thousands of migrants marching toward the u.s.
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welcome back. i'm jim sciuto in washington. early voting this morning is already under way in the key battleground state of florida. just hours after a new polling showed the democratic candidate there, andrew gillum, leading for the first time double digit over his republican opponent, ron desantis. the two went head-to-head, sparring over everything from climate change to race to
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president trump. >> donald trump is weak and he performs, as all weak people do. they become bullies and mr. desantis is his acolyte. he is trying out to be the trump apprentice. >> remember that television show? his attack comes as president trump's own approval nuchls reach 47%, according to a new nbc news/wall street journal poll, new all-time high for this president, nearly two years into his presidency. cnn political writer and cnn political analyst in washington bureau chief julie pace. harry, if i could begin with you, looking at this race, that's the biggest spread we've seen here, biggest lead for the democratic challenger. the president called last night's debate a victory for desantis. does that debate help tighten that race? with 12 points up nearly two weeks to go, is that race done in your view? >> i would say if the president said gillum won that race, that
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would actually be news. this poll is a little bit of an outlier. my own forecast has gillum winning this race by only five points. i don't think the race is done but it's pretty clear that gillum is ahead, has led in every single poll in this race since the primary. it looks like he's on his way to being the first democrat elected governor since 1994 in florida and only the third african-american governor in this entire country in the modern era. >> you can imagine him being a national star if he does win that race. if i can on the president's approval rating, 47%, the highest of his presidency. is that part of a consistent trend in the president's numbers coming up? how does that play into the midterm elections? >> i would say that again that's a little bit of an outlier. his numbers are up the last month. kavanaugh hearing certainly helped his approval ratings rise a little bit. if you look at the overall
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average of where the approval ratings are, it's in the low to mid 40s and historically speaking, that lines up with the president's party doing particularly poorly in the midterm election, especially in the house where democrats are still favored to take control. >> julie pace, you spent a lot of time in this white house. we know they're watching and the president is watching this race very closely. what is their feeling about where they stand right now? do they think they might pull off a surprising double, house and senate? >> coming out of the kavanaugh fight there was optimism about the senate side. coming out of labor day it looked like the democrats might have a chance in these tough senate races. that landscape has pushed back toward the republican. the house side is interesting, though. that is a map that's favorable to democrats. you get a sense, certainly from the president himself, and people he is talking to, republican political operatives and political advisers that they think that the gop could sneak out a very narrow victory and maintain control of the house. it would be extremely narrow.
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democrats are also worried that all this talk about a blue wave, a pickup of 30, 40, 50 seats in the house has really put the party in a difficult position. it builds some overconfidence into the system here. >> maybe expectations management, right? if they take it back but it's only 20, 30 seats. the president would claim that as a victory. >> exactly. even if it's only a couple of seats, probably more what we're looking like. this talk of a blue wave seems to be overstated. the president thinks that his ability to go out, travel this country, get his supporters, who might not be motivated to vote for house or senate candidates if he's not on the ballot, that that would push republicans over the edge. >> no accident why the president is focusing on this immigrant caravan, right, that fits with his message in the past. harry, reality check that for us. you're watching these numbers on the midterm, particularly in the house, every day. i'm not going to make you a
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handicapper here. you don't like to put -- but what does the bulk of the polling evidence show you about where the house is going to go in two weeks? >> the bulk of it does show that democrats will win control of that chamber. remember, they need a net gain of 23. my current forecast has them getting a net gain of 31. again, that is within the margin of error. that should not be seen as a big shocker, given all the polling data that we see. if you were to make a best guess where we think things will ultimately end up, it's a 31-seat gain that ultimately gives them control. i don't know if you necessarily define that as a wave. for me it's a wave if they take the chamber. that's where we're headed this time. >> in the eyes of the beholder, i'm sure. other big race we've been watching, julie, is the texas senate race. although the numbers have shown ted cruz pulling ahead of the national hero for some democrats, beto o'rourke, you have president trump in houston tonight. he wouldn't be there unless he
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thought he would benefit from a boost of their patchy history together. >> it's interesting to go back and look at the clips of what they were saying about each other in the 2016 race. this rally bass put on the calendar a few weeks ago when the state was looking tighter for republicans and trump was seen as somewhat of an insurance policy, a way to ensure that republicans get out f he had pulled back the rally, it could have had an opposite effect. he has definitely pulled ahead in a lot of the polls. he is going to need republicans in this republican-heavy state, to show up to hold off beto o'rourke. >> do you think he will remind them of ted cruz not endorsing him at the convention? >> i doubt that. >> harry's latest podcastings t -- podcast, the forecast. just days after the
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meeting with russia. signed by president's reagan and gorbachev, with ranges approximately 300 to 3,000 miles. a major concern for european allies, no doubt, who are well within the range of those types of missiles. and now this morning, russia says it wants an official explanation from the u.s., with one outspoken russian politician going as far as warning of another potential cuban missile crisis. live in moscow, cnn political correspondent. are the two sides entirely at an impasse here, frederifrederick? >> reporter: the one thing that one russian politician said about cuban missile crisis, russian politicians have been
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coming out saying there will be a new arms race, that the u.s. is essentially trying to blackmail russia. there is a lot of anger here. he will meet with sergey lavrov before that and he might meet with vladimir putin as well. that's likely, jim. essentially what the russians want to know is look, we heard an off-the-cuff remark saying that the u.s. wants to exit that treaty. the russians want to know whether it's a final decision by the trump administration or whether there might be some sort of wiggle room for new negotiations that could possibly move all this forward again. the u.s. has been accusing the russians of violating the treaty. the russians have been accusing the u.s. the russians do seem to be blindsided by the fact that now the trump administration all of a sudden is talking about exiting this treaty right before the visit and now during the visit of the national security adviser here in moscow, jim. >> fred pleitgen in moscow, thank you very much. the director of the east asia
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nonproliferation program at the middlebury institute of national study. thank you very much for joining me. first of all, do you read this as an official announcement from this president or, as he has done on other trade treaties and others, a negotiating tactic? >> yeah. well, i don't think it's a negotiating tactic. i think he means to get out of the treaty but it's not a formal announcement. this actually has to be done miechlt gue. my guess is that the russians aren't exactly following the treaty but definitely want the u.s. to stay in. >> there is evidence, though, of russia violating this treaty. not just the trump administration is not alone in saying that. the obama administration said the same. nato said the same, by deploying missiles in this category, in effect. based on your knowledge, has russia clearly violated this treaty? >> i wouldn't say clearly but i definitely think that they probably have. this is a serious issue. there are really two missile
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systems under discussion. one is a clear violation. it's a cruise missile. >> lot of european capitals within 1,000 miles. >> that's it, the ability to strike targets in western europe from russian territory. that's one big problem. there's another ballistic missile that the russians have developed and so the treaty is in a lot of trouble. there were problems to be sure but i think a lot of us were surprise bid the immediate announcement. >> if russia is violating it, why stay in the treaty? >> to make sure that putin takes the blame for violating it. the way things have emerged for now, he gets to keep the missiles that violated the treaty, but trump is the bad guy for pulling out. it's a diplomat ic -- the russians are cheating but tend to be very legalistic in how
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they cheat. they try to sort of at least have the appearance of staying in. now all those restrictions are off so they could really go gangbusters. >> another issue that the trump administration has raised and obama administration before, china is not covered by this treaty. in the mid '80s, it was a different power than they are now. now it's an enormous military and economic power and developing a whole host of missiles. is that an argument, to say listen, let's just tear this one up and sit down with beijing, moscow and washington to negotiate? >> look, anything is an argument. it would be great if we could get china in the treaty. it's important to note that this treaty only bans land-based missiles at that range. the pacific, it's an ocean. so the united states could have sea-based, air based missiles and, in fact, the united states does. china is a big land mass but we don't need those in for the united states. >> final question here, i understand one of the issues for the u.s. is that the u.s. may
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not be able to counter this, is that right? the u.s. doesn't have a good military answer to it? >> actually, no one does. that's why we signed the treaty in the first place. these things are so close, they have a tiny amount of warning time. they're very hard for missile defenses to intercept and pose all kinds of stability risks. >> what's the answer that john bolton will give to the russians today? was this official, not official? can the president be talked out of it? >> i think he's going to tell them we're out. maybe the president has changed his mind. but john bolton has been writing op-eds about getting out of this treaty since 2011. so i think we're out. >> and perhaps a sign of his influence within the administration. jeffrey lewis, thank you very much. something we'll be watching closely. stunning new video showing just how desperate the situation has become for some migrants now trying to escape central america. look at that there. a mother of three climbing down a ladder on a bridge. the story behind that perilous journey, next.
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a new threat from president trump this morning over that caravan of migrants heading to the u.s., something the president has tried to keep in the conversation every day. the president says he will cut back or completely kt off aid to several central american countries who couldn't stop people from leaving. that caravan, meanwhile, continues its march north through mexico. some in search of work, others a new life, some escaping severe violence back home. bill weir is live in tapachula, mexico, with the latest. bill if, we can begin, there's this incredible video this morning of a mother and her children after being stuck at the border for 24 hours going down a bridge on to a river. this shows some of the desperation. i know you know more about the circumstances of this. walk us through it. >> reporter: yes. she is from guatemala. we spotted her dangling from
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this sort of crudest of improvised elevators after being stuck on that bridge between mexico and guatemala for a full day. they were running out of food and water. some men pushed a hole in the fence and people were jumping the three-story leap into the shallow river and then they went into town, managed to get rope, a ladder and came back, rigged this thing up. she came down. then her two children, 3-year-old little son, her daughter, candy, 5 years old. she also had a teen boy with him who eventually had to jump. i had seen her little boy the day before after the fracas on the bridge. her little boy was fascinated with the riot gear from the police. one of the federalis picked him up. she got separated from her little girl, had to go back on the bridge and spend a day there and ultimately took that ride. i asked her what made you do that. she said i'm doing this for my kids. their father is dead.
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they're hungry at home. we have no other options. she saw the caravan and said this is my chance to taste the dream of a better life. wouldn't your mother do the same for you? i said president trump is threatening to turn you away. they still have 2,000 miles to walk to fulfill that treem and she says i've heard this, but god will have the final say in our fate. incredible little taste of the fortitude, determination and desperation inspiring so many people. >> the president tweeting about this multiple times a day, sees a political benefit as the midterms approach. tell us why now. why is this group coming now and what do they expect -- how do they expect to be greeted at the border? what are they hoping for, if and when they reach the u.s. border? >> reporter: i've asked that to dozens of people. you have to understand -- put
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yourself in the mind of somebody who would sell everything they have, pick up their child and walk 3,000 miles in flip-flops. they're not thinking about american politics. they are putting them, as she does, faith in a higher power to get them across. these are people running from a burning building. i keep quoting the great poem "home" you only leave home when home is the mouth of a shark, you only run for the border when you see the whole city running. the violence in honduras was a big part of that caravan. the woman on that bridge there won't pass the incredible fear question that you need for asylum seekers. she is an economic migrant. she has no other choice. now president trump threatening to cut off foreign aid to these impoverished countries, which will only exacerbate the situation for a lot of them as well. some are oblivious. some have never seen a news
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report, not reading twitter. they have no other choice, not thinking it through. those who do know say it's a chance, a risk they're willing to take. >> bill weir, it's good to have you there in the middle of it. you'll continue to follow it. we'll come back to you in the coming days. top u.s. general in afghanistan wounded during really a bold taliban attack. we have the latest on that. liberty mutual saved us almost $800 when we switched our auto and home insurance. with liberty, we could afford a real babysitter instead of your brother. hey! oh, that's my robe. is it? when you switch to liberty mutual, you could save $782 on auto and home insurance. and still get great coverage for you and your family. call for a free quote today. you could save $782. liberty mutual insurance. liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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oversees the nato advisory mission in southern afghanistan and is now recovering from that gunshot wound. ryan brown joins me now from the pentagon. what do we know about his condition and how this happened? >> we're being told he is recovering from that gunshot wound. he's still in command there in southern afghanistan, but he is in recovery. and again, he was one of two americans wounded in this attack in kandahar last week that took the lives of two senior afghan officials. now, the nature of him being there, he was one of several high-profile military commanders present in this meeting, including the top u.s. military commander in afghanistan, general scott miller was there, and this attack took place shortly after this high level meeting between senior u.s. nato and afghan officials. again, a very concerning breach of security that an attack could take place following such a high-profile meeting. >> we learned last week the commanding general had to pull his own sidearm to respond to
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the attack. this attack took place last thursday. why did it take so many days for the pentagon to identify that a general officer was the service member injured in the attack? >> this is an issue of policy that's been around for some time. now, the military typically does not identify wounded service members. when service members are killed in action, they do identify after family notifications, but they don't when it comes to wounded service members. in this case, it's relatively rare for such a senior ranking officer to be wounded, so the information did come to light a few days later. the coalition initially just identifying the wounded american as a u.s. military service member, but again, now making positive identification that this senior commander was in fact wounded during this attack. >> just a reminder of how dangerous a place it remains 17 years after the u.s. invasion. ryan brown, thanks very much. in other news we're
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following, the new york police department is pulling nearly 3,000 body cameras from the streets after one worn by an officer exploded over the weekend. the officer says he noticed the camera smoking. he pulled it off moments before it exploded. officials believe a faulty battery may be to blame. about 20% of the 15,000 cameras used by new york police will be removed from service while an investigation is under way. after nearly 20 years behind bars, former nfl star rae carruth was released from a prison in north carolina. carruth was in his third season with the carolina panthers when he was found guilty of conspiracy to murder his girlfriend who was pregnant at the time. prosecutors say carruth blocked his girlfriend's car so a hired gunman could shoot her. doctors saved the baby. adams died four weeks later. according to a department of corrections supervisor, he will
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be under supervision for four months. >> first video of the u.s. coast guard rescues under way. a mexican fishing board burned at sea. the mexican coast guard and navy responded, but it was good samaritans who pulled 15 people from the water. the coast guard then transported two people who needed urgent medical attention. search still under way for three people remaining missing. >> a celebration turned to chaos in clemson, south carolina. look at this video. early saturday morning, partygoers as the dance floor collapsed. look at it there. sending students falling into the basement below. more than 30 people had to be rushed to the hospital. polo sandoval joins me. everyone survived, there were no deaths as a result? >> a few broken bones, some lacerations, but they say it would have been much worse. especially when you look at the
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pictures. we don't know at this point what caused the floor to give way at this fraternity homecoming party held about three miles away from clemson university. there were dozens of men and women celebrating after a football game in which their team came out on top. you can see the moment the floor gives out under their feet. they were dancing, jumping up and down. authorities are asking if they could have played a role. possibly overcapacity could have been an issue here, and they're taking a close look at the building which we're told was built in 2014, according to property management. i should mention that authorities are not only investigating this but also university officials, though this happened off campus, are still offering support to the students, because put yourself in this position. they're partying with their friends, celebrating, and things take a terrifying turn. they have to crawl out of a virtual crater there, as you see, and a few folks being left
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behind along the edges. again, no severe injuries, according to authorities. no serious injuries. everybody seems to be recovering right now. the question, what exactly caused this. jim. >> no question, just thankfully they're all alive. thanks very much. >> cnn has obtained exclusive new video of what a senior turkish official says is a body double, a suspect wearing the very clothes of jamal khashoggi just hours after the journalist was last seen alive. we're following it all. we'll have an update and the latest coming up next. ♪ east bound and down (performed by jerry reed) ♪ east bound and down, loaded up and truckin' ♪ ♪ we're gonna do what they say can't be done ♪
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>> very good morning to you. i'm jim sciutto in washington. turkey is now calling the murder of "washington post" columnist jamal khashoggi a, quote, violently planned murder. this after cnn has obtained exclusive surveillance video showing the saudis using what appears to be a body double, a possible attempt to cover up his murder. the actor can be seen wearing what appeared to be khashoggi's own clothes after khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate. with this new information, how will president trump respond? >> and in an hour from now, national security adviser john bolton will enter tense negotiations face-to-face with russia after president trump vowed to pull out of a decades-old nuclear arms treaty. what this means for the u.s., for europe, for the world. let's begin with cnn's exclusive reporting. chief international correspondent clarissa ward in


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