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a warm welcome to our viewers joining us in the united states and all around the world. i'm max foster in london. the u.n. an red cross are hoping to get out of the city of mariupol today. ahead of the ukrainian president's office says the next stage of evacuations from the azovstal steel plant is under way, but reports of fierce bloody combat are making things very difficult. the donetsk military governor claims about 200 civilians remain trapped inside the plant. the ukrainian commander accuses
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russia of breaking it promise to allow evacuations. still ukraine's president says authorities are doing everything they can to get people out. >> translator: russian shelling and assault on azovstal does not stop. but civilians still need to be taken out. women, children, many children who are still wthere. just imagine this hell. and there are children. horn two months of constant shelling, bombing, and constant death nearby. >> mr. zelenskyy didn't say how many people left mariupol on thursday, only that evacuations from the southern party is are ongoing. the red cross says more than 300 people believed to be from mariupol and surrounding areas arrived in zaporizhzhia on wednesday. sources tell cnn that ukraine had some help from the u.s. in targeting russia's
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flagship destroyer last month. the warship sank april 14 after missile strikes. sources say the ukrainians spotted the ship and asked the americans for confirmation that it was in fact that ship. the u.s. provided intelligence but was not involved in ukraine's decision to launch missiles. the kremlin admits that it is well aware that the u.s., uk and nato are sharing intelligence but the press secretary says there are limits. >> we do not provide intelligence and the location of senior military leaders or participate in the targeting decisions of the ukrainian military. but we do provide them useful intelligence, timely intelligence that allows them to make decisions to better defend themselves against this invasion. and i think the less said about that honestly the better. >> the white house says the u.s. supplies battlefield intelligence to help ukraine
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defend itself, but doesn't provide intelligence with the intent to kill russian generals. thathe upshot here. our correspondents are covering it from every angle. and we begin with isa soares in lviv with efforts on how to get people out from the steel plant. ♪ >> reporter: ukrainian soldiers trapped in the azovstal plant sing the army's battle hymn. it is sweeter for us to die in battle than for us to live in chains as dumb slaves they sing in the darkness. a few of the dozens of ukrainian fighters defending the last patch of mariupol not in russian hands. above them, the bombardment continues. relentlessly. later, one of the commanders
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with a message for the world. it has been the third day that the enemy has broken through the territory of azovstal. fe fierce bloody combat is ongoing, preventing the evacuation of civilians who continue to hide deep in bunkers of azovstal. the u.n. and red cross organized the evacuation of one group of about 100 civilians at the weekend. since then, none has left. now there is hope of another convoy reaching mariupol. >> as we speak, the convoy is proceeding to get to azovstal by tomorrow morning. hopefully to receive those civilians remaining in that bleak hell that they have inhabited for so many weeks and months and take them back to safety. >> reporter: speaking to me earlier, the military governor of dounetsk was much more
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cautious. >> translator: with all due respect for the u.n. and their assistance, international committee of the red cross, the conditions that are such that they occupy keeps changing them. >> reporter: russians an allieses separatists of the south are showing off their newly won territory. at least the ruins that they fought to seize. this commander points tos to a massive crater just outside the azovstal plant. he says the bodies of ukrainian soldiers are everywhere. we find more and more of them, he adds. amid the ruins of mariupol, once a thriving city of 400,000 people, the new authorities are changing the road sceneses into r signs in to russian. and they expect a parade on may 9 when russia celebrates its victory in the second world war. what will be happening by then
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no one knows, but what is certain is the scars that will remain. isa soares, lviv, cnn. and millions are displaced internally while many others are flooding in to other countries. the u.n. estimates more than 5.7 million ukrainians are now refugees with the vast majority of them in poland. joining me now from lviv is the co-founder of building housing for people displaced by the war. anna, so many people have been so generous in trying to assume the refugees coming out from ukraine, also those within ukraine. but housing is actually a big problem, isn't it. >> hello, happy to be here and speak on behalf of our team. this is an initiative for
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collective and home in ukrainian. and when you put the two words together, it means to love in ukrainian. and so our team is building homes no our region for refugees. we started one month ago with our team. this is the main issue now that we need to have a safe housing in the western ukraine because it saves lives, it saves lives because people who are in mariupol now, in donetsk, in kharkiv who are not safe, they don't -- they cannot make will decision to go to western ukraine because they know that cities are overwhelmed with idps and there is no housing possibilities for them, and we are struggling like to deliver a lot of housing opportunities in western cities. so we've started in one city and
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we were able to have a collective of professionals, architects, designers, construction teams from all over ukraine who fleed the war from kyiv, from kharkiv, and all together we work on providing decent conditions for idps in ukraine. >> we're seeing pictures of a collective carrying out their work currently. how many people have you managed to get on board to help support the people that need these homes? >> these are hundreds of people now. we have a core team of 25 people, and the team expands now as we want to scale up with this model of refurbishment of existing housing in the wereste
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ukraine. but those are hundreds of volunteers who helped us. like the bigger half is idps who are volunteering, those are professionals, businessmen and women who arrive and they really want to help. others, they want to work, they come like every day. every day they are there from 10:00 to 7:00 in the evening. and they build and they eat really fast and they build and they build and they work together. and so we've formed construction teams from idps who help us and we also work with local businesses, local manufacturers. so i think this is few hundreds of people who are working on this project now all together. >> and what a cohesive effort and great to see everyone sort of getting together there. and they are getting a lot of satisfaction from it.
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but in terms of what you need, are there real shortages and how are you actually getting all the equipment that you need? >> basically we wanted to start fast so we couldn't rely on waiting for some money from some some funds or organizations. so we started a crowd funding campaign so people were donating money to our project. and we were able to buy the equipment, materials to run this process. so basically now we need to scale up to deliver enough -- help that would be any of. so this is a huge demand now on housing in western ukraine. so we really need to go to five, ten, 20 projects simultaneously now. and we need people, we need money, we need equipment.
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so we are open to any help that you can provide. you can find our details, our story on our website. yeah, if you have any -- help us financially, spread the word, help us with resources. we plan to help these communities further on with physical, mental health support, with basic needs, yes. >> anna, amazing effort and thank you very much indeed giving us insight, a positive coming out of this horrific situation. if you'd like to safely securely help people, you may need help, you know, shelter, food, water, go to there are several ways you can help there. wall street did a complete
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u-turn on thursday and saw it worst day of the year. the dow dropped more than 1,000 points. also nasdaq and the s&p 500 also suffered major losses. but the markets scored major gains the day before which was the best day in two years for the dow and s&p. this all coming as a new cnn poll shows two-thirds disapprove of how president biden is handling the economy. after the u.s. federal reserve raised its benchmark rate on wednesday in a bid to control record inflation but is not considering future hikes larger than 50 basis points, but wall street's tumble appears to be creating a domino effect on markets around the world. anna, to be fair to president biden, these extremely unusual headwinds that he is having to deal with, the virus, what is happening in china, russia, and the cost of living. but for people trying to make sense of this, it is almost impossible. >> it is hard for investors as
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well. and i think that is what we've seen this week. the federal reserve made that big decision on wednesday, we saw a big relief rally as investors thought great, not as aggressive a rate hike as we were expecting, but now they are really digesting the economic growth outlook, the inflation outlook and moving on every bit of data. so yesterday was negative data looking the u.s. productivity and we saw the massive selloff. and that bleeds in to the asian markets today. and some of that on comments from chinese officials saying that they support and reaffirm zero covid policy. so there is a lot working into markets right now and i think we have choppy days ahead. >> and we had an interesting example in the uk yesterday where they are talking about potential inflation of 10%, which is a frightening number for people trying to afford everyday living with fuel prices going up, food prices going up. and that inevitably means that
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interest rates will go up which are l. compound the problems. >> bank of engvengland as expec raised rates fourth time in a row. and they do expect inflation to go over 10% and they expect the economy to shrink next year. and the combination of inflation pushing up prices and also an increase in interest rates just means that consumers have much less spending power and that feeds in to corporate profits, it means that it will take a big bite out of that, that is why we are seeing equities fall. awful stats in terms of energy which is really pushing up prices here in the uk and also here and in the world. energy prices already rose some 50% this year, they are 1k3ek9se1k3ek9s expected to rise an additional 40%. >> okay, anna, thank you. ahead, covid cases in beijing are on the rise as china's leader doubles down on the zero covid policy.
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and chinese president xi jinping gave his first speech since that brutal lockdown in shanghai and after the speech fears are growing that the same thing could happen in the chinese capital of beijing. and it's ready to go our cost for shipping,g, were cut in half just likike that go to shipstation/tv and get 2 montnths free
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police have identified suspects in an attack that left three people dead and four others wounded. authorities say two men attacked the victim on the streets in the city of elad thursday, but officials say the attackers managed to flee. and a massive manhunt for them is now under way. for more, let's go live to tel aviv. it happened on independence day. >> reporter: this is not the way they wanted the celebrations to end, but we have three killed in this attack and there are three more in hospital who have been injured and in life threatening condition. there was an additional person injured as well. and this manhunt both inside of israel and of course in the west bank as well ongoing. police have named the suspect as assad rafii, and 19, and the
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other age 20. and they are from the northern west bank which has been a scene of frequent clashes. so that manhunt is ongoing. and the primary and a naftali s that they will get the attackers. >> and there have been more serious attacks in the recent years. >> reporter: this wave really began march 22, since then there have been 16 israelis and two foreign workers killed by israeli arabs or panhandles in palestinians and also 31 palestinians and three assailants have been killed in clashes with israeli security forces. and this latest attack was condemned by abbas and described
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by secretary of state antony blinken as a horrific terrorist attack, but at the same time, we have seen that these attacks have been happening and then there have been clashes between security forces and palestinians as they have gone to either apprehend suspects or people they suspect of having collaborated with the suspects or indeed to try to preempt additional attacks and then we've seen further attacks. and despite the increased security presence and they have extended the closure of the west bank through the weekend now, these attacks just still keep on happening. so it is hard to really see exactly when this current wave is going to end. >> elliott, thank you very much. now to some troubling news from the world health organization. the agency says the global covid-19 death toll is three times higher than reported. according to new estimates, nearly 15 mill one people around the world died either directly or indirectly as a result of the
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virus between the beginning of 2020 and the end of 2021. >> it is both a shock as well as expected. shock because this is truly a strager tragic and track staggering number of the number of deaths gist over a period of 24 months. >> the new data is primarily concerning for india. the w.h.o. estimates that the true covid death toll is ten times higher than government figures. thursday india's government raised multiple objections over the extra lid difference the mathematical models used by the agency. and chinese state media is reporting that the 2022 asian games set to take place in september have been postponed. it comes as china's president is doubling down on the zero covid policy. for more, i'm joined by will ripley in taiwan.
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so impossible to predict how this will end up with this policy currently in place. >> reporter: it is interesting because you look at much of the rest of the world where nations have moved on from zero covid. here in taiwan, they are in the process of moving on because it takes such an excruciating economic toll, a mental health toll. there are so many reasons why people want to get out of their homes and resume with normal life. and the solution for that is vaccines and vaccinations. the problem in china is that they put a lot of effort into these lockdowns, they have almost 200 million people in at least 30 chinese cities either in full or partial lockdown right now, and yet they still have a huge portion of their elderly population that has not been vaccinated and likely it will be until the end of the year before they can get those people vaccinated. so when you have a country of 1.5 billion people, rulers, communist party leaders, have
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decided that zero covid is the absolute only way for that country to move forward despite the mounting costs both in terms of the economy, chinese economy shank shrank in april. and in beijing, there are dozens of new cases every day. a little over 2,000 active cases right now and yet they have closed schools, libraries, shopping malls, all public centers. nearly 20 million residents are now i don't understand going their sixth round of compulsory mass testing and there is fear of a lockdown. 25 million people have essentially not been able to leave their homes or districts in beijing. about 8 million people in shanghai where they can't leave their compounds. so still mobility severely limited. people have been posting on social media that they are
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having a hard time getting access to enough food, to medical supplies and even medical emergencies not covid-related have been turned away from hospitals. and yet despite that criticism, xi jinping uses language that reminds some as the cultural revolution saying things like if chai doesn't advance, they will fall back and saying that everyone needs to be tested and quarantined and treated if they are suspected to having any sort of connection to covid. let me read and you portion of what president xi said about anyone who has a die ssenting view. he said all levels of government must adhere to the policy and fight any words or acts distorting or doubting china's covid control policy. so if you read between the lines, it means the secret police could be after folks who dare to speak out against this crushing restriction imposed on them. again, you are talking about almost 200 million people in china for cases that would be
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considered low almost anywhere else in the world. >> the numbers are extraordinary. will, thank you very much for bringing us that. capitals across europe are watching the ukraine war with deep worry about their own security of course. finland isn't waiting to see if russian aggressions threaten its territory. it is ramping up its own defenses just in case. plus british voters including the prime minister made their choices for local council membership. and early results don't look good for the ruling conservative party. that is just ahead. because the sleep number 360 smart bed isis really smart. itit senses your movement and automatically adjusts to help keep y you both comfortable all night. it's also temperature balancing, so you stay cool. it's so smart it knows exactltly how long, how well, and when you slept. sleep number takes care of the science, all you have to do is sleep. and now, save $500 on the sleep number 360 c4 smart bed, queen now only $1,299. lowest price ever! only for a limited time. to learn more, go to
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ukrainian military is reporting fewer russian ground attacks the last 24 hours suggesting relatively static front lines. in mariupol ukrainian troops
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continue to hold off the azovstal steel plant. the huge factory is believed to be the last remaining stronghold in the city and fighting there is said to be bloody and intense. dozens were reported wounded on thursday by russian shelling and vooi airstrikes in the key city of kram kramatorsk. and the u.s. confirms that it helped ukraine locate russia's flagship moskva in the black sea but denies that it had any role in sinking tit. and russia's war in ukraine is being felt far from ukraine's borders. several european countries are becoming much more vocal about possibly joining nato. one of them is finland and nic robertson is joining us from there. we're really seeing the defenses come up frankly there, nic. >> reporter: we are.
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and the prime minister framed it a month or so ago by saying when russia invaded ukraine, europe's security architecture fundamentally changed. finland has always sort of been leaning in towards europe if you will, a member of the european union. but it does feel because of russia's invasion of ukraine that nato and its protection is a safer place to be. and we've been to see finland troops training with other nato members. in finland's forests, the nation's military is readying should russia threaten war. there are joint military exercises, fialongside latvian d american forces. >> i really don't though what happened. if the main turret is upwards, that means that the tank is
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destroyed. >> reporter: these annual exercises now with added urgency. russia's war in ukraine causing finland to consider joifning nato. >> we want it develop and if you are in your own bubble, you don't develop. >> reporter: and they are all about preparing finland for potentially joining nato. in the words of the organizers, for the purposes of national defense, to create and sustain international upperability. the defense chief visiting the battle training. success in the forests, speeding finland's path to nato membership. >> we have a very good interoperability with nato and i believe that finland would fill a great area needed to be a nato member. i believe that association with nato wouldn't take so much time because of that. >> reporter: until then, the uk
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is pledging military support and clearly signaling political backing to help lp hasten finlas membership. exercises like that show that our forces are professionally matched and able to operate and that is really important sort of strength that finland would definitely add to nato. >> reporter: meanwhile, at the back of one of the tanks, camaraderie. the talk not about nato. >> i like your weapons better. >> reporter: troops of different nations trading tips about each other's weapons. >> you guys came up pretty heavy. >> reporter: joint battlefield exercises experiences bonding all. >> you get to hear how they grew up so close to russia, definitely an interesting experience and i think it helps us all grow together. >> reporter: after a day shooting tank shells at each other, some finnish troops pumped about their prospects should putin pick a fight with
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them. >> it doesn't seem logical because if they have already troops in ukraine, then they decide to attack us, they will get their [ bleep ] kicked. >> reporter: finland just days away from deciding if it will join nato. so that gives you a flavor of the military preparations. politically the sort of groundwork being laid for a potential decision is really about -- is really well advanced at the moment. the discussions have been going on in parliament and other places for the past couple weeks. and by early next week, we will very likely hear from finland's foreign ministry, their assessment of the proposal that they should potentially join nato. and that is at the moment seems very likely to tip in the favor of joining nato. we know that of the 200 members of parliament, more than a majority are in favor of joining
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nato. that is at the moment. and towards the end of next week, finland's president and prime minister will both put forward their views. so the real expectation is right now by the end of next week, it should be very clear of what finland's decision is. seems very, very likely that they will be deciding that they want to join nato. and steps coming up soon as well for sweden potentially to take a similar decision, max. >> yeah, fascinating. nic, thank you so much. they have been talking about it for years and suddenly it appears to be happening because ukraine. now, wave after wave of punishing sanctions have been leveled at moscow since the war began and the issues always come down to russian energy shipments to europe, which brings russia billions of dollars. a sixth round of sanctions is taking shape in the e ultimate, the key proposal is to stop imports of russian oil by the end of the year. and it also proposes removing russia's largest bank from a vital international banking
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network. but not all eu members are on board. the czech republic, hungary, bulgaria have indicated that they would seek to be exempted. clare sebastian is covering this for us. and when you look at the european commissions, exemptions don't really work in terms of how they are trying to get through this, but they are dealing these countries with cost of living crises and domestic issues. >> yeah, the eu has confirmed to me this morning that discussions are still ongoing in the council, now a third day. and that does signal the sort of balance between, you know, inflicting harm on russia and minimizing harm to europe. that is up for debate. so, yes, the eu didn't want to daylight this with exemptions, but they also want to put on a display of unity. and there are reports that they are making defeats or potentially to that original text. reuters is reporting that they are planning to increase a transition period for the ban on shipping services to transport russian oil from one month to
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three months. so that is not the embargo itself but one of the measures that they would use to cut off russia. and they may now be tweaking that. we don't know exactly what the outcome will be, but i think it was very important from the eu to begin with that they try to present united front because of course one of the fears is that russia is using this to reveal the fault lines in the bloc, to try to divide europe. they want go out against that. >> claire, thank you. and uk's conservative party has suffered losses in a local council elections held on thursday. results for england have been trickling in overnight. according to the british press association, the opposition labour party has key london authorities. this is the first british election since last year, and amid an ongoing crisis over the rising cost of living. and there have been losses for the conservative party in
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london, but outside london they have been doing okay. and the opposition labour party haven't made massive gains. so not the most exciting night, but a warning really about what is to do with the general election. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. and it is still early in the day as you mentioned, the results will be trickling in through the day and even into tomorrow. and we have seen some significant losses for the conservative party particularly centered around the south and in london, they have lost the significance and important seat, first time since 1978. so historic loss there. and also the labour party has declared a victory in westminster, the first time the conservatives have lost that seat since its creation back in 1964. conversely though, we have seen the labour party make some gains. the labour party leader has described it as a tipping point for the party, but at this stage probably best described as modest gains for the labour
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party. as you mentioned there, this is all important with regards to the future general election. and it is important to note this is a local election, statistics are voting on local issues. but for some, this has been seen as a sort of referendum on boris johnson's own leadership, the first electoral test he and his party have faced since 2018, this is amid the cost of living crisis soaring, energy prices, inflation rising, charities warning that the government's welfare system is failing. some of the most vulnerable families in the country. and of course there is partygate. boris johnson directly implicated, he was issued a fine for taking part in a social gathering when the country was under strict covid restrictions. and we know that he is facing three separate investigations, one by the metropolitan police, one by the cabinet office and also now a palrliamentary
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inquiry. we know that the police have been waiting for the end of the local election in order to release more information regarding the investigation into partygate. so they could certainly be more fines to come, but certainly a worry for the conservative party as they see these results, how this will translate in terms of support for the conservative party and for the prime know m conservatives perform poorly, that he should call for a vote of no confidence. >> and small parties appear to be doing really. we should mention northern ireland which we haven't gotten any numbers in from northern ireland, but a separate story there, right? it is about how well shinfei could do.
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>> reporter: that's right, we'll wait for those results. about an analysts say that they expect shinfei to to do well. this could be the first time in decades that we've seen the party come into power. that is hugely significant and that would mean that we have politicians calling for separatist movement as in scotland, we know sturgeon is supporting that. so crucial to watch over the next day when those results come in. >> nada, thank you. and with the u.s. supreme court seemingly on the verge of ending national abortion rights, demand for abortion pills is expected to soar. but wl providers, can they get m pastst district state laws. and move toward relief after the first dose...
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fury over the u.s. supreme court's likely plans to end federal abortion rights is not dying down. neutw rallies were held around e country on thursday days after the leak of a draft opinion indicating that the court intends to strike down roe versus wade, the landmark case legalizing abortion nationwide. authorities are warning of potential violence. they had tall metal fences put up around the perimeter of the court on wednesday, and concrete barriers were added just hours ago. during an interview with cbs, hillary clinton warned that the supreme court's far right majority could go far beyond targeting abortion rights. >> this opinion is dark, it is incredibly dangerous, and it is not just about a woman's right to choose. it is about much more than that. and any american says, look, i'm not a woman, this doesn't affect me, i'm not black, it doesn't affect me, i'm not gay, that
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doesn't affect me. once you allow this kind of extreme power to take hold, you have no idea who they will come for next. >> meanwhile there has been a surge of interest in abortion pills that could be used to circumvent state laws outlawing the procedure. cnn's tom foreman has details. >> reporter: for those intent on ending abortions in parts of the united states, the biggest barrier may now not be politics but pills which researchers say are effective, available and now used for more than half of all abortions. >> abortion activists have been quietly building a whole new business model to target young women on their phones to click, get information, and receive abortion drug by mail. >> reporter: the food and drug administration approved mail order supplies of the so-called abortion pills with a prescription this past december for women in the first ten weeks of pregnancy. advocates insist it is less
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inv invasive, more discreet and just as safe as surgical abortion. >> and oftentimes people choose this for various reasons, they want to be able to manage their abortion in their own home, with their family, you know, around -- in a surrounding that they comfortable with. >> we've seen an incredible increase of asking for help. people are scare what had is going to happen. >> reporter: that is why some abortion rights supporters such as women on waves in the netherlands say they are already facilitating shipments to the drugs in far flung corners of the u.s. and they are promising to step up the effort no matter where those women are or what state laws say. >> what i'm doing is legal under the laws where i work from. and actually i have a medical ask to do this. i'm a doctor. my oath is that i help people that are in need and that is what i am doing. >> reporter: in many states where lawmakers are trying to
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stamp out abortion rights, the simple truth is that they have written a lot of special lines in their laws to keep outside providers of these pills from accessing their population. but abortion rights defenders say that it is only five little pills and they believe that there is a way to get them to the women they see in need. tom foreman, cnn, washington. coming up, a series of storms have been wreaking havoc in parts of the u.s. bringing flooding and tornadoes. where the severe weather is heading, after the break. and you're wasting up to 20 gallons of water every time. let't's end this habit. skip the rinse... with finish quanantum. its activelift technology has the power to tackle 24 hour dried on food d stains- without pre-rinsing-g- for an unbeatable clean. together we can help save america 150 billion gallons of water in just one year. skip the rinse with finish to save our water.
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the u.s. is being pummeled by what forecasters say is the worst spring storm season in years. this storm system brought an ef-3 tornado to andover, kansas last friday. around 100 structures were damaged and more severe weather is on the horizon. derek van dam has the details. >> yeah, that's right, max. it has been a banner year for severe weather and one way to contextualize that is just how many tornadoes we've actually experienced so far this season. to date we've had over 600 reports of tornadoes and on
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average we'd have about 524. so we're sitting at about 119% of average in terms of confirmed tornados from the national weather service. and yesterday was a prime example. we had two tornadoes in eastern texas. can't forget about the wind damage associated with the severe storms that are marching eastward across the southeastern u.s. it is all associated with this cold front, that is the triggering mechanism for the thunderstorms that develop. of course a lot of hot humid air in place across that region. and this is going to provide the recipe, the ingredients necessary for the recipe for severe storms to develop once again. in fact we've just got the latest update from the storm prediction center. look at that shading of orange raleigh to atlanta to montgomery, those are the areas that we need to pay particular attention to the weather today. damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible. in fact the storm prediction center has identified two particular locations across the carolinas and into georgia and portions of eastern alabama that
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have a 10% probability of tornadoes, that means that anywhere from about a 25 mile radius, there is a 10% probability of a tornado occurring within that region. and here is the severe storms around the 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. time frame for atlanta and then across the carolinas by the afternoon and evening hours with the heavy rain threat ongoing across the mid-atlantic. weather prediction center has a high risk of flash flooding across pennsylvania and into maryland. so very busy across the eastern seaboard. >> thank you so much. and david chappelle's alleged attacker will not face felony charges. the comedian was on stage when a man from the audience tackled him. police say the suspect was carrying a replica hand gun that also included a knife blade. he is now facing four misdemeanor charges. >> this alleged attack has got
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to have consequences and this afternoon my office has filed charges alleging battery, possession of a weapon with the intent to assault, and charges relating to interfering with a performance. my office takes protecting public safety extremely seriously and we are going to vigorously prosecute this case. >> and there will be now existing security measures following the attack. and before we go, history was made on thursday with the appointment of its first black sect. karine jean-pierre will replace jen psaki. jean pierre currently serves aspirin deputy hanand described what this promotion means. >> this is a historic moment and it is not lost on me. i understand how important it is for so many people out there, so
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many different communities that i stand on their shoulders and i have been throughout my career. >> jean-pierre will also become the first openly lgbtq person to hold the position. her family includes her partner, suzanne malveaux, and their daughter. cnn reported last month that psaki is planning to join cnbc. thank you for joining us. you're watching cnn.
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