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grabbed or wrists and i saw that all towards the end. >> reporter: depp denied abusing heard and said she abused him, and defamed him by writing about being a domestic abuse victim. court resumes once again in about an hour. more witnesses are expected to take the stand, including potentially actress ellen barkin. "new day" continues right now. i'm john berman. brianna is away. erica hill with me on this "new day." and the man suspected of carrying out a deadly hate-filled rampage inside a buffalo supermarket is about to appear in court. former president trump telling dr. mehmet oz to declare victory before all the votes are counted. president biden invokes his defense powers to boost supply of baby formula. how quickly can it help restock the shelfs? and supreme court justices
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receive around the clock security as the department of homeland security warns of murder threats escalating. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. it is thursday, may 19th. and shortly, the 18-year-old suspect in the racist attack on a buffalo supermarket is due to appear in court after pleading not guilty to first degree murder. we're also learning this morning that a 911 dispatcher has been placed on administrative leave for what officials describe as a, quote, completely inappropriate response to a whispering caller during the mass shooting that left ten people dead. we're hearing stories from those who survived the massacre, including one hero who risked his life to save co-workers and customers. he spoke with cnn's shimon
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prokupecz. shimon joins us live from buffalo. it is an incredibly moving story, shimon. >> reporter: it is. what a remarkable man, jerome bridges, he works at the store, describing to us and really just great detail, and frightening moments of when he heard the gunshots and what he did to try and save the people inside the store. >> he was getting closer and closer to the back, to the point where he was actually shooting at the displays that are, like the milk display. i wanted to make sure i kept the customers and my other three co-workers very safe. even if i would have died, it would have been me dying protecting them. >> reporter: you were ready to take a bullet for them? >> yes. yes, i was. >> reporter: and as to that suspect, he is expected to be in court here in the next 90 minutes. we may hear new evidence, this
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is a felony hearing where prosecutes may present new information, new evidence. that's expected to begin at about 9:30. we don't know who will be in court for the suspect, if his parents will be showing up here. the other thing is that the defense attorneys had asked for a mental health examination when he was first arrested. that has now been withdrawn. they asked the judge to withdraw that request, which should move this case along somewhat faster. >> all right, shimon prokupecz, we know you'll keep us posted on those developments. thank you. a new warning from the department of homeland security about potential threats to the public and members of the supreme court following the leak of a draft opinion that if finalized would overturn roe v. wade. u.s. marshals will provide around the clock security at the homes of all nine supreme court justices. cnn's whitney wild has been following the story from the beginning and joins us now from washington with the latest here. what have you learned? >> this is a serious threat.
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attorney general merrick garland met with supreme court officials as well as officials from the justice department wednesday afternoon where they talked about efforts to manage judicial security. this news illustrates this real concern among federal law enforcement that this abortion ruling could result in acts of violence and it comes just about a day -- a few days after the department of homeland security released a memo to other members of law enforcement that said plainly there are potential threats to the public and members of the supreme court. some of those threats include language about burning down or storming the u.s. supreme court, murdering justices and their clerks and targeting members of congress and lawful demonstrators. law enforcement, john, is very concerned that people here and abroad are just going to latch on to these issues and use them as an opportunity to call for violence. here's a quote from that memo from dhs. domestic violent extremists and criminal actors have adopted
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narratives surrounding abortion rights to encourage violence, likely increasing the threat to government, religious and reproductive healthcare personnel and facilities and ideological opponents. john, the threat exists on both sides of this debate. the warning comes as justices are wrapping up their most contentious term in decades. >> and now under increased security. whitney wild, thank you so much for that update. in a new move, president biden evoked the defense production act to help ease the nationwide baby formula shortage. this comes as two young children were hospitalized in tennessee, suffering from dehydration, when the specialty formula they rely on ran out. the patients, a toddler and preschooler, suffer from a rare intestinal disorder. they rely on that formula for their nutrition. joining me now is the doctor who treated those children, the chief of pediatric gastroenterology, dr. mark corkens, the chair of the american academy of pediatrics committee on nutrition. good to have you with us this morning.
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can you give us an update on the children, how are they doing? >> they're doing much better. we have one home and one's pretty much ready to go home now. we have gotten supply from one of the alternate manufacturers of amino acid-based formula which is what the children needed. >> which is so important. important too to point out it is not just an issue of whether you can switch a formula for your infant, but there are older children who rely on specific formulas who have been impacted like these two kids. i'm glad they're doing better. looking at the moves that have been announced by the white house, invoking the defense production act, launching operation fly formula, what is your understanding of how quickly that could start to alleviate some of the concern here? >> well, these are great moves, but it is probably going to take weeks to be honest before we actually see some real movement and getting some formula back to the people who need it.
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it is logistics to be honest with you. no matter what you do, you can get more, but you have to get it out and get it to the people. so we're looking at several weeks at least before we can say, hey, this is over. we can rely -- i don't know if relax is the right word because i'm going to worry for a while until i actually know that the supplies are where it needs to be. >> i think you're not alone. certainly based on other folks i've spoken with. while we're waiting, the american academy of pediatrics saying this week that babies as young as 6 months old could have whole cow's milk during the shortage. if there isn't any formula there. i can remember my kids are a lot older, but i can remember, it was very clear that a baby should not have cow's milk before the age of 1 year. it doesn't sound like you're really on board with this guidance. >> well, no, the guidance is short term. if you're completely out of formula, you can use cow's milk as a stopgap.
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it says a couple of days until you find formula. also that's a same guidance with the follow-up formula, some of the toddler formulas and next step formulas that are designed, they're designed for older kids. they're not as complete. so those are, like, stopgaps. what the aap is saying if you are completely out of formula and can't find any, so for a day or two you can use whole cow's milk or use an older kid formula to -- until you find formula. >> do you worry about the confusion, right? because even though they say it is only for a couple of days, this goes against what -- pretty much what every parent has heard from their pediatrician? >> it absolutely is. and that's the worry, you know. for kids under 6 months, we're not recommending anything but the formula because that's your sole source of nutrition, breast milk or formula for 6 months. after 6 months, you put solids in the diet and get nutrients
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from those as well. but you're still not completely on a full well rounded diet until usually around a year of age. so, we -- now if you're completely out of formula, you can't give water. you don't want to dilute formula. so in a stopgap measure, you know, two or three days of something, but, again, you should not go to whole cow's milk, shouldn't switch over completely until your age. >> it is an important distinction. good to have you with us this morning. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> was he the nicest doctor or what? >> so lovely. wouldn't you feel better if you called him and he was your pediatrician? >> yes, i would have had more kids so i could have him as my pediatrician. >> good luck. we're going to shift gears now and get you out of this hole you're digging because i love you. let's talk politics. a leading voice in overturning the 2020 election raising concerns among members of his own party. we have new cnn reporting ahead.
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republican senate nomination in pennsylvania is even tighter this morning. look at where things stand right now. mehmet oz just 1200 votes ahead of dave mccormick at this point. if you're watching yesterday, you will know that oz had a lead of 2500 votes yesterday. now that lead does appear to be shrinking. the important thing here is to count all the votes that are out there. we don't know exactly how many ballots are left to count. it does still seem there are thousands. some of them by mail. and they are being counted right now. but as they are counted, the margin is getting ever smaller. this will almost definitely trigger an automatic recount in that state. erica? >> meantime, republicans are already getting nervous about doug mastriano's victory in the g gop primary for governor. let's go live to capitol hill and melanie zanona. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, so republicans are not only worried that doug mastriano is
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too extreme to win the governor's mansion come november, they're worried he would drag down whoever their senate candidate winds up being. doug mastriano is a hard right candidate, backed by donald trump, he's been one of the biggest promoters about lies about the 2020 election, and he was here in washington on january 6th for the stop the steal rally. and top republicans want the midterms to be focused on crime, inflation, the border, they do not want this to be a discussion about the 2020 election. that might work with a core segment of the base, but they do not believe it is the type of message that can win over the moderate voters who are necessary to win in a battleground state like pennsylvania. here's just a sampling of what some republican senators told cnn yesterday. lindsey graham, i don't think 2020 is what people are going to want to think about. thom tillis, i think in some of these particularly battleground states, that might not be a winning message. mitt romney, mastriano wouldn't have been my choice. now, the senate gop primaries have not been called. but, remember, the entire
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control of the senate could hinge on pennsylvania. we currently have the 50/50 senate, the seat that is up for grabs in pennsylvania is currently represented by a republican, but it is a swing state and it went for joe biden in 2020. so the stakes here are incredibly high. and that explains why there is so much anxiety in the gop about mastriano's rise and about his potential impact on the senate race, erica. >> it is going to be a busy few months. melanie zanona, thank you. we heard from whitney wild about a new warning from the department of homeland security about potential threats to the public and members of the supreme court following the leak of a draft opinion that looks to overturn roe v. wade. u.s. marshals will provide around the clock security at the homes of all nine supreme court justices. joining me now is independent senator angus king of maine, he serves on the senate intelligence and armed services committee. senator king, this homeland security bulletin here, memo, is pretty concerning. it says across a broad range of
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ideologies, people across a broad range of ideologies are attempting to justify and inspire attacks against abortion-related targets in ideological opponents at lawful protests. is this something you've been briefed on, senator? >> we haven't been briefed on it yet. i think we have a briefing either today or early next week, but i've been following the issue. it is deeply concerning, john. we're getting to a place where we're normalizing violence as a solution to political problems. and that's -- that's just a tragic development. but i think there is an important point underneath this, and that is that people who are in positions like myself who have an opportunity to talk to the public, whether it is on television, or through a blog or something online, facebook post, really have to think twice about what we're unleashing. often people say things and they think, well, you know, we're being passionate and, you know, leading our followers, but they're liable to strike a chord
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with somebody who, like this young man in new york, that may not be so rational and may not be prepared to have the normal constraints. so words count. language counts. and i have observed over time that people have had an opportunity to lead have a real responsibility to be measured, not that you give up your first amendment rights, but you do have to be thoughtful and that's what worries me, a two-pronged problem. people prone to violence, and then people stoking it. >> so, senator, a nato official has told cnn that the momentum in ukraine seems to be shifting toward the ukrainians. which i'm sure delights you. what upsets you, though, is that in a way u.s. intelligence didn't see this coming. or at least ten weeks ago before this all started there was a lack of intelligence about in a way how good the ukrainians were
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or their will to fight. why is this of such concern to you? >> well, first, i want to say that the u.s. intelligence community, the world intelligence community did a sensational job before the invasion of warning people where the russians were, what their intentions were, where they were posted along the ukrainian border. and i think the biden administration made a brilliant decision to release that information, which is somewhat unusual. usually intelligence is held close. and releasing that information allowed the nato and the world to rally at the time of the invasion. my concern is, and it goes back to afghanistan as well, we didn't do as good a job of assessing what would happen after the invasion, that you used the term will to fight. same thing in afghanistan, and i do serve on the intelligence committee, i hear all these reports all the time, plus what we get in the public press. and in afghanistan the prediction was the afghan government would last months or
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years after we left. that turned out to be catastrophically wrong. the government collapsed two weeks before we left. and in ukraine it was the opposite. we overestimated the russians and underestimated the ukrainians. in the public press you saw reports, we all saw them in february, if the russians invade, they'll be in kyiv in three days and the country will fall in two weeks. that turns out to be terribly wrong. had we had a better estimate of that information we could have prepositioned materials on the border, we could have had aid to the ukrainians much quicker in the early days of the conflict. i'm not blaming anybody here, i'm just saying this is something we need to do better. it is hard. it is much harder to assess will to fight or the leadership of zelenskyy versus the nonleadership of ghani, but it is important and i think there are ways we can work at that. i know the intelligence community now doing some soul
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searching about how do we assess this and make better decisions based upon better information. >> senator, before we started speaking, you heard the report from melanie saturdazanona on c hill. doug mastriano holds on to the big lie, the idea that the election in pennsylvania was rigged or false and wanted to throw out the election results. if he wins, he'll be governor of pennsylvania, and he would have the power to basically decide if the election gets certified in pennsylvania next time around. how much of a concern is that, that these election deniers might be coming in to positions of power over the next year? >> it is a serious concern and you put your finger on it, i'm not so concerned about somebody that, you know, thinks the election was stolen. they're going to think what they think regardless of the facts. but the problem is if he gets himself in a position where he
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can actually put his finger on the scale of the results, refuse to certify the election, for example, or just, you know, just ignore the results of the vote no matter what it is, and that's really dangerous and this is happening all over the country. this is the most high profile case, there are people running for secretary of state in various states who have control over the election machinery and it is really a problem. it is one of the reasons we have to fix and shore up something called the electoral cal deck that definz es how this processs supposed to work so a rogue governor or rogue legislature can't overcome the will of the people and there is some recourse to the courts if that is attempted. but you ask the right question, and that's -- it is not so much what he thinks happened in 2020, it is what he might do in 2024 that i think should be of concern to all of us including the people of pennsylvania. >> senator angus king, always a
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into harbor, they dock here, they unload fuel into these oil tanks that you can see just behind me. that could be fuel for cars, diesel, for trucks and jet fuel for planes. diesel, especially critical right now, $5.58 a gallon nationwide, as you mentioned. that is a record that has oil analysts concerned. we spent a sunnier day on the water with an oil expert who told us why he's concerned and what that means for you. >> it could be gasoline, it could be diesel, it could be jet fuel. that fuel is eventually going to be distributed. right now the tank levels are pretty low, though. >> is that concerning for you? >> absolutely. >> reporter: these oil tanks in new york harbor sit at alarmingly low levels not seen in 30 years. as demand outpaces supply. >> over there. >> reporter: this is one of seven critical fuel points across the country. supplying our nation's gas stations, planes, trucks and
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homes, critical to fueling the u.s. supply chain. >> and really high diesel prices get passed on to the consumer. whether that's for construction, whether that's for delivering groceries to the grocery store where you buy whatever it is you need. >> reporter: u.s. diesel prices are already at record highs, with particular pain here in the northeast. and now with tankers like these exporting much needed diesel to europe, instead of supplying the u.s., prices are spiking higher. but there are also fewer u.s. diesel refineries after years of closures to make up that difference in supply. >> right now there is a global shortage of diesel. it is really tight. >> reporter: katie child, owner of berkshire energy depot in new haven, connecticut, is responsible for setting the price of diesel here. how does it feel to have to make the price higher every day? >> you can see the pain in their face when they come in and see
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the price and you just -- you apologize and say i'm sorry, there is nothing i can do about it. >> reporter: she's a small business owner who services other small businesses and says the record prices have lost her customers. >> when prices are high, people shop around more. saving 5, 10 cents down the road, you're going to go there. >> reporter: hudson square pharmacy in new york is facing the same problem. everything from cereal to toilet paper is more expensive. >> we do pay a gas surcharge too. now that gas has gone up a lot, we notice on our bills $2, $3, $5 surcharge for gasoline. >> reporter: that extra charge has to be recouped from somewhere. >> once the prices become a little too much, then we just have to pass it on to the consumer. >> reporter: but the consumer holds some power to turn the tide of high prices. a relentless buying and spending inflicted on a brittle supply
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chain are contributing to the high price of diesel. >> at some point the consumer says enough is enough. i got to slow down because this is taking too much of a disposable income. if we do have a pullback in economic activity, that might help, but level off supplies, but for the time being, things are really tight. >> reporter: now compounding that tight issue is the fact that we used to import russian diesel here into new york harbor. we're not doing that anymore after president biden announced that we would no longer be importing russian energy into the united states. but this oil tanker right behind me here, this came in from rotterdam. you can see that the water level is actually lower on the ship. that means they presumably already offloaded all the fuel they needed to get into those oil tanks. but, erica, really important to just mention one more time that the consumer, you and i and people at home, do hold a lot of power to potentially lowering prices. if we decide to stop spending
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more on goods and services, that will bring down presumably the price of diesel because we won't need as many ships, as many trains, and planes to get goods to our front door. not something that can happen overnight, probably won't change things immediately, but could have some impact, erica, down the line. >> yeah, something important to think about. vanessa, thank you for braving the elements for us out there on that boat in new york harbor this morning. great story, thanks. speaking of an economy on edge, let's look at dow futures. down, again. this, of course, following wednesday's dive. gas prices also hitting yet another new record. a nato official tells cnn that the war momentum shifted slightly in favor of ukraine. we're going to get the latest from the battle front ahead.
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eroding human rights since the taliban seized power a year ago. cnn has all the developments from around the world. >> reporter: i'm paula hancocks in seoul. president biden arrives here tomorrow, but no plans to visit the dmz, the demilitarized zone between north and south korea, according to the white house. breaking with tradition. former presidents bush, obama and trump all visited while here in south korea. in fact, mr. trump went one step further meeting the north korean leader kim jong-un there and crossing over the demarcation line into north korea. but the white house says that president biden already visited whilst he was vice president and clearly north korea will be high up on the agenda. >> reporter: i'm claire sebastian in london. a retired russian colonel who openly criticized russia's war in ukraine on state tv this week now appears to be contradicting his own message. on monday, mikhail khodarenok said he believed ukraine could mobilize a million fighters, he said things will get worse for russia on the ground, and that
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the whole world is against russia in this fight. then on wednesday, he went on tv again and this time saying that talk of ukraine's ability to mount a counterattack was exaggerated and russia's army had plans that would give ukraine, a quote, unpleasant surprise in the very near future. a nato military official tells cnn the momentum in the war shifted slightly in favor of ukraine, but that no major battlefield gains are expected for either side in the coming weeks. joining me now to discuss retired u.s. army major mike lyons. a little bit of hope, i guess, or somewhat positive thinking in terms of that assessment from that nato official for ukraine, but the fact that we're stuck in this sort of back and forth for the next several weeks, that's not great news, especially when we look at this map. we also heard there has been some discussion at nato about whether ukraine can actually retake the donbas, retake
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crimea. what are the chances of that? >> i think they're low right now. the equipment is pouring in from the west and helping the ukraine on the defense. and we have seen, for example, de dnipro, artillery battles come here, we think artillery, that equipment is coming on the river. we're using land, the river, rail, in order to get that equipment there. they're doing a lot of smart things, but with the ukraine military doesn't have is men. doesn't have soldiers. it would need 50 to 100,000 soldiers to go back on the offense, given the amount of equipment that russia has, given the amount of men, battalion tactical groups they have in the reegen. >> what is your sense of how they're managing that and the force that they do have knowing that this could continue for some time? >> well, i think they are going with what is called the act of defense. they're trying to put in certain places, they know they're fighting smaller russian formations in certain areas and they pick and choose those areas where they can really hammer, so to speak. the formation is called hammer and anvil. they'll set up, you know, kind of a blocking formation here and try to bring troops in from the
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other side and try to, you know, reflank those units there. they have been very successful at it. that's because the russian military is not maneuvering, they're not fighting the way that we expect them to fight, they're not synchronizing air forces, because of all of that they have not been successful. >> we talk about the russian military, russian ministry of defense put out this new video, you're better at the board, i'll have you call up the video, they put up -- this is from the russian ministry of defense, but what they say are russian troops attacking these howitzers. tell me what you see. >> you look at this video, it is supposed to show russian competence, it shows the opposite. if you start it from the beginning here, this is a drone attacking an m-77 howitzer here, coming in from the west here. that is not the right way to attack that. they could have attacked that, trucks on the other side. this -- the howitzers are retreating into a troop line here, where, again, according to the russian propaganda film that they were attacked. this wasn't the case. this is not the same -- this say
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video that has been stitched on something else to that other video. so they're trying to project to their audience that they're doing well. and it is all about finding this nonorganic equipment here. here is another howitzer over here that has been used for firing as well. i'm surprised it is even there, it is close together. the bottom line is, what they're showing, competence, trying to show they're attacking these systems, they really aren't. >> they're doing it all wrong is what i'm hearing from you. major mike lyons, thank you. well, new u.s. covid cases tripling in just a month. new york city's mayor says he still has no plans to reinstate an indoor mask mandate. mayor eric adams will join us. plus, crazy fix ctures out florida. an 11-foot alligator shows up in someone's backyard. ♪ ♪ ihihoppy hour starting at $6 at 3pm
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wear masks indoors? >> yes, i do. i wear a mask indoors. i'm encouraging others. i'm also encouraging us all to use the tools that are available for this new layer of the war. we're not using old methods in an old war. masks, antivirals that are readily available in new york, tests, we're going to distribute 16 million tests for people who are diagnosed with covid can stay home, these are all the new tools we have. we're going to put a million masks into our community so they will wear them. we're going to use all the tools so we can keep this city up and operating and most importantly safe. >> you're not really using all the tools, are you? because you say you want people to wear masks indoors, but you're not going to require it. >> yes, mandate, mandate. new yorkers have responded. i'm proud of this city. we have been responding with taking our vaccines, taking our booster shots, wearing a mask in
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our subway systems, calling the antivirals. we're doing the right things to keep deaths and hospitalizations at a management level, that's what my health and hospital corporation is telling me. and that's what my medical team is telling me. we're doing the right things, let's be prepared, not panic, let's get this city up and operating. another variant is maybe days away. we cannot allow covid to control our lives. we need to be smart and responsible and that's what we're doing. >> i get it. look, i'm not saying you should or shouldn't have a mandate, i'm curious about why not, if you think people should be wearing masks indoors, why you are not mandating it or requiring it. >> because i don't think we need to do that at this time, based on the information from my medical teams as these new variants come, we also have to build consumer confidence, i like to say, and we also need to know that we are using the tools that we have available, that we
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did not have before. i remember at the beginning of covid, watching the level of ventilators and hospitalizations and deaths. because of the great discoveries and collaboration globally, we now have new tools. let's use them and get our cities back up and operating. >> it is a different time. there is no question. it is a different time than it was two years ago or one year ago in new york city. mayor, i want to ask you about the democratic primary in pennsylvania. the commonwealth of pennsylvania. john fetterman has won the nomination for u.s. senate there. it is interesting in "the new york times", one of your hometown papers, it commented, there was a quote comparing you to john fetterman as a new type of democrat, that's progressive on some things, conservative on other things. what do you make of that comparison, and why do you think it is being made? >> well, i believe that we're finding that the overwhelming new yorkers want the basic things they deserve. safe streets, gainfully
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let's listen. >> mayor adams, do you think there should be any -- on abortion? >> no, i do not. >> none? >> no, i do not think. i think women should have a right to choose their bodies. men should not have that right to choose how a woman should treat their bodies. >> a poll that came out this morning, the vast majority of americans do not support overturning roe v. wade. but a majority, including majority of democrats does believe that there could or should be some restrictions and when during a pregnancy that could be used. you say no restrictions at all? >> no, i say and i continue to say and i stand by this, a woman should determine what they're going to do with their bodies. i just believe it is unbelievable that men are making these determinations, women should determine, the overwhelming number of people on the supreme court, i don't believe they can deliver a baby. so a woman should determine what they're going to do with their
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bodies. i strongly believe that. and i'm not taking a gallup poll to make that determination. it is something i see from the women in my life, my mother that passed away, my two sisters and others, they should make the determination on what they're going to do with their bodies. >> mayor eric adams, i appreciate your time this morning. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. time now for the good stuff. this morning it is a 9-year-old honored by heir her local fire department in arizona for saving her family from a house fire. she got her 3-year-old brother out of bed and safely to her parents who were downstairs at the time. >> i screamed fire and then i ran out of my room and i was going to go down the stairs when nora, she started screaming that he's still in the crib. i ran to my little brother's room and got my little brother out of his crib.
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diving from bullets. now why it is so important to donate blood in today's the human factor. >> i've been a war reporter for a very long time. the most danger i've ever been in by far was in my own driveway. i had an undiagnosed aneurysm, ballooning ing of the artery in abdomen. it was asymptomatic. one fine day it ruptured. pain shot through my abdomen, right when we pulled into the er my body let go. came within minutes of dying and they pulled me back. one doctor guessed i lost two-thirds of my blood, something like that. i needed so much, so quickly, they asked permission to cut my neck and put a line into my jugular. i said, be iin case there is an emergency? he said, this is an emergency. my girls growing up without a daddy just crushed me. so i never really thought about blood donation before. then one of my closest friends died of blood loss and i almost
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died. but i survived because ten people donated blood. ten anonymous people i'll never know saved my life. it allowed my little girls to have a father. so i suddenly started thinking about blood donation and blood is this miraculous thing where your body creates it for free. so give blood. vote. serve jury duty. and you will feel like you are part of something greater than yourself, which is one of the best feelings a person can have. >> we talked to him half a dozen times and i had no idea he went through that. amazing. donating blood is an amazing thing. always check your pool before diving in, especially if you live in florida. an alligator in a backyard pool, family heard some loud noises while sleeping. they woke up and found this alligator swimming -- 550 pounds, measures 10'11" and was
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lounging inside there, enjoying the water. we should note the sheriff deputies were able to capture him. i think this is a thing in florida. >> they do have alligators in florida and they have a lot of pools. >> i think alligators end up in pools. >> the guy was looking for a break. wanting to relax for a little. cnn's coverage continues right now. >> good thursday morning to you. i'm jim sciutto. two big stories we're following this morning. first, a show of support at the white house, an important one this hour president biden meeting with the leaders of both sweden and finland as their countries take steps towards joining nato. a move by all accounts prompted by russia's invasion of ukraine. the meeting comes just hours before biden departs washington for his first trip to asia since taking office. during the visit, the president will make stops in south korea and japan with hopes of reinforcing thos


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