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just leave now. the warning for the mayor tampa florida as hurricane ian grows stronger and moves closer to bringing the head of the national hurricane center calls a near worst-case scenario for that city. john berman, in front of sin, and there you see it. a major storm headed for the tampa area that could deliver the first direct if they're in a century. then, not move. for nearly two full days. already, people in waterfront areas have been ordered to leave. the local sheriff's warning anyone who defies the order and stays, you are on your own. we just see a new advisory from the national hurricane center, cnn's tom's acres in the
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weather center with the very latest. the new advisory, what does it say tom? >> well john, we don't have much the way changes except the pressure is dropping. i usually takes a while, when the pressure drops the storm get stronger. so we're gonna notice areas even though the winds have not changed, still 100 miles per hour sustained winds. they will start to increase. now when the pressure drops, the equivalent to a stronger wind pattern. in fact, these are just heat engines. they feed on that warm water. that warm water, then, as a rises up. change the kinetic energy and goes to wind. we are now about 130 miles from the land mass. but typically contracts with olena so break it down. there's already underwent a rapid intensification and will do it again. category four. i thought we had a category four passes close to tampa was in 1950. so there's a lot of people have never been through something like this. and even though john it goes before to a category one, they know attention to. that it's just the winds.
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but think of katrina, it was a category five well off shore. it didn't make landfall as a category five but it carried that short list. hurricane andy was -- but it carry that surge and then. therefore we cut our hurricane warning, which released from the tampa area staff where we see hurricane conditions in the next 24 to 38 hours. now, again we are waiting for these models update. they are and the american model now joining hands. and arms exactly alike. here is the problem, john, we're watching a 5 to 10 foot storm surge. and the tampa bay area. but really, from cedar key all the way to south of englewood. we are talking 5 to 8 feet. this is like all of that water. it is about the search, and the water just hour after hour. it gets pummeled in this area, up to every bag, every and let. then on top of, that you drop a good ten, 20 inches of rainfall. that is going to be staggering for many areas. >> that is right, people don't need to pay close attention to the category of the storm which
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is one speed. they tend to the storm surge, potentially the rainfall, the amount of water that could be lethal and storm surge kills more people in hurricanes and anything else. >> absolutely. >> sorry tom where do you think, where is it pointing the storm? , 48 hours of this water. every and, look every canal, every channel. and not just right on the coastline, we're talking a mile or so in.
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developers off for the last several decades have grabbed every standing, every orange broke, and have put high value real estate here. so, this is a very vulnerable spot. now, even if you look at some of these areas of course getting up to overnight and ten feet. that is staggering, their churches, hospitals, the air force base will probably flood. a runway at the airport, tampa national, but even down to port charles. you get into the port charlotte, you get a starlet harvard. this is the peace river. that is several miles inland. we look at not nine or ten feet. and homes lined every one of these waterways. so it's significant to say the least. >> ten feet of water, right on top of where people live. which could be, lethal. tom, seder thank you. thank you so much for that. we're gonna watch the storms throughout the hour, and bring you a live report from cuba, that tom just mention a bit later. now, we have multiple new developments with us in today's to go into wednesday's house january six committee hearing. there are the text messages obtained by cnn, connecting
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then white house chief of staff, mark meadows. but a key player in the scheme to seize voting machines. there's also new footage of the former presidents longtime ally, roger stone, a day before the 2020 election saying, quote, after voting. let's get right to the violence. cnn sarah murray, has more on both stories. -- but he doesn't need to wait until the votes are tallied. here's a look what he said in this footage. -- let's get right to. sue tiptoe. cnn antifa, shoot to kill. i'm done with his bs.
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>> so this is one of the clips that was obtained by cnn, but of course, it was also shared with the january 6th committee, you know, we know that they have been looking into roger stone's alleged ties to domestic extremist groups. we may see some of this coming through and i went to hearing, they've also looking efforts at roger stone trying to keep donald trump the white house. we also got atlanta statement from roger stone, so bear with me for this, he said i challenged the accuracy and authenticity of these videos. and believe they have been manipulated. and selectively edited. i also point out that the filmmakers do not have the legal right to use them. how i ron expect kim kardashian i are both subjected to computer manipulated videos on the same day, a lead or our viewers go down on the rapid hole on their own. he could face a day the excerpts provided below prove nothing, certainly they do not provide anything to do with the events of january 6th. that being said, it clearly shows, i advocated for a lawful
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congressional and judicial options. that is roger stone's take on these videos. but again, as they, said there is this clip in others. with the january six committee has obtained. >> so there is that, sarah, the news these text messages between then white house chief of staff mark meadows, and this pro-trump operative behind plans to seize voting machines. what is going on there? >> that is right, this is a guy, phil waldron he's retired army colonel, but reportedly he's been this big promoter of election conspiracies. and he promoted this effort to try to seize voting machines, the goal is to try to find evidence of these basis claims of voter fraud have been peddled by the trump team. so these tech lieutenant i cnn from december 2020. and they really show that walter is keeping meadows in the white house chief of staff in the loop about his efforts to try an access these voting machines. at one point he is texting mark meadows to, essentially, lament the fact that in arizona lawsuit they try to bring in
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this by a judge. this was a lawsuit where they're trying to force state officials to hand over the voting equipment. again, so that they can go through this equipment and find some kind of evidence to back up these allegations of voter fraud that they were making. and meadows response, he says, pathetic. that's agency these text messages message. meadows sharing expressed ration and filled wondering is like works by this inability to try and get to these voting machines, john. >> all right, sara murray, thank you for your reporting on multiple fronts. some perspective now the medal story, from someone who once held this job -- he service white house chief of staff during the clinton administration. all about the feds are pretoria, and the obama white house. secretary very nice to see. someone had this job. what goes through your head when you see that mark meadows was communicating, at a minimum, communicating. perhaps indulging. and conspiracy theories about attempts to gain access to voting systems? >> well, it just adds to the
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evidence that mark meadows was, obviously, trying to find ways to implement president trump's desire to be able to set aside the election results, and then i have him being able to be elected. so which you are picking up here are all of the text messages that mark meadows was involved with. with all kinds of shady characters. obviously, phil waldron is one of those. who's basically involved in theories related to election machines that were out there. and it just shows that the level of desperation, i think, to try and see if they could find any way to overturn the election. >> mister secretary, in the beginning the administration we've all seen the pictures of new white house staffers taking an oath, raising the right-hander taking it out. they take enough to the
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country. the constitution. not the president. so, should the chief of staff be offering the reality check to the president, rather than indulging would could be these conspiracy theories? well you know, it is pretty clear that the president trump had a very hard time -- he was getting ready because any chief of staff, who is willing to stand up to him, and probably john kelly was one of those. that was trying to exert some discipline, on president trump. president got rid of him. and so, chief of staff came in, and rather than standing up to the president. telling him the things that he was doing wrong. they, basically, implemented all of the strange conspiracies that president trump was trying to implement related to the election.
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it is a sad commentary, and probably a very good example of how not to be a chief of staff to the president. >> very quickly, mr. secretary, we look at this mysterious nine second phone call from inside the white house to a rider on january 6th. which, former general subcommittee, staffer then front recommend reckoned on 60 minutes last night. let me play this for you. you get a real aha moment. when you see that the white house switchboard had connected to a riders for pilot is happening. >> someone in the white house is considering -- an absolutely? >> so cnn has learned that riders, 26 or trump supporter hands on lueck. according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation. he says, he doesn't remember seeing the call, claims he doesn't know anyone who worked inside the trump white house. do you think the committee, or the justice department, will be able to identify the person at the other end of the line inside the white house? if you think it matters? >> it's gonna be tough to do. i think. but, obviously, it would be
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good to be able to find out who, in the white house, have made that call. because that could add to the theory that the white house was very involved and what was happening with the attack on the capitol. but, i think, as the committee itself with they've made a lot of adverse to track down who that person might be. and they've just not been able to determine and a name that is associated with the white house. >> as always, thank you so much for joining with us. >> all right, with us now cnn legal analyst and former federal prosecutor, jennifer rodgers. jennifer, let's talk with the text messages. the december text messages between mark meadows, and phil waldron. what did they tell you? we should point out the medals recently complied with the justice department subpoenaed to hand over information about the 2020 election, including these text messages. >> it is interesting, john, because we know previously that
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while she was working with the likes of sydney powell, mike flynn, rudy giuliani. people are deftly trying to overturn the election. but working from the outside. and they had access to the president, but they were not inside the white house. and a lot of people are pushing back against it, like the white house counsel for example. the fact that waldron had defect communication with mark meadows, is a little bit different. because that means he was in to the person closest to trump in terms of being able to observe and know what he knew. what trump knew, and what trump is directing. so, i think it just adds to the pile of evidence that mark meadows is going to be someone that doj, in particular, is very very interested in getting on their side. with other cooperation agreement, or some sort of immunity order to get his testimony about the former president. >> colonel waldron, that's what you're looking at the screen, right. not just people nobody looks like. and prosecutors in georgia, georgia investigation, is demanding the both waldron and meadows testify. meadows is supposed to testify
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in this, tomorrow, i believe. as soon as tomorrow. how much hot water you think you can be in there? >> well, i think he's in a decent amount of hot water, overall. not maybe as much in georgia. because they're looking at the folks, who provided testimony to the georgia legislature. and of course, the famous call with raffensperger which meadows apparently setup. but it wasn't vocal in. i don't think he is in as much danger in georgia. but i still assume that he will not actually testify, i think he will assert his privileges and declined to testify to the grand jury. unless you get some sort of immunity from them. >> jennifer rodgers, great to see you tonight, thank you very much. >> thanks don. >> so next, rolling concerned by vladimir putin's nuclear threats over ukraine. and what the white house is now doing about it. later, guilt grassy tyson. on nesn's mission, tonight, targeting an asteroid. and the first test of a way of, literally, saving planet earth, maybe from extinction.
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russia's military call up is going. look at this. >> this is from a military enlistment center in siberia. the gunman's shooting, and badly wounding, a record of an officer. henry often which is about 100 miles southeast of moscow, local media is reporting a record set himself on fire. and border crossings are gone back up today with would be drafted bader's facing as long as a two day wait in some places, to leave the country. the moment, is only cnn can, elaborate on all this and the latest from inside ukraine. first a growing concern about absorption stretch. which he himself says is not a bluff, perhaps, go nuclear. >> airbrush across this line there will be catastrophic consequences for russia. the united states will respond, decisively.
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>> it is very important that moscow hair from us, i know from us, that the consequences of -- would be horrific. >> that is my little is being that. publicly more beyond closed-door. cnn's kaitlan collins at the white house, tonight. kalon you've got some new reporting about what white house officials are saying about the threats from putin. >> yeah, they're not saying much publicly as they're clearly saying behind closed doors. because they've said that they're basically spelling out to russia what the consequences would be if they were to use nuclear weapons, inside ukraine. those are not things that they're disclosing publicly for obvious reasons but they say that they have made it very clear, russian officials, behind closed doors. i think the important part of this john is that this is coming as these so-called referendums are being conducted, in russia, that the white house -- that the white house is watching really closely. because these poor regions, the results are said to be announced tomorrow. and the concern that white
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house has met with results. because they basically say, that it is predetermine, we know what they're going to say, that people over only voted to join russia. which, of course, these referendums are basically being carried out at gunpoint. with armed escorts taking these poll workers house to house and watching people allowed these ballots. the white house says they will never recognize those results. but their concern is that what their public, russia then tries to annex these regions, and then try to make the argument that any kind of fighting with ukrainian forces in these regions is an attack on russia. so, that is some that they are monitoring very closely. and i am told that if russia does have dynasties regions, that are part of the so-called referendums. the white house is prepared to act with some kind of sanctions, we're not really sure what that is going to look like. but we are preparing. that >> the referenda as a pretext for russia to escalate and they called referenda complete, champ as it is. has u.s. intelligence given any indication that they think russia's actually planning to use nuclear weapons in the near
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term? >> it's a good question, it is one that has been posed to the right house frequently. especially when you see jake sullivan and tony blinken talk about that. the white house says they've seen no indications that they can change their own nuclear posture. but it was told by someone, they are viewing this differently. this threat from putin. differently now than they were six or seven years ago. when they thought the idea of this was incredibly unlikely. they still think it is low, they still think it's likely, they are human differently. they are taken putinesque word. when it comes to this posturing. it does mean they've changed any of their own posturing, carrying and states. but it is something they're watching closely at. there >> all right, cause of the white house, great to see you, thank you very much. >> one of the mobilization backlash inside russia. that's a mainly muslim region of -- those are pleased by over the
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heads of protesters. many of them believed they aren't fairly bearing the brunt of the mobilization. >> cnn's matthew chance is watching this story for us and joins us now. matthew, what we know about these protest and how large they are? >> weathers images to show their from southern russia, from dagestan, i think it's a place where the biggest the protests over the past 24 hours have been. we've seen thousands of people come out. locals, literally, blocking the roads. to prevent the buses that will carrying their men off to the military units to fight in ukraine. from leaving. there's such an anger that had been provoked by this, so, called partial mobilization of the kremlin has announced. as you mentioned, this concern amongst people in dagestan, but also in other areas where there are high percentage of ethnic minorities. sort of in the far east of russia as well. that it is thick minorities, that are bearing the brunt of this mobilization.
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they're being disproportionate we called upon to pick up weapons, and to put on uniforms. and, potentially, face that. on the frontlines. in ukraine. the governor of the republic of dagestan has moved to try to calm people down. saying, look, anybody who is drafted, illegally. somebody is too old, or all also children, or is never been serving the military. that will be sorted out. we're going to try and address that. because when someone examples of people in those situations, who have been drafted. but obviously, it's not too much of the stage two complete anger. there's also fair as well. look at those incredible images that you briefly show a moment ago. of the cars, gridlock, ten mile long queues. of people -- of cars and people trying desperately to get out of the country. these are mainly, young men. of fighting age. some of them with their families. who are trying to get out to the south of the country. to the former soviet republic
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of georgia. similar scenes to the west. with, you, know customs officials and finland to the west of russia. reporting that the traffic, out of russia, into finland has doubled in the past week. and so, we're seems extraordinary mix of anger on the streets, and fair as well. i'm expressions. that they are going to be finger, basically, to go fight in the ukraine. >> look at the congestion at the border. those people truly remarkable. matthew chance, thank you very much. now, to ukraine, and a remarkable story of survival and one hard-hit area by a 73 old woman. for six months, on her own. cnn's nick paton walsh reports. when the blast pause, and we're quiet. there are few blessings to count. most arbiter. one is here. a familiar scene of private worlds tone open. by a russian rocket two days earlier. but if place that might
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persuade you to believe in miracles. 19 people, were trapped appear, when rubble blocked the stairs. but somehow, not one of them was even injured. a five great latter going all out. but not even survivors, like battalion ohio. >> illinois, i blink twice and couldn't see. the back door flew open a trash fluid. i'm terrified of flames, and i realize we're on the seventh floor and it is collapsing. that someone screamed, don't come out, as there's no way. it is a miracle, i can't call it anything else. >> as putin's fake referenda, just a few miles away, threatened to get worse here. just now, the shelling has finally become too much for some. >> rescuers are evacuating nina, 73. after six months, living alone, without water or help.
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>> we are told, she's the last person to leave for block. [speaking non-english] [speaking non-english] two days ago, a rocketed her building. it also magically she was unscathed and just sat here, under the gaping hole. but lonely agony, of the struggle before this moment. blinding around. the images of life left of her student daughter, who had been a joy to age 40. the choice of what to leave, and what to take. of how hard just eating, washing, and drinking have been. winter, will rip through here.
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and maybe as last time, the lights go out on this home. >> just like the courtyard, with dozens of summer agonies are gathered. waiting for the evacuation bus. and they're baffled by the heaviest question. why? [speaking non-english] [speaking non-english] then, the guns begin again. >> artillery fire from there where we are. that's been responded to by the russian what the shell around here. they try to get people on the buses fast they can to get them
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out of here. dozens of lives, with everything left behind them. and nothing certain ahead. >> nick paton walsh joins us now from -- >> those picture of the people leaving, and what they're leaving behind is just heartbreaking, nick. so the people you spoke to. why leave now? >> even hit and commit to ask the shelling is constant. this evening this evening. there is no change there in a town close to russian occupied areas like -- . but there is a mood in the area makes people, very aware of these referenda. shams, as they are. and the likelihood that that will lead russia to feel it can claim these occupied areas. just part of its own territory and then, possibly, reach for something else and it's toolkit. or, just continue to threaten. you know, this is the place where nuclear threats of vladimir putin are most likely to come into reality, and be felt. so people are deeply concerned,
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some, as you saw there just, frankly the shells of hit their house. and that is finally enough. after being able to sustain four month, after months, after month. there's a real concern here that we may be looking to a russian escalation in the days ahead. or just an escalation, frankly, intention and threats. but also to, or looking at a russian military, as conventional military. you saw there and mobilization chaos. just really isn't able to reverse the tide of momentum for ukraine on the frontlines here. and, moscow has to find something else, perhaps something slightly more terrifying to change the momentum here on the battlefield. as ordinary people, that can be a reason to finally make the move. john? >> but a serum report, nick paton walsh to you and your team. thank you for being there. thank you for your work. >> coming, up conversationalist dyson about an incredible event that happened just last hour. and that's the spacecraft, slammed into an asteroid, part of a test for a planetary defence system. we want to show you the final
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moments. both on the impact, and a clearly overjoyed mission control.
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that's our witness to an exhilarated treatment by nasa. i step towards a planetary defence system. the space agency deliberately slammed a spacecraft into an asteroid to change its course. but he'll be sometime before not successful the mission was. this is what it looked like from the camera on board the craft fair process the asteroid as well as a very excited mission control. >> then, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. oh my gosh. [laughs] [applause]
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[applause] we have in fact. and the name of planetary defense. >> this is some pretty jazz 90s right there. i'm joined now by legendary astrophysicist, near the grass tyson, of the american museum of natural history joins me now. he's a lot of the new book starry messenger. a cosmic prospective on civilization. so, hitting this asteroid was successful. it hit what it was aiming at. we'll have to determine how successful was if you look to push this after it away? >> it is not isolated destroyed. it is a moon of a much larger asteroid. we have a gravitational dance they do, with the moon orbits the larger asteroid.
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so lot of thought went into what would be the best way to test if we can deflect an asteroid. and once you have a very well calculated and measured orbit. if you now give it notch. his head oncology, in this case. then you can see what has happened to the orbit after that collision. and so, it's a bit brilliantly conceived and designed. i think we should've been doing this decades ago. >> so the part that i can get past is that we need a planetary defence system. this is a dry run to test technology in caitlan asteroid is headed towards earth that poses a threat to humankind. what is the chance of that actually happening? >> you can bet that if the dinosaurs had nafta, they would've left asteroid that took about 65 million years ago. so, i don't to be the laughing stock of the galaxy to be the only species to not only be smart enough to be able to
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deflect an asteroid, our space program in place to do so, i did not do so and go extinct because of it. that would just be embarrassing. i think. for me. as a species. so, yeah, these are baby steps right now. just received works. to see if we have the power to do this. and then when the big one comes, we want to make sure that there's enough of these practice runs that we would end up succeeding. notice it is deflecting, it is not blowing it out of the sky. as in so many synthetic scenarios have portrayed. in america, we're good at long stuff up, and let's get longer the pieces go afterwards. so, i deflected asteroid is far more sensible in what it would require to protect our species. >> i like the fact that embarrassment is high on your list of concerns. during an extinction event. it may be a little bit lower on my list there. but i do appreciate that. that you have that feeling of the national faces. so fun asteroid were headed to
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earth. wouldn't that be able to replicate this mission, or waited tailor what it does to a specific threat? >> of course we have to tailor it. and the catcher is you want to discover the threat as early as possible. so, it might be that we get an asteroid that 1000 orbits from now it might hit earth. well maybe that's early enough so that you just nudge it, maybe one centimeter per second to the left. or to the right. and some direction that is not on the wise headed. then once you get that extra speed, that speed just accumulates in the deflection angle. and you can, with relatively little investment of energy, have an asteroid miss earth. if you get it in early enough. and so a big effort of nasa now is categorizing the astros out will be near earth threats. once you get a full category of
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those, you can track them, and once you get track them and you get one discovered i'd rather we have this ready from before discover such a threat. >> i feel better. i feel better just talking to about it. near the crafty tyson, thank you so much for joining us this evening. always a pleasure. >> whether that movie, don't look up, to me that was a documentary. so i worry. whereas in denial. >> neil, thank you. remember new book starting messengers -- is coming out. and coming, up alive report from -- hurricane ian, which is gathering strength is due to cross the western portion of that island tonight. more tomorrow morning before taking on florida. cnn's -- patrick has the latest on the preparations there. lightweight. clinically proven. 48-hour hydration. for that healthy skin glow. neutrogena®. for people with skin. scout is protected by simparica trio,
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it motion bans have become law in about a dozen states since the supreme court overturned roe v. wade, have divided voters as well as republican party officials, no more so than in arizona, a swing state nearly won by president biden that could help to determine which party controls the senate. the state's republican governor
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had wanted a 15-week ban. he signed into law earlier this year to take presidents. instead on friday, a judge sided with the arizona republican attorney general who demanded that she reinstate 121 year old law passed before arizona was even a state. that bans nearly all abortions. cnn's kyung lah is in arizona and meant one of the last women to get in a legal abortion there. something she needed to save her life. >> at the planned parenthood clinic in tucson arizona, we mean a 23-year-old patient. a mother, of two boys. nine weeks pregnant with her third. >> you can see the head in the little knows. a baby she will never hold. >> ramy here is an abortion. >> we are calling her jane to protect her privacy. her last pregnancy almost killed her. >> breathing machines union
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paperwork to sign. two and a half months ago she and her partner's birth control had failed. >> i'm nine weeks right now. >> what if i do, i keep this baby and i lose my life? >> jane will be among the last moment to receive a safe and legal abortions in arizona. the supreme court decision turned state laws in the chaos. days after we mention, in arizona judge ruled that a 1901 law banning abortion with no exception for rape or incest. but does concern the life of a mother. if the law of the state. >> it's constant fear, constant fear. it feels like you are a. like you are being given only one option. by a man who does not know half
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the struggles that us women go through. or the women that want to have babies in cannot, when the traumas that we have experienced in our life. it is very frightening. >> the doctor in this clinic, planned parenthood's director. >> of politicians who have had no form of medical training. for them to come into the exam room and make these decisions for which they have no basis is completely unacceptable. >> we met gibson and the only fully functioning planned parenthood clinic in tucson, under the law, if she performs abortions that do not fall under these states strict guidelines, she faces prosecution and up to five years in prison. >> and another clinic in nearby phoenix. >> what's happening here now? >> nothing. >> the silence that is present here is deafening. >> why is it so silent?
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>> there is a lot of fear of what's legal and not legal around the provision of abortion in our state. >> this is keisha collin from planned parenthood. >> registered nurse now to get women out of phoenix and tucson. >> what i want to do, i give funding for your procedure. >> people are furious, people are infuriated and so i am really hoping the electorate would be able to tap into the collective rain at this disruption. and demand something different. >> good afternoon. >> activists hope the rage will exist in in the polls in november. especially among women. >> has been unwavering and support for abortion access. >> a registered republican. >> who says that she will cross party lines to vote for candidates who support abortion rights.
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>> what does that tell you about arizona and especially women? >> even for republicans, it is not an issue that just democratic women face. it's an issue that all women's fate. >> back at the tucson clinic. antiabortion activists believe that overturning roe will pay off for conservatives this midterm. >> it's a cushion, i believe god is pro-life, jesus is pro-life in every single life as a. so i think it's a very good thing. >> but for the women inside today, it's so much more complicated than politics. >> would you've wanted this baby? >> if it did not come with all of the constant locations and everything it did. probably s. >> i feel more women should take a step. i speak up more, maybe our voices will be heard. >> we are getting developing news out of arizona. planned parenthood arizona has
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filed a notice of appeal, as well as an emergency stay. the lawyers calling me 1901 law unacceptable. in john, while this legal limbo and battle is taking place abortions have been halted because planned parenthood is worried about doctors and women facing prison time for engaging in abortion services. >> come, not an important report, thank you very much. powerful hurricane taking aim at cuba tonight. 's before heading to florida. we have a live report from havana next. cture. a plan with tax-smart investing strategies designed to help you keep more of what you earn. this is the planning effect. at,
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>> more now hurricane ian. as we mentioned, the tampa florida areas getting ready for a possible direct. it will go officials warning residents that this is the real deal. ian is now a category two storm with maximum winds of 100 miles per hour and it's expected to strengthen. mandatory evacuations are underway in some parts of the
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tampa bay region. right, now the eye of the storm is near the western tip of cuba. cnn's patrick oppmann joins us from havana. patrick, what are the conditions there like tonight? >> well bands of rain all afternoon. john, right now is a moment you feel right before extra. you know from your years of covering hurricanes, the calm before the storm. and it does not feel like a hurricane is on its way, but of course that is exactly what is about to have. meteorologist say that throughout the evening, into the early morning hours, this hurricane will cut across western cuba. not a very popular dairy, but all across the western side will begin to feel the impacts of this powerful hurricane. already 20,000 people in the province to the west of me have evacuated from their homes, ahead of the storm, as a rival in havana. we've seen in low-lying areas, people evacuated by the
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government. being told they need to leave because the rain could flood those areas. storm surge, could cause very dangerous situation. of course in the middle of a, hurricane cannot expect rescuers to go out and get people from their homes. so they are trying ahead of the storm to get people out of the storm's path. and of course, the great fear here in havana. even if in does not make a direct hit on, as it's expected to in the west. you don't need much rain, much wind to cause flooding here. to cause buildings. this old ancient buildings that are very beautiful but not well maintained over the years, they can fall down. they fell down often in heavy rainstorms. so that is the concern. and some of this infrastructure could give way with the storm passing through here. it's been a quiet august for both sides of the florida strait. people really hope that some here in cuba and florida that
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they might get off easy this hurricane season. apparently that is not the case. >> it doesn't look like it. patrick oppmann, thank you for your, appreciate it. >> we'll be right back ♪ ♪ this is the moment. for a treatment for moderate-to-severe eczema. cibinqo — fda approved. 100% steroid free. not an injection, cibinqo is a once-daily pill for adults who didn't respond to previous treatments. and cibinqo helps provide clearer skin and less itch. cibinqo can lower your ability to fight infections, including tb. before and during treatment, your doctor should check for infections and do blood tests. tell your doctor if you've had hepatitis b or c, have flu-like symptoms, or are prone to infections.
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