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its violence to respond to that bombshell harry and meghan interview. we're live with details this hour. thanks for joining us. well, the u.s. house of representatives is set to hold a final vote on president joe biden's massive covid relief package just hours from now. the house is expected to pass the updated bill with the senate's revisions. the stimulus package is huge, not only in price tag at $1.9 trillion, but also in its expected impact. democrats from progressives to moderates are united in their support. >> this is the most significant legislation for working people that has been passed in decades. >> tremendous piece of legislation that going to create
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an awful lot of employment across this country. >> republicans, too, are united in their opposition. >> socialist wish list. >> this is a left of lenin, neosocialist wish list. >> this is a left wing giveaway. it is a left wing social agenda. >> no republicans so far are getting behind the bill, should it pass, americans waiting for relief could be days away from receiving direct payments. well, the sweeping legislation is expected to help millions of americans, of course. and as cnn's phil mattingly reports it's also an early victory for the biden administration. >> reporter: well in just a matter of hours, president biden is going to secure the cornerstone legislative achievement. on day 50, the u.s. house is expected to pass his sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. his top priority the moment he set foot in the oval office.
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what his administration has been working for publicly and behind the scenes every single day since they set foot in the oval office. whether direct payments, hundreds of billions, for schools, vaccine development, for testing programs, all across the board. including several propositions or provisions that go much further. they're temporary. but when you talk about the child tax credit and these are proposals that democrats have been trying to find a way to get into law for years now. but they're about to, but on a temporary basis. the biggest question for tens of thousands of americans, how long is it going to take to get the stimulus checks. right now, the president says by the end of the month. the administration wants to get the checks out in days, or at least a couple of weeks. and they're going to build on what the last administration was going to put in place. keep in mind, the checks have
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gone out from the treasure department to direct deposits, or if they don't have that, direct checks. one thing to happen directly won't be the president's name on any of those checks. obviously, it was a priority for former president trump, not so much for biden. >> we're doing everything in our power to expedite the payments and not delay them. which is white president's name will not be on the line of stimulus checks. the checks will be fined by the bureau of fiscal service. this is not about them, it's about the american people getting relief. 160 million of them. >> you can see the different approach. one thing both achievements will achieve, though, a sweeping very large coronavirus relief package. democrats, though, the only ones getting behind this package. no republicans voted for the package in the senate. no republicans are expected to vote in the house. obviously wide bipartisan majorities in the house and
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senate during a predecessor's time, a different time, but certainly underscoring a democratic priority and a big win for president biden. phil masselly, cnn, the white house. >> while millions of americans wait for their covid checks, many states are racing to reopen them. among them, texas, the lone star state is lifting its mask mandate, and texas is also allowing business to open at 100% capacity. meanwhile in alaska, the governor has announced vaccines are available to anyone living or working in the state who is at least 16 years old. that makes alaska the last state to give access. starting monday, teachers in all 50 states and washington, d.c. will be eligible to receive vaccines. it is a big step forward for schools trying to return to
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in-person learning. cnn's nick watt has more on the nation's efforts to battle the virus. >> reporter: nearly 10% of americans are new fully vaccinated. and there are now cdc guidelines for what they can and still cannot do. but -- >> i was a little disappointed that they didn't say anything about travel. >> reporter: we're told the cdc talked about travel but there was never momentum behind a change. official advice remains, just don't. still, more than 5 million people flew these past five days. >> already, people are traveling. there's spring break coming up. i think it's important to tell people how to travel. >> reporter: about 60% of americans, 65 and older, the demo in deepest danger, have had at least one dose of vaccine. rhode island plans to get one dose in all teachers and school staffs by the end of the month. >> we're going to do everything we possibly can to make sure we salvage some of the school year.
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>> reporter: this country is now averaging under 60,000 new covid-19 cases a day. dropped 14% in just a week but -- >> no guarantee just because we're ramping up our vaccine at record levels nearly every day that we're completely out of the woods. >> reporter: no more mask mandate in texas and businesses can open without restrictions. many say they will still ask customers to mask up. >> i can see the conflict coming, and the cops will be stuck in the middle just like we always are. >> reporter: the magnolia school board outside of houston just voted on what to do about masks. >> we have god given rights, and it's time that you guys understand that the masks need to go away. >> reporter: the decision, no more masks by april 1st. 14% of tests are coming back positive in the lone star state. 5 or under suggests the virus is under control. >> let not lose sight of the
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fact, people are going to get the virus, and people are going to die. >> reporter: now, the governor of the state of ohio has now designated march 9th as a day of remembrance, marking the first anniversary of the first covid death in that state. governor of new jersey, also says that march 9th now and going forward will be covid-19 heroes day. we're still not out of this. but we're already figuring out how we'll remember what we've been through. and those who didn't make it. nick watt, cnn, los angeles. u.s. agents encountered or arrested more than 100,000 migrants on the southern border over the past month. the most for that time frame in five years. that's according to data obtained by cnn. most were single adults, but there was also a spike in the number of children and families.
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officials are scrambling to deal with the influx which the governor of texas has blamed on the white house. he says the biden administration has created a vices at our southern border through open border policies that give the green light to dangerous cartels and other criminal activity. on tuesday, the white house defended its actions and discouraged further border crossings. >> we are continuing to work to convey to people in the region that this is not the time to come. that the majority of people who come to the border will be turned away, which is factually accurate. and what we're really talking about in terms of the people who are being let in are unaccompanied children. that is a policy decision which we made because we felt it was the most humane approach to addressing what are very difficult circumstances in the region. and that means there are more children, kids under the age of 18, of course, coming across the border. >> the white house press secretary refused to call the situation a crisis, but said it
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is a challenge they're working to address. cnn's ed lavandera spoke with some of the migrants now seeking asylum in the u.s. >> reporter: in a tent city near the u.s./mexico border, this woman waits with this two children. she said she left honduras to seek asylum in the united states. she said she jumped the border two times illegally because of desperation to find work. both times, she was sent back to mexico. now, she says she'll wait for a legal way to cross. the anticipation spreading through this tent city in tijuana, mexico, speaks to the hope that these people have that the biden administration will be more receptive to their flights. sandra said she has spent a year sitting on the border's edge with her husband and two children. she said they left to honduras to seek asylum.
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sandra tells us she hopes president biden will open the border to our children because we need a better life for our children. it's reaching emergency levels for the biden administration. u.s. authorities have arrested and encountered more than 100,000 migrants in the four weeks before march 3rd. the highest levels for that same time period in at least three years. new data received by cnn shows there are 3400 unaccompanied children in the custody of customs and border protection and federal regulations are scrambling to make room. we're here on this town and the cdp has opened up this mass tent facility. this temporary site for migrants was opened just over a month ago. a homeland security official told cnn the facility is significantly overcrowded, mostly with children. republicans and some democrats say the biden administration isn't moving fast enough to keep the migration crisis under control.
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they are completely under paired. for what is going on the border right now, and they will be even more unprepared for what will be happening in the coming month. the biden administration said the majority of migrants are being turned away at the border and refuse to describe the situation as crisis. >> look, i don't think we need to sit here and put new labels on what we've conveyed as challenging what we've conveyed as a top priority for the president. >> reporter: but many more families are allowed to wait in the u.s. for immigration court dates. we met jose, we were asked to protect hissentdy, he said desperation and fear is driving them to the border. he left honduras three months ago. do you see a lot of children coming by themselves? jose tells us he saw many children along the way, begging or cleaning windows for money. he says not all of them will be lucky enough to make it. critics of the biden administration say that the president is not acting fast enough to get the migration
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situation under control on the u.s. southern border. president biden and his team insist what they're trying to do is develop a much more humanitarian approach to immigration here in this country. ed lavandera, cnn, dallas. it has been almost a year since the world health organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. now, officials are conceding that perhaps they should have warned more about the dangers of covid-19, but that some countries did not listen to the warnings when they were given. >> perception of risk is very much about the perceptive you have and the risk you have. unfortunately, if you're in the valley of the damn, you're at risk, and you take action. if you're standing on a mountain top you don't feel the same level of risk until the water is right. i thing too many countries thought they were standing on the mountain top and watching
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the waters rise to consume and overwhelm others. what everyone didn't realize is that the waters rolls to consume them. we have to ask ourselves, yes, maybe, we need to shout louder, but maybe some people need hearing aids. >> data from johns hopkins university shows that globally, more than 117 million people are known to have been infected. and more than 2.5 million have lost their lives. a toll difficult to imagine, of course, one year ago. well, a fast-spreading coronavirus variant and slow-paced vaccine rollout appear to have worsened the covid crisis in brazil. on tuesday alone, the country reported nearly 2,000 deaths from the virus. its worse daily death toll since the pandemic began. brazil remains one of the hardest hit countries, with the third highest number of infections. and the second highest death toll in the world, according to
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johns hopkins university. experts fear the crisis could still get worse. intensive care units in 30 brazilian states are 90% full. and several more operating at 80% capacity. the worst is the southern state of rio grande do sul completely full. and rio de janeiro also near the limit with 93% of icu beds now taken. brazil's health ministry says it has provided extra resources to address the problem and are promising more icu beds in the weeks to come. more now on how the government is managing the crisis. r >> reporter: coronavirus is still spreading across south america. and the situation is most serious in brazil, where a local variant of the virus is acting with devastating effects across the country. the center of the crisis right now is the iconic city of rio de
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janeiro where occupancy rate for icus is over 95% on monday. on monday, president jair bolsonaro has said even though it's been one of the worst countries because of the pandemic, the president will not impose a new national lockdown. president did say he had the capacity and the power to impose a lockdown, he will not do it. and yet again, he put into questions the seriousness of the pandemic. meanwhile, a group of governors has started coming together to come up with a contingency plan to try to curb the spread of the virus, at the back of the presidency. for cnn, this is stefano pozabon. buckingham palace is grappling with explosive fallout
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with the interview. and we will have a live report from win sore, that's next. and comments from a british broadcaster prompted an angry reaction and his resignation. together can be used on over 100 surfaces. and kill up to 99.9% of germs. lysol. what it takes to protect.
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welcome back, everyone. well, there are many questions about what's next for the british royal family, now that buckingham palace has broken its silence about harry and meghan's explosive television interview with oprah winfrey. the palace's statement on above of queen elizabeth said the whole family is saddened to learn the extent how challenging the last few years have been for harry and meghan. the issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. while some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously. anna stewart joins us, anna, a much anticipated statement, but loaded statement by the queen but will it be enough for this
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crisis? >> reporter: yeah, it did take a while to go through. the piroyal family wants to mak sure that the uk has a way to absorb it. although it's very short, three short paragraphs, it's absolutely loaded with meaning from the very first line that the royal family are saddened to learn the extent of what harry and meghan have been through. and the most interesting line is perhaps the bit while recollections may vary which is an incredibly diplomatic way of saying they frankly don't agree with some claims of conversations relayed by the sussex couple in the oprah winfrey interview. and certainly drawing a line under the whole affair saying they're going to discuss this privately. we've been told by a royal source that it was suggested that perhaps these issues should have been raised in a private conversation which is a bit of a rebuke, frankly. it ends on love, with love for harry and meghan and archie, i'm not sure this is enough to stem
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the outrage, particularly when you consider it's become something of a sussex versus royal family debate. it's certainly not an apology. so to disappoint anyone who was expecting that, it's really just an acknowledgement. we don't expect to hear anything more from the palace and we don't expect explanation on that subject. rosemary. >> and prince charles was the first royal to appear in public since harry and meghan's tell-all interview. and he ignored question in relation to that interview, talk to us about that. >> reporter: yeah, prince charles thought was very brave continuing on to a vaccination center wednesday, had they frankly cancelled that would another story. inevitably, though, someone asked about the interview. watch what happens. >> sir, can i ask what did you think of the interview? >> reporter: obviously, dodged there. i would expect that question to get asked from various members
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of the royal family to be asked at engagements. the palace has put out a statement that is so nuanced, so clever in its use of words and account been battered with any off-the-cuff comments. no further comment from the palace. let's see what the reaction is as the day goes as to how people people about that statement. >> it was certainly masterful, wasn't it. anna stewart braving the elements, joining us live from london, many thanks. the problems that the duke and duchess say they have experienced have thursday the issue of racism inside the monarchy and uk back into the spotlight. last hour, i asked queen elizabeth ii's former press secretary to comment about the palace's official statement on this sensitive issue, take a listen. >> i don't think it's intended
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at all to be dismissive. the queen is a fair-minded person. and she's been head of the commonwealth, the largest multiracial organization in the world for 69 years. so, i don't think she needs any lessons in the importance of a multiracial society. and i think it's quite usual for recollections of sensitive conversations to vary a bit. it's not a judgment about it. it's just saying this is a fact. the queen recognizes they must be taken very seriously, particularly that question of race. and that they wished, like any family, to be able to discuss family conversations in a private setting, and not doing it at all in public. i think that's a right that every family in the world has to be able to discuss their problems, their family problems in a private setting. >> and harry -- harry did mention in his tell-all with oprah that meghan offered the royal family, the greatest asset
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to the commonwealth, an opportunity to become a diverse family reflecting the multicultural society. why didn't they take up that opportunity because they didn't? >> they did take up that opportunity. meghan is actually -- was made patron of a major commonwealth charity. prince harry is involved in commonwealth youth affairs. they were both engaged in that. and those were patronages committee queen offered alongside being patron of the national theater and several other philanthropic organizations. so, i think she was welcomed very warmly. >> charles anson there, queen elizabeth ii's former press secretary. american singer beyonce is one of numerous celebrities showing support for meghan in the wake of her explosive
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interview. she published a statement, thank you, meghan for your courage and leadership. we're all strengthened and inspired by you. the star's message has a photo of the three. good morning britain co-host pierce mo piers morgan is out of a job due to a temper tantrum. >> i understand you don't like meghan markle. you've made it so clear a number of times on the program. has she said anything that she cut you off? i don't think she has, but you continue to trash her. >> all right, that's -- >> no, no -- >> sorry, can't do it. >> this is absolutely diabolical behavior. >> broadcaster itv announced morgan's departure later in the
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day. brian stelter has more. >> reporter: piers morgan has joined harry and meghan on the front pages of the british newspaper, his decision to storm off the set "good morning britain" and now the fact that he's off the show immediately is something of a morning mystery. people wonder if they should connect the dots between the two. and wondering what exactly happened, why did morgan leave the show. what we know, here's morgan, larger than life, someone who many fans love or love to hate, a former cnn host who has been on itv for many years now and has kcooed for the ratings game. he's been a critic of the monarch. meghan, and harry. and his criticism of meghan has caused a torrent of criticism
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directed in his direction and at itv. it's been a problem for management. the ceo had to address it on tuesday. on tuesday afternoon, uk media regulator announced it was opening an investigation into monday's episode "good morning britain" when morgan made those charged comments. about an hour later, itv said that morgan decided to leave the show and that network accepted the decision. morgan hasn't said much since then, but knowing morgan, he will have a lot to say about this in the coming days and weeks, et cetera, brian stelter, cnn, new york. >> and in fact, morgan tweeting just a few hours ago she still doesn't believe what meghan said in the interview with oprah winfrey. if you did, okay, freedom of speech is a hill i'm happy tole die on. thanks for all the love and hate. i'm off to spend more time with my opinions. well, jury selection is now
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♪ the first three jurors have been chosen for the trial of former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin who has pleaded not guilty to charges of second degree unintentional murder, and manslaughter in the
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death of george floyd. the court must find nine more impartial jurors and several alternates. >> juror number 2, you will be -- >> reporter: juror number 2 is a chemist, the first person chosen to serve on the jury for former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin who stands accused of killing george floyd. final an impartial juror is a major challenge that could take weeks. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: the video of officer chauvin kneeling on george floyd's neck even after george floyd went limp is seen across the world. in minneapolis, some of those protests turned violent, the destruction left behind still visible today. floyd's family argues, though,
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video evidence of floyd's treatment is all jurors need to see. >> video is enough, nothing else to talk about, because chauvin showed you he was the judge, the jury and executioner all at once. >> reporter: but that is not how the defense sees it. chauvin has pleaded not guilty and there are witnesses to be called. >> roughly 400 duplicates. >> reporter: no one expects to find jurors who haven't heard. case but the court expected the jurors to base the decisions on the evidence they've seen in court not learned elsewhere. one of the things that the jury won't be able to consider is the fact that chauvin was fired because of his conduct with floyd. the judge ruled that detail was prejudicial. for the first time in history, cameras are allowed to film the entire trial. bridget said she is in court to
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show her brother was loved. >> a great man, a great father, a great brother, a great uncle. he loved his family. he loved his daughter. gianna meant the world to him. and we would never get that back. i want you guys to continue to pray for our family, because we need it. we need it. >> reporter: what the floyd family says they do not want is to see violence erupt in the city in george floyd's name. monday, hundreds gathered peacefully, outside of the courthouse, demanding justice. many here are already worried about the outcome of the trial. >> my concern is that the outcome is going to be the same as it's always been, a cop being found not guilty saying he was just doing his job. and that's -- i'm afraid of that happening. it's going to hurt.
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>> reporter: another demonstrator told us in no uncertain terms if the result is not guilty, there could be hell to pay here in minneapolis. those kinds of words of sentiment and what happened after george floyd was killed really has this court concerned about security. you can see that playing out right outside of the court. you have an extremely fortified situation here where you have razor wire up and down and around the courthouse. you have several layers of fencing and huge concrete barricades. every time someone goes in and out of court, there has to be someone to open the gate. the judge making absolutely sure the jurors coming in and anyone who is part of this trial feels safe. sara sidner, cnn, minneapolis. the fbi has released new video footage of pipe bombs being planted near the democratic and republican party headquarters, it happened on january 5th, the nice before the insurrection at the capitol. evan perez has the latest.
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>> reporter: new surveillance video video clips show the suspected bomber at the time they placed two time bombs outside of the headquarters of the republican and democratic headquarters on capitol hill, a crime that remains unsolved two months later. the fbi is appealing for the public's health to find the person seen in the videos from january 5th. this is the night before the pro-trump mob attacked the u.s. capitol. they're looking at a masked person wearing a hooded sweatshirt moving down the sidewalks and alleys in front of the rnc and dnc building. at one point, the person stops and wipes their glasses and sat down at a bench. the fbi is offering a $100,000 reward and issued this for the subject wearing nike shoes in
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black and gray. authorities said the bombs were placed between 7:30 and 8:30 january 5th, the nice before the insurrection. you can see from the pictures, the. bombs are rigged with a one-hour flooding device. which undercuts the theory that the bombs were meant for a discretionary tactic before the mob attacked the capitol. evan perez, cnn, washington. a big vote in the coming hours in the house of representatives. lawmakers are expected to give a final congressional okay to president biden's $1.9 trillion covid relief bill. what americans can expect from it, that's coming up. he lost tremendous weight, he looks like a bone with a human face, except the face is absolutely unrecognizable. >> years ago, a uighur businessman vanished in china after returning from the u.s. and his sister is demanding answers. why she fears he's one of
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possibly ethnic minorities put in chinese interment camps.
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in the coming hours, the u.s. house is expected to give final approval for president joe biden's nearly $2 trillion covid relief plan. the senate passed its version of the measure over the weekend with some changes, notably a narrower eligibility for stimulus payments, a smaller federal boost to unemployment. and no increase of the federal minimum wage. republicans are united in opposition to the measure. for more on this, we want to turn to our john defterios who joins us live from abu dhabi. always great to see you, john. so, this is a comprehensive stimulus plan. what are some of the key benefits to the american people? and what impact could this have on global growth? >> you said comprehensive,
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rosemary, indeed. it's touching most americans. and even going to give a lift to the global economy. we'll have more on that in just a second. but let's take a look at the main components here. we have a list of ten. the ones that are highlighted the most are the $1400 checks that are going to go out and reach about 90% of all americans. the jobless benefits are not as high as you're suggesting we thought. but $300 a week that will extend now from march until september is pretty big. food stamps o food support for the nation's poorest jump up by 15%. if you go to that right column there, there's renter relief and even mortgage relief for americans unable to pay those mortgages off right now. or threatened with the eviction as well. and a bone of contention for the republicans is the state and local spending. they were resisting this, not thinking this is the role of the federal government. and you noted that there's no support by the republicans whatsoever, i'll underline here, rosemary, in the senate or the house.
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this is going for a second vote in the house because the senate changes, though we don't expect republican support to emerge all of a sudden. all told, rosemary, we're looking at $6 trillion from march 2021, the first package. and the final package put forward by the biden administration now. that over a third of the u.s. gdp. quite extraordinary record number indeed. this is the impact it will have on the u.s. economy this year and the global as i was talking about, doubling u.s. growth to 6.5%, just over that doubling figure. we've seen an uplift for the world economy, 1.4%. and g20, 1.5%. the downside risk here, very quickly, rosemary, and something that the oecd suggests if you don't vaccinate quickly and it's happening slowly, those numbers could come down because of the spread of the virus even into 2022, if you don't get them
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vaccinated. very good point. cnn's john defterios, many thanks. a uighur man who vanished after leave the united states is calling on the united states to take action. she said her brother was among those detained in a china damp. kylie atwood has the story. >> he was recently seen in a video. >> reporter: rye ayhan asat has seen her brothers in years. in a rare interview with cnn, the chinese national living in the united states said recent images of him are shocking. she hasn't seem them herself but said she was described as -- >> absolutely unrecognizable. he lost tremendous weight. he looks like a bone with a human face, except the face is absolutely unrecognizable.
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>> reporter: ekpar asat, a successful chinese entrepreneur went missing in 2016 after arriving back in china from a state department program in the u.s. >> i'm still looking for answers. >> reporter: she said the chinese government without evidence or trial sentenced him to 15 years in prison, on charges of incitement of ethnic hatred and discrimination. the harvard graduate said 39-year-old ekpar never criticized chinese leadership. and believes he's up to 2 million uighurs and other minorities put in interment camps. >> he sent three years in the concentration camps, only in january 2019 he was transferred to prison. >> reporter: the chinese government said it's a policy of re-education indication. the u.s. government has called it genocide. the chinese dispute those
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claims. >> translator: the claim that there's genocide couldn't be more preposterous. it's just a rumor fabricated with ulterior motives and a lie through and through. >> reporter: after years of staying silent, rayhan has begun speaking out, taking to social media platforms and speaking with us, a great risk, she says, to her and her family's lives. what do you think will happen to you if you went back to china? >> i think i will also disappear into the shadows of these interment camps. >> reporter: your parents are still in china? >> they are. >> reporter: do you fear for their safety? >> i do, every time i speak out, i do. >> reporter: now, asat is turning her attention to the new biden administration which is facing mounting pressure from human rights advocates to hold china accountable for the camps. former detainees tell cnn
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inmates are subject to rape and force sterile zization which th chinese government denies. biden in the first call with president xi, biden publicly claims china will face repercussions. his administration has yet to offer specifics. >> i think the question that we are posing to like-minded allies and partners around the world is what collectively can we do. >> reporter: for her part, rayhan is very clear, she believes the biden administration must put this genocide above everything else when dealing with china. >> i would love to have an opportunity to make a case for president biden and secretary blinken that any sort of future engagement with china have to have some form of conditions. and one of which to release my brother. >> reporter: kylie atwood, cnn, the state department.
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and international partners who are interested. it could be a sign russia is ready to move on from its partnership with the u.s. and others involved with the international space station. cnn's will ripley is live for us in hong kong. he joins us now. good to see you, will. so, how big of a deal is this? and what does this signal about china/russia relations. >> reporter: hi, rosemary, this is a big deal. when you think of the key moment in space, 60 years ago, russia launched the first human into space then shortly after that, united states put neil armstrong on the moon. now russia and china are talking about putting an actual research station on the moon, either orbiting or on the surface or maybe even both. it is ambitious. it's still early so this is many years away. but it's a development that makes researchers around the world very excited, to talk about the possibility of multiple societies by actually
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putting people living on the moon much like the international space station which has been a longtime cooperation between russia and united states primarily, along with countries around the world. but russia has been kind of dialing back on that. they lost their monopoly of actually flying humans to the iss, after spacex stepped in to fulfill that blow. that was a blow to the russian cosmos. the post-soviet era has been tough not to mention that russia didn't sign the artemis accord led by nasa. russia which has decades of legacy and kind of a desire to get back in the game could be joining forces at a very important time as the united states makes its own attempts to send the first woman to mars in a couple years. they have a probe on mars right now. and, rosemary, eventually, the
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u.s. wants to fly people to mars. >> extraordinary, isn't it? amazing stuff. will ripley, thank you so much for bringing us up to date on all of that, appreciate it. one of president biden's dogs has caused a stir in the white house after sources say it bit a member of the security team. major and mr. biden's other dog champ are currently in delaware with the biden family after major showed aggressive behavior. white house press secretary jen psaki on tuesday didn't clarify when the dogs would be back. but offered details on the biting incident which she described as causing a minor injury. >> on monday, the first family's younger dog major was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual which was handled by the white house medical unit with no further treatment needed. >> and thank you so much for your company. i'm rosemary church. "early start" is next. you're watching cnn. have yourselves a wonderful day.
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